Announcements

Fall registration is happening now for current students.  Click here for fall registration instructions

The Music Graduate Office will be open in JS120 according to the following schedule during Orientation Week:

Monday, August 14: 9 am to noon, 1 to 5 pm
Tuesday, August 15: 8 am to noon, 2:30 to 5 pm
Wednesday, August 16: closed all day
Thursday, August 17: 8 am to noon, 1 to 5 pm
Friday, August 18: 8 am to noon, 1 to 5 pm

Recent Announcements

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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 (Collin Lewis), 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 2017

August 23, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 27
[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 28
[3] Program Completion Application
[4] New Course Announcement: MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music
[5] Artist Diploma Auditions

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Information Sessions
[7] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Applications

Reminders

[8] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies
[9] A few notes for new students
[10] Graduate Mentoring Center has a GA position open - information about how to apply
[11] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Resources you might want to know about

[12] Counseling ahd Psychological Services (CAPS)

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 27

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 27 (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 27.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 25 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 27, 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 28, 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 28.  See the next section in these announcements for details.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (August 24).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, 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 28

Starting Monday, August 28, 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 28 through Sunday, October 22, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 28 through Sunday, October 22, you can follow the procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

If you want to drop a class and add a class at the same time (and make the requests contingent upon one another) between August 28 and October 22, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.pdf.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down to near the end of the page and click on the “Even Exchange Policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” box).  This policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added for the same number of credit hours 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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown on the Official Calendar. 

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 2017 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2017, 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 22, 2017. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2017. 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] New Course Announcement: MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

The following course was recently added to the Fall Schedule of Classes:

MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music (3 cr)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Class number: 36711
10:10-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Wayne Wallace

The purpose of the course is to trace the development of musical traditions in the Caribbean and Latin America and develop proficiency in the playing and understanding of these different styles/genres. We will also promote discussion of issues regarding the formation musical styles that sprang forth out of cultural, socio-political and at times, economic forces.

Course materials are selected from the repertoire of art, folk and popular music traditions and analysis of 20 th and 21 st century developments such as mass media, the Internet, the recording industry, the convergence of African, Middle Eastern, Indigenous and European styles. The course will cover music from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad/Tobago, Jamaica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Peru.

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2017 semester will be held Wednesday, October 18, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 20, 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 2018; 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 2018; 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 2017 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 8 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 2017 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 8, 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 2017) should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 5.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 11 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 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 13, 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-first-year-students-tickets-36929550279

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 6, 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-second-year-students-tickets-36929754891

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 30, 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-third-and-later-year-students-tickets-36929815071

[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.

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Grant%20in%20Aid%20Ph.D.%202017-18.pdf#Grant in Aid PhD.

The JSoM deadline for applications is Friday, September 29, 2017, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

Reminders

[8] 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/academic/collaborative-music/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Wind/percussion majors will have a required meeting on Wenesday, August 23 from 6-7 pm in MC066 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 24 from 5-6 pm in the Recital Hall (MU110).

Piano and String majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 8).

If you have questions or concerns about chamber music, email chmusic@indiana.edu.

[9] 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 25.

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 4. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[10] Graduate Mentoring Center has an open GA position - information about how to apply

Title: Graduate Assistant for Center Programs

Position: Student Academic Appointment
Duration: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Position Open to: All full-time IUB MA and PhD students

Remuneration

  • Full SAA: 20 hours/week, $15,000/year (prorated based on start date), eligible for student health insurance and fee remission OR
  • Hourly: up to 20 hours/week, $15.00/hour, eligible for student health insurance

Sponsoring Unit: The Graduate Mentoring Center
Location: Wells Library 1320 E. 10th St., Room E546, Bloomington, IN 47405-7104
Application Deadline: August 31, 2017

