Graduate student assistantships

The School of Music offers a wide range of highly competitive graduate teaching assistantships and other financial incentives to its graduate students, including a 100% tuition waiver and insurance eligibility. 

Hours and workload. Graduate teaching assistantships range from 10-20 hour workloads per week. Assignments are based on area of specialty and discipline-specific work along with other areas of responsibility across the School of Music. 

Funding. Total stipends range anywhere from $8,500 to $21,000 and are distributed in monthly paychecks throughout the course of each semester. Funding may be renewed for up to two years for the Master of Music or Master of Arts degrees and up to three years for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

  • Doctor of Musical Arts. Stipends may range from $9,500 to $21,000.
  • Master of Music. Stipends may range from $8,500 to $17,000.
  • Master of Arts. Stipends may range from $8,500 to $17,000.

Applications. Since the number of positions are limited and the offers are competitive, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. For priority consideration for scholarships and assistantships, applicants must apply by February 1st.

Graduate auditions

All prospective graduate students must audition to receive acceptance into the program. Review audition requirements and timelines.

Graduate programs

The Department of Music offers multiple graduate tracks at the master's and doctoral level, ranging from a Master of Music in Music Education to a Doctor of Musical Arts.


The Department of Music provides multiple ensemble opportunities, from Marching Band to jazz ensembles, for students to hone their musical craft.