Graduate Fellowships and Teaching Opportunities

Historical Performance Practice

All admitted students receive full tuition support and a generous stipends.


Each student receives support through a fellowship carrying a generous stipend and tuition waiver. Graduate assistantship duties require service of approximately ten hours per week and include teaching assistantships, research assistantships, work with departmental publicity and marketing, and internships with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, including its Library and Archives. Well-advanced students have the opportunity to become Instructors of Record for undergraduate courses, acquiring invaluable experience in the classroom. The Department of Music and the Center for Popular Music Studies also sponsors an annual summer research fellowship program at the Library of Congress.

Music Education

The music education program has significant funding for tuition waivers and graduate assistantships. Graduate assistants support many areas of the music education program, including ensembles (bands, choirs, orchestras), initiatives in research and music technology, and undergraduate music education courses.