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Graduate Admissions in Music at the University of Pittsburgh

Tuesday, November 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Marysol Quevedo
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The Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for its graduate program for 2017-2018. The program comprises four sub-disciplines of music scholarship and creative activity: composition/theory, ethnomusicology, jazz studies, and musicology. Assistantships and fellowships are awarded on a merit basis. The Department offers the following financial assistance for graduate students:

Teaching Assistantships are available to students who have not completed the master's degree. They provide a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, and a stipend of about $18,000 in exchange for teaching and related duties.

 

Teaching Fellowships are available to students who hold the master's degree or master’s equivalent. They provide a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, and a stipend of about $18,600 in exchange for duties similar to those assigned to teaching assistants.

 

Graduate Student Assistantships provide payment of tuition and a stipend of about $15,000 in exchange for assisting faculty members in library research, editorial duties, or similar academic tasks.

Provost's Humanities Fellowships are awarded by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences to a few outstanding entering students in the school. The award is for one year, and provides a stipend of about $21,000 plus a full tuition scholarship. There are no teaching duties or other duties.

 

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships are awarded by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences each year to approximately 45 outstanding continuing graduate students in the arts and sciences. Each fellowship carries a stipend of about $21,000 plus a tuition scholarship for two terms. Awards are made annually on a competitive basis, and they may occasionally be renewed one time. No teaching is required. Candidates must be nominated by the Department.

 

K. Leroy Irvis Fellowships are for groups underrepresented in the national pool of earned doctoral degrees as well as within the professorate at Pitt. Most of these nonteaching fellowships are offered for one year, but enhanced fellowships for two years also are available. They provide a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend equivalent to that of a teaching assistantship/fellowship.

Three A&S Fellowships are awarded each year to outstanding entering graduate students in music. The award is for one year and carries a stipend comparable to that of a teaching assistantship/fellowship plus a full-tuition scholarship. There are no teaching or other duties. One fellowship is specifically for a Musicologist.

 

One A&S Fellowship for Southeast Asian Music is for one year and carries a stipend comparable to that of a teaching assistant plus a full-tuition scholarship. There are no teaching or other duties. It is given once every four years.

 

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships are federally funded fellowships for entering or continuing students whose coursework includes study of the language and culture of a foreign area. For 2017-18, the languages supported are: Chinese, Korean, and Japanese (East Asia); Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Slovak, Turkish, and Ukrainian (Eastern Europe); Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Turkish, and Swahili (Global). This award provides a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend of about $18,000 for one year, with the possibility of renewal. There are no teaching or other duties. For more information, go to: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/FLAS

  

The Chancellor's Fellowship in Chinese Studies is awarded annually to an outstanding

PhD candidate specializing in Chinese studies. Renewable up to three years, this award provides a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend of around $18,000. No teaching is required. For more information, go to: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/funding/graduate

 

Japan Iron and Steel Federation/Mitsubishi Graduate Fellowships in Japanese Studies are funded through the Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi Endowment Funds and graduate and professional schools of Pitt. These awards provide a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend of around $21,000 for the academic year to support the study of Japan by graduate students in the social sciences or humanities. Applicants must have completed at least two years of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period. For more information, go to: http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/funding/graduate

 

A&S Summer Fellowships for graduate students in music are awarded to no fewer than six students each year, on a competitive basis, who are in their second or third year in the music doctoral program. They provide a stipend of up to $3,000 for language study, conducting pre- dissertation research, festival attendance, travel, and other purposes. Students can receive this fellowship for up to two summers.

More information about financial assistance is available at the School of Arts And Sciences Graduate Studies website (http://www.as.pitt.edu/graduate). For information on music department admissions, contact the department's Director of Graduate Admissions, Professor Amy Williams (amywill@pitt.edu). Departmental information is on our website: http://www.music.pitt.edu/graduate/admissions


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