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Graduate Studies


Graduate Assistant in Percussion

Appointment: begins August 15, 2022-23 Academic Year

Stipend: full-tuition scholarship and a yearly stipend of $7500 for a two-year MM program.

Degrees Offered: MM in Performance (Instrumental, Jazz Studies, Composition), MM in Music Education, MM in Composition

Responsibilities may include:

·       Instructor/Arranger for Marching Band Drumline

·       Assistant Director of Percussion Ensemble

·       Teach Applied Percussion Minors

·       Assist and/or Teach Percussion Methods Class

·       Assist with Percussion Maintenance and Logistics

·       Assist with Entrance Auditions, Juries, Recital Hearings & Ensemble Placement Auditions

·       Other duties as assigned by the School of Music

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in music from an accredited institution. Admission to Youngstown State University Graduate School and Dana School of Music Percussion Studio.

Application Procedure:

1.      Complete Graduate School Application:

2.      Complete Graduate Assistantship Application.

3.      Applicants will be pre-screened based on resume and application letter. Send materials to Glenn Schaft at

4.      Select candidates will be invited to campus for an audition for admission to the Dana School of Music. The itinerary will include an audition, interview, and teaching examples such as a private lesson, group lesson, or percussion ensemble rehearsal. Bring a copy of your audition music.

5.      Review of applications and pre-screening materials will begin immediately.

The Dana School of Music Founded over 150 years ago, the Dana School of Music is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in the United States. Our talented and accomplished faculty and students are involved in well over 100 local, regional, national, and international events annually. The School of Music regularly features performances and lectures by distinguished faculty, guest artists, and scholars. Alumni can be found performing around the world enshrined as Hall of Fame Songwriters and Grammy Award winners, and teaching in conservatories, universities, and schools. Today, the Dana School of Music continues to distinguish itself as a cornerstone in higher education. Youngstown State University is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.


Glenn Schaft, DMA

Percussion Coordinator, Professor of Music

Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University

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