The Eastman School of Music provides financial support to its graduate students primarily through graduate scholarships and assistantships. Where applicable, assistantships provide in-depth professional training for graduate students and the School receives valuable services in return. While virtually all students receive a tuition scholarship, some students may be qualified for and assigned assistantships. Should a student receive both a tuition scholarship and a stipend, they must be connected (a student may not accept the scholarship and decline the stipend). Scholarships range from 1-2 units to full tuition; stipends are largely based on the number of hours of work assigned, and are paid in bi-weekly or twice monthly installments and are taxable. Many students receive tuition scholarship only. Admission to a graduate program does not guarantee either a scholarship or an assistantship.
To apply for a specific assistantship, indicate your interest in up to four different positions within the online application for admission.
- Many assistantships have no additional requirements and are decided on the basis of your audition/interview for admission.
- Some require an additional interview or audition component for consideration.
Details for each assistantship are specified in the descriptions below.
Graduate students who have questions about their scholarship or assistantship should contact the Graduate Studies Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-274-1560