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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 2005 and Spring 2006 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 2006 Announcements

15 May 2006: To all graduate students

Grades for spring 2006 Graduate students,  

By now you should be able to view your final grades for the spring 2006 semester on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml 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.  

30 March 2006: To all graduate students

Registration for Fall semester 2006

Graduate Students:    

Registration for the fall semester will begin on Monday, April 3.  Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.  You can do this either in Merrill Hall 011 or by submitting the online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm.   The Schedule of Classes online is now updated and should be correct.  For links to the on-lineSchedule 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.    

21 March 2006: To all graduate students

Registration Reminder

Graduate Students:    

Registration for the summer sessions will begin tomorrow - Wednesday, March 22.  Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.  You can do this either in Merrill Hall 011 or by filling out the online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm.   For links to the on-lineSchedule 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    

Registration for the fall semester will start on April 3.  Although the fall Schedule of Classes is now posted online, the information there is not all correct.  The updated and corrected fall Schedule of Classes will probably not be available until April 1.  I will send out an email announcement once it’s time to start submitting your fall Program Planning Sheets. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.   

6 March 2006: To all graduate students  

Registration for Summer 2006

Graduate Students:    

Registration for the summer sessions will begin on Wednesday, March 22.  Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.  You can do this either in Merrill Hall 011 or by submitting the online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm.   For links to the on-lineSchedule 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 3.  I will send out an email announcement once the fall Schedule of Classes is updated online and it’s time to start submitting your Program Planning Sheets for fall registration.

27 February 2006: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Good morning,  

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2006 is Wednesday, March 8.    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, March 8, 4 p.m.) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course (after March 8).   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  

22 February 2006: 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 20, 2006.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (MU011).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take during summer session II. 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.  You will be able to reserve a specific exam date for the summer after the exam calendar is posted (you will receive an email announcement when that happens). 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. If you’re still in the process of getting your topic proposal approved, and you want to take your major field exam in the summer, please go ahead and let us know that you want to take your major field exam this summer (by March 20).  You will be able to reserve an actual exam date once your topic proposal is approved. Please contact Beth Heidenreich (855-1738 or musdoc@indiana.edu) if you have any questions about scheduling written exams.

23 January 2006: To all doctoral students  

Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants 

Dear doctoral students:  

The University Graduate School and Office of International Programs offers Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grants to support research-related summer travel abroad a year before conducting dissertation research abroad. Activities supported include exploring potential research sites, archives, or other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; identifying and meeting local scholars and contacts.  

The award includes transportation and $1,000 stipend. This year's deadline is February 13, 2006; guidelines and applications are available at http://www.indiana.edu/~intlprog/grants/index.html#grad   From what we understand, both DM and PhD students are eligible to apply for this grant.  If you have any questions about the grant or the application process, please contact Rose Vondrasek, Office of International Programs, Franklin Hall 315, rvondras@indiana.edu.  

13 January 2006: 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. Incoming and continuing graduate students who intend to pursue a masters or doctoral degree on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University are eligible. The fellowship includes a stipend and a tuition reduction. 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 and the online application are available at http://graduate.indiana.edu/eof.php. If you are eligible and interested, please apply right away, following the instructions on the application Web site. Jacobs School of Music students must submit the required materials online by Friday, 20 January (that is, a week later than the date you will see on this Web site.)

12 January 2006: To all School of Music students  

Artist Diploma Audition

To all School of Music students:

Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2006 semester will be held Wednesday, March 1, 3.30-6 PM in Ford Hall.If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, March 3. 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 2006 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 in the spring 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 27 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 17.  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 Music Graduate Office. 

12 January 2006: 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 Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects.   

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 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!

10 January 2006: 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 fill out the form online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ApplicationforGraduation.htm or in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).  It's very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes.   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 submit your application to our office by February 24, 2006.  We strongly suggest you submit your application as soon as possible.   

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

10 January 2006: To all graduate students    

Schedule Adjustment and Registration reminder    

Graduate Students:  

Friday, January 13, is the last day to make any schedule changes using the OneStart system (www.onestart.iu.edu).  There is an $8 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule in OneStart.   

Friday, January 13 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 17 (Academic Offices are closed on Monday, January 16), 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 $23 schedule adjustment fee charged per drop.   

If you drop a class during the week of January 16 you will receive only a 75% refund of your tuition fees.  Remember that if you drop a class after January 13 and add another class in its place you still won't get a refund for the full tuition of the dropped class.   Friday, January 13 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.

3 January 2006: To all graduate students    

Music Theory minor field qualifying exam

Doctoral Students:  

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday,  January 28), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 13.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.html for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures.  

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 28, 2006 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  in Simon 242.  See http://theory.music.indiana.edu/ofc/minorfield_sched.html for future Music Theory minor field exam dates.  

If you have any questions, please let us know.   

Sara  

PS – We are sending this to two separate email lists, so it’s possible you may get this announcement two times.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Fall 2005 Announcements

22 December 2005: To all graduate students  

Grades for Fall 2005    

Graduate students,  

By now you should be able to view your final grades for the fall 2005 semester on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml 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 fall semester.

7 December 2005: To all School of Music students  

Artist Diploma Audition (spring 2006)

To all School of Music students:  

Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2006 semester will be held Wednesday, March 1, 3.30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, March 3.  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 2006 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 in the spring 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 27 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 17.  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 Music Graduate Office. 

5 December 2005: To all masters and doctoral students  

For students who started in fall 2005  

Good morning,    

If you are planning on taking the sight singing proficiency exam on Thursday, January 5, you need to sign up for a sight singing exam time.  Please do so by emailing musgrad@indiana.edu, calling 855-1738, or stopping by the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011).  If you email, please include your full name, level (masters or doctoral) and major area.  The deadline to sign up for a time is Wednesday, January 4 at noon.  Please sign up right away!   Remember that only students who started their graduate program in the fall 2005 semester (or will be starting in the spring 2006 semester) are eligible to take the graduate entrance exams in January.  

For the complete exam schedule, please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Dates.htm#Orientation.  

You do not need to sign up ahead of time for any of the other graduate entrance exams.  Just show up at the exam time with a picture ID and a pencil (and know your IU ID number).   It is possible to take just one part of the Music History exam (if, for example, you already passed the Early Music History portion of the exam or took the Early Music History review course and only need to take the Late Music History exam.  Or if you already passed the Late Music History portion and just need to take the Early Music History portion).  Everyone who wants to take either or both Music History exams needs to come to the exam at the same time (9 am on January 5).  The listening portions of both exams are played first, but you only need to answer the questions that are related to the subject you want to take.   

If you need to take the aural theory exam but not the written theory exam, you can leave the theory exam location at 10 am (on January 6).  If you need to take the written theory exam but not the aural theory exam, you can come to the exam location (and be ready to start) at 10 am.  If you need to take both, just stay for both (9 am to 11:30 am).

5 December 2005: To all graduate students  

Spring 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 by Thursday, January 5 to avoid late registration fees.  If you register on Friday, January 6 (or later) you will be charged a late registration fee. Friday, January 13 will be the last day Jacobs School of Music students will be eligible to register. Information on registration is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.html.  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 21 through January 2 for the holiday break.  If you can’t make it to the Music Graduate Office to turn in the form in person, you can also submit your program planning sheet on-line at the following Web page:  http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm.  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.

Sara

21 November 2005: To all graduate students

Graduation Reminder

Good morning,  

Anyone who plans to graduate in December, 2005 must submit an application for graduation to the Music Graduate Office by December 16, 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.  You can also submit your application for graduation by using the on-line form here:  http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ApplicationforGraduation.htm.  

