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The Auto-W Deadline for fall 2017 is Sunday, October 22.  This is the last chance (in most cases) to drop a class from your fall schedule.  Click here for schedule adjustment information for fall semester

Registration for Spring 2018 will begin on Thursday, October 19.  We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets on Monday, October 16.  Click here for registration instructions.

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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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Fall 2002 and Spring 2003 Announcements

Here you will find recent e-mail announcements sent by the Graduate Office. Please 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; information on how to do this is available at http://kb.indiana.edu/data/adzy.html.

Spring 2003 Announcements

16 April 2003: To all graduate students

SSII AND SEPT./OCT. 2003 RECITAL SCHEDULING

TO: SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENTS

Recital Scheduling for Summer Session II, 2003 will begin on Monday, Apr. 21 for DM/AD recitals and Apr. 22 for MM, PD, Jr. and Sr. Recitals.

Recital Scheduling for September/October, 2003 will begin on Monday, Apr. 28 for DM/AD recitals and Apr. 29 for MM, PD, Sr. and Jr. Recitals

Scheduling will be done on a drop-in basis during regular office hours, and you will need a signed program in order to schedule your recital. Sample programs and instructions for preparing your program can be found on the bookshelf in Clouse's Lounge or online at http://php.indiana.edu/~recsched. Just follow the links for your degree.

DM/AD recital programs need only the signature of their teacher in order to schedule a recital date. Other committee members can sign after the date is scheduled.

MM, PD, Sr., and Jr. recital programs must be signed by the applied teacher.

If you will be rescheduling a recital which was previously cancelled, be sure to mention this when you come to schedule.

Scheduling Office Hours:

M,T,R,F: 8am-12n and 1pm-4pm
W: 9:30am-12n and 1pm-4pm

Dorothy Riggle
Recital Scheduling
M031A
(812)855-6000

If you are replying to this message, mailto:recsched@indiana.edu

16 April 2003: To all graduate students

Reminders from the Music Graduate Office

Graduate Students,

Here a few things to keep in mind as the Spring semester ends.

1. Don't forget to register for the summer II and/or fall semester as soon as possible. Courses are beginning to fill up, so it's better to register sooner rather than later. Remember that it takes 24 hours for the Music Graduate office to process program planning sheets.

2. If you are graduating this May or August, be sure that you have submitted an application for graduation to the Music Graduate Office. You can view your IUCARE (degree check) at www.insite.indiana.edu under the "Students" section to check that you have completed all of the necessary requirements for your degree (you can also see on your IUCARE whether you have turned in an application for graduation).

3. If you are an International student, be sure that your I-20 is in order with the International Services office (Franklin Hall 306) before the end of the semester.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns about registration or graduation.

11 April 2003: To all graduate students

Important Information about Fall registration

School of Music Graduate Students:

Registration for the fall semester began April 7. Don't wait until the last minute to register because it could cost you a lot of time and money with schedule adjustment and/or late registration fees, and because courses fill up quickly.

You should have already received your copy of the Schedule of Classes in the mail. If you did not receive your copy, check with the Office of the Registrar (Franklin Hall 100 or 855-0121). You can also view the Schedule of Classes and look up your registration appointment time on INSITE (http://insite.indiana.edu).

You can see information on School of Music courses on-line at http://www.indiana.edu/~deanfac/blfal03/mus/ if the instructor has chosen to post it. Look here for announcements, new courses, course Web pages and other information.

We suggest you read the information at the following link before filling out your Program Planning Sheet: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationTips.htm.

Program Planning Sheets are available outside the MARS office (MU 011). Remember there is a 24-hour processing time for the planning sheets once you turn them in to our office. After you pick up your processed Program Planning Sheet, you can register either on-line or on the phone after your assigned registration appointment time. See your Schedule of Classes for information about registration procedures and fees.

The Office of the Registrar has placed all students who are not compliant with the State's immunization policy on check list. BEING PLACED ON CHECK LIST PREVENTS YOU FROM REGISTERING UNTIL ALL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET. For information regarding the immunization policy, contact the Office of the Registrar or view the information on their Web site (http://registrar.indiana.edu/Services/immune.html).

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me. Be sure to register for the fall semester before you leave for summer vacation.

Sara Erbes

17 March 2003: To all graduate students

International Enhancement Grants

Graduate students,

 

The Office of International Programs has announced that they have International Enhancement Grants.  Please see the description below.  If you have any questions, contact the Office of International Programs.   International Enhancement Grants To help students pursue academic training which adds or enhances an international component of their graduate degree program. Training activities supported include: enrollment in a foreign language or an area studies course not offered at IU; participation in a structured international internship or a formal training program or workshop on an international topic.
Award: up to $2,000.
Deadlines: late October for spring; mid-February for summer; mid-April for fall.
Contact: Charlie Bankart, OIP, Franklin Hall 311, IU Bloomington;
Telephone: 812-855-7557; Fax: 812-855-8719; E-mail: cbankart@indiana.edu   If you are unable to open the attached announcement and application, go to the following website http://www.indiana.edu/~intlprog/ to get those forms.  

12 March 2003:  To all graduate students

Important information about Summer 2003 registration

School of Music Graduate Students:

Registration for the summer session begins March 26. You can turn in your program planning sheets as soon as you'd like for either the summer or fall. Don't wait until the last minute to register because it could cost you a lot of time and money with schedule adjustment and/or late registration fees, and because courses fill up quickly.

The Schedule of Classes was sent out several weeks ago. If you did not receive your copy, check with the Office of the Registrar (Franklin Hall 100 or 855-0121). You can also view the Schedule of Classes and look up your registration appointment time on INSITE (http://insite.indiana.edu).

You can see information on School of Music courses on-line at http://www.indiana.edu/~deanfac/blsu203/mus/ if the instructor has chosen to post it. Look here for announcements, new courses, course Web pages and other information.

We suggest you read the information at the following link before filling out your Program Planning Sheet: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationTips.htm.

Program Planning Sheets are available outside the MARS office (MU 011). Remember there is a 24-hour processing time for the planning sheets once you turn them in to our office. After you pick up your processed Program Planning Sheet, you can register either on-line or on the phone after your assigned registration appointment time. See your Schedule of Classes for information about registration procedures and fees.

The Office of the Registrar has placed all students who are not compliant with the State's immunization policy on check list. BEING PLACED ON CHECK LIST PREVENTS YOU FROM REGISTERING UNTIL ALL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET. For information regarding the immunization policy, contact the Office of the Registrar or view the information on their Web site (http://registrar.indiana.edu/Services/immune.html).

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me. The Music Graduate Office will be closed for the week of Spring Break (March 17 - 21), but we will try to check our email periodically during that time.

Sara Erbes

11 March 2003: To all masters and diploma students

Important information for International Students

Graduate students,

As you probably know, the Office of International Services has implemented SEVIS, a system designed to provide information on international students and their dependents. The new system and some new Federal regulations will affect School of Music students in a few ways we wanted you to be aware of.

1. Final recital timing. In the past, international diploma and master's degree students have been able to finish their coursework and then stay for an additional semester to finish a recital without registering in any courses. This will no longer be possible for students in the United States on a visa. International diploma and degree students who wish to be at IU to give a recital will have to be registered full-time during that semester, even if the only remaining requirement is the recital.

This does not affect summer sessions. A diploma or degree student who wishes to perform a recital in the summer session will not be required to enroll as long as the recital course was registered for during an earlier semester.

2. Address changes. All international students must keep their local address updated with IU, reporting any change of address within 10 days of moving.

3. Full-time enrollment. Students may not drop below full-time enrollment without permission from the Director of Graduate Studies and--especially--the office of International Student Services. It is essential to get this permission before you reduce your schedule.

The International Services office is offering information sessions with more details about the new regulations and how it may affect international students. To sign up for one of these session you can go to http://www.indiana.edu/~intlcent/ and click on "My OIS". After you log in you can get information about when the sessions are being held and you can sign up to attend one. We strongly advise all international students attend one of these sessions.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

11 March 2003: To all doctoral students

Important information for International Students

Dear doctoral students:

As you probably know, the Office of International Services has implemented SEVIS, a system designed to provide information on international students and their dependents. The new system and some new Federal regulations will affect School of Music students in a few ways we wanted you to be aware of.

1. Continuous registration. In the past, doctoral students who had completed their course work and who were working on qualifying exams had a one-year period in which they did not have to enroll. Beginning in the fall semester 2003, this will no longer be possible. Those in the United States on student visas will have to be continuously registered during the fall and spring semesters.

To meet this requirement, doctoral students who have completed their course work and who have applied to begin qualifying exams may enroll in a new 0-credit course, MUS G601, for two semesters. While doctoral students are working on exams this will be considered full-time enrollment. If the qualifying exam process takes more than 2 semesters, students needing more time will need to register in at least one hour of document or dissertation credit to maintain their status.

We will send out more information about the new 0-credit course with registration information. This course will available to any qualified doctoral student who would like to enroll in it, but it is not clear that other authorities (banks, lenders, etc.) will consider it to be full-time enrollment.

2. Address changes. All international students must keep their local address updated with IU, reporting any change of address within 10 days of moving.

3. Full-time enrollment. Students may not drop below full-time enrollment without permission from the Director of Graduate Studies and--especially--the office of International Student Services. It is essential to get this permission before you reduce your schedule.

The International Services office is offering information sessions with more details about the new regulations and how it may affect international students. To sign up for one of these session you can go to http://www.indiana.edu/~intlcent/ and click on "My OIS". After you log in you can get information about when the sessions are being held and you can sign up to attend one. We strongly advise all international students to attend one of these sessions.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

7 March 2003: To all graduate students

Scholarships for Summer 2003

Graduate Students,

Applications for scholarship for the Summer Festival, 2003 are now ready in the Office of Music Admission and Financial Aid, Merrill Hall Room 101. This application is for those who are planning to enroll in large ensembles and lessons for credit during the 2nd summer session. The application deadline is April 1st.

Office of Music Admission and Financial Aid
Merrill Hall 101
1201 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812 855-7998; Fax 812 856-6086

Contact the Office of Music Admission and Financial Aid if you have any questions about this email.

3 March 2003: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Graduate students,

The Auto-W Deadline for Spring Semester 2003 is Wednesday, March 12th (for semester sections). 

Before the Auto-W deadline you may drop a class with the permission of the department chair and the Dean (Music Graduate Office), and you will automatically receive a grade of "W".

After the Auto-W deadline: A student may withdraw from a course only with the permission of the instructor, department chair, and his or her dean.  You must obtain the instructor’s and chairperson’s signatures before returning to the Music Graduate Office for the Dean’s approval. (The chairperson’s signature is the signature of the chairperson of the department offering the course.)   This approval is normally given only for urgent reasons related to extended illness or equivalent distress.   After the Auto-W deadline, instructors may choose to give students either a “W” for withdrawal or an “F.”

Final Schedule Adjustment Authorization Forms are available in the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011).

Our office hours are 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions, please email (musgrad@indiana.edu), call (855-1738), or come by the office.

17 February 2003: To all doctoral students

Scheduling Summer Written Qualifying Exams

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam this Summer, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by March 14, 2003.

You do not have to reserve a specific date to take an exam this summer yet, but we need to know if you are planning to take a written exam so that we have time to request the exam questions from your Advisory Committee representatives before the majority of the faculty leaves for the Summer.

Don't forget that you need to submit a "Doctoral Written Qualifying Examination Request Form" before you can request to take any qualifying examination. See http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.html for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact Drew Schrader (855-1738 or musgrad@indiana.edu) if you have any questions about scheduling written exams.

31 January 2003: To all graduate students

Summer resident counselor jobs in International Studies

Graduate students,

The Center for the Study of Global Change is currently conducting a search for graduate students to serve as Residence Counselors for the International Studies High School Institute, which will run from Friday, July 11 to Saturday, July 26, 2003. Residence Counselors will be responsible for the health, welfare, and safety of all of the high school students participating in the Institute; they will receive a single room in Foster-Shea and live and eat in the dormitory (counselors will be officially on the job twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week during the program); they will participate in most of the Institute’s planned programs; and they will assist, as needed, in the details and smooth execution of the program. Counselors will also participate in several planning sessions prior to the Institute and will receive certification in basic First Aid. Counselors will receive a salary of $1,000 and free room and board during the Institute. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen to become a Residence Counselor.

