School of Music Assistantships & Service Awards
Graduate Teaching Assistantships are available in, but not limited to, the following areas:
• Wind, Brass and/or Percussion
• Choral Conducting
• Orchestral Conducting
• Wind Conducting
• Graduate String Quartet
• Marching Band
• Music History
• Music Education
• Piano/Piano Pedagogy
Full assistantships include full tuition, health care benefits, and a $12,000 stipend. Full GTAs work up to 20 hours per week in their respective areas and duties vary. Half assistantships include full tuition, 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.
All graduate applicants are considered for awards. An interview may be required for some positions. The School of Music bases awards on several factors including musical talent, academic achievement and priorities in instrumentation. Awards are highly competitive.
It is strongly recommended that all materials be submitted prior to your scheduled audition day OR by January 15th if you are a Theory, Composition or History applicant.
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