Announcements

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Winter Break from December 19 through January 1.

Spring registration has started.  Here's a link to the Program Planning Sheets.

Graduate Entrance Exam retakes are on January 3 and 4.

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 (Collin Lewis), 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 Fall 2018

December 13, 2018

Congratulations to all of our Fall 2018 graduates!

Announcements for All students

[1] Grades for Fall 2018

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Music Theory minor field qualifying exam

Reminders

[3] Artist Diploma Auditions (Spring 2019)

[4] Last chance to register for Spring 2019 without late fees

[5] Music Graduate Office hours and winter break schedule

[6] Course announcement for MUS-F 519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire (potentially open to Wind majors, too)

[7] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

[8] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

[9] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for master's and doctoral students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Writing Tutorial Services - Dissertation Writing Groups and Article Writing Workshops for spring 2019

[11] IU Libraries Graduate Student Reception

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 Grades for Fall 2018

Final grades will be available on One.IU after December 19 (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html has details). Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until December 19. 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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 26), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 11.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-format.shtml has more details about the music theory minor field exam content.

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 (at least one of the courses needs to be an analysis course- typically T545, T551, T555, or T556). 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 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 22, 2019. 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

[3] Artist Diploma Auditions (spring 2019)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2019 semester will be held Wednesday, February 20, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 22, 3:30-6:00 PM (also 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 2019; 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 2019; 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 2019 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 18 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 2019 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 18, 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 2019) 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 8.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 13 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, 812-855-1738).

[4] Last chance to register for spring 2019 without late fees

Registration for spring 2019 started on October 18.

The deadline to register for spring 2019 without late fees is Thursday, January 3. Because the Music Graduate Office will be closed for several weeks for Winter Break, you need to submit your program planning sheet by December 14 in order to be guaranteed to get a response in time to register before January 3

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

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 and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/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 2019 will take place from Monday, January 7 through Friday, May 3.  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 812-855-1738. 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.

If you are already registered and need to adjust your schedule, then you are charged a schedule adjustment fee of $8.50 each day you make a schedule change 48 hours after your initial registration until the end of the first week of the spring semester. https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml has more details about schedule adjustment.

[5] Music Graduate Office Winter Break schedule

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Winter Break from Wednesday, December 19 through Tuesday, January 1. We will re-open at 8 am on Wednesday, January 2.

[6] Course announcement for MUS-F 519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire (potentially open to Wind majors, too)

This is a course announcement from Prof. Dale Clevenger. Please contact him if you have any questions about this course.

MUS-F 519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire Class (potentially for wind players, too)
Class number: 35184
Class meetings: Tuesdays 10:10 - 12:05
1 credit
requires authorization from the instructor

This course, open to undergraduate and graduate winds and brass students, introduces students to major orchestral works through the study and performance of a different work each week. This is a learning environment that provides the opportunity to rehearse the winds and brass parts in more depth than full orchestra rehearsals allow. There are openings on all wind and brass instruments, and particularly for bassoons. Please contact Professor Dale Clevenger (daleclev@indiana.edu) for permission to register.

[7] 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 26, 2019, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2018 or spring 2019 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  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 11.  Please note that January 26 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 2019 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2018 or were given permission by the director of graduate studies), 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 11. 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.

[8] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

The English, French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 4, 2019

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 2.

French and English diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 3:40 pm, German and Italian diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 2:10 pm.

[9] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

If this fall (2018) 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 3 and 4, 2019 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 2.  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 2019 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2019).

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Writing Tutorial Services Dissertation Groups and Article Writing Workshops for Spring 2019

Dear Graduate Students,

Please see below for information about Spring 2019 Dissertation Groups and Article Writing Workshops offered by Writing Tutorial Services (WTS):

Spring 2019 Dissertation Groups

Dear Graduate Students:

Writing Tutorial Services invites you to apply for the Spring 2019 Dissertation Writing Groups!

WTS Dissertation Groups are, first and foremost, solidarity writing groups. Participants agree to keep each other accountable, and in return, groups will support each other through discussions and regular attendance. Each meeting is 3 hours long, with the first hour dedicated to discussion, writing activities, and check-in, and the next two hours dedicated to working on the dissertation. Please be aware that our groups serve this dual purpose of resource and peer support and of giving participants a space and a group of fellow writers to write among quietly for ~2 hours.

Graduate students from all departments at IUB who are at the dissertation stage are encouraged to apply! Applications are considered on a competitive basis.

This spring, we are offering 7 groups for participants, all of which will meet once per week for the full semester (January 7-May 3). The meeting times are as follows:

Mondays 9am-12pm
Mondays 1pm-4pm
Tuesdays 9am-12pm
Tuesdays 1pm-4pm
Wednesdays 1pm-4pm
Thursdays 9am-12pm
Thursdays 1pm-4pm

Please find the application for all participants here: https://goo.gl/forms/FK2VCycenP9HFEEi1

The deadline for WTS Dissertation Groups applications is Friday, December 28th, at 11:59pm

Sincerely,
Samantha Demmerle

Samantha Demmerle
Graduate Assistant to Campus Writing Program
Ph.D. Candidate
Associate Instructor
Indiana University Dept. of English

Spring 2019 Article Writing Workshop

Dear Graduate Students:

On behalf of Writing Tutorial Services and the Campus Writing Program, I invite you to apply to our Spring 2019 Article Writing Workshop.

WTS's Article Writing Workshop will guide you through a rigorous revision process during which you will transform a completed seminar paper or dissertation chapter into an article manuscript with the end goal of submitting to a peer-reviewed journal. Using Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing (2009), you will complete daily and weekly tasks that will help you focus your revisions and that will offer important insights into the standards of academic writing and publishing.

To ensure your successful progress through the workshop's program, we will meet as a group once weekly (Wednesdays from 1pm-4pm or Thursdays from 1-4pm) for the full duration of the Spring 2019 semester. These meetings will begin with an hour of discussion and peer feedback, followed by approximately two hours of individual writing time.

Graduate students from all departments at IUB who have a seminar-length paper or a completed dissertation chapter that they would like to build into a journal-length article are welcome to apply.

This spring, we are offering 2 groups for new participants, both of which will meet for the full 16-week semester (January 7th - May 3rd). The meeting times are as follows:

Wednesdays from 1 PM - 4 PM
Thursdays from 1 PM - 4 PM

Please find the application for new participants here: https://goo.gl/forms/cKypZEjQXAKpdOSW2

We will also hold a workshop for alumni participants (who have fully participated in at least one WTS Article Writing Workshop) on Wednesdays from 9 AM -11 AM.

Link to alumni application: https://goo.gl/forms/awYa5XASdWwvLtHp1

The deadline for all Article Writing Workshop applications is Thursday, January 3rd, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

If you have any questions about the WTS Article Writing Workshop, please contact Cody at ccstclai@indiana.edu.

Best wishes,
Cody St. Clair

Ph.D. Candidate
Teaching Fellow
Department of English
Indiana University-Bloomington
ccstclai@indiana.edu

[11] IU Libraries Graduate Student Reception

Dear Graduate Students,

Greetings! On Friday, January 4th, 2019 the IU Libraries will host a Graduate Student Reception from 5 pm - 7 pm in the Scholars' Commons of Wells Library, the first floor of the East Tower. Please see the evite below for more details.

Whether you're a new or returning graduate student, we look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, January 4, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Herman B Wells Library at 1320 E 10th Street
Scholars' Commons, first floor of the East Tower

All IU graduate students are invited to the the Graduate Student Reception, presented by the IU Libraries and University Graduate School. Students will have the opportunity to peruse a variety of library and research resources, network with other students, and start building their professional identity.

Drop by and take a professional headshot, setup your research ID, and get to know your subject librarians.

Light hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

December 5, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions (Spring 2019)

[2] Last chance to register for Spring 2019 without late fees

[3] Music Graduate Office hours and winter break schedule

[4] Course announcement for MUS-F 519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire (potentially open to Wind majors, too)

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

Reminders

[6] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

[7] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

[8] Course Evaluations

[9] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for master's and doctoral students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

[10] Fall Keyboard Proficiency Exams

Resources you might want to know about

[11] CAPS Resources for December

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] Artist Diploma Auditions (spring 2019)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2019 semester will be held Wednesday, February 20, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 22, 3:30-6:00 PM (also 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 2019; 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 2019; 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 2019 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 18 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 2019 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 18, 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 2019) 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 8.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 13 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, 812-855-1738).

[2] Last chance to register for spring 2019 without late fees

Registration for spring 2019 started on October 18.

The deadline to register for spring 2019 without late fees is Thursday, January 3. Because the Music Graduate Office will be closed for several weeks for Winter Break, you need to submit your program planning sheet by December 14 in order to be guaranteed to get a response in time to register before January 3

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

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 and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/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 2019 will take place from Monday, January 7 through Friday, May 3.  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 812-855-1738. 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.

If you are already registered and need to adjust your schedule, then you are charged a schedule adjustment fee of $8.50 each day you make a schedule change 48 hours after your initial registration until the end of the first week of the spring semester. https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml has more details about schedule adjustment.

[3] Music Graduate Office Winter Break schedule

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Winter Break from Wednesday, December 19 through Tuesday, January 1. We will re-open at 8 am on Wednesday, January 2.

[4] Course announcement for MUS-F 519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire (potentially open to Wind majors, too)

This is a course announcement from Prof. Dale Clevenger. Please contact him if you have any questions about this course.

MUS-F 519 Brass Orchestral Repertoire Class (potentially for wind players, too)
Class number: 35184
Class meetings: Tuesdays 10:10 - 12:05
1 credit
requires authorization from the instructor

This course, open to undergraduate and graduate winds and brass students, introduces students to major orchestral works through the study and performance of a different work each week. This is a learning environment that provides the opportunity to rehearse the winds and brass parts in more depth than full orchestra rehearsals allow. There are openings on all wind and brass instruments, and particularly for bassoons. Please contact Professor Dale Clevenger (daleclev@indiana.edu) for permission to register.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[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 26, 2019, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2018 or spring 2019 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 26, 2019.  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 11.  Please note that January 26 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 2019 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2018 or were given permission by the director of graduate studies), 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 11. 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] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

The English, French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 4, 2019

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 2.

French and English diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 3:40 pm, German and Italian diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 2:10 pm.

[7] 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 https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/Educational%20Opportunity%20Fellowship%202019-20.pdf.

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, March 29, 2019. The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

[8] Course Evaluations

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

On Monday, November 26, you should have received an email invitation for one or more of the following types of online course evaluations. Each of these evaluations is designed to be completed in only a few minutes-your time is valuable, and so is your feedback! Your comments are essential to the process of improving the quality of instruction in the JSoM, and we appreciate your help with this very important process.

  1. Private Instruction Evaluation (PIE): this invitation comes from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction" and includes a link to a survey specific to your experience in one-on-one lessons. If you are taking lessons in more than one area, you will get a separate invitation for each instructor.
  2. Coaching Evaluations: these evaluations are used to evaluate coaching in F450/F550 (Chamber Music), O450/O550 (Jazz Chamber Ensembles), V410/V910 (Vocal Coaching), X2 (Piano Accompanying), and Y450/Y550 (Early Music Chamber Ensembles). Invitations for these evaluations also come from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction."
  3. Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ): this is a campus-based evaluation system used for all courses except large ensembles and the courses included in the evaluations described above. This invitation comes from "Online Course Questionnaires" (ocqbest@indiana.edu).

Questions? Contact Sherri Bishop, Assistant to the Associate Dean for Instruction, at swinks@indiana.edu.

[9] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

If this fall (2018) 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 3 and 4, 2019 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 2.  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 2019 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2019).

[10] Only two dates are still open for the fall Keyboard Proficiency exams

This is a reminder that November 30 and December 7 are the only remaining dates for the Keyboard Proficiency exam for fall 2018. Details on how to sign up for the exam, and the requirements for each major, are listed here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml.

All students in master's or doctoral programs in majors other than collaboartive piano, early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, and organ need to take the keyboard proficience exam through the Secondary Piano office. Students in the listed majors take exams directly through their department.

If you can't remember whether you have already passed the keyboard proficiency exam, you can find that information in your Academic Advisement Report. The section on registration in this announcement includes instructions for how to find your Academic Advisement report.

Resources you might want to know about

[11] CAPS Resources for December

FINALS STRESS MANAGEMENT RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS:
Please consider sharing these resources with your students this week to help them manage end-of-the-year stress!

How to Make Stress Your Friend (Ted Talk): https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend?language=en

Drop In for Free Mindfulness Sessions:
FREE drop-in workshops at IU Health Center, 4th Floor! Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-10:45am & Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:45pm. Dr. Carolyn Lee will lead you through a "Mindfulness" exercise, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more! Bring a friend!

Try These Free Apps:

  1. Calm: students love these quick 'time-outs' to reduce stress
  2. Take a Break: quick and helpful mindfulness to get through your day!
  3. HeadSpace: introduction to and brief Mindfulness sessions, which can help your mind and body feel better
  4. Smiling Mind: Mindfulness practice sessions and a way to track how you feel
  5. Shine: Sends you daily affirmations and articles and you have access to short podcasts (e.g., "Shake off Sunday Scaries", "Push Past the Midweek Slump", "Beat Distraction"), 7-day challenges, and meditations. You interact with it like texting and it asks you to check-in with something you are grateful for and something you're doing to take care of yourself that day.

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox, LMHC for FREE on Wednesdays at 11:00am for FREE interactive discussions and activities to help you be more successful at IU! Log on here: https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/Group-and-Workshop-Offerings.shtml or go to www.iu.zoom.us to download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.
Finals Prep - Dec. 5 & Dec. 12 @ 11:00am
Stress out about finals? Log on for helpful tips on test, anxiety, studying, and more!

CAPS & SACS Winter Break Hours:
CAPS & SACS are open during most of winter break, including CAPS Now and Emergency Services. Our after-hours crisis telephone line is available anytime we're closed. IU students, faculty and staff can call the CAPS after-hours crisis line anytime CAPS is closed to consult with a counselor about a student of concern. Simply call CAPS at (812) 855-5711, option 1. Call the SACS crisis line at (812) 855-8900. Check our winter break hours here: https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/about/hours-of-operation.shtml>https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/about/hours-of-operation.shtml

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

November 28, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

[3] Course Evaluations

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[4] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for master's and doctoral students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

[5] Fall Keyboard Proficiency Exams

Reminders

[6] Registration for Spring 2019

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Reminder - Summer 2019 Dates and Financial Aid

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] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

The English, French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 4, 2019

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 2.

French and English diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 3:40 pm, German and Italian diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 2:10 pm.

[2] 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 https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/Educational%20Opportunity%20Fellowship%202019-20.pdf.

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, March 29, 2019. The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

[3] Course Evaluations

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

On Monday, November 26, you should have received an email invitation for one or more of the following types of online course evaluations. Each of these evaluations is designed to be completed in only a few minutes-your time is valuable, and so is your feedback! Your comments are essential to the process of improving the quality of instruction in the JSoM, and we appreciate your help with this very important process.

  1. Private Instruction Evaluation (PIE): this invitation comes from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction" and includes a link to a survey specific to your experience in one-on-one lessons. If you are taking lessons in more than one area, you will get a separate invitation for each instructor.
  2. Coaching Evaluations: these evaluations are used to evaluate coaching in F450/F550 (Chamber Music), O450/O550 (Jazz Chamber Ensembles), V410/V910 (Vocal Coaching), X2 (Piano Accompanying), and Y450/Y550 (Early Music Chamber Ensembles). Invitations for these evaluations also come from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction."
  3. Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ): this is a campus-based evaluation system used for all courses except large ensembles and the courses included in the evaluations described above. This invitation comes from "Online Course Questionnaires" (ocqbest@indiana.edu).

Questions? Contact Sherri Bishop, Assistant to the Associate Dean for Instruction, at swinks@indiana.edu.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[4] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2018) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

If this fall (2018) 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 3 and 4, 2019 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 2.  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 2019 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2019).

[5] Only two dates are still open for the fall Keyboard Proficiency exams

This is a reminder that November 30 and December 7 are the only remaining dates for the Keyboard Proficiency exam for fall 2018. Details on how to sign up for the exam, and the requirements for each major, are listed here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml.

All students in master's or doctoral programs in majors other than collaboartive piano, early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, and organ need to take the keyboard proficience exam through the Secondary Piano office. Students in the listed majors take exams directly through their department.

If you can't remember whether you have already passed the keyboard proficiency exam, you can find that information in your Academic Advisement Report. The section on registration in this announcement includes instructions for how to find your Academic Advisement report.

Reminders

[6] Registration for spring 2019

Registration for spring 2019 started on October 18.

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

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 and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/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 2019 will take place from Monday, January 7 through Friday, May 3.  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 812-855-1738. 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 you might want to know about

[7] Reminder - Summer 2019 Dates and Financial Aid

I am repeating this announcement from October because we're still getting a lot of questions about summer.

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now starting, many of you are thinking about your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2019 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 20% discount on all JSOM courses taken by JSOM students (including classes, lessons, and chamber music)

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or 20% tuition discount are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Anticipated course offerings

Undergraduate core courses

  • M401 and M402 Music History and Literature I and II
  • T331 Musical Skills IV
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V
  • T410 Topics in Muisc Theory

Graduate Review Courses

  • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
  • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
  • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
  • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students
  • P715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students

Undergraduate and/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
  • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.

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.

Chamber Music - Chamber Music (MUS-F 550) will still be offered in the summer but the Summer Chamber Music Scholarship, which made that credit hour free, will not be available. MUS-F 550 will have normal tuition rates.

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 10-July 19, 2018. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 7, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 4, but run for 8 weeks. If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu).

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

November 15, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Music Graduate Office will be closed for Thanksgiving Break

Reminders

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2018

[3] Registration for Spring 2019

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Your Music Financial Aid Contract

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] Music Graduate Office will be closed for Thanksgiving Break

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Thanksgiving Break (from Monday, November 19 through Friday, November 23). We will re-open on Monday, November 26.

We hope you all have a fantastic break!

Reminders

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2018

If you are planning to graduate in December 2018, 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 for everyone except MA and PhD students to submit the Program Completion Application was September 21, 2018. However, if you didn't submit the form but plan to graduate this spring, you should still submit the form now but your name won't be printed in the commencement bulletin.

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2018. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different. Again, if you didn't submit the form but plan to graduate this spring, you should still submit the form now but your name won't be printed in the commencement bulletin.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, 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, then search for and 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 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.

[3] Registration for spring 2019

Registration for spring 2019 started on October 18.

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

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 and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/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 2019 will take place from Monday, January 7 through Friday, May 3.  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 812-855-1738. 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 you might want to know about

[4] Your Music Financial Aid Contract

I just want to remind all students that have music financial aid (scholarships, fellowships, AIs, and GAs) to read your contract carefully and make sure that you understand the terms of your financial aid. If you don't understand, ask the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office to clarify.

In addition to understanding the terms of your financial aid, think about how it might affect your course planning. If your financial covers more than the credit hours you are taking in a given semester, is there something you can take towards your degree requirements that can use those credits in an efficient way? If you have specific credit hours that are covered in the summer, how are you going to use those credit hours?

Remember that you are responsible for knowing and understanding your financial aid and how it relates to your degree progress, so you need to be proactive in making sure that you do understand and are making informed decisions. Ask if you have questions! If you can't figure out how best to use your financial aid in relation to your course choices, make an appointment to see me (Sara) by calling 812-855-1738. If you have questions about the way your financial aid works, then talk to the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office (JS100, 812-855-7998).

This advice is also true if your funding is from another source, but in that case you'll want to talk to your financial aid source with questions instead of the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

November 8, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2018

Reminders

[2] German for Musicians course will be offered again this spring

[3] Registration for Spring 2019

Resources you might want to know about

[4] November CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) Events

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] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2018

If you are planning to graduate in December 2018, 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 for everyone except MA and PhD students to submit the Program Completion Application was September 21, 2018. However, if you didn't submit the form but plan to graduate this spring, you should still submit the form now but your name won't be printed in the commencement bulletin.

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2018. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different. Again, if you didn't submit the form but plan to graduate this spring, you should still submit the form now but your name won't be printed in the commencement bulletin.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, 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, then search for and 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 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.

Reminders

[2] German for Musicians course will be offered again this spring

New Graduate-level German Courses Available Again in Spring 2019 for JSoM Students

There are two 2-credit German courses (which must be taken together in one semester - think of them as a single 4 credit course) that can count the same way as GER-G 105 Accelerated German can for all graduate and diploma programs. These two courses (when taken together and both earning a passing grade) can be used to fulfill the German language requirement for singers, conductors, collaborative pianists and PD students.

Master's and doctoral students who do not have a German grammar requirement for their degree or program can take these courses for the Other Required Credits requirement. Diploma students who have already fulfilled the foreign language requirement with a language other than German can take the classes and 2 of the credits will count towards the diploma music course requirement (but the other 2 credits will be extra). Students who have a German grammar requirement cannot use these courses towards any requirement other than the German grammar requirement (it cannot double count in two places).

MUS-V580 Practicum in German for Musicians (2 credits - class number 33126)
Class meeting time: TTh 9:05AM-9:55AM - Rm MA404
Class Instructor: Prof. Julia Karin Lawson (juklawson@indiana.edu)

This course, co-requisite and given in tandem with GER V-605 German Grammar and Structure, is intended to give music majors the opportunity to exercise and develop skills acquired in the study of German grammar and structure in activities in the context of vocal performance in German. We will de-emphasize - though not neglect - expressions and vocabulary related to everyday situations and routine tasks and instead will focus on the language of German lyric poetry and performance literature.

This class will enable students to:
• become better readers and interpreters of German lyric poetry, opera libretti, and other texts in a variety of musical settings
• become independent and confident learners of German, especially in the context of musical performance
• build and maintain an active vocabulary of terminology and expressions central to singing and performing in German

Please note that students enrolling in this class must also enroll in:
GER-V605 German Grammar and Structure (2 credits - class number 33545)
Class meeting time: MW 9:05AM-9:55AM - Rm MA404
Class Instructor: Prof. Julia Karin Lawson (juklawson@indiana.edu)

This class, co-requisite and given in tandem with MUS V-580 Practicum in German for Musicians, intended to give graduate and diploma students the skills to become independent and confident learners of German in the context of vocal performance by working to demystify German grammar and syntax, strengthen translation skills, build professional vocabulary, and deepen the understanding of German lyric poetry.

This class will enable students to:
• translate texts of intermediate difficulty from German to English and hereby gain a deeper understanding of them
• demonstrate competence in main areas of German grammar such as German verb forms and tenses, noun-pronoun agreement, forms and uses of the nominative, accusative, and dative cases, reflexive verbs and pronouns, adjectives, and more
• build and maintain an active vocabulary central to singing and performing in German

The courses are NOW in the Schedule of Classes (https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/GER/GER-V605.shtml and https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/MUS/MUS-V580.shtml). Remember, you must enroll in both courses in the same semester - all four credit hours. It is not possible to take only 2 credits.

[3] Registration for spring 2019

Registration for spring 2019 started on October 18.

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

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 and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/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 2019 will take place from Monday, January 7 through Friday, May 3.  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 812-855-1738. 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 you might want to know about

[4] November CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) Events

Here is some information about CAPS events for November. More details can be found on their web site here: https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/.

Depression Screening Week, Nov. 5 - 9:
Join IU Health Center, CAPS & Crimson CORPS to create awareness about Depression. 1 in 10 college students will experience depression each year. Depression is the most common mental health concern a student has when they have thoughts about suicide, so early screening and treatment is very important!

What's the difference between sadness and Depression? https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201510/the-important-difference-between-sadness-and-depression

3 ways students can be screened:
1) Take an online free & anonymous screening for Depression symptoms here: http://screening.mentalhealthscreening.org/iuhc

2) Stop by these locations to take a paper/pencil screening questionnaire and talk to a Crimson CORPS member or CAPS counselor about results:
Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 6-9pm at Foster/Gresham Lobby
Wednesday, Nov 7th, 6-9pm at Forest residence hall
Thursday, Nov. 8th, 6-9pm at Eigenmann residence hall

3) Schedule an appointment at IU Health Center's Medical Clinic November 5-9: https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/

Learn more about CAPS services https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/index.shtml and Crimson CORPS http://go.iu.edu/crimsoncorps here.

CAPS Offers Video Counseling:
CAPS is proud to offer Video Counseling, where students can meet with a counselor from the comfort of home. Video Counseling is another way CAPS aims to meet student's needs, reducing the stigma of accessing services and removing potential barriers. Interested students must first come to CAPS to complete a CAPS Now assessment to ensure this service best fits their needs. Students accessing Video Counseling must be physically located in Indiana, have access to audio/video technology (phone, tablet, computer), and have a private space to conduct sessions. Call (812) 855-5711 to get started with a CAPS Now appointment.

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops to boost your success at IU! Located at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left - room E159 is behind the Information Desk).

Help Me Sleep!- November 5 at 4:00pm
Can't fall asleep? Waking up tried? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning and balances your mood. We will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

Body Esteem Boot Camp: Talking Back to Media- November 12 at 4:00pm
Do you find media influencing your body esteem? Dr. Stefanie Mokhtarian will help you learn how to critically view the media and in turn improve your relationship with self, body and others? Come join us for this conversation based workshop.

Stress Management- December 3 at 4:00pm
If you're feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or "blah", this workshop is for you. Liv Mercer, M.S. will help you learn skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed-out body!

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox, LMHC on Wednesdays at 11:00am for FREE interactive discussions and activities to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.

Time Management & Study Skills - Nov. 7 at 11:00am
Learn how to study smarter, not harder, and how to manage your time so you can still have fun!

Stress Management - Nov 14 at 11:00am
Feeling overwhelmed with life? We can help you de-stress!

Procrastination - Nov. 28 at 11:00am
We all do it. Now learn how to do it less.

Finals Prep - Dec. 5 & Dec. 12 at 11:00am
Stress out about finals? Log on for helpful tips on test, anxiety, studying, and more!

Drop in and Try a CAPS Group:
Group can be a VERY helpful form of therapy by allowing students who have similar concerns to come together, connect and explore new ways of coping. Call our Groups Coordinator Laurie for more info at (812) 855-5711. All groups located at IU Health Center, 4th Floor.

  • Trans Support Group - Mondays, 2:30-3:30pm with Brandon & Fama
  • Healthy Relationships Support Group - Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30pm with Tera & Laurie
  • Exploring Substance Use - Fridays, 2:00-3:00pm with Brandon & Enrique
  • Take Back Your Life (Sobriety) - Thursdays, 2:30-3:30pm with Chris E
  • Anger Management - Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm with Chris E

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS- FREE drop-in workshops at IU Health Center, 4th Floor! Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-10:45am & Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:45pm. Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you various ways to practice "Mindfulness", a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more! Bring a friend!

Do Mindfulness Apps Work?: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/do_mindfulness_apps_work

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

November 1, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] German for Musicians course will be offered again this spring

Reminders

[2] Registration for Spring 2019

[3] Diction exam times on January 4, 2019

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

[5] MUS-X 601 - for doctoral students in the exam stage of the degree

Resources you might want to know about

[6] GradGrants 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] German for Musicians course will be offered again this spring

New Graduate-level German Courses Available Again in Spring 2019 for JSoM Students

There are two 2-credit German courses (which must be taken together in one semester - think of them as a single 4 credit course) that can count the same way as GER-G 105 Accelerated German can for all graduate and diploma programs. These two courses (when taken together and both earning a passing grade) can be used to fulfill the German language requirement for singers, conductors, collaborative pianists and PD students.

Master's and doctoral students who do not have a German grammar requirement for their degree or program can take these courses for the Other Required Credits requirement. Diploma students who have already fulfilled the foreign language requirement with a language other than German can take the classes and 2 of the credits will count towards the diploma music course requirement (but the other 2 credits will be extra). Students who have a German grammar requirement cannot use these courses towards any requirement other than the German grammar requirement (it cannot double count in two places).

MUS-V580 Practicum in German for Musicians (2 credits - class number 33126)
Class meeting time: TTh 9:05AM-9:55AM - Rm MA404
Class Instructor: Prof. Julia Karin Lawson (juklawson@indiana.edu)

This course, co-requisite and given in tandem with GER V-605 German Grammar and Structure, is intended to give music majors the opportunity to exercise and develop skills acquired in the study of German grammar and structure in activities in the context of vocal performance in German. We will de-emphasize - though not neglect - expressions and vocabulary related to everyday situations and routine tasks and instead will focus on the language of German lyric poetry and performance literature.

This class will enable students to:
• become better readers and interpreters of German lyric poetry, opera libretti, and other texts in a variety of musical settings
• become independent and confident learners of German, especially in the context of musical performance
• build and maintain an active vocabulary of terminology and expressions central to singing and performing in German

Please note that students enrolling in this class must also enroll in:
GER-V605 German Grammar and Structure (2 credits - class number 33545)
Class meeting time: MW 9:05AM-9:55AM - Rm MA404
Class Instructor: Prof. Julia Karin Lawson (juklawson@indiana.edu)

This class, co-requisite and given in tandem with MUS V-580 Practicum in German for Musicians, intended to give graduate and diploma students the skills to become independent and confident learners of German in the context of vocal performance by working to demystify German grammar and syntax, strengthen translation skills, build professional vocabulary, and deepen the understanding of German lyric poetry.

This class will enable students to:
• translate texts of intermediate difficulty from German to English and hereby gain a deeper understanding of them
• demonstrate competence in main areas of German grammar such as German verb forms and tenses, noun-pronoun agreement, forms and uses of the nominative, accusative, and dative cases, reflexive verbs and pronouns, adjectives, and more
• build and maintain an active vocabulary central to singing and performing in German

The courses are NOW in the Schedule of Classes (https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/GER/GER-V605.shtml and https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/MUS/MUS-V580.shtml). Remember, you must enroll in both courses in the same semester - all four credit hours. It is not possible to take only 2 credits.

Reminders

[2] Registration for spring 2019

Registration for spring 2019 started on October 18.

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

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 and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/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 2019 will take place from Monday, January 7 through Friday, May 3.  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 812-855-1738. 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] Vocal Diction exams on January 4, 2019

Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors) for students who started their current program in fall 2018

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 4. French and English diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 3:40 pm, German and Italian diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 2:10.

I will send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times, but until then you should keep those time blocks clear on your schedule.

Any student who started a new program in fall 2018 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2019.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

[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 December 2019.

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.

[5] MUS-X 601 - course for doctoral students who are done with doctoral coursework and are in the exam stage of the degree

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.

Students who have completed all doctoral coursework except potentially recital and final project/piano essay/dissertation credits and who are in the exam stage of the degree  have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost.

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) Students may enroll in MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). It has been coded as representing full-time enrollment, which makes students potentially eligible for deferral of student loans when they enroll in MUS-X 601. 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. Please note, however, that if you need full-time status for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to make sure they accept that definition of "full-time."

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credit (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. Again, if you need full-time enrollment for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to confirm that they accept this definition of full-time.

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

[6] 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/.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

October 24, 2018

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2019 started last week

[2] Diction exam times on January 4, 2019

Announcements for Doctoral and Master's Students

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] MUS-X 601 - for doctoral students in the exam stage of the degree

Reminders

[5] Common registration mistakes that you should avoid

[6] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2019

[7] Information about Summer 2019 - dates and financial aid

[8] Preparing Future Faculty Conference Planning Committee Callout Meeting

[9] Lecture sponsored by the Art History Department: "Slaves to the Rhythm: Grace Jones, Disco, and Black Feminist Aesthetics"

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Disability Services for 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] Registration for spring 2019 started last week

Registration for spring 2019 started last week.

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

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 and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/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 2019 will take place from Monday, January 7 through Friday, May 3.  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 812-855-1738. 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] Vocal Diction exams on January 4, 2019

Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors) for students who started their current program in fall 2018

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 4. French and English diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 3:40 pm, German and Italian diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 2:10.

I will send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times, but until then you should keep those time blocks clear on your schedule.

Any student who started a new program in fall 2018 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2019.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

Announcements for Doctoral  and Master's Students

[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 2019.

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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] MUS-X 601 - course for doctoral students who are done with doctoral coursework and are in the exam stage of the degree

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.

Students who have completed all doctoral coursework except potentially recital and final project/piano essay/dissertation credits and who are in the exam stage of the degree  have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost.

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) Students may enroll in MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). It has been coded as representing full-time enrollment, which makes students potentially eligible for deferral of student loans when they enroll in MUS-X 601. 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. Please note, however, that if you need full-time status for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to make sure they accept that definition of "full-time."

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credit (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. Again, if you need full-time enrollment for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to confirm that they accept this definition of full-time.

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

Reminders

[5] Common registration mistakes that you should avoid

These are a few things that come up every semester that I'd like to point out in the hopes that fewer students will make these very common mistakes.

1. Diploma students - you can only take a maximum of 2 credits of secondary lessons of any type (including dance) towards the Diploma Music Course requirement. Do not take more than 2 credits of lessons or dance towards that requirement - they won't count!

2. Voice majors - for the MM and Diploma programs, MUS-V 910 Vocal Coaching WILL NOT count towards the Other Required Credits or Diploma Music Course requirements.

3. Master's and Doctoral Students - 700 (elective) level lessons will NOT count towards Other Required Credits general electives, minors, or major field electives.

4. When you enroll for major ensemble, if you are having a problem finding the class number in the registration system, change your search parameters to look for undergraduate level classes. MUS-X 2, MUS-X 40, MUS-X 60, and MUS-X 70 are all undergraduate course numbers.

5. All students - you are responsible for knowing the pre-requisites for classes (listed in the Schedule of Classes and JSOM Bulletin). If you don't have the pre-requisite for a class and don't think you'll have that pre-requisite by the time the class starts, then don't enroll unless you have the instructor's permission. If you think you'll have the pre-requisite when the class starts (for example, if you think you'll pass the entrance exam in January for a class that requires that as a pre-requisite), then go ahead and enroll in the class, but be prepared to drop the class if you don't actually pass the exam.

Here are links to more information about -

the diploma music course requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaMusicCourse.shtml

the master's degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml

the doctoral degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml#Electives.

[6] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2019

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.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature. It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures. There will be three 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 2019, the following three sections are offered:

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MA 007 (class # 9476) Instructor: Bret McCandless

  • Music and the Reformation: Analysis of changes and continuity in musical practices in the 16th century, with an emphasis on primary sources and musical analysis.
  • Musical Theater since 1970: Changes in musical style and performance context for musicals, with an emphasis on popular musical styles, representation, and reception.

10:10-11:00AM MWF in MU 205 (class #9444) Instructor: Kirby Haugland

  • Seventeenth-Century Lutheran Music: examining the work and contexts of composers like Heinrich Schütz, with an emphasis on how to use primary and secondary sources.
  • Music in Science Fiction Film: how music and sound are used to create worlds, ground audiences, and build meaning in cinema from Metropolis to The Matrix.
  • Musical Adaptation: what happens when a play becomes an opera, an opera becomes film, or a film becomes a musical? How do different creators adapt the same story?

10:10-11:00AM MWF in MA 004 (class #9478) Instructor: Aaron Riedford

  • Baroque Opera: an exploration of composers, librettists, audiences, patrons, places, and the formation of operatic conventions from the late 16th century to the mid-18th century
  • Program Music: narrative and extramusical ideas in 19th-century instrumental music, from Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf to Richard Strauss
  • Rock Music: from Chuck Berry to King Crimson, an exploration of such questions as "Where did rock come from? What's the relationship between rock and technology? What is 'rock' anyway?"

[7] Information about Summer 2019 - dates and financial aid

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now starting, many of you are thinking about your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2019 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 20% discount on all JSOM courses taken by JSOM students (including classes, lessons, and chamber music)

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or 20% tuition discount are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Anticipated course offerings

Undergraduate core courses

  • M401 and M402 Music History and Literature I and II
  • T331 Musical Skills IV
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V
  • T410 Topics in Muisc Theory

Graduate Review Courses

  • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
  • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
  • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
  • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students

Undergraduate and/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
  • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.

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.

Chamber Music - Chamber Music (MUS-F 550) will still be offered in the summer but the Summer Chamber Music Scholarship, which made that credit hour free, will not be available. MUS-F 550 will have normal tuition rates.

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 10-July 19, 2018. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 7, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 4, but run for 8 weeks. If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu).

[8] Preparing Future Faculty Conference Planning Committee Callout Meeting

Preparing Future Faculty Conference Planning Committee Callout Meeting

Every spring, the Graduate School and other departments on campus host the Preparing Future Faculty Conference, a day-long event where graduate students can gain information about preparing for their future academic careers. This year's conference will be held on February 8, 2019 in the IMU.

At this time, volunteers are needed to serve on the conference planning committee. The first conference planning committee will be held on Monday, October 22 from 5:30pm-7pm in Room 100 of the Schuessler Institute for Social Research (1022 East 3rd Street, across from the Jordan Hall greenhouse). This is a good opportunity for graduate students at all stages to get involved and meet other graduate students from across campus. All graduate students are welcome to attend; the more the merrier!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Clay Thomas, the Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, at ct54@iu.edu. More information about the conference itself is provided below.

Preparing Future Faculty Conference
Date/Time: Friday, February 8, 2019: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium, Staterooms East and West

Indiana University's 24th 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, led by a PFF fellow who is appointed and funded by the Sociology department and the University Graduate School.

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

Katherine Kearns, Ph.D.
Lead Instructional Consultant
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Indiana University Bloomington
Wells Library E250
Bloomington, IN 47405
kkearns@indiana.edu
812-855-6869

[9] Lecture sponsored by the Art History Department: "Slaves to the Rhythm: Grace Jones, Disco, and Black Feminist Aesthetics"

"Slaves to the Rhythm: Grace Jones, Disco, and Black Feminist Aesthetics"
a lecture by Dr. Uri McMillan
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Fine Arts 015

Dr. Uri McMillan is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research centers on nineteenth- and twentieth-century performance cultures, and their intersection with literary cultures and visual art, with a particular emphasis on black performance art. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2009, and his first book, Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance, was published by NYU Press in 2014. His work has been supported by the Wood-row Wilson Fellowship Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Disability Services for Students

Do you need accommodations to perform at your best in an academic setting? If so, DSS can help.

The Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) specializes in assisting students with various disabilities including physical, psychological, learning, neurological, medical, vision, hearing, and temporary impairments to achieve their academic goals.

They work with you and your instructors to facilitate accommodations and to link you to resources - tutoring, mentoring and internship programs, housing and transportation service, community - essential to success.

Their website is: https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/disability-services-students/.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

October 18, 2018

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2019 begins today, October 18

[2] Common registration mistakes that you should avoid

[3] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2019

[4] Information about Summer 2019 - dates and financial aid

[5] Preparing Future Faculty Conference Planning Committee Callout Meeting

[6] Lecture sponsored by the Art History Department: "Slaves to the Rhythm: Grace Jones, Disco, and Black Feminist Aesthetics"

Reminders

[7] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2018 course

[8] Some spring course announcements

[9] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Academic Advisement Report

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] Registration for spring 2019 begins today, October 18

Registration for spring 2019 begins today, October 18.

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

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 and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/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 2019 will take place from Monday, January 7 through Friday, May 3.  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 812-855-1738. 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] Common registration mistakes that you should avoid

These are a few things that come up every semester that I'd like to point out in the hopes that fewer students will make these very common mistakes.

1. Diploma students - you can only take a maximum of 2 credits of secondary lessons of any type (including dance) towards the Diploma Music Course requirement. Do not take more than 2 credits of lessons or dance towards that requirement - they won't count!

2. Voice majors - for the MM and Diploma programs, MUS-V 910 Vocal Coaching WILL NOT count towards the Other Required Credits or Diploma Music Course requirements.

3. Master's and Doctoral Students - 700 (elective) level lessons will NOT count towards Other Required Credits general electives, minors, or major field electives.

4. When you enroll for major ensemble, if you are having a problem finding the class number in the registration system, change your search parameters to look for undergraduate level classes. MUS-X 2, MUS-X 40, MUS-X 60, and MUS-X 70 are all undergraduate course numbers.

5. All students - you are responsible for knowing the pre-requisites for classes (listed in the Schedule of Classes and JSOM Bulletin). If you don't have the pre-requisite for a class and don't think you'll have that pre-requisite by the time the class starts, then don't enroll unless you have the instructor's permission. If you think you'll have the pre-requisite when the class starts (for example, if you think you'll pass the entrance exam in January for a class that requires that as a pre-requisite), then go ahead and enroll in the class, but be prepared to drop the class if you don't actually pass the exam.

Here are links to more information about -

the diploma music course requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaMusicCourse.shtml

the master's degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml

the doctoral degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml#Electives.

[3] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2019

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.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature. It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures. There will be three 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 2019, the following three sections are offered:

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MA 007 (class # 9476) Instructor: Bret McCandless

  • Music and the Reformation: Analysis of changes and continuity in musical practices in the 16th century, with an emphasis on primary sources and musical analysis.
  • Musical Theater since 1970: Changes in musical style and performance context for musicals, with an emphasis on popular musical styles, representation, and reception.

10:10-11:00AM MWF in MU 205 (class #9444) Instructor: Kirby Haugland

  • Seventeenth-Century Lutheran Music: examining the work and contexts of composers like Heinrich Schütz, with an emphasis on how to use primary and secondary sources.
  • Music in Science Fiction Film: how music and sound are used to create worlds, ground audiences, and build meaning in cinema from Metropolis to The Matrix.
  • Musical Adaptation: what happens when a play becomes an opera, an opera becomes film, or a film becomes a musical? How do different creators adapt the same story?

10:10-11:00AM MWF in MA 004 (class #9478) Instructor: Aaron Riedford

  • Baroque Opera: an exploration of composers, librettists, audiences, patrons, places, and the formation of operatic conventions from the late 16th century to the mid-18th century
  • Program Music: narrative and extramusical ideas in 19th-century instrumental music, from Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf to Richard Strauss
  • Rock Music: from Chuck Berry to King Crimson, an exploration of such questions as "Where did rock come from? What's the relationship between rock and technology? What is 'rock' anyway?"

[4] Information about Summer 2019 - dates and financial aid

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now starting, many of you are thinking about your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2019 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 20% discount on all JSOM courses taken by JSOM students (including classes, lessons, and chamber music)

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or 20% tuition discount are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Anticipated course offerings

Undergraduate core courses

  • M401 and M402 Music History and Literature I and II
  • T331 Musical Skills IV
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V
  • T410 Topics in Muisc Theory

Graduate Review Courses

  • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
  • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
  • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
  • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students

Undergraduate and/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
  • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.

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.

Chamber Music - Chamber Music (MUS-F 550) will still be offered in the summer but the Summer Chamber Music Scholarship, which made that credit hour free, will not be available. MUS-F 550 will have normal tuition rates.

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 10-July 19, 2018. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 7, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 4, but run for 8 weeks. If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu).

[5] Preparing Future Faculty Conference Planning Committee Callout Meeting

Preparing Future Faculty Conference Planning Committee Callout Meeting

Every spring, the Graduate School and other departments on campus host the Preparing Future Faculty Conference, a day-long event where graduate students can gain information about preparing for their future academic careers. This year's conference will be held on February 8, 2019 in the IMU.

At this time, volunteers are needed to serve on the conference planning committee. The first conference planning committee will be held on Monday, October 22 from 5:30pm-7pm in Room 100 of the Schuessler Institute for Social Research (1022 East 3rd Street, across from the Jordan Hall greenhouse). This is a good opportunity for graduate students at all stages to get involved and meet other graduate students from across campus. All graduate students are welcome to attend; the more the merrier!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Clay Thomas, the Preparing Future Faculty Fellow, at ct54@iu.edu. More information about the conference itself is provided below.

Preparing Future Faculty Conference
Date/Time: Friday, February 8, 2019: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium, Staterooms East and West

Indiana University's 24th 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, led by a PFF fellow who is appointed and funded by the Sociology department and the University Graduate School.

