The Cowan Creek Mountain Music School offers a limited number of teaching assistantships to qualified young musicians who would like to develop their own teaching skills while assisting the Cowan Creek instructors throughout the week. Teaching assistants should be competent performers in their own right and able to communicate with individuals and groups. Duties include help in preparing materials for the classes; assisting with instruction during the classes; leading or assisting with jam sessions; playing with the students at the evening square dances; assisting with the student recitals; and assisting the Cowan Community Center staff with logistics during the week as needed. Assistants receive a stipend for the week, and housing will be provided if needed.
Teaching assistants are selected by the Artistic Director from January through March and the number varies by class need and available funding. Some memorial teaching assistantships are also awarded the previous year to recognize students who show outstanding musicianship and leadership potential. Interested in serving as a 2018 TA? Contact Kevin Howard at email@example.com