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School of Music Graduate Assistantships

All students admitted to a graduate music degree program are automatically considered for graduate assistantships.


  1. Applicant must be unconditionally accepted to a graduate music degree program with a minimum overall 3.00 GPA
  2. Applicant must be enrolled full-time (min. 9-credit hours) during the semesters of appointment
  3. Applicant must be pursuing a graduate music degree from Texas State University during the semesters of appointment.

The Graduate Advisor in consultation with faculty will evaluate qualifying candidates on the following criteria:

  1. Skills and experience related to the position
  2. Academic achievement
  3. Teaching, research, performing experience
  4. Reference letters, resume, statement of purpose (from initial application; additional materials are not required).

Assistantships may be available in the following areas:

  • Major Ensemble Support
  • Band, Choir, Orchestra Conducting
  • Jazz Music Studies
  • Latin Music Studies
  • Opera
  • Piano Accompanying
  • Piano Techniques
  • Music Education
  • Musicology
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal Techniques
  • Basic Musicianship
  • Academic Program Support

Assistantships may be combined with any other music scholarships, performance grants, or general university financial aid.