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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 (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Janis Cooper Parker), Doctoral Clerk

More Information

Recent Announcements

Here are e-mail announcements sent by the Music Graduate Office. You must 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.

Announcements for Summer 2016

August 24, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 28
[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 29
[3] Program Completion Application
[4] Brass Band at Indiana University (student organization)
[5] Artist Diploma Auditions

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Information Sessions
[7] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Applications
[8] Virginia Tech's Future Faculty Development Program-call for applications

Reminders

[9] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies
[10] Course announcement: Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music
[11] A few notes for new students
[12] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Resources you might want to know about

[13] GrantGrants Center - upcoming Fulbright sessions and other important information

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 28

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 28 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the 48 hour grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, August 28.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 26 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

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

Sunday, August 28, 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 (in most cases): at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students, unless you are a master’s or doctoral student in your final semester of coursework, and at least 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, August 29, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on August 29.  See the next section in these announcements for details.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Wednesday night (August 24).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Thursday, August 25, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 29

Starting Monday, August 29, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, August 29 through Sunday, October 23, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 29 through Sunday, October 23, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf.  This procedure is called eDrop.

If you want to drop a class and add a class at the same time (and make the requests contingent upon one another) between August 29 and October 23, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop-add-pair-instructions.pdf.

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: https://bursar.indiana.edu/tuition-fees/fees-adjusting.html (click on the “Graduate/Professional” box).  This 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 an eDrop/eAdd 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.  https://bursar.indiana.edu/withdraw/refund-dates.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

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

[3] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2016 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2016, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the 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 (JS120). 

The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is September 23, 2016. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2016. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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 a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing your program in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application form if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

[4] Brass Band at Indiana University (Student Organization)

Dear fellow Jacob's students,

There is an exciting new ensemble at Indiana University that is seeking Brass and Percussion musicians in the Bloomington area. The Brass Band at Indiana University is a Student Organization that strives to achieve a high level of musical performance within a community atmosphere. Following the British tradition, we will perform in a variety of places, spanning from local venues in the Bloomington community and surrounding areas, to competitions at a national level. We welcome all prospective members, students or not, as long as they share our same standard of musical excellence and sense of community.

The British Brass Band movement began in the early 19th century in Northern Britain, but also has roots in the 19th and 20th centuries here in the United States. Throughout the past several decades the banding movement has been revitalized, with high level amateur and collegiate groups becoming prevalent throughout the nation. The Brass Band at Indiana University follows the traditional brass band instrumentation: Eb soprano cornet, Bb cornets, flugelhorn, Eb tenor horns, baritones, euphoniums, trombones, bass trombone, tubas, and percussion.

Our Brass Band is not the first of its kind at the Jacob's School of Music, nor the Bloomington community. In 1985 the Bloomington Brass Band, made up of Jacob's students and Bloomington community members, placed 2nd at the North American Brass Band Championships held in Toronto, Ontario. The very same championships hosted by the North American Brass Band Association that Harvey Phillips, Distinguished Professor of Tuba at Indiana University, was a founding member. With support from Dan Perantoni, our Faculty Advisor and the Provost Professor of Tuba at Indiana University, we aspire to continue Mr. Phillips' legacy by competing at the NABBA Championships held in Fort Wayne in 2017.

If you are interested in joining our ensemble or looking for more information, we will have a General Information Meeting on Sunday, August 28th at 7 PM in MAC 040. At the meeting, we will share more about Brass Bands, our purpose as an ensemble, and our vision for the future. Dr. Eric Isaacson, Director of The Brass Band at Indiana University, will give out details of the audition process, as well as rehearsal and concert information.

The ensemble will rehearse weekly on Sunday evenings, avoiding conflicts with JSoM rehearsals and concerts. We are working to make sure that the aforementioned traditional instruments (e.g. Eb tenor horns, cornets, etc.) are available in the likely event members cannot provide their own. Because the ensemble is a Student Organization and not a class, students (and non-students) will not register (neither for credit or zero credit) to be in the ensemble. Instead prospective members can join the organization as per instructions on our website.

Please contact us if you have any questions, and we hope to see you on August 28th!
Sincerely,
Austin Vogt
President
Brass Band at Indiana University

Please check out our website at:
https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/BrassBand
Follow us on Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/BrassBandatIU/

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2016 semester will be held Wednesday, October 19, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 21, 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 2017; 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 2017; 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 2016 semester must perform the AD audition in October to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the spring, but do not need to have a department audition.

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 (JS120) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, September 9 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 2016 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 9, 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 2016) 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 (JS120) by 4:00 PM on Thursday, October 6.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 12 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 (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Informaton Sessions

Information sessions for doctoral students at various degree stages will be offered in the coming weeks. The sessions will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at this point in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. See the descriptions below for the event that is designed for you.

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 14, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)

This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-1st-year-students-tickets-26877762110

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 7, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
This session will review coursework and other requirements, and review milestones that are best met by the end of the second year of classes. It will review the alignment of professional aspirations and course choices. And it will offer a special focus on making decisions this year that will help you make a smooth transition to the post-coursework stages of the degree and finish your degree as quickly as possible. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for SECOND-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-2nd-year-students-tickets-26877711960

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 31, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
Intended for students who are starting their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework, but have not started their qualifying exams yet. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-those-finishing-coursework-tickets-26877666825

[7] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Applications

These University Graduate School awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation or final project research, such as travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the dissertation. Expenses that are not supported include typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, routine laboratory supplies, and computers.

Eligibility Criteria: A student must have been formally admitted to PhD (or DM) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School or the student must pass their oral exam by that date). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., DM or DME) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid-phd-2016-17.pdf.

The JSoM deadline for applications is Friday, November 30, 2016, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

[8] Virginia Tech's Future Faculty Decelopment Program

Dear Indiana University,

Greetings from Virginia!  I am writing to share information about a program Virginia Tech hosts annually that may be of interest to some of your graduate students.  It is an intensive two day event for doctoral candidates and post-doctoral scholars interested in academic careers. 

Each year, we bring a cohort of 12  to our main campus in Blacksburg, VA for this all-expense paid workshop that includesinteraction with host departments, workshops such as negotiating job offers and adjusting to life as a new faculty member, and plenty of opportunities to network with faculty in research areas of interest to our participants.

Attached is further information about this program, and you can also visit our website at:
http://provost.vt.edu/faculty_affairs/faculty_recruitment/future_faculty.html

The deadline for applications to our January 2017 program is October 2, 2016.  Thank you for sharing this information with any interested graduate students, and please feel free to contact me with any questions!

Best,
Rachel

-----
Rachel Gabriele, MPA
Project Director, Academic Administration & Faculty Affairs
Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost
Burruss Hall, Suite 330 (0132), Virginia Tech
800 Drillfield Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

540-231-4508

Reminders

[9] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies

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  

* 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.)

* Students who register for 0 credits cannot use the registration towards any graduation requirements.

* All instrumental PDSP 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://music.indiana.edu/departments/ensembles/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Wind/percussion majors will have a required meeting on Monday, August 22 from 5-6pm in Sweeney Hall.

Piano majors will have a required meeting on Tuesday, August 23 from 5-6pm in Sweeney Hall.

String majors will have a required meeting on Wednesday, August 24 from 5-6pm in Ford Hall.

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Tuesday, August 23 from 6:30-8pm in MA404.

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 9).

If you have questions or concerns about chamber music, email chmusic@indiana.edu.

[10] Course announcement: Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music

MUS-F 520 Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music
Class Number: 30207/30208
Instructor: Amjad Ali Khan
Time/Place: 12:20 - 2:00pm, Tues/Thur, MAC 036

Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music is open to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students in the Jacobs School of Music. The course will be highly interactive in nature, and students will learn the fundamental concepts of Indian classical music through time-honored traditional methods. Topics will include the forms of raga (melodic modes) and taal (rhythmic patterns) and how the practice of composition continually helps to preserve both tradition and musical technique.

Amjad Ali Khan, India’s foremost classical musician, is a master of the sarod. Coming from a long lineage of musicians, he has performed on the sarod since age six. He was taught by his father, who was the sixth generation in the Bangash lineage. Professor Khan has performed at major music festivals worldwide and has given concerts at the Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sidney Opera House, and Carnegie Hall.

As we use flowers in worship, welcoming, honoring, departure, and celebration, no matter what our race, origin, religion, or language, we similarly arrange musical notes into “bouquets,” or compositions, which display all our human feelings and emotions. - Amjad Ali Khan

For more information about the class, please contact Professor Khan at amjkhan@iu.edu.

[11] A few notes for new students

If you have any problems with your fall schedule, please contact the Music Graduate Office by coming by the office (JS120), calling 812-855-1738, or emailing either musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu.

Remember that you want to have your fall schedule finalized by Friday, August 26.

If you would ilke to meet with me (Sara) to make a long-term plan for all of your semesters, please call 812-855-1738 to set up a half hour appointment after the first week of classes (any time between the second week and late October, when registration for spring will begin). We can't do that sort of planning now because there simply isn't time, but I'm happy to sit down with students to make long-term plans any time after the first week of classes.

If you are going to retake any of the graduate entrance exams (for master's and doctoral students), be sure to make any Winter Break travel plans to allow yourself plenty of time to be back in Bloomington before January 5. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[12] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 10), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 26. 

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 (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on January 28, 2017.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Resources you might want to know about

[13] GradGrants Center - upcoming Fulbright Sessions and other important information

UPCOMING FULBRIGHT SESSIONS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WITH THE

IU GRADGRANTS CENTER

Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Information Sessions
Learn about the Fulbright application process in an hour-long presentation led by Paul Fogleman,
Associate Director of the Undergraduate Scholars Office for Competitive Awards, Research, and Engagement. No RSVP required.

Wednesday, August 24, 2:30-3:30pm 
Thursday, August 25, 2:30-3:30pm
Wednesday, August 31, 5:00-6:00pm
Hutton Honors College Great Room

Fulbright Crash Courses
Applicants for the 2017-18 Fulbright cycle will complete a large portion of the application in a classroom setting with other applicants and consultants from the IU GradGrants Center. Each session is capped at 22 participants; seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. RSVP to ugsawrd@indiana.edu.

Friday, August 26, 3:00-6:00pm
Friday, September 2, 3:00-6:00pm
Ballantine Hall 107

Fulbright Dates to Remember
Monday, September 5
Internal Deadline for 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Program applicants
*All applicants applying through IU (i.e., not “at-large”) must submit internally first!

Tuesday, October 11
National Deadline for 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Student Program applicants

Questions about Fulbright applications can be addressed to: gradgrnt@indiana.edu and ugsawrd@indiana.edu.

Don’t forget about other upcoming events from the GradGrants Center, including our Fall 2016 workshop series, which will take place in the Social Science Research Commons (SSRC), Woodburn 200:

Intro to Funding Databases: Finding Funding in Grad School
Wednesday, September 14, 1:00-2:00pm

The Art of Proposal Writing: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Thursday, September 29, 3:00-4:00pm

The Art of Writing a Personal Statement: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques
Wednesday, October 12, 1:00-2:00pm

Budgeting for Research Grants
Thursday, October 27, 3:00-4:00pm

We also encourage all IU graduate students to arrange in-person or electronic funding consultations with us throughout the coming year:
Fall 2016 Office Hours (for scheduling appointments)
Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm
Fall 2016 Walk-in Hours (no appointment necessary!)
Tuesdays and Fridays, 12:00-2:00pm

Justin, Emma, Kevin, Alyssa, and Elise
on behalf of the GradGrants Center (an office of the University Graduate School)
Wells Library 544E
Indiana University-Bloomington
(812) 855-5281
gradgrnt@indiana.edu

Visit the GGC website for the latest fellowship and SAA announcements, searchable funding databases, and proposal-writing tips:  http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/ 
We tweet fellowship and grant opportunities: @iugradgrants???

Upcoming external award opportunities for graduate students:

Monday, September 5, 2016 (campus deadline) and Tuesday, October 11 by 5pm EST (national deadline): Fulbright U.S. Student Program (http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program)  
·         For graduate Fulbright applicants, there is a Canvas site that will updated with more information and used for communication about the process. To be added to the Canvas site or for other questions regarding the Fulbright, students should contact the Graduate Fellowships & Awards Coordinator at ugsawrd@indiana.edu.
·         If students submit the Statement of Grant Purpose and the Personal Statement via Canvas by the 9/5 campus deadline, every effort will be made to set up a meeting with a faculty reviewer who will provide valuable feedback about the application. While we highly encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity, it is not required, and students may still apply by the national deadline without going through this process.

Wednesday, October 26th: The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (https://www.acls.org/programs/dcf/)

Tuesday, November 1st: Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans (www.pdsoros.org)

Thursday, December 1st: Big 10 Academic Alliance Smithsonian Institution Fellowship (https://www.btaa.org/students/smithsonian-fellowship)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2016: Boren Fellowships for Graduate Students (http://www.borenawards.org/apply_now.html)

Our award-winning consultants in the GradGrants Center offer one-on-one proposal drafting advising sessions for any external (i.e., non-IU) funding opportunities. Please direct students to gradgrnt@indiana.edu for assistance.

August 18, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 28
[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies
[3] Course announcement: Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music
[4] A few notes for new students

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Information Session
[6] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Reminders

[7] Conductors Chorus

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Tentative 9-year calendar (IU)

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 28

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 28 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the 48 hour grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, August 28.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 26 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

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

Sunday, August 28, 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 (in most cases): at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students, unless you are a master’s or doctoral student in your final semester of coursework, and at least 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, August 29, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on August 29.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after August 29 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Wednesday night (August 24).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Thursday, August 25, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies

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  

* 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.)

* Students who register for 0 credits cannot use the registration towards any graduation requirements.

* All instrumental PDSP 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://music.indiana.edu/departments/ensembles/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Wind/percussion majors will have a required meeting on Monday, August 22 from 5-6pm in Sweeney Hall.

Piano majors will have a required meeting on Tuesday, August 23 from 5-6pm in Sweeney Hall.

String majors will have a required meeting on Wednesday, August 24 from 5-6pm in Ford Hall.

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Tuesday, August 23 from 6:30-8pm in MA404.

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 9).

If you have questions or concerns about chamber music, email chmusic@indiana.edu.

[3] Course announcement: Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music

MUS-F 520 Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music
Class Number: 30207/30208
Instructor: Amjad Ali Khan
Time/Place: 12:20 - 2:00pm, Tues/Thur, MAC 036

Fundamentals of Indian Classical Music is open to graduate students and upper-level undergraduate students in the Jacobs School of Music. The course will be highly interactive in nature, and students will learn the fundamental concepts of Indian classical music through time-honored traditional methods. Topics will include the forms of raga (melodic modes) and taal (rhythmic patterns) and how the practice of composition continually helps to preserve both tradition and musical technique.

Amjad Ali Khan, India’s foremost classical musician, is a master of the sarod. Coming from a long lineage of musicians, he has performed on the sarod since age six. He was taught by his father, who was the sixth generation in the Bangash lineage. Professor Khan has performed at major music festivals worldwide and has given concerts at the Kennedy Center, Royal Albert Hall, Sidney Opera House, and Carnegie Hall.

As we use flowers in worship, welcoming, honoring, departure, and celebration, no matter what our race, origin, religion, or language, we similarly arrange musical notes into “bouquets,” or compositions, which display all our human feelings and emotions. - Amjad Ali Khan

For more information about the class, please contact Professor Khan at amjkhan@iu.edu.

[4] A few notes for new students

If you have any problems with your fall schedule, please contact the Music Graduate Office by coming by the office (JS120), calling 812-855-1738, or emailing either musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu.

Remember that you want to have your fall schedule finalized by Friday, August 26.

If you would ilke to meet with me (Sara) to make a long-term plan for all of your semesters, please call 812-855-1738 to set up a half hour appointment after the first week of classes (any time between the second week and late October, when registration for spring will begin). We can't do that sort of planning now because there simply isn't time, but I'm happy to sit down with students to make long-term plans any time after the first week of classes.

If you are going to retake any of the graduate entrance exams (for master's and doctoral students), be sure to make any Winter Break travel plans to allow yourself plenty of time to be back in Bloomington before January 5. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Informaton Sessions

Information sessions for doctoral students at various degree stages will be offered in the coming weeks. The sessions will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at this point in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. See the descriptions below for the event that is designed for you.

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 14, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)

This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-1st-year-students-tickets-26877762110

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 7, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
This session will review coursework and other requirements, and review milestones that are best met by the end of the second year of classes. It will review the alignment of professional aspirations and course choices. And it will offer a special focus on making decisions this year that will help you make a smooth transition to the post-coursework stages of the degree and finish your degree as quickly as possible. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for SECOND-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-2nd-year-students-tickets-26877711960

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 31, 4:00-5:30 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
Intended for students who are starting their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework, but have not started their qualifying exams yet. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/doctoral-info-session-for-those-finishing-coursework-tickets-26877666825

[6] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 10), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 26. 

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 (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this spring is on Saturday, September 10, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on January 28, 2017.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Reminders

[7] Conductors Chorus

The Conductors Chorus, a paid chamber choir, sings for masters and doctoral choral conducting recitals and other Choral Department events such as choral grad student auditions. There are four concerts per school year (2 per semester), and singers may participate in just one, or, if chosen, as many as all four performances. The compensation is $12 per hour. This is a non-credit ensemble and does not fulfill X70 requirements.

SCHEDULE;
The group rehearses on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 3:50. 

Concert 1:  First rehearsal August 31, performance Sunday Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. (note: there will be a dress rehearsal on the same day of the concert from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.  

Concert 2:  First rehearsal Oct. 19, performance Saturday Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. (note: there is one Tuesday rehearsal on Nov. 29 at the regular rehearsal time of 2:30.  There will be no NOTUS or University Singers rehearsal that day.

Concert 3: First rehearsal January 11, performance Saturday Feb. 11 at 4 p.m.

Concert 4: First rehearsal March 22, performance April 8 at 4 p.m. (note: there will be rehearsals on Saturday, March 25 & April 1 from 10:30 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 2:30)

The full schedules, including dress rehearsals for each concert are posted outside the Choral Office, MA051.

How to audition for the Conductors Chorus
The Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions also serve as the auditions for the Conductors Chorus.   To sign up, go to the Choral Department Audition Information webpage and follow the instructions for selecting an audition time in Canvas.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/choral/index.shtml

The personnel for the first Conductors Chorus concert (Oct. 16) will be announced in the first week of class.  The personnel for subsequent concerts will be announced throughout the school year.

Betsy Burleigh, D.Mus.
Associate Professor
Chair, Choral Department
Office: JS 331 (East Studio Bldg.)
Phone: 812-855-4872

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Tentative 9-year calendar (IU)

http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the tentative 9 year calendar for IU. You can use this calendar to make travel plans for breaks.

July 27, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] The Conductors Chorus
[2] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees

Reminders

[3] Summer course grades

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] The Conductors Chorus

The Conductors Chorus, a paid chamber choir, sings for masters and doctoral choral conducting recitals and other Choral Department events such as choral grad student auditions. There are four concerts per school year (2 per semester), and singers may participate in just one, or, if chosen, as many as all four performances. The compensation is $12 per hour. This is a non-credit ensemble and does not fulfill X70 requirements.

SCHEDULE;
The group rehearses on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 to 3:50. 

Concert 1:  First rehearsal August 31, performance Sunday Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. (note: there will be a dress rehearsal on the same day of the concert from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.  

Concert 2:  First rehearsal Oct. 19, performance Saturday Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. (note: there is one Tuesday rehearsal on Nov. 29 at the regular rehearsal time of 2:30.  There will be no NOTUS or University Singers rehearsal that day.

Concert 3: First rehearsal January 11, performance Saturday Feb. 11 at 4 p.m.

Concert 4: First rehearsal March 22, performance April 8 at 4 p.m. (note: there will be rehearsals on Saturday, March 25 & April 1 from 10:30 - 12:00 & 1:00 - 2:30)

The full schedules, including dress rehearsals for each concert are posted outside the Choral Office, MA051.

How to audition for the Conductors Chorus
The Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions also serve as the auditions for the Conductors Chorus.   To sign up, go to the Choral Department Audition Information webpage and follow the instructions for selecting an audition time in Canvas.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/choral/index.shtml

The personnel for the first Conductors Chorus concert (Oct. 16) will be announced in the first week of class.  The personnel for subsequent concerts will be announced throughout the school year.

Betsy Burleigh, D.Mus.
Associate Professor
Chair, Choral Department
Office: JS 331 (East Studio Bldg.)
Phone: 812-855-4872

[2] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees

You can now submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2016.

The deadline to register without late registration fees is Thursday, August 18. However, if you want to enroll for the fall semester you should submit your program planning sheet by August 1 to be sure to get a response in time to enroll by August 18.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

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.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  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. 

Reminders

[3] Summer course grades

Summer grades will not be posted until Friday, July 29 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 6 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 3. At that point you can view your grades on the Student Center at www.One.IU.edu.

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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Diplomas

We have had several spring and summer graduates ask when they will get their diploma. Your official diploma is mailed about 12 weeks after your graduation date. Details are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml.

July 20, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer course grades

Reminders

[2] Fall registration
[3] Program Completion Application for students who plan to finish their programs this summer
[4] 2016-2017 Conductor's Orchestra

Resources you might want to know about

[5] GPA Calculator

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer course grades

Summer grades will not be posted until Friday, July 29 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 6 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 3. At that point you can view your grades on the Student Center at www.One.IU.edu.

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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

Reminders

[2] Fall registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2016.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

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.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  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. 

[3] Program Completion Application

This is a final reminder that if you plan to complete your degree or diploma program requirements in summer 2016, you MUST submit a Program Completion Application.

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 (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.

There is a link on the online application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different. 

We are already past the official deadline to apply, but you can still submit the Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your requirements this summer.

You are required to submit this form even if you did not go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony.  Students who graduate in August attended the May commencement ceremony (there is no August ceremony).

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

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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 "Program Completion Application".  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.

[4] 2016-2017 Conductor's Orchestra

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Conductor’s Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio; however, select members may also be required to perform in DM Choral Conducting recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, September 12.

Available positions are Violin (10), Viola (4), Cello (4), Bass (2), Flute (2), Oboe (2), Clarinet (2), Bassoon (2), Horn (4), Trumpet (2), Trombone (3), Tuba (1), and Timpani (1).

*** NEW FOR 2016-2017***

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a link to video audition via YouTube. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.

Required personal information:

  1. Full name as recorded by Indiana University
  2. Student ID number
  3. Instrument, degree program, and year
  4. Relevant orchestral experience
    1. Priority will be given to those applicants with a favorable history of participation in Conductor’s Orchestra, Ad Hocs, and other experiences that have benefitted conducting student development.
  5. CO placement preference: Regular member, approved substitute, or both?

Required audition format:

  1. No more than 2-3 minutes of total playing time
  2. Any two contrasting excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire
    1. State the work’s composer and full title before you begin each excerpt
    2. No concertos
  3. Uploaded to YouTube
    1. Unlisted is okay, but formats other than YouTube will not be accepted.

All applications must be received before Monday, August 22, 12:00am (midnight); late arrivals will not be accepted. A three-person panel will review the applications, and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitutes on or before Monday, August 29. ONLY those applicants selected for regular membership or an approved substitute position will be contacted; do NOT inquire about your status.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. Ian Passmore (icpassmo@indiana.edu), the orchestra’s General Manager. 

Resources you might want to know about

[5] GPA Calculator

If you ever want to estimate your anticipated grade point average before grades are official (for example, if you want to see what minimum grade you need in a particular class in order to keep your GPA above the 3.0 minimum required for good academic standing), the Student Central on Union GPA Calculator is a very useful tool.

http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/calculations.shtml is a link to the online form. Click on the "Your Semester GPA" tab, then click on "Calculate your GPA now." After that, just follow the instructions on the web site.

July 6, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application for students who plan to finish their programs this summer
[2] 2016-2017 Conductor's Orchestra

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Transcripts and Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application

This is a final reminder that if you plan to complete your degree or diploma program requirements in summer 2016, you MUST submit a Program Completion Application.

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 (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.

There is a link on the online application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different. 

We are already past the official deadline to apply, but you can still submit the Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your requirements this summer.

You are required to submit this form even if you did not go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony.  Students who graduate in August attended the May commencement ceremony (there is no August ceremony).

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

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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 "Program Completion Application".  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.

[2] 2016-2017 Conductor's Orchestra

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Conductor’s Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio; however, select members may also be required to perform in DM Choral Conducting recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, September 12.

Available positions are Violin (10), Viola (4), Cello (4), Bass (2), Flute (2), Oboe (2), Clarinet (2), Bassoon (2), Horn (4), Trumpet (2), Trombone (3), Tuba (1), and Timpani (1).

*** NEW FOR 2016-2017***

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a link to video audition via YouTube. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS.

Required personal information:

  1. Full name as recorded by Indiana University
  2. Student ID number
  3. Instrument, degree program, and year
  4. Relevant orchestral experience
    1. Priority will be given to those applicants with a favorable history of participation in Conductor’s Orchestra, Ad Hocs, and other experiences that have benefitted conducting student development.
  5. CO placement preference: Regular member, approved substitute, or both?

Required audition format:

  1. No more than 2-3 minutes of total playing time
  2. Any two contrasting excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire
    1. State the work’s composer and full title before you begin each excerpt
    2. No concertos
  3. Uploaded to YouTube
    1. Unlisted is okay, but formats other than YouTube will not be accepted.

All applications must be received before Monday, August 22, 12:00am (midnight); late arrivals will not be accepted. A three-person panel will review the applications, and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitutes on or before Monday, August 29. ONLY those applicants selected for regular membership or an approved substitute position will be contacted; do NOT inquire about your status.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. Ian Passmore (icpassmo@indiana.edu), the orchestra’s General Manager. 

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2016.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

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.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  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. 

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Transcripts and Diplomas

Information about diplomas (from the Student Central on Union).

Information about transcripts (from the Student Central on Union).

June 15, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer schedule adjustment - last chance to drop a class with a refund
[2] Auto-W Deadline (last chance to drop a class even without a refund)

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

[4] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Disability Services for Students

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer schedule adjustment - last chance to drop a class with a refund

If you drop a class that started on June 6 between Monday, June 13 and Sunday, June 19, you will get a 50% refund of tuition and will be charged a $23 drop fee.

If you drop a class after that, you will get no refund of tuition and will be charged a $23 drop fee.

All summer schedule adjustment is happening through the eAdd and eDrop systems. Instructions for using those systems are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration.

[2] Auto-W Deadline (last chance to drop a class even without a refund)

The Auto-W Deadline for 6 week classes that started on June 6, 2016 is Monday, June 27.

The Auto-W deadline for 8 week classes that started on June 6, 2016 is Tuesday, July 5. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before the Auto-W deadline for each particular class) 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 the Auto-W deadline).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/registrar/e-drop.pdf).   

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 (other than the procedure) 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 late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after the Auto-W deadline.

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

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2016.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

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.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  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. 

[4] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in Summer 2016.

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. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral 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. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. 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
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Disability Services for Students

"Disability Services for Students (DSS) provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students with disabilities at Indiana University Bloomington and ensures that they have equal access to all available opportunities. DSS coordinates the implementation of support services, empowers students to achieve their personal and academic goals, and promotes awareness by educating the university community. Our guiding principles include a firm belief that all students provide a valuable contribution to the diversity of IU, that all students must be treated with dignity and respect, and that all students have the right to self-determination and to be fully informed of their options."

https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/disability-services-students/

June 9, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer schedule adjustment - last chance to drop a class with a refund

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

[4] New course (MUS-X 601) for doctoral students who are in the exam stage of the degree - finalized and ready for enrollment

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Academic Standing

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer schedule adjustment - last chance to drop a class with a refund

If you drop a class now, you will be charged a $23 late drop fee.

If you drop a class that started on June 6 before Sunday, June 12, you will get a full refund of the tuition.

If you drop a class that started on June 6 between Monday, June 13 and Sunday, June 19, you will get a 50% refund of tuition.

If you drop a class after that, you will get no refund of tuition.

All summer schedule adjustment is happening through the eAdd and eDrop systems. Instructions for using those systems are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in Summer 2016.

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. MME and MM Composition students are also encouraged to submit their thesis final copy electronically.

Electronically submitted documents will be catalogued in IUCAT and available either through ProQuest (PhD and DME dissertations) or IU Scholarworks (DM Final Projects, DM Composition Dissertations, DM Piano Essays, MME and MM Composition theses).  Doctoral 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. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. 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
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

PhD/DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

MM Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/compositionThesis.shtml  

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

Remember that submitting the final copy is the last step of the submission process.  To find out about the entire procedure from start to finish for your final project, dissertation, or piano essay, read the information here:

DM (all majors except Piano and Composition): http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProject.shtml

DM in Piano: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/pianoEssay.shtml

DM in Composition: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/compositionDissertation.shtml

PhD and DME: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/dissertationPhD-DME.shtml

MME and MM Composition students submit their thesis to their department for approval.

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2016.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

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.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  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. 

[4] New course (MUS-X 601) for doctoral students who are in the exam stage of the degree - finalized and ready for enrollment

Once they complete coursework, students ordinarily do not enroll in courses until they reach candidacy (meaning they have passed all qualifying exams), at which time enrollment each fall/spring semester is required until graduation. Because they are not enrolled, students lose many student-related privileges, including free city bus service, discounted access to the student health center, deferment of student loans, and especially automatic access to the IU libraries and many technology services. This is a hardship for those who are trying to prepare for their qualifying exams, develop topic proposals, and conduct research on their final document. In order tor retain these services, students sometimes choose to register for a one-credit course, at the cost of one credit of tuition, mandatory fees, plus the JSOM program fee, totaling approximately $3000 per semester.

Beginning this fall, students who have completed doctoral coursework and who are in the exam stage of the degree will have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost.

Students who choose one of these options and do not enroll in anything else: 

* will NOT be charged the JSOM program fee, saving about $1000 each semester, but

* WILL be charged the campus mandatory fees (technology, transportation, student health, activity, and repair and rehab) at the reduced part-time student rate, totaling about $160 each semester. Students who live outside of Bloomington may have these fees waived.

Here are the two enrollment options:

(1) We now have a new course, MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). It has been coded as representing full-time enrollment, which makes students eligible for deferral of student loans when they enroll in MUS-X 601. Enrollment in MUS-X 601 will be limited to a maximum of two semesters. The course will be graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a grade of Satisfactory (S) recorded once the student passes the last qualifying exam.

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credits (doctoral final project, doctoral piano essay, dissertation) and pay the normal tuition for those credits. Students enrolled in document credits are already considered to be full-time students for purposes of student loan deferral. Document courses are graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a final grade assigned upon final submission of the document.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas. However, if a student has already enrolled in MUS-G 601 for 2 semesters, then enrollment in MUS-X 601 is not an option (MUS-X 601 is replacing MUS-G 601).

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Academic Standing

You are responsible for maintaining good academic standing. In order to do this, be sure to know the academic standing guidelines from the JSoM Bulletin.

http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2015-2016/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml

June 1, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrolment and schedule adjustment - last chance to enroll without late fees

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] New course (MUS-X 601) for doctoral students who are in the exam stage of the degree - finalized and ready for enrollment

Reminders

[3] Fall and summer registration

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrollment and schedule adjustment - last chance to register without late fees

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 6, we are now in a registration period for summer in which any schedule changes need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml

If you are making changes to a class that hasn't started yet, you will not be charged any schedule adjustment fees (this is unusual and only applies to summer classes). You may see a late registration fee ($60) or a late drop fee ($23) if you enroll for your first class now or drop a class, but those fees will be refunded to your account usually within one week.

The waitlist for summer classes no longer exists. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 6. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 6.

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in. For example, first 8 weeks classes are already in the 50% refund period.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your initial registration.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] New course (MUS-X 601) for doctoral students who are in the exam stage of the degree - finalized and ready for enrollment

Once they complete coursework, students ordinarily do not enroll in courses until they reach candidacy (meaning they have passed all qualifying exams), at which time enrollment each fall/spring semester is required until graduation. Because they are not enrolled, students lose many student-related privileges, including free city bus service, discounted access to the student health center, deferment of student loans, and especially automatic access to the IU libraries and many technology services. This is a hardship for those who are trying to prepare for their qualifying exams, develop topic proposals, and conduct research on their final document. In order tor retain these services, students sometimes choose to register for a one-credit course, at the cost of one credit of tuition, mandatory fees, plus the JSOM program fee, totaling approximately $3000 per semester.

Beginning this fall, students who have completed doctoral coursework and who are in the exam stage of the degree will have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost.

Students who choose one of these options and do not enroll in anything else: 

* will NOT be charged the JSOM program fee, saving about $1000 each semester, but

* WILL be charged the campus mandatory fees (technology, transportation, student health, activity, and repair and rehab) at the reduced part-time student rate, totaling about $160 each semester. Students who live outside of Bloomington may have these fees waived.

Here are the two enrollment options:

(1) We now have a new course, MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). It has been coded as representing full-time enrollment, which makes students eligible for deferral of student loans when they enroll in MUS-X 601. Enrollment in MUS-X 601 will be limited to a maximum of two semesters. The course will be graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a grade of Satisfactory (S) recorded once the student passes the last qualifying exam.

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credits (doctoral final project, doctoral piano essay, dissertation) and pay the normal tuition for those credits. Students enrolled in document credits are already considered to be full-time students for purposes of student loan deferral. Document courses are graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a final grade assigned upon final submission of the document.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas. However, if a student has already enrolled in MUS-G 601 for 2 semesters, then enrollment in MUS-X 601 is not an option (MUS-X 601 is replacing MUS-G 601).

Reminders

[3] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

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.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

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. 

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Entrepreneurship and Career Development

"The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development (OECD) provides expert guidance and resources, as well as a wide variety of events designed to empower Jacobs School of Music students as they prepare for a career in music and or dance."

http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/entrepreneurship-careers/index.shtml

May 19, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrolment and schedule adjutment

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration
[3] Final Spring Semester Grades
[4] Free Voice Lessons

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Crimson Cupboard

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrollment and schedule adjustment

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 6, we are now in a registration period for summer in which any schedule changes need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml

If you are making changes to a class that hasn't started yet, you will not be charged any schedule adjustment fees (this is unusual and only applies to summer classes). You may see a late registration fee ($60) or a late drop fee ($23) if you enroll for your first class now or drop a class, but those fees will be refunded to your account within one week.

The waitlist for summer classes no longer exists. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 6. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 6.

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in. For example, first 8 weeks classes are already in the 50% refund period.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration.

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

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.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

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. 

[3] Final Spring Semester Grades

Final grades are nowavailable on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/grades-gpa/explanation.shtml#grade-records has details).  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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

[4] Free Voice Lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take free voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Lessons would run from the week of May 16 through July 1. There is no cost nor credit granted. If you’re interested, please write him at blhorne@indiana.edu to set up an appointment to meet.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Crimson Cupboard summer hours

This message is from Erika Wheeler:

For now, we are open Mondays from 3:15 to 5:00pm. We have posted the hours on our Facebook page (Crimson Cupboard) and Twitter (@IUCupboard15), and it is on those same pages that we will share any updates or changes to the hours.

If students need to access the pantry but are unable to do so during our open hours, we encourage them to email us at cupboard@indiana.edu so we can find a time to open the pantry specifically for that student. If we find that several students are unable to make it on Mondays, we will open an additional day per week. But for now, this being our first summer open, we are simply testing the waters!

May 11, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades
[2] Free Voice Lessons
[3] Congratulations to all of our graduates

Reminders

[4] Fall and summer registration

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades

Final grades are nowavailable on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/grades-gpa/explanation.shtml#grade-records has details).  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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

[2] Free Voice Lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take free voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Lessons would run from the week of May 16 through July 1. There is no cost nor credit granted. If you’re interested, please write him at blhorne@indiana.edu to set up an appointment to meet.

[3] Congratulations to all of our graduates!

Congratulations to everyone who graduated from a degree or diploma program this May!

We wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.

Please note that you will remain on this email list until the end of August, when a new list is created.

Reminders

[4] Fall and summer registration

You can now submit your program planning sheets for both summer and fall 2016.

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4165/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes for summer, pay special attention to the “session code.”  The session code tells you when the class will take place during the summer.  You will find the session code immediately preceding the class meeting time.  A good key to session codes is at the top of this page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4168/MUS/index.shtml is a link to the fall Schedule of Classes.

If you register for both summer and fall, you will submit two program planning sheets (one for each session).

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

Master’s - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSMasters.shtml
Doctoral - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDoctoral.shtml
Diploma and Visiting - http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSDiplomaVS.shtml

The reason that we have separate program planning sheets is that we’ve asked you to supply some additional information about which requirement category each course you plan to register for falls into.  For example, if you are a master’s student enrolling in a music history course, you can choose (from a drop-down menu) that the music history course is for the music history requirement.  If you are a doctoral student enrolling in a class for your first minor, you will choose the minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the program planning sheet.

You will normally get a response to your program planning sheet within 24 hours (not including weekends), but during high volume times, such as the beginning of fall registration, it can take several days. 

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.  

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu with your questions (but please call if you want to make an appointment, we don’t set up appointment times by email). 

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. 

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Follow this link http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/documents/transcript.shtml for instructions on how to order an official transcript. 

If you need a transcript that shows your graduation date (and you completed your program this spring), then wait until after May 26to order your transcript.

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml.  Diplomas are mailed around 12 weeks after your graduation.