Friday, January 03, 2014

Call for Pianists: Graduate Assistantship at Stephen F. Austin State University

Ron Petti from Stephen F. Austin State University sends along the following information about their graduate assistantship in collaborative piano:
Graduate assistants in piano accompanying are afforded the opportunity to work with nearly every area within the School of Music, including choral ensembles, opera workshop, wind ensemble, orchestra, vocalists, and instrumentalists. Work load includes up to 20 clock hours per week and the 9-month stipend is approximately $9,200. More information about auditions or the assistantship is available from:
Dr. Ron Petti, Director of Accompanying
rpetti [at] sfasu dot edu
(936) 468-1191  
The School of Music at SFA  
With approximately 400 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, the School of Music at Stephen F. Austin State University is a thriving community of musicians and scholars. The various fields of study offered include music education, performance, conducting and theory/composition. With a wide variety of performance opportunities and a central location between Houston and Dallas, SFA provides an ideal setting for pursuing graduate studies in music.  
Address assistantship applications to:  
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Music
Stephen F. Austin State University
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
graduatemusic [at] sfasu dot edu

For more information about programs at SFA, you can visit the graduate admissions and performance track page with information about the collaborative piano program.

(Thanks Ron!)


  1. Anonymous8:21 AM

    20 clock hours per week that demand 60 clock hours of practice per week? :)

  2. Graduate assistantships up to 20 hours per week are par for the course. That is the amount of hours that can be worked by foreign students without an official work visa. I had a similar assistantship when I was at Eastman.

  3. Anonymous6:13 PM

    Wow, that works out to barely more than $10/hour. Which I guess is fine for someone who desperately needs the experience, but that is really a ton of work on top of all the graduate coursework.

  4. Anonymous9:42 PM

    Many of the 20 hours of "work" would most probably be used toward the accompanying requirements needed to complete the graduate degree--work the student would be required to do whether paid or not.