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

7 November 2005: To all graduate students

Music Theory AI Auditions

Graduate students,  

This message is from Yvonne Gray in the Music theory office.  If you have any questions, please contact her directly at ygray@indiana.edu.   Students who are interested in being considered for an appointment as a music theory AI for the next academic year (2006-2007) need to apply for an audition. (Current theory AIs do not need to re-audition, nor do students who previously auditioned.) Any qualified current graduate student, or current undergraduate student who is applying for admission to a graduate program in the School of Music 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 Friday, January 6, 2006.  

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). Before applying for a music theory AI audition, please read about the audition format and minimum requirements.  

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

7 November 2005: To all graduate students

Placement dossier (letters of recommendation)

Good afternoon,  

Students applying for jobs and to graduate schools and their faculty recommenders will be pleased to hear about a useful service offered by the University: the credential file.  

An office housed in the School of Education (but serving most of the University, including the School of Music, the College and the University Graduate School) accepts copies of recommendations for each student who sets up a file. When that student applies for a job, he or she simply asks the office to send a copy of the letters. This saves the trouble of tracking down individual faculty members for each application; it also spares faculty members the burden of sending the same letter many times, sometimes on short notice. (Of course there may be times when an individualized letter is appropriate instead).  

Please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/placement_dossier.htm fore more details.

1 November 2005: To all School of Music students
 
An opportunity for all School of Music Students:

This message is from Charles Latshaw, the manager of the IU Conductors’ Orchestra.  If you have any questions about the email, please direct them to condorch@indiana.edu.  

An opportunity for all School of Music Students:  

The IU School of Music is pleased to announce the creation of a Conductors' Orchestra, beginning Spring 2006. This paid orchestra will play for graduate instrumental conducting classes and for two doctoral choral conducting degree recitals each spring semester.  

The orchestra will play Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings, from 10:10-11:00 AM.  During two weeks of the semester, the orchestra will not meet with the instrumental conducting class, but will play rehearsals and recitals for doctoral choral conducting students.  

Every school of music student is invited to apply.  

Membership will be selected by the chairs of the Instrumental and Choral Conducting Departments.  

Participation is limited to one semester.  

Membership in this ensemble does not carry any school of music credit, nor does is fulfill any major ensemble requirements.  

Membership is limited to enrolled School of Music students in good standing.  

The commitment will be 12 weeks in the instrumental conducting class and 2 weeks in choral recitals for a total of 50 hours.  

Members will be paid $15 per hour, for a maximum of $750 for the semester, and are expected to be present for all rehearsals and performances.  

For more details, and to apply for membership to this ensemble, please visit the Conductors’ Orchestra Website: http://music.indiana.edu/som/condorch/  

------------------------------------------------- 

IU Conductors' Orchestra

Charles Latshaw, Manager
email: condorch@indiana.edu
website: http://music.indiana.edu/department/conducting/

20 October 2005: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Good afternoon,  

The Auto-W Deadline for fall 2005 is Wednesday, October 26.   

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 26, 4 p.m.) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course (any time after October 26).  

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.   

17 October 2005: To all graduate students

To all graduate students who started in fall 2005

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 (or submit the online form) 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 (2005) 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 4.  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. 

10 October 2005: To all graduate students

Registration for spring semester

Dear School of Music Graduate Students:  

Registration for the spring semester will begin on Thursday, October 20.  Remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.  If you can’t make it to the office to turn in your Program Planning Sheet, you can submit it on-line by using this form - http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm.      

Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.html for important registration procedures and policies.  

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.  Don’t forget you can view your degree progress report on OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu).  If you have any questions about your degree progress report, be sure to let me know.  

20 September 2005: To all School of Music students

Artist Diploma Audition

To all School of Music students: Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2005 semester will be held Wednesday, November 2, 3.30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, November 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 summer or fall 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 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 come to the Music Graduate Office (MU011) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Monday, October 3 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 21. 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 Music Graduate Office. 

7 September 2005: To all doctoral students

Mock Styles Exam

Good morning, If you are having any problems with the link to the mock styles exam information, please use this alternative link: http://theory.music.indiana.edu/gta/#doing.  

7 September 2005: 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 8, 2005 from 9 AM to 11 AM in Sweeney Hall. All doctoral students entering in the Spring, Summer or Fall of 2005 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.  The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, September 21. 

Some information about the exam is provided below (more detailed information is on our web site at the link above). Please write to the Graduate Office (musgrad@indiana.edu.) if you have questions.  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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 hold a mock exam the week before the actual exam.  Information on the mock exam can be found at http://theory.music.indiana.edu/gta/Mock%20Styles%20Exam/InformationAndRegistration.htm.  Samples of old exams are on file in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.

6 September 2005: To all graduate students

Graduation reminder for fall

Graduate students,

If you are planning to graduate this fall, 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. 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 submit your application for graduation by Friday, September 30.  We strongly suggest you submit your application as soon as possible.

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.  Let us know if you have any questions or concerns. 

30 August 2005: 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 Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects.

The meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 9 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 dissertation/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!

29 August 2005: To all graduate students

Schedule Adjustment

Graduate Students:

Friday, September 2, is the last day to make any schedule changes using the OneStart system (www.onestart.iu.edu). There is an $8 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you change your schedule in OneStart.

Friday, September 2 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 6 (Academic Offices are closed on Monday, September 5), 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 $23 schedule adjustment fee charged per drop.

If you drop a class during the week of September 5 you will receive only a 75% refund of your tuition fees. Remember that if you drop a class after Sept. 2 and add another class in its place you still won't get a refund for the full tuition of the dropped class.Friday, September 2 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. 

23 August 2005: To all doctoral students

Music Theory minor field qualifying exam

Doctoral Students:  

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 17), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, September 2.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.html for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures.  

The only time the exam will be offered this fall is on Saturday, September 17, 2005 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Simon 242.  

If you have any questions, please let us know.   

22 August 2005: To all graduate students

Fee policies for dropping classes, schedule adjustment

Graduate students,

Please be aware of the following policies for dropping and adding classes after the first week of classes. Up until Friday, Sept. 2 you can add or drop classes through the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu) registration system and will get a 100% refund for any dropped classes.  You may potentially be charged an $8 schedule change fee, but that is the extent of the extra cost. After Friday, Sept. 2 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. 6 and Friday, September 9.  You will receive a 50% refund if you drop a class between Monday, Sept. 12 and Friday, September 16. You will receive a 25% refund if you drop a class between Monday, Sept. 19 and Friday, September 23. This partial refund for dropping a class after September 2 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.  The fee for dropping a class after the first week of classes is $23. Please let us know if you have any questions.  Obviously it is to your advantage to have your schedule finalized by Friday, Sept. 2 (the last day of the first week of classes). 

19 August 2005: To all doctoral students

Teaching Opportunity for Advanced Doctoral Students

Doctoral students,

Doctoral students who are completing their degrees can apply to teach at an IU non-residential campus for a semester or a year. Information on the Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships (application deadline: 14 October 2005) is available at http://graduate.indiana.edu/fftf.php

17 August 2005: To all graduate students

Registration for Fall semester - Reminder

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 by Thursday, August 25 to avoid late registration fees.  Late registration fees are charged to any student who registers on Friday, August 26, or later.  Friday, September 2, 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.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.html for important registration procedures and policies. 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

Sara  

18 July 2005: To all graduate students

From the Graduate Office

The Music Graduate Office is pleased to welcome Kelley Latshaw as the new graduate secretary. She succeeds Jennifer Ostwalt, who is moving to Fresno, CA.

Kelley comes to us with an undergraduate degree in flute performance from The Ohio State University and an MM in the subject from Boston University, where she was a student of Doriot Anthony Dwyer. Some of you may already know her from her participation in the musical life of the School.

Kelley joins Angie Miller, Sara Erbes and Beth Heidenreich on the staff of the Graduate Office. We invite you to stop by and welcome her to the School of Music.

Summer 2005 Announcements

30 June 2005: 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 Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 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!