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Office Location
East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Mailing Address
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

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

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

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

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Summer and Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Announcements

Here are e-mail announcements sent by the Music Graduate Office. You must 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.

Announcements for Spring 2017

May 3, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Changes to the Music First Year Language Exams (MFLYE - language placement exams)

[2] Grade for spring 2017

Reminders

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Spring and Summer 2017

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Changes to the Music First Year Language Exams (MFLYE - language placement exams)

The MFYLE (Music First Year Language Exam) is the method that students can use to prove that they have knowledge in French, German, Italian, or Spanish equivalent to one semester or one year of university level grammar courses if they don't have courses on their transcripts that we can accept to fulfill a foreign language grammar requirement. These are required for voice, early music voice, choral conducting, collaborative piano, and instrumental diploma programs.

Starting on July 1, 2017, the MFYLE, which is given by the Bloomington Evaluation Services and Testing Office, will be different in the following ways:

  • Instead of being offered any time that a student calls, the exam will be offered once a month (on the second Friday of each month), and on the Friday before the semester starts for fall and spring semesters. That means that after July 1, the exams will be offered on July 14, August 11, August 15, September 8, October 13, etc.
  • On those dates, the exams will be offered at two times, 10 am and 2 pm. Students can take two language exams in one day if they would like to do that. Each exam lasts one hour.
  • Students need to sign up to take the exams by emailing best@indiana.edu (in advance). When they email, students need to provide their name, telephone number, foreign language exam to be taken, and desired test date and time.
  • There is a $20 fee for the designated test day. The fee can be paid in cash or by check, or billed to a Bursar's account for students who are currently enrolled.
  • The exams in German, Italian, and Spanish are computer-based. The French exam is a paper-based exam.
  • Students can take the exam in each language only ONE time. It is not possible to take any individual language exam multiple times.
  • The exams will take place at: Evaluation Services and Testing, Eigenmann Hall 324 West, 1900 East 10th Street, Bloomington.
  • If a student needs to take the exam at a time other than the regularly offered dates, they can sign up for an individual exam time, but the cost in that case is $50.

These changes take effect on July 1, 2017. The old paper-based exams will still be offered until that time. Information on the current exam set-up is here: https://iubest.indiana.edu/services/testing/mfyle.php.

[2] Grades for Spring 2017

Grades for spring 2017 will be final on Wedesday, May 10. At that time, you can view them on One.IU.edu in the Student Center. This page has more information: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html.

Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until May 10. You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) 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." The instructor who assigned you the "I" grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

Reminders

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 22.  We are currently accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4175/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall. The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we've asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into. For example, if you are a master's student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement. If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don't set up appointment times by email).

All currently registered students will see two "Advising" holds on their records in One.IU. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Spring and Summer 2017

Information about the official university commencement ceremony for Spring and Summer 2017 is here: http://www.commencement.iu.edu/bloomington/graduation-info/spring-grad-ceremony/index.shtml.

April 20, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Full-time job opening in the Music Graduate Office

[2] Graduate Assistant opening in the GradGrants Center

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Reminders

[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2017

[5] Doctoral minor field approval forms

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Keyboard Proficiency information (for Master's and Doctoral Students)

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Full-time job opening in the Music Graduate Office

The Music Graduate Office is seeking a Student Services Assistant to begin work soon after the end of the semester. This is a full-time position. The position may be of interest to partners/spouses of current music students. Except for doctoral candidates, we cannot consider currently enrolled students (except for students who are graduating in May 2017). For more information about the position and a link to the application, please see: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/33834

[2] Graduate Assistant opening in the GradGrants Center

We (in the GradGrants Center) are seeking a graduate student for the position briefly described below. If you are interested, please send a cover letter, c.v./resume, and writing sample (preferably a successful grant application) to Kim Bunch, Director of Finance and Administration.

Email: kbunch@indiana.edu
Mail: University Graduate School
Wells Library
1320 E. 10th Street, Room E546
Bloomington, IN 47405

If you have questions before submitting your materials, please contact Kim Bunch at kbunch@indiana.edu

THE PROPOSAL-WRITING CONSULTANT/TRAINER is one of four graduate assistants who work directly with fellow graduate students in the GradGrants Center, a graduate student service located in the Wells Library-BL. The Center is sponsored by The University Graduate School and available to enrolled graduate students of all IU campuses. The consultants handle the day-to-day operations of the GradGrants Center and share training responsibilities (e.g. presenting or enlisting speakers for workshops, scheduling rooms, preparing visual aids). Our consultants assist students in their search for external funding sources and are available to work one-on-one with graduate students in discussing and critiquing their grant proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include successful proposal-writing experience, editing skills, teaching experience or experience in planning and presenting special-interest training programs, and the ability and personality to interact well with the public. A one-year commitment to the position is required. Those who have received prior Fulbright awards or other competitive national awards are highly desired. We prefer advanced doctoral students who have at least two years in graduate school.

BENEFITS: This position provides invaluable opportunity to learn about various funding sources and to improve one's own proposal-writing skills. The experience is extremely valuable to future faculty. The position, starting in late summer or fall 2017, will have a .50% FTE (i.e., 20 hours per week) position and is eligible for student health insurance. The salary will be approximately $15,000 for the academic year. A fee remission for fall and spring is available. In addition, summer funding is also possible. The person hired will work half or all of the summer as arranged with Kim Bunch, Director of Finance and Administration.

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 28, 2017

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 22.  We are currently accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4175/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall. The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we've asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into. For example, if you are a master's student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement. If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don't set up appointment times by email).

All currently registered students will see two "Advising" holds on their records in One.IU. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

Reminders

[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2017

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2017, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120). 

The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.

There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. You have already missed the deadline for your name to be printed in the Commencement bulletin, but if you are planning to graduate in the spring or summer you still need to submit the form as soon as possible if you have not already done so even if you don't plan to attend the ceremony.

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

[5] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Keyboard Proficiency exam for Master's and Doctoral students

Every master's and doctoral program has a keyboard proficiency exam required for graduation. Some students take the exam through their major department, but the majority of students take the exam through the Secondary Piano office.

For students in Early Music, Guitar, Harp, Jazz Studies, Music Theory, and Organ, talk to your departments to find out the requirements and dates of the keyboard proficiency exam in your area.

For all other students, please read the web site here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml. There are still exam dates available this semester.

The keyboard proficiency and performance proficiency are two separate requirements. For information about the performance proficiency, see this page: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProf.shtml.

April 12, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2017

[2] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral minor field approval forms

Reminders

[4] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in spring 2017

[5] More course announcements for fall 2017

[6] Doctoral written qualifying exam in Music Theory

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) events for April

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2017

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2017, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120). 

The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.

There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. You have already missed the deadline for your name to be printed in the Commencement bulletin, but if you are planning to graduate in the spring or summer you still need to submit the form as soon as possible if you have not already done so even if you don't plan to attend the ceremony.

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

[2] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 22.  We are currently accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4175/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall. The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we've asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into. For example, if you are a master's student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement. If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don't set up appointment times by email).

All currently registered students will see two "Advising" holds on their records in One.IU. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Reminders

[4] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in spring 2017

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, you will follow the steps I outlined earlier in this email announcement.  You will not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week or have an in-person appointment (unless you'd like one). I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I 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 One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  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.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office. I will
email you once we receive your transcript.

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.  (To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on theStudent Center icon in the search results. 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 your academic advisement report does not show that a language 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 master’s and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this spring (2017) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in January (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   If you register for summer, then the exam dates in June are your only chance to retake the exams. If you do not enroll in any summer classes, then the exam dates in August will be your only chance to retake the exams.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, 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 spring semester or on Wednesday, May 31 .  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam 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 spring semester you can re-take that exam, if you are eligible).

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the summer or fall semester, so you should register based on your best estimate of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your schedule after the exam results are posted, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule in the first week of classes, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], PD Collaborative Piano, and doctoral choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place around the same time as the entrance exams, and have the same policy about the second chance being the summer if you enroll in the summer or in August if you do not enroll in summer classes.  Contact me if you want to sign up for a diction exam retake.

5. Program requirements

Remember that the Music Graduate Office website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.

[5] More course announcements for fall 2017

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in fall 2017. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-E 661
Historical Research Methods in Music Education
Class number: 12388 (2 credits)
Class Meetings: Fridays 12:20-2:15
Instructor: Dr. Patrice Madura, Telephone: 812-855-7738 (office), Email: pwardste@indiana.edu

Course Description: The purpose of the course is to prepare music education graduate students to engage in historical research and to produce a publishable article or a proposal for a thesis or dissertation. Students will explore the possibilities for archival research through immersion in three types of collections at IU: the University Archives, the Archives of Traditional Music, and the Archives of African American Music and Culture. Procedures for exploring these collections will be guided through partnerships with each archive's director. Traditional and contemporary approaches to historical research, as well as other national archives relevant to music education, will be examined. Dr. Madura was recently awarded a Primary Sources Immersion Program Grant from IU to make this course development possible.

MUS-T 561
Music Theory: Variable Topics. "Experiencing Music Multimedia"
Class number: 6551 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:15 pm, M 242
Instructor name: Professor Marianne Kielian-Gilbert

Course description:

This repertoire-based course in music analysis investigates music as "multimedia" and ways in which multimedia (multisensory, multidimensional) interactions can be integral to music thought and experience. The course will develop critical approaches to music multimedia experience and interpretation, drawing from music analysis, cultural theory, drama, semiotics, and narrative. Related topics include synesthesia and association; imagery and metaphor, narrative and drama; space and bodily movement, and intersubjective identity.

Some emphasis will be on case studies of 20th/21st century works in a variety of multimedia, operatic, audiovisual/cinematic, or popular/vernacular contexts. Particular work by the instructor deals with musical (and multimedia) settings of female iconic or mythic characters by such composers as Shulamit Ran, Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky, Meredith Monk, John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov, Michael Daugherty, Tori Amos, Nina Simone, and Gabriela Ortiz. Coursework: readings; reaction papers on music analyses or issues arising in the readings; and midterm essay on course themes, preliminary to a final research paper and presentation.

MUS-T658
Seminar in Music Theory: Hip-hop, Remixes, and Mashups
Class number: 12399 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: M/W, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. Kyle Adams

The rise of "configurable culture" challenges many of the ways that we traditionally think about musical composition and performance. For example: • What are the fundamental materials of musical composition? Is a digital file a completed musical product, a tool to create new products, or both? • How do we understand emotional/affective states in music, when a musical gesture from one song can be sampled and used in a different song with a different expressive meaning? • How do we understand the relationship between words and music when the music is written first? • When a musical work consists entirely of pieces of other musical works, can anyone rightfully claim to be its "composer"? • Does a recording exist to capture a performance, or does a performance exist to re-create a recording?

This course will examine these and other questions through readings by relevant authors, including Aram Sinnreich, Simon Firth, Justin Williams, Theodore Gracyk, and others; and-primarily-through close listening to and discussion of a wide variety of musical tracks: hip-hop and rap, mashups, electro-swing, cover performances, remixes, and others.

[6] 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, June 24), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, April 28. Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

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 (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242. It will next be offered in the fall on September 9, 2017. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) April events

These are some of the events scheduled by CAPS for the month of April. For more details, visit their website: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/index.shtml.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH
Free individual and group counseling & psychiatry services......

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, so it's a good time to re-acquaint yourself with services available through the Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS), 4th floor of the IU Health Center.
24-hour crisis line (812-855-8900)
Confidential (NOT mandatory reporters)

• Survivors of sexual violence of any gender identity

• Free individual and group counseling & psychiatry services

• Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault group meets Friday 3-4:30pm

• Men's Survivors of Sexual Trauma group meets Monday 2-3pm

• Survivors of Sexual Assault group meets Fridays 1-2:30pm

• Info. & assistance with medical, judicial or legal issues

• Educational programs for faculty/staff or students

• Call (812)855-8900 to schedule an appointment or educational program

MONDAY MOTIVATORS - FREE drop-in workshops


Help Me Sleep!- April 10, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
Can't fall asleep? Waking up tired? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and balances your mood. Ian Arthur, M.S. will teach you ways to change the way you sleep.

Stress Management- April 27, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
If you're feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or "blah", this workshop is for you. Ian Arthur, M.S. will teach you skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed out body!

WEB WEDNESDAYS - FREE online workshops

Download the Zoom cloud meetings app (iu.zoom.us) and enter ID 541-962-473 to join in these FREE workshops to get tips and skills to be a better you!

• Stress Management -April 12

• Time Management & Study Skills - April 19

• Finals Prep - April 26 & May 3

MINDFULNESS - FREE drop-in workshops

Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-10:45am & Wednesdays and Thursdays* 2:00-2:45pm. (*Thursday sessions are geared toward those who have prior experience with Mindfulness.)
Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice "Mindfulness", a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more! Bring a friend!

"LET'S TALK"
In addition to counselors at IU Health Center, students can also talk about a problem with our diverse group of consultants and counselors at the Asian Culture Center, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center and Office of International Services! "Let's Talk Now" - Free, confidential and informal conversation with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to your problems. Drop-in hours are available here: www.go.iu.edu/letstalk

April 5, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2017

[2] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in spring 2017

[3] More course announcements for fall 2017

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral written qualifying exam in Music Theory

Reminders

[5] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

[6] More course announcements for summer and fall 2017

[7] Jazz literature course offering schedule

[8] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Full-time enrollment policies

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 22.  We are currently accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4175/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall. The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we've asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into. For example, if you are a master's student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement. If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don't set up appointment times by email).

All currently registered students will see two "Advising" holds on their records in One.IU. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

[2] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in spring 2017

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, you will follow the steps I outlined earlier in this email announcement.  You will not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week or have an in-person appointment (unless you'd like one). I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I 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 One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  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.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office. I will
email you once we receive your transcript.

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.  (To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on theStudent Center icon in the search results. 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 your academic advisement report does not show that a language 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 master’s and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this spring (2017) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in January (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   If you register for summer, then the exam dates in June are your only chance to retake the exams. If you do not enroll in any summer classes, then the exam dates in August will be your only chance to retake the exams.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, 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 spring semester or on Wednesday, May 31 .  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam 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 spring semester you can re-take that exam, if you are eligible).

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the summer or fall semester, so you should register based on your best estimate of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your schedule after the exam results are posted, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule in the first week of classes, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], PD Collaborative Piano, and doctoral choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place around the same time as the entrance exams, and have the same policy about the second chance being the summer if you enroll in the summer or in August if you do not enroll in summer classes.  Contact me if you want to sign up for a diction exam retake.

5. Program requirements

Remember that the Music Graduate Office website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.

[3] More course announcements for fall 2017

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in fall 2017. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-E 661
Historical Research Methods in Music Education
Class number: 12388 (2 credits)
Class Meetings: Fridays 12:20-2:15
Instructor: Dr. Patrice Madura, Telephone: 812-855-7738 (office), Email: pwardste@indiana.edu

Course Description: The purpose of the course is to prepare music education graduate students to engage in historical research and to produce a publishable article or a proposal for a thesis or dissertation. Students will explore the possibilities for archival research through immersion in three types of collections at IU: the University Archives, the Archives of Traditional Music, and the Archives of African American Music and Culture. Procedures for exploring these collections will be guided through partnerships with each archive's director. Traditional and contemporary approaches to historical research, as well as other national archives relevant to music education, will be examined. Dr. Madura was recently awarded a Primary Sources Immersion Program Grant from IU to make this course development possible.

MUS-T 561
Music Theory: Variable Topics. "Experiencing Music Multimedia"
Class number: 6551 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, 1:00 to 2:15 pm, M 242
Instructor name: Professor Marianne Kielian-Gilbert

Course description:

This repertoire-based course in music analysis investigates music as "multimedia" and ways in which multimedia (multisensory, multidimensional) interactions can be integral to music thought and experience. The course will develop critical approaches to music multimedia experience and interpretation, drawing from music analysis, cultural theory, drama, semiotics, and narrative. Related topics include synesthesia and association; imagery and metaphor, narrative and drama; space and bodily movement, and intersubjective identity.

Some emphasis will be on case studies of 20th/21st century works in a variety of multimedia, operatic, audiovisual/cinematic, or popular/vernacular contexts. Particular work by the instructor deals with musical (and multimedia) settings of female iconic or mythic characters by such composers as Shulamit Ran, Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky, Meredith Monk, John Adams, Osvaldo Golijov, Michael Daugherty, Tori Amos, Nina Simone, and Gabriela Ortiz. Coursework: readings; reaction papers on music analyses or issues arising in the readings; and midterm essay on course themes, preliminary to a final research paper and presentation.

MUS-T658
Seminar in Music Theory: Hip-hop, Remixes, and Mashups
Class number: 12399 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: M/W, 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. Kyle Adams

The rise of "configurable culture" challenges many of the ways that we traditionally think about musical composition and performance. For example: • What are the fundamental materials of musical composition? Is a digital file a completed musical product, a tool to create new products, or both? • How do we understand emotional/affective states in music, when a musical gesture from one song can be sampled and used in a different song with a different expressive meaning? • How do we understand the relationship between words and music when the music is written first? • When a musical work consists entirely of pieces of other musical works, can anyone rightfully claim to be its "composer"? • Does a recording exist to capture a performance, or does a performance exist to re-create a recording?

This course will examine these and other questions through readings by relevant authors, including Aram Sinnreich, Simon Firth, Justin Williams, Theodore Gracyk, and others; and-primarily-through close listening to and discussion of a wide variety of musical tracks: hip-hop and rap, mashups, electro-swing, cover performances, remixes, and others.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] 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, June 24), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, April 28. Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

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 (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, June 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242. It will next be offered in the fall on September 9, 2017. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Reminders

[5] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

Students planning to enroll in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music for the fall semester (or summer) are encouraged to form their group(s) now if possible. Please review these policies:

* Every student participating in a chamber group must be enrolled in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music

* Students must enroll one time for each group of which they are a member.

* F550 may be taken for 1 or 0 credits. (The registrar charges an $18 recording fee for any 0-credit course.) Please note that in the summer, all students must enroll in 1 credit, but the 1 credit is free because of the summer chamber music scholarship. This is for summer only.

* Students who register for 0 credits cannot use the registration towards any graduation requirements.

* All instrumental PDSP and AD students are required to enroll in a minimum of 1 credit of chamber music each fall and spring semester. Those who choose to participate in an additional group may enroll for either 0 or 1 credit.

* At least half the members of a group must be enrolled for 1 credit. Students who are participating to make up an incomplete from a previous semester are considered to have enrolled for 1 credit if they did so originally. Students are responsible for determining the enrollment intentions of the other members of the group when forming their group.

Please take care that you register correctly.

See the chamber music web site (http://music.indiana.edu/departments/ensembles/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

[6] More course announcements for summer and fall 2017

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in summer and fall 2017. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

SUMMER 2017

MUS-F 531
Graduate Ear Training for Conductors P: Consent of instructor.
Class number: 7104 (1 credit)
Class meeting time: MWF 10:20-11:05, June 5 - July 14
Instructor: Domonick DiOrio

Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor.

"The most important course for my ear that I've ever taken." -- DM student in keyboard

This course dives into the study and performance of complex pitch and rhythmic combinations. Emphasis is placed on the ability to 'hear' the score through audiation. While it is required of all MM and DM choral conducting majors, it is a great elective course for all interested in developing the ear to deal with the demands of 20th century music and forward. Enrollment is limited to 10.

Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.

MUS-F 532
Graduate Score Reading P: Consent of instructor.
Class number: 14180 (1 credit)
Class meeting time: MWF 11:45-12:30, June 5 - July 14
Instructor: Domonick DiOrio

Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor. Adequate skill at the keyboard is helpful.

"I am so much more comfortable and more confident in reading and interpreting full scores like the Brahms Requiem after taking this course!" - MM student in conducting

This course explores training in score reading through the playing of choral and orchestral scores at the piano, including clef-reading and transposition exercises for the study of major works. While it is required of all MM and DM choral conducting majors, it is a great elective course for any aspiring conductors or vocal coaches. Enrollment is limited to 10.

Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.

FALL 2017

MUS-F 540
Postural Alignment for the Musician
Class number: 5286 or 5287 (1 credit)
Class meeting times: TR 10:10-11 am or TR 11:15 am-12:05 pm
Instructor name: Meagan Johnson

Organized around the principles of the Alexander Technique, this course introduces the biomechanical integration of the neuro-muscular and skeletal systems to promote a balanced and supported healthy coordination for all musical activities. In this class, you will learn tools for uncovering and unlearning habits of tension and patterns of mental/physical strain. You will become familiar with the Alexander Technique process of awareness, inhibition, and direction that facilitates learning, and concrete skills and practices for applying the process in activity. In the class, you will explore the basic elements of functional anatomy, and discover processes of embodied thinking that support healthy music-making and creativity. We will discuss language around technical instruction and our own thinking about technique, practice, and performance, including performance anxiety. The class will include opportunities for application to music making and other daily activities.

Students will participate in physical activities to increase kinesthetic awareness related to their postural organization and attitudes that affect their well-being and musical skills. Hands-on instruction in postural coordination will be offered by the instructor, who is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. (Students may accept or decline hands-on instruction at any time.)

MUS-M 510
Music in Book History to 1500
Class number: 304012 (3 credits)
Class meeting times: TR 1:00-2:15 pm
Instructor name: Prof. Giuliano Di Bacco (gdibacco@indiana.edu)

In this course we will examine, mainly through real-size color facsimiles, a number of Western manuscript books with music -- from liturgical books featuring the first examples of notated music, to collections of polyphonic songs and sacred music produced before the age of printing. We will do this from the double perspective of the history of music and of the history of the book. The latter is the interdisciplinary field that deals with the production, circulation, and consumption of books as material objects, which is strictly linked with the study of the changing social, economic, political, and intellectual conditions throughout centuries.

We will look at the materiality of books to become familiar with their most common features and thus be able to notice any distinctive traits. We will discuss the general significance of these volumes as sources of a given musical repertory, and will search for details that may illuminate the purpose for which they were created, used/collected/studied until the present day. The course will be organized as a pro-seminar, with moderate lecturing and weekly group/individual assignments, with the goal of setting up, and preparing texts for a fictional (for the moment?) exhibition on the history of the early music book. One or two classes will be held at the Lilly library. Previous knowledge of early music repertories/notations is not required.

MUS-T 561
Theorizing the 1950s
Class number: 30435 (3 credits)
Class meeting times: TR 9:45-11:00 am
Instructor name: Prof. Blair Johnston

In this course we will engage critically with music of the 1950s, a decade of astonishing diversification and aesthetic experimentation. We will focus on "classical" music (or whatever you want to call it), not on jazz, pop, or film music. Our core repertoire will be high-modernist, experimental, and avant-garde music composed during the years of reformulation after the War but before the new radicalisms of the 1960s. Names that will come to your minds here include Cage, Partch, Boulez, Nono, Carter, Stockhausen, Babbitt, Schaefer, Varèse, Xenakis, etc. But we will of course be free to veer towards other musics of the 1950s at the same time.

Readings will be diverse: "hard" music theory and analysis, aesthetic theory, philosophy, and musicology. I am hopeful that the class will be a mix of performers and scholars (and some who may identify as both), and I am hopeful that we will put on a recital at the end of the semester.

Prerequisites: MUS-T508 (Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students), MUS-T556 (Analysis of Music Since 1900), and MUS-M501 (Proseminar in Music History).

[7] Jazz literature course offering schedule

The Jazz Studies department plans to offer the Jazz Literature Courses (MUS-M 591, MUS-M 592, and MUS-M 593) on the following schedule. This information can be useful for Jazz Studies majors, minors, and other students interested in taking these classes for the Other Required Credits requirement or as an elective.

Please note that theses classes DO NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement.

Summer 2017: MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2017: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Spring 2018:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2018: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Fall 2018:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Spring 2019:  MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Summer 2019: MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

[8] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.  Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Full-time enrollment policies

Please take a moment to read through the enrollment policies for your program:

Master's: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml

Performer Diploma: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/enrollmentPoliciesDiplomaVS.shtml

Doctoral: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docEnrollmentPolicies.shtml

March 29, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2017

[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

[3] More course announcements for summer and fall 2017

[4] Jazz literature course offering schedule

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[5] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

Reminders

[6] MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass changes

[7] Some course announcements for summer and fall 2017

[8] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

[9] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Disability Services for Students

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 22.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4175/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we've asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into. For example, if you are a master's student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement. If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don't set up appointment times by email).

All currently registered students will see two "Advising" holds on their records in One.IU. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

Students planning to enroll in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music for the fall semester (or summer) are encouraged to form their group(s) now if possible. Please review these policies:

* Every student participating in a chamber group must be enrolled in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music

* Students must enroll one time for each group of which they are a member.

* F550 may be taken for 1 or 0 credits. (The registrar charges an $18 recording fee for any 0-credit course.) Please note that in the summer, all students must enroll in 1 credit, but the 1 credit is free because of the summer chamber music scholarship. This is for summer only.

* Students who register for 0 credits cannot use the registration towards any graduation requirements.

* All instrumental PDSP and AD students are required to enroll in a minimum of 1 credit of chamber music each fall and spring semester. Those who choose to participate in an additional group may enroll for either 0 or 1 credit.

* At least half the members of a group must be enrolled for 1 credit. Students who are participating to make up an incomplete from a previous semester are considered to have enrolled for 1 credit if they did so originally. Students are responsible for determining the enrollment intentions of the other members of the group when forming their group.

Please take care that you register correctly.

See the chamber music web site (http://music.indiana.edu/departments/ensembles/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

[3] More course announcements for summer and fall 2017

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in summer and fall 2017. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

SUMMER 2017

MUS-F 531
Graduate Ear Training for Conductors P: Consent of instructor.
Class number: 7104 (1 credit)
Class meeting time: MWF 10:20-11:05, June 5 - July 14
Instructor: Domonick DiOrio

Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor.

"The most important course for my ear that I've ever taken." -- DM student in keyboard

This course dives into the study and performance of complex pitch and rhythmic combinations. Emphasis is placed on the ability to 'hear' the score through audiation. While it is required of all MM and DM choral conducting majors, it is a great elective course for all interested in developing the ear to deal with the demands of 20th century music and forward. Enrollment is limited to 10.

Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.

MUS-F 532
Graduate Score Reading P: Consent of instructor.
Class number: 14180 (1 credit)
Class meeting time: MWF 11:45-12:30, June 5 - July 14
Instructor: Domonick DiOrio

Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor. Adequate skill at the keyboard is helpful.

"I am so much more comfortable and more confident in reading and interpreting full scores like the Brahms Requiem after taking this course!" - MM student in conducting

This course explores training in score reading through the playing of choral and orchestral scores at the piano, including clef-reading and transposition exercises for the study of major works. While it is required of all MM and DM choral conducting majors, it is a great elective course for any aspiring conductors or vocal coaches. Enrollment is limited to 10.

Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.

FALL 2017

MUS-F 540
Postural Alignment for the Musician
Class number: 5286 or 5287 (1 credit)
Class meeting times: TR 10:10-11 am or TR 11:15 am-12:05 pm
Instructor name: Meagan Johnson

Organized around the principles of the Alexander Technique, this course introduces the biomechanical integration of the neuro-muscular and skeletal systems to promote a balanced and supported healthy coordination for all musical activities. In this class, you will learn tools for uncovering and unlearning habits of tension and patterns of mental/physical strain. You will become familiar with the Alexander Technique process of awareness, inhibition, and direction that facilitates learning, and concrete skills and practices for applying the process in activity. In the class, you will explore the basic elements of functional anatomy, and discover processes of embodied thinking that support healthy music-making and creativity. We will discuss language around technical instruction and our own thinking about technique, practice, and performance, including performance anxiety. The class will include opportunities for application to music making and other daily activities.

Students will participate in physical activities to increase kinesthetic awareness related to their postural organization and attitudes that affect their well-being and musical skills. Hands-on instruction in postural coordination will be offered by the instructor, who is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. (Students may accept or decline hands-on instruction at any time.)

MUS-M 510
Music in Book History to 1500
Class number: 304012 (3 credits)
Class meeting times: TR 1:00-2:15 pm
Instructor name: Prof. Giuliano Di Bacco (gdibacco@indiana.edu)

In this course we will examine, mainly through real-size color facsimiles, a number of Western manuscript books with music -- from liturgical books featuring the first examples of notated music, to collections of polyphonic songs and sacred music produced before the age of printing. We will do this from the double perspective of the history of music and of the history of the book. The latter is the interdisciplinary field that deals with the production, circulation, and consumption of books as material objects, which is strictly linked with the study of the changing social, economic, political, and intellectual conditions throughout centuries.

We will look at the materiality of books to become familiar with their most common features and thus be able to notice any distinctive traits. We will discuss the general significance of these volumes as sources of a given musical repertory, and will search for details that may illuminate the purpose for which they were created, used/collected/studied until the present day. The course will be organized as a pro-seminar, with moderate lecturing and weekly group/individual assignments, with the goal of setting up, and preparing texts for a fictional (for the moment?) exhibition on the history of the early music book. One or two classes will be held at the Lilly library. Previous knowledge of early music repertories/notations is not required.

MUS-T 561
Theorizing the 1950s
Class number: 30435 (3 credits)
Class meeting times: TR 9:45-11:00 am
Instructor name: Prof. Blair Johnston

In this course we will engage critically with music of the 1950s, a decade of astonishing diversification and aesthetic experimentation. We will focus on "classical" music (or whatever you want to call it), not on jazz, pop, or film music. Our core repertoire will be high-modernist, experimental, and avant-garde music composed during the years of reformulation after the War but before the new radicalisms of the 1960s. Names that will come to your minds here include Cage, Partch, Boulez, Nono, Carter, Stockhausen, Babbitt, Schaefer, Varèse, Xenakis, etc. But we will of course be free to veer towards other musics of the 1950s at the same time.

Readings will be diverse: "hard" music theory and analysis, aesthetic theory, philosophy, and musicology. I am hopeful that the class will be a mix of performers and scholars (and some who may identify as both), and I am hopeful that we will put on a recital at the end of the semester.

Prerequisites: MUS-T508 (Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students), MUS-T556 (Analysis of Music Since 1900), and MUS-M501 (Proseminar in Music History).

[4] Jazz literature course offering schedule

The Jazz Studies department plans to offer the Jazz Literature Courses (MUS-M 591, MUS-M 592, and MUS-M 593) on the following schedule. This information can be useful for Jazz Studies majors, minors, and other students interested in taking these classes for the Other Required Credits requirement or as an elective.

Please note that theses classes DO NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement.

Summer 2017: MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2017: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Spring 2018:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2018: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Fall 2018:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Spring 2019:  MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Summer 2019: MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[5] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.  Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

Reminders

[6] MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass changes

MUS-I 500 Performance and Composition Masterclass has always been required as a co-requisite for all students taking major field lessons in performance or composition if their teacher or department had a section. A masterclass will still be required, but there are now two different types of masterclass - MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass. These new sections take effect in fall 2017 and the sections are listed here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/MUS-I500.shtml and here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/MUS-I501.shtml.

The new sections are still 0 credits, so you are not paying tuition for the courses (though you do pay the "recording fee" of $18 that is charged for any 0 credit course).

These are the areas that will require any student taking major field lessons to enroll in MUS-I 501:

  • Bassoon
  • PD Chamber Music
  • Clarinet
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Composition
  • Early Music
  • English Horn
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Jazz Percussion
  • Oboe
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet

If you are taking major field lessons in one of these areas, then you will need to enroll in MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass in the fall semester. If your individual teacher also has a Studio Masterclass section, then you will ALSO enroll in MUS-I 500. We know that this will be confusing at first, so feel free to ask us if you have any questions or concerns.

Talk to your major field teacher for details about meeting times and what you will do for these masterclasses.

[7] Some course announcements for Summer and Fall 2017

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in summer and fall 2017. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

SUMMER 2017

MUS-G 550
Conducting New Music P: Consent of instructor.
Class number: 7699 (2 credits)
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 9 - June 15), AHGR (M005)
Instructor: David Dzubay

Conducting technique, advanced rhythm, score study and preparation, rehearsal planning and technique. Focused on issues specific to concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes rehearsal and classroom performance of selected works. Meets the conducting requirement for DM composition majors.

The goal of this course will be to gain knowledge and skills necessary to effectively rehearse and perform music presenting some of the specific challenges of concert music from the past fifty years or so, and in particular, music composed by the enrolled students and their colleagues. The course will be more about technique than repertoire, though excerpts from the repertoire will be used for illustrative purposes as much as possible. A significant portion of the course will deal with developing rhythmic comprehension and accuracy - particularly as that applies to rehearsing an ensemble. The chronology of the course will progress from basic to increasingly advanced conducting techniques, with repertoire and exercises chosen accordingly. Class meetings on June 6 and June 8 will be rescheduled, probably to Monday, May 22 and Monday, June 12

MUS-K 710/MUS-K 810/MUS-K 910 P: Consent of instructor.
Composition Lessons for majors, minors, outside area and elective students. (typically 2 credits)
Meeting times: arranged; first six weeks (May 8 - June 16)
Instructor: David Dzubay

Individual lessons in composition. 8 lessons are taught during the six weeks.

MUS-M 501
Proseminar in Music History
Class numbers: 8048 and 8047 (3 credits)
Instructors: Aaron Riedford and Nathan Landes

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature. It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures. There will be two sections this summer.

Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation. The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Summer 2017, the following two sections are offered:

11:00AM-12:20PM MTWRF in M 149C (class #8048) Instructor: Aaron Riedford

• Baroque Opera: the formation and early history of this well-known genre, from Jacopo Peri to George Frideric Handel
• Nineteenth-century Program Music: narrative and extramusical ideas in nineteenth-century instrumental music
• Film Music: from The Jazz Singer to Star Wars, influences from opera and program music combine with modern music and technology into a unique new genre of the twentieth century

12:40-2:00PM MTWRF in M 149C (class #8047) Instructor: Nathan Landes

• Medieval Music and Medievalism: medieval compositions in their original context and how people after the medieval period musically represent medievalness, from the classical canon to Hollywood blockbusters
• Mozart's Operas and Critical Theory: class, gender, and race in selected operas of Mozart through the lens of critical theory
• The Blues and Politics: blues artists' political concerns expressed in their music and through their artistic personas

MUS-P 900
Piano Graduate Major P: Consent of instructor
Class number: 4523 (2 to 4 credits)
June 5 to July 14
Instructor: Prof. Arnoldo Cohen

Individual lessons in piano with Prof. Cohen. Contact him directly for more information: http://info.music.indiana.edu/faculty/current/cohen-arnaldo.shtml.

FALL 2017

MUS-M 602
Seminar in Musicology: Musical Borrowing and Reworking
Class number: 3319 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: Monday 2:30-5:30 pm in M263
Instructor name: J. Peter Burkholder

Musicians from the Middle Ages to the present have used existing music in new compositions, in ways that extend from sly allusion or passing references to wholesale incorporation or extensive recomposition. In this seminar, we will examine issues related to such borrowing and reworking and examples in from early music, the common practice era, modern music, popular music, jazz, and film music. Our goal will be to discover commonalities and differences between various forms of borrowing and across eras, styles, and traditons.

The course is open to doctoral students in Musicology and (with permission) Music Theory and Composition. Coursework includes readings, discussion, an independent research project, and joint work on an annotated bibliography.

MUS-N 561
MIDI and Computer Music
Class numbers: 10857 and 10856 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:10 am to 11:00 am and 11:15 am to 12:05 pm
Instructor names: Prof. Alicyn Warren, Prof. John Gibson

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper. This course is geared for those with little prior technical training. The course is normally offered in the fall and spring semesters. It is 3 credit hours. Classes meet in room M373 in the Music Library, which holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class.

PSY-P 457
Topics in Psychology - Neural Language of Music Perception
Class number: 11422 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: 1:00 to 2:15 pm Tuesday and Thursday PY228 Instructors: Dr. Anna Kalinovsky and Prof. Grigory Kalinovsky

Music is a universal way of communicating emotions. Music's ability to communicate and modulate emotions is so powerful that it is even used in cognitive therapy for an array of psychological and neurological disorders. What are the neural mechanisms that make music enjoyable? Music has always been as natural and integral part of social interactions as speech. What makes music understanding universal? What are the common properties of music and language perception? What are the neural mechanisms that allow us to perceive and comprehend speech and to appreciate music?

In this course we will examine the physical characteristics of the natural sounds in speech and music and what neural mechanisms mediate their perception. We will discuss the emerging insights into the mecha- nisms of the brain perception of the key music characteristics, such as pitch, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. We will illustrate the use of those characteristics by composers with recordings and live demonstrations involving faculty and students from the Jacobs School of Music.

We don't strive to come up with complete answers, but rather to provoke thought, to trigger questions and appreciation of the complexity and beauty of neurological mechanisms that contribute to the artistic and cognitive abilities of the human species.

PREREQUISITES AND REGISTRATION

This is an upper level seminar course open to psychology, neuroscience and music majors with P346 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite for science majors; for music majors this requirement can be waived with instructor's permission. Jacobs MM and Doctoral students can petition the Graduate Office to use this course towards their Other Required Credits General Electives.

[8] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in May 2017.

Doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.

For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines

DM and MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

[9] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2017

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2017, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 31, 2017.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

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), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 20.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 28, 2017.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 5 and July 14).

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 31 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Disability Services for Students

"Disability Services for Students (DSS) provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students with disabilities at Indiana University Bloomington and ensures that they have equal access to all available opportunities. DSS coordinates the implementation of support services, empowers students to achieve their personal and academic goals, and promotes awareness by educating the university community. Our guiding principles include a firm belief that all students provide a valuable contribution to the diversity of IU, that all students must be treated with dignity and respect, and that all students have the right to self-determination and to be fully informed of their options."

https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/disability-services-students/

March 22, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2017

[2] MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass changes

[3] Some course announcements for summer and fall 2017

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[4] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2017

Reminders

[6] Master's Degree ensemble policy

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Writing Tutorial Services

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Summer registration starts today, Wednesday, March 22.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4175/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 3. We will start accepting program planning sheet for fall starting on Monday, March 27.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we've asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into. For example, if you are a master's student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement. If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don't set up appointment times by email).

All currently registered students will see two "Advising" holds on their records in One.IU. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

[2] MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass changes

MUS-I 500 Performance and Composition Masterclass has always been required as a co-requisite for all students taking major field lessons in performance or composition if their teacher or department had a section. A masterclass will still be required, but there are now two different types of masterclass - MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass. These new sections take effect in fall 2017 and the sections are listed here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/MUS-I500.shtml and here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/MUS-I501.shtml.

The new sections are still 0 credits, so you are not paying tuition for the courses (though you do pay the "recording fee" of $18 that is charged for any 0 credit course).

These are the areas that will require any student taking major field lessons to enroll in MUS-I 501:

  • Bassoon
  • PD Chamber Music
  • Clarinet
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Composition
  • Early Music
  • English Horn
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Jazz Percussion
  • Oboe
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet

If you are taking major field lessons in one of these areas, then you will need to enroll in MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass in the fall semester. If your individual teacher also has a Studio Masterclass section, then you will ALSO enroll in MUS-I 500. We know that this will be confusing at first, so feel free to ask us if you have any questions or concerns.

Talk to your major field teacher for details about meeting times and what you will do for these masterclasses.

[3] Some course announcements for Summer and Fall 2017

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in summer and fall 2017. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

SUMMER 2017

MUS-G 550
Conducting New Music P: Consent of instructor.
Class number: 7699 (2 credits)
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 9 - June 15), AHGR (M005)
Instructor: David Dzubay

Conducting technique, advanced rhythm, score study and preparation, rehearsal planning and technique. Focused on issues specific to concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes rehearsal and classroom performance of selected works. Meets the conducting requirement for DM composition majors.

The goal of this course will be to gain knowledge and skills necessary to effectively rehearse and perform music presenting some of the specific challenges of concert music from the past fifty years or so, and in particular, music composed by the enrolled students and their colleagues. The course will be more about technique than repertoire, though excerpts from the repertoire will be used for illustrative purposes as much as possible. A significant portion of the course will deal with developing rhythmic comprehension and accuracy - particularly as that applies to rehearsing an ensemble. The chronology of the course will progress from basic to increasingly advanced conducting techniques, with repertoire and exercises chosen accordingly. Class meetings on June 6 and June 8 will be rescheduled, probably to Monday, May 22 and Monday, June 12

MUS-K 710/MUS-K 810/MUS-K 910 P: Consent of instructor.
Composition Lessons for majors, minors, outside area and elective students. (typically 2 credits)
Meeting times: arranged; first six weeks (May 8 - June 16)
Instructor: David Dzubay

Individual lessons in composition. 8 lessons are taught during the six weeks.

MUS-M 501
Proseminar in Music History
Class numbers: 8048 and 8047 (3 credits)
Instructors: Aaron Riedford and Nathan Landes

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature. It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures. There will be two sections this summer.

Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation. The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Summer 2017, the following two sections are offered:

11:00AM-12:20PM MTWRF in M 149C (class #8048) Instructor: Aaron Riedford

• Baroque Opera: the formation and early history of this well-known genre, from Jacopo Peri to George Frideric Handel
• Nineteenth-century Program Music: narrative and extramusical ideas in nineteenth-century instrumental music
• Film Music: from The Jazz Singer to Star Wars, influences from opera and program music combine with modern music and technology into a unique new genre of the twentieth century

12:40-2:00PM MTWRF in M 149C (class #8047) Instructor: Nathan Landes

• Medieval Music and Medievalism: medieval compositions in their original context and how people after the medieval period musically represent medievalness, from the classical canon to Hollywood blockbusters
• Mozart's Operas and Critical Theory: class, gender, and race in selected operas of Mozart through the lens of critical theory
• The Blues and Politics: blues artists' political concerns expressed in their music and through their artistic personas

MUS-P 900
Piano Graduate Major P: Consent of instructor
Class number: 4523 (2 to 4 credits)
June 5 to July 14
Instructor: Prof. Arnoldo Cohen

Individual lessons in piano with Prof. Cohen. Contact him directly for more information: http://info.music.indiana.edu/faculty/current/cohen-arnaldo.shtml.

FALL 2017

MUS-M 602
Seminar in Musicology: Musical Borrowing and Reworking
Class number: 3319 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: Monday 2:30-5:30 pm in M263
Instructor name: J. Peter Burkholder

Musicians from the Middle Ages to the present have used existing music in new compositions, in ways that extend from sly allusion or passing references to wholesale incorporation or extensive recomposition. In this seminar, we will examine issues related to such borrowing and reworking and examples in from early music, the common practice era, modern music, popular music, jazz, and film music. Our goal will be to discover commonalities and differences between various forms of borrowing and across eras, styles, and traditons.

The course is open to doctoral students in Musicology and (with permission) Music Theory and Composition. Coursework includes readings, discussion, an independent research project, and joint work on an annotated bibliography.

MUS-N 561
MIDI and Computer Music
Class numbers: 10857 and 10856 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:10 am to 11:00 am and 11:15 am to 12:05 pm
Instructor names: Prof. Alicyn Warren, Prof. John Gibson

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper. This course is geared for those with little prior technical training. The course is normally offered in the fall and spring semesters. It is 3 credit hours. Classes meet in room M373 in the Music Library, which holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class.

PSY-P 457
Topics in Psychology - Neural Language of Music Perception
Class number: 11422 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: 1:00 to 2:15 pm Tuesday and Thursday PY228 Instructors: Dr. Anna Kalinovsky and Prof. Grigory Kalinovsky

Music is a universal way of communicating emotions. Music's ability to communicate and modulate emotions is so powerful that it is even used in cognitive therapy for an array of psychological and neurological disorders. What are the neural mechanisms that make music enjoyable? Music has always been as natural and integral part of social interactions as speech. What makes music understanding universal? What are the common properties of music and language perception? What are the neural mechanisms that allow us to perceive and comprehend speech and to appreciate music?

In this course we will examine the physical characteristics of the natural sounds in speech and music and what neural mechanisms mediate their perception. We will discuss the emerging insights into the mecha- nisms of the brain perception of the key music characteristics, such as pitch, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. We will illustrate the use of those characteristics by composers with recordings and live demonstrations involving faculty and students from the Jacobs School of Music.

We don't strive to come up with complete answers, but rather to provoke thought, to trigger questions and appreciation of the complexity and beauty of neurological mechanisms that contribute to the artistic and cognitive abilities of the human species.

PREREQUISITES AND REGISTRATION

This is an upper level seminar course open to psychology, neuroscience and music majors with P346 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite for science majors; for music majors this requirement can be waived with instructor's permission. Jacobs MM and Doctoral students can petition the Graduate Office to use this course towards their Other Required Credits General Electives.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[4] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in May 2017.

Doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.

For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines

DM and MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2017

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2017, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 31, 2017.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

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), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 20.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 28, 2017.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 5 and July 14).

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 31 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Reminders

[6] Master's Degree ensemble policy

Here is a summary of the master’s degree ensemble policy.  This is not a new policy, but we do have frequent questions about this so I am including it for everyone’s general information.

Under the policy, students whose majors are in the following departments are required to enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until four fall-spring enrollments are reached or the student graduates. That is, students in these programs who take more than four fall/spring semesters to complete their master's degree will not be required enroll in ensemble beyond the fourth semester.
               Composition (including Computer Music Composition)
               Guitar
               Jazz Studies
               Music Education
               Music Theory
               Musicology
               Percussion
               Piano (the first two semesters must be MUS-X 2, the third and fourth semesters can be any major ensemble [MUS-X 2, MUS-X 40, MUS-X 60, MUS-X 70])
               Voice

Students whose majors are in these departments will enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until graduation.
               Brass
               Choral conducting
               Early Music
               Harp
               Orchestral conducting
               Organ (including Organ and Sacred Music)
               Strings
               Wind Conducting
               Woodwinds

This policy applies to master’s students only.

Please note that participating in ensemble in the summer does not count towards the four fall-spring semester requirement.  Summer ensemble participation is extra.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Writing Tutorial Services

"It's a one-on-one conversation about a writing assignment-one student, one tutor, one paper. WTS tutors will try to be a source of feedback on any kind of writing assignment and at any stage of the composition process, from brainstorming to polishing a final draft. Tutorials are scheduled for one hour. Tutors at WTS don't proofread and they don't edit. They won't make corrections as they read your paper. They will, however, talk with you about how you can improve any aspect of a paper, ranging from punctuation to overall organization-depending on what you ask for. The aim of tutorials at WTS is to make you better able to evaluate your own writing, and to revise it accordingly."

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/

March 8, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2017

[2] The Music Graduate Office will be CLOSED for Spring Break

Announcements for Master's Students

[3] Master's degree ensemble policy

Reminders

[4] Performance proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

[5] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[6] GradGrants Center

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Summer registration will begin on Wednesday, March 22.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for summer on Monday, March 20 (after Spring Break). 

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4175/MUS/index.shtml, but there are usually some corrections that need to be made.  So feel free to look at it when it now, but look again on March 20 before submitting your program planning sheet to make sure there haven’t been changes that affect you.  Here is a link to registraiton instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 3.  We will start accepting program planning sheet for fall after Spring Break (I’ll send an announcement with the exact date when we get closer to the end of March).  The Schedule of Classes for fall is not yet posted, but will probably be posted after Spring Break.

[2] The Music Graduate Office will be CLOSED for Spring Break

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Spring Break. We will close at 5 pm on Friday, March 10 and re-open on Monday, March 20 at 8 am.

We hope everyone has a safe break.

Announcements for Master's Students

[3] Master's Degree ensemble policy

Here is a summary of the master’s degree ensemble policy.  This is not a new policy, but we do have frequent questions about this so I am including it for everyone’s general information.

Under the policy, students whose majors are in the following departments are required to enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until four fall-spring enrollments are reached or the student graduates. That is, students in these programs who take more than four fall/spring semesters to complete their master's degree will not be required enroll in ensemble beyond the fourth semester.
               Composition (including Computer Music Composition)
               Guitar
               Jazz Studies
               Music Education
               Music Theory
               Musicology
               Percussion
               Piano (the first two semesters must be MUS-X 2, the third and fourth semesters can be any major ensemble [MUS-X 2, MUS-X 40, MUS-X 60, MUS-X 70])
               Voice

Students whose majors are in these departments will enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until graduation.
               Brass
               Choral conducting
               Early Music
               Harp
               Orchestral conducting
               Organ (including Organ and Sacred Music)
               Strings
               Wind Conducting
               Woodwinds

This policy applies to master’s students only.

Please note that participating in ensemble in the summer does not count towards the four fall-spring semester requirement.  Summer ensemble participation is extra.

Reminders

[4] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.  Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

[5] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2017

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2017, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 31, 2017.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

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), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 20.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 28, 2017.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 5 and July 14).

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 31 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Resources you might want to know about

[6] GradGrants Center

"Finding funding for graduate school can be a daunting undertaking. Even for students who have financial support from their departments, the costs of graduate study-taking courses, studying foreign languages, attending conferences, accessing primary sources, creating works of art, running experiments, completing novel research, and all the things IU’s talented graduate students do-can easily surpass the grad student budget. But there are many potential funding opportunities out there that can give you the resources to complete your degree, if you know where to find them and how to write persuasive grant proposals for varied audiences. The GradGrants Center can help you throughout this process."

http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/

March 1, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2017

[2] Performance proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2017

Reminders

[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring 2017 class

[5] Academic service indicators

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Writing Tutorial Services

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Summer registration will begin on Wednesday, March 22.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for summer on Monday, March 20 (after Spring Break). 

The Summer Schedule of Classes will be posted after March 6, but there are usually some corrections that need to be made.  So feel free to look at it when it first comes out, but look again on March 20 before submitting your program planning sheet to make sure there haven’t been changes that affect you.  I’ll send a link to the program planning sheets later.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 3.  We will start accepting program planning sheet for fall after Spring Break (I’ll send an announcement with the exact date when we get closer to the end of March).  The Schedule of Classes for fall is not yet posted, but will probably be posted after Spring Break.

[2] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.  Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2017

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2017, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 31, 2017.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

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), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 20.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 28, 2017.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 5 and July 14).

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 31 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Reminders

[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring 2017 class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2017 is Sunday, March 12. 

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 Sunday, March 12) 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 12).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf).   

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 (other than the procedure) 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 master’s and doctoral students (unless part-time enrollment was previously approved) and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.  Also, please remember that at this point in the semester you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

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 12.

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

[5] Advising Service Indicators

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the summer and fall until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and fall classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 22, and registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 3.  I will let you know through these weekly announcements when the Schedule of Classes is posted for each session and when to submit program planning sheets.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Writing Tutorial Services

"It’s a one-on-one conversation about a writing assignment-one student, one tutor, one paper. WTS tutors will try to be a source of feedback on any kind of writing assignment and at any stage of the composition process, from brainstorming to polishing a final draft. Tutorials are scheduled for one hour.  Tutors at WTS don’t proofread and they don’t edit. They won’t make corrections as they read your paper. They will, however, talk with you about how you can improve any aspect of a paper, ranging from punctuation to overall organization-depending on what you ask for. The aim of tutorials at WTS is to make you better able to evaluate your own writing, and to revise it accordingly."

http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/

February 22, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring 2017 class

[2] Academic service indicators

[3] Tinker Field Research Grants for the Summer of 2017

Reminders

[4] Instrument Rental Office - Hourly job open for a graduate string performance major

Resources you might want to know about

[5] OVPIA International Awards for Graduate Students - applications due March 1

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring 2017 class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2017 is Sunday, March 12. 

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 Sunday, March 12) 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 12).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf).   

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 (other than the procedure) 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 master’s and doctoral students (unless part-time enrollment was previously approved) and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.  Also, please remember that at this point in the semester you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

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 12.

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

[2] Advising Service Indicators

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the summer and fall until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and fall classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 22, and registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 3.  I will let you know through these weekly announcements when the Schedule of Classes is posted for each session and when to submit program planning sheets.

[3] Tinker Field Research Grants for the Summer of 2017

Dear Jacobs School of Music,

Greetings from the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies!

We are pleased to announce that CLACS will be offering Tinker Field Research Grants for the Summer of 2017. These grants are made possible by generous support from the Tinker Foundation and the School of Global and International Studies, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, and the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington. 

Tinker Field Research Grants are intended to support pilot research projects in Spanish and Portuguese Speaking countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Puerto Rico) by graduate students in the early phases of their careers. Students from all schools, disciplines, and graduate degree programs are welcome to apply. Grants may not, however, be used in support of advanced dissertation research. 

Applications are due on February 24, 2017 by 5pm EST.  Please visit the CLACS website for more information and to download the application instructions.

Please do not hesitate to contact Katherine Cashman, CLACS Academic Secretary, with any questions. 

Saludos,
--The CLACS Staff

Reminders

[4] Instrument Rental Office - Hourly job open for a graduate string performance major

Dear students,

The Instrument Rental Office will have a position open to a graduate string performance major during the Fall and Spring Semesters of the 2017-2018 academic year (full year only).  The job will entail working with students, faculty and staff in supplying needed instruments and accessories, and some cleaning, maintenance and repair of instruments.  Although this is an hourly position, the candidate must be eligible for a full year of financial aid.  The ideal candidate:

  • Is reliable and punctual
  • Is very detail oriented
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Has a thorough knowledge of modern string instruments and bows
  • Is familiar with brass and woodwind instruments (some knowledge of Baroque string instruments and bows is a plus)
  • Has a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word and is capable of learning new software quickly
  • Is flexible and patient

The job consists of ten hours per week (Monday through Friday) in the office beginning Monday, August 21, 2017.  The schedule for work is determined mainly by mutual agreement of the three graduate assistants in the office and has some flexibility.  Generally the three graduate students each work a 2-hour shift daily between 9am and 3pm when student traffic in the office is at its highest.

Students interested in the position should contact Ron Sebben at rsebben@indiana.edu or stop by MA410.

Ronald A. Sebben
Instrument Inventory Manager
IU Jacobs School of Music
Phone: (812) 855-8720
Fax: (812) 855-4936
http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml

Resources you might want to know about

[5] OVPIA International Awards for Graduate Students - Due March 1

Greetings,

Below please find international awards for IU graduate students managed by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA). For more information about these grants go to: OVPIA Grants for Students. More details can also be found on the FAQ page, or contact iagrants@iu.edu with questions.  

·         Due March 1st: Summer Pre-dissertation Travel Grant

o    Awards up to $1,000 and supports research-related summer travel abroad prior to conducting dissertation research.

o    Activities supported include exploring potential research sites, archives, or other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; identifying and meeting local scholars and contacts.

o    Pre-dissertation support is intended to prepare students to successfully compete for external funding that will support extended dissertation field research overseas.

·         Due March 1st: International Enhancement Grant

o    Awards up to $2,000 and supports students pursuing academic training which adds or enhances an international component of their graduate degree program.

o    Activities include: enrollment in a foreign language course not offered at IU; participation in a non-credit bearing international internship or a formal training program or workshop on an international topic that is at least 2 weeks in length.

o    Note that the international enhancement grant cannot be used to support participation in an IU-sponsored study abroad program.

o    Deadline is March 1, 2017, for summer 2017. The International Enhancement Grant has two additional deadlines each year for fall and spring semester activities.

As a reminder, note that the IU GradGrants Center offers one-on-one consultations for graduate students in any phase of the external funding application process, from conducting fellowship searches to providing feedback on application materials. Students may contact gradgrnt@indiana.edu to set up an appointment. More funding opportunities can be found on the UGS Fellowships & Awards webpage


Cordially,


Emily

Emily Winters
Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator
The University Graduate School
Indiana University
812-855-1362 / ugsawrd@indiana.edu

February 15, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Instrument Rental Office - Hourly job open for a graduate string performance major

Reminders

[2] Performance Proficiency for all non-performance degrees

[3] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Minimum Grades for courses

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Instrument Rental Office - Hourly job open for a graduate string performance major

Dear students,

The Instrument Rental Office will have a position open to a graduate string performance major during the Fall and Spring Semesters of the 2017-2018 academic year (full year only).  The job will entail working with students, faculty and staff in supplying needed instruments and accessories, and some cleaning, maintenance and repair of instruments.  Although this is an hourly position, the candidate must be eligible for a full year of financial aid.  The ideal candidate:

  • Is reliable and punctual
  • Is very detail oriented
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Has a thorough knowledge of modern string instruments and bows
  • Is familiar with brass and woodwind instruments (some knowledge of Baroque string instruments and bows is a plus)
  • Has a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word and is capable of learning new software quickly
  • Is flexible and patient

The job consists of ten hours per week (Monday through Friday) in the office beginning Monday, August 21, 2017.  The schedule for work is determined mainly by mutual agreement of the three graduate assistants in the office and has some flexibility.  Generally the three graduate students each work a 2-hour shift daily between 9am and 3pm when student traffic in the office is at its highest.

