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

For summer, schedule adjustment is processed through the eAdd/eDrop system.  Instructions are here.

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

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

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

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

musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Eric Isaacson), Director 
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Tiffany Bowen), 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 Summer 2017

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.