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MUED Graduate Assistantship Descriptions

 

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Contact: Dr. Kenneth Thompson

Assistantship needs may change during the course of the academic year. In some cases, more than one vacancy may exist for one of these positions.

Applicants for music education assistantships must submit the following:

  1. a 10-minute videotaped performance on an instrument or voice
  2. a continuous 15-minute videotaped teaching or rehearsal segment

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Class Piano (available Fall 2015)

Graduate students selected for these positions teach college group piano class to music majors and/or to non-majors. Students should have an undergraduate piano emphasis along with previous piano teaching (private or group). An undergraduate music education degree and an interest in graduate music education are desirable, but not mandatory. All candidates must audition in order to be considered for the position. This is a ¼ position, requiring 10-12 hours of work per week.

Class Voice (available Fall 2015)

The graduate assistant selected for this position assists in teaching MuED 1700. Students chosen for this position teach undergraduate music education majors in small group settings and are responsible for related duties such as grading. Qualifications for the position include strong teaching, organizational, communication and performance skills. Some experience with teaching group voice to school-age students beyond student teaching is desirable. All students must audition in order to be considered for the position. This is a ¼ position, requiring 10-12 hours of work per week.

Cooperative School Band Assistant (available Fall 2015)

Graduate students selected for these positions serve as director of bands in one of the department’s two cooperative schools band programs. There are approximately 200 instrumentalists participating in the program in grades 5 through 8. Assistants interact with and supervise undergraduate (junior) music education majors under the guidance of a department coordinator. Strong teaching skills and excellent musicianship required. Some teaching experience beyond student teaching is desirable. There is a ¼ position, requiring 10-12 hours of work per week and a ½ position, requiring 20 hours of work per week.

Coordinator of Early Field Experiences (available Fall 2015)

The graduate student selected for this positions is responsible for organizing early field experiences for sophomore and junior music education majors under the supervision of the chair of the department. This position requires excellent communication and organizational skills and affords the opportunity to interact with undergraduate music education majors and area school personnel. This is a 3/8  position, requiring 15 hours of work per week.

Curriculum Lab (available Fall 2015)

The graduate student selected for this position is responsible for coordinating the Curriculum and Technology Lab staff. The position requires a high level of organizational skills and an interest in music technology. Some teaching experience beyond student teaching is desirable. This is a ¼ position, requiring 10-12 hours of work per week.

General Music Methods (available Fall 2015)

Graduate students selected for this position will gain experience in teaching music fundamentals and methodology to non-majors. This assignment is supervised by general music specialists within the Department of Music Education. This is a ¼ position, requiring 10-12 hours of work per week.

High Brass Methods (available Fall 2015)

The graduate assistant selected for this position assists in teaching MuED 1300 (high brass). Students chosen for this position teach undergraduate music education majors in small group settings and are responsible for related duties such as assignment of instruments to students and grading. Qualifications for the position include strong teaching, organizational, communication and performance skills. Some experience with teaching group high brass/low brass to school-age students beyond student teaching is desirable. All students must audition in order to be considered for the position. This is a ¼ position, requiring 10-12 hours of work per week.

Low Brass Methods (available Fall 2015)

The graduate assistant selected for this position assists in teaching MuED 1360 (low brass). Students chosen for this position teach undergraduate music education majors in small group settings and are responsible for related duties such as assignment of instruments to students and grading. Qualifications for the position include strong teaching, organizational, communication and performance skills. Some experience with teaching group high brass/low brass to school-age students beyond student teaching is desirable. All students must audition in order to be considered for the position. This is a ¼ position, requiring 10-12 hours of work per week.

Music Plus Assistant (available Fall 2015)

Music Plus is a program that involves inner-city students (grades 6-12) in a program of music study. Students selected for these positions will be involved in the instruction of these students as well as some organizational aspects of the program. Music teaching experience in an urban setting is desirable. This is a ¼ position, requiring 10-12 hours of work per week.

Single Reed Methods (available Fall 2015)

The graduate assistant selected for this position teaches MuED 1400 (clarinet/saxophone class). Students chosen for this position teach undergraduate music education majors in small group settings and are responsible for related duties such as assignment of instruments to students and grading. Qualifications for the position include strong teaching, organizational, communication and performance skills. Some experience with teaching group saxophone/clarinet to school-age students beyond student teaching is desirable. All students must audition in order to be considered for the position. This is a ¼ position, requiring 10-12 hours of work per week.

String Methods (available Fall 2016)

The graduate will assist in teaching string techniques class MuED 1800 to music education undergraduates. Students chosen for this position teach undergraduate music education majors in small group settings and are responsible for related duties such as assignment of instruments to students and grading. Qualifications for the position include strong teaching, organizational, communication and performance skills. Some experience with teaching group strings to school-age students beyond student teaching is desirable. All students must audition in order to be considered for this position. This is a ¼ position, requiring 10-12 hours of work per week.

University Band Activities (available Fall 2016)

Graduate students selected for these positions assist in the total operations of the University band program. This is a major band program which encompasses seven bands in the areas of marching, concert and athletic units. Includes conducting and administrative responsibilities with organizations within the programs as needed, and as expertise and experience allow. Position allows for assistance with beginning level conducting and band methods classes. Strong musicianship, communications skills and organizational abilities are essential. This is a ½ position, requiring 20 hours of work per week.