Contact the Music Graduate Office
East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours: 8 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
E-mail: musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu
musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Prof. Eric Isaacson), Director
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Academic Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (John Porter), Doctoral Clerk
2001-2003 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin Changes
Since the publication of the 2001-2003 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin, the Jacobs School of Music Council will approve several changes to the curriculum. The most important of these (along with corrections of some misprints) will be listed here.
Please note that these changes apply to students entering in semesters after the changes were approved. Students who entered before that date may petition to have the new requirements apply to their degrees; ordinarily this means switching to all the requirements of the most recent Bulletin.
- Performance proficiency
- Styles requirement
- Musicology PhD
- Musicology MA
- DM Piano admission
- DM Strings admission
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, jazz studies, music education, musicology and music theory) are required to demonstrate in person to a faculty auditioning committee a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the fourth year for concentration undergraduate students in that area. A faculty member in the student's major area shall be a voting member of the examination committee. Students should consult the appropriate 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 be a faculty member in the student's major area; (2) by completion of performance study as a graduate cognate or minor; or (3) by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or better.
The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered on the 400 level in the 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 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.
In all cases, failure to meet the required level will automatically indicate probationary status and will require additional music performance study or other remediation in each period of enrollment as a prerequisite to the desired degree.
All doctoral students must demonstrate their ability to deal analytically and stylistically with a broad range of musical compositions by taking the Doctoral Styles Examination.
Students must take the exam in their first fall semester of enrollment. This will be their only opportunity. Students who pass the exam meet the requirement. Students who do not pass the exam must earn a grade of B or better in T545 Analysis of Music Literature. This course may fall anywhere in the student's curriculum. T545 taken previously at Indiana University and passed with a grade of B or better will be accepted in lieu of the exam; transfer credits will not be accepted. This requirement must be completed before a student may begin qualifying examinations.
Applicants for the Ph.D. in musicology must demonstrate strong preparation in music history. Students with outstanding credentials may apply directly from a bachelor's degree; students holding an M.A. or M.M. in musicology may be exempted from certain courses on the recommendation of the department. A formal research paper must be submitted with the application. The applicant's scores on GRE General Test must be received from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey, by January 15, the application deadline.
Forty-five (45) credits including M551 Introduction to Historical Musicology (3 cr.), M602 Seminar in Musicology (3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3 cr.), M603 Methods of Musical Scholarship (3-3 cr.); 12 credit hours of courses in musicology, music theory, ethnomusicology or other musical subjects approved by the student's Doctoral Advisory Committee.
One minor, which may be inside or outside of music.
M700 Dissertation in Musicology (3-33 cr.)
M539 and two languages, the first of which must be German, French, Italian, Latin, Spanish, or Russian, the second of which should be relevant to the student's research area.
Examinations in music theory, music history, keyboard skills, music performance and musical styles.
Written examination, to be taken ordinarily in the spring semester of the second year, usually by March 15.
Written and oral examination focusing on areas chosen by the candidate in consultation with his or her Advisory Committee.
Progress toward Degree
Deficiencies in music history or music theory, as determined by the graduate entrance examinations, must be met by the end of the first year. One language examination must be passed by the end of the first year, a second before the qualifying examination. The general examination must ordinarily be taken by the spring of the second year. The qualifying examination should ordinarily be taken in the fall of the fourth year. A dissertation proposal should ordinarily be submitted during the fourth year. Exceptions to this general schedule require the permission of the department.
Eighteen (18) credits including M551 Introduction to Historical Musicology (3 cr.), M602 Seminar in Musicology (3-3-3 cr.), and 6 credits of Musicology/Music theory electives to be selected from appropriate courses and/or seminars in musicology or music theory approved by the student's academic advisor.
All other requirements are as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.
Admission to the curriculum is determined on the basis of a full-length recital comparable to an M.M. recital which may or may not be heard in its entirety. This recital will be performed by invitation only, after a screening evaluation either by tape or during audition weekends. There will be an oral examination at the time of the recital on the literature, techniques and pedagogy of the piano. Applicants must show evidence of sufficient performing experience and learning ability to satisfy the committee that the are able to fulfill the requirements for the degree. Applicants must also submit a complete repertoire of works performed and/or studied at the time of the recital.
Admission to the curriculum is determined on the basis of a full-length recital comparable to an M.M. recital, which may or may not be heard in its entirety. This recital will be performed by invitation only, after a screening evaluation either by tape or during audition weekends.
|p. 40||MM Composition
||Major 19 credit hours. K910 Composition for Graduate Majors (12 cr.) with concurrent registration in I500 Performance and Composition Masterclass (0 cr.); I711 Master's Recital (presentation of a recital [at least 30 minutes of music] of compositions for different media written during residency, with the student participating as performer or conductor of at least one work)(0 cr.), K500 Computer Music Notation (2 cr.), K600 Thesis in Composition (5 cr.).|
|p. 41||DM Composition
||Major 36 credit hours. K910 Composition for Graduate Majors (18 cr.) with concurrent registration in I500 Performance and Composition Masterclass (0 cr.); K701 Doctoral Composition Chamber Recital (1 cr.), K702-K703 Doctoral Composition Document I-II (1-1 cr.), K700 Dissertation in Composition (15 cr.). K702-K703 Doctoral Composition Document I-II should be completed within two semesters of first registration.|
|p. 42||DM Early Music/Operation||add Y701 Doctoral Recital in Early Music (1-1)|
|p. 49||MM Organ and Church Music Major II (Church Music)||16 credit hours C502 Hymnody (2 cr.)|
|p. 55||DM Woodwinds (5 instrument)||
Major 37 credit hours