Graduate Assistantships and Scholarships at Westminster Choir College

Graduate Scholarships

At the time the admission decision is made, every incoming full time graduate student is reviewed automatically for merit scholarship. Scholarship amounts range from $2,000 per year up to $12,000 per year and are based on audition results and academics. Scholarships are renewable for two years as long as recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA, are enrolled full time, and are in good academic standing.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantship Awards are available each year for select incoming graduate students.   The graduate assistantships assignments fall into two categories:

  • Departmental Assistantships
  • Work Study Assistantships

The Departmental Assistantships are in the following departments:

  • Choral Conducting
  • Music Education
  • Organ
  • Piano Accompanying
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Sacred Music
  • Theory and Composition
  • Voice

Departmental Assistantship assignments are made based on previous experience and faculty recommendations.


The following departments offer Work Study Assistantships:

This list is subject to change.

Academic Support Services
Alumni and Development Offices
Continuing Education / Conservatory
Office of Financial Aid
Performance Management
Associate Dean/Registrar's Office
Office of Admission
Associate Dean of Students
Dean's Office
External Affairs
Library and Performance Collection
Office of Information Technology

 

To Apply for a Work Study Assistantship:

Please contact Kate Shields via email at [email protected] with Graduate Assistantship in the subject line.  Please attach your most current work resume (not a performance resume) or work history.  

Selection for an assignment will be based on some or all of the following criteria:

  • Academic Record
  • Audition Results
  • Previous Work History

A Graduate Assistantship Award consists of two parts:

Graduate Scholarship (see above) and a Work Study assignment.

The graduate scholarship amount will vary depending on audition results and previous academic records. Scholarships are renewable for two years (4 semesters) as long as recipients maintain a 3.0 GPA, are enrolled in full time study (9 or more credits), and are in good academic standing. The Graduate Scholarship portion of the award is credited each semester to student accounts (half of the total amount each semester).

Work study assignments are made at the discretion of the Graduate Assistantship Award Committee.  The Graduate Assistantship/Work Study assignments involve 10 - 20 hours per week of service to the college, earnings to be paid directly to the students.  Graduate Assistants may earn up to approximately $4,800 per year ($2,400 per semester) with the assignment.  The actual amount of earnings will vary up to the maximum, depending on the number of hours worked.  Most Graduate Assistants work an average of 10 - 15 hours per week in the assignment.  Consideration will be given only to full time students accepted into the graduate program.  International students must have a minimum of 80 (internet based test) on the TOEFL and a valid Social Security number to be employed on campus. Assistantships are reviewed at the end of the first year and are not renewable after the second year (4th semester).