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Illinois State University

Graduate Assistantships & Tuition Waivers

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Posted On: 09/26/ 2014
Location: Normal, IL

Job Description:

Job Description:
Illinois State University Horn Studio Graduate Assistantships are currently filled. The Illinois State University School of Music anticipates Horn Studio Graduate Assistantship Vacancies for Spring 2016 and for 2016-2017. Non-Studio Graduate Assistantships & Tuition Waivers for hornists are currently available.  Illinois State University Graduate Assistantships are annual renewable awards worth up to $22,984 for Illinois residents and $38,541 for non-residents.

Benefits include:
- a full tuition waiver worth up to $11,704 for residents and $24,282 for non-residents;
- a summer tuition waiver worth up to $2,772 for residents and $5,751 for non-residents; and
- a stipend of $4,050 per year for part-time/$8,100 per year for full-time Graduate Assistants.
Full-time Graduate Assistants may also be eligible for student health insurance fee reimbursement of $408 per year.  
For more information contact Dr. Joe Neisler, Professor of Horn,
For more information on the Graduate Program at Illinois State visit and and

Click here to apply for Horn Studio Graduate Assistantships

The Admission Application and Audition Deadline for fall applicants is March 1.  Live auditions are preferred, but Video Auditions may be submitted via  Observations and interviews via Skype are available.  For Admissions and Audition information visit and  A weekday campus visit provides the opportunity to have a complimentary horn lesson, observe lessons with Illinois State students, rehearse with the Illinois State University Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra or Horn Choir and visit campus offices. To schedule a campus visit, email Dr. Joe Neisler.

In addition to performing in a graduate brass or woodwind quintet and large ensemble, other duties may include assisting with Horn Choir and Master Class, coaching student chamber ensembles, classroom teaching or audio recording, depending on the candidate's interests, experience and the needs of the School of Music. Additional performance opportunities may be available in several regional orchestras.

The Horn Studio at Illinois State University
All students receive 1 hr. lessons and meet horn class/horn choir twice per week. The Illinois State University Horn Choir performs on campus several times each semester. Former guest artists include Dale Clevenger, Hermann Baumann, Barry Tuckwell, Gail Williams, Frøydis Wekre, Eric Ruske, Martin Hackleman, hornists from the Cleveland, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Houston, Baltimore, National Symphonies, Paris and Lyric Operas and hornists with the U.S. Marine, Army, and Navy Bands.  For more information visit the Illinois State University Horn Studio website, Like the Illinois State Horn Studio Facebook Page and Subscribe to the Illinois State Horns YouTube Channel

The University
Illinois State University is located in Normal/Bloomington, Illinois, progressive twin cities with a combined population of 125,000. The University enrolls approximately 20,000 students. The School of Music, one of three schools within the College of Fine Arts, has an enrollment of 400 music majors: 320 undergraduate and 80 graduate students. The School of Music has 43 full-time faculty and 37 graduate teaching assistants. Illinois State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The Central Illinois Airport serves 6 major airlines and Amtrak is located one block from the School of Music. For more information, contact Dr. Joe Neisler, Professor of Horn, at For more information on the Graduate Program at Illinois State visit

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