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Music Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are available for qualified students who wish to pursue a Master of Music degree, with concentrations in Performance, Conducting, or Music Education (including Initial Licensure Program).  Assistantships require 20 hours of work per week. In some cases, all 20 hours are reserved for a single task or title, while other assistantships combine tasks from more than one area to equal 20 hours.

Priority consideration is given to assistantship applicants who audition before March 31 although applications will continue to be accepted after this date.


Title Duties
GTA-R Teach undergraduate general music courses (MUS 1030 Introduction to Music and MUS 2200 Popular World Music)
Social Media Assistant Assist department website & social media updates
Concert Programs Work with the music department to prepare programs for the departments concerts, recitals and other events
Equipment Manager Issue equipment to students, faculty and staff; maintain department’s inventory of equipment (instruments, instructional technology, and student lockers)
Recruiting and Outreach Assist in the department's recruiting activities and agenda
Theory Tutor Assist with tutoring undergraduate theory and ear-training students; proctor and/or grade assignments, quizzes and exams
Auditions Assistant Work with the Scholarship/Auditions committee to facilitate Audition days
Musicology/Ethnomusicology Assist with tutoring undergraduate musicology and ethnomusicology students; proctor and/or grade assignments, quizzes, and exams; assist with faculty research
Collaborative Piano Accompany undergraduate private voice and instrumental students; accompany choral and instrumental ensemble. Generally reserved for students pursuing MM in Performance (piano).
Concert Hall Assistant Assistant in the personnel and technical operations of the Mabry Concert Hall
Athletic Bands Assist in the general operations of the Governor's Own Marching Band (GOMB)
Choral Conducting Assist with general operation of APSU Choirs. Generally reserved for students pursuing MM in Choral Conducting.
Instrumental Conducting Assist with general operation of APSU Instrumental Ensembles. Generally reserved for students pursuing MM in Instrumental Conducting.
Music Education Assist with general operation of APSU Music Education Program and related activities. Generally reserved for students pursuing MM in Music Education.
Applied Studio / Private Instruction Assist with the general operation of an applied studio; may include teaching applied lessons to undergraduate students and/or coaching chamber ensembles. Generally reserved for students pursuing MM in Performance.
Opera Assistant Assist with general operation / rehearsal of the Opera productions. Generally reserved for students pursuing MM in Vocal Performance.
Ensemble Performance Perform in large and/or chamber ensembles that are not part of the required degree program.
Music Librarian General organization and daily operations of the instrumental music library.

 Interested students should:

  1. Consult audition requirements and complete a web request for an audition time.
  2. Submit an application to the College of Graduate Studies.
  3. Complete the music department GTA interest survey


For more information, contact

Department of Music
P.O. Box 4625
Clarksville, TN 37044
P: 931-221-7818
F: 931-221-7529