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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 (Collin Lewis), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Janis Cooper Parker), Doctoral Clerk

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Master of Music in Composition—Thesis

MM students in composition write an original composition as a thesis. 

Students should submit the Program Completion Application no later than the beginning of the semester in which they plan to graduate. (Graduation information)

Step 1: Compose the Thesis

Write the thesis and program notes in consultation with your teacher and in accordance with these formatting guidelines.

Step 2: Teacher Approval

Once the thesis is completed to the satisfaction of your teacher, prepare the signature page and have it signed by your teacher.

If you will be submitting a bound printed copy, print the signature page on the same paper as used for final submission and include the signed signature page where indicated in the formatting guidelines.

If submitting electronically, ask your major field teacher to email the Music Graduate Office with his approval of the final version of the thesis.

Step 3: Final Submission

Prepare the final copy and submit it as outlined below:

The thesis must be completed to the satisfaction of your teacher at least two weeks before the end of the term in which you wish to graduate.  Submission during the summer is possible, but only with approval of your thesis director.