Graduate Assistantships | School of Music | 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 indicate this on their graduate studies application for admission to Kent state university.

All graduate assistantships carry a stipend and tuition waiver for 8 credits per semester for Master's students and 9 credits for Ph.D. students. 

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 including recordings (video) or URLs in the "Portfolio" section of the Graduate Studies Application. 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. 

For full consideration, application materials must be received and audition/interviews completed by April 1. Appointments begin August of the academic year.

If you are interested in a Graduate Assistantship, please indicate as such on the Graduate Studies Application. 

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