Please send a letter of interest which highlights your international experience and academic interests as well as any high school student counselor experience; a copy of your CV/resume; and the contact information for at least two references. Send your application materials to:

Kenneth Steuer
Summer Institute Residence Counselor Search
Center for the Study of Global Change
Indiana University
201 North Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408-4001

Deadline for applications is Monday, April 1, 2003.

If you are interested in more information , please contact Kathy Gold by telephone at 855-0756 or by e-mail at kgold@indiana.edu.

31 January 2003: To all doctoral students

Teaching opportunity for graduate students

Doctoral students,

Collins Living Learning Center invites faculty and advanced graduate students to submit course proposals for undergraduates for Spring 04.

In Spring semesters Collins offers 3 cr hr seminar courses, 2 cr hr second 8-weeks service learning courses, and 1 cr hr arts options courses. All these kinds of courses are described on our web page: www.indiana.edu/~llc, look under prospective instructors. There you will find descriptions, examples, and course proposal forms.

Teaching a class at Collins is a rewarding experience—it is an opportunity to teach your “dream” course in a creative and supportive environment. Deadline for submissions if 5pm Friday, March 28, 2003. Please contact Carl Ziegler (Ziegler@indiana.edu 855-8905) if you need additional information

24 January 2003: To all students

2nd DM/AD Recitals and Non-degree Student Recitals during March/April

Scheduling for 2nd DM/AD Recitals will be on Fri., Feb. 7, in the scheduling office, M031a, during regular office hours: 8 am-12 noon; 1-4 pm.

Scheduling for Nondegree Student Recitals will be on Mon., Feb. 10, in the scheduling office, M031a, during regular office hours: 8 am-12 noon; 1-4 pm.

Appointments will not be necessary to schedule these recitals, but you will need to bring a program with you on those dates. If there are a lot of students who wish to schedule recitals at that time, there will be a sign-up sheet so that you can return later in the day.

If you have any questions, please email me at: mailto:recsched@indiana.edu

Dorothy Riggle
Recital Scheduling
M031A
(812)855-6000

22 January 2003: To all graduate students

Graduation Application reminder

Graduate Students,
 
If you are planning to graduate this May, you need to come by the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011) and fill out an application for graduation by Friday, February 7.  (You can also get the form from our website at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Graduation.html.)

You can usually look at your degree check (IUCARE) at the INSITE website (www.insite.indiana.edu) to make sure you have turned in your application. However, if you turned in your application during the past few weeks your IUCARE may not be updated yet.
 
Please contact us (musgrad@indiana.edu) if you have any questions.

17 January 2003: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Information Session

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/documents.

The meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 31 at 3:30 PM in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process. Dr. Daniel R. Melamed, Director of Graduate Studies, Sara Erbes, Graduate Academic Advisor, and Drew Schrader, Graduate Secretary, will be available to answer your questions.

No sign-up is necessary. We hope to see you there!

16 January 2003: To all graduate students

Writing and English Courses

The following is a message from Prof. David Lasocki.

Dear students,

This spring I am continuing to offer the following classes, to returning students or those joining us for the first time:

(1) English for Foreign Music Students
This course will review the most common areas of English in which foreign students experience problems: grammar, syntax, punctuation, and musical terminology.
Thursdays, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Room M263

(2) Writing about Music
This course will cover how to write well in various formats (bios, resumes, reviews, program notes, summaries and abstracts, analyses, essays, and papers). It should be suitable for both native speakers and foreign music students with a good command of written English. The course is being offered at alternate times, so that whether you are enrolled in choir or in orchestra, I hope you will be free to attend:
Mondays, 1:25-2:25 p.m., Room M298 OR
Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m., Room M263

Room M263 is in the Music Library (second floor, above the circulation desk). Room M298 is in the Music Library building, outside the library (second floor). The classes will begin during the SECOND week of the semester, to allow time for your schedules to settle.

These classes are informal (no charge, no need to sign up), although I do expect that students will make a commitment to attend for the entire semester.

Hope to see you in one (or more) of these classes.

With many thanks.

Yours,

David Lasocki, Ph.D.
Head of Reference Services, Cook Music Library, Indiana University
e-mail: lasocki@exchange.indiana.edu
phone: (812) 855-2971
fax: (812) 855-3843
Web site: php.indiana.edu/~lasocki
Mailing address: Cook Music Library, School of Music, Indiana University, 1201 E 3rd St, Bloomington IN 47405-7006, USA

15 January 2003: To all graduate students

From the Graduate office

We are pleased to welcome Drew Schrader as the new Graduate Secretary. Drew holds an undergraduate degree in English from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, where he was also a coach of the golf team.

He joins Angie Miller, Graduate Recorder, and Sara Erbes, Graduate Advisor, on the staff. Please stop by and say hello.

Prof. Daniel R. Melamed
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Music
Indiana University

14 January 2003: To all graduate students

Schedule Adjustment and Registration Reminder

SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT REMINDER

Friday, January 17, is the last day to make any schedule changes using the RegWeb system (www.regweb.indiana.edu). You will be charged a $6 per session schedule change fee when you change your schedule in RegWeb.  Remember that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for being enrolled full-time (at least 8 credits for Masters and Doctoral students, 9 credits for PD and AD students).

Friday, January 17 is also the last day to get a 100% refund on a dropped course.  

Starting Tuesday, January 21, you will need to get a Final Schedule Adjustment form from our office, collect various signatures, and take the form to the Registrar's office in order to change your schedule. There will be a $22 schedule adjustment fee charged per drop and per add.  That means that starting next week if you drop one class and add another you will have to pay $44 worth of schedule adjustment fees. If you drop a class during the week of January 21 you will receive only a 75% refund of your tuition fees. The Schedule of Classes and the Registrar Office's website (www.registrar.indiana.edu) both have information regarding Schedule Changes.

REGISTRATION REMINDER

For those of you who have not yet registered but want to take classes this Spring, you need to register by Friday, January 17.  You will be charged a late registration fee of $66. 

Remember that it takes 24 hours for our office to process your program planning sheet, so don't wait until the last minute to turn it in.

If you have any questions about registration or schedule changes, make an appointment to see me, stop by Merrill Hall 011, call 855-1738, or e-mail musgrad@indiana.edu.

13 January 2003: To all masters' and doctoral students

Educational Opportunity Fellowships

The University Graduate School offers Educational Opportunity Fellowships of $1500 to certain students to help support their graduate studies.

"The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply. . . .EOF stipends are $750 per semester. The fellowship entitles nonresident students to pay tuition at the resident rate for up to a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester. A possible summer award includes a $350 stipend and 6 credit hours."

Detailed information is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~grdschl/gmo/eof2000fly.htm; the application form is at http://www.indiana.edu/~grdschl/gmo/eof_app.doc.

If you are eligible and interested, please submit an application with all the supporting material (except the nomination from the School) by February 1, 2003 to the Office of Music Admission and Financial Aid.

8 January 2003: To all doctoral students

Written Qualifying  Exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this Spring, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Wednesday, January 15.

The only time the exam will be offered this Spring is on Saturday, January 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room M242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Fall 2002 Announcements

18 December 2002: To all graduate students

Last chance to register without late fees

Graduate students,

The registration period for Spring semester is almost over.  For those of you who have not yet registered but want to take classes this Spring, you need to register before January 10 to avoid late registration fees. 

Friday, January 17 will be the last day School of Music students will be eligible to register.

Remember that it takes 24 hours for our office to process your program planning sheet, so don't wait until the last minute to turn it in. Please note that the Music Graduate office will be closed from December 24 through January 3 for the holiday break.

If you have any questions about registration, make an appointment to see me, stop by Merrill Hall 011, call 855-1738, or e-mail musgrad@indiana.edu.

Sara Erbes

11 December 2002: To all graduate students

Artist Diploma Auditions for Spring, 2003

To all School of Music students:

Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring semester 2003 will be held Wednesday, March 5, 3.30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, March 7. Information about the AD program is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html.

Who must perform an audition

· Students new to the School of Music who begin the AD program in the spring semester.

· Current School of Music students in another program who would like to be considered for the AD program. Please note that starting this year, current students must first perform an audition for their department and be recommended by the department before they may perform an AD audition.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other School of Music programs

--Discuss your interest in the AD program with your teacher.

--Sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Wednesday, January 29.

--Contact the chair of your department to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

--Consult with your department chair about appropriate repertory for the audition. Prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair.

--Bring the approved program to the Graduate Office (MU011) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 21. If your department recommends you for the AD program, you will be scheduled for an audition.

All new AD students

--Sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Wednesday, January 29.

--Consult with your department chair about appropriate repertory for the audition. Prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair.

--Bring the approved program to the Graduate Office (MU011) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 21. You will be scheduled for an audition.

The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed. If you have questions or concerns about this process or about the Artist Diploma program, please contact the Graduate Office.

10 December 2002: To all masters and doctoral students

Foreign language and Area Studies Fellowships

Graduate students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who are studying foreign language or international/area studies may be eligible for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships.

Information is available at http://www.iub.edu/~global/flas.htm, and there will be an information session on Wednesday, December 18th at the Center for the Study of Global Change (201 North Indiana Avenue) at 1:00 PM.

9 December 2002: To all graduate students

Spring Proficiency exam schedule

The Graduate Entrance Exams (also called the proficiency exams) will be given this Spring on January 9 and 10. 

Thursday, January 9, 2003

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Sweeney Hall (M015 in the Simon Center Building)
Proficiency examination in Music History and Literature (this is for both M541 and M542)

Friday, January 10, 2003

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Sweeney Hall (M015 in the Simon Center Building)
Proficiency examination in Music Theory 
        9 - 10:00 a.m.  Aural Theory (T511)
        10 - 11:30 a.m. Written theory (T508)

Friday, January 10, 2003

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - individually assigned times
Proficiency examination in Sight Singing (T509)

You may sign up for this exam in the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011), by calling 855-1738, or by emailing   musgrad@indiana.edu.  You must sign up for an exam time by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8 if you want to take this exam.

You are eligible to take these exams only if you were a new student starting in Fall 2002 or if this Spring will be your first or second semester of enrollment.  The exams are required for Masters and Doctoral students only.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, or Written Theory exams.  You will simply need to bring a picture ID with you to the exam.  You do need to sign up for the Sight Singing exam.

Please note that if this Spring is your second semester of enrollment this will be your final opportunity to take the proficiency exams, so make your travel plans with this schedule in mind.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

4 December 2002: To all School of Music students

Reminder Letter from MA410

Hello (to all persons with instruments/accessories checked out from MA410)

As the end of this Fall semester draws near, its time to remember to return any instruments/accessories and keys that you may have checked out. All instruments/ accessories (checked out of MA410) must be turned in before the last weekday of classes (Friday, December 13, 2002).

If you wish to use an instrument/accessory over the break period (between fall and spring semesters), you will be assessed a $50 rental fee. This fee will be good from the period of time – December 20, 2002 until January 13, 2003.

If you wish to renew a current contract for spring semester only (not the break period described above), then you must do so before you leave for the break period. You must however turn in all instruments/accessories before you leave for home after the fall semester period.

If you do not turn in your instruments/accessories by December 13, 2002, then you will receive a fine of $60 (non refundable), and a $1 per calendar day until resolved

Please do not leave campus for the break period (Dec.20, 2002 – Jan. 13, 2003) without turning in your instrument/accessory or making arrangements to renew your contract for the break period.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Wilber England
Instrumental Rental - 855-8720 - englandw@indiana.edu

Partial Terms of Rental:
1. All Instruments/Accessories are to be returned in as issued condition at the end of the stated rental period or end of the current semester, whichever is earlier. If the instrument is damaged, dirty, or missing, MA410 must be notified at once. Charges may be assigned for repair, cleaning or replacement.
2. Except for IU School of Music sanctioned functions, NO instruments/accessories are to be taken from the Bloomington Campus without permission of MA410 (Break period – a rental period between Fall & Spring semesters being the exception).
3. All instruments/accessories required for concert wind bands will be secured through the band department – for all other School of Music needs, one can check out instruments/accessories from MA410.
4. Person using instrument/accessory must be person who checks out, signs contract and returns same.
5. A $60 fine (non refundable) will be assessed along with $1 per calendar day until resolved for any violation of contract terms. Continued violations will result in loss of use of instruments/accessories.
6. See also Official notices and detailed regulations as posted on bulletin board across from MA410.

21 November 2002: To all graduate students

Recital scheduling for Spring Semester, 2003

TO: School of Music Students

FROM: Dorothy Riggle, Recital Scheduling

SUBJECT: Scheduling for Spring Semester, 2003

Scheduling is currently being done for Jan. and Feb. recitals. If this is when you would like to give your recital, bring a signed program to the Recital Scheduling Office, M031a, during regular office hours to schedule a date.

If you wish to give your recital between Mar. 1 and May 3, scheduling is by appointment only and will begin on January 27 for DM/AD students and Jan. 30 for Jr., Sr., PD, and MM students. When degree scheduling has been completed, the dates for scheduling 2nd DM/AD recitals and nondegree recitals will be announced—no appointment will be necessary. In order to make an appointment, you will need to bring a recital program with appropriate signatures to the Recital Scheduling Office, M031a, to schedule a time to come and select your recital date/time/hall. You can make an appointment to schedule beginning Dec. 2. You will find the program format online at http://php.indiana.edu/~recsched.  Just follow the links for your degree. Sample programs will also be available in the Scheduling Office and on the bookshelf in Clouse’s Lounge.

Scheduling office hours are: MTF: 8-12, 1-4; WR, 10-12, 1-4.

REMINDER: Jr. and Sr. recitals are permitted in Auer Hall only during the months of Jan./Feb. MM, DM/AD students may schedule Auer Hall anytime during the semester, but may only schedule 1 recital per semester there. Nondegree recitals are not permitted in Auer Hall.

If you have any questions, email me at: recsched@indiana.edu.

Dorothy Riggle
Recital Scheduling
M031A
(812)855-6000

If you are replying to this message, please include it with your response.

19 November 2002: To all doctoral students:

For Students who took the 10/19/02 Styles Exam

Dear doctoral students:

The results of the October 19th Styles Exam are now posted outside the door of the Graduate Office, MU011. In the next few days we will send you a letter with information about the exam and a detailed breakdown of your performance. Congratulations to the many of you (48 out of 59) who passed the exam.

For those of you who did not pass, your options depend on when you began the doctoral program. Students who entered before the fall of 2002 may take the exam two times; beyond that they must petition for permission to take it again. If you are in this position, please make an appointment to see me after you receive your letter. Students who entered before the fall of 2002 may also petition to take T545 to meet the requirement.

Students who entered in the fall of 2002 who did not pass must ordinarily take T545. The exam system has changed recently and we are still adjusting the process. For this reason I would be pleased to meet with any student in this position to discuss other possibilities, including permission to take the exam a second time in the fall of 2003.

If you are hoping to take T545 in the spring semester, you might already know that there is a short waiting list. Do not panic. First, I expect that some students will drop the course. Second, I will be pleased to help students who need to take the class but are not yet able to get in. Let the dust settle for a few days, then please get in touch with Sara Erbes or with me.

Sincerely,

Prof. Daniel R. Melamed
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Music
Indiana University

11 November 2002: To all Ph.D. students

Office of International Programs and the University Graduate School fellowships

To all Ph.D. students

The Office of International Programs and Research and the University Graduate School will award seven fellowships ($1000 and round-trip airfare) for pre-dissertation research-related travel abroad during the summer of 2003. The deadline for applications is 17 February 2003; details are available at www.indiana.edu/~intlprog/grad.html
 

7 November 2002: To all graduate students

Spring registration update

Graduate Students,

Your opportunity to register in person at the Registrar's office will end on Friday, November 22.

You will still be able to register either through the RegWeb system (www.regweb.indiana.edu) or on the phone (855-1000) after that date.  However, classes are filling up, and the sooner you register, the more chance you have of getting into the courses you need.

Remember that the Music Graduate Office requires 24 hours to process your program planning sheet, so plan ahead. Last-minute requests will not be granted.

If you have any questions about what to register for, please make an appointment to speak with me.

Sara Erbes

7 November 2002: To all graduate students:

Music Theory AI auditions - Spring 2003

Students who are interested in being considered for an appointment as a music theory AI for the next academic year (2003-2004) need to apply for an audition. (Current theory AIs do not need to re-audition.) Any qualified current graduate student, or current undergraduate student who is applying for admission to a graduate program in the SOM for next year, may request an audition. Theory AI’s are not given to undergraduate students.

All current students should fill out an electronic request for an audition time at http://theory.music.indiana.edu/ofc/aud_app.html.
You will then be contacted about a specific time and place for the audition. Auditions for music theory AI positions are normally given during SOM audition weekends.

The deadline to request a music theory AI audition is January 15, 2003.
Details about the audition are available at http://theory.music.indiana.edu/ofc/ai_aud.html.
The audition consists of sight singing, aural identification, keyboard sight reading, and visual analysis (including discussion of musical materials). Applicants should not audition unless they have very good abilities in most, if not all, of these areas.

_________________________
Yvonne N. Gray
- Administrative Secretary, Music Theory & Musicology
Voice: 812.855.5716 - Fax: 812.855.4936
- Associate of Arts in General Studies (in progress)
www.music.indiana.edu/som/theory/office/yvonne.htm
php.indiana.edu/~ygray/index.htm

29 October 2002: To all graduate students

International exchange opportunities for graduate students

To all graduate students:

The Office of International Programs has information about opportunities to study or conduct research abroad, including grants and exchange programs.

There is a deadline for applications coming up on January 20, 2003; information is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~intlprog/grad.html.

22 October 2002: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Graduate students:

The Auto-W Deadline for Fall Semester 2002 is Wednesday, October 30th (for semester sections). Before the Auto-W deadline you may drop a class with the permission of the department chair and the Music Graduate Office, and you will automatically receive a grade of "W".

After the Auto-W deadline you may withdraw from a course only with the permission of the instructor, department chair, and the Music Graduate Office. You must obtain the instructor’s and chair’s signatures before returning to the Music Graduate Office for approval. (Chair here means the chair of the department offering the course.) This approval is normally given only for urgent reasons related to extended illness or equivalent distress. After the Auto-W deadline, instructors may choose to give students either a “W” for withdrawal or an “F,” depending on the grade they are earning in the class.

Final Schedule Adjustment Authorization Forms, which you will need to drop a class, are available in the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011). Our office hours are 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

If you have any questions, please email (musgrad@indiana.edu), call (855-1738), or come by the office.

14 October 2002: To all graduate students

Important registration information for Spring semester 2003

School of Music Graduate Students:

Registration for the Spring semester begins October 24. Don't wait until the last minute to register because it could cost you a lot of time and money with schedule adjustment and/or late registration fees, and because courses fill up quickly.

The Schedule of Classes was sent out several weeks ago. If you did not receive your copy, check with the Office of the Registrar (Franklin Hall 100 or 855-0121). You can also view the Schedule of Classes and look up your registration appointment time on INSITE (http://insite.indiana.edu).

You can see information on School of Music courses on-line at http://www.indiana.edu/~deanfac/blspr03/mus/ if the instructor has chosen to post it. Look here for announcements, new courses, course Web pages and other information.

Program Planning Sheets are available outside the MARS office (MU 011). Make sure you get signatures for courses requiring authorization before you turn the form in to our office. In most cases, we will have prior authorization for your lessons, so a signature may not be required. Check with us before turning in your sheet to see if you will need to get a signature for lessons. REMEMBER THERE IS A 24-HOUR PROCESSING TIME FOR THE PLANNING SHEETS! Once you pick up your processed Program Planning Sheet, you can register either on-line or on the phone. See your Schedule of Classes for information about registration procedures and fees.

The Office of the Registrar has placed all students who are not compliant with the State's immunization policy on check list. BEING PLACED ON CHECK LIST PREVENTS YOU FROM REGISTERING UNTIL ALL IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN MET. For information regarding the immunization policy, contact the Office of the Registrar or view the information on their Web site (http://registrar.indiana.edu/Services/immune.html).

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see Sara Erbes.

3 October 2002: To all graduate students

Spring Proficiency Exam Schedule

The Graduate Entrance Exams (also called the proficiency exams) will be given this Spring on January 9 and 10.

Thursday, January 9, 2003
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Sweeney Hall (Simon Center Building)
Proficiency examination in Music History and Literature (this is for both M541 and M542)

Friday, January 10, 2003
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Sweeney Hall (Simon Center Building)
Proficiency examination in Music Theory
9 - 10:00 a.m. Aural Theory (T511)
10 - 11:30 a.m. Written theory (T508)

Friday, January 10, 2003
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - individually assigned times
Proficiency examination in Sight Singing (T509)
You may sign up for this exam in the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011) towards the end of this semester. I will send out an email announcement when you are able sign up for this exam.

You are eligible to take these exams only if you were a new student starting in Fall 2002 or if this Spring will be your first or second semester of enrollment. The exams are required for Masters and Doctoral students only.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, or Written Theory exams. You will simply need to bring a picture ID with you to the exam. You do need to sign up for the Sight Singing exam.

Please note that if this Spring is your second semester of enrollment this will be your final opportunity to take the proficiency exams, so make your travel plans with this schedule in mind.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

2 October 2002: To all doctoral students

Important information regarding the Doctoral Styles Exam

The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, October 19, 2002 from 9 AM to 11 AM in Sweeney Hall. All doctoral students entering in the fall of 2002 must take this exam; other doctoral students may also take it according to the usual rules. Information on the styles exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Styles.htm.

Students must sign up for the exam, which they may do in person in the Music Graduate Office or on line using the form available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.htm.

The deadline to sign up for the Styles exam is Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at 4 pm.

Some information about the exam is provided below. Please write to the Graduate Office (musgrad@indiana.edu.) if you have questions.

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All doctoral students must demonstrate their ability to deal analytically and stylistically with a broad range of musical compositions by taking the Doctoral Styles Examination.

For students entering before fall, 2002: The musical styles examination must be taken prior to the oral qualifying examination. The styles examination may be taken no more than twice.

For students entering fall, 2002 and after: Students must take the exam in their first fall semester of enrollment. This will be their only opportunity. Students who pass the exam meet the requirement. Students who do not pass the exam must earn a grade of B or better in T545 Analysis of Music Literature. This course may fall anywhere in the student’s curriculum. T545 taken previously at Indiana University and passed with a grade of B or better will be accepted in lieu of the exam; transfer credits will not be accepted. This requirement must be completed before a student may begin qualifying examinations.

Students entering before fall, 2002 may petition the Director of Graduate studies to use T545 to meet the requirement.

The Graduate Theory Association sometimes holds a mock exam (http://theory.music.indiana.edu/gta/mockexam.htm), and usually there are students willing to tutor; check with the Music Theory Office (M225). Samples of old exams are on file in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.

1 October 2002: To all School of Music students

Important information about Fall 2002 Artist Diploma auditions

To all School of Music students:

Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall semester 2002 will be held Wednesday, November 6, 3.30-6 PM in Auer Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, November 8. Information about the AD program is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html.

Who must perform an audition

· Students new to the School of Music who began the AD program this semester.

· Current School of Music students in another program who would like to be considered for the AD program. Please note that starting this year, current students must first perform an audition for their department and be recommended by the department before they may perform an AD audition.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other School of Music programs

--Discuss your interest in the AD program with your teacher.

--Sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Wednesday, October 9.

--Contact the chair of your department by Wednesday, October 9 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

--Consult with your department chair about appropriate repertory for the audition. Prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair.

--Bring the approved program to the Graduate Office (MU011) by 4:00 PM on Monday, October 28. If your department recommends you for the AD program, you will be scheduled for an audition.

All new AD students

--Sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Wednesday, October 9.

--Consult with your department chair about appropriate repertory for the audition. Prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair.

--Bring the approved program to the Graduate Office (MU011) by 4:00 PM on Monday, October 28. You will be scheduled for an audition.

The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed. If you have questions or concerns about this process or about the Artist Diploma program, please contact the Graduate Office (musgrad@indiana.edu or 855-1738).

26 September 2002: To all graduate students

Opportunity to teach a seminar

Collins Living Learning Center invites faculty members and advanced graduate students to submit course proposals for undergraduates for Fall 2003 offering of residential seminars. Compensation for teaching a 3-credit course is $4000. The LLC provides funds for approved materials, field trips, and other class expenses.

Deadline for submissions is 5pm, October 25. For further information, call 855-4579 or email iyob@indiana.edu.

Course proposal forms, guidelines, sample proposals, and other information can be found at www.indiana.edu/~llc (Click on Prospective Instructors)

26 September 2002: To all graduate students

DAAD grants for study or research in Germany

Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Fellowships are available for study or research in Germany during the 2003-2004 academic year. In general, applicants must be U.S. or Canadian citizens.  However, foreign nationals may be eligible to apply if they have been full-time graduate students at Indiana Universityfor more than one year at the time of application.  Foreign nationals recently completing their baccalaureate degree who have not been enrolled in a graduate program at Indiana Universityfor at least a year are not eligible for this program. German citizens should contact DAAD directly for information regarding programs that they are eligible to apply for. 

Applicants must have completed at least a baccalaureate degree by the beginning date of the grant to be eligible for a Deutschlandjahr Scholarship for Graduating Seniors. Graduate students pursuing a Masters degree or Ph.D. are encouraged to apply through Indiana Universityfor DAAD’s Graduate Scholarships for Study and/or Research. Students seeking to complete their Masters degree in Germany are particularly encouraged to apply, and preference will be given to applicants under the age of 32. Recent Ph.D. recipients are also encouraged to apply for a Graduate Scholarship through DAAD if they have earned their degree within the last two years. Applicants under the age of 35 will be given preference.

Applicants in music performance, fine arts, architecture, and film production should be in the final stages of a master's program and be able to complete the degree before taking up a grant.  Applicants in music must secure admission to a Musikhochschule before their DAAD grant award becomes official. Applicants in the fine arts must gain admission to a Kunsthochschule before their DAAD grant award becomes official.  A candidate's knowledge of German should be commensurate with the proposed program of study or research.

The deadline for submitting completed applications to IU is Monday October 21, 2002.  Requisite forms and further information about these fellowships may be obtained on-line by visiting http://www.daad.org. Additional questions and applications should be directed to Charlie Bankart, Program Associate, Office of International Programs, Franklin Hall 311, Bloomington, IN 47405, telephone: (812) 855-7557, fax: (812) 855-8719, E-mail: cbankart@indiana.edu.

23 September 2002: To all graduate students

Final Schedule Adjustment Reminder - Last chance for refunds

Graduate Students,

This is a reminder that this Friday, September 27, is the last chance to get a 25% refund on a dropped course. If you drop a class after this Friday you will not receive any tuition refund.

This week is the last chance to drop and add a class for an even exchange of fees.   For example, if you drop a 3-credit class and add a different 3-credit class the tuition you paid for the dropped class will be applied to the new class and you will have to pay only the Final Schedule Adjustment Fees ($22 per drop, per add).   If you drop a class after this Friday (9/27) and add another class you will be responsible for the full tuition for the dropped course and for the added course (and for the Final Schedule Adjustment Fees).

If you have any questions or concerns, please call (855-1738) or email (musgrad@indiana.edu) the Music Graduate Office.

13 September 2002: To all doctoral students and faculty

Doctoral grants in aid of research

Dear doctoral students (and their advisers):

Below is some information about grants in support of research available from the University. There are two application deadlines, in October and in March. Please note that these grants are available to students who are formally candidates for their degrees--meaning that they have passed all their qualifying examinations.

The information below is from the Web site http://www.indiana.edu/~grdschl/awardmem.html#D. If you have finished exams and are working on a document whose research could use some financial support, consider applying. If you do apply, please turn in your completed application and materials a week before the deadline.

Prof. Daniel R. Melamed
Director of Graduate Studies
School of Music
Indiana University

Doctoral Student Grants-in-Aid of Research

Purpose: These grants provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, the purchase of microfilm and computer data tapes, 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.

In the case of requests for equipment, the director of graduate studies must verify that neither the equipment requested nor the funds are available to support the research. In case the application is funded for an amount below that necessary to purchase the equipment, the department will be responsible for the additional funds. At the completion of the project, the equipment will be housed in the department and made available for future research projects by other graduate students.

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible to apply, a student must have been formally admitted to Ph.D. candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy form must have been approved by the Dean of the University Graduate School). Students pursuing the M.F.A. degree or doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (e.g., Ed.D. or D.M.) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research. An applicant must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which he or she is applying.

Nomination Process: The application materials must be submitted to the University Graduate School (Kirkwood Hall 111, Bloomington campus) by the director of graduate studies. Because any group of two or more applications from one department or school must be ranked by that department or school before the forms are sent to the University Graduate School, the student should notify the director of graduate studies in the department well in advance of October 1, 2002 or March 1, 2003 that he/she will be applying for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research. A student's application consists of the following items:

1.   a completed application form, including the signature of the student as well as the signatures of the dissertation director and the director of graduate studies;
2.   two letters of recommendation: a letter of support from the dissertation chair and a letter of support from another individual knowledgeable about the proposed research are required (letters should evaluate the merit of the research, the reasonableness of the proposed expenses, and progress to date; they may be sent directly to the University Graduate School, Kirkwood Hall 111, Bloomington campus);
3.   a copy of the curriculum vitae of the applicant;
4.   a copy of the abstract of the dissertation proposal (the proposal must have been approved by the student's dissertation committee); and
5.   If there is more than one application from a department, the director of graduate studies should report the departmental ranking in the appropriate section of the Grant-in-Aid of Research application.

Award Value: The maximum amount awarded to any student is $1,000. If a student is funded for less than $1,000, he or she may apply in another competition for the remainder of the $1,000. Receipts are required for reimbursement of expenses, and should be presented to the student's department for processing after a Grant-in-Aid of Research has been awarded.

Deadlines: October 1, 2001 and March 1, 2002.

Late applications will be returned to the department, but may be submitted again for the next competition. Grants are announced approximately two months after the deadline.

*Download Doctoral Student Grants-in-Aid of Research application (right-click and choose "Save Target As" in Internet Explorer, right-click and choose "Save Link As" in Netscape)

11 September 2002: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Information Session

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/documents.

The meeting is scheduled for Friday, September 20 at 3 PM in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 4:30 pm.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process. Dr. Daniel R. Melamed, Director of Graduate Studies, Sara Erbes, Graduate Academic Advisor, and Bob Harding, Graduate Secretary, will be available to answer your questions.

No sign-up is necessary. We hope to see you there!

9 September 2002: To all graduate students

Graduation Reminder

Graduate Students,

If you are planning to graduate this December, you need to come by the Music Graduate Office and fill out an application for graduation by Friday, September 13, 2002. (You can also get the form from our website at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Graduation.html.)

Please contact us (musgrad@indiana.edu) if you have any questions.

9 September 2002: To all doctoral students

Important Information about the Styles Exam

To all doctoral students:

The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, October 19, 2002 from 9 AM to 11 AM in Sweeney Hall. All doctoral students entering in the fall of 2002 must take this exam; other doctoral students may also take it according to the usual rules. Information on the styles exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Styles.htm.

Students must sign up for the exam, which they may do in person in the Music Graduate Office or on line using the form available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.htm.

Some information about the exam is provided below. Please write to the Graduate Office (musgrad@indiana.edu.) if you have questions.

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All doctoral students must demonstrate their ability to deal analytically and stylistically with a broad range of musical compositions by taking the Doctoral Styles Examination.

For students entering before fall, 2002: The musical styles examination must be taken prior to the oral qualifying examination. The styles examination may be taken no more than twice.

For students entering fall, 2002 and after: Students must take the exam in their first fall semester of enrollment. This will be their only opportunity. Students who pass the exam meet the requirement. Students who do not pass the exam must earn a grade of B or better in T545 Analysis of Music Literature. This course may fall anywhere in the student’s curriculum. T545 taken previously at Indiana University and passed with a grade of B or better will be accepted in lieu of the exam; transfer credits will not be accepted. This requirement must be completed before a student may begin qualifying examinations.

Students entering before fall, 2002 may petition the Director of Graduate studies to use T545 to meet the requirement.

The Graduate Theory Association sometimes holds a mock exam (http://theory.music.indiana.edu/gta/mockexam.htm), and usually there are students willing to tutor; check with the Music Theory Office (M225). Samples of old exams are on file in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.

2 September 2002: To all Doctoral students

Sign up for the Minor Field exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this Fall, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, September 6.

The only time the exam will be offered this Fall is on Saturday, September 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room M242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

2 September 2002: To all graduate students

Graduate Students:

AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT

The end of this week, Friday September 6, is the last day to make any schedule changes using the RegWeb system (www.regweb.indiana.edu). There is a $6 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you change your schedule in RegWeb. Remember that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for being enrolled full-time (at least 8 credits for Masters and Doctoral students, 9 credits for PD, AD, and Visiting students).

Friday, September 6 is also the last day to get a 100% refund on a dropped course.

Starting Monday, September 9, to change your schedule you will need to get a Final Schedule Adjustment form from our office, collect various signatures, and take the form to the Registrar's office. There will be a $22 schedule adjustment fee charged per drop and per add. That means that starting next week if you drop one class and add another you will have a total of $44 worth of schedule adjustment fees. If you drop a class during the week of September 9 you will receive only a 75% refund of your tuition fees unless you simultaneously add another course with the same number of credit hours.

Please contact our office if you have any questions. Our phone number is 855-1738. Our email address is musgrad@indiana.edu.

29 August 2002: To all music graduate and diploma students

Spring 2003 International Enhancement Grants

If you are interested in applying for a grant or have questions, please get in touch directly with the Office of International Programs, www.indiana.edu/~intlprog.

Spring 2003 International Enhancement Grants

Grants of up to $2,000 are available on a competitive basis for students to pursue relevant academic or training programs in order to add or intensify an international component of their IU degrees. Note: Grants are not intended to support research activities.

Applicants must have an objective that can be completed over spring 2003. The proposal must have an international focus and activities must supplement or expand upon (and may NOT duplicate) available IU course work. Applicants also need to provide a description of the program - a syllabus, course description, or brochure. If the opportunity is not a regularly offered course, a detailed summary of activities and confirmation of supervision from a host institution faculty member or an on-site supervisor must be provided. Note: Grants may not support participation in a formal IU overseas study program.

Applicants for internships should clearly document (a) that they have the requisite skills for the position, (b) the content areas that will be addressed, and (c) the impact the experience will have on their own academic program.

Proposals that include international travel are strongly encouraged. Activities may not take place on the campus at which the applicant is regularly enrolled. Priority will be given to projects that last a full academic term.

Evaluators will consider scholastic achievement; quality of identified program; validity and feasibility of the proposal; faculty support as indicated by letters of reference; and impact the experience will have on the applicant’s academic program.

Applicants may be students from any discipline, department, or campus; must be enrolled in a program leading to a graduate degree at Indiana University; and must have completed at least nine credit hours of graduate course work at IU at the time of application. Students admitted to doctoral candidacy are not eligible.

Information and application materials are available on the web at www.indiana.edu/~intlprog. Questions should be directed to Charlie Bankart, Office of International Programs, Franklin Hall 311, Bloomington, IN 47405, phone (812) 855-7557, fax (812) 855-8719, E-mail: cbankart@indiana.edu. Deadline for spring applications is October 28, 2002, 5:00 pm