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

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

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

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

musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Eric Isaacson), Director
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Brittany Dye), Doctoral Clerk

More Information

Recent Announcements

Here are e-mail announcements sent by the Music Graduate Office. You must check your IU e-mail address regularly. If you prefer to use another e-mail address, please arrange to have mail forwarded from your IU account.

Announcements for Summer 2014

August 27, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New announcements

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 31

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 1

[3] Artist Diploma Auditions

[4] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work)

[5] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2014 (deadline coming up)

[6] The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2015-2016 Graduate Fellowship Competition For Incoming Students

Reminders

[7] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

[8] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies (reminder and change to the Brass department meeting)

[9] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[10]  Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.  We will re-open on Tuesday, September 2.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

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[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 31

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Sunday, August 31 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the two business day grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on OneStart through Sunday, August 31.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 29 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 OneStart 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 31, 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, September 1, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on September 1.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after September 1 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday, August 28.  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, August 29, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

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[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 1

Starting Monday, September 1, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, September 1 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Monday, September 1 through Sunday, October 26, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.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 September 1 and October 26, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/latedropadd.php?Term=1#epair.

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: http://www.bursar.indiana.edu/home/index.php/policies/schedule-adjustment/#grad. This policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added as an eDrop/eAdd pair.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml#Tuition has the fee refund breakdown. 

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

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.  The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.

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[3] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2014 semester will be held Wednesday, October 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 24, 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 2015; 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 2015; 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 2014 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 12 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 2014 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 12, 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 2014) should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Friday, October 9.

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

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[4] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work)

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

This fall, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3 at 4:15 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120). The meeting will be over by 5:30 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process.  We will also go over dissertation/final project guidelines. 

No sign-up is necessary. We hope to see you there!  

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[5] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2014 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2014, you will need to fill out an 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 apply for graduation is September 26, 2014.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is one day earlier, September 25, 2014. There is a link on the online application for graduation form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then 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 an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to apply for graduation 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 graduating in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

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[6] The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2015-2016 Graduate Fellowship Competition For Incoming Students

Review of applicants begins: Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Borns Jewish Studies Program offers fellowships for students accepted into a graduate degree program at Indiana University who show clear promise of dedicating themselves seriously to scholarship within one of the core areas of Jewish Studies.  Each fellowship provides a stipend starting at $20,000, plus health insurance, and fee remission which can be tied to multi-year packages.

            Application Procedure: Prospective students must apply for admission directly to a graduate degree program (Comparative Literature, History, NELC, Religious Studies, etc., and the Jewish Studies M.A. program) at Indiana University.  In order to be considered for a Jewish Studies fellowship, applicants to the IU Graduate School should send a copy of their completed Indiana University application and request that 3 letters of recommendation (in Word) be forwarded to iujsp@indiana.edu. Letters & application can also be mailed to:  Professor Shaul Magid, Director of Graduate Studies; Borns Jewish Studies Program; Indiana University; Goodbody Hall 326; 1011 E. Third St.; Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.  Each application will be considered for all relevant fellowship and award opportunities.  Review of 2015-2016 applications will begin on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

For more information, see our web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/index.shtml

The Borns Jewish Studies Program at IU is an interdepartmental program. Our faculty are housed in various departments - including Comparative Literature, Germanic Studies, History, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Musicology, Religious Studies, and the Russian and East European Institute – where students pursue master’s or doctoral degrees. The Borns JSP offers a Masters of Arts degree in Jewish Studies. Students enrolled in IUB doctoral program may also pursue a doctoral minor in Jewish Studies.

“The strength of the graduate program lies in the tight-knit, supportive, and focused academic community nurtured by accessible professors and a thriving Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association.” Matthew Brittingham, M.A., 2014

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[7] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 13), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 29.  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 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 fall is on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring semester on January 31, 2015.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

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[8] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies (reminder and change to the Brass department meeting)

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

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

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

* F550 may be taken for 1 or 0 credits. (The registrar charges an $18 recording fee for any 0-credit course.)

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

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

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

Please take care that you register correctly. 

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

If you are enrolled in MUS-F 550 and do not yet have a group, then please note the following dates for chamber music meetings or auditions:

Piano majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have a meeting on Tuesday, August 26 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in Sweeney Hall.

Brass majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have a meeting on Thursday, August 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 in Ford Hall (which is inside the Simon Center Building). (new meeting time and location)

String majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have auditions on Monday and Tuesday, August 25 and 26 from 12 to 3 pm.  Sign up for a time at Prof. Simin Ganatra’s office in the East Studio Building room 430.  String majors who already have a pre-formed group do not need to audition.

A fast and easy way to find members for a group is by joining the Facebook page titled "Fall 2014 Chamber Music at Jacobs." Post your instrument and what type of group you're looking for to the

group wall.

Groups need to be formed by the end of the second week of classes (Friday, September 5).

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

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[9] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now (reminder)

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 10th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra. The orchestra plays regularly for the Orchestral Conducting Classes and usually start its service on the 2nd or 3rd week of classes (start-of-service date will be announced).  Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one or more Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. The pay scale will be $15 per hour.

If you are interested in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, instrument, degree program/year and Student ID number by Sunday, August 24th, 2014.  Please don't add any additional text to your message besides this required information and remember to include your name and instrument on the message's subject.  This will serve as your application. No audition is necessary. Admission will generally be based on seniority but will not be limited to this criteria. The application results and the orchestra's roster will be announced on the PED website on the first week of classes (no personal emails will be sent).

Please be aware that attendance will be required for all services. The Instrumental Conducting Class takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-11:00am in MA 454 in addition to the services for the choral and ballet departments (specific dates/times to be determined).

Excused absences for special circumstances must be approved by the manager and all players must find a suitable substitute for any missed services.  Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the ensemble.

**You also must have a social security card to be eligible for payment**

The following positions are available: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

If there are any questions please direct them to Tal Samuel, the Orchestra Manager, at condorch@indiana.edu.

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[10] Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

"As an IU student, you are entitled to respect and civility as you study here, but you have an important role to play in this free and open exchange of ideas we call a university. You must be aware of your responsibilities and expectations as a student—and that’s where the Code comes in. Here, you’ll find your rights and expectations clearly spelled out. Read it. Know it. Your time as an IU student will be better for it."

http://iu.edu/~code/

August 21, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New announcements

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 31

[2] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

[3] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies

[4] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5]  Counseling and Psychological Services

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 31

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Sunday, August 31 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the two business day grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on OneStart through Sunday, August 31.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 29 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 OneStart 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 31, 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, September 1, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on September 1.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after September 1 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday, August 28.  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, August 29, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 13), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 29.  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 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 fall is on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring semester on January 31, 2015.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

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[3] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies

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

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

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

* F550 may be taken for 1 or 0 credits. (The registrar charges an $18 recording fee for any 0-credit course.)

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

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

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

Please take care that you register correctly. 

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

If you are enrolled in MUS-F 550 and do not yet have a group, then please note the following dates for chamber music meetings or auditions:

Piano majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have a meeting on Tuesday, August 26 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in Sweeney Hall.

Brass majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have a meeting on Thursday, August 28 from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Recital Hall.

String majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have auditions on Monday and Tuesday, August 25 and 26 from 12 to 3 pm.  Sign up for a time at Prof. Simin Ganatra’s office in the East Studio Building room 430.  String majors who already have a pre-formed group do not need to audition.

A fast and easy way to find members for a group is by joining the Facebook page titled "Fall 2014 Chamber Music at Jacobs." Post your instrument and what type of group you're looking for to the group wall.

Groups need to be formed by the end of the second week of classes (Friday, September 5).

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 10th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra. The orchestra plays regularly for the Orchestral Conducting Classes and usually start its service on the 2nd or 3rd week of classes (start-of-service date will be announced).  Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one or more Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. The pay scale will be $15 per hour.

If you are interested in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, instrument, degree program/year and Student ID number by Sunday, August 24th, 2014.  Please don't add any additional text to your message besides this required information and remember to include your name and instrument on the message's subject.  This will serve as your application. No audition is necessary. Admission will generally be based on seniority but will not be limited to this criteria. The application results and the orchestra's roster will be announced on the PED website on the first week of classes (no personal emails will be sent).

Please be aware that attendance will be required for all services. The Instrumental Conducting Class takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-11:00am in MA 454 in addition to the services for the choral and ballet departments (specific dates/times to be determined).

Excused absences for special circumstances must be approved by the manager and all players must find a suitable substitute for any missed services.  Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the ensemble.

**You also must have a social security card to be eligible for payment**

The following positions are available: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

If there are any questions please direct them to Tal Samuel, the Orchestra Manager, at condorch@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Counseling and Psychological Services

"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

August 8, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New announcements

[1] Part-time position in the Music Graduate Office – accepting applications until Wednesday, August 13

[2] Course announcement for fall

[3] Writing Tutorial Services – dissertation writing group

Reminders

[4] Fall registration (reminder – last chance to register without late fees)

[5] Summer final grades

[6] Course announcements for fall

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7]  Writing Tutorial Services

Congratulations to our May and August graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

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[1] Part-time position in the Music Graduate Office – accepting applications until Wednesday, August 13

The Music Graduate Office is looking to fill the part-time position of Doctoral Clerk. The Doctoral Clerk works with the Director of Graduate Studies on qualifying examinations and final projects/dissertations.  The clerk handles the scheduling of written and oral exams and defenses; the preparation and circulation of written exams; the paperwork for essays, final projects, and dissertations; correspondence with students and faculty members; and assisting with other office-related matters as needed.

The time commitment is ca. 15-20 hours a week, and the schedule is flexible within the office's working hours (8 AM to 5 PM), though it should be consistent from week to week. Certain times of the year will require more hours, other times (especially summer) fewer. Some aspects of the work (including e-mail correspondence) may be done from home, but most parts require time in the office.

Strong computer skills are needed, including e-mail, the use of an Access database, and the updating of Web pages. Discretion and the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing are important, and attention to detail is essential. Familiarity with the Jacobs School of Music is desirable.

We can consider a doctoral candidate (one who has passed all qualifying exams) but not other current students in the Jacobs School of Music. The position might be particularly appropriate for the spouse or partner of a graduate student or for a recent graduate. We hope for a minimum one- to two-year commitment, and we anticipate a start date before the end of August.

The work of the Graduate Office (including matters that the Doctoral Clerk deals with) can be seen at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/.

Those interested may apply by e-mail to Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, Jacobs School of Music, at  musicdgs@indiana.edu. The letter should describe relevant education and work experience, computer skills, availability, and familiarity with the School, and should include names and contact information for two personal or professional references. All applications received by noon (12:00 pm) Wednesday, August 13, 2014, will be considered.

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[2] Course announcement for fall

The following course will be offered in the fall 2014 semester.  The instructors asked to have this information sent out to current students.

MUS-F 520 Topics in Performance Study – Collaborative Piano Repertoire (for woodwinds and piano)

Class number 16855

10:10 am -12:05 pm Tuesday

Instructor – Jacob Coleman

Course Objective:

The objective of this course is to familiarize students, both woodwind players and pianists, with various aspects of collaborating with woodwinds.  Topics covered will be the following: Important literature for woodwinds and piano, equipping woodwind players and pianists with ways to communicate during rehearsal, increasing pianist's awareness as to the anatomy of the woodwind family and each instrument's strengths and capabilities, and opportunities for coaching and performance of current repertoire.  

Students can register for the course as preformed duos or as independent soloists who wish to explore collaboration.  

Presentations

Over the course of the semester woodwind students can expect to present on their instrument (brief history, anatomy etc..), an important woodwind pedagogue or performer, or different instrument techniques to the class. Pianists will be expected to present on selected standard repertoire for woodwinds and piano eg. collaborative considerations, brief history of the piece, etc. The instructor will make these assignment accordingly. Those who sign up for 2 credits can expect to do more lengthy presentations (25 minutes vs. 15 minutes).

All presentations will require a 1-2 page handout. This way, throughout the semester each student will compile their own Woodwind Collaboration textbook.   

Performances:

Students will have opportunities to perform and coach current repertoire in class. There will be time for peer feedback as well. 

Other assignments:

2 one-page papers of collaborative observations and reflections of 2 woodwind recitals (piano and woodwind).

Listening assignments with in-class discussion

Short quizzes over each woodwind instrument that we cover

________________________________________________________________

[3] Writing Tutorial Services – dissertation writing group

Writing Tutorial Services will continue its very successful dissertation writing groups this fall and would like to invite the dissertation (or final project, or piano essay) writers to participate.

WTS Dissertation group Information is located here:  http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml

APPLICATION FORMS are available here:  https://iu.box.com/WTS-Diss-Group-App-Info.  Applications are due August 11, 2014.

Questions should be directed to Laura Clapper <CWPhrly@indiana.edu>.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Fall registration (reminder – last chance to register without late fees)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 it can take several days.  In order to have the best chance of getting a response in time to register without late fees, you should submit your program planning sheet by Monday, August 11.  The last day to register without late registration fees is Thursday, August 21.

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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Summer final grades (reminder)

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after August 6.  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."

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

If you plan to graduate this summer (and have completed all of your program requirements), your graduation date should appear on your transcript before August 18.  At that point you can order a final official transcript showing your completed degree.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Course announcements for fall (reminder)

The following courses will be offered in the fall 2014 semester.  The instructors asked to have this information sent out to current students.

1) Space still available!: G555/G560 Graduate Choral Conducting Classes with Professor DiOrio

G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting (9584) - Meets Daily, 10:10-11:00am - MA404
G560 Graduate Choral Conducting (9585) - Meets Daily, 10:10-11:00am - MA404

Open to all graduate music majors, this course will explore repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, including focus on a major work, the Mozart "Great" C Minor Mass. Students will have the opportunity to conduct twice weekly with the class chorus and receive regular feedback on the podium. The course will address many of the fundamental skills necessary to being a conductor, including: score study, posture/stance, a foundational legato gesture, articulation, ritardandi/accelerandi, the handling of fermatas, the use of the baton, and stylistic considerations for the periods in question. Instruction will be tailored to each student and his/her unique conducting background. For more information, the syllabus is available for viewing in OnCourse and Canvas.

Space is limited to the first 10 persons to register in each course, so register today! Permission of instructor is not necessary to register, but Professor DiOrio would be happy to speak to you regarding any questions you might have: ddiorio@indiana.edu

2) MUS-E582: Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz (3 cr.)

Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 – 12:05

Professor: Dr. Patrice Madura (pwardste@indiana.edu)

Course Description: 

Strategies for teaching the basic principles of vocal jazz. Areas of study include historical perspective, landmark recordings, repertoire, improvisation, scat syllables, swing, accompaniment, amplification, auditioning, and sequence of instruction.  No previous jazz experience necessary. A review of jazz research will lead to a research paper and presentation within this course for E582 students.

Course Goal:

The purpose of the course is to prepare students to teach and direct vocal jazz ensembles.  Each student will learn to teach vocal jazz by participating in a sequential approach to curriculum which emphasizes daily activities recommended in the National Standards for Arts Education (singing, playing, improvising, composing, reading, listening, evaluating, etc.), with emphasis on immersion in jazz style.

_________________________________________________________________

[7] Writing Tutorial Services

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

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

July 30, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New announcements

[1] Summer final grades

[2] Course announcements for fall

Reminders

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4]  Disability Services for Students

Congratulations to our May and August graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer final grades

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after August 6.  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."

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

If you plan to graduate this summer (and have completed all of your program requirements), your graduation date should appear on your transcript before August 18.  At that point you can order a final official transcript showing your completed degree.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Course announcements for fall

The following courses will be offered in the fall 2014 semester.  The instructors asked to have this information sent out to current students.

1) Space still available!: G555/G560 Graduate Choral Conducting Classes with Professor DiOrio

G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting (9584) - Meets Daily, 10:10-11:00am - MA404
G560 Graduate Choral Conducting (9585) - Meets Daily, 10:10-11:00am - MA404

Open to all graduate music majors, this course will explore repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, including focus on a major work, the Mozart "Great" C Minor Mass. Students will have the opportunity to conduct twice weekly with the class chorus and receive regular feedback on the podium. The course will address many of the fundamental skills necessary to being a conductor, including: score study, posture/stance, a foundational legato gesture, articulation, ritardandi/accelerandi, the handling of fermatas, the use of the baton, and stylistic considerations for the periods in question. Instruction will be tailored to each student and his/her unique conducting background. For more information, the syllabus is available for viewing in OnCourse and Canvas.

Space is limited to the first 10 persons to register in each course, so register today! Permission of instructor is not necessary to register, but Professor DiOrio would be happy to speak to you regarding any questions you might have: ddiorio@indiana.edu

2) MUS-E582: Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz (3 cr.)

Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 – 12:05

Professor: Dr. Patrice Madura (pwardste@indiana.edu)

Course Description: 

Strategies for teaching the basic principles of vocal jazz. Areas of study include historical perspective, landmark recordings, repertoire, improvisation, scat syllables, swing, accompaniment, amplification, auditioning, and sequence of instruction.  No previous jazz experience necessary. A review of jazz research will lead to a research paper and presentation within this course for E582 students.

Course Goal:

The purpose of the course is to prepare students to teach and direct vocal jazz ensembles.  Each student will learn to teach vocal jazz by participating in a sequential approach to curriculum which emphasizes daily activities recommended in the National Standards for Arts Education (singing, playing, improvising, composing, reading, listening, evaluating, etc.), with emphasis on immersion in jazz style.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 it can take several days. 

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4]  Disability Services for Students

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

http://studentaffairs.iub.edu/dss/ 

July 16, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New announcements

[1] Summer final grades

Reminders

[2] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in August 2014 (reminder)

{3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] GradGrants Center

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer final grades

Although the majority of music classes will end on Friday, July 18, please note that grades will not be official until Wednesday, August 6.  This means that although you will probably be able to see most of your summer grades on your unofficial transcript or on your Academic Advisement Report (in the OneStart student center) starting next week, there are some grades that won’t appear that quickly, and IU doesn’t consider the grades “final” until August 6.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in August 2014 (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate in August 2014, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (for all programs except MA and PhD) 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. 

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then 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 an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to apply for graduation even if you did not go through the commencement ceremony.  PhD applicants (ONLY PhD applicants) do not need to apply for graduation unless they plan to attend the commencement ceremony. 

MA students should apply by filling out the University Graduate School application for graduation on OneStart or in the Music Graduate Office.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 it can take several days. 

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4]  GradGrants Center

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

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

July 3, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New announcements

[1] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in August 2014

Reminders

[2] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now (reminder)

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] UITS Support Center hiring part-time consultants

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, July 4 for the holiday.  We will reopen on Monday, July 7.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in August 2014

If you are planning to graduate in August 2014, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (for all programs except MA and PhD) 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. 

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then 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 an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to apply for graduation even if you did not go through the commencement ceremony.  PhD applicants (ONLY PhD applicants) do not need to apply for graduation unless they plan to attend the commencement ceremony. 

MA students should apply by filling out the University Graduate School application for graduation on OneStart or in the Music Graduate Office.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now (reminder)

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 10th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra. The orchestra plays regularly for the Orchestral Conducting Classes and usually start its service on the 2nd or 3rd week of classes (start-of-service date will be announced).  Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one or more Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. The pay scale will be $15 per hour.

