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Contact the Music Graduate Office

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 (Mike Ziething), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Janis Cooper Parker), Doctoral Clerk

More Information

Recent 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 Fall 2016

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.

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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.