University of Delaware School of Music  

Newark,  DE 
United States
http://www.music.udel.edu
  • Booth: 1538


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At the University of Delaware School of Music (Newark), we recognize that preparing students for the rapidly evolving job market is paramount to success. We continue our robust offerings, while working to implement new, progressive tracks of study that leverage the technology-driven music industry, cultural awareness, and inclusive excellence. Offering Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Music degrees, in performance, composition, conducting, and teaching (including public school teaching certification for undergraduates) and opportunities for non-majors. Music Admissions Program Coordinator, Adrienne Harding will be available at our booth #1538, or you may contact musicadmissions@udel.edu. Application deadline is January 15 for funding consideration.


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  • The University of Delaware invites highly qualified student musicians seeking a Masters of Music to apply for a generously funded Fellowship in Woodwind Quintet for Fall 2023. Five individual fellowships are available for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. Fellowship duties are to the Woodwind Quintet, which rehearses, receives coaching, performs, and tours at the regional level, while learning to operate a small business model professional chamber group.

    Awards

    Fellowship includes generous tuition remission and competitive stipend.

    Mentorship, Training, and Opportunities

    • Mentored by faculty-in-residence ensemble Christiana Winds Woodwind Quintet
    • Master class opportunities with internationally acclaimed guest artists and ensembles
    • Fellows may serve as principals in Symphony Orchestra and/or Wind Ensemble
    • Opportunities to perform and collaborate on new compositions
    • Additional Financial Support available for professional development
    • Access to the Greater Philadelphia region, NYC, Baltimore, and DC region for concerts, community outreach, competitions, and master classes
    • Potential for national and international performances
     

    Faculty

    Flute:   Eileen Grycky

    Clarinet:   Christopher Nichols

    Oboe:   Erin Banholzer

    Bassoon:  Zachary Feingold

    Horn:   John David Smith 

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    Application Deadline:  January 15, 2023

      Audition Days January 25-28, 2023| Audition Requirements 

    Contact: Music Admissions at musicadmissions@udel.edu

  • The University of Delaware is now accepting applications for the graduate string quartet fellowship. This fully funded opportunity is for pre-formed string quartets who do not already hold a Masters of Music degree in Performance. The quartet that is selected will work closely with the Calidore String Quartet. For more on how to apply, visit the Graduate Music Admission website. For questions, please contact musicadmissions@udel.edu.

    Awards

    Full tuition remission plus a $22,000 stipend renewable for two years

     

    Mentorship, Training, and Opportunities

    • Mentored by the renowned faculty-in-residence ensemble Calidore String Quartet
    • Private lessons with corresponding member of Calidore quartet
    • Master class opportunities with internationally acclaimed guest artists and ensembles
    • Opportunities to perform and collaborate on new compositions
    • Additional financial support available for professional development
    • Access to the Greater Philadelphia region, NYC, Baltimore, and DC region for concerts, community outreach, competitions, and master classes
    • Potential for national and international performances
     

    Calidore Quartet 

     

    UD School of Music String Faculty 

     

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    Application Deadline:  January 15, 2023

      Audition Days January 25-28, 2023| Audition Requirements 

    Contact: Music Admissions at musicadmissions@udel.edu

  • The University of Delaware is now accepting applications for two Graduate Percussion Group two-year fellowships beginning Fall 2023.  Fellows will join members of the existing Graduate Percussion Group for all rehearsals, coaching sessions, on campus and outreach performances, and audio/video recording projects in a self-sustaining ensemble that straddles the line between collegiate and professional performing experiences. In addition, they will be mentored on group management, marketing, and booking performances at the local, regional, and national level. 

    The Graduate Percussion Group is coached and mentored by UD faculty artists Gene Koshinski and Tim Broscious of the Quey Percussion Duo.

    Awards

    Fellowship includes generous tuition remission and competitive stipend.

     

    Mentorship, Training, and Opportunities

    • Mentored by faculty-in-residence ensemble
    • Master class opportunities with internationally acclaimed guest artists and ensembles
    • Opportunities to perform and collaborate on new compositions
    • Additional financial support available for professional development
    • Access to the Greater Philadelphia region, NYC, Baltimore, and DC region for concerts, community outreach, competitions, and master classes 
    • Potential for national and international performances

    music.udel.edu 

    Application Deadline:  January 15, 2023

      Audition Days January 25-28, 2023| Audition Requirements 

    Contact: Music Admissions at musicadmissions@udel.edu

  • The University of Delaware School of Music is now accepting applications for Graduate Marching Band Assistantship for Percussion for Fall 2023. 

     

    Duties include: assisting the directors with all teaching and administrative aspects of the Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band, Basketball Pep Band, and Symphonic Band. Additional responsibilities such as music arranging and show design are contingent upon the applicant’s qualifications. 


    The 300-member University of Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hen Marching Band focuses on being a visually innovative musical performance ensemble. Our halftime productions are corps-style, incorporating contemporary show design as well as entertainment value.

    Assistantship
    Recipients of the Marching Band Assistantship will receive a stipend of $22,000 over nine months plus 100% tuition assistance. Assistantships may be renewed for a second year upon faculty approval. Appointments for the Marching Band Assistantship begin on August 14, 2023, and are contingent upon admission to the University and acceptance of contract.


    Master of Music
    The University of Delaware offers a Master of Music degree, with concentrations in Performance, Teaching (directed toward music educators), Conducting (Wind Band, Orchestra, and Choral), and Composition. 

    Application Procedure
    To be considered for graduate funding, application for admission to the University of Delaware must be submitted online by January 15, 2023. The application will require a music audition (see audition requirements), in addition to three letters of recommendation. One of the three letters must be from an undergraduate college marching band director, and another must be from an academic professor. Applicants under consideration for the assistantship will be contacted for an interview with Professor James P. Ancona.  

    Faculty

    Heidi I. Sarver, Director
    University of Delaware Marching Band
    sarvermb@udel.edu

    Jim Ancona, Associate Director

    University of Delaware Marching Band 

    jancona@udel.edu

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    Application Deadline:  January 15, 2023

      Audition Days January 25-28, 2023| Audition Requirements 

    Contact: Music Admissions at musicadmissions@udel.edu