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Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available in the following areas: Woodwinds, Brasswinds, Percussion, Keyboards, Voice, Strings, Bands, Choirs, Instrumental Conducting, Choral Conducting, Jazz Ensembles, and Traditional Music.
  • Stipends:  Full Graduate Assistantship Stipend: $10,000 per academic year (20 hours per week); Half Graduate Assistantship Stipend: $5,000 per academic year (10 hours per week). Additional music scholarship assistance is available to qualified candidates. Graduate Assistantships are offered for one academic year (excluding summer) with the option for renewal for a second academic year.
  • Tuition Waiver:  In addition to a stipend, Full and Half Graduate Assistantship recipients receive out-of-state tuition waivers. All recipients must pay the regular Kentucky resident tuition and incidental fees.
  • Enrollment:  Graduate Assistant candidates must be admitted unconditionally to a Master of Music degree program at Morehead State University and be continuously enrolled as a full-time student (enrolled in at least 9 graduate credit hours but no more than 12) in courses at the 600 level and maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA).

How to apply

1. Complete MSU's application for employment. Indicate "Graduate Assistantship" as position applied for.

2. Once completed, print and fax or scan then email to:

Ollie Floyd
MSU Graduate Programs
701 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

Phone: 606-783-2215
Fax: 606-783-5061

3. In addition to the materials required by the MSU Employment Application, submit the following items to the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance (attn: Dr. Michele Paynter Paise -
  1. Letter of application describing GA area of interest, qualifications, and experience.
  2. Current curriculum vita or résumé.
  3. Reference list including telephone numbers and email addresses.
  4. Link to recording of performance and/or conducting/teaching (for students pursuing the concentration in performance).