Announcements

The Auto-W Deadline for fall 2017 is Sunday, October 22.  This is the last chance (in most cases) to drop a class from your fall schedule.  Click here for schedule adjustment information for fall semester

Registration for Spring 2018 will begin on Thursday, October 19.  We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets on Monday, October 16.  Click here for registration instructions.

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205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

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

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

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

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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

October 12, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Spring 2018 will begin on October 19
[2] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2017
[3] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2017 class (last chance to drop a fall class)
[4] Jazz Literature course offerings schedule
[5] Some course announcements for Spring 2018
[6] Information about Summer 2018 - dates and financial aid

Reminders

[7] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Two-Step Login with DUO (required starting November 2, so set things up now)

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for spring 2018 will begin on October 19

Registration for spring 2018 will begin on Thursday, October 19.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration on Monday, October 16. Do not submit your Program Planning Sheet before that date, but you can start submitting on Monday.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 19.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4182/MUS/index.shtml.

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

Spring semester 2018 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

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

There have been a few questions recently from new students that I thought many of you who just started here this fall may want to have answered.

1.  Registration

In order to register, you will follow the steps I outlined earlier in this email announcement.  You will not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week (that person was your advisor for orientation only).  I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I will approve that as your advisor.  You will not be eligible to register until after you submit your Program Planning Sheet and it is approved. 

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  The Student Central on Union office will block your registration if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

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

2.  Language requirements

If you are in a program that has a foreign language requirement, and you believe that you have already fulfilled all or part of that requirement with coursework from an earlier degree, check on your academic advisement report to see whether that has been updated to your records.  (To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on theStudent Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades .  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed).  If your academic advisement report does not show that a language requirement is complete, but you think it should, then please contact the Music Graduate Office.  It is possible that it just hasn't been updated yet, but it's also possible that what you did in the past won't count, so you need to check now to confirm what you need to complete.

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams
(For master’s and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this fall (2017) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   January 4 and 5, 2018 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office at the end of the fall semester or on Wednesday, January 3.  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester you can re-take that exam, if you are eligible, in January 2018).

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

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

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the spring semester, so you should register based on your best estimate of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your spring schedule after the exam results are posted on January 8, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule that week, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 4 or 5. I will send out an email announcements later once we know the exact date and time. I will also send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times. Any student who started a new program in fall 2017 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2018.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

5. Program requirements

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

[3] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2017 class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2017 is Sunday, October 22. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Sunday, October 22) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 22).

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 paper form from the Music Graduate Office. 

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

Please remember that even when you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining a full-time course load - at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students (unless part-time enrollment was previously approved) and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.  Also, please remember that at this point in the semester you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after October 22.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 812-855-1738.

[4] Jazz Literature course offering schedule

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

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

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

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

Fall 2019:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Spring 2020:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Summer 2020: MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2020:  MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Spring 2021:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2021: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

[5] Some course announcements for Spring 2018

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in spring 2018. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-F 532 Graduate Score Reading
Class Number: 5593 (1 credit)
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday 9:05-9:55
Class instructor: Prof. Dominick DiOrio

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

This course explores training in score reading through the playing of choral and orchestral scores at the piano, including clef-reading and transposition exercises for the study of major works. It is a great elective course for any aspiring conductors, composers, and vocal coaches.

Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor. Adequate prior skill at the keyboard is expected. Enrollment is limited to 10.

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

MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Laptop Ensembles
Class number: 31416 (2 credits)
Class meeting time/place: W 12:20-1:10 pm (M373), F 12:30-2:00 pm (MC036)
CLass Instructor: Prof. John Gibson (johgibso@indiana.edu) Registration is by permission of the instructor.

Note: This course is not limited to composition students or JSOM majors.

In the last decade, a new form of electronic music-making has emerged: the laptop orchestra, in which anywhere from 4 to 30 musicians perform together using laptop computers. Laptop ensemble performance can work like a traditional orchestra, in which a conductor coordinates and directs the musicians. Alternatively, it can be less hierarchical, using peer-to-peer wireless networking to develop a new form of collaborative music-making with a strong improvisational component.

Students in this course will learn different ways to organize such an ensemble, design software to make sound, create music, and perform their own music, as well as music from the growing laptop ensemble repertoire. Prior experience with electronic music is helpful, but not essential, especially if you have performance or programming skills to contribute. Students will focus on the aspects of the ensemble that are most relevant to their interests, but everyone will have a chance to perform.

