The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Thanksgiving Break (November 23-27).

We are now accepting Spring program planning sheets. Spring registration started on October 22, 2015.

Here is a link to registration instructions (including program planning sheets).

Here is a direct link to the Spring 2016 Schedule of Classes.

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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

Request to Take Doctoral Written Qualifying Examinations

As the first step in preparing to take doctoral qualifying exams, you need to submit the Request to Take Doctoral Written Qualifying Examinations form. It is available online here and on paper in the Music Graduate Office.

Please fill out all of the information requested in the form below, then submit it by clicking the submission button at the bottom. Prof. Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, will reply by e-mail with information about your eligibility to schedule each of your written qualifying exams; this can take up to a week.  Once you are eligible to schedule an exam, see the written exam calendar to reserve a date.

If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate office at, 812-855-1738.  

First name:   
Last name:   
Program :    
Major Area:  
Complete IU E-mail address (include   
Approximate date of first desired exam:    

Please note that putting a date in the field above does not actually reserve an exam date.  It is for general information about when you plan to start exams.

Exam Areas and Representatives

Please note that the information requested below is to report things that you have already formally declared.  If you have not yet formally declared your minor fields, please see here for instructions.  If you have not yet formally declared your Major Field Advisory Committee or your Minor Field Representative(s), see here for instructions.

Major Field Advisory Committee Chairperson:
First Minor Field Area:
First Minor Field Representative:
Second Minor Field Area:
Second Minor Field Representative:

Would you prefer to write the exam on a Windows or Mac computer (using Microsoft Word), or by hand? 

If you choose to use a computer for the exam, please note that various kinds of paper (blank, staff, and graph) will be available for you to use at any point for outlines and notes or as part of the answers to your questions. Anything you write on will be included with your exam when it is sent to be evaluated.

Questions or comments: