Graduate composers at UF have ample opportunities for their compositions to be performed and recorded. These opportunities are student-led, with student organizations empowered to invite professional performers and ensembles of their choosing. The slate of guest performers for the 2020-21 academic year includes loadbang, Irvine Arditti, the Bold City Contemporary Ensemble, Unheard-of//Ensemble, Transient Canvas, and Icarus Quartet, among others.
Available as well are competitive opportunities for large ensemble readings and performances, which has included the University Symphony Orchestra, UF Bands, Jazz Bands, and New Music Ensemble.
Electroacoustic compositions are featured on the UnBalanced Connection concert series, which provides performance opportunities each semester.
We believe that it is important for graduate students to get experience in the classroom, and our graduate students are automatically considered for a teaching assistantship in the area, depending on the area needs and the expertise of the student. Graduate students assist with our aural skills, written theory, music technology, composition, and arranging courses.
Graduate students in composition are automatically considered for teaching assistantships in the area, which come with a competitive funding package that includes a stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. For complete descriptions of the funding packages available for each specific graduate degree, please see the following links: MM, DMA, PhD.