Topic: Graduate Assistantship in Bassoon Penn State beginning fall 2018

Graduate Assistantship in Bassoon
Penn State School of Music
(beginning Fall 2018)
Stipend: Approximately $9,700, plus full tuition remission.
Duties: Performing with the graduate wind quintet, assuming leadership positions in conducted ensembles, teaching as appropriate to the area and strengths of the applicant, and/or other service for no more than 10 hours weekly.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music, admission to the Graduate School, and the playing of a successful audition.
Audition: 20 minutes of material comparable to repertoire for an undergraduate senior recital, representing a variety of musical styles. Orchestral excerpts may be included. Assistantship applicants must audition in person.
General Information: Founded in 1855, Penn State enrolls approximately 52,000 students at its University Park Campus in State College. The School of Music, enrolling approximately 235 undergraduate and 80 graduate students, plus students in a post-baccalaureate Performer’s Certificate program, takes pride in its student-centered philosophy and the quality of instruction offered by its 50 full-time faculty and guest artists. The School’s instrumental ensembles include three orchestras, wind ensemble, bands, and chamber music. In recent years the School of Music ensembles have performed at Heinz Hall (Pittsburgh), the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), and the Kimmel Center (Philadelphia) and Carnegie Hall. International tours have been taken by the Philharmonic (Spain) and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Italy). For more information visit the School’s web site at
Graduate Degrees Offered: Include MM in performance, conducting, composition/theory, pedagogy and performance (voice and piano); MA in musicology, music theory, music theory and history; MME in music education, DMA in piano performance, Ph.D. in music education
Bassoon Study: In addition to lessons, students attend two hours of reed-making class weekly. Studio classes and the School’s weekly student recital hour provide venues for solo performances. Three area orchestras offer paid performance opportunities.

For information and application materials contact:
Daryl Durran
Professor of Bassoon
212 Music Building 2
Penn State
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-3220