Announcements

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 30 and Monday, July 4.

Registration for summer and fall 2016 is happening now.

Click here to go to the Program Planning Sheets.

For summer registration and schedule adjustment, use the eAdd/eDrop system.

Recent Announcements

Questions?

Contact the Music Graduate Office

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

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

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

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

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

More Information

Recent Announcements

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

Announcements for Spring 2016

May 19, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrolment and schedule adjutment

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration
[3] Final Spring Semester Grades
[4] Free Voice Lessons

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Crimson Cupboard

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrollment and schedule adjustment

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 6, we are now in a registration period for summer in which any schedule changes need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml

If you are making changes to a class that hasn't started yet, you will not be charged any schedule adjustment fees (this is unusual and only applies to summer classes). You may see a late registration fee ($60) or a late drop fee ($23) if you enroll for your first class now or drop a class, but those fees will be refunded to your account within one week.

The waitlist for summer classes no longer exists. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 6. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 6.

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in. For example, first 8 weeks classes are already in the 50% refund period.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration.

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[3] Final Spring Semester Grades

Final grades are nowavailable on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/grades-gpa/explanation.shtml#grade-records has details).  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

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

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

[4] Free Voice Lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take free voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Lessons would run from the week of May 16 through July 1. There is no cost nor credit granted. If you’re interested, please write him at blhorne@indiana.edu to set up an appointment to meet.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Crimson Cupboard summer hours

This message is from Erika Wheeler:

For now, we are open Mondays from 3:15 to 5:00pm. We have posted the hours on our Facebook page (Crimson Cupboard) and Twitter (@IUCupboard15), and it is on those same pages that we will share any updates or changes to the hours.

If students need to access the pantry but are unable to do so during our open hours, we encourage them to email us at cupboard@indiana.edu so we can find a time to open the pantry specifically for that student. If we find that several students are unable to make it on Mondays, we will open an additional day per week. But for now, this being our first summer open, we are simply testing the waters!

May 11, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades
[2] Free Voice Lessons
[3] Congratulations to all of our graduates

Reminders

[4] Fall and summer registration

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades

Final grades are nowavailable on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/grades-gpa/explanation.shtml#grade-records has details).  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

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

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

[2] Free Voice Lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take free voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Lessons would run from the week of May 16 through July 1. There is no cost nor credit granted. If you’re interested, please write him at blhorne@indiana.edu to set up an appointment to meet.

[3] Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Congratulations to everyone who graduated from a degree or diploma program this May!

We wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.

Please note that you will remain on this email list until the end of August, when a new list is created.

Reminders

[4] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Follow this link http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/documents/transcript.shtml for instructions on how to order an official transcript. 

If you need a transcript that shows your graduation date (and you completed your program this spring), then wait until after May 26to order your transcript.

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml.  Diplomas are mailed around 12 weeks after your graduation.

 

May 4, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] MUS-G 550 Conducting New Music is looking for more students for summer

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration
[3] MUS-U 515 Performing Arts Education and Outreach (Reimagining Opera for Kids) course announcement

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Spring

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] MUS-G 550 Conducting New Music is looking for more students for summer

MUS-G 550 
Conducting New Music
Class number 6791 (2 credits)  P: Consent of instructor. 
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 10 - June 16), AHGR (M005)
Instructor: David Dzubay

Conducting technique, advanced rhythm, score study and preparation, rehearsal planning and technique. Focused on issues specific to concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes rehearsal and classroom performance of selected works. Meets the conducting requirement for DM composition majors. 

The goal of this course will be to gain knowledge and skills necessary to effectively rehearse and perform music presenting some of the specific challenges of concert music from the past fifty years or so, and in particular, music composed by the enrolled students and their colleagues. The course will be more about technique than repertoire, though excerpts from the repertoire will be used for illustrative purposes as much as possible. A significant portion of the course will deal with developing rhythmic comprehension and accuracy - particularly as that applies to rehearsing an ensemble. The chronology of the course will progress from basic to increasingly advanced conducting techniques, with repertoire and exercises chosen accordingly.

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[3] MUS-U 515 Performing Arts Education and Outreach course announcement

ABOUT U315/515: U315/U515 aims to provide students with the practical experiences of performing in the community and working in community engagement/outreach, facilitated by guided preparation and research into the field.  Much of the course revolves around rehearsals and in-class conversations (Tuesday evenings) and community performances (Fridays).  Students may enroll in MUS-U315 (Undergraduate) or U515 (Graduate) for 0, 1 2, or 3 credit hours. 

The repertoire for the 2016-17 school year will be two brand new commissions, a choose-your-own-adventure by Lauren Bernofsky, and a piece incorporating structured improvisation by Ben Taylor.   This is an officially designated Service Learning course, and singers, instrumentalists, and dancers are invited to participate-not only from classical training but also from musical theater, theater, and jazz fields!

ABOUT ROK (Reimagining Opera for Kids): Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in Service Learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences, and to give developing professional artists an opportunity to hone their performance skills.  The musicians, dancers, and theater artists donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.

Kimberly Carballo
Coordinating Opera Coach
Indiana Univ. Opera Theater, Jacobs School of Music

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Spring

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

April 29, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] MUS-U 515 Performing Arts Education and Outreach (Reimagining Opera for Kids) course announcement

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration
[3] Online Course Evaluations
[4] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes for students who started their programs in spring 2016

Resources you might want to know about

[5] IU Health Center

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] MUS-U 515 Performing Arts Education and Outreach course announcement

ABOUT U315/515: U315/U515 aims to provide students with the practical experiences of performing in the community and working in community engagement/outreach, facilitated by guided preparation and research into the field.  Much of the course revolves around rehearsals and in-class conversations (Tuesday evenings) and community performances (Fridays).  Students may enroll in MUS-U315 (Undergraduate) or U515 (Graduate) for 0, 1 2, or 3 credit hours. 

The repertoire for the 2016-17 school year will be two brand new commissions, a choose-your-own-adventure by Lauren Bernofsky, and a piece incorporating structured improvisation by Ben Taylor.   This is an officially designated Service Learning course, and singers, instrumentalists, and dancers are invited to participate-not only from classical training but also from musical theater, theater, and jazz fields!

ABOUT ROK (Reimagining Opera for Kids): Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in Service Learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences, and to give developing professional artists an opportunity to hone their performance skills.  The musicians, dancers, and theater artists donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.

Kimberly Carballo
Coordinating Opera Coach
Indiana Univ. Opera Theater, Jacobs School of Music

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[3] Online Course Evaluations

This message is sent on behalf of the Office of the Associate Dean for Instruction.

If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to complete the Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ) for each of your courses.

When:
Monday, April 18 - Sunday, May 1

Where:
OCQs for all courses available via one.iu.edu, the OCQ tool in Canvas, or links in invitation emails from ocqbest@indiana.edu. You can complete the OCQ using any computer or mobile device.

Why:
1. Provide instructors and administrators with feedback to improve the quality of instruction in the JSoM.
2. Provide fellow students with feedback to use for future schedule planning. Consult the OCQ Student Dashboard for more information.

Please contact Sherri Bishop, OCQ departmental administrator for the JSoM, at swinks@indiana.edu with any questions or concerns about this process

[4] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes for students who started their programs in spring 2016

If spring 2016 was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in January (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester or session of enrollment). The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates . If you plan to enroll for summer courses, your second chance to take these exams will be June 2 and 3; if you do not enroll in summer courses, you should plan to retake the exams on August 15 and 16.
 
You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams, just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. You will receive an e-mail once we are ready to begin assigning specific times for sight singing exams.
 
You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this spring semester you are eligible to re-take that exam).

The voice diction exam retakes will also be offered in June and August, with the same policies as to when you will be eligible to take the exams.  We’ll send out more information later.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] IU Health Center

"The IU Health Center is a four-story facility that includes a full-service medical clinic, lab, X-ray facility, and pharmacy. Inside, you'll find everything from nutrition counseling to birth control advice. If you get sick, you can get treated fast at our Walk-In Clinic. See a physical therapist for help recovering from an injury. If you're stressing out over your studies, you can talk it over with an experienced counselor. You can even prepare for studies abroad at our international travel clinic."

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

April 20, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Online Course Evaluations

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes for students who started their programs in spring 2016

Reminders

[3] Fall and summer registration
[4] Program Completion Application for students who plan to graduate in spring or summer 2016
[5] Pre-exam appointments for doctoral students in their final semester of coursework
[6] New course (MUS-X 601) for doctoral students who are in the exam stage of the degree (preliminary information)

Resources you might want to know about

[7] GradGrants Fulbright IIE Proposal Development Bootcamp

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Online Course Evaluations

This message is sent on behalf of the Office of the Associate Dean for Instruction.

If you have not already done so, please take a few minutes to complete the Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ) for each of your courses.

When:
Monday, April 18 - Sunday, May 1

Where:
OCQs for all courses available via one.iu.edu, the OCQ tool in Canvas, or links in invitation emails from ocqbest@indiana.edu. You can complete the OCQ using any computer or mobile device.

Why:
1. Provide instructors and administrators with feedback to improve the quality of instruction in the JSoM.
2. Provide fellow students with feedback to use for future schedule planning. Consult the OCQ Student Dashboard for more information.

Please contact Sherri Bishop, OCQ departmental administrator for the JSoM, at swinks@indiana.edu with any questions or concerns about this process

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes for students who started their programs in spring 2016

If spring 2016 was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in January (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester or session of enrollment). The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates. If you plan to enroll for summer courses, your second chance to take these exams will be June 2 and 3; if you do not enroll in summer courses, you should plan to retake the exams on August 15 and 16.
 
You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams, just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. You will receive an e-mail once we are ready to begin assigning specific times for sight singing exams.
 
You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this spring semester you are eligible to re-take that exam).

The voice diction exam retakes will also be offered in June and August, with the same policies as to when you will be eligible to take the exams.  We’ll send out more information later.

Reminders

[3] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[4] Program Completion Application for students who plan to graduate in spring or summer 2016

This is a final reminder that if you plan to complete your degree or diploma program requirements in either spring or summer 2016, you MUST submit a Program Completion Application.

You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

There is a link on the online application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different. 

We are already past the official deadline to apply, but you can still submit the Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your requirements this semester or in the summer (your name just won’t be printed in the commencement bulletin if you attend the ceremony).

You are required to submit this form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony.  Students who graduate in August will attend the May commencement ceremony (there is no August ceremony).

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

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

[5] Pre-exam appointments for doctoral students in their last semester of coursework

If you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with Prof. Isaacson, the director of graduate studies, for your pre-exam appointment, please do that before the end of the semester.

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

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

[6] New course (MUS-X 601) for doctoral students who are in the exam stage of the degree (preliminary information)

Once they complete coursework, students ordinarily do not enroll in courses until they reach candidacy (meaning they have passed all qualifying exams), at which time enrollment each fall/spring semester is required until graduation. Because they are not enrolled, students lose many student-related privileges, including free city bus service, discounted access to the student health center, deferment of student loans, and especially automatic access to the IU libraries and many technology services. This is a hardship for those who are trying to prepare for their qualifying exams, develop topic proposals, and conduct research on their final document. In order tor retain these services, students sometimes choose to register for a one-credit course, at the cost of one credit of tuition, mandatory fees, plus the JSOM program fee, totaling approximately $3000 per semester.
Beginning this fall, students who have completed doctoral coursework and who are in the exam stage of the degree will have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost. (The first option is awaiting final campus-level approval, which we hope will occur within the next month or two. We will send another announcement when this approval occurs, but wanted to let you know now as you make plans for fall.) Students who choose one of these options and do not enroll in anything else: 

* will NOT be charged the JSOM program fee, saving about $1000 each semester, but

* WILL be charged the campus mandatory fees (technology, transportation, student health, activity, and repair and rehab) at the reduced part-time student rate, totaling about $160 each semester. Students who live outside of Bloomington may have these fees waived.

Here are the two enrollment options:

(1) We have proposed a new course, MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams, which is pending final campus approval. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). While we will be asking for the course to be coded as representing full-time enrollment, which would make students eligible for deferral of student loans, that decision will not happen until after the course itself is fully approved. Enrollment in MUS-X 601 will be limited to a maximum of two semesters. The course will be graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a grade of Satisfactory (S) recorded once the student passes the last qualifying exam.

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credits (doctoral final project, doctoral piano essay, dissertation) and pay the normal tuition for those credits. Students enrolled in document credits are already considered to be full-time students for purposes of student loan deferral. Document courses are graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a final grade assigned upon final submission of the document.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas. 

Resources you might want to know about

[7] GradGrants Fulbright IIE Proposal Development Bootcamp

Thinking about applying for the Fulbright IIE Fellowship next fall? The Fulbright Program funds over 1,000 grants annually to undertake advanced research in 160 countries across the globe. (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/)

The GradGrants Center will be facilitating a six-week online Fulbright proposal-writing bootcamp to help you develop successful proposals run through the Canvas system. The bootcamps are organized into a series of modules that include weekly assignments and peer reviews. The objective is to encourage you to develop your proposal in a community of peers that offers you detailed feedback, and ultimately improves your proposal. As the Fulbright reviewers are a mixture of state department officials, academics from different disciplines, and non-academics working in a specific world regions, this interdisciplinary environment will help tailor your proposal to the particular audience. 

When: Wednesday, July 6th - Wednesday August 17th
Where: Canvas (it’s all online so you can be anywhere!)
Who: All IU graduate students are welcome to this free service, and the GradGrants Center staff will facilitate the bootcamp. 

Series of modules/assignments:
Developing an "Fulbrightable" idea
Securing successful affiliation letters
Structuring your proposal
Integrating the Fulbright mission into your proposal
Writing the personal statement
Sharpening your proposal

Please email the GradGrants Center (gradgrnt@indiana.edu) for more information or to notify us of your interest in the program. As with all GradGrants events, this is a free service funded by the University Graduate School.

Thank you,

Alex, Emma, Justin and Katie on behalf of the
GradGrants Center (an office of the University Graduate School)
Wells Library, 5th floor (E546)
1320 E 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Indiana University-Bloomington
812.855.5281
gradgrnt@indiana.edu

Visit the GGC website for the latest fellowship and SAA announcements, searchable funding databases, and proposal-writing tips:  http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/

We’re also available on Skype-- username: GradGrants Center
tweeting: @iugradgrants

April 13, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall and summer registration
[2] Program Completion Application for students who plan to graduate in spring or summer 2016

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Pre-exam appointments for students in their final semester of coursework
[4] New course (MUS-X 601) for students who are in the exam stage of the degree (preliminary information)

Reminders

[5] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History course topics for Fall 2016
[6] FRIT-M 110 Italian Language Through Opera
[7] Music Theory minor field qualifying exam for summer 2016
[8] Doctoral minor field approval forms

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Attention LGBTQIA+ Graduate Students

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[2] Program Completion Application for students who plan to graduate in spring or summer 2016

This is a final reminder that if you plan to complete your degree or diploma program requirements in either spring or summer 2016, you MUST submit a Program Completion Application.

You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

There is a link on the online application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different. 

We are already past the official deadline to apply, but you can still submit the Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your requirements this semester or in the summer (your name just won’t be printed in the commencement bulletin if you attend the ceremony).

You are required to submit this form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony.  Students who graduate in August will attend the May commencement ceremony (there is no August ceremony).

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

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Pre-exam appointments for students in their last semester of coursework

If you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with Prof. Isaacson, the director of graduate studies, for your pre-exam appointment, please do that before the end of the semester.

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

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

[4] New course (MUS-X 601) for students who are in the exam stage of the degree (preliminary information)

Once they complete coursework, students ordinarily do not enroll in courses until they reach candidacy (meaning they have passed all qualifying exams), at which time enrollment each fall/spring semester is required until graduation. Because they are not enrolled, students lose many student-related privileges, including free city bus service, discounted access to the student health center, deferment of student loans, and especially automatic access to the IU libraries and many technology services. This is a hardship for those who are trying to prepare for their qualifying exams, develop topic proposals, and conduct research on their final document. In order tor retain these services, students sometimes choose to register for a one-credit course, at the cost of one credit of tuition, mandatory fees, plus the JSOM program fee, totaling approximately $3000 per semester.
Beginning this fall, students who have completed doctoral coursework and who are in the exam stage of the degree will have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost. (The first option is awaiting final campus-level approval, which we hope will occur within the next month or two. We will send another announcement when this approval occurs, but wanted to let you know now as you make plans for fall.) Students who choose one of these options and do not enroll in anything else: 

* will NOT be charged the JSOM program fee, saving about $1000 each semester, but

* WILL be charged the campus mandatory fees (technology, transportation, student health, activity, and repair and rehab) at the reduced part-time student rate, totaling about $160 each semester. Students who live outside of Bloomington may have these fees waived.

Here are the two enrollment options:

(1) We have proposed a new course, MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams, which is pending final campus approval. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). While we will be asking for the course to be coded as representing full-time enrollment, which would make students eligible for deferral of student loans, that decision will not happen until after the course itself is fully approved. Enrollment in MUS-X 601 will be limited to a maximum of two semesters. The course will be graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a grade of Satisfactory (S) recorded once the student passes the last qualifying exam.

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credits (doctoral final project, doctoral piano essay, dissertation) and pay the normal tuition for those credits. Students enrolled in document credits are already considered to be full-time students for purposes of student loan deferral. Document courses are graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a final grade assigned upon final submission of the document.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas. 

Reminders

[5] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History topics for Fall 2016

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.  It replaces M541 and M542: Music History Review for Graduate Students, and it will fulfill the requirement for those courses.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature.  It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.  There will be four sections this fall.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two.  Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation.  The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Fall 2016, the following four sections are offered:

8:00-8:50AM MWF in M 356 (class # 14792)
Instructor: Katherine Altizer
• Music and Monstrosity in the Middle Ages: analysis of secular music genres within the context of visual culture and monstrosity
• Music from the Common Practice Period in Film: audiovisual transcription, musical borrowing, and register theory in films that draw on Western art music
• Music and Animals in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: the translation and metamorphosis of animal sounds into human music

9:05-9:55AM MWF in M 242 (class # 14793)
Instructor: Molly Doran
• Women and Music in the Renaissance: women's participation in musical culture, with a focus on patronage, identity, and iconography through primary and secondary sources
• Nineteenth-Century Opera: characters, staging, gender, style, and drama in relation to operas by Verdi, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and Massenet
• Performance Practice: case studies in performance practice from the Baroque through the present, with an emphasis on editions and recordings

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MA 004 (class # 14791)
Instructor: Nathan Landes
• Medieval Music, Then and Now: medieval compositions in their original context and in contemporary adaptations, from classical canon to video games
• Mozart’s Operas and Critical Theory: class, gender, and race in selected operas of Mozart through the lens of critical theory
• The Blues and Politics: blues artists’ political concerns expressed in their music and through their artistic personas

10:10-11:00AM MWF in M 149C (class # 14794)
Instructor: Christine Wisch
• Colonial Spanish America: genres and functions of music in the Spanish New World with consideration of sources, editions, and performance practice
• Symphony After Beethoven: selected symphonies from the 19th and 20th centuries within their aesthetic and philosophical contexts
• Patronage and Dedications: the changing economy of music and the relationships between patrons, composers, and performers, from the 15th-21st centuries

[6] FRIT-M 110 Italian Language Through Opera

In the fall semester, the French and Italian department will again offer FRIT-M 110 Italian Language Through Opera.

This is an accelerated course designed for highly motivated students who want to learn Italian fast (M100 and M150 in one semester) and who have a special interest in opera. Learn to speak, read, listen and write in Italian using the unique context of Italian opera! This course has the traditional in-class structure four days a week.

In order to register, you will need authorization that you can request through this web site: http://frit.indiana.edu/undergraduate/italian/placement.shtml (near the top of the page, click on the M110 and M115 link).

This class (with a grade of “C” or higher) will fulfill the Italian grammar requirement for all voice and early music voice majors, for DM choral conducting majors, and for Performer Diploma students.

[7] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory for summer 2016

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this summer (Saturday, June 25), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, April 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 the coursework for a music theory minor.

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the fall on September 10, 2016.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

[8] Doctoral minor field approval forms

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

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

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

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Attention LGBTQIA+ Graduate Students!

GRAD STUDENTS:  Join the new graduate student group, GQ. We are rebuilding a community of graduate students and young professionals at IU Bloomington. Our informal social gatherings are open to people from all disciplines, degree programs, backgrounds, and all genders. We have events 1-2 times per month and have over a dozen departments represented. Ideas and enthusiasm welcome!

Upcoming Events: Spring hike, book group, ladies night, and night out at the Atlas.
Contactgqgradqueers@gmail.com to join our Facebook page and mailing list

March 30, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall and summer registration
[2] Some course announcements for Fall 2016

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Performance proficiency requirement

Reminders

[4] Some course announcements for Summer 2016
[5] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History topics for summer
[6] Voice pedagogy course offerings
[7] Jazz literature course offerings
[8] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2016 (final reminder)

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Graduate Assistant Opening in the GradGrants Center
[10] Call for Applications for Graduate Student Emissaries

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer is already happening, and registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 4.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml  is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[2] Some course announcements for Fall 2016

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in fall 2016.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-E 582
Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz
Class number: 30281
Class meeting time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Instructor name: Dr. Patrice Madura
3 credits

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, sequence of instruction, and published resources.  The primary purpose of the course is to prepare musicians to direct vocal jazz ensembles at the secondary or collegiate level.  No previous jazz or improvisation experience necessary. A review of jazz research will lead to a research paper and presentation within this course for E582 students.

This course can count towards the Other Required Credits requirement for master’s students, for some doctoral minors, and for Other Required Credits general electives for doctoral students.

Instructor:
               
Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is Professor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A specialist in choral music education, vocal jazz, and research, Patrice Madura joined the I.U. music education department in 2003 after serving as a faculty member at the University of Southern California and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has taught choral music to grades K-12 in California, and worked extensively as a pianist.  Dr. Madura is the author, co-author, or editor of seven books: Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation (1999), Becoming a Choral Music Teacher (2010), Music Education in Your Hands (with Michael Mark, 2010), Madura’s Danceland (2010), Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research, ed. (2011), Contemporary Music Education (with M. Mark, 2012), and Vocal Improvisation Games for Singers and Choral Groups (with J. Agrell, 2014.)   She has published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Philosophy of Music Education Review, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and Choral Journal. She has presented workshops and research on vocal jazz at national and international music education conferences.

MUS-K 550
Topics in Music Composition: Laptop Ensemble
Class number: 3525
Class meeting time/place: MWF 12:20-1:10 pm Music Library, room M373
Instructor: Prof. John Gibson (johgibso@indiana.edu) Registration is by permission of the instructor.
2 credit hours

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

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

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

MUS-N 561
MIDI and Computer Music
Class number: 13536, 13537
Class meeting time/place: MWF 10:10-11:00 am, or 11:15 am - 12:05 pm Music Library, room M373
Instructor: Prof. John Gibson, Prof. Alicyn Warren
3 credit hours

Note: This class meets with Z361 and K361.

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

MUS-T 658
Seminar in Music Theory: Music, Experience and Embodiment
Class number: 30324
Instructor: Marianne Kielian-Gilbert
Time/place: 1:00-2:15, Mon/Wed, M271 (Music Library)
3 credits

Music, Experience and Embodiment: This analysis seminar in music theory will pay particular attention to connections between music experience, its concrete materiality and particularity in and as music-sound, and its physicality and bodily nature in performance and listening. We will study ways of thinking about music’s materialities, physical/bodily affects and performances, sonic textures and voices, and how these music practices dramatically elicit and respond to affective experience.

Related questions: How do perceptions of subjectivity - sensing the presence or interacting with an other/others - enter into music experience and analysis? How do the dramatic characters of music, bodily movements, and/or material dimensions of context become tangibly present in music experience? How do social-discursive practices question or influence assumptions about the centrality of the abled body, and/or music ideas and receptions of gender and race, and/or ethnic, sexual, and physical difference?

Drawing on critical approaches by such writers as Gilles Deleuze (with Félix Guattari) and Theodor Adorno, and feminist materialist writers such as Luce Irigaray, Elizabeth Grosz, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, we will consider the implications of enaction, embodiment, and the physical for music experience. Thinking through the lens of music process, action-based modes of analysis, and temporal qualitative experience, the idea is to consider how constructions of subjectivity and physicality might implicate or be implicated in analyses that seek to characterize those practices.

Readings and music: The course will develop these topics in music analysis and listening in connection with particular works and the cross-disciplinary interests of those participating. We will consider a range of music from classical to popular, operatic, theatrical, multimedia, and 21st-century. Prerequisite: graduate standing and/or consent of instructor. Coursework: readings and discussion; reaction papers or music analyses on issues arising in the readings; major seminar paper and presentation.

PSY-P 457
Topics in Psychology: Neural Language of Music Perception
Class number: 14447
Instructors: Dr. Anna Kalinovsky and Prof. Grigory Kalinovsky
Meeting time and place: MW 10:10-11:25 am PY 228
3 credits

Music is a universal way of communicating emotions. Music’s ability to communicate and modulate emotions is so powerful that it is even used in cognitive therapy for an array of psychological and neurological disorders. What are the neural mechanisms that make music enjoyable? Music has always been as natural and integral part of social interactions as speech. What makes music understanding universal? What are the common properties of music and language perception? What are the neural mechanisms that allow us to perceive and comprehend speech and to appreciate music?

In this course we will examine the physical characteristics of the natural sounds in speech and music and what neural mechanisms mediate their perception. We will discuss the emerging insights into the mecha- nisms of the brain perception of the key music characteristics, such as pitch, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. We will illustrate the use of those characteristics by composers with recordings and live demonstrations involving faculty and students from the Jacobs School of Music.
We don’t strive to come up with complete answers, but rather to provoke thought, to trigger questions and appreciation of the complexity and beauty of neurological mechanisms that contribute to the artistic and cognitive abilities of the human species.

PREREQUISITES AND REGISTRATION

This is an upper level seminar course open to psychology, neuroscience and music majors with P346 (or equiva- lent) as a prerequisite for science majors; for music majors this requirement can be waved with instructor’s permission. Jacobs MM and Doctoral students can petition the Graduate Office to use this course towards their General  Electives.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/PSY/PSY-P457.shtml

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Performance proficiency requirement

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.
This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.   Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

Music Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area. Students should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:
1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor (800 level lessons); or
3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective (700 level lessons). The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.
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A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  

• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.

• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.

Reminders

[4] Some course announcements for Summer 2016

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in summer 2016.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-F 531
Score Reading and Aural Skills 1
Class Number 6137
MWF 10:20-11:05 (plus weekly private lessons)
June 6-July 15
Prof. Dominick DiOrio
1 credit

P: Requirement for MM choral conducting students. Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor.

"The most important course for my ear and musicianship that I've ever taken." -- DM student in keyboard

Intensive course in Score Reading at the keyboard and ear-training. Recommended that those participating have some basic piano skills in place. Beneficial skills course, especially for aspiring conductors, composers, and accompanists. All enrolled participants receive weekly private lessons with the instructor, in addition to class time. Enrollment limited to 10.

Contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.

MUS-F 533
Adv. Score Reading and Aural Skills 1
Class Number 6143
MWF 10:20-11:05 (plus weekly private lessons)
June 6-July 15
Prof. Dominick DiOrio
1 credit

P: Requirement for DM choral conducting students. Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor.

"The most important course for my ear and musicianship that I've ever taken." -- DM student in keyboard

Intensive course in Score Reading at the keyboard and ear-training. Recommended that those participating have some basic piano skills in place. Beneficial skills course, especially for aspiring conductors, composers, and accompanists. All enrolled participants receive weekly private lessons with the instructor, in addition to class time. Enrollment limited to 10.

Contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.

MUS-G 550 
Conducting New Music
Class number 6791 (2 credits)  P: Consent of instructor. 
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 10 - June 16), AHGR (M005)
Instructor: David Dzubay

Conducting technique, advanced rhythm, score study and preparation, rehearsal planning and technique. Focused on issues specific to concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes rehearsal and classroom performance of selected works. Meets the conducting requirement for DM composition majors. 

The goal of this course will be to gain knowledge and skills necessary to effectively rehearse and perform music presenting some of the specific challenges of concert music from the past fifty years or so, and in particular, music composed by the enrolled students and their colleagues. The course will be more about technique than repertoire, though excerpts from the repertoire will be used for illustrative purposes as much as possible. A significant portion of the course will deal with developing rhythmic comprehension and accuracy - particularly as that applies to rehearsing an ensemble. The chronology of the course will progress from basic to increasingly advanced conducting techniques, with repertoire and exercises chosen accordingly.

MUS-K 710, MUS-K 810, and MUS-K 910
Composition Lessons for majors, minors, outside area and elective students.
Meeting times: arranged; main music block (June 6 - July 15)
Instructor: Aaron Travers

Individual lessons in composition.

MUS-M 516
English Lute Song
Class number 7276
June 6 - July 15
meeting time tba, 1 hour a day, M/T/W/Th
Prof Nigel North

The famous English lutenist, John Dowland (1562-1623) started a craze in 1597 when he published his First Book of Ayres to the lute. Over the next 25 years some 30 more publications copied Dowland’s original book. Come and discover this wonderful repertoire of solo songs, full of passion and eloquence. Prof North will accompany all the students and each day we will learn new songs. The class will not be academic and will not require any written work, but we will read and discuss some background reading so that we can immerse ourselves in the period, politics and thoughts of the time. We ran this class last summer, with great success and enjoyment, culminating in an excellent recital in Ford Hall. Our final "paper" will be a recital of English songs to the lute, accompanied by Prof. North.

MUS-M 516
BACH SOLO WORKS for Violin and Cello
Class number 13845
June 6 - July 15
meeting time tba, 1 hour a day, M/T/W/Th
Prof Nigel North
Class open for all violinists and cellists

BACH SOLO WORKS for Violin and Cello (BWV 1001-1012)

Did you know that Bach played these works on the keyboard, adding bass lines and harmony as he saw fit? And he also arranged one suite from each collection for lute, and arranged the Sonata in A minor BVW 1003 for harspichord? He even made the E major violin Prelude into a Cantata Sinfonia.
This class will offer a fresh approach to these well know master pieces, looking at the harmony behind every phrase, 18th century performance ideas of phrasing, bowing, articulation, national styles and the illuminating ideas about rhetoric. Come and study these wonderful pieces in a way you have never done before.
Final “paper” will be a performance of some of the music we have studied.

Nigel North is a professor of Lute at the JSOM. One of his passions and specialties has been the music of Bach, on the lute, and he has given masterclasses and workshops to violinists and cellists around the world, on the performance of these Bach works. Prof North recorded a 4 Cd set called "BACH ON THE LUTE"and this can be heard on Variations and is also available from the Music Library. In addition to being a lutenist, Prof North has also played the violin and the gamba, and has accompanied many violinists in the baroque world. Recordings tolisten to would be the ensemble ROMANESCA, with violinist Andrew Manze, and the Corelli Op. 5 with Monica Hugget.

MUS-T 658
Reshaping Time: 1770-1820
Class number 7184
8-week Session 2, June 6-July 29, 2016, MWF 3:00-4:30, M267
Prof. Frank Samarotto

This seminar will explore the extraordinary experimentation in the shaping of musical time that becomes quite marked in the late works of C.P.E. Bach and follows a thread through Haydn to Beethoven and Schubert. We will construe the temporal element in music as broadly as possible, encompassing not just all aspects of rhythm, meter, and time, but also tonal structure, form, and expression. Through close reading of individual pieces we will attempt to recapture and rehear the radical character of these years of experimentation.