If you are interested in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, instrument, degree program/year and Student ID number by Sunday, August 24th, 2014.  Please don't add any additional text to your message besides this required information and remember to include your name and instrument on the message's subject.  This will serve as your application. No audition is necessary. Admission will generally be based on seniority but will not be limited to this criteria. The application results and the orchestra's roster will be announced on the PED website on the first week of classes (no personal emails will be sent).

Please be aware that attendance will be required for all services. The Instrumental Conducting Class takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-11:00am in MA 454 in addition to the services for the choral and ballet departments (specific dates/times to be determined).

Excused absences for special circumstances must be approved by the manager and all players must find a suitable substitute for any missed services.  Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the ensemble.

**You also must have a social security card to be eligible for payment**

The following positions are available: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

If there are any questions please direct them to Tal Samuel, the Orchestra Manager, at condorch@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 it can take several days. 

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4]  UITS Support Center hiring part-time consultants 

Do you like to help people with technology? Join the UITS Support Center and become part of an award-winning team. Consultants provide technical assistance to all IU and IU-supported affiliates in person and over phone, email, and chat. You'll learn a lot and be paid for it, too.

Applicants must have prior customer service experience, proven technical know-how, excellent communication skills, and the ability to speak English clearly and well.

View job details and apply: http://iute.ch/1iNXtG5

June 25, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New announcements

[1] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now

Reminders

[2] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a summer class (reminder)

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Musical Attractions

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating in May or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 10th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra. The orchestra plays regularly for the Orchestral Conducting Classes and usually start its service on the 2nd or 3rd week of classes (start-of-service date will be announced).  Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one or more Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. The pay scale will be $15 per hour.

If you are interested in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, instrument, degree program/year and Student ID number by Sunday, August 24th, 2014.  Please don't add any additional text to your message besides this required information and remember to include your name and instrument on the message's subject.  This will serve as your application. No audition is necessary. Admission will generally be based on seniority but will not be limited to this criteria. The application results and the orchestra's roster will be announced on the PED website on the first week of classes (no personal emails will be sent).

Please be aware that attendance will be required for all services. The Instrumental Conducting Class takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-11:00am in MA 454 in addition to the services for the choral and ballet departments (specific dates/times to be determined).

Excused absences for special circumstances must be approved by the manager and all players must find a suitable substitute for any missed services.  Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the ensemble.

**You also must have a social security card to be eligible for payment**

The following positions are available: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

If there are any questions please direct them to Tal Samuel, the Orchestra Manager, at condorch@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a summer class (reminder)

The Auto-W Deadline for summer classes that began on Monday, June 9 is Sunday, June 29. 

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, June 29) 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 June 29).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).   

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. 

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 if you drop a class after Sunday, June 22 you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 it can take several days. 

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Musical Attractions

Are you or your group looking for outside performance opportunities? Register with the Office of Musical Attractions, a "not-for-profit booking service representing student artists at the IU Jacobs School of Music. [The Office arranges] for music majors to perform for banquets, weddings, receptions, conferences, dedication ceremonies, and other special occasions."

For contact information, see http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/attractions/index.shtml

June 18, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New announcements

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a summer class

Reminders

[2] Summer schedule adjustment (reminder)

[3] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work – reminder)

[4] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline (reminder)

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Academic Calendar

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating in May or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a summer class

The Auto-W Deadline for summer classes that began on Monday, June 9 is Sunday, June 29. 

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, June 29) 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 June 29).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).   

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. 

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 if you drop a class after Sunday, June 22 you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Summer schedule adjustment (reminder)

The last day to drop a summer class with a 50% refund of tuition (for those classes that started on June 9) is Sunday, June 22. 

There is a $23 fee that is charged for each dropped class.  There is no fee to add a class at this point (as long as you are already registered in something for the summer).  If you haven’t enrolled yet and are registering late, there is a $60 late registration fee (and at this point in the summer you must petition for permission to register late).

All schedule adjustment and summer registration needs to take place using the eDrop/eAdd system.  Instructions on how to use that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work - reminder)

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

This summer, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process.  We will also go over dissertation/final project guidelines. 

No sign-up is necessary. We hope to see you there!  

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline (reminder)

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

Detailed information can be found here:

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

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

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

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

Topic Proposal

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

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

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

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

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

Research and write/compose the document

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

Research director approval to distribute

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

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks

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

If the review period does not end until after final exam week, the review deadline will be set for the following semester.

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

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation

Not required for Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation. Up to a week to arrange date. PhD students only: additional 30 days.

Once all research committee members approve the document, the student may schedule the public presentation. This may be done in the summer only when the Jacobs School of Music is in session and only if the entire research committee is available. (Procedures are slightly different for the lecture-recital.)

PhD students only: the defense must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.

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

Final revisions, submission

A few days to several weeks

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

The procedures for final submission of the approved document are explained in more detail here:  http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 it can take several days. 

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[6]  Academic Calendar

The official calendar of the Office of the Registrar contains a comprehensive list of key dates, including the start and end of the semester, breaks, as well as dates for registration, withdrawing from classes, and others. Official calendars for the current and following semester are always accessible here:

http://registrar.indiana.edu/offcalen.shtml

June 11, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New announcements

[1] Summer schedule adjustment

[2] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work)

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

Reminders

[4] A note about the 6 week summer session and schedule adjustment (reminder)

[5] Fall and summer registration (reminder – last chance to register for summer without late fees!)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Student Academic Appointment Vacancies

 

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating this week or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer schedule adjustment

The last day to drop a summer class with a 100% refund of tuition (for those classes that started on June 9) is Sunday, June 15.  The last day to drop a class with a 50% refund of tuition is Sunday, June 22.

If you drop a class after Sunday, June 15 and add another class in its place, you will still lose tuition for the dropped class and will have to pay full tuition for the added class.  There is no even exchange fees in the summer.

There is a $23 fee that is charged for each dropped class.  There is no fee to add a class at this point (as long as you are already registered in something for the summer).  If you haven’t enrolled yet and are registering late, there is a $60 late registration fee.

All schedule adjustment and summer registration needs to take place using the eDrop/eAdd system.  Instructions on how to use that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work)

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

This summer, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process.  We will also go over dissertation/final project guidelines. 

No sign-up is necessary. We hope to see you there!  

_________________________________________________________________

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

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

Detailed information can be found here:

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

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

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

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

Topic Proposal

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

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

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

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

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

Research and write/compose the document

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

Research director approval to distribute

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

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks

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

If the review period does not end until after final exam week, the review deadline will be set for the following semester.

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

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation

Not required for Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation. Up to a week to arrange date. PhD students only: additional 30 days.

Once all research committee members approve the document, the student may schedule the public presentation. This may be done in the summer only when the Jacobs School of Music is in session and only if the entire research committee is available. (Procedures are slightly different for the lecture-recital.)

PhD students only: the defense must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.

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

Final revisions, submission

A few days to several weeks

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

The procedures for final submission of the approved document are explained in more detail here:  http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] A note about the 6 week summer session and schedule adjustment (reminder)

Although it is possible to adjust your schedule up until the end of the first week of classes and get a 100% refund for a dropped class, please keep in mind that in the accelerated summer session missing just a day or two of class means missing a large part of your course material for that subject.  So if you decide to drop a class and hope to add another class in its place, it would be best that you make that change within the first two days of classes.  Waiting until the end of the first week of classes to add a new course would be difficult (just because of the amount of course material you will have already missed).  That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, I just wanted to point out that it will make your life easier if you make that type of schedule change early in the week rather than late.

Also, please note that grades in the summer are treated just like any semester, so you have to maintain a semester (or, in this case, summer) grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 it can take several days. 

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Student Academic Appointment Vacancies

Some AI and GA positions elsewhere on campus are open to Jacobs School of Music Students. Current listings are posted on a page at the GradGrants website.

http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/category/saa-vacancies/

June 4, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New announcements

[1] A note about the 6 week summer session and schedule adjustment

Reminders

[2] IU e-mail accounts (reminder)

[3] Fall and summer registration (reminder – last chance to register for summer without late fees!)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] IU Recreational Sports

 

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating this week or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] A note about the 6 week summer session and schedule adjustment

Although it is possible to adjust your schedule up until the end of the first week of classes and get a 100% refund for a dropped class, please keep in mind that in the accelerated summer session missing just a day or two of class means missing a large part of your course material for that subject.  So if you decide to drop a class and hope to add another class in its place, it would be best that you make that change within the first two days of classes.  Waiting until the end of the first week of classes to add a new course would be difficult (just because of the amount of course material you will have already missed).  That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, I just wanted to point out that it will make your life easier if you make that type of schedule change early in the week rather than late.

Also, please note that grades in the summer are treated just like any semester, so you have to maintain a semester (or, in this case, summer) grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] IU e-mail accounts (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office often needs to send important notices and reminders to graduate students, and to do this we usually use e-mail. E-mail is considered an official form of communication by Indiana University, and it is each student's responsibility to regularly check your IU e-mail accounts. You can set your IU e-mail account up so that it is automatically forwarded to another account if that is helpful to you.  For instructions on how to forward your IU e-mail, see here: http://kb.indiana.edu./data/beoj.html.

Remember, it is your responsibility to check your IU e-mail account regularly.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall and summer registration (reminder – last chance to register for summer without late fees!)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer and fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer and fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4145/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of ClassesPay close attention to the text notes in each class entry because those text notes will tell you when the class is meeting.  The majority of summer classes will meet from June 9 to July 18, but there are some classes that meet at different times throughout the summer.

The last day to register for summer without late registration fees is Sunday, June 8.

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to the program planning sheet.

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

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4] IU Recreational Sports

If you are enrolled this summer, take advantage of the IU Recreational Sports offerings (if you have the time).  Details are here: http://www.iurecsports.org/.

