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Graduate Teaching Assistant - Elementary Music
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2020
Title Graduate Teaching Assistant - Elementary Music
University Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX, United States
Department Department of Music
Application Deadline open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2021
  • Graduate Student
  • Music - General
    Music Education

Texas A&M University-Commerce Announces
Graduate Teaching Assistantship Position
in Elementary Music Education for 2021-2023

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Department of Music will fill one Graduate Teaching Assistantship position for Elementary General Music.

This assistantship position requires a two-year commitment to a residential master’s program in music, culminating in a Master of Music (Elementary Specialization).

Responsibilities: 20 hours per week of assistance with teaching and administrative aspects of the elementary music program. At times, duties will be assigned outside the elementary music program that are compatible with the strengths of the candidate.

Stipend: $4000.00 per semester. Other benefits include full tuition remission (fall and spring semesters only) and eligibility for health benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in music, state teaching certification, and admission to the Graduate School. Teaching experience and technology skills preferred. No GRE is required for admission.

Renewal: Renewal is based on an annual review of the graduate student’s academic performance, performance of assigned duties, needs of the department, and available funds.

Application Deadline: Applications and materials will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Date of Appointment: Fall Semester 2021

About the Master’s Degree: This 30-hour program offers a combination of coursework in music education (13 hours), music history, research, philosophy, and theory (12 hours), and performance study opportunities (2 hours). Students also complete an independent study project on a subject of their choice within the realm of elementary music. Students will be challenged to develop a greater understanding and mastery of the music teaching-learning processes, to improve personal musicianship, and to become leaders within the music education profession.

About the Department of Music: Texas A&M University-Commerce is the second-largest university in the A&M system, with satellite locations in five area cities. TAMUC offers the Master of Music Degree with a concentration in Music Education and the Master of Music in Performance with an emphasis in conducting or applied studies. A flexible degree plan provides graduate students an opportunity to adjust the curriculum to their individual interests. The Department of Music holds full NASM membership and offers fully accredited undergraduate degrees in both Music Education (with emphasis in secondary choral, secondary band, or elementary general) and Performance (with emphasis in voice, instrumental, or piano). The department is housed in a 30 million-dollar, state-of-the-art music facility in Commerce, Texas. Texas A&M University-Commerce is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer.

To apply for a Graduate Teaching Position, visit

For more information, contact:

Darla Meek, Music Education Coordinator
Department of Music
Texas A&M University-Commerce
P.O. Box 3011
Commerce, TX 75429-3011

  • Texas A&M University-Commerce is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Please reference in your cover letter when
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Contact Information

  • Darla Meek, Music Education Coordinator
    Department of Music
    Texas A&M University-Commerce
    P.O. Box 3011
    Commerce, TX 75429
  • 903-886-5294
  • 903-468-6010


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