Contact the Music Graduate Office
Merrill Hall 011
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Office hours: 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00-4:00 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 (Sherri Bishop), Secretary
- musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Jennifer Kirby), Doctoral Clerk
Public Lecture or Defense Calendar
Public lectures and defenses are held Monday through Friday during most of fall and spring semesters in the Simon Music Center building. Summer session II defenses are possible, but depend on many factors—contact the Music Graduate Office by March 15 if you hope to hold a summer defense.
Fall semester 2013 public lectures and defenses will be scheduled in the following locations at the following times:
Monday, Thursday, and Friday in M267 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm
Tuesday in M271 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm
If you are interested in a Wednesday public lecture or defense, contact the Music Graduate Office for information about the location.
Lecture recitals and performances of an original composition are scheduled through the Recital Scheduling office (855-6000, recsched [at] indiana [dot] edu).
To schedule you must have been notified by the Music Graduate Office that you are eligible to schedule your public lecture or defense. Your written component must have been submitted through the Music Graduate Office and approved for public presentation by each member of your Research Committee. Click here for more information about that process.
You will receive an e-mail from the Music Graduate Office when you are eligible to schedule your public presentation. At that point, review available dates on the calendars below. When you find a date on which you would like to schedule, email the Doctoral Clerk (musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu) to request the date. If you would like to schedule by phone, please call the Music Graduate Office at 855-1739. If you would like to talk to the Doctoral Clerk in person, she will generally be in the Music Graduate Office Monday through Friday, from 9 am to noon.
Once you have reserved a tentative date, you have one week to confirm that date with the members of your Research Committee. If you are able to confirm with all members of your committee, contact the Music Graduate office and we will officially schedule you. If your entire committee is not available for your reserved date, please contact the Doctoral Clerk to find a new tentative date.
These online calendars are kept as up-to-date as possible, but please keep in mind that a date you request might have been requested by another student by the time you contact the Music Graduate Office.
Months not shown on the calendar are not yet available for scheduling. Calendars for the next semester are usually posted around the middle of the current semester.
If a date and time on the calendar says "Public Presentation OPEN," then that time is available for you to schedule (as long as someone doesn't schedule it before you). When you find a date on which you would like to hold your presentation, email the Doctoral Clerk (musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu) to request the date.
If the date and time on the calendar has been reserved by another student, then you will see that student's name. It is possible for multiple students to reserve the same public lecture or defense date, just not in the same location. So if a date is reserved for another student, it may still be possible to hold your defense or public lecture on that same date. If you would like to request a date that has already been reserved by another student, please contact the doctoral clerk in the Music Graduate Office to see whether it will be possible to find another location so that you can hold your public presentation on the same date.