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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

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Artist Diploma and Performer Diploma, Solo Performance Recitals Policies

General recital information

For more information regarding recital guidelines and scheduling, review the JsoM Scheduling Office homepage, or contact the JSoM Scheduling Office (musched [at] indiana [dot] edu or 812-856-8200).

Performer Diploma, Solo Performance (PDSP) students are eligible for the Performer's Certificate, which is awarded as a special recognition of musical understanding and technical proficiency demonstrated in recital. See here for more information about the Performer's Certificate.


Recitals must take place in public spaces in Bloomington, announced to and open to the public.


Recitals ordinarily take place during the fall or spring semesters according to deadlines specified in the scheduling policies. Recitals may take place during the second summer session if a hearing can be arranged and if faculty members are available to attend the recital.

Pre-Recital Hearing (all Performer Diploma recitals)

A pre-recital hearing is required for all Performer Diploma recitals. At the discretion of the faculty, other recitals may also be given a hearing. A hearing must be scheduled so that it can be completed and the recital performed within the published deadlines; it is the student's responsibility to arrange a hearing and to meet the deadlines. Students may perform a hearing in the summer with the approval of the department chair if faculty members are available. A hearing is valid for 60 days.

A pre-recital hearing is not required for Artist Diploma (AD) recitals.


Recital repertory is subject to approval by a student's teacher or committee following any guidelines published by the department. Appropriate repertory for chamber music recitals is specified by departments. Recital repertory may not be repeated for degree or diploma credit.


The grade for a PDSP recital is assigned by the teacher, who hears the recital in person. An organ recital grade is based on a recital hearing.

AD recitals are attended and graded in person by the three members of a student's AD committee (see below). If a committee member (other than the student's teacher) is unable to attend, he or she and the student must arrange for a substitute from inside or outside the major department, as appropriate.

All recital grades are reported in writing to the director of graduate studies. A minimum grade of A- is required for PD and AD recitals.

Artist Diploma committee (AD only)

Students in the AD program should request the appointment of a committee consisting of three members of the faculty. The chair of the committee should be the student's principal teacher; the second member should be a member of the faculty in the student's department; the third should be a member of the faculty outside the student's department.

The committee must be established before the first recital is scheduled.

Recording (AD only)

AD recitals must be recorded by the Department of Audio Engineering and Sound Production for the Music Library when they take place in a Jacobs School of Music venue. A recording of equivalent quality must be provided to the Music Library by the student when an AD recital is performed in a non-Music School venue.

Assisting performers

Recitals may include the participation of no more than 13 assisting performers and a conductor. All must be available for a hearing, if required. Participation by assisting performers must not interfere with their lessons, ensemble assignments, or academic responsibilities. Chamber music credit is available to the assisting performers only if they have registered and arranged specifically for that credit. Special rules apply to conducting, composition, and jazz studies recitals that use Jacobs School of Music ensembles or specially-assembled groups; consult the appropriate department for information.


Recitals have minimum and maximum lengths, which are displayed in the Jacobs School of Music Bulletin, and in the JSoM Scheduling Office.