GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT POSITION
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
Beginning Fall, 2014
1/2-time assistantship students receive a monthly stipend for 10 months and a grant-in-aid for the full tuition and fees associated with tuition (even if they are out-of-state students). The grant-in-aid for graduate assistantship tuition is $15,570 for the academic year or $7,785 per semester. NOTE: These figures are for 2013 and may increase slightly in 2014.
Stipend pay before taxes:
August and September 2013 - $1404 each month
October 2013 through end of May 2014 - $1444.50
Current responsibilities include teaching non-major applied lessons, conducting Percussion Ensemble II, teaching Percussion Methods/Techniques class, equipment management and assisting with the percussion library. A half-time assistantship implies 20 hours per week, although some weeks it is more and some weeks it is less depending on weekly activities in the School of Music and Percussion Department. Percussion GTA's generally participate in the Penn State Philharmonic, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble 1 and Mallet Ensemble.
Contact Prof. Dan C. Armstrong for further information.
http://music.psu.edu/ensembles/percussion-and-mallet-ensembles http://music.psu.edu/area/percussion http://music.psu.edu/faculty/dan-c-armstrong