The Graduate Mentoring Center (GMC) serves graduate students at Indiana University Bloomington and Indianapolis. The GMC was founded in fall 2014 through funds provided by President Michael A. McRobbie. As part of the University Graduate School, it is one of the many Graduate Diversity Initiatives supported by these funds. The center's programming, therefore, emphasizes mentorship for underrepresented minority graduate students.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Graduate Assistant for Center Programs is one of two graduate assistants who support the Center's director in the daily operation of the Center. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, facilitating, or co-facilitating trainings, workshops, and activities.
  • Representing the Center at selected public events locally and/or nationally (e.g., conferences).
  • Collecting and analyzing data on mentoring at the bequest of the Center's director.
  • Creating and maintaining a mentoring resource database.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with campus partners.
  • Mentoring peers as part of the core mentoring cohort.
  • Responding to inquiries.

Additional responsibilities may include survey development, marketing and promotions, website maintenance, and working with designated partners, including student organizations and culture centers.

If you have any questions about this position, please direct them to the Director of GMC, Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde at maehamil@iu.edu.

[11] 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 9), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 25. 

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 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on January 27, 2018.

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

[12] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

"Everyone feels sad, anxious, angry, or overwhelmed sometimes. Generally, these feelings pass quickly. If you've been feeling bad for two weeks or more, it may help to talk to someone. Here are some other reasons to consider counseling:

  • You are having difficulty handling your academic responsibilities
  • You are having difficulty relating to others, including friends and family
  • You are experiencing negative consequences from alcohol or drug use
  • You are dealing with sexual assault
  • You are concerned about eating disorders
  • Your friends and family have commented that you do not seem like yourself"

For more information on the comprehensive services offered by CAPS, visit http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/index.shtml.

Announcements for Summer 2017

August 19, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 27
[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies
[3] A few notes for new students
[4] Graduate Mentoring Center has a GA position open - information about how to apply

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Information Session
[6] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Reminders

[7] New Music Graduate Office Student Services Assistant - Collin Lewis
[8] 2017-2018 Conductors' Orchestra
[9] Writing Tutorial Services offerings for students working on Doctoral Final Projects/Dissertations/Piano Essays

Resources you might want to know about

[10] 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 27

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 27 (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 27.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 25 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 27, 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 28, 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 27.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after August 28 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (August 24).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, 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/academic/collaborative-music/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Wind/percussion majors will have a required meeting on Wenesday, August 23 from 6-7 pm in MC066 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 24 from 5-6 pm in the Recital Hall (MU110).

Piano and String majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 8).

If you have questions or concerns about chamber music, email chmusic@indiana.edu.

[3] 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 25.

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 4. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[4] Graduate Mentoring Center has an open GA position - information about how to apply

Title: Graduate Assistant for Center Programs

Position: Student Academic Appointment
Duration: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Position Open to: All full-time IUB MA and PhD students

Remuneration

  • Full SAA: 20 hours/week, $15,000/year (prorated based on start date), eligible for student health insurance and fee remission OR
  • Hourly: up to 20 hours/week, $15.00/hour, eligible for student health insurance

Sponsoring Unit: The Graduate Mentoring Center
Location: Wells Library 1320 E. 10th St., Room E546, Bloomington, IN 47405-7104
Application Deadline: August 31, 2017

The Graduate Mentoring Center (GMC) serves graduate students at Indiana University Bloomington and Indianapolis. The GMC was founded in fall 2014 through funds provided by President Michael A. McRobbie. As part of the University Graduate School, it is one of the many Graduate Diversity Initiatives supported by these funds. The center's programming, therefore, emphasizes mentorship for underrepresented minority graduate students.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Graduate Assistant for Center Programs is one of two graduate assistants who support the Center's director in the daily operation of the Center. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, facilitating, or co-facilitating trainings, workshops, and activities.
  • Representing the Center at selected public events locally and/or nationally (e.g., conferences).
  • Collecting and analyzing data on mentoring at the bequest of the Center's director.
  • Creating and maintaining a mentoring resource database.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with campus partners.
  • Mentoring peers as part of the core mentoring cohort.
  • Responding to inquiries.

Additional responsibilities may include survey development, marketing and promotions, website maintenance, and working with designated partners, including student organizations and culture centers.

If you have any questions about this position, please direct them to the Director of GMC, Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde at maehamil@iu.edu.

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 13, 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-first-year-students-tickets-36929550279

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 6, 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-second-year-students-tickets-36929754891

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 30, 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-third-and-later-year-students-tickets-36929815071

[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 9), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 25. 

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 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on January 27, 2018.

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] New Music Graduate Office Student Services Assistant - Collin Lewis

We are delighted to welcome Collin Lewis to the front desk in the music graduate office. Collin recently completed a master's degree in clarinet performance at the Jacobs School of Music and has an undergraduate degree in clarinet performance from Vanderbilt University. Many of you will recognize Collin from his work in the Musical Arts Center over the last two years, most recently as Assistant Ticket Office Manager. He has also been Office Co-manager at Stafford Music Academy.

We thank Tiffany Bowen for her service in the office since May. Tiffany has accepted a music teaching position at University Elementary School here in Bloomington. We wish her well in her new position.

[8] 2017-2018 Conductors' Orchestra

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Conductor's Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio (MWF, 10-11am; MA 454); however, select members will also be required to perform in Choral and Orchestral Conducting recitals (2 in Fall and 4 in Spring) and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, August 28, 2017.

Repertoire for Fall 2017:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2
  • Mozart: Don Giovanni (Overture and arias)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto
  • Strauss: Don Juan
  • Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a resume in PDF form. Please make sure the subject of the email says: Conductors Orchestra Application Fall 2017

Required personal information:

  • Full name as recorded by Indiana University
  • Student ID number
  • Phone Number; Email Address
  • Instrument, degree program, and year
  • Previous CO Member? Which years?
  • Relevant orchestral experience at IU past 2 years (Strings: Please list callback positions held; Winds/Brass/Percussion: Please list orchestras and principal positions held)
  • CO placement preference: Regular member, substitute, or both?
  • One-page resume in PDF form

All applications must be received before Thursday, August 24, 11:59 PM; late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitute members on Friday, August 25. Please be ready to go to the payroll office in the Practice Building to fill out necessary information regarding payroll as soon as invitations are extended so that we don't have any delays for members getting paid.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. David Jang (kyjang@indiana.edu), the orchestra's General Manager.

[9] Writing Tutorial Services offerings for students working on Doctoral Final Projects/Dissertations/Piano Essays

I write to share three announcements from Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) that may be of interest to your graduate students.

First, a reminder about a resource available in Fall 2017:
Our WTS Write-In sessions will run on Fridays from 9-12 in the WTS space inside the Learning Commons on the first floor of the undergraduate tower of Wells Library. 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 Fall 2017 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?usp=sf_link

Applications are due Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:59pm.

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)

Third, WTS is now hosting article-writing groups that meet for 12 weeks and move students from a drafted document to a submitted article in that time frame. Students may participate in both a dissertation group and an article-writing group in the same semester. More information and the application form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/dchb25UzcOwCCH0I2

Applications for the article-writing groups are due August 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Thank you for your continued help with these programs.

Cordially,
Jo Ann

Jo Ann Vogt
Director, Writing Tutorial Services
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning
Indiana University

Wells Library East Tower, 2nd Floor
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

email: javogt@indiana.edu
phone: 812-855-6738
URL: http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/writing/wts.php

Resources you might want to know about

[10] 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.

August 9, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Music Graudate Office hours during the week of August 14
[2] New Music Graduate Office Student Services Assistant - Collin Lewis
[3] 2017-2018 Conductors' Orchestra

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Writing Tutorial Services offerings for students working on Doctoral Final Projects/Dissertations/Piano Essays

Reminders

[5] Summer course grades
[6] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees
[7] New course topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Resources you might want to know about

[8] More about Writing Tutorial Services

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Music Graduate Office Hours for the week of August 14 (New Student Orientation)

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for some of the week of August 14 for New Student Orientation activities.

