University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Position: Graduate Assistantship and Scholarships in Trumpet

2023 Graduate Assistantship & Scholarships in Trumpet

The University of Arkansas Department of Music announces two openings in trumpet graduate study for fall 2023 as follows:

  1. A highly motivated, mature, and dedicated performer/teacher is sought as the graduate assistant in the trumpet studio. Duties include performing as second trumpet in the Arkansas Brassworks (UA faculty brass quintet), teaching lower-level undergraduate applied trumpet students in a technical curriculum, social media administration for the trumpet studio, assisting with the UA Trumpet Ensemble, and other departmental duties as needed. The approximate compensation for the assistantship with a full tuition waiver worth up to approximately is $15,100 (including non-resident tuition waiver) plus $11,588 per year stipend (2022-23 level subject to increase). This is a tremendous opportunity for a young person to gain valuable professional teaching and performance experience during Master’s level study.

  2. In addition, graduate level trumpet scholarships are available with up to $10,000 per year in total support from the music department/UA Orchestra and UA Bands. Responsibilities include performing in the UA Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Multiple awards are possible depending on the quality of auditions and availability of funding.

The University of Arkansas Trumpet Studio is nationally prominent and vibrant group of enthusiastic and committed student colleagues. The environment is one of support and mutual improvement lifting all members up as one, with strong commitment to DEI at every level–Trumpet Studio, Music Department, and University. Upon graduation, students have gone on to professional positions in academia and performance, and to doctoral study at other premier music schools.

The University of Arkansas is located in Fayetteville in Northwest Arkansas near the Ozark Mountains. The Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers a rigorous curriculum of study, quality student ensembles, and a dedicated professional faculty. The Master of Music degree is offered with emphases in Performance, Composition, Music Theory, Music History, Conducting, and Music Education. In addition, there is a Performance Certificate for post MM study. A DMA degree is not currently offered.

More information on all programs and the University of Arkansas can be found at and Information on applying to the UA Graduate School can be found at

To apply send a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae with a minimum of three references, and a recent (within 6 months) private YouTube or other electronically transmitted recording to the email address below. Materials will be evaluated when received and highly qualified applicants will be invited to campus to audition in person. For best consideration, apply by February 10, 2023. All positions remain open until filled.

Richard J. Rulli, DMA
Associate Professor of Trumpet 201 Music Building
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-6383
[email protected]

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