Topic: OBOE/BASSOON: Graduate Assistantships at UA for 2009 - 10

the University of Arkansas
                                                  Department of Music

                                             GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

                                                        in the area of

                                                  OBOE AND BASSOON

                             available for the 2009 - 2010 academic year

                           DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: MARCH 20, 2009

QUALIFICATIONS: completed Bachelor's degree

DESCRIPTION: Assistantship duties are primarily as an assigned
performer in selected university ensembles, including chamber
ensembles; there is the possibility of coaching undergraduate chamber
groups.  Additional duties will include teaching applied lessons and/or
classroom teaching, depending on the needs of the department and the
strengths of the applicant; this may include the graduate assistant's major
area of concentration, Instrumental Methods, Theory, Aural Perception,
and/or Music History.  Load time would be up to 20 hours per week.

WOODWIND QUINTET: Graduate Assistants would have the opportunity of
performing in the UA Woodwind Quintet and being mentored by The
Lyrique Quintette, the quintet-in-residence at the University of Arkansas.
Members of the Lyrique Quintette are: Ronda Mains, flute (B.M., M.Ed.,
Boise State University, D.M.A., University of Oregon), Theresa Delaplain,
oboe (B.M., Bowling Green University, M.M., University of Michigan, D.M.A.,
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music), Nophachai Cholthitchanta,
clarinet (Performer's Diploma, Indiana University, M.M., University of
Northern Colorado, D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City
Conservatory of Music), Richard Ramey, bassoon (B.M./B.A. University of
Southern California, M.M., Arizona State University, D.M.A. candidate,
Michigan State University), and Timothy Thompson, horn (B.M., University
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, M.M./D.M.A., University of

FINANCIAL AWARD: a potential financial package of up to $15,000 per year; this
includes a $8200 stipend for the academic year and full to partial waiver of both
in-state and out-of-state tuition.  Assistantships are renewable for up to four
semesters, assuming satisfactory performance.

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The University of Arkansas Department of Music is fully accredited by the
National Association of Schools of Music to offer the Master of Music in
all performance specialties, in Vocal and Instrumental Conducting, Theory
and Composition, History of Music (including an option in Early Music
Performance), and Music Education.  The Department of Music has a
distinguished full-time faculty of 35.

Fayetteville, Arkansas is in the scenic Boston Mountains of Northwest
Arkansas, a thriving area of over 260,000 in population.  The University
has a resident student population of 17,000 and is the cultural and
recreational focus of a beautiful region.

There are many outstanding performance opportunities throughout the
University and the community, including the Fort Smith Symphony, the
Boston Mountain Chamber Players, the University Symphony Orchestra,
the University Bassoon Ensemble, a wide range of choral ensembles,
chamber and solo performance, jazz ensembles, Early Music performance,
and two symphonic bands.  Performances are given in the nationally-
acclaimed Walton Arts Center and in the Fine Arts Concert Hall, designed
by famed Edward Durrel Stone, architect of the Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.

For additional information and application materials, please contact:

                                Richard Ramey/Theresa Delaplain
                                         Department of Music
                                           201 Music Building
                                        University of Arkansas
                                       Fayetteville, AR  72701


                                        phone: 479.575.4177
                                           FAX: 479.575.5409

Richard Ramey