Students interested in the position should contact Ron Sebben at rsebben@indiana.edu or stop by MA410.

Ronald A. Sebben
Instrument Inventory Manager
IU Jacobs School of Music
Phone: (812) 855-8720
Fax: (812) 855-4936
http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml

Reminders

[2] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.  Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

[3] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Minimum Grades for courses

Each program has minimum grades for each category of classes that you take. That information is on the Music Graduate Office web site at the following pages:

Master's students: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersGrades.shtml

Doctoral students: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docGrades.shtml

Diploma students: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaGrades.shtml

In addition to your minimum grade for each class, all graduate and diploma students need to maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average each semester and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2016-2017/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml has more details about academic standing policies.

February 8, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Performance Proficiency for all non-performance degrees

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Reminders

[3] Resources for International Students or anyone impacted by the recent immigration executive order

Resources you might want to know about

[4] CAPS workshops for January and February

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.  Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Reminders

[3] Resources for International Students or anyone impacted by the recent immigration executive order

The following information is for all international students, especially anyone impacted by the recent immigration executive order. It is from the Graduate Mentoring Center:

Please note:

The Office of International Services will hold information session Thursday, February 2IMU State Room East 5-7 p.m.

Other resources are below.


The university’s position on the recent executive order that impacts visas, immigration, and refugees:
http://news.iu.edu/releases/iu/2017/01/mam-immigration-executive-order-statement.shtml
 
IU Office of International Services and the Vice President for International Affairs:  https://ois.iu.edu/visas/immigration-updates.html  
 
The website includes information on IU’s response to the new executive order, the impact on current and future international students, and various pertinent resources. It will be updated as new information becomes available.  Please share with others.

If you are detained or prevented from re-entering the U.S. while traveling, Indiana University will assist you. Please call Associate General Counsel Angela Adams in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel at  317-274-7455  or the Office of International Services (OIS) at  812-855-9086 . During non-business hours, please contact the IU Police Department (IUPD) at  812-855-4111 , and they will connect you immediately with an OIS official.

  • We acknowledge that students may be experiencing higher levels of fear, anger, confusion, and uncertainty at this time.
  • We acknowledge that faculty and staff may also be experiencing higher levels of fear, anger, confusion, and uncertainty at this time.
  • We encourage anyone experiencing these emotions to speak immediately to someone at CAPS. If this option is not within your cultural cosmology, please speak with your advisor or mentor, a friend, a colleague, or a staff person at one of the culture centers or organizations.
  • We encourage you, if your preference, to also seek assistance from the Center for Human Growth (http://education.indiana.edu/chg/). The Center for Human Growth serves students and non-students (which includes partners). In addition, there are English, Spanish , and Mandarin speaking counselors on site.
  • We encourage you to check https://ois.iu.edu/visas/immigration-updates.html  for regular updates on Visa issuesundocumented students and possible legal services, and immigration. If you have any concerns or in need of help, please consult with OIS staffs first atois@iu.edu or 812-855-9086.
  • OIS also encourages you to share stories through MY IU STORY. Contact OIS for more information: ois@iu.edu or 812-855-9086. 
  • You way want to check IU Student Legal Services to get advice on legal issues.
  • If you need help regarding educational and living expenses, you can check your eligibility for support at the Office of Scholarships (Director Ron McFall at rdmcfall@indiana.edu or 812-855-5779). 
  • If you experience any threats, harassment, or intimidation, report it to Associate Dean of Students at incident@indiana.edu< or 812-855-8188. 

We encourage you to attend the information session listed above if you were unable to attend Tuesday’s session.
 
The Graduate Mentoring Center is committed to serving all students.
 
Finally, please remember and be assured that you are welcomed here.

Modupe, asante, shukran, obrigada, merci, gracias, ??????, ???????????????>, ??????????????????????????????, jerejef, diuxquixepe'laatu, danka, salamat, mahalo, ...

Maria Hamilton Abegunde
Director

Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Ph.D.
https://iub.academia.edu/MariaHamiltonAbegunde
Postdoctoral Fellow, University Graduate School
Director of The Graduate Mentoring Center
Wells Library
1320 E. 10th Street, Room E546
Bloomington, IN 47405

Resources you might want to know about

[4] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) workshops for February

More details on these events (and CAPS) are at: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/services/index.shtml.

“Celebrate EveryBODY Week”- Feb. 20-24, 2017
Body-image is a concern for many college students of all gender identities, and may lead to unhealthy dieting/exercise behaviors and/or an Eating Disorder. Celebrate EveryBODY Week can help students start finding things to appreciate about their bodies, and learn how to help a friend who may be struggling. Join us for:

  • “Embrace” move screening - Monday Feb. 20, 7:00pm in Ballantine 013 sponsored by IU Body Project - https://youtu.be/__2AayArYfs
  • Body-image activities, give-a-ways, and info about body-image and Eating Disorders - Tuesday Feb. 21, 11am-3pm in SRSC and Wells foyers.
  • Learn more about IU’s Coalition for Overcoming Problem Eating/Exercise (C.O.P.E.) and how to help a friend- www.cope.indiana.edu
  • Take one step toward feeling better about your body - attend our helpful body-image improvement workshop, “Body Esteem Boot Camp” (see attached flier) OR watch this great video about “fat-talk”- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehnftl0QDJ8

MONDAY MOTIVATORS - FREE drop-in workshops
“Help Me Sleep!”- February 6, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tired? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and balances your mood. Wilson Hsaio, Ph.D. will teach you ways to change the way you sleep.

“Stress Management”- February 20, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or “blah”, this workshop is for you. Luciana Guardini, LCSW will teach you skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed out body!

“Conquer Procrastination”- March 6, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
Procrastinate much? This workshop will provide you with tips to better manage your academic experience. From time management to study strategies, Amanda Snell M.A., will assist you in finding your path to academic success!

“LET’S TALK”
In addition to counselors at IU Health Center, students can also talk about a problem with our diverse group of consultants and counselors at the Asian Culture Center, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center and Office of International Services!
“Let’s Talk Now” - Free, confidential and informal conversation with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to your problems. Drop-in hours are available here:  www.go.iu.edu/letstalk

“Let’s Keep Talking” CAPS counselors are available at these locations when you need more than just a friendly chat. Call CAPS at 812-855-5711 to schedule a counseling session at one of the above locations. (First 2 visits are free!)

WEB WEDNESDAYS - FREE Online Workshops
Download the Zoom cloud meetings app (iu.zoom.us) and enter ID 541-962-473 to join in these FREE workshops to get tips and skills to be a better you!

  • Stress Management -Feb. 8
  • Time Management & Study Skills - Feb. 16
  • Mid-Terms Prep - Feb. 22

February 2, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Resources for international students or anyone impacted by the recent immigration executive order

Reminders

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2017

[3] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

[4] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions for you

[5] Information Session for doctoral students finishing coursework

Resources you might want to know about

[6] DATE CHANGE - Fulbright-Hayes DDRA Information Session

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Resources for international students or anyone impacted by the recent immigration executive order

The following information is for all international students, especially anyone impacted by the recent immigration executive order. It is from the Graduate Mentoring Center:

Please note:

The Office of International Services will hold an information session TODAY; Thursday, February 2 at the IMU State Room East from 5-7 p.m.

Other resources are below.


The university’s position on the recent executive order that impacts visas, immigration, and refugees:
http://news.iu.edu/releases/iu/2017/01/mam-immigration-executive-order-statement.shtml
 
IU Office of International Services and the Vice President for International Affairs:  https://ois.iu.edu/visas/immigration-updates.html  
 
The website includes information on IU’s response to the new executive order, the impact on current and future international students, and various pertinent resources. It will be updated as new information becomes available.  Please share with others.

If you are detained or prevented from re-entering the U.S. while traveling, Indiana University will assist you. Please call Associate General Counsel Angela Adams in the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel at  317-274-7455  or the Office of International Services (OIS) at  812-855-9086 . During non-business hours, please contact the IU Police Department (IUPD) at  812-855-4111 , and they will connect you immediately with an OIS official.

  • We acknowledge that students may be experiencing higher levels of fear, anger, confusion, and uncertainty at this time.
  • We acknowledge that faculty and staff may also be experiencing higher levels of fear, anger, confusion, and uncertainty at this time.
  • We encourage anyone experiencing these emotions to speak immediately to someone at CAPS. If this option is not within your cultural cosmology, please speak with your advisor or mentor, a friend, a colleague, or a staff person at one of the culture centers or organizations.
  • We encourage you, if your preference, to also seek assistance from the Center for Human Growth (http://education.indiana.edu/chg/). The Center for Human Growth serves students and non-students (which includes partners). In addition, there are English, Spanish , and Mandarin speaking counselors on site.
  • We encourage you to check https://ois.iu.edu/visas/immigration-updates.html  for regular updates on Visa issuesundocumented students and possible legal services, and immigration. If you have any concerns or in need of help, please consult with OIS staffs first atois@iu.edu or 812-855-9086.
  • OIS also encourages you to share stories through MY IU STORY. Contact OIS for more information: ois@iu.edu or 812-855-9086. 
  • You way want to check IU Student Legal Services to get advice on legal issues.
  • If you need help regarding educational and living expenses, you can check your eligibility for support at the Office of Scholarships (Director Ron McFall at rdmcfall@indiana.edu or 812-855-5779). 
  • If you experience any threats, harassment, or intimidation, report it to Associate Dean of Students at incident@indiana.edu< or 812-855-8188. 

We encourage you to attend the information session listed above if you were unable to attend Tuesday’s session.
 
The Graduate Mentoring Center is committed to serving all students.
 
Finally, please remember and be assured that you are welcomed here.

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Maria Hamilton Abegunde
Director

Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Ph.D.
https://iub.academia.edu/MariaHamiltonAbegunde
Postdoctoral Fellow, University Graduate School
Director of The Graduate Mentoring Center
Wells Library
1320 E. 10th Street, Room E546
Bloomington, IN 47405

Reminders

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2017

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2017, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120). 

The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is February 17, 2017 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2017. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

[3] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

This week there is a 25% refund for dropped classes.  After February 5, there is no refund for dropped classes.

Please note that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining full-time status in most cases.  If you add a class or classes, you will pay full tuition for the credits you add.

8-week classes (MUS-T 509 Sight Singing and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory) have a different refund schedule.  Let us know if you have questions about that.

[4] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions for you

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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml . 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.

We also strongly recommend that you schedule your pre-exam appointment to meet with me if you have not already done so.  In this meeting (which should take about 30 minutes), I will review the structure and content of the written and oral exams, offer some advice on how to prepare for the exams, remind you about time limits that you will need to keep in mind, and answer questions you might have about the process.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 812-855-1738 or emailing musgrad@indiana.edu.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

[5] Information Session for doctoral students finishing coursework

Tuessday, February 21, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 120 (Music Graduate Office Conference Room)

                Intended primarily for doctoral students who are in their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework and but who have not started their qualifying exams, and for second-year students who want to plan ahead. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay) and explain things you can do now to complete your degree more quickly. The session repeats the information session for 3rd-year students given last fall. 

We will also hold information sessions for first-, second-, and third- year students again in the fall 2017 semester.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] DATE CHANGE - Fulbright-Hayes DDRA Information Session

Please note that the date for the Fulbright-Hays DDRA Information Session has changed. It will now be held on Thursday, February 9th from 2-3pm at the University Graduate School conference room (Wells Library, East Tower, 5th Floor, Room E546). Apologies for the inconvenience, but please note that this change is to make way for the following opportunity:

  • Wednesday, February 8th at 2pm EST: The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office will provide a pre-application technical assistance webinar for the 2017 DDRA program. To participate in the webinar, please register here.

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months. Please note that:

  • Projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported.
  • Research projects must focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its Territories).

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:

  • Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States;
  • Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution;
  • Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation; and
  • Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.

Important deadlines to note:

  • Internal IU Review Deadline: Friday, February 24th, 2017 by 5:00pm
    • This deadline is for the budget and human subject narratives ONLY. They should be submitted as a PDF to Emily Winters (ugsawrd@indiana.edu) via email. Students will be notified of any needed changes.
  • Final Materials Deadline: Tuesday, March 7th by 5:00pm
    • Although the final submission deadline is March 14th, this earlier deadline will allow the University Graduate School and the Office of Research Administration enough time to review applications and submit the institutional application. Please ask your letter writers to submit their letters of recommendation by March 7th as well. The application materials must ultimately be submitted by Indiana University through the G5 system.

For questions regarding the Fulbright-Hays application, please contact Emily Winters, Graduate Fellowship & Awards Coordinator, at ugsawrd@indiana.edu or 812-855-1362.

Best,

Emily

Emily Winters
Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator
The University Graduate School
Indiana University
812-855-1362 / ugsawrd@indiana.edu

January 25, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2017

[2] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions for you

[4] Information Session for doctoral students finishing coursework

Reminders

[5] Preparing Future Faculty Conference - February 3

[6] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

[7] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

Resources you might want to know about

[8] FY 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships: Now Accepting Applications!

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2017

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2017, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120). 

The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is February 17, 2017 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2017. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

[2] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

This week we are in a 50% refund period for dropped classes.  Next week there is a 25% refund for dropped classes.  After February 5, there is no refund for dropped classes.

Please note that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining full-time status in most cases.  If you add a class or classes, you will pay full tuition for the credits you add.

8-week classes (MUS-T 509 Sight Singing and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory) have a different refund schedule.  Let us know if you have questions about that.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions for you

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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml . 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.

We also strongly recommend that you schedule your pre-exam appointment to meet with me if you have not already done so.  In this meeting (which should take about 30 minutes), I will review the structure and content of the written and oral exams, offer some advice on how to prepare for the exams, remind you about time limits that you will need to keep in mind, and answer questions you might have about the process.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 812-855-1738 or emailing musgrad@indiana.edu.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

[4] Information Session for doctoral students finishing coursework

Tuesday, February 21, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 120 (Music Graduate Office Conference Room)

                Intended primarily for doctoral students who are in their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework and but who have not started their qualifying exams, and for second-year students who want to plan ahead. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay) and explain things you can do now to complete your degree more quickly. The session repeats the information session for 3rd-year students given last fall. 

We will also hold information sessions for first-, second-, and third- year students again in the fall 2017 semester.

Reminders

[5] Preparing Future Faculty Conference - February 3

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

You are cordially invited to the 22nd Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference: Making It Count: Strategizing the Transition To An Academic Career on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

The PFF conference is a one-day professionalization event designed to provide graduate students from all disciplines and at all phases of their educations with important information about preparing for their future academic careers. This year the conference will consist of four sessions (three panels and one round table) addressing different issues of concern to graduate students. Topics will range from navigating the job market, to pedagogical tools and techniques, to exploring the variety of professional opportunities available inside (and outside) of academia, among other subjects. Visit our  website for more information and to view the program.

The conference is free and open to all Indiana University graduate students, but please register early for the free lunch. Limited space is available for the luncheon, and registration closes Monday, January 30th. Contact Eric Sevell for more information. 

Preparing Future faculty Conference

When: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Where: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU): Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium, and Georgian Room
Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/
Registration: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bsCYGD4KY3gbOmx
Cost: free!
Contact: Eric Sevell (esevell@indiana.edu)


--
Eric Sevell 
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology 
Department of Criminal Justice
Indiana University 
esevell@indiana.edu

-- Save the Date -- Preparing Future Faculty Conference
Date/Time: Friday, February 3rd, 2017: 8:30am -5:00pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) - Frangipani, Whittenberger, and Georgian Room
Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iupffc/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/IUPFF

Cost: Free, register here: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bsCYGD4KY3gbOmx or email iupffc@gmail.com with your name, department, and year in program.

[6] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in May 2017.

Doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.

For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines

DM and MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

[7] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

If you have passed your qualifying exams or plan to in the next year or so, you may find useful to read this summary of how long to allow for the various stages of the Dissertation, Doctoral Final Project, or Doctoral Piano Essay (which will be called the document when referring to all three). It may take several months from the time you finish writing until you are eligible to graduate. (The dissertation in Composition differs where indicated.)

Detailed information can be found here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

Topic Proposal
Students are encouraged to consider possible topics well in advance; some have their topics approved while still completing course work, others just after coursework is complete. The specific deadline varies with the program, however:

* For DM Students: once written and approved by proposed research director, the proposed research committee may take two weeks to review the proposal. Approval is needed before the major field exam can be scheduled (composition students: before the oral qualifying exam)

* For dissertation in music education (DME and PhD): must be approved by proposed research committee before major field exam.

* For dissertation in music theory: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam

* For dissertation in musicology: may be approved at any time

Research and write/compose the document
Some students begin this process while still completing coursework. Many get a lot done in parallel with preparing for qualifying exams. The majority of students do most of the work after passing the oral exam.

Research director approval to distribute
Depending on how closely you have been working with the research director during the writing process, the time the research director needs to review the document and approve it for distribution to the research committee may range from a couple weeks to a few months.

Research committee approval
Up to 8 weeks

Once you submit the final draft of the document to the graduate office with the approval of your research director to distribute it to your research committee, the committee is given 8 weeks to review the document and approve it for public presentation (there is no public presentation for the Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation). Faculty may not use the entire review period, but the graduate office will not ask faculty members to complete this review more quickly. (The composition Dissertation has fixed submission deadlines of November 1 and March 1. Reviews are ordinarily complete within 5 weeks in the fall, 6-7 in the spring.)
If the review period does not end until after final exam week, the review deadline will be set for the following semester.

If one or more committee members does not approve the document you will need to revise it and resubmit it. The review period starts over.

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation
Not required for Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation. Up to a week to arrange date. PhD students only: additional 30 days.

Once all research committee members approve the document, the student may schedule the public presentation. This may be done in the summer only when the Jacobs School of Music is in session and only if the entire research committee is available. (Procedures are slightly different for the lecture-recital.)
PhD students only: the defense must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.

If the public presentation is not passed the student must make revisions as directed by the research committee, resubmit the document for review, and schedule a new public presentation.

Final revisions, submission
A few days to several weeks

After the public presentation (where required), the research committee is likely to require revisions to the document. Sometimes these changes are minor and can be made within a day or two, but they may be more extensive and may require a few weeks of work. These changes must be approved. Most often only the research director needs to check these, but in some instances other members of the committee may be involved. This can add additional time.

The procedures for final submission of the approved document are explained in more detail in the next section of these announcements.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] FY 2017 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships: Now Accepting Applications!

Greetings,

I am pleased to announce the 2017-18 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad competition for students interested in pursuing doctoral dissertation research abroad.

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program gives doctoral students the opportunity to do full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. Research projects must focus on one or more of the following geographic areas: Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands, South Asia, the Near East, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and the Western Hemisphere (excluding the United States and its Territories).

A student is eligible to receive a fellowship if he or she:

  • Is a citizen or national of the United States or is a permanent resident of the United States;
  • Is a graduate student in good standing at an institution of higher education in the United States who, when the fellowship begins, is admitted to candidacy in a doctoral program in modern foreign languages and area studies at that institution;
  • Is planning a teaching career in the United States upon graduation; and
  • Possesses adequate skills in the language(s) necessary to carry out the dissertation project.

More information can be found in the email forwarded below as well as here: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html

A Fulbright-Hays information session will be held Wednesday, February 8th from 2-3pm at the University Graduate School conference room (Wells Library, East Tower, 5th Floor, Room E546).

Important deadlines to note:

  • Internal IU Review Deadline: Friday, February 24th, 2017 by 5:00pm
    • This deadline is for the budget and human subject narratives ONLY. They should be submitted as a PDF to Emily Winters (ugsawrd@indiana.edu) via email. Students will be notified of any needed changes.
  • Final Materials Deadline: Tuesday, March 7th by 5:00pm
    • Although the final submission deadline is March 14th, this earlier deadline will allow the University Graduate School and the Office of Research Administration enough time to review applications and submit the institutional application. Please ask your letter writers to submit their letters of recommendation by March 7th as well. The application materials must ultimately be submitted by Indiana University through the G5 system.

For questions regarding the Fulbright-Hays application, please contact Emily Winters, Graduate Fellowship & Awards Coordinator, at ugsawrd@indiana.edu or 812-855-1362.

Best,

Emily

Emily Winters
Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator
The University Graduate School
Indiana University
812-855-1362 / ugsawrd@indiana.edu

 

 

January 19, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Preparing Future Faculty Conference - February 3

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

Reminders

[4] Schedule adjustment for spring classes after January 15

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions - Deadline to sign up is Friday, January 20

Resources you might want to know about

[6] GradGrants Center

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Preparing Future Faculty Conference - February 3

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

You are cordially invited to the 22nd Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference: Making It Count: Strategizing the Transition To An Academic Career on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

The PFF conference is a one-day professionalization event designed to provide graduate students from all disciplines and at all phases of their educations with important information about preparing for their future academic careers. This year the conference will consist of four sessions (three panels and one round table) addressing different issues of concern to graduate students. Topics will range from navigating the job market, to pedagogical tools and techniques, to exploring the variety of professional opportunities available inside (and outside) of academia, among other subjects. Visit our  website for more information and to view the program.

The conference is free and open to all Indiana University graduate students, but please register early for the free lunch. Limited space is available for the luncheon, and registration closes Monday, January 30th. Contact Eric Sevell for more information. 

Preparing Future faculty Conference

When: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Where: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU): Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium, and Georgian Room
Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/
Registration: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bsCYGD4KY3gbOmx
Cost: free!
Contact: Eric Sevell (esevell@indiana.edu)


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Eric Sevell 
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology 
Department of Criminal Justice
Indiana University 
esevell@indiana.edu

-- Save the Date -- Preparing Future Faculty Conference
Date/Time: Friday, February 3rd, 2017: 8:30am -5:00pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) - Frangipani, Whittenberger, and Georgian Room
Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iupffc/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/IUPFF

Cost: Free, register here: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bsCYGD4KY3gbOmx or email iupffc@gmail.com with your name, department, and year in program.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2]Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in May 2017.

Doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.

For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines

DM and MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

If you have passed your qualifying exams or plan to in the next year or so, you may find useful to read this summary of how long to allow for the various stages of the Dissertation, Doctoral Final Project, or Doctoral Piano Essay (which will be called the document when referring to all three). It may take several months from the time you finish writing until you are eligible to graduate. (The dissertation in Composition differs where indicated.)

Detailed information can be found here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

Topic Proposal
Students are encouraged to consider possible topics well in advance; some have their topics approved while still completing course work, others just after coursework is complete. The specific deadline varies with the program, however:

* For DM Students: once written and approved by proposed research director, the proposed research committee may take two weeks to review the proposal. Approval is needed before the major field exam can be scheduled (composition students: before the oral qualifying exam)

* For dissertation in music education (DME and PhD): must be approved by proposed research committee before major field exam.

* For dissertation in music theory: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam

* For dissertation in musicology: may be approved at any time

Research and write/compose the document
Some students begin this process while still completing coursework. Many get a lot done in parallel with preparing for qualifying exams. The majority of students do most of the work after passing the oral exam.

Research director approval to distribute
Depending on how closely you have been working with the research director during the writing process, the time the research director needs to review the document and approve it for distribution to the research committee may range from a couple weeks to a few months.

Research committee approval
Up to 8 weeks

Once you submit the final draft of the document to the graduate office with the approval of your research director to distribute it to your research committee, the committee is given 8 weeks to review the document and approve it for public presentation (there is no public presentation for the Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation). Faculty may not use the entire review period, but the graduate office will not ask faculty members to complete this review more quickly. (The composition Dissertation has fixed submission deadlines of November 1 and March 1. Reviews are ordinarily complete within 5 weeks in the fall, 6-7 in the spring.)
If the review period does not end until after final exam week, the review deadline will be set for the following semester.

If one or more committee members does not approve the document you will need to revise it and resubmit it. The review period starts over.

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation
Not required for Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation. Up to a week to arrange date. PhD students only: additional 30 days.

Once all research committee members approve the document, the student may schedule the public presentation. This may be done in the summer only when the Jacobs School of Music is in session and only if the entire research committee is available. (Procedures are slightly different for the lecture-recital.)
PhD students only: the defense must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.

If the public presentation is not passed the student must make revisions as directed by the research committee, resubmit the document for review, and schedule a new public presentation.

Final revisions, submission
A few days to several weeks

After the public presentation (where required), the research committee is likely to require revisions to the document. Sometimes these changes are minor and can be made within a day or two, but they may be more extensive and may require a few weeks of work. These changes must be approved. Most often only the research director needs to check these, but in some instances other members of the committee may be involved. This can add additional time.

The procedures for final submission of the approved document are explained in more detail in the next section of these announcements.

Reminders

[4] Spring Semester Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 16

Starting Monday, January 16, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, January 16 through Sunday, March 12, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.   

To drop a class on Monday, January 18 through Sunday, March 12, you can follow the procedure outlined here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

If you want to drop a class and add a class at the same time (and make the requests contingent upon one another) between January 16 and March 12, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.pdf.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down, then click on the link for “Even exchange policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” box).  This policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added as an eDrop/eAdd pair, and only when the credit hours for the dropped and added class are equal.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

In the 2nd week of classes or later, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project (anything with variable credits), you will need to drop your enrollment in your current number of credit hours and then add a new enrollment with the new number of credit hours and you will be responsible for the corresponding fees for that change.

Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each eDrop/eAdd pair.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions for Spring 2017 - deadline to sign up is Friday, January 20

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2017 semester will be held Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Auer Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning fall semester 2017; 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 fall 2017; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.
Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2017 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, but do not need to have a department audition.

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 (JS120) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, January 20 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2017 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 20, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2017) 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 (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 10.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 15 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Resources you might want to know about

[6] GradGrants Center

"Finding funding for graduate school can be a daunting undertaking. Even for students who have financial support from their departments, the costs of graduate study-taking courses, studying foreign languages, attending conferences, accessing primary sources, creating works of art, running experiments, completing novel research, and all the things IU’s talented graduate students do-can easily surpass the grad student budget. But there are many potential funding opportunities out there that can give you the resources to complete your degree, if you know where to find them and how to write persuasive grant proposals for varied audiences. The GradGrants Center can help you throughout this process."

http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/

January 12, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through January 15

[2] Waitlists - final run of waitlist is on the morning of Thursday, January 12

[3] Schedule adjustment for spring classes after January 15

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions

[5] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 16

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Styles Exam - Final Reminder

Reminders

[7] A new Music History class has been added: MUS-M 510 Women and Music

[8] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring

[9] Minor Field Qualifying Exam in Music Theory

[10] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

Resources you might want to know about

[11] CAPS workshops for January and February

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through Sunday, January 15

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 15 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the 48 hour grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 15.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday and Sunday, January 14 and 15, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, January 13 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union offices are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Most master’s and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, January 15, 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 (in most cases): at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students, unless you are a master’s or doctoral student in your final semester of coursework, and at least 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, January 16, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on January 16. See below for more details.

[2] Waitlists

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (January 12) in the morning.  The system will then take a few hours to work through all of the waitlists.  So if you are not registered in a class by the afternoon on Thursday, January 12, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

[3] Spring Semester Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 16

Starting Monday, January 16, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, January 16 through Sunday, March 12, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.   

To drop a class on Monday, January 18 through Sunday, March 12, you can follow the procedure outlined here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

If you want to drop a class and add a class at the same time (and make the requests contingent upon one another) between January 16 and March 12, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.pdf.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down, then click on the link for “Even exchange policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” box).  This policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added as an eDrop/eAdd pair, and only when the credit hours for the dropped and added class are equal.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

In the 2nd week of classes or later, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project (anything with variable credits), you will need to drop your enrollment in your current number of credit hours and then add a new enrollment with the new number of credit hours and you will be responsible for the corresponding fees for that change.

Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each eDrop/eAdd pair.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions for Spring 2017

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2017 semester will be held Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Auer Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning fall semester 2017; 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 fall 2017; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.
Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2017 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, but do not need to have a department audition.

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 (JS120) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, January 20 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2017 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 20, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2017) 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 (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 10.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 15 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

[5] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 16

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes do not meet on that day.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Styles Exam - Final Reminder

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 year on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2016 or spring 2017 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13.  Please note that January 28 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2017 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2016), please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes.
 
