Graduate Assistantships at Ball State University

There will be full funding plus a stipend for a highly talented trombonist, tubist, and/or euphoniumist to begin graduate study at Ball State University Fall 2019.

Ball State offers Master’s of Music and Doctor of Arts degrees at the graduate level. Students will study with Chris Van Hof, and will be leaders in the BSU Trombone Studio. Students are also encouraged to study jazz improvisation with BSU’s jazz trombone professor, Freddie Mendoza. Opportunities to perform include three jazz big bands, three concert bands, two symphony orchestras, trombone choir, new music ensemble, trombone quartets, and other brass chamber ensembles. Graduate students are also likely to be invited to perform professionally in the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, and have access to a strong music scene an hour away in Indianapolis.

Professor at BSU since 2017, Chris Van Hof is also the Host of the 2019 International Trombone Festival, to be held at BSU July 10-13 2019. In addition to the ITF, BSU hosts world-class artists on campus regularly, with recent guests including Natalie Mannix, the Jazz at Lincoln Center trombones, Mark Kellogg, and Jim Pugh. For more information, visit or email Dr. Van Hof.