All graduate students are expected to teach in the music history curriculum for at least two years during their enrollment at Eastman. The department views graduate teaching as co-curricular preparation for a career in musicology and as a key arena for professional development and mentoring. Students normally begin assuming teaching responsibilities in their second year. At first, they work alongside faculty members by assisting with music history courses; in subsequent years, they often teach independent courses of their own design. As the musicology faculty offers courses at many levels—serving the BM, BA, MM, and DMA curricula—Eastman PhDs enter the marketplace with extensive and varied teaching experience. Graduate students also serve as teaching assistants at the University of Rochester for intensive surveys of music history offered by the College Music Department.