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205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

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Bloomington, IN 47405

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

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

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serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Advisor
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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 2006 and Spring 2007 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 2007 Announcements

11 May 2007: To all graduate students

Grades for Spring 2007

Graduate students,

By now you should be able to view your final grades for the spring 2007 semester on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions).  Remember that you will not receive a copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."

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

18 April 2007: To all graduate students

Reminders about registration, proficiency exams, and graduation

Good morning,

Here are a few reminders of things you may want to be aware of as the semester draws to a close.  I understand that this is a lot of information, but it’s important that you read through it.  Thanks!

Keyboard Proficiency-

If you are planning on taking the Keyboard Proficiency exam this spring semester, see http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/sec_piano/proficiency.html for information about the sign-up procedure and requirements.  Remember that doctoral students need to pass the keyboard proficiency before the end of your fifth semester of enrollment.  Masters students need to pass it before you will be eligible to graduate.  We strongly suggest you take it early in your program so that if you need to retake it you will have time to do so.  Early music majors, guitar majors, organ majors, harp majors, jazz majors, and musicology majors take a departmentally administered exam.  This exam is required for Masters and Doctoral students only.

Registration –

If you have not yet registered, please do so soon (there are many classes that are already filling up).  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm for registration information (and a link to the online Schedule of Classes and online program planning sheet).  The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, June 14 (for summer session II) and Thursday, August 23 (for fall). You need to submit your program planning at least one week before those dates to avoid late registration fees.  Our office can not guarantee a 24 hour turn-around on program planning sheets as we get closer to each semester and summer session starting.

Graduation -

Remember that if you plan to graduate this May or August, you need to submit an Application for Graduation.  If you do not remember whether you have already done this, you can check your degree progress report on OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu).  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is bold and says "false", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not bold and says "true," then we have.  If you haven’t submitted an application yet, you can do so online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ApplicationforGraduation.htm.  

Graduate Entrance Exams -

If this spring (2007) 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 January (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Dates.htm#GEE.  If you register for summer session II, that counts as your second semester of enrollment.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and a pencil.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time a week before the exam date.  You can sign up for a Sight Singing time by emailing musgrad@indiana.edu, calling 855-1738 or stopping by the Music Graduate Office in MU011.

The Music Graduate Office will remain open through summer session I and II, so you can still contact us with questions or concerns after the spring semester is over.

3 April 2007: 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 (Saturday, July 7, 2007), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, April 13.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.html for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures.

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam (also please let us know the course that you do not want to be tested on, just to be sure there is no confusion).

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, July 7, 2007 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Simon Center Building room 242.

27 March 2007: To all graduate students

Registration for Fall 2007

Graduate Students:

Registration for the fall semester will begin on Monday, April 2.  Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.  You can do this either in Merrill Hall 011 or by submitting the online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm.

The Schedule of Classes online is now updated and should be correct.  For links to the on-line Schedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web site:  http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions.

Registration for summer has already started.  Many students have asked us recently whether or not ensemble is required during summer session II.  The answer to that is that if you are in the masters or diploma programs, you are required to register in ensemble if you choose to register during summer session II.

7 March 2007: To all graduate students

Registration for Summer 2007

Graduate Students:

Registration for the summer sessions will begin on Wednesday, March 21.  Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.  You can do this either in Merrill Hall 011 or by submitting the online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm.

For links to the on-line Schedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web site: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions.

Registration for the fall semester will start in April.  I will send out an email announcement once the fall Schedule of Classes is updated online and it’s time to start submitting your Program Planning Sheets for fall registration.  Please do not submit a fall program planning sheet until after you get that announcement.

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for the week of Spring Break (March 12 through 16).  We will reopen on Monday, March 19.

26 February 2007: To all graduate students

Auto-W deadline

Good morning,

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2007 is Wednesday, March 7. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Wednesday, March 7, 4 p.m.) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course (after March 7).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class with the approval of the chair of the department that offers the course and the Music Graduate Office.  You will need to pick up a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office (MU011) in order to gather the necessary signatures, then take the form in person to the Registrar's office in Franklin Hall.

After the Auto-W deadline, you need the approval of the instructor of the course, the chair of the department that offers the course, and the Music Graduate office in order to drop a class.  You still need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office.  The main differences (other than the extra signature) are that the instructor has the option of giving you a grade of "F" for the course if that is the grade you are earning when you drop it and that you need to petition to the Music Graduate Office for permission to drop a course after the Auto-W deadline.

Please remember that even when you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining a full-time course load - at least 8 credits for masters and doctoral students, at least 9 credits for diploma and visiting students.

Please make an appointment to speak with me or with Prof. Melamed, the Director of Graduate Studies, if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 855-1738.

21 February 2007: To all doctoral students

Written qualifying exams in summer session II 2007

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during summer session II 2007, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by March 19, 2007.  You can do this through email (email me at serbes@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (MU011).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take during summer session II.

At the moment we are not asking you to reserve a specific date for this summer; we just need to know if you are planning to take a written exam in the summer 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.  However, if you would like to reserve a specific date (and you are eligible to schedule a date right away), you can do so by checking the exam calendar here and emailing me with the date and time you would like to reserve.

If you want to take an exam in the summer but are not yet fully qualified to schedule a date (for example, you want to take your major field exam in the summer but your topic proposal is not yet approved), then you can tell us before March 19 that you want to take a summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

Don't forget that you need to submit the "Request to take Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams” form before you can request to take any qualifying examination.  You can submit the form in the Music Graduate Office or online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/RequesttoBeginExams.htm

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.html for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact me if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams.

16 January 2007: To all doctoral students

Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant

Doctoral students – this message is from Rose Vondrasek in the Office of International Programs.  If you have any questions about this announcement, please direct them to her (her contact information is below).

The annual Summer Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant is funded jointly by the Office of International Programs and the University Graduate School.  This grant program was created to enable IU doctoral students to become more competitive for external dissertation funding by providing an opportunity for pre-dissertation trips to international fieldwork sites with the aim of refining research questions, securing in-country institutional support and letters of affiliation, identifying potential data sources, networking with informant communities, etc. 

On Friday, January 19th, recipients of the  Summer 2006 Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant will present the results of their pre-dissertation fieldwork trips funded through this program. Students are welcome to ask the grantees questions about approaches to pre-dissertation fieldwork and this grant program.

Pre-Dissertation Travel Grant Mini-Conference
Friday, January 19, 2007
2:30-4:00pm
Woodburn Hall 120

Due on February 12, 2007, applications for summer 2007 grants are available here: http://www.indiana.edu/~intlprog/grad.html  Each fellowship will consist of a $1,000 stipend, plus round-trip economy airfare to the location where work will be conducted.

________________

Rose E. Vondrasek
Program Officer and Editor
Fulbright Program Adviser
Indiana University Office of International Programs
Franklin Hall 315, 601 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405 USA
Tel  1(812) 855-7557, Fax  1(812) 856-3851
rvondras@indiana.edu

Office hours: 9am-1pm Mon-Fri, and by appointment

16 January 2007: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Information Session

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching the qualifying exam stage of the doctoral degree, we invite you to attend the Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 22 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.  We will also go over the final project guidelines.  Prof. Daniel R. Melamed, Director of Graduate Studies, and Karen White, Doctoral Clerk, will be available to answer your questions.

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

12 January 2007: To all graduate students

Artist Diploma Auditions for spring 2007

To all School of Music students:

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2007 semester will be held Wednesday, February 28, 3:30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, March 2.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are a School of Music student in another program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning next semester; this is your admission audition for the program. You must first perform for your department and be recommended before you may perform the School-wide AD audition.

Please note that current IU students must audition both for their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in the summer or fall; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other School of Music programs should discuss their interest in the AD program with their teachers. They should then come to the Music Graduate Office (MU011) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, January 26 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students recommended for a School-wide AD audition should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (MU011) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 16.

The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.

Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html. If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

9 January 2007: To all graduate students

Fee policies for dropping classes, schedule adjustment

Graduate students,

Please be aware of the following policies for dropping and adding classes.

Up until Friday, January 12 you can add or drop classes through the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu) registration system and will get a 100% refund for any dropped classes.  You may potentially be charged an $8 schedule change fee, but that is the extent of the extra cost.

After Friday, January 12 you will not get a full tuition refund for any courses that you drop. 

You will receive a 75% refund if you drop a class between Tuesday, January 16 and Friday, January 19.

You will receive a 50% refund if you drop a class between Monday, January 22 and Friday, January 26.

You will receive a 25% refund if you drop a class between Monday, January 29 and Friday, February 2.

This partial refund for dropping a class after January 12 also applies if you drop a class and replace it with another class.  For example, if you were in the second week of classes and decided to drop one 3 credit class and add another 3 credit class in its place, you would get a 75% refund for the class you dropped and would have to pay full tuition for the class you add.

Another thing to keep in mind is that after the first week of classes it is not possible to change your schedule on-line, you would need to come to the graduate office to pick up a schedule adjustment form, gather various signatures, and take the form to the Registrar's office.  The fee for dropping a class after the first week of classes is $23.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Obviously it is to your advantage to have your schedule finalized by Friday, January 12 (the last day of the first week of classes).

9 January 2007: To all graduate 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.

Incoming and continuing graduate students who intend to pursue a masters or doctoral degree on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University are eligible. The fellowship includes a stipend and a tuition reduction. 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 and the online application are available at http://graduate.indiana.edu/eof.php. If you are eligible and interested, please apply right away, following the instructions on the application Web site.

Jacobs School of Music students must submit the required materials online by Monday, 15 January.

3 January 2007: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Styles Examination

To all doctoral students:

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this spring on Saturday, January 27, 2007 from 9 AM to 11 AM in the Recital Hall (MU110).  Because of some recent changes to the requirement, the process is a little different depending on when you began your doctoral program:

--Doctoral students who began their program in the fall of 2006 if you did not take the exam in the fall, you are required to take it on Saturday, January 27, 2007.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.htm or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12.  Please note that January 27 will be your final opportunity to take the styles exam.

--Doctoral students who began their program since the fall of 2002 but before the fall of 2006 should already have met the requirement; if you have been given permission to take the exam this spring, please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.htm or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12. If you are unsure about where you stand, please make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Melamed.

--Doctoral students who began their program before the fall of 2002 need to meet the styles requirement before their oral qualifying examination; if you wish to take the exam this spring please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.htm or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12.

Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact the Director of Graduate Studies right away to arrange an alternative time.

Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Styles.htm. Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.

The Graduate Theory Association usually holds a mock exam the week before the test. Information on the mock exam can be found at http://theory.music.indiana.edu/gta/Mock%20Styles%20Exam/InformationAndRegistration.htm if a mock exam is held.

Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

2 January 2007: 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 spring (Saturday, January 27, 2007), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 12.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.html for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures.

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam (also please let us know the course that you do not want to be tested on, just to be sure there is no confusion).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 27, 2007 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Simon Center Building room 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Fall 2006 Announcements

21 December 2006: To all graduate students

Grades for fall 2006

Graduate students,

By now you should be able to view your final grades for the fall 2006 semester on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions).  Remember that you will not receive a copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."

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

19 December 2006: To all graduate students

Music Theory AI Auditions

This message is from Ron Sebben in the Music Theory office.  If you have any questions, please contact him directly at mustheor@indiana.edu

Dear graduate students:

Current graduate students who wish to be considered for a music theory AI position for 2007-08 may sign up for an audition using the web page linked below.  Before signing up for an audition, please carefully read the audition format page to ensure that you possess the required musical skills.

The signup deadline is January 5, though preference for open audition slots will be given to those who sign up first.

http://theory.music.indiana.edu/ai/

Please feel free to call or e-mail if you have any questions.

~Ron

Ronald A. Sebben

13 December 2006: To all masters and doctoral students

For all masters and doctoral students who started new programs in fall 2006

Good morning,

This is a final reminder that if this fall (2006) 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 (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Dates.htm#GEE

If you want to take the Sight Singing exam, you need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office before Wednesday, January 3.  I suggest you do this immediately – you can either stop by the Music Graduate Office, call 855-1738, or email musgrad@indiana.edu to sign up for a time.

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 and a pencil. 

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 fall semester you can re-take the exam in January if this fall was your first semester).

Please contact me if you have any questions.

11 December 2006: To all graduate students

Spring registration reminder

Graduate students,

The registration period for spring semester 2007 is almost over. For those of you who have not yet registered but want to take classes this spring, you need to register by Thursday, January 4 to avoid late registration fees.  If you register on Friday, January 5 (or later) you will be charged a late registration fee.

Friday, January 12 will be the last day Jacobs School of Music students will be eligible to register.

Information on registration is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.html.  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 Wednesday December 20th through Tuesday January 2nd for the Winter Break. 

If you can’t make it to the Music Graduate Office to turn in your program planning sheet in person, you can also submit the form on-line at the following Web page:  http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm

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.

Remember that if you are planning to graduate this December, you need to submit an application for graduation by Friday (December 15).  If you haven’t already done so, you can fill out the form either in our office or at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ApplicationforGraduation.htm.

6 December 2006: To all School of Music students

Artist Diploma Audition

To all School of Music students:

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2007 semester will be held Wednesday, February 28, 3:30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, March 2.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are a School of Music student in another program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning next semester; this is your admission audition for the program. You must first perform for your department and be recommended before you may perform the School-wide AD audition.

Please note that current IU students must audition both for their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in the summer or fall; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other School of Music programs should discuss their interest in the AD program with their teachers. They should then come to the Music Graduate Office (MU011) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, January 26 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students recommended for a School-wide AD audition should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (MU011) by 4:00 PM on Friday, February 16.

The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.

Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html. If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

14 November 2006: To all graduate students

Reminder about proficiency exams and registration

Good afternoon,

Here are a few reminders of things you may want to be aware of as the semester draws to a close.

Keyboard Proficiency-

If you are planning on taking the Keyboard Proficiency exam this fall semester, see http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/sec_piano/proficiency.html for information about the sign-up procedure and requirements.  Remember that doctoral students need to pass the keyboard proficiency before the end of your fifth semester of enrollment.  Masters students need to pass it before you will be eligible to graduate.  We strongly suggest you take it early in your program so that if you need to retake it you will have time to do so.  Early music majors, guitar majors, organ majors, harp majors, and musicology majors take a departmentally administered exam.  This exam is required for Masters and Doctoral students only.

Graduate Entrance Exams -

If this fall (2006) 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 (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Dates.htm#GEE

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and a pencil.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time before Wednesday, January 3.  You can sign up for a Sight Singing time now by emailing musgrad@indiana.edu, calling 855-1738 or stopping by the Music Graduate Office in MU011.

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 fall semester you can re-take the exam in January).

Registration –

If you have not yet registered, please do so soon (there are many classes that are already filling up).  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm for registration information (and a link to the online Schedule of Classes).  The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, January 4 (which means that you need to submit your program planning sheet by Wednesday, January 3 at the latest to avoid late registration fees).

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday from Wednesday November 22nd through Friday November 24th.  The office will also be closed from Wednesday December 20th through Tuesday January 2nd for the Winter Break.  We will be open on Wednesday January 3rd.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  

18 October 2006: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Good morning,

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2006 is Wednesday, October 25. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Wednesday, October 25, 4 p.m.) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course (after October 25).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class with the approval of the chair of the department that offers the course and the Music Graduate Office.  You will need to pick up a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office (MU011) in order to gather the necessary signatures, then take the form in person to the Registrar's office in Franklin Hall.

After the Auto-W deadline, you need the approval of the instructor of the course, the chair of the department that offers the course, and the Music Graduate office in order to drop a class.  You still need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office.  The main differences (other than the extra signature) are that the instructor has the option of giving you a grade of "F" for the course if that is the grade you are earning when you drop it and that you need to petition to the Music Graduate Office for permission to drop a course after the Auto-W deadline.

Please remember that even when you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining a full-time course load - at least 8 credits for masters and doctoral students, at least 9 credits for diploma and visiting students.

Please make an appointment to speak with me or with Prof. Melamed, the Director of Graduate Studies, if you have any questions or concerns.  To set up an appointment, call 855-1738.

13 October 2006: To all graduate students

To all graduate students who started new programs in fall 2006

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/RegistrationSIS.htm.  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 (or submit the online form) and will sign as the advisor.

If you have questions about what to register for, either make an appointment to speak with me (by calling 855-1738) or send me an email (serbes@indiana.edu).

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on OneStart (it’s on the Self-Service tab under “Personal Info”) if you haven’t already done so.  The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  http://www.indiana.edu/%7Eregistra/immunization.shtml has information about this.

Graduate Entrance Exams -

If this fall (2006) 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 (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Dates.htm#GEE

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 3.  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 fall semester you can re-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 every Summer Session II of odd numbered years

M542 Late Music History Review - every Spring and every 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 every Summer Session II of odd numbered years

T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring and every 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. 

13 October 2006: To all graduate students

Registration for spring semester 2007

Graduate Students:

Registration for the spring semester will begin on Thursday, October 19.  Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register.  You can do this either in Merrill Hall 011 or by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm.

For links to the on-line Schedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web site: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions.

19 September 2006: To all Jacobs School of Music students

Artist Diploma Audition

To all Jacobs School of Music students:

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2006 semester will be held Wednesday, November 1, 3.30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, November 3.

Who performs an audition

You must perform an AD audition if you are new to the Jacobs School of Music and began the AD program this semester; this is your confirming audition for the program

You may perform an AD audition if you are a School of Music student in another program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning next semester; this is your admission audition for the program. You must first perform for your department and be recommended before you may perform the School-wide AD audition. Please note that current IU students must audition in the fall semester if they wish to begin the AD program in the spring.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other School of Music programs should discuss their interest in the AD program with their teachers. They should then come to the Music Graduate Office (MU011) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Monday, October 2 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students recommended for a School-wide AD audition (AD students new this semester and current students recommended by their departments) should then consult with their department chair about appropriate repertory for the School-wide AD audition. Students should prepare a typed program and have it approved and signed by the department chair, then bring the approved program to the Music Graduate Office (MU011) by 4:00 PM on Friday, October 20.

The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.

Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html. If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

13 September 2006: To all doctoral students

Doctoral Styles Exam

To all doctoral students:

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this fall on Saturday, October 7, 2006 from 9 AM to 11 AM in Sweeney Hall. Because of some recent changes to the requirement, the process is a little different depending on when you began your doctoral program:

--Doctoral students who began their program in the fall of 2006 may take the exam in October OR on Saturday, January 27, 2007; if you wish to take the exam this fall please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.htm or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Wednesday, September 20.  Please note that you must take the styles exam on one of these two exam dates (October 7 or January 27).

--Doctoral students who began their program in the spring of 2005 must take the exam in October; please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.htm or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Wednesday, September 20.

--Doctoral students who began their program since the fall of 2002 but before the spring of 2005 should already have met the requirement; if you have been given permission to take the exam this fall, please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.htm or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Wednesday, September 20. If you are unsure about where you stand, please make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Melamed.

--Doctoral students who began their program before the fall of 2002 need to meet the styles requirement before their oral qualifying examination; if you wish to take the exam this fall please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/StylesSignUpForm.htm or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Wednesday, September 20.

Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact the Director of Graduate Studies right away to arrange an alternative time.

Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Styles.htm. Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.

The Graduate Theory Association will hold a mock exam the week before the test. Information on the mock exam can be found at http://theory.music.indiana.edu/gta/Mock%20Styles%20Exam/InformationAndRegistration.htm.

Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

1 September 2006: To all graduate students

Registration and Graduation Reminder for fall

Graduate students,

This is a reminder that today (Friday, September 1) is the last day to adjust your schedule online (through 10:30 pm tonight) and the last day to drop a course for a 100% refund of tuition.

If you are planning to graduate this fall, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can get the form from our web site at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Graduation.html or in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).  It's very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.

You may submit the application as late as the last day of classes, but if you want your name to appear in the commencement program you need to submit your application for graduation by Friday, September 29.  We strongly suggest you submit your application as soon as possible. 

If you do not remember whether you have already done this, you can check your degree progress report on OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu).  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is bold and says "false", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not bold and says "true," then we have.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

30 August 2006: 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 Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6 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.  We will also go over dissertation/final project guidelines.  Prof. Daniel R. Melamed, Director of Graduate Studies, and Karen White, Doctoral Clerk, will be available to answer your questions.

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

24 August 2006: To all graduate students

Fee policies for dropping classes, schedule adjustment

Graduate students,

Please be aware of the following policies for dropping and adding classes after the first week of classes.

Up until Friday, Sept. 1 you can add or drop classes through the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu) registration system and will get a 100% refund for any dropped classes.  You may potentially be charged an $8 schedule change fee, but that is the extent of the extra cost.

After Friday, Sept. 1 you will not get a full tuition refund for any courses that you drop. 

You will receive a 75% refund if you drop a class between Tuesday, Sept. 5 and Friday, September 8. 

You will receive a 50% refund if you drop a class between Monday, Sept. 11 and Friday, September 15.

You will receive a 25% refund if you drop a class between Monday, Sept. 18 and Friday, September 22.

This partial refund for dropping a class after September 1 also applies if you drop a class and replace it with another class.  For example, if you were in the second week of classes and decided to drop one 3 credit class and add another 3 credit class in its place, you would get a 75% refund for the class you dropped and would have to pay full tuition for the class you add.

Another thing to keep in mind is that after the first week of classes it is not possible to change your schedule on-line, you would need to come to the graduate office to pick up a schedule adjustment form, gather various signatures, and take the form to the Registrar's office.  The fee for dropping a class after the first week of classes is $23.

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Obviously it is to your advantage to have your schedule finalized by Friday, Sept. 1 (the last day of the first week of classes).

24 August 2006: To all doctoral students

Music Theory Minor Field Qualifying Exam

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 16), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, September 1.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Quals.html for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures.

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.

The only time the exam will be offered this fall is on Saturday, September 16, 2006 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

17 August 2006: To all graduate students

Registration for fall 2006 - reminder

Graduate students,

The registration period for fall semester is almost over. For those of you who have not yet registered but want to take classes this fall, you need to register by Thursday, August 24 to avoid late registration fees.  Late registration fees are charged to any student who registers on Friday, August 25, or later. 

Friday, September 1, will be the last day Jacobs 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 review http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.html for important registration procedures and policies.  The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, August 21 in the morning and all day Wednesday, August 23 for New Student Orientation.

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.

Summer 2006 Announcements

14 June 2006: 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 Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects.  The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28 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.  We will also go over the final project guidelines.  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!