Assistantships in the School of Music offer a variety of financial assistance in your time at WSU. Students who apply for graduate study will automatically be considered for an assistantship. Once you apply to the graduate school, please make contact with the Graduate Coordinator (Dr. Timothy Shade, firstname.lastname@example.org) and the advisor of your desired major to let them know of your interest in an assistantship. Certain assistantships have specific audition requirements to earn the position. Please read the job descriptions carefully for audition details.
The deadline for first-round consideration for admission to the School of Music graduate program is December 15; the second-round deadline is February 15. Admission application is required before auditions are granted.
Note: assistants granted positions with the Wichita Symphony are paid additionally by the orchestra.
Flute – Dr. Carmen Lemoine, email@example.com
Oboe – Prof. Andréa Banke, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarinet – Prof. Rachelle Goter, email@example.com
Bassoon – Prof. Zach Hague, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saxophone – Prof. James Pisano, email@example.com
Trumpet – Dr. David Hunsicker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Horn – Dr. Jeb Wallace, email@example.com
Trombone – Prof. Matt Blauer, firstname.lastname@example.org
Euph/Tuba – Prof. Phil Black, email@example.com
Percussion – Prof. Jerry Scholl, firstname.lastname@example.org
Opera – Prof. Alan Held, email@example.com
Bands/Instrumental Conducting – Dr. Timothy Shade, firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchestra/Orchestral Conducting – Dr. Mark Laycock, email@example.com
Choral Conducting – Dr. Michael Hanawalt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Education-Instrumental – Dr. Steve Oare, email@example.com
Music Education-Vocal – Dr. Tom Wine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Music Education – Dr. Elaine Bernstorf, email@example.com
Musicology – Dr. Kelly St. Pierre, firstname.lastname@example.org
Composition/Music Theory – Dr. Dean Roush, email@example.com
Below are links to job descriptions for all assistantship opportunities within the school of music: