PERCUSSION Graduate Assistant
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Available for the 2014-15 Academic Year (renewable for one additional year)
Position: Graduate Assistant with interest of furthering education with a Master of Music degree in Music Education, Performance, or Conducting.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Instruct the Marching Band Drum Line and write percussion parts to fit the needs of the group. Assist the Director of Bands with the administration and execution of Athletic and Pep Bands. Assist the Director of Bands and Coordinator of Percussion Studies with auditions; recruitment and outreach activities; concert and marching festivals held at the University; and other tasks as needed. Additional responsibilities include performing and taking a leadership role in the Concert Bands and the Percussion Ensemble.
Compensation: The stipend for this assistantship is approximately $13,000 plus paid in-state and out-of-state tuition.
The University: A vibrant, metropolitan university in the state's largest city with a population of more than 600,000, the University of Nebraska at Omaha has an enrollment of approximately 16,000 students. The city of Omaha has a variety of sizeable ethnic populations and a myriad of interesting places to live and shop. The Department of Music is one of five units within the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media. It is located in its own beautifully landscaped performing arts center, which boasts a recital hall that seats 500 and serves as a center of musical activity not only for the university, but for the city of Omaha as well. It is one of the primary performance venues of the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra and numerous community music groups. The Department of Music has a faculty of over 40 full and part time members. The department enrolls over 250 undergraduate and graduate music majors each year. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in composition, music education, music technology and performance; and the Master of Music degree with concentrations in conducting, music education, and performance.
Deadline: The assistantship will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should apply no later than March 1, 2014 Contact: Dr. Tomm Roland (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Scott Shinbara (email@example.com)