All applicants for graduate study in composition (M.M. and D.M.A. levels) are eligible for HHSOM assistantships. To be considered for these assistantships, students should apply by December 1. For specific information about applying for graduate study at the HHSOM, visit here

Composition students are most successful at securing funding through the assistantships listed below, all of which include full in-state or out-of-state tuition remission, access to subsidized health insurance, and a competitive stipend per year. 

Aural Skills assistantships involve teaching small-enrollment aural skills sections in the undergraduate core sequence. Interested candidates should highlight relevant coursework and experiences in their applications and may be asked to take part in an online interview.

Music Technology assistantships involve teaching an undergraduate-level Introduction to Music Technology course and assisting with the electronic studios of the Dancz Center (course support, booking, technology maintenance). Interested candidates should highlight relevant coursework and experiences in their applications and may be asked to take part in an online interview.

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) funds assistantships for interdisciplinary and collaborative projects in Music, Art, and Theatre and Film Studies. ICE assistants are funded for 2 years (DMA students funded via ICE receive a third-year assignment in the Hugh Hodgson School of Music). Interested candidates should include a one-page description of experiences with interdisciplinary work and proposed future projects with their applications.