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

Katherine Kearns, Ph.D.
Lead Instructional Consultant
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Indiana University Bloomington
Wells Library E250
Bloomington, IN 47405
kkearns@indiana.edu
812-855-6869

[6] Lecture sponsored by the Art History Department: "Slaves to the Rhythm: Grace Jones, Disco, and Black Feminist Aesthetics"

"Slaves to the Rhythm: Grace Jones, Disco, and Black Feminist Aesthetics"
a lecture by Dr. Uri McMillan
Friday, October 26, 2018 | 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Fine Arts 015

Dr. Uri McMillan is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research centers on nineteenth- and twentieth-century performance cultures, and their intersection with literary cultures and visual art, with a particular emphasis on black performance art. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2009, and his first book, Embodied Avatars: Genealogies of Black Feminist Art and Performance, was published by NYU Press in 2014. His work has been supported by the Wood-row Wilson Fellowship Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Reminders

[7] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2018 class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2018 is Sunday, October 21. 

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 21) 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 21).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 paper 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 21.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 812-855-1738.

[8] Some spring course announcements

Here are some course announcements from faculty for classes that are offered this Spring. Please note that not all of these classes will count towards all programs - check your bulletin or academic advisement report (or ask in the Music Graduate Office) if you want to see if one of these classes will count for your own program.

MUS-M 502 Mozart Operas
Class number: 9441
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:45 am
Class instructor: Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

Mozart's mature operas in the context of contemporary repertory and conventions. Our focus will be on textual and musical analysis, and on the ways in which the characters, settings, and stories of Mozart's works might have been understood in their time. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, and works by contemporaries paired with each Mozart opera. (Plus a glimpse of Così fan tutte.)

MUS-M 555 Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation
Class number: 30302
Class meeting time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:15-12:30 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Carolann Buff

Introduction for the conductor to techniques of structural and stylistic analysis of choral literature. This course is intended to broaden the scope for developing an awareness of performance scores from a position of musical leadership. This includes the analysis of musical components of a score and the development of a score marking shorthand. Ideal for graduate students with a minor field in choral conducting.

Repertoire for the course will include Guilluame de Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame, Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata 140: Wachet auf!, Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio Paulus, Igor Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, and more.

MUS-M 652 Renaissance Music
Class number: 4322
Class meeting time: Monday and Wednesday, 1 pm to 2:15 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello

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.

MUS-N 561 MIDI and Computer Music
Class number: 6278, 6279
Class meeting time: MWF 10:10-11:00 am, or 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Music Library, room M373
Class instructor: Prof. John Gibson, Prof. Alicyn Warren

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-N 562 Computer Music: Design/Perform
Class number: 30313
Class meeting time: MWF 12:20 - 1:10 pm, Music Library, room M373
Class instructor: Prof. John Gibson

Note: This class meets with Z362 and K362.

Computer Music: Design/Perform is open to those who have received the permission of the instructor. This course is a sequel to Introduction to MIDI and Computer Music, in which students employ MIDI sequencing, audio editing, and synthesizer programming to create short pieces of music. Building on these skills, we now branch out to explore other creative territory. We take everyday sounds -- collected by us using portable recorders -- and make explicit the musical qualities they possess, we learn how to design synthetic sounds using the Max graphical programming environment, we put together a setup for performing live electronic music with other members of the class, and we produce video to go with our sonic creations. While doing these things, we deepen our understanding of the theoretical concepts underlying this technology and become more expert in the operation of audio workstation software.

MUS-T 561 Analyzing Configurable Music: Hip-Hop, Remixes, and Mashups
Class number: 6247
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., M340
Class instructor: Prof. Kyle Adams

The rise of "configurable culture" challenges many of the ways that we think about musical composition and performance. For example:

  • What are the fundamental materials of musical composition? Is a digital file a completed musical product, a tool to create new products, or both?
  • How do we understand the relationship between words and music when the music is written first?
  • Without a melody, how do song lyrics interact with their musical background?
  • When a musical work consists entirely of pieces of other musical works, can anyone rightfully claim to be its "composer"?

In three units-"beats," "words," and "songs,"-this course will examine these and other relevant questions. We will engage in close listening to and discussion of music from a wide variety of genres: hip-hop and rap, mashups, electro-swing, cover performances, remixes, and others; but will also try our hand at beat production, lyric composition, and critical writing about music. We will also sample readings by relevant authors, including Aram Sinnreich, Simon Reynolds, Justin Williams, Theodore Gracyk, and others as appropriate.

MUS-T 658 Seminar in Music Theory: Musical Form and Performance
Class number: 8430
Class meeting time: Tuesday, Thursday, 1:00--2:00pm, M340 (Simon Building)
Class instructor: Prof. Marianne Kielian-Gilbert

Musical Form and Performance will work with theories of performance, listening, analysis and interpretation (critical theory, feminist theory) to study connections and tensions between musical form and forming; being, acting and dramatizing; becoming and remembering; experience, affect, and culture.

The seminar will draw from the instructor's work with 20th-and 21st- century works involving female iconic or mythic figures by such composers as Shulamit Ran, Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky, James MacMillan, Meredith Monk, Marta Ptaszynska, John Adams, Chen Yi, Michael Daugherty, Tori Amos, Nina Simone, and Gabriela Ortiz.

Emphasis will be on emergent processes of musical form, rhythmic/temporal experience, and memory, including topics in the "border crossings" between cosmopolitan and local in music and music experience, and in the cross-disciplinary areas of interest of those participating.

FRIT-M 110 Italian Language Through Opera
Class number: 30481
Class meeting time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11:15 - 12:05 pm, LH 120
Class instructor: Prof. A. Vitti

This is an accelerated course designed for highly motivated students who want to learn Italian fast (FRIT-M 100 and FRIT-M 150 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.

This course counts in the same way as FRIT-M 115 Accelerated Elementary Italian.

[9] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

The Voice department has provided this summary of their course offering plans for spring 2019 through fall 2020.

Spring 2019:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit After 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Lit Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Spring 2020:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 687 Late Romantic Solo Vocal Lit (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2020:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2020:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit after 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

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-M 686 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2019 because it won't be offered again after that until after fall 2020. Course offerings are subject to change, but you can still use this information in your planning.

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Academic Advisement Report

I mention the Academic Advisement Report in this announcement in the section about registration. It is a very useful tool that you should be using every semester to keep track of your progress.

It lists each degree or diploma program requirement you need to complete for graduation and tracks which requirements you have fulfilled or partially fulfilled (or not started yet).

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. Click on View My Advisement Report.

If you find anything in your report that does not match your own records, let us know.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

October 10, 2018

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for spring 2019 will begin on October 18

[2] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2018 course

[3] Some spring course announcements

[4] Korean Student Association - call-out meeting on Thursday, October 11

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[5] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

Reminders

[6] Reminders for students who started a new graduate or diploma program in fall 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[7] LGBTQ+ Culture 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] Registration for spring 2019 will begin on October 18

Registration for spring 2019 will begin on Thursday, October 18.

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration on Monday, October 15. Do not submit your Program Planning Sheet before that date, but you can start submitting on Monday.

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 19.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/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 2019 will take place from Monday, January 7 through Friday, May 3.  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 812-855-1738. 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 2018 class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2018 is Sunday, October 21. 

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 21) 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 21).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 paper 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 21.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 812-855-1738.

[3] Some spring course announcements

Here are some course announcements from faculty for classes that are offered this Spring. Please note that not all of these classes will count towards all programs - check your bulletin or academic advisement report (or ask in the Music Graduate Office) if you want to see if one of these classes will count for your own program.

MUS-M 502 Mozart Operas
Class number: 9441
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 10:45 am
Class instructor: Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

Mozart's mature operas in the context of contemporary repertory and conventions. Our focus will be on textual and musical analysis, and on the ways in which the characters, settings, and stories of Mozart's works might have been understood in their time. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, and works by contemporaries paired with each Mozart opera. (Plus a glimpse of Così fan tutte.)

MUS-M 555 Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation
Class number: 30302
Class meeting time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:15-12:30 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Carolann Buff

Introduction for the conductor to techniques of structural and stylistic analysis of choral literature. This course is intended to broaden the scope for developing an awareness of performance scores from a position of musical leadership. This includes the analysis of musical components of a score and the development of a score marking shorthand. Ideal for graduate students with a minor field in choral conducting.

Repertoire for the course will include Guilluame de Machaut's Messe de Nostre Dame, Johann Sebastian Bach's Cantata 140: Wachet auf!, Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio Paulus, Igor Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms, and more.

MUS-M 652 Renaissance Music
Class number: 4322
Class meeting time: Monday and Wednesday, 1 pm to 2:15 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello

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.

MUS-N 561 MIDI and Computer Music
Class number: 6278, 6279
Class meeting time: MWF 10:10-11:00 am, or 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Music Library, room M373
Class instructor: Prof. John Gibson, Prof. Alicyn Warren

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-N 562 Computer Music: Design/Perform
Class number: 30313
Class meeting time: MWF 12:20 - 1:10 pm, Music Library, room M373
Class instructor: Prof. John Gibson

Note: This class meets with Z362 and K362.

Computer Music: Design/Perform is open to those who have received the permission of the instructor. This course is a sequel to Introduction to MIDI and Computer Music, in which students employ MIDI sequencing, audio editing, and synthesizer programming to create short pieces of music. Building on these skills, we now branch out to explore other creative territory. We take everyday sounds -- collected by us using portable recorders -- and make explicit the musical qualities they possess, we learn how to design synthetic sounds using the Max graphical programming environment, we put together a setup for performing live electronic music with other members of the class, and we produce video to go with our sonic creations. While doing these things, we deepen our understanding of the theoretical concepts underlying this technology and become more expert in the operation of audio workstation software.

MUS-T 561 Analyzing Configurable Music: Hip-Hop, Remixes, and Mashups
Class number: 6247
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., M340
Class instructor: Prof. Kyle Adams

The rise of "configurable culture" challenges many of the ways that we think about musical composition and performance. For example:

  • What are the fundamental materials of musical composition? Is a digital file a completed musical product, a tool to create new products, or both?
  • How do we understand the relationship between words and music when the music is written first?
  • Without a melody, how do song lyrics interact with their musical background?
  • When a musical work consists entirely of pieces of other musical works, can anyone rightfully claim to be its "composer"?

In three units-"beats," "words," and "songs,"-this course will examine these and other relevant questions. We will engage in close listening to and discussion of music from a wide variety of genres: hip-hop and rap, mashups, electro-swing, cover performances, remixes, and others; but will also try our hand at beat production, lyric composition, and critical writing about music. We will also sample readings by relevant authors, including Aram Sinnreich, Simon Reynolds, Justin Williams, Theodore Gracyk, and others as appropriate.

MUS-T 658 Seminar in Music Theory: Musical Form and Performance
Class number: 8430
Class meeting time: Tuesday, Thursday, 1:00--2:00pm, M340 (Simon Building)
Class instructor: Prof. Marianne Kielian-Gilbert

Musical Form and Performance will work with theories of performance, listening, analysis and interpretation (critical theory, feminist theory) to study connections and tensions between musical form and forming; being, acting and dramatizing; becoming and remembering; experience, affect, and culture.

The seminar will draw from the instructor's work with 20th-and 21st- century works involving female iconic or mythic figures by such composers as Shulamit Ran, Benjamin Britten, Igor Stravinsky, James MacMillan, Meredith Monk, Marta Ptaszynska, John Adams, Chen Yi, Michael Daugherty, Tori Amos, Nina Simone, and Gabriela Ortiz.

Emphasis will be on emergent processes of musical form, rhythmic/temporal experience, and memory, including topics in the "border crossings" between cosmopolitan and local in music and music experience, and in the cross-disciplinary areas of interest of those participating.

FRIT-M 110 Italian Language Through Opera
Class number: 30481
Class meeting time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 11:15 - 12:05 pm, LH 120
Class instructor: Prof. A. Vitti

This is an accelerated course designed for highly motivated students who want to learn Italian fast (FRIT-M 100 and FRIT-M 150 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.

This course counts in the same way as FRIT-M 115 Accelerated Elementary Italian.

[4] Korean Student Association - call-out meeting on Thursday, October 11

Please join the Korean Student Association for a Jacobs-focused call-out meeting and networking event. Meet Dean Richards, KSA leadership, and Jacobs faculty while enjoying Korean treats. Open to all students! This Thursday from 12:00 to 2:00 in JS415 (East Studio Building).

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[5] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

The Voice department has provided this summary of their course offering plans for spring 2019 through fall 2020.

Spring 2019:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit After 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Lit Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Spring 2020:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 687 Late Romantic Solo Vocal Lit (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2020:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2020:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit after 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

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-M 686 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2019 because it won't be offered again after that until after fall 2020. Course offerings are subject to change, but you can still use this information in your planning.

Reminders

[6] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2018

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 will include in next week's email announcement for submitting a program planning sheet (details are also here: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml).  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 Student Central on Union office will block your registration if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html 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 (2018) 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 3 and 4, 2019 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 2.  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 2019).

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 estimate 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 7, 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], collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 4 between 12:30 and 4 pm. I will send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times. Any student who started a new program in fall 2018 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2019.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, 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.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] LGBTQ+ Culture Center

Indiana University's LGBTQ+ Culture Center is open for everyone. It serves as a safe and inclusive gathering space for LGBTQ+ students-a place where people are given the encouragement and resources to build meaningful relationships across differences and open their minds and hearts to matters relating to race, gender, and sexual orientation.

https://lgbtq.indiana.edu/index.html

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

October 3, 2018

Announcements for All Students

[1] Reminders for students who started a new graduate or diploma program in fall 2018

[2] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 5 for Fall Break

Reminders

[3] Registration for Spring 2019 is coming up

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Global Studies - Project Management and Digital Methods

[5] CAPS Offerings for October

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] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2018

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 will include in next week's email announcement for submitting a program planning sheet (details are also here: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml).  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 Student Central on Union office will block your registration if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html 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 (2018) 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 3 and 4, 2019 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 2.  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 2019).

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 estimate 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 7, 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], collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 4 between 12:30 and 4 pm. I will send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times. Any student who started a new program in fall 2018 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2019.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, 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.

[2] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 5 for Fall Break

The Music Graduate Office will be closed this Friday, October 5, for Fall Break. We will re-open at the normal time (8 am) on Monday, October 8.

Reminders

[3] Registration for Spring 2019 is coming up

Registration for the Spring 2019 semester will begin on Thursday, October 18.

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets on Monday, October 15.

Until then, feel free to look at the Schedule of Classes (https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/MUS/index.shtml) and start thinking about what you'd like to take in the spring semester, but you can't actually start the enrollment process until Program Planning Sheets start on October 15. I'll send more details in next week's email announcement.

There are likely to be changes the Spring Schedule of Classes over the next few weeks, so be aware of that.

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Global Studies - Project Management and Digital Methods

Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Global Center,

Please invite your graduate students to attend!

We are hosting a lunch for graduate and advanced undergraduates with Jennifer Browning, International Studies International Career Visiting Fellow, on October 9th, at 11:30am in GISB 3067. Most recently, Browning served as program officer for the United Nations World Food Programme in Italy and Ethiopia. She is also Co-Founder and Development Director of the NGO Ladies' Turn (http://www.ladiesturn.org/), giving Senegalese women their turn to play soccer and become leaders on and off the field.

Browning will be discussing project management and digital methods in fieldwork over a relaxed conversational lunch. We'll provide the food; students guide the conversation. We hope this will be an interdisciplinary conversation - all are welcome! Though not required, please help us order the correct amount of food by rsvp'ing to globgad@indiana.edu.

Center for the Study of Global Change
Indiana University
355 N. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
(812) 856-5523
global@iu.edu

[5] CAPS Offerings for October

Here is some more information about CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) offerings for October.

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops to boost your success at IU! Located at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left - room E159 is behind the Information Desk).

  • Living Social - October 1, 4:00pm
    Feeling nervous about meeting new people or hanging out with friends? Join Daisy Anspach, M.A. as we explore different ways to more comfortably engage in social situations and confront social anxiety.
  • Self-Esteem- October 8, 4:00pm
    Students often find low self-esteem or self-doubt can make it harder to participate in classes, communicate in relationships, and feel confident. This workshop will help you better understand the origins of low self-esteem, and Dr. Chris Meno will teach you specific strategies to change how to think and feel about yourself.
  • Know Your Emotions Inside Out- October 22, 4:00pm
    Do you ever wonder what your emotions might be trying to tell you? This workshop with Dr. Paul Toth and Enrique Silva, M.A. will show you how to tune into your emotions using the lens of Disney & Pixar's animated feature "Inside Out". You'll find out how to start using emotions to guide your values, decision making, and relationships.
  • Help Me Sleep!- November 5, 4:00pm
    Can't fall asleep? Waking up tried? Maryjane McNabb, LCSW can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning and balances your mood. We can help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox, LMHC on Wednesdays at 11:00am for FREE interactive discussions and activities to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.

  • Stress Management - Oct. 10 & Oct. 31, 11:00am
    Feeling overwhelmed with life? We can help you destress!
  • Time Management & Study Skills - Oct. 3, 11:00am
    Learn how to study smarter, not harder, and how to manage your time so you can still have fun!
  • Procrastination - Oct. 17, 11:00am
    We all do it. Now learn how to do it less.
  • Sleep - Oct. 24, 11:00am
    Log on and learn some helpful tips on getting better sleep!

De-Stress Fest - Wed. Oct. 17, 6:30-8pm at Wells Library
Join CAPS, Health & Wellness, Crimson CORPS and others at Wells Library to reduce your mid-semester stress. Free seated chair massages, mood checks and stress management tips, coloring, stress balls, games & food! Follow @IUHealthCenter for more info.

TRY A GROUP
EMPOWERING STUDENTS OF COLOR SUPPORT GROUP- Thursdays, 9:30-10:30a.m.
Meets at IU Health Center, 4th floor, $10 per session

This is a support group for students of color that will use a multicultural approach. Topics covered may include: navigating spaces as students of color, negotiating privilege(s), and addressing responses and emotional reactions triggered by experiences of discrimination and micro/macroaggressions. Additionally, the group will be able to address interpersonal difficulties, academic stress, and other topics that will help group participants increase sense of empowerment. Call 812-855-5711 to schedule a free, pre-group CAPS Now appointment.

SURVIVORS OF CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE- Wednesdays, 3:00-4:30p.m.
Meets at IU Health Center, 4th floor, FREE

This group is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The purpose of this group is to provide a safe and therapeutic environment to explore common issues associated with childhood sexual trauma, including exploration of family dynamics and impact on current relationships and academics. Group members have the opportunity to share their experiences at their own pace, connect with other students, and offer and receive support.

RAISE Student Group:
R.A.I.S.E (Raising Awareness In Sexual Encounters) is a sexual health peer education group that promotes sex positivity and safe, consensual sex practices through condom distributions and consent presentations to IU students. R.A.I.S.E is sponsored by Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) at IU Health Center. R.A.I.S.E advocates for survivors of sexual assault and violence on campus and supports a change in the narrative of how survivors are viewed in society. R.A.I.S.E is open to students of any gender identity and sexual orientation. Meetings are held every other Monday, 7-8 pm in the Global and International Studies Building, Room 2067. The next meeting will be Monday, October 8th, 7-8pm! To learn more, search for RAISE IU on Facebook and follow us on Instagram at @iu_raise, and for questions email raise@indiana.edu.

Mindfulness Meditation Sessions- FREE drop-in workshops at IU Health Center, 4th Floor!
Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-10:45am & Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:45pm. Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you various ways to practice Mindfulness, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more. Bring a friend!

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

September 27, 2018

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2019 is coming up

Reminders

[2] Academic Standing

[3] Advising Hold

[4] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work

[5] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships - updated application information and deadline

[6] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research - updated application information and deadline

Resources you might want to know about

[7] 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] Registration for Spring 2019 is coming up

Registration for the Spring 2019 semester will begin on Thursday, October 18.

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets on Monday, October 15.

Until then, feel free to look at the Schedule of Classes (https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4192/MUS/index.shtml) and start thinking about what you'd like to take in the spring semester, but you can't actually start the enrollment process until Program Planning Sheets start on October 15. I'll send more details in next week's email announcement.

There are likely to be changes the Spring Schedule of Classes over the next few weeks, so be aware of that.

Reminders

[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/2018-2019/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

[3] Advising Hold

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] Recommendations for students nearing the end of coursework

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, piano essay, or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project, piano essay, 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.

Also, if you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with me 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.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

[5] 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 $10,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus.

Information with this year's application process and deadline are here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/FFTF-Applicant-Guidelines-2018-19.pdf#Future%20Faculty%202018. The application procedure will NOT be changing this year, after all, so you can follow these instructions for applying. The deadline to submit your application (which you send directly to the University Graduate School) is October 26, 2018.

[6] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

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.

If you are interested in applying for this award, you can read the infomration for this year's application here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/Grant-in-Aid-PhD-2018-19.pdf.

The procedure for applying this year has not changed, after all, so you can follow that information now to apply. When you apply, you must submit your application to the Music Graduate Office by Monday, October 8, 2018. That is before the University Graduate School deadline, because our office must process your application before sending it on to the University Graduate School.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] 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."

https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

September 20, 2018

Announcements for All Students

[1] Academic Standing

[2] Advising Hold

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work

[4] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships - updated application information and deadline

[5] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research - updated application information and deadline

Reminders

[6] Immunization for first semester students

[7] Chance for free voice lessons

[8] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2019

[9] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

[10] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Resources you might want to know about

[11] Avoiding Plagiarism

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] 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/2018-2019/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

[2] Advising Hold

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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Recommendations for students nearing the end of coursework

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, piano essay, or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project, piano essay, 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.

Also, if you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with me 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.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

[4] 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 $10,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus.

Information with this year's application process and deadline are here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/FFTF-Applicant-Guidelines-2018-19.pdf#Future%20Faculty%202018. The application procedure will NOT be changing this year, after all, so you can follow these instructions for applying. The deadline to submit your application (which you send directly to the University Graduate School) is October 26, 2018.

[5] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

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.

If you are interested in applying for this award, you can read the infomration for this year's application here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/Grant-in-Aid-PhD-2018-19.pdf.

The procedure for applying this year has not changed, after all, so you can follow that information now to apply. When you apply, you must submit your application to the Music Graduate Office by Monday, October 8, 2018. That is before the University Graduate School deadline, because our office must process your application before sending it on to the University Graduate School.

Reminders

[6] 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 link.
  4. Fill out the form and upload any required documents.

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

[7] Chance for free voice lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Students would receive eleven free voice lessons beginning the week of September 2 and ending December 7. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu as soon as possible.

[8] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2019

If this fall (2018) 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 3 and 4, 2019 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2019 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 2019 semester will start on Monday, January 7.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

[9] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

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 who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, 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; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. 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. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

[10] 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 have chosen a class that will not count.  If you do 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 instead 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 by the minor field department chairperson.

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

Resources you might want to know about

[11] 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/.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

September 6, 2018

Announcements for All Students

[1] Immunization for first semester students

[2] Chance for free voice lessons

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2019

[4] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Reminders

[6] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 27

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

[8] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

[9] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Disability Services for 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] 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 link.
  4. Fill out the form and upload any required documents.

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

[2] Chance for free voice lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Students would receive eleven free voice lessons beginning the week of September 2 and ending December 7. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu as soon as possible.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2019

If this fall (2018) 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 3 and 4, 2019 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2019 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 2019 semester will start on Monday, January 7.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

[4] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

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 who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, 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; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. 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. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] 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 have chosen a class that will not count.  If you do 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 instead 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 by the minor field department chairperson.

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

Reminders

[6] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 27

Starting Monday, August 27, 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 27 through Sunday, October 21, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 27 through Sunday, October 21, you can follow the procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 August 27 and October 21, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down to near the end of the page and click on the “Even Exchange Policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” 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 for the same number of credit hours 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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown on the Official Calendar. 

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[7] 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 2018.

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.

[8] 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 $10,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus.

Information based on last year's application process and deadlines are here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/FFTF%20Applicant%20Guidelines%202018-19.pdf#Future Faculty 2018. The application procedure will be changing this year, and I will send out information about the new application procedures once we have more details, but I wanted to send out this preliminary information now for students who are interested. The deadlines will likely be very similar to last year.

[9] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

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.

If you are interested in applying for this award, you can read the infomration for last year's application here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Grant%20in%20Aid%20Ph.D.%202017-18.pdf#Grant in Aid PhD.

The procedure for applying this year is going to be slighly different, so I will send out more information once I have it. I wanted to send out this information now so that students who are interested can begin to gather the application materials ahead of time. I will send an update about the application procedure once I have it. The deadlines are likely to be very similar to last year.

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Disability Services for Students

This is from the Disability Services for Students web site and gives you an idea of their services:

Do you need accommodations to perform at your best in an academic setting? If so, we can help.

The Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) specializes in assisting students with various disabilities including physical, psychological, learning, neurological, medical, vision, hearing, and temporary impairments to achieve their academic goals.

We work with you and your instructors to facilitate accommodations and to link you to resources - tutoring, mentoring and internship programs, housing and transportation service, community - essential to success.

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

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

August 30, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 27

[2] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

[5] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

Reminders

[6] Program Completion Application

[7] Artist Diploma Auditions

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Global Studies Graduate Group

[9] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) offerings for September 2019

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 semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 27

Starting Monday, August 27, 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 27 through Sunday, October 21, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 27 through Sunday, October 21, you can follow the procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 August 27 and October 21, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down to near the end of the page and click on the “Even Exchange Policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” 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 for the same number of credit hours 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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown on the Official Calendar. 

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[2] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 3

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day. We will re-open at 8 am on Tuesday, September 4.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[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 2018.

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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] 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 $10,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus.

Information based on last year's application process and deadlines are here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/FFTF%20Applicant%20Guidelines%202018-19.pdf#Future Faculty 2018. The application procedure will be changing this year, and I will send out information about the new application procedures once we have more details, but I wanted to send out this preliminary information now for students who are interested. The deadlines will likely be very similar to last year.

[5] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

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.

If you are interested in applying for this award, you can read the infomration for last year's application here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Grant%20in%20Aid%20Ph.D.%202017-18.pdf#Grant in Aid PhD.

The procedure for applying this year is going to be slighly different, so I will send out more information once I have it. I wanted to send out this information now so that students who are interested can begin to gather the application materials ahead of time. I will send an update about the application procedure once I have it. The deadlines are likely to be very similar to last year.

Reminders

[6] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2018 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2018, 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 for everyone except MA and PhD students to submit the Program Completion Application is September 21, 2018. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2018. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) 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 One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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 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.

[7] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2018 semester will be held Wednesday, October 17, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 19, 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 2019; 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 2019; 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 2018 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 7 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 2018 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 7, 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 2018) 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 Thursday, October 4.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 10 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).

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Global Studies Graduate Group

Dear Colleagues in Global Scholarship,

I hope you have had a smooth and successful start to the semester! We are looking forward to a fantastic year of global scholarship and collaboration, and are excited to kick off another round of awesome meetings for the Global Studies Graduate Group!

Our call out meeting will be on September 7th from Noon - 1pm in the third floor lounge of GISB near room 3001.

In the past we have had both Formal and Informal meetings on topics such as: presenting at international conferences; endnote and zotero, discussions on 'anti-globalism'; presenting interdisciplinary work to different audiences; finding and writing grants; and individual research presentations from members of the group; just to name a few! We intend to keep them coming, along with free food, and hope to tailor these get-togethers to your needs! So please feel free to let us know what these needs are at globgrad@indiana.edu.

I also wanted to remind you that we still hold the Global Studies Graduate Writing Group every Wednesday from 2-5pm in GISB 3015. If you need to write anything from a homework assignment or publication all the way to your dissertation, please feel free to join us for quiet writing and coffee/snacks.

Bring a friend and we look forward to seeing you today for Writing Group and on the 7th for our call-out!

Yours in global scholarship,

JesAlana Stewart Thomas
Graduate Student Assistant
Center for the Study of Global Change
Indiana University, Bloomington
globgrad@indiana.edu

[9] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) offerings for September 2019

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has many offerings to address a variety of concerns and issues.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/. Call 812. 855.5711 to schedule an appointment. First 2 sessions in a given term are already covered by your student fees, and additional ones are quite low cost!

Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS)
http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/Sexual-Assault-Crisis-Service.shtml. All SACS services are free. The SACS team can be reached 24/7/365 at 812-855-8900.

CAPS and SACS programs are also listed on beINvolved: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/iuhealthcenter/events.

After-hours Crisis Telephone Lines:
IU students, faculty and staff can call the CAPS after-hours crisis line anytime CAPS is closed to consult with a counselor about a student of concern. (812) 855-5711, option 1.

New Students:
For students struggling with adjustment: How Long Does It Take to Make a Friend? https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_long_does_it_take_to_make_a_friend.

Sometimes new students experience self-doubt, or feel like a phony or an imposter- here are things that can help: https://advice.shinetext.com/articles/how-i-learned-to-trust-my-dopeness/.

Try a Group:

Group can be a VERY helpful form of therapy by allowing students who have similar concerns to come together, connect and explore new ways of coping. Check out the web site for more details about the groups, including days, times & cost. Make a CAPS Now appt. (812-855-5711) to talk to a counselor about joining or leave a message for our Group Coordinator for more info.

Trans Support Group- a safe and supportive environment for transgender students to explore stressors as they pertain to issues of identity, transitioning, transphobia, relationships, and mental health.
Healthy Relationships- an all-gender support group for students questioning the health of their relationships and/or recognizing patterns of power and control.
Managing Emotions (3 types)- The goal of these groups is to help participants feel more balanced and in control of their lives.
Healthy Connections- 4 options to fit your needs: undergraduate, graduate & returning students, men's graduate & returning students, or women's graduate & returning students.
Nourish- This process-oriented therapy group is designed to explore eating disorder struggles while creating self-awareness of thoughts, feelings, and effectiveness in relationships.
Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse- open to undergraduate and graduate students who are survivors of sexual assault, defined as any unwanted and nonconsensual sexual contact.
Empowering Students of Color Support Group- a support group for students of color that will use a multicultural approach.

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox, LMHC on Wednesdays at 11:00am for FREE interactive discussions and activities to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.
Adjusting to College - Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26 at 11:00am
Get tips on adjusting to college life while learning how to handle roommate, school, work or friendship issues.

Empowering Students of Color Support Group
Time: Thursday, 9:30 am - 10:30 am - Location: CAPS (IU Health Center, 4th floor)
Description: this is a support/ therapy group for students of color that will use a multicultural approach. Topics covered in the group may include: navigating spaces as students of color, negotiating privilege(s), and addressing responses and emotional reactions triggered by experiences of discrimination and micro/macroaggressions. Additionally the group will be able to address interpersonal difficulties, academic stress, and other topics that will help student increase group participants sense of empowerment.

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops to boost your success at IU! Located at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left - room E159 is behind the Information Desk).

Think Happy!- September 10 at 4:00pm
Research on "happiness" suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness. Dr. Laurie Rushlow will engage you in ways to experience more happiness.

Living Social - October 1 at 4:00pm
Feeling nervous about meeting new people or hanging out with friends? Come join Daisy Anspach, M.A. as we explore different ways to more comfortably engage in social situations and confront social anxiety.

After-hours Crisis Telephone Lines:
IU students, faculty and staff can call the CAPS after-hours crisis line anytime CAPS is closed to consult with a counselor about a student of concern. (812) 855-5711, option 1.
The Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) crisis line is available 24/7/365 at (812) 855-8900.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS- FREE drop-in workshops at IU Health Center, 4th Floor!
Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-10:45am & Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:45pm. Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you various ways to practice "Mindfulness", a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more! Bring a friend!

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

August 22, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 26

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 27

[3] Program Completion Application

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions

Reminders

[5] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

[6] A few notes for new students

[7] Doctoral Information Session

[8] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

[9] Conductor's Orchestra Fall 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Graduate Assistant (GA) Position open in the GradGrants 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] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 26

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 26 (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 26.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 24 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 26, 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 27, 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 27.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting August 27 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (August 23).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, August 24, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 27

Starting Monday, August 27, 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 27 through Sunday, October 21, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 27 through Sunday, October 21, you can follow the procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 August 27 and October 21, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down to near the end of the page and click on the “Even Exchange Policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” 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 for the same number of credit hours 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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown on the Official Calendar. 

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[3] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2018 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2018, 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 for everyone except MA and PhD students to submit the Program Completion Application is September 21, 2018. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2018. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) 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 One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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 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.

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2018 semester will be held Wednesday, October 17, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 19, 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 2019; 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 2019; 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 2018 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 7 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 2018 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 7, 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 2018) 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 Thursday, October 4.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 10 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).

Reminders

[5] 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. If you will register in two groups, contact the Music Graduate Office for the class number for the second group.

* 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/academic/collaborative-music/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Piano and String majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 23 from 12 to 1:30 pm in MC040 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 23 from 5:30-7 pm in MC036.

Wind/percussion majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 24 from 5:30-7 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 7).

If you have questions or concerns about chamber music, email chmusic@indiana.edu.

[6] A few notes for new students

If you have any problems with your fall schedule, please contact the Music Graduate Office by coming by the office (JS120), calling 812-855-1738, or emailing either musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu.

Remember that you want to have your fall schedule finalized by Friday, August 24.

If you would ilke to meet with me (Sara) to make a long-term plan for all of your semesters, please call 812-855-1738 to set up a half hour appointment after the first week of classes (any time between the second week and late October, when registration for spring will begin). We can't do that sort of planning now because there simply isn't time, but I'm happy to sit down with students to make long-term plans any time after the first week of classes.

If you are going to retake any of the graduate entrance exams (for master's and doctoral students), be sure to make any Winter Break travel plans to allow yourself plenty of time to be back in Bloomington before January 3. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[7] Doctoral Informaton Sessions

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 12, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)

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:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-49057705919

 

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 5, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
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-49057833300

 

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 29, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
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:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-third-or-later-year-students-tickets-49057955666

[8] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 8), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 24. 

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, September 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on January 26, 2019.

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.

[9] Conductor's Orchestra Fall 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Conductor's Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio (MWF, 10-11am; MC 070); however, select members will also be required to perform in Choral and Orchestral Conducting recitals (3 in Fall and 5 in Spring) and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, August 27, 2018.

Repertoire for Fall 2018:
• Brahms: Symphony No. 4
• Beethoven: Egmont Overture
• Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
• Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
• Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
• Haydn: Symphony No. 103
• Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
• Puccini: La Boheme Excerpts (Specific Excerpts TBD)
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
• Smetana: Moldau
• Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a resume in PDF form. Please make sure the subject of the email says: Conductors Orchestra Application Fall 2018

Required personal information:
• Full name as recorded by Indiana University
• Student ID number
• Phone Number; Email Address
• Instrument, degree program, and year
• Previous CO Member? Which years?
• Relevant orchestral experience at IU past 2 years (Strings: Please list callback positions held; Winds/Brass/Percussion: Please list orchestras and principal positions held)
• CO placement preference: Regular member, substitute, or both?
• One-page resume in PDF form

All applications must be received before Thursday, August 23, 11:59 PM; late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitute members on Friday, August 24. Please be ready to go to the payroll office in the Practice Building to fill out necessary information regarding payroll ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 as soon as invitations are extended so that we don't have any delays for members getting paid.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. David Jang (kyjang@indiana.edu), the orchestra's General Manager.

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Graduate Assistant (GA) Position open in the GradGrants Center

The GradGrants Center has announced that they have a Graduate Assistant (GA) position open for a second or third year graduate student. Good communication skills and grant-writing experience is a must. The application window will close on Thursday, August 30. The formal description is listed here: http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/iub-graduate-assistant-opening-in-the-gradgrants-center-830-deadline/.

If you have questions or concerns about the position, contact the people listed on the web page (Kim Bunch or Duke Gatsos) directly.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

August 17, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 26

[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

[3] A few notes for new students

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Information Session

[5] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Reminders

[6] Conductor's Orchestra Fall 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[7] IU 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 semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 26

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 26 (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 26.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 24 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 26, 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 27, 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 27.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting August 27 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (August 23).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, August 24, 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. If you will register in two groups, contact the Music Graduate Office for the class number for the second group.

* 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/academic/collaborative-music/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Piano and String majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 23 from 12 to 1:30 pm in MC040 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 23 from 5:30-7 pm in MC036.

Wind/percussion majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 24 from 5:30-7 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 7).

If you have questions or concerns about chamber music, email chmusic@indiana.edu.

[3] A few notes for new students

If you have any problems with your fall schedule, please contact the Music Graduate Office by coming by the office (JS120), calling 812-855-1738, or emailing either musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu.

Remember that you want to have your fall schedule finalized by Friday, August 24.

If you would ilke to meet with me (Sara) to make a long-term plan for all of your semesters, please call 812-855-1738 to set up a half hour appointment after the first week of classes (any time between the second week and late October, when registration for spring will begin). We can't do that sort of planning now because there simply isn't time, but I'm happy to sit down with students to make long-term plans any time after the first week of classes.

If you are going to retake any of the graduate entrance exams (for master's and doctoral students), be sure to make any Winter Break travel plans to allow yourself plenty of time to be back in Bloomington before January 3. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Informaton Sessions

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 12, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)

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:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-49057705919

 

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 5, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
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-49057833300

 

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 29, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
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:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-information-session-for-third-or-later-year-students-tickets-49057955666

[5] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 8), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 24. 

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, September 8, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on January 26, 2019.

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

[6] Conductor's Orchestra Fall 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Conductor's Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio (MWF, 10-11am; MC 070); however, select members will also be required to perform in Choral and Orchestral Conducting recitals (3 in Fall and 5 in Spring) and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, August 27, 2018.

Repertoire for Fall 2018:
• Brahms: Symphony No. 4
• Beethoven: Egmont Overture
• Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
• Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
• Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
• Haydn: Symphony No. 103
• Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
• Puccini: La Boheme Excerpts (Specific Excerpts TBD)
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
• Smetana: Moldau
• Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a resume in PDF form. Please make sure the subject of the email says: Conductors Orchestra Application Fall 2018

Required personal information:
• Full name as recorded by Indiana University
• Student ID number
• Phone Number; Email Address
• Instrument, degree program, and year
• Previous CO Member? Which years?
• Relevant orchestral experience at IU past 2 years (Strings: Please list callback positions held; Winds/Brass/Percussion: Please list orchestras and principal positions held)
• CO placement preference: Regular member, substitute, or both?
• One-page resume in PDF form

All applications must be received before Thursday, August 23, 11:59 PM; late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitute members on Friday, August 24. Please be ready to go to the payroll office in the Practice Building to fill out necessary information regarding payroll ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 as soon as invitations are extended so that we don't have any delays for members getting paid.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. David Jang (kyjang@indiana.edu), the orchestra's General Manager.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Tentative 9 year calendar for IU

http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the tentative 9 year calendar for IU. You can use this calendar to make travel plans for breaks.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

Announcements for Summer 2018

August 8, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] New German for Musicians course (starting fall 2018)

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2018 - last chance to enroll without late fees

[3] Conductor's Orchestra Fall 2018

[4] Music Graduate Office hours during the week of August 13

Resources you might want to know about

[5] CAPS Counseling and Psychological Services

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] New German for Musicians course (starting fall 2018)

New Graduate-level German Courses Available in Fall 2018 for JSoM Students

There are two 2-credit German courses (which must be taken together in one semester - think of them as a single 4 credit course) that can count the same way as GER-G 105 Accelerated German can for all graduate and diploma programs. These two courses (when taken together and both earning a passing grade) can be used to fulfill the German language requirement for singers, conductors, collaborative pianists and PD students.

MUS-V580 Practicum in German for Musicians (2 credits)
Class meeting time: TTh 9:05AM-10:10PM - Rm MUSA007
Class Instructor: Prof. Julia Karin Lawson (juklawson@indiana.edu)

This course, co-requisite and given in tandem with GER V-605 German Grammar and Structure, is intended to give music majors the opportunity to exercise and develop skills acquired in the study of German grammar and structure in activities in the context of vocal performance in German. We will de-emphasize - though not neglect - expressions and vocabulary related to everyday situations and routine tasks and instead will focus on the language of German lyric poetry and performance literature.

This class will enable students to:
• become better readers and interpreters of German lyric poetry, opera libretti, and other texts in a variety of musical settings
• become independent and confident learners of German, especially in the context of musical performance
• build and maintain an active vocabulary of terminology and expressions central to singing and performing in German

Please note that students enrolling in this class must also enroll in:
GER-V605 German Grammar and Structure (2 credits)
Class meeting time: MW 9:05AM-10:10PM - Rm MUSA007
Class Instructor: Prof. Julia Karin Lawson (juklawson@indiana.edu)

This class, co-requisite and given in tandem with MUS V-580 Practicum in German for Musicians, intended to give graduate and diploma students the skills to become independent and confident learners of German in the context of vocal performance by working to demystify German grammar and syntax, strengthen translation skills, build professional vocabulary, and deepen the understanding of German lyric poetry.

This class will enable students to:
• translate texts of intermediate difficulty from German to English and hereby gain a deeper understanding of them
• demonstrate competence in main areas of German grammar such as German verb forms and tenses, noun-pronoun agreement, forms and uses of the nominative, accusative, and dative cases, reflexive verbs and pronouns, adjectives, and more
• build and maintain an active vocabulary central to singing and performing in German

The courses are NOW in the Schedule of Classes (https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/GER/GER-V605.shtml and https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/MUS-V580.shtml). We will waive the schedule adjustment fee for students who have already enrolled and who need to change their schedule in order to add MUS-V 580 and GER-V 605 since whey were added to the schedule so late this summer (if this applies to you, please contact the Music Graduate Office at musgrad@indiana.edu). Remember, you must enroll in both courses in the same semester - all four credit hours. It is not possible to take only 2 credits.

Master's and doctoral students who do not have a German grammar requirement for their degree or program can take these courses for the Other Required Credits requirement. Diploma students who have already fulfilled the foreign language requirement with a language other than German can take the classes and 2 of the credits will count towards the diploma music course requirement (but the other 2 credits will be extra). Students who have a German grammar requirement cannot use these courses towards any requirement other than the German grammar requirement (it cannot double count in two places).

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2018 - last chance to register without late fees

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

If you plan to enroll for fall and haven't submitted your program planning sheet yet, you need to do that before Wednesday, August 8 in order to be guaranteed to get a reply in time to register before late fees will be charged. The Music Graduate Office will be focused on New Student Orientation during the week of August 13 and will not be able to respond quickly to program planning sheet submissions. The last day to enroll for the fall semester with no late registration fees is Thursday, August 16. Starting Friday, August 17, there is a late registration fee of $60, which goes up an additional $10 the following week. The deadline to enroll (with a late fee) is Friday, August 24.

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 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 One.IU. 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] Conductor's Orchestra Fall 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Conductor's Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio (MWF, 10-11am; MC 070); however, select members will also be required to perform in Choral and Orchestral Conducting recitals (3 in Fall and 5 in Spring) and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, August 27, 2018.

Repertoire for Fall 2018:
• Brahms: Symphony No. 4
• Beethoven: Egmont Overture
• Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
• Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
• Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
• Haydn: Symphony No. 103
• Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
• Puccini: La Boheme Excerpts (Specific Excerpts TBD)
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
• Smetana: Moldau
• Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a resume in PDF form. Please make sure the subject of the email says: Conductors Orchestra Application Fall 2018

Required personal information:
• Full name as recorded by Indiana University
• Student ID number
• Phone Number; Email Address
• Instrument, degree program, and year
• Previous CO Member? Which years?
• Relevant orchestral experience at IU past 2 years (Strings: Please list callback positions held; Winds/Brass/Percussion: Please list orchestras and principal positions held)
• CO placement preference: Regular member, substitute, or both?
• One-page resume in PDF form

All applications must be received before Thursday, August 23, 11:59 PM; late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitute members on Friday, August 24. Please be ready to go to the payroll office in the Practice Building to fill out necessary information regarding payroll ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 as soon as invitations are extended so that we don't have any delays for members getting paid.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. David Jang (kyjang@indiana.edu), the orchestra's General Manager.

[4] Music Graduate Office hours during the week of August 13

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for some fo the week of August 13 for New Student Orientation activities. The hours we are closed are from 8 to 9 am on Monday, August 13 and also for the entire day on Wednesday, August 15. If you need help during that time, feel free to email musgrad@indiana.edu. Other than those two times, we will be open our normal hours, Monday through Friday, 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] CAPS Counseling and Psychological Services

Remember that CAPS Counseling and Psychological Services is a great resource for both serious crises and if you would just like an opportunity to discuss problems with a counselor, join a support group, or learn more about self-care. Their web site is here: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

August 1, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for fall 2018 - last chance to enroll without late fees

[2] Conductor's Orchestra Fall 2018

[3] Music Graduate Office hours during the week of August 13

Reminders

[4] Summer 2018 grades

[5] Open positions for graduate students

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Writing Tutorial Services Dissertation and Article Writing groups

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] Registration for fall 2018 - last chance to register without late fees

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

If you plan to enroll for fall and haven't submitted your program planning sheet yet, you need to do that before Wednesday, August 8 in order to be guaranteed to get a reply in time to register before late fees will be charged. The Music Graduate Office will be focused on New Student Orientation during the week of August 13 and will not be able to respond quickly to program planning sheet submissions. The last day to enroll for the fall semester with no late registration fees is Thursday, August 16. Starting Friday, August 17, there is a late registration fee of $60, which goes up an additional $10 the following week. The deadline to enroll (with a late fee) is Friday, August 24.

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 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 One.IU. 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] Conductor's Orchestra Fall 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-2019 Conductor's Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio (MWF, 10-11am; MC 070); however, select members will also be required to perform in Choral and Orchestral Conducting recitals (3 in Fall and 5 in Spring) and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, August 27, 2018.

Repertoire for Fall 2018:
• Brahms: Symphony No. 4
• Beethoven: Egmont Overture
• Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
• Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2
• Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
• Haydn: Symphony No. 103
• Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
• Puccini: La Boheme Excerpts (Specific Excerpts TBD)
• Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10
• Smetana: Moldau
• Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a resume in PDF form. Please make sure the subject of the email says: Conductors Orchestra Application Fall 2018

Required personal information:
• Full name as recorded by Indiana University
• Student ID number
• Phone Number; Email Address
• Instrument, degree program, and year
• Previous CO Member? Which years?
• Relevant orchestral experience at IU past 2 years (Strings: Please list callback positions held; Winds/Brass/Percussion: Please list orchestras and principal positions held)
• CO placement preference: Regular member, substitute, or both?
• One-page resume in PDF form

All applications must be received before Thursday, August 23, 11:59 PM; late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitute members on Friday, August 24. Please be ready to go to the payroll office in the Practice Building to fill out necessary information regarding payroll ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 as soon as invitations are extended so that we don't have any delays for members getting paid.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. David Jang (kyjang@indiana.edu), the orchestra's General Manager.

[3] Music Graduate Office hours during the week of August 13

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for some fo the week of August 13 for New Student Orientation activities. The hours we are closed are from 8 to 9 am on Monday, August 13 and also for the entire day on Wednesday, August 15. If you need help during that time, feel free to email musgrad@indiana.edu. Other than those two times, we will be open our normal hours, Monday through Friday, 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm.

Reminders

[4] Summer grades

Summer grades will not be posted until Friday, July 27 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 4 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 1. At that point you can view your grades on the Student Center at www.One.IU.edu.

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 summer session.

[5] Open positions for graduate students

The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning has two positions for graduate students available for the upcoming academic year.

1) Temporary hourly graduate assistant with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) program. Application deadline is Friday, August 3, 2018. This hourly position (up to 10 hrs/week at $12/hr) is available August 20, 2018 through June 30, 2019 (41 weeks). Contact Shannon Sipes (sipessm@indiana.edu) with questions or application.

2) Diversity internship for August 2018 through May 2019. Application deadline is Wednesday, August 1, 2018. This position is a 0.5 FTE (~20 hours per week) graduate assistant with either in-or out-of-state tuition as well as stipend ($9816). Contact Katie Kearns (kkearns@indiana.edu) with questions or application.

Details on both programs are below.

Graduate Assistant Position 2018-2019 - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) program within the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) invites applications for a graduate assistant. Application deadline is Friday, August 3, 2018. This hourly position (10 hrs/week at $12/hr) is available August 20, 2018 through June 30, 2019 (41 weeks).

With guidance and mentorship from SoTL staff, the assistant will:
• participate in the Students as Partners in SoTL Faculty Learning Community (FLC)
• utilize disciplinary skill set to collaborate with SoTL staff on one or more key SoTL project areas:
--Research the history of the SoTL program at IUB
--Developing a digital archive of the SoTL program at IUB
• assist with the SoTL speaker's series
• participate in scholarly work in collaboration with the SoTL staff
• conduct library research and data collection; and
• perform other assigned tasks.

Experience in college teaching and/or completion of a pedagogy course are expected. Graduate students from information & library science, history, higher education/student affairs, and curriculum & instruction are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates who express interest in a career in educational development, academic librarianship, or a teaching focused faculty role.

You can learn more about the activities of the SoTL program and our projects at https://citl.indiana.edu/programs/scholarship-teaching-learning/

To apply, please send a one-paragraph email response to each of the following two questions as well as a CV or resumé to Shannon Sipes (sipessm@indiana.edu) by August 3, 2018. Anticipated start date is August 20, 2018.

1. How do your disciplinary experiences align with the goals of this position?
2. How do you perceive this opportunity will contribute to your professional goals?

CITL graduate student diversity internship 2018-2019

The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning invites graduate students to apply for a diversity internship for August 2018 through May 2019. This position is a 0.5 FTE (~20 hours per week) graduate assistant who will contribute to CITL activities specifically for associate instructors and faculty about classroom inclusion and equity. This position offers either in- or out-of-state tuition as well as a stipend ($9816).

The graduate student diversity intern will build upon the work of the Intersections of Identity and Instruction Graduate Student Learning Community to expand the CITL's instructional support services for diverse faculty and graduate students and deepen our understanding of the teaching of diversity-, inclusion-, and equity-related topics (such as race, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation). Candidates should:
• have knowledge in feminist, critical, and/or Native feminist (or similar) theories, literatures, and pedagogies;
• have knowledge of ready-made exercises that help students examine structures of inequality;
• have experience working with and in cultural centers;
• be creative and willing to incorporate new ideas, methods, activities around equity-based teaching practice and support of instructors of non-dominant identities; and
• be willing to contribute to CITL staff conversations about classroom climate.

With guidance and mentorship from a CITL staff member specializing in graduate student development, the intern will work on projects such as:
• developing graduate student learning communities on identity and instruction;
• facilitating campus-wide events on diversity, inclusion, and equity-based teaching;
• conducting consultations with graduate student instructors about facilitating discussions, designing assignments, interpreting course evaluations, and documenting and reflecting on teaching practice;
• coordinating activities with the Graduate Mentoring Center; and
• conducting an assessment project about the CITL's diversity-related activities.

To apply, please send a one-paragraph email response to each of the following two questions as well as a CV or resumé to Katie Kearns (kkearns@indiana.edu) by August 1, 2018. Anticipated start date is August 13, 2018.

1. How do your teaching experiences align with the goals of this internship?
2. How will this internship opportunity contribute to your professional goals?

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Writing Tutorial Services Dissertation and Article Writing groups

Dear Graduate Students,

Please see below for information about Fall 2018 Dissertation Groups and Article Writing Workshops offered by Writing Tutorial Services (WTS):

Fall 2018 Dissertation Groups

It's that time of year again: the application for Fall 2018 Dissertation Groups is available!

WTS Dissertation Groups are, first and foremost, solidarity writing groups. Participants agree to keep each other accountable, and in return, groups will support each other through discussions and regular attendance. Each meeting is 3 hours long, with the first hour dedicated to discussion and check-in (peer support and discussion of brief readings on best practices for large-scale and long-term academic writing), and the next two hours dedicated to working on the dissertation. Please be aware that our groups serve this dual purpose of resource and peer support and of giving participants a space and a group of fellow writers to write among quietly for ~2 hours.

This year we will be using Helen Sword's Air & Light & Time & Space (2017) as our primary reading material, on top of other various resources.

Graduate students from all departments at IUB who are at the dissertation stage are encouraged to apply! Applications are considered on a competitive basis.

This fall, we are offering 7 groups for participants, all of which will meet for the full 16-week semester (August 27th - December 14th). The meeting times are as follows:

Mondays 9am-12pm
Mondays 1pm-4pm
Tuesdays 9am-12pm
Tuesdays 1pm-4pm
Wednesdays 9am-12pm
Wednesdays 1pm-4pm
Thursdays 1pm-4pm

Please find the application for all participants here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrz0dysuQgvigBIOz2cjMyZpcHeGA4Av_8sxj1mbyzg7FkmQ/viewform?usp=sf_link.

The deadline for WTS Dissertation Groups applications is August 10th, 2018 at 11:59 PM.

If you have any questions about the WTS Dissertation Writing Groups, please contact me at sjdemmer@indiana.edu

Sincerely,
Samantha Demmerle
DWG Lead Facilitator
Assistant to the CWP Director
Associate Instructor
Ph.D. Candidate--Department of English

Fall 2018 Article Writing Workshop

Dear Graduate Students:

On behalf of Writing Tutorial Services and the Campus Writing Program, I invite you to apply to our Fall 2018 Article Writing Workshop.

WTS's Article Writing Workshop will guide you through a rigorous revision process during which you will transform a completed seminar paper or dissertation chapter into an article manuscript with the end goal of submitting to a peer-reviewed journal. Using Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing (2009), you will complete daily and weekly tasks that will help you focus your revisions and that will offer important insights into the standards of academic writing and publishing.

To ensure your successful progress through the workshop's program, we will meet as a group once weekly (Mondays from 9am-12pm or Thursdays from 1-4pm) for the full duration of the Fall 2018 semester. These meetings will begin with an hour of discussion and peer feedback, followed by approximately two hours of individual writing time.

Graduate students from all departments at IUB who have a seminar-length paper or a completed dissertation chapter that they would like to build into a journal-length article are welcome to apply.

This fall, we will offer 2 groups for new participants, both of which will meet for the full 16-week semester (August 27th - December 6th). The meeting times are as follows:

• Mondays from 9 AM - 12 PM (location TBA)
• Thursdays from 1 PM - 4 PM (location TBA)

Please find the application for new participants here: https://goo.gl/forms/KYROHPsaBkfgV6Iv1.

We will also hold a workshop for alumni participants (who have fully participated in at least one WTS Article Writing Workshop) on Wednesdays from 9 AM - 12 PM.

Link to alumni application: https://goo.gl/forms/aPMz9nUmoOjF3AEY2

The deadline for all Article Writing Workshop applications is August 12th, 2018 at 6:00 PM.

If you have any questions about the WTS Article Writing Workshop, please contact Cody St. Clair at ccstclai@indiana.edu.

Best wishes,

Cody St. Clair
Ph.D. Candidate
Associate Instructor
Department of English
Indiana University-Bloomington
ccstclai@indiana.edu

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

July 25, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Summer 2018 grades

[2] Open positions for graduate students

Reminders

[3] Registration for Fall 2018

[4] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Official 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] Summer grades

Summer grades will not be posted until Friday, July 27 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 4 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 1. At that point you can view your grades on the Student Center at www.One.IU.edu.

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 summer session.

[2] Open positions for graduate students

The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning has two positions for graduate students available for the upcoming academic year.

1) Temporary hourly graduate assistant with the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) program. Application deadline is Friday, August 3, 2018. This hourly position (up to 10 hrs/week at $12/hr) is available August 20, 2018 through June 30, 2019 (41 weeks). Contact Shannon Sipes (sipessm@indiana.edu) with questions or application.

2) Diversity internship for August 2018 through May 2019. Application deadline is Wednesday, August 1, 2018. This position is a 0.5 FTE (~20 hours per week) graduate assistant with either in-or out-of-state tuition as well as stipend ($9816). Contact Katie Kearns (kkearns@indiana.edu) with questions or application.

Details on both programs are below.

Graduate Assistant Position 2018-2019 - Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) program within the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (CITL) invites applications for a graduate assistant. Application deadline is Friday, August 3, 2018. This hourly position (10 hrs/week at $12/hr) is available August 20, 2018 through June 30, 2019 (41 weeks).

With guidance and mentorship from SoTL staff, the assistant will:
• participate in the Students as Partners in SoTL Faculty Learning Community (FLC)
• utilize disciplinary skill set to collaborate with SoTL staff on one or more key SoTL project areas:
--Research the history of the SoTL program at IUB
--Developing a digital archive of the SoTL program at IUB
• assist with the SoTL speaker's series
• participate in scholarly work in collaboration with the SoTL staff
• conduct library research and data collection; and
• perform other assigned tasks.

Experience in college teaching and/or completion of a pedagogy course are expected. Graduate students from information & library science, history, higher education/student affairs, and curriculum & instruction are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates who express interest in a career in educational development, academic librarianship, or a teaching focused faculty role.

You can learn more about the activities of the SoTL program and our projects at https://citl.indiana.edu/programs/scholarship-teaching-learning/

To apply, please send a one-paragraph email response to each of the following two questions as well as a CV or resumé to Shannon Sipes (sipessm@indiana.edu) by August 3, 2018. Anticipated start date is August 20, 2018.

1. How do your disciplinary experiences align with the goals of this position?
2. How do you perceive this opportunity will contribute to your professional goals?

CITL graduate student diversity internship 2018-2019

The Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning invites graduate students to apply for a diversity internship for August 2018 through May 2019. This position is a 0.5 FTE (~20 hours per week) graduate assistant who will contribute to CITL activities specifically for associate instructors and faculty about classroom inclusion and equity. This position offers either in- or out-of-state tuition as well as a stipend ($9816).

The graduate student diversity intern will build upon the work of the Intersections of Identity and Instruction Graduate Student Learning Community to expand the CITL's instructional support services for diverse faculty and graduate students and deepen our understanding of the teaching of diversity-, inclusion-, and equity-related topics (such as race, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation). Candidates should:
• have knowledge in feminist, critical, and/or Native feminist (or similar) theories, literatures, and pedagogies;
• have knowledge of ready-made exercises that help students examine structures of inequality;
• have experience working with and in cultural centers;
• be creative and willing to incorporate new ideas, methods, activities around equity-based teaching practice and support of instructors of non-dominant identities; and
• be willing to contribute to CITL staff conversations about classroom climate.

