Graduate Assistantships | Kent State University

Graduate Assistantships

The Hugh A. Glauser School of Music offers graduate assistantships in applied music performance, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, string quartet and theory.  Students interested in a graduate assistantship must submit an assistantship application.

All graduate assistantships carry a tuition waiver for 8 credits per semester (covers minimum degree requirements) and a stipend.  Stipends are awarded for half-time or full-time nine-month contracts.

Graduate assistantship duties are assigned as appropriate for the student’s area of study and entail approximately 10 hours (half-time) or 20 hours (full-time) per week.

To be considered for a performance or conducting assistantship, the candidate must audition on-campus (preferred) or by CD/DVD. To be considered for a music education, theory-composition, or ethnomusicology assistantship, the candidate must arrange for an interview with faculty in their area of study. 

Application materials must be received and audition completed by April 1. Appointments begin August of the academic year.


For more information please contact the Coordinator of Graduate Studies, Michael Chunn at or 330-672-9234.