Here is the schedule of when we will be open in JS120:

  • Monday, August 14: 9 am to noon, 1 to 5 pm
  • Tuesday, August 15: 8 am to noon, 2:30 to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, August 16: closed all day
  • Thursday, August 17: 8 am to noon, 1 to 5 pm
  • Friday, August 18: 8 am to noon, 1 to 5 pm

[2] New Music Graduate Office Student Services Assistant - Collin Lewis

We are delighted to welcome Collin Lewis to the front desk in the music graduate office. Collin recently completed a master's degree in clarinet performance at the Jacobs School of Music and has an undergraduate degree in clarinet performance from Vanderbilt University. Many of you will recognize Collin from his work in the Musical Arts Center over the last two years, most recently as Assistant Ticket Office Manager. He has also been Office Co-manager at Stafford Music Academy.

We thank Tiffany Bowen for her service in the office since May. Tiffany has accepted a music teaching position at University Elementary School here in Bloomington. We wish her well in her new position.

[3] 2017-2018 Conductors' Orchestra

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Conductor's Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio (MWF, 10-11am; MA 454); however, select members will also be required to perform in Choral and Orchestral Conducting recitals (2 in Fall and 4 in Spring) and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, August 28, 2017.

Repertoire for Fall 2017:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2
  • Mozart: Don Giovanni (Overture and arias)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto
  • Strauss: Don Juan
  • Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a resume in PDF form. Please make sure the subject of the email says: Conductors Orchestra Application Fall 2017

Required personal information:

  • Full name as recorded by Indiana University
  • Student ID number
  • Phone Number; Email Address
  • Instrument, degree program, and year
  • Previous CO Member? Which years?
  • Relevant orchestral experience at IU past 2 years (Strings: Please list callback positions held; Winds/Brass/Percussion: Please list orchestras and principal positions held)
  • CO placement preference: Regular member, substitute, or both?
  • One-page resume in PDF form

All applications must be received before Thursday, August 24, 11:59 PM; late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitute members on Friday, August 25. Please be ready to go to the payroll office in the Practice Building to fill out necessary information regarding payroll as soon as invitations are extended so that we don't have any delays for members getting paid.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. David Jang (kyjang@indiana.edu), the orchestra's General Manager.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Writing Tutorial Services offerings for students working on Doctoral Final Projects/Dissertations/Piano Essays

I write to share three announcements from Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) that may be of interest to your graduate students.

First, a reminder about a resource available in Fall 2017:
Our WTS Write-In sessions will run on Fridays from 9-12 in the WTS space inside the Learning Commons on the first floor of the undergraduate tower of Wells Library. 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 Fall 2017 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?usp=sf_link

Applications are due Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:59pm.

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)

Third, WTS is now hosting article-writing groups that meet for 12 weeks and move students from a drafted document to a submitted article in that time frame. Students may participate in both a dissertation group and an article-writing group in the same semester. More information and the application form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/dchb25UzcOwCCH0I2

Applications for the article-writing groups are due August 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Thank you for your continued help with these programs.

Cordially,
Jo Ann

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] Summer course grades

Summer grades will not be posted until Friday, July 28 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 5 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 2. 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 session.

[6] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees

You can still submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2017.

The deadline to register without late registration fees is Thursday, August 17. 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 17. Preparation for Orientation and Orientation mean that it's possible there will be a dely in responding to your program planning sheet.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/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 now, it can take longer. 

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. 

[7] New Course Topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Course Announcement Fall 2017 [New/updated course description]
MUS-T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr., Course number: 6551)

MUS-T561 Musical Memory and Experience
Instructor: Professor Marianne Kielian-Gilbert
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Mon/Wed., M242 (Simon Music Building)

This special topics course in music analysis will explore interactions of perceptual/cognitive and cultural/philosophical models of musical embodiment, emotional experience, and time and memory in music. How do connections work between memory and sound, voice and image, as articulated musically and experienced psychologically? The aim is to study work on music perception and expressivity (philosophical, critical, and theoretical perspectives), and to connect ideas of what it is like to remember, how people understand that remembering occurred, and the ways that composers and artists summon those behaviors or embody memory in music.