With guidance and mentorship from a CITL staff member specializing in graduate student development, the intern will work on projects such as:
• developing graduate student learning communities on identity and instruction;
• facilitating campus-wide events on diversity, inclusion, and equity-based teaching;
• conducting consultations with graduate student instructors about facilitating discussions, designing assignments, interpreting course evaluations, and documenting and reflecting on teaching practice;
• coordinating activities with the Graduate Mentoring Center; and
• conducting an assessment project about the CITL's diversity-related activities.

To apply, please send a one-paragraph email response to each of the following two questions as well as a CV or resumé to Katie Kearns (kkearns@indiana.edu) by August 1, 2018. Anticipated start date is August 13, 2018.

1. How do your teaching experiences align with the goals of this internship?
2. How will this internship opportunity contribute to your professional goals?

Reminders

[3] Registration for fall 2018

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 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 One.IU. 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 (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2018

If you are planning to finish your program in Summer or Fall 2018, 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 for Fall is September 21, 2018 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2018. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

The deadline for summer has already passed but if you plan to finish your program this summer but have not yet submit the Program Completion Form, you can still submit the form up until July 13.

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. 

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.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Official transcripts and diplomas

If you want to order an official transcript showing your summer 2018 grades, wait until after August 1 to request the transcript. If you want to order a transcript that shows your graduation date (if you are graduating from a program this summer), then wait until you receive an email from the Music Graduate Office confirming your graduation (which you should get before August 10). Here are details on how to order an official transcript: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu//transcripts/order-transcript/index.html.

Diplomas will be mailed 10 to 12 weeks after your official graduation date. Be sure to update your student home address on One.IU.edu! More information on diplomas is here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

June 27, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2018

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2018

[3] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music

[4] Jazz Literature course offerings planned for the next several years

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Avoiding Plagiarism

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] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2018

If you are planning to finish your program in Summer or Fall 2018, 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 for Fall is September 21, 2018 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2018. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

The deadline for summer has already passed but if you plan to finish your program this summer but have not yet submit the Program Completion Form, you can still submit the form up until July 13.

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. 

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.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2018

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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 One.IU. 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] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music

The department would like to announce a course, MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music.

The purpose of the course is to trace the development of musical traditions in the Caribbean and Latin America and develop proficiency in the playing and understanding of these different styles/genres. We will also promote discussion of issues regarding the formation musical styles that sprang forth out of cultural, socio-political and at times, economic forces.

Course materials are selected from the repertoire of art, folk and popular music traditions and analysis of 20th and 21st century developments such as mass media, the Internet, the recording industry, the convergence of African, Middle Eastern, Indigenous and European styles. The course will cover music from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad/Tobago, Jamaica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Peru.

Please note that this course does not count towards the master's degree music history requirement or doctoral minor in music history, but can count towards Other Required Credits or potentially major field electives (if approved by your department chairperson). It can also count towards the diploma program music course requirement (for PD and AD students).

[4] Jazz Literature course offerings planned for the next several years

The Jazz Studies department plans to offer the Jazz Literature Courses (MUS-M 591, MUS-M 592, MUS-M 593, and MUS-M 594) on the following schedule. This information can be useful for Jazz Studies majors, minors, and other students interested in taking these classes for the Other Required Credits requirement or as an elective.

Please note that theses classes DO NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement.

Fall 2018:
M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
M594: Big Band Jazz

Spring 2019:
no courses offered

Summer 2019:
M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Fall 2019:
M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
M594: Big Band Jazz

Spring 2020:
M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Summer 2020:
M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2020:
M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
M594: Big Band Jazz

Spring 2021:
M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Summer 2021:
M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Resources you might want to know about

[5] 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/.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

June 21, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music

[2] Jazz Literature course offerings planned for the next several years

Reminders

[3] Registration for Fall 2018

[4] Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2018 and Auto-W Deadline for summer courses that started on June 4

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

Resources you might want to know about

[6] IU 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] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music

The department would like to announce a course, MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music.

The purpose of the course is to trace the development of musical traditions in the Caribbean and Latin America and develop proficiency in the playing and understanding of these different styles/genres. We will also promote discussion of issues regarding the formation musical styles that sprang forth out of cultural, socio-political and at times, economic forces.

Course materials are selected from the repertoire of art, folk and popular music traditions and analysis of 20th and 21st century developments such as mass media, the Internet, the recording industry, the convergence of African, Middle Eastern, Indigenous and European styles. The course will cover music from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad/Tobago, Jamaica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Peru.

Please note that this course does not count towards the master's degree music history requirement or doctoral minor in music history, but can count towards Other Required Credits or potentially major field electives (if approved by your department chairperson). It can also count towards the diploma program music course requirement (for PD and AD students).

[] Jazz Literature course offerings planned for the next several years

The Jazz Studies department plans to offer the Jazz Literature Courses (MUS-M 591, MUS-M 592, MUS-M 593, and MUS-M 594) on the following schedule. This information can be useful for Jazz Studies majors, minors, and other students interested in taking these classes for the Other Required Credits requirement or as an elective.

Please note that theses classes DO NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement.

Fall 2018:
M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
M594: Big Band Jazz

Spring 2019:
no courses offered

Summer 2019:
M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Fall 2019:
M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
M594: Big Band Jazz

Spring 2020:
M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Summer 2020:
M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2020:
M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
M594: Big Band Jazz

Spring 2021:
M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Summer 2021:
M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Reminders

[3] Registration for fall 2018

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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 One.IU. 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] Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2018 and Auto-W Deadline for summer courses that started on June 4

Any schedule changes for summer 2018 need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

The deadline for a 50% refund of tuition for classes that started on June 4 and go through July 13 and for second eight week classes (which go from June 4 to July 27) is Sunday, June 17. After that, there will be no refund for dropped classes for those sessions.

The Auto-W Deadline for classes that last from June 4 to July 13 is Monday, June 25.

The Auto-W Deadline for classes that last from June 4 to July 27 is Tuesday, July 3.

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) 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 One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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. 

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

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 until the end of the first week of fall classes.

[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 Summer or Fall 2018.

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 and MME: 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

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.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] IU tentative 9 year calendar

This page has the planned dates for the next 9 years for IU's fall, spring, summer, and holiday dates. http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

June 13, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2018 and Auto-W Deadline for summer courses that started on June 4

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[3] Registration for Fall 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Counseling and Psychological Services offerings for June 2018

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] Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2018 and Auto-W Deadline for summer courses that started on June 4

Any schedule changes for summer 2018 need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

The deadline for a 50% refund of tuition for classes that started on June 4 and go through July 13 and for second eight week classes (which go from June 4 to July 27) is Sunday, June 17. After that, there will be no refund for dropped classes for those sessions.

The Auto-W Deadline for classes that last from June 4 to July 13 is Monday, June 25.

The Auto-W Deadline for classes that last from June 4 to July 27 is Tuesday, July 3.

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) 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 One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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. 

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

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 until the end of the first week of fall classes.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] 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 Summer or Fall 2018.

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 and MME: 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

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

[3] Registration for fall 2018

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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 One.IU. 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

[4] Counseling and Psychological Services offerings for June 2018

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offerings for June 2018. For more details, visit their web site at: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/index.shtml.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION PRACTICE SESSIONS - FREE drop-in workshops at CAPS! Mondays 10-10:45am & Thursdays 1:30-2:15pm. We'll teach you various ways to practice "Mindfulness", a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more! Bring a friend! FREE!

DISARMING DEPRESSION - Starts Thursday June 7, 1:00-2:00PM at CAPS!
About 1 in 4 individuals experience Depression at some point in their lives. In this group, we will examine how our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence our mood, and we'll work to navigate our depressive experiences through the development of coping strategies. Each session will consist of an education component and time for each group member to process how the material relates to their personal experience. Through the use of Mindfulness, group members will learn how staying in the here-and-now can be a valuable strategy toward working through their depression. Call (812) 855-5711 for more info. about joining this group. $15 per session.

SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS SERVICES
You are not alone. The Sexual Assault Crisis Service is here to help any member of the Indiana University community who has experienced an assault. We work with men and women, gay and straight, students, faculty, staff, and family members.

If you or someone you know has been assaulted, call the Sexual Assault Crisis Service Line at (812) 855-8900 for immediate assistance. Our specially trained counselors are ready to respond 24 hours a day.

More information at http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/services/sexual-assault.shtml.

AFTER-HOURS CRISIS TELEPHONE LINES:
IU students, faculty, staff, or concerned parents can call the after-hours crisis line anytime CAPS is closed to consult with a counselor about a student of concern. Simply call CAPS at (812) 855-5711, option 1.

The Sexual Assault Crisis Line is also available 24-hours per day at (812) 855-8900.

Indiana University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
600 N. Jordan Avenue, 4th floor
Bloomington, IN 47405-3191
(812)855-5711
(812)855-8447 Fax

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

May 30, 2018

Reminders

[1] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018

[2] Registration for Summer 2018 - procedure change

[3] MUS-X 2 Piano Accompaying for Summer 2018

[4] Job openings for student tutors in Writing Tutorial Services

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Summer grades and grade point average

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

Reminders

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration started Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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 One.IU. 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] Registration for Summer 2018 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 4, 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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

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.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

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 4. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 4.

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in.

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 up until the end of the first week of the fall semester.

[3] MUS-X 2 Piano Accompanying in Summer 2018

If you are a piano major enrolled for summer (or are interested in enrolling for summer) and would like to enroll in MUS-X 2, please contact Prof. Anne Epperson right away at: epp303@indiana.edu. Non-piano majors who are experienced piano players are also welcome to contact Prof. Epperson and, if there are openings, can audition to potentially be authorized to enroll.

A limited number of students enrolling in MUS-X 2 will get a 1 credit scholarship (which they can use to pay for another course during the summer session). There are only a limited number of scholarships, so tell Prof. Epperson if you are interested in the summer ensemble scholarship as soon as possible.

MUS-X 2 will last from June 4 to July 13.

[4] Job openings for student tutors in Writing Tutorial Services

Dear Graduate Students,

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS), the IUB writing center, is seeking graduate student tutors for fall 2018. WTS graduate tutors work a minimum of 10 hours per week and are paid $13.50 per hour.

As WTS Director, I hope to hire graduate students from across the disciplines who are strong writers and who will be friendly and approachable when working with other writers. Because students who visit WTS are a widely diverse group-in terms of ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, race, and gender-I encourage applications from graduate students who reflect this diversity.

To apply, please email the following documents to javogt@indiana.edu:
• A cover letter describing your teaching/tutoring experience and listing the disciplines for which you would be comfortable tutoring writing
• A resume or CV
• A brief (3-4 page) writing sample

If you have questions or need more information, please email javogt@indiana.edu or call WTS at 812-855-6738. Thank you, jav

Jo Ann Vogt
WTS Director

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Summer grades and grade point average

Please note that the policy for semester grade point average (that you must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher) applies for the summer session just as it does for fall or spring. That means that if you are taking only one class, you need to earn a grade of "B" or higher in order to get that minimum grade point average, even if your degree requirement allows a lower passing grade. Not meeting this minimum grade point average can have serious consequences, so pay attention to this policy. Every course you take in the summer counts towards your summer grade point average (even if the classes meet in different summer session periods).

Details on Academic Standing policies are here: http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2017-2018/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

May 23, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] MUS-X 2 Piano Accompaying for Summer 2018

[2] Job openings for student tutors in Writing Tutorial Services

Reminders

[3] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018

[4] Registration for Summer 2018 - procedure change

[5] Volunteer opportunity for free voice lessons

[6] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28

Resources you might want to know about

[7] OASIS Alcohol and Drug Information 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-X 2 Piano Accompanying in Summer 2018

If you are a piano major enrolled for summer (or are interested in enrolling for summer) and would like to enroll in MUS-X 2, please contact Prof. Anne Epperson right away at: epp303@indiana.edu. Non-piano majors who are experienced piano players are also welcome to contact Prof. Epperson and, if there are openings, can audition to potentially be authorized to enroll.

A limited number of students enrolling in MUS-X 2 will get a 1 credit scholarship (which they can use to pay for another course during the summer session). There are only a limited number of scholarships, so tell Prof. Epperson if you are interested in the summer ensemble scholarship as soon as possible.

MUS-X 2 will last from June 4 to July 13.

[2] Job openings for student tutors in Writing Tutorial Services

Dear Graduate Students,

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS), the IUB writing center, is seeking graduate student tutors for fall 2018. WTS graduate tutors work a minimum of 10 hours per week and are paid $13.50 per hour.

As WTS Director, I hope to hire graduate students from across the disciplines who are strong writers and who will be friendly and approachable when working with other writers. Because students who visit WTS are a widely diverse group-in terms of ethnicity, nationality, language, religion, race, and gender-I encourage applications from graduate students who reflect this diversity.

To apply, please email the following documents to javogt@indiana.edu:
• A cover letter describing your teaching/tutoring experience and listing the disciplines for which you would be comfortable tutoring writing
• A resume or CV
• A brief (3-4 page) writing sample

If you have questions or need more information, please email javogt@indiana.edu or call WTS at 812-855-6738. Thank you, jav

Jo Ann Vogt
WTS Director

Reminders

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration started Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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 One.IU. 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] Registration for Summer 2018 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 4, 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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

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.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

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 4. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 4.

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in.

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 up until the end of the first week of the fall semester.

[5] Volunteer opportunity for free voice lessons

This message is from Prof. Brian Horne. Please contact him directly.

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Students would receive eight free voice lessons beginning the week of May 14 and ending June 18. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu as soon as possible.

[6] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 29 at 8 am.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] OASIS Alcohol and Drug Information Center

Do you or someone close to you have a drinking or drug problem? Consider a visit to OASIS. "OASIS is a safe, judgment-free campus alcohol and drug information center."

https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/oasis/.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

May 16, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Summer 2018 - procedure change

[2] Volunteer opportunity for free voice lessons

[3] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28

Reminders

[4] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Fullbright-Hays DDRA Information Session

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] Registration for Summer 2018 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 4, 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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

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.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

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 4. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 4.

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in.

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 up until the end of the first week of the fall semester.

[2] Volunteer opportunity for free voice lessons

This message is from Prof. Brian Horne. Please contact him directly.

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Students would receive eight free voice lessons beginning the week of May 14 and ending June 18. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu as soon as possible.

[3] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 29 at 8 am.

Reminders

[4] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration started Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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 One.IU. 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] Fullbright-Hays DDRA Information Session

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Information Session
12:00pm Monday, May 21
Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn 200)
*followed by breakout individual consultation with GradGrants Center staff until 2:00 p.m.*
The session will be live-streamed on the GradGrants Center website
and recorded (contact gradgrnt@indiana.edu for info)

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

 

Announcements from past academic years