School of Music Assistantships & Service Awards
Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available in, but not limited to, the following areas:
• Choral Conducting
• Orchestral Conducting
• Wind Conducting
• International Jazz Quartet
• Graduate String Quartet
• Marching Band
• Music History
• Music Education
• Piano/Piano Pedagogy
Full assistantships include full tuition remission, health care benefits, and a $12,000 stipend. Full GTAs work an average of 20 hours per week in their respective areas and duties vary. Half assistantships include full tuition remission, health care benefits, and a $6,000 stipend. Half GTAs work an average of 10 hours per week in their respective areas and duties vary.
Service Awards provide students the opportunity to receive full or partial tuition remission for completing duties in and around the School of Music. Students with Service Awards work from 3-10 hours per week depending on the amount of the award. Some possible responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following: monitoring the computer lab, assistant to the facilities manager for concert set-up/tear-down, librarian/stage manager for ensembles, etc.
Students may apply for these awards by writing a Letter of Interest for Graduate Teaching Assistantships or Departmental Service Awards. An interview may be required. The School of Music bases awards on several factors including musical talent, academic achievement, priorities in instrumentation, and financial need. Awards are highly competitive. The letter of interest should give some background information about you, what you might add to an assistantship position, financial need, etc. The letter can be addressed to the scholarship committee and emailed directly to the contact information below.
It is strongly recommended that all materials be submitted prior to your scheduled audition day OR by February 1st if you are a Theory, Composition or History applicant.
For more information contact:
Laura Angermeier – Admissions & Advising
502.852.1623 (direct) • 502.852.0520 (fax)
In addition, the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies (SIGS) has graduate student funding opportunities. Visit their website at: https://graduate.louisville.edu/sigs/financial-support.html
Application to the Graduate School: http://louisville.edu/graduate/futurestudents/apply-materials/application
Graduate Catalog: http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog