Teaching Assistantships

Each year we award up to 25 Teaching Assistantships to talented students, placing them in Boston-area El Sistema-inspired programs and in the Cambridge Public Schools. In addition to offering real-world teaching experience, these assistantships provide tuition remission up to $10,000 per year. 

  • As a teaching assistant, I have been provided with opportunities that are an irreplaceable part of graduate school experience. By venturing into Boston Public Schools, I am able to see what music education truly looks like. I am viewed as an expert in my field by my colleagues, peers, and the teachers I assist; each day that I spend representing Longy’s Teaching Assistantship Program leaves me humbled after seeing what powerful influence a musician can have outside the walls of my conservatory.
    Justin Croushore, MM candidate
  • My Teaching Assistantship was a wonderful learning opportunity. The faculty and staff at the Conservatory Lab School provided a supportive, nurturing environment in which I was able to challenge myself and grow as a teacher. The students, who I had the opportunity to work with several days a week, inspired everyone around them with their enthusiasm and creativity. As an alum of the Teaching Assistantship program, I now have a stronger foundation as a teacher, a better sense of how I'd like to incorporate teaching into my career, and new ideas of how I'd like to bring music to the community.
    Stephanie Cambra, MM '13