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Bloomington, IN 47405

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Bloomington, IN 47405

Hours: 8 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
Phone: 812-855-1738Phone

E-mail: musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu

musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Eric Isaacson), Director 
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Collin Lewis), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Janis Cooper Parker), Doctoral Clerk

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Summer and Fall 2004 and Spring 2005 Announcements

Here you will find recent e-mail announcements sent by the Graduate Office. Please check your IU e-mail address regularly. If you prefer to use another e-mail address, please arrange to have mail forwarded from your IU account; information on how to do this is available at http://kb.indiana.edu/data/adzy.html.

Spring 2005 Announcements

25 May 2005: To all graduate students

Grades for Spring 2005

Graduate students,

By now you should have received your final grades for the spring 2005 semester in the mail - you can also view your grades on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/Services/grades.html#gradeonestart for instructions). Please note that if you received a grade of "I" in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your grades for the spring semester. 

26 April 2005: To all graduate students

End of semester reminders

Good morning,

Here are a few things you will need to keep in mind as the Spring semester comes to a close -

The last day to register without late fees for Summer Session II is Thursday, June 16. If you register on Friday, June 17 or later you will be responsible for a late registration fee.

The last day to register without late fees for Fall is Thursday, August 25. If you register on Friday, August 26 or later you will be responsible for a late registration fee.

Before you can register for any semester or summer session you need to submit a program planning sheet to the Music Graduate Office. Please remember that it takes 24 hours for our office to process your program planning sheet, so you need to submit it at least one day before you plan to register.

Anyone who plans to graduate in May, 2005 must submit an application for graduation to the Music Graduate Office by May 6, 2005 (if you have not already done so). You can get the form in our office (Merrill Hall 011) or from our web site at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Forms.html. Please note that the application for graduation is necessary for all students who plan to complete their degree this May, even those who do not plan to attend the commencement ceremony. The last day to apply for August, 2005 graduation is August 12.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

5 April 2005: To all graduate students

Registration reminders

Graduate Students,

This is just a reminder that if you want to register for both summer and fall you will need to submit two program planning sheets to the Music Graduate office (one for each semester or summer session).

Please remember that all masters, visiting and diploma students who are registering for summer session II must enroll in ensemble. It is also important to keep in mind that full-time enrollment is a requirement for any semester or summer session in which you choose to enroll.

Masters students: full-time during summer session II is 4 credits (including ensemble), 8 credits during fall or spring.

Diploma and Visiting students: full-time during summer session II is 4 credits (including ensemble and lessons), 9 credits during fall or spring.

Doctoral students: full-time during summer session II is 3 credits, 8 credits during fall or spring until your coursework is complete.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about registration or your program requirements.

28 March 2005: To all graduate students

Fall Registration Information

Dear School of Music Graduate Students:

Registration for the fall semester will begin on Monday, April 4. Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.

For links to the on-line Schedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web site: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm. Please note that the Schedule of Classes for Fall (as listed online) currently has a great deal of incorrect information. This will be updated soon, but keep in mind that the course listings will change before registration begins. We expect that it will be updated at the end of this week.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions.

Sara Erbes

21 March 2005: To all graduate students

Registration for Summer Sessions 2005

Dear School of Music Graduate Students:

Registration for the summer sessions will begin on Wednesday, March 23.  Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.

For links to the on-line Schedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web site:

http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm 

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions.

Registration for the fall semester will start on April 4, 2005. 

There has been a change to the way summer session registration will be billed - for more information, please see the Bursar's office website here:  http://www.indiana.edu/~blbursar/body/other/sis_information.php#Summer%20Term%202005

28 February 2005: To all Masters and Doctoral students

GPSO Spring 2005 Research Grant

Graduate Students,

If you have any questions regarding this grant or the application process, please e-mail gpsofnds@indiana.edu with the Subject line "Research Grant".

Announcing the GPSO Spring 2005 Research Grant deadline March 25th

These grants provide funding for Bloomington graduate and professional students for research expenses incurred in connection with academic research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payment to consultants, the purchase of microfilm and computer supplies, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials for research. Expenses that are not supported include typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, routine laboratory supplies, and travel costs for conferences or workshops.

For application and instructions, go to:
<http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/researchAwards.html>
http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/researchAwards.html 

Please submit all materials to the GPSO by 5 PM, Friday, March 25, 2005.

25 February 2005: To all doctoral students

Summer Written Qualifying Exams 

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam this Summer Session II, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by March 15, 2005.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (MU011).

You do not have to reserve a specific date for this summer yet, but we need to know if you are planning to take a written exam so that we have time to request the exam questions from your Advisory Committee representatives before the majority of the faculty leaves for the Summer.

Don't forget that you need to submit a "Doctoral Written Qualifying Examination Request Form" before you can request to take any qualifying examination. See http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.html for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact Beth Heidenreich (855-1738 or musdoc@indiana.edu) if you have any questions about scheduling written exams.

11 February 2005: To all graduate students

Application for Graduation 

Graduate Students,

If you are planning to graduate this May or August, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can get the form from our web site at  http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Graduation.html or in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).  It's very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes.

If you do not remember whether you have already done this, you can check your degree progress report on OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu).  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is bold and says "false", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not bold and says "true," then we have. 

Please remember that we are still in the process of putting information into these reports in the new system, so your report may not yet show all the work you have done.

You may submit the application as late as the last day of classes, but if you want your name to appear in the commencement program you need to do this by Thursday, February 24, 2005.  We strongly suggest you submit your application as soon as possible.  

Please contact us (musgrad@indiana.edu) if you have any questions or concerns.

7 February 2005: To all masters and doctoral students

Preparing Future Faculty Conference 

1:00 Keynote Address:
Dr. Jeanne Sept, Dean of Faculties, Indiana University-Bloomington
2:15-3:15 Panel #3: Life after landing the job: Advice from junior faculty

3:30-4:30 Panel #4: “HOT TOPIC:” Politics in higher education
All students registered for and present at lunch will be entered in a random drawing to win items donated by: Aver's Pizza, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Campus Instructional Consulting, Indiana University Press, Tutto Béne, and White Mountain Creamery, among others.

You must RSVP for lunch by Monday, Feb 14th. You can RSVP by sending your name and departmental affiliation to: jgerrity@indiana.edu 

If you have any questions about the conference (other than lunch RSVP), please feel free to contact Emily Fairchild, PFF fellow in sociology, at: efairchi@indiana.edu

Graduate students, this is information about a conference that will be held next week that might be of interest to you.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Emily Fairchild, PFF fellow in sociology, at: efairchi@indiana.edu

To all graduate students,

The 10th Annual Preparing Future Faculty Conference will be held Friday, February 18th in the Indiana Memorial Union.

The conference is open to all IU graduate students and is free of charge (although you must RSVP for lunch).
The conference program is as follows. All panels are in the Dogwood Room; lunch is in the Georgian room.
8:30-9:00 Registration and continental breakfast in the Dogwood room
9:00-9:15 Welcome, Gene Kintgen, Associate Dean of the University Graduate School
9:15-10:45 Panel #1: Developing your professional record as a graduate student
11:00-12:30 Panel #2: Navigating the job market
12:45-2:00 Lunch: Georgian Room, IMU

2 February 2005: To all masters and doctoral students

Educational Opportunity Fellowships

The University Graduate School offers Educational Opportunity Fellowships of $1500 to certain students to help support their graduate studies.

"The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply. . . .EOF stipends are $750 per semester. The fellowship entitles nonresident students to pay tuition at the resident rate for up to a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester. A possible summer award includes a $350 stipend and 6 credit hours."

Detailed information is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~grdschl/gmo/eof2000fly.htm; the application form is at http://www.indiana.edu/~grdschl/gmo/eof_app.doc

If you are eligible and interested, please submit

--the two-page application available at the link above, and

--a copy of your FAFSA application; 

Please submit this on paper to the Music Graduate Office by 9 AM on Friday, 4 February 2005. 

I am sorry that the deadline is so soon, but did not want to let this opportunity pass. We will be able to give more warning in the future. Please let me know if you have questions, but do not delay applying if you are interested.

Prof. Daniel R. Melamed
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Music
Indiana University

25 January 2005: To all School of Music Students 

Artist Diploma Auditions

To all School of Music students:

Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2005 semester will be held Wednesday, March 2, 3.30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, March 4.

Who must perform an audition

Each student who has been recommended by their department for the Artist Diploma program must perform a School-wide AD audition. This includes

--Students new to the School of Music who began the AD program in the spring 2005 semester.

--Current School of Music students in another program who would like to be considered for the AD program. These students must first play an audition for their department and be recommended before they may perform a School-wide AD audition. Please note that current IU students must audition this semester if they wish to begin the AD program in the summer or fall.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other School of Music programs should discuss their interest in the AD program with their teachers. They should then come to the Music Graduate Office (MU011) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, January 28 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students recommended for a School-wide AD audition (AD students new this semester and current students recommended by their departments) should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (MU011) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 18.

The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.

14 January 2005: To all doctoral students

Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html. If you have questions please contact the Graduate Office.

Doctoral Information Session

No sign-up is necessary. We hope to see you there!

11 January 2005: To all graduate students

Schedule Adjustment Reminder

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process. We will also go over the final project guidelines. Dr. Daniel R. Melamed, Director of Graduate Studies, and Beth Heidenreich, Doctoral Clerk, will be available to answer your questions.

Graduate Students:

The end of this week, Friday January 14, is the last day to make any schedule changes using the OneStart system (www.onestart.iu.edu). There is a $6 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you change your schedule in OneStart. 

Friday, January 14 is also the last day to get a 100% refund on a dropped course.  Remember that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for being enrolled full-time (at least 8 credits for Masters and Doctoral students, 9 credits for PD, AD, and Visiting students).

Starting Tuesday, January 18 (Academic Offices are closed on Monday, January 17), to change your schedule you will need to get a form from the Music Graduate office, collect various signatures, and take the form to the Registrar's office. There will be a $22 schedule adjustment fee charged per drop and per add. 

If you drop a class during the week of January 17 you will receive only a 75% refund of your tuition fees. Remember that with the new system if you drop a class after Friday, January 14 and add another class in it's place you still won't get a refund for the full tuition of the dropped class.

Friday, January 14 is also the last day for School of Music students to register.

Please contact our office if you have any questions.  Our phone number is 855-1738.  Our email address is musgrad@indiana.edu.

Sara Erbes

5 January 2005: To doctoral students

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 19 at 4:00 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 5:30 pm.

Minor field exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 29), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 14.

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 29, 2005, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Sara Erbes

P.S. To make sure everyone receives this note we have used two mailing lists; please excuse us if you receive more than one copy.

Doctoral students,

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects.

Fall 2004 Announcements

14 December 2004:  To all graduate students

Registration Reminder

Graduate students,

The registration period for spring semester is almost over. For those of you who have not yet registered but want to take classes this spring, you need to register before Friday, January 7 to avoid late registration fees.

Friday, January 14 will be the last day School of Music students will be eligible to register.

Information on registration is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm. Remember that it takes 24 hours for our office to process your program planning sheet, so don't wait until the last minute to turn it in. Please note that the Music Graduate office will be closed from December 22 through January 3 for the holiday break.

If you have any questions about registration, make an appointment to see me, stop by Merrill Hall 011, call 855-1738, or e-mail musgrad@indiana.edu.

A note on degree audits. The University's new Degree Progress Reports are available through OneStart, but for many students the audit you can see there is incomplete. Please do not worry about this; we are still in the process of converting all your information from your IUCARE (our audit ) to the new report. Be assured that we still have records of everything you have done even though the new audit may not yet show it. We will send an e-mail announcement when the conversion is finished and the new audits are fully ready.

Sara Erbes

2 December 2004: To all graduate students

Graduate Entrance Exam in Sight Singing (for students who started their graduate program in Fall 2004)

Masters and Doctoral students:

If you started your graduate program in Fall 2004 it is now possible to sign up for an individual exam time for the Graduate Entrance Exam in Sight Singing, which will be held on Thursday, January 6. You do not need to take the exam if you passed the sight singing exam in August or are currently enrolled in T509.

In order to sign up for a time, you have three options: 1. Drop by the Music Graduate Office in Merrill Hall 011 during our regular office hours (9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm, Monday through Friday). 2. Call 855-1738. 3. Email musgrad@indiana.edu with a request to sign up for an exam time (include your full name and program with the request). You will then receive an email back with your exam time.

You must sign up by January 5 if you want to take the exam.

The schedule for the other Graduate Entrance Exams can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Dates.htm#Orientation. The Sight Singing exam is the only exam you need to sign up for ahead of time.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Sara Erbes

30 November 2004: To all graduate students

Grants and scholarships

Good afternoon,

The following are two opportunities for scholarships or grants. Please read the information below and contact the offices that administer the scholarships if you have any questions.

Graduate Student Exchanges

The Office of International Programs maintains exchange agreements that provide a variety of opportunities for Indiana University graduate students to conduct research, study, and teach at selected partner institutions abroad. Please contact the Office of International Programs for application materials and details on specific programs. This announcement and application materials are also available on their web site at http://www.indiana.edu/~intlprog/grad.html.
Questions regarding this program should be addressed to:
Rose Vondrasek, Office of International Programs
Franklin Hall 315, Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: (812) 855-7557, E-mail: rvondras@indiana.edu
Application deadline is January 18, 2005.
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**With 300 (or less) opinionated words, you could win $200!**

GPSO Book Scholarship (DEADLINE EXTENDED) The GPSO is announcing a new scholarship designed for graduate and professional students at Indiana University, Bloomington! Three $200 awards will be made through the IU Bookstore to cover the partial cost of course materials for the Spring 2005 semester.
NEW DEADLINE: Monday, December 13, 5 pm!

It's easy to enter:
(1) Just go to www.indiana.edu/~gpso and look for the link to the Book Scholarship in the front page.
(2) Fill out the BOOK SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM, including a 300-word opinion essay.
(3) Print the BOOK SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM and drop it off at the Graduate House (803 E 8th Street, on campus).
(4) Submit the same information via the ONLINE BOOK SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION on the web site.

Three names will be selected at random from all completed applications on December 13th (NEW DEADLINE). A completed application includes (1) a printed essay received at the Graduate House and (2) an online submission, both received by December 13, 2004, 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions regarding this grant or the application process, please e-mail gpsofnds@indiana.edu with the Subject line "Book Scholarship."
******************************************
Amber Smallwood
Leann Terry
2004-2005 GPSO Funding Committee Co-Chairs gpsofnds@indiana.edu

Sara Erbes
______________________________________________________________

2 November 2004: To all graduate students

Music Theory AI Auditions

This message is from Yvonne Gray in the Music Theory office. If you have any questions, please contact her directly at ygray@indiana.edu.

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Good afternoon,

Students who are interested in being considered for an appointment as a music theory AI for the next academic year (2005-2006) need to apply for an audition. (Current theory AIs do not need to re-audition.) Any qualified current graduate student, or current undergraduate student who is applying for admission to a graduate program in the SOM for next year, may request an audition. Theory AIs are not given to undergraduate students.

All current students should fill out an electronic request for an audition time at http://theory.music.indiana.edu/ofc/aud_app.html.

You will then be contacted about a specific time and place for the audition. Auditions for music theory AI positions are normally given during SOM audition weekends.

The deadline to request a music theory AI audition is Monday, January 10, 2005.

Details about the audition are available at http://theory.music.indiana.edu/ofc/ai_aud.html.

The audition consists of sight singing, aural identification, keyboard sight reading, and visual analysis (including discussion of musical materials). Applicants should not audition unless they have very good abilities in most, if not all, of these areas.

Yvonne N. Gray
- Administrative Secretary, Music Theory & Musicology
Voice: 812.855.5716 - Fax: 812.855.4936
- Webmaster, USA International Harp Competition
- Associate of Arts, BGS (in progress), Member NSCS
www.music.indiana.edu/som/theory/office/index.htm

mypage.iu.edu/~ygray/index.htm

20 October 2004: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Good afternoon,

The Auto-W Deadline for fall 2004 is Wednesday, October 27. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Wednesday, October 27, 4 p.m.) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course (any time after October 27).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class with the approval of the chair of the department that offers the course and the Music Graduate Office. You will need to pick up a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office (MU011) in order to gather the necessary signatures, then take the form in person to the Registrar's office in Franklin Hall.

After the Auto-W deadline, you need the approval of the instructor of the course, the chair of the department that offers the course, and the Music Graduate office in order to drop a class. You still need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office. The main differences (other than the extra signature) are that the instructor has the option of giving you a grade of "F" for the course if that is the grade you are earning when you drop it and that you need to petition to the Music Graduate Office for permission to drop a course after the Auto-W deadline.

Please remember that even when you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining a full-time course load - at least 8 credits for masters and doctoral students, at least 9 credits for diploma and visiting students.

Please make an appointment to speak with me or with Dr. Melamed, the Director of Graduate Studies, if you have any questions or concerns.

Sara Erbes

18 October 2004: To all graduate students

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR SPRING SEMESTER, 2005

Dear School of Music Graduate Students:

Registration for the spring semester will begin on Thursday, October 21. Remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.

For links to the on-line Schedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web site:

http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions.

Sara Erbes

18 October 2004: To all graduate students

To all Graduate Students who started in Fall 2004

Good morning,

There have been a few questions recently from new students that I thought many of you who just started here this Fall may want to have answered.

Registration -
In order to register, follow the steps outlined at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm. You do not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week. I will look over your program planning sheet after you drop it off in our office and will sign as the advisor.

If you have questions about what to register for, either make an appointment to speak with me (by calling 855-1738) or send me an email (serbes@indiana.edu).

Graduate Entrance Exams -
If this Fall (2004) was your first semester of enrollment in a Masters or Doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August. The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Dates.htm#Orientation.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID. You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate office at the end of the Fall semester or on Wednesday, January 5. I will send out an email when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester you can re-take the exam in January).

For your information, the review courses are generally offered on the following schedule:

M541 Early Music History Review - every Fall and every Summer Session II of odd numbered years

M542 Late Music History Review - every Spring and every Summer Session II of even numbered years

T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every Summer Session II

T509 Sight Singing Review - every Fall and every Summer Session II of odd numbered years

T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring and every Summer Session II of even numbered years

The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for Diploma and Visiting Students.

Remember that our website www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad is a great source of information about program requirements.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sara Erbes

12 October 2004: To all graduate students

Degree changes and the option to switch to new requirements

Dear School of Music graduate students:

The School of Music recently made changes to the requirements for a number of graduate degrees. The new curricula apply to students entering programs  this fall, but students already in the programs may ask to switch and follow the new curriculum.

If you are in one of the programs listed here, I invite you to have a look at its new requirements linked below and available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/BulletinChanges_03-05.html.  Of course you may continue under the Bulletin in effect when you began, but if you think it would be to your advantage to switch to the new requirements, please make an appointment to speak with Sara Erbes or with me.

·  MM Theory
·  PhD in Music Theory
·  MA in Musicology
·  MM Early Music
·  DM Early Music
·  MM Organ
·  MM Organ and Church Music
·  DM Organ
·  DM Organ and Church Music
·  MM Woodwinds
·  DM Woodwinds

Let us know if you have questions.

Prof. Daniel R. Melamed
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Music
Indiana University

11 October 2004: To all graduate students

Degree Audits

Dear graduate students in the School of Music:

You will be hearing soon from the University that the new degree audit (replacing IUCARE) is now available through OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu). The degree audit helps track your degree progress--it lists the various requirements for your degree and whether you have met them, keeping track both of courses and other requirements like proficiencies.

Although the University has made your degree audit available, you need to know that the process of converting information from IUCARE to the new system is not yet complete. In particular, minors, cognates, proficiency exams, and electives do not yet show up correctly. We have been working for months on this process, but it is not yet finished, given the number of students in the School of Music and the many requirements of each degree.

For many students, then, the degree audit you can now see on OneStart is incomplete. Please do not worry about this; we are converting all your information to the new degree audit, and will send an e-mail announcement when that process is finished. Be assured that we still do have records of everything you have done, even though the new audit does not yet show them.

In the meantime, you can check on your degree progress in IUCARE at www.insite.indiana.edu, though this older system will not show your fall enrollments. You are also welcome to contact the Graduate Office, which can help you confirm what requirements you still need to meet. Please feel free to make an appointment to speak with Sara Erbes (855-1738) if you have any questions about your requirements.

We appreciate your patience during the change.

Prof. Daniel R. Melamed
Director of Graduate Studies

27 September 2004: To all School of Music students

Artist Diploma Auditions

To all School of Music students:

Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2004 semester will be held Wednesday, November 3, 3.30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, November 5.

Who must perform an audition

Each student who has been recommended by their department for the Artist Diploma program must perform a School-wide AD audition. This includes

--Students new to the School of Music who began the AD program in the fall 2004 semester.

--Current School of Music students in another program who would like to be considered for the AD program. These students must first play an audition for their department and be recommended before they may perform a School-wide AD audition. Please note that current IU students must audition this semester if they wish to begin the AD program in the spring.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other School of Music programs should discuss their interest in the AD program with their teachers. They should then contact the chair of their department no later than Monday, October 4 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students recommended for a School-wide AD audition (AD students new this semester and current students recommended by their departments) should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (MU011) by 4:00 PM on Friday, October 22.

The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.

Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html.

If you have questions please contact the Graduate Office.

20 September 2004: To all graduate students

2004-2005 Student Ambassador Search

This message is from the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Patrick at musicadm@indiana.edu.

Dear IU School of Music Students,

The Music Admissions and Financial Aid Office would like to invite you to participate as a Student Ambassador for the 2004-2005 academic year. Every year we invite both undergraduate and graduate students to help us in our recruiting efforts by participating and assisting us during our three audition weekends during the spring semester and a big phone-a-thon during the fall semester. If you enjoy helping people, making friends, eating, having fun and sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm for the School of Music and Indiana University, then this is for you. If you are interested, please visit the Music Admissions and Financial Aid Office, room MU 101 and pick up a Student Ambassador application.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Patrick
Music Admissions Coordinator
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Indiana University
Music Admissions and Financial Aid
1201 East 3rd Street -- MU 101
Bloomington, IN 47405-7006
USA

Phone: 812-855-7998
Fax: 812-856-6086
E-mail: musicadm@indiana.edu
Website: http://www.music.indiana.edu/admissions

7 September 2004: To all graduate students

Two reminders - schedule changes and graduation

Good afternoon,

-We were just informed by the Bursar's office that if you need to add a class to your schedule this semester you will NOT be charged a schedule change fee. You still need to get the schedule change form, gather signatures, and take the form to the Registrar's office but there will be no extra fee. However, there is still a fee for dropping a course and we are now in the period where you will not get a 100% refund of your tuition if you drop a course.

-If you are planning on graduating at the end of the Fall 2004 semester you need to submit your application for graduation to the Music Graduate Office by Friday, October 8.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

7 September 2004: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Styles Exam

To all doctoral students:
The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, October 9, 2004 from 9 AM to 11 AM in Sweeney Hall. All doctoral students entering in the Spring, Summer or Fall of 2004 must take this exam; other doctoral students may also take it according to the rules of their bulletin. Information on the styles exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Styles.htm.
Students must sign up for the exam, which they may do in person in the Music Graduate Office or on line using the form available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.htm.

Some information about the exam is provided below. Please write to the Graduate Office (musgrad@indiana.edu.) if you have questions.

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All doctoral students must demonstrate their ability to deal analytically and stylistically with a broad range of musical compositions by taking the Doctoral Styles Examination.

For students entering before fall, 2002: The musical styles examination must be taken prior to the oral qualifying examination. The styles examination may be taken no more than twice.

For students entering fall, 2002 and after: Students must take the exam in their first fall semester of enrollment. This will be their only opportunity. Students who pass the exam meet the requirement. Students who do not pass the exam must earn a grade of B or better in T545 Analysis of Music Literature. This course may fall anywhere in the student’s curriculum. T545 taken previously at Indiana University and passed with a grade of B or better will be accepted in lieu of the exam; transfer credits will not be accepted. This requirement must be completed before a student may begin qualifying examinations.

Students entering before fall, 2002 may petition the Director of Graduate studies to use T545 to meet the requirement.

The Graduate Theory Association will probably hold a mock exam the week before the actual exam. We will give you more information about this as it becomes available. Samples of old exams are on file in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.

7 September 2004: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Information Session

Doctoral students,

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/documents.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 22 at 3:30 PM in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process. We will also go over the new final project guidelines. Dr. Daniel R. Melamed, Director of Graduate Studies, and Beth Heidenreich, Doctoral Clerk, will be available to answer your questions.

No sign-up is necessary. We hope to see you there!

3 September, 2004: To all graduate students

English and writing classes

This message is from Prof. David Lasocki. If you have any questions or are interested in the classes, email him directly at lasocki@exchange.indiana.edu.

Dear students,

For the past three years, I have offered weekly informal classes in English and writing to music graduate students. I am willing to do so again this semester, but only on condition that students make a commitment to attend the class regularly for the entire semester.

(1) Written English for Foreign Music Students
This course will review the most common areas of English in which non-native speakers experience problems: articles, prepositions, punctuation, singulars/plurals, and verbs. We will study my handouts on these topics, then do exercises. The emphasis will be on writing English well, but we will also practice speaking well in the class.

(2) Writing about Music
This course will cover how to write well in various formats (bios and resumes, reviews, program notes, summaries and abstracts, analyses, essays, and papers). It will be suitable for both native speakers and those non-native speakers who already have a good command of written English.

The classes will be non-credit (and no tuition fee), but I expect students to do a modest amount of homework and to come to class every week. If you are interested in one or both of these classes, please write back to me as soon as possible, letting me know which weekday daytime hours you would be free to attend class. But before writing to me, please really consider whether you have the time to devote to this class on top of all your other classes, practicing, ensemble, teaching....

Yours sincerely,

David Lasocki, Ph.D.
Head of Reference Services
Cook Music Library, Indiana University
e-mail: lasocki@exchange.indiana.edu
phone: (812) 855-2971; fax: (812) 855-3843
list of publications: http://php.indiana.edu/~lasocki
mailing address: Cook Music Library, School of Music, Indiana University, 1201 E 3rd Street, Bloomington IN 47405-7006, USA.

2 September 2004: To all graduate students

Schedule Adjustment

Graduate Students:

The end of this week, Friday September 3, is the last day to make any schedule changes using the OneStart system (www.onestart.iu.edu).  There is a $6 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you change your schedule in OneStart. 

Friday, September 3 is also the last day to get a 100% refund on a dropped course.  Remember that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for being enrolled full-time (at least 8 credits for Masters and Doctoral students, 9 credits for PD, AD, and Visiting students).

Starting Tuesday, September 7 (Academic Offices are closed on Monday, September 6), to change your schedule you will need to get a form from the Music Graduate office, collect various signatures, and take the form to the Registrar's office. There will be a $22 schedule adjustment fee charged per drop and per add. 

If you drop a class during the week of September 6 you will receive only a 75% refund of your tuition fees. Remember that with the new system if you drop a class after Sept. 3 and add another class in it's place you still won't get a refund for the full tuition of the dropped class.

Friday, September 3 is also the last day for School of Music students to register.

Please contact our office if you have any questions.  Our phone number is 855-1738.  Our email address is musgrad@indiana.edu.

27 August 2004: To all doctoral students

Minor field exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this Fall (Saturday, September 18), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, September 3.

The only time the exam will be offered this Fall is on Saturday, September 18, 2004 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Summer 2004 Announcements

24 August 2004:  To all graduate students

New Fee Policies

Good morning,

Please be aware that the policies for dropping and adding classes after the first week of classes has changed.

Up until Friday, Sept. 3 you can add or drop classes through the OneStart registration system and will get a 100% refund for any dropped classes. You may potentially be charged a $6 schedule change fee, but that is the extent of the extra cost.

After Friday, Sept. 3 you will not get a full tuition refund for any courses that you drop.

You will receive a 75% refund if you drop a class between Tuesday, Sept. 7 and Friday, September 10.

You will receive a 50% refund if you drop a class between Monday, Sept. 13 and Friday, September 17.

You will receive a 25% refund if you drop a class between Monday, Sept. 20 and Friday, September 24.

This partial refund for dropping a class after September 3 also applies if you drop a class and replace it with another class. For example, if you were in the second week of classes and decided to drop one 3 credit class and add another 3 credit class in its place, you would get a 75% refund for the class you dropped and would have to pay full tuition for the class you add.

Another thing to keep in mind is that after the first week of classes it is not possible to change your schedule on-line, you would need to come to the graduate office to pick up a schedule adjustment form, gather various signatures, and take the form to the Registrar's office.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Obviously it is to your advantage to have your schedule finalized by Friday, Sept. 3 (the last day of the first week of classes).

13 August, 2004: To all graduate students

Registration for Fall semester

Graduate students,

The registration period for Fall semester is almost over. For those of you who have not yet registered but want to take classes this Fall, you need to register before Thursday, August 26 to avoid late registration fees. Late registration fees begin to be charged on Friday, August 27.

Friday, September 3, will be the last day School of Music students will be eligible to register.

Remember that it takes 24 hours for our office to process your program planning sheet, so don't wait until the last minute to turn it in. This Fall is the first semester with the new registration system - read http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm for instructions on using the new system to fill out your program planning sheet and register.

If you have any questions about registration, make an appointment to see me, stop by Merrill Hall 011, call 855-1738, or e-mail musgrad@indiana.edu.

12 July 2004: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Graduate students,

The Auto-W Deadline for Summer Session II 2004 is Tuesday, July 20. 

Before the Auto-W deadline you may drop a class with the permission of the department chair and the Dean (Music Graduate Office), and you will automatically receive a grade of "W".

After the Auto-W deadline: You may withdraw from a course only with the permission of the instructor, department chair, and your dean.  You must obtain the instructor’s and chairperson’s signatures before returning to the Music Graduate Office for the Dean’s approval. (The chairperson’s signature is the signature of the chairperson of the department offering the course.)   This approval is normally given only for urgent reasons related to extended illness or equivalent distress.   After the Auto-W deadline, instructors may choose to give students either a “W” for withdrawal or an “F.”

Final Schedule Adjustment Authorization Forms are available in the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011).
Our office hours are 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.
If you have any questions, please email (musgrad@indiana.edu), call (855-1738), or come by the office.

12 July 2004: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Information Session

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/documents.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 20 at 3:30 PM in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process. We will also go over the new final project guidelines. Dr. Daniel R. Melamed, Director of Graduate Studies, and Beth Heidenreich, Doctoral Clerk, will be available to answer your questions.

No sign-up is necessary. We hope to see you there!

8 July 2004: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Final Projects

Dear DM students:

As I wrote to you earlier, the School of Music has approved an overhaul of the DM document requirement giving students more choices in designing and carrying out their final projects (the new name). The new guidelines expand the options for a final product and for a public presentation of research at the end of the process.

Among other things, students now have the option of offering the results of their research in the form of a written document (as before) but alternatively as a curriculum, a critical edition, an instructional CD-ROM, or a Web site (each with a substantial written component). For the public presentation students may still elect a traditional defense, or they may present a lecture recital or a public lecture instead.

The new guidelines apply to students starting the DM program in the fall of 2005 but others may follow the new rules with the appropriate approvals (outlined below). Please note that the old requirement of a substantial written document and a public examination and defense fits into the new one, so if your proposal or project is underway you do not need to make any changes.

These new guidelines apply to all the DM degrees except Composition, which retains its traditional dissertation in the form of an original composition. The Piano Department will also adopt this new requirement, retiring the former essay requirement. (Effectively, the lecture recital [1 cr.] and the essay [1 cr.] will be combined, and piano students will follow the same procedures as other DM students.)

The distinct lecture recital in Voice (with its registration in M619) will also be retired. Voice students who wish to present a lecture recital can now do so under the general guidelines for final projects, registering in M620. Students who have already registered in M619 may use those credits.

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The new guidelines and procedures are outlined at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/FinalProjects.html. If you have not yet proposed a topic, you may follow these guidelines.

If you already have an approved topic and your research and writing are underway, you do not have to make any changes if you do not wish to. Just make sure you follow the slightly different procedures for the final steps.

If your proposal has already been approved and you wish to make changes (for example, to elect a lecture recital in place of a defense), please do the following:

1. Read the guidelines on the Web page cited above. Print a copy of the new topic proposal form and fill out the top section.

2. If you are simply changing the nature of the final project (for example, writing a curriculum rather than a traditional document) or changing your choice of a public presentation (say, giving a lecture rather than having a formal defense), use the space on the form for the short description to explain the changes you are proposing. Starting with your research director and chair, speak with the members of your research committee and get their approval for the change. Ask each to sign the form, then turn it in to the Graduate Office. Simple changes should present no problem.

3. If you are substantially changing your subject or the essence of your project, please submit a complete proposal following the new guidelines.

As always, there will be an information session later in the summer to discuss qualifying exams and final projects. You may bring questions about the new requirements there; watch for the announcement soon.

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These changes will open many new opportunities for DM students and will allow them to design final projects that closely fit their interests and goals. Some aspects of the requirement are new and will take a little adjustment. During the transition we welcome your suggestions as we schedule and keep track of the large number of projects that students are pursuing.

Prof. Daniel R. Melamed
Director of Graduate Studies

P.S. To make sure everyone receives this note we have used two mailing lists; please excuse us if you receive more than one copy.