May 29, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New Announcements

[1] IU e-mail accounts

Reminders

[2] Summer – initial registration and schedule adjustment (IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANY STUDENT ENROLLING IN SUMMER CLASSES)

[3] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Academic Calendar

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating this week or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] IU e-mail accounts

The Music Graduate Office often needs to send important notices and reminders to graduate students, and to do this we usually use e-mail. E-mail is considered an official form of communication by Indiana University, and it is each student's responsibility to regularly check your IU e-mail accounts. You can set your IU e-mail account up so that it is automatically forwarded to another account if that is helpful to you.  For instructions on how to forward your IU e-mail, see here: http://kb.indiana.edu./data/beoj.html.

Remember, it is your responsibility to check your IU e-mail account regularly.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Summer – initial registration and schedule adjustment (IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANY STUDENT ENROLLING IN SUMMER CLASSES - reminder)

We have just been informed that because of the peculiarities of the summer schedule that the JSoM has this summer, schedule adjustment and initial registration will potentially cause some students to be charged incorrect fees if they register for the first time between May 13 and Sunday, June 8 or if they drop a class between May 13 and Sunday, June 15.  We want you to be aware of this so that you can monitor your account closely and let the Music Graduate Office know if you are charged anything that you should not be charged.  This is complicated, so please read this information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

If you have not yet registered for the summer and want to register for a class that starts on June 9, then you will be erroneously charged a $60 late registration fee. 

If you are charged that fee between May 13 (yesterday) and Friday, June 6, the fee will be waived around June 9.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 9.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

If you are charged that fee between Friday, June 6 and Sunday, June 8, then the fee will be waived around June 20. You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 20.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

If you register on June 9 (or later), then you will have to pay that late registration fee.

If you have already registered for summer and are just adding a class, there is no charge.

If you have already registered for a summer class that starts on June 9 and you drop that class between May 13 and June 15, you will be erroneously charged a late drop fee of $23. 

If you are charged that fee between May 13 (yesterday) and Friday, June 6, the fee will be waived around June 9.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 9.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

If you drop a class between June 6 and June 15, the fee will be waived around June 20.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 20.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

If you drop a class on June 16 or later, then you will have to pay the late drop fee.

There is a 100% fee refund for dropped classes through June 15 (as long as the class starts on June 9).

There is a 50% fee refund for dropped classes between June 16 and June 22.  After that, there is no refund for dropped classes.

The Automatic-W deadline (and the last day to drop a summer class that starts on June 9) is June 29.

If you are registered for a class that started on May 13, then the fees will be charged correctly to your record.  Please note the following for the classes that started on May 13:

Late registration has already started for classes that started on May 13 ($60 late registration fee).

The last day to drop a class without a fee is Monday, May 19.  If you drop a class that started on May 13 after May 19, you will be charged a $23 late drop fee.

The last day for a 100% refund of tuition is Monday, May 19.

The last day for a 50% refund of tuition is Tuesday, May 27.  After that, there is no refund for dropped classes.

The Automatic-W deadline (and the last day to drop a summer class that started on May 13) is Monday, June 9. 

Any schedule adjustment fees of $8.50 are correct.  The only fees this involves are initial registration fees ($60) and late drop fees ($23).

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer and fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer and fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4145/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of ClassesPay close attention to the text notes in each class entry because those text notes will tell you when the class is meeting.  The majority of summer classes will meet from June 9 to July 18, but there are some classes that meet at different times throughout the summer.

The last day to register for summer without late registration fees is Sunday, June 8.

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to the program planning sheet.

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

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Academic Calendar

The official calendar of the Office of the Registrar contains a comprehensive list of key dates, including the start and end of the semester, breaks, as well as dates for registration, withdrawing from classes, and others. Official calendars for the current and following semester are always accessible here: 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/offcalen.shtml

May 14, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New Announcements

[1] Summer – initial registration and schedule adjustment (IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANY STUDENT ENROLLING IN SUMMER CLASSES)

Reminders

[2] Final Spring Semester Grades (reminder)

[3] Free voice lessons (reminder)

[4] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating this week or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer – initial registration and schedule adjustment (IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANY STUDENT ENROLLING IN SUMMER CLASSES)

We have just been informed that because of the peculiarities of the summer schedule that the JSoM has this summer, schedule adjustment and initial registration will potentially cause some students to be charged incorrect fees if they register for the first time between May 13 and Sunday, June 8 or if they drop a class between May 13 and Sunday, June 15.  We want you to be aware of this so that you can monitor your account closely and let the Music Graduate Office know if you are charged anything that you should not be charged.  This is complicated, so please read this information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

