Graduate Assistantship at USM

The University of Southern Mississippi is excited to announce a graduate assistantship in trombone (MM or DMA) starting in Fall 2017.

Benefits include in-state and out-of-state tuition waivers, a stipend of $7200, and health insurance.  The assistantship duties include teaching music major lessons, assisting with trombone ensembles (Choir, Octet, and Hub Bones- our jazz trombone ensemble), and assisting with guest artist residencies.

In the community, there are 5 regional orchestras within a 2 hour drive and numerous adjunct teaching opportunities at smaller universities and junior/community colleges in the area.

For more information about the trombone studio visit: or contact Dr. McIlwain at