The course will be organized around particular topics or questions (rather than by chronology) and in relation to specific musical works and analyses. We will consider different types of music from classical to popular with emphasis on practices of music listening and contemporary experience (e.g., discontinuity, hypertextuality and technology, forces of pluralism and globalization). The instructor has particular interests in the music of 19th- and 20th/21st-century composers.

Course requirements: readings, class discussion, short reaction papers on issues arising in the readings, one major research paper and class presentation.

Texts: Bob Snyder. Music and Memory: An Introduction (MIT, 2000), and selected essays by related writers.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] More about Writing Tutorial Services

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

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

August 2, 2017

Announcements for All Students

This week's announcements are all time-sensitive reminders, so I am simply resending the same email from last week in case some of you didn't read it.

[1] Summer course grades
[2] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees
[3] New course topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Reminders

[4] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Diplomas and Final Transcripts

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 28 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 5 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 2. 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 session.

[2] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees

You can still submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2017.

The deadline to register without late registration fees is Thursday, August 17. 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 17. Preparation for Orientation and Orientation mean that it's possible there will be a dely in responding to your program planning sheet.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/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 now, it can take longer. 

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] New Course Topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Course Announcement Fall 2017 [New/updated course description]
MUS-T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr., Course number: 6551)

MUS-T561 Musical Memory and Experience
Instructor: Professor Marianne Kielian-Gilbert
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Mon/Wed., M242 (Simon Music Building)

This special topics course in music analysis will explore interactions of perceptual/cognitive and cultural/philosophical models of musical embodiment, emotional experience, and time and memory in music. How do connections work between memory and sound, voice and image, as articulated musically and experienced psychologically? The aim is to study work on music perception and expressivity (philosophical, critical, and theoretical perspectives), and to connect ideas of what it is like to remember, how people understand that remembering occurred, and the ways that composers and artists summon those behaviors or embody memory in music.

The course will be organized around particular topics or questions (rather than by chronology) and in relation to specific musical works and analyses. We will consider different types of music from classical to popular with emphasis on practices of music listening and contemporary experience (e.g., discontinuity, hypertextuality and technology, forces of pluralism and globalization). The instructor has particular interests in the music of 19th- and 20th/21st-century composers.

Course requirements: readings, class discussion, short reaction papers on issues arising in the readings, one major research paper and class presentation.

Texts: Bob Snyder. Music and Memory: An Introduction (MIT, 2000), and selected essays by related writers.

Reminders

[4] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions: The Basics

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday August 16, 10:30am-6:30pm in Ford Hall
  • Thursday August 17: 10am-7pm in Ford Hall
  • Friday August 18: 10am-6pm in Ford Hall
  • Saturday August 19: 10am-5pm in Ford Hall

Information regarding Singing Hoosiers can be found at singinghoosiers.org.

The single audition suffices for placement in the concert choirs, the opera choruses, and the paid, non-credit ensemble, Conductors Chorus. During the 7-minute audition, you will sing a song of your choice in any language or style, echo pitches played at the piano, and sight read short melodic and rhythmic exercises. No arias, please, unless they are from a choral work or baroque opera. An accompanist will be provided, so bring 2 copies of your music if it is not memorized. Students with no song repertoire will be offered a commonly known song to sing, or simply vocalize to determine range and voice part.

To sign up for an audition, logon to Canvas and find your MUS-X 70 course. Click on "Calendar", then click on "Scheduler" to select an audition slot. Return to the MUS-X70 page and fill out the Choral Audition Placement Form found in "Quizzes" and submit your information.