  1. If you have not yet registered for the summer and want to register for a class that starts on June 9, then you will be erroneously charged a $60 late registration fee. 
  • If you are charged that fee between May 13 (yesterday) and Friday, June 6, the fee will be waived around June 9.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 9.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.
  • If you are charged that fee between Friday, June 6 and Sunday, June 8, then the fee will be waived around June 20. You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 20.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.
  • If you register on June 9 (or later), then you will have to pay that late registration fee.
  • If you have already registered for summer and are just adding a class, there is no charge.
  1. If you have already registered for a summer class that starts on June 9 and you drop that class between May 13 and June 15, you will be erroneously charged a late drop fee of $23. 
  • If you are charged that fee between May 13 (yesterday) and Friday, June 6, the fee will be waived around June 9.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 9.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.
  • If you drop a class between June 6 and June 15, the fee will be waived around June 20.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 20.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.
  • If you drop a class on June 16 or later, then you will have to pay the late drop fee.
  • There is a 100% fee refund for dropped classes through June 15 (as long as the class starts on June 9).
  • There is a 50% fee refund for dropped classes between June 16 and June 22.  After that, there is no refund for dropped classes.
  • The Automatic-W deadline (and the last day to drop a summer class that starts on June 9) is June 29.
  1. If you are registered for a class that started on May 13, then the fees will be charged correctly to your record.  Please note the following for the classes that started on May 13:
  • Late registration has already started for classes that started on May 13 ($60 late registration fee).
  • The last day to drop a class without a fee is Monday, May 19.  If you drop a class that started on May 13 after May 19, you will be charged a $23 late drop fee.
  • The last day for a 100% refund of tuition is Monday, May 19.
  • The last day for a 50% refund of tuition is Tuesday, May 27.  After that, there is no refund for dropped classes.
  • The Automatic-W deadline (and the last day to drop a summer class that started on May 13) is Monday, June 9. 

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Final Spring Semester Grades (reminder)

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after May 14.  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."

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

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Free voice lessons (reminder)

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take free voice lessons from members of the graduate voice pedagogy course. Lessons would begin the week of May 19 and end by July 1. Volunteers would receive ten lessons for no charge and no credit. The lessons would take place at the mutual convenience of the student and assigned teacher, but one lesson would have to take place in front of the class from 12:40 to 1:15 M-F. Those lessons would be from June 23-27. Interested students should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer and fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer and fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4145/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of ClassesPay close attention to the text notes in each class entry because those text notes will tell you when the class is meeting.  The majority of summer classes will meet from June 9 to July 18, but there are some classes that meet at different times throughout the summer.

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to the program planning sheet.

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

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] 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.  However, you should wait until spring grades are official if you need your transcript to include your spring grades.

If you are graduating and you need your transcript to include your graduation date, you should wait until after May 23 to order your transcript. 

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml

May 9, 2014

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic. 

New Announcements

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades

[2] Free voice lessons

Reminders

[3] Course announcement for summer: MUS-F 531 and MUS-F 533 (reminder)

[4] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating this week or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here:http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml.  

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after May 14.  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."

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

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Free voice lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take free voice lessons from members of the graduate voice pedagogy course. Lessons would begin the week of May 19 and end by July 1. Volunteers would receive ten lessons for no charge and no credit. The lessons would take place at the mutual convenience of the student and assigned teacher, but one lesson would have to take place in front of the class from 12:40 to 1:15 M-F. Those lessons would be from June 23-27. Interested students should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Course announcement for summer: MUS-F 531 and MUS-F 533 (reminder)

Interested in orchestral, band, or choral conducting? Enroll for 1-credit in Score Reading this summer and work on your skills. This introductory course focuses on the most common instrumental and vocal transpositions, including c-soprano clef (instrumental transpositions in A), c-alto clef (transpositions in D and violas), c-tenor clef (instruments in B and Bb), and c-mezzo-soprano clef (instrumental transpositions in F – horns, english horn). The course also includes weekly practice in fixed-do solfege, aural dictation (2-, 3-, and 4-part), and playing orchestral and choral music from open score at the piano. Orchestral works studied will include Haydn Symphony No. 33 and Beethoven Symphony No. 4, plus several excerpts from major choral/orchestral choral scores.

 Undergraduate and graduate students from any major field are welcome.

 Enroll in F461 (undergraduate), F531 (graduate) or F533 (advanced).

 To enroll, please email Prof. Gray for permission: wjgray@indiana.edu. Prof. Gray will approve your request, and send a message to the undergraduate or graduate office to permit your registration.

 Since this is a 1-credit course, the work-load for the class is quite modest. 15 minutes per day of practice will enable the student to easily keep up with the class work.

 ENROLL TODAY!

 Dr. William Jon Gray

Choral Department

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Office: Music Annex 066

1201 East Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

Office Phone: 812-855-5028

Cellular Phone: 812-322-6594

Email: wjgray@indiana.edu

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer and fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer and fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4145/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of ClassesPay close attention to the text notes in each class entry because those text notes will tell you when the class is meeting.  The majority of summer classes will meet from June 9 to July 18, but there are some classes that meet at different times throughout the summer.

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to the program planning sheet.

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

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  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 future semesters.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] 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.  However, you should wait until spring grades are official if you need your transcript to include your spring grades.

If you are graduating and you need your transcript to include your graduation date, you should wait until after May 23 to order your transcript. 

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml