Graduate Assistantship at Baylor

Graduate Assistantship — Masters Degree in Trombone Performance

Interested students should apply to the Graduate School by February 1st, 2018
The Baylor Trombone Studio has a Graduate Assistantship (MM Performance) opening for the Fall of 2018. We are seeking an outstanding and versatile performer with clearly evident leadership and interpersonal skills.

The duties include:
Performing in the major ensembles of the School of Music as needed
Performing in the Graduate or Honors Brass Quintet
Assisting with the Trombone Methods Course (Spring) and Studio Classes
Assisting with the Baylor Trombone Choir
Assisting in logistics and matters related to the overall function and well-being of the Trombone Studio
Assisting with management of the Brass Library
Teaching lessons to secondary or non-majors as needed and majors on an infrequent basis
Organizational tasks and logistics related to Baylor Trombone Day 2018
Website updates, promotion and design
Social media posts/promotion
Research related projects as assigned by Mr. Phillips (orchestral excerpt materials, music production, editing, arranging, scholarly research as it relates to future publication and or scholarly creative performance)

This assistantship provides:
The full-time graduate assistantship tuition waiver covers all 30 hours of the degree (but not remedial courses in music history and music theory and student fees).
The stipend is awarded over eight months and provides the student with approximately $880 per month for living expenses.
Assistantships are renewable for a second year. Partial assistantships may be offered.
$300 per semester for travel to professional presentations or master classes/festivals if chosen via competitive selection.
The degree plan usually affords the opportunity for an “Independent Study” in a specific area of study/interest.
The assistantship is renewable based on the evidence of significant forward musical progress.

The GA candidate will also have the opportunity to serve as second trombone in the Waco Symphony Orchestra pending the approval of Mr. Phillips, the music director and union membership.

For more information on the application process:
School of Music—Prospective Students
Application Materials
Graduate Assistantship Application Form
Baylor University Graduate School
About the Baylor University School of Music

Applicants must qualify for admission to the Graduate School in order to qualify for an assistantship. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required for performance majors. Official notice of graduate assistantships in the School of Music for 2018-20 will be made in writing by the Director of Graduate Studies in March 2018. While the GA contract is covered for a single year, the expectation is that it will be renewed for a second year. This renewal is contingent on maintaining good academic standing and performing the duties assigned above.

Baylor University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Candidates must provide a representative recording (video preferred) before they will be invited to audition live. Mr. Phillips will be making decisions to invite candidates to a live audition immediately following receipt of a performance resume and recording.

For audition repertory requirements and questions regarding the position, contact Professor Phillips. It is helpful to know of your interest as soon as possible.

Please visit the for information and to upload pre-screening materials.