A presentation and analytical paper will be required. Although not the class is not exclusively Schenkerian in its outlook, T555 or equivalent is suggested as a prerequisite. Contact Prof. Samarotto for permission.

[5] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History topics for summer

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.  It replaces M541 and M542: Music History Review for Graduate Students, and it will fulfill the requirement for those courses.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature.  It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.  There will be two sections this summer.

Each section features three units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two.  Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation.  The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Summer 2016, the following two sections are offered:

12:40PM-2:00PM Daily in M 149C (class #7271) Instructor: Katie Chapman
• The Soloist (1600-1750): major genres for solo voice and various instruments, with case studies related to famous performers (and performer-composers)
• Magic in 19th-century Music: the theme of magic in instrumental and vocal genres, including musical settings about Faust, the Devil, and witches
• Political Song (13th-21st centuries): politics in song from the troubadours to campaign songs to current popular music; Europe, the United States and Latin America

11:00AM-12:20PM Daily in M 149C (class #7272) Instructor: Molly Doran
• Women and Music in the Renaissance: women's participation in musical culture, with a focus on patronage, identity, and iconography through primary and secondary sources
• Nineteenth-Century Opera: characters, staging, gender, style, and drama in relation to operas by Verdi, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and Massenet
• Performance Practice: case studies in performance practice from the Baroque through the present, with an emphasis on editions and recordings

[6] Voice pedagogy course offerings

The doctoral voice pedagogy courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695) will be offered with the following pattern:

Summer 2016: MUS-E 694
Fall 2016: MUS-E 695

Summer 2017: MUS-E 695
Fall 2017: MUS-E 694

Summer 2018: MUS-E 694
Fall 2018: MUS-E 695

Please use this information to plan your schedule so that you don’t miss a course offering.  For example, if you are a DM Voice student and haven’t taken MUS-E 695 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2016 (or in summer 2017) because it won’t be offered again after that until fall 2018.

The master’s voice pedagogy course (MUS-E 594) will be offered in summer, fall, and spring each year.

[7] Jazz literature course offerings

The Jazz department plans to offer their jazz literature courses in the following pattern:

Summer 2016: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Fall 2016:        M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Spring 2017:   M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Summer 2017: M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Fall 2017:        M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Spring 2018:    M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Summer 2018    M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2018:        M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Spring 2019:    ???M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2019: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949???

[8] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2016 (final reminder)

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2016, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, April 1, 2016.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

At the moment we are not asking you to reserve a specific date for this summer; we just need to know if you are planning to take a written exam in the summer so that we have time to request the exam questions from your Advisory Committee representatives before the majority of the faculty leaves for the summer.  However, if you would like to reserve a specific date (and you are eligible to schedule a date), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 21.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 29, 2016.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 6 and July 15).

If you want to take an exam in the summer but are not yet fully qualified to schedule a date (for example, you want to take your major field exam in the summer but your topic proposal is not yet approved), then you can tell us before April 1 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 812-855-1738).

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Graduate Assistant Position in the GradGrants Center

We are seeking a graduate student for the position briefly described below. If you are interested, please send a cover letter, c.v./resume, and writing sample (preferably a grant application) to Kathleen Sullivan, Graduate Fellowships & Awards Coordinator.

Email: ugsawrd@indiana.edu

Mail: University Graduate School Wells Library
1320 E. 10th Street, Room E546 Bloomington, IN 47405

If you have questions before submitting your materials, please contact Kathleen  Sullivan at ugsawrd@indiana.edu.

THE PROPOSAL-WRITING CONSULTANT/TRAINER is one of four graduate assistants who work directly with fellow graduate students in the GradGrants Center, a graduate student service located in the Wells Library-BL. The Center is sponsored by The University Graduate School and available to enrolled graduate students of all IU campuses. The consultants handle the day-to-day operations of the GradGrants Center and share training responsibilities (e.g. presenting or enlisting speakers for workshops, scheduling rooms, preparing visual aids). Our consultants assist students in their search for external funding sources and are available to work one-on-one with graduate students in discussing and critiquing their grant proposals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include successful proposal-writing experience, editing skills, teaching experience or experience in planning and presenting special-interest training programs, and the ability and personality to interact well with the public. A one-year commitment to the position is required. Those who have received prior Fulbright awards or other competitive national awards are highly desired. We prefer advanced doctoral students who have at least two years in graduate school.

BENEFITS: This position provides invaluable opportunity to learn about various funding sources and to improve one's own proposal-writing skills. The experience is extremely valuable to future faculty. The position, starting in late summer or fall 2016, will have a .50% FTE (i.e., 20 hours per week) position and is eligible for student health insurance. The salary will be approximately $11,000 for the academic year. A fee remission for fall and spring is available. In addition, summer funding is also possible. The person hired will work half or all of the summer as arranged with Kim Bunch, Director of Finance and Administration.

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 15, 2016.

[10] Call for Applications for Graduate Student Emissaries

The Indiana University Graduate School is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program (http://www.indiana.edu/~gradlife/). This recruitment support program includes twenty emissaries (Masters and PhD graduate students) who will serve as first contacts and initial resources for prospective graduate students, in addition to working and engaging in dialogue with graduate programs, departments, and the University Graduate School.
Program Description: The program promotes peer connections between individuals who are interested in or new to IU graduate programs and current IUB graduate students. Graduate student emissaries dedicate two semesters, and optional summer term, to serving as community-building liaisons between graduate studies and the graduate student body at IUB. Photos and profiles of graduate student emissaries will be posted on the University Graduate School website, Facebook page and Twitter accounts.

  • Graduate student emissaries will attend monthly meetings each semester with other graduate student emissaries. Meetings will be held with Graduate School staff, and others interested in graduate recruitment activities.
  • Graduate student emissaries will participate in information sessions, student panels, recruitment events, and graduate student community building activities.

Requirements: Applicants must be full-time graduate students in a graduate program at IUB, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate involvement in program, departmental, university or community organizations. Preference will be given to graduate students who are involved in diversity-building activities and programming. An in person interview is required.
Students must also submit the following:
1.    Application form (https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cC7V2QiirmdZULX );
2.    a curriculum vitae/resume (Email to agep@indiana.edu)
The application process concludes with an interview. Applicants who advance in the selection process will be contacted for an interview. Once selected, emissaries will sign a contract which certifies the understanding of program requirements and expectations.

Application Deadline: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Questions: If you have any questions regarding the Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity Program, please feel free to contact us at agep@indiana.edu.

Bianca D. Evans, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Indiana University| The University Graduate School
Wells Library| 1320 E 10th St. Room E546|Bloomington, IN 47405
(: 812.855.6752| 7: 812.855.4266| *: biaevans@iu.edu
http://graduate.indiana.edu

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

March 23, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall registration starts soon, and summer registration has already started
[2] Some course announcements for Summer 2016
[3] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History topics for summer
[4] Voice pedagogy course offerings
[5] Jazz literature course offerings

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2016 (final reminder)

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Bloomington Campus Tentative 9-year Calendar

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall registration starts soon, and summer registration has already started

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2016 and submit your program planning sheets for summer.  Summer registration begins today (Wednesday, March 23).

You should be able to use the fall Schedule of Classes next week, and we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets on Monday, March 28.  Registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 4.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes. You should treat this as preliminary until next week as there are still corrections being made.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

[2] Some course announcements for Summer 2016

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in summer 2016.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-F 531
Score Reading and Aural Skills 1
Class Number 6137
MWF 10:20-11:05 (plus weekly private lessons)
June 6-July 15
Prof. Dominick DiOrio
1 credit

P: Requirement for MM choral conducting students. Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor.

"The most important course for my ear and musicianship that I've ever taken." -- DM student in keyboard

Intensive course in Score Reading at the keyboard and ear-training. Recommended that those participating have some basic piano skills in place. Beneficial skills course, especially for aspiring conductors, composers, and accompanists. All enrolled participants receive weekly private lessons with the instructor, in addition to class time. Enrollment limited to 10.

Contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.

MUS-F 533
Adv. Score Reading and Aural Skills 1
Class Number 6143
MWF 10:20-11:05 (plus weekly private lessons)
June 6-July 15
Prof. Dominick DiOrio
1 credit

P: Requirement for DM choral conducting students. Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor.

"The most important course for my ear and musicianship that I've ever taken." -- DM student in keyboard

Intensive course in Score Reading at the keyboard and ear-training. Recommended that those participating have some basic piano skills in place. Beneficial skills course, especially for aspiring conductors, composers, and accompanists. All enrolled participants receive weekly private lessons with the instructor, in addition to class time. Enrollment limited to 10.

Contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.

MUS-G 550 
Conducting New Music
Class number 6791 (2 credits)  P: Consent of instructor. 
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 10 - June 16), AHGR (M005)
Instructor: David Dzubay

Conducting technique, advanced rhythm, score study and preparation, rehearsal planning and technique. Focused on issues specific to concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes rehearsal and classroom performance of selected works. Meets the conducting requirement for DM composition majors. 

The goal of this course will be to gain knowledge and skills necessary to effectively rehearse and perform music presenting some of the specific challenges of concert music from the past fifty years or so, and in particular, music composed by the enrolled students and their colleagues. The course will be more about technique than repertoire, though excerpts from the repertoire will be used for illustrative purposes as much as possible. A significant portion of the course will deal with developing rhythmic comprehension and accuracy - particularly as that applies to rehearsing an ensemble. The chronology of the course will progress from basic to increasingly advanced conducting techniques, with repertoire and exercises chosen accordingly.

MUS-K 710, MUS-K 810, and MUS-K 910
Composition Lessons for majors, minors, outside area and elective students.
Meeting times: arranged; main music block (June 6 - July 15)
Instructor: Aaron Travers

Individual lessons in composition.

MUS-M 516
English Lute Song
Class number 7276
June 6 - July 15
meeting time tba, 1 hour a day, M/T/W/Th
Prof Nigel North

The famous English lutenist, John Dowland (1562-1623) started a craze in 1597 when he published his First Book of Ayres to the lute. Over the next 25 years some 30 more publications copied Dowland’s original book. Come and discover this wonderful repertoire of solo songs, full of passion and eloquence. Prof North will accompany all the students and each day we will learn new songs. The class will not be academic and will not require any written work, but we will read and discuss some background reading so that we can immerse ourselves in the period, politics and thoughts of the time. We ran this class last summer, with great success and enjoyment, culminating in an excellent recital in Ford Hall. Our final "paper" will be a recital of English songs to the lute, accompanied by Prof. North.

MUS-M 516
BACH SOLO WORKS for Violin and Cello
Class number 13845
June 6 - July 15
meeting time tba, 1 hour a day, M/T/W/Th
Prof Nigel North
Class open for all violinists and cellists

BACH SOLO WORKS for Violin and Cello (BWV 1001-1012)

Did you know that Bach played these works on the keyboard, adding bass lines and harmony as he saw fit? And he also arranged one suite from each collection for lute, and arranged the Sonata in A minor BVW 1003 for harspichord? He even made the E major violin Prelude into a Cantata Sinfonia.
This class will offer a fresh approach to these well know master pieces, looking at the harmony behind every phrase, 18th century performance ideas of phrasing, bowing, articulation, national styles and the illuminating ideas about rhetoric. Come and study these wonderful pieces in a way you have never done before.
Final “paper” will be a performance of some of the music we have studied.

Nigel North is a professor of Lute at the JSOM. One of his passions and specialties has been the music of Bach, on the lute, and he has given masterclasses and workshops to violinists and cellists around the world, on the performance of these Bach works. Prof North recorded a 4 Cd set called "BACH ON THE LUTE"and this can be heard on Variations and is also available from the Music Library. In addition to being a lutenist, Prof North has also played the violin and the gamba, and has accompanied many violinists in the baroque world. Recordings tolisten to would be the ensemble ROMANESCA, with violinist Andrew Manze, and the Corelli Op. 5 with Monica Hugget.

MUS-T 658
Reshaping Time: 1770-1820
Class number 7184
8-week Session 2, June 6-July 29, 2016, MWF 3:00-4:30, M267
Prof. Frank Samarotto

This seminar will explore the extraordinary experimentation in the shaping of musical time that becomes quite marked in the late works of C.P.E. Bach and follows a thread through Haydn to Beethoven and Schubert. We will construe the temporal element in music as broadly as possible, encompassing not just all aspects of rhythm, meter, and time, but also tonal structure, form, and expression. Through close reading of individual pieces we will attempt to recapture and rehear the radical character of these years of experimentation.

A presentation and analytical paper will be required. Although not the class is not exclusively Schenkerian in its outlook, T555 or equivalent is suggested as a prerequisite. Contact Prof. Samarotto for permission.

[3] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History topics for summer

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.  It replaces M541 and M542: Music History Review for Graduate Students, and it will fulfill the requirement for those courses.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature.  It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.  There will be two sections this summer.

Each section features three units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two.  Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation.  The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Summer 2016, the following two sections are offered:

12:40PM-2:00PM Daily in M 149C (class #7271) Instructor: Katie Chapman
• The Soloist (1600-1750): major genres for solo voice and various instruments, with case studies related to famous performers (and performer-composers)
• Magic in 19th-century Music: the theme of magic in instrumental and vocal genres, including musical settings about Faust, the Devil, and witches
• Political Song (13th-21st centuries): politics in song from the troubadours to campaign songs to current popular music; Europe, the United States and Latin America

11:00AM-12:20PM Daily in M 149C (class #7272) Instructor: Molly Doran
• Women and Music in the Renaissance: women's participation in musical culture, with a focus on patronage, identity, and iconography through primary and secondary sources
• Nineteenth-Century Opera: characters, staging, gender, style, and drama in relation to operas by Verdi, Bizet, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, and Massenet
• Performance Practice: case studies in performance practice from the Baroque through the present, with an emphasis on editions and recordings

[4] Voice pedagogy course offerings

The doctoral voice pedagogy courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695) will be offered with the following pattern:

Summer 2016: MUS-E 694
Fall 2016: MUS-E 695

Summer 2017: MUS-E 695
Fall 2017: MUS-E 694

Summer 2018: MUS-E 694
Fall 2018: MUS-E 695

Please use this information to plan your schedule so that you don’t miss a course offering.  For example, if you are a DM Voice student and haven’t taken MUS-E 695 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2016 (or in summer 2017) because it won’t be offered again after that until fall 2018.

The master’s voice pedagogy course (MUS-E 594) will be offered in summer, fall, and spring each year.

[5] Jazz literature course offerings

The Jazz department plans to offer their jazz literature courses in the following pattern:

Summer 2016: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Fall 2016:        M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Spring 2017:   M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Summer 2017: M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Fall 2017:        M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Spring 2018:    M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Summer 2018    M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2018:        M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Spring 2019:    ???M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2019: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949???

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2016 (final reminder)

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2016, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, April 1, 2016.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

At the moment we are not asking you to reserve a specific date for this summer; we just need to know if you are planning to take a written exam in the summer so that we have time to request the exam questions from your Advisory Committee representatives before the majority of the faculty leaves for the summer.  However, if you would like to reserve a specific date (and you are eligible to schedule a date), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 21.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 29, 2016.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 6 and July 15).

If you want to take an exam in the summer but are not yet fully qualified to schedule a date (for example, you want to take your major field exam in the summer but your topic proposal is not yet approved), then you can tell us before April 1 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Bloomington Campus Tentative 9-year Calendar

If you are making travel plans for summer or next year, you can use the Bloomington Campus Tentative 9-year Calendar as a resource for the dates of each academic session: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

March 9, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for summer 2016 starts after Spring Break

[2] Music Graduate Office will be closed over Spring Break

Announcements for Master’s students

[3] Master’s degree ensemble policy

Announcements for Doctoral students

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

Reminders

[5] Summer and fall registration

[6] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2016

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Free workshops: Monday Motivators


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All students



 

[1] Registration for summer 2016 starts after Spring Break

 

Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 23. 

Remember that you need to submit a program planning sheet before you will be eligible to enroll.  We will start to accept summer program planning sheets on Monday, March 21 (please do not submit your program planning sheet any earlier – it will not be accepted).


The summer Schedule of Classes is posted here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml.  When reading the Schedule of Classes, pay special attention to the “session code” and text notes.  They will tell you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

This page has links to program planning sheets along with registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

 


 

[2] Music Graduate Office will be closed during Spring Break

 

The Music Graduate Office will closed starting at 5 pm on Friday March 11 through 8 am on Monday, March 21.  We hope you all have a restful and safe Spring Break!



Announcements for Master’s students



 

[3] Master’s degree ensemble policy

 

Here is a summary of the master’s degree ensemble policy.  This is not a new policy, but we do have frequent questions about this so I am including it for everyone’s general information.

Under the policy, students whose majors are in the following departments are required to enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until four fall-spring enrollments are reached or the student graduates. That is, students in these programs who take more than four fall/spring semesters to complete their master's degree will not be required enroll in ensemble beyond the fourth semester.

               Composition (including Computer Music Composition)

               Guitar

               Jazz Studies

               Music Education

               Music Theory

               Musicology

               Percussion

               Piano (the first two semesters must be MUS-X 2, the third and fourth semesters can be any major ensemble [MUS-X 2, MUS-X 40, MUS-X 60, MUS-X 70])

               Voice

Students whose majors are in these departments will enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until graduation.

               Brass

               Choral conducting

               Early Music

               Harp

               Orchestral conducting

               Organ (including Organ and Sacred Music)

               Strings

               Wind Conducting

               Woodwinds

This policy applies to master’s students only.

Please note that participating in ensemble in the summer does not count towards the four fall-spring semester requirement.  Summer ensemble participation is extra.

 



Announcements for Doctoral Students



 

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

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in May 2016.

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

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

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

For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

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

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

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Reminders



 

[5] Summer and fall registration

Summer registration will begin on Wednesday, March 23.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for summer on Monday, March 21 (after Spring Break).  The Summer Schedule of Classes has been posted (http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml), but there are a few corrections that still need to be made.  So feel free to look at it now, but look again on March 21 before submitting your program planning sheet to make sure there haven’t been changes that affect you.  I’ll send a link to the program planning sheets later.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 1.  We will start accepting program planning sheet for fall after Spring Break (I’ll send an announcement with the exact date when we get closer to the end of March).  The Schedule of Classes for fall is not yet posted.


 

[6] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2016

 

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2016, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, April 1, 2016.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

At the moment we are not asking you to reserve a specific date for this summer; we just need to know if you are planning to take a written exam in the summer so that we have time to request the exam questions from your Advisory Committee representatives before the majority of the faculty leaves for the summer.  However, if you would like to reserve a specific date (and you are eligible to schedule a date), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 21.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 29, 2016.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 6 and July 15).

If you want to take an exam in the summer but are not yet fully qualified to schedule a date (for example, you want to take your major field exam in the summer but your topic proposal is not yet approved), then you can tell us before April 1 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

 

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

 



Resources



 

[7]  FREE WORKSHOPS: “MONDAY MOTIVATORS”:

 

Any IU student can drop-in for our FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (East Tower)  

 

“Help Me Sleep!”- March 28, 5-6pm

Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tired? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning and balances your mood.  Brooke Halpern, M.A., will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

“Stress Management”- April 4, 5-6pm

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or “blah”, this workshop is for you. Chris Meno, Ph.D. will help you learn skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed-out body and mind!

“Remembering Your Strengths: a Workshop on Self-Compassion & Resilience”- April 11, 5-6pm

Research suggests the skill “self-compassion” decreases emotional suffering and helps people to thrive.  In this workshop facilitated by Cíemone Easter-Rose, M.A., participants will learn about the elements of self-compassion, the benefits of self-compassion, and practice experiencing self-compassion. 

 “Think Happy!”- April 18, 5-6pm

Research on “happiness” suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness. Eric Samuels, M.A., M.S., will teach you strategies to experience more happiness. 

“Get Appy- Apps for Wellness”- April 28, 5-6pm

You can use apps to track your sleep, improve your mood, increase gratitude, lead you through guided mediations and Mindfulness practices, and so much more! Chris Meno, Ph.D., will demonstrate apps for Android and IOS.

 

“DE-STRESS FEST” – March 30, 6:30-8:00pm

Join CAPS, Health & Wellness and Crimson CORPS at Wells Library to reduce your mid-semester stress! Free seated chair massages, mood checks with CAPS counselors, adult coloring books, stress balls, games and food! Follow @IUHealthCenter for more information.

DIVERSITY OUTREACH TEAM

There are only 4 meetings remaining for My Brothers’ and My Sisters’ Keeper (MBK & MSK). MBK & MSK are FREE support groups dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space for Black men and women on IU’s campus. These groups provide an opportunity for dialogue and reflection related to contemporary and historical issues at the local, national, and global level that uniquely impact Black students. It’s also an opportunity for connection and community building amongst students. Meetings dates: Tuesday, March 1st, 5pm-6:30pm in the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center (MBK meets in the Kappa Room; MSK meets in the 2nd Floor Lounge) and Wednesday March 23rd (MBK-2pm-3:30pm; MSK-3:30-5:00pm) in the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center 2nd Floor Lounge.  For questions, additional information, or to be added to the MSK/MBK mailing list, please contact the DOT at capsdiv@indiana.edu.

DISSERTATION SUPPORT:

Procrastinating or anxious about writing your Dissertation? We can help! Our weekly group provides accountability, support and helpful strategies for procrastination, writer’s block, negative thinking and much more! Call Dr. Paul Toth at 812-855-5711 for more information.  healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling

March 2, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Summer and fall registration

Announcements for Doctoral students

[2] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2016

Reminders

[3] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring semester class

[4] Advising Service Indicators

Resources you might want to know about

[5] OASIS International Workshops


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All students



 

[1] Summer and fall registration

Summer registration will begin on Wednesday, March 23.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for summer on Monday, March 21 (after Spring Break).  The Summer Schedule of Classes has been posted (http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml), but there are a few corrections that still need to be made.  So feel free to look at it now, but look again on March 21 before submitting your program planning sheet to make sure there haven’t been changes that affect you.  I’ll send a link to the program planning sheets later.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 1.  We will start accepting program planning sheet for fall after Spring Break (I’ll send an announcement with the exact date when we get closer to the end of March).  The Schedule of Classes for fall is not yet posted.



Announcements for Doctoral Students



 

[1] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2016

 

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2016, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, April 1, 2016.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

At the moment we are not asking you to reserve a specific date for this summer; we just need to know if you are planning to take a written exam in the summer so that we have time to request the exam questions from your Advisory Committee representatives before the majority of the faculty leaves for the summer.  However, if you would like to reserve a specific date (and you are eligible to schedule a date), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 21.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 29, 2016.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 6 and July 15).

If you want to take an exam in the summer but are not yet fully qualified to schedule a date (for example, you want to take your major field exam in the summer but your topic proposal is not yet approved), then you can tell us before April 1 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

 

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).



Reminders



 

[3] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring semester class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2016 is Sunday, March 13. 

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 March 13) 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 March 13).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf).    

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

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

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

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after March 13.

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


 

[4] Advising Service Indicators

 

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

Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 23, and registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 4.  I will let you know through these weekly announcements when the Schedule of Classes is posted for each session and when to submit program planning sheets.



Resources



 

[5]  OASIS International Workshops

Here are some workshops that are offered for International Students this spring semester.

Title: Fun Things You've Gotta Check Out in Bloomington

Date/Time: Friday, March 11th from 9am-10:30am

Venue: Wells Library E174

Description: Bloomington is a small town, but this place has more than you imagine!  Are you wondering what there is to do in the area?  What are the things that you will not want to miss out?  Join us for OASIS-International!  We will be discussing fun things to do around Bloomington as well as must-see places to visit in the neighborhood.  Please feel free to bring a friend!

Contact info: Shu-Yi Wang (wangshuy@indiana.edu)

Title: Connections through Communication

Date/Time: Monday, April 4th from 3pm-4:30pm

Venue: Wells Library E174

Description: Communicating with others can be difficult, even if you are familiar! At this OASIS International session, we'll discuss some ways to make the "ice" easier to "break" with your peers, both through words and body language. This session will be both informative and interactive- you're invited to bring friends and questions!

Contact info: Brooke Boyts (bboyts@umail.iu.edu) and Leslie Kovach (lejekova@umail.iu.edu)

Title: Do you have a date? Myths and facts about the cultural differences in dating

Date/Time: Friday, April 15th from 1pm-2pm

Venue: Wells Library E174

Description: We have to admit dating can be an exciting part of your college experience! However, the nature of dating relationships might be different, and sometimes confusing, when you're an international student who comes to the US from another culture. During this workshop, we welcome all participants to have an open discussion about the cultural differences in dating based on our own observations and experiences. We will also highlight the importance of giving and receiving consent in sexual practices and coach you to become an informed partner with regard to the cultural nuances. Don't be shy; It's OK to talk about dating and sex!

Contact Info: Yue Li (li515@iu.edu), Deborah Pardue (dpardue@indiana.edu), Shaozhuan Li (li357@indiana.edu)

February 24, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring semester class

[2] Advising Service Indicators

Reminders

[3] Competition for 2017-18 Core Fulbright Scholar Program

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Volunteer and paid positions available with the Graduate and Professional Student Government


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring semester class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2016 is Sunday, March 13. 

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 March 13) 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 March 13).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf).    

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

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

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

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after March 13.

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


 

[2] Advising Service Indicators

 

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

Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 23, and registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 4.  I will let you know through these weekly announcements when the Schedule of Classes is posted for each session and when to submit program planning sheets.



Reminders



[3] Competition for 2017-18 Core Fulbright Scholar Program

The competition for the 2017-18 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends nearly 500 American scholars and professionals annually to over 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Visit the CIES website for application details.

Below are a few facts to keep in mind:

  • Grant lengths vary: applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description.
  • Grant benefits vary but generally include travel and living expenses for the awardee and accompanying dependents.
  • Open to all U.S. citizens (permanent residents are not eligible)
  • Application deadline:  August 1, 2016

The Catalog of Awards is available at http://catalog.cies.org. You may also join the My Fulbright online community for updates and to access helpful resources for applicants.
 
For more information, visit the CIES website, and contact the Fulbright representative on your campus:

 
David Zaret
Vice President for International Affairs
Indiana University
107 S. Indiana Avenue
Bryan Hall, Room 104
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
p: (812) 855-5021 | f: (812) 855-6884 | zaret@iu.edu
ovpia.iu.edu



Resources



 

[4] Volunteer and paid positions available with the Graduate and Professional Student Government

 

Get Involved with YOUR Graduate Student Government!

The IUB GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government) serves over 8000 graduate and professional students at IU-Bloomington by providing academic support, community, advocacy, and graduate resources.

For more information, visit the GPSG website and our Facebook page. Subscribe to our newsletter by emailing iugpsg@indiana.edu for more information about award deadlines, becoming an award reviewer, and attending the many exciting events we have planned throughout the year!

SAA Position: Communications Coordinator - March 5

Do you have experience in marketing and promoting events on-campus? Are you a graphic design expert who loves to design promotional materials? Would you like to serve your fellow graduate students in an exciting GA position for the 2015-2016 academic year?

LOOK NO FURTHER - APPLY TODAY to be the 2016-2017 GPSG Communications Coordinator!

The main functions of GPSG's Communications Coordinator (CC) are to serve as the primary point of contact for the GPSG by responding to e-mail and phone inquiries, work to increase awareness of GPSG in the graduate and wider IU communities by brainstorming and implementing creative awareness-building efforts, and maintain GPSG's social media presence and website. The CC works closely with the President and Community Development Coordinator to organize information for the GPSG Assembly and disseminate information about GPSG programs. Innovative marketing and awareness-building ideas are welcome and encouraged.

The Coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes full tuition remission for 12 credits per semester and 6 credit hours during summer session 2017, excluding non-remittable fees; subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance and a $12,500 stipend.

Detailed position description and application processes can be found here.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59pm, Saturday, March 5

 

GPSG Elections - March 4th

GPSG will be holding an election during our March 4th Assembly Meeting. The following positions are open for nomination by your GPSG representative:

  • President – SAA Position - 20 hr/week, fee remission, stipend, & benefits

The President acts as the official liaison between IU’s administration, student body, student organizations and the GPSG. The President also oversees the functioning of the GPSG, and serves on the GPSG Executive Committee.

The Vice President represents the GPSG to the university at large and fulfills the duties of the President when they are temporarily unable to do so. The Vice President also oversees delegates on university committees and serves as the chairperson for the GPSG Student Health and Wellness Committee.

The Treasurer maintains the GPSG’s financial records, prepares the annual budget for review by the Assembly, provides financial updates to the Assembly, requests disbursement of funds as required, works with the Awards Officer to ensure the timely execution of the Awards process, and performs other duties requested by the Executive Committee.

The Parliamentarian is the authority on procedural questions. This officer ensures that the constitution is up-to-date and also conducts the annual membership audit.

Any graduate or professional student can be nominated, they do not have to be currently involved with the GPSO. Self-nominations are accepted, but they may only be submitted by assembly representatives.

To nominate one of your peers, email iugpsg@indiana.edu today and submit a campaign blurb (1 page maximum) by Wednesday, March 2nd at 11:59pm. At the March Assembly meeting, all candidates will have the opportunity for a short speech and Q/A session.

 

GPSG Appointed Officer Applications - March 5th

GPSG Officers are appointed by the GPSG Executive Committee. Want to be an officer next year and chair one of our committees? Apply at the links below and send us your resume at iugpsg@indiana.edu:

The Awards Officer oversees the awarding GPSG Travel and Research Grants. This involves working with GPSG accounts manager, the GPSG Excomm, and the Awards Committee.

The Benefits Officer addresses the benefit needs of Student Academic Appointees (SAA’s) and student employees, specifically health insurance, stipends, fee remission structure and related employment issues. The position seeks to recommend improvements to benefit and compensation policies for all graduate and professional students.

The Diversity Officer acts as a medium of communication between IUSA, BGSA, LGSA, ISA, other graduate student organizations and GPSG. The Diversity Officer also serves as a member of the External Relations committee.

The Sustainability Officer addresses issues related to sustainability within the GPSG and campus communities. Examples of issues addressed are recycling, transportation, carbon emissions and sustainable growth.

 

Applications and Resumes (emailed) for Appointed GPSG Officers due by 11:59pm on Saturday, March 5th.

 

How else can I get involved?

Our student government gets 100% of its strength our active and engaged student body, and there are a number of different ways that you can be a part of GPSG’s next great year on campus:

  • Become an Assembly Representative: The GPSG Assembly represents the entire Indiana University Bloomington graduate student population. The number of voting seats given to each department or program is determined by the level of enrollment during a bi-annual audit. Each department or program chooses how to elect or appoint their own GPSG representative(s). Contact your department or current representative for more information.
  • Join a Committee: To join a committee, contact GPSG or the committee chair in the fall and join us for General Assembly. You DO NOT have to be a GPSG representative to join a GPSG committee, as we value every graduate and professional student voice bold enough to speak to issues affecting our campus. More detailed information about each committee can be found on our website.

February 17, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] Summer Chamber Music meeting – February 19

[2] Competition for 2017-18 Core Fulbright Scholar Program

Reminders

[3] More information about summer 2016

[4] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

[5] Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) Grants for Graduate Students

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Office of Musical Attractions


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



[1] Summer Chamber Music meeting – February 19

There is a meeting for all students who are interested in enrolling in summer chamber music that will be held on Friday, February 19, from 4 to 6 pm in MC 040.  Summer chamber music is for pre-organized groups only, so the meeting will offer the opportunity to find a group (if you don’t have one already) or for your already formed group to find out about the policies and procedures related to summer chamber music.

