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Graduate Assistant: Music - Music and Entertainment Industries

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POSITION START DATE:  August 20, 2023 
Serve as a piano accompanist for the Department of Music and Entertainment Industries. Depending on experience, this may include accompanying choral ensembles and accompanying for private instrumental and vocal lessons. Depending on experience, assist with conducting choral and/or instrumental ensembles. Other administrative and departmental duties as assigned.
  • A Bachelor's Degree.
  • Undergraduate degree in Music.
  • Admitted to a graduate program in Music at Minnesota State University, Mankato by start date.
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Admitted to a Minnesota State University, Mankato graduate program by start date
  • Enrolled in a minimum of six (6) graduate credits per semester during assistantship, and in good academic standing.

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Evidence of experience as an accompanist.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment. 

SALARY/STIPEND: Up to $10,000 per academic year, plus tuition stipends, dependent upon availability of funds, period of appointment, and assignment. Appointments made after the tenth day of classes are not eligible for a tuition waiver. 

Contingent on a satisfactory performance and available funding, there is a possibility that this
appointment may be continued beyond the initial period of employment. Additional information about the Department of Music and Entertainment Industries can be found at: Minnesota State Mankato offers a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance. Additional information about graduate assistantships at Minnesota State University, Mankato and application can be found at

Minnesota State System policy requires that graduate assistants must reside within the State of Minnesota for the duration of their appointment. 
Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at
Dr. David Viscoli, Professor of Piano
Music and Entertainment Industries
Department of Music and Entertainment Industries
Minnesota State University, Mankato
202 Performing Arts Center
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-6286 
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711 
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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This vacancy notice is available in an alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.