Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are available to qualified students who have been admitted to graduate programs (MM, GPD, DMA) as full-time degree candidates during the Regular Decision application round only. Consideration for a GA requires the following:
|*Certain GAs only (see below); **If you are awarded a GA
Required Exams – the following GA interviews will not be scheduled unless the applicant meets the minimum test score requirement. Please click through for details.
Graduate assistantships are awarded in various types, dependent on what is available in a given year: 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, full. The award comes in two parts:
GAs must pay tuition by the published deadlines each semester, and as such will need personal resources to cover the 20% work/stipend component that has not yet been earned at the time tuition is due. If you have questions about this, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 667-208-6590, or via email at [email protected].
All assistantships offered by Peabody are described below. However, only those listed here are available on the application for the coming academic year. This list may be updated periodically:
Accompanying GA duties include playing for studio lessons, repertoire classes, juries, and master classes. There are more applicants for Accompanying assistantships than any other, making them highly competitive. Requirements include:
The names of those who apply to this assistantship will be sent to the Department Chair of Composition for consideration. No additional interview is required. Responsibilities include:
Computer Music assistantships are normally awarded to those pursuing advanced graduate study in the field. Responsibilities include:
Responsibilities may include:
Responsibilities of GAs are determined by the assigned faculty member and may include, but are not limited to:
The Ensemble Library Graduate Assistantship is designed to provide a high level of training in performance librarianship and is ideally geared towards the incoming graduate student with some experience in this area. The ultimate goal is to provide the GA with employable skills, allowing them to transition directly into a career as a performance librarian for music festivals, academic institutions, or professional ensembles following graduation.
The GA would report to and work closely with the Ensemble Librarian, assisting in all music preparation tasks, while also learning about the structural processes required to plan library support for a full season of diverse ensembles. The GA would work up to 7 hours per week, varying between in office and take-home projects. Responsibilities include:
Guitar assistants work for the three full-time faculty in the department. Responsibilities include assistance with:
Open to Jazz majors only
Opera Accompanying GAs are demanding positions which require flexibility as well as a variety of skills and duties. Responsibilities include:
Keyboard Studies graduate assistants’ responsibilities include:
Additional responsibilities may be determined by each faculty member.
This is a new two-year assistantship open to DMA students only, in all fields of study, under the direction of the Chair of the Department of Performing Arts and Health.
Graduate assistants will support the development of new curricular and research initiatives within the Conservatory’s Department of Performing Arts and Health and participate as appropriate in scholarly, educational, and professional activities. Previous experience with scientific research and those with priors degrees or minors in a non-music discipline are particularly encouraged to apply.
Applicants will be scheduled for an interview during Audition Week. Responsibilities include:
The piano maintenance graduate assistant helps keep Peabody’s pianos in good condition. Daily responsibilities include:
Applicants will be contacted directly by the department if selected for an interview.
There are seven Music Theory assistants, one for each full-time member of the classroom theory faculty. The responsibilities of the assistants are determined individually between the assistant and the specific faculty member, and may include, but are not limited to:
This graduate assistantship is limited to Wind Conducting majors, with priority given to DMA students. Responsibilities include:
The following assistantships are awarded when available by the faculty. Application procedures vary. Contact the departmental coordinator and/or the admissions office for more information.
If awarded a GA, you will need to bring the following forms to the Human Resources office during orientation in order to enter the payroll system:
Apply now for an assistantship! Applications are due December 1st.