College of Music

University of Colorado Boulder

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships in Music Education

The University of Colorado College of Music offers Graduate Assistantships to qualified masters and doctoral students in music education.

Assignments and Responsibilities

Students awarded a quarter-time assistantship work 10-12 hours per week. Assistantship duties, which are assigned on the basis of experience and expertise, encompass the following courses, activities, and positions:

  • Woodwind, Brass, and String Techniques
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Teaching General Music
  • Early Field Experience and Student Teaching Supervision
  • Early Field Experience Coordinator
  • Departmental Technology Coordinator
  • Program Administrative Assistant
  • Faculty Research Assistant
Contracts and Awards

Current first year, nine-month assistantships provide stipends ranging from $7,894 to $9,527. In addition, tuition waivers (6 credit hours per semester) are awarded to both in-state ($6,252) and out-of-state ($17,028) students. The university also covers 70% of the cost of health insurance premiums for all graduate assistants ($1,701). The total value of assistantships ranges from approximately $15,847 to $28,256. Assistantships are renewable pending approval of the music education faculty (maximum of two years for masters students and three years for doctoral students).


To receive full consideration for a Graduate Assistantship in Music Education, all application materials must be received by December 1. To request application information related to graduate programs and teaching assistantships, please contact Steve Bruns, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at 303-492-2207or by email.

Additional Information

If you have additional questions about graduate programs or teaching assistantships in music education, please contact Music Education Department Chair Martina Miranda at 303-492-5498 or by email.