If you are not registering until later, use the following link to get to the Canvas scheduler and follow the instructions in the previous paragraph. You will still need to register for the course during Open Enrollment.

https://iu.instructure.com/enroll/9EEK4M

For a complete description of the choral audition process, go to: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/choral/ensembles/audition-information.shtml.

Thanks!

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Diplomas and Final Transcripts

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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.

Summer degrees will be posted by August 31, 2017. You will receive an email once you have officially graduated and can then order a final transcript that will reflect your graduation date.

This web site has information about how to order your official transcript: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu//transcripts/order-transcript/index.html.

July 27, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer course grades
[2] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees
[3] New course topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Reminders

[4] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Diplomas and Final Transcripts

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 28 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 5 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 2. 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 session.

[2] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees

You can still submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2017.

The deadline to register without late registration fees is Thursday, August 17. 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 17. Preparation for Orientation and Orientation mean that it's possible there will be a dely in responding to your program planning sheet.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/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 now, it can take longer. 

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] New Course Topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Course Announcement Fall 2017 [New/updated course description]
MUS-T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr., Course number: 6551)

MUS-T561 Musical Memory and Experience
Instructor: Professor Marianne Kielian-Gilbert
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Mon/Wed., M242 (Simon Music Building)

This special topics course in music analysis will explore interactions of perceptual/cognitive and cultural/philosophical models of musical embodiment, emotional experience, and time and memory in music. How do connections work between memory and sound, voice and image, as articulated musically and experienced psychologically? The aim is to study work on music perception and expressivity (philosophical, critical, and theoretical perspectives), and to connect ideas of what it is like to remember, how people understand that remembering occurred, and the ways that composers and artists summon those behaviors or embody memory in music.

The course will be organized around particular topics or questions (rather than by chronology) and in relation to specific musical works and analyses. We will consider different types of music from classical to popular with emphasis on practices of music listening and contemporary experience (e.g., discontinuity, hypertextuality and technology, forces of pluralism and globalization). The instructor has particular interests in the music of 19th- and 20th/21st-century composers.

Course requirements: readings, class discussion, short reaction papers on issues arising in the readings, one major research paper and class presentation.

Texts: Bob Snyder. Music and Memory: An Introduction (MIT, 2000), and selected essays by related writers.

Please note that the Schedule of Classes is in the process of being updated with this course topic information so it might still say that the topic is "Experiencing Music Multimedia" for a few more days. That should be updated soon.

Reminders

[4] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions: The Basics

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday August 16, 10:30am-6:30pm in Ford Hall
  • Thursday August 17: 10am-7pm in Ford Hall
  • Friday August 18: 10am-6pm in Ford Hall
  • Saturday August 19: 10am-5pm in Ford Hall

Information regarding Singing Hoosiers can be found at singinghoosiers.org.

The single audition suffices for placement in the concert choirs, the opera choruses, and the paid, non-credit ensemble, Conductors Chorus. During the 7-minute audition, you will sing a song of your choice in any language or style, echo pitches played at the piano, and sight read short melodic and rhythmic exercises. No arias, please, unless they are from a choral work or baroque opera. An accompanist will be provided, so bring 2 copies of your music if it is not memorized. Students with no song repertoire will be offered a commonly known song to sing, or simply vocalize to determine range and voice part.

To sign up for an audition, logon to Canvas and find your MUS-X 70 course. Click on "Calendar", then click on "Scheduler" to select an audition slot. Return to the MUS-X70 page and fill out the Choral Audition Placement Form found in "Quizzes" and submit your information.

If you are not registering until later, use the following link to get to the Canvas scheduler and follow the instructions in the previous paragraph. You will still need to register for the course during Open Enrollment.

https://iu.instructure.com/enroll/9EEK4M

For a complete description of the choral audition process, go to: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/choral/ensembles/audition-information.shtml.

Thanks!

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Diplomas and Final Transcripts

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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.

Summer degrees will be posted by August 31, 2017. You will receive an email once you have officially graduated and can then order a final transcript that will reflect your graduation date.