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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

Reminders

[7] A new Music History class has been added - MUS-M 510 Women and Music

A lot of the music history classes are full, so the Musicology department has added a new MUS-M 510 section: Women and Music. If you are on the waitlist or registered for another course and would like to take this one instead, you can go into the registration system to drop your waitlist reques (or enrollment) and add MUS-M 510 in its place. This class will count for the master's degree music history requirement and for a doctoral minor in music history.

Here is the course information:

MUS-M 510 Women and Music
Class Number 35978
1:00 to 2:15 pm Tuesday and Thursday in MU205
Professor Molly Doran

Women and Music examines women’s participation in music of the Western world through a series of case studies from various periods in history. Women and topics discussed include Hildegard of Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Clara Wieck Schumann, blues queens, female characters in Mozart’s opera, madwomen in opera, Wagner’s women, nineteenth-century divas, and contemporary performers and composers. The course introduces students to feminist methodologies and questions the traditional narratives of music history; it engages in and encourages revisionist work that highlights the accomplishments and struggles of women. Women and Music explores women as composers, performers, and patrons in addition to evaluating the representation of women in opera and other genres. It considers how music reflects, engages with, and questions ideas about gender and sexuality. The course offers students opportunities to investigate topics of individual interest through presentations and a research project.

[8] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring or Summer

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2017, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is February 17, 2017 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2017. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

[9] 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 28), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 13.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

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 (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 24, 2017. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

[10] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

The University Graduate School Spring Grant-in-Aid competition provides funding up to $1000 for unusual research/project expenses, including travel. Examples of unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral research include: travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the final project (dissertation, doctoral final project, or doctoral piano essay).

The program is open to PhD, DME, and DM students. Students must have been formally admitted to candidacy by the application deadline.

JSOM students interested in applying for a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, at musicdgs@indiana.edu well in advance of the campus deadline. Completed applications should be submitted to Prof. Isaacson by Friday, February 3, to ensure that the music graduate office can submit the materials to the campus by the February 10 deadline.

For more information, including the application process, see Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research.

Resources you might want to know about

[11] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) workshops for January and February

More details on these events (and CAPS) are at: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/services/index.shtml.

MONDAY MOTIVATORS- FREE drop-in workshops
Drop-in for snacks and our FREE workshops at Wells Library

“Self-Compassion & Resilience”- Jan. 30, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
Research suggests the skill “self-compassion” decreases emotional suffering and helps people to thrive. Anna VanMeter, M.S. will teach you about the elements and benefits of self-compassion, and you will practice experiencing self-compassion. 

“Help Me Sleep!”- February 6, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tired? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and balances your mood. Wilson Hsaio, Ph.D. will teach you ways to change the way you sleep.

“Stress Management”- February 20, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or “blah”, this workshop is for you. Luciana Guardini, LCSW will teach you skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed out body!

WEB WEDNESDAYS - FREE online workshops
Download the Zoom cloud meetings app (iu.zoom.us) and enter ID 541-962-473 to join in these FREE workshops to get tips and skills to be a better you!

  1. Adjusting to IU - Jan. 18
  2. Stress Management - Jan. 25 & Feb. 8
  3. Safer Alcohol Use - Feb. 1

 JOIN A GROUP!
Group counseling can be even MORE effective than one-on-one counseling for helping students with some problems. Groups of 5-8 students and 1-2 counselors provide support and feedback in ways that many students find really helpful! Group counseling can help students work on self-esteem, assertiveness, creating deeper relationships, healthier conflict, and so much more. See attached list of CAPS & SACS groups, then call us to learn more!

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00pm
A free, confidential, all gender support group for students who are questioning the health of a relationship (friendship, romantic or family) and/or recognizing patterns of power and control within. Call (812)855-5711 to schedule a “CAPS Now” appointment to learn more about this group!

AFTER-HOURS CRISIS TELEPHONE LINE:
IU students, faculty and staff can call the CAPS after-hours crisis line anytime CAPS is closed to consult with a counselor about a student of concern. Simply call CAPS at (812) 855-5711 and choose Option 1.

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS MANAGEMENT - FREE drop-in workshops!
Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-10:45am & Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:45pm. (Thursday session is geared toward those with prior experience.)  Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice Mindfulness, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more! Bring a friend!

January 4, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes through Sunday, January 15

[2] A new Music History class has been added: MUS-M 510 Women and Music

[3] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Minor Field Qualifying Exam in Music Theory

[5] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

Reminders

[6] Registration for Spring 2017 - Last Chance to Register for Spring

[7] Grades for Fall 2016

[8] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Transcripts and Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through Sunday, January 15

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 15 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the 48 hour grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 15.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday, January 16, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, January 13 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open that can help with issues.

Please look over your schedule carefully on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Most master’s and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, January 15, 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 (in most cases): at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students, unless you are a master’s or doctoral student in your final semester of coursework, and at least 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, January 16, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on January 16.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after January 16 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday morning (January 12).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Thursday, January 12, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

[2] A new Music History class has been added - MUS-M 510 Women and Music

A lot of the music history classes are full, so the Musicology department has added a new MUS-M 510 section: Women and Music. If you are on the waitlist or registered for another course and would like to take this one instead, you can go into the registration system to drop your waitlist reques (or enrollment) and add MUS-M 510 in its place. This class will count for the master's degree music history requirement and for a doctoral minor in music history.

Here is the course information:

MUS-M 510 Women and Music
Class Number 35978
1:00 to 2:15 pm Tuesday and Thursday in MU205
Professor Molly Doran

Women and Music examines women’s participation in music of the Western world through a series of case studies from various periods in history. Women and topics discussed include Hildegard of Bingen, Francesca Caccini, Clara Wieck Schumann, blues queens, female characters in Mozart’s opera, madwomen in opera, Wagner’s women, nineteenth-century divas, and contemporary performers and composers. The course introduces students to feminist methodologies and questions the traditional narratives of music history; it engages in and encourages revisionist work that highlights the accomplishments and struggles of women. Women and Music explores women as composers, performers, and patrons in addition to evaluating the representation of women in opera and other genres. It considers how music reflects, engages with, and questions ideas about gender and sexuality. The course offers students opportunities to investigate topics of individual interest through presentations and a research project.

[3] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring or Summer

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2017, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is February 17, 2017 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2017. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] 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 28), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 13.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

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 (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 24, 2017. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

[5] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

The University Graduate School Spring Grant-in-Aid competition provides funding up to $1000 for unusual research/project expenses, including travel. Examples of unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral research include: travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the final project (dissertation, doctoral final project, or doctoral piano essay).

The program is open to PhD, DME, and DM students. Students must have been formally admitted to candidacy by the application deadline.

JSOM students interested in applying for a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, at musicdgs@indiana.edu well in advance of the campus deadline. Completed applications should be submitted to Prof. Isaacson by Friday, February 3, to ensure that the music graduate office can submit the materials to the campus by the February 10 deadline.

For more information, including the application process, see Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research.

Reminders

[6] Registration for spring 2017

Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20. The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, January 5.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 20.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4172/MUS/index.shtml.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2017 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

[7] Grades for Fall 2016

Final grades will be available on One.IU after December 21 (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html has details). Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until December 21. You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) 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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

[8] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

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.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here:
http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/eof-2016-2017.pdf

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, January 25, 2017.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

Resources you might want to know about

[9]Transcripts and Diplomas

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Follow this link to the Registrar's web site: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/documents/transcript.shtml.  You can order your transcript now if need a copy that includes fall semester grades. 

If you need a transcript that shows your graduation date (and you completed your program this fall), then wait until after January 17 to order your transcript.

Information on diplomas is available here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.  Diplomas are mailed around 12 weeks after your graduation.

Announcements for Fall 2016

December 14, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Grades for Fall 2016

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

[3] Music Graduate Office hours over Winter Break

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Minor Field Qualifying Exam in Music Theory

[5] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

Reminders

[6] Registration for Spring 2017

[7] Artist Diploma Auditions in Spring 2017

[8] Last Chance to Register for Spring without Late Fees

[9] Summer Session Dates

[10] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

Resources you might want to know about

[11] Graduate Entrance Exam and Diction Exam retake schedules

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Grades for Fall 2016

Final grades will be available on One.IU after December 21 (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html has details). Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until December 21. You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) 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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

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.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here:
http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/eof-2016-2017.pdf

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, January 25, 2017.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

[3] Music Graduate Office hours over Winter Break

The Music Graduate Office will be open on Monday, December 19. We will then be closed between Tuesday, December 20 and Monday, January 2.

We will re-open on Tuesday, January 3.

We hope that everyone has a safe and restful break.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] 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 28), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 13.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

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 (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 24, 2017. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

[5] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

The University Graduate School Spring Grant-in-Aid competition provides funding up to $1000 for unusual research/project expenses, including travel. Examples of unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral research include: travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the final project (dissertation, doctoral final project, or doctoral piano essay).

The program is open to PhD, DME, and DM students. Students must have been formally admitted to candidacy by the application deadline.

JSOM students interested in applying for a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, at musicdgs@indiana.edu well in advance of the campus deadline. Completed applications should be submitted to Prof. Isaacson by Friday, February 3, to ensure that the music graduate office can submit the materials to the campus by the February 10 deadline.

For more information, including the application process, see Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research.

Reminders

[6] Registration for spring 2017

Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 20.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4172/MUS/index.shtml.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2017 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

[7] Artist Diploma Auditions in Spring 2017

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2017 semester will be held Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Auer Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning fall semester 2017; 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 fall 2017; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2017 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, but do not need to have a department audition.

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 (JS120) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, January 20 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2017 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 20, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2017) 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 (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 10.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 15 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

[8] Last Chance to Register for Spring without Late Fees

Because the Music Graduate Office is closed for Winter Break from Tuesday, December 20 until Tuesday, January 3, students should submit their program planning sheets for spring registration by December 15 in order to be assured to get a response in time to register before late fees are charged. The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, January 5.

Instructions for how to submit your program planning sheet are further down in these announcements (in the reminder section).

[9] Summer Session Dates

We've had a few questions, so this is just a reminder that the majority of summer classes in the JSoM will take place from June 5 to July 14, 2017. Details are here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/.

[10] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible 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 year on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2016 or spring 2017 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13.  Please note that January 28 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2017 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2016), please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes.
 
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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

Resources you might want to know about

[11] Graduate Entrance Exam and Diction Exam retake schedules

If you are a student who started your program in fall 2016 and are eligible to retake an exam in spring 2017, here is a summary of the exam retake schedules. This information has been sent out multiple times over the past several weeks, but this is a summary.

1. Graduate Entrance Exam in Music History and Literature: Thursday, January 5, 2017, 9:00-12 noon

The music history graduate entrance exams will take place in the Recital Hall (MU110).  There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just bring a picture ID and pencil. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam to sign in.

2. Graduate Entrance Exam in Sight Singing: Thursday, January 5 between 1 and 4 pm.. Sign up now in the Music Graduate Office by emailing musgrad@indiana.edu, calling 812-855-1738 or stopping by. The deadline to sign up for a time is noon on January 4.

3. Graduate Entrance Exam in Aural and Written Music Theory: Friday, January 6, 2017, 9:00-11:45 am

The aural and written music theory graduate entrance exams will take place in the Recital Hall (MU110).  There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just bring a picture ID and pencil.

The Aural Theory exam will be from 9:00-10:00 am, the Written Theory exam will be from 10:15-11:45 am. If you need to take the exam in only one subject, you can go to the time appointed for the particular subject you need to take. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam time in order to sign in.

4. Diction Exams: The French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 6.

You can now sign up for your specific diction exam time(s).  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name,  program, and which voice diction exam(s) you need to retake to request a diction exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time(s) and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your diction exam time(s).  The deadline to sign up is noon on Wednesday, January 4.

December 7, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions in Spring 2017

[2] Last Chance to Register for Spring without Late Fees

[3] Summer Session Dates

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

Reminders

[5] Registration for Spring 2017

[6] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2016) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

[7] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2016) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

[8] Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ)

[9] Writing Tutorial Services - WTS Write-In Sessions and Spring Dissertation Groups

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Royal College of Music: MSc in Performance Science

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions in Spring 2017

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2017 semester will be held Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Auer Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning fall semester 2017; 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 fall 2017; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2017 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, but do not need to have a department audition.

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 (JS120) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, January 20 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2017 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 20, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2017) 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 (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 10.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 15 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

[2] Last Chance to Register for Spring without Late Fees

Because the Music Graduate Office is closed for Winter Break from Tuesday, December 20 until Tuesday, January 3, students should submit their program planning sheets for spring registration by December 15 in order to be assured to get a response in time to register before late fees are charged. The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, January 5.

Instructions for how to submit your program planning sheet are further down in these announcements (in the reminder section).

[3] Summer Session Dates

We've had a few questions, so this is just a reminder that the majority of summer classes in the JSoM will take place from June 5 to July 14, 2017. Details are here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible 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 year on Saturday, January 28, 2017, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2016 or spring 2017 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13.  Please note that January 28 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2017 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2016), please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes.
 
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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

Reminders

[5] Registration for spring 2017

Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 20.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4172/MUS/index.shtml.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2017 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

[6] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2016) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

If this fall (2016) is your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDatesJanuary 5 and 6, 2017 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. 

You DO need to sign up ahead of time for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and noon on Wednesday, January 4.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

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 and spring 2017 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2017).

[7] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2016) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

The French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 6

You can now sign up for your specific diction exam time(s).  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name,  program, and which voice diction exam(s) you need to retake to request a diction exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time(s) and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your diction exam time(s).  The deadline to sign up is noon on Wednesday, January 4.

[8] Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ)

This message is sent on behalf of the Office of the Associate Dean for Instruction.

If you have not already done do, please take a few minutes to complete the Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ) for each of your courses.

When:
Monday, November 28 (7:30 a.m.) - Monday, December 12 (7:30 a.m.)

Where:
OCQs for all courses available via one.iu.edu, the OCQ tool in Canvas, or links in invitation emails from ocqbest@indiana.edu. You can complete the OCQ using any computer or mobile device.

Why:
1. Provide instructors and administrators with feedback to improve the quality of instruction in the JSoM.
2. Provide fellow students with feedback to use for future schedule planning. Consult the OCQ Student Dashboard for more information.

Please contact Sherri Bishop, OCQ departmental administrator for the JSoM, at swinks@indiana.edu with any questions or concerns about this process.

_______________________________________

Sherri Bishop
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Instruction
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
East Studio Building JS408
812-855-0308 / swinks@indiana.edu

[9] Writing Tutorial Services - WTS Write-In Sessions and Spring Dissertation Groups

First, a reminder about a resource available in Spring 2017:
Our WTS Write-In sessions will run on Thursdays from 2-5pm in room E174 on the first floor of the East Tower of the Wells Library.  Room E174 is to the right as one enters the Wells lobby from the south side of the building.  Students doing any sort of graduate or thesis-level writing are welcome to drop in and write alongside one another. We now have coffee and snacks at these sessions and plenty of space for first-time Write-in participants to join or former attendees to return for the beginning-of-semester crunch.

Second, a reminder about 2017 Spring Dissertation Groups. Once again Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) will host its very successful dissertation writing groups, and I would like to invite the dissertation writers in your departments to participate.  To that end, I hope you will forward this message to them.

We have automated the application process. Students can fill out an application form here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfBGaaAIErYrJTLorNT1lqkB-tJtknOwFf99esfIxrsFlHLw/viewform

Applications are due Friday December 9, 2016.

WTS Dissertation Group information is also located here:   http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtmlhttp://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml.

Questions should be directed to Laura Clapper <lclapper@indiana.edu>.

Jo Ann Vogt
Director, Writing Tutorial Services
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning
Indiana University

Wells Library East Tower, 2nd Floor 
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

email: javogt@indiana.edu
phone: 812-855-6738
URL: http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/writing/wts.php

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Royal College of Music: MSc in Performance Science

Royal College of Music: MSc in Performance Science

The Royal College of Music London launched an internationally distinctive MSc in Performance Science in September 2011, and is currently recruiting for September 2017 entry. The programme provides opportunities to examine the art and science of music performance in real-world educational and professional contexts, challenging students to engage with key facets of peak performance, musicians’ health and wellbeing, musical development, and effective learning and teaching. 

The programme benefits those who are motivated to gain a scientific understanding of how music is created, learned, performed, and perceived, including performers and teachers aiming to progress their current careers through continuing professional development. It also serves as an ideal base for those wishing to pursue advanced research and teaching in performance science, music psychology, musicians’ health, music and health, or in any area in which knowledge of scientific methods and techniques would be an advantage.

Applications for full- and part-time study commencing in September 2017 are welcomed by 5 January 2017. Full details are available at www.rcm.ac.uk/MSc. We would be most grateful if you could forward this information to any student or colleague who you feel may be interested in the programme, or ask them to email msc@rcm.ac.uk for further information.

With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,
Rosie Perkins

Dr Rosie Perkins
Research Fellow in Performance Science
 
CENTRE FOR
PERFORMANCE SCIENCE 
 
The CPS is a partnership of
Royal College of Music | Imperial College London
 
+44 (0) 207 591 4781 | www.PerformanceScience.ac.uk

December 1, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2016) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

[2] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2016) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

[3] Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ)

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Writing Tutorial Services - WTS Write-In Sessions and Spring Dissertation Groups

Reminders

[5] Registration for Spring 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Funding for Graduate Research Abroad, Foreign Language Study, & Travel

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2016) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

If this fall (2016) is your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDatesJanuary 5 and 6, 2017 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. 

You DO need to sign up ahead of time for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and noon on Wednesday, January 4.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

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 and spring 2017 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2017).

[2] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2016) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

The French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 6

You can now sign up for your specific diction exam time(s).  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name,  program, and which voice diction exam(s) you need to retake to request a diction exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time(s) and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your diction exam time(s).  The deadline to sign up is noon on Wednesday, January 4.

[3] Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ)

This message is sent on behalf of the Office of the Associate Dean for Instruction.

If you have not already done do, please take a few minutes to complete the Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ) for each of your courses.

When:
Monday, November 28 (7:30 a.m.) - Monday, December 12 (7:30 a.m.)

Where:
OCQs for all courses available via one.iu.edu, the OCQ tool in Canvas, or links in invitation emails from ocqbest@indiana.edu. You can complete the OCQ using any computer or mobile device.

Why:
1. Provide instructors and administrators with feedback to improve the quality of instruction in the JSoM.
2. Provide fellow students with feedback to use for future schedule planning. Consult the OCQ Student Dashboard for more information.

Please contact Sherri Bishop, OCQ departmental administrator for the JSoM, at swinks@indiana.edu with any questions or concerns about this process.

_______________________________________

Sherri Bishop
Assistant to the Associate Dean for Instruction
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
East Studio Building JS408
812-855-0308 / swinks@indiana.edu

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Writing Tutorial Services - WTS Write-In Sessions and Spring Dissertation Groups

First, a reminder about a resource available in Spring 2017:
Our WTS Write-In sessions will run on Thursdays from 2-5pm in room E174 on the first floor of the East Tower of the Wells Library.  Room E174 is to the right as one enters the Wells lobby from the south side of the building.  Students doing any sort of graduate or thesis-level writing are welcome to drop in and write alongside one another. We now have coffee and snacks at these sessions and plenty of space for first-time Write-in participants to join or former attendees to return for the beginning-of-semester crunch.

Second, a reminder about 2017 Spring Dissertation Groups. Once again Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) will host its very successful dissertation writing groups, and I would like to invite the dissertation writers in your departments to participate.  To that end, I hope you will forward this message to them.

We have automated the application process. Students can fill out an application form here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfBGaaAIErYrJTLorNT1lqkB-tJtknOwFf99esfIxrsFlHLw/viewform

Applications are due Friday December 9, 2016.

WTS Dissertation Group information is also located here:   http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtmlhttp://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml.

Questions should be directed to Laura Clapper <lclapper@indiana.edu>.

Jo Ann Vogt
Director, Writing Tutorial Services
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning
Indiana University

Wells Library East Tower, 2nd Floor 
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

email: javogt@indiana.edu
phone: 812-855-6738
URL: http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/writing/wts.php

Reminders

[5] Registration for spring 2017

Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 20.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4172/MUS/index.shtml.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2017 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Funding for Graduate Research Abroad, Foreign Language Study, & Travel

Research Abroad

  • Thursday, December 1st: DAAD University Summer Course Grant
    • Provides scholarships (including a scholarship, travel allowance, and health insurance) for Master’s students to attend a broad range of three- to four-week summer courses at German universities which focus mainly on German language and literary, cultural, political and economic aspects of modern and contemporary Germany.
  • Friday, December 2nd at 5pm EST: Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
    • Offers 15 fellowships in amounts up to $25,000 funded for dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources. The 2017-2018 fellowship cycle is June 2017 through August 2018. 
    • Proposed research may be conducted at a single or multiple sites abroad, in the U.S., or both. Any relevant repository may be used, including government archives and private collections accessible to the applicant.
    • This fellowship has no citizenship restrictions. Preference is given to applicants who will be studying away from their home institution.
  • Saturday, December 31st: American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) Graduate/Postdoctoral Fellowship
    • Awards $1,500 to help cover travel and/or living expenses in the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and/or Georgia) to US graduate students or postdoctoral fellows.
    • Projects in all fields in the social sciences, humanities and related sciences are eligible. Proposals will be judged on their quality and on the potential of the research to strengthen scholarship on the South Caucasus.
    • Applicants must be ARISC members; open to US citizens and permanent residents.
  • January 6th or 20th (Deadline varies depending on course):Ertegun Graduate Scholarship Programme in the Humanities
    • The scholarship will cover 100% of Oxford University and college fees and a grant for living costs (of at least £14,296).
    • Candidates for academic year 2017-2018 should be applying to start a new full-time graduate course at Oxford (applications open September 1st, 2016) for fields in the humanities. More on eligibility here.
  • Friday, March 3rd: Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust
    • Scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research and to support master’s theses, a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust.
    • Open to all IUB graduate students from any department or college on campus.
    • Note that the guidelines are posted under discipline-specific internal awards section on the UGS Fellowships & Awards webpage

Travel Funding

  • UGS deadline: Friday, February 10th: Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research/Grant-in-Aid of M.F.A. Project
    • Provides funding up to $1000 for unusual research/project expenses, including travel
    • For the Doctoral Research Award, Ph.D. students must have been formally admitted to Ph.D. candidacy by the application deadline. Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., Ed.D. or D.M.) may also apply for a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Award. For the MFA Project Award, students must have been formally admitted to an MFA program by the application deadline.
    • Students must contact their department for the internal deadline, which precedes the UGS deadline. All nominations must be submitted by the nominee’s department to the University Graduate School.
  • Mid-February 2017 (deadline TBD): Graduate and Professional Student Government Travel Awards
    • Funding of $500 to help support travel expenses to conferences at which the student’s work will be presented or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions and auditions that will benefit the student professionally.

Resources for Finding External Funding
Please note that the IU GradGrants Center offers one-on-one free consultations for graduate students in any phase of the external funding application process, including assisting with funding searches and providing feedback on fellowship applications. Students can contact gradgrnt@indiana.edu to set up an appointment.

Feel free to contact ugsawrd@indiana.edu if there are any questions!

November 17, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] The Music Graduate Office will be closed for the week of November 21

Reminders

[2] Registration for Spring 2017
[3] Program Completion Application for anyone planning to finish their programs in December 2016 - final reminder
[4] Master's Comprehensive Exam
[5] Common registration mistakes - try to avoid them!

Resources you might want to know about

[6] A Message from the University Graduate School Mentoring Center

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] The Music Graduate Office will be closed for the week of November 21

We will be closed for Thanksgiving Break from Monday, November 21 through Friday, November 25. We will re-open on Monday, November 28 at 8 am.

We hope you all have a safe and happy break.

Reminders

[2] Registration for spring 2017

Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 20.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4172/MUS/index.shtml.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2017 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

[3] Program Completion Application for anyone planning to finish their programs in December 2016 - final reminder

If you are planning to graduate in December 2016, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the application for graduation). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120). 

The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  

For MA and PhD students, there is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application for Winter 2016 is already past, but you can still submit the form in order to finish your program this semester. Because you have missed the deadline your name will not be printed in the Commencement Bulletin. 

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing your program in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application form if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit this form, you will not graduate.

[4] Master's Students - Master's Comprehensive Exam

For almost all Master's programs, students are required to complete a master's comprehensive exam near the end of their program. Each department handles the exam differently. Talk to your major field teacher or department chair directly for exact details about your particular program. This is a graduation requirement, so you need to fulfill this requirement in order to finish your program.

[5] Common registration mistakes - try to avoid them!

These are a few things that come up every semester that I'd like to point out in the hopes that fewer students will make these very common mistakes.

1. Diploma students - you can only take a maximum of 2 credits of secondary lessons of any type (including dance) towards the Diploma Music Course requirement. Do not take more than 2 credits of lessons or dance towards that requirement - they won't count!

2. Voice majors - for the MM and Diploma programs, MUS-V 910 Vocal Coaching WILL NOT count towards the Other Required Credits or Diploma Music Course requirements.

3. Master's and Doctoral Students - 700 (elective) level lessons will not count towards Other Required Credits general electives, minors, or major field electives.

4. All students - you are responsible for knowing the pre-requisites for classes (listed in the Schedule of Classes and JSOM Bulletin). If you don't have the pre-requisite for a class and don't think you'll have that pre-requisite by the time the class starts, then don't enroll unless you have the instructor's permission. If you think you'll have the pre-requisite when the class starts (for example, if you think you'll pass the entrance exam in January for a class that requires that as a pre-requisite), then go ahead and enroll in the class, but be prepared to drop the class if you don't actually pass the exam.

Here are links to more information about -

the diploma music course requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaMusicCourse.shtml

the master's degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml

the doctoral degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml#Electives.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] A message from the University Graduate School Mentoring Center

Dear Directors of Graduate Studies, we would greatly appreciate it if you would share the information below with graduate students in your department. As always, thank you for helping us support students.

You are receiving this email because you are on The Graduate Mentoring Center’s mailing list, are currently participating in one of our programs (e.g., the mentoring cohort), or have indicated interest in a program by registering for an activity or visiting The Center. You may unsubscribe if you do not wish to be on this list any longer. ???Please also feel free to share this information with others who may find it beneficial.


Dear Graduate Mentoring Center Community,

We see you.
We hear you. 
We feel you.
We support you.

After last week, my usual greeting of “I hope you are well” is not appropriate: I have spoken to many of you and colleagues/friends/students not on the list; you have let me know that all is not well for you. In the last few days, several of you have asked me “how do I teach from this point?” Or, have asked the national question: “what do I tell my students?” Or, "what do in class when I feel isolated?" In addition, you have shared some of your own struggles with what is happening and attempts to find resources to assist you.

The Center remains committed to being an open space for everyone and providing guidance and assistance to the graduate community of scholars and those they serve.

Although you have received and will receive responses to your questions through other units and your schools, we would still like to offer the links below as a way to provide you with additional support and ideas if you need them this week. While these suggestions are things you already know, it may be helpful to have them readily at hand for review, to share, or to help rethink your syllabus. Although some of these are directed to younger students, they are also appropriate for our setting with little adaptation.
 
Michigan’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching:  “Returning to the Classroom after the Election” -http://www.crlt.umich.edu/.  The site contains a link to guidelines on discussing difficult/controversial topics. 
 
Teaching Tolerance: A Project of the Southern Poverty Law Center: http://www.tolerance.org/blog/day-after and http://www.tolerance.org/election2016

I am not afraid curriculum
https://kayumanggingapilipina.com/2016/11/09/i-am-not-afraid-curriculum-for-all-educators-and-organizers-for-our-children-a-response-to-the-results-of-the-us-presidential-election-and-donald-trump/


For some of the still emerging topics of which we are aware, the culture centersCAPS, student groups and associations (e.g., GPSG ) would also be good places for faculty, staff, and students to find institutional and peer support. As was the case last week, the following days will be filled with spontaneous and planned events led by different units and schools. Check your email regularly to keep abreast of what’s happening on campus.

