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Thinking ahead to Academic Year 2021-2022?

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Music Department

Marching Band


  • Minimum yearly stipend of $9,588
  • 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 drill 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 Band based on interest and experience
  • On campus duties not to begin before August 3, 2020


  • 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:

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 completed application to
  3. Additional materials may be requested
  4. Send current resume and three reference letters to: Blue Thunder Graduate Assistantship Program,