Assistantships

Potential Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantship Category Descriptions FTE (full-time equivalent) for Qualified Applicants

Contact the School of Music (music@missouri.edu) for availability for the applicants’ preferred academic year.

 

Band (.25 - 0.5 FTE)  

Duties may include: Assist with Marching Mizzou including some travel, administrative support to the three concert bands, teaching/assisting with rehearsal clinic and basic conducting classes  

Eligibility: Applicants in a primary band instrument area or wind conducting  

Contact: Dr. Brian Silvey, Director of Bands (silveyba@missouri.edu)

Budds Center for American Music Studies (.25 FTE)

Duties may include:

Eligibility:

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Choral Conducting (0.25 FTE)  

Duties may include: Conducting a choral ensemble, assisting with rehearsal conducting, assisting in the management of the choral area

Eligibility: Applicants in voice or choral conducting

Contact: Dr. Paul Crabb, Director of Choral Activities (crabbrp@missouri.edu)

Community Outreach (0.25 FTE)

Duties may include: Administering the Hidgay program by organizing performances around the community, communicating with students/faculty, promoting the groups, overseeing hire-a-musician program.

Eligibility: Applicants from any major area

Contact:
Joanna Griffith, Director of Marketing and Community Outreach (griffithjs@missouri.edu)

Composition Area (0.25 FTE)

Duties may include: Administrative support to the Managing Director of the Mizzou New Music Initiative (MNMI) and composition faculty. This may include the administration of the Creating Original Music Project (COMP), an outreach program directed at composers in grades K-12, teaching, or assisting with other applicable administrative tasks.

Eligibility: Applicants from any area; preference given to composition applicants

Contact: Dr. Jacob Gotlib, Managing Director
Mizzou New Music Initiative (gotlibj@missouri.edu)

Conducting Assistant - Sankofa Chorale (0.25 - .5 FTE)

Duties may include: Administrative support conducting, managing, accompanying, and recruiting members of The Sankofa Chorale, a choral and instrumental ensemble focused on performing and recording idiomatic and non-idiomatic music of Black composers. The repertoire of the Sankofa Chorale will include but is not limited to spirituals, folk music, traditional and contemporary gospel music, broadway musical excerpts, rhythm and blues, and other formally composed works by Black composers. The Sankofa Chorale is offered for academic credit through the School of Music instructed by Dr. Brandon A. Boyd. 

Other duties include assisting Choral Rehearsal Clinic and assisting faculty in the music education and choral departments. 

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in choral conducting or Ph.D. in music education (emphasis in choral conducting). 

Contact: Dr. Brandon A. Boyd, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education & Assistant Director of Choral Activities (Boydba@missouri.edu)

Editorial Assistant (0.25 FTE)  

Duties: Assist the Editor of Update: Applications of Research in Music Education. Duties include managing journal submissions, electronic filing and organization, maintaining databases, and other administrative tasks as assigned. Additional opportunities could include teaching/assisting with music education and ensemble courses.

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM or PhD in Music Education preferred; other primary instrument areas and wind conducting considered.


Contact: Dr. Brian Silvey, Director of Bands (silveyba@missouri.edu)

Horn (0.25 FTE)  

Duties: Teaching non-majors, teaching the horn techniques/methods class, assisting with the Mizzou Horn Choir, serving as the horn studio solo/ensemble librarian, and administrative support for the horn studio.

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in horn

Contact: Amanda Collins, Assistant Professor, horn (amanda.collins@missouri.edu)

Missouri String Project (0.25 FTE)

Duties may include: Administrative support for the Missouri String Project in the form of regular office hours

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in string performance or PhD/master’s music education with a string background

Contact: Professor Leslie Perna, Director of the Missouri String Project (pernal@missouri.edu
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Music Education (0.25-0.50 FTE)

Duties may include: Teaching music skills or methods courses for elementary and early childhood education majors, teaching beginning folk guitar class, and assisting faculty in the music education area.

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM or PhD in music education

Contact: Dr. Wendy Sims
, Director of Music Education (simsw@missouri.edu)

Musicology (0.25 FTE)

Duties may include: Assisting music history faculty in the preparation of courses, serving as the teaching assistant for a large-enrollment course for non-majors, or teaching courses for non-music majors

Eligibility: Preference given to applicants for the MA in musicology

Contact:
Dr. Judith Mabary, Musicology/Ethnomusicology Area Coordinator (mabaryj@missouri.edu)

Music Theory (0.25 FTE)

Duties may include: Assisting freshman or sophomore theory classes, or teaching Fundamentals of Music (for non-music majors)

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in composition or music theory or other areas with appropriate skills.  Applicants interested in an assistantship in music theory must arrange for an interview and should plan to do so while on campus for their primary audition audition or interview for School of Music admission.

Contact: Dr. Peter Lea, Theory Area Coordinator (
LeaP@missouri.edu)

New Music Ensemble (0.33 FTE)

Duties may include: Being a member of the NME includes 6 hours/week rehearsal, performances on and off campus throughout each semester, expected performance at the Mizzou International Composers Festival, held in July each year, (an additional $500 is added for the summer)
Instrumentation:  flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, at-large position

Eligibility: 2022-2023 needs: clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion, at-large/percussion - Applicants for the MM in performance. Applicants in other areas, such as composition, music theory, etc., may also apply but must demonstrate performance skills at the MM level. MM performance audition procedures will be followed for all applicants, though candidates for these assistantships must perform one or more additional, representative works of new music.

Contact: Dr. Jacob Gotlib, Managing Director Mizzou New Music Initiative (gotlibj@missouri.edu)

Orchestral Conducting (0.25 FTE)

Duties may include: Assisting with all aspects of the University Philharmonic activities, including conducting full-orchestra and sectional rehearsals, preparing performance materials, and engaging in administrative duties.

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in Orchestral Conducting degree program.

Contact: Dr. Stephen Radcliffe, Director of Orchestral Activities (radcliffesr@missouri.edu)

Percussion, Concert (0.25 FTE)  

Duties may include: Teaching non-majors, teaching the percussion techniques/methods class, maintaining the instrument inventory, serving as the percussion solo/ensemble librarian, and administrative support for the percussion studio.

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in percussion

Contact: Dr. Megan Arns, Assistant Professor of Percussion (arnsm@missouri.edu)

Percussion Drumline (0.5 FTE)  

Duties may include: Teaching and providing support to the Marching Mizzou Drumline including drumline camp, band camp, rehearsals, and game day support.

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in percussion

Contact: Dr. Amy Knopps, Director of Athletic Bands (knoppsa@missouri.edu)

Dr. Megan Arns, Assistant Professor of Percussion (arnsm@missouri.edu)

Piano (0.25 FTE)  

Duties may include:Teaching music majors in group piano, teaching majors and non-majors in individual applied lessons, studio accompanying, choral accompanying, assisting in the pedagogy library. 

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in piano or collaborative piano  

Contact: Dr. Peter Miyamoto, Keyboard Area Coordinator (MiyamotoP@missouri.edu)

Trumpet (0.25 FTE)  

Duties may include: Rehearse and perform with the MO Brass Quintet.

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in trumpet performance

Contact: Dr. Iskander Akhmadullin, Professor of Trumpet (akhmadullini@missouri.edu)

Tuba (0.25 FTE)  

Duties may include: Rehearse and perform with the MO Brass Quintet.

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in tuba performance

Contact: Dr. Angelo Manzo, Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium manzoan@missouri.edu

Voice (0.25 FTE)  

Duties may include: Teaching of non-majors, assisting with opera workshop, helping with administration of vocal program

Eligibility: Applicants for the MM in voice

Contact: Professor Steven Tharp, Voice Area Coordinator, tharpst@missouri.edu