Graduate Horn Opportunities

Graduate Students in the Horn Studio Gain Leadership Skills As They Become Better Horn Players

The ideal candidate possess an undergraduate degree, a high level of technical and musical mastery, experience with a wide variety of musical styles and a high aptitude for teaching horn at a variety of levels. Professional playing experience is desirable, but in any case the candidate should be a mature, self-motivated individual with a strong work ethic and a keen desire to succeed. Pre-formed ensembles are also welcome to apply.

With three major ensembles, an active horn ensemble and a location in close proximity to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and New York, the University of Delaware has a wealth of opportunity available to the right candidate.

Other Graduate Assistant duties may include:

  • Teaching lessons as needed, especially to merit and honors private study students and assist with weekly lesson scheduling
  • Extra individual help sessions with undergraduate majors and minors as needed
  • Assist with maintenance of Horn Studio website and social media outlets
  • Assist with the administration of the U.D. Horn Ensemble - attendance, scheduling, preparation and distribution of parts, conducting the ensemble and taking responsibility for rehearsals when the horn professor is not available. In addition, the G.A. would be responsible for scheduling events off campus, including schools concerts and recruitment events
  • Taking charge of the weekly rep class on occasions when the horn professor is not available; preparation of materials for rep class as necessary
  • Assistance with maintenance of the Horn Studio library, which now numbers over 800 items - cataloging, repair and maintaining a database of materials and their loan status
  • Assist with promotion of Studio events, e.g. Horn Day or other public concerts - planning, logistics, publicity and coordination of on-site personnel needs
  • Teaching assistant for the Horn Methods class - preparation of materials (including maintenance of online materials), coaching of students, teaching the class as necessary