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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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Summer and Fall 2003 and Spring 2004 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 2004 Announcements

26 April 2004: To all School of Music students

Keys and Lockers

This is a message from the Music Facilities office. Please respond to somfac@indiana.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

Dear Students,

This is just reminder about Keys and Lockers.

KEYS-
Keys are DUE back on May 10, 2004. If you need the key for summer sessions, you will need to get an authorization from your teacher. They can email or write an authorization for you, the email address is somfac@indiana.edu. ALL authorizations need to be in by May 10, 2004.

LOCKERS-
All lockers need to be cleaned out by May 10, 2004. If you would like to renew your locker for the summer, please send an email to somfac@indiana.edu. All request for summer renewal need to be done by May 10, 2004. We will start cleaning out locker on May 11, 2004.

If you would like to request a locker for summer or next school year, send a request to somfac@indiana.edu. Please make sure that you put what semester/s the request is for. We will try to keep you in the same locker, but we will not guarantee that you will be. Lockers are on a first come first serve. Please be specific when you email you request.
If you have any question about this please call or email us@ 855-1613 or somfac@indiana.edu.

Have a Good Summer!

Thanks,

Brandi Harden
Music Facilities
Simon Center
rm.031

26 April 2004: To all doctoral students

Graduation reminder

Good afternoon,

Anyone who plans to graduate in May, 2004 must submit an application for graduation to the Music Graduate Office by May 7, 2004 (if you have not already done so). You can get the form in our office (Merrill Hall 011) or from our web site at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Forms.html.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

22 April 2004: To all doctoral students

Doctoral final project--some changes

Dear DM students in the School of Music:

This morning the School of Music Council approved new guidelines for the final project for the DM degree (other than Piano and Composition). In brief, the new process invites students and their research committees to design a final project (formerly a "document") in a more flexible way than has been possible before.

Each final project will involve research, a written component and a public presentation. The change is that the written component might be a self-contained written document (like the kind required now) but might instead be part of a CD-ROM, Web site, critical edition, method book or other appropriate product. The public presentation may take the form of a public defense (the rule now), but might alternatively be a lecture, or a lecture recital (including performance) with a substantial prepared text.

The basic guidelines are available at http://theory.music.indiana.edu/somc/commentperiod-0304-18.html. We will post more detailed guidelines and instructions early this summer.

The new guidelines apply to students who begin the program in the fall. Current students who are ready to propose a topic may also elect to follow the new guidelines when they are posted. Current students who already have approved topic proposals may also ask at that time to modify their proposals, if they wish, to pursue one of the new options.

We will set up a mechanism for this early in the summer; students will need to make their request in writing and will need the approval of the members of their research committee.

The new guidelines offer all sorts of interesting possibilities for designing and preparing a final project. I look forward to working with students and their research committees, and will write again when more details are available.

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

19 April 2004: To all Graduate Students

Registration for Fall 2004

Good afternoon,

The Registrar's office has set up a new way to look at the Schedule of Classes for Fall that is very similar to the way we have always looked at the Schedule on INSITE. Just follow this link: http://registrar.indiana.edu/ScheduleOfClasses/prl/soc4048/index.html.

Don't forget that you still need to turn in a Program Planning Sheet before you can register for the Fall. We suggest you do this before the end of this semester.

Contact our office if you have any questions.

7 April 2004: To all graduate students

Registration in Ensemble

Good afternoon,

We have had several students come in with problems registering in Choral and Instrumental Ensemble for the Fall semester in the new system.

We think we have discovered the problem.

1. When you register for ensemble (choral - X070 or instrumental - X040) the first number you need to enter is the drill section class number. This is the class number that is associated with your voice type or instrument. Click on Submit.

2. A new screen called "Class Enrollment Details" will appear. At the bottom of the page there's a box for you to enter the class number of the "related component". That is the class number for the main section of the ensemble. For X070 that is 9532. For X040 that is 9501.

3. Click on OK. This will take you back to the registration screen. Click on Submit and you should see "success".

Please note that you now have 5 days from your initial registration in which you can log back into the Registration system without being charged any schedule change fees. That should give you plenty of time to clear up any problems that may show up.

5 April 2004: To all Graduate Students

Recital Scheduling for Summer II and September/October recitals

TO: SCHOOL OF MUSIC STUDENTS

FROM: DOROTHY RIGGLE, RECITAL SCHEDULING (MAILTO:RECSCHED@INDIANA.EDU)

Scheduling for Summer Session II and Sept./Oct. Recitals will begin on:

Apr. 12, for DM and AD recitals: Students must bring a program signed by the committee chairperson in order to secure a date.
Apr. 14, for MM, PD, Sr., Jr. recitals: Students must bring a program signed by the teacher in order to secure a date.
Apr. 19 for nondegree recitals: Students must bring a program signed by the teacher in order to secure a date.

Scheduling is on a drop-in basis in the Recital Scheduling Office, M031a, during the hours 10am-12n and 1-3 M-F. No appointment is necessary.

Policy is that non-degree recitals are not permitted in Auer Hall at any time. Jr. and Sr. recitals are permitted in Auer Hall during SSII, Sept./Oct, and Jan./Feb. DM, AD, MM, and PD students may schedule 1 recital per semester in Auer Hall at any time within the deadlines for their degree.

Scheduling forms and guidelines can be found online at: http://mypage.iu.edu/~recsched/recital_scheduling_forms.htm
(Note that some of the information on the web page is out-of-date, but the forms are still correct--I'll get the rest updated after the last recital for the semester is done!)

Following are the Deadlines for SSII:
RECITAL DEADLINES
SUMMER SESSION II, 2004

DM & AD Degree Recitals:
Last day for 7:00 & 8:30 performances Friday, July 30
Note: Performance AD & DM recitals should not be on Saturday or Sunday.

MM, PD, SR, JR Degree Recitals:
Last day for performance Friday, August 13
Large Ensembles (X0--):
Last day for performance Monday, August 9

Performance Certificate Deadlines
Last day for PC recital hearing…………………………………………………………………….Friday, July 16
Last day for PC recital to be attended by
entire departmental faculty Sunday, August 1
Last day for final PC hearing before
PC committee Thursday, August 5

Last day for hearings for summer recitals Friday, July 23

Ad Hoc Recital Dates:

(Always at 1:00 p.m. in Recital Hall)

Sunday, July 18
Sunday, July 25
Sunday, August 1
Sunday, August 8

In order to produce programs on time your program must be submitted to the recital scheduling office in M031a and paperwork completed a minimum of 2 1/2 weeks (3 weeks for nondegree recitals) prior to your recital date.

Dorothy Riggle, mailto:recsched@indiana.edu
Recital Scheduling
M031A
(812)855-6000

29 March 2004: To all graduate students

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR FALL SEMESTER, 2004

School of Music Graduate Students:

Registration for the Fall semester begins April 5. Registration will take place in the new Student Information System (SIS), which is replacing RegWeb and INSITE.

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, read the information here:

http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me. You'll want to make an appointment as soon as possible because time slots will be limited. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions.

23 March 2004: To all graduate students

Fulbright Grants Information Session

The GradGrants Center will host its annual Fulbright Information Session Workshop on Tuesday, April 13th, from 6-8 PM in Woodburn Hall 111. Rose Vondrasek, IU's Fulbright Program Advisor will give you an in-depth look at the Fulbright process - from the submission of the application through the stress of campus interviews and the reviewing process - and will answer questions from the audience. 

This is a workshop for all students who are seriously interested in applying for a Fulbright Fellowship for the academic year 2005-2006. Fulbright applications are due mid-September. No pre-registration is required.

YOU MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN TO APPLY FOR A FULBRIGHT.

Online information regarding the Fulbright U.S. Student Program is available here:
http://www.iie.org/FulbrightTemplate.cfm?Section=U_S__Student_Program

Fulbright Information for Non-U.S. Citizens is located here:
http://exchanges.state.gov/education/fulbright/nonusflb.htm

If you have any questions about the Fulbright, email rvondras@indiana.edu.

4 March 2004: To all graduate students

Travel Grant 2004 reminder

Graduate students,

This is just a reminder that the IU School of Music and the Society of the Friends of Music Travel Grant Competition application deadline is next week, March 12.

For more information about the competition, click on this link:
http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RecentAnnouncements.html#TravelGrantCompetition

If you have any questions, contact Prof. David Cartledge at docartle@indiana.edu.

2 March 2004: To all graduate students

Won-Joon Yoon Memorial Scholarship

Graduate students,

Indiana University invites applications and nominations for the Won-Joon Yoon Memorial Scholarship, which honors the memory of an IU student who was killed in an act of racial violence in 1999. The scholarship provides $2500 to students who exemplify tolerance and understanding across racial and religious lines.

Applications are due by March 25, 2004; information is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~global/yoonscholarship.htm.

If you have any questions, contact Edda Callahan at egcallah@indiana.edu.

1 March 2004: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Graduate students,

The Auto-W Deadline for Spring Semester 2004 is Wednesday, March 10 (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.

20 February 2004: To all doctoral students

SCHEDULING SUMMER WRITTEN QUALIFYING EXAMS

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam this Summer Session II, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by March 12, 2004.

You do not have to reserve a specific date for 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 Beth Heidenreich (855-1738 or musdoc@indiana.edu) if you have any questions about scheduling written exams.

3 February 2004: To all graduate students

Spring Semester 2004 Recital Scheduling

This message is from Dorothy Riggle in the Recital Scheduling Office. If you have any questions regarding recital scheduling, please contact her directly at recsched@indiana.edu.

TO: School of Music Students

FROM: Dorothy Riggle, Recital Scheduling

RE: Spring Semester 2004 Scheduling

MM, PD, Sr. and Jr. students who wish to schedule a Mar./Apr. recital and have not made an appointment to schedule should bring a signed program to the Scheduling Office (M031a) on Thurs., Feb. 5 after 8 a.m. There will be a sign-up sheet available so you won’t have to wait in line.

DM/AD students who would like to schedule a 2nd recital during the Spring Semester should bring a program signed by their committee chairperson to the Scheduling Office (M031a) on Fri., Feb. 6 after 8 a.m.

Scheduling for nondegree recitals. Nondegree recitals can be scheduled in Ford or Recital Hall until Saturday, Mar. 27. Students wishing to schedule should bring a signed program to the Scheduling Office (M031a) on Mon., Feb. 9, after 8 a.m. There will be a sign-up sheet available so you won’t have to wait in line.

Dorothy Riggle
Recital Scheduling
M031A
(812)855-6000

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

30 January 2004: To all graduate students

Last chance for 25% refund

Graduate Students,

This is a reminder that Friday, 2/6, is the last chance to get a 25% refund on a dropped course.

The week of February 2 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 Friday (2/6) 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.

27 January 2004: To all School of Music students

Travel Grant Competition 2004

Graduate students,

This is a message from Prof. David Cartledge. If you have any questions, you should e-mail him at docartle@indiana.edu. All E-mail correspondence should reference "Travel Grant" in the subject line.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC & THE SOCIETY OF THE FRIENDS OF MUSIC present the

TWELFTH ANNUAL
Travel Grant Competition
MARCH 27, 2004, 1 PM TO 4 PM
AUER HALL
BESS MESHULAM SIMON LIBRARY & RECITAL CENTER

The School of Music, in conjunction with The Society of the Friends of Music, will award $8,000 in travel grant scholarships (number and amount to be determined by judges) to the winners of a travel grant competition to be held on Saturday, March 27, 2004 in Auer Hall. These grants will be awarded to students traveling to perform in major music competitions.

Qualification:
1. Students entering the competition must be a full time degree or diploma student in the School of Music at the time of the travel grant competition.
2. Competition is restricted to instrumentalists, vocalists, or small chamber groups (quintets or fewer) not requiring a conductor.

Please note that students are eligible to win a travel grant award a maximum of two times.

Application:

A preliminary round will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2004. Winners of the preliminary round will advance to the final competition to be held on Saturday, March 27, 2004. Applications are now available in MU 120 (the Dean’s office). Applications will be due at 4pm Friday, March 12.

A complete application will consist of the following:
1. signature of your major applied study teacher authorizing you to compete;
2. name of the international/national competition in which you will compete;
3. list of the repertoire that you will prepare for the competition (see below); and
4. a brief, updated biography (for ensembles, each member must submit a biography).
5. if obtained, a letter of acceptance to the competition

Repertoire: All students should prepare at least three works from differing stylistic periods. Instrumentalists should have at least one movement from a major concerto and singers should have one or two arias prepared. All contestants must provide their own accompanists.

Approved Competitions: Any competition listed in the World Federation of International Music Competitions guide or other competitions of national/international prominence will be considered. Other competitions must be approved— contestants should submit a letter from their teacher supporting the relevance and stature of any competition that is not a member of the Federation.

Judges: The jury will be a representative group of faculty of the School of Music.

Deadline: Applications for entry to the School of Music/Friends of Music Travel Grant Competition are due by 4pm on Friday, March 12, 2004.

Preliminary auditions will be held on Tuesday, March 23, 2004, from 10am to 5pm in Auer Hall.

Questions should be referred to David Cartledge by E-mail at docartle@indiana.edu. All E-mail correspondence should reference "Travel Grant" in the subject line.

15 January 2004: To all masters and doctoral students

Educational Opportunity Fellowships

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 the supporting material (except the nomination from the School) by January 23, 2004 to the Music Graduate Office. (Please note that the posting and form list a different date.)

14 January 2004: To all School of Music students

Artist Diploma Auditions for spring 2004

To all School of Music students:

Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2004 semester will be held

Wednesday, March 3, 3.30-6 PM in Ford Hall.

If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, March 5. Information about the AD program is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html.

Who must perform an audition

Any student who has been recommended by their department as an Artist Diploma student must perform an AD audition. This includes

Students new to the School of Music who begin the AD program in the Spring 2004 semester.

Current School of Music students in another program who would like to be considered for the AD program. Current students must first play 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.

Contact the chair of your department no later than Friday, January 30 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Current students in other programs AND new AD students

Sign up in the Music Graduate Office no later than January 30, 2004.

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 February 20.

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.

14 January 2004: 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 Wednesday, January 21 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, and Beth Heidenreich, Doctoral Clerk, will be available to answer your questions.

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

12 January 2004: To all graduate students

News from the Music Graduate Office

Graduate Students:

The Music Graduate Office is pleased to welcome Beth Heidenreich as the new Doctoral Clerk, responsible for working with doctoral students on qualifying examinations and on essays, documents and dissertations.

Beth has a background in high school teaching, specializing in English, speech and theater. She joins Jennifer Ostwalt, Angie Miller and Sara Erbes on the staff of the Graduate Office and succeeds Drew Schrader, who is now a student teacher himself in Columbus, IN.

Beth can be reached at musdoc@indiana.edu, and by telephone or in person at certain hours each week. Links to information on exams and documents can be found at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/

Please stop by and say hello.

Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

Director of Graduate Studies

12 January 2004: To all graduate students

LAST CHANCE FOR SCHEDULE CHANGE BEFORE FINAL SCHEDULE ADJUSTMENT PERIOD STARTS

Graduate Students:

The end of this week, Friday January 16, 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 and AD students).

Friday, January 16 is also the last day to get a 100% refund on a dropped course.

Starting Tuesday, January 20 (the University is closed on Monday, January 19), 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 January 19th you will receive only a 75% refund of your tuition fees.

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

Sara Erbes

12 January 2004: To all doctoral students

Minor field 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 Firday, January 16.

The only time the exam will be offered this Spring is on Saturday, January 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room M242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Sara Erbes

5 January 2004: To all School of Music students

From the Undergraduate and Graduate Offices: Changes are coming to registration, IUCARE and INSITE

Changes are coming to registration, IUCARE and INSITE

Indiana University is in the process of converting its computer systems that keep track of student records of every kind, a venture officially called SIS (Student Information Systems) but generally known as PeopleSoft after the company that makes the software. This will mean that faculty members and staff will have to change the ways they do familiar things like report grades and remove incompletes; students will see the familiar INSITE disappear and be replaced by the Web pages called OneStart. The Undergraduate and Graduate Offices will do everything they can to make this switch easy but there are going to be complications and inconveniences for people at the School of Music.

You can read more about the changes at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/SIS.htm.

Gary Potter
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Daniel R. Melamed
Director of Graduate Studies

5 January 2004: To all Graduate Students

Summer 2004 Pre-dissertation travel grants

Graduate students,

The Office of International Programs and Research and the University Graduate School offer grants ($1000 and airfare) for six- to eight-week trips for preliminary dissertation work.

Information and application materials are available at http://www.indiana.edu/~intlprog/grad.html. The deadline is February 16, 2004.

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

Fall 2003 Announcements

16 December 2003:  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 Friday, January 9 to avoid late registration fees.

Friday, January 16 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 noon on December 23 through January 2 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

10 December 2003: To all music students

Artist Diploma Auditions for spring 2004

To all School of Music students:

Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2004 semester will be held

Wednesday, March 3, 3.30-6 PM in Ford Hall.

If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, March 5. Information about the AD program is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html.

Who must perform an audition

Any student who has been recommended by their department as an Artist Diploma student must perform an AD audition. This includes

· Students new to the School of Music who begin the AD program in the Spring 2004 semester.

· Current School of Music students in another program who would like to be considered for the AD program. Current students must first play 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.

Contact the chair of your department no later than Friday, January 30 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Current students in other programs AND new AD students

Sign up in the Music Graduate Office no later than January 30, 2004.

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 February 20.

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.

9 December 2003: To all graduate students

F550 Chamber Music Coaching

Graduate students,

It is possible that F550 Chamber Music Coaching will not be offered during summer session II, 2004.

Because F550 is required for some Masters and Doctoral degrees, this may cause problems for some of you who are finishing your degree in August and were counting on taking F550 duringthe summer.

If you are in that situation, please email me right away at serbes@indiana.edu and let me know what you had planned to take during summer II and when you plan on graduating.

Diploma students are not required to register in F550 during summer II, so this should not affect any diploma students.

3 December 2003: To all masters and doctoral students

Graduate Entrance Exam in Sight Singing

Masters and Doctoral students:

It is now possible to sign up for an individual exam time for the Graduate Entrance Exam in Sight Singing, which will be held on January 9. Only students who began their graduate program this Fall 2003 are eligible to sign up for an exam time. You do not need to take the exam if you passed the sight singing exam in August or are currently enrolled in T509.

In order to sign up for a time, you have three options: 1. Drop by the Music Graduate Office in Merrill Hall 011 during our regular office hours. 2. Call 855-1738. 3. Email musgrad@indiana.edu with a request to sign up for an exam time (include your full name and program with the request). You will receive an email back with your exam time.

You must sign up by noon on Thursday, January 8 if you want to take the exam.

The schedule for the other Graduate Entrance Exams can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Dates.htm#Orientation.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Sara Erbes

2 December, 2003: To all graduate students

International Enhancement Grants and Exchange programs

Graduate students,

The Office of International Programs has announced that they have International Enhancement Grants and Graduate Student Exchanges. Please see the descriptions below. If you have any questions, contact the Office of International Programs. Go to the following website http://www.indiana.edu/~intlprog/ to get the applications and more information.

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; February 9 for summer 2004; mid-April for fall.
Contact: Rose Vondrasek, OIP, Franklin Hall 315, IU Bloomington
E-mail: rvondras@indiana.edu

Graduate Student Exchanges
The Office of International Programs maintains exchange agreements which provide a variety of opportunities for Indiana University graduate students to conduct research, study, and teach at selected partner institutions abroad. Applicants may be students from any discipline, department, or campus. Each applicant must submit a proposal for a program that would constitute an integral part of a well-conceived graduate degree program at Indiana University. See annual announcement for list of eligible partner institutions.
Award: air transportation and living stipend.
Deadline: January 19 for the 2004-2005 academic year.
Contact: Rose Vondrasek, OIP, Franklin Hall 315, IU Bloomington;
E-mail: rvondras@indiana.edu

20 November 2003: To all graduate students

Spring Semester Recital Scheduling

The following message is from the Recital Scheduling Office. If you have any questions contact Dorothy Riggle at recsched@indiana.edu.

TO: School of Music Students

SUBJECT: Spring Semester Recital Scheduling

Scheduling for January and February recitals is currently being done. Students wishing to schedule recitals during that time can bring their signed programs to the scheduling office (M031a) during office hours to secure recital dates.

MARCH AND APRIL RECITALS:
Scheduling for DM and AD recitals will begin on Monday, January 26 BY APPOINTMENT. In order to schedule an appointment, students must bring a program SIGNED BY THEIR TEACHER to the scheduling office (M031a) any time after Thanksgiving break.

MM, PD, Jr. and Sr. recitals will be scheduled BY APPOINTMENT beginning Thurs., January 29. In order to schedule an appointment, students must bring a program SIGNED BY THEIR TEACHER to the scheduling office (M031a) any time after Thanksgiving break.

Scheduling for nondegree student recitals will be done on a drop-in basis after degree recitals have been scheduled. The date when this can be done will be announced at the beginning of the spring semester after appointments for degree recitals have been made.

Things to keep in mind:

If you're rescheduling a recital that has been cancelled, you don't need to bring in a new program. Just be sure to let me know that you have already submitted a program and the original recital date.

The programs you bring at this time are preliminary, do not need the names of accompanying players, and can be changed with your teacher's approval and a minimum of 2 weeks notice to the program office.

Scheduling is an ongoing process. If you are unable to prepare a program at this time, you can schedule your recital at any time during the semester, provided that you allow at least 2 1/2 weeks from the time you schedule to the recital date. REMEMBER, there is a $50 date change fee!

RECITAL POLICIES THAT YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF:

DM and AD students need only the signatures of their teachers to secure a recital date. The other committee signatures must be completed by 2 1/2 weeks prior to the recital. The signature of the Director of Graduate Studies is no longer required.

Ensemble Assistance Forms are no longer necessary. Requests for assisting performers must conform to the regulations stated in the School of Music 2003-05 Bulletin, p.88. You must provide a typed list of your assisting players to Skip Sluder in the Program Office no later than 2 weeks prior to the recital. Additions and changes with less than 2 weeks notice may be treated as a program change and subject to an additional program fee.

A recital date change fee of $50 will be charged to any student changing a recital to another date during the same semester. For recitals scheduled well in advance of the recital date, there is a 2 week grace period before a change fee will be assessed. If your recital was scheduled during the previous semester, you have a one week grace period after the semester begins before a change fee will be assessed.

Dress rehearsals for recitals in March and April will be limited to one hour.

AUER HALL POLICIES:

Non-degree student recitals are not permitted in Auer Hall.

Jr. and Sr. recitals are permitted in Auer Hall only during Sept./Oct., Jan./Feb., and Summer Session II.

One AD, DM, MM or PD recital per student per semester may be scheduled in Auer Hall at any time prior to the performance deadlines.

Concert times in Auer Hall are 8 pm, M-F, and 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm on Sat. and Sun. A 5 pm time may be added M-F if time permits.

RECORDING POLICIES:

Students may schedule up to two 2-hour recording sessions in Ford or Recital Hall before Thanksgiving in the Fall Semester and Spring Break in the Spring Semester.

Sessions scheduled more than 2 weeks in advance must be scheduled at the 10 pm time.

No student recording sessions are permitted in Auer Hall with the following exceptions:
The recording is an official audio project by one of the students identified by the Chairperson of the Audio Department.
Recordings of recitals and/or dress rehearsals of recitals in Auer Hall are permitted.

ADDITIONAL SCHEDULING INFORMATION AND FORMS can be found online at http://php.indiana.edu/~recsched.

Dorothy Riggle
Recital Scheduling
M031A
(812)855-6000

12 November 2003: To all graduate students

Music Theory AI Auditions

This is a message from the Music Theory office. Contact Yvonne Gray (ygray@indiana.edu) if you have any questions.

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Students who are interested in being considered for an appointment as a music theory AI for the next academic year (2004-2005) 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 AIs 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 Monday, January 12, 2004.

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

- Webmaster, USA International Harp Competition

- Associate of Arts in General Studies (in progress)

www.music.indiana.edu/som/theory/office/index.htm

mypage.iu.edu/~ygray/index.htm

27 October 2003: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Graduate students,

The Auto-W Deadline for Fall Semester 2003 is Wednesday, October 29 (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.
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For students who have not yet registered for the Spring 2004 semester, we have compiled a list of the Music History, Music Education, and Music Theory courses that are going to be offered in the Spring as a helpful guide. You can view this list on our website at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/GraduateCoursesSpring2004.htm.

17 October 2003: To all graduate students

To all Graduate Students who started in Fall 2003

Good morning,

There have been a few questions recently from new students that I thought many of you who just started here this Fall may want to have answered.

Registration -

In order to register, follow the steps outlined at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.html. You do not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week. I will look over your program planning sheet after you drop it off in our office and will sign as the advisor.

If you have questions about what to register for, either make an appointment to speak with me or send me an email.

Graduate Entrance Exams -

If this Fall (2003) was your first semester of enrollment in a Masters or Doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August. The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Dates.htm#Orientation. You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID. You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate office at the end of the Fall semester or on Wednesday, January 7. I will send out an email when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this semester you can take the exam in January).

For your information, the review courses are generally offered on the following schedule:

M541 Early Music History Review - every Fall and Summer Session II of odd numbered years
M542 Late Music History Review - every Spring and Summer Session II of even numbered years
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every Summer Session II
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Fall and Summer Session II of odd numbered years
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring and Summer Session II of even numbered years

The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for Diploma and Visiting Students.

Remember that our website www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad is a great source of information about program requirements.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Sara Erbes

14 October 2003: To all graduate students

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR SPRING SEMESTER, 2004

School of Music Graduate Students:

Registration for the Spring semester begins October 23. 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/blspr04/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 Music Graduate 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 me by calling 855-1738 or emailing musgrad@indiana.edu.

Sara Erbes

8 October 2003: To all masters students

Change in the Music History & Literature requirement for masters students

Dear masters students in the School of Music:

There has been a change in the Music History & Literature requirement (formerly the "core") for new masters students entering under the 2003-2005 School of Music Bulletin. Older Bulletins limited students to only one M502 or M510 course; the other class had to be from the series M651-6 or from M525, M527 or M528. The new Bulletin allows any two appropriate music history courses to meet the requirement, including two from M502/M510.

The change applies only to new students but beginning in the spring semester 2004 "older" masters students may satisfy the requirement either under the old rule or the new one; students will not be required to switch to the new Bulletin to do this. Starting this spring, IUCARE degree audits should automatically accept the new requirements.

I hope that this information is useful as you plan your course work. If you have questions, you might want to consult me or Sara Erbes, the Graduate Advisor.

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

29 September 2003: To all School of Music students

Artist Diploma Auditions

To all School of Music students:

Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2003 semester will be held

Wednesday, November 5, 3.30-6 PM in Ford Hall.

(Only if necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, November 7.)

Who must perform an audition

Every student who has auditioned by his or her department as an Artist Diploma student and been recommended for the program must perform an AD audition. This includes:

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

· Current School of Music students who would like to be considered for the AD program. A current student must first play an audition for his or her department and be recommended by the department before he or she 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.

Contact the chair of your department no later than Monday, October 6 to arrange a departmental audition. Students must complete this audition successfully to be admitted to the School-wide audition.

Current students in other programs AND new AD students

Sign up in the Music Graduate Office no later than Monday, October 6.

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

Bring the approved program to the Graduate Office by Friday, October 24.

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. Information about the AD program is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html.

24 September 2003: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Styles Exam

To all doctoral students:

This is a final reminder that the Doctoral Styles Exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, October 4, 2003 from 9 AM to 11 AM in Sweeney Hall (M015).

If you have not yet signed up to take the Styles Exam, but plan to take it, contact the Music Graduate office immediately (musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

All doctoral students entering in the Spring, Summer or Fall of 2003 must take this exam; other doctoral students may also take it according to the rules of their bulletin. Information on the styles exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Styles.htm.

22 September 2003: To all graduate students

Final Schedule Adjustment reminder - Last chance for tuition refund for dropped courses

Graduate Students,

This is a reminder that this Friday, September 26, 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 also 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 (9/26) 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.

9 September 2003: To all graduate students

Classes in Written English and Writing about Music

This message is from Dr. David Lasocki. If you are interested in these classes, email lasocki@exchange.indiana.edu.

Dear students,

For the past two years, I have offered informal classes in English and writing to music graduate students once a week. I am willing to do so again this semester, but only on condition that students make a commitment to attend the class for the entire semester.

(1) Written English for Foreign Music Students
This course will review the most common areas of English in which foreign students experience problems: articles, prepositions, punctuation, singulars/plurals, and verbs. We will study my handouts on these topics, then do exercises.

(2) Writing about Music
This course will cover how to write well in various formats (reviews, program notes, summaries and abstracts, analyses, essays, and papers). It will be suitable for both native speakers and foreign music students with a good command of written English.

The classes will be non-credit (and no tuition fee), but I expect students to do a modest amount of homework and, as mentioned above, to come to class every week. If you are interested in one or both of these classes, please write back to me as soon as possible, letting me know which weekday daytime hours you would be free to attend class.

In addition, I should let you now that, on a trial basis, the university’s Writing Tutorial Services is now offering tutoring in the International Center on Jordan Avenue, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00–6:00 pm. The tutor is a music student, Will Buck. I hope that other music students will make good use of this service, so it can continue to be offered.

Yours sincerely,

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
list of publications: http://php.indiana.edu/~lasocki
mailing address: Cook Music Library, School of Music, Indiana University, 1201 E 3rd Street, Bloomington IN 47405-7006, USA.

9 September 2003: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Styles Exam

To all doctoral students:

The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, October 4, 2003 from 9 AM to 11 AM in Sweeney Hall. All doctoral students entering in the Spring, Summer or Fall of 2003 must take this exam; other doctoral students may also take it according to the rules of their bulletin. 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 will hold a mock exam on Wednesday, October 1, at 7 p.m. in room M263 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.

9 September 2003: To all graduate students

If you are planning on graduating this Fall semester

Graduate students,

If you are planning on graduating this Fall Semester, do not forget that you need to turn in an application for graduation by September 26, 3003. You can get the application from the Music Graduate office or off of our web site at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Graduation.html.

If you are not sure if you already turned one in, you can check your IUCARE on www.insite.indiana.edu. It will show whether we have received an application to graduate in December from you.

5 September 2003: To all doctoral students

Doctoral 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 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 10.

The only time the exam will be offered this Fall is on Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room M242. The next time the exam will be offered will be on January 31, 2004.

This exam is for students who have finished the coursework for a music theory minor and are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

4 September 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 Wednesday, September 10 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 and Drew Schrader, Doctoral Clerk, will be available to answer your questions.

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

2 September 2003: To all graduate students

Message from the Recital Scheduling Office

This is a message from the Recital Scheduling office. If you have any questions about this subject, email the Recital Scheduling office at recsched@indiana.edu.

The Recital Scheduling Office is located in M031a in the Simon Building. Scheduling Hours are: M-T-F, 9am-12n, 1-4pm; W, 10am-12n, 1-4; R, 10am-12n, 1-3pm.

Sample programs and other scheduling information can found online at http://php.indiana.edu/~recsched.

Fall Semester 2003 Recital Scheduling

SCHEDULING TIMETABLE

Scheduling for September, October and January, February is currently being done. Students wishing to schedule recitals during that time can bring their signed programs to the scheduling office (M031a) at any time to secure recital dates. If on any day during the initial scheduling period there are many students waiting, there will be a sign-up sheet so that you can return at a later time.

Scheduling for November and December for DM and AD students will begin on Monday, September 15 on a drop-in basis. In order to schedule a recital date, students must bring a program WITH THE REQUIRED SIGNATURES to the scheduling office (M031a) during scheduling hours.

MM, PD, Jr. and Sr. recitals will be scheduled on a drop-in basis beginning Thursday, September 18. Students must bring a program SIGNED BY THEIR TEACHER to the scheduling office (M031a) during scheduling hours.

Scheduling for nondegree student recitals will be done on a drop-in basis beginning on Thursday, September 25. Students must bring a program SIGNED BY THEIR TEACHER to the scheduling office (M031a) during scheduling hours.

The programs you bring at this time are preliminary, do not need the names of accompanying players, and can be changed with your teacher’s approval and a minimum of 2 weeks notice to the program office.

Scheduling is an ongoing process. If you are unable to prepare a program at this time, you can schedule your recital at any time during the semester, provided that you allow at least 2 ½ weeks from the time you schedule to the recital date. REMEMBER, there is a $50 date change fee!

POLICIES THAT YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF:

DM and AD students need only the signatures of their teachers to secure a date. The other committee signatures must be completed by 2 ½ weeks prior to the recital. Recitals will not appear in the printed or online Prelude until the signatures have been completed. The signature of the Director of Graduate Studies is no longer required.

Ensemble Assistance Forms are no longer necessary. You must, however, provide a typed list of your assisting players to Skip Sluder in the Program Office no later than 2 weeks prior to the recital. Additions and changes with less than 2 weeks notice may be treated as a program change and subject to an additional program fee.

A recital date change fee of $50 will be charged to any student changing a recital date to another date during the same semester. Date changes made after a program has been printed will incur a $35 program fee in addition to the change fee.

LENGTH OF RECITALS:

Jr., 40’ minimum/50’ maximum

Sr. Composition, 30’-60’

Sr. and MM, 50’ minimum/60’ maximum

AD, 40’ minimum/45’ maximum

PD, 50’ minimum/60’ maximum

DM (Period), 40’ minimum/45’ maximum

DM (Final), 60’ minimum/75’ maximum

Voice, Sr. and MM, 40’minimum/50’ maximum

General nonrequired, 60’ maximum

General with ensemble of 15 or more, 50’ maximum

MM composition recital: 30’minimum of student’s own compositionsfor different media written during residency, with the student participating as a performer or conductor in at least one work..

MM electronic and computer music recital, 30’minimum of electroacoustic compositions for different medic written during the student’s residency.

DM composition, 45’ minimum of compositions for different media written during residency, with the student participating as performer or conductor.

Brass and Woodwind instruments: 10’ less in all above categories.

Concentration recitals: 25’ minimum/50’ maximum

Auer Hall Recital Policies:

Non-degree student recitals are not permitted in Auer Hall.

Jr. and Sr. recitals are permitted in Auer Hall only during Sept./Oct. and Jan./Feb.

One AD, DM, MM or PD recital per student per semester may be scheduled in Auer Hall at any time prior to the performance deadlines.

Concert times in Auer Hall are 8 pm, M-F, and 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8:00 pm on Sat. and Sun. A 5 pm time may be added M-F if time permits. Dress Rehearsal times for students in Auer Hall will be limited to 1 hour, which includes setup time.

Recital Change Fee Policies:

The recital date change fee has increased to $50. It will be implemented in the following manner:

Date changes made within the same semester will incur a change fee of $50. Changes made after the program has been printed will incur an additional fee of $35, for a total of $85.

Recitals cancelled and rescheduled for the following semester will not incur a date change fee.

GRACE PERIODS:

Recitals scheduled prior to the beginning of the semesterwill not incur a date change fee if the change is made within the first 2 weeks of classes. For recitals scheduled after the start of the semester, there will be a one-week grace period to change a recital date that doesn't work if adequate time has been allowed for program production. Remember, it takes a minimum of 2 weeks to produce a program!

Change Fee Appeals can be made to the Performance Coordinating Committee.

1 September 2003: To all graduate students

Session on Academic Conduct

Academic Conduct

What is plagiarism?
What do you need to footnote?
What is acceptable on papers and exams?

Come to a session for graduate and diploma students presented by

David Lasocki, Head of Reference Services
Daniel R. Melamed, Director of Graduate Studies

Wednesday, September 3
4–5 PM
Sweeney Hall (M015)

This session is important for students starting at Indiana University and essential for those who are new to the education system in the United States. Continuing students are also welcome.

These are things you need to know to succeed in your classes—please join us.

Summer 2003 Announcements

23 July 2003: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Information Session Postponed

Good morning,

Unfortunately Dr. Melamed was delayed out of town so we have to postpone the Doctoral Information Session originally planned for the afternoon of July 23.

We are rescheduling the Information Session to be held next Wednesday (July 30) at 3:30 PM in the Music Graduate Office Conference room (MU011).

We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause anyone and hope everyone who is interested can make it to next week's meeting.

Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions or concerns.

16 July 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 Wednesday, July 23 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 and Drew Schrader, Graduate Secretary, will be available to answer your questions.

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

27 June 2003: To all doctoral students

Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this Summer, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Wednesday, July 2.

The only time the exam will be offered this Summer is on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in room M242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Sara Erbes

24 June, 2003: To all graduate students

Message from David Lasocki

Dear students,

For the last two years, I have been holding two classes for music graduate students:

(1) Written English for Foreign Music Students
This course reviews the most common areas of English in which foreign students experience problems: articles, prepositions, punctuation, singulars/plurals, and verbs. We study my handouts on these topics, then do exercises.

(2) Writing about Music
This course covers how to write well in various formats (reviews, program notes, summaries and abstracts, analyses, essays, and papers). It is suitable for both native speakers and foreign music students with a good command of written English.

I am prepared to have one or both of these classes again this summer, if there is interest and commitment. The classes would be non-credit (and no tuition fee), but I would expect students to do a modest amount of homework and come to class regularly (two one-hour classes per week). If you are interested in one or both of these classes, please write to me (lasocki@exchange.indiana.edu) as soon as possible, letting me know which weekday daytime hours you would be free to attend class.

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
list of publications: http://php.indiana.edu/~lasocki
mailing address: Cook Music Library, School of Music, Indiana University, 1201 E 3rd Street, Bloomington IN 47405-7006, USA.

28 May, 2003: To all graduate students

Letters of recommendation - a helpful service

Dear graduate students and faculty colleagues:

Students applying for jobs and to graduate schools and their faculty recommenders will be pleased to hear about a useful service offered by the University: the credential file.

An office housed in the School of Education (but serving most of the University, including the School of Music, the College and the University Graduate School) accepts copies of recommendations for each student who sets up a file. When that student applies for a job, he or she simply asks the office to send a copy of the letters. This saves the trouble of tracking down individual faculty members for each application; it also spares faculty members the burden of sending the same letter many times, sometimes on short notice. (Of course there may be times when an individualized letter is appropriate instead).

The office is Education Placement Services, located in Room 1000 in Wright Hall. Their Web site is

http://www.indiana.edu/~carsrv/placfile.html

and their telephone number is (812) 856-8506. Note that they have different services, one aimed at graduate schools and jobs in higher education, the other at positions in primary and secondary schools. The office's Assistant Director, Sarah Crandall, can offer good advice about obtaining and sending letters and can examine a student's dossier and offer suggestions about the material in it, including confidential letters.

I encourage students to take advantage of this service.

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

19 May 2003: To all graduate students

AI positions available: African American Arts Institute

The African American Arts Institute has three Associate Instructor openings for September 2003.

INSTRUMENTAL COACH--AFRICAN AMERICAN CHORAL ENSEMBLE

VOCAL COACH--AFRICAN AMERICAN CHORAL ENSEMBLE

VOCAL COACH--IU SOUL REVUE

Details are available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Announcements/positions.htm. If you are interested in applying please contact

Charles Sykes
Director
African American Arts Institute
275 North Jordan, Suite 310