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Assistantships and Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

Several Graduate Assistantships are awarded in Jazz Studies. Applicants must demonstrate a high level of performance and/or writing ability in the jazz idiom. Teaching experience is very desirable but not required. Computer skills are also very desirable. Depending on the qualifications of the applicant, duties may include coaching jazz combos, directing a big band, teaching improvisation, arranging, or secondary jazz piano, supervision of the Jazz Music Library, supervision of the Jazz Recordings Library, supervision of the Jazz Computer and Recording Studio, office work, equipment supervision, sound reinforcement and recording, or assisting the 12 jazz faculty members.

Awards cover full tuition plus stipend. Applications for graduate assistantships will be reviewed beginning on the first audition date in January. They will be considered until appointments are made.


All applicants to CCM are automatically considered for a scholarship based primarily on ability as demonstrated at the audition/interview. Applicants for financial aid based on need must apply to the University Student Financial Aid Office. Contact the CCM Admissions Office for additional information about talent-based scholarships, academic-based scholarships and need-based aid. Please note carefully the deadlines for all scholarship and financial aid applications.