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Grad Assistant: U of Iowa

Postby JCalkin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:12 am

I'm sharing the following on behalf of John Manning:

Graduate Teaching Assistant Opening
University of Iowa, Voxman School of Music


• Beginning August of 2018
• Two-year contract
• Open to highly qualified tuba or euphonium M.A. or D.M.A applicants
• Full tuition waiver
• Stipend: $9000 over the academic year (based on 2017)
• Appointment: 10 hrs./week (25% time)
• 50% reduction in fees
• Access to comprehensive, affordable health insurance
• Duties may include:
-Teaching non-major applied tuba and euphonium lessons
-Teaching a portion of the brass techniques course (Spring semester)
-Assistant conductor and librarian for Collegium Tubum
-Arranger/Composer for Collegium Tubum

Other great reasons to consider attending the University of Iowa School of Music:

• New, state-of-the-art $152 million-dollar facility
• Location of the 2019 International Tuba Euphonium Conference
• Applied Study with Professor John Manning (Atlantic Brass Quintet, Yamaha Performing Artist)
• Former Graduate Teaching Assistant Successes:
-Dr. Josh Calkin - Instructor of Low Brass and Assistant Director of Bands @ Wayne State College, Wayne NE
-Dr. Chris Dickey - Professor of Tuba and Euphonium @ Washington State University, Pullman WA
-Dr. Jeremy Crawford - Professor of Tuba and Euphonium @ University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa AL
-Dr. Kate Wohlman - Regional Music Director @ Salvation Army, Washington DC
-Dr. Michael Hart - Director of Bands @ California Lutheran College, Thousand Oaks CA

Iowa City rankings:
#5 college town in America (American Institute for Economic Research, 2017)
#2 - Best Places to Live (
#9 - Happiest Students (Princeton Review)
Iowa City is one of twenty UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world, and the only in the U.S.

For more information, contact me at


On a personal note, I'll add that not only is John a KILLER tubist and a great teacher and all-around super guy, this gig will allow someone to be in a brand-new state-of-the-art music building with amazing facilities; if it's not the very best in the US, it's definitely in the conversation. Also, UIowa is hosting ITEC in 2019, and being behind the scenes for that event is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Someone get on this!
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Re: Grad Assistant: U of Iowa - RECORDING OPTION!

Postby jmanning » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:35 pm

Thanks Josh!

I should also mention that we just started a new program this year. Instead of writing a thesis, DMA candidates at the University of Iowa Voxman School of Music now have the option to make a professional quality recording. Please contact me privately if you have any questions. Thank you,
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