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Graduate Assistantships

Learn more about the Graduate Assistantships offered by the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music 

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.

Anticipated openings for the 2019-20 academic year


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Music Education (PHD)