Graduate Teaching Assistantships and Scholarships

Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) are available in the School of Music. GTA provide a yearly stipend plus waiver of tuition, the general fee, and waiver of nonresident fees for three consecutive semesters. Assistantships may be renewed for a second year.

Accepting GTA Applications in for 2016-17

Awards will include:

  • An annual stipend of at least $7,500
  • Full Tuition Waivers (up to 12 credits per semester) for in-state or out-of state students


  • Twenty Hours per week service to the School of Music in support of instruction and school operations
  • Assignments will include vary according to interests and abilities
  • Must be a full time graduate student


  • A Bachelors degree in Music
  • Regular Admission to the WSU Graduate School
  • Strong interpersonal skills, exceptional academic background, and ability to work independently

Application Procedure

  • Apply for admission to the WSU Graduate School
  • Submit letter of interest, resume, three letters of recommendation, and completed GTA application to Director of Graduate Studies in Music
  • Schedule on-campus interview or audition as required by program


  • Master of Music in Music Education
  • Master of Music in Performance
  • Master of Humanities (Music Emphasis)


  • All application materials are due by March 1, 2016
  • Interview/Auditions must be completed by March 1, 2016

For more information, please contact Dr. Christopher Chaffee, Director of Graduate Studies in Music.

Materials can be mailed to:

Dr. Christopher Chaffee
Director, Graduate Studies in Music
Wright State University
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435

Tuition Scholarships

Graduate Tuition Scholarships (GTS) are one-semester awards (renewable up to 4 regular and 2 summer semesters) that pay for tuition ONLY.  Fees are not paid, and no stipend is awarded. To apply, students should address a letter or email to the Director of Graduate Studies in Music expressing interest.  A limited number of GTS awards are available each year. Students on a GTS must enroll as a full time graduate student every regular semester (Fall and Spring) and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

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