For more information, visit http://iub.edu/~emusic/lork.

MUS-M 601 Masters Seminar in Musicology: Music and Place
Class number: 13582 (3 credits)
CLass meeting time: Fr 9:05AM-12:05PM - Music Library M263
Class Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

This seminar will be devoted to the relationship between music and the place (or places) in which it was performed. Most of the readings will center on early modern Europe and will examine historical and scientific approaches, as well as issues like music and sacred space, music and humanistic decor, and music and symbolic space. In their research projects, students are required to apply the same methodologies to a repertory / time period of their choice. Grading is based on class participation (40%), a research paper (30%), and two presentations (30%).

This class will enable students to:

  • improve their research, writing, and communication skills
  • learn or improve their skills of scholarly conversation and collaboration
  • acquire new perspectives on the history of music
  • produce a course paper that can be refined and used for public presentations and applications

Please note that this class WILL NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement or doctoral minor in music history and literature. It is mainly for MA Musicology majors, but other students can contact the instructor to ask for permission to take the class for ORC general electives. MA Musicology majors will have enrollment priority.

MUS-M 652 Renaissance Music
Class number: 4588 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: Mo We 1:00-2:15 PM - Room M242
Class instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

In this class we will explore the repertoire, history, and musical practices of Western Europe, ca. 1380-1600. We will study many masterpieces that often became models in the following centuries. More broadly, we will approach performance and compositional practices as well as a role of music in society that differs sometimes remarkably from practices today. The class is organized as a pro-seminar: class time will involve a moderate amount of lecturing, in addition to class discussion, group work and musical listening. Class attendance is strictly mandatory.

In this class students will build a set of notes and annotated scores to help them:

  • identify and describe a number of pre-1600 compositional techniques and musical styles
  • trace the evolution of musical composition, performance, and reception from 1400 to 1600
  • discuss issues related to the performance of early music
  • investigate problems of authenticity and our relationship with the music of the past
  • develop a basic knowledge of contemporaneous notation

This class WILL count towards the master's degree music history requirement or doctoral minor in music history.

MUS-N 561 MIDI and Computer Music
Class numbers: 7825 or 7826 (3 credits)
Class meeting time/place: MWF 11:15am-12:05pm or 10:10-11:00am (M373)
Class instructors: Prof. John Gibson (johgibso@indiana.edu) or Prof. Alicyn Warren (warrenal@indiana.edu)

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper.

This course is geared for those with little prior technical training.

For more information, visit http://iub.edu/~emusic/361.

MUS- V910 Vocal Coaching
Class number: 8896 (1-2 credits)
Class meeting time: by Appointment
Class instructor: Prof. Kyung-Eun Na - This class required permission of the instructor for registration.

Vocal coaching is integral to the education of the singer, who, unlike an instrumentalist, makes music almost exclusively in a collaborative capacity and, at the college level, must learn to collaborate on an instrument (a voice) that is still unfinished, growing and changing.

At the end of this course the student will be able to synthesize the disparate instruction and sets of knowledge conveyed to him/her in performance-related studies (e.g. Diction, Voice Lesson, Opera Workshop, etc.), developing more artistically coherent performances. Student will begin assimilating the skills of effective musical collaboration, particularly in context of the singer-pianist duo. As student will learn to engage in in-depth study of musical literary sources he/she will broaden music learning techniques and practice strategies.

Please note that this class will NOT count for the master's degree ORC general electives requirement. It will also NOT count towards the diploma music course requirement. It WILL count towards the doctoral ORC general elective requirement.

[6] Information about Summer 2018 - dates and financial aid

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now starting, many of you are looking ahead to your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2018 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 20% discount on all JSOM courses taken by JSOM students (including classes, lessons, and chamber music)

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or other fee remissions are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Anticipated course offerings

Undergraduate core courses

  • M401 and M402 Music History and Literature I and II
  • M410 Composer or Genre
  • T331 Musical Skills IV
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V

Graduate Review Courses

  • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
  • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
  • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
  • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students

Undergraduate and/or graduate courses in

  • choral conducting
  • composition
  • jazz studies
  • music education
  • music history and literature
  • music theory
  • organ and sacred music
  • recording arts
  • wind conducting
  • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.

Ensembles - Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break.

Chamber Music - Chamber Music (MUS-F 550) will still be offered in the summer but the Summer Chamber Music Scholarship, which made that credit hour free, will not be available. MUS-F 550 will have normal tuition rates.

Dates - The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 4-July 13, 2017. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 8, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 4, but run for 8 weeks. If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu).

Reminders

[7] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF)

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship enables advanced IUB doctoral students to enhance their career prepration by teacihng and experiencing faculty life in a different academic setting at an IU branch campus or Butler University.

Details on the fellowship are here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/FFTF%20Applicant%20Guidelines%202018-19.pdf#Future Faculty 2018.

The deadline for this application is Friday, October 13.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Two-Step Login with DUO (required starting November 2, so set things up now)

On November 2, 2017, Two-Step Login with Duo for Central Authentication System (CAS) logins will be required for all IU students. Sign up now at twostep.iu.edu.

Two-Step Login is required to access official records of personal and financial information (name, address, direct deposit, bursar refunds, etc.).

Contact the UITS support center for IU Bloomington if you have any questions or concerns: https://kb.iu.edu/d/abxl#iub.

October 4, 2017

Announcements: October 4, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2018 is coming up
[2] The GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government) is looking for music majors to participate as representatives
[3] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 6 for Fall Break

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF)

Reminders

[5] Academic Standing
[6] Advising Hold
[7] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work

Resources you might want to know about

[8] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) office events in October

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2018 is coming up

Registration for the Spring 2018 semester will begin on Thursday, October 19.

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets on Monday, October 16.

Until then, feel free to look at the Schedule of Classes and start thinking about what you'd like to take in the spring semester, but you can't actually start the enrollment process until Program Planning Sheets start on October 16. I'll send more details in next week's email announcement.

There are likely to be changes the Spring Schedule of Classes over the next few weeks, so be aware of that.

[2] The GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government) is looking for music majors to participate as representatives

Greetings Jacobs Students:

There are still seats open in the Voice, Woodwinds, Piano, Music Ed, and Strings Departments for GPSG Department Representatives. Are you interested in taking one?

Simply nominate yourself using this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7_uPThaAiasxSXGY7H_Dy6hZtHhj6yaPZf5e8AAixv4w8xQ/viewform?usp=sf_link by midnight Wednesday, October 4. Thursday-Friday voting will occur if there are more nominees than there are open seats within your department.

Please note the time commitment:
General Assembly 3:30-5:30 on the second Friday of each month (5-5:30 are committee meetings).
Committee Meetings: Last friday of each month from 3-4)
**All in Woodburn Hall

Representatives must join one of four Advocacy Committees and cannot miss more than 2 general assemblies without a proxy present. Read the Representative Handbook for more information: http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/GPSG-Representative-Handbook-2017-2018-2.pdf

We hope to see you at our next Assembly as a Representative!

Shea Smock, Ph.D.
J.D. Candidate, 2018.
Communications Coordinator, IUB Graduate & Professional Student Government
Wells Library, 5th Floor (544G)
812-855-8747
www.indiana.edu/~iugpsg
iugpsg@indiana.edu

[3] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 6 for Fall Break

The Music Graduate Office will be closed this Friday, October 6, for Fall Break. We will re-open at the normal time (8 am) on Monday, October 9.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF)

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship enables advanced IUB doctoral students to enhance their career prepration by teacihng and experiencing faculty life in a different academic setting at an IU branch campus or Butler University.

Details on the fellowship are here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/FFTF%20Applicant%20Guidelines%202018-19.pdf#Future Faculty 2018.

The deadline for this application is Friday, October 13.

Reminders

[5] Academic Standing

Every student should be aware of the Academic Standing policies of the Jacobs School of Music.  The policies for all graduate and diploma students are listed in the JSoM Bulletin: http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2017-2018/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

[6] Advising Hold

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.edu.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October). 

The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

Spring registration will begin in late October.  I will send detailed information about registration after the Schedule of Classes is published.  That information is not yet available.

[7] Recommendations for students nearing the end of coursework

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

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

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

Also, if you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with me for your pre-exam appointment, please do that before the end of the semester.

The appointment is half an hour, and can be done over the phone if you can't make it to the office. Please call 812-855-1738 to set up an appointment time.

There is no need to prepare for the appointment - the purpose is to help prepare you for the exam stage of your degree.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

Resources you might want to know about

[8] CAPS events in October

The CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) office offers these events in October. More information can be found on their web site: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/index.shtml.

"LET'S TALK": Students now have even more ways to talk to someone about a problem!
"Let's Talk Now" - free, informal, brief consultations with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to problems. Available at Asian, La Casa, LGBTQ+ and Neal Marshall Black Culture centers, Hudson & Holland and Groups Scholars, and Office of International Services! Locations/times: www.go.iu.edu/letstalk

"Let's Keep Talking" - Counseling with CAPS counselors, targeting traditionally underserved students. Available at Asian, First Nations, La Casa, and Neal Marshall Black Culture centers, Groups Scholars office, and Office of International Services! Call CAPS to schedule appointment - (812) 855-5711.

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox for FREE workshops to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.
"Mid-term Prep" - Oct. 4 & 11, 4:00pm
"Stress Management" - Oct. 18 & 25, 4:00pm

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left - room E159 is behind the Information Desk).
"Help Me Sleep!"- Oct. 9, 4-5pm
Can't fall asleep? Waking up tired? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning and balances your mood. We will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

"Conquer Procrastination"- Oct. 23, 4-5pm
This workshop will provide you with tools to strengthen your academic skills as well as provide tips to better manage your academic experience. From time management to study strategies, we can assist you in finding your path to academic success.

De-Stress Fest - Oct. 11, 6:30-8pm
Join CAPS, Health & Wellness, Crimson CORPS and others at Wells Library to reduce your mid-semester stress! Free seated chair massages, mood checks and stress management tips, coloring, stress balls, games and food! Follow @IUHealthCenter for more info.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR STRESS - FREE drop-in workshops Mon. & Tues. 10-11am, Wed. & Thurs. 2-3pm at IU Health Center, 4th floor. Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice "Mindfulness", a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion and much more! Bring a friend!

Tough Topics, Safe Spaces
There are many stressors in the world today. We want to provide a place for you to come and talk in a safe environment. We'll focus on current events, social inequalities and injustices, and the impact they can have on IUB students. The goals of this program are to strengthen your voice, emphasize resiliency, and build a community of empowerment. For questions about Tough Topics, Safe Spaces contact the Diversity Outreach Team at howeber@indiana.edu.
Wednesday October 25th, 11-12pm
Monday November 27th, 2-3pm
Tentative location: Scholars Commons

Indiana University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
600 N. Jordan Avenue, 4th floor
Bloomington, IN 47405-3191
(812)855-5711
(812)855-8447 Fax

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

September 20, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Academic Standing
[2] Advising Hold

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work

Reminders

[4] Immunization for first semester students
[5] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2018
[6] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees
[7] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Avoiding Plagiarism

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Academic Standing

Every student should be aware of the Academic Standing policies of the Jacobs School of Music.  The policies for all graduate and diploma students are listed in the JSoM Bulletin: http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2017-2018/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

[2] Advising Hold

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.edu.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October). 

The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

Spring registration will begin in late October.  I will send detailed information about registration after the Schedule of Classes is published.  That information is not yet available.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Recommendations for students nearing the end of coursework

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

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

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

Also, if you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with me for your pre-exam appointment, please do that before the end of the semester.

The appointment is half an hour, and can be done over the phone if you can't make it to the office. Please call 812-855-1738 to set up an appointment time.

There is no need to prepare for the appointment - the purpose is to help prepare you for the exam stage of your degree.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

Reminders

[4] Immunization policy for first semester students

All students must provide immunization information to the Student Central on Union office in their first semester at IU.
Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU soon if you haven't already done so. 

  1. To find the form on One.IU, go to www.One.IU.edu
  2. In the “Search, Click, Done!” box at the top of the page, type “immunization”. 
  3. Click the Immunization Compliance link.
  4. Fill out the form and upload any required documents.

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

[5]Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2018

If this fall (2017) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment). 

The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

January 4 and 5, 2018 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2018 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

Make your travel plans with potential weather delays in mind.  You need to be back in plenty of time to account for potential delays in your travel.

Voice diction exam retakes will be offered around the same dates.  We’ll send out exact details later this semester.

