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Robert Sirota
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  • Good experience as a doctoral teaching fellow

    Former Employee - Doctoral Teaching Fellow; Tutoring Program Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Doctoral Teaching Fellow; Tutoring Program Coordinator in New York, NY

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    Pros

    I had the opportunity to teach aural skills and music theory classes for three years as a Doctor of Musical Arts teaching fellow in the theory department. Supervisor is very organized, students are generally talented and enthusiastic. I taught freshmen, sophomores, and grad students at various levels. Great teaching experience!

    Cons

    MSM's bureaucracy and operations can be rather wonky and outdated; i.e., lots of filling out lengthy forms for things that really should be done online. Pay is not great at this school, especially in light of the cost of living in NYC. Difficult to reserve or find practice rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a more generous financial package for your doctoral students so that they do not have to take out extra loans or work side jobs to afford school. See above regarding the need for an effective online intrastructure for registering for classes, submitting grades, etc.

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Website www.msmnyc.edu
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1917
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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Music is on the minds of students at the Manhattan School of Music in New York. The school is dedicated to the study of jazz and classical music. Majors range from orchestral instruments and voice to piano, composition, and jazz. It has more than 800 students and nearly 275 faculty. The school provides undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Manhattan School of Music also offers distance learning and a Global Conservatory, which provides video conferencing to institutions throughout the world. Famous alumni include Harry Connick, Jr., Herbie Hancock, and Yusef... More

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