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Summer and Fall 2007 and Spring 2008 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 2008 Announcements

6 May 2008: To all graduate students

Grades for Spring 2008 and graduation

Good morning,

You will soon be able to view your final grades for the spring 2008 semester on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/gradeonestart.shtml
for instructions).  Grades will be final by 3 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, May 7.  

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."

For those students who have completed a program this May, your graduation will be posted by Thursday, May 22.  You will be able to view that on OneStart.  You can order an official transcript showing your graduation from the Registrar’s office after May 22.  See http://registrar.indiana.edu/transcript.shtml#order for details.

Diplomas will be mailed by the Registrar’s office to those students who have graduated 8 to 10 weeks after your graduation date.  See http://registrar.indiana.edu/diploma.shtml for more details.

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

30 April 2008: To all graduate students

Registration reminder

Good afternoon,

If you have not yet registered for summer session II or fall 2008 and you plan to enroll, please do so soon as there are many classes that are already filling up.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm for registration information, a link to the online program planning sheet (which you can use if you don’t want to fill out a paper form in the Music Graduate Office), and a link to the online Schedule of Classes for summer and fall. 

The last day to register for summer session II without late fees is Thursday, June 12 (which means that you need to submit your program planning sheet by Thursday, June 5 at the latest to avoid late registration fees). 

The last day to register for the fall semester without late fees is Thursday, August 28 (which means that you need to submit your program planning sheet by Thursday, August 21 at the latest to avoid late registration fees). 

The Music Graduate Office will be open during the summer.

Congratulations to those of you who are graduating this Saturday!

9 April 2008: To all graduate students

How to see your academic advisement report

Good morning,

I should have given directions in my last email about how to see your academic advisement report, since that changed recently.

The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart (onestart.iu.edu), then click on the “student center” link.  From that page, click on “my academics and grades.”  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.

Let us know if you have any problems.

9 April 2008: To all graduate students

Graduation Reminder for Spring and Summer 2008

Graduate students,

If you are planning to graduate this May or August, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ApplicationforGraduation.htm or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

MA and PhD students need to submit a paper form (the online application is not an option), but there is a link to that form here http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Graduation.html or you can obtain a copy in the Music Graduate Office.

Although you may submit the application for graduation as late as the last day of classes, we strongly suggest you submit your application as soon as possible.  If you already applied for May graduation but have now decided to finish your requirements in the summer, you will need to submit a new application to update your plans.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement 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.

19 March 2008: To all graduate students

Registration for fall 2008

Graduate Students:

Registration for the fall semester will begin on Monday, March 31.  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 if you don’t want to make an appointment to talk in person.

Registration for summer started today (March 19).  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 program, you are required to register in ensemble if you choose to register during summer session II.  You also need to submit a program planning sheet if you plan to register this summer.

25 February 2008: To all graduate students

Registration for summer 2008

Graduate Students:

Registration for the summer sessions will begin on Wednesday, March 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.

Remember that if you choose to submit a program planning sheet in the Music Graduate Office, you will need to pick it up the following day.  If you submit it online, you’ll do everything electronically and you won’t need to stop by the Music Graduate Office.

For links to the on-line Schedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm.  To view what we used to call a degree progress report (and which is now called an “advisement report”) just log in to OneStart, click on “Go to Student Center” from the Self-Service page, then click on “My Academics and Grades” and finally on “View my advisement report.”  This report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.

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 on March 31.  I will send out another 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.

25 February 2008: To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Good morning,

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2008 is Wednesday, March 5. 

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 5) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course (after March 5).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class either by picking up a form from the Music Graduate Office, gathering various signatures, and taking the form to the Registrar’s office in Franklin Hall or you can use the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).  

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 do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office.  The main differences 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 note that it is rare to get permission to drop a class 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 if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 855-1738.

21 February: To all doctoral students

Written Qualifying Exams in Summer Session II 2008

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during summer session II 2008, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Monday, March 17, 2008.  You can do this through email (musdoc@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 will be able to do so as soon as the summer calendar is posted next week.

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 17 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.

24 January 2008: To all doctoral students

Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework

Good morning,

I am writing on behalf of the Music Graduate Office particularly to doctoral students in their final semesters of course work and looking towards qualifying exams. (This note will reach others as well but is aimed at that group). As you plan your last courses and think about your schedule for written and oral qualifying exams, I want to emphasize the most important thing you can do to ensure that you make good progress and do not run into delays. It concerns the proposal you will write for a doctoral final project or dissertation.

In almost every field at the School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project or dissertation to make progress on your qualifying exams. In those fields you must have completed the proposal and have it approved before you can take a major-field exam or an oral exam (depending on your department).

You will certainly be eager to get your exams done and officially become a candidate for your degree. The thing that most often delays students is the lack of a complete topic proposal, sometimes entangling them in time limits. I am writing to urge you to read about what is required, to consult with potential research committee members, and to plan your work on this proposal as you take your last courses. Details are at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/docindex.htm, organized by program. Planning ahead and getting a start on your proposal represents the best way to help yourself make uninterrupted progress.

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

14 January 2008: To all graduate students

Dropping and adding classes starting Monday, January 14

Good morning,

Starting today (Monday, January 14), adding and dropping classes will follow a different procedure than logging in to the registration system on OneStart.

To drop a class on Monday, January 14 through Wednesday, March 5, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra//dropadd.shtml#edrop. This procedure is called eDrop. Remember that dropping a class at this point in the semester means that you do not get a full refund of your tuition for the credits you drop. This is true even if you drop one class and add another in its place.

To add a class on Monday, January 14 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd procedure (which will be similar to the eDrop procedure). http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop

If you need to drop one class and add another in its place, then you will need to pick up a paper form in the Music Graduate Office, gather various signatures on the form, and then take the form to the Registrar’s office in Franklin Hall room 100.

The eDrop and eAdd procedures are new – please let us know if you have problems with these systems.

A few reminders – you are required to maintain full-time enrollment. Full-time enrollment for masters and doctoral students is at least 8 credit hours (except for those doctoral students who are in the exam stage of their degree) and full-time enrollment for diploma and visiting students is at least 9 credit hours.

The waitlist no longer exists. If you were on the waitlist for a class that was not fulfilled by the end of the day on Friday, January 11, that means that you are NOT enrolled in that class and you will need to add it to your schedule if the professor of the class approves.

Please come by the Music Graduate Office is you have any questions or concerns and we will help you out.

Please note that the Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 21 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

14 January 2008: To all Jacobs School of Music students

Artist Diploma Auditions (spring 2008)

To all School of Music students:

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the SPRING 2008 semester will be held Wednesday, February 27, 3:30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, February 29.

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 spring; 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 25 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 15.

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 2008: To all graduate students

Healthy Indiana Plan: information for graduate students

Graduate Students,

This email is from the MaryAnn Valenta, the Director of Managed Care at Bloomington Hospital. If you have any questions, please call 812.353.5300 (the Music Graduate Office does not have any information other than what is in this email).

For program details and complete information: http://graduate.indiana.edu/HealthyINplan.pdf

December 2007

Dear Graduate Student,

As a full- or part-time student, you likely know firsthand the rising cost of health insurance and health care.
Industry experts only expect these costs to continue to increase. By 2010, just a little over two years from
now, premiums are anticipated to be nearly $1,500 more for families in order to cover and help subsidize the
uninsured.

In order to provide more affordable health insurance to those in need, the State of Indiana and Governor
Mitch Daniels have developed the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), a new insurance option for uninsured
Hoosiers. HIP will provide a $1,100 Personal Wellness Responsibility (POWER) account to each adult
enrolled in the plan. A basic commercial benefit plan will cover medical expenses that exceed the amount
provided by the POWER account. In addition, each participant will receive preventive health services.
There is a contribution individuals must make in order to participate in the plan. This amount, however, is
based upon household income, and no participant will pay more than five percent of his or her gross
household income.

To be eligible for HIP, the person must be between the ages of 18 and 64, annual household income
must be 200 percent or below of the Federal Poverty Level, the individual must not be eligible for health
insurance through his/her employer, and the person must be uninsured for at least six months.