Remember, “Indiana University encourages all Hoosiers to report their experiences of bias-based treatment. If you choose not to do so, your privacy will be respected.” You may access more information about policies and procedures, and submit a form at: https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/dean-students/incident-teams/

Using our contemplative format, The Center can support you through:

  • Sitting for Peace, Fridays, 11:00 a.m. - Noon, NMBCC, Room A221 (Student Organization Room). Join us for our regular sitting meditation that focuses on breathing and relaxation. Registration is not necessary. Our next regular session will be on December 2 and is open to students, staff, and faculty. On November 11, we practiced not only sitting but also standing poses that can ground us, help us breathe better, and be calmer in difficult situations.
  • Tough Topics, Safe Spaces. Graduate students can learn to use contemplative practices (e.g., deep listening and responding) to address specific issues related to teaching, communicating, organizing, and negotiating different spaces. Students, you may contact Yoo Young Ahn at gmcgaops@iu.edu if you are interested in joining the group or developing a session on a specific topic.
  • Men and Women of Color in the Academy. Graduate students, faculty, and staff meet to discuss topics related to their identities and to share different strategies that have challenged and/or contributed to their successes. Discussion is usually guided through a previously selected short text. Please contact Yoo Young Ahn at gmcgaops@iu.edu if you are interested in joining the group.???
  • Drop In, Write On. This is an on-site writing group on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., in Wells, E544R. This past session, members of the group opted to discuss the impact of the elections on their teaching, research, identity, and scholarship. We engaged in a contemplative reading of James Baldwin’s “Fifth Avenue, Uptown” before a 90-minute writing session. Registration is not necessary. Our next session will be November 16.
  • Mentoring Cohort. Each semester we pair a minority faculty member with a minority graduate student for a semester or year-long mentoring partnership. Using various contemplative practices, the cohort explores the meanings and practices of mentorship. Our next cohort will begin in January 2017. Please contact me at maehamil@iu.edu if you would like to be considered for the next cohort.
  • Let's Talk About Mentoring. Next semester we will build on the results of three successful mentoring conversations that were held this fall between faculty, staff, and graduate students to improve and grow our resources. 


I hope that some of these programs can assist you at this moment in time, but especially in the future when the work will become quotidian.

Please check our calendar of events for updates and schedule changes.

Finally, in keeping with The Center’s contemplative approaches, I would like to offer the following guide to staying healthy, focused, and engaged during this transitional period. Each item aligns with The Center’s five tenets: Balance, Community, Culture, Mentorship, and Scholarship.

Balance. Breathe deeply and often. During times of crisis, uncertainty, and change we often hold our breaths, grind our teeth, and lock our jaws. This produces a great deal of tension in our bodies and minds, not to mention sore jaws, necks, and shoulders, and grumpiness and anger. Take time to focus on your breathing, even for five minutes. It will not only make you feel better, but will also help recalibrate your nervous system. Check out this NY Times Article.  In addition, seek out campus resources that can support your mental, emotional, and physical needs. Do not forget to eat, sleep, and exercise.
Community. Spend more time with your communities of support. Wherever you are in your struggle or actions, having community right now is very important. These are the people to whom you turn to laugh and cry, but who will also tell you the truth. And, they will affirm for you that you belong to the IU community of scholars and have a right to be here. Travel with them wherever you go if you feel unsafe.
Culture. Honor and learn more about the things in your specific culture(s) that give you strength and examples of what you are seeking. Learn about a colleague's culture to develop a deeper understanding of how others may interpret or make meaning of a situation. And, take advantage of what IU has to offer. For example, enjoy the many different arts on campus and in Bloomington. They can help not only direct your questioning, but also help you revision what’s on your mind, and help you "escape" if needed.
Mentorship. The mentoring relationship is one of trust, vulnerability, reciprocity, support, and resource. Mentees: This is a good time to turn to your mentors for advice and to learn how they have negotiated similar situations in the past - or just to hang out. Mentors: This is a good time to reach out to your mentees to assure them that you support them.  
Scholarship. Begin thinking now how these events (and others) connect to your scholarship and pedagogy. Is this a moment in time that can help you see your work differently? If so, how? Is this a moment in time when you are questioning your purpose in the academy? Being at IU? Talk to one or all of your mentors before making any decisions or giving up on your work. 

Lastly, Self Care.??? This is part of balance, but requires its own entry. Everyone, but especially if you are an active social justice leader on campus, please do not forget to schedule time to take care of yourself. This may mean an evening or day dedicated to your mental, emotional, and physical health. For example, you may want to schedule time for a massage with IU Health and Wellness, do yoga, or go to the movies. Or you may want to visit Indianapolis or Chicago  for the weekend. Whatever it is make certain that you commit to doing it as part of your routine. Be with your community. Breathe. Know that the work you are doing is important to IU, your communities at home, and to where you are going next. Know that you are important. 

Again, I hope that the information above is helpful now and in the future. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like The Center to meet with you on any issue.

Thank you for your patience and commitment to being here. As always, The Graduate Mentoring Center looks forward to serving all of you in the best ways possible.
 
May your week be one that is peaceful and productive,
Abegunde

Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Ph.D. 
https://iub.academia.edu/MariaHamiltonAbegunde
Postdoctoral Fellow, University Graduate School
Director of The Graduate Mentoring Center
Wells Library
1320 E. 10th Street, Room E546
Bloomington, IN 47405
812-856-9379
maehamil@iu.edu

November 9, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application for anyone planning to finish their programs in December 2016 - final reminder
[2] Master's Comprehensive Exam
[3] Common registration mistakes - try to avoid them!

Reminders

[4] Registration for Spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20
[5] New Administrative Assistant in the Music Graduate office
[6] MUS-X 70 Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions
[7] Information Session about new courses in Music Scoring for Visual Media
[8] Course announcement - MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation I for Non-jazz Majors
[9] Preparing Future Faculty Conference meeting
[10] Funding Opportunities web site from the University Graduate School

Resources you might want to know about

[11] American Association of University Women's Funding Opportunities

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application for anyone planning to finish their programs in December 2016 - final reminder

If you are planning to graduate in December 2016, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the application for graduation). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120). 

The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  

For MA and PhD students, there is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application for Winter 2016 is already past, but you can still submit the form in order to finish your program this semester. Because you have missed the deadline your name will not be printed in the Commencement Bulletin. 

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing your program in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application form if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit this form, you will not graduate.

[2] Master's Students - Master's Comprehensive Exam

For almost all Master's programs, students are required to complete a master's comprehensive exam near the end of their program. Each department handles the exam differently. Talk to your major field teacher or department chair directly for exact details about your particular program. This is a graduation requirement, so you need to fulfill this requirement in order to finish your program.

[3] Common registration mistakes - try to avoid them!

These are a few things that come up every semester that I'd like to point out in the hopes that fewer students will make these very common mistakes.

1. Diploma students - you can only take a maximum of 2 credits of secondary lessons of any type (including dance) towards the Diploma Music Course requirement. Do not take more than 2 credits of lessons or dance towards that requirement - they won't count!

2. Voice majors - for the MM and Diploma programs, MUS-V 910 Vocal Coaching WILL NOT count towards the Other Required Credits or Diploma Music Course requirements.

3. Master's and Doctoral Students - 700 (elective) level lessons will not count towards Other Required Credits general electives, minors, or major field electives.

4. All students - you are responsible for knowing the pre-requisites for classes (listed in the Schedule of Classes and JSOM Bulletin). If you don't have the pre-requisite for a class and don't think you'll have that pre-requisite by the time the class starts, then don't enroll unless you have the instructor's permission. If you think you'll have the pre-requisite when the class starts (for example, if you think you'll pass the entrance exam in January for a class that requires that as a pre-requisite), then go ahead and enroll in the class, but be prepared to drop the class if you don't actually pass the exam.

Here are links to more information about -

the diploma music course requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaMusicCourse.shtml

the master's degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml

the doctoral degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml#Electives.

Reminders

[4] Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20

Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 20.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4172/MUS/index.shtml.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2017 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

[5] New Administrative Assistant in the Music Graduate office

We are pleased to welcome Michael Ziething as the new Administrative Assistant in the Music Graduate Office. From 2012 to 2015 Mike served in the US Marine Corps, including service as Black Belt Instructor in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and as Administrative Specialist at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. After he completed his service, he returned to Indiana. His first work experience with the Jacobs School of Music came this summer when he served to rave reviews as Head Counselor for the JSOM Summer String Academy.

[6] MUS-X 70 Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions

If you did not sing in an X70 (choral) ensemble this fall semester, but plan to enroll in the spring, you will need to audition for an ensemble placement. If you auditioned for the Choral Department in August of 2016 and are singing this semester you do not need to audition again.  The audition is simple and takes about 7 minutes.  You will be asked to vocalize so we can determine your range, and to sight sing a short melody and a rhythm exercise so we can assess your musical skills. If you are a voice major or have seriously studied voice you may bring in a short art song, but this is not a requirement.   

 The auditions will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 2:30.  Please contact David Villanueva dvillanu@indiana.edu to set up an appointment.  Meanwhile, please hold MTR, 2:30-3:50 open in your schedule, and expect rehearsals to start on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Betsy Burleigh, D.Mus.
Associate Professor
Chair, Choral Department

 

[7] Information Session about new courses in Music Scoring for Visual Media

Announcement for interested JSOM and Media School students

Composer Larry Groupé has joined the IU faculty and is teaching new courses in Music Scoring for Visual Media in spring 2017.  Courses are available to undergraduate and graduate students, and minors (below) are available to undergraduate Music and Media School majors.

MUS-K 455/555 - Topics in Music Scoring for Visual Media: Introduction to Music Scoring
Spring 2017: 3 credits.  9:05A-09:55 MWF, FF 304C (Franklin Hall)

MUS-K 455/555 - Topics in Music Scoring for Visual Media: Projects and Advanced Techniques
Spring 2017: 3 credits.  2:30-03:45 TR, M 373 (Music Library)

MUS-K 302/502 - Independent Study in Music Scoring for Visual Media
1-3 credits, depending on the scope of the project. (Double Exposure, or ad hoc projects)

INFORMATION SESSION:
Professor Groupé will be on campus in mid-November and is giving a presentation about the spring offerings on November 15, 5:30pm at the IU cinema theatre. The presentation will be a good opportunity to meet Larry Groupé, see and hear examples of his Hollywood film scoring work, and ask him questions about the new courses.

In brief, there will be an Introduction to Music Scoring course and a Projects and Advanced Techniques course.  Both courses will face similar challenges with a focus on the dramatic art and practice of scoring music to picture. The Advanced course participants will compose, produce, and ultimately orchestrate their original music culminating with a final recording session.  The Introduction course will use music editing software as the means to cut and place effective music to various scene assignments.  Ancillary discussions will include the current Hollywood business climate and the skills necessary to be a modern music and media professional.

More information about the Spring 2017 course offerings: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/composition/courses/scoring-info.shtml

 

[8] Course Announcement - MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation I for Non-jazz Majors

MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation I
2 credits
Class number: 16914
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:05-9:55 am in MA405

MUS-O 521 for non-jazz majors is an introduction to jazz improvisation. The course will include working with chord/scale relationships, as well as standard melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic patterns used in jazz improvisation. These strategies for improvisation will be applied to standard tunes.

[9] Preparing Future Faculty Conference meeting


Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

We are still seeking volunteers to help plan this year's Preparing Future Faculty Conference (information below). Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 7th, from 4-5:30pm in Ballantine Hall (BH) 04. If you are interested in becoming involved or if you have any questions, please email me at iupffc@gmail.com or esevell@indiana.edu

Conference Description: As you may know, each year the Graduate School, in collaboration with the Sociology Department and other graduate student programs, hosts the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference, an annual conference designed to provide graduate students with information about preparing for their future academic careers. The conference generally includes a series of panels and roundtable discussions covering a diverse range of issues from grant funding to discussing sensitive topics in the classroom.

Key Conference Information:
Second Committee Planning Meeting: November 7th, 4:00-5:30pm
Conference Date: Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Welcoming Remarks: Dr. David Daleke - Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Science, and Associate Dean of the University Graduate School
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Pratt, Provost Professor of Geological Sciences, Associate Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

We hope to see you on Monday, November 7th and at the conference!

Best,
Eric Sevell

--
Eric Sevell 
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology 
Department of Criminal Justice
Indiana University 
esevell@indiana.edu

-- Save the Date -- Second Planning Committee Meeting
Date/Time: Monday, November 7th, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Ballantine Hall - Room 04
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave: http://map.iu.edu/iub/index.php?select=BL143C

-- Save the Date -- Preparing Future Faculty Conference
Date/Time: Friday, February 3rd, 2017: 8:30am -5:00pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) - Frangipani, Whittenberger, and Georgian Room
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iupffc/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/IUPFF

Cost: Free, RSVP for free lunch with name, department, and year in program to iupffc@gmail.com

[10] Funding Opportunities web site from the University Graduate School

Check this web page regularly to see funding opportunities that you can apply for:http://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/index.shtml

And don't forget to check in with the GradGrants Center regularly to take advantage of their services: http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/.

Resources you might want to know about

[11] American Association of University Women's Funding Opportunities

Greetings,

I’d like to share the following information about the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) funding opportunities for women scholars (including: Master’s, PhD, MBA, JD, and MD/DO). Please review eligibility carefully, as some opportunities are available to US citizens (or permanent residents) and others are available to international students.

  • Tuesday, November 15th: AAUW American Fellowships 
    • These fellowships offer support for women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. There are three fellowship programs:
    • Open to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 
  • Thursday, December 1st: AAUW International Fellowships
    • Supports women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The fellowship amounts are: Master’s/first professional degree: $18,000; Doctoral: $20,000; and Postdoctoral: $30,000.
    • Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients must intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career.
    • More on eligibility requirements here.
  • Tuesday, January 10th: AAUW Selected Professions Fellowships
    • Offers funding ranging from $5,000-18,000 for women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study at accredited U.S. institutions during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low:
      • Science and Technology Group Fellowships: Architecture (M.Arch.), Computer/information science (MS), Engineering (ME, MS), Mathematics/statistics
      • Focus Professions Group Fellowships: Business administration (MBA) - applicants may apply for second year of study only; Law (JD) - applicants may apply for third year of study only; Medicine (MD), (DO) - applicants may apply for third or fourth year of study only
    • Open to US citizens or permanent residents. More on eligibility here.

I’d like to also remind you that our IU GradGrants Center offers one-on-one free consultations for our graduate students in any phase of the external funding application process. Students can email gradgrnt@indiana.edu to set up an appointment.

Please feel free to contact ugsawrd@indiana.edu if there are any questions!

Cordially,

Emily

Emily Winters
Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator
The University Graduate School
Indiana University
812-855-1362 / ugsawrd@indiana.edu

November 3, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] New Administrative Assistant in the Music Graduate office
[2] MUS-X 70 Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions
[3] Information Session about new courses in Music Scoring for Visual Media
[4] Course announcement - MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation I for Non-jazz Majors

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Preparing Future Faculty Conference meeting
[6] Funding Opportunities web site from the University Graduate School

Reminders

[7] Registration for Spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20
[8] Announcement about Summer 2017
[9] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

Resources you might want to know about

[10] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) November Offerings

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] New Administrative Assistant in the Music Graduate office

We are pleased to welcome Michael Ziething as the new Administrative Assistant in the Music Graduate Office. From 2012 to 2015 Mike served in the US Marine Corps, including service as Black Belt Instructor in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and as Administrative Specialist at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas. After he completed his service, he returned to Indiana. His first work experience with the Jacobs School of Music came this summer when he served to rave reviews as Head Counselor for the JSOM Summer String Academy.

[2] MUS-X 70 Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions

If you did not sing in an X70 (choral) ensemble this fall semester, but plan to enroll in the spring, you will need to audition for an ensemble placement. If you auditioned for the Choral Department in August of 2016 and are singing this semester you do not need to audition again.  The audition is simple and takes about 7 minutes.  You will be asked to vocalize so we can determine your range, and to sight sing a short melody and a rhythm exercise so we can assess your musical skills. If you are a voice major or have seriously studied voice you may bring in a short art song, but this is not a requirement.   

 The auditions will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, starting at 2:30.  Please contact David Villanueva dvillanu@indiana.edu to set up an appointment.  Meanwhile, please hold MTR, 2:30-3:50 open in your schedule, and expect rehearsals to start on Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Betsy Burleigh, D.Mus.
Associate Professor
Chair, Choral Department

 

[3] Information Session about new courses in Music Scoring for Visual Media

Announcement for interested JSOM and Media School students

Composer Larry Groupé has joined the IU faculty and is teaching new courses in Music Scoring for Visual Media in spring 2017.  Courses are available to undergraduate and graduate students, and minors (below) are available to undergraduate Music and Media School majors.

MUS-K 455/555 - Topics in Music Scoring for Visual Media: Introduction to Music Scoring
Spring 2017: 3 credits.  9:05A-09:55 MWF, FF 304C (Franklin Hall)

MUS-K 455/555 - Topics in Music Scoring for Visual Media: Projects and Advanced Techniques
Spring 2017: 3 credits.  2:30-03:45 TR, M 373 (Music Library)

MUS-K 302/502 - Independent Study in Music Scoring for Visual Media
1-3 credits, depending on the scope of the project. (Double Exposure, or ad hoc projects)

INFORMATION SESSION:
Professor Groupé will be on campus in mid-November and is giving a presentation about the spring offerings on November 15, 5:30pm at the IU cinema theatre. The presentation will be a good opportunity to meet Larry Groupé, see and hear examples of his Hollywood film scoring work, and ask him questions about the new courses.

In brief, there will be an Introduction to Music Scoring course and a Projects and Advanced Techniques course.  Both courses will face similar challenges with a focus on the dramatic art and practice of scoring music to picture. The Advanced course participants will compose, produce, and ultimately orchestrate their original music culminating with a final recording session.  The Introduction course will use music editing software as the means to cut and place effective music to various scene assignments.  Ancillary discussions will include the current Hollywood business climate and the skills necessary to be a modern music and media professional.

More information about the Spring 2017 course offerings: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/composition/courses/scoring-info.shtml

 

[4] Course Announcement - MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation I for Non-jazz Majors

MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation I
2 credits
Class number: 16914
Tuesday and Thursday, 9:05-9:55 am in MA405

MUS-O 521 for non-jazz majors is an introduction to jazz improvisation. The course will include working with chord/scale relationships, as well as standard melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic patterns used in jazz improvisation. These strategies for improvisation will be applied to standard tunes.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Preparing Future Faculty Conference meeting


Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

We are still seeking volunteers to help plan this year's Preparing Future Faculty Conference (information below). Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 7th, from 4-5:30pm in Ballantine Hall (BH) 04. If you are interested in becoming involved or if you have any questions, please email me at iupffc@gmail.com or esevell@indiana.edu

Conference Description: As you may know, each year the Graduate School, in collaboration with the Sociology Department and other graduate student programs, hosts the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference, an annual conference designed to provide graduate students with information about preparing for their future academic careers. The conference generally includes a series of panels and roundtable discussions covering a diverse range of issues from grant funding to discussing sensitive topics in the classroom.

Key Conference Information:
Second Committee Planning Meeting: November 7th, 4:00-5:30pm
Conference Date: Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Welcoming Remarks: Dr. David Daleke - Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Science, and Associate Dean of the University Graduate School
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Pratt, Provost Professor of Geological Sciences, Associate Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

We hope to see you on Monday, November 7th and at the conference!

Best,
Eric Sevell

--
Eric Sevell 
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology 
Department of Criminal Justice
Indiana University 
esevell@indiana.edu

-- Save the Date -- Second Planning Committee Meeting
Date/Time: Monday, November 7th, 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Ballantine Hall - Room 04
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave: http://map.iu.edu/iub/index.php?select=BL143C

-- Save the Date -- Preparing Future Faculty Conference
Date/Time: Friday, February 3rd, 2017: 8:30am -5:00pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) - Frangipani, Whittenberger, and Georgian Room
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iupffc/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/IUPFF

Cost: Free, RSVP for free lunch with name, department, and year in program to iupffc@gmail.com

[6] Funding Opportunities web site from the University Graduate School

Check this web page regularly to see funding opportunities that you can apply for:http://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/index.shtml

And don't forget to check in with the GradGrants Center regularly to take advantage of their services: http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/.

Reminders

[7] Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20

Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 20.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4172/MUS/index.shtml.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2017 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

[8] Announcement about Summer 2017

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now underway, many of you are looking ahead to your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2017 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 1-credit scholarship for enrollment in chamber music, making F450/550 effectively free
  • 50% discount on private lessons (new this year!)
  • 20% discount on all other JSOM courses taken by JSOM students

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or other fee remissions are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Lessons - Private lessons available in most areas. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. Those enrolling in lessons will be eligible for a remission of 50% of the cost of tuition.

Course offerings

  • Undergraduate core courses
    • M401 and M402 (Music History and Literature I and II)
    • T331 (Musical Skills IV)
    • T351 (Music Theory and Literature V)
  • Graduate Review Courses
    • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
    • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
    • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
    • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students.
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate courses in
    • choral conducting
    • composition
    • jazz studies
    • music education
    • music history and literature
    • music theory
    • organ and sacred music
    • recording arts
    • wind conducting
    • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.
A more comprehensive list of available courses (subject to change) can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

Ensembles - Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break.

Chamber music - Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 

Dates - The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 5-July 14, 2017. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 9, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 5, but run for 8 weeks. 

As plans for summer 2017 programming develop, details will be available here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer.

If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu). 

[9] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in December 2016.

Doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.
For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml
PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml
MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml
MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml
DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml
DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml
PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml
MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

Resources you might want to know about

[10] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) November Offerings

More details on these events (and CAPS) are at: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/services/index.shtml.

STRESSED? How to Make Stress Your Friend: https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend

MONDAY MOTIVATORS
Drop-in for our FREE workshops at Wells Library

“Think Happy!”- Nov 7, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
Research suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day-to-day life to increase feelings of happiness. Chris Meno, Ph.D. will teach you ways to experience more happiness!

“Conquer Procrastination”- Nov. 28, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
Procrastinate much? This workshop will provide you with tips to better manage your academic experience. From time management to study strategies, Emily Wheeler M.S., will assist you in finding your path to academic success!

“Stress Management”- Dec 5, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or “blah”, this workshop is for you. Chris Meno, Ph.D. will teach you skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed out body.

 

WEB WEDNESDAYS - FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS
Download the Zoom cloud meetings app (iu.zoom.us) and enter ID 541-962-473 to join in these FREE workshops to get tips and skills to be a better you!
Stress Management - Nov. 2, 2:30pm
Time Management - Nov. 9, 2:30pm
Navigating the Party Scene - Nov. 11, 2:30pm
Stress Management - Nov. 30, 2:30pm
Finals Prep - Dec. 7, 2:30pm

 

TELE-COUNSELING & TELE-COACHING
We offer tele-counseling, which will extend therapy services over the computer through a secure video chat. Students will still access counseling first through a CAPS Now assessment, and will then be referred for tele-counseling if appropriate. Tele-counseling is intended for students who may be dealing with anxiety, relationship issues, or general issues with adjustment.

 

“LET’S TALK”
Students now have even more ways to talk to someone about a problem! Our diverse group of consultants and counselors are from CAPS and the School of Education’s Dept. of Counseling and Educational Psychology.
“Let’s Talk Now” - free, confidential and informal conversation with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to your problems. Drop-in hours are available at Asian Culture Center, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center and Office of International Services. Check www.go.iu.edu/letstalk for hours.

“Let’s Keep Talking” is for when you do need more than just a friendly chat. Professional counselors are available to meet and address more complex issues. Call CAPS at 812-855-5711 to schedule a meeting at Asian Culture Center, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center or Office of International Services

 

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS MANAGEMENT - FREE drop-in workshops Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-10:45am & Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:45pm.  (Thursday session is geared toward those who have prior experience with Mindfulness.)  Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice Mindfulness”, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more! Bring a friend! (See attached flier)

 

MY BROTHERS’ KEEPER & MY SISTERS’ KEEPER:
Nov. 11, 10:30am-12:00pm, Neal Marshall Black Cultural Center 2nd Floor.
My Brothers’ Keeper (MBK) and My Sisters’ Keeper (MSK) are support groups dedicated to acknowledging the needs of undergraduate and graduate African American students. MBK and MSK meet monthly at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center and provide safe spaces to share honest thoughts and experiences of being African American at a predominately White institution. MBK and MSK meetings provide opportunities for the reflection of feelings and concerns related to contemporary and historical issues at the local, national, and global level. 

 

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS SUPPORT GROUP
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00pm
A free, confidential, all gender support group for students who are questioning the health of their relationships and/or recognizing patterns of power and control within.

October 27, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Announcement about Summer 2017
[2] Master of Arts Administration Information Sessions

Announcements for Doctoral and Master's Students

[3] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

Reminders

[4] Registration for Spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20
[5] MUS-X 601 - for doctoral students who are done with coursework and are in the exam stage of the degree

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Bias Incident Reporting

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Announcement about Summer 2017

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now underway, many of you are looking ahead to your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2017 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 1-credit scholarship for enrollment in chamber music, making F450/550 effectively free
  • 50% discount on private lessons (new this year!)
  • 20% discount on all other JSOM courses taken by JSOM students

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or other fee remissions are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Lessons - Private lessons available in most areas. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. Those enrolling in lessons will be eligible for a remission of 50% of the cost of tuition.

Course offerings

  • Undergraduate core courses
    • M401 and M402 (Music History and Literature I and II)
    • T331 (Musical Skills IV)
    • T351 (Music Theory and Literature V)
  • Graduate Review Courses
    • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
    • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
    • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
    • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students.
  • Undergraduate and/or graduate courses in
    • choral conducting
    • composition
    • jazz studies
    • music education
    • music history and literature
    • music theory
    • organ and sacred music
    • recording arts
    • wind conducting
    • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.
A more comprehensive list of available courses (subject to change) can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

Ensembles - Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break.

Chamber music - Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 

Dates - The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 5-July 14, 2017. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 9, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 5, but run for 8 weeks. 

As plans for summer 2017 programming develop, details will be available here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer.

If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu). 

[2] Master of Arts Administration Information Sessions

Interested in a career in Arts Administration?

Learn how you can earn a
Master’s Degree in only 3 semesters!

If you are interested in pursuing a job in arts administration, please join us for a

Master of Arts in Arts Administration (MAAA) Info Session:

Monday, October 31st
12:00 - 1:00pm
&
1:00 - 2:00pm
MU 011 (in Merrill Hall)

Popular fields within arts administration include:
Marketing
Curatorship
Digital Media
Management
Programming
Communications
Fund Development
Artistic Coordination
Education and Outreach
Special Events Coordination
Economic and Cultural Development

If you are unable to attend and have more questions, please contact maaainfo@indiana.edu.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Matthew Wisley
Student Services Specialist, Master of Arts in Arts Administration Program
School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
Indiana University-Bloomington

Masters Program Office
1315 E. Tenth Street | Bloomington, IN 47405
p: 812.855.0282 | f: 812.856.3665 | e: mcwisley@indiana.edu

Announcements for Doctoral  and Master's Students

[3] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in December 2016.

Doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.
For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml
PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml
MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml
MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml
DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml
DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml
PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml
MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

Reminders

[4] Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20

Registration for spring 2017 started Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 20.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4172/MUS/index.shtml.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2017 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

[5] MUS-X 601 - course for doctoral students who are done with doctoral coursework and are in the exam stage of the degree

Once they complete coursework, students ordinarily do not enroll in courses until they reach candidacy (meaning they have passed all qualifying exams), at which time enrollment each fall/spring semester is required until graduation. Because they are not enrolled, students lose many student-related privileges, including free city bus service, discounted access to the student health center, deferment of student loans, and especially automatic access to the IU libraries and many technology services. This is a hardship for those who are trying to prepare for their qualifying exams, develop topic proposals, and conduct research on their final document. In order tor retain these services, students sometimes choose to register for a one-credit course, at the cost of one credit of tuition, mandatory fees, plus the JSOM program fee, totaling approximately $3000 per semester.

Beginning fall 2016, students who have completed doctoral coursework and who are in the exam stage of the degree will have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost.

Students who choose one of these options and do not enroll in anything else: 
* will NOT be charged the JSOM program fee, saving about $1000 each semester, but
* WILL be charged the campus mandatory fees (technology, transportation, student health, activity, and repair and rehab) at the reduced part-time student rate, totaling about $160 each semester. Students who live outside of Bloomington may have these fees waived.

Here are the two enrollment options:
(1) We now have a new course, MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). It has been coded as representing full-time enrollment, which makes students eligible for deferral of student loans when they enroll in MUS-X 601. Enrollment in MUS-X 601 will be limited to a maximum of two semesters. The course will be graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a grade of Satisfactory (S) recorded once the student passes the last qualifying exam. Please note, however, that if you need full-time status for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to make sure they accept that definition of "full-time."

