Music Scholarships and Assistantships

All scholarship auditions need to be scheduled online (see 'Audition Schedule') or through Will Roesch 406-243-6881,


All students auditioning prior to March 1st will be considered for School of Music Scholarships. 
The School of Music scholarships are separate from the UM scholarships. You are encouraged to apply for admission to the University of Montana at any point and earn academic and leadership scholarships based on GPA and Test scores. You may have scholarships from both the university and the School of Music. 


All students auditioning prior to March 1st will be considered for School of Music Scholarships. 

Financial Assistance/Teaching Assistantships 

The School of Music offers a limited number of competitive graduate teaching assistantships (GTAs) available during the normal academic year. Graduate students in these positions assist faculty with course instruction and grading of assignments and exams as well as important programmatic needs. Service in these positions can be used to enhance professional resumes and often result in strong job references. Graduate teaching assistants are selected by the School of Music according to their suitability of background and the School's needs. Appointments are made annually and GTAs work approximately 20 hours per week. Usually, only applicants admitted under full status to the Graduate School are eligible for teaching assistantships. In addition to their salaries, teaching assistants receive a tuition waiver.  Additional fees charged by the University are not included in the TA waiver package. Teaching assistants are required to register for a minimum of 6 credits each semester, and the waiver covers a maximum of 9 credits each semester. 

Teaching Fellowships and Talent Scholarships may also be available to qualified applicants. 

Assistantship Application and Deadline:

Applications must be postmarked by March 1 when applying for a teaching assistantship or fellowship. However, entrance auditions must be completed in advance of March 1.  Incoming and current students requesting a teaching assistantship/fellowship should submit a letter of application (cover letter) and resume to: 

Dr. James Randall, Director
School of Music
University of Montana
32 Campus Dr.
Missoula, MT 59812-7992