Two Assistantships at FSU

The FSU Trombone Studio will have two graduate teaching assistantships available beginning Fall 2017. These assistantships are applicable for potential Master of Music or Doctor of Music degree programs at the Florida State University College of Music.

The assistantships each include a tuition waiver and stipend. All graduate applicants are automatically considered for College of Music Assistantships. The value of being a teaching assistant for the FSU trombone studio comes through the experience of teaching applied lessons to trombone performance, music education, and other music-related majors, full responsibility of The Florida State University Trombone Choir, as well as the organization, planning, and production of the FSU Trombone Day events. Trombone teaching assistants at FSU also coordinate with Professor of Trombone, Dr. John Drew, to carry out various tasks and business associated with the trombone studio.

Extra curricular activities of present teaching assistants include performing with regional symphonies, performing recitals in the tri-state area as well as a recent quartet recital at Carnegie Hall, clinics at area schools and, this year, presenting at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. Teaching assistants have worked directly with visiting trombone artists, most recently: James Markey, Scott Hartman, Brian Hecht, and Dr. John Marcellus, to name a few.

Located in Tallahassee, Florida, the Florida State University College of Music is one of the largest music programs in higher education. The College’s comprehensive curricula embrace all traditional areas of music and world music study from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level. As one of the leading music institutions in the world, the College enjoys an international reputation. On average, over 40 states and 30 foreign countries are represented in our student population.

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To ensure consideration, applicants should complete all application requirements (with the exception of the audition) by December 1, 2016, but a pre-screening recording is highly recommended. This should include at least two contrasting solo pieces (no accompaniment required) and four standard orchestral excerpts, submitted by November 1, 2016 for review. Pre-screening recordings (in CD or DVD format) should be mailed to:
Professor of Trombone Dr. John Drew
College of Music
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1180