Those with questions should contact the chamber music office – chmusic@indiana.edu.


[2] Competition for 2017-18 Core Fulbright Scholar Program

The competition for the 2017-18 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open. The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends nearly 500 American scholars and professionals annually to over 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Visit the CIES website for application details.

Below are a few facts to keep in mind:

  • Grant lengths vary: applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description.
  • Grant benefits vary but generally include travel and living expenses for the awardee and accompanying dependents.
  • Open to all U.S. citizens (permanent residents are not eligible)
  • Application deadline:  August 1, 2016

The Catalog of Awards is available at http://catalog.cies.org. You may also join the My Fulbright online community for updates and to access helpful resources for applicants.
 
For more information, visit the CIES website, and contact the Fulbright representative on your campus:

 
David Zaret
Vice President for International Affairs
Indiana University
107 S. Indiana Avenue
Bryan Hall, Room 104
Bloomington, IN 47405-7000
p: (812) 855-5021 | f: (812) 855-6884 | zaret@iu.edu
ovpia.iu.edu



Reminders



[3] More information about summer 2016

Did you know that the Jacobs School of Music has a full array of academic and performance opportunities in the summer? Coursework, ensembles, and chamber music are all available for JSOM students. These are in addition to numerous workshops and academies that bring musicians of all ages to campus to make for a lively Jacobs Summer of Music. Most activities for JSOM occur during the six-week period June 6­–July 15, 2016, though some courses will meet at other times during the summer term. 

Courses

You will find a list of planned course offerings (including the dates offered) here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml

Financial Aid and Discounted Tuition

Students selected to participate in one of the ensembles listed below are eligible to receive a one-credit scholarship toward summer coursework. To be considered for placement in an ensemble and the related scholarship, you must submit an application by the February 22 deadline. The application was sent to all JSOM students by the Office of Music Admission and Financial Aid last week. Additional copies are available in that office (JS 100). 

For summer courses taken within the Jacobs School of Music, all JSOM students will receive a 20% discount on credits not covered by ensemble or chamber music scholarship or by graduate fee remission. An application is not required. This discount will be applied sometime between the time you register and your bursar due date. 

To be eligible for any JSOM financial aid, students must be in good academic standing and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Ensembles

If you are interested in participating in one of the following ensembles, you must complete the application for summer financial aid referred to above. 

Summer Philharmonic — concerts on June 25 (Thomas Wilkins, conductor) and June 29 (Stuart Chafetz, conductor). Repertoire to be announced. Orchestral musicians will be contracted to perform during the 10th USA International Harp Competition, which occurs on the IU campus June 8–18. Maestro David Effron will conduct.

Summer Band — continues its popular annual series of outdoor band concerts on the MAC lawn. This year’s concerts are on July 6 and 13.

Summer Chorus — Prof. Walter Huff conducts Arthur Honegger's, Le roi David. Date to be determined.

Accompanying (X2) — positions are available for a number of piano students

Chamber Music

Students participating in chamber music (F450, F550) will receive a one-credit scholarship to pay for the required one-credit enrollment. Enrollment in chamber music requires membership in a chamber ensemble that is established before the end of the spring 2016 semester. If you are interested in participating in summer chamber music, you must complete the application for summer financial aid referred to above. 


[4] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

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

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

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

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

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


[5] Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) Grants for Graduate Students

Please alert your graduate students to the following list of international awards, with deadlines in spring semester 2016, managed by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA).  Contact iagrants@iu.edu with questions.  

 

OVPIA Grants for Graduate Students:

 

Summer Pre-dissertation Travel Grant: supports research-related summer travel abroad prior to conducting dissertation research.  Activities supported include exploring potential research sites, archives, or other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; identifying and meeting local scholars and contacts.  Pre-dissertation support is intended to prepare students to successfully compete for external funding that will support extended dissertation field research overseas.  Deadline is March 1, 2016. 

 

International Enhancement Grant: supports students pursuing academic training which adds or enhances an international component of their graduate degree program.  Activities include: enrollment in a foreign language course not offered at IU; participation in a non-credit bearing international internship or a formal training program or workshop on an international topic that is at least 2 weeks in length.  Note that the international enhancement grant cannot be used to support participation in an IU-sponsored study abroad program.  Deadline is March 1, 2016, for summer 2016.  The International Enhancement Grant has two additional deadlines each year for fall and spring semester activities.

For more information about these grants go to: OVPIA Grants for Students

David Zaret

Vice President

Indiana University

 Office of the Vice President for International Affairs    

Bryan Hall 104          

iagrants@iu.edu

Ph: (812) 855-5021

Fax: (812) 855-6884

 



Resources



[6] Office of 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

February 10, 2016

Announcements for All students

[1] More information about summer 2016

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

[3] Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) Grants for Graduate Students

Reminders

[4] Performance Proficiency requirement

[5] Preparing Future Faculty Conference and other Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning resources

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Disability Services for Students


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



[1] More information about summer 2016

Did you know that the Jacobs School of Music has a full array of academic and performance opportunities in the summer? Coursework, ensembles, and chamber music are all available for JSOM students. These are in addition to numerous workshops and academies that bring musicians of all ages to campus to make for a lively Jacobs Summer of Music. Most activities for JSOM occur during the six-week period June 6­–July 15, 2016, though some courses will meet at other times during the summer term. 

Courses

You will find a list of planned course offerings (including the dates offered) here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml

Financial Aid and Discounted Tuition

Students selected to participate in one of the ensembles listed below are eligible to receive a one-credit scholarship toward summer coursework. To be considered for placement in an ensemble and the related scholarship, you must submit an application by the February 22 deadline. The application was sent to all JSOM students by the Office of Music Admission and Financial Aid last week. Additional copies are available in that office (JS 100). 

For summer courses taken within the Jacobs School of Music, all JSOM students will receive a 20% discount on credits not covered by ensemble or chamber music scholarship or by graduate fee remission. An application is not required. This discount will be applied sometime between the time you register and your bursar due date. 

To be eligible for any JSOM financial aid, students must be in good academic standing and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Ensembles

If you are interested in participating in one of the following ensembles, you must complete the application for summer financial aid referred to above. 

Summer Philharmonic — concerts on June 25 (Thomas Wilkins, conductor) and June 29 (Stuart Chafetz, conductor). Repertoire to be announced. Orchestral musicians will be contracted to perform during the 10th USA International Harp Competition, which occurs on the IU campus June 8–18. Maestro David Effron will conduct.

Summer Band — continues its popular annual series of outdoor band concerts on the MAC lawn. This year’s concerts are on July 6 and 13.

Summer Chorus — Prof. Walter Huff conducts Arthur Honegger's, Le roi David. Date to be determined.

Accompanying (X2) — positions are available for a number of piano students

Chamber Music

Students participating in chamber music (F450, F550) will receive a one-credit scholarship to pay for the required one-credit enrollment. Enrollment in chamber music requires membership in a chamber ensemble that is established before the end of the spring 2016 semester. If you are interested in participating in summer chamber music, you must complete the application for summer financial aid referred to above. 



Announcements for Doctoral Students



[2] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you did choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 
 
It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.
 
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor – you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved. For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

[3] Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) Grants for Graduate Students

Please alert your graduate students to the following list of international awards, with deadlines in spring semester 2016, managed by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA).  Contact iagrants@iu.edu with questions.  

 

OVPIA Grants for Graduate Students:

 

Summer Pre-dissertation Travel Grant: supports research-related summer travel abroad prior to conducting dissertation research.  Activities supported include exploring potential research sites, archives, or other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; identifying and meeting local scholars and contacts.  Pre-dissertation support is intended to prepare students to successfully compete for external funding that will support extended dissertation field research overseas.  Deadline is March 1, 2016. 

 

International Enhancement Grant: supports students pursuing academic training which adds or enhances an international component of their graduate degree program.  Activities include: enrollment in a foreign language course not offered at IU; participation in a non-credit bearing international internship or a formal training program or workshop on an international topic that is at least 2 weeks in length.  Note that the international enhancement grant cannot be used to support participation in an IU-sponsored study abroad program.  Deadline is March 1, 2016, for summer 2016.  The International Enhancement Grant has two additional deadlines each year for fall and spring semester activities.

For more information about these grants go to: OVPIA Grants for Students

David Zaret

Vice President

Indiana University

 Office of the Vice President for International Affairs    

Bryan Hall 104          

iagrants@iu.edu

Ph: (812) 855-5021

Fax: (812) 855-6884



Reminders



[4] Performance Proficiency requirement

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

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

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Music Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area. Students should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;

2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor (800 level lessons); or

3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective (700 level lessons). The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment.

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

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A few notes:

• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  

• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.

• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.


 

[5] Preparing Future Faculty Conference and other Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning resources

 

Preparing Future Faculty Conference: Friday, February 12, 8:30am-5pm, locations in the Indiana Memorial Union. This one-day professionalization event provides graduate students from all disciplines and at all phases of their educations with important information about navigating the job market, pedagogy, and exploring professional opportunities. The conference is free and open to all Indiana University graduate students, but please register early for the free lunch. Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/

CITL events: in the month of February, the CITL will be facilitating workshops for graduate students related to topics from the PFF conference, including composing a statement of teaching philosophy and diversity statement, preparing a teaching portfolio, developing a course portfolio, and other topics related to teaching and learning. A continually updated list of events and registration is on our events page: http://citl.indiana.edu/events/index.php.

Graduate Mentoring Center has ongoing events to support graduate students academically, professionally, and personally:https://tockify.com/gmc.events/agenda.



Resources



[6] Disability Services for Students

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

https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/disability-services-students/

February 3, 2016

Announcements for Master’s and Doctoral Students

[1] Performance Proficiency requirement

[2] Preparing Future Faculty Conference and other Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning resources

Reminders

[3] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2016

[4] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

[5] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework – two suggestions for you

[6] Information Session for doctoral students finishing coursework

Resources you might want to know about

[7] CAPS Workshops and programs for February 2016 and semester-long support groups


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for Master’s and Doctoral Students



 

[1] Performance Proficiency requirement

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

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

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Music Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area. Students should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;

2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor (800 level lessons); or

3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective (700 level lessons). The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment.

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

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A few notes:

• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  

• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.

• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.


 

[2] Preparing Future Faculty Conference and other Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning resources

 

Preparing Future Faculty Conference: Friday, February 12, 8:30am-5pm, locations in the Indiana Memorial Union. This one-day professionalization event provides graduate students from all disciplines and at all phases of their educations with important information about navigating the job market, pedagogy, and exploring professional opportunities. The conference is free and open to all Indiana University graduate students, but please register early for the free lunch. Websitehttp://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/

CITL events: in the month of February, the CITL will be facilitating workshops for graduate students related to topics from the PFF conference, including composing a statement of teaching philosophy and diversity statement, preparing a teaching portfolio, developing a course portfolio, and other topics related to teaching and learning. A continually updated list of events and registration is on our events page: http://citl.indiana.edu/events/index.php.

Graduate Mentoring Center has ongoing events to support graduate students academically, professionally, and personally:https://tockify.com/gmc.events/agenda.



Reminders



 

[3] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2016

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2016, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is February 19, 2016 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2016. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony.  Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

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

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


 

[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2016

This week we are in a 50% refund period for dropped classes.  Next week there is a 25% refund for dropped classes.  After February 7, there is no refund for dropped classes.

Please note that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining full-time status in most cases.  If you add a class or classes, you will pay full tuition for the credits you add.

8-week classes (MUS-T 509 Sight Singing and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory) have a different refund schedule.  Let us know if you have questions about that.

 


 

[5] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework – two suggestions for you

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

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

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

We also strongly recommend that you schedule your pre-exam appointment to meet with me if you have not already done so.  In this meeting (which should take about 30 minutes), I will review the structure and content of the written and oral exams, offer some advice on how to prepare for the exams, remind you about time limits that you will need to keep in mind, and answer questions you might have about the process.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 812-855-1738 or emailing musgrad@indiana.edu.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies


 

[6] Information Session for doctoral students finishing coursework

Wednesday, February 10, 3:30–5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 120 (Music Graduate Office Conference Room)

                Intended primarily for doctoral students who are in their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework and but who have not started their qualifying exams, and for second year students who want to plan ahead. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay) and explain things you can do now to complete your degree more quickly. The session repeats much the information session for 3rd year students given last fall. 

                Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials

                Preregister for Doctoral Information Session:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-those-finishing-coursework-tickets-21061033117

We will also hold information sessions for first-, second-, and third- year students again in the fall 2016 semester.



Resources



[7] CAPS Workshops and programs for February 2016

FREE WORKSHOPS - “MONDAY MOTIVATORS”:

Any IU student can drop-in for our FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (East Tower) 

 

“Help Me Sleep!”- Feb 8, 5-6pm

Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tried? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning and balances your mood.  Chris Meno, Ph.D. will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

“Think Happy!”- Feb. 15, 5-6pm

Research on “happiness” suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness. Maryjane McNabb, L.C.S.W. will engage you in ways to experience more happiness. 

“Remembering Your Strengths: a workshop on self-compassion & resilience”- Feb. 22, 5-6pm

Research suggests the skill “self-compassion” decreases emotional suffering and helps people to thrive.  In this workshop facilitated by Cíemone Easter-Rose, M.A., you will learn about the elements of self-compassion, the benefits of self-compassion, and practice experiencing self-compassion. 

“Conquer Procrastination”- Feb. 29, 5-6pm

This workshop will provide you with tools to strengthen your academic skills as well as provide tips to better manage your academic experience.  From time management to study strategies, Muhammad Saahir, M.S. can assist you in finding your path to academic success.

 

 

TELE-COUNSELING NOW AVAILABLE:

CAPS is now offering a tele-counseling program, which will extend therapy services over the computer through Adobe Connect, an audio/video program. Students will still first complete an in-person “CAPS Now” assessment, and will then be referred for tele-counseling if appropriate. Tele-counseling is intended for students who may be dealing with anxiety, relationship issues, or general issues with adjustment. Please pass this information along to your students and faculty/staff! Students can call (812) 855-5711 to schedule an appointment.

 

“CELEBRATE EVERYBODY WEEK” Feb 22-26 (Nat’l Eating Disorder Awareness Week)

CAPS, Campus Recreational Sports, and several student groups will host this week to bring awareness to body-image and Eating Disorders, which are common concerns for many college women and a rapidly increasing problem for men. A few statistics:

-          23% of healthy-weight men describe themselves as “overweight”

-          75% of women age 18-35 believe they are overweight – but only 25% are actually overweight by medical standards

In the past 30 days:

-          27% of male and 45% of female college students have dieted to lose weight

-          2.8% of college students have vomited or used laxatives to lose weight

-          4.1% of college students have taken diet pills to lose weight

Read why “Fat-Talk” is toxic to you & others: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/opinion/sunday/the-perils-of-fat-talk.html?mwrsm=Email

Free on-line assessment for disordered eating/exercise: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/self-help/online-assessments.shtml

Services available to help IU students with body-image, weight, or disordered eating/exercise- http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/affiliates/cope/body-acceptance/index.shtml

A listing of the semester-long support groups available this semester is here: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/docs/Fall%20group%20listing%202015.pdf.

January 27, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2016

[2] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework – two suggestions for you

[4] Information Session for doctoral students finishing coursework

Reminders

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

[6] Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support the Study of the Holocaust

[7] Grad Students’ Weekly Write-Ins

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

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Crimson Cupboard

Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2016

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2016, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is February 19, 2016 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2016. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony.  Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

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

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


 

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2016

This week we are in a 50% refund period for dropped classes.  Next week there is a 25% refund for dropped classes.  After February 7, there is no refund for dropped classes.

Please note that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining full-time status in most cases.  If you add a class or classes, you will pay full tuition for the credits you add.

8-week classes (MUS-T 509 Sight Singing and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory) have a different refund schedule.  Let us know if you have questions about that.



Announcements for Doctoral Students



[3] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework – two suggestions for you

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

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

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

We also strongly recommend that you schedule your pre-exam appointment to meet with me if you have not already done so.  In this meeting (which should take about 30 minutes), I will review the structure and content of the written and oral exams, offer some advice on how to prepare for the exams, remind you about time limits that you will need to keep in mind, and answer questions you might have about the process.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 812-855-1738 or emailing musgrad@indiana.edu.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies


[4] Information Session for doctoral students finishing coursework

Wednesday, February 10, 3:30–5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 120 (Music Graduate Office Conference Room)

                Intended primarily for doctoral students who are in their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework and but who have not started their qualifying exams, and for second year students who want to plan ahead. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay) and explain things you can do now to complete your degree more quickly. The session repeats much the information session for 3rd year students given last fall. 

                Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials

                Preregister for Doctoral Information Session:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-those-finishing-coursework-tickets-21061033117

We will also hold information sessions for first-, second-, and third- year students again in the fall 2016 semester.



Reminders



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

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in May 2015.

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

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

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

For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

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

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

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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


[6] Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support the Study of the Holocaust

 

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University announces the 2016-2017 Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust.

Two Scholarships: One up to $3,000 & one up to $10,000

 

Application deadlines: 

Graduate students: Friday, March 4, 2016

Undergraduates: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

 

During the academic year 2016-2017, the Sara and Albert Reuben scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research and to support honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust.  The monies can be awarded in the fall, spring or summer when the recipient is a full-time student.

 

REQUIREMENTS:  The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students from any department or college on campus.  Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4.  Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2016 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please submit a proposal, budget, (undergraduates – a resume), and letter of reference to Carolyn Lipson-Walker, Assistant Director  via e-mail: clipsonw@indiana.edu or to Carolyn Lipson-Walker at:  Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Ave., Room 4023, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

Note:  Jewish Studies major, certificate, and Hebrew minor students should apply using the online application forms for

continuing Jewish Studies student scholarships and internships. 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS:  Recipients will be notified in early April, 2016 and will be recognized

at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

These scholarships are a gift from Candice and the late Larry Reuben in memory of parents and Indianapolis residents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.


[7] Grad Students’ Weekly Write-Ins


[8] 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 in the next section of these announcements.



Resources



[9] Crimson Cupboard

A food pantry by students for students.

Spring Hours

Mondays: 5:00p - 8p

Fridays: 4:30p - 7:00p

Campus View Apartments

800 N. Union Street, Room 189

cupboard@indiana.edu

https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/CrimsonCupboard/about



Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation Announcements



The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation. I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week.

Monday, February 1, 4:00 pm in M267, Youn Joo Lee (DM student in Oboe) will present a defense on her topic “A STUDY OF PIRI: FOR SOLO OBOE (1971) BY ISANG YUN.”

January 20, 2016

Announcements for Master’s and Doctoral Students

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

[2] Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support the Study of the Holocaust

[3] Grad Students’ Weekly Write-Ins

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[5] Schedule adjustment for spring classes after January 17

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions

[7] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) workshops for spring

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

Resources you might want to know about

[9] GradGrants Center Spring Workshops – and additional Thursday walk-in hours


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for Master’s and Doctoral Students



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

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in May 2015.

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

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

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

For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

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

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

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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


[2] Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support the Study of the Holocaust

 

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University announces the 2016-2017 Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust.

Two Scholarships: One up to $3,000 & one up to $10,000

 

Application deadlines: 

Graduate students: Friday, March 4, 2016

Undergraduates: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

 

During the academic year 2016-2017, the Sara and Albert Reuben scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research and to support honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust.  The monies can be awarded in the fall, spring or summer when the recipient is a full-time student.

 

REQUIREMENTS:  The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students from any department or college on campus.  Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4.  Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2016 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Please submit a proposal, budget, (undergraduates – a resume), and letter of reference to Carolyn Lipson-Walker, Assistant Director  via e-mail: clipsonw@indiana.edu or to Carolyn Lipson-Walker at:  Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Ave., Room 4023, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

Note:  Jewish Studies major, certificate, and Hebrew minor students should apply using the online application forms for

continuing Jewish Studies student scholarships and internships. 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS:  Recipients will be notified in early April, 2016 and will be recognized

at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

These scholarships are a gift from Candice and the late Larry Reuben in memory of parents and Indianapolis residents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.


[3] Grad Students’ Weekly Write-Ins



Announcements for Doctoral Students



 

[4] 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 in the next section of these announcements.



Reminders



[5] Spring Semester Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 18

Starting Monday, January 18, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, January 18 through Sunday, March 13, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, January 18 through Sunday, March 13, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

If you want to drop a class and add a class at the same time (and make the requests contingent upon one another) between January 18 and March 13, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop-add-pair-instructions.pdf.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: https://bursar.indiana.edu/tuition-fees/fees-adjusting.html (click on the “Graduate/Professional” box).  This policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added as an eDrop/eAdd pair.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  https://bursar.indiana.edu/withdraw/refund-dates.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

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. 


[6] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2016 semester will be held Wednesday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 26, 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 fall semester 2016; 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 spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in fall 2016; 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 spring 2016 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, 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, January 22 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 spring 2016 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 22, 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 spring 2016) should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 12.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 17 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.  

Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.     If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).


[7] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Workshops for spring

 

More information about these items can be found on the CAPS website: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/services/index.shtml.

 

FREE WELLNESS WORKSHOPS- “MONDAY MOTIVATORS”:

Any IU student can drop-in for our FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (East Tower). 

 

“Help Me Sleep!”- Feb 8, 5-6pm

Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tried? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning and balances your mood.  Chris Meno, Ph.D. will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

“Think Happy!”- Feb. 15, 5-6pm

Research on “happiness” suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness. Maryjane McNabb, L.C.S.W. will engage you in ways to experience more happiness. 

“Self-Compassion & Resilience”- Feb. 22, 5-6pm

Research suggests the skill “self-compassion” decreases emotional suffering and helps people to thrive.  In this workshop facilitated by Cíemone Easter-Rose, M.A., you will learn about the elements of self-compassion, the benefits of self-compassion, and practice experiencing self-compassion. 

“Conquer Procrastination”- Feb. 29, 5-6pm

This workshop will provide you with tools to strengthen your academic skills as well as provide tips to better manage your academic experience.  From time management to study strategies, Muhammad Saahir, M.S. can assist you in finding your path to academic success.

 

 

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

DISSERTATION SUPPORT:

Procrastinating or anxious about writing your Dissertation? We can help! Our weekly group provides accountability, support and helpful strategies for procrastination, writer’s block, negative thinking and much more!

CAPS GROUPS & WORKSHOPS

Participating in a therapy group (4-8 students, plus 1-2 CAPS counselors) can be more effective or appealing than individual counseling for some students. Students struggling with relationships, assertiveness, opening up to others, or other concerns can benefit from a therapy group (see our “Healthy Connections Groups”). Other students may benefit from a support group in which students can talk to other students struggling with similar difficulties (e.g., Healthy Relationships, NOURISH [disordered eating], Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Survivors of Sexual Assault, Staying Out of Trouble and Sobriety [alcohol/drug use] groups). CAPS also offers classes to teach skills for better coping (e.g., Managing Your Emotions, Mindfulness-Based Stress Management, Body Esteem Boot Camp and Monday Motivators).

 


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

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

Eligibility Criteria: A student must have been formally admitted to PhD (or DM) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School or the student must pass their oral exam by that date). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., DM or DME) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid-phd-2015-16.pdf.

The JSoM deadline for application is Friday, February 5, 2016, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

 



Resources



[9] GradGrants Center Spring Workshops – and additional Thursday walk-in hours

The GradGrants Center (GGC) is pleased to announce its Spring 2016 workshop series and walk-in hours. Workshops are aimed at equipping students with the skills to find relevant funding sources and write successful research proposals to attain this funding. Walk-in hours are a time when the GGC consultants are available to answer your questions about funding sources and proposal writing. All workshops and walk-in hours will be held in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC) in Woodburn 200.

Introduction to funding databases (Weds. Jan. 27 1-2pm; SSRC)

Funding databases are an incredible source of funding opportunities  for graduate  students  at all points in their graduate career. This workshop

will  introduce  students to the databases and equip them with the tools to find opportunities  that fit their needs. The workshop will involve a  presentation  by the GradGrants Center consultants, and also involve a supervised funding search activity so students will leave with a list of prospective funding opportunities. The workshop will be followed by walk-in hours in the SSRC from 2-3pm.

The art of proposal writing (Weds. Feb. 10, 1-2pm; SSRC)

Proposal writing, like all writing, is a craft. This workshop will introduce students to the specific mechanics and strategies necessary to write successful proposals, and more broadly, how to shape a research project into something funding agencies are interested in. We will talk about how to tailor your research for different grants and fellowships,  and ways to frame your project. The workshop will also involve a short activity in which students will apply the  presentations' lessons to their own project. The workshop will be followed by walk-in hours in the SSRC from 2-3pm.

The art of a personal statement (Weds. Feb. 24, 1-2pm; SSRC)

The personal statement is a  weird  animal. It’s not simply an annotated CV or a reiteration of your project proposal, but is distinct and challenging genre of writing. This workshop will give you the skills to write an effective personal statement that  dialogues  with an affiliated research proposal and speaks directly to the objectives of the funding agency. The workshop will focus on time-tested  strategies  for  personal statement  writing and will involve a short activity that pushes students to employ these strategies to their own story. The workshop will be followed by walk-in hours in the SSRC from 2-3pm.

TBA (Weds. April 6, 1-2pm; SSRC)

The GGC is developing a new workshop and will announce details on the GCC website (http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/) . Stay posted! The workshop will be followed by walk-in hours from 2-3pm.

Walk-in hours (held in Woodburn 200)

Weds 1/27 2-3pm

Weds 2/10 2-3pm

Weds 2/24 2-3pm

Weds 4/6 2-3pm

Tues 3/8 10am-12pm

Tues 4/19 10am-12pm

Walk-in hours (UGS: Wells floor 5)

   Thursdays 12-2 pm *Weekly*

January 13, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through January 17

[2] Waitlists – final run of waitlist is on Thursday, January 14 at noon

[3] Schedule adjustment for spring classes after January 17

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions

[5] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) workshops for spring

[6] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 18

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[7] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications

[8] Doctoral Styles Exam

Reminders

[9] MUS-F 520 course announcements – Brahms Sonatas for Strings and Piano and French Repertoire for Strings and Piano

Resources you might want to know about

[10] GradGrants Center Spring Workshops


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



[1] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through Sunday, January 17

 

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 17 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the 48 hour grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 17.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, January 15 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Most master’s and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

 

Sunday, January 17, 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, January 18, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on January 18.

 


[2] Waitlists

 

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (January 14) at noon.  The system will then take a few hours to work through all of the waitlists.  So if you are not registered in a class by late afternoon on Thursday, January 14, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.


[3] Spring Semester Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 18

Starting Monday, January 18, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, January 18 through Sunday, March 13, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, January 18 through Sunday, March 13, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

If you want to drop a class and add a class at the same time (and make the requests contingent upon one another) between January 18 and March 13, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop-add-pair-instructions.pdf.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: https://bursar.indiana.edu/tuition-fees/fees-adjusting.html (click on the “Graduate/Professional” box).  This policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added as an eDrop/eAdd pair.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  https://bursar.indiana.edu/withdraw/refund-dates.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

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. 


[4] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2016 semester will be held Wednesday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 26, 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 fall semester 2016; 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 spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in fall 2016; 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 spring 2016 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, 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, January 22 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 spring 2016 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 22, 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 spring 2016) should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 12.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 17 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).


[5] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Workshops for spring

 

More information about these items can be found on the CAPS website: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/services/index.shtml.

 

FREE WELLNESS WORKSHOPS- “MONDAY MOTIVATORS”:

Any IU student can drop-in for our FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (East Tower). 

 

“Help Me Sleep!”- Feb 8, 5-6pm

Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tried? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning and balances your mood.  Chris Meno, Ph.D. will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

“Think Happy!”- Feb. 15, 5-6pm

Research on “happiness” suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness. Maryjane McNabb, L.C.S.W. will engage you in ways to experience more happiness. 

“Self-Compassion & Resilience”- Feb. 22, 5-6pm

Research suggests the skill “self-compassion” decreases emotional suffering and helps people to thrive.  In this workshop facilitated by Cíemone Easter-Rose, M.A., you will learn about the elements of self-compassion, the benefits of self-compassion, and practice experiencing self-compassion. 

“Conquer Procrastination”- Feb. 29, 5-6pm

This workshop will provide you with tools to strengthen your academic skills as well as provide tips to better manage your academic experience.  From time management to study strategies, Muhammad Saahir, M.S. can assist you in finding your path to academic success.

 

 

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

DISSERTATION SUPPORT:

Procrastinating or anxious about writing your Dissertation? We can help! Our weekly group provides accountability, support and helpful strategies for procrastination, writer’s block, negative thinking and much more!

CAPS GROUPS & WORKSHOPS

Participating in a therapy group (4-8 students, plus 1-2 CAPS counselors) can be more effective or appealing than individual counseling for some students. Students struggling with relationships, assertiveness, opening up to others, or other concerns can benefit from a therapy group (see our “Healthy Connections Groups”). Other students may benefit from a support group in which students can talk to other students struggling with similar difficulties (e.g., Healthy Relationships, NOURISH [disordered eating], Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Survivors of Sexual Assault, Staying Out of Trouble and Sobriety [alcohol/drug use] groups). CAPS also offers classes to teach skills for better coping (e.g., Managing Your Emotions, Mindfulness-Based Stress Management, Body Esteem Boot Camp and Monday Motivators).


[6] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 18

 

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 18.  We will re-open at 8 am on Tuesday, January 19.

 



Announcements for Doctoral Students



[7] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications

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

Eligibility Criteria: A student must have been formally admitted to PhD (or DM) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School or the student must pass their oral exam by that date). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., DM or DME) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid-phd-2015-16.pdf.

The JSoM deadline for application is Friday, February 5, 2016, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.


[8] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2015 or spring 2016 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 30, 2016.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 15.  Please note that January 30 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2016 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2015), please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 15. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.



 

Reminders

 



[9]  MUS-F 520 course announcements – Brahms Sonatas for Strings and Piano and French Repertoire for Strings and Piano

 

Prof. Im has asked me to send out this course announcement for her two MUS-F 520 sections.  They both require authorization, so if you are interested in enrolling please contact her by emailing imsung@indiana.edu.  Each class is 2 credits.

MUS-F 520 class number 15080 - Brahms Sonatas for Strings and Piano:

This course offers study and performance of Brahms Sonatas for Violin, Cello, Viola and Piano. The pre-formed or assigned duo will perform, followed by discussion and coaching as they learn a sonata. Besides learning this important repertoire for both string players and pianists, rehearsing and performing as the students learn the sonatas together as a duo will give them a unique opportunity to understand each other's part, which is a crucial element to help students develop communicative collaboration.

There will be a final performance on the last day of class and an oral exam (the assigned sonata and the general knowledge of the composer) during the final exam week. An assignment will be given in preparation for the oral exam.

MUS-F 520 class number 30741 - French Repertoire for Strings and Piano (Sonatas and other major works):

This course offers study and performance of the French Repertoire for Strings and Piano. The pre-formed or assigned duo will perform, followed by discussion and coaching as they learn a sonata. Besides learning this important repertoire for both string players and pianists, rehearsing and performing as the students learn the sonatas together as a duo will give them a unique opportunity to understand each other's part, which is a crucial element to help students develop communicative collaboration.

There will be a final performance on the last day of class and an oral exam (the assigned sonata and the general knowledge of the composer) during the final exam week. An assignment will be given in preparation for the oral exam.

