Department of Music

Graduate Teaching Assistantships (TAs)

UAF Department of Music Teaching Assistantships are available to full-time graduate music students.

Graduate teaching assistants can be paid for the equivalent of a maximum of 20 hours per week while school is in session. Students with assistantships must be registered for at least nine credits during the fall and spring semesters (audited classes do not count towards registration requirements).

Teaching Assistantships in the Department of Music may be available in the following areas (depending on the needs and availability within the department):

UAF Pep Band
UAF World Beat Ensemble
Music Fundamentals
Music Appreciation
UAF Music Library
Music Theory
Music Technology
Piano Accompaniment
Music Education
Functional Piano
Class Piano
UAF Ensembles (winds, strings, choir, brass, percussion)               

The typical appointment involves working up to 20 hours per week. A teaching assistant receives a stipend, health insurance and tuition payment (see below) by the university:

  • For no more than 10 credits if the workload is 15 to 20 hours per week.
  • For no more than 5 credits if the workload is 10 to 14 hours per week.
  • If the assistantship appointment begins on or before the first day of instruction and ends on or after the last day of final examinations for that semester (16 or more weeks). 4/15/93.

Click HERE to download the UAF Department of Music Supplemental Application Form

The above Department of Music Supplemental Application Form must be submitted with your Department of Music application supplemental materials. Please see "Step 2 - Support Materials for the Department of Music" at the"Graduate Admission Guidelines" link found under "Master of Arts Degree in Music" section.