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

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Summer and Fall 2008 and Spring 2009 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 2009 Announcements

30 April 2009: To all graduate students

Change in rules regarding part-time enrollment and summer enrollment minimums

Dear Graduate Students,

I am writing to bring to your attention a policy change relating to part-time and summer enrollment.  The policy as it will appear in the Bulletin is listed at the end of this message, but first I will summarize the changes here in slightly less Bulletin-like language:

[1] In the 2nd summer session, there no longer a minimum enrollment for master’s or doctoral students (except that master’s students who enroll in the second summer session must also enroll in ensemble).  The minimum for visiting and diploma students remains 4 credits (including 2 credits of ensemble).

[2] During the academic year, master’s and doctoral students who have not reached their final semester of coursework are now permitted to enroll part-time for a maximum of two semesters.  This policy is intended to allow students who, for reasons of financial hardship, would otherwise need to take a year off to continue making some degree progress.  Students enrolling part-time under this provision may not enroll in individual study with a faculty member (e.g., lessons or chamber music).  Note that in this scenario ensemble participation is NOT required of part-time students.  Diploma and visiting students may not enroll part-time.

[3] Master’s and doctoral students in their final semester of coursework are also allowed to enroll less than full-time (i.e., in fewer than 8 credits), though master’s students enrolling in either lessons or chamber music may not enroll part-time.  Note that in this case, students ordinarily required to be ensemble will still be required to be in ensemble. Diploma and visiting students may not enroll part-time.

Important note: Certain categories of students may not be able to enroll part-time under this policy.  These include student academic appointee (AIs or GAs), whose contracts require full-time enrollment, and international students who must enroll full-time to retain their visa status.  Enrolling part-time may also affect a student’s eligibility to participate in their parents’ insurance plans and to defer student loans.  Students are encouraged to consult with appropriate campus offices. 

Here is the official language that will appear in the Bulletin (p. 83 in the 2007-09 edition):

Minimum and Maximum Semester Loads

Graduate Students.  In the fall or spring semester, graduate degree students must enroll in a minimum of 8 credit hours, and diploma students and visiting students must enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours (including ensemble).  With the prior approval of the Director of Graduate Studies, part-time enrollment in one or more academic course(s) is permitted for master’s and doctoral students for a maximum of two semesters before the last semester on the degree.  Part-time master’s students may enroll for a maximum of 5 credit hours, and part-time doctoral students for a maximum of 7 credit hours.  Part-time enrollment may not include performance (individual studio) study or chamber music and is not available for diploma or visiting students. Part-time students will not be required to enroll in ensemble. Financial aid is not available to part-time students.

Master's students who are in their final semester of coursework and have fewer than 6 credits of required coursework remaining may register for just those credit hours, plus 2 credits of ensemble, in that final semester.  Registration in fewer than 8 credits is not possible if the final requirement includes performance (individual studio) study.  If a master's student registers in performance study, he or she must enroll in a minimum of 8 credits in that semester. Doctoral students who are in or past their final semester of required coursework may enroll in fewer than 8 credit hours. Students should check with other offices in the Jacobs School of Music and the University to determine the effect of part-time enrollment on financial aid, international student status, insurance, and other issues.

In the second summer session, the minimum enrollment is 4 credit hours for all diploma and visiting students.

Eric J. Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu
812-855-1738

28 April 2009: To all graduate students

Reminder-Career Development Workshop this Saturday 5/2

Please join us for the last Career Development presentation of the school year this Saturday from 12 – 2 pm. Your music degree empowers you to be successful in a variety of careers - in the music profession and beyond. Learn about your transferable skills and how to market your strengths to put your music degree to work in the career world. From self assessment to your professional career tool kit - this workshop will be filled with practical strategies to help you succeed. Participants are encouraged to bring resumes for individual review.Presented by Caroline Dowd-Higgins, Director of Career & Professional Development IU Maurer School of Law and Professional Vocalist (Jacobs School of Music BM, 89, MM 95)

Saturday, May 2, 2009 12 noon to 2pm
Simon Room 242Erin A. Woodley
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Undergraduate Advisor

27 April 2009: To all graduate students

Registration reminder for summer and fall 2009

Good afternoon,

If you have not yet registered for summer session II or fall 2009 and you plan to enroll, please do so soon as there are many classes that are already filling up.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Registration.shtml for registration information, a link to the online program planning sheet, and a link to the online Schedule of Classes for summer and fall.  The last day to register for summer session II without late fees is Thursday, June 18 (which means that you need to submit your program planning sheet by Thursday, June 11 at the latest to avoid potential late registration fees).  The last day to register for the fall semester without late fees is Thursday, August 27 (which means that you need to submit your program planning sheet by Thursday, August 20 at the latest to avoid potential late registration fees).  The Music Graduate Office will be open during the summer.

20 April 2009: To all doctoral students

Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students: If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this summer (Saturday, July 11, 2009), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, April 24.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures.

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, July 11, 2009, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Sara

P.S.  I am sending this email to two separate email lists, so it is possible that you will receive it twice.  I apologize for that, but we want to make sure that everyone who needs this announcement does receive it.  ***********************
Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor
Music Graduate Office
Merrill Hall 011, 812-855-1738, serbes@indiana.edu,
http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/ 

16 April 2009: To all graduate students

4/18 Career Development Workshop rescheduled!

From: Woodley, Erin A On Behalf Of MUSUG
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:40 AM
Subject: 4/18 Career Development Workshop rescheduled!The Career Development workshop by Caroline Dowd-Higgins on 4/18 has been rescheduled for May 2nd from 12-2 pm in M 242.

Caroline had a death in the family and had to leave town this weekend.  We hope you will join us for the last workshop of the year.Caroline Dowd-Higgins, Director of the Career and Professional Development Center in the IU School of Law and vocal graduate of the IU JSOM, presents

What are my transferable skills and how do I market myself?

  • You have to have grit, tenacity and a thick skin plus a little luck to make it
  • Reality check of Musical careers in this economy
  • How you can prepare yourself now?
  • What are my transferable skills?
  • How do I market myself as a Musician and beyond?
  • Professional tool kit (resume, demo CD, photo, bio, reviews, repertoire, teaching curriculum/reviews, etc.)
  • Resources on campus and beyond

Erin A. Woodley
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Undergraduate Advisor
Merrill Hall rm. 011
ph. 812-855-3743
fax 812-856-5570
www.music.indiana.edu/undergraduate

13 April 2009: To all graduate students

Reminder - Career Development Workshops this week

Graduate Students, The following announcement is from the Music Undergraduate Office.   Graduate Students are welcome to attend the following presentation.  If you have any questions or concerns about the presentation, please direct them to Erin Woodley (ewoodley@indiana.edu).

Sara Erbes

From: Woodley, Erin A On Behalf Of MUSUG
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 11:52 AM
Subject: Reminder - Career Development Workshops this weekPlease join us for the final 2 Career Development Workshops:Tuesday, April 14th, 6:15 - 8 pm, M 340

Prof. Lissa May, Chair of the IU Music Education Department, presents

K- 12 Teaching Opportunities for Musicians without a Teaching License

  • Teaching private lessons in K-12 schools
  • Artist-in-Residence programs and  partnerships with arts organizations and the schools
  • Other teaching opportunities for musicians in the public schools
  • Marketing your skills to music educators and schools

Saturday, April 18th, 12 -2 pm, Sweeney Hall

Caroline Dowd-Higgins, Director of the Career and Professional Development Center in the IU School of Law and vocal graduate of the IU JSOM, presents

What are my transferable skills and how do I market myself?

  • You have to have grit, tenacity and a thick skin plus a little luck to make it
  • Reality check of Musical careers in this economy
  • How you can prepare yourself now?
  • What are my transferable skills?
  • How do I market myself as a Musician and beyond?
  • Professional tool kit (resume, demo CD, photo, bio, reviews, repertoire, teaching curriculum/reviews, etc.)
  • Resources on campus and beyond

Erin A. Woodley
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Undergraduate Advisor
Merrill Hall rm. 011
ph. 812-855-3743
fax 812-856-5570
www.music.indiana.edu/undergraduate

1 April 2009: To all graduate students

Career Development Workshop

Graduate Students, The following announcement is from the Music Undergraduate Office.   Graduate Students are welcome to attend the following presentation.  If you have any questions or concerns about the presentation, please direct them to Erin Woodley (ewoodley@indiana.edu). This workshop will take place on Saturday, April 4th, 12 -2 pm, in Sweeney Hall. You, Inc.:  Secrets to Your Success in Music

Strategies for Success
What’s in your way & what to do about it
Brainstorming exercises to get you started
Practical help with your music career projects

Angela Myles Beeching returns to Bloomington with new stories and career success tips for IU musicians. Ms. Beeching is the director of the New England Conservatory Career Services Center, a comprehensive career resource office for musicians, internationally recognized as a model of its kind. She has been a guest speaker at the Eastman School of Music, and the Oberlin, Colburn, and Peabody Conservatories. A frequent speaker at national conferences, she has presented at the National Association of Schools of Music, the Classical Singer Convention, the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Chamber Music America, and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. Her articles on music and careers have appeared in Inside Arts, Classical Singer, and Chamber Music magazines. A Fulbright scholar, Ms. Beeching holds a doctorate in cello performance from SUNY Stony Brook. She is the author of Beyond Talent: Creating a Successful Career in Music, published by Oxford University Press.Upcoming workshops:Tuesday, April 14th, 6:15 - 8 pm, M 340

Prof. Lissa May, Chair of the IU Music Education Department, presents

K- 12 Teaching Opportunities for Musicians without a Teaching License

  • Teaching private lessons in K-12 schools
  • Artist-in-Residence programs and  partnerships with arts organizations and the schools
  • Other teaching opportunities for musicians in the public schools
  • Marketing your skills to music educators and schools

Saturday, April 18th, 12 -2 pm, Sweeney Hall

Caroline Down-Higgins, Director of the Career and Professional Development Center in the IU School of Law and vocal graduate of the IU JSOM, presents

What are my transferable skills and how do I market myself?

  • You have to have grit, tenacity and a thick skin plus a little luck to make it
  • Reality check of Musical careers in this economy
  • How you can prepare yourself now?
  • What are my transferable skills?
  • How do I market myself as a Musician and beyond?
  • Professional tool kit (resume, demo CD, photo, bio, reviews, repertoire, teaching curriculum/reviews, etc.)
  • Resources on campus and beyond

Erin A. Woodley
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Undergraduate Advisor
Merrill Hall rm. 011
ph. 812-855-3743
fax 812-856-5570
www.music.indiana.edu/undergraduate

30 March 2009: To all graduate students

Registration for Fall 2009

Graduate Students:

Registration for the fall semester will begin on Monday, April 6.  Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.  This year, we are only accepting on-line Program Planning Sheets, which you can fill out at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/ProgramPlanningSheet.shtml.    For links to the on-line Schedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.shtml.  There may still be a few changes to the Schedule of Classes before registration, but you can go ahead and submit your program planning sheet now.  You will not be eligible to register until after you have submitted your program planning sheet, your registration plans have been approved, and your “enrollment appointment time” (the time the Registrar’s office has assigned as the first possible time for you to register) has passed.Don't forget that you can track your degree progress and requirements by using the Academic Advisement Report on OneStart.  The way you get to your Academic Advisement Report is to log on the OneStart (https://onestart.iu.edu), then click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics & Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.Registration for summer 2009 has already started, so don’t forget to submit a Program Planning Sheet for summer if you plan to take summer classes (and have not already registered). If you have any questions about your 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

2 March 2009: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline (dropping a class)

Good morning,

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2009 is Wednesday, March 11.  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 11) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after March 11). Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).  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 do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office.  The main differences in dropping a course after the Auto-W deadline 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 request to 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 note that it is extremely rare to get permission to drop a class 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 (except for some students in their last semester of coursework), at least 9 credits for all diploma and visiting students. If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after March 11. Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 855-1738.

Sara Erbes

2 March 2009: To all graduate students

Registration for Summer 2009

Graduate Students: Registration for the summer sessions will begin on Wednesday, March 25.  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 by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/ProgramPlanningSheet.shtml. Summer session II 2009 will take place from Friday, June 19 through August 14.  There are no graduate level music courses offered in summer session I. For links to the on-line Schedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Registration.shtml.  To view your Academic Advisement Report (previously called a Degree Audit), log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. 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 March 31.  I will send out another 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. Sara Erbes

2 March 2009: To all doctoral students

Written Qualifying Exams in Summer Session II 2009

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during summer session II 2009, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 13, 2009.  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.

