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
Doctoral Degree Programs
The Graduate Division of the Jacobs School of Music offers course work leading to the degree of Doctor of Music in the areas of music literature and performance, composition, and conducting. The Jacobs School of Music also offers the Doctor of Music Education degree and, through the University Graduate School, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the areas of musicology, music education, and music theory.
- Information for new students (including orientation schedule)
- Typical timetables for doctoral degrees
- General doctoral program policies
- Doctoral advisory committee (responsible for recital grading and qualifying exam)
- Styles exam (taken in first spring semester of enrollment)
All proficiency requirements must be met by the end of the fifth semester of enrollment. The Graduate Entrance Exams may be taken only in the first two semesters of enrollment.
- Music history & literature and music theory proficiencies (Graduate Entrance Exams; all majors)
- Keyboard proficiency (all majors)
- Performance proficiency (only non-performance majors)
- Language proficiency (only choral conducting, early music, guitar, music education [PhD], music theory, musicology, and voice majors)
Most doctoral degrees require 60 credits of coursework, with 36 in the major field and 12 in each of two minor fields. Some majors include a small number of "tool subject" credits. For information specific to each major, see the "Major field requirements" link below.
- Major field requirements (34-39 credits; page includes links to printer-friendly degree sheets for each major)
- Minors and Other Required Credits
- Ensemble (for some majors)
The written and oral qualifying exams are typically started after all coursework is complete, though in some cases may be started during the final semester of coursework.
- Policies and procedures
- K702/K703 compositions (composition majors and minors)
Doctoral Final Project, Dissertation, or Piano Essay
Please note that beginning spring 2012 students will ordinarily submit their final copies electronically rather than with bound printed copies except for the composition dissertation. Details can be found in the links below.
Choose your program for more information.