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Office Location
East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Mailing Address
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

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

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

musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Eric Isaacson), Director 
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Collin Lewis), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Janis Cooper Parker), Doctoral Clerk

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Summer and Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Announcements

Here you will find 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.

Announcements for Spring 2012

May 10, 2012

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic.

[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

[2] Final Grades

[3] May Graduates – Diploma information

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Students who graduate in May or August will be removed from this email list in early fall (until then, please be patient with the continued email announcements).

Sara

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[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

Registration for summer 2012 started on March 21 and registration for fall 2012 started on Monday, April 2.  You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 24 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it can take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions (as there will be for the next week or so). 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4125/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4–July 27.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4128/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 20–December 14. Please note that the fall Schedule of Classes does not yet reflect all changes department chairs have requested; we will try to alert you to changes we know about when we respond to your Program Planning Sheet. If you would like clarification of how these changes may affect your plans, please e-mail us at musgrad@indiana.edu.

When planning your courses, please review your Academic Advisement Report. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is a useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters. To find your AAR, (a) log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), (b) click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page, (c) click on the Go to Student Center link, (d) 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. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml. All currently registered students will see one or two "Advising" holds on their records in OneStart. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

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

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[2]   Final Grades
 
You are now able to view your final grades for spring semester on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions).  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) 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.

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[3] May Graduates – Diploma information

Diplomas are mailed ten to twelve weeks after the graduation date to your Student Home address as listed in the Office of the Registrar's records. It is your responsibility to ensure your Student Home address is current and correct. Details are here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/diploma.shtml#address.

This is important for all students, but especially for anyone who wants the diploma mailed to an international address.

May 3, 2012

Graduate Students,

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic.

[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

[2] Applications for Graduation for May and August 2012 (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!

The Music Graduate Office will remain open throughout the summer.

Sara

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[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

Registration for summer 2012 started on March 21 and registration for fall 2012 started on Monday, April 2.  You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 24 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it can take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions (as there will be for the next week or so). 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4125/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4–July 27.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4128/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 20–December 14. Please note that the fall Schedule of Classes does not yet reflect all changes department chairs have requested; we will try to alert you to changes we know about when we respond to your Program Planning Sheet. If you would like clarification of how these changes may affect your plans, please e-mail us at musgrad@indiana.edu.

When planning your courses, please review your Academic Advisement Report. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is a useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters. To find your AAR, (a) log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), (b) click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page, (c) click on the Go to Student Center link, (d) 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. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml. All currently registered students will see one or two "Advising" holds on their records in OneStart. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

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

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[2]  Applications for Graduation for May and August 2012 (reminder)
 
If you are planning to graduate this May or August, you will need to fill out an application for graduation as soon as possible. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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. 
 
If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your Academic Advisement Report on OneStart.  To do this, log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), click on "Student Center," then "My Academics and Grades."  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. Click on "View my advisement report." Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.
 
You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.
 
There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change). 

April 26, 2012

Graduate Students,

Please note that Sara Erbes will be on a short medical leave for a few weeks. Please direct any advising-related and general inquiries to our office email address, musgrad@indiana.edu

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic.

[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

[2] Applications for Graduation for May and August 2012 (reminder)

[3] Grad Grants Center: Summer Hours

[4] International Awards Presentation Today

[5] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements 

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml

__________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

Registration for summer 2012 started on March 21 and registration for fall 2012 started on Monday, April 2.  You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 24 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it can take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions (as there will be for the next week or so). http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4125/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4–July 27.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4128/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 20–December 14. Please note that the fall Schedule of Classes does not yet reflect all changes department chairs have requested; we will try to alert you to changes we know about when we respond to your Program Planning Sheet. If you would like clarification of how these changes may affect your plans, please e-mail us at musgrad@indiana.edu.

When planning your courses, please review your Academic Advisement Report. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is a useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters. To find your AAR, (a) log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), (b) click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page, (c) click on the Go to Student Center link, (d) 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. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml. All currently registered students will see one or two "Advising" holds on their records in OneStart. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

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

_______________________________________________________________________

[2]  Applications for Graduation for May and August 2012 (reminder)
 
If you are planning to graduate this May or August, you will need to fill out an application for graduation as soon as possible. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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. 
 
If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your Academic Advisement Report on OneStart.  To do this, log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), click on "Student Center," then "My Academics and Grades."  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. Click on "View my advisement report." Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.
 
You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.
 
There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change). 

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[3] Grad Grants Center: Summer Hours

May 10-August 10, 2012

Mondays 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Tuesdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Wednesdays 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Thursdays 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

IUB Wells Library, Research Collections, Room 651E

1320 E. 10th St., Bloomington, IN 47405

Phone: 812-855-5281 

Web: www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt

Email: gradgrnt@indiana.edu

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[4] International Awards Presentation Today

Utilize the summer months to start preparing applications for award competitions in the fall. Last presentation of the semester on finding and applying for international awards will be this Thursday April 26 from 4-5pm in Ballantine 228.  Awards are available to most countries in the world; open to students of any discipline; and support a variety of activities such as language study or research, teaching English, or completing an internship.

A description of resources available to you and extensive list of awards are available on our webpage Student Awards for International Study and Research. Feel free to contact me directly if you cannot make it to the presentation and would like to arrange an individual consultation.

Sincerely,

Paul Fogleman

Advisor for International Awards

Indiana University

Office of the Vice President for International Affairs

201 N. Indiana Ave.

Bloomington, IN 47408

T: (812) 855-3948 

F: (812) 855-6271 

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[5] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements 

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation. 

There is one public presentation scheduled next week: 

Thursday, May 3, 4:00 pm, in M267: Sean McCarther (DM Voice) will present a defense of his final project topic “Effecting Positive Change: A Manual for Teachers of Singing.”


April 19, 2012

Graduate Students,

Please note that Sara Erbes will be on a short medical leave for a few weeks. Please direct any advising-related and general inquiries to our office email address, musgrad@indiana.edu

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic.

[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

[2] Applications for Graduation for May and August 2012 (reminder)

[3] Minor Field Qualifying Exam in Music Theory (reminder)

[4] Part-time Position Available: Doctoral Clerk

[5] WFIU Summer Internship Opportunities

[6] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements 

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml

__________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

Registration for summer 2012 started on March 21 and registration for fall 2012 started on Monday, April 2.  You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 24 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it can take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions (as there will be for the next week or so). http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4125/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4–July 27.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4128/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 20–December 14. Please note that the fall Schedule of Classes does not yet reflect all changes department chairs have requested; we will try to alert you to changes we know about when we respond to your Program Planning Sheet. If you would like clarification of how these changes may affect your plans, please e-mail us at musgrad@indiana.edu.

When planning your courses, please review your Academic Advisement Report. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is a useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters. To find your AAR, (a) log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), (b) click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page, (c) click on the Go to Student Center link, (d) 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. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml. All currently registered students will see one or two "Advising" holds on their records in OneStart. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

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

__________________________________________________________________
 
[2]  Applications for Graduation for May and August 2012 (reminder)
 
If you are planning to graduate this May or August, you will need to fill out an application for graduation as soon as possible. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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. 
 
If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your Academic Advisement Report on OneStart.  To do this, log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), click on "Student Center," then "My Academics and Grades."  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. Click on "View my advisement report." Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.
 
You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.
 
There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change). 

_________________________________________________________________ 

[3] Minor Field Qualifying Exam in Music Theory (reminder) 

Doctoral Students: If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory in summer 2012 (Saturday, June 30, 2012), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, April 20. Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign-up procedures. This exam is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor. 

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. You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011). 

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, June 30, 2012, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in Simon 242. Exam dates for future semesters can be found at http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml. If you have any questions, please let us know.

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[4] Part-time Position Available: Doctoral Clerk

The Music Graduate Office is looking to fill the part-time position of Doctoral Clerk. The Doctoral Clerk works with the Director of Graduate Studies on qualifying examinations and final projects/dissertations. He or she handles the scheduling of written and oral exams and defenses; the preparation and circulation of written exams; the paperwork for essays, final projects, and dissertations; correspondence with students and faculty members. The Doctoral Clerk also assists with other office-related matters as needed.
 
The time commitment is ca. 15-20 hours a week, and the schedule is flexible within the office's working hours (8 AM to 5 PM). Certain times of the year will require more hours, other times (especially summer) fewer. Some aspects of the work (including e-mail correspondence) may be done from home; other parts require time in the office.
 
Strong computer skills are needed, including e-mail, the use of an Access database, and the updating of Web pages. Discretion, attention to detail, and the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing are important. Familiarity with the Jacobs School of Music is desirable.
 
We can consider a doctoral candidate (one who has passed all qualifying exams) but not other current students in the Jacobs School of Music. The position might be particularly appropriate for the spouse or partner of a graduate student or for a recent graduate. We hope for a minimum one- to two-year commitment, and we anticipate a start date in early June.
 
The work of the Graduate Office (including matters that the Doctoral Clerk deals with) can be seen at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/.
 
Those interested may apply by e-mail to Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, Jacobs School of Music, at musicdgs@indiana.edu.  The letter should describe relevant education and work experience, computer skills, availability, and familiarity with the School, and should include names and contact information for two personal or professional references.  All applications received by Wednesday, 25 April 2012, will be considered.

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[5] WFIU Summer Internship Opportunities

On behalf of WFIU:

WFIU is pleased to announce that we have several exciting new internship opportunities for Summer 2012. We are looking for talented, driven students who will be given the opportunity to create content for our website and for broadcast on our airways. A complete list of our summer internships can be found by visiting www.indianapublicmedia.org/about/jobs.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email arts@indianapublicmedia.org.  

Arts News Internships

WFIU's Arts Bureau seeks applicants for Summer and Fall 2012 Arts News internships.  Interns will create arts reports or blog posts for on-air broadcast and/or online distribution and curate a list of arts organizations, events, and prospective story ideas in a designated geographic region of South-Central Indiana.

Applicants should be exceptional writers, able to work independently and efficiently, with an interest in local arts. Applicants should have an interest in public media and a familiarity with WFIU programming. The ideal candidate should be available approximately 5-8 hours per week.

To read posts from WFIU's Arts Bureau, visit www.wfiu.org/arts.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to arts@indianapublicmedia.org.

Jazz Intern

WFIU is looking for an intern to work closely with WFIU Jazz Director David Brent Johnson. Responsibilities include: entering information into jazz program websites, including playlists and other details; sorting and filing new releases; putting together the music calendar that is announced live during the daily jazz program Just You & Me; and potentially other duties, depending on the candidate’s knowledge and experience.

Ideal candidate will be a jazz enthusiast with strong organizational skills. Candidate will need to be able to work independently, and to quickly learn WFIU web protocols and standards. 5-8 hours per week.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to wfiu@indiana.edu

Audio Production Internship

Candidates will assist the WFIU Arts Bureau in identifying and archiving content from the program Artworks, creating audio slideshows for wfiu.org/arts, and assisting in the weekly production of Artworks. Depending on the candidate’s experience and enthusiasm, Production Intern may also assist with other production tasks such as creating on-air promos. 

Ideal candidate will be familiar with WFIU’s programming and public radio.  Applicants should have previous experience in audio production, be familiar with digital audio software, and be available approximately 5-8 hours a week.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to arts@indianapublicmedia.org.  

Arts Photography/Photojournalism Internships

Interns will take photographs around the WFIU listening area, which will serve as stock images for online use. Photographers will also partner with Arts Bureau reporters to take photographs for arts stories, and will assist in the creation of multimedia projects such as audio slideshows and interactive maps.

Applicants should be exceptional photographers, familiar with photo editing software, able to work independently and efficiently, with an interest in local arts and multimedia. The ideal candidate should be available approximately 5-8 hours per week and supply their own digital photography equipment.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to arts@indianapublicmedia.org.

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[6] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements 

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation. 

There are four public presentations scheduled next week: 

Monday, April 23, 11:00 am, in M263: Monica Harper (DM Organ and Church Music) will present a defense of her final project topic “A Course of Study on the History of Congregational Song for Use in Mainline Protestant Church Classes.”


Monday, April 23, 4:45 pm in M267: Travis Greene (PhD Music Education) will present a defense of his final project topic “An Application of the Facet-Factorial Approach to Scale Construction in Development of a Rating Scale for High School  Marching Band Performance.”

Thursday, April 26, 3:30 pm in M271: Brett Van Gansbeke (DM Bassoon) will present a defense of his final project topic “The Orchestral Bassoon: A Pedagogical Website for Bassoonists.”

Friday, April 27, 4:00 pm in M267: Sherri Bishop (PhD Musicology) will present a defense of her final project topic “Authorship, Attribution, and Advertising in Venetian Madrigal Prints, 1538-1580.”

April 12, 2012

Graduate Students,

Please note that Sara Erbes will be on a short medical leave for a few weeks. Please direct any advising-related and general inquiries to our office email address, musgrad@indiana.edu

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic.

[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

[2] Applications for Graduation for May and August 2012 (reminder)

[3] Minor Field Qualifying Exam in Music Theory (reminder)

[4] On behalf of Writing Tutorial Services: Dissertation Write-In

[5] Project Jumpstart announcement

[6] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements 

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs. Announcements from previous weeks can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/announcements.shtml

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[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

Registration for summer 2012 started on March 21 and registration for fall 2012 started on Monday, April 2.  You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 24 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it can take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions (as there will be for the next week or so). http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4125/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4–July 27.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4128/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 20–December 14. Please note that the fall Schedule of Classes does not yet reflect all changes department chairs have requested; we will try to alert you to changes we know about when we respond to your Program Planning Sheet. If you would like clarification of how these changes may affect your plans, please e-mail us at musgrad@indiana.edu.

When planning your courses, please review your Academic Advisement Report. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is a useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters. To find your AAR, (a) log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), (b) click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page, (c) click on the Go to Student Center link, (d) 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. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml. All currently registered students will see one or two "Advising" holds on their records in OneStart. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

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

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[2]  Applications for Graduation for May and August 2012 (reminder)
 
If you are planning to graduate this May or August, you will need to fill out an application for graduation as soon as possible. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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. 
 
If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your Academic Advisement Report on OneStart.  To do this, log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), click on "Student Center," then "My Academics and Grades."  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. Click on "View my advisement report." Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.
 
You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.
 
There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change). 

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[3] Minor Field Qualifying Exam in Music Theory (reminder) 

Doctoral Students: If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory in summer 2012 (Saturday, June 30, 2012), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, April 20. Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign-up procedures. This exam is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor. 

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. You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011). 

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, June 30, 2012, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in Simon 242. Exam dates for future semesters can be found at http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml. If you have any questions, please let us know.

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[4] Dissertation Write-In 

(If you are interested in the attachments mentioned here, please let us know by writing to musgrad@indiana.edu.)

On behalf of Writing Tutorial Services, I'm asking for your help in contacting the graduate students in your department.

WTS has a new program—our Dissertation Write In—aimed at helping graduate students get a good start in May on their summer writing, and we'd like to invite all interested and eligible graduate students to apply.

To that end, I'm attaching two documents: a) an explanation of the program and b) a simple application form to be filled out in MS Word and returned to us by April 20, 2012.

Would you please forward these document to your department's graduate students?  If this note has reached you in error: apologies.

Thank you in advance for your help, and best wishes at this busy time of the semester—

Laura

Laura Plummer, Ph.D.

Writing Program Director

Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning

OVPUE/UITS

Franklin Hall 004

Indiana University

750 E. Kirkwood Ave.

Bloomington, IN 47405

phone: 812-855-4928

fax: 812-855-8404

URL: http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/writing/

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[5] Project Jumpstart announcement

FRIDAY’s workshop: Show Me the Money! Finding, writing, & getting grants

When: Friday, April 13, 12:15-2pm

Where: MC 036 (MAC) 

Do you have an idea or project and need funding? Are you curious about the grant writing process?  Join Project Jumpstart for a high-impact, lunchtime workshop on the grant writing process.  JSoM faculty members Carmen Téllez, Kimberly Carballo, Giovanni Zanovello are eager to share their strategies, tips, experiences with you!

Cassandra Chambliss of the IU GradGrants Center will also be on hand to field your questions.

There will be Jimmy Johns! 

Click here to let us know if you plan to attend.

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[6] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements 

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation. There are two public presentations scheduled for tomorrow: 

Friday, April 13, 5:00 pm, in Sweeney Hall: Marcus Scholtes (DM Violin) will present a lecture recital on his final project topic “The Historical Impact of William Walton's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra.”


Friday, April 13, 7:00 pm, at First United Church: Carol Dusdieker (DM Voice) will present a lecture recital on her final project topic “Fiona Macleod: Her Poetic Genesis & the Setting of Bax and Griffes.”


April 5, 2012

Graduate students,

Please note that Sara Erbes will be on a short medical leave for a few weeks. Please direct any advising-related and general inquiries to our general office email address, musgrad@indiana.edu

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

[2] Changes to early music department courses (for majors, minors, and outside areas in early music)

[3] Changes to voice department diction classes (for majors in voice, and early music-vocal emphasis)

[4] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policy (reminder)

[5] Small Chamber Ensemble Policy (reminder)

[6] Minor Field Qualifying Exam in Music Theory (summer)
 
[7] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in spring 2012)
 
[8] Information meeting for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Churchill Scholarships

[9] Project Jumpstart upcoming events
 
[10] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

 

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

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[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

Registration for summer 2012 started on March 21 and registration for fall 2012 started on Monday, April 2. 
 
You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 24 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it can take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions (as there will be for the next week or so).
 
http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4125/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4-July 27.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4128/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 20-December 14. Please note that the fall Schedule of Classes does not yet reflect all of the course changes described below; if you have questions about any of these changes, please e-mail musgrad@indiana.edu for clarification of how these changes may affect your plans.

When planning your courses, please review your Academic Advisement Report. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is a useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters. To find your AAR, (a) log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), (b) click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page, (c) click on the Go to Student Center link, (d) 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. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml. All currently registered students will see one or two "Advising" holds on their records in OneStart. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

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

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[2] Changes to Early Music department courses

This affects those doing a major, minor, or outside area in early music.
 
The Early Music department has implemented some changes to the titles and credit hours for many of their courses. Here is the new course information:


These classes used to be 3 credit hours and are now 2 credit hours (starting fall 2012):

MUS-F 501 Accompaniment of Baroque Music (2 cr.)

MUS-F 502 Topics in Basso Continuo (2 cr.)

MUS-F 503 Advanced Topics in Basso Continuo (2 cr.)

MUS-M 516 Advanced Topics in Early Music (2 cr.)

MUS-M 635 Performance Practice Before 1750 (2 cr.)

These classes used to be 3 credit hours and are now 2 credit hours, and the titles have been changed slightly (starting fall 2012): 

MUS-M 517 Literature and Performance Practice I (2 cr.) [was Medieval Literature and Performance Practice]

MUS-M 518 Literature and Performance Practice II (2 cr.) [was Renaissance Literature and Performance Practice]

MUS-M 519 Literature and Performance Practice III (2 cr.) [was Baroque Literature and Performance Practice]

MUS-M 520 Literature and Performance Practice IV (2 cr.) [was Classical Literature and Performance Practice]

MUS-M 521 Literature and Performance Practice V (2 cr.) [was Romantic Literature and Performance Practice]

For all of these classes, including those with course title changes, the basic topics of the courses have not changed. The credit hour adjustment is the main difference.

If you are working on an early music outside area or minor, these credit hour changes might affect your course plans. Please call 855-1738 if you'd like to make an appointment to discuss your options.

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[3] Changes to Voice Department diction classes

Two important changes to the voice department diction classes begin this fall. (1) The titles and course numbers are changing. The old and new numbers/titles are listed below. The new numbers reflect the order the voice department recommends the courses be taken in. (2) The first semester of the corresponding grammar class are now a pre-requiste to each foreign language diction class, rather than a pre- or co-requisite. This requirement can be waived only by the instructor of the course. (English diction is also being listed as a prerequisite, but this will not be enforced for continuing graduate students.) 
 
Note: the Schedule of Classes is currently showing the old course numbers; we do not know when the new numbers will be posted. Please register in whichever number appears when you complete your registration. We will administratively move students from the old number to the new numbers as necessary once the new numbers are available.
 
Old: U361 English Diction for Singers
New: V120 English Diction for Singers
 
Old: MU253 Applied Italian Diction for Singers
New: V150 Italian Diction for Singers
P: V120 English Diction for Singers and FRIT M100 Elementary Italian I or equivalent, or permission of the instructor
 
Old: U243 Applied German Diction for Singers
New: V250 German Diction for Singers
P: V120 English Diction for Singers and GER G100 Beginning German I or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. 
 
Old: U233 Applied French Diction for Singers
New: V350 French Diction for Singers
P: V120 English Diction for Singers and FRIT F100 Elementary French I or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. 
 
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[4] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policy (reminder)

Students planning to enroll in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music for the fall semester are encouraged to form their group(s) now if possible. Please review these policies:

* Every student participating in a chamber group must be enrolled in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music (class number 19253) 

* Students must enroll one time for each group of which they are a member.

* F550 may be taken for 1 or 0 credits. (The registrar charges an $18 recording fee for any 0-credit course.)

* MM and DM students whose curriculum requires enrollment in chamber music must register for 1 credit until the required number of credits is reached. After that, students may enroll for 0 credits.

* All instrumental PD and AD students are required to enroll in a minimum of 1 credit of chamber music each semester. Those who choose to participate in an additional group may enroll for either 0 or 1 credit.

* At least half the members of a group must be enrolled for 1 credit. Students who are participating to make up an incomplete from a previous semester are considered to have enrolled for 1 credit if they did so originally. Students are responsible for determining the enrollment intentions of the other members of the group when forming their group.

Please take care that you register correctly. 

See the chamber music web site (http://www.indiana.edu/~chamber/) for more information about policies and procedures.

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[5] Small Chamber Ensemble Policy (reminder)

All graduate and diploma students who participate in one of the small chamber ensembles listed below MUST enroll in the appropriate course, using the class number shown. Each ensemble is available for 1 or 0 credits. Those who enroll to satisfy a requirement for their curriculum MUST enroll for 1 credit. Those who want to participate but who do not need the credit for their curriculum may choose to enroll for 0 credits. (The registrar charges an $18 recording fee for any 0-credit course.) Please take care that you register correctly. 

Please note that not all chamber music groups will count for all degrees. Check your bulletin, degree sheet, or Academic Advisement Report to see whether or not the chamber group that you want to take will count for your program requirements. You can also ask in the Music Graduate Office.

Most of the groups listed below require instructor authorization. If PERM is listed in the Schedule of Classes, contact the instructor to ask for authorization.

MUS-F 545: Brass Chamber Ensemble
 Class No. 28652: Brass Choir (Cord)
  Class No. 28716: Trombone Choir (Lenthe)

MUS-F 547: Percussion Chamber Ensemble
  Class No. 28656: Percussion Ensemble (Tafoya - percussion majors only)
  Class No. 28729: Hand Drumming (Spiro)

MUS-F 549: Harp Ensemble
  Class No. 19251 (Szmyt, Tai)

MUS-O 550: Jazz Chamber Ensemble (jazz majors only, or permission of instructor)
  Class No. 28658: Jazz Combos (Harbison)
  Class No. 28727: Latin Jazz Ensemble (Spiro)

MUS-Y 550: Early Music Chamber Ensemble (early music majors only, or permission of instructor)
  Class No. 28662 (Elliott)

MUS-F 550: with Prof. Sung-Mi Im (students should only register in this section if they have permission from Prof. Im)
  Class No. 29145
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[6] Minor Field Qualifying Exam in Music Theory (Summer)
 
Doctoral Students:
 
If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory in summer 2012 (Saturday, June 30, 2012), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, April 20. Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures.
 
This exam is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.
 
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. You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).
 
The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, June 20, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.
 
If you have any questions, please let us know.
 
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[7] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in spring 2012)
 
If spring 2012 was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates. If you plan to enroll for summer courses, your second chance to take these exams will be May 31 and June 1; if you do not enroll in summer courses, you should plan to retake the exams in August.
 
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 pencil. You will receive an e-mail once we are ready to begin assigning specific times for sight singing exams.
 
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 spring semester you are eligible to re-take that exam).
 
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[8] Information meeting for Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell and Churchill Scholarships
 
Please announce to your best and brightest students and encourage them to attend one of two information meetingsabout the Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, and Mitchell scholarships and the IU nomination process for each. These scholarships support study at one or more British or Irish universities and are among the most prestigious graduate scholarships offered to American students.
 
The two meetings are scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 12:30–2:00 p.m., and 3:00–4:00 p.m., in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College, 811 E. Seventh, Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. 
 
The Rhodes, Marshall, Churchill, and Mitchell scholarships require candidates to be nominated by their U.S. universities or colleges. To be considered for nomination by Indiana University in fall 2012, an IU student must submit an application to the IU nominating committee by Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. IU interviews will be scheduled for Friday, Sept. 14, in Bloomington. 
 
The IU committee strongly encourages students interested in any of these scholarships to work on their applications and talk with potential referees as soon as possible. 
 
The IU application consists of
·         a 750-word personal statement;
·         a 500-word statement on the student’s reasons for studying in the UK and/or Ireland; 
·         a 500-word statement on the student’s proposed academic program; 
·         a list of activities and honors; and
·         three references (at least two of which must be from faculty and at least one of which must be from someone familiar with the student’s extracurricular activity and leadership).
 
(The national applications require additional materials and letters of recommendation.) 
 
Students who have questions regarding the scholarships or possible programs of study should be encouraged to attend an information meeting or, if they are unable to attend, to contact Trevor R. Brown (brownt@indiana.edu), the chair of the nominating committee, or Paul Fogleman (International Affairs, 201 N. Indiana Ave., 855-3948, pfoglema@indiana.edu). Students should submit their application materials to Mr. Fogleman by Monday, Sept. 10.
 
Below is a brief summary of the key requirements for each scholarship. For full and current information, students should review the scholarship websites. Please note that applicants must be U.S. citizens and to be considered for nomination by IU should have a minimum grade point average of 3.70.
 
Application deadlines for the Rhodes, Marshall and Mitchell Scholarships have not yet been announced. Deadlines will almost certainly be in the first week of October 2012.
 
 
Rhodes Scholarship—http://www.rhodesscholar.org
Support for two years graduate study at Oxford University, Great Britain, with third year possible. Students should demonstrate intellectual achievement, integrity, leadership, energy, and concern for others, and must be in their senior year or beyond and 18-23 years of age on October 1 of the year of application; 32 scholarships awarded each year.
 
National deadline: to be announced in July 2012
 
Marshall Scholarship—http://www.marshallscholarship.org/
Support for one to three years of graduate study at almost any university in the United Kingdom. Students should have distinguished academic records, strong aspirations for graduate study, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential (the potential to engage with contemporary Britain effectively). Candidates must be in their senior year or have graduated with their first undergraduate degree after April 2010; no age limit. Up to 40 scholarships awarded each year; a limited number may be awarded to students who seek to do a 1-year degree only.
 
National deadline: to be announced in July 2012
 
Churchill Scholarship http://www.winstonchurchillfoundation.org
Support for one year of graduate study in engineering, math, or science at Churchill College, Cambridge University, Great Britain. Students should demonstrate exceptional ability; they should be in their senior year or beyond and must be between 19 and 26 years of age at the time of taking up the scholarship; 14 scholarships awarded each year.
 
National deadline: November 13, 2012 (Take GRE by October so scores are available by November. Churchill also requires applicants to apply to Cambridge University by a mid-October date.)
 
 
Mitchell Scholarship—http://www.us-irelandalliance.org/
Support for one academic year of postgraduate study at institutions of higher learning in Ireland, including the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland and the two universities in Northern Ireland. Students must have a record of intellectual distinction, leadership, and extracurricular activity, as well as personal characteristics of honesty, integrity, fairness, and unselfish service to others that indicate a potential for leadership and contribution to society. For students in their senior year who will have completed an undergraduate degree no later than the summer before they enter an Irish university and who are 18-29 years of age on September 30, 2012; 12 scholarships awarded each year.
 
National deadline: to be announced in July 2012
 
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[9] Project Jumpstart upcoming events

The Artist as Advocate

When: Tuesday, April 10, 6:30-8:15pm

Where: MC036
Join Project Jumpstart for special evening event with IU guest conductor Scott Sandmeier, an American musician who has lived in Europe for many years.  The discussion will be aimed at helping you to better understand some of the differences in American and European musical cultures, and to help to define as your role as a musical contributor. Bring your questions, ideas, and appetite! Project Jumpstart will provide dinner! Click here to let us know if you plan to attend.

Show Me the Money! Finding, writing, & getting grants

When: Friday, April 13, 12:15-2pm

Where: MC 036 (MAC) 

Do you have an idea or project and need funding? Are you curious about the grant writing process?  Join Project Jumpstart for a high-impact, lunchtime workshop on the grant writing process.  JSoM faculty members Carmen Tellez, Kimberly Carballo, Giovanni Zanovello are eager to share their strategies, tips, experiences with you!  There will be Jimmy Johns!  Click here to let us know if you plan to attend.

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[10] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements
 
The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation. The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.
 
There are three public presentations scheduled for next week:
 
Sunday, April 8, 4:00 pm in M267: (Aaron) Jake Sentgeorge (DM Voice) will present a lecture recital on his final project topic “A Style Guide to Selected Songs of Charles Ives.”
 
Wednesday, April 11, 5:00 pm in Ford Hall: Guido Sanchez (DM Guitar) will present a performance of his “Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra.”
 
Friday, April 13, 2:00 pm in MU011: Thomas Tudek (DM Guitar) will present a defense of his final project topic “Guitar Explorer: A Classroom Guitar Method.”

March 29, 2012

Graduate students,

Please note that Sara Erbes will be on a short medical leave for a few weeks. Please direct any advising-related and general inquiries to our general office email address, musgrad@indiana.edu.

Here are the topics for this week's Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration (for all students)

[2] Course announcements for summer session and fall 2012 (for all students)

[3] Changes to early music department courses (for majors, minors, and outside areas in early music)

[4] Changes to voice department diction classes (for majors in voice, and early music-vocal emphasis)

[5] Chamber Music Policies (for any students who might participate in chamber music in the fall semester)


[6] Project Jumpstart announcements

[7] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements


The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

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[1] Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes and registration

Registration for summer 2012 started on March 21 and registration for fall 2012 will begin on Monday, April 2. 

You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 24 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it can take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions (as there will be for the next week or so).

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4125/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4-July 27.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4128/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 20-December 14. Please note that the fall Schedule of Classes does not yet reflect all of the course changes described below; if you have questions about any of these changes, please e-mail musgrad@indiana.edu for clarification of how these changes may affect your plans.

When planning your courses, please review your Academic Advisement Report. The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed. It is a useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters. To find your AAR, (a) log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), (b) click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page, (c) click on the Go to Student Center link, (d) 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. 


For information about how to prepare for registration, please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml. All currently registered students will see one or two "Advising" holds on their records in OneStart. These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved. The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don't worry if you see them.

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

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[2] Course announcements for fall 2012

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in the summer session and fall 2012. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

Summer 2012

MUS-E 635 College Music Teaching
Instructor, Katherine Strand
TWTh 10:20 - 12:30, June 4–July 27, 2012

This is a course designed to introduce and explore the world of college music teaching. Through readings, discussion, and practice, we will examine the responsibilities and privileges of teaching music on the college level. We will discuss the organization of and the various roles that faculty members take within the Academe. We will examine the various types of music classes and practice teaching strategies for different types of instructional settings. Finally, we will explore job-search, application, and interview techniques to help students to be successful job-seekers in college-level institutions.

Fall 2012

MUS-T561 (24360)

Music Theory, Variable Topics: The String Quartet in the Twentieth Century

TR 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Prof. Julian Hook


The string quartet medium attracted the attention of many--indeed, almost all--of the most significant composers of the twentieth century. This course will not attempt a comprehensive survey of the literature, but will be an analytically oriented exploration of a selection of representative works. As a class we will study three of the six quartets of Bartok, widely considered the most important contributions to the genre since Beethoven, along with other works probably chosen from among the quartets of Ravel, Schoenberg, Berg (Lyric Suite), Janacek, Ruth Crawford, Shostakovich, Britten, Carter, Crumb (Black Angels), Ligeti, and Lutoslawski. Independent projects at the end of the semester will allow students to study additional works of their own choosing.

Prerequisites: T561 is open only to graduate students who have passed T508 (Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students) and M542 (Music History Review for Graduate Students II), or the equivalent Graduate Entrance Examinations. Prior coursework in analysis of twentieth-century music is recommended but not required.

MUS-M 502 (28326)
Composers: Georg Philipp Telemann
TR 1-2.15 PM
Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was the most famous and commercially successful musician in German-speaking lands in the middle of the 18th century, and a composer of extraordinary creativity and musical insight. He wrote in every genre, so in the course we will study works by Telemann of many kinds, surveying musical practice of the time. The repertory will include sonatas, concertos, ouvertures, opera, secular and sacred cantatas, passions (poetic and biblical), oratorios, and more. Our emphasis will be on musical analysis, style, and genre; and on Telemann's works in the musical marketplace of the 18th century.

MUS-M 502 (29107)
Composers: Heinrich Isaac
MW 1:00-2:15 PM
Prof. Giovanni Zanovello

Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1450-1517) was one of the most versatile and accomplished Flemish composers of the late fifteenth century. His output includes outstanding examples of virtually every genre practiced in his times – Masses, motets, songs in several languages and different traditions, pieces with a possible instrumental destination. Isaac is also one of very few composers in the history of Western music to have compiled a complete set of Mass Propers for the whole liturgical year. During the class, we will become familiar with Isaac’s music, his biography, and with the musicological literature devoted to him in the past and very recently. The class time will include a combination of lecturing, discussion, and team work. Grading is based on participation, presentations, and a semester-long project.

MUS-M 527 (19478)
Symphonic Literature
MW 9:30-10:45AM
Prof. Giovanni Zanovello

In this class we will hone the intellectual tools needed to understand the history of the symphony and speak intelligently about it. The symphony is one of the most iconic genres of Western music. During its history, it has adapted and evolved, engaging more and more with the surrounding cultural and literary history. Class after class I will present a very succinct historical narrative, but that will be only one component of the course. The class time will involve a regular team work and class discussion. Class attendance is mandatory. Grading will be based on class participation, presentations, and a semester-long analytical project.

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[3] Changes to Early Music department courses

This affects those doing a major, minor, or outside area in early music.

The Early Music department has implemented some changes to the titles and credit hours for many of their courses. Here is the new course information:

These classes used to be 3 credit hours and are now 2 credit hours (starting fall 2012):
MUS-F 501 Accompaniment of Baroque Music (2 cr.)
MUS-F 502 Topics in Basso Continuo (2 cr.)
MUS-F 503 Advanced Topics in Basso Continuo (2 cr.)
MUS-M 516 Advanced Topics in Early Music (2 cr.)
MUS-M 635 Performance Practice Before 1750 (2 cr.)

These classes used to be 3 credit hours and are now 2 credit hours, and the titles have been changed slightly (starting fall 2012):
MUS-M 517 Literature and Performance Practice I (2 cr.) [was Medieval Literature and Performance Practice]
MUS-M 518 Literature and Performance Practice II (2 cr.) [was Renaissance Literature and Performance Practice]
MUS-M 519 Literature and Performance Practice III (2 cr.) [was Baroque Literature and Performance Practice]
MUS-M 520 Literature and Performance Practice IV (2 cr.) [was Classical Literature and Performance Practice]
MUS-M 521 Literature and Performance Practice V (2 cr.) [was Romantic Literature and Performance Practice]

For all of these classes, including those with course title changes, the basic topics of the courses have not changed. The credit hour adjustment is the main difference.

If you are working on an early music outside area or minor, these credit hour changes might affect your course plans. Please call 855-1738 if you'd like to make an appointment to discuss your options.

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[4] Changes to Voice Department diction classes

Two important changes to the voice department diction classes begin this fall. (1) The titles and course numbers are changing. The old and new numbers/titles are listed below. The new numbers reflect the order the voice department recommends the courses be taken in. (2) The first semester of the corresponding grammar class are now a pre-requiste to each foreign language diction class, rather than a pre- or co-requisite. This requirement can be waived only by the instructor of the course. (English diction is also being listed as a prerequisite, but this will not be enforced for continuing graduate students.) 

Note: the Schedule of Classes is currently showing the old course numbers; we do not know when the new numbers will be posted. Please register in whichever number appears when you complete your registration. We will administratively move students from the old number to the new numbers as necessary once the new numbers are available.

Old: U361 English Diction for Singers

New: V120 English Diction for Singers

Old: MU253 Applied Italian Diction for Singers

New: V150 Italian Diction for Singers

P: V120 English Diction for Singers and FRIT M100 Elementary Italian I or equivalent, or permission of the instructor

Old: U243 Applied German Diction for Singers

New: V250 German Diction for Singers

P:  V120 English Diction for Singers and GER G100 Beginning German I or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. 

Old: U233 Applied French Diction for Singers

New: V350 French Diction for Singers

P: V120 English Diction for Singers and FRIT F100 Elementary French I or equivalent, or permission of the instructor. 

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[5] Chamber Music Policies 

This important reminder about enrollment policies for chamber music applies to all graduate and diploma students.

ALL graduate and diploma students participating in a chamber group that involves faculty coaching or any other small ensemble listed in this message MUST be enrolled using the appropriate course number.

Students must enroll in a chamber music section for each group they participate in. Those who enroll to satisfy a requirement for their curriculum MUST enroll for 1 credit. Those who want to participate but who do not need the credit for their curriculum may choose to enroll for 0 credits. (Note that 0-credit courses carry a mandatory $18 fee.)

For MUS-F 550 Chamber Music, at least half of the members of any group must be enrolled for 1 credit. Students not enrolling for credit must also enroll, but may do so for 0 credits. When forming groups, students are responsible for determining the enrollment intentions of the other members of the group. 

All instrumental diploma students are required to enroll in a minimum of 1 credit of chamber music each semester. Those who choose to participate in an additional group may enroll for either 0 or 1 credit.

There are separate class numbers for some specific chamber groups. These are as follows:

MUS-F 545: Brass Chamber Ensemble
  Class No. 28652: Brass Choir (Cord)
  Class No. 28716: Trombone Choir (Lenthe)

MUS-F 547: Percussion Chamber Ensemble
  Class No. 28656: Percussion Ensemble (Tafoya - percussion majors only)

  Class No. 28729: Hand Drumming (Spiro)

MUS-F 549: Harp Ensemble
  Class No. 19251 (Szmyt, Tai)

MUS-O 550: Jazz Chamber Ensemble (jazz majors only, or permission of instructor)
  Class No. 28658: Jazz Combos (Harbison)
  Class No. 28727: Latin Jazz Ensemble (Spiro)

MUS-Y 550: Early Music Chamber Ensemble (early music majors only, or permission of instructor)
  Class No. 28662 (Elliott)

MUS-F 550: with Prof. Sung-Mi Im (students should only register in this section if they have permission from Prof. Im)
  Class No. 29145

Most of the groups listed above require instructor authorization, so if you plan to register for one of these sections be sure to check the Schedule of Classes to see whether authorization is required, then contact the instructor to ask for authorization if necessary.


If you are in one or more of these special chamber ensembles, please be sure that you are registered in the correct class number. If you are not registered in the appropriate class number, then you will need to adjust your schedule in OneStart and will be responsible for any schedule adjustment fees.

Please note that not all chamber music groups will count for all degrees. Check your bulletin, degree sheet, or Academic Advisement Report to see whether or not the chamber group that you want to take will count for your program requirements. You can also ask in the Music Graduate Office.

If you are participating in chamber music with a faculty coach but not in one of the groups listed above, then you MUST register in MUS-F 550 class number 19253. See the chamber music web site (http://www.indiana.edu/~chamber/) for more information about policies and procedures.


Remember, with any chamber music enrollment, if you need chamber music for a degree requirement you must enroll for 1 credit hour. If you are participating in the group but don't need the credit for a requirement, you must still enroll, but may do so for 0 credits. However, for MUS-F 550 (only), at least half of the members of the group must be enrolled for 1 credit.

You are responsible for registering correctly in chamber music. Plan ahead because you will be responsible for any schedule adjustment fees that are charged if you adjust your schedule later.

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[6] Project Jumpstart announcements

Competitions & Prize Money:

There’s still time to enter PJ’s first annual Essay Contest & Video Competition. There are cash prizes & the submission deadline is 5pm on April 6 for both competitions. We hope you’ll get involved!

Saturday Workshop (3/31):

Jeff Nelsen: Fearless Performance in Music and Life

When: Sat, March 31, 10:15am-12pm

Where: Sweeney Hall (Simon Building)

What: Is there a difference between what you can do and what you actually do in performance situations?  We live in a performance based society, and how we perform (on stage, in the practice room, in the hallways, and in relationships) determines our level of success and fulfillment. Project Jumpstart is thrilled to present Professor Jeff Nelsen (horn) in a Fearless Performance workshop that’s not to be missed! Click here to let us know if you plan to attend. There will be treats from Panera!

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[7] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition. The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee. Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week.

Monday, April 2, 4:00 pm in M267, Richard White (DM student in Tuba) will present a defense of his final project topic: “If Bach Had Had a Tuba."

22 March 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project and Piano Essay final copies begins

[2] Summer Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

[3] Fall Schedule of Classes and registration

[4] Changes to Master’s Degree Ensemble Policy for some programs (reminder)

[5] Performance Proficiency (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project and Piano Essay final copies begins

Beginning this semester doctoral students in most areas are being encouraged to submit the final copy of their dissertation, doctoral final protect, or doctoral piano essay electronically, rather than submit multiple bound printed copies. Students will still have the option of submitting bound copies if they prefer, but we expect the savings in cost (potentially several hundred dollars) and time (potentially several weeks) will motivate most students to use electronic submission. Composition dissertations will continue to be submitted in bound printed form.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects and DM Piano Essays). Documents distributed to the research committee for formal review before the public presentation (e.g., defense) will still be in print form. 

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. We are developing a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review. Until the checklist is finalized, use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.

 
For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Submission Guidelines
DM (except composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml
DM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml#Step6
PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalCopiesPhD-DME.shtml

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

The MME Thesis will also be submitted electronically.  Details on that process will be posted later.

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[2] Summer Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

Registration for summer 2012 started yesterday.  You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2012.  You can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer. 

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 by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer registration now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4125/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4-July 27. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

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. 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in OneStart.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

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[3] Fall Schedule of Classes and registration

I will send out an email announcement when the corrected Schedule for fall is posted and when it’s time to submit your program planning sheets for registration (that will probably be late next week).  We are not accepting program planning sheet for fall at this time.  Registration for fall will begin in April.

The Schedule of Classes for fall that is currently posted on the Registrar’s Office web site is NOT CORRECT and should not be used for planning.

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[4] Changes to Master’s Degree Ensemble Policy for some programs (reminder)

Master’s students,
 
The School of Music Council has approved a change in policy governing the ensemble requirement for certain master's programs. These changes go into effect beginning fall 2012. (Current requirements for diploma and doctoral students are unchanged.) As with all curriculum changes, by default this change applies only to students who enter under the new bulletin; current students can change to the new requirements using a process described at the end of this message.

Under the new policy, students whose majors are in the following departments are required to enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until four fall-spring enrollments are reached or the student graduates. That is, students in these programs who take more than four fall/spring semesters to complete their master's degree will not be required enroll in ensemble beyond the fourth semester.

               Composition (and Computer Music Composition)

               Guitar

               Jazz Studies

               Music Education

               Music Theory

               Musicology

               Percussion

               Piano

               Voice

The ensemble requirement for degrees in the following departments are unchanged. Students whose majors are in these departments will enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until graduation. 

               Brass

               Choral conducting

               Early Music

               Harp

               Orchestral conducting

               Organ (and Organ and Sacred Music)

               Strings

               Wind Conducting

               Woodwinds

Whenever a change in degree requirements is made, by default it applies only to students who begin their degree after the change goes into effect. Current students may, however, petition to change to the new requirements from the requirements they entered under. If you do not ask to change to the new requirements, you will be required to enroll in a major ensemble every semester until graduation (even if you stay beyond four semesters). However, if your major is in one of the departments that have elected the new ensemble option and you anticipate taking more than four fall/spring semesters to complete your degree, you may petition to change to the new bulletin requirements. Please note that if you change to the requirements posted in the 2012 Bulletin, which will be published later before the start of the fall semester, you will be bound by ALL changes in requirement. As of this writing, there have been no other changes to these programs, but it is possible that a small number of changes could be made before the end of the semester.


If you would like to change to the new requirements, please send a petition via email to Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies (musicdgs@indiana.edu), that says simply, "My name is ______, master’s student in ______. I would like to change to the 2012 bulletin requirements." 
 
If your major is in a department that has elected to keep the current ensemble requirement, you do not need to take any action. You will still be required to register in ensemble every semester even if you stay in the master’s program for more than four semesters.

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[5] Performance Proficiency (reminder)

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement by the end of their fifth semester of enrollment (at the latest).  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.   Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

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Music Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area. Students should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

• in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;

               • by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or

• by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

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Notes for ALL students

• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  The only department without information posted is woodwinds, and we hope to add that information soon.

• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/practice-time.shtml

• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml .

Notes for students who started their degree before fall 2011:

• The required performance level under this new policy is lower than before. Previously the standard was "fourth-year concentration-level." The new standard goes into effect for all students immediately, even though you entered under a bulletin with the higher standard.

• The first bullet-point indicates that students wanting to meet the requirement by audition may do so only in their first two semesters of study. Returning students who have not completed this requirement, however, can do so by audition may do so during the 2011-12 academic year. If you do not meet the requirement by the end of the spring 2012 semester you will need to use the second or third option.


8 March 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Changes to Master’s Degree Ensemble Policy for some programs

[2] Summer Schedule of Classes and registration

[3] Declaration of Doctoral Minors

[4] Performance Proficiency (reminder)

[5] Summer and Fall Calendar and Policy Changes (reminder)

[6] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2012 (final reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

The Music Graduate Office will be closed over Spring Break.  We will re-open on Monday, March 19.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Changes to Master’s Degree Ensemble Policy for some programs

Master’s students,
 
The School of Music Council has approved a change in policy governing the ensemble requirement for certain master's programs. These changes go into effect beginning fall 2012. (Current requirements for diploma and doctoral students are unchanged.) As with all curriculum changes, by default this change applies only to students who enter under the new bulletin; current students can change to the new requirements using a process described at the end of this message.

Under the new policy, students whose majors are in the following departments are required to enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until four fall-spring enrollments are reached or the student graduates. That is, students in these programs who take more than four fall/spring semesters to complete their master's degree will not be required enroll in ensemble beyond the fourth semester.

               Composition

               Guitar

               Jazz Studies

               Music Education

               Music Theory

               Musicology

               Percussion

               Piano

               Voice

The ensemble requirement for degrees in the following departments are unchanged. Students whose majors are in these departments will enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until graduation. 

               Brass

               Choral conducting

               Early Music

               Harp

               Orchestral conducting

               Organ

               Strings

               Wind Conducting

               Woodwinds

Whenever a change in degree requirements is made, by default it applies only to students who begin their degree after the change goes into effect. Current students may, however, petition to change to the new requirements from the requirements they entered under. If you do not ask to change to the new requirements, you will be required to enroll in a major ensemble every semester until graduation (even if you stay beyond four semesters). However, if your major is in one of the departments that have elected the new ensemble option and you anticipate taking more than four fall/spring semesters to complete your degree, you may petition to change to the new bulletin requirements. Please note that if you change to the requirements posted in the 2012 Bulletin, which will be published later before the start of the fall semester, you will be bound by ALL changes in requirement. As of this writing, there have been no other changes to these programs, but it is possible that a small number of changes could be made before the end of the semester.


If you would like to change to the new requirements, please send a petition via email to Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies (musicdgs@indiana.edu), that says simply, "My name is ______, master’s student in ______. I would like to change to the 2012 bulletin requirements." 
 
If your major is in a department that has elected to keep the current ensemble requirement, you do not need to take any action. You will still be required to register in ensemble every semester even if you stay in the master’s program for more than four semesters.

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[2] Summer Schedule of Classes and registration

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2012.  You can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer. 

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 by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer registration now.

The registration system will be open for summer registration starting on March 21.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4125/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4-July 27. 

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

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. 

I will send out another email announcement when the Schedule for fall is posted and when it’s time to submit your program planning sheets for registration (that will be in late March).  We are not accepting program planning sheet for fall at this time.  Registration for fall will begin in April.

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in OneStart.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

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[3] Declaration of Doctoral Minors

We have noticed a trend that many doctoral students are waiting until they are almost done with coursework to formally declare their minors.  This is a very risky thing – until you formally declare a minor, you have no way of knowing whether or not the courses you are taking will count.  Sometimes students take courses that don’t count, spending time and money on what ends up being an extra class.  This is something those students could have avoided by declaring their minors early.

Doctoral students are not eligible to register for their 5th semester of coursework until all minors (or guided electives) are formally declared and approved.  Please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml for detailed information about minor field requirements and instructions on how to get your minor(s) approved.

If you are a doctoral student who is starting to take (or have already taken) courses that you hope to count towards your minor(s) but have not yet formally declared that minor, or if you are about to enter your fifth semester of enrollment, you should declare your minor(s) immediately.

Please come by the Music Graduate Office is you have any questions or concerns.  To set up an appointment to speak with me, call 855-1738.

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[4] Performance Proficiency (reminder)

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement by the end of their fifth semester of enrollment (at the latest).  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.   Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

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Music Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area. Students should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

• in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;

               • by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or

• by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

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Notes for ALL students

• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  The only department without information posted is woodwinds, and we hope to add that information soon.

• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/practice-time.shtml

• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml .

Notes for students who started their degree before fall 2011:

• The required performance level under this new policy is lower than before. Previously the standard was "fourth-year concentration-level." The new standard goes into effect for all students immediately, even though you entered under a bulletin with the higher standard.

• The first bullet-point indicates that students wanting to meet the requirement by audition may do so only in their first two semesters of study. Returning students who have not completed this requirement, however, can do so by audition may do so during the 2011-12 academic year. If you do not meet the requirement by the end of the spring 2012 semester you will need to use the second or third option.

__________________________________________________________________

[5] Summer and Fall Calendar and Policy Changes (reminder)

We want to make sure that all students are aware of some major changes to the academic calendar for the summer and fall and a policy change this summer, as well. 

Summer Term

* Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4-July 27. The newly named Summer Term begins two weeks earlier than in past years.

* May 31 and June 1 Graduate Entrance Exams will be given. See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/newstudent/orientation.shtml for the full schedule.

* Participation in major ensemble is not required for any degree or diploma student this summer. Some positions in the Festival Orchestra and for piano accompanists will be provided scholarships for students who choose to participate in MUS-X 002 or MUS-X 040. This is a temporary policy change that may not be continued in future summers.

Fall Semester

* August 20: First day of classes (one week earlier than in past years)

* Graduate Entrance Exams will be given on Monday-Tuesday, August 13-14, at the start of new student orientation. See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/newstudent/orientation.shtml for the full schedule.

* September 3 (Monday, Labor Day): No classes

* October 12 (Friday): Fall break, no classes (new this year)

* November 17-25: Thanksgiving break, no classes for full week (new this year)

* December 10-14: Final Exam Week

* December 15 (Saturday): Winter Commencement

__________________________________________________________________

[6] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2012 (final reminder)

Doctoral Students,


If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2012, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 9, 2012.  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 in the summer.

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), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 19.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 20, 2012.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 4 and July 27).

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 9 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml#Step1b.   

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (Merrill Hall 011, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).


1 March 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Summer Schedule of Classes and registration

[2] Performance Proficiency

[3] Project Jumpstart Workshop: Getting Published 101

[4] Chamber Music administration changes

[5] Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Research and Training Clinic

[6] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class (reminder)

[7] Summer and Fall Calendar and Policy Changes (reminder)

[8] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2012 (reminder)

[9] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

__________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer Schedule of Classes and registration

You can start to use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2012 on Monday, March 5.  After that date, you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer.  Do not submit your program planning sheet (or use the online Schedule of Classes) until March 5.  There are still corrections being made to the information that’s posted now, so it’s not ready to be used for definite planning.  There will probably be a few corrections made even after March 5, but it will be mostly correct and ready to use.

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 by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer registration after March 5.

The registration system will be open for summer registration starting on March 21.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4125/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

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. 

I will send out another email announcement when the Schedule for fall is posted and when it’s time to submit your program planning sheets for registration (that will be in late March).  We are not accepting program planning sheet for fall at this time.  Registration for fall will begin in April.

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in OneStart.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

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[2] Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement by the end of their fifth semester of enrollment (at the latest).  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

This is a reminder of the policies relating to the performance proficiency.   Please note in particular the time limit associated with option 1.

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Music Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area. Students should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

• in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;

               • by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or

• by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

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Notes for ALL students

• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  The only department without information posted is woodwinds, and we hope to add that information soon.

• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/practice-time.shtml

• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml .

Notes for students who started their degree before fall 2011:

• The required performance level under this new policy is lower than before. Previously the standard was "fourth-year concentration-level." The new standard goes into effect for all students immediately, even though you entered under a bulletin with the higher standard.

• The first bullet-point indicates that students wanting to meet the requirement by audition may do so only in their first two semesters of study. Returning students who have not completed this requirement, however, can do so by audition may do so during the 2011-12 academic year. If you do not meet the requirement by the end of the spring 2012 semester you will need to use the second or third option.

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[3] Project Jumpstart Workshop: Getting Published 101

When: Mon, March 5, 12:20-2pm

Where: MAC 036

What: Back by popular demand, Project Jumpstart is pleased to present Getting Published 101. Join Professors Phil Ford, Peter Miksza, Roman Ivanovitch, & doctoral candidate Kasia Bugaj for tips & strategies on getting your scholarly works published. We’ll also do some master class style work on submission letters. If you’d like your submission letter critiqued anonymously, submit it to jumpstar@indiana.edu no later than Sunday, March 4 at 5pm.

 Come armed with questions & an appetite for Jimmy Johns sandwiches. Click here if you plan to attend (so we know how much food to order!).

Peter Thoresen, DM

Project Jumpstart, Interim Coordinator

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

1201 East Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-7387 [phone and fax]

email: pthorese@indiana.edu

www.music.indiana.edu/jumpstart

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[4] Chamber Music administration changes

Larry Vandermolen is no longer the administrator for chamber music ensembles.  Charles Latshaw has taken his place, and is now monitoring the chmusic@indiana.edu email account.  If you have questions about chamber music ensembles, you should direct them to that email address and Charles will help.  Prof. Bae is still the faculty member in charge of chamber music.

The chamber music web site is at http://www.indiana.edu/~chamber/.

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[5] Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Research and Training Clinic

I am writing to share with you an update regarding our new Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Research and Training Clinic for depression and anxiety disorders. We opened this clinic in January and now have a website that describes our services. 

http://www.indiana.edu/~iuclinic/

Briefly, our advanced clinical doctoral students are offering free individual and group cognitive behavioral therapy targeting adolescents and adults who are depressed or anxious. Interested individuals can call 812-855-4557 for more information or to make an appointment.

Please don’t hesitate to email with any questions you might have.

Sincerely,

Cara

 --

Cara C. Lewis, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Indiana University

1101 E. 10th St.

Bloomington, IN 47405

Office: PSY 162

P: 812-855-6952

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[6] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class (reminder)

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2012 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) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after March 7).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using 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 in dropping a course after the Auto-W deadline 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 request to 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 extremely 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 master’s and doctoral students (except for some students in their last semester of coursework), at least 9 credits for all diploma and visiting students.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after March 7.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 855-1738.

__________________________________________________________________

[7] Summer and Fall Calendar and Policy Changes (reminder)

We want to make sure that all students are aware of some major changes to the academic calendar for the summer and fall and a policy change this summer, as well. 

Summer Term

* Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4-July 27. The newly named Summer Term begins two weeks earlier than in past years.

* May 31 and June 1 Graduate Entrance Exams will be given. See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/newstudent/orientation.shtml for the full schedule.

* Participation in major ensemble is not required for any degree or diploma student this summer. Some positions in the Festival Orchestra and for piano accompanists will be provided scholarships for students who choose to participate in MUS-X 002 or MUS-X 040. This is a temporary policy change that may not be continued in future summers.

Fall Semester

* August 20: First day of classes (one week earlier than in past years)

* Graduate Entrance Exams will be given on Monday-Tuesday, August 13-14, at the start of new student orientation. See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/newstudent/orientation.shtml for the full schedule.

* September 3 (Monday, Labor Day): No classes

* October 12 (Friday): Fall break, no classes (new this year)

* November 17-25: Thanksgiving break, no classes for full week (new this year)

* December 10-14: Final Exam Week

* December 15 (Saturday): Winter Commencement

__________________________________________________________________

[8] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2012 (reminder)

Doctoral Students,


If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2012, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 9, 2012.  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 in the summer.

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), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 19.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 20, 2012.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 4 and July 27).

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 9 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml#Step1b.   

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (Merrill Hall 011, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

__________________________________________________________________

[9] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition.  The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee.  Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.  I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week (and one public presentation that will take place this afternoon that was not announced last week).

Thursday, March 1 (TODAY), 5:00 pm in St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Sally Freeland (DM student in Voice) will present a lecture recital on her final project topic: “The Divine in Messiaen's Chants de terre et de ciel and Poemes pour Mi.”

Monday, March 5, 8:30 pm in Ford-Crawford Hall, Teresa Irwin (DM student in Voice) will present a lecture-recital of her final project topic: “Johann Carl Gottfried Loewe and His Geistliche Gesange, Opus 22.”

23 February 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class

[2] Reminder of Summer and Fall Calendar and Policy Changes

[3] GradGrants Center Workshop: Advanced Strategies for Funding Databases

[4] Summer and Fall 2012 Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

[5] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2012 (reminder)

[6] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

__________________________________________________________________

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2012 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) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after March 7).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using 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 in dropping a course after the Auto-W deadline 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 request to 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 extremely 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 master’s and doctoral students (except for some students in their last semester of coursework), at least 9 credits for all diploma and visiting students.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after March 7.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 855-1738.

__________________________________________________________________

[2] Reminder of Summer and Fall Calendar and Policy Changes

We want to make sure that all students are aware of some major changes to the academic calendar for the summer and fall and a policy change this summer, as well. 

Summer Term

* Jacobs School of Music classes run June 4-July 27. The newly named Summer Term begins two weeks earlier than in past years.

* May 31 and June 1 Graduate Entrance Exams will be given. See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/newstudent/orientation.shtml for the full schedule.

* Participation in major ensemble is not required for any degree or diploma student this summer. Some positions in the Festival Orchestra and for piano accompanists will be provided scholarships for students who choose to participate in MUS-X 002 or MUS-X 040. This is a temporary policy change that may not be continued in future summers.

Fall Semester

* August 20: First day of classes (one week earlier than in past years)

* Graduate Entrance Exams will be given on Monday-Tuesday, August 13-14, at the start of new student orientation. See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/newstudent/orientation.shtml for the full schedule.

* September 3 (Monday, Labor Day): No classes

* October 12 (Friday): Fall break, no classes (new this year)

* November 17-25: Thanksgiving break, no classes for full week (new this year)

* December 10-14: Final Exam Week

* December 15 (Saturday): Winter Commencement

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[3] GradGrants Center Workshop: Advanced Strategies for Funding Databases

WHAT: A hands-on workshop on finding graduate school funding in the COS Pivot and IRIS databases.

WHO:    All IU graduate students

WHEN & WHERE:

  • February 29, 12pm: online*
  • March 9,  2pm: Wells Library West 402
  • March 28, 1pm: online*
  • April 13, 2pm: Wells Library West 402

No registration is necessary. All four workshops cover the same concepts and skills.

Questions? Contact us at: gradgrnt@indiana.edu

* To attend one of the online workshops, see the details and link here:

http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/2012/02/onlineworkshops/

Access Pivot and COS at any time from the GGC website:

http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/search-our-databases/

This workshop is designed to help IU graduate students become proficient in using the

advanced search features of the Pivot (formerly Community of Science) and IRIS (Illinois

Researcher Information Service) databases to identify funding for graduate study and research.

Both databases are interdisciplinary and accessible to all IU students and faculty.

Topics to be covered include:

  • thinking broadly about the relevance of your work
  • creating multiple, focused searches that will help you connect your interests with those of relevant funding agencies
  • limiting searches by citizenship, deadline, funding type, location, and more
  • setting up funding alerts so the latest results of your searches are automatically sent to you by e-mail

The GGC provides one-on-one assistance with grant proposal writing from our grant-winning consultants

and a centralized area to access funding information. Call, email or stop by to schedule a consultation with our

consultants to receive assistance with your search for funding opportunities, proposal formulation and grant

writing. The GGC is a free service for all Indiana University graduate students.

Wells Library | East Tower 651 | 812-855-5281 | gradgrnt@indiana.edu | www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt

GGC Hours, Spring 2012:

Mon 10am - 3pm

Tue 9am - 1pm

Wed 9am - 2pm

Thu 9am - 3pm

Fri 9am - 3pm

Please have your 10-digit student ID number available when you come in for an appointment.

Visit the GGC website for the latest fellowship and SAA announcements, searchable funding databases, and proposal-writing tips:  http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/

NEW! We’re also available on Skype! Our Skype username is: GradGrants Center

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[4] Summer and Fall 2012 Schedule of Classes and registration (reminder)

The Schedule of Classes for summer 2012 will be posted at the end of February or the beginning of March.  Registration for summer 2012 will begin in late March.

The Schedule of Classes for fall 2012 will be posted in late March, and registration will begin in early April. 

I will send out email announcements when the Schedules are posted and when it’s time to submit your program planning sheets for registration.

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in OneStart.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

__________________________________________________________________

[5] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2012 (reminder)

Doctoral Students,


If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2012, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 9, 2012.  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 in the summer.

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), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 19.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 20, 2012.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 4 and July 27).

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 9 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml#Step1b.   

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (Merrill Hall 011, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

__________________________________________________________________

[6] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition.  The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee.  Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.  I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week.

Monday, February 27, 7:00 pm in Ford-Crawford Hall, Karen Kness (DM student in Voice) will present a lecture recital on her final project topic: “An Analytical Comparison of the Art Song Style of Lady Dean Paul Poldowski with the Styles of Debussy and Faure.”

Friday, March 2, 4:30 pm in M267, Cinthia Alireti (DM student in Choral Conducting) will present a defense of her final project topic: “A Performing Edition of the opera La Lotta D'Ercole con Acheloo by Agostino Steffani.”


16 February 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Summer and Fall 2012 Schedule of Classes and registration

[2] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2012

[3] Project Jumpstart Event - Singers: Doing the New York Thing

[4] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Summer and Fall 2012 Schedule of Classes and registration

The Schedule of Classes for summer 2012 will be posted at the end of February or the beginning of March.  Registration for summer 2012 will begin in late March.

The Schedule of Classes for fall 2012 will be posted in late March, and registration will begin in early April. 

I will send out email announcements when the Schedules are posted and when it’s time to submit your program planning sheets for registration.

Summer classes in the Jacobs School of Music will begin about two weeks earlier than in previous years, with classes still running approximately eight weeks. Classes will begin on Monday, June 4, and end on Friday, July 27.

The Fall 2012 semester will begin Monday, August 20, with new student orientation beginning Monday, August 13.

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[2] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2012

Doctoral Students,


If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2012, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 9, 2012.  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 in the summer.

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), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 19. 

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 4 and July 27).

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 9 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml#Step1b.   

See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information about the qualifying exam process.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (Merrill Hall 011, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

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[3] Project Jumpstart Event - Singers: Doing the New York Thing

Title: Singers: Doing the New York Thing

When: Sat, Feb 18, 10am-12pm

Where: Sweeney Hall (Simon)

What: Join Project Jumpstart for a dynamic discussion on the singer’s life in New York. Professors Robert Harrison, Mary Ann Hart, Heidi Grant Murphy, and Bruce Neswick will discuss life in the city, from freelancing and gigging to auditioning and landing church jobs. There will be coffee, tea, and treats from Panera, and plenty of discussion on creating opportunities for singers. Click here if you plan to attend!

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[4] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition.  The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee.  Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.  I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week. 

Friday, February 24, 4:00 pm in M267, Thomas Tudek (DM student in Guitar) will present a defense of his final project topic: “Guitar Explorer: A Classroom Guitar Method.”

9 February 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

[2] Declaration of Doctoral Minors

[3] Schedule Adjustment Procedures (reminder)

[4] Academic Calendar Changing Beginning Summer 2012 (reminder)

[5] Application for Graduation (reminder – deadline February 10)

[6] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships


The Division of Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley, is pleased to invite applications for the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, established by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  Four fellows will be appointed for 2012-14, to teach and carry out research in a sponsoring department in the Humanities.  Mellon Fellows must have received the PhD no earlier than July 1, 2009 and no later than June 30, 2012. Compensation will be approximately $60,000 annually, and will include medical benefits.

Further information and application instructions may be found at the Berkeley Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship website, http://ls.berkeley.edu/art-hum/mellon/.  Questions may be addressed to Mellon@LS.Berkeley.edu.

Applications must be received by March 2, 2012.

The University of California is EO/AA/ADA employer.

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[2] Declaration of Doctoral Minors

We have noticed a trend that many doctoral students are waiting until they are almost done with coursework to formally declare their minors.  This is a very risky thing – until you formally declare a minor, you have no way of knowing whether or not the courses you are taking will count.  Sometimes students take courses that don’t count, spending time and money on what ends up being an extra class.  This is something those students could have avoided by declaring their minors early.

Doctoral students are not eligible to register for their 5th semester of coursework until all minors (or guided electives) are formally declared and approved.  Please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml for detailed information about minor field requirements and instructions on how to get your minor(s) approved.

If you are a doctoral student who is starting to take (or have already taken) courses that you hope to count towards your minor(s) but have not yet formally declared that minor, you should do so immediately.

Please come by the Music Graduate Office is you have any questions or concerns.  To set up an appointment to speak with me, call 855-1738.

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[3] Schedule Adjustment Procedures (reminder)

You will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

To add a class through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.     

To drop a class through Wednesday, March 7, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

You will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped class at this point.

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each drop/add pair.

To submit a drop/add pair follow the instructions here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDropAddPairInstructions.pdf.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.

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[4] Academic Calendar Changing Beginning Summer 2012 (reminder)

As you may be aware, IU's academic calendar is changing effective summer 2012. These changes will affect the dates of the summer term and the fall semester.

Summer classes in the Jacobs School of Music will begin about two weeks earlier than in previous years, with classes still running approximately eight weeks. Classes will begin on Monday, June 4, and end on Friday, July 27.

The Fall 2012 semester will begin Monday, August 20, with new student orientation beginning Monday, August 13.

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[5] Application for Graduation (reminder – deadline February 10)

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/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

The deadline to apply for graduation if you plan to attend the commencement ceremony in May is February 10, 2012.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

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[6] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition.  The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee.  Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.  I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week.

Friday, February 17, 4:30 pm in M267, Robin Smith (DM student in Voice) will present a defense of her final project topic: “The Melodies of Cecile Chaminade: Hidden Treasures for Vocal Performance and Pedagogy.”


2 February 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Teach at the Collins Living-Learning Center

[2] Project Jumpstart Special Guest David Cutler on Feb. 5 & 6: Four events, including a website master class!

[3] Italian Language Proficiency exam

[4] Schedule Adjustment Procedures (reminder)

[5] Academic Calendar Changing Beginning Summer 2012 (reminder)

[6] Application for Graduation (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Teach at the Collins Living-Learning Center

Is there a course you've always wanted to teach, but never had the opportunity?

Have you designed a multidisciplinary course that doesn't quite fit into your department's curriculum?

The Collins Living-Learning Center invites faculty members and advanced graduate students with teaching experience to submit course proposals each semester for the following year.  This is an opportunity to teach a unique course in a special setting.


Collins courses carry university credit and are open to all IU undergraduates.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE FOR CLASSES TO BE TAUGHT IN SPRING 2013:  THURSDAY, MARCH 15 at 5 pm

There will be an optional information session for potential Collins instructors on Friday, February 10 in the Edmondson Formal Lounge at 5 PM.

The 3-credit Collins seminars are limited to a maximum of 20 students (15 in the case of fine arts classes) and meet at the Collins Living-Learning Center, which is fully-equipped for multi-media teaching. 

Graduate student instructors receive $6728 for a 3-credit course.  In addition, they are given $400 to spend on materials or activities, meal points for dining with students, and a parking pass.

Collins is also accepting applications from faculty to teach overload courses (with appropriate compensation).

GO TO http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/instructors/ for details.

Questions?  Call or email Carl Ipsen: 855-8905, cipsen@indiana.edu

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[2] Project Jumpstart Special Guest David Cutler on Feb. 5 & 6: Four events, including a website master class!

This Sunday & Monday, Project Jumpstart will present JSoM alum David Cutler, author of The Savvy Musician, in four workshop events.  If you'd like to submit your website for the Website Master Class, or if you'd like your CV or higher ed materials critiqued at the Future College Music Professor workshop,  email a link or documents to Peter Thoresen at pthorese@indiana.edu by the end of this week. Events include:

Event 1: The Savvy Music Teacher

When: Sunday, Feb 5, 2pm-3:15pm

Where: Sweeney Hall (Simon)

Click here if you plan to attend.

Event 2: Webworthy: The website master class

When: Sunday, Feb 5, 3:45pm-5pm

Where: Sweeney Hall (Simon)

What:  Click here if you plan to attend.

Event 3: Creating Demand for your Music in ANY environment

When: Monday, Feb 6, 12:15pm-2pm

Where: MC 036 (MAC)

What:   Click here if you plan to attend.

Event 4: The Future College Music Professor

When: Monday, Feb 6, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Where: M 242 (Simon)

What:  Click here if you plan to attend.

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[3] Italian Language Proficiency exam

The following information is for the Graduate Student Foreign Language Exam (GSFLE) in Italian.  This exam is only for students who have degrees requiring reading knowledge of Italian.  It is not the exam that is used for voice majors to determine placement in grammar courses.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/language.shtml for more details about JSoM language requirements.

Dear Graduate Students:

We would like to inform you that the Italian Language Proficiency exam has been scheduled this semester for Friday, February 24 from 9:00-11:00 am in BH 011. In order to sign up, please email me the following information by February 20:

- Name

- Department

- Student ID #.

The exam entails the translation from Italian into English of one or two articles from a current newspaper or journal.

Please note that DICTIONARIES are NOT allowed at the exam.

If you would like to have a better idea about what the exam entails, you may come to BH642 to request copies of the articles used for the exam in previous years.

Sincerely,

Valerie

Valerie Puiatti

Graduate Secretary

Department of French and Italian

Indiana University Bloomington

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[4] Schedule Adjustment Procedures (reminder) 

You will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

To add a class through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class through Wednesday, March 7, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

You will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class at this point.  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml#Tuition has the fee refund breakdown. 

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each drop/add pair.

To submit a drop/add pair follow the instructions here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDropAddPairInstructions.pdf.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.

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[5] Academic Calendar Changing Beginning Summer 2012 (reminder)

As you may be aware, IU's academic calendar is changing effective summer 2012. These changes will affect the dates of the summer term and the fall semester.

Summer classes in the Jacobs School of Music will begin about two weeks earlier than in previous years, with classes still running approximately eight weeks. Classes will begin on Monday, June 4, and end on Friday, July 27.

The Fall 2012 semester will begin Monday, August 20, with new student orientation beginning Monday, August 13.

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[6] Application for Graduation (reminder)

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/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

 

27 January 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Doctoral students nearing the end of course work – suggestion for you

[2] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

[3] Project Jumpstart: Callout for submissions for upcoming Project Jumpstart website master class

[4] Project Jumpstart Workshop (Friday, January 27): Audition Success: Effective Preparation & Presentation

[5] Schedule Adjustment Procedures (reminder)

[6] Academic Calendar Changing Beginning Summer 2012 (reminder)

[7] Application for Graduation (reminder)

[8] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Doctoral students nearing the end of course work – suggestion for you

I am writing particularly to doctoral students who are in their final semesters of course work and looking towards qualifying exams.  As you plan your last courses and think about your schedule for written and oral qualifying exams, I want to encourage you to be thinking about the proposal you will write for a doctoral final project or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs 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, which sometimes entangles them in time limits.  (Students must pass the oral qualifying exam within one year of taking the first written exam.)  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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml. 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.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

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[2] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

If you have passed your qualifying exams or plan to in the next year or so, you may find useful to read this summary of how long to allow for the various stages of the Dissertation, Doctoral Final Project, or Doctoral Piano Essay (which will be called the document when referring to all three). It may take several months from the time you finish writing until you are eligible to graduate. (The dissertation in Composition differs where indicated.)

Detailed information can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml .

Topic Proposal

Students are encouraged to consider possible topics well in advance; some have their topics approved while still completing course work, others just after coursework is complete. The specific deadline varies with the program, however:

* For DM Students: once written and approved by proposed research director, the proposed research committee may take two weeks to review the proposal. Approval is needed before the major field exam can be scheduled (composition students: before the oral qualifying exam)

* For dissertation in music education (DME and PhD): must be approved by proposed research committee before major field exam.

* For dissertation in music theory: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam

* For dissertation in musicology: may be approved at any time.

Research and write/compose the document

Some students begin this process while still completing coursework. Many get a lot done in parallel with preparing for qualifying exams. The majority of students do most of the work after passing the oral exam.

Research director approval to distribute

Depending on how closely you have been working with the research director during the writing process, the time the research director needs to review the document and approve it for distribution to the research committee may range from a couple weeks to a few months.

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks (12 for PhD/DME)

Once you submit the final draft of the document to the graduate office with the approval of your research director to distribute it to your research committee, the committee is given 8 weeks (12 weeks for dissertations) to review the document and approve it for public presentation (there is no public presentation for the Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation). Faculty may not use the entire review period, but the graduate office will not ask faculty members to complete this review more quickly. (The composition Dissertation has fixed submission deadlines of November 1 and March 1. Reviews are ordinarily complete within 5 weeks in the fall, 6-7 in the spring.)

If the review period does not end until after final exam week, the review deadline will be set for the following semester.

If one or more committee members does not approve the document you will need to revise it and resubmit it. The review period starts over.

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation

Not required for Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation. Up to a week to arrange date. PhD students only: additional 30 days.

Once all research committee members approve the document, the student may schedule the public presentation. This may be done in the summer only when the Jacobs School of Music is in session and only if the entire research committee is available. (Procedures are slightly different for the lecture-recital.)

PhD students only: the defense must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.

If the public presentation is not passed the student must make revisions as directed by the research committee, resubmit the document for review, and schedule a new public presentation.

Final revisions, submission

A few days to several weeks

After the public presentation (where required), the research committee is likely to require revisions to the document. Sometimes these changes are minor and can be made within a day or two, but they may be more extensive and may require a few weeks of work. These changes must be approved. Most often only the research director needs to check these, but in some instances other members of the committee may be involved. This can add additional time.

The procedures for final submission of the approved document are in the process of being changed, so we will send more information about that procedure later this semester.

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[3] Project Jumpstart: Callout for submissions for upcoming Project Jumpstart website master class

Callout for submissions for upcoming Project Jumpstart website master class

Project Jumpstart will soon officially announce its next guest resident, who will present several workshops early in February.  One of these is a website master class, to be held on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 3:45-5pm in Sweeney Hall (well before the Super Bowl).  Our special guest will discuss what works, doesn’t work, and provide suggestions for 3 to 4 selected JSoM students’ personal websites. This is a great opportunity to have someone who’s had valuable experience in the field of music entrepreneurship comment on YOUR online business card.

Interested students should submit their sites by emailing a link to Project Jumpstart Coordinator, Peter Thoresen at pthorese@indiana.edu no later than Wed. Feb 1. 

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[4] Project Jumpstart Workshop: Audition Success: Effective Preparation & Presentation

Back by popular demand, we’re pleased to present the workshop, “Audition Success: Effective Preparation & Presentation”  

Professors Arthur Fagen, Kathryn Lukas, & Kevin Murphy will share their tips, insights, & strategies for effective auditioning.

Where: MAC 036

When: Friday, Jan 27, 12:15-2pm

There will be FREE Jimmy Johns, so please click here to let us know if you plan to attend!  You can also check out the event on Facebook

Please take advantage of our drop-in advising hours this spring.  Click here for details!

We look forward to seeing many of you on Friday!

Best wishes,

The Project Jumpstart Team

Forrest, Joanna, Jerome, & Peter

Peter Thoresen, Interim Coordinator

Project Jumpstart

Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

(812) 855-7387 [phone and fax]

email: pthorese@indiana.edu

www.music.indiana.edu/jumpstart

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[5] Schedule Adjustment Procedures (reminder) 

You will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

To add a class through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class through Wednesday, March 7, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

You will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class at this point.  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml#Tuition has the fee refund breakdown. 

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each drop/add pair.

To submit a drop/add pair follow the instructions here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDropAddPairInstructions.pdf.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.

__________________________________________________________________

[6] Academic Calendar Changing Beginning Summer 2012 (reminder)

As you may be aware, IU's academic calendar is changing effective summer 2012. These changes will affect the dates of the summer term and the fall semester.

Summer classes in the Jacobs School of Music will begin about two weeks earlier than in previous years, with classes still running approximately eight weeks. Classes will begin on Monday, June 4, and end on Friday, July 27.

The Fall 2012 semester will begin Monday, August 20, with new student orientation beginning Monday, August 13.

__________________________________________________________________

[7] Application for Graduation (reminder)

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/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

________________________________________________________________

[8] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition.  The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee.  Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.  I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There are three public presentation scheduled for next week.

Monday, January 30, 4:30 pm in M267, Julio Alves (DM student in Guitar) will present a defense of his final project topic: “Bridging Two Worlds:  Baroque Violin Performance Practices as a Model for the Transcription of Selected Movements of J.S. Bach's Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin on the Modern Guitar.”

Wednesday, February 1, 4:00 pm in M263, Min Jung Cho (DM student in Violin) will present a defense of her final project topic: “The Path to "Effortlessness":  Mauricio Fuks' Art of Violin Pedagogy.”

Thursday, February 2, 4:00 pm in M267, Paul Eric McCluskey (DM student in Voice) will present a defense of his final project topic: “A Guide for the Tenor Song Collections of Gerald Finzi.”

19 January 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Schedule Adjustment Procedures

[2] Academic Calendar Changing Beginning Summer 2012

[3] Chamber Music Enrollment Policies (reminder)

[4] Application for Graduation (reminder)

[5] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Schedule Adjustment Procedures 

Starting Tuesday, January 17, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

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 13, that means that you are NOT enrolled in that class and you will need to add it to your schedule using the eAdd procedure in the 2nd week of classes (if the professor of the class approves).

To add a class through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class through Wednesday, March 7, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: http://bursar.indiana.edu/drop_add.php#grad. This new policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added (as a drop/add pair).  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml#Tuition has the fee refund breakdown. 

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each drop/add pair.

To submit a drop/add pair follow the instructions here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDropAddPairInstructions.pdf.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.

__________________________________________________________________

[2] Academic Calendar Changing Beginning Summer 2012

As you may be aware, IU's academic calendar is changing effective summer 2012. These changes will affect the dates of the summer term and the fall semester.

Summer classes in the Jacobs School of Music will begin about two weeks earlier than in previous years, with classes still running approximately eight weeks. Classes will begin on Monday, June 4, and end on Friday, July 27.

The Fall 2012 semester will begin Monday, August 20, with new student orientation beginning Monday, August 13.

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[3] Chamber Music Enrollment Policies (reminder)

Dear Students,

This e-mail is to remind you of changes made to the chamber music program that effect spring 2012. 

Required Enrollment Policy (graduate and diploma students participating in chamber music)

ALL students participating in a chamber group that involves faculty coaching or any other small ensemble listed in this e-mail MUST be enrolled using the appropriate course number. Students who enroll to satisfy a requirement for their curriculum MUST enroll for 1 credit. Students who want to participate but who do not need the credit for their curriculum may enroll for 0 credits.

For MUS-F 550 Chamber Music (class number 18094), at least half of the members of the group must be enrolled for 1 credit. Students not enrolling for credit must also enroll, but may do so for 0 credits.

For all instrumental diploma students, enrollment in chamber music for credit is mandatory for every semester.

There are now separate class numbers for some specific chamber groups.  These are as follows:

MUS-F 545: Brass Chamber Ensemble

    Section 29286: Brass Choir (Cord)

    Section 29292: Trombone Choir (Lenthe)

MUS-F 547: Percussion Chamber Ensemble           

    Section 29302: Percussion Ensemble (Tafoya – percussion majors only)

    Section 29300: Steel Drumming (Spiro)

    Section 29297: Brazilian Percussion Ensemble (Spiro – percussion majors only, or permission of instructor)

MUS-F 549: Harp Ensemble

    Section 22629 (Szmyt, Tai)

MUS-O 550: Jazz Chamber Ensemble (jazz majors only, or permission of instructor)

    Section 29336: Jazz Combos (Harbison)

    Section 29340: Latin Jazz Ensemble (Spiro)

MUS-Y 550: Early Music Chamber Ensemble (early music majors only, or permission of instructor)

    Section 29368 (Elliott)

MUS-F 550: with Prof. Im (students should only register in this section if they have permission from Prof. Im)

    Section 32416

Most of these specific groups require authorization, so if you plan to register for one of these sections be sure to check the Schedule of Classes to see whether authorization is required, then contact the instructor to ask for authorization if authorization if necessary.

If you are in one or more of these special chamber ensembles, please be sure that you are registered in the correct class number.  If you are not registered in the appropriate class number, then you will need to adjust your spring 2012 schedule on OneStart.

Please note that not all chamber music groups will count for all degrees.  Check your bulletin, degree sheet, or Academic Advisement report to see whether or not the chamber group that you want to take will count for your program requirements.  You can also ask in the Music Graduate Office.

If you are participating in chamber music with a faculty coach but not in one of the groups listed above, then you MUST register in MUS-F 550 class number 18094.   

Remember, with any chamber music enrollment, if you need the chamber music for a degree requirement you must enroll for 1 credit hour.  If you are participating in the group but don’t need the credit for a requirement, you may enroll for 0 credits.  However, for MUS-F 550 (only), at least half of the members of the group must be enrolled for 1 credit.

Students should have finalized their schedules by Friday, January 13 (the last day of the first week of classes).  If you were charged the schedule adjustment fee of $8.50 when you changed your schedule in order to fulfill the new chamber music requirements, you can ask to have that fee refunded.  In order to ask for a refund of the $8.50, write to the Chamber Music coordinator (Larry Vandermolen) at chmusic@indiana.edu by January 20.  We will then ask the Registrar’s Office to refund the schedule change fee for those students who were charged the fee specifically to adjust their enrollment in relation to the new chamber music requirements. 

__________________________________________________________________

[4] Application for Graduation (reminder)

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/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

________________________________________________________________

[5] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition.  The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee.  Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.  I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week.

Monday, January 23, 4:00 pm in M267, Peter Thoresen (DM student in Voice) will present a lecture on his final project topic: “Teaching Countertenors: Integrating Countertenor Pedagogy into the Collegiate Studio.”

10 January 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Schedule Adjustment through Friday, January 13

[2] Schedule Adjustment after January 17

[3] Doctoral Information Session (doctoral students nearing the end of coursework)

[4] Chamber Music Enrollment Policies (reminder)

[5] Application for Graduation (reminder)

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

[7] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students) (reminder)

[8] Doctoral minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

This email is going out to all students who were registered in fall 2011.  If you graduate in December 2011, you can disregard it (new email lists will be created in a few weeks).

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

________________________________________________________________________

[1] Schedule Adjustment through Friday, January 13

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Friday, January 13 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule in OneStart through Friday, January 13. 

Please look at your schedule on OneStart to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Master’s and diploma students, you need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Friday, January 13, 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 most master’s and doctoral students, and at least 9 credits for all diploma and visiting students).   

Waitlists are no longer active after Friday, January 13.

Starting Tuesday, January 17, in order to add or drop a class you will use the eAdd/eDrop system (more details are below). 

The last day to register for the spring 2012 semester is also Friday, January 13.  Remember that you need to submit your program planning sheet online at this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml before you can register.   You do not need to submit a new program planning sheet if you are already registered and just want to adjust your spring schedule on OneStart.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions.  Our phone number is 855-1738.  Our email address is musgrad@indiana.edu.  The best way to set up an appointment to see me is by calling or by stopping by our office in MU011. 

________________________________________________________________________

[2] Schedule Adjustment after January 17 

You cannot adjust your schedule between January 14 and January 16.

Starting Tuesday, January 17, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

The waitlist no longer exists after January 13. If you are on the waitlist for a class that is not fulfilled by the end of the day on Friday, January 13, that means that you are NOT enrolled in that class and you will need to add it to your schedule using the eAdd procedure in the 2nd week of classes (if the professor of the class approves).

To add a class on Tuesday, January 17 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Tuesday, January 17 through Wednesday, March 7, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: http://bursar.indiana.edu/drop_add.php#grad. This new policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added (as a drop/add pair).  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml#Tuition has the fee refund breakdown. 

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each drop/add pair.

To submit a drop/add pair follow the instructions here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDropAddPairInstructions.pdf.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.

__________________________________________________________________

[3] Doctoral Information Session (doctoral students nearing the end of coursework)

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. 

This spring semester, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 18 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

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!  

__________________________________________________________________

[4] Chamber Music Enrollment Policies (reminder)

Dear Students,

This e-mail is to remind you of changes made to the chamber music program that effect spring 2012. 

Required Enrollment Policy (graduate and diploma students participating in chamber music)

ALL students participating in a chamber group that involves faculty coaching or any other small ensemble listed in this e-mail MUST be enrolled using the appropriate course number. Students who enroll to satisfy a requirement for their curriculum MUST enroll for 1 credit. Students who want to participate but who do not need the credit for their curriculum may enroll for 0 credits.

For MUS-F 550 Chamber Music (class number 18094), at least half of the members of the group must be enrolled for 1 credit. Students not enrolling for credit must also enroll, but may do so for 0 credits.

For all instrumental diploma students, enrollment in chamber music for credit is mandatory for every semester.

There are now separate class numbers for some specific chamber groups.  These are as follows:

MUS-F 545: Brass Chamber Ensemble

    Section 29286: Brass Choir (Cord)

    Section 29292: Trombone Choir (Lenthe)

MUS-F 547: Percussion Chamber Ensemble           

    Section 29302: Percussion Ensemble (Tafoya – percussion majors only)

    Section 29300: Steel Drumming (Spiro)

    Section 29297: Brazilian Percussion Ensemble (Spiro – percussion majors only, or permission of instructor)

MUS-F 549: Harp Ensemble

    Section 22629 (Szmyt, Tai)

MUS-O 550: Jazz Chamber Ensemble (jazz majors only, or permission of instructor)

    Section 29336: Jazz Combos (Harbison)

    Section 29340: Latin Jazz Ensemble (Spiro)

MUS-Y 550: Early Music Chamber Ensemble (early music majors only, or permission of instructor)

    Section 29368 (Elliott)

MUS-F 550: with Prof. Im (students should only register in this section if they have permission from Prof. Im)

    Section 32416

Most of these specific groups require authorization, so if you plan to register for one of these sections be sure to check the Schedule of Classes to see whether authorization is required, then contact the instructor to ask for authorization if authorization if necessary.

If you are in one or more of these special chamber ensembles, please be sure that you are registered in the correct class number.  If you are not registered in the appropriate class number, then you will need to adjust your spring 2012 schedule on OneStart.

Please note that not all chamber music groups will count for all degrees.  Check your bulletin, degree sheet, or Academic Advisement report to see whether or not the chamber group that you want to take will count for your program requirements.  You can also ask in the Music Graduate Office.

If you are participating in chamber music with a faculty coach but not in one of the groups listed above, then you MUST register in MUS-F 550 class number 18094.   

Remember, with any chamber music enrollment, if you need the chamber music for a degree requirement you must enroll for 1 credit hour.  If you are participating in the group but don’t need the credit for a requirement, you may enroll for 0 credits.  However, for MUS-F 550 (only), at least half of the members of the group must be enrolled for 1 credit.

Students should finalize their schedule by Friday, January 13 (the last day of the first week of classes).  If you are charged the schedule adjustment fee of $8.50 when you change your schedule in order to fulfill the new chamber music requirements, you can ask to have that fee refunded.  In order to ask for a refund of the $8.50, write to the Chamber Music coordinator (Larry Vandermolen) at chmusic@indiana.edu by January 20.  We will then ask the Registrar’s Office to refund the schedule change fee for those students who were charged the fee specifically to adjust their enrollment in relation to the new chamber music requirements. 

This announcement is going out to all students who were enrolled in fall 2011.  If you graduated in December, then you can disregard it.

__________________________________________________________________

[5] Application for Graduation (reminder)

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/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

__________________________________________________________________

[6] Artist Diploma Audition (reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2012 semester will be held Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2012; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in summer or fall 2012; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2012 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs 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 20 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2012 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 20, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2012) 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 10.

 
Students will be notified of their audition time by February 15 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (MU011, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

________________________________________________________________________

[7] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students) (reminder)

 
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 28, 2012, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2011 or spring 2012 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13.  Please note that January 28 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2012 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2011), please sign up online at  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Isaacson.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson,  Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

__________________________________________________________________

 

[8] Doctoral minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory in spring (Saturday, January 28), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 13.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

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.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

5 January 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Chamber Music Enrollment Policies

[2] Schedule Adjustment through Friday, January 13

[3] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (final reminder)

[4] Graduate Entrance Exam retake results

[5] Application for Graduation

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

[7] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students) (reminder)

[8] Doctoral minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

This email is going out to all students who were registered in fall 2011.  If you graduate in December 2011, you can disregard it (new email lists will be created in a few weeks).

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

________________________________________________________________________

[1] Chamber Music Enrollment Policies

Dear Students,

This e-mail is to remind you of changes made to the chamber music program that effect spring 2012. 

Required Enrollment Policy (graduate and diploma students participating in chamber music)

ALL students participating in a chamber group that involves faculty coaching or any other small ensemble listed in this e-mail MUST be enrolled using the appropriate course number. Students who enroll to satisfy a requirement for their curriculum MUST enroll for 1 credit. Students who want to participate but who do not need the credit for their curriculum may enroll for 0 credits.

For MUS-F 550 Chamber Music (class number 18094), at least half of the members of the group must be enrolled for 1 credit. Students not enrolling for credit must also enroll, but may do so for 0 credits.

For all instrumental diploma students, enrollment in chamber music for credit is mandatory for every semester.

There are now separate class numbers for some specific chamber groups.  These are as follows:

MUS-F 545: Brass Chamber Ensemble

    Section 29286: Brass Choir (Cord)

    Section 29292: Trombone Choir (Lenthe)

MUS-F 547: Percussion Chamber Ensemble           

    Section 29302: Percussion Ensemble (Tafoya – percussion majors only)

    Section 29300: Steel Drumming (Spiro)

    Section 29297: Brazilian Percussion Ensemble (Spiro – percussion majors only, or permission of instructor)

MUS-F 549: Harp Ensemble

    Section 22629 (Szmyt, Tai)

MUS-O 550: Jazz Chamber Ensemble (jazz majors only, or permission of instructor)

    Section 29336: Jazz Combos (Harbison)

    Section 29340: Latin Jazz Ensemble (Spiro)

MUS-Y 550: Early Music Chamber Ensemble (early music majors only, or permission of instructor)

    Section 29368 (Elliott)

MUS-F 550: with Prof. Im (students should only register in this section if they have permission from Prof. Im)

    Section 32416

Most of these specific groups require authorization, so if you plan to register for one of these sections be sure to check the Schedule of Classes to see whether authorization is required, then contact the instructor to ask for authorization if authorization if necessary.

If you are in one or more of these special chamber ensembles, please be sure that you are registered in the correct class number.  If you are not registered in the appropriate class number, then you will need to adjust your spring 2012 schedule on OneStart.

Please note that not all chamber music groups will count for all degrees.  Check your bulletin, degree sheet, or Academic Advisement report to see whether or not the chamber group that you want to take will count for your program requirements.  You can also ask in the Music Graduate Office.

If you are participating in chamber music with a faculty coach but not in one of the groups listed above, then you MUST register in MUS-F 550 class number 18094.   

Remember, with any chamber music enrollment, if you need the chamber music for a degree requirement you must enroll for 1 credit hour.  If you are participating in the group but don’t need the credit for a requirement, you may enroll for 0 credits.  However, for MUS-F 550 (only), at least half of the members of the group must be enrolled for 1 credit.

Students should finalize their schedule by Friday, January 13 (the last day of the first week of classes).  If you are charged the schedule adjustment fee of $8.50 when you change your schedule in order to fulfill the new chamber music requirements, you can ask to have that fee refunded.  In order to ask for a refund of the $8.50, write to the Chamber Music coordinator (Larry Vandermolen) at chmusic@indiana.edu by January 20.  We will then ask the Registrar’s Office to refund the schedule change fee for those students who were charged the fee specifically to adjust their enrollment in relation to the new chamber music requirements. 

This announcement is going out to all students who were enrolled in fall 2011.  If you graduated in December, then you can disregard it.

________________________________________________________________________

[2] Schedule Adjustment through Friday, January 13

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Friday, January 13 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule in OneStart through Friday, January 13. 

Please look at your schedule on OneStart to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Master’s and diploma students, you need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Friday, January 13, 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 most master’s and doctoral students, and at least 9 credits for all diploma and visiting students).   

Waitlists are no longer active after Friday, January 13.

Starting Tuesday, January 17, in order to add or drop a class you will use the eAdd/eDrop system (I’ll send more details on that procedure next week). 

The last day to register for the spring 2012 semester is also Friday, January 13.  Remember that you need to submit your program planning sheet online at this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml before you can register.   You do not need to submit a new program planning sheet if you are already registered and just want to adjust your spring schedule on OneStart.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions.  Our phone number is 855-1738.  Our email address is musgrad@indiana.edu.  The best way to set up an appointment to see me is by calling or by stopping by our office in MU011. 

__________________________________________________________________

[3] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (final reminder)

If you have not yet registered for Spring Semester 2012 but plan to do so:

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.  You will usually get a reply to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times (such as now) it may take longer.

Late registration fees will be charged starting tomorrow (Friday, January 6).  The last day for JSoM students to register is Friday, January 13.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your program planning sheet and register soon.

Spring semester 2012 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4122/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the spring Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the Program Planning Sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your Program Planning Sheet.

__________________________________________________________________

[4] Graduate Entrance Exam retake results

The results of the Graduate Entrance Exams will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office (Merrill Hall 011) by 1 pm on Monday, January 9.

__________________________________________________________________

[5] Application for Graduation

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/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

__________________________________________________________________

[6] Artist Diploma Audition (reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2012 semester will be held Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2012; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in summer or fall 2012; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

 
Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2012 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission.


How to schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs 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 20 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2012 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 20, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2012) 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 10.

 
Students will be notified of their audition time by February 15 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (MU011, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

________________________________________________________________________

[7] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students) (reminder)

 
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 28, 2012, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2011 or spring 2012 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13.  Please note that January 28 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2012 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2011), please sign up online at  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Isaacson.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson,  Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

__________________________________________________________________

 

[8] Doctoral minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory in spring (Saturday, January 28), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 13.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

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.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Announcements for Fall 2011

15 December 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Final Grades

[2] Doctoral minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

[3] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (reminder)

[4] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students  who started graduate degree programs in fall 2011) (reminder)

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

[6] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students) (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

________________________________________________________________________

[1] Final Grades

You should be able to view your final grades for fall semester on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after 3 pm on Wednesday, December 21.  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) 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.

__________________________________________________________________

[2] Doctoral minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory in spring (Saturday, January 28), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 13.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for a music theory minor.

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.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

__________________________________________________________________

[3] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2012 began on Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.  You will usually get a reply to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times (such as now) it may take longer.

In order to register before late registration fees begin to be charged (January 6), you must submit your program planning sheet by Friday, December 16.  If you submit your program planning sheet after December 16, we will be unable to guarantee that you will get it back in time to be approved to register prior to Friday, January 6. 

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your program planning sheet and register soon.

Spring semester 2012 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4122/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the spring Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the Program Planning Sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your Program Planning Sheet.

__________________________________________________________________

[4] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students  who started graduate degree programs in fall 2011) (reminder)

If this fall (2011) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.  January 5 and 6, 2012 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

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 pencil.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and Wednesday, January 4.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (MU011), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

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 2012).

__________________________________________________________________

[5] Artist Diploma Audition

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2012 semester will be held Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2012; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in summer or fall 2012; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2012 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs 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 20 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2012 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 20, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2012) 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 10.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 15 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (MU011, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

________________________________________________________________________

[6] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible 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 28, 2012, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2011 or spring 2012 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13.  Please note that January 28 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2012 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2011), please sign up online at  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Isaacson.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson,  Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

8 December 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions

[2] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

[3] International Award Announcements

[4] Director of Graduate Studies Administrative Review (reminder and extended deadline)

[5] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (reminder)

[6] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students  who started graduate degree programs in fall 2011) (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

________________________________________________________________________

[1] Artist Diploma Audition

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2012 semester will be held Wednesday, February 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2012; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.

Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in summer or fall 2012; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2012 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs 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 20 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2012 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 20, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2012) 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 10.

 
Students will be notified of their audition time by February 15 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (MU011, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

________________________________________________________________________

[2] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible 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 28, 2012, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2011 or spring 2012 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 28, 2012.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13.  Please note that January 28 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2012 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2011), please sign up online at  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 13. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Isaacson.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson,  Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions. 

__________________________________________________________________

[3] International Award Announcements

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship is a new Fulbright U.S. Student Program for public policy students and young professionals. Opportunities available in a select number of countries outside of W. Europe in public policy areas including, but not limited to, public health, education, agriculture, justice, energy, environment, public finance, economic development, housing and communications. Application deadline is Feb. 1, 2012. Additional information at: Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

Information Session on Applying for Boren Fellowships – Dec. 1, 3-4pm, Ballantine 004. Representatives from the Institute of International Education will be presenting information about the Boren Fellowships for graduate students and how to compete effectively. Application deadline is Jan. 31, 2012. Additional information at: Boren Fellowships

International Enhancement Grants and Pre-dissertation Grants for summer 2012 sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) and the University Graduate School. Grants for graduate students on any campus and in any discipline to support overseas activities. Deadline for summer 2012 is Feb. 17, 2012. Guideline and applications at: OVPIA Graduate Student Awards

List of international awards with descriptions at: International Awards for Students

Direct inquiries to:

Paul Fogleman

Indiana University

Office of the Vice President for International Affairs

201 N. Indiana Ave.

Bloomington, IN 47408

T: (812) 855-3948

F: (812) 855-6271

__________________________________________________________________

[4] Director of Graduate Studies Administrative Review (reminder and extended deadline)

To: Graduate Students of the Jacobs School of Music

From: Administrative Review Committee for the Director of Graduate Studies

This is a reminder that we are in the  process of reviewing the Director of Graduate Studies. Thanks to all of you who have already completed the survey.  If you have not,  please take five minutes to respond the short survey regarding the performance of Eric Isaacson.   Please note that in accordance with the Jacobs School of Music Bylaws, https://www.sharepoint.iu.edu/sites/bl-mus/somc/Documents/Bylaws_current.pdf the review committee will NOT consider anonymous comments.  As well, all documents submitted to or produced by the committee, except the final report and executive summary, shall be treated as confidential internal documents and shall be destroyed upon submission of the final report.

We have extended the deadline until December 16, 2011 to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to respond.  Follow this link to access the survey:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8PMJZHD All responses and comments will be kept in strict confidence by the review committee and will be stored in a secure location. 

The Job Description is provided below.  If anyone wishes to meet in person with the review committee, please contact Lissa May.

Thank you for your help with this review.

Sincerely,

The Administrative Review Committee for the Director of Graduate Studies, Lissa May(chair), Elzbieta Szmyt, Phil Ford,  Townsend Plant, and Laura Stokes (student representative)

Director of Graduate Studies Job Description

The Director of Graduate Studies is responsible for implementing all graduate degree and diploma programs of the Jacobs School of Music in consultation with appropriate faculties and committees. The Director of Graduate Studies coordinates the graduate academic advising and supervision of record keeping, including maintenance of computer-based degree audit systems, administration of graduate degree programs and diploma program evaluation and curriculum review. The Director of Graduate Studies supervises graduate orientation and registration procedures and supervises the implementation of graduate examination procedures in music. The Director of Graduate Studies supervises doctoral qualifying exams and reviews graduate documents, including theses and dissertations. The Director of Graduate Studies serves as a liaison to the University Graduate School and reports directly to the Associate Dean for Instruction of the School. The Director of Graduate Studies teaches in an area of expertise and is a tenured faculty member in a department of the School.

__________________________________________________________________

[5] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2012 began on Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.  You will usually get a reply to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times (such as now) it may take longer.

In order to register before late registration fees begin to be charged (January 6), you must submit your program planning sheet by Friday, December 16.  If you submit your program planning sheet after December 16, we will be unable to guarantee that you will get it back in time to be approved to register prior to Friday, January 6. 

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your program planning sheet and register soon.

Spring semester 2012 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4122/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the spring Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the Program Planning Sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your Program Planning Sheet.

________________________________________________________________

[6] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students  who started graduate degree programs in fall 2011) (reminder)

If this fall (2011) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.  January 5 and 6, 2012 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

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 pencil.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and Wednesday, January 4.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (MU011), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

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 2012).

1 December 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students  who started graduate degree programs in fall 2011)

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

[3] Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Info Session

[4] Registration for spring semester 2012 (reminder)

[5] Course announcement: EDUC-C 750 College Pedagogy

[6] Project Jumpstart Web Presence Workshop THIS Friday at 12:15pm (MAC 036) - FREE Jimmy Johns!

[7] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students  who started graduate degree programs in fall 2011) (reminder)

If this fall (2011) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.  January 5 and 6, 2012 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

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 pencil.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and Wednesday, January 4.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (MU011), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

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 2012).

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[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

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.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here:

http://www.indiana.edu/%7egrdschl/educational-opportunity-fellowship.php

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[3] Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Info Session

Academic Year and/or Summer Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships

FLAS Information Session

Monday, December 5

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Dogwood Room, IMU

Fellowships include tuition and fees plus a stipend and required enrollment in one year of one of more than 40 modern foreign languages offered at Indiana University.

Eligibility:  US Citizen or permanent resident and either (1) an undergraduate student enrolled in intermediate level language instruction or higher, or (2) a graduate student enrolled in any Arts & Sciences or professional school degree program.

For more details see http://www.indiana.edu/~flas 

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[4] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2012 began on Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.  You will usually get a reply to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times (such as now) it may take longer.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your program planning sheet and register soon.

Spring semester 2012 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4122/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the spring Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the Program Planning Sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your Program Planning Sheet.

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[5] Course announcement: EDUC-C 750 College Pedagogy

(please note: this course will not necessarily fulfill degree requirements for a particular music degree.  If you’re interested in taking it, contact Sara Erbes to see whether or not it will count for your degree requirements)

Learning and Teaching on the College Campus:  Understanding the Bottlenecks to Student Understanding

EDUC-C 750 Section  23899  11:15A-02:00P   Thursdays   Spring 2012   ED 3284  Middendorf

Teaching is best cultivated through mastering basic techniques, learning from the experiences of others, and studying the theoretical underpinnings of the practice. In the first part of C750 students will design an undergraduate course and prepare their in-class teaching skills. In the second part, students will practice these skills and develop a teaching portfolio.  We will use the Decoding the Disciplines framework to explore the places undergraduates get stuck in their learning and will learn how to dissect the issues that trip them up. We will practice numerous active learning strategies and classroom assessment techniques to become skillful, confident teachers.  Students who took the course last semester were enthusiastic. One said, “I used to think some teachers had magic power. Now I have learned the magic power by paying attention to student bottlenecks and learning how to assess if students understand.” Another said, “The bottleneck framework helped me in my own disciplinary research.” The College of Arts and Sciences  allows fees to be used for this School of Education course if the COAS graduate student considers a pedagogy course to be part of their doctoral program.

For more information, feel free to contact me:  middendo@indiana.edu

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Joan Middendorf, Ph.D.

Lead Instructional Consultant, Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Higher Education and Student Affairs

Franklin Hall 004

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405

phone: (812) 855-6409

http://www.iub.edu/%7ehlp

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[6] Project Jumpstart Web Presence Workshop THIS Friday at 12:15pm (MAC 036) - FREE Jimmy Johns!

Our final workshop of the fall semester will take place this Friday, Dec. 2, from 12:15-2pm.  If you’re considering building a website or would like to learn more about powering your existing presence, then this event is for you!

Event: Buzzworthy: Powering your web presence

When: Fri. Dec 2, 12:15-2pm

Where: MAC 036

What: Join Project Jumpstart for a dynamic afternoon aimed at powering your web presence.  Prof. John Tafoya (percussion) will take you through the process of drawing people to your website, and Dmitri Vietze (CEO, Rock Paper Scissors, Inc) will discuss the process of connecting musicians with members of the press.  JSoM student Madalyn Parnas (duo parnas, violin) will talk about the role that her web presence plays in her musical activities.  Come with questions and an appetite for FREE Jimmy Johns!  Click here to let us know if you plan to attend. 

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[7] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition.  The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee.  Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.  I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There are three public presentations scheduled for next week:

Monday, December 5, 4:00 pm in M267, Michael Weimer (DM student in Brass Pedagogy - Trumpet) will present a defense of his final project: "An Analytical Guide to Selected Works for Trumpet Composed by Anthony Plog."

Tuesday, December 6, 4:00 pm in M271, Bethany Barber (DM student in Voice) will present a defense on her final project: "Pedagogical Approaches to ‘Belting.’"

Friday, December 9, 4:00 pm in M267, Leslie Robillard (DM student in Brass Pedagogy - Horn) will present a defense on her final project: "The Effects of Pregnancy on Horn Performance."


17 November 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Project Jumpstart event reminder: b.y.o.BIO

[2] Registration for spring semester 2012 (reminder)

[3] Applications for graduation (final reminder)

[4] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

The Music Graduate Office will be closed from Wednesday, November 23 through Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving break (we’ll re-open on Monday, November 28).  We hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Project Jumpstart event reminder: b.y.o.BIO

What: b.y.o.BIO, with PJ coordinator, Peter Thoresen. This interactive event is geared to help you craft a dynamic bio to use as a tool with presenters & future supporters and fans.  If you have a bio, bring it along—if you don’t have a bio yet, no problem—come join us!  Come prepared to have fun with the PJ team and your peers.  Please click here to let us know if you plan to attend.

When: Friday, Nov. 18, 12:15-2pm

Where: MAC 036

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[2] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2012 began on Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.  You will usually get a reply to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times (such as now) it may take longer.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your program planning sheet and register soon.

Spring semester 2012 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4122/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the spring Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the Program Planning Sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your Program Planning Sheet.

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[3] Applications for Graduation (final reminder)

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

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[4] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition.  The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee.  Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.  I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There are two public presentations scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving:

Tuesday, November 29, 4:00 pm in M271, Seung Min Oh (DM student in Organ) will present a defense of her final project: "Thematic Development and Formal Structure in Charles Tournemire's ‘Triple choral pour Orgue, Op. 41.’"

Wednesday, November 30, 4:00 pm in MA 007, Robert Spady (DM student in Clarinet) will present a lecture on his final project: "The Precursors, Genesis, Performance, and Impact of Osvaldo Golijov's Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind."

16 November 2011

Academic Misconduct
November 15, 2011
From:  Mary Wennerstrom,Associate Dean for Instruction
To:  Students in the Jacobs School of Music
Subject:  Academic misconduct

As the fall semester draws to a close, and you prepare final projects in your classes, we want to remind you of your responsibility for academic honesty and the importance of avoiding actions of academic misconduct.  Academic misconduct is described in detail in the Code (Section II, Student Responsibilities: Academic Misconduct— http://www.iu.edu/~code/code/responsibilities/academic/index.shtml)

During the 2010-2011 year we had 17 reports of academic misconduct by students in music classes.
  The charges included:

  plagiarism on assignments/papers  (9)
              cheating during exam or revealing test information (5)
              fraudulent health excuses (1)
              submitting identical assignments to two different courses (1)
              research paper same as another student in course (1)

Instructor sanctions included:

           deducted points from final grade; failing grade on assignment or exam (10)
            F in course (7)

Students may appeal charges of academic misconduct, but only with substantial evidence.  The Academic Fairness Committee heard a number of appeals last year, but in only one case was the student’s appeal upheld.

This fall we have already received reports on academic misconduct of music students in both music classes and in classes outside the School.  These reports become a part of your record in both the Jacobs School of Music and the Office of Student Ethics and may lead to academic probation or dismissal. 

We urge you to avoid any actions which can be interpreted as academic misconduct.  Consult with your instructor if you are unsure about class procedures.  We hope that we do not receive any more reports from the Office of Student Ethics, and that you finish your semester’s work successfully.


3 November 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Registration for spring semester 2012 (reminder)

[2] Doctoral students nearing graduation: Style Guidelines and Final Copy Requirements for Final Project/Dissertation/Piano Essay

[3] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

________________________________________________________________________

[1] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2012 began on Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.  You will usually get a reply to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times (such as now) it may take longer.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your program planning sheet and register soon.

Spring semester 2012 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4122/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the spring Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the Program Planning Sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your Program Planning Sheet.

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[2] Doctoral students nearing graduation: Style Guidelines and Final Copy Requirements for Final Project/Dissertation/Piano Essay

If you are a doctoral student preparing to submit drafts or final copies of your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, please consult the Music Graduate Office web site pages linked from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml very carefully. 

These web pages outline the procedures and order of events for this stage of the degree.  In particular, please pay attention to the details on Style Guidelines and Final Copies.  There are a lot of details that need to be attended to correctly, and these pages will help you.

Failure to follow the guidelines outlined on these web pages will lead to delays.

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[3] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition.  The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee.  Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.  I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There are three public presentations scheduled for next week:

Monday, November 7, 4:00 pm in M267, Justin Lavacek (PhD student in Music Theory) will present a defense of his dissertation: “Polyphonic Meaning in the Motets of Machaut.”

Tuesday, November 8, 4:45 pm in M263, John Leonard (DM student in Choral Conducting) will present a defense of his final project: "Performing Nineteenth Century Editions of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice."

Wednesday, November 9, 7:00 pm in Ford-Crawford Hall, Ericka Tyner (DM student in Brass Pedagogy) will present a lecture recital on her final project: "Horn Opera Excerpts: A Suggested Addition to Current American Horn Pedagogy."

27 October 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Registration for spring semester 2012 (reminder)

[2] Waitlist Options

[3] Project Jumpstart Event-  Student Success Stories in Recording: Funding, recording & promoting

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

________________________________________________________________________

[1] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2012 began on Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.  You will usually get a reply to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times (such as now) it may take longer.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your program planning sheet and register soon.

Spring semester 2012 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4122/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the spring Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the Program Planning Sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your Program Planning Sheet.

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[2] Waitlist Options

You may notice that the departmental waitlists that have been in place in previous semesters for music history, music theory, and voice department classes are no longer active.  Instead, all waitlists will be handled through the registration system.  If you find a course that you wanted to register for is full (and you’re already approved to register), you can place yourself on the waitlist through the registration system.

If you get into a course based on the waitlist, the registration system will automatically move you into that class (you won’t need to take any additional action yourself). 

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

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[3] Project Jumpstart Event-  Student Success Stories in Recording: Funding, recording & promoting

What: Student Success Stories in Recording: Funding, recording & promoting

When: Friday, Oct. 28, 12:15pm - 2pm (lunch time! PJ will provide Jimmy Johns sandwiches)

Where: MC036 (MAC)

JSoM students Ben Geier, Joseph Legaspi, and local recording artist Stephen Harms will discuss the essentials in seeing a recording project through from idea to album launch. 

Click here if you plan to attend. We hope to see many of you this Friday at 12:15pm!

View this event on Facebook!

Peter Thoresen, Interim Coordinator

Project Jumpstart

Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University

Sycamore Hall, Room 246B, 1033 E. Third St.

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-7387 [phone and fax]

email: pthorese@indiana.edu

www.music.indiana.edu/jumpstart

20 October 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Registration for spring semester 2012 (reminder)

[2] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

________________________________________________________________________

[1] Registration for Spring Semester 2012 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2012 begins today (Thursday, October 20).

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.  You will usually get a reply to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times (such as now) it may take longer.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your program planning sheet and register soon.

Spring semester 2012 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4122/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the spring Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the Program Planning Sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your Program Planning Sheet.

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[2] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class (reminder)

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2011 is Wednesday, October 26. 

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 26) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 26).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using 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 in dropping a course after the Auto-W deadline 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 request to 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 extremely 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 master’s and doctoral students (except for some students in their last semester of coursework), at least 9 credits for all diploma and visiting students.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after October 26.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 855-1738.

14 October 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Registration for spring semester 2012

[2] Course announcements for spring semester 2012

[3] All students who started new graduate programs in fall 2011 – A few reminders

[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class (reminder)

[5] Project Jumpstart event: CV Masterclass (reminder)

[6] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Registration for Spring Semester 2012

Registration for spring 2012 will begin on Thursday, October 20.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now. 

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should register soon.

Spring semester 2012 will take place from Monday, January 9 through Friday, May 4.  

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4122/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the spring Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see one “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold prevents students from registering for the spring until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

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[2] Course announcements for spring semester 2012

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in spring 2012.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

Subject-catalog Number: MUS-M 510

Class title: Writing about music

Class number: 30010

Class meeting time: TTh, 10.10-11.25

Instructor: Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

Credit hours: 3

Course description:

In this course you will learn to write for non-specialists about music, focusing on journalistic criticism (newspaper reviews of concerts) and on CD liner notes and concert program notes.

We will read published criticism but will spend most of our time discussing reviews and notes by members of the class. Students in the course will write twice a week (on deadline), typically one concert review and one note, and will circulate their work by e-mail for discussion. We will also invite professional critics to the class to discuss their job.

This is a writing-intensive course, one that will sharpen your ability to communicate clearly about a difficult subject. It teaches potentially useful skills: Members of past classes are now working as professional critics.

Prerequisites: M541 and M542

Send questions to Prof. Melamed at dmelamed (at) indiana.edu

Subject catalog Number: MUS-M 502

Class title: Mahler

Class number: 20573

Class meeting time: MW 9:45-11:00 (M267)

Instructor: Prof. Timothy D. Freeze

Credit hours: 3

Course description:

This course is an intensive study of the songs and symphonies of Gustav Mahler. Topics will include:

  • Mahler’s compositional style, with particular attention to musical analysis, text setting, relationship to programs, self-borrowing, stylistic heterogeneity, semantic content, and revisions
  • Mahler’s cultural context, aesthetics, and philosophical outlook, and their relationship to his compositions
  • Reception history, including early criticism, anti-Semitism, the Mahler Renaissance, and filmic representations of the composer

This course will be conducted as a seminar, placing heavy emphasis on class discussion, student presentations, and written work.

Subject catalog number: MUS-M 502

Class title: Composers - The Masses of Josquin Des Prez

Class number: 23849

Class meeting time: Monday Wednesday 11:15AM - 12:30PM - Music Library M267

Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello

Credit hours: 3

Course description: Josquin was the most celebrated composer of the Renaissance, and his music was held for centuries as the model of compositional excellence and contrapuntal mastery. By studying a number of exemplary Masses in original notation and transcription, students will become familiar with the composer's style; learn to recognize different kinds of cantus firmus treatments and organizational devices; and in general learn to judge the quality of, and speak knowledgeably about, Renaissance Mass composition.

Subject catalog number: MUS-M 652

Class title: Renaissance Music

Class number: 19880

Class meeting time: Monday Wednesday 1:00-2:15 PM - MA 007

Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello

Credit hours: 3

Course description: In this class we will explore the repertoire, history, and musical practices of Western Europe, ca. 1380-1600. We will study many masterpieces that often became models in the following centuries. More broadly, we will approach performance and compositional practices as well as a role of music in society that differs sometimes remarkably from practices today. The class is organized as a pro-seminar: the class time will involve a moderate amount of lecturing, in addition to class discussion and musical listening.

Subject-catalog Number: MUS-F 520 

Class title: Topics in Performance Study: Woodwinds & Piano Repertoire

(note: the Schedule of Classes has an incorrect title for this section – Woodwinds & Piano Repertoire is the correct title)

Class number: 24843

Class meeting time: Tuesday 11:15 am – 1:10 pm

Instructor: Prof. Angela Park 

Credit hours: 1

This performance-based course will focus on the study and presentation of woodwind repertoire with piano. Repertoire may include sonatas, duo pieces, woodwind concertos with piano reduction, and/or woodwind chamber music with piano. Various assignments will help participants develop an in-depth understanding of the studied works and of the collaborative process.

Participants should come with repertoire suggestions and will be required to form groups with piano. Pre-formed groups are welcome.

Subject-catalog Number: MUS-F520

Class Title: Topics in Performance Study: Sonatas for Strings and Piano

Class number: 24844

Class meeting time: Thursday 11:15 am to 1:10 pm

Instructor: Prof. Liang-yu Wang

Credit hours: 1

Class description:

This performance-oriented course focuses on the concerted duo sonatas for piano and strings. Open to both undergraduates & graduates (piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass).

Research and preparation for the class is mandatory, and presentation will be the basic format of the class. All the duos and ensembles will be assigned at the beginning of the semester. Each student will be participating in approximately two to three different groups. The class will be divided into three to four sessions of presentation, dependant on time permitted and followed by supplementary coaching. The presentation will include both lecture and performance. The content of the lecture will be encouraged to be creative and resourceful, including rendition comparison, structural and historical analysis, and the interrelationship between piano and strings. The participants of this collaboration will learn from one another in comparing their views about a work, and furthermore, to establish a solid preparation for actual performance, which will be the final project of the class.

Subject-catalog Number: MUS–T561

Class title: Music Theory: Variable Topics:  Music—Communication—Community

Class number: 32433

Class meeting time: Thursdays 2:30–5:15

Instructor:  Naomi Waltham-Smith

Phone: (812) 855-7346  ▪  Office: M225A  ▪  Email: nwaltham@indiana.edu

Office hours: By appointment

Credit hours: 3

Course description

Music’s capacity to communicate is one of its most compelling and infectious characteristics. And yet it is notoriously difficult to pin down the source and effect of this widely-experienced phenomenon. The idea that music can communicate seems straightforward enough until one is forced to consider more carefully: What exactly is music capable of communicating? By what mechanism is music able to transmit such communications? What is music communicating if every listener can take away a different message? At this point, the metaphor of music as communication becomes fraught with difficulty and provokes controversy among performers, amateur listeners and scholars alike. This course seeks to explore how music’s potential to communicate might be conceptualized from philosophical, music-theoretical, music-analytical and socio-historical perspectives and proposes to examine the notion of communication alongside the closely-related idea that music is not just a product of, but is able actively to mimic and foster, socio-political constructions of community. To this end, we shall read critically a variety of texts that explore this question: essays on hermeneutics by musicologists, an account of musical metaphor by a music theorist with an interest in cognitive psychology, discussions of rhetoric by eighteenth-century theorists and critics, analyses inspired by semiotics, texts in critical theory on communication in modernity and recent French philosophy on language and community.

This seminar will focus on repertoire from the decades around 1800. Arguably at no other point in history would music more prominently foreground its sociable impulse to communicate and to promote human relationships. The prevailing theoretical and aesthetic discourses in the late eighteenth century continued to rely upon a comparison with rhetoric dating back to the early sixteenth century and thereby reinforced the idea of music as a form of communication between composer and listener. It was the rise of the public sphere in the eighteenth century, though, with the attendant transformation of musical life and rapid expansion of amateur consumption, that allowed music’s communicative and community-forming character to be visible as never before. Through close analytical readings of selected works, we shall see how these socio-cultural shifts manifest themselves within the musical fabric of the Classical style, with its heightened conventionality, transparency of structural functions and play of signs.

All with an interest in discussing such issues with critical rigour are encouraged to enrol. An understanding of the basic elements of music theory, together with familiarity with techniques for analysing tonal music, will be required.

Workload/Course requirements

Weekly readings, listening and score study; enthusiastic participation in class discussion, brief in-class presentations in pairs; short reaction papers, analytical experiments and online questionnaires arising from issues raised by the readings; one substantial paper and formal presentation on an approved topic of your choice.

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[3] All students who started new graduate programs in fall 2011 – A few reminders

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.

1.  Registration

In order to register, follow the steps outlined earlier in this email.  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 submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I will approve that as your advisor.  You will not be eligible to register until after you submit your Program Planning Sheet and it is approved.

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on OneStart if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on OneStart (www.OneStart.iu.edu), click the Services tab, then the Student Self-Service link on the sidebar, then locate the Services & Information section.  Then, click the Immunization Compliance link. The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office.  I emailed the students who have not yet submitted that transcript a few weeks ago.  For those of you who are sending transcripts, I will email you once we receive your transcript.

2.  Language requirements

If you are in a program that has a foreign language requirement, and you believe that you have already fulfilled all or part of that requirement with coursework from an earlier degree, check on your academic advisement report to see whether that has been updated to your records.  (Instructions for getting to your academic advisement report are given in the registration section of this email).  If your academic advisement report does not show that the requirement is complete, but you think it should, then please contact the Music Graduate Office.  It is possible that it just hasn't been updated yet, but it's also possible that what you did in the past won't count, so you need to check now to confirm what you need to complete.

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams

(For master’s and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this fall (2011) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   January 5 and 6, 2012 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

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.  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

4.  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam 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, if you are eligible, in January 2012).

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

M541 Early Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

M542 Late Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session

T509 Sight Singing Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session of odd numbered years

T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring and every JSoM Summer Session of even numbered years

Remember that the Music Graduate Office website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.

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[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class (reminder)

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2011 is Wednesday, October 26. 

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 26) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 26).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using 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 in dropping a course after the Auto-W deadline 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 request to 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 extremely 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 master’s and doctoral students (except for some students in their last semester of coursework), at least 9 credits for all diploma and visiting students.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after October 26.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 855-1738.

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[5] Project Jumpstart event: CV Masterclass (reminder)

Project Jumpstart event this Saturday morning!

What: CV Masterclass: Staying on top of the pile! (coffee and bagels will be served)

When: Saturday, Oct 15, 10am-12pm

Where: Sweeney Hall

Click here if you plan to attend.  Dr. Eric Isaacson, Dr. Gretchen Horlacher, and Dr. Brian Horne will be on hand to discuss hiring in higher education, and will critique anonymously submitted CVs.

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[6] Doctoral Final Project Public Presentation announcements

The capstone for all doctoral degrees is a substantial research project or composition.  The project includes a written component and a public presentation.  The public presentation is always attended by the members of the student’s Research Committee.  Other members of the Jacobs School of Music community are also welcome to attend the public presentation.  I will be sending announcements about upcoming public presentations to this email list so that interested students can attend.

There is one public presentation scheduled for next week.

Thursday, October 20, 5:00 pm in Ford-Crawford Hall, Dylan Kruziki (DM student in Brass Pedagogy - Trumpet) will present a lecture recital on his final project topic: “Influence of Jazz in Andre Jolivet's Works for Trumpet.”

6 October 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Changes to summer 2012 – dates

[2] Changes to summer 2012 – ensemble requirement waived

[3] Project Jumpstart Event: Arts Administration at SPEA: Spring class opportunities

[4] Project Jumpstart Event: CV Masterclass

[5] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class

[6] “Advising” hold (all students, reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Changes to summer 2012 – dates

Beginning in summer 2012, IU will use a new academic calendar structure.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/time_sensitive/tentcalen.shtml has the tentative dates for the next several years.

The Jacobs School of Music has determined that graduate music courses will be offered during the 8 weeks from June 4 through July 27 in summer 2012.  It is fairly equivalent to our current “summer session II” offerings, but takes places earlier in the summer. ____________________________________________________________________

[2] Changes to summer 2012 – ensemble requirement waived

By action of the School of Music Council, participation in ensemble will not be required for any student during the 2012 summer term. Some large ensembles, including the Festival Orchestra and the Summer Band, will still be formed during the summer (2012). Interested students who are invited to play in these ensembles will be offered scholarships in exchange for their participation in the ensemble. A decision about the summer ensemble policy for 2013 and following will be made after the effects of this policy on enrollment and ensemble participation have been assessed. 

This ensemble waiver applies to summer 2012 only.  All other semesters’ ensemble requirements are unchanged.

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[3] Project Jumpstart Event: Arts Administration at SPEA: Spring class opportunities

What: Arts Administration professors, Monika Herzig and Jen Shang, will discuss undergraduate and graduate course

offerings, and will gladly answer questions from JSoM students interested in taking arts administration courses in  spring, 2012.  Project Jumpstart will provide Jimmy Johns!  Click here to let PJ know if you plan to attend: http://projectjumpstartspeaclasses.eventbrite.com/

When: Monday, Oct. 10, 12 pm - 1 pm.

Where: MA B012 (Round building basement, former ballet studio)

View all of Project Jumpstart’s October events at http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/project-jumpstart/schedule.shtml

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[4] Project Jumpstart Event: CV Masterclass

Request for CVs!  Back by popular demand, Project Jumpstart will offer a CV masterclass on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Sweeney Hall from 10am-12pm.  Dr. Eric Isaacson, Dr. Gretchen Horlacher, and other special guests will be on hand to advise and critique.  If you would like your CV anonymously reviewed in the masterclass, send a Word doc and PDF of your CV to Peter Thoresen, pthorese@indiana.edu by 5pm on Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

View this and other Project Jumpstart events at http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/project-jumpstart/schedule.shtml

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[5] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2011 is Wednesday, October 26. 

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 26) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 26).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using 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 in dropping a course after the Auto-W deadline 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 request to 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 extremely 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 master’s and doctoral students (except for some students in their last semester of coursework), at least 9 credits for all diploma and visiting students.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after October 26.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 855-1738.

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[6] “Advising” hold (all students)

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October).  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

Spring registration will begin in late October.  I will send detailed information about registration next week after the Schedule of Classes is published.  The version of the Schedule of Classes that was posted this week is not yet correct, so do not use that information to make plans.  It should be updated next week.

29 September 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] All students who are new to IU in fall 2011 – Immunization policy

[2] Degree students who started programs in fall 2011 – Graduate Entrance Exam re-takes

[3] 2011-2012 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin correction – Academic Standing

[4] “Advising” hold (all students)

[5] Applications for graduation (reminder)

[6] Schedule Adjustment (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Students who are new to IU in fall 2011 – Immunization policy

If you are new to IU in fall 2011, you probably have an immunization hold on your record that was placed by the Registrar’s Office. 

New students are required to complete and submit the Online Immunization Compliance form in OneStart.  If you haven’t already done so, follow these direction to complete the form.

  1. Navigate to the OneStart page, http://onestart.iu.edu; click the login button.
  2. Log in using your Username and Password.
  3. Click the Services tab, then the Student Self-Service link on the sidebar.
  4. Locate the Services & Information section.
  5. Click the Immunization Compliance link.

The Registrar’s office will block your registration for the spring semester when it begins in late October if you do not complete this form, so please complete it by the end of this month.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.  Contact the Registrar’s Office directly if you have questions or concerns about this policy or the online form.  You can reach them at registrar@indiana.edu, 855-0121.

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[2] Degree students who started programs in fall 2011 – Graduate Entrance Exam re-takes

(For master’s and doctoral students only.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this fall (2011) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s 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/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   January 5 and 6, 2012 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

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.  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 4.  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam 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, if you are eligible, in January 2012).

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

M541 Early Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

M542 Late Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session

T509 Sight Singing Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session of odd numbered years

T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring and every JSoM Summer Session of even numbered years

Remember that the Music Graduate Office website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.

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[3] 2011-2012Jacobs School of Music Bulletin correction – Academic Standing

The print version of the 2011-2012 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin includes an error on page 88. 

The section under academic probation should read:

A graduate or diploma student will be placed on academic probation after any semester in which

  1. the student receives academic warning letters in consecutive semesters; or
  2. the student’s cumulative GPA (representative of at least two semesters) falls below 3.0; or
  3. the student receives a grade of F in a major ensemble; or
  4. the student receives a grade of F in a course required for the major field; or
  5. the student accumulates two or more unsatisfactory grades in review courses taken to satisfy a proficiency requirement.

The online version of the bulletin has been corrected.  http://www.indiana.edu/%7ebulletin/iub/music/2011-2012/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml

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[4] “Advising” hold (all students)

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart in a few days.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October).  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

Spring registration will begin in late October.  I will send detailed information about registration in a few weeks after the Schedule of Classes is published.  That information is not yet available. 

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[5] Applications for Graduation (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

The deadline to apply for fall graduation is October 7, 2011 for all programs except MA and PhD.  The deadline to apply for fall graduation for MA and PhD students is October 1, 2011.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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[6] Schedule Adjustment (reminder)

In order to adjust your fall 2011 registration at this point, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems.

To add a class from Tuesday, September 6 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class from Tuesday, September 6 through Wednesday, October 26, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

At this point in the semester, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml#Tuition has the fee refund breakdown. 

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each drop/add pair.

To submit a drop/add pair follow the instructions here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDropAddPairInstructions.pdf

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.

22 September 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology (BEST) Business Plan Competition

[2] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you

[3] Declaration of Doctoral Minors

[4] Applications for graduation (reminder)

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions (final reminder)

[6] Schedule Adjustment (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology (BEST) Business Plan Competition

The School of Informatics and Computing is excited to announce a major opportunity for students to participate in the Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology (BEST) Business Plan Competition.  This competition is funded through a team of investors and Indiana University. Winners will receive an investment of $100,000 or more to start the business.

A full press release describing the competition and the investors is available at: http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/19612.html

The competition is open to all students (undergraduate and graduate), but concepts must based on Internet, software, or technology business.   Please note that submissions may be made by either an individual or a team.  Teams are limited to 2 students.  Undergraduate students must normally be senior standing in order to compete.

Check out more details of the competition at best.indiana.edu

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[2] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you

I am writing particularly to doctoral students who are in their final semesters of course work and looking towards qualifying exams.  As you plan your last courses and think about your schedule for written and oral qualifying exams, I want to encourage you to be thinking about the proposal you will write for a doctoral final project or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs 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, which sometimes entangles them in time limits.  (Students must pass the oral qualifying exam within one year of taking the first written exam.)  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/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml. 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.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

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[3] Declaration of Doctoral Minors

We have noticed a trend that many doctoral students are waiting until they are almost done with coursework to formally declare their minors.  This is a very risky thing – until you formally declare a minor, you have no way of knowing whether or not the courses you are taking will count.  Sometimes students take courses that don’t count, spending time and money on what ends up being an extra class.  This is something those students could have avoided by declaring their minors early.

Doctoral students are not eligible to register for their 5th semester of coursework until all minors (or guided electives) are formally declared and approved.  Please see http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml for detailed information about minor field requirements and instructions on how to get your minor(s) approved.

If you are a doctoral student who is starting to take (or have already taken) courses that you hope to count towards your minor(s) but have not yet formally declared that minor, you should do so immediately.

Please come by the Music Graduate Office is you have any questions or concerns.  To set up an appointment to speak with me, call 855-1738.

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[4] Applications for Graduation (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

The deadline to apply for fall graduation is October 7, 2011 for all programs except MA and PhD.  The deadline to apply for fall graduation for MA and PhD students is October 1, 2011.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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[5] Artist Diploma Audition (final reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the Fall 2011 semester will be held Wednesday, October 26, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 28, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning spring semester 2012; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the fall semester if they wish to begin the AD program in spring 2012; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the fall 2011 semester must perform the AD audition in October to finalize their admission.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs 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 23 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for fall 2011 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 23, but do not need to arrange a department audition.

Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for fall 2011) 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 14.
The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office on Wednesday, October 19. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (MU011, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

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[6] Schedule Adjustment (reminder)

In order to adjust your fall 2011 registration at this point, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems.

To add a class from Tuesday, September 6 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class from Tuesday, September 6 through Wednesday, October 26, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

At this point in the semester, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml#Tuition has the fee refund breakdown. 

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each drop/add pair.

To submit a drop/add pair follow the instructions here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDropAddPairInstructions.pdf.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.

15 September 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] 2012-2013 Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship program

[2] Travel and Research Grants

[3] Teach at the Collins Living-Learning Center

[4] Applications for graduation (reminder)

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

[6] Schedule Adjustment (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] 2012-2013 Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship program

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship program gives an opportunity for selected students to teach for one year at either Butler University or one of IU’s other campuses.

Students are eligible to apply if they are doctoral candidates (meaning they have passed all doctoral qualifying exams including the oral exam), have a minimum of one year of classroom teaching experience as an Associate Instructor, and have completed a pedagogy course for at least one semester.  Alternatively, an applicant may complete GRAD-G700, Excellence in Teaching; an intensive pedagogy course offered by the University Graduate School, during the summer session prior to the fellowship year.

Details about the program, including application instructions and deadlines, can be found here: http://www.indiana.edu/~grdschl/future-faculty-teaching-fellowships.php. This year’s application deadline is Friday, October 14, 2011.

If you have any questions about this program, please direct them to:

Ana Maria Velasco

FFTF Program Assistant and
Assistant to the Dean

University Graduate School
Kirkwood Hall Rm. 114
Phone 812.855.5697
fftf@indiana.edu

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[2] Travel and Research Grants

The Office of the Vice President for International Affairs offers a number of travel and research awards to support overseas travel for graduate students. See http://www.indiana.edu/~ovpia/ovpia/funding/oGrants.php for more information.

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[3] Teach at the Collins Living-Learning Center

Teach at the Collins Living-Learning Center

Is there a course you've always wanted to teach, but never had the opportunity?

Have you designed a multidisciplinary course that doesn't quite fit into your department's curriculum?

Collins Living‐Learning Center invites faculty members and advanced graduate students with teaching experience to submit course proposals each semester for the following year. Collins courses carry university credit and are open to all IU undergraduates.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE FOR CLASSES TO BE TAUGHT IN FALL 2012: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

The 3‐credit Collins seminars are limited to a maximum of 20 students (15 in the case of fine arts classes) and meet at the Collins Living‐Learning Center, which is fully‐equipped for multi‐media teaching.

Graduate student instructors receive $6728 for a 3‐credit course.  In addition, they are given $400 to spend on materials or activities, a parking pass, and meal points for dining with students.

Collins is also accepting applications from faculty to teach overload courses (with appropriate compensation).

We will hold an open house where prospective instructors can meet BOEP members and the Collins director in Edmondson Hall Formal Lounge on Friday, September 23, at 6pm (snacks included).

GO TO  www.indiana.edu/~llc/ for details.  (Click “Prospective Instructors.”)

Questions? E‐mail Carl Ipsen: cipsen@indiana.edu

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[4] Applications for Graduation (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

The deadline to apply for fall graduation is October 7, 2011 for all programs except MA and PhD.  The deadline to apply for fall graduation for MA and PhD students is October 1, 2011.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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[5] Artist Diploma Audition (reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the Fall 2011 semester will be held Wednesday, October 26, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 28, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning spring semester 2012; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the fall semester if they wish to begin the AD program in spring 2012; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the fall 2011 semester must perform the AD audition in October to finalize their admission.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs 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 23 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for fall 2011 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 23, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for fall 2011) 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 14.

The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office on Wednesday, October 19. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (MU011, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

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[6] Schedule Adjustment (reminder)

In order to adjust your fall 2011 registration at this point, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems.

To add a class from Tuesday, September 6 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class from Tuesday, September 6 through Wednesday, October 26, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

At this point in the semester, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml#Tuition has the fee refund breakdown. 

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each drop/add pair.

To submit a drop/add pair follow the instructions here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDropAddPairInstructions.pdf.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.

8 September 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions

[2] Schedule Adjustment

[3] Applications for Graduation (reminder)

[4] Italian graduate proficiency (GSFLE)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Artist Diploma Audition

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the Fall 2011 semester will be held Wednesday, October 26, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 28, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition

You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning spring semester 2012; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.

Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the fall semester if they wish to begin the AD program in spring 2012; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the fall 2011 semester must perform the AD audition in October to finalize their admission.

How to schedule an audition

Current students in other Jacobs 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 23 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for fall 2011 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 23, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for fall 2011) 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 14.

 
The audition schedule will be posted outside the Music Graduate Office on Wednesday, October 19. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (MU011, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

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[2] Schedule Adjustment

In order to adjust your fall 2011 registration at this point, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems.

To add a class from Tuesday, September 6 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class from Tuesday, September 6 through Wednesday, October 26, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: http://bursar.indiana.edu/drop_add.php#grad. This new policy applies to the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added (as a drop/add pair).  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml#Tuition has the fee refund breakdown. 

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each drop/add pair.

To submit a drop/add pair follow the instructions here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDropAddPairInstructions.pdf.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.

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[3] Applications for Graduation (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

The deadline to apply for fall graduation is October 7, 2011.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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[4] Italian graduate proficiency (GSFLE)

The following information is for the Graduate Student Foreign Language Exam (GSFLE) in Italian.  This exam is only for students who have degrees requiring reading knowledge of Italian.  It is not the exam that is used for voice students to determine placement in grammar courses.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/language.shtml for more details about JSoM language requirements.

Dear all,

The Graduate Language Proficiency Exam for Fall 2011 has been scheduled for Friday, September 30 from 9-11 AM. The location is TBA.

Two hours will be given to complete the translation of a two-page text selected by the Italian Graduate Language Examiner. Reference materials such as dictionaries and smart phones are not allowed. Blue books will be provided.

Please pass this announcement on to your graduate students. If they would like to register, they will need to send their name, ID number, and Department to fritgs@indiana.edu by Friday, September 23.

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

Sincerely,

Valerie Puiatti

Graduate Secretary

Department of French and Italian

Indiana University Bloomington

812-855-1088

fritgs@indiana.edu

1 September 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Schedule Adjustment through September 2

[2] Schedule Adjustment after September 6

[3] Applications for Graduation (reminder)

[4] Performance proficiency requirement, including policy changes (students in composition, conducting, music education, music theory, musicology)

[5] WFIU Part-Time Announcer & Ether Game Host

[6] University Graduate School Funding & Fees

[7] Doctoral Information Session (doctoral students nearing the end of coursework)

[8] Doctoral minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (final reminder)

[9] Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Schedule Adjustment through September 2

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Friday, September 2 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule in OneStart through Friday, September 2. 

Please look at your schedule on OneStart to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Master’s and diploma students, you need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Friday, September 2, 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 most master’s and doctoral students, and at least 9 credits for all diploma and visiting students).   

Waitlists are no longer active after Friday, September 2.

Starting Tuesday, September 6, in order to add or drop a class you will use the eAdd/eDrop system (see below for more details). 

The last day to register for the fall 2011 semester is also Friday, September 2.  Remember that you need to submit your program planning sheet online at this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml before you can register.   You do not need to submit a new program planning sheet if you are already registered and just want to adjust your fall schedule on OneStart.

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions.  Our phone number is 855-1738.  Our email address is musgrad@indiana.edu.  The best way to set up an appointment to see me is by calling or by stopping by our office in MU011. 

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[2] Schedule Adjustment after September 6

You cannot adjust your schedule between September 3 and September 5.

Starting Tuesday, September 6, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

The waitlist no longer exists after September 2. If you are on the waitlist for a class that is not fulfilled by the end of the day on Friday, September 2, that means that you are NOT enrolled in that class and you will need to add it to your schedule using the eAdd procedure in the 2nd week of classes (if the professor of the class approves).

To add a class on Tuesday, September 6 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Tuesday, September 6 through Wednesday, October 26, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: http://bursar.indiana.edu/drop_add.php#grad. This new policy applies to the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added (as a drop/add pair).  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes.

After the 2nd week of classes, or during the 2nd week of classes if you do not qualify for the even exchange of fees, you will not get a full refund of tuition for a dropped class.  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/scheduleChanges.shtml#Tuition has the fee refund breakdown. 

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each dropped class and each drop/add pair.

To submit a drop/add pair follow the instructions here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDropAddPairInstructions.pdf.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.

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[3] Applications for Graduation (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

The deadline to apply for fall graduation is October 7, 2011.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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[4] Performance proficiency requirement, including policy changes (students in composition, conducting, music education, music theory, musicology)

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability. The policies relating to this requirement have changed this year. Students who have not yet met the requirement should carefully read this new policy and the notes afterward:

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Music Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area. Students should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

• in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;

• by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or

• by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 700 (elective) level in the Jacobs School of Music. With the support of the departmental chair of their major area, students may petition the director of graduate studies to be allowed to demonstrate this proficiency in another performance area. If the petition is approved, the director of graduate studies will appoint an examination committee of three members of the Jacobs School of Music faculty qualified to judge the student’s performance, including at least one member of a performance department and one member of the student’s major area.

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Notes for ALL students

• The music graduate office is gathering information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition. We hope to be able to post this information on the graduate office web site in early October.

• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/practice-time.shtml

• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml .

Notes for RETURNING students:

• The required performance level under this new policy is lower than before. Previously the standard was "fourth-year concentration-level." The new standard goes into effect for all students immediately, even though you entered under a bulletin with the higher standard.

• The first bullet-point indicates that students wanting to meet the requirement by audition may do so only in their first two semesters of study. Returning students who have not completed this requirement, however, can do so by audition may do so during the 2011-12 academic year. If you do not meet the requirement by the end of the spring 2012 semester you will need to use the second or third option.

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[5] WFIU Part-Time Announcer & Ether Game Host

WFIU seeks a part-time announcer and new host of the weekly music trivia program, Ether Game.  The ideal candidate will be humorous, engaging, and creative, be able to write for broadcast, and deliver prepared and extemporaneous text expressively. A well-rounded knowledge of classical, jazz, and popular music is a must.  The position will also involve the creation of program content including music selection, scripts, and guest interviews.

Previous experience in broadcasting recommended, but not required.

15-20 hours per week, including 7-10pm Tuesdays.

Please submit application materials including a resume and cover letter/personal statement to wfiu@indiana.edu. Selected applicants will be invited for an on-site interview and audition.

For more information about WFIU, please visit www.wfiu.org, and to listen to Ether Game segments, visit http://indianapublicmedia.org/ethergame/.  

Mia Partlow

Radio Services Coordinator

WFIU Public Radio

www.wfiu.org

855-1357

855-5600 fax

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[6] University Graduate School Funding & Fees

Graduate Students looking for additional sources of funding may wish to spend some time exploring the Funding & Fees pages at the  University Graduate School web site. See in particular the links for:

* Internal IU Funding  — Awards, Grants and Other Funding Opportunities available to current IU students providing
* Funding from Outside IU — External Awards, Grants and Other Funding Opportunities. 

http://www.indiana.edu/~grdschl/fees-and-funding.php 

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[7] Doctoral Information Session (doctoral students nearing the end of coursework)

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. 

This fall semester, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and summer session.

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!  

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[8] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (final reminder)

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 17), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, September 2.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed a music theory minor.

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.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).

The only time the exam will be offered this fall is on Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

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[9] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

If you have passed your qualifying exams or plan to in the next year or so, you may find useful to read this summary of how long to allow for the various stages of the Dissertation, Doctoral Final Project, or Doctoral Piano Essay (which will be called the document when referring to all three). It may take several months from the time you finish writing until you are eligible to graduate. (The dissertation in Composition differs where indicated.)

Detailed information can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml.

Topic Proposal

Students are encouraged to consider possible topics well in advance; some have their topics approved while still completing course work, others just after coursework is complete. The specific deadline varies with the program, however:

* For DM Students: once written and approved by proposed research director, the proposed research committee may take two weeks to review the proposal. Approval is needed before the major field exam can be scheduled (composition students: before the oral qualifying exam can be scheduled).

* For dissertation in music education (DME and PhD): must be approved by proposed research committee before major field exam can be scheduled.

* For dissertation in music theory: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam can be scheduled.

* For dissertation in musicology: may be approved at any time.

Research and write/compose the document

Some students begin this process while still completing coursework. Many get a lot done in parallel with preparing for qualifying exams. The majority of students do most of the work after passing the oral exam.

Research director approval to distribute

Depending on how closely you have been working with the research director during the writing process, the time the research director needs to review the document and approve it for distribution to the research committee may range from a couple weeks to a few months.

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks (12 for PhD/DME)

Once you submit the final draft of the document to the graduate office with the approval of your research director to distribute it to your research committee, the committee is given 8 weeks (12 weeks for dissertations) to review the document and approve it for public presentation (there is no public presentation for the Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation). Faculty do not always use the entire review period, but the graduate office will not ask faculty members to complete this review more quickly. (The composition Dissertation has fixed submission deadlines of November 1 and March 1. Reviews are ordinarily complete within 5 weeks in the fall, 6-7 in the spring.)

If the review period does not end until after final exam week, the review deadline will be set for the following semester.

If one or more committee members does not approve the document you will need to revise it and resubmit it. The review period starts over.

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation

Not required for Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation. Up to a week to arrange date. PhD students only: additional 30 days.

Once all research committee members approve the document, the student may schedule the public presentation. This may be done in the summer only when the Jacobs School of Music is in session and only if the entire research committee is available. (Procedures are slightly different for the lecture-recital.)

PhD students only: the defense must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.

If the public presentation is not passed the student must make revisions as directed by the research committee, resubmit the document for review, and schedule a new public presentation.

Final revisions, submission

A few days to several weeks

After the public presentation (where required), the research committee is likely to require revisions to the document. Sometimes these changes are minor and can be made within a day or two, but they may be more extensive and may require a few weeks of work. These changes must be approved. Most often only the research director needs to check these, but in some instances other members of the committee may be involved. This can add additional time.

Once this is done, up to a week may be required to print the final copies on appropriate paper and to submit them to the bindery for binding. If you use Smith Bookbindery, your paid receipt is sufficient for you to graduate. Otherwise you cannot graduate until the bound copies are delivered to the graduate office. Binding can take several months.

The bound copies (or bindery receipt from Smith Bookbindery) must be received no later than the Friday of exam week to graduate that semester.

25 August 2011

New Chamber Music Enrollment Policies

Dear Students,

This e-mail is to notify you of changes made to the chamber music program, effective this Fall Semester, 2011. 

There will be a chamber music orientation meeting on September 1, 2011 from 4-6 PM in Sweeney Hall.  If you plan to participate in chamber music this fall, please attend this meeting as the new requirements for chamber music will be fully explained. 

New Required Enrollment Policy (graduate and diploma students participating in chamber music)

Beginning this fall, ALL students participating in a chamber group that involves faculty coaching or any other small ensemble listed in this e-mail MUST be enrolled using the appropriate course number. Students who enroll to satisfy a requirement for their curriculum MUST enroll for 1 credit. Students who want to participate but who do not need the credit for their curriculum may enroll for 0 credits.

For MUS-F 550 Chamber Music (class number 4668), at least half of the members of the group must be enrolled for 1 credit. This continues current policy; what is new is that students not enrolling for credit must also enroll, but may do so for 0 credits.

For all diploma students, enrollment in chamber music for credit is mandatory for every semester.

There are now separate class numbers for some specific chamber groups.  These are as follows:

MUS-F 545: Brass Chamber Ensemble

    Section 31957: Brass Choir (Cord)

    Section 32065: Trombone Choir (Lenthe)

MUS-F 547: Percussion Chamber Ensemble

    Section 31961: Percussion Ensemble (Tafoya – percussion majors only)

    Section 32088: Hand Drumming (Mixtacki, Spiro)

MUS-F 549: Harp Ensemble

    Section 4666 (Szmyt, Tai)

MUS-O 550: Jazz Chamber Ensemble (jazz majors only, or permission of instructor)

    Section 31963: Jazz Combos (Harbison)

    Section 32086: Latin Jazz Ensemble (Spiro) 

MUS-Y 550: Early Music Chamber Ensemble (early music majors only, or permission of instructor)

    Section 31967 (Elliott)

Most of these groups require authorization, so if you plan to register for one of these sections be sure to check the Schedule of Classes to see whether authorization is required, then contact the instructor to ask for authorization if authorization if necessary.

If you are in one or more of these special chamber ensembles, please be sure that you are registered in the correct class number.  If you are not registered in the appropriate class number, then you will need to adjust your fall 2011 schedule on OneStart.

Please note that not all chamber music groups will count for all degrees.  Check your bulletin, degree sheet, or Academic Advisement report to see whether or not the chamber group that you want to take will count for your program requirements.  You can also ask in the Music Graduate Office.

If you are participating in chamber music with a faculty coach but not in one of the groups listed above, then you MUST register in MUS-F 550 - Section 4668. 

Remember, with any chamber music enrollment, if you need the chamber music for a degree requirement you must enroll for 1 credit hour.  If you are participating in the group but don’t need the credit for a requirement, you may enroll for 0 credits.  However, for MUS-F 550 (only), at least half of the members of the group must be enrolled for 1 credit.

Students should finalize their schedule by Friday, September 2 (the last day of the first week of classes).  If you are charged the schedule adjustment fee of $8.50 when you change your schedule in order to fulfill the new chamber music requirements, you can ask to have that fee refunded.  In order to ask for a refund of the $8.50, write to the Chamber Music coordinator (Larry Vandermolen) at chmusic@indiana.edu by September 9.  We will then ask the Registrar’s Office to refund the schedule change fee for those students who were charged the fee specifically to adjust their enrollment in relation to the new chamber music requirements. 

A new section of chamber music (MUS-F 450, section 33853 or MUS-F 550, section 33854) has been created that will focus on learning and performing chamber works that include piano.  This includes strings with piano and woodwinds with piano.  This new section will be coached by Prof. Sung-Mi Im, who will be playing piano for each group; a performance of the chamber work will be required at the end of the semester.  For this semester, a total of four groups will be allowed to register. The groups can be entirely undergraduate students, graduate students, or a mixture of both. Interested students should contact Prof. Im as soon as possible at imsung@indiana.edu.  Please be aware that this new section adheres to the new chamber music requirements stated above, requiring that ALL students in any chamber group being enrolled in chamber music (either MUS-F 450, section 33853 or MUS-F 550, section 33854). 

This announcement is going out to all students who were enrolled in spring 2011.  If you graduated in May or August, then you can disregard it.

25 August 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

All graduate students:

[1] Schedule Adjustment and Registration for Fall 2011

[2] Applications for Graduation

Doctoral Students:

[3] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Congratulations again to those students who graduated this May and August.  You’ll be removed from this email list in early fall (until then, please be patient with the continued email announcements).

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/index.shtml) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1] Schedule Adjustment and Registration for Fall 2011

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Friday, September 2 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule in OneStart through Friday, September 2. 

Please look at your schedule on OneStart to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you are attending.  Master’s and diploma students, you need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Friday, September 2, 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 most master’s and doctoral students, and at least 9 credits for all diploma and visiting students).   

Starting Tuesday, September 6, in order to add or drop a class you will use the eAdd/eDrop system, I’ll send out more details next week about that procedure.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different after September 2.

The last day to register for the fall 2011 semester is also Friday, September 2.  Remember that you need to submit your program planning sheet online at this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml before you can register.   You do not need to submit a new program planning sheet if you are already registered and just want to adjust your fall schedule on OneStart.

Starting Friday, August 26, a late registration fee is charged for all initial registration. 

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions.  Our phone number is 855-1738.  Our email address is musgrad@indiana.edu.  The best way to set up an appointment to see me is by calling or by stopping by our office in MU011. 

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[2] Applications for Graduation

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml 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.

The deadline to apply for fall graduation is October 7, 2011.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on OneStart.  The way you get to your academic advisement report (formerly called the degree progress report) is to log on the OneStart (www.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. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

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[3] 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 17), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, September 2.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed a music theory minor.

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.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).

The only time the exam will be offered this fall is on Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Announcements for Summer 2011

12 August 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Registration for Fall 2011 (final reminder to register before late fees will be charged)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Congratulations again to those students who graduated this May.  You’ll be removed from this email list in early fall (until then, please be patient with the continued email announcements).

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1]  Registration for Fall 2011 (final reminder to register before late fees will be charged)

Registration for fall 2011 started on Monday, April 4.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the fall semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for fall registration now.

If you register on or after Friday, August 26, you will be charged a late registration fee.  Due to the high number of program planning sheets we will be receiving, and new student orientation activities, it may take longer than the usual 24 hours to get a response to your program planning sheet.  In order to register before late registration fees begin to be charged (August 26), you must submit your program planning sheet by Thursday, August 18.  If you submit your program planning sheet after August 18, we will be unable to guarantee that you will get it back in time to be approved to register prior to Friday, August 26. 

Fall semester 2011 will take place from Monday, August 29 through Friday, December 16.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4118/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the fall semester.

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. 


14 July 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Auto-W Deadline for summer session II 2011

[2] Registration for Fall 2011 (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Congratulations again to those students who graduated this May.  You’ll be removed from this email list in early fall (until then, please be patient with the continued email announcements).

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1]  Auto-W Deadline for summer session II 2011

The Auto-W Deadline for summer session II 2011 is Tuesday, July 19. 

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 Tuesday, July 19) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after July 19).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using 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 paper late drop/add form from the Music Graduate Office. 

The main differences in dropping a course after the Auto-W deadline 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 request to 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 extremely rare to get permission to drop a class after the Auto-W deadline.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a paper late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after July 19.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 855-1738.

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[2]  Registration for Fall 2011 (reminder)

Registration for fall 2011 started on Monday, April 4.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the fall semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for fall registration now.

Fall semester 2011 will take place from Monday, August 29 through Friday, December 16.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4118/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the fall semester.

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. 

23 June 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Schedule adjustment for summer 2011

[2] Summer 2012 - dates

[3] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

[4] Registration for Fall 2011 (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Congratulations again to those students who graduated this May.  You’ll be removed from this email list in early fall (until then, please be patient with the continued email announcements).

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1]  Schedule adjustment for summer 2011

If you drop a course from your summer session II schedule, please note that in order to get a full refund of the tuition of the course, it must be dropped by midnight today (Thursday, June 23).  If you drop a class after June 23, you will only get a partial refund of the tuition (or no refund if you drop it after June 30).

The waitlist for courses (both departmental and online) will only be active through June 23. 

Through midnight tonight, you can make schedule changes through the registration system.  Starting tomorrow (June 24), if you need to make any changes to your summer schedule, you will need to follow the eAdd/eDrop procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/dropadd.shtml#edrop.

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[2]  Summer 2012 - dates

Beginning in summer 2012, IU will use a new academic calendar structure.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/time_sensitive/tentcalen.shtml has the tentative dates for the next several years.

Most changes will not go into effect until the start of the summer 2012.  However, one change you will see before then is that classes will not meet on Labor Day this fall: Monday, September 5, 2011 (classes for the fall semester 2011 begin on Monday, August 29, as scheduled).

The Jacobs School of Music has determined that graduate music courses will be offered during the 8 weeks from June 4 through July 27 in summer 2012.  It is fairly equivalent to our current “summer session II” offerings, but takes places earlier in the summer.

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[3]  Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

If you have passed your qualifying exams or plan to in the next year or so, you may find useful to read this summary of how long to allow for the various stages of the Dissertation, Doctoral Final Project, or Doctoral Piano Essay (which will be called the document when referring to all three). It may take several months from the time you finish writing until you are eligible to graduate. (The dissertation in Composition differs where indicated.)

Detailed information can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml .

Topic Proposal

Students are encouraged to consider possible topics well in advance; some have their topics approved while still completing course work, others just after coursework is complete. The specific deadline varies with the program, however:

* For DM Students: once written and approved by proposed research director, the proposed research committee may take two weeks to review the proposal. Approval is needed before the major field exam can be scheduled (composition students: before the oral qualifying exam)

* For dissertation in music education (DME and PhD): must be approved by proposed research committee before major field exam.

* For dissertation in music theory: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam

* For dissertation in musicology: may be approved at any time.

Research and write/compose the document

Some students begin this process while still completing coursework. Many get a lot done in parallel with preparing for qualifying exams. The majority of students do most of the work after passing the oral exam.

Research director approval to distribute

Depending on how closely you have been working with the research director during the writing process, the time the research director needs to review the document and approve it for distribution to the research committee may range from a couple weeks to a few months.

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks (12 for PhD/DME)

Once you submit the final draft of the document to the graduate office with the approval of your research director to distribute it to your research committee, the committee is given 8 weeks (12 weeks for dissertations) to review the document and approve it for public presentation (there is no public presentation for the Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation). Faculty may not use the entire review period, but the graduate office will not ask faculty members to complete this review more quickly. (The composition Dissertation has fixed submission deadlines of November 1 and March 1. Reviews are ordinarily complete within 5 weeks in the fall, 6-7 in the spring.)

If the review period does not end until after final exam week, the review deadline will be set for the following semester.

If one or more committee members does not approve the document you will need to revise it and resubmit it. The review period starts over.

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation

Not required for Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation. Up to a week to arrange date. PhD students only: additional 30 days.

Once all research committee members approve the document, the student may schedule the public presentation. This may be done in the summer only when the Jacobs School of Music is in session and only if the entire research committee is available. (Procedures are slightly different for the lecture-recital.)

PhD students only: the defense must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.

If the public presentation is not passed the student must make revisions as directed by the research committee, resubmit the document for review, and schedule a new public presentation.

Final revisions, submission

A few days to several weeks

After the public presentation (where required), the research committee is likely to require revisions to the document. Sometimes these changes are minor and can be made within a day or two, but they may be more extensive and may require a few weeks of work. These changes must be approved. Most often only the research director needs to check these, but in some instances other members of the committee may be involved. This can add additional time.

Once this is done, up to a week may be required to print the final copies on appropriate paper and to submit them to the bindery for binding. If you use Smith Bookbindery, your paid receipt is sufficient for you to graduate. Otherwise you cannot graduate until the bound copies are delivered to the graduate office. Binding can take several months.

The bound copies (or bindery receipt from Smith Bookbindery) must be received no later than the Friday of exam week to graduate that semester.

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[4] Registration for Fall 2011 (reminder)

Registration for fall 2011 started on Monday, April 4.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the fall semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for fall registration now.

Fall semester 2011 will take place from Monday, August 29 through Friday, December 16.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4118/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the fall semester.

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. 

17 June 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Doctoral Information Session (for doctoral students nearing the end of coursework) (reminder)

[2] Registration for Summer and Fall 2011 (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Congratulations again to those students who graduated this May.  You’ll be removed from this email list in early fall (until then, please be patient with the continued email announcements).

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

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[1]  Doctoral Information Session (for doctoral students nearing the end of coursework) (reminder)

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. 

This summer, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and summer session II.

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!  

________________________________________________________________

[2] Registration for Summer and Fall 2011 (reminder)

Registration for summer 2011 started on Wednesday, March 23.  Registration for fall 2011 started on Monday, April 4.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for either semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now.

Summer session II 2011 will take place from Friday, June 17 through Friday, August 12.  Summer session II is the only time that graduate level music courses are offered in the summer (we don’t offer any courses during summer session I). 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4115/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. It is too late at this point to register for summer session II without late registration fees.  The last day to register with late fees is Thursday, June 23.  You will not be able to register for summer session II after June 23.

Fall semester 2011 will take place from Monday, August 29 through Friday, December 16.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4118/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during summer session II.  Ensemble registration is also required for master’s and diploma students registered for fall. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in OneStart.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

9 June 2011

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Doctoral Information Session (for doctoral students nearing the end of coursework)

[2] IU e-mail accounts

[3] Registration for Summer and Fall 2011 (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Congratulations again to those students who graduated this May.  You’ll be removed from this email list in early fall (until then, please be patient with the continued email announcements).

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

________________________________________________________________

[1]  Doctoral Information Session (for doctoral students nearing the end of coursework)

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. 

This summer, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and summer session II.

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!  

________________________________________________________________

[2]  IU e-mail accounts

The Music Graduate Office often needs to send important notices and reminders to graduate students, and to do this we usually use e-mail. E-mail is considered an official form of communication by Indiana University, and it is each student's responsibility to regularly check your IU e-mail accounts. You can set your IU e-mail account up so that it is automatically forwarded to another account if that is helpful to you.  For instructions on how to forward your IU e-mail, see here: http://kb.indiana.edu./data/beoj.html.

Remember, it is your responsibility to check your IU e-mail account regularly.

________________________________________________________________

[3] Registration for Summer and Fall 2011 (reminder)

Registration for summer 2011 started on Wednesday, March 23.  Registration for fall 2011 started on Monday, April 4.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for either semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now.

Summer session II 2011 will take place from Friday, June 17 through Friday, August 12.  Summer session II is the only time that graduate level music courses are offered in the summer (we don’t offer any courses during summer session I). 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4115/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  The last day to register for summer session II without late registration fees is Thursday, June 16.  The last day to submit your program planning sheet with a guarantee to get it back by Thursday, June 16 is Monday, June 13.

Fall semester 2011 will take place from Monday, August 29 through Friday, December 16.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4118/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.  

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during summer session II.  Ensemble registration is also required for master’s and diploma students registered for fall. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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. 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in OneStart.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them. 

12 May 2012

Graduate students,

Here are the topics for this week’s Music Graduate Office announcements; scroll down for the details about each topic:

[1] Final Grades

[2] Savant Peer Educators

[3] Registration for Summer and Fall 2011 (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office web site (http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate) is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Congratulations to those students who are graduating this May!  You’ll be removed from this email list in early fall (until then, please be patient with the continued email announcements).

Sara Erbes, Academic Advisor

________________________________________________________________

[1]  Final grades

You are now able to view your final grades for spring semester on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions).  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) 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.

________________________________________________________________

[2]  Savant Peer Educators

The Savant Peer Educators, an award-winning program focused on building healthy relationships and eradicating sexual assault and other forms of relationship violence on campus, is seeking nominations for Savant Peer Educators for the 2011-2012 academic year. 

The program includes ten outstanding Savants from diverse academic, racial, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds and we are looking for five additional Savants to replace five of our graduating seniors. Kindly recommend your best students to us at eemokube@indiana.edu or at owa@indiana.edu. Self-nominations from students are also welcome, so please forward the attached document to any students who you feel would be interested.  [If you’re interested, please let me know by emailing serbes@indiana.edu and I’ll forward you the application materials--Sara]

We will appreciate hearing from you by July 1, 2011.

For more information about the Savants, please see http://www.indiana.edu/%7eowa

Thank you!

Eric Mokube, Ph.D.,

Director of Savants,

Office for Women’s Affairs (OWA)

 

Savant Peer Educators

Office for Women’s Affairs (OWA) Empowerment Project

The Savants are a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students, trained by faculty and community experts to raise awareness about sexual assault and other forms of violence against women, empowerment, gender equity, ethical living, and social justice. Savants strive to equip their peers with the knowledge of recognizing, intervening in, and preventing incivility, relationship violence, and sexual assault in the university community and beyond.  Using an interactive format that encourages exploration, dialogue and debate, Savant presentations emphasize the latest relevant research in ways that are accessible to students. Each presentation includes an opportunity for anonymous feedback so that OWA can assess the quality and impact of our educational programming. The programs are targeted broadly to reach undergraduate as well as graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators. Savant has workshops catered for Indiana University residence halls, Greek houses, student and other social organizations, and classroom settings as guest lecturers for AIs and professors.

Application to become a Savant

The Office for Women’s Affairs is looking for a diverse group of male and female students who are willing and able to raise campus awareness about building healthy relationships, sexual assault prevention, bystander intervention and ethical living.

There are three stages in the application process to becoming a Savant Peer Educator. Stage one is the Paper application stage where prospective Savants are asked basic question about themselves. This information is reviewed by the Director of the Savants and the Dean. Based on the responses, applicants will be invited back for the second stage, which includes a brief interview with the Dean and Director of Savants.  Students who make it successfully through the first two stages will be invited to complete the training process, which is stage Three.  The training process, some of which students will receive compensation for, takes place in three phases: 1) Observations, 2) Reading and Response, 3) Formal Training Day. These three phases add up to roughly 30 hours of training that Savant Peer Educators must undergo before they can begin conducting workshops.

________________________________________________________________

[3] Registration for Summer and Fall 2011 (reminder)

Registration for summer 2011 started on Wednesday, March 23.  Registration for fall 2011 started on Monday, April 4.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for either semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now.

Summer session II 2011 will take place from Friday, June 17 through Friday, August 12.  Summer session II is the only time that graduate level music courses are offered in the summer (we don’t offer any courses during summer session I). 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4115/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.

Fall semester 2011 will take place from Monday, August 29 through Friday, December 16.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4118/MUS/index.html is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

For information about how to prepare for registration, please read the following web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml

Don’t forget that master’s and diploma students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during summer session II.  Ensemble registration is also required for master’s and diploma students registered for fall. 

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to 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.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

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.

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in OneStart.  These holds prevent students from registering for summer and/or fall until the appropriate program planning sheet is approved.  The holds do not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and/or fall, so don’t worry if you see them.