 



Resources



[10] GradGrants Center Spring Workshops

The GradGrants Center (GGC) is pleased to announce its Spring 2016 workshop series and walk-in hours. Workshops are aimed at equipping students with the skills to find relevant funding sources and write successful research proposals to attain this funding. Walk-in hours are a time when the GGC consultants are available to answer your questions about funding sources and proposal writing. All workshops and walk-in hours will be held in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC) in Woodburn 200.

Introduction to funding databases (Weds. Jan. 27 1-2pm; SSRC)

Funding databases are an incredible source of funding opportunities  for graduate  students  at all points in their graduate career. This workshop

will  introduce  students to the databases and equip them with the tools to find opportunities  that fit their needs. The workshop will involve a  presentation  by the GradGrants Center consultants, and also involve a supervised funding search activity so students will leave with a list of prospective funding opportunities. The workshop will be followed by walk-in hours in the SSRC from 2-3pm.

The art of proposal writing (Weds. Feb. 10, 1-2pm; SSRC)

Proposal writing, like all writing, is a craft. This workshop will introduce students to the specific mechanics and strategies necessary to write successful proposals, and more broadly, how to shape a research project into something funding agencies are interested in. We will talk about how to tailor your research for different grants and fellowships,  and ways to frame your project. The workshop will also involve a short activity in which students will apply

the  presentations' lessons to their own project. The workshop will be followed by walk-in hours in the SSRC from 2-3pm.

The art of a personal statement (Weds. Feb. 24, 1-2pm; SSRC)

The personal statement is a  weird  animal. It’s not simply an annotated CV or a reiteration of your project proposal, but is distinct and challenging genre of writing. This workshop will give you the skills to write an effective personal statement that  dialogues  with an affiliated research proposal and speaks directly to the objectives of the funding agency. The workshop will focus on time-tested  strategies  for  personal statement  writing and will involve a short activity that pushes students to employ these strategies to their own story. The workshop will be followed by walk-in hours in the SSRC from 2-3pm.

TBA (Weds. April 6, 1-2pm; SSRC)

The GGC is developing a new workshop and will announce details on the GCC website (http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/) . Stay posted! The workshop will be followed by walk-in hours from 2-3pm.

Walk-in hours (held in Woodburn 200)

Weds 1/27 2-3pm

Weds 2/10 2-3pm

Weds 2/24 2-3pm

Weds 4/6 2-3pm

Tues 3/8 10am-12pm

Tues 4/19 10am-12pm

January 6, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Schedule adjustment for spring classes

[2] Campus Connections Resource Fair – January 10

[3] MUS-F 520 course announcements – Brahms Sonatas for Strings and Piano and French Repertoire for Strings and Piano

Reminders

[4] Final Fall Semester Grades

[5] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Transcripts and Diplomas


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through Sunday, January 17

 

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 17 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the 48 hour grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 17.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, January 15 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Most master’s and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

 

Sunday, January 17, 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, January 18, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on January 18.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after January 18 in next week’s announcements.

 

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Wednesday night (January 13).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Thursday, January 14, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.


 

[2] Campus Connections Resource Fair – January 10

All Jacobs School of Music students are invited to attend  “Campus Connections”, a resource fair, on January 10, 2–4 pm in the Musical Arts Center.

Come to this informative event to learn about the cultural centers and support services at IU while enjoying free food and live music!

 


 

[3]  MUS-F 520 course announcements – Brahms Sonatas for Strings and Piano and French Repertoire for Strings and Piano

 

Prof. Im has asked me to send out this course announcement for her two MUS-F 520 sections.  They both require authorization, so if you are interested in enrolling please contact her by emailing imsung@indiana.edu.  Each class is 2 credits.

MUS-F 520 class number 15080 - Brahms Sonatas for Strings and Piano:

This course offers study and performance of Brahms Sonatas for Violin, Cello, Viola and Piano. The pre-formed or assigned duo will perform, followed by discussion and coaching as they learn a sonata. Besides learning this important repertoire for both string players and pianists, rehearsing and performing as the students learn the sonatas together as a duo will give them a unique opportunity to understand each other's part, which is a crucial element to help students develop communicative collaboration.

There will be a final performance on the last day of class and an oral exam (the assigned sonata and the general knowledge of the composer) during the final exam week. An assignment will be given in preparation for the oral exam.

MUS-F 520 class number 30741 - French Repertoire for Strings and Piano (Sonatas and other major works):

This course offers study and performance of the French Repertoire for Strings and Piano. The pre-formed or assigned duo will perform, followed by discussion and coaching as they learn a sonata. Besides learning this important repertoire for both string players and pianists, rehearsing and performing as the students learn the sonatas together as a duo will give them a unique opportunity to understand each other's part, which is a crucial element to help students develop communicative collaboration.

There will be a final performance on the last day of class and an oral exam (the assigned sonata and the general knowledge of the composer) during the final exam week. An assignment will be given in preparation for the oral exam.

 

 



 

Reminders

 



 [4] Final Fall Semester Grades

Final grades will be available on One.IU after December 23 (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/grades-gpa/explanation.shtml#grade-records has details).  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

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

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


 [5] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 30), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 15.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 25, 2016. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.



Resources



[6] Transcripts and Diplomas

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Follow this link to the Registrar's web site: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/documents/transcript.shtml.  You can order your transcript now if need a copy that includes fall semester grades.  If you need a transcript that shows your graduation date (and you completed your program this fall), then wait until after January 15 to order your transcript.

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml.  Diplomas are mailed around 12 weeks after your graduation.

Announcements for Fall 2015

December 16, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Final Fall Semester Grades

[2] Music Graduate Office hours over Winter Break

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Reminders

[4] Registration for Spring 2016 started on October 22

[5] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015) – including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

[6] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015) – including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

[7] Artist Diploma Auditions

[8] Campus Connections Resource Fair – January 10

[9] Last chance to register for Spring without late fees

[10] Change to the Other Required Credits general elective options for Doctoral Students

[11] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

Resources you might want to know about

[12] Transcripts and Diplomas


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



[1] Final Fall Semester Grades

Final grades will be available on One.IU after December 23 (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/grades-gpa/explanation.shtml#grade-records has details).  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

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

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


[2] Music Graduate Office hours over Winter Break

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Winter Break starting on Wednesday, December 23.  We will re-open on Monday, January 4.  We hope you all have a lovely and safe holiday break.



Announcements for Doctoral Students



 

[3] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

 

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 30), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 15.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 30, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 25, 2016. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.



 

Reminders

 



 

[4] Registration for spring 2016 started on October 22

 

Registration for spring 2016 started on Thursday, October 22.

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

 

We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.

 

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 22.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/index.shtml.

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

Spring semester 2016 will take place from Monday, January 11 through Friday, May 6.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

 

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

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

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

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


[5] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015)

If this fall (2015) is your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDatesJanuary 7 and 8, 2016 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. 

You DO need to sign up ahead of time for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and noon on Wednesday, January 6.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester and spring 2016 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2016).


 

[6] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015)

The French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 8.  You can now sign up for your specific diction exam time(s).  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name,  program, and which voice diction exam(s) you need to retake to request a diction exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time(s) and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your diction exam time(s).  The deadline to sign up is noon on Wednesday, January 6.


[7] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2016 semester will be held Wednesday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 26, 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 fall semester 2016; 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 spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in fall 2016; 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 spring 2016 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, 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, January 22 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 spring 2016 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 22, 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 spring 2016) should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 12.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 17 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).


 

[8] Campus Connections Resource Fair – January 10

All Jacobs School of Music students are invited to attend  “Campus Connections”, a resource fair, on January 10, 2–4 pm in the Musical Arts Center.

Come to this informative event to learn about the cultural centers and support services at IU while enjoying free food and live music!


 

[9] Last chance to register for Spring with no late fees

 

The registration period for the spring semester is drawing to a close.  The last day to register for the spring semester without late fees is Thursday, January 7.  However, in order to be sure to have your program planning sheet approved in time to register by January 7, you need to submit your program planning sheet by Friday, December 18. 

Detailed instructions on how to submit your program planning sheet are in the “Reminders” section of this email (below).


[10] Change to the Other Required Credits general elective options for Doctoral Students

The School of Music Council has recently approved a change to the doctoral degree. Specifically, it relaxes some restrictions on the kinds of courses that may be used toward Other Required Credits, which are 12 credit hours taken outside the major field and the required minor field. (The doctoral degrees in musicology and music education do not include Other Required Credits, so this change does not affect students in those degrees.) The change gives students increased flexibility to design their studies in a way that best meets their educational aims, including the option to complete the coursework stage of their degrees more quickly.

The changes in the Bulletin language are highlighted here and described more fully below. 

Other Required Credits
12 credits hours.
Credit hours may be used toward a second formal minor inside or outside the Jacobs School of Music, toward an individualized minor, or toward general electives taken inside or outside the Jacobs School of Music, including within the major field. The following conditions apply:

▪ Courses must be at the 500 level or higher, except that up to 6 credit hours outside the Jacobs School of Music may be at the 300 or 400 levels, with the approval of the director of graduate studies.

▪ Performance lessons must be at the 800 (minor) or 900 (major) level 

▪ Credits may not be used for MUS-X courses, recitals, or proficiency courses. 

▪ Credits may be used for courses meeting Tool Subject requirements if the courses are at the 500 level or higher. 

▪ Credits may be used for capstone courses (e.g., dissertation, document) for all majors except composition.

If all credits are taken in a single field outside the student’s department or on an instrument other than a student’s major instrument, a formal minor must be declared. A maximum of 9 credits may be taken in a single department unless a minor is declared.

While these changes make it possible to use more types of courses towards the Other Required Credits general elective option, we still encourage students to consider completing a second minor, since focused study in an additional subject area is often beneficial professionally. For students who choose not to complete a second minor, however, the new policy allows for more options. These students may now use the credits for additional major field lesson credits beyond minimum number listed in the major field requirements, for tool subject courses at the 500 level or higher (including MUS-M 539 Introduction to Music Bibliography), and for additional final project, dissertation, or piano essay credits beyond the minimum number required for the degree. 

Review courses (such as MUS-M 501, MUS-T 508, and MUS-P 715), major ensembles, and language tool subject classes may still not be used towards ORC general electives. 

This change goes into effect immediately for all students. 

These changes do not apply to the master’s degree Other Required Credits options. 

If you have questions about this might affects your studies, you are welcome to meet with Sara Erbes (call 812-855-1738 or email musgrad@indiana.edu) or to contact her via email (serbes@indiana.edu). 

Additionally, if you would like to use major field lesson credits, final project credits, or tool subject courses you have already taken towards your Other Required Credits general elective requirement, please send Sara an email so that information can be updated to your records.

Eric Isaacson

Director of Graduate Studies


 

[11] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2015 or spring 2016 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 30, 2016.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 15.  Please note that January 30 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2016 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2015), please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 15. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.



Resources



[12] 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.  Wait until after December 23 to order your transcript if you need it to include your fall semester grades.  If you need a transcript that shows your graduation date (and you completed your program this fall), then wait until after January 15 to order your transcript.

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml.  Diplomas are mailed around 12 weeks after your graduation.

December 9, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions

[2] Campus Connections Resource Fair – January 10

[3] Last chance to register for Spring without late fees

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Change to the Other Required Credits general elective options for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

Reminders

[6] Registration for Spring 2016 started on October 22

[7] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015) – including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

[8] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015) – including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

[9] Writing Tutorial Services resources available for help with writing doctoral dissertations, final projects, and piano essays

[10] Summer 2016 – courses and financial aid information

[11] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

[12] IU Human Subjects information session – PowerPoint presentation

Resources you might want to know about

[13] Crimson Cupboard


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2016 semester will be held Wednesday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 26, 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 fall semester 2016; 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 spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in fall 2016; 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 spring 2016 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, 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, January 22 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 spring 2016 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 22, 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 spring 2016) should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 12.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 17 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).



 

[2] Campus Connections Resource Fair – January 10

All Jacobs School of Music students are invited to attend  “Campus Connections”, a resource fair, on January 10, 2–4 pm in the Musical Arts Center.

Come to this informative event to learn about the cultural centers and support services at IU while enjoying free food and live music!


 

[3] Last chance to register for Spring with no late fees

 

The registration period for the spring semester is drawing to a close.  The last day to register for the spring semester without late fees is Thursday, January 7.  However, in order to be sure to have your program planning sheet approved in time to register by January 7, you need to submit your program planning sheet by Friday, December 18. 

Detailed instructions on how to submit your program planning sheet are in the “Reminders” section of this email (below).

 



Announcements for Doctoral Students



[4] Change to the Other Required Credits general elective options for Doctoral Students

The School of Music Council has recently approved a change to the doctoral degree. Specifically, it relaxes some restrictions on the kinds of courses that may be used toward Other Required Credits, which are 12 credit hours taken outside the major field and the required minor field. (The doctoral degrees in musicology and music education do not include Other Required Credits, so this change does not affect students in those degrees.) The change gives students increased flexibility to design their studies in a way that best meets their educational aims, including the option to complete the coursework stage of their degrees more quickly.

The changes in the Bulletin language are highlighted here and described more fully below. 

Other Required Credits
12 credits hours.
Credit hours may be used toward a second formal minor inside or outside the Jacobs School of Music, toward an individualized minor, or toward general electives taken inside or outside the Jacobs School of Music, including within the major field. The following conditions apply:

▪ Courses must be at the 500 level or higher, except that up to 6 credit hours outside the Jacobs School of Music may be at the 300 or 400 levels, with the approval of the director of graduate studies.

▪ Performance lessons must be at the 800 (minor) or 900 (major) level 

▪ Credits may not be used for MUS-X courses, recitals, or proficiency courses. 

▪ Credits may be used for courses meeting Tool Subject requirements if the courses are at the 500 level or higher. 

▪ Credits may be used for capstone courses (e.g., dissertation, document) for all majors except composition.

If all credits are taken in a single field outside the student’s department or on an instrument other than a student’s major instrument, a formal minor must be declared. A maximum of 9 credits may be taken in a single department unless a minor is declared.

While these changes make it possible to use more types of courses towards the Other Required Credits general elective option, we still encourage students to consider completing a second minor, since focused study in an additional subject area is often beneficial professionally. For students who choose not to complete a second minor, however, the new policy allows for more options. These students may now use the credits for additional major field lesson credits beyond minimum number listed in the major field requirements, for tool subject courses at the 500 level or higher (including MUS-M 539 Introduction to Music Bibliography), and for additional final project, dissertation, or piano essay credits beyond the minimum number required for the degree. 

Review courses (such as MUS-M 501, MUS-T 508, and MUS-P 715), major ensembles, and language tool subject classes may still not be used towards ORC general electives. 

This change goes into effect immediately for all students. 

These changes do not apply to the master’s degree Other Required Credits options. 

If you have questions about this might affects your studies, you are welcome to meet with Sara Erbes (call 812-855-1738 or email musgrad@indiana.edu) or to contact her via email (serbes@indiana.edu). 

Additionally, if you would like to use major field lesson credits, final project credits, or tool subject courses you have already taken towards your Other Required Credits general elective requirement, please send Sara an email so that information can be updated to your records.

Eric Isaacson

Director of Graduate Studies


 

[5] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2015 or spring 2016 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 30, 2016.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 15.  Please note that January 30 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2016 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2015), please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 15. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

 

 



 

Reminders

 



 

[6] Registration for spring 2016 started on October 22

 

Registration for spring 2016 started on Thursday, October 22.

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

 

We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.

 

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 22.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/index.shtml.

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

Spring semester 2016 will take place from Monday, January 11 through Friday, May 6.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

 

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

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

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

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


[7] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015)

If this fall (2015) is your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDatesJanuary 7 and 8, 2016 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. 

You DO need to sign up ahead of time for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and noon on Wednesday, January 6.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester and spring 2016 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2016).


[8] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015)

The French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 8.  You can now sign up for your specific diction exam time(s).  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name,  program, and which voice diction exam(s) you need to retake to request a diction exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time(s) and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your diction exam time(s).  The deadline to sign up is noon on Wednesday, January 6.


 

[9] Writing Tutorial Services resources available for help with writing doctoral dissertations, final projects, and piano essays

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

First, a reminder about resources available THIS SEMESTER:

Our WTS Dissertation Write-In sessions run on Fridays from 2-5pm in the WTS tutorial space in the first floor Learning Commons West Tower of the Wells Library (northeast corner).  Graduate students doing any sort of dissertation-related writing are welcome to drop in and write alongside one another. We now have coffee at these sessions and plenty of space for first-time Write-in participants to join or former attendees to return for the end-of-semester crunch.

Second, a reminder about 2016 Spring Dissertation Groups. Once again Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) will host its very successful dissertation writing groups, and I would like to invite the dissertation writers in your departments to participate.  To that end, I hope you will forward this message to them.

We have automated the application process. Students can fill out an application form here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K_pg1liUV0ya8o5EzInKGDCWB5-2BsjyCiJuiISQxOE/viewform

Applications are due December 28, 2015.

WTS Dissertation Group information is also located here:  http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml. Questions should be directed to Laura Clapper <CWPhrly@indiana.edu>.

Thank you for your continued help with this program.

Best regards,

Jo Ann

Jo Ann Vogt

Director, Writing Tutorial Services

Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

Indiana University

Wells Library East Tower, 2nd Floor 

1320 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

email: javogt@indiana.edu

phone: 812-855-6738

URL: http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/writing/wts.php


[10] Summer 2016 – courses and financial aid information

Dear JSOM Students:

Last year more than a quarter of JSOM students spent part of their summer on campus, taking courses, participating in chamber music and ensembles, and assisting with our summer workshops for pre-college students. When you are ready to think about your plans for next summer, we want you to be aware of some of the opportunities that will be available to you as part of the 2016 Jacobs Summer of Music. 

Course offerings

  • Private lessons available in brass, composition, percussion, organ, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. 
  • For graduate students: all history and theory review courses: M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature, T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students, T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students, and T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students.
  • Plus graduate courses in choral conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music history and literature, music theory,  organ and sacred music, wind conducting, and voice. 

A more comprehensive list of available courses (subject to change) can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

Ensembles

Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship will be awarded.)

Chamber music

Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 

20% Tuition Remission

In addition to the chamber music and ensemble scholarships, all JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits. For an out-of-state graduate student, this fee remission will be worth over $1000 for a 3-credit class. Fee remissions will be posted after you have registered for classes; details of this procedure will be announced later.

Dates

The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 6–July 15, 2016. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 10, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 6, but run for 8 weeks. 

As plans for summer 2016 programming develop, details will be available here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer.

If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu). 

Eric J. Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu
http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate
812-855-1738


 

[11] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here:

http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/shared/educational-opportunity-fellowship.pdf 

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, January 15, 2016.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.


[12] IU Human Subjects information session – PowerPoint presentation

The PowerPoint presentation from Friday, November 13’s information session on the IRB submission process is posted on the Music Graduate Office website here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/IRBApproval.shtml.



Resources



[13] Crimson Cupboard

CRIMSON CUPBOARD NOW OPEN

TO ALL IU STUDENTS

CAMPUS VIEW LOBBY

800 N. UNION STREET

DECEMBER HOURS:

12/4: 1 – 4 PM

12/8:  5 – 8 PM

12/11: 4 - 8 PM

12/13: 4 – 8 PM

12/15: 5 – 8 PM

12/20: 3 – 6 PM

A student ID is needed to receive services and food will be dispensed according to a point system that measures family size.

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2015/09/student-leads-food-pantry-initiative is a news article about the new service.

December 2, 2015

Announcements for Master’s and Doctoral Students

[1] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015) – including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

[2] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015) – including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Writing Tutorial Services resources available for help with writing doctoral dissertations, final projects, and piano essays

Announcements for Master’s Students

[4] Assistantship positions available for Master’s students with an Outside Area in Arts Administration

Announcements for All Students

[5] Summer 2016 – courses and financial aid information

[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

[7] IU Human Subjects information session – PowerPoint presentation

Reminders

[8] Registration for Spring 2016 started on October 22

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Writing Tutorial Services

 

Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

 


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for Master’s and Doctoral Students



 

[1] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015)

If this fall (2015) is your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDatesJanuary 7 and 8, 2016 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. 

You DO need to sign up ahead of time for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and noon on Wednesday, January 6.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester and spring 2016 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2016).


[2] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2015)

The French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 8.  You can now sign up for your specific diction exam time(s).  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name,  program, and which voice diction exam(s) you need to retake to request a diction exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time(s) and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your diction exam time(s).  The deadline to sign up is noon on Wednesday, January 6.



Announcements for Doctoral Students



 

[3] Writing Tutorial Services resources available for help with writing doctoral dissertations, final projects, and piano essays

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

First, a reminder about resources available THIS SEMESTER:

Our WTS Dissertation Write-In sessions run on Fridays from 2-5pm in the WTS tutorial space in the first floor Learning Commons West Tower of the Wells Library (northeast corner).  Graduate students doing any sort of dissertation-related writing are welcome to drop in and write alongside one another. We now have coffee at these sessions and plenty of space for first-time Write-in participants to join or former attendees to return for the end-of-semester crunch.

Second, a reminder about 2016 Spring Dissertation Groups. Once again Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) will host its very successful dissertation writing groups, and I would like to invite the dissertation writers in your departments to participate.  To that end, I hope you will forward this message to them.

We have automated the application process. Students can fill out an application form here: 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K_pg1liUV0ya8o5EzInKGDCWB5-2BsjyCiJuiISQxOE/viewform

Applications are due December 28, 2015.

WTS Dissertation Group information is also located here:  http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml. Questions should be directed to Laura Clapper <CWPhrly@indiana.edu>.

Thank you for your continued help with this program.

Best regards,

Jo Ann

Jo Ann Vogt

Director, Writing Tutorial Services

Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

Indiana University

Wells Library East Tower, 2nd Floor 

1320 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

email: javogt@indiana.edu

phone: 812-855-6738

URL: http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/writing/wts.php



Announcements for Master’s Students



 

[4] Positions available for Master’s students with an Outside Area in Arts Administration

 

Dear Jacobs Master’s Candidates:

The SPEA Arts Administration Program is pleased to announce additional work-study graduate assistantship positions for the Spring 2016 semester. These positions offer students the opportunity to work in a professional setting by performing approximately 15 hours of work per week for community arts organizations. The spring openings include Front of House positions at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. You can view a job description here.

Financial Benefits:

These opportunities are associated with an hourly wage totaling up to $3,120 per semester.

Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

•         Be a Jacobs graduate student with an Outside Area in Arts Administration

•         Have a current FAFSA on file and be eligible for need-based aid as determined by IU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance 

•         Be a US citizen, as positions are funded through Federal Work Study (FWS) leverage

•         Submit to and receive federal background check/clearance at the time the position is offered

Application Process:

Please email Danielle McClelland at director@buskirkchumley.org by Tuesday, December 8 and include your current resume.

 



Announcements for All Students



 

[5] Summer 2016 – courses and financial aid information

Dear JSOM Students:

Last year more than a quarter of JSOM students spent part of their summer on campus, taking courses, participating in chamber music and ensembles, and assisting with our summer workshops for pre-college students. When you are ready to think about your plans for next summer, we want you to be aware of some of the opportunities that will be available to you as part of the 2016 Jacobs Summer of Music. 

Course offerings

  • Private lessons available in brass, composition, percussion, organ, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. 
  • For graduate students: all history and theory review courses: M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature, T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students, T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students, and T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students.
  • Plus graduate courses in choral conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music history and literature, music theory,  organ and sacred music, wind conducting, and voice. 

A more comprehensive list of available courses (subject to change) can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

Ensembles

Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship will be awarded.)

Chamber music

Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 

20% Tuition Remission

In addition to the chamber music and ensemble scholarships, all JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits. For an out-of-state graduate student, this fee remission will be worth over $1000 for a 3-credit class. Fee remissions will be posted after you have registered for classes; details of this procedure will be announced later.

Dates

The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 6–July 15, 2016. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 10, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 6, but run for 8 weeks. 

As plans for summer 2016 programming develop, details will be available here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer.

If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu). 

Eric J. Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu
http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate
812-855-1738


 

[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here:

http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/shared/educational-opportunity-fellowship.pdf 

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, January 15, 2016.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.


[7] IU Human Subjects information session – PowerPoint presentation

The PowerPoint presentation from Friday, November 13’s information session on the IRB submission process is posted on the Music Graduate Office website here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/IRBApproval.shtml.

 



 

Reminders

 



 

[8] Registration for spring 2016 started on October 22

 

Registration for spring 2016 started on Thursday, October 22.

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

 

We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.

 

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 22.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/index.shtml.

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

Spring semester 2016 will take place from Monday, January 11 through Friday, May 6.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

 

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

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

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

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



Resources



[9] 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/



Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation Announcements



The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation. I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week.

Wednesday, December 9, 4:00 pm in the Parsifal Room (MC427), Michael McClimon (PhD student in Music Theory) will present a defense of his topic “A Transformal Approach to Jazz Harmony.”

November 18, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Music Graduate Office closed for Thanksgiving Break next week

Reminders

[2] Registration for Spring 2016 started on October 22

[3] Problems with Music Graduate Office online forms on Tuesday, November 10

[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2015

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Brad Stepp, JSoM Counselor-in-Residence

Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

 


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Music Graduate Office closed for Thanksgiving Break next week

The Music Graduate Office will be closed from Monday, November 23 through Friday, November 27 for Thanksgiving Break.  We will re-open at 8 am on Monday, November 30.  We hope you all have a safe and restful break.



 

Reminders

 



 

[2] Registration for spring 2016 started on October 22

 

Registration for spring 2016 started on Thursday, October 22.

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

 

We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.

 

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 22.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/index.shtml.

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

Spring semester 2016 will take place from Monday, January 11 through Friday, May 6.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

 

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

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

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

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


 

[3] Problems with the Music Graduate Office online forms on Tuesday, November 10

 

The Music Graduate Office website had an issue with our online forms on Tuesday, November 10 from around 11 am to shortly after 4 pm.  If you submitted any online form through the Music Graduate Office website at that time (program planning sheets, program completion applications, etc.), then your form did not make it to us.  Please resubmit any form that you attempted to use during that time frame.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but the problem is now fixed.

 


 

[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2015

 

If you are planning to graduate in Winter (fall) 2015, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the application for graduation). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is already past, which means that if you submit the form now your name will not appear in the commencement ceremony bulletin.  However, if you plan to finish your program in the fall semester, then you need to submit the form anyway. 

There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on www.One.IU.edu.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to search for “Student Center,” then open that app.  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 "Submit Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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

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

 



Resources



[5] Brad Stepp, JSoM Counselor-in-Residence

It is not uncommon for students to experience some form of distress at some point during their studies. The distress might take the form of anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, panic attacks, mood change, or sleeplessness. Causes might can include coursework, high-pressure performance situations,  self-esteem issues, identity concerns, personal or family crises, among others. When distress is affecting your performance, it is appropriate to seek help from a trained professional in the same way you would a hand injury or sprained ankle.

IU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) and the Jacobs School of Music have entered into a partnership to make a clinical psychologist available within the JSoM to help students who are experiencing distress in their lives. Services are confidential and come at a very modest cost. Here are the details:

Brad Stepp, Psy.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Services provided: * Individual counseling by appointment * Same-day consultation for urgent situations

More information is available on this web page: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/counseling-psychological-services/index.shtml.



Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation Announcements



The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation. I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There are four public presentations scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 30, 4:00 pm in M271, Kristopher Sanchak (DM student in Choral Conducting) will present a defense on his topic “The Grande Messe Des Morts, Op.5 By Hector Berlioz: A Conductor's Guide To The Historical Background, Orchestration, Rhetorical/Drama-Liturgical Projection and Formal/Structural Analysis.”

Monday, November 30, 4:00 pm in M267, Dina Neglia (DM student in Violin) will present a lecture on her topic “Schumann's Violin Concerto: A Neglected Treasure?”

Wednesday, December 2, 4:00 pm in MC427 (the Parsifal Room), Adam McCord (DM student in Saxophone) will present a defense on his topic “Don Freund’s Sky Scrapings and Louder Than Words:  A Performer’s Guide.”

Thursday, December 3, 4:00 pm in M67, Jessica Usherwood (DM student in Voice) will present a lecture on her topic “Music Business and Entrepreneurship: A Graduate Level Course For Performance Students.”

November 11, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Problems with Music Graduate Office online forms on Tuesday, November 10

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2015

Reminders

[3] Registration for Spring 2016 started on October 22

[4] Information session on human subjects research

[5] Free Wellness Workshops offered by CAPS

[6] Loan Repayment Workshops for students graduating in the fall semester

[7] Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ) Student Dashboard

[8] Call for papers: 4th Annual Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association Conference at IU Bloomington

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Bloomington Campus 9-Year Calendar

 


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Problems with the Music Graduate Office online forms on Tuesday, November 10

 

The Music Graduate Office website had an issue with our online forms on Tuesday, November 10 from around 11 am to shortly after 4 pm.  If you submitted any online form through the Music Graduate Office website at that time (program planning sheets, program completion applications, etc.), then your form did not make it to us.  Please resubmit any form that you attempted to use during that time frame.  We apologize for the inconvenience, but the problem is now fixed.

 


 

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2015

 

If you are planning to graduate in Winter (fall) 2015, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the application for graduation). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is already past, which means that if you submit the form now your name will not appear in the commencement ceremony bulletin.  However, if you plan to finish your program in the fall semester, then you need to submit the form anyway. 

There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on www.One.IU.edu.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to search for “Student Center,” then open that app.  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 "Submit Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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

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



 

Reminders

 



 

[3] Registration for spring 2016 started on October 22

 

Registration for spring 2016 started on Thursday, October 22.

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

 

We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.

 

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 22.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/index.shtml.

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

Spring semester 2016 will take place from Monday, January 11 through Friday, May 6.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

 

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

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

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

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


 

[4] Information session on human subjects research

As part of your doctoral final project, dissertation, or master’s thesis, are you thinking of conducting a survey, interviewing people, doing classroom observations, conducting cognitive experiments, or anything else involving interaction with or observations of people? Any research conducted at IU involving “human subjects” requires approval of the Institutional Review board (IRB). If you anticipate doing any such research during your time here, we invite you to attend a session on human subjects research. Staff members from IU's Human Subjects Office will discuss human subjects research in general and then provide hands-on training for IU's Kuali Coeus IRB website. This is the portal for IRB approval applications. Experiencing the system now should make you more comfortable when it’s actually time to submit an application. 

Friday, Nov. 13, 2:30–4:00 pm

Simon Music Center 373 (inside the Cook Music Library) 

Pre-registration is required. Please follow this link to reserve your seat:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jsom-human-subjects-information-session-tickets-19305055942


[5] Free Wellness Workshops offered by CAPS

FREE WELLNESS WORKSHOPS:

Any IU student can drop in for our FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (East Tower).  (See attached flier.)

 

“Help Me Sleep!”- Nov. 2, 5-6pm

Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tried? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration, balances your mood, and increases learning.  Molly McKelfresh, M.S. will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

“Self-Compassion & Resilience”- Nov. 9, 5-6pm

Research suggests the skill “self-compassion” decreases emotional suffering and helps people to thrive.  In this workshop facilitated by Eric Samuels M.A., M.S., participants will learn about the elements of self-compassion, the benefits of self-compassion, and practice experiencing self-compassion. 

“Stress Management”- Nov. 16, 5-6pm

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or “blah”, this workshop is for you. Chris Meno, Ph.D. will help you learn skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed-out body!

“Think Happy!”- Nov. 30, 5-6pm

Research on “happiness” suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness.  Nicole Gabana, M.S. will engage you in ways to experience happiness. 

 

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


[6] Loan Repayment Workshops for students graduating in the fall semester

Do you have student loans?  Graduation is approaching so now is a good time to investigate your options for repaying your student loans.

You are invited to attend the Loan Repayment Workshop presented by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.  Please bring your own laptop or tablet so that you can review your personal loan portfolio and investigate payment options and bookmark helpful links.

The Workshop will help you:

•           Know your loan obligations and find your loan servicers

•           Learn about Repayment Options and Loan Consolidation

•           Investigate payment estimations to use in budget planning

•           Understand the impact when you don't make your payments

Light snacks will be provided or you may bring your own lunch while we learn about loan repayment.  Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot.  Email amyhull@indiana.edu please indicate the session you wish to attend.

Dates, time and location:

•           Session 1: November 5th (Thursday) 12-1 p.m. at IMU Oak Room

•           Session 2: November 12th (Thursday) 12-1 p.m. at IMU Maple Room

•           Session 3: November 16th (Thursday) 12-1 p.m. at IMU Maple Room


[7] Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ) Student Dashboard

 

Some students use IUB grade distributions to help them select courses and now they have a new tool that provides them with insight from students who took the class in previous semesters. The OCQ Student Dashboard clearly displays student feedback on the amount of time a class requires, along with a global indicator of whether they would recommend the course and instructor to other students.

The OCQ Student Dashboard currently provides results for approximately 40% of the courses offered at IUB. However, starting this semester OCQ will be fully implemented so in the future student feedback will be available for all IUB courses.

The OCQ Student Dashboard displays information pertaining to the following five questions:

  1. How likely would you be to recommend this course with this instructor?
  2. How much did the instructor motivate you to do your best work?
  3. How much did the instructor emphasize student learning and development?
  4. Compared to other courses you've taken how much time did this course require?
  5. In a typical week, about how much time did you devote to this course? (Do not count scheduled class time, labs, etc.)

To access the OCQ Student Dashboard, go to One.iu.edu and search for OCQ Student Dashboard

 


 

[8] Call for papers: 4th Annual Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association Conference at IU Bloomington

Call for Papers:

The 4th Annual Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association Conference, Indiana University Bloomington

“Kissing the mezuzah”: Jews between Public and Private Space.

Thursday, February 11 — Friday, February 12, 2016

Keynote Address: Dr. Barbara Mann

This conference will explore the ways in which Judaism and Jewishness have been, and continue to be negotiated with respect to space and place.

We are seeking imaginative and innovative submissions from graduate students and recent Ph.D. graduates that define, expand, or challenge the existing boundaries of Jewish space in all its forms. This conference is designed to encompass a wide range of academic disciplines producing a sustained and focused conversation about space and place in the Jewish world, both past and present.

Proposals should contain the following:

1. A paper title.

2. An abstract of between 300–500 words.

3. Contact information, including name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and graduate institution.

Please send proposals as an e-mail attachment to jsgsacon@indiana.edu with “Jewish Studies Graduate Student Conference Proposal” as its subject. Proposals are due by November 20, 2015. Final decision will be made no later than mid-December. If you are invited to speak, we ask that you submit a full version of your paper no later than Friday 22 January 2016.



Resources



[9] Bloomington Campus 9-Year Calendar

Here is a link to the IU Calendar for the next 9 years.  You can use this to make travel plans for the holidays and breaks.

http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php

November 5, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Free Wellness Workshops offered by CAPS

[2] Loan Repayment Workshops for students graduating in the fall semester

[3] Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ) Student Dashboard

Announcements for Master’s and Doctoral Students

[4] Call for papers: 4th Annual Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association Conference at IU Bloomington

Reminders

[5] Registration for Spring 2016 started on October 22

[6] MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation I – new section for non-jazz majors

[7] Information session on human subjects research

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

[9] Master’s Comprehensive Exams

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Recital Scheduling

Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

 


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



[1] Free Wellness Workshops offered by CAPS

FREE WELLNESS WORKSHOPS:

Any IU student can drop in for our FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (East Tower).  (See attached flier.)

 

“Help Me Sleep!”- Nov. 2, 5-6pm

Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tried? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration, balances your mood, and increases learning.  Molly McKelfresh, M.S. will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

“Self-Compassion & Resilience”- Nov. 9, 5-6pm

Research suggests the skill “self-compassion” decreases emotional suffering and helps people to thrive.  In this workshop facilitated by Eric Samuels M.A., M.S., participants will learn about the elements of self-compassion, the benefits of self-compassion, and practice experiencing self-compassion. 

“Stress Management”- Nov. 16, 5-6pm

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or “blah”, this workshop is for you. Chris Meno, Ph.D. will help you learn skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed-out body!

“Think Happy!”- Nov. 30, 5-6pm

Research on “happiness” suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness.  Nicole Gabana, M.S. will engage you in ways to experience happiness. 

 

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


[2] Loan Repayment Workshops for students graduating in the fall semester

Do you have student loans?  Graduation is approaching so now is a good time to investigate your options for repaying your student loans.

You are invited to attend the Loan Repayment Workshop presented by the Office of Student Financial Assistance.  Please bring your own laptop or tablet so that you can review your personal loan portfolio and investigate payment options and bookmark helpful links.

The Workshop will help you:

•           Know your loan obligations and find your loan servicers

•           Learn about Repayment Options and Loan Consolidation

•           Investigate payment estimations to use in budget planning

•           Understand the impact when you don't make your payments

Light snacks will be provided or you may bring your own lunch while we learn about loan repayment.  Space is limited so please RSVP to reserve your spot.  Email amyhull@indiana.edu please indicate the session you wish to attend.

Dates, time and location:

•           Session 1: November 5th (Thursday) 12-1 p.m. at IMU Oak Room

•           Session 2: November 12th (Thursday) 12-1 p.m. at IMU Maple Room

•           Session 3: November 16th (Thursday) 12-1 p.m. at IMU Maple Room


[3] Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ) Student Dashboard

 

Some students use IUB grade distributions to help them select courses and now they have a new tool that provides them with insight from students who took the class in previous semesters. The OCQ Student Dashboard clearly displays student feedback on the amount of time a class requires, along with a global indicator of whether they would recommend the course and instructor to other students.

The OCQ Student Dashboard currently provides results for approximately 40% of the courses offered at IUB. However, starting this semester OCQ will be fully implemented so in the future student feedback will be available for all IUB courses.

The OCQ Student Dashboard displays information pertaining to the following five questions:

  1. How likely would you be to recommend this course with this instructor?
  2. How much did the instructor motivate you to do your best work?
  3. How much did the instructor emphasize student learning and development?
  4. Compared to other courses you've taken how much time did this course require?
  5. In a typical week, about how much time did you devote to this course? (Do not count scheduled class time, labs, etc.)

To access the OCQ Student Dashboard, go to One.iu.edu and search for OCQ Student Dashboard



Announcements for Master’s and Doctoral Students



 

[4] Call for papers: 4th Annual Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association Conference at IU Bloomington

Call for Papers:

The 4th Annual Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association Conference, Indiana University Bloomington

“Kissing the mezuzah”: Jews between Public and Private Space.

Thursday, February 11 — Friday, February 12, 2016

Keynote Address: Dr. Barbara Mann

This conference will explore the ways in which Judaism and Jewishness have been, and continue to be negotiated with respect to space and place.

We are seeking imaginative and innovative submissions from graduate students and recent Ph.D. graduates that define, expand, or challenge the existing boundaries of Jewish space in all its forms. This conference is designed to encompass a wide range of academic disciplines producing a sustained and focused conversation about space and place in the Jewish world, both past and present.

Proposals should contain the following:

1. A paper title.

2. An abstract of between 300–500 words.

3. Contact information, including name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, and graduate institution.

Please send proposals as an e-mail attachment to jsgsacon@indiana.edu with “Jewish Studies Graduate Student Conference Proposal” as its subject. Proposals are due by November 20, 2015. Final decision will be made no later than mid-December. If you are invited to speak, we ask that you submit a full version of your paper no later than Friday 22 January 2016.



 

Reminders

 



 

[5] Registration for spring 2016 started on October 22

 

Registration for spring 2016 started on Thursday, October 22.

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

 

We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.

 

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 22.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/index.shtml.

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

Spring semester 2016 will take place from Monday, January 11 through Friday, May 6.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

 

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

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

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

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


[6] MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation I – new section for non-jazz majors

Subject-catalog number: MUS-O 521 (2 credits)

Class title: Jazz Improvisation 1

Class number: 32645 (for non-jazz majors)

Class meeting time: Tuesday/Thursday 11:15-12:05 pm

Short course description: Introduction to jazz improvisation. Chord/scale relationships, generic melodic patterns, standard harmonic patterns, tune learning. 

MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation 1 will be offered in spring semester. For the first time, there will be a separate section specifically for non-jazz majors (as long as there is sufficient enrollment).

If the non-jazz major section does happen, the jazz department will waive the prerequisite for MUS-O 511 Fundamentals of Jazz Theory, so students without that class and without any jazz background can take the class. This class can count toward the diploma music course requirement, for the Other Required Credits general elective requirement, or towards a jazz outside area or minor.

If a separate section is not offered, jazz majors and non-jazz majors will meet together.


 

[7] Information session on human subjects research

As part of your doctoral final project, dissertation, or master’s thesis, are you thinking of conducting a survey, interviewing people, doing classroom observations, conducting cognitive experiments, or anything else involving interaction with or observations of people? Any research conducted at IU involving “human subjects” requires approval of the Institutional Review board (IRB). If you anticipate doing any such research during your time here, we invite you to attend a session on human subjects research. Staff members from IU's Human Subjects Office will discuss human subjects research in general and then provide hands-on training for IU's Kuali Coeus IRB website. This is the portal for IRB approval applications. Experiencing the system now should make you more comfortable when it’s actually time to submit an application. 

Friday, Nov. 13, 2:30–4:00 pm

Simon Music Center 373 (inside the Cook Music Library) 

Pre-registration is required. Please follow this link to reserve your seat:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jsom-human-subjects-information-session-tickets-19305055942

 


 

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

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in December 2015.

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

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses). 

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

For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

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

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

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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


 [9] Master’s Comprehensive Exams

All master’s degrees (except for MM Piano) have some form of master’s comprehensive exam that students must complete before graduation.  If you are a master’s student who has not yet completed your master’s comprehensive exam, and you don’t know what will be expected of you or when you need to take this exam, you should contact your department chair to ask for more details.  Most students take their master’s comprehensive exam in their final semester of the program.

The Music Graduate Office is not directly involved in these exams so we can’t give you details, but your department chairperson can answer your questions.



Resources



[10] Recital Scheduling

When you are ready to schedule your recital, visit the Recital Scheduling web page information on current procedures.

http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/index.shtml



Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation Announcements



The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation. I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week.

Monday, November 9, 5:00 pm in Sweeney Hall (M015), Daniel Shirley (DM student in Voice) will present a lecture recital on his topic “Symbol and Song: Interpreting the A.E. Housman Settings of John Ireland.”

October 29, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation I – new section for non-jazz majors

Announcements for Master’s and Doctoral Students

[2] Information session on human subjects research

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

Announcements for Master’s Students

[4] Master’s Comprehensive Exams

Reminders

[5] Registration for Spring 2016 started on October 22

[6] Oasis International Student Workshops coming up

[7] Extra sections of classes for MM Voice majors offered this spring

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Human Subjects Office (Institutional Review Boards)

Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

 


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



[1] MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation I – new section for non-jazz majors

Subject-catalog number: MUS-O 521 (2 credits)

Class title: Jazz Improvisation 1

Class number: 32645 (for non-jazz majors)

Class meeting time: Tuesday/Thursday 11:15-12:05 pm

Short course description: Introduction to jazz improvisation. Chord/scale relationships, generic melodic patterns, standard harmonic patterns, tune learning. 

MUS-O 521 Jazz Improvisation 1 will be offered in spring semester. For the first time, there will be a separate section specifically for non-jazz majors (as long as there is sufficient enrollment).

If the non-jazz major section does happen, the jazz department will waive the prerequisite for MUS-O 511 Fundamentals of Jazz Theory, so students without that class and without any jazz background can take the class. This class can count toward the diploma music course requirement, for the Other Required Credits general elective requirement, or towards a jazz outside area or minor.

If a separate section is not offered, jazz majors and non-jazz majors will meet together.



Announcements for Master’s and Doctoral Students



 

[2] Information session on human subjects research

As part of your doctoral final project, dissertation, or master’s thesis, are you thinking of conducting a survey, interviewing people, doing classroom observations, conducting cognitive experiments, or anything else involving interaction with or observations of people? Any research conducted at IU involving “human subjects” requires approval of the Institutional Review board (IRB). If you anticipate doing any such research during your time here, we invite you to attend a session on human subjects research. Staff members from IU's Human Subjects Office will discuss human subjects research in general and then provide hands-on training for IU's Kuali Coeus IRB website. This is the portal for IRB approval applications. Experiencing the system now should make you more comfortable when it’s actually time to submit an application. 

Friday, Nov. 13, 2:30–4:00 pm

Simon Music Center 373 (inside the Cook Music Library) 

Pre-registration is required. Please follow this link to reserve your seat:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jsom-human-subjects-information-session-tickets-19305055942

 


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

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in December 2015.

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

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses). 

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

For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

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

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

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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



Announcements for Master’s Students



[4] Master’s Comprehensive Exams

All master’s degrees (except for MM Piano) have some form of master’s comprehensive exam that students must complete before graduation.  If you are a master’s student who has not yet completed your master’s comprehensive exam, and you don’t know what will be expected of you or when you need to take this exam, you should contact your department chair to ask for more details.  Most students take their master’s comprehensive exam in their final semester of the program.

The Music Graduate Office is not directly involved in these exams so we can’t give you details, but your department chairperson can answer your questions.



 Reminders



 

[5] Registration for spring 2016 started on October 22

 

Registration for spring 2016 started on Thursday, October 22.

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

 

We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.

 

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 22.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/index.shtml.

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

Spring semester 2016 will take place from Monday, January 11 through Friday, May 6.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

 

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

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

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

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

 


 

[6] OASIS International Student Workshops coming up

The following information is being forwarded at the request of Tiffany Chang from OASIS-International.  If you have any questions, please contact her at tkchang@umail.iu.edu

OASIS – International Wo​rkshop: Communicating with Professors

In a different country, you may have questions about interacting with professors and colleagues in an academic setting. Do you wonder how to start conversations or how to show respect to professors in the US? Do you wonder what the social expectations are when communicating with professors? We will discuss communication and expectations to help you navigate interactions in the academic setting. You will have the opportunity to discuss verbal and email communication etiquette when contacting professors.

 

Date: ​Tuesday, November 10th

Time: ​4pm-5:30pm​

Venue: School of Education Room ​1002​

Contact: ​tkchang@umail.iu.edu

 


 

[7] Extra sections of classes for MM voice majors offered this spring

The Voice Department is offering a section of MUS-M 531 Song Literature III in the spring semester.  That class is normally offered only in the fall semester and will continue to be offered in the fall in the future, but the Voice Department is offering it this spring to allow more students to enroll since so many students have been unable to take it for the past few fall semesters.  If you have not taken MUS-M 531, especially if you are in your second year of the MM program, then taking it this spring is a good option.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/MUS-M531.shtml has the detailed course information.

The Voice Department is also offering two sections of MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy to allow more students to enroll in the class this spring.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/MUS-E594.shtml has the class information for both sections.



Resources



[8] Human Subjects Office (Institutional Review Board)

Under Federal regulations and University policy, all researchers who conduct research—including those completing master's theses and doctoral dissertations or final projects—that involves human subjects or materials of human origin must submit an application to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), which review all research protocols on behalf of IU’s Human Subjects Office.

http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/IRBApproval.shtml has a summary of how this applies to music majors engaging in research.  http://researchcompliance.iu.edu/hso/index.html is the Human Subjects Office web site, which as detailed information about policies and procedures.



Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation Announcements



The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation. I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There are two public presentations scheduled for next week.

Thursday, November 5, 3:30 pm in MC427 (the Parsifal Room), Deanna Carpenter (DM student in Brass Pedagogy - Horn) will present a lecture on her document “On Masterclasses.”

Friday, November 6, 4:00 pm in M267, Hyun Joo Kim (PhD student in Musicology) will present a defense of her dissertation “The Dynamics of Fidelity and Creativity: Liszt’s Reworkings of Orchestral and Gypsy-Band Music in his Piano Arrangements.”

October 21, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2016 begins on October 22 (tomorrow)

[2] Oasis International Student Workshops coming up

Announcements for Master’s Students

[3] Extra sections of classes for MM Voice majors offered this spring

Reminders

[4] Auto-W deadline for dropping a fall semester class (reminder)

[5] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (reminder)

[6] GradGrants Center Workshops (reminder)

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Division of Student Affairs - Health and Wellness

 


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Registration for spring 2016 begins on October 22

 

Registration for spring 2016 will begin on Thursday, October 22.

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

 

We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.

 

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 22.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/index.shtml.

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

Spring semester 2016 will take place from Monday, January 11 through Friday, May 6.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

 

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

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

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

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

 


 

[2] OASIS International Student Workshops coming up

The following information is being forwarded at the request of Tiffany Chang from OASIS-International.  If you have any questions, please contact her at tkchang@umail.iu.edu

OASIS – International ​Wo​rkshop: Understanding Cultural Differences​, ​Casual language​, ​and Cultural References

“How are you?” “What’s up?” Have you ever run into these greetings and don’t know how to respond?  “Let’s hang out sometimes!”  Have you ever received this kind of “invitation” but it never happens? Come to this social hour to talk about your experiences of cultural differences. Also, we will discuss the meaning behind slang words and phrases and how they are used in casual language. You will have the opportunity to practice using U.S. American idioms and casual language.

 

Date: ​Tuesday, ​October 27th

Time: ​4pm-5:30pm​

Venue: School of Education Room ​1002​

Contact: ​tkchang@umail.iu.edu

OASIS – International Wo​rkshop: Communicating with Professors

In a different country, you may have questions about interacting with professors and colleagues in an academic setting. Do you wonder how to start conversations or how to show respect to professors in the US? Do you wonder what the social expectations are when communicating with professors? We will discuss communication and expectations to help you navigate interactions in the academic setting. You will have the opportunity to discuss verbal and email communication etiquette when contacting professors.

 

Date: ​Tuesday, November 10th

Time: ​4pm-5:30pm​

Venue: School of Education Room ​1002​

Contact: ​tkchang@umail.iu.edu



Announcements for Master’s Students



[3] Extra sections of classes for MM voice majors offered this spring

The Voice Department is offering a section of MUS-M 531 Song Literature III in the spring semester.  That class is normally offered only in the fall semester and will continue to be offered in the fall in the future, but the Voice Department is offering it this spring to allow more students to enroll since so many students have been unable to take it for the past few fall semesters.  If you have not taken MUS-M 531, especially if you are in your second year of the MM program, then taking it this spring is a good option.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/MUS-M531.shtml has the detailed course information.

The Voice Department is also offering two sections of MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy to allow more students to enroll in the class this spring.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/MUS-E594.shtml has the class information for both sections.



 

Reminders

 



 

[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall semester class (reminder)

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2015 is Sunday, October 25. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Sunday, October 25) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 25).

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.  You do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office. 

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

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

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after October 25.

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

 

 


 

[5] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (reminder)

The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here:

http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/shared/educational-opportunity-fellowship.pdf 

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, January 15, 2016.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

 


[6] GradGrants Center Workshops (reminder)

This fall the GradGrants Center (GGC) is pleased to announce its Fall 2015 workshop series and walk-in hours. Workshops are aimed at equipping students with the skills to find relevant funding sources and write successful research proposals to attain this funding. Walk-in hours are a time when the GGC consultants are available to answer you questions about funding sources and proposal writing.

All workshops and walk-in hours will be held in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC) in Woodburn 200.

The art of proposal writing (Thurs. Oct. 22, 1-2pm; SSRC)

Proposal writing, like all writing, is a craft. This workshop will introduce students to the specific mechanics and strategies necessary to write successful proposals, and more broadly, how to shape a research project into something funding agencies are interested in. We will talk about how to tailor your research for different grants and fellowships, and ways to frame your project. The workshop will also involve a short activity in which students will apply the presentations' lessons to their own project.

The art of a personal statement (Thurs. Nov. 5, 1-2pm; SSRC)

The personal statement is a weird animal. It’s not simply an annotated CV or a reiteration of your project proposal, but is distinct and challenging genre of writing. This workshop will give you the skills to write an effective personal statement that dialogues with an affiliated research proposal and speaks directly to the objectives of the funding agency. The workshop will focus on time-tested strategies for personal statement writing and will involve a short activity that pushes students to employ these strategies to their own story.

Workshops are open to all enrolled IU grad students. Please direct any questions to gradgrnt@indiana.edu

 



Resources



[7] Division of Student Affairs - Health and Wellness

You can visit the Division of Student Affairs’ Health and Wellness web page for information about the many resources available to IU students.

https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/health-wellness/index.shtml#Alcohol%0A%20%26%20Drug%0A%20Counseling%0A%20%26%20Prevention

October 14, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2016 will begin on October 22

[2] Auto-W deadline for dropping a fall semester class

[3] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

[4] GradGrants Center Workshops

Reminders

[5] A reminder for all students who started their graduate or diploma programs in fall 2015

[6] Course announcements for spring

[7] Topics for the spring sections of MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History

[8] Voice pedagogy course offerings (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695 for doctoral students and MUS-E 594 for master’s students)

[9] Jazz History course offerings

Resources you might want to know about

[10] GradGrants Center

 


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Registration for spring 2016 will begin on October 22

 

Registration for spring 2016 will begin on Thursday, October 22.

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

 

We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.

 

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 22.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/index.shtml.

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

Spring semester 2016 will take place from Monday, January 11 through Friday, May 6.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

 

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

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

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

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

 

 


 

[2] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall semester class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2015 is Sunday, October 25. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Sunday, October 25) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 25).

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.  You do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office. 

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

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

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after October 25.

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

 

 


 

[3] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here:

http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/shared/educational-opportunity-fellowship.pdf 

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, January 15, 2016.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

 


[4] GradGrants Center Workshops

This fall the GradGrants Center (GGC) is pleased to announce its Fall 2015 workshop series and walk-in hours. Workshops are aimed at equipping students with the skills to find relevant funding sources and write successful research proposals to attain this funding. Walk-in hours are a time when the GGC consultants are available to answer you questions about funding sources and proposal writing.

All workshops and walk-in hours will be held in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC) in Woodburn 200.

The art of proposal writing (Thurs. Oct. 22, 1-2pm; SSRC)

Proposal writing, like all writing, is a craft. This workshop will introduce students to the specific mechanics and strategies necessary to write successful proposals, and more broadly, how to shape a research project into something funding agencies are interested in. We will talk about how to tailor your research for different grants and fellowships, and ways to frame your project. The workshop will also involve a short activity in which students will apply the presentations' lessons to their own project.

The art of a personal statement (Thurs. Nov. 5, 1-2pm; SSRC)

The personal statement is a weird animal. It’s not simply an annotated CV or a reiteration of your project proposal, but is distinct and challenging genre of writing. This workshop will give you the skills to write an effective personal statement that dialogues with an affiliated research proposal and speaks directly to the objectives of the funding agency. The workshop will focus on time-tested strategies for personal statement writing and will involve a short activity that pushes students to employ these strategies to their own story.

Workshops are open to all enrolled IU grad students. Please direct any questions to gradgrnt@indiana.edu



 

Reminders

 



 

[5] Reminders for students who started their graduate or diploma programs in fall 2015 (reminder)

 

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

 

1.  Registration

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

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

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

email you once we receive your transcript.

 

2.  Language requirements

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

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams

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

If this fall (2015) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   January 7 and 8, 2016 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office at the end of the fall semester or on Wednesday, January 6.  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester you can re-take that exam, if you are eligible, in January 2016).

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the spring semester, so you should register based on your best estimation of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your spring schedule after the exam results are posted on January 11, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule that week, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

 

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

The diction exam retakes will take place on the afternoon of January 8, 2016.  I’ll send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times, but until you get a specific time you need to keep that entire afternoon reserved for diction exam retakes.  Any student who started a new program in fall 2015 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2016.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam on January 8, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

 

5. Program requirements

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


 

[6] Course announcements for Spring 2016 (reminder)

 

Subject-catalog number: MUS-E 517 (3 credits)
Class title: Sociology of Music

Class number: 30884
Class meeting time: Tuesday, Thursday, 1-2:15pm

Instructor name: Dr. Lauren Kapalka Richerme

Short course description: This course will use contemporary sociology literature to examine intersections between music making and interpersonal relationships.  

Description: As social beings, humans' interpersonal relationships enable and alter musical experiences.  This discussion-based seminar will draw on contemporary sociological literature to explore the following questions: What role do social interactions play in Western classical music practices, ensembles, and institutions as well as non-Western classical musical endeavors?  How do social interactions enable the development and propagation of diverse musical tastes and genres?  In what ways do the Internet and other recent technological advances promote both traditional and innovative musical interactions? 

Students will be expected to reflect on the weekly readings through blog posts.  Over the course of the semester, students will complete three required papers and one presentation.  Through class discussions, blog posts, and papers, students will have the freedom to explore aspects of the sociology of music most meaningful to them.

 

Subject-catalog number: MUS-F 520 (1-2 credits)

Class title: Topics in Performance Study: String-Piano Duo Repertoire in Europe Post-1900

Class number: 9931

Class meeting time: Thursday, 11:15 am to 1:10 pm

Instructor: Prof. Futaba Niekawa

Class will focus on piano-string duo works composed after 1900 in Europe, culminating in a class performance at the end of the semester. Due to the continuous and rapid change in society throughout the 20th century, we have inherited a great variety of repertoire from different regions and countries in Europe. We will explore the wide range of styles and colors through studying the rich repertoire and discuss identity of the works.

Weekly performance class will be comprised of performance and discussion of the studied duo repertoire. While we focus on the repertoire, each duo’s teamwork is also the core topic of the course. Students are expected to provide program notes for the final performance.​

Subject-catalog number: MUS-G 555 (3 credits)

Class title: Foundations in Choral Conducting for Grad Students

Class Number: 5549

Meeting Time: Daily 10:10-11:00am

Instructor: Dominick DiOrio

Multiple spaces available in graduate conducting course for music majors who have not had much conducting experience. Repertoire will consist of excerpts from Baroque masterworks (Monteverdi, Bach, etc.) with specific emphasis on the development of both legato and articulated gestural vocabulary. The course will include conducting both with and without baton. Please note that this course does not count toward the minor in choral conducting. Contact instructor at ddiorio@indiana.edu if interested or if you have questions.

Subject-catalog number: MUS-G 560 (3 credits)

Class title: Graduate Choral Conducting

Class Number: 5550

Meeting Time: Daily 10:10-11:00am

Instructor: Dominick DiOrio

Ten spaces available in a graduate conducting course for music majors of all types! Repertoire will consist of Baroque masterworks (Monteverdi Vespers, Bach St. John Passion, and others) with some specific emphasis on both baton technique and recitative conducting. Students conduct in class at least twice a week, and work on developing refinement of gestural technique and rehearsal acumen. This course is designed for folks who already have some undergraduate or graduate coursework (or outside experience) in conducting, and is ideal for those with an interest in the choral conducting minor (composers, organists, vocalists, etc.). Contact instructor at ddiorio@indiana.edu if interested or if you have questions.

 

Subject-catalog number: MUS-K 710 (2-4 credits)

Class title: COMPOSITION GRADUATE ELECTIVE

Class number: 14159

Class meeting time:  lessons arranged.  Required seminar meets Mondays at 7pm in Sweeney Hall (at the majors & minors seminar)

Instructors:  Associate Instructors in Music Composition

One-hour weekly lessons. Final project involves performance of a short original composition (or excerpt) on the non-majors recital on the last Monday evening.  (Please note that MUS-K 710 will NOT count towards the Other Required Credits requirement for master’s and doctoral students.  If you want to take composition lessons for those requirements, you would need to enroll in MUS-K 810, which requires composition background.)

Subject-catalog number: MUS-M 502 (3 credits)

Class title: Composers: Heinrich Isaac

Class number: 30830

Class meeting time: Mo We 10:10AM - 11:25AM - Music Library M271

Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1450-1517) was one of the most versatile and accomplished Flemish composers of the late fifteenth century. His output includes outstanding examples of virtually every genre practiced in his times – Masses, motets, songs in several languages and different traditions, pieces with a possible instrumental destination, as well as a rarest complete set of Mass Propers for the whole liturgical year. Through Isaac we will develop a high familiarity with late-fifteenth-century musical styles across genres and geographical areas and discover some of the contrapuntal masterpieces of the era. This is a low-enrollment class, especially indicated for MA and DM students. The class time will include a combination of lecturing, discussion, and team work. 

This class will enable students to:

• identify and describe in detail compositional techniques and musical styles current in 1480-1510

• discuss issues related to the biography and social history of Renaissance singers and composers

• develop a basic knowledge of contemporaneous notation

• improve their research and communication skills

 

 

 

Subject-catalog number: MUS-M 502 (3 credits)

Class title: Mahler

Class number: 13650

Class meeting time: T/Th: 8:40-9:55am

Instructor: Professor Jillian Rogers

This course explores the life and works of Gustav Mahler within the context of fin-de-siècle ​Europe. Students will become familiar with Mahler's biography, examine his reception history as a composer and conductor, engage with contemporary analytical approaches to his life and works, and analyze his songs and symphonies in relation to primary sources. Consideration of Mahler's music in terms of its social and political context will be a focus of this course, as will examination of how the composer engaged with or responded to 19th- and early 20th-century composers and aesthetic movements, including romanticism and modernism. Students will have the opportunity to conduct more in-depth research on one aspect of Mahler's musical life in a research project of their choosing.

Subject-catalog number: MUS-M 510 (3 credits)
Class title: Approaches to French Literature and Music: From Machaut to Debussy

[Meets with FRIT-F 825 French Literature and Music]
Class number: 33029
Class meeting time: Tuesday, 4-6 pm
Instructor name: Prof. Alison Calhoun [French and Italian department]
Pre-requisite: MUS-M 501, MUS-T 508

This interdisciplinary graduate seminar will tackle the thorny topic of how to talk and write about the relationship between music and literature, with a concentration on the early modern period. Each week, we will read a work of French literature that is related to vocal music, either because it was set to music or because it represents an author’s theoretical or satirical reflections on vocal music. Authors/composers will include: Guillaume de Machaut, Pierre Ronsard, Philippe Quinault, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Molière, René Descartes, Philippe Rameau, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Paul Verlaine, and Claude Debussy. Our first aim will be to analyze these works of literature through close readings supported by literary history. Alongside this analysis, each week we will study a different methodological, critical, or practical approach to the musical component of our reading drawing from music history, digital humanities, trends in musicology, sound theory, cultural studies, and performance (recital). Final grades will be based on one in-class exposé and one term paper. This seminar is open to all graduate students with good reading knowledge of French. 

 

 

Subject-catalog number: MUS-M 528 (3 credits)

Class title: Chamber Music Literature (French Chamber Music)

Class number: 9367

Class meeting time: T/Th: 1:00-2:15pm

Instructor: Professor Jillian Rogers

This course explores major pieces in the French chamber music canon from the 17th through the 20th century. Students will examine a wide range of works, from Ancien Régime​ and Enlightenment-era pieces by François Couperin, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, and Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, to 19th- and 20th-century compositions by Louise Farrenc, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel, and Olivier Messiaen. Through study of critical, analytical, and primary source texts as well as close readings of musical works, students will consider the historical, social, and political contexts and implications of chamber music performance in France. In addition to addressing issues of performance practice, students will examine how aesthetic and musical trends in and beyond France shaped and were shaped by French chamber music. Students will have the opportunity to present research gained through chamber music performance with others in the class, and to conduct more intensive research on a chamber music topic of their choosing.

Subject-catalog number: MUS-M 652 (3 cr)

Class title: Renaissance Music

Class number: 6945

Class meeting time: Mo We 1:00-2:15 PM - Room MA007

Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

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

This class will enable students to:

• identify and describe a number of pre-1600 compositional techniques and musical styles

• trace the evolution of musical composition, performance, and reception from 1400 to 1600

• discuss issues related to the performance of early music

• investigate problems of authenticity and our relationship with the music of the past

• develop a basic knowledge of contemporaneous notation

Subject-catalog number: MUS-T 561 (3 credits)
Class title: Topic: Music Visualization

Class number 10894
Class meeting time: MWF 10:10–11:00 am
Instructor: Prof. Eric Isaaacson 

We employ images to communicate about music. Musical images come in countless forms and serve many purposes. Designed well, they can both reflect and shape our understanding of musical phenomena in ways that words alone cannot. This course explores the topic of music visualization. We will consider the human visual system, the ways in which it affects image perception, and strategies for leveraging those abilities in effectively conveying information visually. We will learn principles of effective visual communication, based on the work of Edward Tufte and others in the fields of information visualization and scientific visualization, and consider the important role of metaphor in designing musical pictures. We critically survey music visualizations from across music history, study ways of improving existing music visualization (as in the redrawn visualizations here: http://pages.iu.edu/~isaacso/T561/Announcement_T561_2016Sp.pdf), and study the implications of animation, color, and 3D imagery. Students will learn to use tools for creating static and (possibly) animated visual representations of music and produce a number of original visualizations.

The course will be of interest to anyone using visual explanations in their musical research, including music theorists, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and music educators. The course is open to graduate non-music majors with permission.

Readings, library and online research, presentations, portfolio of musical visualizations.

Recommended pre-requisite: MUS-T 551 or T 556, or instructor permission.


[7] Topics for the spring sections of MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (reminder)

MUS-M501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.  It replaces M541 and M542: Music History Review for Graduate Students, and it will fulfill the requirement for those courses.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature.  It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.  There will be four sections this spring.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two.  Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation.  The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Spring 2016, the following four sections are offered:

8:00-8:50AM MWF in M 340 (class #30843)                                              Instructor: Devon Nelson

• Music Printed by the Ballard Firm, 1551-1812: changing styles of French music over two centuries from early chanson through Lully and Rameau to theater in the Republic

• English Music Interacting with Its Past, 1850-1970s: the varied ways 19th- and 20th-century composers use elements of English history, folklore, and older repertoire

• Tracing Tunes through Early Music: how tunes such as L’homme armé appeared in the early Renaissance and were reused in new musical works over the next century

8:00-8:50AM MWF in M 242 (class #30923)                                              Instructor: David Rugger

• Nationalist Symphonic Music: the interaction of symphonic music of the long 19th-century with national identity through genre, style, and reception

• Voice, Body, Media: the human voice as an index of the natural and the authentic, and as a method of disrupting systems of meaning

• Vocal Music of J.S. Bach: exploration of Bach’s vocal compositions through primary source materials and analysis

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MA B012 (class #30926)                                       Instructor: Mollie Ables

• Sacred Music in Italy, 1400-1700: the development of sacred genres in the Renaissance and Baroque eras and understanding works in their liturgical and political contexts

• The Instrumental Concerto, 1700-1900: structure, performance, and reception history

• The Music Video: critical approaches to the music video as a genre, using techniques of text-music analysis and performance studies covered in the previous units

 

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MC 036 (class #30924)                                           Instructor: Daniel Rogers

• The Motet, 1200-1600: the history and development of the early motet

• American Experimentalism: experimental techniques and music by composers in the United States

• Music and Audience: the dynamic relationship between the composer, the music, and the audience

 


 

[8] Voice Pedagogy course offerings (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695 for doctoral students and MUS-E 594 for master’s students – reminder)

 

 

The doctoral voice pedagogy courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695) will be offered with the following pattern:

Summer 2016: MUS-E 694

Fall 2016: MUS-E 695

Summer 2017: MUS-E 695

Fall 2017: MUS-E 694

Summer 2018: MUS-E 694

Fall 2018: MUS-E 695

Summer 2019: MUS-E 695

Fall 2019: MUS-E 694

Please use this information to plan your schedule so that you don’t miss a course offering.  For example, if you are a DM Voice student and haven’t taken MUS-E 695 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2016 (or in summer 2017) because it won’t be offered again after that until fall 2018.

The master’s voice pedagogy course (MUS-E 594) will be offered in summer, fall, and spring each year.

 


 

[9] Jazz History course offerings (reminder)

The Jazz Studies department has asked us to inform you that the jazz history courses will be offered in the following semesters:

Spring 2016:    M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Summer 2016: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Fall 2016:        M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Spring 2017:    M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Summer 2017: M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

If you are a jazz studies major or minor or just interested in taking Jazz History classes, please make a note for yourself about these course plans.

 



Resources



[10] 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/

October 7, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2016 will begin soon

[2] A reminder for all students who started their graduate or diploma programs in fall 2015

[3] Course announcements for spring

[4] Topics for the spring sections of MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History

[5] Voice pedagogy course offerings (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695 for doctoral students and MUS-E 594 for master’s students)

[6] Jazz History course offerings

[7] Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference Planning Meeting: October 8

[8] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 9 for Fall Break

Reminders

[9] Summer 2016 – courses and financial aid information

[10] Academic Standing

[11] Spring voice diction exam retakes

Resources you might want to know about

[12]  Musical Attractions

Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Registration for spring 2016 will begin soon

 

Registration for spring 2016 will begin on Thursday, October 22.

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

 

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration on Monday, October 12.  Do not submit your program planning sheet before that date.

 

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 22.

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

Spring semester 2016 will take place from Monday, January 11 through Friday, May 6.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

 

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4162/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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

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

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

 


 

[2] Reminders for students who started their graduate or diploma programs in fall 2015

 

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

 

1.  Registration

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

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

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

email you once we receive your transcript.

 

2.  Language requirements

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

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams

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

If this fall (2015) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   January 7 and 8, 2016 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office at the end of the fall semester or on Wednesday, January 6.  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester you can re-take that exam, if you are eligible, in January 2016).

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the spring semester, so you should register based on your best estimation of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your spring schedule after the exam results are posted on January 11, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule that week, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

 

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

The diction exam retakes will take place on the afternoon of January 8, 2016.  I’ll send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times, but until you get a specific time you need to keep that entire afternoon reserved for diction exam retakes.  Any student who started a new program in fall 2015 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2016.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam on January 8, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

 

5. Program requirements

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


 

[3] Course announcements for Spring 2016

 

Subject-catalog number: MUS-E 517 (3 credits)
Class title: Sociology of Music

Class number: 30884
Class meeting time: Tuesday, Thursday, 1-2:15pm

Instructor name: Dr. Lauren Kapalka Richerme

Short course description: This course will use contemporary sociology literature to examine intersections between music making and interpersonal relationships.  

Description: As social beings, humans' interpersonal relationships enable and alter musical experiences.  This discussion-based seminar will draw on contemporary sociological literature to explore the following questions: What role do social interactions play in Western classical music practices, ensembles, and institutions as well as non-Western classical musical endeavors?  How do social interactions enable the development and propagation of diverse musical tastes and genres?  In what ways do the Internet and other recent technological advances promote both traditional and innovative musical interactions? 

Students will be expected to reflect on the weekly readings through blog posts.  Over the course of the semester, students will complete three required papers and one presentation.  Through class discussions, blog posts, and papers, students will have the freedom to explore aspects of the sociology of music most meaningful to them.

 

Subject-catalog number: MUS-F 520 (1-2 credits)

Class title: Topics in Performance Study: String-Piano Duo Repertoire in Europe Post-1900

Class number: 9931

Class meeting time: Thursday, 11:15 am to 1:10 pm

Instructor: Prof. Futaba Niekawa

Class will focus on piano-string duo works composed after 1900 in Europe, culminating in a class performance at the end of the semester. Due to the continuous and rapid change in society throughout the 20th century, we have inherited a great variety of repertoire from different regions and countries in Europe. We will explore the wide range of styles and colors through studying the rich repertoire and discuss identity of the works.

Weekly performance class will be comprised of performance and discussion of the studied duo repertoire. While we focus on the repertoire, each duo’s teamwork is also the core topic of the course. Students are expected to provide program notes for the final performance.​

Subject-catalog number: MUS-G 555 (3 credits)

Class title: Foundations in Choral Conducting for Grad Students

Class Number: 5549

Meeting Time: Daily 10:10-11:00am

Instructor: Dominick DiOrio

Multiple spaces available in graduate conducting course for music majors who have not had much conducting experience. Repertoire will consist of excerpts from Baroque masterworks (Monteverdi, Bach, etc.) with specific emphasis on the development of both legato and articulated gestural vocabulary. The course will include conducting both with and without baton. Please note that this course does not count toward the minor in choral conducting. Contact instructor at ddiorio@indiana.edu if interested or if you have questions.

Subject-catalog number: MUS-G 560 (3 credits)

Class title: Graduate Choral Conducting

Class Number: 5550

Meeting Time: Daily 10:10-11:00am

Instructor: Dominick DiOrio

Ten spaces available in a graduate conducting course for music majors of all types! Repertoire will consist of Baroque masterworks (Monteverdi Vespers, Bach St. John Passion, and others) with some specific emphasis on both baton technique and recitative conducting. Students conduct in class at least twice a week, and work on developing refinement of gestural technique and rehearsal acumen. This course is designed for folks who already have some undergraduate or graduate coursework (or outside experience) in conducting, and is ideal for those with an interest in the choral conducting minor (composers, organists, vocalists, etc.). Contact instructor at ddiorio@indiana.edu if interested or if you have questions.

 

Subject-catalog number: MUS-K 710 (2-4 credits)

Class title: COMPOSITION GRADUATE ELECTIVE

Class number: 14159

Class meeting time:  lessons arranged.  Required seminar meets Mondays at 7pm in Sweeney Hall (at the majors & minors seminar)

Instructors:  Associate Instructors in Music Composition

One-hour weekly lessons. Final project involves performance of a short original composition (or excerpt) on the non-majors recital on the last Monday evening.  (Please note that MUS-K 710 will NOT count towards the Other Required Credits requirement for master’s and doctoral students.  If you want to take composition lessons for those requirements, you would need to enroll in MUS-K 810, which requires composition background.)

Subject-catalog number: MUS-M 502 (3 credits)

Class title: Composers: Heinrich Isaac

Class number: 30830

Class meeting time: Mo We 10:10AM - 11:25AM - Music Library M271

Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1450-1517) was one of the most versatile and accomplished Flemish composers of the late fifteenth century. His output includes outstanding examples of virtually every genre practiced in his times – Masses, motets, songs in several languages and different traditions, pieces with a possible instrumental destination, as well as a rarest complete set of Mass Propers for the whole liturgical year. Through Isaac we will develop a high familiarity with late-fifteenth-century musical styles across genres and geographical areas and discover some of the contrapuntal masterpieces of the era. This is a low-enrollment class, especially indicated for MA and DM students. The class time will include a combination of lecturing, discussion, and team work. 

This class will enable students to:

• identify and describe in detail compositional techniques and musical styles current in 1480-1510

• discuss issues related to the biography and social history of Renaissance singers and composers

• develop a basic knowledge of contemporaneous notation

• improve their research and communication skills

 

 

 

Subject-catalog number: MUS-M 502 (3 credits)

Class title: Mahler

Class number: 13650

Class meeting time: T/Th: 8:40-9:55am

Instructor: Professor Jillian Rogers

This course explores the life and works of Gustav Mahler within the context of fin-de-siècle ​Europe. Students will become familiar with Mahler's biography, examine his reception history as a composer and conductor, engage with contemporary analytical approaches to his life and works, and analyze his songs and symphonies in relation to primary sources. Consideration of Mahler's music in terms of its social and political context will be a focus of this course, as will examination of how the composer engaged with or responded to 19th- and early 20th-century composers and aesthetic movements, including romanticism and modernism. Students will have the opportunity to conduct more in-depth research on one aspect of Mahler's musical life in a research project of their choosing.

Subject-catalog number: MUS-M 510 (3 credits)
Class title: Approaches to French Literature and Music: From Machaut to Debussy

[Meets with FRIT-F 825 French Literature and Music]
Class number: 33029
Class meeting time: Tuesday, 4-6 pm
Instructor name: Prof. Alison Calhoun [French and Italian department]
Pre-requisite: MUS-M 501, MUS-T 508

This interdisciplinary graduate seminar will tackle the thorny topic of how to talk and write about the relationship between music and literature, with a concentration on the early modern period. Each week, we will read a work of French literature that is related to vocal music, either because it was set to music or because it represents an author’s theoretical or satirical reflections on vocal music. Authors/composers will include: Guillaume de Machaut, Pierre Ronsard, Philippe Quinault, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Molière, René Descartes, Philippe Rameau, Voltaire, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Denis Diderot, Paul Verlaine, and Claude Debussy. Our first aim will be to analyze these works of literature through close readings supported by literary history. Alongside this analysis, each week we will study a different methodological, critical, or practical approach to the musical component of our reading drawing from music history, digital humanities, trends in musicology, sound theory, cultural studies, and performance (recital). Final grades will be based on one in-class exposé and one term paper. This seminar is open to all graduate students with good reading knowledge of French. 

 

 

Subject-catalog number: MUS-M 528 (3 credits)

Class title: Chamber Music Literature (French Chamber Music)

Class number: 9367

Class meeting time: T/Th: 1:00-2:15pm

Instructor: Professor Jillian Rogers

This course explores major pieces in the French chamber music canon from the 17th through the 20th century. Students will examine a wide range of works, from Ancien Régime​ and Enlightenment-era pieces by François Couperin, Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, and Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville, to 19th- and 20th-century compositions by Louise Farrenc, Camille Saint-Saëns, Maurice Ravel, and Olivier Messiaen. Through study of critical, analytical, and primary source texts as well as close readings of musical works, students will consider the historical, social, and political contexts and implications of chamber music performance in France. In addition to addressing issues of performance practice, students will examine how aesthetic and musical trends in and beyond France shaped and were shaped by French chamber music. Students will have the opportunity to present research gained through chamber music performance with others in the class, and to conduct more intensive research on a chamber music topic of their choosing.

Subject-catalog number: MUS-M 652 (3 cr)

Class title: Renaissance Music

Class number: 6945

Class meeting time: Mo We 1:00-2:15 PM - Room MA007

Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

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

This class will enable students to:

• identify and describe a number of pre-1600 compositional techniques and musical styles

• trace the evolution of musical composition, performance, and reception from 1400 to 1600

• discuss issues related to the performance of early music

• investigate problems of authenticity and our relationship with the music of the past

• develop a basic knowledge of contemporaneous notation

Subject-catalog number: MUS-T 561 (3 credits)
Class title: Topic: Music Visualization

Class number 10894
Class meeting time: MWF 10:10–11:00 am
Instructor: Prof. Eric Isaaacson 

We employ images to communicate about music. Musical images come in countless forms and serve many purposes. Designed well, they can both reflect and shape our understanding of musical phenomena in ways that words alone cannot. This course explores the topic of music visualization. We will consider the human visual system, the ways in which it affects image perception, and strategies for leveraging those abilities in effectively conveying information visually. We will learn principles of effective visual communication, based on the work of Edward Tufte and others in the fields of information visualization and scientific visualization, and consider the important role of metaphor in designing musical pictures. We critically survey music visualizations from across music history, study ways of improving existing music visualization (as in the redrawn visualizations here: http://pages.iu.edu/~isaacso/T561/Announcement_T561_2016Sp.pdf), and study the implications of animation, color, and 3D imagery. Students will learn to use tools for creating static and (possibly) animated visual representations of music and produce a number of original visualizations.

The course will be of interest to anyone using visual explanations in their musical research, including music theorists, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and music educators. The course is open to graduate non-music majors with permission.

Readings, library and online research, presentations, portfolio of musical visualizations.

Recommended pre-requisite: MUS-T 551 or T 556, or instructor permission.


[4] Topics for the spring sections of MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History

MUS-M501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.  It replaces M541 and M542: Music History Review for Graduate Students, and it will fulfill the requirement for those courses.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature.  It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.  There will be four sections this spring.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two.  Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation.  The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Spring 2016, the following four sections are offered:

8:00-8:50AM MWF in M 340 (class #30843)                                              Instructor: Devon Nelson

• Music Printed by the Ballard Firm, 1551-1812: changing styles of French music over two centuries from early chanson through Lully and Rameau to theater in the Republic

• English Music Interacting with Its Past, 1850-1970s: the varied ways 19th- and 20th-century composers use elements of English history, folklore, and older repertoire

• Tracing Tunes through Early Music: how tunes such as L’homme armé appeared in the early Renaissance and were reused in new musical works over the next century

8:00-8:50AM MWF in M 242 (class #30923)                                              Instructor: David Rugger

• Nationalist Symphonic Music: the interaction of symphonic music of the long 19th-century with national identity through genre, style, and reception

• Voice, Body, Media: the human voice as an index of the natural and the authentic, and as a method of disrupting systems of meaning

• Vocal Music of J.S. Bach: exploration of Bach’s vocal compositions through primary source materials and analysis

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MA B012 (class #30926)                                       Instructor: Mollie Ables

• Sacred Music in Italy, 1400-1700: the development of sacred genres in the Renaissance and Baroque eras and understanding works in their liturgical and political contexts

• The Instrumental Concerto, 1700-1900: structure, performance, and reception history

• The Music Video: critical approaches to the music video as a genre, using techniques of text-music analysis and performance studies covered in the previous units

 

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MC 036 (class #30924)                                           Instructor: Daniel Rogers

• The Motet, 1200-1600: the history and development of the early motet

• American Experimentalism: experimental techniques and music by composers in the United States

• Music and Audience: the dynamic relationship between the composer, the music, and the audience

 


 

[5] Voice Pedagogy course offerings (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695 for doctoral students and MUS-E 594 for master’s students)

 

 

The doctoral voice pedagogy courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695) will be offered with the following pattern:

Summer 2016: MUS-E 694

Fall 2016: MUS-E 695

Summer 2017: MUS-E 695

Fall 2017: MUS-E 694

Summer 2018: MUS-E 694

Fall 2018: MUS-E 695

Summer 2019: MUS-E 695

Fall 2019: MUS-E 694

Please use this information to plan your schedule so that you don’t miss a course offering.  For example, if you are a DM Voice student and haven’t taken MUS-E 695 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2016 (or in summer 2017) because it won’t be offered again after that until fall 2018.

The master’s voice pedagogy course (MUS-E 594) will be offered in summer, fall, and spring each year.

 


 

[6] Jazz History course offerings

The Jazz Studies department has asked us to inform you that the jazz history courses will be offered in the following semesters:

Spring 2016:    M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Summer 2016: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Fall 2016:        M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Spring 2017:    M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Summer 2017: M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

If you are a jazz studies major or minor or just interested in taking Jazz History classes, please make a note for yourself about these course plans.

 


 

[7] Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference Planning Meeting: October 8

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

As you may know, the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference takes place every spring and provides graduate students across the university with information about preparing for their future academic careers. (For those of you who are not familiar with the conference, detailed information is below.)

To help plan the conference, I am seeking volunteers from various graduate and professional organizations across campus. Whether you have attended the conference in the past (or not), this is an excellent opportunity to become involved with the PFF program, learn about various career options, and network with other graduate students and faculty.

We will be having our first planning committee meeting tomorrow (Thursday, October 8) from 4:30 - 6:00pm in room 201 of the Karl F. Schuessler Institute for Social Research (KSISR), located at the corner of E. 3rd St. and S. Hawthorne Dr. If you are interested in helping to plan the conference, please email me (aloehr@indiana.edu) or simply join us. I hope to see you there tomorrow!

Thanks,

Annalise Loehr

2015-2016 Preparing Future Faculty Fellow

Department of Sociology

Indiana University 

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First Committee Meeting

Thursday, October 8: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Room 201 of the KSISR -- Karl F. Schuessler Institute for Social Research

Located on 1022 E. Third Street [for an interactive campus map, see: http://map.iu.edu/iub/index.php?select=BL143C]

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Preparing Future Faculty Conference

Date/Time: Friday, February 12, 2016: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) 

Alumni Hall, Whittenberger Auditorium, Georgian Room

Indiana University’s 21st Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Graduate Conference is a one-day event designed to provide graduate students from all disciplines and at all phases of their educations with important information about preparing for their future academic careers.

The conference typically consists of four sessions addressing different issues of concern to graduate students, ranging from navigating the job market to exploring the variety of professional opportunities available both inside and outside of academia. Each year the conference is organized by a committee of graduate students. Funding for the conference is provided by the Graduate School and other participating departments. Panelists are typically professors from IUB and surrounding universities. 

Cost: Free, RSVP for free lunch with name, department, and year in program to iupffc@gmail.com

For more information, see the following website/video: http://provost.indiana.edu/videos/2015/2015-06-05.shtml


--

Annalise S. Loehr
Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology
Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 744
1020 East Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405

 


 

[8] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 9 for Fall Break



 

Reminders

 



 

[9] Summer 2016 – courses and financial aid information (reminder)

Dear JSOM Students:

Last year more than a quarter of JSOM students spent part of their summer on campus, taking courses, participating in chamber music and ensembles, and assisting with our summer workshops for pre-college students. When you are ready to think about your plans for next summer, we want you to be aware of some of the opportunities that will be available to you as part of the 2016 Jacobs Summer of Music. 

Course offerings

  • Private lessons available in brass, composition, percussion, organ, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. 
  • For undergraduate students: M401 and M402 (Music History and Literature I and II), M410 (Topics in Music History), T331 (Musical Skills IV), and T351 (Music Theory and Literature V).
  • For graduate students: all review courses: M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature, T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students, T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students, and T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students.
  • Plus undergraduate or graduate courses in choral conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music history and literature, music theory,  organ and sacred music, recording arts, wind conducting, and voice. 

A more comprehensive list of available courses (subject to change) can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

Ensembles

Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship will be awarded.)

Chamber music

Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 

20% Tuition Remission

In addition to the chamber music and ensemble scholarships, all JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits. For an out-of-state graduate student, this fee remission will be worth over $1000 for a 3-credit class. Fee remissions will be posted after you have registered for classes; details of this procedure will be announced later.

Dates

The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 6–July 15, 2016. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 10, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 6, but run for 8 weeks. 

As plans for summer 2016 programming develop, details will be available here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer.

If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu). 

Eric J. Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu
http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate
812-855-1738


[10] Academic Standing (reminder)

Every student should be aware of the Academic Standing policies of the Jacobs School of Music.  The policies for all graduate and diploma students are listed in the JSoM Bulletin: http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2015-2016/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml. .

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


[11] Spring voice diction exam retakes (reminder)

If you started your voice program in fall 2015 and need to retake any of the voice diction exams in French, German, or Italian in January 2016 (it will be your last chance to do so since you can only take the diction exams in your first two semesters of enrollment), then please note that the diction exams will be scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, January 8.

I will send more details and instructions about how to sign up for a diction exam time towards the end of the fall semester.  I’m giving you this information now so that you have it as you make your winter break plans.



Resources



[12] 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.



Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation Announcements



The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation. I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week.

Tuesday, October 13 4:15 pm in M267, Bernard McDonald (DM student in Choral Conducting) will present a defense of his document “Puccini as Modernist:  Selected Twentieth-Century Structures in Gianni Schicchi and Turandot.”

September 30, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer 2016 – courses and financial aid information

[2] Academic Standing

[3] Academic Advising Holds

[4] Spring voice diction exam retakes

Reminders

[5] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you (reminder)

[6] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships (reminder)

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Avoiding Plagiarism


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Summer 2016 – courses and financial aid information

Dear JSOM Students:

Last year more than a quarter of JSOM students spent part of their summer on campus, taking courses, participating in chamber music and ensembles, and assisting with our summer workshops for pre-college students. When you are ready to think about your plans for next summer, we want you to be aware of some of the opportunities that will be available to you as part of the 2016 Jacobs Summer of Music. 

Course offerings

  • Private lessons available in brass, composition, percussion, organ, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. 
  • For undergraduate students: M401 and M402 (Music History and Literature I and II), M410 (Topics in Music History), T331 (Musical Skills IV), and T351 (Music Theory and Literature V).
  • For graduate students: all review courses: M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature, T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students, T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students, and T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students.
  • Plus undergraduate or graduate courses in choral conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music history and literature, music theory,  organ and sacred music, recording arts, wind conducting, and voice. 

A more comprehensive list of available courses (subject to change) can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

Ensembles

Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship will be awarded.)

Chamber music

Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 

20% Tuition Remission

In addition to the chamber music and ensemble scholarships, all JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits. For an out-of-state graduate student, this fee remission will be worth over $1000 for a 3-credit class. Fee remissions will be posted after you have registered for classes; details of this procedure will be announced later.

Dates

The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 6–July 15, 2016. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 10, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 6, but run for 8 weeks. 

As plans for summer 2016 programming develop, details will be available here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer.

If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu). 

Eric J. Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu
http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate
812-855-1738


[2] Academic Standing

Every student should be aware of the Academic Standing policies of the Jacobs School of Music.  The policies for all graduate and diploma students are listed in the JSoM Bulletin: http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2015-2016/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml. .

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


[3] Academic Advising Holds

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.edu.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October).  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

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


[4] Spring voice diction exam retakes

If you started your voice program in fall 2015 and need to retake any of the voice diction exams in French, German, or Italian in January 2016 (it will be your last chance to do so since you can only take the diction exams in your first two semesters of enrollment), then please note that the diction exams will be scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, January 8.

I will send more details and instructions about how to sign up for a diction exam time towards the end of the fall semester.  I’m giving you this information now so that you have it as you make your winter break plans.



 

Reminders

 



 

[5] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you (reminder)

 

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

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

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

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies


 

[6] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships (reminder)

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship programs allows doctoral students who have reached candidacy the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University, IUPUI, or one of the other IU branch campuses. Those selected receive a $10,000 stipend from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $6,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus. For more information and application materials, see this link: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/fftf_guidelines_2016_2017.pdf

 



Resources



[7] Avoiding Plagiarism

The word "plagiarism" comes from the Latin word "plagiarius," which means "kidnapper." It refers to the practice of passing off someone else's words or ideas as your own. Plagiarism is one of several types of academic misconduct that can lead to penalties ranging from failing an assignment to failing a course to being dismissed from the school. 

To make sure you understand exactly what is considered plagiarism, you are encouraged to review this tutorial produced by the Instructional Systems Technology department in IU's School of Education: https://www.indiana.edu/~istd/

September 23, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Money Management presentation - Money Smarts: Where is Your Money Going?

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you

[3] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

Reminders

[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2015 (deadline coming up – final reminder)

[5] CAPS workshops (reminder)

Resources you might want to know about

[6] IU Health Center


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Money Management presentation - Money Smarts: Where is Your Money Going?

Dear Student,

Want to learn smart money management strategies?  Ever ask, “how should I manage my financial aid refund?”  Tired of empty pockets?  Make sure that you attend the “Money Smarts: Where is Your Money Going?” presentation hosted by the Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development and FASE Mentoring Program.  RSVP using the link below.

WHAT:           “Money Smarts: Where is Your Money Going?”

WHEN:          Thursday, September 24th,

TIME:             6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:         Teter Hall F258      

RSVP:             https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TX8Q8FV

Patrick D. Smith

Executive Director

Office of Mentoring Services

& Leadership Development

Main: 812-855-3540

Direct: 812-855-8850

www.iub.edu/~omsld

www.iub.edu/~dleaders

 



Announcements for Doctoral Students



 

[2] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you

 

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

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

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

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies


 

[3] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship programs allows doctoral students who have reached candidacy the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University, IUPUI, or one of the other IU branch campuses. Those selected receive a $10,000 stipend from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $6,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus. For more information and application materials, see this link: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/fftf_guidelines_2016_2017.pdf



 

Reminders

 



 

[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2015 (deadline coming up – final reminder)

 

If you are planning to graduate in Winter (fall) 2015, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the application for graduation). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is September 25, 2015. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is also September 25, 2015. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on www.One.IU.edu.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to search for “Student Center,” then open that app.  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 "Submit Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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

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

 


 

[5] CAPS workshops (reminder)

 

MONDAY MOTIVATORS: FREE drop-in workshops 3:30-4:30pm at Wells Library room E159   

“Help Me Sleep!”- Sept. 21

Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tried? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration, balances your mood, and increases learning.  Chris Meno, Ph.D. will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

“Conquer Procrastination”- Sept. 28

This workshop will provide you with tools to strengthen your academic skills as well as provide tips to better manage your academic experience.  From time management to study strategies, Muhammad Saahir, M.S. can assist you to finding  your path to academic success.

“Think Happy!”- Oct. 5

Research on “happiness” suggests there are activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness.  Chris Meno, Ph. D. will engage you in ways to experience happiness. 

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR STRESS -  FREE drop-in workshops Mon & Tues 10-11, Wed & Thurs 2-3pm at IU Health Center, 4th floor

-          Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice “Mindfulness”, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion and much more! Bring a friend!

DIVERSITY OUTREACH TEAM is offering “My Brothers’ Keeper”, “My Sisters’ Keeper”, “Voices of Discovery” and “Tough Topics in Safe Spaces”. http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/affiliates/vod/ has more information.

 

DISSERTATION SUPPORT GROUP - Does your Dissertation feel like an upward climb?  We can help!  Tuesdays, 1:30-3pm - $15 per group

▪ Goal Setting

▪ Anxiety/Stress Management

▪ Time Management

▪ Writers’ Block

▪ Negative Thinking

Call Dr. Paul Toth at (812) 855-5711 for more info.  healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling

 



Resources



[6] IU Health Center

"The IU Health Center is a four-story facility that includes a full-service medical clinic, lab, X-ray facility, and pharmacy. Inside, you'll find everything from nutrition counseling to birth control advice. If you get sick, you can get treated fast at our Walk-In Clinic. See a physical therapist for help recovering from an injury. If you're stressing out over your studies, you can talk it over with an experienced counselor. You can even prepare for studies abroad at our international travel clinic."

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

September 16, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2015 (deadline coming up – final reminder)

[2] CAPS workshops

Reminders

[3] Immunization policy for first semester students

[4] Music Graduate Office will close at 2 pm on Friday, September 18

[5] Performance Proficiency

[6] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2016

[7] Doctoral Information Session for 1st year students and 2nd meeting for 2nd year students

[8] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

[9] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Writing Tutorial Services


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2015 (deadline coming up – final reminder)

If you are planning to graduate in Winter (fall) 2015, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the application for graduation). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is September 25, 2015. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is also September 25, 2015. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on www.One.IU.edu.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to search for “Student Center,” then open that app.  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 "Submit Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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

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


 

[2] CAPS workshops

MONDAY MOTIVATORS: FREE drop-in workshops 3:30-4:30pm at Wells Library room E159   

“Help Me Sleep!”- Sept. 21

Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tried? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration, balances your mood, and increases learning.  Chris Meno, Ph.D. will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

“Conquer Procrastination”- Sept. 28

This workshop will provide you with tools to strengthen your academic skills as well as provide tips to better manage your academic experience.  From time management to study strategies, Muhammad Saahir, M.S. can assist you to finding  your path to academic success.