The spring 2018 semester will start on Monday, January 8.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[7] Doctoral Minor Field Approval forms

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

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

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

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[8] 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/.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

September 7, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Immunization for first semester students

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2018
[3] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Reminders

[5] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 28
[6] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies
[7] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Scholars' Commons Workshops: Digital Tools and Visualization Methods for Humanists
[9] Zach Coates, DM Voice major, featured on Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) podcast

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Immunization policy for first semester students

All students must provide immunization information to the Student Central on Union office in their first semester at IU.
Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU soon if you haven't already done so. 

  1. To find the form on One.IU, go to www.One.IU.edu
  2. In the “Search, Click, Done!” box at the top of the page, type “immunization”. 
  3. Click the Immunization Compliance link.
  4. Fill out the form and upload any required documents.

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2018

If this fall (2017) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment). 

The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

January 4 and 5, 2018 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2018 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

Make your travel plans with potential weather delays in mind.  You need to be back in plenty of time to account for potential delays in your travel.

Voice diction exam retakes will be offered around the same dates.  We’ll send out exact details later this semester.

The spring 2018 semester will start on Monday, January 8.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Minor Field Approval forms

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

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

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

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

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

Reminders

[5] 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. 

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

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in December 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: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

[7] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship programs allows doctoral students who have reached candidacy the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University, IUPUI, or one of the other IU branch campuses. Those selected receive a $10,000 stipend from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $10,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus. For more information and application materials, see this link: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/FFTF%20Applicant%20Guidelines%202018-19.pdf#Future Faculty 2018.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Scholars' Commons Workshops: Digital Tools and Visualization Methods for Humanists

SCHOLARS' COMMONS | FALL 2017
DIGITAL TOOLS & VISUALIZATION METHODS FOR HUMANISTS
libraries.indiana.edu/workshops

Ever wanted to do text mining on your own corpus or scrape tweets and analyze them? Do you want to experience virtual reality? Learn about how to create???3D models? How about stereoscopic pictures or touch-screen workflows????This Friday workshop series will address all these topics and more in easy-to- understand language, with plenty of time for hand-on activities and questions.

Fridays 12:00 - 1:30pm Scholars' Commons IQ-Wall (Wells E157H)

  • SEPTEMBER 15 Intro to R: Open source programming language used to analyze different datasets
  • SEPTEMBER 22 Advanced Media: Challenges and opportunities of 360 and stereoscopic media
  • SEPTEMBER 29 Intro to Augmented Reality: Augmented reality is a blend of the real world with a virtual and synthetic world
  • OCTOBER 13 R for Text Analysis: Text mining to create word clouds, frequency graphs, and co-occurrence lists
  • OCTOBER 20 Intro to Network Graphs: Building an analog network and using Cytoscape to make a network digital
  • OCTOBER 27 IQ-Tables & Touch-Enabled Software Workflows
  • NOVEMBER 3 3D Scanning & Printing
  • NOVEMBER 10 Intro to 3D Photogrammetry: Photogrammetry software stitches many photos of an object into a 3D surface
  • DECEMBER 1 R for Twitter: Scraping tweets to create a wordcloud and sentiment graph

[9] Zach Coates, DM Voice major, featured on Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) podcast

Zach Coates, DM Voice major, was recently featured on Episode 2 of the GPSG Radio podcast. You can listen to this episode (and the entire series) from this web page: http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/gpsg-radio/. There are also links from that page to other ways to listen (iTunes, Google Play Music, etc.). Zach's part starts starts around 8:22.

August 31, 2017 (sent to voice majors only)

I am sending this information to all Voice majors because it might be of interest to you.

Graduate Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists (18 credits)

The Graduate Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists is for voice teachers/singers who wish to deepen their understanding of the singing voice. The focus of the certificate is on the union of voice science and practical application, both with healthy voice and injured voice. 

 

Prerequisite

The applicant must have a master’s degree in voice performance and/or voice pedagogy, or must be pursuing an MM in voice at the Jacobs School of Music simultaneously with enrollment in the certificate program. Students possessing or pursuing a graduate degree in music in an area other than voice may be considered if they meet the audition requirements listed below. 

 

Admission Requirements

1.short audio/video recording that demonstrates proficiency in singing/performance (waived for those currently enrolled in the MM in Voice)

2.interview with voice pedagogy faculty

3.in-person audition (if interested in scholarship opportunity)

4.completed Graduate Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists Questionnaire regarding previous experience and current knowledge of the topic. 

Grade Requirements

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists requires a grade of B or higher in each of the required courses. 

Other Requirements

For students who are simultaneously pursuing the MM in Voice and the Graduate Certificate, MUS-E 695 will substitute for MUS-E 594 in the MM Voice pedagogy requirement. Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists are subject to the provisions of graduate academic standing in the Jacobs School of Music.

Time Limits

Students must complete all requirements within four years from the date of first enrollment.

Required Courses

18 credit hours

•MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy: Research Foundations (3 cr.) (should be offered each fall semester)

•MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy: Practice (3 cr.)  (should be offered each spring semester)

•SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (3 cr.)  (should be offered each fall semester starting in fall 2018)

•MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy: Repertoire (3 cr.) (should be offered every summer)

•6 credits hours selected from

oMUS-V 800 Voice Graduate Minor, for non-voice majors

oMUS-V 900 Voice Graduate Major, for voice majors

Students can use courses that are counting towards a specific degree or diploma program towards the Vocology Certificate.  Unlike in degree programs, in which courses can generally only count once, certificates can use classes taken for other degrees or diploma programs.  Also, please note that the classes can be taken over the course of multiple programs if a student is working on the requirements while enrolled in degree or diploma programs at IU.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Prof. Brian Gill.

There will also be a doctoral minor in Vocology which can be completed at the same time as the certificate (for doctoral students only).

To apply to the Certificate Program, contact the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office in JS100 (musicadm@Indiana.edu).

August 30, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 28

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

Reminders

[4] Program Completion Application
[5] New Course Announcement: MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music
[6] Artist Diploma Auditions
[7] Doctoral Information Sessions
[8] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Applications

Resources you might want to know about

[9] IU Scholars' Commons Digital Library Brown Bag Series

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 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. 

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in December 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: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship programs allows doctoral students who have reached candidacy the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University, IUPUI, or one of the other IU branch campuses. Those selected receive a $10,000 stipend from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $10,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus. For more information and application materials, see this link: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/FFTF%20Applicant%20Guidelines%202018-19.pdf#Future Faculty 2018.

Reminders

[4] 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.

[5] 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.

[6] 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).

[7] Doctoral Information Sessions

Information sessions for doctoral students at various degree stages will be offered in the coming weeks. The sessions will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at this point in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. See the descriptions below for the event that is designed for you.

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 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

[8] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Applications

These University Graduate School awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation or final project research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the dissertation. Expenses that are not supported include typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, routine laboratory supplies, and computers.

Eligibility Criteria: A student must have been formally admitted to PhD (or DM) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School or the student must pass their oral exam by that date). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., DM or DME) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted.

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.

Resources you might want to know about

[9] IU Scholars' Commons Digital Library Brown Bag Series

Fall 2017 Digital Library Brown Bag Series

The Digital Library Brown Bag Series began in 2003, and continues to cultivate interest from both IU and beyond. The Series originated with a focus on digital libraries - standards, tools, and trends in the field - but has since expanded to include all areas and topics relevant to digital scholarship, including digital humanities and open access publishing. Brown Bag presentations focus on local practices and emerging trends, and are intended to encourage participation in digital library and digital research projects and initiatives.

Mark your calendars for the Fall 2017 Digital Library Brown Bag Series! More information is available here: http://libraries.indiana.edu/digital-library-brown-bag-series.

August 30, 2017
Data Integrity Challenges and Workflow-based Solutions
Von Welch and Randy Heiland, IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

September 6, 2017
Archiving IU Social Media with Archive-It
Molly Wittenberg and Tyler Davis, University Archives

September 20, 2017
Subjectivity in Sentiment Analysis: Addressing Bias in Word Lists
Tassie Gniady and David Kloster, Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Humanities

October 4, 2017
Migration Paths: Charting a route for IU's digital library collections
Juliet L. Hardesty, Digital Collections Services

November 1, 2017
Becoming Strategic: The IU Libraries' Social Media Comes of Age
Anne Haines, Discovery and User Experience
Leanne Nay, Reference and Scholars' Commons

November 15, 2017
Open Access Publishing Innovations
Sarah Hare, Richard Higgins, and Jamie Wittenberg, Scholarly Communication
Michael Regoli, IU Press

November 29, 2017
Beyond Images: Avalon and IIIF-AV
Chris Colvard and Maria Whitaker, Library Technologies

December 6, 2017
Integrating digital audio and print in Orson Welles on the Air
William G. Cowan, Library Technologies
Erika Dowell, Lilly Library

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.