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University of Florida Piano Graduate Teaching Assistantships - Beginning Fall 2020

The assistantships are open to pianists seeking a Master of Music in Piano Performance or Doctor of Musical Arts beginning in the Fall of 2020.

*This information is from 2019. Numbers may change for 2020-2021, and the information will be updated later in the fall.

  • Tuition waiver (value of $22,000 for non-Florida residents/international students or $8,000 for Florida residents)
    **Currently the tuition waiver covers 100% of required credits for MM, and 90% of required credits (54 out of 60 credits) for DMA. While it is not guaranteed, every effort will be made to offer a summer appointment to offset the out-of-pocket expenses.
  • $10,560 annual stipend
  • Health Insurance

Piano Graduate Assistants will be assigned to teach in the secondary piano program, as well as perform in various ensembles, classes and in the graduate chamber music group. The Contract is at 0.33 FTE which equals 13 contract hours per week. 

For overview of the graduate assistantships, visit here.

Interested applicants should visit the graduate admission page on the UF School of Music website.  Questions about the assistantship or audition process can be emailed to Dr. Arakawa (

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