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We are in the eAdd/eDrop period for schedule adjustment.  See here for more details.

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Contact the Music Graduate Office

Office Location
East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Mailing Address
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Hours: 8 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
Phone: 812-855-1738Phone

E-mail: musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu

musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Eric Isaacson), Director 
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Laurie Staring), 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 2019

September 18, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] History Harvest

Reminders

[2] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

[3] Immunization for first semester students

[4] Reminders for International Students

[5] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2020

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

[7] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Writing Tutorial 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] History Harvest

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity and the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities (IDAH) presents:

History Harvest
First Thursdays, October 3, 5:00-8:00 pm

Not everything that's important in our history makes it into museums or gets preserved. Our First Thursday History Harvest is designed to change that. Do you have something--an object, a memory, a place--that reflects your identity and sense of belonging, and how that connects you to your home, to your family or to IU? Bring your object and the story that goes with them, and we'll help you preserve it in digital form, ask you a few questions about your contribution, and add it to a collection of items that help tell the story of IUB from many different perspectives.

Have a photo? A tattoo? A diary? A backpack? A letter? A map? War memorabilia? Family or cultural heirlooms?

To sign -up: https://forms.gle/rEqJJyPmxJLdA8RW6

Reminders

[2] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

[3] 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 Med+Proctor 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://usss.iu.edu/student-records/immunization/index.html has detailed information about this policy.

[4] Reminders for International Students

Please remember that your main source for details regarding CPT, OPT, your deadlines, travel, and more is the Office of International Services. Their contact information is here: https://ois.iu.edu/connect/contact.html and their web site has detailed information on many topics that are of value to you: https://ois.iu.edu/index.html.

If you ever need to fill out a form for OIS that requests your department/school advisor name and email address, you need to list me (Sara Erbes, serbes@indiana.edu). OIS wants me to fill out their forms when you need advisor support or approval. Listing me from the beginning will speed up the processing of whatever you are trying to do.

[5] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2020

If this fall (2019) 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 9 and 10, 2020 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2020 semester is your second semester of enrollment. Again, this is in the week BEFORE the spring semester starts.

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 on the afternoon of Friday, January 10. If the spring 2020 semester is your second semester, January 10 will be your only opportunity to retake any diction exams.

The spring 2020 semester will start on Monday, January 13.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

[6] 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 have completed a minimum of four semesters of private lessons at the college level will be considered to have met this requirement. If you believe you have met this requirement through this particular option, please check your Academic Advisement Report to make sure that it shows that you performance proficiency is satisfied. If it does not say "Satisfied," let me know and we can figure out whether that is a mistake or whether you have not met the requirement 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. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. 

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.

[7] 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

[8] Writing Tutorial Services

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) offers students one-on-one help with any phase of the writing process-from brainstorming to revising the final draft. When you visit WTS, you'll find a tutor who is a sympathetic and helpful reader of your prose.

WTS tutors can benefit IU Bloomington students with any writing background on any type of academic writing, including:

  • Brainstorming
  • Outlining
  • Identifying patterns of error*
  • Content
  • Formatting
  • Revising

Students are encouraged to come in with specific questions at any stage of the writing process.

*Please note that WTS tutors will not edit your paper, but they can teach you strategies for editing your own work.

More details: https://wts.indiana.edu/

 

September 11, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Immunization for first semester students

[2] Reminders for International Students

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2020

[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, September 2 (reminder)

[7] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

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

[9] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

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 Med+Proctor 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://usss.iu.edu/student-records/immunization/index.html has detailed information about this policy.

[2] Reminders for International Students

Please remember that your main source for details regarding CPT, OPT, your deadlines, travel, and more is the Office of International Services. Their contact information is here: https://ois.iu.edu/connect/contact.html and their web site has detailed information on many topics that are of value to you: https://ois.iu.edu/index.html.

If you ever need to fill out a form for OIS that requests your department/school advisor name and email address, you need to list me (Sara Erbes, serbes@indiana.edu). OIS wants me to fill out their forms when you need advisor support or approval. Listing me from the beginning will speed up the processing of whatever you are trying to do.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2020

If this fall (2019) 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 9 and 10, 2020 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2020 semester is your second semester of enrollment. Again, this is in the week BEFORE the spring semester starts.

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 on the afternoon of Friday, January 10. If the spring 2020 semester is your second semester, January 10 will be your only opportunity to retake any diction exams.

The spring 2020 semester will start on Monday, January 13.  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 have completed a minimum of four semesters of private lessons at the college level will be considered to have met this requirement. If you believe you have met this requirement through this particular option, please check your Academic Advisement Report to make sure that it shows that you performance proficiency is satisfied. If it does not say "Satisfied," let me know and we can figure out whether that is a mistake or whether you have not met the requirement 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. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. 

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.

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, September 2

Starting Monday, September 2, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, 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, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, 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 September 2 and October 27, 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] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

[8] 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.

[9] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship

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 for this year's application process and deadline are here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/FFTF-Applicant-and-Host-Guidelines-2018.pdf#Future%20Faculty%202018.

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:

"The Office of Disability Services for Students is dedicated to ensuring that students with disabilities have the tools, support services, and resources that allow equal access and reasonable accommodations to be successful at Indiana University Bloomington.

"We work with you and appropriate university personnel to offer equal access to learning, educate the IU Bloomington community about diversity and inclusion, and link you to essential resources for success."

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

 

September 4, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 2 (reminder)

[2] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

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

Reminders

[5] Program Completion Application

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions

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

Resources you might want to know about

[8] 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] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 2

Starting Monday, September 2, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, 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, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, 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 September 2 and October 27, 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] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

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 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] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship

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 for this year's application process and deadline are here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/FFTF-Applicant-and-Host-Guidelines-2018.pdf#Future%20Faculty%202018.

Reminders

[5] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2019 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2019, 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 20, 2019. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2019. 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.

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2019 semester will be held Wednesday, October 23, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 25, 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 2020; 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 2020; 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 2019 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 also contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, September 13 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 2019 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 13, 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 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, October 11.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 16 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed, but can work with the accompanying office to get that accompanist (email pianoacc@indiana.edu).
 
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).

[7] 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/PDF-Files/Grant-in-Aid-PhD-2019-201.pdf.

When you apply, you must submit your application to the Music Graduate Office by Monday, October 7, 2019. 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

[8] 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/

 

August 28, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, September 1

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 2

[3] Program Completion Application

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[7] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

[8] A few notes for new students

[9] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

[10] Doctoral Information Sessions

Resources you might want to know about

[11] 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, September 1 (reminder)

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, September 1 (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, September 1.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 30 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, September 1, 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, September 2, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on September 2.  Read the next section of the announcements for details.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (August 29) at around 4 pm.  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, August 30, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

If you will be changing the number of credits hours on a variable credit course (lessons, final project, dissertation, etc.), this must be completed by September 1. You cannot simply update the credit hours after the first week of classes, instead you will have to drop your original enrollment and add a new enrollment, pay a late drop fee, and also will not get a full refund of the tuition for what you drop. Many students assume that changing their lesson credits in the second week of classes or later is not an issue, but it can be VERY expensive if you make that change after the first week of classes. Also, if you make the change before the end of the first week of classes, be sure to use the "edit" option in order to make the adjustment.

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 2

Starting Monday, September 2, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, 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, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, 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 September 2 and October 27, 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 2019 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2019, 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 20, 2019. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2019. 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 2019 semester will be held Wednesday, October 23, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 25, 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 2020; 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 2020; 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 2019 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 also contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, September 13 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 2019 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 13, 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 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, October 11.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 16 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed, but can work with the accompanying office to get that accompanist (email pianoacc@indiana.edu).
 
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).

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

The Music Graduate Office (and most IU administrative offices) will be CLOSED on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day. We will re-open at 8 am on Tuesday, September 3.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[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/PDF-Files/Grant-in-Aid-PhD-2019-201.pdf.

When you apply, you must submit your application to the Music Graduate Office by Monday, October 7, 2019. 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

[7] 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.

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Wednesday, August 28 from 6:30 to 8 pm in MA452 (in the round building).

Piano and String majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 30 from 2:30 to 4 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Wind and percussion majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 30 from 5 to 6:30 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 13).

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

[8] 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 30.

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 9, 2020. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[9] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

We have been asked to share the following course announcement. This course could count for the master's and doctoral Other Required Credits general electives requirement or for the diploma music course requirement. It will NOT count towards the master's degree music history requirement. If you are interested in taking this class but aren't sure if it will count for your degree, send me an email at serbes@indiana.edu.

MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music (3 cr)
Class number: 12780
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:10-11:00 a.m., MA006
Instructor: Wayne Wallace

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 20 th and 21 st 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.

[10] Doctoral Information 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 25, 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/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-66618923995

 

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 11, 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/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-second-year-students-tickets-66619244955

 

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., September 4, 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/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-third-or-later-year-students-tickets-66619471633

Resources you might want to know about

[11] 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/ is the GradGrants Center website. You can email gradgrnt@indiana.edu to schedule an individual funding search appointment or grant proposal review session.

August 22, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, September 1

[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

[3] A few notes for new students

[4] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Information Sessions

Reminders

[6] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

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, September 1

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, September 1 (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, September 1.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 30 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, September 1, 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, September 2, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on September 2.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting September 2 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (August 29) at around 4 pm.  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, August 30, 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.

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Wednesday, August 28 from 6:30 to 8 pm in MA452 (in the round building).

Piano and String majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 30 from 2:30 to 4 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Wind and percussion majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 30 from 5 to 6:30 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 13).

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 me at serbes@indiana.edu.

Remember that you want to have your fall schedule finalized by Friday, August 30.

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 9, 2020. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[4] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

We have been asked to share the following course announcement. This course could count for the master's and doctoral Other Required Credits general electives requirement or for the diploma music course requirement. It will NOT count towards the master's degree music history requirement. If you are interested in taking this class but aren't sure if it will count for your degree, send me an email at serbes@indiana.edu.

MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music (3 cr)
Class number: 12780
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:10-11:00 a.m., MA006
Instructor: Wayne Wallace

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 20 th and 21 st 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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Information 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 25, 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/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-66618923995

 

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 11, 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/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-second-year-students-tickets-66619244955

 

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., September 4, 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/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-third-or-later-year-students-tickets-66619471633

Reminders

[6] 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 14), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 30. 

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 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on February 1, 2020.

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.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] IU Tentative 9 Year Calendar

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.

 

Announcements for Summer 2019

July 24, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Changes to the Music Graduate Office staff

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2019

[3] Final grades for summer 2019 courses

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Reminder - Drop off Community Book Fair items before August 1

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] Changes to Music Graduate Office staff

The Music Graduate Office is sad to say goodbye to Collin Lewis, who has been the office Student Services Assistant for the last two years. Collin is leaving Bloomington to continue his clarinet studies at Bard. He has been a wonderful part of the office. We will miss him and wish him all the best. Collin's last day in the office will be Monday, July 29.

As we bid Collin a fond farewell, we are delighted to introduce Laurie Staring, who will take over at the reception desk. Laurie is no stranger to the Jacobs School of Music. She has a bachelor's degree in voice from IU and, after completing a master's degree at the New England Conservatory, returned to Jacobs for doctoral studies. Laurie maintains a private voice studio in Bloomington and comes to us from a similar position in the chemistry department. Laurie will be in the office beginning Thursday this week.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/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.

[3] Final grades for summer 2019 courses

Summer grades will not be posted until Thursday, July 25 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 10 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, July 31. At that point you can view your grades on the Student Center at www.One.IU.edu. This means that you won't see your summer grades for courses that end on July 19 until July 25 at the earliest, and that the grades won't be final and official until July 31.

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.

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Reminder - Drop off Community Book Fair items before August 1

Hello, all:

Just in case you were interested in passing on your old books, CDs, games, etc., this is a friendly reminder that the deadline for donating is August 1st. Please join me in collecting items for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank's Bloomington Community Book Fair!

What: drop off gently used books, games, CDs, DVDs, records, puzzles (no magazines/textbooks)
When: now through August 1, any time the Band Office is open (M-F from 8-12 and 1-5)
Where: M153 - in the Simon Music Center BAND OFFICE - on same floor as the library and concession stand
Who: Spread the word to students and others who might be moving.

This is a CWA Local 4730-sponsored event, the union for the support staff.

Thanks,
Claire Tafoya
Office Services
Jacobs School of Music Dept. of Bands
Simon Music Center M153
812-855-1372

 

July 18, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] Final grades for summer 2019 courses

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2019

[3] The Music Graduate Office will close early on Monday, July 22

Resources you might want to know about

[4] 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] Final grades for summer 2019 courses

Summer grades will not be posted until Thursday, July 25 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 10 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, July 31. At that point you can view your grades on the Student Center at www.One.IU.edu. This means that you won't see your summer grades for courses that end on July 19 until July 25 at the earliest, and that the grades won't be final and official until July 31.

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.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/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.

[3] Music Graduate Office will close early on Monday, July 22

The Music Graduate Office will close at 2:30 pm on Monday, July 22. We will re-open at the normal time on Tuesday, July 23 at 8 am.

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Official transcripts and diplomas

If you want to order an official transcript showing your summer 2013 grades, wait until after July 31 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 19). 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.

 

July 11, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] The Music Graduate Office will close early on Monday, July 22

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2019

[3] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2019

[4] New Way to Meet the Performance Proficiency Requirement

[5] Elimination of the Doctoral Styles requirement

Resources you might want to know about

[6] July Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL) activities

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 close early on Monday, July 22

The Music Graduate Office will close at 2:30 pm on Monday, July 22. We will re-open at the normal time on Tuesday, July 23 at 8 am.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/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.

[3] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2019

If you are planning to finish your program in Summer or Fall 2019, 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 20, 2019 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2019. 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 19.

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.

[4] New Way to Meet the Performance Proficiency Requirement

The following applies only to those master's and doctoral students who have not met the performance proficiency requirement.

Students in non-performance areas (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.

A new method of showing proficiency has been approved: Students who have completed a minimum of four semesters of private lessons at the college level will be considered to have met this requirement. (Other methods of demonstrating proficiency are listed at the bottom of this page from the Bulletin: https://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2018-2019/graduate/proficiency-examinations/index.shtml.)

If you have not yet met the performance proficiency requirement and feel that you could by this new method, and you have not already heard from me, please write to me at serbes@indiana.edu. I will confirm if you have met the proficiency requirement by checking the transcript(s) in your student file.

[5] Elimination of the Doctoral Styles requirement

The doctoral styles requirement has been eliminated, effective the coming academic year. For those of you who have already met the Styles requirement, congratulations on being part of the end of a long era. For those who have NOT already met the requirement, we are going to treat the fact that you have or will eventually satisfy the music theory and music history proficiencies (whether by the graduate entrance exam or the review courses) as meeting the Styles requirement outlined in your bulletin.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] July Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL) activities

Announcements
Here's what graduate students have to say about GTAP: https://blogs.iu.edu/citl/2019/06/05/gtap/#.XSYe9OhKhhF! Check out a recent blog post to read about the Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Program (GTAP). Participants of the program share their thoughts on the skills and leadership they have developed.

Workshops
Rubrics for Intensive Writing Assignments: https://citl.indiana.edu/events/event-registration.html?eventid=36cefe60-8576-48d0-8a18-71eb0f7a722b&scheduleid=0f19c721-d141-663d-04bd-ce46c140eca1. July 16th, 10:30 am - 12 pm. Well-designed rubrics make grading criteria transparent to students. Rubrics also make grading easier for instructors, particularly when grading longer written assignments. Participants are encouraged to bring rubrics and assignment sheets to workshop during the session.

Writing and Reflecting on Teaching Statements (webinar): https://citl.indiana.edu/events/event-registration.html?eventid=45c92857-632a-45d3-818a-25be08f524d7&scheduleid=eaaac5ae-c4b7-6e7b-27ce-42ae65d64491. July 18th, 1:30 - 3 pm. We will share strategies to reflect on teaching, as well as information about the qualities of effective statements of teaching philosophy. Participants read and analyze several statements and receive reflection guides for getting started on their own teaching statement.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Work: A Showcase by and for Graduate Students https://citl.indiana.edu/events/event-registration.html?eventid=f7e18f7c-ea88-466c-9dd7-a388de97b83a&scheduleid=f2f0bcc4-b9cc-6b01-d817-3ef43cea4beb. August 2nd, 2 - 3:30 pm. IUB graduate students will present their SoTL work followed by a time for general Q&A's with both the presenters and CITL staff.

July 3, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2019

[2] Music Graduate Office will be closed on July 4 and 5

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] New Way to Meet the Performance Proficiency Requirement

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Elimination of the Doctoral Styles requirement

Reminders

[5] Registration for Fall 2019

Resources you might want to know about

[6] 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] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2019

If you are planning to finish your program in Summer or Fall 2019, 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 20, 2019 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2019. 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 19.

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.

[2] Music Graduate Office will be closed on July 4 and 5

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. We will re-open on Monday, July 8 at 8 am.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] New Way to Meet the Performance Proficiency Requirement

The following applies only to those master's and doctoral students who have not met the performance proficiency requirement.

Students in non-performance areas (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.

A new method of showing proficiency has been approved: Students who have completed a minimum of four semesters of private lessons at the college level will be considered to have met this requirement. (Other methods of demonstrating proficiency are listed at the bottom of this page from the Bulletin: https://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2018-2019/graduate/proficiency-examinations/index.shtml.)

If you have not yet met the performance proficiency requirement and feel that you could by this new method, and you have not already heard from me, please write to me at serbes@indiana.edu. I will confirm if you have met the proficiency requirement by checking the transcript(s) in your student file.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Elimination of the Doctoral Styles requirement

The doctoral styles requirement has been eliminated, effective the coming academic year. For those of you who have already met the Styles requirement, congratulations on being part of the end of a long era. For those who have NOT already met the requirement, we are going to treat the fact that you have or will eventually satisfy the music theory and music history proficiencies (whether by the graduate entrance exam or the review courses) as meeting the Styles requirement outlined in your bulletin.

Reminders

[5] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/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

[6] 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

June 19, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for summer 2019 and Auto-W Deadline

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2019

Resources you might want to know about

[3] Minimum Grades

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 2019 and Auto-W Deadline

All schedule changes for summer will happen through the eAdd and eDrop systems. The following links have detailed instructions:

eAdd: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf
eDrop: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf
eDrop/eAdd pair: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.pdf

Any dropped class will have a late fee of $23. The deadline for a 50% refund of tuition for classes that started on June 10 and go through July 19 is Sunday, June 23. After that, there will be no refund for dropped classes for that sessions.

The Auto-W Deadline for classes that last from June 10 to July 19 is Monday, July 1.

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.  You do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop 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 make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 812-855-1738.

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.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/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

[3] Minimum Grades

The Jacobs School of Music lists minimum grades for each course requirement, but you can also find them on our web site at the following links:

For master's students: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersGrades.shtml>

For doctoral students: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docGrades.shtml.

For diploma studnets: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaGrades.shtml.

In addition to meeting the minimum grade requirement for each course, you also need to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher both for the summer session and cumulatively.

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 12, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for summer 2019

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2019

[3] Job opening in the Music Graduate Office

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] CAPS resources for June

[6] Collecting items for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank's Bloomington Community Book Fair

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 2019

All schedule changes for summer will happen through the eAdd and eDrop systems. The following links have detailed instructions:

eAdd: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf
eDrop: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf
eDrop/eAdd pair: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.pdf

Any dropped class will have a late fee of $23. If you drop a class that starts on Monday, June 10, you will get a 100% refund of tuition if you drop the class before Sunday, June 16. If you drop a class in the following week (June 17 to June 23), you will only receive a 50% refund of tuition. After that, you will receive no refund of tuition. Classes with other start dates have different refund deadlines. Contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/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.

[3] Job opening in the Music Graduate office

The Music Graduate Office is seeking a Student Services Assistant to begin work beginning around the last week of July. This is a full-time position. The position may be of interest to partners/spouses of current music students. Except for doctoral candidates, we cannot consider currently enrolled students. For more information about the position and a link to the application, please see: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/74919.

[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 Summer or Fall 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 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

[5] CAPS resources for June

Here are some of the resources available to you in June through the Counseling and Pscyhological Services (CAPS) office.

FREE Mindfulness Sessions:
FREE drop-in workshops Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am & Fridays 1:00-2:00pm at IU Health Center, 4th Floor. We'll lead you through a Mindfulness exercise, a research-based strategy to help reduce stress, anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more. Bring a friend!

FREE Dissertation Support:
Writing a dissertation can be stressful. We can help! Our FREE weekly group meets Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm and provides accountability, support and helpful strategies for procrastination, writer's block, negative thinking, working with advisors, and much more. Call (812) 855-5711 to find out more!

FREE Substance Use Sessions:
If you have concerns about your alcohol or marijuana use and are considering making a change, check out our FREE drop-in Mindfulness & Substance Use workshop Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm at IU Health Center, 4th Floor. Meditation and mindfulness have been shown to help reduce use. Contact Chris Engle cengle@indiana.edu for more info.

Try a Summer Group:
Group counseling can be MORE effective than one-on-one counseling for helping you with some concerns. Groups of 4-8 students and 1-2 counselors provide weekly support and feedback! Group sessions cost $15 - $17 for students who've paid the summer health fee, or $29-$35 for those who haven't. Call (812) 855-5711 for more info.

  • Disarm Depression - Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm. Learn how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence your mood and learn to navigate depressive experiences with new coping strategies.
  • Managing Your Emotions - Tuesdays, 2-3:30pm. This group teaches you how to feel more balanced and in control of your life. Selena Gomez even used this in her treatment! https://www.today.com/health/what-dbt-dialectical-behavior-therapy-selena-gomez-treatment-t139722
  • Committed Relationships - Mondays, 8-9:30am. Improve communication, intimacy and strengthen your relationship!
  • Interpersonal Groups - Work on relationship skills like self-esteem, assertiveness, social anxiety, and healthier conflict. We have groups for grad/returning students, men, and undergraduates.
  • Grad & Returning group- Thursday 2:30-4pm
  • Men's group - Wednesday 9-10am
  • Undergraduate group - TBD
  • Anger Management - Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm. This group can help you learn healthier ways to manage feelings of frustration and anger.
  • Our Take Back Your Life (sobriety) - Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm. If you're tired of how drinking or drug use are affecting you and you're ready to stop, this group is here to help you succeed.

IUB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS, http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/, call 812. 855.5711 to schedule an appointment. First two sessions in a given term are already covered by your student fees at no additional cost!

IUB Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS, https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/Sexual-Assault-Crisis-Service.shtml: the SACS team can be reached 24/7/365 at 812-855-8900. All SACS services, including counseling, are free.

[6] Collecting items for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank's Bloomington Community Book Fair

Hello, all:

Please join me in collecting items for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank's Bloomington Community Book Fair!

What: drop off gently used books, games, CDs, DVDs, records, puzzles (no magazines/textbooks)
When: now through August 1, any time the Band Office is open (M-F from 8-12 and 1-5)
Where: M153 - in the Simon Music Center BAND OFFICE - on same floor as the library and concession stand
Who: Spread the word to students and others who might be moving.

This is a CWA Local 4730-sponsored event, the union for the support staff.

Thanks,
Claire Tafoya
Office Services
Jacobs School of Music Dept. of Bands
Simon Music Center M153
812-855-1372

 

June 6, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Last chance to register for summer classes that start on June 10 without a late fee

[2] Job opening in the Music Graduate Office

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[4] Registration for Summer and Fall 2019

[5] Registration for Summer 2019 - procedure change

Resources you might want to know about

[6] 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

Announcements for All Students

[1] Last chance to register for summer classes that start on June 10 without a late fee

Sunday, June 9 is the last day that you can enroll for summer 2019 without a late fee. Instructions for registration (and special notes about summer enrollment) are in the reminder section of this email.

[2] Job opening in the Music Graduate office

The Music Graduate Office is seeking a Student Services Assistant to begin work beginning around the last week of July. This is a full-time position. The position may be of interest to partners/spouses of current music students. Except for doctoral candidates, we cannot consider currently enrolled students. For more information about the position and a link to the application, please see: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/74919.

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 Summer or Fall 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 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

[4] Registration for summer and fall 2019 (reminder)

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 20.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4195/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 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/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.

[5] Registration for Summer 2019 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 10, starting on Tuesday, May 14 we will be 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 as of May 14. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist after May 14.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 10 (or the day that class begins). And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes starting on June 10 (or the day that class begins).

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.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] 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: https://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2018-2019/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

May 22, 2019

Reminders

[1] Registration for Summer and Fall 2019

[2] Registration for Summer 2019 - procedure change

[3] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27

Resources you might want to know about

[4] 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

Reminders

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2019 (reminder)

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 20.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4195/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 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/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 2019 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 10, starting on Tuesday, May 14 we will be 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 as of May 14. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist after May 14.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins). And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins).

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] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 8 am.

Resources you might want to know about

[4] 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/ is the GradGrants Center website. You can email gradgrnt@indiana.edu to schedule an individual funding search appointment or grant proposal review session.

 

May 15, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Volunteer opportunity for free voice lessons

[2] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27

Reminders

[3] Registration for Summer and Fall 2019

[4] Registration for Summer 2019 - procedure change

Resources you might want to know about

[5] How to forward your IU email to another account

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] 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 13 and ending June 28. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu as soon as possible. At this time, there is only a need for female volunteers. However, the class will be offered again in the spring of 2020 and there will be a need for male and female volunteers at that time.

[2] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 8 am.

Reminders

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2019 (reminder)

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 20.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4195/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 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/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 2019 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 10, starting on Tuesday, May 14 we will be 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 as of May 14. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist after May 14.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins). And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins).

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.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] How to foward your IU email to another account

If you find it difficult to check your IU email regularly, but you do check another account more frequently, then you have the option of forwarding your IU email to another account. Details are here: https://kb.iu.edu/d/beoj. The most important thing is that you need to keep on checking your IU email (either through the IU email system or on your other account) regularly!

 

May 8, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Summer 2019 - procedure change

Reminders

[2] Registration for summer and fall 2019

[3] Final Grades for Spring 2019

Resources you might want to know about

[4] CAPS resources for May

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 2019 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 10, starting on Tuesday, May 14 we will be 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 as of May 14. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist after May 14.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins). And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins).

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.

Reminders

[2] Registration for summer and fall 2019 (reminder)

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 20.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4195/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 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/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.

[3] Grades for Spring 2019

Grades for spring 2019 will be final on Wedesday, May 8. At that time, you can view them on One.IU.edu in the Student Center. This page has more information: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html.

Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until May 8. 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.

When you register in a recital for a given semester and do not actually perform the recital that semester, you will receive a grade of "R", which stands for "Deferred". This does not affect your Grade Point Average. The grade of "R" will remain on your transcript until you do perform your recital. You do not need to perform the recital within a specific time of registering - for instance, if you registered in a recital course in Spring 2019 and do not perform that recital until the Spring 2021, that is not a problem (as long as you are still within your degree or program time limits). That "R" grade will stay on your transcript until you perform the recital in Spring 2021, then the grade will be changed to whichever grade you get on the recital. The most important thing is that you need to register in the recital course before you perform your recital. "R" grades are also assigned for final project/dissertation/piano essay credits until you are ready to graduate.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your grades for the spring semester.

Resources you might want to know about

[4] CAPS resources for May

Here are some of the resources given to student by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). For more information, visit their web site at: https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/.

Anxious? This step can reduce anxiety: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/262567.php#.Uc9tLy8o8bA.gmail.

Free Mindfulness Sessions:
FREE drop-in workshops Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am & Fridays 1:00-2:00pm at IU Health Center, 4th Floor. We'll lead you through a Mindfulness exercise, a research-based strategy to help reduce stress, anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more. Bring a friend!

FREE Dissertation Support:
Writing a dissertation can be stressful. We can help! Our FREE weekly group meets Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm and provides accountability, support and helpful strategies for procrastination, writer's block, negative thinking, working with advisors, and much more. Call us at (812) 855-5711 to find out more!

Substance Use Sessions:
If you have concerns about your alcohol or marijuana use and are considering making a change, check out our FREE drop-in Mindfulness & Substance Use workshop Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm at IU Health Center, 4th Floor. Meditation and mindfulness have been shown to help reduce use. Contact Chris Engle cengle@indiana.edu for more info.

Try a Summer Group:
Group counseling can be MORE effective than one-on-one counseling for helping with some concerns. Groups of 4-8 students and 1-2 counselors provide greater support and feedback!
Group sessions cost $15 - $17 for students who've paid the summer health fee, or $29-$35 for those who haven't.

  • Interpersonal Groups - Helps you work on relationship skills like self-esteem, assertiveness, social anxiety, and healthier conflict. We have groups for grad/returning students, men, and undergraduates. Call for dates/times.
  • Disarm Depression - Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm. Learn how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence your mood and learn to navigate depressive experiences with new coping strategies.
  • Managing Your Emotions - Tuesdays, 2-3:30pm. This group teaches you how to feel more balanced and in control of your life. Selena Gomez even used this in her treatment! https://www.today.com/health/what-dbt-dialectical-behavior-therapy-selena-gomez-treatment-t139722
  • Anger Management - Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm. This group can help you learn healthier ways to manage feelings of frustration and anger.
  • Our Take Back Your Life (sobriety) - Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm. If you're tired of how drinking or drug use are affecting you and you're ready to stop, this group is here to help you succeed.

 

 

Announcements from past academic years