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Orchestra Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The Texas State University Orchestra Program offers graduate teaching assistantships to individuals desiring a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting with an emphasis in orchestral conducting. 

The Graduate Teaching Assistantship for conducting majors provides opportunities in the following areas:

  • Guest conduct the Symphony Orchestra in select performances
  • Serve as conductor or co-conductor of the University Orchestra
  • Assist with daily operations of the orchestra program
  • Assist with academic courses, departmental special events and camps

Graduate Assistants are expected to participate in the Texas State Symphony Orchestra and maintain an exemplary grade point average.


  • A Bachelor of Music

  • Acceptance into the Graduate College and School of Music

  • Graduate-level performance skills on principal instrument

  • Musicianship, conducting skills, and rehearsal ability that enable the applicant to conduct university ensembles.


Approximately $6000 per academic year. Health insurance can be arranged and additional scholarship assistance is possible for exceptional performers.

Application Deadline            

More information is available at

Review of applications is underway. Please contact the individuals listed below for more information.


Texas State University Orchestra 
Dr. Jacob Harrison
Director of Orchestral Activities | Associate Professor of Music
School of Music | Texas State University
601 University Drive | San Marcos, TX 78666 | 512-245-1095


School of Music, Graduate Studies
Dr. Al Corley | Coordinator of Graduate Studies
School of Music | Texas State University | 601 University Drive San Marcos, TX 78666 | 512-245-7387