Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Graduate Music Information, Policies and Procedures

IX. Assistantships and Waivers

A. Description

Butler University's School of Music offers a limited number of tuition waivers and assistantships to graduate students.

A tuition waiver covers the cost of tuition, or a percentage of tuition, for one academic year. Any additional fees (such as the Applied Music Fee) are not covered by the waiver. Students who receive a full tuition waiver are expected to contribute 45 hours per semester of work as assigned by the Chair of the School of Music. These duties might include, for example, assisting with recruitment events or music festivals on or off-campus, office work, etc.

A graduate assistantship covers the full cost of tuition for one academic year; in addition, there is a small stipend which is paid over nine months. Any additional fees (such as the Applied Music Fee) are not covered by the assistantship. All graduate assistants work with a faculty supervisor and are assigned a specific task, such as assisting with the band, orchestra or choir, supervising the music technology lab, etc.

All students who wish to be considered for one of these awards must submit an application, including an up-to-date resume, by February 1. In addition, returning students are required to submit two letters of recommendation. New students do not need to submit any letters of recommendation. Assistantships and waivers are renewable for a second year.

B. Application

Application form (PDF)

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