This web site has information about how to order your official transcript: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu//transcripts/order-transcript/index.html.

June 28, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2017

[2] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Dissertation Support Group

Reminders

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

[5] Registration for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[6] 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] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2017

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

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

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application for Fall is September 22, 2017 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2017. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

The deadline for summer has already passed but if you plan to finish your program this summer but have not yet submit the Program Completion Form, you can still submit the form up until July 14.

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

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

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

[2] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions: The Basics

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday August 16, 10:30am-6:30pm in Ford Hall
  • Thursday August 17: 10am-7pm in Ford Hall
  • Friday August 18: 10am-6pm in Ford Hall
  • Saturday August 19: 10am-5pm in Ford Hall

Information regarding Singing Hoosiers can be found at singinghoosiers.org.

The single audition suffices for placement in the concert choirs, the opera choruses, and the paid, non-credit ensemble, Conductors Chorus. During the 7-minute audition, you will sing a song of your choice in any language or style, echo pitches played at the piano, and sight read short melodic and rhythmic exercises. No arias, please, unless they are from a choral work or baroque opera. An accompanist will be provided, so bring 2 copies of your music if it is not memorized. Students with no song repertoire will be offered a commonly known song to sing, or simply vocalize to determine range and voice part.

To sign up for an audition, logon to Canvas and find your MUS-X 70 course. Click on "Calendar", then click on "Scheduler" to select an audition slot. Return to the MUS-X70 page and fill out the Choral Audition Placement Form found in "Quizzes" and submit your information.

If you are not registering until later, use the following link to get to the Canvas scheduler and follow the instructions in the previous paragraph. You will still need to register for the course during Open Enrollment.

https://iu.instructure.com/enroll/9EEK4M

For a complete description of the choral audition process, go to: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/choral/ensembles/audition-information.shtml.

Thanks!

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Dissertation Support Group

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the IU Health Center offer a Dissertation Support Group.

Tuesdays | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
$10 per session
Call 812-855-5711 to register for a session.

Topics Include:

  • • Goal setting
  • • Anxiety and stress management
  • • Time management
  • • Writer's block
  • • Negative thinking
  • • Working with difficult faculty
  • • Emotional support

Reminders

[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 or Fall 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[5] Registration for fall 2017

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades . That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[6] 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/.

June 14, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2017 and Auto-W Deadline for summer courses that started on June 5

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[3] Registration for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Collegiate Recovery - Addiction recovery resources

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2017 and Auto-W Deadline for summer courses that started on June 5

Any schedule changes for summer 2017 need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

The deadline for a 50% refund of tuition for classes that started on June 5 and go through July 14 and for second eight week classes (which go from June 5 to July 28) is Sunday, June 18. After that, there will be no refund for dropped classes for those sessions.

The Auto-W Deadline for classes that last from June 5 to July 14 is Monday, June 26.

The Auto-W Deadline for classes that last from June 5 to July 28 is Tuesday, July 4.

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) 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 (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf).   

After the Auto-W deadline, you need the approval of the instructor of the course, the chair of the department that offers the course, and the Music Graduate office in order to drop a class.  You do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office. 

The main differences (other than the procedure) in dropping a course after the Auto-W deadline are that the instructor has the option of giving you a grade of "F" for the course if that is the grade you are earning when you request to drop it, and that you need to petition to the Music Graduate Office for permission to drop a course after the Auto-W deadline.  Please note that it is extremely rare to get permission to drop a class after the Auto-W deadline.

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

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 until the end of the first week of fall classes.

Announcements for 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 or Fall 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reminders

[3] Registration for fall 2017

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades . That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Collegiate Recovery - Addiction recovery resources

OASIS provides support to students in addiction recovery. Call today for an initial appointment to create your recovery plan and get support: (812) 856-3898.

According to national statistics, Indiana University estimates that nearly 700 IU students need support for a substance dependence or addiction (CSAR, 2005) each year.