To apply for HIP, potential participants must complete an application as well as provide proof of income. The
pages that follow contain more detailed information about HIP, a step-by-step guide on how to apply, and an
application. If you believe you qualify for this program, it is important to act quickly because HIP enrollment
will be capped once the maximum number of members have been accepted statewide.
Bloomington Hospital is prepared to assist individuals with eligibility and the application process. Please feel
free to call 812.353.5300 with any questions.

Sincerely,

MaryAnn Valenta
Director of Managed Care
Bloomington Hospital

9 January 2008: 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, January 16 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.

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

8 January 2008: To all graduate students

Schedule Adjustment for spring 2008

Graduate Students:

Friday, January 11, is the last day to make any schedule changes using the OneStart system (www.onestart.iu.edu). There is an $8 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you change your schedule in OneStart this week.

Friday, January 11, is also the last day to get a 100% refund on a dropped course. Remember that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for being enrolled full-time (at least 8 credits for Masters and Doctoral students, 9 credits for PD, AD, and Visiting students).

Starting Monday, January 14, the schedule adjustment procedure will be different (I will send out instructions at that time). There will be a $23 schedule adjustment fee charged per drop.

If you drop a class during the week of January 14 you will receive only a 75% refund of your tuition fees. Remember that if you drop a class after January 11 and add another class in its place you still won't get a refund for the full tuition of the dropped class. See http://bursar.indiana.edu/refund_2008.php for more details.

Friday, January 11, is also the last day for Jacobs School of Music students to register.

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

3 January 2008: 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 26, 2008), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 11.  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 26, 2008 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.

13 December 2007: To all graduate students

A few final reminders

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone has had a successful semester and will have a restful winter break. Before the end of the semester, I just wanted to remind you one more time about some things that you may have forgotten during the fall semester.

1. Registration. If you have not yet registered for the spring semester (and you want to register for spring), please submit your program planning sheet right away. The Music Graduate Office will be closed from Thursday, December 20 through January 1. If you want to avoid late registration fees, please submit your program planning sheet by Monday, December 17 so that our office has time to process your program planning sheet before the break. The link to the online program planning sheet is http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm. Also, don’t forget to register after your program planning sheet is returned to you.

2. Sight Singing graduate entrance exam. Every graduate student who is eligible to take the sight singing graduate entrance exam and wants to do so (this includes only those who started a masters or doctoral program in the fall 2007 semester) needs to sign up for an exam time. Just stop by the Music Graduate Office or email musgrad@indiana.edu by January 2. If you are eligible to take other entrance exams you do not need to sign up in advance; you can simply show up. The schedule is at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Dates.htm#GEE.

3. Application for graduation. Every student who plans to graduate in December 2007, May 2008, or August 2008 should apply for graduation now. The link to the online application for graduation is http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ApplicationforGraduation.htm. If you do not remember whether you have already applied, 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.

4. Every doctoral student planning to take the Doctoral Styles Exam on January 26, 2008 needs to sign up in the Music Graduate Office. See http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Styles.htm for more details. Every first-year doctoral student is required to take this exam.

We look forward to seeing you again in January.

10 December 2007: To all Jacobs School of Music students

Artist Diploma Auditions (spring 2008)

To all School of Music students:

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the SPRING 2008 semester will be held Wednesday, February 27, 3:30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, February 29.

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 spring; 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 25 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 15.

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.

6 December 2007: To all graduate students

Conductors’ Orchestra

This message is from the coordinator of the Conductors’ Orchestra.  If you have any questions about this, email condorch@indiana.edu.

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the third year of the Conductors' Orchestra for Spring 2008. The orchestra will play for the morning orchestral conducting class, 10-11AM on every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and two doctoral choral conducting degree recitals this semester.  Even if you played last semester YOU MUST REAPPLY!

Every school of music instrumental student is invited to apply.  Membership will be selected by the chairs of the Instrumental and Choral Conducting Departments, with preference given to degree rank.  Auditions will not be held for positions. Students who were members of the ensemble last semester are invited to reapply, but not guaranteed admission.

Membership in this ensemble does not carry any school of music credit, nor does it fulfill any major ensemble requirements.   Membership is limited to enrolled School of Music students in good standing.

If you are interested, please check the schedule of rehearsals on the application page.   Members of the ensemble will be expected at EVERY dress rehearsal and performance.  You may only miss three morning rehearsals, so please do not apply if you have many conflicts.   You will be paid $15 per hour.  NO EXCEPTIONS

Application at: http://music.indiana.edu/som/condorch/2008application.html

Questions/Concerns should be sent to condorch@indiana.edu.

6 December 2007: 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 spring on Saturday, January 26, 2008 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 summer or fall of 2007, you are required to take it on Saturday, January 26, 2008.  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 11.  Please note that January 26 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 2007 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 11. 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 11.

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://www.music.indiana.edu/department/theory/gta/Mock%20Styles%20Exam/mockstyles.shtml.

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

Fall 2007 Announcements

30 November 2007: To all graduate students

Reminder about proficiency exams, registration, and graduation

Good afternoon,

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

Registration –

If you have not yet registered, please do so soon. 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 3. In order to avoid late registration fees, you will need to submit your program planning sheet by the last day of the fall semester (December 14).

Graduate Entrance Exams -

If this fall (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 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 2. You can sign up for a Sight Singing time right 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).

Graduation-

If you plan to graduate in December 2007, May 2008, or August 2008, be sure to submit an application for graduation. We strongly recommend that you submit the application immediately if you have not already done so. It’s an easy process, just fill out the application form either online (http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ApplicationforGraduation.htm or in the Music Graduate Office. The form only takes a minute or two to complete.

If you can’t remember whether you have already submitted your application, 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.

The Music Graduate Office will be closed from Thursday, December 20th through Tuesday January 1st for the Winter Break. We will be open on Wednesday January 2nd.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

26 November 2007: To all graduate students

Music Theory AI Audition

This message is from the music theory department.  If you have questions, contact them directly at mustheor@indiana.edu.

Dear Graduate Student:

The music theory department invites highly qualified graduate students to audition for the small number of music theory AI positions that will be available fall 2008.  Music theory AIs assist in teaching students in the undergraduate core curriculum.  Auditions will take place during the audition weekends that begin in January.  Those interested in being considered for a position should first read the following web page to ensure that they meet the initial criteria for consideration.  The page includes a link to an online audition request form, which must be submitted no later than January 4, 2008.

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

Eric J. Isaacson
Associate Professor and Chair of Music Theory
Adjunct Associate Professor of Informatics
Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University Bloomington
Email: isaacso@indiana.edu  AIM: isaacso
Phone: (812) 855-0296

22 October 2007:  To all graduate students

Auto-W Deadline

Good morning,

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2008 is Wednesday, October 24. 

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 24, 4 p.m.) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course (after October 24).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class either by picking up a form from the Music Graduate Office, gathering various signatures, and taking the form to the Registrar’s office in Franklin Hall or you can use the eDrop procedure on OneStart. 

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 do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office.  The main differences 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.

19 October 2007:  To all graduate students

Conductors' Orchestra

Good afternoon,

This message is from the Orchestra Manager of the Conductors' Orchestra. If you have any questions about this email, direct them to condorch@indiana.edu.

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the third year of the Conductors' Orchestra, beginning Fall 2007. The orchestra will play for two doctoral choral conducting degree recitals this semester. The play scale will again be $15 per hour.

If you would like to apply for the fall semester. please send an e-mail to condorch@indiana.edu with your Name, IU ID #, Instrument, Degree and Year by Friday October 26th, 2007. No audition is necessary and members will be selected by seniority. You will be notified by October 31st, 2007 of your acceptance.

Please be aware that attendance will be required at all rehearsals for which you are called. No absences or substitutes will be allowed for this semester. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Also, please be aware that this is only for entrance into the orchestra for fall semester. A separate application process will be conducted for spring semester at a later date.

For fall 2007 the following positions are available: Flute, Oboe/Oboe d’amore, Bassoon, Trumpet (must play piccolo), Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

Rehearsal Schedule:

The Rehearsal Schedule is as follows (instrumentation is indicated)

Concert 1 - 1202 0200 43221
Tuesday, November 6 10:00am - 11:00am
-Strings Only
Wednesday, November 7 2:30pm - 4:00pm
-No Flute/Trumpet/Timpani
Saturday, November 10 11:00am - 1:00pm
Monday, November 12 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Performance Tuesday, November 13 8pm - 9pm

Concert 2 2201 0300 33221
Monday, November 26 10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday, November 27 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Thursday, November 29 10:00am - 11:00am
-No Flutes/Trumpets/Timpani
Friday, November 30 2:30pm - 3:50pm
Performance Saturday, December 1 8:00pm - 9:00pm

If there are any questions please direct them to the Orchestra Manager at condorch@indiana.edu.

19 October 2007:  To all graduate students

Registration for Spring 2008

Graduate Students:

Registration for the spring semester has started.  Please remember that the first step is to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office. 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.

Links to the on-lineSchedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration are available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm.  Remember that class numbers change every semester, so be sure to use spring 2008 class numbers when you fill out your program planning sheet.

Although we try to get program planning sheet processed within 24 hours, the number of program planning sheets that have been submitted recently makes that impossible.  We will return your program planning sheets to you as soon as we can, but it may take longer than a day. We are processing them in the order in which they have been submitted, so the extra time will not affect your chances of getting into classes.

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.

10 October 2007:  To all graduate students

To all graduate students who started new programs in Fall 2007

Good afternoon,

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 (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 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 2.  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 that 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. 

Please contact me if you have any questions.  If you would like to set up an appointment to talk in person, please either call 855-1738 or stop by the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011) to set up an appointment time.

10 October 2007:  To all graduate students

Registration for spring semester 2008

Graduate Students:

Registration for the spring semester will begin on Thursday, October 18.  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-lineSchedule of Classes and information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RegistrationSIS.htm.  There may still be a few changes to the Schedule of Classes before registration, but you can go ahead and start submitting your program planning sheets now (just be sure to check the Schedule of Classes again next week to make sure there aren’t any changes to the classes you want to take before you register).

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.

4 October 2007:  To all diploma students

A few announcements for Diploma students

Good morning,

First of all, please note that although the spring Schedule of Classes is currently available online, it is not yet accurate. Please do not start making registration decisions based on that information.  I will send out an announcement as we get closer to registration with an update on the Schedule of Classes and information about when to submit your program planning sheet.  Registration for spring begins on October 18.

Second, we have had several students ask about full-time status recently. Full-time status is required of all Jacobs School of Music students. Full-time status for diploma students is at least 9 credit hours.  This is true even in your final semester – there are no exceptions.  All diploma students are required to register in lessons and ensemble every semester.  All instrumental diploma students are required to register in chamber music (MUS-F 550) every semester.

Third, I wanted to remind you that there is a four semester limit to diploma program registration.  Diploma students are not eligible to register for more than 4 semesters. 

Fourth, don’t forget about the music course and language requirements for the diploma programs.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Diploma.html for more details.

Finally, remember that if you plan to graduate this December, you need to submit an application for graduation if you have not already done so.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

4 October 2007:  To all masters students

A few announcements for Masters students

Good morning,

First of all, please note that although the spring Schedule of Classes is currently available online, it is not yet accurate.  Please do not start making registration decisions based on that information.  I will send out an announcement as we get closer to registration with an update on the Schedule of Classes and information about when to submit your program planning sheet.  Registration for spring begins on October 18.

Second, we have had several students ask about full-time status recently. Full-time status is required of all Jacobs School of Music students. Full-time status for Masters students is at least 8 credit hours.  This is true even in your final semester – there are no exceptions.  

Third,  when you preparing for registration in a few weeks, don’t forget to submit your Outside Area approval form if you know what you want your Outside Area field to be (and if you haven’t already submitted it to the Music Graduate Office).  Information about the Outside Area can be found here:  http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Masters.html#Cognate. There are a few Outside Areas that are “pre-approved” (meaning that you won’t need any approval signatures on the form before you submit it to our office).  Those areas are:  Music Theory, Music History, Opera Workshop, and Instrumental Conducting. For all other areas, you need to get the department chair’s signature on your Outside Area form.

Finally, remember that if you plan to graduate this December, you need to submit an application for graduation if you have not already done so.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

4 October 2007:  To all doctoral students

A few announcements for Doctoral students

Good morning,

First of all, please note that although the Schedule of Classes for spring is currently available online, it is not yet accurate. Please do not start making registration decisions based on that information.  I will send out an announcement as we get closer to registration with an update on the Schedule of Classes and information about when to submit your program planning sheet.  Registration for spring begins on October 18.

Second, we have had several students ask about full-time status recently. Full-time status is required of all Jacobs School of Music students. Full-time status for doctoral students who are still working on coursework is at least 8 credit hours.  Once you are in your final semester of coursework, and beyond, then you are no longer required (by the School of Music) to register in 8 credits, and we will consider less than 8 credits to be full-time.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Registration.html#DoctoralCandidates for more details.

Third, the program fee is charged to all doctoral students who register in any semester prior to candidacy (meaning each semester you register until after you pass your oral qualifying exam).  This is true even for those students who are registering in just one credit hour.  The only exceptions are those students mentioned in the email announcement that went out on July 24, 2007 (see http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/RecentAnnouncements.html#programfee for a copy of that email).

Fourth,  when you preparing for registration in a few weeks, don’t forget to submit your doctoral minor field approval forms if you know what you want your minor  fields to be (and if you haven’t already submitted them to the Music Graduate Office). Information about doctoral minors can be found here:  http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Doctoral/Minors.html.  Remember that until you have your doctoral minors formally approved, the coursework you take towards those requirements are not guaranteed to count towards your degree.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

18 September 2007:  To all graduate students

Graduation reminder for fall 2007

Graduate students,

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).  The form is 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 28.  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.

18 September 2007:  To all School of Music students

Artist Diploma Audition (fall 2007)

To all School of Music students:

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2007 semester will be held Wednesday, October 31, 3:30-6 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled on Friday, November 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 fall semester if they wish to begin the AD program in the spring; 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, September 28 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, October 19.

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.

4 September 2007:  To all graduate students

From the Music Graduate Office

We are pleased to welcome Sherri Winks as the new secretary in the Music Graduate Office. She succeeds Kelley Latshaw, who is now in Dean Mary Wennerstrom’s office, and joins Angie Miller, Sara Erbes and Emily Nehus.

Sherri is a PhD candidate in musicology working on a dissertation on Italian madrigal collections, and has taught in Music in General Studies as well as in M401 and M402.

Please stop by and say hello.

31 August 2007:  To all graduate students

Dropping and adding classes after Friday, August 31

Good afternoon,

Today is the last day to drop and add classes through the online registration system on OneStart.

Starting Monday, September 3, adding and dropping classes will follow a different procedure.

To drop a class on Monday, September 3 through October 24, you can follow the procedure outlined here:  http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra//dropadd.shtml#edrop. This new procedure is called eDrop.

To add a class on Monday, September 3 through Thursday, September 6, you will need to pick up a paper form in the Music Graduate Office, gather various signatures on the form, and then take the form to the Registrar’s office in Franklin Hall room 100.  To add a class on Friday, September 7 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd procedure (which will be similar to the eDrop procedure).  I will send out more details about that process late next week.

If you need to drop one class and add another in its place, then you will need to pick up a paper form in the Music Graduate Office, gather various signatures on the form, and then take the form to the Registrar’s office in Franklin Hall room 100.

The eDrop and eAdd procedures are new – please let us know if you have problems with these systems.

A few reminders – you are required to maintain full-time enrollment.  Full-time enrollment for masters and doctoral students is at least 8 credit hours (except for those doctoral students who are in the exam stage of their degree) and full-time enrollment for diploma and visiting students is at least 9 credit hours.

If you drop a class after today (August 31), you will not get a full refund of your tuition. 

We realize that it will be confusing in this first semester of the eDrop and eAdd procedures, especially since they aren’t both active right away, but please come by the Music Graduate Office is you have any questions or concerns and we will help you out.

Please note that the Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 3 for the Labor Day Holiday.

28 August 2007:  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 5 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 Emily Nehus, Doctoral Clerk, will be available to answer your questions.

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

27 August 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 after the first week of classes.

Up until Friday, August 31 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, August 31 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. 4 and Friday, September 7. 

You will receive a 50% refund if you drop a class between Monday, Sept. 10 and Friday, September 14.

You will receive a 25% refund if you drop a class between Monday, Sept. 17 and Friday, September 21.

The partial refund for dropping a class after August 31 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.

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, August 31 (the last day of the first week of classes).  Remember that you always need to be full-time (masters and doctoral students – at least 8 credit hours; diploma and visiting students – at least 9 credit hours).

23 August 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 fall (Saturday, September 15), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 31.  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 15, 2007 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

1 August 2007:  To all graduate students

Registration for fall - reminder

Graduate students,

The registration period for the fall 2007 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 23 to avoid late registration fees.  Late registration fees are charged to any student who registers on Friday, August 24, or later. 

Friday, August 31, will be the last day Jacobs School of Music students will be eligible to register.

Remember that it usually 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 if you submit your program planning sheet after Wednesday, August 15 we will not be able to guarantee that the form will be processed in 24 hours because of New Student Orientation.  If you submit your program planning sheet after Wednesday, August 15 we will not be able to ensure that you will get the form back in time to register before late fees begin, so please submit your sheet right away if you plan to register for fall.  You can submit your program planning sheet online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/ProgramPlanningSheet.htm.  

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 20 in the morning and all day Wednesday, August 22 for New Student Orientation.

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

Summer 2007 Announcements

24 July 2007:  To all students

From the Dean: About the new program fee

Dear students in the Jacobs School of Music:

You might recall that this spring the Jacobs School announced changes in fees. Starting in the fall of 2007 music majors will no longer pay a performance study fee for studio instruction. Instead, each student will pay a program fee every fall and spring semester. You will see this new School-wide program fee on your Bursar’s bill.

Students in some non-performance programs have not been paying a performance study fee unless they have been taking lessons. This includes students in undergraduate programs in recording arts, string instrument technology, and ballet; and in graduate programs in instrumental conducting, wind conducting, choral conducting, composition, music theory, musicology, music education, jazz studies and opera stage direction.

Students who began one of these Jacobs School degree programs in Spring 2007 or before will not pay this new fee while they finish their current program (if they do not take lessons, and subject to some time limits). BME students in their teaching semester and undergraduates in the Vienna program will not pay the new fee during those special semesters. Doctoral students who have passed the oral qualifying exam will not pay the new fee.

If you are a continuing student in one of the programs listed above you will see the program fee on your Bursar’s bill for now. But in the next few weeks, a credit for the same amount should appear as well.

Students who begin a new Jacobs School of Music program in summer 2007 or later will be charged the fee each semester. The complete policy is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/grad/Program_Fee.pdf.

If you have questions about your bill, please get in touch with the Bursar’s office. If you have questions about your program, please write or call the Music Undergraduate or Graduate Office.

Gwyn Richards, Dean

IU Jacobs School of Music

21 June 2007:  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 27 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 will present the information and will be available to answer your questions.

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

21 June 2007:  To all graduate students

Schedule Adjustment Reminder

Graduate Students:

Today (Thursday, June 21), is the last day to make any schedule changes using the OneStart system (www.onestart.iu.edu).  There is an $8 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule in OneStart. 

Today is also the last day to get a 100% refund on a dropped course.  Remember that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for being enrolled full-time (at least 4 credits for masters, diploma, and visiting students, 3 for doctoral students).

Starting Friday, June 22, in order to ADD a class (or drop and add a class at the same time) you will need to get a form from the Music Graduate office, collect various signatures, and take the form to the Registrar's office.

Also starting Friday, June 22, you can DROP a class (if you are dropping a class only, and not adding and dropping a class) using the new eDrop system (you received an email from the Registrar’s office describing that system yesterday afternoon). 

If you drop a class between June 22 and June 28, you will only receive a 50% refund of your tuition fees.  Remember that if you drop a class in that time period and add another class in its place you still won't get a refund for 50% of the dropped class.

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