6 janvier 2016
Music blog

BGSU: Master’s level Music Technology assistantship available

BGSU has a music technology assistantship opening for AY 15/16. We’re seeking creative, qualified students to join our vibrant composer community.


Attached is a generic flyer listing all assistantships and a specific flyer outlining the music technology assistantship responsibilities. The Music Technology Assistantship is a 10 hour per week appointment. Music Technology assistants help with music tech courses by attending class, taking attendance, grading, helping students during tech help sessions, and doing occasional teaching. They also help maintain the studios by disarming/alarming the facilities daily, running software updates and completing various other maintenance endeavors. Lastly, they assist with composition-related concert productions by setting up microphones, mixers, sound systems, etc.

Knowledge of OSX (Yosemite) and OSX Server is preferred. Some knowledge of UNIX is helpful but not required. We also prefer students who have experience setting up sound systems, using microphones, running cables, etc. Knowledge of Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Max/MSP is also an asset.

Please note that there is NO SPECIALIZATION in music technology/electroacoustics at the master’s level; our degree is in composition. All of our composers write both acoustic and electroacoustic music (as desired.) Applicants must submit a portfolio that includes instrumental music. Students wanting an assistantship must complete an interview during one of the College’s scheduled audition days: January 23 and February 6 or 27.

BGSU students’ electroacoustic compositions have had great success recently with international and national performances at ICMC, SEAMUS, Electronic Music Midwest, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, and others. Our alums have gone on to doctoral programs (including tech assistantships) at the University of Virginia, University of Florida, Northwestern University, Indiana University, The Eastman School of Music, and other fantastic programs.