In the fall of 2014, OASIS began supporting students in recovery and received a capacity building grant from Transforming Youth Recovery to improve resources and services for students in recovery on campus.

More information is here: https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/oasis/collegiate-recovery/index.shtml.

May 31, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration and Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2017 - last chance to register without late fees

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[3] Academic standing - summer grade point average

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 5, 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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

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.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

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 5. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 5.

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] Registration for fall 2017

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades . That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[3] Academic Standing - summer grade point average

http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2016-2017/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml is a link to the regulations and procedures for graduate and diploma academic standing.

I wanted to point out that the summer is considered a "semester" in terms of academic standing. That means that your summer grade point average needs to be 3.0 or higher, the same as it would be in a fall or spring semester.

This will sometimes come as a surprise to students who "pass" the single course they are registered for (with a grade below a "B"), but then find themselves in academic standing trouble because their semester grade point average is below a 3.0.

So I am sending this as a reminder to all students enrolled in summer classes that the summer session is treated just like a fall or spring semester in terms of academic standing regulations.

May 17, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration and Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2017

Reminders

[2] Changes to the Music Graduate Office staff

[3] Calling for volunteers for free voice lessons

[4] Registration for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[5] 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] Summer enrollment and schedule adjustment

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 5, 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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

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.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

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 5. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 5.

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] Changes to the Music Graduate Office staff

We are pleased to introduce Tiffany Bowen as the Student Services Assistant in the music graduate office. Tiffany will be the one answering your calls, responding to or directing email sent to musgrad@indiana.edu, and greeting you when you visit our office. Tiffany has a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of North Texas and taught in the Denton public schools. She is completing her thesis for the Master of Music Education degree here in the Jacobs School of Music, where she has also been an AI and course coordinator for the music education department, as well as a member of the conducting staff for the IU Children's Choir.

[3] Calling for volunteers for free voice lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Students would receive free voice lessons beginning the week of May 15 and ending June 30. Volunteers would receive eight lessons. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu. Students who currently have a voice teacher are ineligible.

[4] Registration for fall 2017

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades . That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] 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.

May 11, 2017

Congratulations to all of our Spring graduates!

Announcements for All students

[1] Changes to the Music Graduate Office staff

[2] Calling for volunteers for free voice lessons

Reminders

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

[4] Grades for spring 2017

[5] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[6] 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] Changes to the Music Graduate Office staff

We are pleased to introduce Tiffany Bowen as the Student Services Assistant in the music graduate office. Tiffany will be the one answering your calls, responding to or directing email sent to musgrad@indiana.edu, and greeting you when you visit our office. Tiffany has a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of North Texas and taught in the Denton public schools. She is completing her thesis for the Master of Music Education degree here in the Jacobs School of Music, where she has also been an AI and course coordinator for the music education department, as well as a member of the conducting staff for the IU Children's Choir.

[2] Calling for volunteers for free voice lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Students would receive free voice lessons beginning the week of May 15 and ending June 30. Volunteers would receive eight lessons. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu. Students who currently have a voice teacher are ineligible.

Reminders

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

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

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

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

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

[4] Grades for Spring 2017

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

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

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F." The instructor who assigned you the "I" grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

[5] Registration for summer and fall 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades . That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Transcripts and Diplomas

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Follow this link to the Registrar's web site: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/documents/transcript.shtml.  You can order your transcript now if need a copy that includes fall semester grades. 

If you need a transcript that shows your graduation date (and you completed your program this fall), then wait until after May 25 to order your transcript.

Information on diplomas is available here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.  Diplomas are mailed around 12 weeks after your graduation.

May 3, 2017

Announcements for All students

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

[2] Grade for spring 2017

Reminders

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Spring and Summer 2017

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

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

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

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

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

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

[2] Grades for Spring 2017

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

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

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F." The instructor who assigned you the "I" grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

Reminders

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades . That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer session or fall semester.

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Spring and Summer 2017

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