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The Department of Music at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for its graduate program in Music for 2012-2013.  The program comprises four sub-disciplines of music scholarship: ethnomusicology, musicology, composition and theory, and jazz studies. Assistantships and fellowships are awarded on a merit basis. Students in good standing receive full financial support through at least four years of study and up to two summer research fellowships. 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 $15,830 (subject to change) in exchange for teaching and related duties.

Teaching Fellowships are available to students who hold the master’s degree. They provide a full tuition scholarship, health insurance, and a stipend of about $16,460 (subject to change) in exchange for duties similar to those assigned to teaching assistants.

Graduate Student Assistantships provide payment of tuition and a stipend of $12,920 (subject to change) in exchange for assisting a faculty member in library research, editorial duties, or similar academic tasks.

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowships are awarded by the School of Arts and Sciences each year to approximately 45 outstanding graduate students in the arts and sciences. Each fellowship carries a stipend of $19,165 (subject to change) 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.

A&S/Provost’s Humanities Fellowships are awarded by the School of Arts and Sciences to a few outstanding entering students in the school. The award is for one year, and provides a stipend $19,165 (subject to change) plus a full tuition scholarship. There are no teaching duties or other duties. Students usually move on to a regular teaching assistantship or fellowship after their first year.

FAS/Provost’s Development/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 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 assistant or fellow. Students move on to regular teaching assistantships after their Irvis Fellowship year.

The A&S/UPBC Fellowship is awarded to an outstanding entering graduate student in music. The award is for one year and carries a stipend comparable to that of a teaching assistant plus a tuition scholarship. There are no teaching or other duties. Students usually move on to a regular teaching assistantship or fellowship after their first year.

The A&S Fellowsip is awarded to an outstanding entering graduate student in music. The award 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. Students usually move on to a regular teaching assistantship or fellowship after their first year.

AMS Alliance Fellowships are awarded by Pitt as an Alliance School with the American Musicological Society. These fellowships are for three years, and are for applicants from groups underrepresented in the fields of music scholarship. They carry a full-tuition scholarship and a stipend equivalent to that of a teaching assistant or fellow. There are no teaching or other duties. Students usually move on to a regular teaching fellowship in their fourth year.

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships are federally funded fellowships for students whose course loads include study of the language and culture of a foreign area. At Pitt these include East Asia, Latin America, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe (including Russia). 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. Students usually move on to a regular teaching assistantship or fellowship after their FLAS year.

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 $18,000 (subject to change). No teaching is required.

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 $16,000 (subject to change) 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.

A&S Summer Fellowships for graduate students in music are awarded to no fewer than six students each year 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, travel, and other purposes.

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

More general information can be found on the University Graduate Admissions website (http://www.pitt.edu/~graduate/admissions.html).

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