Scholarship Information for Graduate Students
The School of Music offers music scholarships to qualified students, but awards are competitive. To be considered for a music scholarship, please print out the Music Scholarship Application (optional) and/or Letter of Interest for Graduate Teaching Assistantships or Departmental Service Awards and mail it to the address on the form. The School of Music bases scholarship awards on a variety of factors including music talent, academic achievement, priorities in instrumentation, and financial need.
School of Music Assistantships & Service Awards
Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available in 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. Students may apply for these awards by writing a letter of interest to the Scholarship Committee and the Faculty Supervisor of the desired position. An interview may be required.
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.
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
ALL application materials (including audition/portfolio) MUST be received by February 15 in order to be considered for these awards.
For more information contact:
School of Music, Room 116
502.852.1623 (direct) ۰502.852.0520 (fax)
Music Admissions email
Application to the Graduate School: http://louisville.edu/graduate/sigs/apply
Graduate Catalog: http://louisville.edu/graduatecatalog/programs/degree-programs/academic/gu