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Band Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The Texas State University Department of Bands offers Graduate Teaching Assistantship positions to individuals desiring a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting. Students in this program are offered opportunities for personal and professional growth in concert and athletic-affiliated ensembles while working alongside both the Director and Associate Director of Bands.

The Graduate Teaching Assistantship in the Department of Bands provides opportunities in the following areas:
  • Guest conduct the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Winds in select performances
  • Serve as conductor or co-conductor of the Concert Band
  • Assist with the Bobcat Marching Band
  • Assist with the Bobcat Basketball Band
  • Assist with academic courses, departmental special events and camps
Graduate Assistants are expected to audition for and participate in the Wind Symphony, assist with the daily operations of the band program, and maintain an exemplary grade point average.

  • A Bachelor of Music degree, preferably in music education
  • Acceptance into the Graduate College and School of Music
  • Graduate-level performance skills on principal instrument
  • Public school teaching experience is desired
  • Conducting skills, ability and experience that enable the applicant to conduct university ensembles.

Approximately $5000 per academic year. Health insurance can be arranged, and additional scholarship assistance is possible for exceptional performers.
Application Deadline  

Review of applications is underway. Please contact the individuals listed below for more information.

Department of Bands
Dr. Caroline Beatty | Director of Bands
School of Music | Texas State University-San Marcos | 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666

ccbeatty@txstate.edu | (512) 245-2485
University/School of Music
Dr. Al Corley | Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music
School of Music | Texas State University-San Marcos | 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666

ac44@txstate.edu | 512-245-3401