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credits (doctoral final project, doctoral piano essay, dissertation) and pay the normal tuition for those credits. Students enrolled in document credits are already considered to be full-time students for purposes of student loan deferral. Document courses are graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a final grade assigned upon final submission of the document.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas. However, if a student has already enrolled in MUS-G 601 for 2 semesters, then enrollment in MUS-X 601 is not an option (MUS-X 601 is replacing MUS-G 601).

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Bias Incident Reporting

Students who experience or observe bias on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability are encouraged to report the incident to the Dean of Students office. Incidents can be reported anonymously. To read more and to access the incident report form see https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/dean-students/incident-teams/index.shtml.

October 20, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Spring 2017 starts today (Thursday, October 20)

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] MUS-X 601 - for doctoral students who are done with coursework and are in the exam stage of the degree

Reminders

[3] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2016
[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2016 class
[5] Position Available: Graduate Office Administrative Assistant

Resources you might want to know about

[6] External funding opportunities for research and or/language study abroad

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for spring 2017 starts today (Thursday, October 20)

Registration for spring 2017 starts today (Thursday, October 20).

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 20.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4172/MUS/index.shtml.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2017 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] MUS-X 601 - course for doctoral students who are done with doctoral coursework and are in the exam stage of the degree

Once they complete coursework, students ordinarily do not enroll in courses until they reach candidacy (meaning they have passed all qualifying exams), at which time enrollment each fall/spring semester is required until graduation. Because they are not enrolled, students lose many student-related privileges, including free city bus service, discounted access to the student health center, deferment of student loans, and especially automatic access to the IU libraries and many technology services. This is a hardship for those who are trying to prepare for their qualifying exams, develop topic proposals, and conduct research on their final document. In order tor retain these services, students sometimes choose to register for a one-credit course, at the cost of one credit of tuition, mandatory fees, plus the JSOM program fee, totaling approximately $3000 per semester.

Beginning fall 2016, students who have completed doctoral coursework and who are in the exam stage of the degree will have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost.

Students who choose one of these options and do not enroll in anything else: 
* will NOT be charged the JSOM program fee, saving about $1000 each semester, but
* WILL be charged the campus mandatory fees (technology, transportation, student health, activity, and repair and rehab) at the reduced part-time student rate, totaling about $160 each semester. Students who live outside of Bloomington may have these fees waived.

Here are the two enrollment options:
(1) We now have a new course, MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). It has been coded as representing full-time enrollment, which makes students eligible for deferral of student loans when they enroll in MUS-X 601. Enrollment in MUS-X 601 will be limited to a maximum of two semesters. The course will be graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a grade of Satisfactory (S) recorded once the student passes the last qualifying exam. Please note, however, that if you need full-time status for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to make sure they accept that definition of "full-time."

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credits (doctoral final project, doctoral piano essay, dissertation) and pay the normal tuition for those credits. Students enrolled in document credits are already considered to be full-time students for purposes of student loan deferral. Document courses are graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a final grade assigned upon final submission of the document.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas. However, if a student has already enrolled in MUS-G 601 for 2 semesters, then enrollment in MUS-X 601 is not an option (MUS-X 601 is replacing MUS-G 601).

Reminders

[3] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2016

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, you will follow the steps I outlined earlier in this email announcement.  You will not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week (that person was your advisor for orientation only).  I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I 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 One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  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.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office. I will
email you once we receive your transcript.

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.  (To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on theStudent Center icon in the search results. 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 your academic advisement report does not show that a language 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 master’s and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this fall (2016) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   January 5 and 6, 2017 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, 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 announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam 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, if you are eligible, in January 2017).

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the spring semester, so you should register based on your best estimate of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your spring schedule after the exam results are posted on January 9, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule that week, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], PD Collaborative Piano, and doctoral choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place on the afternoon of January 6, 2017 between 1 and 3 pm.  I’ll send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times, but until you get a specific time you need to keep that entire time reserved for diction exam retakes.  Any student who started a new program in fall 2016 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2017.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam on January 6, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

5. Program requirements

Remember that the Music Graduate Office website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.

[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2016 class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2016 is Sunday, October 23. 

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 Sunday, October 23) 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 23).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf).   

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 (other than the procedure) 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 master’s and doctoral students (unless part-time enrollment was previously approved) and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.  Also, please remember that at this point in the semester you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

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 23.

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

[5] Position Available: Graduate Office Administrative Assistant

Victoria Wheeler is leaving her position as Administrative Assistant in the music graduate office at the end of next week. We are grateful for the excellent service Victoria has provided to our students the last three years and wish her well in her new position. 

A search to fill the position will begin next week. We cannot consider current students for the position unless they are doctoral students who have already reached candidacy, but spouses/partners of current students are eligible. The position will be posted on the IU Jobs site (https://jobs.iu.edu/) sometime on Friday October 14. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Friday, October 21.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] External funding opportunities for research and or/language study abroad

Greetings,

Here is some information about external funding opportunities for research and/or language study abroad for graduate students. Please note that some of these awards require an internal review process, details and deadlines below.

Please note that the IU GradGrants Center offers one-on-one consultations for graduate students in any phase of the external funding application process, from conducting a funding search to finalizing an application. We encourage students to contact gradgrnt@indiana.edu to set up an appointment.

Feel free to contact ugsawrd@indiana.edu if there are any questions!

Cordially,

Emily

Emily Winters
Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator
The University Graduate School
Indiana University
812-855-1362 / ugsawrd@indiana.edu

October 14, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Spring 2017 will begin on October 20
[2] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2016
[3] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2016 class
[4] Position Available: Graduate Office Administrative Assistant

Reminders

[5] Registration for Spring 2017 coming up
[6] Some Spring course announcements
[7] Jazz Literature course offering schedule
[8] GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government) Travel Awards
[9] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Upcoming events offered by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for spring 2017 will begin on October 20

Registration for spring 2017 will begin on Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration on Monday, October 17. Do not submit your Program Planning Sheet before that date, but you can start submitting on Monday.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 20.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4172/MUS/index.shtml.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2017 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

[2] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2016

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, you will follow the steps I outlined earlier in this email announcement.  You will not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week (that person was your advisor for orientation only).  I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I 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 One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  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.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office. I will
email you once we receive your transcript.

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.  (To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on theStudent Center icon in the search results. 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 your academic advisement report does not show that a language 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 master’s and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this fall (2016) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   January 5 and 6, 2017 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, 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 announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam 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, if you are eligible, in January 2017).

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the spring semester, so you should register based on your best estimate of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your spring schedule after the exam results are posted on January 9, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule that week, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], PD Collaborative Piano, and doctoral choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place on the afternoon of January 6, 2017 between 1 and 3 pm.  I’ll send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times, but until you get a specific time you need to keep that entire time reserved for diction exam retakes.  Any student who started a new program in fall 2016 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2017.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam on January 6, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

5. Program requirements

Remember that the Music Graduate Office website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.

[3] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2016 class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2016 is Sunday, October 23. 

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 Sunday, October 23) 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 23).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf).   

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 (other than the procedure) 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 master’s and doctoral students (unless part-time enrollment was previously approved) and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.  Also, please remember that at this point in the semester you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

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 23.

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

[4] Position Available: Graduate Office Administrative Assistant

Victoria Wheeler is leaving her position as Administrative Assistant in the music graduate office at the end of next week. We are grateful for the excellent service Victoria has provided to our students the last three years and wish her well in her new position. 

A search to fill the position will begin next week. We cannot consider current students for the position unless they are doctoral students who have already reached candidacy, but spouses/partners of current students are eligible. The position will be posted on the IU Jobs site (https://jobs.iu.edu/) sometime on Friday October 14. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Friday, October 21.

Reminders

[5] Registration for Spring 2017 is coming up

Registration for the Spring 2017 semester will begin on October 20.

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets on Monday, October 17.

Until then, feel free to look at the Schedule of Classes and start thinking about what you'd like to take in the spring semester, but you can't actually start the enrollment process until Program Planning Sheets start on October 17. I'll send more details in next week's email announcement.

[6] Some Spring course announcements

MUS-G 555 Foundations in Choral Conducting for Graduate Students
Class number 6688
3 credit hours
Meets Daily (M/T/W/Th/F), 10:10-11:00am - MA404
Prof. Dominick DiOrio

Open to all graduate music majors, this course is designed for graduate students who have not had much prior conducting training. Rudimentary techniques of conducting will be discussed and taught, including basic conducting patterns, legato/staccato/marcato gestures, and basic baton technique. Instruction will be tailored to each student and fundamentals will be taught through the use of repertoire from a variety of eras including Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic music. 

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible for priority. Permission of instructor is not necessary to register, but Professor DiOrio would be happy to speak to you regarding any questions you might have (including whether placement in 555 or 560 is more appropriate based upon your previous experience): ddiorio@indiana.edu 

MUS-G 560 Graduate Choral Conducting
Class number 6689
3 credit hours
Daily (M/T/W/Th/F), 10:10-11:00am - MA404
Prof. Dominick DiOrio

Open to all graduate music majors, this course will explore repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, including focus on a major work, the Haydn “Paukenmesse." Students will have the opportunity to conduct twice weekly with the class chorus and receive regular feedback on the podium. The course will address many of the fundamental skills necessary to being a conductor, including: score study, posture/stance, a foundational legato gesture, articulation, ritardandi/accelerandi, the handling of fermatas, the use of the baton, and stylistic considerations for the periods in question. Instruction will be tailored to each student and his/her unique conducting background. 

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible for priority. Permission of instructor is not necessary to register, but Professor DiOrio would be happy to speak to you regarding any questions you might have (including whether placement in 555 or 560 is more appropriate based upon your previous experience): ddiorio@indiana.edu 

MUS-G 566 and MUS-G 567 Interpretation and Conducting of Band Literature I and II
Class numbers 15858 (for G566) and 8227 (for G567)
3 credit hours
MWF 10:10-11:00
Prof. Eric Smedley

MUS-G 566/MUS-G 567 is a conducting class intended for those wishing to gain more experience conducting instrumental ensembles. Chamber and large ensemble wind literature is the focus, with weekly conducting opportunities for everyone enrolled. The cultivation of conducting gesture is the main skill developed in the course, along with score study and rehearsal techniques. Private conducting lessons are a part of the curriculum. The final project provides an opportunity for each student to conduct the Symphonic Band, one of the IU Jacobs School major ensembles. At least one completed semester of conducting at the undergraduate level is required, although two semesters are preferred. G566 and 567 meet together each semester. 

MUS-K 555 Topics in Scoring Visual Media: Introduction to Music Scoring 
Class number 31410
1-3 credit hours
Class meeting time:  M,W,F 9:05-9:55am
Instructor name: Prof. Larry Groupé - requires instructor permission

In depth study and practice of the dramatic art of scoring music to picture. Participants will select and edit music into a variety of media samples; such as Film, Television and Gaming.  Ancillary lectures and discussions will include the current business climate in Hollywood and the  skill sets one would need to pursue a career in media. Course is designed for music majors, audio students, film makers, and all those interested in how dramatic music functions in an effective manner in media.

MUS-K 555 Topics in Scoring Visual Media: Projects and Advanced Techniques
Class number 31408
1-3 credit hours
Class meeting time:  Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45pm
Instructor name: Prof. Larry Groupé - requires instructor permission

In depth study and practice of the dramatic art of scoring original music to picture. Participants will compose and produce original music to a variety of media samples; such as Film, Television and Gaming.  Ancillary lectures and discussions will include the current business climate in Hollywood and the  skill sets one would need to pursue a career as a media composer. Semester will culminate in a recording session of  multiple scenes you will have written over the semester.

MUS-M 502 Mozart Operas
Class number 16331
3 credit hours
TR 1PM-2.15PM
Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

Mozart's mature operas in the context of contemporary repertory and conventions. Our focus will be on textual and musical analysis, and on the ways in which the characters, settings, and stories of Mozart's works might have been understood in their time. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, and works by contemporaries paired with each Mozart opera. (Plus a glimpse of Così fan tutte.)

MUS-M 510 Writing About Music
Class number 16917
3 credit hours
TR 10:10AM-11:25AM
Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

In this course you will learn to write for non-specialists about music, focusing on journalistic criticism (newspaper reviews of concerts), notes for recordings and concert programs, feature stories, blog entries, recording reviews, and so on.

We will read published criticism and notes, but will mostly spend our time discussing reviews and notes by members of the class. Students in the course will write twice a week, typically one concert review and one note, and will circulate their work by e-mail for discussion by the group. We will also invite professional critics to the class to discuss their job.

This is a writing-intensive course, one that will sharpen your ability to communicate clearly about a difficult subject. It teaches potentially useful skills; members of previous classes are now working as professional music critics.

[7] Jazz Literature course offering schedule

The Jazz Studies department plans to offer the Jazz Literature Courses (MUS-M 591, MUS-M 592, and MUS-M 593) on the following schedule. This information can be useful for Jazz Studies majors, minors, and other students interested in taking these classes for the Other Required Credits requirement.

Please note that theses classes DO NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement.

Spring 2017:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Summer 2017: MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2017: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Spring 2018:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2018: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Fall 2018:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Spring 2019:  ???MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Summer 2019: MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949???

[8] GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government) Travel Awards

The GPSG offers funding of $500 to help support travel expenses to conferences at which the student’s work will be presented or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions and auditions that will benefit the student professionally.

Details on the award and application deadlines can be found here: http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/travel-awards/.

The deadline to apply for the Fall award is October 28 at 11:59 pm.

[9] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF)

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship enables advanced IUB doctoral students to enhance their career prepration by teacihng and experiencing faculty life in a different academic setting at an IU branch campus or Butler University.

Details on the fellowship are here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/fftf_application_2017_18.pdf.

The deadline for this application is Friday, October 14.

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Upcoming events offered by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Here are some upcoming events offered by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL). For more details and to register for any session, please go here: http://citl.indiana.edu/events/index.php.

"The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) provides comprehensive services supporting excellent teaching and learning at Indiana University Bloomington."

Talking about Diversity in our Teaching
October 20, 10 - 11:30 AM, Wells Library E243
Discuss how diversity is incorporated into course materials and how to make space for students’ diverse experiences and perspectives.

Microaggressions: Strategies to Address Slights in the Classroom
October 28, 12;15 - 1:15 PM, Wells Library E243
View videos and read case studies that articulate microaggressions, as well as develop strategies to respond to microaggressions.

Canvas: Assignments and Grading (Webinar)
November 1, 3 - 4 PM, connect.iu.edu/learncanvas or
December 14, 12 - 1 PM, connect.iu.edu/learncanvas
Learn how to use the Assignments tool and Grades tool and how they can be used to communicate with students.

Mock-Interviews: Earning a Teaching Positions
November 2, 4 - 5:30 PM, Redbud Room, IMU
Develop strategies to answer common interview questions and practice in an informal “speed-dating” style interview process.

SOTL Event: Self-Regulated Learning: Active Learning on the Inside
November 18, 12 - 1:30 PM, Georgian Room, IMU
Discuss how students benefit from practicing self-regulated learning and how it might be integrated into any course. Presentation by Linda B. Nilson (Clemson University).

October 5, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Spring 2017 coming up
[2] Some Spring course announcements
[3] Jazz Literature course offering schedule
[4] GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government) Travel Awards

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship

Resources you might want to know about

[6] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) October Schedule

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2017 is coming up

Registration for the Spring 2017 semester will begin on October 20.

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets on Monday, October 17.

Until then, feel free to look at the Schedule of Classes and start thinking about what you'd like to take in the spring semester, but you can't actually start the enrollment process until Program Planning Sheets start on October 17. I'll send more details in next week's email announcement.

Please note that there are likely to be changes the Spring Schedule of Classes over the next few weeks, so be aware of that.

[2] Some Spring course announcements

MUS-G 555 Foundations in Choral Conducting for Graduate Students
Class number 6688
3 credit hours
Meets Daily (M/T/W/Th/F), 10:10-11:00am - MA404
Prof. Dominick DiOrio

Open to all graduate music majors, this course is designed for graduate students who have not had much prior conducting training. Rudimentary techniques of conducting will be discussed and taught, including basic conducting patterns, legato/staccato/marcato gestures, and basic baton technique. Instruction will be tailored to each student and fundamentals will be taught through the use of repertoire from a variety of eras including Renaissance, Baroque, Classical and Romantic music. 

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible for priority. Permission of instructor is not necessary to register, but Professor DiOrio would be happy to speak to you regarding any questions you might have (including whether placement in 555 or 560 is more appropriate based upon your previous experience): ddiorio@indiana.edu 

MUS-G 560 Graduate Choral Conducting
Class number 6689
3 credit hours
Daily (M/T/W/Th/F), 10:10-11:00am - MA404
Prof. Dominick DiOrio

Open to all graduate music majors, this course will explore repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, including focus on a major work, the Haydn “Paukenmesse." Students will have the opportunity to conduct twice weekly with the class chorus and receive regular feedback on the podium. The course will address many of the fundamental skills necessary to being a conductor, including: score study, posture/stance, a foundational legato gesture, articulation, ritardandi/accelerandi, the handling of fermatas, the use of the baton, and stylistic considerations for the periods in question. Instruction will be tailored to each student and his/her unique conducting background. 

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible for priority. Permission of instructor is not necessary to register, but Professor DiOrio would be happy to speak to you regarding any questions you might have (including whether placement in 555 or 560 is more appropriate based upon your previous experience): ddiorio@indiana.edu 

MUS-G 566 and MUS-G 567 Interpretation and Conducting of Band Literature I and II
Class numbers 15858 (for G566) and 8227 (for G567)
3 credit hours
MWF 10:10-11:00
Prof. Eric Smedley

MUS-G 566/MUS-G 567 is a conducting class intended for those wishing to gain more experience conducting instrumental ensembles. Chamber and large ensemble wind literature is the focus, with weekly conducting opportunities for everyone enrolled. The cultivation of conducting gesture is the main skill developed in the course, along with score study and rehearsal techniques. Private conducting lessons are a part of the curriculum. The final project provides an opportunity for each student to conduct the Symphonic Band, one of the IU Jacobs School major ensembles. At least one completed semester of conducting at the undergraduate level is required, although two semesters are preferred. G566 and 567 meet together each semester. 

MUS-K 555 Topics in Scoring Visual Media: Introduction to Music Scoring 
Class number 31410
1-3 credit hours
Class meeting time:  M,W,F 9:05-9:55am
Instructor name: Prof. Larry Groupé - requires instructor permission

In depth study and practice of the dramatic art of scoring music to picture. Participants will select and edit music into a variety of media samples; such as Film, Television and Gaming.  Ancillary lectures and discussions will include the current business climate in Hollywood and the  skill sets one would need to pursue a career in media. Course is designed for music majors, audio students, film makers, and all those interested in how dramatic music functions in an effective manner in media.

MUS-K 555 Topics in Scoring Visual Media: Projects and Advanced Techniques
Class number 31408
1-3 credit hours
Class meeting time:  Tuesday, Thursday 2:30-3:45pm
Instructor name: Prof. Larry Groupé - requires instructor permission

In depth study and practice of the dramatic art of scoring original music to picture. Participants will compose and produce original music to a variety of media samples; such as Film, Television and Gaming.  Ancillary lectures and discussions will include the current business climate in Hollywood and the  skill sets one would need to pursue a career as a media composer. Semester will culminate in a recording session of  multiple scenes you will have written over the semester.

MUS-M 502 Mozart Operas
Class number 16331
3 credit hours
TR 1PM-2.15PM
Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

Mozart's mature operas in the context of contemporary repertory and conventions. Our focus will be on textual and musical analysis, and on the ways in which the characters, settings, and stories of Mozart's works might have been understood in their time. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, and works by contemporaries paired with each Mozart opera. (Plus a glimpse of Così fan tutte.)

MUS-M 510 Writing About Music
Class number 16917
3 credit hours
TR 10:10AM-11:25AM
Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

In this course you will learn to write for non-specialists about music, focusing on journalistic criticism (newspaper reviews of concerts), notes for recordings and concert programs, feature stories, blog entries, recording reviews, and so on.

We will read published criticism and notes, but will mostly spend our time discussing reviews and notes by members of the class. Students in the course will write twice a week, typically one concert review and one note, and will circulate their work by e-mail for discussion by the group. We will also invite professional critics to the class to discuss their job.

This is a writing-intensive course, one that will sharpen your ability to communicate clearly about a difficult subject. It teaches potentially useful skills; members of previous classes are now working as professional music critics.

[3] Jazz Literature course offering schedule

The Jazz Studies department plans to offer the Jazz Literature Courses (MUS-M 591, MUS-M 592, and MUS-M 593) on the following schedule. This information can be useful for Jazz Studies majors, minors, and other students interested in taking these classes for the Other Required Credits requirement.

Please note that theses classes DO NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement.

Spring 2017:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Summer 2017: MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2017: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Spring 2018:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2018: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Fall 2018:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Spring 2019:  ???MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Summer 2019: MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949???

[4] GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government) Travel Awards

The GPSG offers funding of $500 to help support travel expenses to conferences at which the student’s work will be presented or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions and auditions that will benefit the student professionally.

Details on the award and application deadlines can be found here: http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/travel-awards/.

The deadline to apply for the Fall award is October 28 at 11:59 pm.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF)

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship enables advanced IUB doctoral students to enhance their career prepration by teacihng and experiencing faculty life in a different academic setting at an IU branch campus or Butler University.

Details on the fellowship are here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/fftf_application_2017_18.pdf.

The deadline for this application is Friday, October 14.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) October Schedule

DEPRESSION AWARENESS & SCREENING WEEK:
October 17-21 is “Depression Awareness and Screening Week” at IU! 1 in 10 college students will experience Major Depressive Disorder (“Depression”) so it’s important to know the signs so you can help yourself or a friend. Take this brief, free and anonymous screening http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/self-help/online-assessments.shtml to find out if you could be experiencing Depression.

FREE Depression Screenings with Crimson CORPS:
Complete a paper and pencil questionnaire about Depression symptoms to see if you could be experiencing Depression:
Teter Residence Hall - Oct. 17, 6-9pm
                        SRSC foyer - Oct. 18, 6-9pm
Eigenmann Residence Hall foyer- Oct. 19, 6-9pm
           
            What’s the Difference Between Sadness and Depression?
                https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201510/the-important-difference-between-sadness-and-depression

Depression Is REAL:
20-something comedian Kevin Breel talks about his experience with Depression:
https://www.ted.com/talks/kevin_breel_confessions_of_a_depressed_comic?language=en

Kristen Bell: I’m Over Staying Silent About Depression
http://motto.time.com/4352130/kristen-bell-frozen-depression-anxiety/

CAPS COUNSELORS ON CAMPUS:
Jacobs School of Music & SPEA now have CAPS counselors available to provide counseling to their students and consultation to their faculty/staff! Students still receive 2 FREE sessions each semester. Appointments at these locations are scheduled by calling CAPS at     (812) 855-5711 and asking for appointments at Jacobs or SPEA.
Don’t forget - our “Let’s Talk” counselors are also available at Asian Culture Center, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center and Office of International Services!

MINDFUL SELF-COMPASSION:
Oct. 21 & 28, Nov. 4 & 11, 2:00-3:00pm
Are you self-critical? Research shows that self-criticism is not a very effective way to motivate ourselves. Instead, self-compassion is a key to improving your mental wellness. Our workshop will teach you skills to be a kinder, more relaxed, and productive you! Read more here about the benefits of self-compassion: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/self-compassion-fosters-mental-health/?WT.mc_id=send-to-friend

 

MY BROTHERS’ KEEPER & MY SISTERS’ KEEPER:
Oct. 12 and Nov. 11, 10:30am-12:00pm, Neal Marshall Black Cultural Center 2nd Floor.
My Brothers’ Keeper (MBK) and My Sisters’ Keeper (MSK) are support groups dedicated to acknowledging the needs of undergraduate and graduate African American students. MBK and MSK meet monthly at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center and provide safe spaces to share honest thoughts and experiences of being African American at a predominately White institution. MBK and MSK meetings provide opportunities for the reflection of feelings and concerns related to contemporary and historical issues at the local, national, and global level. 

 

MONDAY MOTIVATORS- FREE WORKSHOPS!
Drop-in for our FREE workshops at Wells Library!

“Stress Management”- Oct. 3, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or “blah”, this workshop is for you. Chris Meno, Ph.D. will teach you skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed out body!

“Help Me Sleep”- Oct. 17, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tired? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and balances your mood. Maryjane McNabb, L.C.S.W will teach you ways to change the way you sleep.

“Help Me Sleep”- Oct. 17, 4-5pm. Location: Wells Library, East Tower, room E159
Research suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day-to-day life to increase feelings of happiness. Chris Meno, Ph.D. will teach you ways to experience more happiness.

September 28, 2016

Reminders

[1] Academic Standing
[2] Advising Hold
[3] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work
[4] Preparing Future Faculty Conference - Seeking Volunteers
[5] Boren Fellowship Information Session for Graduate Students

Resources you might want to know about

[6] The Art of Proposal Writing Workshop - September 29

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Reminders

[1] Academic Standing

Every student should be aware of the Academic Standing policies of the Jacobs School of Music.  The policies for all graduate and diploma students are listed in the JSoM Bulletin: http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2016-2017/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

[2] Advising Hold

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.edu.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October). 

The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

Spring registration will begin in late October.  I will send detailed information about registration after the Schedule of Classes is published.  That information is not yet available. 

[3] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work

Doctoral students who are in their final semesters of course work are encouraged to be thinking about the proposal you will write for a doctoral final project, piano essay, or dissertation. In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final document to make progress on your qualifying exams. In most 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). Developing a topic and having it approved before finishing coursework can significantly reduce the total time needed to complete the degree. Waiting can delay the completion of qualifying exams. 

Details on the topic proposal for the various degrees can be found here:

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml 

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

Also, if you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with me for your pre-exam appointment, please do that before the end of the semester.

The appointment is half an hour, and can be done over the phone if you can't make it to the office. Please call 812-855-1738 to set up an appointment time. 

There is no need to prepare for the appointment--the purpose is to help prepare you for the exam stage of your degree.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

[4] Preparing Future Faculty Conference - Seeking Volunteers

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

As you may know, each year the Graduate School, in collaboration with the Sociology Department and other graduate student programs, hosts the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference, an annual conference designed to provide graduate students with information about preparing for their future academic careers. The conference generally includes a series of panels and roundtable discussions covering a diverse range of issues from grant funding to discussing sensitive topics in the classroom.  

I am currently seeking volunteers who are interested in helping to plan this year's conference! There are many ways to get involved, and these options will be discussed at our first planning committee meeting scheduled for Monday, October 10th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in KSISR 201. This is a great opportunity for students at all stages of their graduate careers to get involved! If you are interested in becoming involved or if you have any questions, please email me at iupffc@gmail.com or esevell@indiana.edu

Key Conference Information:
First Committee Planning Meeting: Monday, October 10th, 5:30-7pm
Conference Date: Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Welcoming Remarks: Dr. David Daleke - Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Science, and Associate Dean of the University Graduate School
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Pratt, Provost Professor of Geological Sciences, Associate Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
We hope to see you on Monday, October 10th and at the conference!

Best,

Eric Sevell

--
Eric Sevell 
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology 
Department of Criminal Justice
Indiana University 
esevell@indiana.edu

-- Save the Date -- First Planning Committee Meeting
Monday, October 10th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Room 201 of the KSISR - Karl F. Schuessler Institute for Social Research
1022 E. Third Street: http://map.iu.edu/iub/index.php?select=BL143C

-- Save the Date -- Preparing Future Faculty Conference
Date/Time: Friday, February 3rd, 2017: 8:00am -5:00pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) - Frangipani, Whittenberger, and Georgian Room
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iupffc/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/IUPFF

Cost: Free, RSVP for free lunch with name, department, and year in program to iupffc@gmail.com

[5] Boren Fellowship Information Session for Graduate Students

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

A representative from the Boren Awards for International Study will be present on campus to conduct an informational workshop for interested graduate students:

  • Wednesday, October 5th: 3 - 4:00pm, Leo R. Dowling International Center (111 S. Jordan Ave), Room 106

More information about the Boren can be found here: https://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/basics.html

If there are any questions, feel free to contact me at ugsawrd@indiana.edu.

Cordially,

Emily

Emily Winters
Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator
The University Graduate School
Indiana University
812-855-1362 / ugsawrd@indiana.edu

Resources you might want to know about

[6] The Art of Proposal Writing Workshop - September 29

Greetings!

The IU GradGrants Center is excited to offer the second event in our Fall Workshop Series, The Art of Proposal Writing on Thursday, September 29 from 3-4pm, with a question and answer session to follow from 4-5pm, in the Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn 200).

Event description: Proposal writing, like all writing, is a craft. This workshop will introduce students to specific mechanics and strategies necessary to write successful proposals. We will talk about how to tailor your research for different grants and fellowships,???and ways to understand what your funding agency is looking for in applicants.

Other upcoming events in our Fall Workshop Series will include "Writing a Personal Statement" and "Budget Proposals for Research."

We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact us at gradgrnt@indiana.edu with questions!

Alyssa, Elise, Justin, and Kevin

GGC Consultants

September 21, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Academic Standing
[2] Advising Hold

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work
[4] Preparing Future Faculty Conference - Seeking Volunteers
[5] Boren Fellowship Information Session for Graduate Students

Reminders

[6] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) September events

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Avoiding Plagiarism

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Academic Standing

Every student should be aware of the Academic Standing policies of the Jacobs School of Music.  The policies for all graduate and diploma students are listed in the JSoM Bulletin: http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2016-2017/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

[2] Advising Hold

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.edu.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October). 

The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

Spring registration will begin in late October.  I will send detailed information about registration after the Schedule of Classes is published.  That information is not yet available. 

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work

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, piano essay, or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project, piano essay, 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml . 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.

Also, if you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with me for your pre-exam appointment, please do that before the end of the semester.

The appointment is half an hour, and can be done over the phone if you can't make it to the office. Please call 812-855-1738 to set up an appointment time.

There is no need to prepare for the appointment - the purpose is to help prepare you for the exam stage of your degree.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

[4] Preparing Future Faculty Conference - Seeking Volunteers

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

As you may know, each year the Graduate School, in collaboration with the Sociology Department and other graduate student programs, hosts the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference, an annual conference designed to provide graduate students with information about preparing for their future academic careers. The conference generally includes a series of panels and roundtable discussions covering a diverse range of issues from grant funding to discussing sensitive topics in the classroom.  

I am currently seeking volunteers who are interested in helping to plan this year's conference! There are many ways to get involved, and these options will be discussed at our first planning committee meeting scheduled for Monday, October 10th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in KSISR 201. This is a great opportunity for students at all stages of their graduate careers to get involved! If you are interested in becoming involved or if you have any questions, please email me at iupffc@gmail.com or esevell@indiana.edu

Key Conference Information:
First Committee Planning Meeting: Monday, October 10th, 5:30-7pm
Conference Date: Friday, February 3rd, 2017
Welcoming Remarks: Dr. David Daleke - Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Science, and Associate Dean of the University Graduate School
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lisa Pratt, Provost Professor of Geological Sciences, Associate Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
We hope to see you on Monday, October 10th and at the conference!

Best,

Eric Sevell

--
Eric Sevell 
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology 
Department of Criminal Justice
Indiana University 
esevell@indiana.edu

-- Save the Date -- First Planning Committee Meeting
Monday, October 10th, 5:30pm-7:00pm
Room 201 of the KSISR - Karl F. Schuessler Institute for Social Research
1022 E. Third Street: http://map.iu.edu/iub/index.php?select=BL143C

-- Save the Date -- Preparing Future Faculty Conference
Date/Time: Friday, February 3rd, 2017: 8:00am -5:00pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) - Frangipani, Whittenberger, and Georgian Room
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/iupffc/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/IUPFF

Cost: Free, RSVP for free lunch with name, department, and year in program to iupffc@gmail.com

[5] Boren Fellowship Information Session for Graduate Students

Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.

A representative from the Boren Awards for International Study will be present on campus to conduct an informational workshop for interested graduate students:

  • Wednesday, October 5th: 3 - 4:00pm, Leo R. Dowling International Center (111 S. Jordan Ave), Room 106

More information about the Boren can be found here: https://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship/basics.html

If there are any questions, feel free to contact me at ugsawrd@indiana.edu.

Cordially,

Emily

Emily Winters
Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator
The University Graduate School
Indiana University
812-855-1362 / ugsawrd@indiana.edu

Reminders

[6] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) September events

More details about all of the following events are on the CAPS web site: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/services/index.shtml.

MULTI-CULTURAL OUTREACH - “LET’S TALK”:

Students now have even more ways to talk to someone about a problem! Our diverse group of consultants and counselors are from CAPS and the School of Education’s Dept. of Counseling and Educational Psychology.

“Let’s Talk Now” - free and confidential informal conversation with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to your problems. In addition to your walk-in conversation, “Let’s Talk Now” can connect students to other campus resources. Drop-in hours are available at Asian Culture Center, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center and Office of International Services. Check go.iu.edu/letstalk for hours.

“Let’s Keep Talking” is for when you do need more than just a friendly chat. Professional counselors are available to meet and address more complex issues. Call CAPS at 812-855-5711 to schedule a meeting at any of these locations: Asian Culture Center, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center and Office of International Services

WEB WEDNESDAYS:

Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox for these FREE tele-coaching workshops to help students adjust to college and be more successful! To get started, go to iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID number 541-962-473.

Sessions include:

"Stress Management” - Sept. 14, 2:30pm
Discuss healthy tips to deal with stress! Learn what to do when you are over-whelmed to make college easier.

          “Time Management & Study Skills” - Sept. 21, 2:30pm
           Learn how to be more successful and get the grades you want.

            “Navigating the Party Scene” - Sept. 28, 2:30pm
            Learn how to be more successful and get the grades you want.

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS MANAGEMENT

FREE drop-in workshops Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:00am & Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2:00pm at IU Health Center, 4th floor.  (The Thursday session is geared toward those who have prior experience with Mindfulness.)  Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice Mindfulness”, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion and much more! Bring a friend!     

MONDAY MOTIVATORS- FREE WORKSHOPS!

Drop-in for our FREE workshops at Wells Library!

“Adjusting to IU: Homesickness”- Sept. 19, 4-5pm. Location: IQ Wall (Wells Library, East Tower)
Having a hard time adjusting to school? Missing your family and friends? You’re not alone. Many students who come to college can experience homesickness. Come join us to learn new ways to adapt during this transitional period.

 “Love, Myths, and Realities!”- Sept. 26, 4-5pm. Location: E159 (Wells Library, East Tower)
In this workshop, we will explore commonly held beliefs about signs and indicators of love. What looks like behaviors of love can often be behaviors of control. Laurie Rushlow, PsyD., will help you learn more about health and unhealthy behaviors within relationships.

CAPS & SACS SERVICES:

IU students receive two FREE counseling visits at CAPS every semester. Students call 812-855-5711 to schedule a first appointment, called “CAPS Now”, typically available within 48 business hours. This first visit will match the student with the best CAPS services for their needs -  individual, couples, or group counseling, psychiatry evaluation, tele-counseling, or skill-based workshops.

Emergency Services are available via a CAPS Now appointment, coming to the CAPS front desk, or anytime CAPS is closed via our after-hours crisis line, 812-855-5711, option 1.

The Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) offers FREE individual and group counseling, psychiatry services, help with referrals for medical care, advocacy and information (medical, legal, judicial), consultation and programming related to sexual violence. Call 812-855-8900 to schedule an appointment or to speak to a crisis counselor 24 hours a day.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Avoiding Plagiarism

The word "plagiarism" comes from the Latin word "plagiarius," which means "kidnapper." It refers to the practice of passing off someone else's words or ideas as your own. Plagiarism is one of several types of academic misconduct that can lead to penalties ranging from failing an assignment to failing a course to being dismissed from the school.

To make sure you understand exactly what is considered plagiarism, you are encouraged to review this tutorial produced by the Instructional Systems Technology department in IU's School of Education: https://www.indiana.edu/~istd/.

September 14, 2016

Reminders

[1] Immunization for first semester students
[2] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2017
[3] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees
[4] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Resources you might want to know about

[5] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) September events

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Reminders

[1] Immunization policy for first semester students

All students must provide immunization information to the Student Central on Union office in their first semester at IU.
Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU soon if you haven't already done so. 

  1. To find the form on One.IU, go to www.One.IU.edu
  2. In the “Search, Click, Done!” box at the top of the page, type “immunization”. 
  3. Click the Immunization Compliance link.
  4. Fill out the form.

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

[2] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2017

If this fall (2016) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment). 

The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

January 5 and 6, 2017 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2017 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

Make your travel plans with potential weather delays in mind.  You need to be back in plenty of time to account for potential delays in your travel.

Voice diction exam retakes will be offered around the same dates.  We’ll send out exact details later this semester.

The spring 2017 semester will start on Monday, January 9.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

[3] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.  Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

[4] Doctoral Minor Field Approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Resources you might want to know about

[5] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) September events

More details about all of the following events are on the CAPS web site: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/services/index.shtml.

MULTI-CULTURAL OUTREACH - “LET’S TALK”:

Students now have even more ways to talk to someone about a problem! Our diverse group of consultants and counselors are from CAPS and the School of Education’s Dept. of Counseling and Educational Psychology.

“Let’s Talk Now” - free and confidential informal conversation with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to your problems. In addition to your walk-in conversation, “Let’s Talk Now” can connect students to other campus resources. Drop-in hours are available at Asian Culture Center, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center and Office of International Services. Check go.iu.edu/letstalk for hours.

“Let’s Keep Talking” is for when you do need more than just a friendly chat. Professional counselors are available to meet and address more complex issues. Call CAPS at 812-855-5711 to schedule a meeting at any of these locations: Asian Culture Center, First Nations Educational and Cultural Center, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center and Office of International Services

WEB WEDNESDAYS:

Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox for these FREE tele-coaching workshops to help students adjust to college and be more successful! To get started, go to iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID number 541-962-473.

Sessions include:

"Stress Management” - Sept. 14, 2:30pm
Discuss healthy tips to deal with stress! Learn what to do when you are over-whelmed to make college easier.

          “Time Management & Study Skills” - Sept. 21, 2:30pm
           Learn how to be more successful and get the grades you want.

            “Navigating the Party Scene” - Sept. 28, 2:30pm
            Learn how to be more successful and get the grades you want.

MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS MANAGEMENT

FREE drop-in workshops Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:00am & Wednesdays and Thursdays at 2:00pm at IU Health Center, 4th floor.  (The Thursday session is geared toward those who have prior experience with Mindfulness.)  Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice Mindfulness”, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion and much more! Bring a friend!     

MONDAY MOTIVATORS- FREE WORKSHOPS!

Drop-in for our FREE workshops at Wells Library!

“Adjusting to IU: Homesickness”- Sept. 19, 4-5pm. Location: IQ Wall (Wells Library, East Tower)
Having a hard time adjusting to school? Missing your family and friends? You’re not alone. Many students who come to college can experience homesickness. Come join us to learn new ways to adapt during this transitional period.

 “Love, Myths, and Realities!”- Sept. 26, 4-5pm. Location: E159 (Wells Library, East Tower)
In this workshop, we will explore commonly held beliefs about signs and indicators of love. What looks like behaviors of love can often be behaviors of control. Laurie Rushlow, PsyD., will help you learn more about health and unhealthy behaviors within relationships.

CAPS & SACS SERVICES:

IU students receive two FREE counseling visits at CAPS every semester. Students call 812-855-5711 to schedule a first appointment, called “CAPS Now”, typically available within 48 business hours. This first visit will match the student with the best CAPS services for their needs -  individual, couples, or group counseling, psychiatry evaluation, tele-counseling, or skill-based workshops.

Emergency Services are available via a CAPS Now appointment, coming to the CAPS front desk, or anytime CAPS is closed via our after-hours crisis line, 812-855-5711, option 1.

The Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) offers FREE individual and group counseling, psychiatry services, help with referrals for medical care, advocacy and information (medical, legal, judicial), consultation and programming related to sexual violence. Call 812-855-8900 to schedule an appointment or to speak to a crisis counselor 24 hours a day.

September 7, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Immunization for first semester students

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2017
[3] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Reminders

[5] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 29
[6] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies
[7] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Brad Stepp, JSoM Counselor-in-Residence

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Immunization policy for first semester students

All students must provide immunization information to the Student Central on Union office in their first semester at IU.
Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU soon if you haven't already done so. 

  1. To find the form on One.IU, go to www.One.IU.edu
  2. In the “Search, Click, Done!” box at the top of the page, type “immunization”. 
  3. Click the Immunization Compliance link.
  4. Fill out the form.

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2017

If this fall (2016) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment). 

The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

January 5 and 6, 2017 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2017 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

Make your travel plans with potential weather delays in mind.  You need to be back in plenty of time to account for potential delays in your travel.

Voice diction exam retakes will be offered around the same dates.  We’ll send out exact details later this semester.

The spring 2017 semester will start on Monday, January 9.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

[3] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.  Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Minor Field Approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Reminders

[5] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 29

Starting Monday, August 29, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, August 29 through Sunday, October 23, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 29 through Sunday, October 23, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

If you want to drop a class and add a class at the same time (and make the requests contingent upon one another) between August 29 and October 23, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop-add-pair-instructions.pdf.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  https://bursar.indiana.edu/withdraw/refund-dates.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[6] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in December 2016.

Doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.
For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  


Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.
Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

[7] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship programs allows doctoral students who have reached candidacy the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University, IUPUI, or one of the other IU branch campuses. Those selected receive a $10,000 stipend from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $6,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus. For more information and application materials, see this link: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/fftf_application_2017_18.pdf

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Brad Stepp, JSoM Counselor-in-Residence

It is not uncommon for students to experience some form of distress at some point during their studies. The distress might take the form of anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, panic attacks, mood change, or sleeplessness. Causes might can include coursework, high-pressure performance situations,  self-esteem issues, identity concerns, personal or family crises, among others. When distress is affecting your performance, it is appropriate to seek help from a trained professional in the same way you would a hand injury or sprained ankle.

IU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) and the Jacobs School of Music have a partnership to make a clinical psychologist available within the JSoM to help students who are experiencing distress in their lives. Services are confidential and come at a very modest cost. Here are the details:
Brad Stepp, Psy.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Services provided:

* Individual counseling by appointment

* Same-day consultation for urgent situations

More information is available on this web page: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/counseling-psychological-services/index.shtml.

September 1, 2016

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[1] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

Reminders

[3] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 29
[4] Program Completion Applicaiton
[5] Brass Band at Indiana University (student organization)
[6] Artist Diploma Auditions
[7] Doctoral Information Sessions
[8] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Applications
[9] Virginia Tech's Future Faculty Development Program-call for applications

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Crimson Cupboard

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[1] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in December 2016.

Doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.
For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  


Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.
Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship programs allows doctoral students who have reached candidacy the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University, IUPUI, or one of the other IU branch campuses. Those selected receive a $10,000 stipend from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $6,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus. For more information and application materials, see this link: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/fftf_application_2017_18.pdf.

Reminders

[3] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 29

Starting Monday, August 29, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, August 29 through Sunday, October 23, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 29 through Sunday, October 23, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

If you want to drop a class and add a class at the same time (and make the requests contingent upon one another) between August 29 and October 23, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop-add-pair-instructions.pdf.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: https://bursar.indiana.edu/tuition-fees/fees-adjusting.html (click on the “Graduate/Professional” box).  This policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added as an eDrop/eAdd pair.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  https://bursar.indiana.edu/withdraw/refund-dates.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2016 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2016, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the application for graduation). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120). 

The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is September 23, 2016. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2016. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing your program in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application form if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

[5] Brass Band at Indiana University (Student Organization)

Dear fellow Jacob's students,

There is an exciting new ensemble at Indiana University that is seeking Brass and Percussion musicians in the Bloomington area. The Brass Band at Indiana University is a Student Organization that strives to achieve a high level of musical performance within a community atmosphere. Following the British tradition, we will perform in a variety of places, spanning from local venues in the Bloomington community and surrounding areas, to competitions at a national level. We welcome all prospective members, students or not, as long as they share our same standard of musical excellence and sense of community.

The British Brass Band movement began in the early 19th century in Northern Britain, but also has roots in the 19th and 20th centuries here in the United States. Throughout the past several decades the banding movement has been revitalized, with high level amateur and collegiate groups becoming prevalent throughout the nation. The Brass Band at Indiana University follows the traditional brass band instrumentation: Eb soprano cornet, Bb cornets, flugelhorn, Eb tenor horns, baritones, euphoniums, trombones, bass trombone, tubas, and percussion.

Our Brass Band is not the first of its kind at the Jacob's School of Music, nor the Bloomington community. In 1985 the Bloomington Brass Band, made up of Jacob's students and Bloomington community members, placed 2nd at the North American Brass Band Championships held in Toronto, Ontario. The very same championships hosted by the North American Brass Band Association that Harvey Phillips, Distinguished Professor of Tuba at Indiana University, was a founding member. With support from Dan Perantoni, our Faculty Advisor and the Provost Professor of Tuba at Indiana University, we aspire to continue Mr. Phillips' legacy by competing at the NABBA Championships held in Fort Wayne in 2017.

If you are interested in joining our ensemble or looking for more information, we will have a General Information Meeting on Sunday, August 28th at 7 PM in MAC 040. At the meeting, we will share more about Brass Bands, our purpose as an ensemble, and our vision for the future. Dr. Eric Isaacson, Director of The Brass Band at Indiana University, will give out details of the audition process, as well as rehearsal and concert information.

The ensemble will rehearse weekly on Sunday evenings, avoiding conflicts with JSoM rehearsals and concerts. We are working to make sure that the aforementioned traditional instruments (e.g. Eb tenor horns, cornets, etc.) are available in the likely event members cannot provide their own. Because the ensemble is a Student Organization and not a class, students (and non-students) will not register (neither for credit or zero credit) to be in the ensemble. Instead prospective members can join the organization as per instructions on our website.

Please contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on August 28th!
Sincerely,
Austin Vogt
President
Brass Band at Indiana University

Please check out our website at:
https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/BrassBand
Follow us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/BrassBandatIU/

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2016 semester will be held Wednesday, October 19, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 21, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning spring semester 2017; 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 spring 2017; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the fall 2016 semester must perform the AD audition in October to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the spring, but do not need to have a department audition.

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 (JS120) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, September 9 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for fall 2016 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 9, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for fall 2016) 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 (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 6.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 12 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

[7] Doctoral Information Sessions

Information sessions for doctoral students at various degree stages will be offered in the coming weeks. The sessions will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at this point in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. See the descriptions below for the event that is designed for you.

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 14, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)

This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-1st-year-students-tickets-26877762110

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 7, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
This session will review coursework and other requirements, and review milestones that are best met by the end of the second year of classes. It will review the alignment of professional aspirations and course choices. And it will offer a special focus on making decisions this year that will help you make a smooth transition to the post-coursework stages of the degree and finish your degree as quickly as possible. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for SECOND-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-2nd-year-students-tickets-26877711960

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 31, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
Intended for students who are starting their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework, but have not started their qualifying exams yet. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-those-finishing-coursework-tickets-26877666825

[8] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Applications

These University Graduate School awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation or final project research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the dissertation. Expenses that are not supported include typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, routine laboratory supplies, and computers.

Eligibility Criteria: A student must have been formally admitted to PhD (or DM) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School or the student must pass their oral exam by that date). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., DM or DME) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid-phd-2016-17.pdf.

The JSoM deadline for applications is Friday, November 30, 2016, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

[9] Virginia Tech's Future Faculty Decelopment Program

Dear Indiana University,

Greetings from Virginia!  I am writing to share information about a program Virginia Tech hosts annually that may be of interest to some of your graduate students.  It is an intensive two day event for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars interested in academic careers. 

Each year, we bring a cohort of 12  to our main campus in Blacksburg, VA for this all-expense paid workshop that includesinteraction with host departments, workshops such as negotiating job offers and adjusting to life as a new faculty member, and plenty of opportunities to network with faculty in research areas of interest to our participants.

Attached is further information about this program, and you can also visit our website at:
http://provost.vt.edu/faculty_affairs/faculty_recruitment/future_faculty.html

The deadline for applications to our January 2017 program is October 2, 2016.  Thank you for sharing this information with any interested graduate students, and please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Best,
Rachel

-----
Rachel Gabriele, MPA
Project Director, Academic Administration & Faculty Affairs
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Burruss Hall, Suite 330 (0132), Virginia Tech
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-4508

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Crimson Cupboard

The Crimson Cupboard is a student-run food pantry that is open to anyone who is without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food - also known as food insecurity.

The Fall 2016 Hours for the Crimson Cupoard are:

Tuesdays: 3 PM ??? 7 PM
Wednesdays: 9 AM ??? 11 AM
Thursdays: 10:30 AM ??? 12:30 PM
Fridays: 4 PM ??? 7 PM
Saturdays: 2 PM ??? 6 PM???

More information can be found at:

https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/CrimsonCupboard/about

Facebook: Crimson Cupboard

August 24, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 28
[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 29
[3] Program Completion Application
[4] Brass Band at Indiana University (student organization)
[5] Artist Diploma Auditions

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Information Sessions
[7] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Applications
[8] Virginia Tech's Future Faculty Development Program-call for applications

Reminders

[9] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies
[10] Course announcement: Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music
[11] A few notes for new students
[12] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Resources you might want to know about

[13] GrantGrants Center - upcoming Fulbright sessions and other important information

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 28

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 28 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the 48 hour grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, August 28.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 26 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Most master’s and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, August 28, 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 (in most cases): at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students, unless you are a master’s or doctoral student in your final semester of coursework, and at least 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, August 29, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on August 29.  See the next section in these announcements for details.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Wednesday night (August 24).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Thursday, August 25, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 29

Starting Monday, August 29, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, August 29 through Sunday, October 23, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 29 through Sunday, October 23, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

If you want to drop a class and add a class at the same time (and make the requests contingent upon one another) between August 29 and October 23, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop-add-pair-instructions.pdf.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: https://bursar.indiana.edu/tuition-fees/fees-adjusting.html (click on the “Graduate/Professional” box).  This policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added as an eDrop/eAdd pair.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  https://bursar.indiana.edu/withdraw/refund-dates.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[3] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2016 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2016, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the application for graduation). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120). 

The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is September 23, 2016. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2016. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing your program in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application form if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

[4] Brass Band at Indiana University (Student Organization)

Dear fellow Jacob's students,

There is an exciting new ensemble at Indiana University that is seeking Brass and Percussion musicians in the Bloomington area. The Brass Band at Indiana University is a Student Organization that strives to achieve a high level of musical performance within a community atmosphere. Following the British tradition, we will perform in a variety of places, spanning from local venues in the Bloomington community and surrounding areas, to competitions at a national level. We welcome all prospective members, students or not, as long as they share our same standard of musical excellence and sense of community.

The British Brass Band movement began in the early 19th century in Northern Britain, but also has roots in the 19th and 20th centuries here in the United States. Throughout the past several decades the banding movement has been revitalized, with high level amateur and collegiate groups becoming prevalent throughout the nation. The Brass Band at Indiana University follows the traditional brass band instrumentation: Eb soprano cornet, Bb cornets, flugelhorn, Eb tenor horns, baritones, euphoniums, trombones, bass trombone, tubas, and percussion.

Our Brass Band is not the first of its kind at the Jacob's School of Music, nor the Bloomington community. In 1985 the Bloomington Brass Band, made up of Jacob's students and Bloomington community members, placed 2nd at the North American Brass Band Championships held in Toronto, Ontario. The very same championships hosted by the North American Brass Band Association that Harvey Phillips, Distinguished Professor of Tuba at Indiana University, was a founding member. With support from Dan Perantoni, our Faculty Advisor and the Provost Professor of Tuba at Indiana University, we aspire to continue Mr. Phillips' legacy by competing at the NABBA Championships held in Fort Wayne in 2017.

If you are interested in joining our ensemble or looking for more information, we will have a General Information Meeting on Sunday, August 28th at 7 PM in MAC 040. At the meeting, we will share more about Brass Bands, our purpose as an ensemble, and our vision for the future. Dr. Eric Isaacson, Director of The Brass Band at Indiana University, will give out details of the audition process, as well as rehearsal and concert information.

The ensemble will rehearse weekly on Sunday evenings, avoiding conflicts with JSoM rehearsals and concerts. We are working to make sure that the aforementioned traditional instruments (e.g. Eb tenor horns, cornets, etc.) are available in the likely event members cannot provide their own. Because the ensemble is a Student Organization and not a class, students (and non-students) will not register (neither for credit or zero credit) to be in the ensemble. Instead prospective members can join the organization as per instructions on our website.

Please contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on August 28th!
Sincerely,
Austin Vogt
President
Brass Band at Indiana University

Please check out our website at:
https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/BrassBand
Follow us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/BrassBandatIU/

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2016 semester will be held Wednesday, October 19, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 21, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning spring semester 2017; 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 spring 2017; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the fall 2016 semester must perform the AD audition in October to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the spring, but do not need to have a department audition.

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 (JS120) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, September 9 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for fall 2016 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 9, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for fall 2016) 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 (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 6.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 12 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Informaton Sessions

Information sessions for doctoral students at various degree stages will be offered in the coming weeks. The sessions will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at this point in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. See the descriptions below for the event that is designed for you.

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 14, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)

This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-1st-year-students-tickets-26877762110

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 7, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
This session will review coursework and other requirements, and review milestones that are best met by the end of the second year of classes. It will review the alignment of professional aspirations and course choices. And it will offer a special focus on making decisions this year that will help you make a smooth transition to the post-coursework stages of the degree and finish your degree as quickly as possible. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for SECOND-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-2nd-year-students-tickets-26877711960

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 31, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
Intended for students who are starting their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework, but have not started their qualifying exams yet. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-those-finishing-coursework-tickets-26877666825

[7] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Applications

These University Graduate School awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation or final project research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the dissertation. Expenses that are not supported include typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, routine laboratory supplies, and computers.

Eligibility Criteria: A student must have been formally admitted to PhD (or DM) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School or the student must pass their oral exam by that date). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., DM or DME) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid-phd-2016-17.pdf.

The JSoM deadline for applications is Friday, November 30, 2016, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

[8] Virginia Tech's Future Faculty Decelopment Program

Dear Indiana University,

Greetings from Virginia!  I am writing to share information about a program Virginia Tech hosts annually that may be of interest to some of your graduate students.  It is an intensive two day event for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars interested in academic careers. 

Each year, we bring a cohort of 12  to our main campus in Blacksburg, VA for this all-expense paid workshop that includesinteraction with host departments, workshops such as negotiating job offers and adjusting to life as a new faculty member, and plenty of opportunities to network with faculty in research areas of interest to our participants.

Attached is further information about this program, and you can also visit our website at:
http://provost.vt.edu/faculty_affairs/faculty_recruitment/future_faculty.html

The deadline for applications to our January 2017 program is October 2, 2016.  Thank you for sharing this information with any interested graduate students, and please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Best,
Rachel

-----
Rachel Gabriele, MPA
Project Director, Academic Administration & Faculty Affairs
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Burruss Hall, Suite 330 (0132), Virginia Tech
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-4508

Reminders

[9] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies

Students planning to enroll in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music for the fall semester are encouraged to form their group(s) now if possible. Please review these policies:

* Every student participating in a chamber group must be enrolled in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music  

* Students must enroll one time for each group of which they are a member.

* F550 may be taken for 1 or 0 credits. (The registrar charges an $18 recording fee for any 0-credit course.)

* Students who register for 0 credits cannot use the registration towards any graduation requirements.

* All instrumental PDSP and AD students are required to enroll in a minimum of 1 credit of chamber music each semester. Those who choose to participate in an additional group may enroll for either 0 or 1 credit.

* At least half the members of a group must be enrolled for 1 credit. Students who are participating to make up an incomplete from a previous semester are considered to have enrolled for 1 credit if they did so originally. Students are responsible for determining the enrollment intentions of the other members of the group when forming their group.

Please take care that you register correctly. 

See the chamber music web site (http://music.indiana.edu/departments/ensembles/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Wind/percussion majors will have a required meeting on Monday, August 22 from 5-6pm in Sweeney Hall.

Piano majors will have a required meeting on Tuesday, August 23 from 5-6pm in Sweeney Hall.

String majors will have a required meeting on Wednesday, August 24 from 5-6pm in Ford Hall.

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Tuesday, August 23 from 6:30-8pm in MA404.

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 9).

If you have questions or concerns about chamber music, email chmusic@indiana.edu.

[10] Course announcement: Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music

MUS-F 520 Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music
Class Number: 30207/30208
Instructor: Amjad Ali Khan
Time/Place: 12:20 - 2:00pm, Tues/Thur, MAC 036

Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music is open to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students in the Jacobs School of Music. The course will be highly interactive in nature, and students will learn the fundamental concepts of Indian classical music through time-honored traditional methods. Topics will include the forms of raga (melodic modes) and taal (rhythmic patterns) and how the practice of composition continually helps to preserve both tradition and musical technique.

Amjad Ali Khan, India’s foremost classical musician, is a master of the sarod. Coming from a long lineage of musicians, he has performed on the sarod since age six. He was taught by his father, who was the sixth generation in the Bangash lineage. Professor Khan has performed at major music festivals worldwide and has given concerts at the Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sidney Opera House, and Carnegie Hall.

As we use flowers in worship, welcoming, honoring, departure, and celebration, no matter what our race, origin, religion, or language, we similarly arrange musical notes into “bouquets,” or compositions, which display all our human feelings and emotions. - Amjad Ali Khan

For more information about the class, please contact Professor Khan at amjkhan@iu.edu.

[11] A few notes for new students

If you have any problems with your fall schedule, please contact the Music Graduate Office by coming by the office (JS120), calling 812-855-1738, or emailing either musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu.

Remember that you want to have your fall schedule finalized by Friday, August 26.

If you would ilke to meet with me (Sara) to make a long-term plan for all of your semesters, please call 812-855-1738 to set up a half hour appointment after the first week of classes (any time between the second week and late October, when registration for spring will begin). We can't do that sort of planning now because there simply isn't time, but I'm happy to sit down with students to make long-term plans any time after the first week of classes.

If you are going to retake any of the graduate entrance exams (for master's and doctoral students), be sure to make any Winter Break travel plans to allow yourself plenty of time to be back in Bloomington before January 5. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[12] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 10), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 26. 

Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

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 (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on January 28, 2017.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Resources you might want to know about

[13] GradGrants Center - upcoming Fulbright Sessions and other important information

UPCOMING FULBRIGHT SESSIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WITH THE

IU GRADGRANTS CENTER

Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Information Sessions
Learn about the Fulbright application process in an hour-long presentation led by Paul Fogleman,
Associate Director of the Undergraduate Scholars Office for Competitive Awards, Research, and Engagement. No RSVP required.

Wednesday, August 24, 2:30-3:30pm 
Thursday, August 25, 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesday, August 31, 5:00-6:00pm
Hutton Honors College Great Room

Fulbright Crash Courses
Applicants for the 2017-18 Fulbright cycle will complete a large portion of the application in a classroom setting with other applicants and consultants from the IU GradGrants Center. Each session is capped at 22 participants; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP to ugsawrd@indiana.edu.

Friday, August 26, 3:00-6:00pm
Friday, September 2, 3:00-6:00pm
Ballantine Hall 107

Fulbright Dates to Remember
Monday, September 5
Internal Deadline for 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Program applicants
*All applicants applying through IU (i.e., not “at-large”) must submit internally first!

Tuesday, October 11
National Deadline for 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Program applicants

Questions about Fulbright applications can be addressed to: gradgrnt@indiana.edu and ugsawrd@indiana.edu.

Don’t forget about other upcoming events from the GradGrants Center, including our Fall 2016 workshop series, which will take place in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC), Woodburn 200:

Intro to Funding Databases: Finding Funding in Grad School
Wednesday, September 14, 1:00-2:00pm

The Art of Proposal Writing: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Thursday, September 29, 3:00-4:00pm

The Art of Writing a Personal Statement: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Wednesday, October 12, 1:00-2:00pm

Budgeting for Research Grants
Thursday, October 27, 3:00-4:00pm

We also encourage all IU graduate students to arrange in-person or electronic funding consultations with us throughout the coming year:
Fall 2016 Office Hours (for scheduling appointments)
Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm
Fall 2016 Walk-in Hours (no appointment necessary!)
Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:00-2:00pm

Justin, Emma, Kevin, Alyssa, and Elise
on behalf of the GradGrants Center (an office of the University Graduate School)
Wells Library 544E
Indiana University-Bloomington
(812) 855-5281
gradgrnt@indiana.edu

Visit the GGC website for the latest fellowship and SAA announcements, searchable funding databases, and proposal-writing tips:  http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/ 
We tweet fellowship and grant opportunities: @iugradgrants???

Upcoming external award opportunities for graduate students:

Monday, September 5, 2016 (campus deadline) and Tuesday, October 11 by 5pm EST (national deadline): Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program)  
·         For graduate Fulbright applicants, there is a Canvas site that will updated with more information and used for communication about the process. To be added to the Canvas site or for other questions regarding the Fulbright, students should contact the Graduate Fellowships & Awards Coordinator at ugsawrd@indiana.edu.
·         If students submit the Statement of Grant Purpose and the Personal Statement via Canvas by the 9/5 campus deadline, every effort will be made to set up a meeting with a faculty reviewer who will provide valuable feedback about the application. While we highly encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity, it is not required, and students may still apply by the national deadline without going through this process.

Wednesday, October 26th: The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (https://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/)

Tuesday, November 1st: Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans (www.pdsoros.org)

Thursday, December 1st: Big 10 Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Fellowship (https://www.btaa.org/students/smithsonian-fellowship)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2016: Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students (http://www.borenawards.org/apply_now.html)

Our award-winning consultants in the GradGrants Center offer one-on-one proposal drafting advising sessions for any external (i.e., non-IU) funding opportunities. Please direct students to gradgrnt@indiana.edu for assistance.

Announcements for Summer 2016

August 18, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 28
[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies
[3] Course announcement: Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music
[4] A few notes for new students

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Information Session
[6] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Reminders

[7] Conductors Chorus

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Tentative 9-year calendar (IU)

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 28

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 28 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the 48 hour grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, August 28.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 26 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Most master’s and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, August 28, 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 (in most cases): at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students, unless you are a master’s or doctoral student in your final semester of coursework, and at least 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, August 29, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on August 29.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after August 29 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Wednesday night (August 24).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Thursday, August 25, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies

Students planning to enroll in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music for the fall semester are encouraged to form their group(s) now if possible. Please review these policies:

* Every student participating in a chamber group must be enrolled in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music  

* Students must enroll one time for each group of which they are a member.

* F550 may be taken for 1 or 0 credits. (The registrar charges an $18 recording fee for any 0-credit course.)

* Students who register for 0 credits cannot use the registration towards any graduation requirements.

* All instrumental PDSP and AD students are required to enroll in a minimum of 1 credit of chamber music each semester. Those who choose to participate in an additional group may enroll for either 0 or 1 credit.

* At least half the members of a group must be enrolled for 1 credit. Students who are participating to make up an incomplete from a previous semester are considered to have enrolled for 1 credit if they did so originally. Students are responsible for determining the enrollment intentions of the other members of the group when forming their group.

Please take care that you register correctly. 

See the chamber music web site (http://music.indiana.edu/departments/ensembles/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Wind/percussion majors will have a required meeting on Monday, August 22 from 5-6pm in Sweeney Hall.

Piano majors will have a required meeting on Tuesday, August 23 from 5-6pm in Sweeney Hall.

String majors will have a required meeting on Wednesday, August 24 from 5-6pm in Ford Hall.

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Tuesday, August 23 from 6:30-8pm in MA404.

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 9).

If you have questions or concerns about chamber music, email chmusic@indiana.edu.

[3] Course announcement: Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music

MUS-F 520 Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music
Class Number: 30207/30208
Instructor: Amjad Ali Khan
Time/Place: 12:20 - 2:00pm, Tues/Thur, MAC 036

Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music is open to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students in the Jacobs School of Music. The course will be highly interactive in nature, and students will learn the fundamental concepts of Indian classical music through time-honored traditional methods. Topics will include the forms of raga (melodic modes) and taal (rhythmic patterns) and how the practice of composition continually helps to preserve both tradition and musical technique.

Amjad Ali Khan, India’s foremost classical musician, is a master of the sarod. Coming from a long lineage of musicians, he has performed on the sarod since age six. He was taught by his father, who was the sixth generation in the Bangash lineage. Professor Khan has performed at major music festivals worldwide and has given concerts at the Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sidney Opera House, and Carnegie Hall.

As we use flowers in worship, welcoming, honoring, departure, and celebration, no matter what our race, origin, religion, or language, we similarly arrange musical notes into “bouquets,” or compositions, which display all our human feelings and emotions. - Amjad Ali Khan

For more information about the class, please contact Professor Khan at amjkhan@iu.edu.

[4] A few notes for new students

If you have any problems with your fall schedule, please contact the Music Graduate Office by coming by the office (JS120), calling 812-855-1738, or emailing either musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu.

Remember that you want to have your fall schedule finalized by Friday, August 26.

If you would ilke to meet with me (Sara) to make a long-term plan for all of your semesters, please call 812-855-1738 to set up a half hour appointment after the first week of classes (any time between the second week and late October, when registration for spring will begin). We can't do that sort of planning now because there simply isn't time, but I'm happy to sit down with students to make long-term plans any time after the first week of classes.

If you are going to retake any of the graduate entrance exams (for master's and doctoral students), be sure to make any Winter Break travel plans to allow yourself plenty of time to be back in Bloomington before January 5. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Informaton Sessions

Information sessions for doctoral students at various degree stages will be offered in the coming weeks. The sessions will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at this point in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. See the descriptions below for the event that is designed for you.

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 14, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)

This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-1st-year-students-tickets-26877762110

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 7, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
This session will review coursework and other requirements, and review milestones that are best met by the end of the second year of classes. It will review the alignment of professional aspirations and course choices. And it will offer a special focus on making decisions this year that will help you make a smooth transition to the post-coursework stages of the degree and finish your degree as quickly as possible. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for SECOND-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-2nd-year-students-tickets-26877711960

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 31, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
Intended for students who are starting their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework, but have not started their qualifying exams yet. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-those-finishing-coursework-tickets-26877666825

[6] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 10), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 26. 

Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

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 (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on January 28, 2017.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Reminders

[7] Conductors Chorus

The Conductors Chorus, a paid chamber choir, sings for masters and doctoral choral conducting recitals and other Choral Department events such as choral grad student auditions. There are four concerts per school year (2 per semester), and singers may participate in just one, or, if chosen, as many as all four performances. The compensation is $12 per hour. This is a non-credit ensemble and does not fulfill X70 requirements.

SCHEDULE;
The group rehearses on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 3:50. 

Concert 1:  First rehearsal August 31, performance Sunday Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. (note: there will be a dress rehearsal on the same day of the concert from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.  

Concert 2:  First rehearsal Oct. 19, performance Saturday Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. (note: there is one Tuesday rehearsal on Nov. 29 at the regular rehearsal time of 2:30.  There will be no NOTUS or University Singers rehearsal that day.

Concert 3: First rehearsal January 11, performance Saturday Feb. 11 at 4 p.m.

Concert 4: First rehearsal March 22, performance April 8 at 4 p.m. (note: there will be rehearsals on Saturday, March 25 & April 1 from 10:30 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 2:30)

The full schedules, including dress rehearsals for each concert are posted outside the Choral Office, MA051.

How to audition for the Conductors Chorus
The Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions also serve as the auditions for the Conductors Chorus.   To sign up, go to the Choral Department Audition Information webpage and follow the instructions for selecting an audition time in Canvas.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/choral/index.shtml

The personnel for the first Conductors Chorus concert (Oct. 16) will be announced in the first week of class.  The personnel for subsequent concerts will be announced throughout the school year.

Betsy Burleigh, D.Mus.
Associate Professor
Chair, Choral Department
Office: JS 331 (East Studio Bldg.)
Phone: 812-855-4872

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Tentative 9-year calendar (IU)

http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the tentative 9 year calendar for IU. You can use this calendar to make travel plans for breaks.

July 27, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] The Conductors Chorus
[2] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees

Reminders

[3] Summer course grades

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] The Conductors Chorus

The Conductors Chorus, a paid chamber choir, sings for masters and doctoral choral conducting recitals and other Choral Department events such as choral grad student auditions. There are four concerts per school year (2 per semester), and singers may participate in just one, or, if chosen, as many as all four performances. The compensation is $12 per hour. This is a non-credit ensemble and does not fulfill X70 requirements.

SCHEDULE;
The group rehearses on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 3:50. 

Concert 1:  First rehearsal August 31, performance Sunday Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. (note: there will be a dress rehearsal on the same day of the concert from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.  

Concert 2:  First rehearsal Oct. 19, performance Saturday Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. (note: there is one Tuesday rehearsal on Nov. 29 at the regular rehearsal time of 2:30.  There will be no NOTUS or University Singers rehearsal that day.

Concert 3: First rehearsal January 11, performance Saturday Feb. 11 at 4 p.m.

Concert 4: First rehearsal March 22, performance April 8 at 4 p.m. (note: there will be rehearsals on Saturday, March 25 & April 1 from 10:30 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 2:30)

The full schedules, including dress rehearsals for each concert are posted outside the Choral Office, MA051.

How to audition for the Conductors Chorus
The Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions also serve as the auditions for the Conductors Chorus.   To sign up, go to the Choral Department Audition Information webpage and follow the instructions for selecting an audition time in Canvas.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/choral/index.shtml

The personnel for the first Conductors Chorus concert (Oct. 16) will be announced in the first week of class.  The personnel for subsequent concerts will be announced throughout the school year.

Betsy Burleigh, D.Mus.
Associate Professor
Chair, Choral Department
Office: JS 331 (East Studio Bldg.)
Phone: 812-855-4872

[2] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees

You can now submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2016.

The deadline to register without late registration fees is Thursday, August 18. However, if you want to enroll for the fall semester you should submit your program planning sheet by August 1 to be sure to get a response in time to enroll by August 18.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

Reminders

[3] Summer course grades

Summer grades will not be posted until Friday, July 29 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 6 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 3. At that point you can view your grades on the Student Center at www.One.IU.edu.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) 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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Diplomas

We have had several spring and summer graduates ask when they will get their diploma. Your official diploma is mailed about 12 weeks after your graduation date. Details are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml.

July 20, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer course grades

Reminders

[2] Fall registration
[3] Program Completion Application for students who plan to finish their programs this summer
[4] 2016-2017 Conductor's Orchestra

Resources you might want to know about

[5] GPA Calculator

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer course grades

Summer grades will not be posted until Friday, July 29 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 6 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 3. At that point you can view your grades on the Student Center at www.One.IU.edu.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) 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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

Reminders

[2] Fall registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2016.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

[3] Program Completion Application

This is a final reminder that if you plan to complete your degree or diploma program requirements in summer 2016, you MUST submit a Program Completion Application.

You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.

There is a link on the online application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different. 

We are already past the official deadline to apply, but you can still submit the Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your requirements this summer.

You are required to submit this form even if you did not go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony.  Students who graduate in August attended the May commencement ceremony (there is no August ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

[4] 2016-2017 Conductor's Orchestra

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Conductor’s Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio; however, select members may also be required to perform in DM Choral Conducting recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, September 12.

Available positions are Violin (10), Viola (4), Cello (4), Bass (2), Flute (2), Oboe (2), Clarinet (2), Bassoon (2), Horn (4), Trumpet (2), Trombone (3), Tuba (1), and Timpani (1).

*** NEW FOR 2016-2017***

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a link to video audition via YouTube. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.

Required personal information:

  1. Full name as recorded by Indiana University
  2. Student ID number
  3. Instrument, degree program, and year
  4. Relevant orchestral experience
    1. Priority will be given to those applicants with a favorable history of participation in Conductor’s Orchestra, Ad Hocs, and other experiences that have benefitted conducting student development.
  5. CO placement preference: Regular member, approved substitute, or both?

Required audition format:

  1. No more than 2-3 minutes of total playing time
  2. Any two contrasting excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire
    1. State the work’s composer and full title before you begin each excerpt
    2. No concertos
  3. Uploaded to YouTube
    1. Unlisted is okay, but formats other than YouTube will not be accepted.

All applications must be received before Monday, August 22, 12:00am (midnight); late arrivals will not be accepted. A three-person panel will review the applications, and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitutes on or before Monday, August 29. ONLY those applicants selected for regular membership or an approved substitute position will be contacted; do NOT inquire about your status.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. Ian Passmore (icpassmo@indiana.edu), the orchestra’s General Manager. 

Resources you might want to know about

[5] GPA Calculator

If you ever want to estimate your anticipated grade point average before grades are official (for example, if you want to see what minimum grade you need in a particular class in order to keep your GPA above the 3.0 minimum required for good academic standing), the Student Central on Union GPA Calculator is a very useful tool.

http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/calculations.shtml is a link to the online form. Click on the "Your Semester GPA" tab, then click on "Calculate your GPA now." After that, just follow the instructions on the web site.

July 6, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application for students who plan to finish their programs this summer
[2] 2016-2017 Conductor's Orchestra

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Transcripts and Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application

This is a final reminder that if you plan to complete your degree or diploma program requirements in summer 2016, you MUST submit a Program Completion Application.

You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.

There is a link on the online application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different. 

We are already past the official deadline to apply, but you can still submit the Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your requirements this summer.

You are required to submit this form even if you did not go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony.  Students who graduate in August attended the May commencement ceremony (there is no August ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

[2] 2016-2017 Conductor's Orchestra

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Conductor’s Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio; however, select members may also be required to perform in DM Choral Conducting recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, September 12.

Available positions are Violin (10), Viola (4), Cello (4), Bass (2), Flute (2), Oboe (2), Clarinet (2), Bassoon (2), Horn (4), Trumpet (2), Trombone (3), Tuba (1), and Timpani (1).

*** NEW FOR 2016-2017***

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a link to video audition via YouTube. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.

Required personal information:

  1. Full name as recorded by Indiana University
  2. Student ID number
  3. Instrument, degree program, and year
  4. Relevant orchestral experience
    1. Priority will be given to those applicants with a favorable history of participation in Conductor’s Orchestra, Ad Hocs, and other experiences that have benefitted conducting student development.
  5. CO placement preference: Regular member, approved substitute, or both?

Required audition format:

  1. No more than 2-3 minutes of total playing time
  2. Any two contrasting excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire
    1. State the work’s composer and full title before you begin each excerpt
    2. No concertos
  3. Uploaded to YouTube
    1. Unlisted is okay, but formats other than YouTube will not be accepted.

All applications must be received before Monday, August 22, 12:00am (midnight); late arrivals will not be accepted. A three-person panel will review the applications, and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitutes on or before Monday, August 29. ONLY those applicants selected for regular membership or an approved substitute position will be contacted; do NOT inquire about your status.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. Ian Passmore (icpassmo@indiana.edu), the orchestra’s General Manager. 

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2016.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Transcripts and Diplomas

Information about diplomas (from the Student Central on Union).

Information about transcripts (from the Student Central on Union).

June 15, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer schedule adjustment - last chance to drop a class with a refund
[2] Auto-W Deadline (last chance to drop a class even without a refund)

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

[4] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Disability Services for Students

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer schedule adjustment - last chance to drop a class with a refund

If you drop a class that started on June 6 between Monday, June 13 and Sunday, June 19, you will get a 50% refund of tuition and will be charged a $23 drop fee.

If you drop a class after that, you will get no refund of tuition and will be charged a $23 drop fee.

All summer schedule adjustment is happening through the eAdd and eDrop systems. Instructions for using those systems are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration.

[2] Auto-W Deadline (last chance to drop a class even without a refund)

The Auto-W Deadline for 6 week classes that started on June 6, 2016 is Monday, June 27.

The Auto-W deadline for 8 week classes that started on June 6, 2016 is Tuesday, July 5. 

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 the Auto-W deadline for each particular class) 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 the Auto-W deadline).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf).   

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 (other than the procedure) 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.

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 the Auto-W deadline.

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

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2016.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

[4] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in Summer 2016.

Doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.
For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Disability Services for Students

"Disability Services for Students (DSS) provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students with disabilities at Indiana University Bloomington and ensures that they have equal access to all available opportunities. DSS coordinates the implementation of support services, empowers students to achieve their personal and academic goals, and promotes awareness by educating the university community. Our guiding principles include a firm belief that all students provide a valuable contribution to the diversity of IU, that all students must be treated with dignity and respect, and that all students have the right to self-determination and to be fully informed of their options."

https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/disability-services-students/

June 9, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer schedule adjustment - last chance to drop a class with a refund

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

[4] New course (MUS-X 601) for doctoral students who are in the exam stage of the degree - finalized and ready for enrollment

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Academic Standing

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer schedule adjustment - last chance to drop a class with a refund

If you drop a class now, you will be charged a $23 late drop fee.

If you drop a class that started on June 6 before Sunday, June 12, you will get a full refund of the tuition.

If you drop a class that started on June 6 between Monday, June 13 and Sunday, June 19, you will get a 50% refund of tuition.

If you drop a class after that, you will get no refund of tuition.

All summer schedule adjustment is happening through the eAdd and eDrop systems. Instructions for using those systems are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in Summer 2016.

Doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.
For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2016.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

[4] New course (MUS-X 601) for doctoral students who are in the exam stage of the degree - finalized and ready for enrollment

Once they complete coursework, students ordinarily do not enroll in courses until they reach candidacy (meaning they have passed all qualifying exams), at which time enrollment each fall/spring semester is required until graduation. Because they are not enrolled, students lose many student-related privileges, including free city bus service, discounted access to the student health center, deferment of student loans, and especially automatic access to the IU libraries and many technology services. This is a hardship for those who are trying to prepare for their qualifying exams, develop topic proposals, and conduct research on their final document. In order tor retain these services, students sometimes choose to register for a one-credit course, at the cost of one credit of tuition, mandatory fees, plus the JSOM program fee, totaling approximately $3000 per semester.

Beginning this fall, students who have completed doctoral coursework and who are in the exam stage of the degree will have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost.

Students who choose one of these options and do not enroll in anything else: 

* will NOT be charged the JSOM program fee, saving about $1000 each semester, but

* WILL be charged the campus mandatory fees (technology, transportation, student health, activity, and repair and rehab) at the reduced part-time student rate, totaling about $160 each semester. Students who live outside of Bloomington may have these fees waived.

Here are the two enrollment options:

(1) We now have a new course, MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). It has been coded as representing full-time enrollment, which makes students eligible for deferral of student loans when they enroll in MUS-X 601. Enrollment in MUS-X 601 will be limited to a maximum of two semesters. The course will be graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a grade of Satisfactory (S) recorded once the student passes the last qualifying exam.

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credits (doctoral final project, doctoral piano essay, dissertation) and pay the normal tuition for those credits. Students enrolled in document credits are already considered to be full-time students for purposes of student loan deferral. Document courses are graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a final grade assigned upon final submission of the document.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas. However, if a student has already enrolled in MUS-G 601 for 2 semesters, then enrollment in MUS-X 601 is not an option (MUS-X 601 is replacing MUS-G 601).

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Academic Standing

You are responsible for maintaining good academic standing. In order to do this, be sure to know the academic standing guidelines from the JSoM Bulletin.

http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2015-2016/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml

June 1, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrolment and schedule adjustment - last chance to enroll without late fees

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] New course (MUS-X 601) for doctoral students who are in the exam stage of the degree - finalized and ready for enrollment

Reminders

[3] Fall and summer registration

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrollment and schedule adjustment - last chance to register without late fees

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 6, we are now in a registration period for summer in which any schedule changes need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml

If you are making changes to a class that hasn't started yet, you will not be charged any schedule adjustment fees (this is unusual and only applies to summer classes). You may see a late registration fee ($60) or a late drop fee ($23) if you enroll for your first class now or drop a class, but those fees will be refunded to your account usually within one week.

The waitlist for summer classes no longer exists. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 6. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 6.

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in. For example, first 8 weeks classes are already in the 50% refund period.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your initial registration.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] New course (MUS-X 601) for doctoral students who are in the exam stage of the degree - finalized and ready for enrollment

Once they complete coursework, students ordinarily do not enroll in courses until they reach candidacy (meaning they have passed all qualifying exams), at which time enrollment each fall/spring semester is required until graduation. Because they are not enrolled, students lose many student-related privileges, including free city bus service, discounted access to the student health center, deferment of student loans, and especially automatic access to the IU libraries and many technology services. This is a hardship for those who are trying to prepare for their qualifying exams, develop topic proposals, and conduct research on their final document. In order tor retain these services, students sometimes choose to register for a one-credit course, at the cost of one credit of tuition, mandatory fees, plus the JSOM program fee, totaling approximately $3000 per semester.

Beginning this fall, students who have completed doctoral coursework and who are in the exam stage of the degree will have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost.

Students who choose one of these options and do not enroll in anything else: 

* will NOT be charged the JSOM program fee, saving about $1000 each semester, but

* WILL be charged the campus mandatory fees (technology, transportation, student health, activity, and repair and rehab) at the reduced part-time student rate, totaling about $160 each semester. Students who live outside of Bloomington may have these fees waived.

Here are the two enrollment options:

(1) We now have a new course, MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). It has been coded as representing full-time enrollment, which makes students eligible for deferral of student loans when they enroll in MUS-X 601. Enrollment in MUS-X 601 will be limited to a maximum of two semesters. The course will be graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a grade of Satisfactory (S) recorded once the student passes the last qualifying exam.

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credits (doctoral final project, doctoral piano essay, dissertation) and pay the normal tuition for those credits. Students enrolled in document credits are already considered to be full-time students for purposes of student loan deferral. Document courses are graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a final grade assigned upon final submission of the document.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas. However, if a student has already enrolled in MUS-G 601 for 2 semesters, then enrollment in MUS-X 601 is not an option (MUS-X 601 is replacing MUS-G 601).

Reminders

[3] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in OneStart.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Entrepreneurship and Career Development

"The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development (OECD) provides expert guidance and resources, as well as a wide variety of events designed to empower Jacobs School of Music students as they prepare for a career in music and or dance."

http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/entrepreneurship-careers/index.shtml

May 19, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrolment and schedule adjutment

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration
[3] Final Spring Semester Grades
[4] Free Voice Lessons

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Crimson Cupboard

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrollment and schedule adjustment

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 6, we are now in a registration period for summer in which any schedule changes need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml

If you are making changes to a class that hasn't started yet, you will not be charged any schedule adjustment fees (this is unusual and only applies to summer classes). You may see a late registration fee ($60) or a late drop fee ($23) if you enroll for your first class now or drop a class, but those fees will be refunded to your account within one week.

The waitlist for summer classes no longer exists. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 6. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 6.

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in. For example, first 8 weeks classes are already in the 50% refund period.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration.

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in OneStart.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

[3] Final Spring Semester Grades

Final grades are nowavailable on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/grades-gpa/explanation.shtml#grade-records has details).  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) 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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

[4] Free Voice Lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take free voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Lessons would run from the week of May 16 through July 1. There is no cost nor credit granted. If you’re interested, please write him at blhorne@indiana.edu to set up an appointment to meet.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Crimson Cupboard summer hours

This message is from Erika Wheeler:

For now, we are open Mondays from 3:15 to 5:00pm. We have posted the hours on our Facebook page (Crimson Cupboard) and Twitter (@IUCupboard15), and it is on those same pages that we will share any updates or changes to the hours.

If students need to access the pantry but are unable to do so during our open hours, we encourage them to email us at cupboard@indiana.edu so we can find a time to open the pantry specifically for that student. If we find that several students are unable to make it on Mondays, we will open an additional day per week. But for now, this being our first summer open, we are simply testing the waters!

May 11, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades
[2] Free Voice Lessons
[3] Congratulations to all of our graduates

Reminders

[4] Fall and summer registration

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades

Final grades are nowavailable on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/grades-gpa/explanation.shtml#grade-records has details).  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) 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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

[2] Free Voice Lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take free voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Lessons would run from the week of May 16 through July 1. There is no cost nor credit granted. If you’re interested, please write him at blhorne@indiana.edu to set up an appointment to meet.

[3] Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Congratulations to everyone who graduated from a degree or diploma program this May!

We wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.

Please note that you will remain on this email list until the end of August, when a new list is created.

Reminders

[4] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in OneStart.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Follow this link http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/documents/transcript.shtml for instructions on how to order an official transcript. 

If you need a transcript that shows your graduation date (and you completed your program this spring), then wait until after May 26to order your transcript.

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml.  Diplomas are mailed around 12 weeks after your graduation.