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Applications for Academic Year 2024-2025

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Music Department

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Marching Band


  • Minimum yearly stipend of $9,588
  • Full Time Tuition Waiver (including non-resident tuition waiver)
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Renewable for a second year

Expectations, Qualifications, and Application Procedure


  • Assist Directors with all aspects of the Athletic Bands, including the Blue Thunder Marching Band and pep bands
  • Opportunities are available for students to arrange music and design drills based on interest and experience
  • Students will have the opportunity to conduct pep bands
  • Audition to perform with the Symphonic Winds
  • Assist with the operation of a comprehensive collegiate band program
  • Average time commitment will not exceed 20 hours per week
  • Students will have the opportunity to conduct the All-Campus Concert Band based on interest and experience
  • On campus duties not to begin before August 1, 2024 (date will be updated when the 2024-2025 academic calendar becomes available)


  • Must be admitted to an advanced degree program in the Department of Music at Boise State University and enroll full-time during the course of the assistantship
  • Bachelor’s degree in music from a nationally accredited institution
  • Graduate performance level on principal instrument
  • Teaching experience preferred

Application Procedure:

Complete all Graduate Assistantship application materials by February 20, 2024

Apply to the Graduate College

  1. Follow the instructions at the  Department of Music Graduate Degree Program page
  2. Fill out a Graduate Assistantship Application and email the completed application to
  3. Additional materials may be requested
  4. Send current resume and three reference letters to: Blue Thunder Graduate Assistantship Program,


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