“Think Happy!”- Oct. 5

Research on “happiness” suggests there are activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness.  Chris Meno, Ph. D. will engage you in ways to experience happiness. 

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR STRESS -  FREE drop-in workshops Mon & Tues 10-11, Wed & Thurs 2-3pm at IU Health Center, 4th floor

-          Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice “Mindfulness”, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion and much more! Bring a friend!

DIVERSITY OUTREACH TEAM is offering “My Brothers’ Keeper”, “My Sisters’ Keeper”, “Voices of Discovery” and “Tough Topics in Safe Spaces”. http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/affiliates/vod/ has more information.

DISSERTATION SUPPORT GROUP - Does your Dissertation feel like an upward climb?  We can help!  Tuesdays, 1:30-3pm - $15 per group

▪ Goal Setting

▪ Anxiety/Stress Management

▪ Time Management

▪ Writers’ Block

▪ Negative Thinking

Call Dr. Paul Toth at (812) 855-5711 for more info.  healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling



 

Reminders

 



[3] Immunization policy for first semester students

All students must provide immunization information to the Student Central on Union office in their first semester at IU.

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU soon if you haven't already done so. 

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

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.


[4] The Music Graduate Office will close at 2 pm on Friday, September 18

For your information, the Music Graduate Office will close early on Friday, September 18 (at 2 pm instead of 5 pm).  We will re-open at the normal time on Monday, September 21.


[5] Performance Proficiency requirement (reminder)

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

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

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Music Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area. Students should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;

2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor (800 level lessons); or

3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective (700 level lessons). The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment.

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

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A few notes:

• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  

• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.

• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.


[6] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2016 (reminder)

If this fall (2015) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

January 7 and 8, 2016 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2016 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

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

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

The spring 2016 semester will start on Monday, January 11.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

 


[7] Doctoral Information Sessions for 1st year students (reminder)

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 23, 4:00–5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner.  Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials. Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:                                 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-18168802377

Because a large group of students had a course conflict with yesterday’s information session for SECOND-YEAR doctoral students, we are offering that information session again on Tuesday, September 15 (next week) at 4:15 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120).  No sign up is necessary for this session.  We hope that any second-year doctoral students who missed yesterday’s session will be able to attend.

 


[8] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms (reminder)

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

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

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

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

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

 


[9] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications (reminder)

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

Eligibility Criteria: A student must have been formally admitted to Ph.D. (or D.M.) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., Ed.D. or D.M.) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid-phd-2015-16.pdf. The JSoM deadline for application is Friday, September 25, 2015, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

  



Resources



[10] 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/

September 10, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Immunization policy for first semester students

[2] Music Graduate Office will close at 2 pm on Friday, September 18

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral students

[3] Performance Proficiency

[4] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2016

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Information Session for 1st year students and 2nd meeting for 2nd year students

[6] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

[7] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications

Reminders

[8] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline
[9] Call for Collins course proposals for fall 2016: deadline this October 15

[10] The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2016-2017 Graduate Fellowship Competition For Incoming Students

Resources you might want to know about

[11] Writing Tutorial Services

Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



 

[1] Immunization policy for first semester students

 

All students must provide immunization information to the Student Central on Union office in their first semester at IU.

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU soon if you haven't already done so. 

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

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.


[2] The Music Graduate Office will close at 2 pm on Friday, September 18

 

For your information, the Music Graduate Office will close early on Friday, September 18 (at 2 pm instead of 5 pm).  We will re-open at the normal time on Monday, September 21.

 



Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students



[3] Performance Proficiency requirement

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

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

-----------------------

Music Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area. Students should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;

2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor (800 level lessons); or

3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective (700 level lessons). The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment.

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

-----------------------

A few notes:

• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  

• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.

• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.


[4] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2016 

If this fall (2015) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   January 7 and 8, 2016 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2016 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

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

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

The spring 2016 semester will start on Monday, January 11.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.



Announcements for Doctoral Students



[5] Doctoral Information Sessions for 1st year students (and potential 2nd meeting for 2nd year students)

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 23, 4:00–5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner.  Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials. Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:                                 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-18168802377

Because a large group of students had a course conflict with yesterday’s information session for SECOND-YEAR doctoral students, we are offering that information session again on Tuesday, September 15 (next week) at 4:15 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120).  No sign up is necessary for this session.  We hope that any second-year doctoral students who missed yesterday’s session will be able to attend.

 


[6] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

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

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

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

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

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

 


[7] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications

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

Eligibility Criteria: A student must have been formally admitted to Ph.D. (or D.M.) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., Ed.D. or D.M.) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid-phd-2015-16.pdf. The JSoM deadline for application is Friday, September 25, 2015, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

 



 

Reminders

 



[8] 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) DM in Piano DM in Composition PhD and DME

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 in the next section of these announcements.


[9] Call for Collins course proposals for fall 2016: deadline this October 15 (reminder)

Is there a course you've always wanted to teach, but never had the opportunity?

Have you designed a multidisciplinary course that doesn't quite fit into your department's curriculum?

Collins Living‐Learning Center invites advanced graduate students with teaching experience to submit course proposals each semester for the following year. Collins courses carry university credit and are open to all IU undergraduates.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE FOR CLASSES TO BE TAUGHT in FALL 2016: Thursday, October 15, 2015 -­ 5:00 pm

The 3‐credit Collins seminars are limited to a maximum of 21 students (15 in the case of fine arts classes) and meet at the Collins Living‐Learning Center, which is fully‐equipped for multi‐media teaching.

Graduate student instructors receive $7,875 for a 3‐credit course, plus fee remission and health insurance. (Instructors pursuing degrees in units outside of the College of Arts&Sciences may not be eligible for fee remissions.) In addition, there is $400 to spend on materials or activities and meal points for dining with students.

Note: The College encourages instructors to consider developing courses that might contribute to the fall 2016 Beauty themester.

Attend our Open House on Friday, September 25th, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and meet members of the Board of Educational Programming (BOEP) and the Collins director in Edmondson Formal Lounge

GO TO http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/academics/instructors.shtml for details.

Questions? E‐mail Carl Ipsen: cipsen@indiana.edu


[10] The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2016-2017 Graduate Fellowship Competition For Incoming Students (reminder)

Review of applicants begins: Friday, January 15, 2016

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 Sarah Imhoff, Director of Graduate Studies; Borns Jewish Studies Program; Indiana University; Global & International Studies Building; 355 N. Jordan Avenue; Bloomington, IN 47405-1105.  Each application will be considered for all relevant fellowship and award opportunities.  Review of 2016-2017 applications will begin on Friday, January 15, 2016.

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



Resources



[11] 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/



Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation Announcements



The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation. I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week.

Thursday, September 17, 4:00 pm in M267, Patrick Pope (DM student in Organ) will present a defense of his curriculum: “A Handbook for Introducing Undergraduates to the Organ.”

September 2, 2015

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[1] Doctoral Information Sessions for 1st and 2nd year students
[2] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline
[3] Call for Collins course proposals for fall 2016: deadline this October 15

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral students

[4] The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2016-2017 Graduate Fellowship Competition For Incoming Students

Reminders

[5] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 31 (reminder)
[6] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)
[7] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in December 2015 (deadline coming up - reminder)
[8] IU GradGrants Center Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule(reminder)
[9] New JSoM Counselor-in-Residence Program (reminder)

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Disability Services for Students


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for Doctoral Students



[1] Doctoral Information Sessions for 1st and 2nd year students

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

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 23, 4:00–5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner.  Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials. Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:                                 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-18168802377

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 9, 4:00–5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 120 This session will review coursework and other requirements, and review milestones that are best met by the end of the second year of classes. It will review the alignment of professional aspirations and course choices. And it will offer a special focus on making decisions this year that will help you make a smooth transition to the post-coursework stages of the degree and finish your degree as quickly as possible.  Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials. Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for SECOND-YEAR Doctoral Students:                                 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-second-year-students-tickets-18168822437


[2] 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) DM in Piano DM in Composition PhD and DME

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 in the next section of these announcements.


[3] Call for Collins course proposals for fall 2016: deadline this October 15

Is there a course you've always wanted to teach, but never had the opportunity?

Have you designed a multidisciplinary course that doesn't quite fit into your department's curriculum?

Collins Living‐Learning Center invites advanced graduate students with teaching experience to submit course proposals each semester for the following year. Collins courses carry university credit and are open to all IU undergraduates.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE FOR CLASSES TO BE TAUGHT in FALL 2016: Thursday, October 15, 2015 -­ 5:00 pm

The 3‐credit Collins seminars are limited to a maximum of 21 students (15 in the case of fine arts classes) and meet at the Collins Living‐Learning Center, which is fully‐equipped for multi‐media teaching.

Graduate student instructors receive $7,875 for a 3‐credit course, plus fee remission and health insurance. (Instructors pursuing degrees in units outside of the College of Arts&Sciences may not be eligible for fee remissions.) In addition, there is $400 to spend on materials or activities and meal points for dining with students.

Note: The College encourages instructors to consider developing courses that might contribute to the fall 2016 Beauty themester.

Attend our Open House on Friday, September 25th, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and meet members of the Board of Educational Programming (BOEP) and the Collins director in Edmondson Formal Lounge

GO TO http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/academics/instructors.shtml for details.

Questions? E‐mail Carl Ipsen: cipsen@indiana.edu



Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students



[4] The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2016-2017 Graduate Fellowship Competition For Incoming Students

Review of applicants begins: Friday, January 15, 2016

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 Sarah Imhoff, Director of Graduate Studies; Borns Jewish Studies Program; Indiana University; Global & International Studies Building; 355 N. Jordan Avenue; Bloomington, IN 47405-1105.  Each application will be considered for all relevant fellowship and award opportunities.  Review of 2016-2017 applications will begin on Friday, January 15, 2016.

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



Reminders



[5] Fall Semester Schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 31 (reminder)

Starting Monday, August 31, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, August 31 through Sunday, October 25, 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, August 31 through Sunday, October 25, 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 August 31 and October 25, 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: https://bursar.indiana.edu/tuition-fees/fees-adjusting.html.  This policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added as an eDrop/eAdd pair.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  https://bursar.indiana.edu/withdraw/refund-dates.html has the fee refund breakdown. Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

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. 


[6] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2015 semester will be held Wednesday, October 21, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 23, 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 2016; 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 2016; 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 2015 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 11 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 2015 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 11, 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 2015) 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 8.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 14 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.   Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.     If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).


[7] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2015 (deadline coming up - reminder)

If you are planning to graduate in Winter (fall) 2015, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the application for graduation). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is September 25, 2015. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is also September 25, 2015. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on 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 (or, in One.IU.edu, search for “Student Center,” then open that app) .  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 "Submit Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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

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


[8] IU GradGrants Center Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule (reminder)

This Fall the GradGrants Center is offering a series of workshops aimed at equipping students with the skills to find relevant funding sources and write successful research proposals to attain this funding. All workshops are held in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC) in Woodburn 200.

Introduction to funding databases (Thursday September 24, 1-2pm; SSRC) Funding databases are an incredible source of funding opportunities for graduate students at all points in their graduate career. This workshop will introduce students to funding databases and aims to equip students with the tools to find funding opportunities that fit their needs. The workshop will involve a presentation by the GradGrants Center consultants, and also involve a supervised funding search activity so students will leave with a list of prospective funding opportunities.

The art of proposal writing (Thursday October 22, 1-2pm; SSRC) Proposal writing, like all writing, is a craft. This workshop will introduce students to the specific mechanics and strategies necessary to write successful proposals, and more broadly, how to shape a research project into something funding agencies are interested in. We will talk about how to tailor your research for different grants and fellowships, and methods for framing your project. The workshop will also involve a short activity in which students will apply the presentations' lessons to their own project.

The art of a personal statement (Thursday November 5, 1-2pm; SSRC) The personal statement is a weird animal. It’s not simply an annotated CV or a reiteration of your project proposal, but is distinct and challenging genre of writing. This workshop will give you the skills to write an effective personal statement that dialogues with an affiliated research proposal and speaks directly to the objectives of the funding agency. The workshop will focus on time-tested strategies for personal statement writing and will involve a short activity that pushes students to employ these strategies to their own story.

***Workshops are open to all currently enrolled IU graduate students. All workshops are held in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC) in Woodburn 200. If you have any questions, please email gradgrnt@indiana.edu***

****Bi-weekly walk-in hours and workshops are offered in the SSRC (Woodburn Hall 200) during Fall & Spring Semesters. See our homepage or social media pages for details.****

Please have your 10-digit student ID number available when you come in for an appointment.

Alex, Alyssa, Elizabeth, Emma and Katie on behalf of the GradGrants Center (an office of the University Graduate School)

651E Wells Library Indiana University-Bloomington 812.855.5281 gradgrnt@indiana.edu  

Visit the GGC website for the latest fellowship and SAA announcements, searchable funding databases, and proposal-writing tips:  http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/

We’re also available on Skype-- username: GradGrants Center tweeting: @iugradgrants Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grad.grants


[9] New JSoM Counselor-in-Residence Program (reminder)

It is not uncommon for students to experience some form of distress at some point during their studies. The distress might take the form of anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, panic attacks, mood change, or sleeplessness. Causes might can include coursework, high-pressure performance situations,  self-esteem issues, identity concerns, personal or family crises, among others. When distress is affecting your performance, it is appropriate to seek help from a trained professional in the same way you would a hand injury or sprained ankle.

IU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) and the Jacobs School of Music have entered into a partnership to make a clinical psychologist available within the JSoM to help students who are experiencing distress in their lives. Services are confidential and come at a very modest cost. Here are the details:

Brad Stepp, Psy.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Services provided: * Individual counseling by appointment * Same-day consultation for urgent situations

Location: Merrill Hall (MU) 011F Availability: MWF 8am–12pm, TR 1–5pm (walk-in hours starting next week: MWF 10-11 am and TR 3-4 pm) Cost: Two free appointments, then $25 per appointment (for students who have paid the health fee) Call CaPS at 812-855-5711 for more information or to schedule an appointment.



Resources



[10] 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/ 

August 26, 2015

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 30
[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 31
[3] Artist Diploma Auditions
[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in December 2015 (deadline coming up)
[5] IU GradGrants Center Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule
[6] New JSoM Counselor-in-Residence Program
[7] New section of MUS-M 502 Schubert opened
[8] MUS-U 515 Performance Arts Education and Outreach course information

Reminders

[9] Chamber Music information (reminder)
[10] Music Theory Minor Field Qualifying Exam (reminder)
[11] Information Sessions for Doctoral Students

Resources you might want to know about

[12] Counseling and Psychological Services


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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes



Announcements for All Students



[1] Fall Semester Schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 30

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 30 (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 One.IU through Sunday, August 30.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 28 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Most master’s and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, August 30, is also the last day to get a 100% refund on a dropped course.  Remember that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for being enrolled full-time (in most cases): at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students, unless you are a master’s or doctoral student in your final semester of coursework, and at least 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, August 31, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on August 31. 

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be tonight - Wednesday, August 26.  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Thursday, August 27, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

There are two classes within the Jacobs School of Music that are offered in 8 week session – MUS-T 509, which is offered the first 8 weeks of the semester and MUS-T 511, which is offered the 2nd 8 weeks of the semester.  Even though MUS-T 511 starts in October, it’s waitlist also ends this Wednesday.  The only way to get into MUS-T 511 after this Wednesday will be through instructor authorization.


[2] Fall Semester Schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 31

Starting Monday, August 31, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, August 31 through Sunday, October 25, 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, August 31 through Sunday, October 25, 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 August 31 and October 25, 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: https://bursar.indiana.edu/tuition-fees/fees-adjusting.html.  This policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added as an eDrop/eAdd pair.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  https://bursar.indiana.edu/withdraw/refund-dates.html has the fee refund breakdown. Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

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. 


[3] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2015 semester will be held Wednesday, October 21, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 23, 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 2016; 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 2016; 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 2015 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 11 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 2015 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 11, 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 2015) 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 8.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 14 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).


[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2015 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2015, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the application for graduation). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is September 25, 2015. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is also September 25, 2015. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on 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 (or, in One.IU.edu, search for “Student Center,” then open that app) .  From that page, click on “my academics and grades.”  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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

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


[5] IU GradGrants Center Fall 2015 Workshop Schedule

This Fall the GradGrants Center is offering a series of workshops aimed at equipping students with the skills to find relevant funding sources and write successful research proposals to attain this funding. All workshops are held in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC) in Woodburn 200.

Introduction to funding databases (Thursday September 24, 1-2pm; SSRC)
Funding databases are an incredible source of funding opportunities for graduate students at all points in their graduate career. This workshop will introduce students to funding databases and aims to equip students with the tools to find funding opportunities that fit their needs. The workshop will involve a presentation by the GradGrants Center consultants, and also involve a supervised funding search activity so students will leave with a list of prospective funding opportunities.

The art of proposal writing (Thursday October 22, 1-2pm; SSRC)
Proposal writing, like all writing, is a craft. This workshop will introduce students to the specific mechanics and strategies necessary to write successful proposals, and more broadly, how to shape a research project into something funding agencies are interested in. We will talk about how to tailor your research for different grants and fellowships, and methods for framing your project. The workshop will also involve a short activity in which students will apply the presentations' lessons to their own project.

The art of a personal statement (Thursday November 5, 1-2pm; SSRC)
The personal statement is a weird animal. It’s not simply an annotated CV or a reiteration of your project proposal, but is distinct and challenging genre of writing. This workshop will give you the skills to write an effective personal statement that dialogues with an affiliated research proposal and speaks directly to the objectives of the funding agency. The workshop will focus on time-tested strategies for personal statement writing and will involve a short activity that pushes students to employ these strategies to their own story.

***Workshops are open to all currently enrolled IU graduate students. All workshops are held in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC) in Woodburn 200. If you have any questions, please email gradgrnt@indiana.edu***

****Bi-weekly walk-in hours and workshops are offered in the SSRC (Woodburn Hall 200) during Fall & Spring Semesters. See our homepage or social media pages for details.****

Please have your 10-digit student ID number available when you come in for an appointment.
_______________________

Alex, Alyssa, Elizabeth, Emma and Katie on behalf of the
GradGrants Center (an office of the University Graduate School)
651E Wells Library
Indiana University-Bloomington
812.855.5281
gradgrnt@indiana.edu
 
Visit the GGC website for the latest fellowship and SAA announcements, searchable funding databases, and proposal-writing tips:  http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/

We’re also available on Skype-- username: GradGrants Center
tweeting: @iugradgrants
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grad.grants


[6] New JSoM Counselor-in-Residence Program

It is not uncommon for students to experience some form of distress at some point during their studies. The distress might take the form of anxiety, depression, performance anxiety, panic attacks, mood change, or sleeplessness. Causes might can include coursework, high-pressure performance situations,  self-esteem issues, identity concerns, personal or family crises, among others. When distress is affecting your performance, it is appropriate to seek help from a trained professional in the same way you would a hand injury or sprained ankle.

IU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) and the Jacobs School of Music have entered into a partnership to make a clinical psychologist available within the JSoM to help students who are experiencing distress in their lives. Services are confidential and come at a very modest cost. Here are the details:

Brad Stepp, Psy.D., Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Services provided:
* Individual counseling by appointment
* Same-day consultation for urgent situations

Location: Merrill Hall (MU) 011F
Availability: MWF 8am–12pm, TR 1–5pm (walk-in hours starting next week: MWF 10-11 am and TR 3-4 pm)
Cost: Two free appointments, then $25 per appointment (for students who have paid the health fee)

Call CaPS at 812-855-5711 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


[7] New section of MUS-M 502 Schubert opened

The Musicology department has created a second section of MUS-M 502 Schubert, taught by Prof. Muxfeldt.  It will meet on Monday and Wednesday from 1 to 2:15 pm in M267.

This class will meet with Prof. Muxfeldt’s section of MUS-M 410, an undergraduate class, so there will be a few undergraduate students in the course.

Only 8 graduate students will be allowed into this new section.  If you are interested in registering forProf. Muxfeldt’s new section of MUS-M 502, please go into the registration system to make that change (you need to add MUS-M 502 class number 38391).


[8] MUS-U 515 Performance Arts Education and Outreach course information

MUS-U 515 is a course that can be taken for 0, 1, 2, or 3 credit hours each semester. Students are expected to enroll in both the fall and spring semester if they participate.

Students enrolled in MUS-U 515 participate in ROK (Reimagining Opera for Kids).

"Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students."  (quoted from http://rokkimcarballo.weebly.com/ has more information)

The class is open to singers and non-singers - anyone who is interested in either performing or helping with the behind-the-scenes aspects of ROK.



Reminders



[9] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies (reminder)

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.

Piano majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 27 from 12 noon to 1 pm in Ford Hall.

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 27 from 4 to 5 pm in the Recital Hall.

String majors will have a required meeting on Wednesday, August 26 at 12 pm in Ford Hall.  String majors will also need to sign up for chamber placement auditions on Monday, August 31 from 12 to 3 pm.  Sign up for a time at Prof. Simin Ganatra’s office in the East Studio Building room 430 before the end of the day on Friday, August 28.  String majors who already have a pre-formed group do not need to audition.

Wind majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 27 from 4 to 5 pm in Ford Hall.

Groups need to be formed by the end of the second week of classes (Friday, September 4).

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


[10] 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 12), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 28.  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 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring semester on January 30, 2016.

If you have any questions, please let us know.


[11] Information sessions for doctoral students (reminder)

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

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students
Wed., September 23, 4:00–5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415
This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:
                                http://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-18168802377

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students
Wed., September 9, 4:00–5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 120
This session will review coursework and other requirements, and review milestones that are best met by the end of the second year of classes. It will review the alignment of professional aspirations and course choices. And it will offer a special focus on making decisions this year that will help you make a smooth transition to the post-coursework stages of the degree and finish your degree as quickly as possible. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for SECOND-YEAR Doctoral Students:
                                https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-second-year-students-tickets-18168822437

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework
Wed., September 2, 4:00–5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415
Intended for students who are starting their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework, but have not started their qualifying exams yet. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework:
                                http://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-students-in-or-after-their-third-year-of-coursework-tickets-18168861554



Resources



[12] 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 20, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements for all students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 30

[2] Chamber Music information

New announcements for doctoral students

[3] Music Theory Minor Field Qualifying Exam

[4] Information Sessions for Doctoral Students

Reminders

[5] Last Call for Conductor’s Orchestra Applications (reminder)

[6] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History topics for Fall (reminder)

[7] Course announcement for INFO-I 547 MUSIC INFO PROCESSING: AUDIO (reminder)

[8] Fulbright U.S. Student Program (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[9] 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] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 30

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 30 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the 48 hour grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, August 30.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 28 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Most master’s and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, August 30, is also the last day to get a 100% refund on a dropped course.  Remember that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for being enrolled full-time (in most cases): at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students, unless you are a master’s or doctoral student in your final semester of coursework, and at least 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, August 31, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on August 31.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after August 31 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Wednesday night (August 26).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Thursday, August 27, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

________________________________________________________________

[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please take care that you register correctly. 

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

Piano majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 27 from 12 noon to 1 pm in Ford Hall.

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 27 from 4 to 5 pm in the Recital Hall.

String majors will have a required meeting on Wednesday, August 26 at 12 pm in Ford Hall.  String majors will also need to sign up for chamber placement auditions on Monday, August 31 from 12 to 3 pm.  Sign up for a time at Prof. Simin Ganatra’s office in the East Studio Building room 430 before the end of the day on Friday, August 28.  String majors who already have a pre-formed group do not need to audition.

Wind majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 27 from 4 to 5 pm in Ford Hall.

Groups need to be formed by the end of the second week of classes (Friday, September 4).

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

________________________________________________________________

[3] 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 12), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 28.  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 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring semester on January 30, 2016.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

________________________________________________________________

[4] Information Sessions for Doctoral Students

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

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 23, 4:00–5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415

This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:

                                http://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-18168802377

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 9, 4:00–5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 120

This session will review coursework and other requirements, and review milestones that are best met by the end of the second year of classes. It will review the alignment of professional aspirations and course choices. And it will offer a special focus on making decisions this year that will help you make a smooth transition to the post-coursework stages of the degree and finish your degree as quickly as possible. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for SECOND-YEAR Doctoral Students:

                                https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-second-year-students-tickets-18168822437

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., September 2, 4:00–5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415

Intended for students who are starting their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework, but have not started their qualifying exams yet. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework:

                                http://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-students-in-or-after-their-third-year-of-coursework-tickets-18168861554

________________________________________________________________

[5] Last Call for Conductor’s Orchestra Applications (reminder)

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 11th Conductor’s Orchestra. This ensemble plays primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio classes, beginning Monday, August 31st. Select players will also perform for one or more doctoral Choral Conducting recitals, as well as the IU Fall Ballet. The pay is $12.00 per hour, and you must have a social security card to be eligible for payment.

If you are interested in applying for the Fall semester, please send an email to Ian Passmore (icpassmo@indiana.edu) with your name, instrument, degree program/year, and student ID number, before Friday, August 21st. This will serve as your application, and no audition is required. Admission is generally based on seniority, but is not limited to this criterion. You will be notified of your status on or before Monday, August 24th.

Conductor’s Orchestra meets each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in MA 454, from 10:00am-11:00am. If accepted, attendance is required for all services. Excused absences must be authorized by the manager and excused players must find an approved substitute for missed services. Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal.

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

Questions regarding the IU Conductor’s Orchestra should be directed to Ian Passmore, the Orchestra Manager, at icpassmo@indiana.edu.  

________________________________________________________________

[6] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History topics for Fall (reminder)

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.  It replaces M541 and M542: Music History Review for Graduate Students, and it will fulfill the requirement for those courses.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature.  It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.  There will be four sections this fall.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two.  Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation.  The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Fall 2015, the following four sections are offered:

8:00-8:50AM MWF in M 242 (class #33452)                                    Instructor: Mollie Ables

• Sacred Music in Italy, 1400-1700: the development of sacred genres in the Renaissance and Baroque eras and understanding works in their liturgical and political contexts

• The Instrumental Concerto, 1700-1900: structure, performance, and reception history

• The Music Video: critical approaches to the music video as a genre, using techniques of text-music analysis and performance studies covered in the previous units

8:00-8:50AM MWF in M 356 (class #33450)                                    Instructor: Devon Nelson

• Music Printed by the Ballard Firm, 1551-1812: changing styles of French music over two centuries from early chanson through Lully and Rameau to theater in the Republic

• English Music Interacting with Its Past, 1850-1970s: the varied ways 19th- and 20th-century composers use elements of English history, folklore, and older repertoire

• Tracing Tunes through Early Music: how tunes such as L’homme armé appeared in the early Renaissance and were reused in new musical works over the next century

 

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MA 006 (class #33449)                                 Instructor: David Rugger

• Nationalist Symphonic Music: the interaction of symphonic music of the long 19th-century with national identity through genre, style, and reception

• Voice, Body, Media: the human voice as an index of the natural and the authentic, and as a method of disrupting systems of meaning

• Vocal Music of J.S. Bach: exploration of Bach’s vocal compositions through primary source materials and analysis

9:05-9:55AM MWF in M 242 (class #33451)                                    Instructor: Matthew Leone

• The Art of Musical Parody, ca. 1500-1750: an analytical overview of how existing music serves as the source material for new works

• Music and Technology in the Long Nineteenth Century: technological advancements, industrialization, and their impacts on music making, aesthetics, and culture

• “Great Masterpieces” and Their Storytellers: how different people and institutions propagate myths and legends about five “great” musical works

________________________________________________________________

 

[7] Course announcement for INFO-I 547 MUSIC INFO PROCESSING: AUDIO (reminder)

INFO-I 547
MUSIC INFO PROCESSING: AUDIO
9:30 - 10:45   MW
Prof. C. Raphael

This course deals with various music analysis and processing problems using sampled audio as the primary data representation.  We discuss pitched sound and noise from physical, perceptual and musical points of view, digital signal processing, Fourier Analysis and filtering, and time-frequency representations analogous to human hearing.  We treat a variety of sound and music applications including audio effects, score following, automatic music transcription, and musical accompaniment systems.  The class will include a final project allowing students to explore an area of personal interest. The class is open to all graduate students, but students should be prepared for some mathematics and computing.

Sampled Audio Basics

Pitch and Periodicity
      Sine Waves and their Perception
      Musical Intervals, Perfect Ratios, Tuning 
      Beats and  Aliasing
     
Constructing Audio from Sine Waves
      Fourier Series and Musical Timbre
      Learning Additive Synthesis Models
      The Fourier Transform
      Randomness and Noise
      Convolution, Filtering, and Autoregression

Time Frequency Representations
      Audio Effects
      Time-Stretching
      Compression and Processing Audio in the STFT Domain

Score Following
      Off-line Following
      On-line Following
      Musical Accompaniment Systems   

Recognition of Music Audio
      Pitch and Chord Recognition
      Monophonic Instrumental and Singing Recognition
      Polyphonic Recognition
      Precise Pitch Tracking

--

Prof. Christopher Raphael
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana Univ.
812-856-1849

________________________________________________________________

 

[8] Fulbright U.S. Student Program (reminder)

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program application is now open for awards for the 2016-2017 academic year.

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.” (For more information seehttp://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program)

Campus Deadline: Monday, September 7, 2015 (All applications must be submitted for campus review)

National Deadline: Tuesday, October 13 by 5pm 

 

For more information regarding the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, there are a series of recorded webinars here:http://us.fulbrightonline.org/resources/recorded-webinars.

The Fulbright Student Program will also be holding other webinars in the next few days, for which you can register here: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/component/events/?option=com_events&view=events&save=Search

In addition, for graduate Fulbright applicants, there is a Canvas site that will updated with more information and used for communication about the process.

To be added to the Canvas site or for other questions regarding the Fulbright, please contact the Graduate Fellowships & Awards Coordinator at ugsawrd@indiana.edu.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Sullivan

Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator

Indiana University Graduate School

sullkath@iu.edu  / 812.855.1362

________________________________________________________________

 

[9] 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/

Announcements for Summer 2015

August 13, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements for all students

[1] Last Call for Conductor’s Orchestra Applications

New announcements for master’s students

[2] Work-student graduate assistantship positions in Arts Administration for students with an Arts Administration outside area

New announcements for master’s and doctoral students

[3] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History topics for Fall

[4] Course announcement for INFO-I 547 MUSIC INFO PROCESSING: AUDIO

[5] Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Reminders

[6] Grades for summer courses (reminder)

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

[8] Writing Tutorial Services dissertation writing group (reminder)

[9] Changes to keyboard proficiency requirement (reminder)

[10] Outside Area approval form no longer required (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[11] Transcripts and Diplomas

Congratulations to all of our Spring and Summer graduates!  You will remain on this email list until early September, so please be patient with the weekly reminders 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] Last Call for Conductor’s Orchestra Applications

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 11th Conductor’s Orchestra. This ensemble plays primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio classes, beginning Monday, August 31st. Select players will also perform for one or more doctoral Choral Conducting recitals, as well as the IU Fall Ballet. The pay is $12.00 per hour, and you must have a social security card to be eligible for payment.

If you are interested in applying for the Fall semester, please send an email to Ian Passmore (icpassmo@indiana.edu) with your name, instrument, degree program/year, and student ID number, before Friday, August 21st. This will serve as your application, and no audition is required. Admission is generally based on seniority, but is not limited to this criterion. You will be notified of your status on or before Monday, August 24th.

Conductor’s Orchestra meets each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in MA 454, from 10:00am-11:00am. If accepted, attendance is required for all services. Excused absences must be authorized by the manager and excused players must find an approved substitute for missed services. Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal.

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

Questions regarding the IU Conductor’s Orchestra should be directed to Ian Passmore, the Orchestra Manager, at icpassmo@indiana.edu.  

________________________________________________________________

 

[2] Work-student graduate assistantship positions in Arts Administration for students with an Arts Administration outside area

Dear Jacobs Master’s Candidates:

 

The SPEA Arts Administration Program is pleased to announce additional work-study graduate assistantship positions for the 2015-16 academic year. These positions offer students the opportunity to work in a professional setting by performing approximately 15 hours of work per week for community arts organizations. 

Financial Benefits:

These opportunities are associated with an hourly wage totaling up to $3,120 per semester. The award may be extended for the 2015-2016 academic year for a total award of up to $6,240.

Candidate Eligibility Requirements:

·         Be a Jacobs graduate student with an Outside Area in Arts Administration

·         Have a current FAFSA on file and be eligible for need-based aid as determined by IU’s Office of Student Financial Assistance 

·         Be a US citizen, as positions are funded through Federal Work Study (FWS) leverage

·         Submit to and receive federal background check/clearance at the time the position is offered

Application Process:

Please email maaainfo@indiana.edu with any assistantship positions in which you are interested by Monday, August 17 and include your current resume. While all arts-related assistantship descriptions can be viewed here, a list of current openings can be found below:

 

Fall 2015 Openings (will last entire academic year)

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

                -Front of House (2 positions)

IU Cinema

                -Engagement Assistant

Mathers Museum of World Cultures

                -Marketing Assistant

Spring 2016 Openings

Cardinal Stage Company

                -Marketing Assistant

Mathers Museum of World Cultures

                -Exhibitions Assistant

Best regards,

Matthew Wisley

Student Services Coordinator

 

Master of Arts in Arts Administration Program

School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

Indiana University-Bloomington

Masters Program Office

1315 E. Tenth Street | Bloomington, IN 47405

p: 812.855.0282 | e: maaainfo@indiana.edu

artsadmin.indiana.edu

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History topics for Fall

 

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.  It replaces M541 and M542: Music History Review for Graduate Students, and it will fulfill the requirement for those courses.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature.  It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.  There will be four sections this fall.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two.  Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation.  The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Fall 2015, the following four sections are offered:

8:00-8:50AM MWF in M 242 (class #33452)                                    Instructor: Mollie Ables

• Sacred Music in Italy, 1400-1700: the development of sacred genres in the Renaissance and Baroque eras and understanding works in their liturgical and political contexts

• The Instrumental Concerto, 1700-1900: structure, performance, and reception history

• The Music Video: critical approaches to the music video as a genre, using techniques of text-music analysis and performance studies covered in the previous units

8:00-8:50AM MWF in M 356 (class #33450)                                    Instructor: Devon Nelson

• Music Printed by the Ballard Firm, 1551-1812: changing styles of French music over two centuries from early chanson through Lully and Rameau to theater in the Republic

• English Music Interacting with Its Past, 1850-1970s: the varied ways 19th- and 20th-century composers use elements of English history, folklore, and older repertoire

• Tracing Tunes through Early Music: how tunes such as L’homme armé appeared in the early Renaissance and were reused in new musical works over the next century

 

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MA 006 (class #33449)                                 Instructor: David Rugger

• Nationalist Symphonic Music: the interaction of symphonic music of the long 19th-century with national identity through genre, style, and reception

• Voice, Body, Media: the human voice as an index of the natural and the authentic, and as a method of disrupting systems of meaning

• Vocal Music of J.S. Bach: exploration of Bach’s vocal compositions through primary source materials and analysis

9:05-9:55AM MWF in M 242 (class #33451)                                    Instructor: Matthew Leone

• The Art of Musical Parody, ca. 1500-1750: an analytical overview of how existing music serves as the source material for new works

• Music and Technology in the Long Nineteenth Century: technological advancements, industrialization, and their impacts on music making, aesthetics, and culture

• “Great Masterpieces” and Their Storytellers: how different people and institutions propagate myths and legends about five “great” musical works

________________________________________________________________

 

[4] Course announcement for INFO-I 547 MUSIC INFO PROCESSING: AUDIO

INFO-I 547
MUSIC INFO PROCESSING: AUDIO
9:30 - 10:45   MW
Prof. C. Raphael

This course deals with various music analysis and processing problems using sampled audio as the primary data representation.  We discuss pitched sound and noise from physical, perceptual and musical points of view, digital signal processing, Fourier Analysis and filtering, and time-frequency representations analogous to human hearing.  We treat a variety of sound and music applications including audio effects, score following, automatic music transcription, and musical accompaniment systems.  The class will include a final project allowing students to explore an area of personal interest. The class is open to all graduate students, but students should be prepared for some mathematics and computing.

Sampled Audio Basics

Pitch and Periodicity
      Sine Waves and their Perception
      Musical Intervals, Perfect Ratios, Tuning 
      Beats and  Aliasing
     
Constructing Audio from Sine Waves
      Fourier Series and Musical Timbre
      Learning Additive Synthesis Models
      The Fourier Transform
      Randomness and Noise
      Convolution, Filtering, and Autoregression

Time Frequency Representations
      Audio Effects
      Time-Stretching
      Compression and Processing Audio in the STFT Domain

Score Following
      Off-line Following
      On-line Following
      Musical Accompaniment Systems   

Recognition of Music Audio
      Pitch and Chord Recognition
      Monophonic Instrumental and Singing Recognition
      Polyphonic Recognition
      Precise Pitch Tracking

--

Prof. Christopher Raphael
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana Univ.
812-856-1849

________________________________________________________________

 

[5] Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program application is now open for awards for the 2016-2017 academic year.

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.” (For more information seehttp://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program)

Campus Deadline: Monday, September 7, 2015 (All applications must be submitted for campus review)

National Deadline: Tuesday, October 13 by 5pm 

 

For more information regarding the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, there are a series of recorded webinars here:http://us.fulbrightonline.org/resources/recorded-webinars.

The Fulbright Student Program will also be holding other webinars in the next few days, for which you can register here: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/component/events/?option=com_events&view=events&save=Search

In addition, for graduate Fulbright applicants, there is a Canvas site that will updated with more information and used for communication about the process.

To be added to the Canvas site or for other questions regarding the Fulbright, please contact the Graduate Fellowships & Awards Coordinator at ugsawrd@indiana.edu.

Sincerely,

Kathleen Sullivan

Graduate Fellowships and Awards Coordinator

Indiana University Graduate School

sullkath@iu.edu  / 812.855.1362

________________________________________________________________

 

[6] Grades for summer courses (reminder)

 

Grades for summer courses are official as of Wednesday, August 5.  You can view your grades on OneStart (or on One.IU).

Any “I” (incomplete) grade must be completed within one calendar year.  If it is not, it will automatically covert to an “F” grade.

 

________________________________________________________________

 

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

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets. 

 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

 

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the 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 it can take several days.  In order to have a guarantee that we will reply to your program planning sheet before late registration fees are charged, you need to submit your program planning sheet by Monday, August 10.

 

The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, August 20.

 

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. 

________________________________________________________________

 

[8] Writing Tutorial Services dissertation writing group (reminder)

Once again, Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) will host its very successful dissertation writing groups this fall and would like to invite the dissertation writers in your departments to participate; to that end, I hope you will forward this message to them.

We have automated the application process. Students can fill out an application form here: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K_pg1liUV0ya8o5EzInKGDCWB5-2BsjyCiJuiISQxOE/viewform

Applications are due August 13, 2015.


WTS Dissertation group Information is also located here:  http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml. Questions should be directed to Laura Clapper <CWPhrly@indiana.edu>.

Thank you for your continued help with this program.

Best regards,

Laura

Laura Plummer, Ph.D.

Director, Campus Writing Program

Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

Indiana University

Wells Library East Tower, 2nd Floor 

1320 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

email: lplummer@indiana.edu

phone: 812-855-4928

URL: http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/writing/

________________________________________________________________

 

[9] Changes to keyboard proficiency requirement (reminder)

 

Master’s and doctoral students who have already passed the keyboard proficiency exam can disregard this message.

This message is for students whose keyboard proficiency exams are evaluated by the secondary piano office.  The majors this does not apply to are: early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, and organ departments. Students with majors in those areas have keyboard proficiency exams that are evaluated by their own departments.

For all other students, please note that each major field department has revised the expectations for students taking the keyboard proficiency exam.  The new requirements are posted here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/documents/GraduateProficiencyRequirements.pdf.   The new requirements are valid starting this fall.

In most cases this is a simplification of the requirements, so most students will find this change advantageous.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml has more details about the exam and how to sign up for a keyboard proficiency exam date.  The fall dates are: November 13, November 20, December 4, and December 11.

________________________________________________________________

 

[10] Outside Area approval form no longer required (reminder)

 

This message applies to master’s students only.

 

In order to simplify the process of having an Outside Area, we are no longer requiring that students submit an Outside Area approval form signed by the department chair of the department that offers the outside area classes.

That means that whether you choose Other Required Credits general electives or an Outside Area, you do not need to submit an approval form.  Your indication on your program planning sheet that a class is for an Outside Area or for ORC general electives is all you need for us to update your records.

Students who choose to complete a master’s degree minor must still submit an approval form before they take the classes for their minor field.

http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml has more details about his master’s degree requirement.

________________________________________________________________

 

[11] Transcripts and Diplomas

 

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Follow this link to the Registrar's web site:

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

Information on diplomas is available here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/alu_diploma.shtml

August 6, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements for all students

[1] Grades for summer courses

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

[3] Writing Tutorial Services dissertation writing group

New announcements for master’s and doctoral students

[4] Changes to keyboard proficiency requirement

New announcements for master’s students

[5] Outside Area approval form no longer required

Reminders

[6] Program Completion Application (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] Academic Calendar for Fall 2015

Congratulations to all of our Spring and Summer graduates!  You will remain on this email list until early September, so please be patient with the weekly reminders 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] Grades for summer courses

 

Grades for summer courses are official as of Wednesday, August 5.  You can view your grades on OneStart (or on One.IU).

Any “I” (incomplete) grade must be completed within one calendar year.  If it is not, it will automatically covert to an “F” grade.

 

________________________________________________________________

 

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

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets. 

 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

 

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the 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 it can take several days.  In order to have a guarantee that we will reply to your program planning sheet before late registration fees are charged, you need to submit your program planning sheet by Monday, August 10.

 

The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, August 20.

 

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. 

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Writing Tutorial Services dissertation writing group

Once again, Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) will host its very successful dissertation writing groups this fall and would like to invite the dissertation writers in your departments to participate; to that end, I hope you will forward this message to them.

We have automated the application process. Students can fill out an application form here: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1K_pg1liUV0ya8o5EzInKGDCWB5-2BsjyCiJuiISQxOE/viewform

Applications are due August 13, 2015.


WTS Dissertation group Information is also located here:  http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml. Questions should be directed to Laura Clapper <CWPhrly@indiana.edu>.

Thank you for your continued help with this program.

Best regards,

Laura

Laura Plummer, Ph.D.

Director, Campus Writing Program

Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

Indiana University

Wells Library East Tower, 2nd Floor 

1320 E. 10th Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

email: lplummer@indiana.edu

phone: 812-855-4928

URL: http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/writing/

________________________________________________________________

 

[4] Changes to keyboard proficiency requirement

 

Master’s and doctoral students who have already passed the keyboard proficiency exam can disregard this message.

This message is for students whose keyboard proficiency exams are evaluated by the secondary piano office.  The majors this does not apply to are: early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, and organ departments. Students with majors in those areas have keyboard proficiency exams that are evaluated by their own departments.

For all other students, please note that each major field department has revised the expectations for students taking the keyboard proficiency exam.  The new requirements are posted here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/documents/GraduateProficiencyRequirements.pdf.   The new requirements are valid starting this fall.

In most cases this is a simplification of the requirements, so most students will find this change advantageous.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml has more details about the exam and how to sign up for a keyboard proficiency exam date.  The fall dates are: November 13, November 20, December 4, and December 11.

________________________________________________________________

 

[5] Outside Area approval form no longer required

 

This message applies to master’s students only.

 

In order to simplify the process of having an Outside Area, we are no longer requiring that students submit an Outside Area approval form signed by the department chair of the department that offers the outside area classes.

That means that whether you choose Other Required Credits general electives or an Outside Area, you do not need to submit an approval form.  Your indication on your program planning sheet that a class is for an Outside Area or for ORC general electives is all you need for us to update your records.

Students who choose to complete a master’s degree minor must still submit an approval form before they take the classes for their minor field.

http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml has more details about his master’s degree requirement.

________________________________________________________________

 

[6] Program Completion Application (reminder)

 

We have found that students are getting confused by the “Application for Graduation” form and thinking that they only need to fill it out if they are going to attend the graduation ceremony.  In order to hopefully clarify, we have renamed that form – it is now called the “Program Completion Application.”  EVERY student who is in a master’s, doctoral, or diploma program must fill out the Program Completion Application in the semester in which they complete their final requirement in order to officially complete their program and earn their diploma.  This is completely separate from the Commencement Ceremony.

The only exception is PhD and MA students, who submit an Application for Graduation through the University Graduate School according to their policies.

I just wanted to let you know about this change because you will start to see us refer to a Program Completion Application each semester.  More details are here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/index.shtml.

________________________________________________________________

[7] Academic Calendar for Fall 2015

The fall 2015 semester will begin on  Monday, August 24.  There are no classes on Labor Day (Monday, September 7).  Fall Break is Friday, October 9 (there are no classes on Fall Break).  Thanksgiving Recess starts November 21, and classes resume on Monday, November 30.  Finals week is December 14 through December 18.

July 23, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements for all students

[1] Program Completion Application

Reminders

[2] Grades for summer courses (reminder)

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Academic Calendar for Fall 2015

Congratulations to all of our Spring and Summer graduates!  You will remain on this email list until early September, so please be patient with the weekly reminders 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] Program Completion Application

 

We have found that students are getting confused by the “Application for Graduation” form and thinking that they only need to fill it out if they are going to attend the graduation ceremony.  In order to hopefully clarify, we have renamed that form – it is now called the “Program Completion Application.”  EVERY student who is in a master’s, doctoral, or diploma program must fill out the Program Completion Application in the semester in which they complete their final requirement in order to officially complete their program and earn their diploma.  This is completely separate from the Commencement Ceremony.

The only exception is PhD and MA students, who submit an Application for Graduation through the University Graduate School according to their policies.

I just wanted to let you know about this change because you will start to see us refer to a Program Completion Application each semester.  More details are here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/index.shtml.

________________________________________________________________

 

[2] Grades for summer courses (reminder)

 

Although the majority of music classes will end on Friday, July 17, please note that grades will not be official until Wednesday, August 5. 

You will not see any summer grades (even unofficially) on your transcript until July 30 at the earliest.  That is the earliest date that faculty can update grades to the IU records system.

I wanted to make sure you were aware of that so you won’t be surprised that you can’t see your official grades until August 5.

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets. 

 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

 

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the 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 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 for Fall 2015

 

The fall 2015 semester will begin on  Monday, August 24.  There are no classes on Labor Day (Monday, September 7).  Fall Break is Friday, October 9 (there are no classes on Fall Break).  Thanksgiving Recess starts November 21, and classes resume on Monday, November 30.  Finals week is December 14 through December 18.

July 17, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements for all students (enrolled in classes this summer)

[1] Grades for summer courses

Reminders

[2] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in Summer 2015 (reminder)

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Student Central on Union

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  You will remain on this email list until early September, so please be patient with the weekly reminders 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] Grades for summer courses

 

Although the majority of music classes will end on Friday, July 17, please note that grades will not be official until Wednesday, August 5. 

You will not see any summer grades (even unofficially) on your transcript until July 30 at the earliest.  That is the earliest date that faculty can update grades to the IU records system.

I wanted to make sure you were aware of that so you won’t be surprised that you can’t see your official grades until August 5.

________________________________________________________________

 

[2] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in Summer 2015 (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate in summer 2015, 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 fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets. 

 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

 

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the 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 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]  Student Central on Union

 

The Student Central on Union is the central office location for university financial aid (loans and grants), student records (registration, transcripts, grades, diplomas, enrollment certification) and student accounts (policies and procedures related to billing, tuition assessment, bursar account charges, financial aid refunds, payment options, and third party sponsor billing). 

The office is located at 408 N Union Street.  The phone number is 812-855-6500.  Their web site is:  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/index.shtml

July 2, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements for all students

[1] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in Summer 2015

Reminders

[2] MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students is now in the fall Schedule of Classes (reminder)

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office

 

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, July 3.  We will re-open on Monday, July 6.

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  You will remain on this email list until early September, so please be patient with the weekly reminders 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] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in Summer 2015

If you are planning to graduate in summer 2015, 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.

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[2] MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students is now in the fall Schedule of Classes (reminder)

 

If you are interested in registering for MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students in the fall semester, it is now posted in the Schedule of Classes

The class is 1 credit hour and will fulfill the keyboard proficiency requirement for all master’s and doctoral students except students with a major in early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, organ or MS Music Education students.  MME, DME, and PhD Music Education students do have the option of taking the course to fulfill the keyboard proficiency requirement.

The course is scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 am to 12:05 pm.  The class number is 35761.

If you have already submitted your fall program planning sheet and want to add this class to your fall schedule, go ahead and do so.  If you haven’t submit your fall program planning sheet yet, then remember that you need to do that before you can register for any fall semester classes.

This class is likely to fill up quickly, so we recommend that you enroll right away if you are interested.

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets. 

 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

 

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

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

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[4] Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office

 

" Whether you are a potential or current student, a curious friend or concerned parent, or just someone who is interested in LGBTQ+ issues, you are welcome here! Stop in, call us, e-mail us, or continue to explore this website to see how we celebrate sexual and gender diversity on a campus rated one of the friendliest in the United States for queer students and their friends and supporters.”

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

June 25, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements for master’s and doctoral students

[1] MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students is now in the fall Schedule of Classes

There are no new announcements for diploma students this week.

Reminders

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

[3] Conductor’s Orchestra is hiring students for fall semester (reminder)

[4] Summer Keyboard Proficiency exam date and sign up procedure (reminder)

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Parking Operations

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  You will remain on this email list until early September, so please be patient with the weekly reminders 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] MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students is now in the fall Schedule of Classes

 

If you are interested in registering for MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students in the fall semester, it is now posted in the Schedule of Classes

The class is 1 credit hour and will fulfill the keyboard proficiency requirement for all master’s and doctoral students except students with a major in early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, organ or MS Music Education students.  MME, DME, and PhD Music Education students do have the option of taking the course to fulfill the keyboard proficiency requirement.

The course is scheduled to meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 am to 12:05 pm.  The class number is 35761.

If you have already submitted your fall program planning sheet and want to add this class to your fall schedule, go ahead and do so.  If you haven’t submit your fall program planning sheet yet, then remember that you need to do that before you can register for any fall semester classes.

This class is likely to fill up quickly, so we recommend that you enroll right away if you are interested.

________________________________________________________________

 

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

The Auto-W Deadline for 6 week classes that started on June 8, 2015 is Monday, June 29.

 

The Auto-W deadline for 8 week classes that started on June 8, 2015 is Monday, July 6. 

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

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on 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.  You do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office. 

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

Please remember that at this point you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

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

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

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Conductor’s Orchestra is hiring students for fall semester (reminder)

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 11th Conductor’s Orchestra. This ensemble plays primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio classes, beginning Monday, August 31st. Select players will also perform for one or more doctoral Choral Conducting recitals, as well as the IU Fall Ballet. The pay is $12.00 per hour, and you must have a social security card to be eligible for payment.

If you are interested in applying for the Fall semester, please send an email to Ian Passmore (icpassmo@indiana.edu) with your name, instrument, degree program/year, and student ID number, before Friday, August 21st. This will serve as your application, and no audition is required. Admission is generally based on seniority, but is not limited to this criterion. You will be notified of your status on or before Monday, August 24th.

Conductor’s Orchestra meets each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in MA 454, from 10:00am-11:00am. If accepted, attendance is required for all services. Excused absences must be authorized by the manager and excused players must find an approved substitute for missed services. Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal.

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

Questions regarding the IU Conductor’s Orchestra should be directed to Ian Passmore, the Orchestra Manager, at icpassmo@indiana.edu

________________________________________________________________

 

[4] Summer Keyboard Proficiency exam date and sign up procedure (reminder)

 

Keyboard Proficiency Examinations for non-piano majors will be offered this summer session on Friday, July 17.  The signup deadline is 5 pm July 13.

Piano major keyboard proficiencies will be held on Thursday, July 16.

Detailed information about the exam and how to sign up for an exam time is here: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml#PianoMajor.

________________________________________________________________

 

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets. 

 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

 

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

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

 

The office of Parking Operations is in charge of all parking on campus (even bicycles).  They have detailed information on their web site and you can order you parking pass online. 

http://www.parking.indiana.edu/parking_operations/parking.aspx

June 17, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements for all students

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

[2] Conductor’s Orchestra is hiring students for fall semester

New announcements for master’s and doctoral students

[3] Summer Keyboard Proficiency exam date and sign up procedure

Reminders

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

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Disability Services for Students

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  You will remain on this email list until early September, so please be patient with the weekly reminders 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 6 week classes that started on June 8, 2015 is Monday, June 29.

 

The Auto-W deadline for 8 week classes that started on June 8, 2015 is Monday, July 6. 

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

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on 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.  You do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office. 

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

Please remember that at this point you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

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

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

________________________________________________________________

 

[2] Conductor’s Orchestra is hiring students for fall semester

The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 11th Conductor’s Orchestra. This ensemble plays primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio classes, beginning Monday, August 31st. Select players will also perform for one or more doctoral Choral Conducting recitals, as well as the IU Fall Ballet. The pay is $12.00 per hour, and you must have a social security card to be eligible for payment.

If you are interested in applying for the Fall semester, please send an email to Ian Passmore (icpassmo@indiana.edu) with your name, instrument, degree program/year, and student ID number, before Friday, August 21st. This will serve as your application, and no audition is required. Admission is generally based on seniority, but is not limited to this criterion. You will be notified of your status on or before Monday, August 24th.

Conductor’s Orchestra meets each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, in MA 454, from 10:00am-11:00am. If accepted, attendance is required for all services. Excused absences must be authorized by the manager and excused players must find an approved substitute for missed services. Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal.

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

Questions regarding the IU Conductor’s Orchestra should be directed to Ian Passmore, the Orchestra Manager, at icpassmo@indiana.edu

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Summer Keyboard Proficiency exam date and sign up procedure

 

Keyboard Proficiency Examinations for non-piano majors will be offered this summer session on Friday, July 17.  The signup deadline is 5 pm July 13.

Piano major keyboard proficiencies will be held on Thursday, July 16.

Detailed information about the exam and how to sign up for an exam time is here: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml#PianoMajor.

________________________________________________________________

 

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

 

If you have passed your doctoral qualifying exams or are near the end of the coursework stage of your degree, 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.)  Deadlines for faculty review are suspended in the summer, so any of these steps taking place in the summer will likely take longer.

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 fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets. 

 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

 

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

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

June 10, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements for doctoral students

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

There are no new announcements for master’s and diploma students this week

Reminders

[2] Registration and schedule adjustment for summer (reminder)

[3] Doctoral Information Session (reminder)

[4] Transition in Doctoral Clerk Position (reminder)

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] IU Health Center

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  You will remain on this email list until early September, so please be patient with the weekly reminders 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] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

 

If you have passed your doctoral qualifying exams or are near the end of the coursework stage of your degree, 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.)  Deadlines for faculty review are suspended in the summer, so any of these steps taking place in the summer will likely take longer.

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.

________________________________________________________________

 

[2] Registration and schedule adjustment for summer (reminder)

The last day to register for summer without late registration fees is Sunday, June 7, but remember that before you register you must submit a program planning sheet and have it approved.  In order to have a program planning sheet approved in time to register without late fees you need to submit your program planning sheet by tomorrow morning (Thursday, June 4).  http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets has information about the registration procedure.

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.

Starting Monday, June 8, you will be charged a $23 drop fee for dropping any class.  You will get a 100% refund for a class dropped during the first week of classes, a 50% refund for a class dropped in the second week of classes, and no refund for a class dropped after that.

In order to add or drop classes to your summer schedule, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system.  Instructions for using that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml (scroll to the end of the page).

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Doctoral Information Session (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 17 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] Transition in Doctoral Clerk Position (reminder)

 

Brittany Dye and her family will be relocating to Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We thank Brittany for the year of exceptional service as our doctoral clerk and wish the Dye family all the best in their new home. 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Janis Cooper Parker as the new doctoral clerk. Janis earned a BSOF in flute and ballet at the IU Jacobs School of Music. She has worked for the IU Foundation, Sunrise Greetings. Since 1996, she has been choreographer for the IU RedSteppers. She is active as a dance teacher, guest speaker, and has a long record of volunteer service in the community, including for a number of arts-related organizations. 

Janis and Brittany have been working side-by-side this week to effect a smooth transition. Brittany’s last day will be Tuesday, June 9.

________________________________________________________________

 

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets. 

 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

 

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the 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 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] IU Health Center

 

"The IU Health Center is a four-story facility that includes a full-service medical clinic, lab, X-ray facility, and pharmacy. Inside, you'll find everything from nutrition counseling to birth control advice. If you get sick, you can get treated fast at our Walk-In Clinic. See a physical therapist for help recovering from an injury. If you're stressing out over your studies, you can talk it over with an experienced counselor. You can even prepare for studies abroad at our international travel clinic."

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

June 3, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements for all students

[1] Registration and schedule adjustment for summer

New announcements for doctoral students

[2] Doctoral Information Session

[3] Transition in Doctoral Clerk Position

Reminders

[4] Graduate Entrance Exams next week – June 4 and 5 (reminder)

[5]  IU e-mail accounts (reminder)

[6] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] Academic Standing

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  You will remain on this email list until early September, so please be patient with the weekly reminders 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] Registration and schedule adjustment for summer

The last day to register for summer without late registration fees is Sunday, June 7, but remember that before you register you must submit a program planning sheet and have it approved.  In order to have a program planning sheet approved in time to register without late fees you need to submit your program planning sheet by tomorrow morning (Thursday, June 4).  http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets has information about the registration procedure.

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.

Starting Monday, June 8, you will be charged a $23 drop fee for dropping any class.  You will get a 100% refund for a class dropped during the first week of classes, a 50% refund for a class dropped in the second week of classes, and no refund for a class dropped after that.

In order to add or drop classes to your summer schedule, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system.  Instructions for using that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml (scroll to the end of the page).

________________________________________________________________

 

[2] Doctoral Information Session

 

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 17 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] Transition in Doctoral Clerk Position

 

Brittany Dye and her family will be relocating to Murfreesboro, Tennessee. We thank Brittany for the year of exceptional service as our doctoral clerk and wish the Dye family all the best in their new home. 

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Janis Cooper Parker as the new doctoral clerk. Janis earned a BSOF in flute and ballet at the IU Jacobs School of Music. She has worked for the IU Foundation, Sunrise Greetings. Since 1996, she has been choreographer for the IU RedSteppers. She is active as a dance teacher, guest speaker, and has a long record of volunteer service in the community, including for a number of arts-related organizations. 

Janis and Brittany have been working side-by-side this week to effect a smooth transition. Brittany’s last day will be Tuesday, June 9.

________________________________________________________________

 

[4] Graduate Entrance Exams next week – June 4 and 5 (reminder)

Here is some more information about next week’s graduate entrance exams, taken from this web page: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml.

Only students who started their graduate programs in spring 2015 will be eligible to retake the music theory entrance exams in summer 2015.  

Any students who have not yet completed the music history proficiency requirement are eligible to take the new music history graduate entrance exam ONE time (in either summer or fall 2015).

Schedule and locations subject to change

Graduate Entrance Examination in Aural and Written Music Theory:

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 6:00 - 8:45 pm

The aural and written music theory graduate entrance exams will take place in the Recital Hall (inside Merrill Hall room 110).  There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just bring a picture ID and pencil.

The Aural Theory exam will be from 6:00-7:00 pm, the Written Theory exam will be from 7:15-8:45 pm. If you need to take the exam in only one subject, you can go to the time appointed for the particular subject you need to take.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam time in order to sign in.

Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature:
Friday, June 5, 2015, 9:00-11:45 am

The music history graduate entrance exams will take place in the Recital Hall (inside Merrill Hall room 110).  There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just bring a picture ID and pencil.

This will be the newly revised graduate entrance exam in music history.  More information about the new exam can be found here.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam time in order to sign in.

Graduate Entrance Examination in Sight Singing:
Friday, June 5, 2015, 1:00-4:00 pm

New students will sign up for an individual Sight Singing Appointment time on the morning of June 4 during orientation sign-in. Returning students should sign up for an individual time in the Music Graduate Office by noon on Monday, June 1. 

Exam results will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office (East Studio Building Room 120) by 1 pm on Monday, June 8.

________________________________________________________________

 

[5]  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.

________________________________________________________________

 

[6] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets. 

 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

 

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

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

________________________________________________________________

 

[7] Academic Standing

Graduate and diploma students are expected to know and understand the academic standing guidelines printed in the Jacobs School of Music bulletin.  Here is that page: http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2014-2015/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.  These guidelines apply to all graduate and diploma students, so please read them and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

May 27, 2015

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] Graduate Entrance Exams next week – June 4 and 5

[2]  IU e-mail accounts

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

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Academic Calendar

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  You will remain on this email list until early September, so please be patient with the weekly reminders 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] Graduate Entrance Exams next week – June 4 and 5

Here is some more information about next week’s graduate entrance exams, taken from this web page: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml.

Only students who started their graduate programs in spring 2015 will be eligible to retake the music theory entrance exams in summer 2015.  

Any students who have not yet completed the music history proficiency requirement are eligible to take the new music history graduate entrance exam ONE time (in either summer or fall 2015).

Schedule and locations subject to change

Graduate Entrance Examination in Aural and Written Music Theory:

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 6:00 - 8:45 pm

The aural and written music theory graduate entrance exams will take place in the Recital Hall (inside Merrill Hall room 110).  There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just bring a picture ID and pencil.

The Aural Theory exam will be from 6:00-7:00 pm, the Written Theory exam will be from 7:15-8:45 pm. If you need to take the exam in only one subject, you can go to the time appointed for the particular subject you need to take.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam time in order to sign in.

Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature:
Friday, June 5, 2015, 9:00-11:45 am

The music history graduate entrance exams will take place in the Recital Hall (inside Merrill Hall room 110).  There is no need to sign up ahead of time, just bring a picture ID and pencil.

This will be the newly revised graduate entrance exam in music history.  More information about the new exam can be found here.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam time in order to sign in.

Graduate Entrance Examination in Sight Singing:
Friday, June 5, 2015, 1:00-4:00 pm

New students will sign up for an individual Sight Singing Appointment time on the morning of June 4 during orientation sign-in. Returning students should sign up for an individual time in the Music Graduate Office by noon on Monday, June 1. 

Exam results will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office (East Studio Building Room 120) by 1 pm on Monday, June 8.

________________________________________________________________

 

[2]  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.

________________________________________________________________

 

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

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2015 and submit your program planning sheets for summer.  The last day to register for summer with no late registration fees is Sunday, June 7.

 

Registration for summer is now through the eAdd/eDrop system.  Instructions for using that system are here:

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets. 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4155fac/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

 

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

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml

Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml

Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

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

[4] FRIT-M 110 Italian Language Through Opera (reminder)

[5] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.

For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

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

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

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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