At the moment we are not asking you to reserve a specific date for this summer; we just need to know if you are planning to take a written exam in the summer 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.  However, if you would like to reserve a specific date (and you are eligible to schedule a date right away), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted.

If you want to take an exam in the summer but are not yet fully qualified to schedule a date (for example, you want to take your major field exam in the summer but your topic proposal is not yet approved), then you can tell us before March 13 that you want to take a summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

Don't forget that you need to submit the "Request to take Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams” form before you can request to take any qualifying examination.  You can submit the form in the Music Graduate Office or online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Doctoral/RequesttoBeginExams.shtml.

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Doctoral/Quals.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (Merrill Hall 011, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Sara Erbes

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

24 February 2009: To all graduate students

Career Development workshop: Private Teaching

Graduate Students,The following announcement is from the Music Undergraduate Office.   Graduate Students are welcome to attend the following presentation.  If you have any questions or concerns about the presentation, please direct them to Erin Woodley (ewoodley@indiana.edu). *****Please join us for the next offering in the Career Development workshop series.  This Thursday, February 26th from 6-8 pm in Sweeney Hall where the topic is ‘Private Teaching’.  We have 2 former graduates of the JSOM who have been successful in creating and maintaining private studio teaching.

Jeff Cappelli is the founder of The Cappelli Institute of Music in Oak Park, Illinois which provides private music lessons to students of all ages and levels.  The Institute employs ~20 teachers and also offers adult group classes and theory appreciation courses.

Heather Hertling-Narducci has been teaching private voice lessons for 10+ years in Connecticut and now back in her hometown of Bloomington.  She maintains a studio of 30 students.Save the date!  Future workshops include:

April 4th – Angela Myles Beeching, director of the New England Conservatory Career Services Center, presenting ‘You, Inc.:  Secrets to your success in music’.  12-2 pm, Sweeney Hall

April 18th – Caroline Dowd-Higgins, director of the Career and Professional Development Center in the IU School of Law and vocalist, presenting ‘What are my transferable skills and how do I market myself?’.  12-2 pm Sweeney HallErin A. Woodley

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Undergraduate Advisor
Merrill Hall rm. 011
ph. 812-855-3743
fax 812-856-5570www.music.indiana.edu/undergraduate

5 February 2009: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Information Session - Reminder of new date

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, February 11 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.  

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

27 January 2009: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework

Good morning,

I am writing particularly to doctoral students who are in their final semesters of course work and looking towards qualifying exams.  As you plan your last courses and think about your schedule for written and oral qualifying exams, I want to encourage you to be thinking about the proposal you will write for a doctoral final project or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project or dissertation to make progress on your qualifying exams. In those fields you must have completed the proposal and have it approved before you can take a major-field exam or an oral exam (depending on your department).

You will certainly be eager to get your exams done and officially become a candidate for your degree.  The thing that most often delays students is the lack of a complete topic proposal, which sometimes entangles them in time limits.  (Students must pass the oral qualifying exam within one year of taking the first written exam.)  I am writing to urge you to read about what is required, to consult with potential research committee members, and to plan your work on this proposal as you take your last courses. Details are at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Doctoral/docindex.shtml, organized by program. Planning ahead and getting a start on your proposal represents the best way to help yourself make uninterrupted progress.

Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

21 January 2009: 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 28 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.  

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

20 January 2009: To all graduate students

Dropping and adding classes starting Tuesday, January 20

Good morning,

Starting today (Tuesday, January 20), adding and dropping classes will follow a different procedure than logging in to the registration system on OneStart.

To drop a class on Tuesday, January 20 through Wednesday, March 11, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra//dropadd.shtml#edrop. This procedure is called eDrop. Remember that dropping a class at this point in the semester means that you do not get a full refund of your tuition for the credits you drop. This is true even if you drop one class and add another in its place.

To add a class on Tuesday, January 20 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd procedure (which will be similar to the eDrop procedure). http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop

The eDrop and eAdd procedures are relatively new – please let us know if you have problems with these systems.

A few reminders – you are required to maintain full-time enrollment. Full-time enrollment for masters and doctoral students is at least 8 credit hours (except for those doctoral students who are in the exam stage of their degree, and some masters students in their final semester) and full-time enrollment for diploma and visiting students is at least 9 credit hours.

The waitlist no longer exists. If you were on the waitlist for a class that was not fulfilled by the end of the day on Friday, January 16, that means that you are NOT enrolled in that class and you will need to add it to your schedule using the eAdd procedure if the professor of the class approves.

14 January 2009: To all music majors (undergraduate and graduate)

Artist Diploma Audition

To all Jacobs School of Music students:

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the SPRING 2009 semester will be held Wednesday, February 25, 3:30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, February 27.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are current a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall 2009; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.

Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in the summer or fall 2009; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs 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 23 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition 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 13.

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/graduate/Diploma.shtml.  

If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (MU011, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

9 January 2009: To all graduate students

Schedule adjustment, registration, and graduation reminder

Graduate Students:The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Friday, January 16 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule in OneStart through Friday, January 16.  The last day to register for the spring 2009 semester is Friday, January 16. 

Remember that you need to submit your program planning sheet online at this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.shtml before you can register.   You do not need to submit a new program planning sheet if you are already registered and just need to adjust your spring schedule on OneStart.Please look at your schedule on OneStart to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending. 

Masters and Diploma students, you need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too. Friday, January 16, 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, unless you are a masters or doctoral student in your final semester of coursework, and at least 9 credits for diploma and visiting students).   

If you drop a class after Friday, January 16, you will not get a full refund of your tuition for that class.Starting Tuesday, January 20, in order to add or drop a class you will be able to use the eAdd/eDrop system, I’ll send out more details at that time.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different after January 16.

If you are planning to graduate this May or August, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ApplicationforGraduation.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the “student center” link.  From that page, click on “my academics and grades.”  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. 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 the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions.  Our phone number is 855-1738.  Our email address is musgrad@indiana.edu.  The best way to set up an appointment to see me is by calling or by stopping by our office in MU011.

7 January 2009: To all doctoral students

Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students: If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 31), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 16. 

Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam. 

You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 31, 2009, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

7 January 2009: To all doctoral students

Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students: If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 31), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 16. 

Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam. 

You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 31, 2009, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

12 December 2008: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Styles Exam

To all doctoral students:

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this spring on Saturday, January 31, 2009, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  Because of some recent changes to the requirement, the process is a little different depending on when you began your doctoral program:

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2008, you are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 31, 2009. Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 16.  Please note that January 31 will be your final opportunity to take the styles exam.

--Doctoral students who began their program since the fall of 2002 but before the fall of 2008 should already have met the requirement; if you have been given permission to take the exam this spring, please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 16. If you are unsure about where you stand, please make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Isaacson.

--Doctoral students who began their program before the fall of 2002 need to meet the styles requirement before their oral qualifying examination; if you wish to take the exam this spring please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 16.

Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson,  Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).

Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.

The Graduate Theory Association will hold a mock exam the week before the test. Information on the mock exam can be found at http://www.music.indiana.edu/department/theory/gta/Mock%20Styles%20Exam/mockstyles.shtml.

Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

Fall 2008 Announcements

10 December 2008: To all graduate students

To all graduate students who started new programs in Fall 2008

Dear Graduate Students,

This note is a follow-up to one you received last Friday regarding retakes of the Graduate Entrance Exams.  It is therefore directed to only those students who started master’s or doctoral programs in fall 2008 and who intend to retake one or more of the entrance exams.

That note erroneously described a change of policy that allows the retakes to occur at either the start of the spring semester or the second summer session. This policy has not in fact been fully ratified.  Nevertheless, we will honor the policy as we announced it.  Allow me to make two points regarding GEE retakes, however:

(1) Unless it is impossible for you to attempt your retakes in January, we strongly urge you to do so then.  For students that do not have passing scores on multiple exams, it is especially critical that you begin the review courses as soon as possible, because failure to do so can make it very difficult to complete degree requirements in a timely manner.  Bear in mind that M541 and M542 are prerequisite to most of the music history and literature courses, as well as most music theory courses, and T508 is prerequisite to many courses as well.

(2) If you are not able to attempt your retakes in January, the data given below may help you weigh whether it is worth waiting until summer, or if you should go ahead and take the corresponding review class this spring.  To use the data, find the exam you’re interested in, then locate the range containing your score.  The number listed next to that score range is the percentage of students who scored in that range on their first attempt and were able to Pass the exam on their second.  (For those degrees requiring a high pass, the High Pass rate is also provided for the written and aural theory exams.)  This is based on data spanning a 5-year period.

M541 (Early Music History) [review course offered in fall, spring, summer session 2]

Average improvement 3.3 points
Original score : Pass rate (54+) on retake
50-53: 51%
40-49: 28%
30-39: 10%
Below 30: 0%

M542 (Late Music History) [review course offered in fall, spring, summer session 2]

Average improvement 4.7 points
Original score : Pass rate (54+) on retake
50-53: 54%
40-49: 29%
30-39: 11%
Below 30: 0%

T508 (Written Theory Review) [review course offered in fall, summer session 2, (not spring)]

Average improvement 12.7 points
Original score : Overall Pass rate (70+) on retake / High Pass rate (83+) on retake
70-79: 100% / 86%
60-69: 66% / 26%
50-59: 45% / 13%
40-49: 27% / 3%
Below 40: 18% / 7%

T511 (Aural Theory Review) [review course offered in spring, summer session 2 in even-numbered years (not fall)]

Average improvement 3.4 points
Original score : Overall Pass rate (70+) on retake / High Pass rate (83+) on retake
70-79: 88% / 29%
60-69: 41% / 9%
50-59: 18% / 1%
40-49: 11% / 0%
Below 40: 8% / 0%

T509 (Sightsinging Review) [review course offered in fall, summer session 2 in odd-numbered years (not spring)]

Pass rate on retake: 43%

If you have any questions about this, please write to our office at musgrad@indiana.edu.

Best wishes,

Eric J. Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu
812-855-1738

10 December 2008: To all Music Majors

Artist Diploma audition

To all Jacobs School of Music students:

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the SPRING 2009 semester will be held Wednesday, February 25, 3:30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, February 27.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are current a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall 2009; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.

Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in the summer or fall 2009; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs 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 23 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition 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 13.

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/graduate/Diploma.shtml.  

If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (MU011, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

5 December 2008: To all graduate students

To all graduate students who started new programs in Fall 2008

Graduate students,This is a reminder about the Graduate Entrance Exams, and only applies to masters and doctoral students who started new graduation programs in fall 2008.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.You will probably remember from orientation that students get just two chances to take the graduate entrance exams- orientation week of their first semester, and then the week before their second semester of enrollment. 

That policy has recently been amended.  Students who started a masters or doctoral degree in fall 2008 can take the graduate entrance exams either the week before spring 2009 semester OR the week before summer session II 2009.  This new policy is only for students who start in fall 2008 or later.The exam schedule for spring and summer session II is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Dates.shtml#GEE

Please note that if you take any exams in the spring, that counts as your second chance at the exams and you won't be able to take any exams in the summer.  Please also note that if you choose not to take the exams in the spring and then have a conflict of any kind with the summer exam offering, you WILL NOT be eligible to take the exams at any other time.

Several students have recently asked me if they could retake some exams in January, and then some exams in June.  The answer to that question is still “no.”So I STRONGLY advise you all to take the entrance exams in January 2009 unless you have something that you absolutely need to do that conflicts with the exam times in January.  I repeat: if you don't take the exams in January, but then have a conflict in June, you've just lost your second chance to take the graduate entrance exams.  There will be no exceptions to this policy.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a pencil and a picture ID.  You do, however, need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate office.  We are now scheduling sight singing exam times for January, so either email musgrad@indiana.edu, stop by MU011, or call 855-1738 to sign up for a sight singing exam time if you plan to take that exam in January. 

You need to sign up by Wednesday, January 7.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 that exam along with any exams you haven't already passed). 

If you have to take any review courses, it is best to take them as early as possible in your program.For your information, the review courses are generally offered on the following schedule:

M541 Early Music History Review - every Fall, Spring, and Summer Session II
M542 Late Music History Review - every Fall, Spring, and Summer Session II
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

Remember that our website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.Please contact me if you have any questions. 

If you would like to set up an appointment to talk in person, please either call 855-1738 or stop by the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011) to set up an appointment time.

5 December 2008: To all graduate students

Spring 2009 Registration

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 in spring semester 2009, you need to register by Thursday, January 8 to avoid late registration fees.  If you register on Friday, January 9 (or later) you will be charged a late registration fee.Friday, January 16 will be the last day Jacobs School of Music students will be eligible to register.

Information on the registration procedure is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.shtml.  The direct link to the online program planning sheet is: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.shtml.  Remember that it takes at least 24 hours for our office to process your program planning sheet after you submit the online form, so don't wait until the last minute to turn it in. 

In order to have a guarantee that your program planning sheet will be processed in time for you to register before late fees begin, you must submit your program planning sheet by Monday, December 22.

Please note that the Music Graduate office will be closed starting on Wednesday, December 24 for the holiday break.  The office will re-open on Monday, January 5.  

If you have any questions about registration, you can make an appointment to see me or send me an email.  To set up an appointment time, please call 855-1738.Sara Erbes

3 December 2008: To all graduate students

Spring 2009 Conductors Orchestra

Graduate Students,The following announcement is from Ben Bolter, the Conductors’ Orchestra manager.  If you have any questions or concerns about this topic, please direct them to condorch@indiana.edu.

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Dear Students,The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the Spring 2009 Conductors’ Orchestra.  The orchestra’s first service will be the 1st day of spring classes-Monday January 12, 2009.  The orchestra will also play for two Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals.  The pay scale will be $15 per hour.Please be aware that Attendance will be required for all services.  The Instrumental Conducting Classes, taught by David Effron and Arthur Fagan are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-11:00am in MA 454 except when the choral department begins using the orchestra beginning Monday, February 2, 2009.  The choral concerts will require the whole orchestra.  All players who wish to join the Conductors Orchestra must make sure they are available for all choral services, dress rehearsals, and concerts.  Below listed are the Choral dress rehearsals and performances.CVE – John Leonard,

Doctoral Conducting Recital – with Conductors’ Orchestra
AUER HALL (if completed)  if not,  St. Marks or ECC
CLEARFIELD - The Golem Psalms              - 25:001st Dress          Thursday Feb 5           2:00 – 3:50 p.m. Auer Hall
2nd Dress        Saturday Feb 7            10am – 1 p.m. Auer Hall Monday           February 9       8 p.m.  Auer Hall PERFORMANCE

University Chorale – Philip Moyer, Doctoral Conducting Recital
SCHUBERT - Mass #5 in A-flat major D678            - 45:00

AUER HALL (if finished) if not, possible in Recital Hall
1st Dress          Tuesday Feb 17           2:00- 3:50pm Auer Hall
2nd Dress          Friday Feb 20              2:00- 3:50 p.m. Auer HallSaturday          February 21     8 p.m.  Auer Hall  PEFORMANCE

If you are interesting in applying for the Spring 2009 semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, ID#, instrument, Degree and NO LATER than Monday December 8, 2008.  No audition is necessary and members will be selected by seniority.  You will be notified by Thursday December 11th, 2008 of your acceptance.Please be aware that your attendance is required for every rehearsal and conducting class which you are called.  No substitutes or absences will be allowed for the Choral Rehearsals this semester and should be avoided at all costs for the conducting classes.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  You also must have a social security card to be eligible for payment.

For Spring 2009 the following positions are available: Flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet, Bassoon/contra, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.If there are any questions please direct them to Ben Bolter, the Orchestra Manager, at condorch@indiana.edu

18 November 2008: To all graduate students

"Your Music Career and the Law: Understanding and Protecting Your Legal Rights"

Graduate Students,The follow announcement is from the Music Undergraduate Office.   Graduate Students are welcome to attend the following presentation.  If you have any questions or concerns about the presentation, please direct them to Erin Woodley (ewoodley@indiana.edu). __________________________________________________Please join us for the next presentation in the Career Development/Entrepreneurship Series:"Your Music Career and the Law: Understanding and Protecting Your Legal Rights"

Presented by Eve J. Brown, Kelley School of Business

Saturday, December 6th from 1-3 pm in Sweeney HallThis seminar will provide students with an overview of several legal topics that can help them succeed in their music careers after graduation. Topics will include:  Copyright law (how to protect your music from being copied, performed, or used without your permission); your right of publicity + preventing commercial appropriation of your name or likeness; first amendment/free speech law as applied to musicians (censorship of art, defamation concerns, obscenity); contract law (with emphasis on arts-related contracts and understanding basic contract rights and language); legal issues surrounding music sampling; and technology and law in the music context (including music downloading, as well as peer to peer music sharing). Professor Brown will also answer any specific questions or concerns students may have about the law, the judicial system, or the creation and maintenance of music-related businesses.Presenter:  Eve J. Brown is a Lecturer in the Department of Business Law at the Kelley School of Business. She teaches several Legal Studies courses, in addition to L250: Law and the Arts. Her interests lie in the intersection between law and the arts, including music, literature, theatre, film, and visual art. To that end, her research focuses on legal issues of importance to the art world, such as copyright law, first amendment law, nonprofit law, and other intellectual property topics. In the classroom, she works to develop new curriculum that combines her love of law with her passion for the arts, such as her upcoming Intensive Freshman Seminar, "Shakespeare and the Law." Professor Brown has also served as sponsor to two Music Business majors from the Independent Major Program. Prior to joining the I.U. faculty, Professor Brown was an attorney in San Diego, California. There, she was awarded the 2006 Business Volunteers for the Arts award. She was also elected to the Board of Directors of Sledgehammer Theatre, and was a member of the San Diego Shakespeare Society. Here in Bloomington, Professor Brown volunteers for the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington, and is an avid supporter of the local arts community.

Erin A. Woodley
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Undergraduate Advisor
Merrill Hall rm. 011
ph. 812-855-3743
fax 812-856-5570
www.music.indiana.edu/undergraduate

11 November 2008: To all graduate students

Music Theory AI Auditions

Graduate students,

The following announcement is from the Music Theory department.  If you have any questions about this, please contact Shauna Peatross at mustheor@indiana.edu.Dear Graduate Student:The music theory department invites highly qualified graduate students to audition for the small number of music theory AI positions that will be available fall 2009.  Music theory AIs assist in teaching students in the undergraduate core curriculum.  Auditions will take place during the audition weekends that begin in January.  Those interested in being considered for a position should first read the following web page to ensure that they meet the initial criteria for consideration.  The page includes a link to an online audition request form, which must be submitted no later than January 7, 2009.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/department/theory/ai/

Gretchen Horlacher
Chair, Dept. of Music Theory
Associate Prof. of Music
Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University
812-855-3691

22 October 2008: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Good morning,

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2008 is Wednesday, October 29.  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 29) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 29).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).  

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 do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office. 

The main differences 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 note that it is extremely rare to get permission to drop a class 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.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after October 29.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 855-1738.

21 October 2008: To all graduate students

Career Development announcement

Graduate Students,

This workshop, although primarily aimed at undergraduate students, might be interesting to those of you in graduate programs, as well.  You are welcome to attend the workshop if you’d like.  If you have any questions about it, please direct them to Erin Woodley, the Undergraduate Academic Advisor (ewoodley@indiana.edu).Sara Erbes

Dear students,

Last spring, Dr. Potter and I applied for and received an IU Parent’s Fund Grant with the title “I’m Graduating – What Now?  Essential Tools for the Music Professional”.  In conjuction with Dean Richards’ Office and the Student Representative committee, we are planning to hold a series of presentations throughout the 2008-09 school year.  We plan to cover a variety of topics in Career Development, Music Entrepreneurship and Cultural Leadership.  Our first workshop will be held on Saturday, November 1st from 1-3 pm in Sweeney Hall:
Entrepreneurialism, Leadership, & Relevance: Creating Demand for your Music in any Environment
presented by David Cutler

David Cutler, alumnus of Indiana University (D.M. 2003), balances a varied career as a jazz and classical composer, pianist, educator, arranger, conductor, concert producer, author, speaker, and publisher.  In all of these pursuits, he has worked to push artistic boundaries while connecting with ever expanding audiences.  His upcoming book, The Savvy Musician: Developing a Viable and Meaningful Career through Entrepreneurship, addresses a host of practical and philosophical issues prevalent to musicians interested in making a living and a difference.  Dr. Cutler currently serves as Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Musicianship at Duquesne University.  For more information, please visit: www.trunkmusic.org.

Erin A. Woodley
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Undergraduate Advisor
Merrill Hall rm. 011
ph. 812-855-3743
fax 812-856-5570
www.music.indiana.edu/undergraduate

13 October 2008: To all graduate students

To all graduate students who started new programs in Fall 2008

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.

1.  Registration In order to register, follow the steps outlined in the email about registration that you received today.  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 submit the online Program Planning Sheet (http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/ProgramPlanningSheet.shtml)  and will approve that as your advisor. 

You will not be eligible to register until after you submit your program planning sheet and it is approved.Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on OneStart if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on OneStart, click the Services tab, then the Student Self-Service link on the sidebar, then locate the Services & Information section.  Then, click the Immunization Compliance link. The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

2.  Language requirements If you are in a program that has a foreign language requirement, and you believe that you have already fulfilled all or part of that requirement with coursework from an earlier degree, check on your academic advisement report to see whether that has been updated to your records.  (Instructions for getting to your academic advisement report are here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.shtml#Misc).  If your academic advisement report does not show that the requirement is complete, but you think it should, then please contact the Music Graduate Office.  It is possible that it just hasn't been updated yet, but it's also possible that what you did in the past won't count, so you need to check now to confirm what you need to complete.

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams
(For masters and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for Diploma and Visiting Students.)You will probably remember from orientation that students get just two chances to take the graduate entrance exams- orientation week of their first semester, and then the week before their second semester of enrollment.  That policy has recently been amended.  Students who started a masters or doctoral degree in fall 2008 can take the graduate entrance exams either the week before spring 2009 semester OR the week before summer session II 2009.  This new policy is only for students who start in fall 2008 or later.The exam schedule for spring and summer session II is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Dates.shtml#GEE.  Please note that if you take any exams in the spring, that counts as your second chance at the exams and you won't be able to take any exams in the summer.  Please also note that if you choose not to take the exams in the spring and then have a conflict of any kind with the summer exam offering, you WILL NOT be eligible to take the exams at any other time.So I STRONGLY advise you all to take the entrance exams in January 2009 unless you have something that you absolutely need to do that conflicts with the exam times in January.  I repeat: if you don't take the exams in January, but then have a conflict in June, you've just lost your second chance to take the graduate entrance exams.  There will be no exceptions to this policy.You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a pencil and a picture ID.  You do, however, 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 7.  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 that exam along with any exams you haven't already passed).  If you have to take any review courses, it is best to take them as early as possible in your program.For your information, the review courses are generally offered on the following schedule:

M541 Early Music History Review - every Fall, Spring, and Summer Session II
M542 Late Music History Review - every Fall, Spring, and Summer Session II
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 yearsRemember that our website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.Please contact me if you have any questions.  If you would like to set up an appointment to talk in person, please either call 855-1738 or stop by the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011) to set up an appointment time.Sara Erbes

13 October 2008: To all graduate students

Registration for spring semester 2009

Graduate Students:Registration for the spring semester will begin on Thursday, October 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.  This year, we are only accepting on-line Program Planning Sheets, which you can fill out at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/ProgramPlanningSheet.shtml.   

For links to the on-line Schedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.shtml.  There may still be a few changes to the Schedule of Classes before registration, but you can go ahead and start submitting your program planning sheets now.  You will not be eligible to register until after you submit your program planning sheet and your registration plans are approved.Don't forget that you can track your degree progress and requirements by using the Academic Advisement Report on OneStart.  The way you get to your Academic Advisement Report is to log on the OneStart (https://onestart.iu.edu), then click on the Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc

.If you have any questions about your 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

7 October 2008: To all doctoral students

Minor procedural change in DM qualifying exams (repertory list)

This email is directed to DM students only.  (It does not apply to PhD or DME students.)

As you are likely aware, for DM students, the major field oral qualifying exam is particularly focused on a repertory list of approximately 12 pieces. This note is let you know that the graduate office is implementing a change, with the assent of the Instructional Policy Committee, in the time when this list is to be submitted.  Currently, students submit the repertory list after the written exams are completed and before the oral exam is scheduled.  Under the new procedure, we are going to ask students to submit the repertory list at or before the time they apply to begin qualifying exams, i.e., before they take their first written exam.  Please note, however, that the repertory list will still be the basis only of the oral exam; this is not intended to change the focus of the written exams in any way.  The change has three goals: (1) to move a step that can take a couple weeks outside the one-year time limit on completing the qualifying exams, (2) to encourage you to think about that part of the exam earlier in the whole exam process, and most important, (3) to allow the you more time to prepare well for the oral exam.

For students who have already begun the written exams, although we would strongly encourage you to think about your repertory list sooner rather than later, we will not require that it be approved until you schedule the oral exam as has been the practice.

Full guidelines on the creation and approval of the repertory list are provided here:

http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Doctoral/Quals.shtml#RepList

I would be pleased to answer any questions or concerns you might have about this.

Best wishes,

Eric J. Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

6 October 2008: To all doctoral students

A few announcements for Doctoral students

Good morning,

I will send out an announcement as we get closer to registration with an update on the Schedule of Classes and information about when to submit your program planning sheet.  Please do not submit your program planning sheet until you have heard from me that the Schedule of Classes is online and correct.  Registration for spring will begin on October 23.We have had several students ask about full-time status recently.  Full-time status is required of all Jacobs School of Music students.  Full-time status for doctoral students who are still working on coursework is at least 8 credit hours.  There are no exceptions.  Once you are in your final semester of coursework and beyond, however, you may be eligible to register in fewer than 8 credits.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Registration.shtml#DoctoralCandidates for more details.Please note that the $800 music program fee is charged to all doctoral students who register (regardless of the number of credits) in any semester prior to candidacy, meaning each semester you register until after you pass your oral qualifying exam.  This is true even for those students who are done with their required coursework.  The only exceptions are those students mentioned here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Program_Fee.pdf. When you are preparing for registration in a few weeks, don’t forget to submit your doctoral minor field approval forms if you know what you want your minor fields to be (and if you haven’t already submitted them to the Music Graduate Office).  Information about doctoral minors can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Doctoral/Minors.shtml.  Remember that until you have your doctoral minors formally approved, the coursework you take toward those requirements are not guaranteed to count toward your degree.Don't forget that you can track your degree progess by using the academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on to OneStart (https://onestart.iu.edu), then click on the Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

6 October 2008: To all masters students

A few announcements for Masters students

Good morning,

I will send out an announcement as we get closer to registration with an update on the Schedule of Classes and information about when to submit your program planning sheet.  Please do not submit your program planning sheet until you have heard from me that the Schedule of Classes is online and correct.  Registration for spring will begin on October 23.We have had several students ask about full-time status recently.  Full-time status is required of all Jacobs School of Music students.  Full-time status for Masters students is at least 8 credit hours.  This is true in every semester except for potentially your final semester.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Registration.shtml#minimumcredits for details about your options if you are in your final semester of coursework in the spring.  Remember that registration in a major ensemble is also a requirement every semester in which you register as a masters student.When you are preparing for registration in a few weeks, don’t forget to submit your Outside Area approval form if you know what you want your Outside Area field to be (and if you haven’t already submitted it to the Music Graduate Office).  Information about the Outside Area (and a link to the approval form) can be found here:  http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/masters.shtml#Cognate.  There are a few Outside Areas that are “pre-approved” (meaning that you won’t need any approval signatures on the form before you submit it to our office, but you still need to submit a form).  Those areas are:  Music Theory, Music History, Opera Workshop, and Instrumental Conducting.  For all other areas, you need to get the department chair’s signature on your Outside Area form before you submit it.  Please go to http://www.music.indiana.edu/admin/personnel.shtml and scroll down the page to see a list of music department chairs and their office locations.  If your Outside Area is in a non-music department, you will need to find the department chair information from that department's web site.Don't forget that you can track your degree progess by using the academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on to OneStart (https://onestart.iu.edu), then click on the Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.Remember that if you plan to graduate this December, you need to submit an application for graduation if you have not already done so.  You can submit the form online here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/ApplicationforGraduation.shtml. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

6 October 2008: To all diploma students

A few announcements for Diploma students

Good morning,

I will send out an announcement as we get closer to registration with an update on the Schedule of Classes and information about when to submit your program planning sheet.  Please do not submit your program planning sheet until you have heard from me that the Schedule of Classes is online and correct.  Registration for spring will begin on October 23.We have had several students ask about full-time status recently.  Full-time status is required of all Jacobs School of Music students.  Full-time status for diploma students is at least 9 credit hours.  This is true even in your final semester – there are no exceptions.  All diploma students are required to register in lessons and ensemble every semester.  All instrumental diploma students are required to register in chamber music (MUS-F 550) every semester.  And all diploma students must register in at least 9 credits each semester.I also wanted to remind you that there is a four semester limit to diploma program registration.  Diploma students are not eligible to register for more than 4 semesters, so make your course plans with that registration limit in mind.Don’t forget about the music course and foreign language requirements for the diploma programs.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Diploma.shtml for more details. Remember that if you plan to graduate this December, you need to submit an application for graduation if you have not already done so.  The online application for graduation is available here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/ApplicationforGraduation.shtml. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

22 September 2008: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework

Good morning,

I am writing particularly to doctoral students who are in their final semesters of course work and looking towards qualifying exams.  As you plan your last courses and think about your schedule for written and oral qualifying exams, I want to encourage you to be thinking about the proposal you will write for a doctoral final project or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project or dissertation to make progress on your qualifying exams. In those fields you must have completed the proposal and have it approved before you can take a major-field exam or an oral exam (depending on your department).

You will certainly be eager to get your exams done and officially become a candidate for your degree.  The thing that most often delays students is the lack of a complete topic proposal, which sometimes entangles them in time limits.  (Students must pass the oral qualifying exam within one year of taking the first written exam.)  I am writing to urge you to read about what is required, to consult with potential research committee members, and to plan your work on this proposal as you take your last courses. Details are at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/Doctoral/docindex.shtml, organized by program. Planning ahead and getting a start on your proposal represents the best way to help yourself make uninterrupted progress.

Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

17 Septebmer 2008: To all graduate students

Artist Diploma audition

To all School of Music students:

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the FALL 2008 semester will be held Wednesday, October 29, 3:30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, October 31.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are current a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning next semester; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.

Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the fall semester if they wish to begin the AD program in the spring; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs 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, September 26 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition 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 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/graduate/Diploma.shtml.  

If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

17 September 2008: To all graduate students

Conductors' Orchestra

Graduate students: This is a message from Ben Bolter, the Orchestra Manager for the Conductors’ Orchestra.  If you have any questions about this email, you should contact Ben directly at condorch@indiana.edu.Dear Students,The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 4th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra.  This year the orchestra will begin playing for the Instrumental Conducting Classes this Fall semester, starting Wednesday October 15, 2008.  Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one Doctoral Choral Conducting Recital.  The pay scale will be $15 per hour.If you are interesting in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, ID#, instrument, Degree and year by September 24th, 2008.  No audition is necessary and members will be selected by seniority and availability for all services.  You will be notified by September 31st, 2008 of your acceptance.Please note that Attendance will be required for all services.  The Instrumental Conducting Classes take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-11:00am in MA 454 except when the choral department begins using the orchestra beginning Monday, November 10th, 2008.  The choral concert does not require the entire orchestra.  Nine players will be selected from the orchestra to play in the Doctoral recital.Again, be aware that your attendance is required for every rehearsal and conducting class which you are called.  No substitutes or absences will be allowed for the Choral Rehearsals this semester and should be avoided at all costs for the conducting classes.  NO EXCEPTIONS!  You also must have a social security card to be eligible for payment. Also, please note that this is only for entrance into the orchestra for the Fall Semester.  A separate process will be conducted for the Spring Semester at a later date.For Fall 2008, the following positions are available: Flute/piccolo, oboe/English horn, clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.If there are any questions please direct them to Ben Bolter, the Orchestra Manager, at condorch@indiana.edu

4 September 2008: To all graduate students

Schedule adjustment reminder

Graduate Students:The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Monday, September 8 (since classes started on a Tuesday, the last day of the first week of classes this year is Monday, September 8).  There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule in OneStart through Monday.  Please look at your schedule on OneStart to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Masters and Diploma students, you need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.Monday, September 8 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, unless you are a masters or doctoral student in your final semester of coursework, and at least 9 credits for diploma and visiting students).   If you drop a class after Monday, September 8 you will not get a full refund of your tuition for that class.Starting Wednesday, September 10, in order to add or drop a class you will be able to use the new eAdd/eDrop system, I’ll send out more details next week.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different after September 8.It won’t be possible to adjust your schedule on Tuesday, September 9.

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ApplicationforGraduation.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the “student center” link.  From that page, click on “my academics and grades.”  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. 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 the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions.  Our phone number is 855-1738.  Our email address is musgrad@indiana.edu.  The best way to set up an appointment to see me is by calling or by stopping by our office in MU011.

3 September 2008: 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, September 10 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.  

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

Summer 2008 Announcements

26 August 2008: To all doctoral students

Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 20), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, September 5.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures.If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).The only time the exam will be offered this fall is on Saturday, September 20, 2008 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Simon 242.If you have any questions, please let us know.

Summer 2008 Announcements

21 August 2008: To all masters students

Masters students and the final semester of coursework

Masters students,

Starting in spring 2009 there will be a new policy for masters students enrolled in their final semester of coursework.Masters students who are in their final semester of coursework and have less than 8 credits of required coursework remaining can register for just those credit hours, and 2 credits of ensemble, in that final semester.

This exception to the full-time enrollment requirement is possible for only one semester (the final semester), and is not possible if the final requirement is major field lessons.  If a masters student registers in major field lessons, he or she must enroll in a minimum of 8 credits in that semester.Please note that if you need full-time enrollment for financial aid, insurance, or any other reason then you may end up needing to be in at least 8 credits anyway.  Talk to the offices involved in those items to see what your options are.  But if you don’t need full-time enrollment, then you may be able to take fewer than 8 credits in your final semester.If you are an international student in your final semester of coursework and want to be enrolled in less than 8 credits, then you will need to fill out a “reduced courseload authorization request” form on iStart.  Please put my name and email address when the form asks for your advisor information.For any students in this situation this fall semester, you can petition for permission to enroll in less than 8 credits this fall.  Please do so by emailing me at serbes@indiana.edu.  Remember that the last day to adjust your schedule online is Monday, September 8, so it is important to petition right away.

4 August 2008: To all graduate students

Last chance to register without late fees

Graduate students,

The registration period for fall 2008 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 Friday, August 29 to avoid late registration fees. Friday, September 5 will be the last day Jacobs School of Music students will be eligible to register. Remember that it takes time for the Music Graduate Office to process your program planning sheet, so do not wait until the last minute to turn it in.  The last day we will accept program planning sheets with a guarantee that you will get it back in time to register without late fees is Wednesday, August 20.  If you submit your program planning sheet after that date, it is possible you will not get it back in time to register without fees. 

You can submit your program planning sheet online at this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.shtml.

If you have any questions about registration, please either send me an email or make an appointment to see me by stopping by Merrill Hall 011 or calling 855-1738.

Sara Erbes

9 June 2008: 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, June 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 dissertation/final project guidelines.  No sign-up is necessary. We hope to see you there!

9 June 2008: To all graduate students

Registration and graduation - a few reminders

Good morning,These are just a few final reminders about registration and graduation.Registration –

If you have not yet registered, please do so soon (there are many classes that are already filling up).  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm for registration information (and a link to the online Schedule of Classes and online program planning sheet).  The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, June 12 (for summer session II) and Thursday, August 28 (for fall). You need to submit your program planning at least one week before those dates to avoid late registration fees.  Our office cannot guarantee a 24 hour turn-around on program planning sheets as we get closer to each semester and summer session starting.

Graduation -

Remember that if you plan to graduate this August, you need to submit an Application for Graduation.  If you do not remember whether you have already done this, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu).  The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart, then click on the “student center” link.  From that page, click on “my academics and grades.”  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.Near the end of the academic advisement 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.  If you haven’t submitted an application yet, you can do so online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ApplicationforGraduation.htm.