Announcements

Registration for summer and fall 2018 is happening now: Program Planning Sheets

Fall Schedule of Classes

Summer Schedule of Classes

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28

Recent Announcements

Questions?

Contact the Music Graduate Office

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

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

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

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

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

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 Spring 2018

May 16, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Summer 2018 - procedure change

[2] Volunteer opportunity for free voice lessons

[3] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28

Reminders

[4] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Fullbright-Hays DDRA Information Session

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] Registration for Summer 2018 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 4, 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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

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.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

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 4. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 4.

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in.

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 up until the end of the first week of the fall semester.

[2] Volunteer opportunity for free voice lessons

This message is from Prof. Brian Horne. Please contact him directly.

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Students would receive eight free voice lessons beginning the week of May 14 and ending June 18. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu as soon as possible.

[3] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, May 25 and Monday, May 28. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 29 at 8 am.

Reminders

[4] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration started Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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

[5] Fullbright-Hays DDRA Information Session

Fulbright-Hays DDRA Information Session
12:00pm Monday, May 21
Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn 200)
*followed by breakout individual consultation with GradGrants Center staff until 2:00 p.m.*
The session will be live-streamed on the GradGrants Center website
and recorded (contact gradgrnt@indiana.edu for info)

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

May 2, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Grades for Spring 2018

[2] IU and JSoM Commencement Ceremony Information

[3] Summer Chamber Music (MUS-F 550)

Reminders

[4] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018

[5] Registration options once doctoral coursework is completed

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Official 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] Grades for Spring 2018

Grades for spring 2018 will be final on Wedesday, May 9. At that time, you can view them on One.IU.edu in the Student Center. This page has more information: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html.

Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until May 9. 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] IU and JSoM Commencement Ceremony Information

This web page has information about the IU Commencement ceremony for graduate and diploma students: https://commencement.indiana.edu/about/spring-commencement/grad.html.

This web page has information about the Jacobs School of Music Commencement ceremony for all students: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/commencement.shtml.

Both ceremonies are optional, so you can choose to attend both ceremonies, just one of them, or neither of them.

Congratulations to everyone who is graduating this week!

[3] Summer Chamber Music (MUS-F 550)

This announcement is from Justin Truell, the chamber music coordinator.

Dear Chamber Students,

If you are interested in or intend to participate in chamber studies (MUS-F 550 Chamber Music) this summer for credit or to fulfill an incomplete, please read below:

You may add the course on Student Center anytime before the beginning of the summer session (June 4th). You cannot officially register for the course until I approve your request to add the course. It is important that complete groups be formed before I approve anyone to add the course.

Here is the registration information: MUS F-550, 7444

Keep in mind when you are forming your group that due to the rescinding of the summer scholarship for chamber music, graduate students may register for 0 or 1 credit. This means that a group must adhere to a simple majority of members registered for credit.

Here is what you need to do:

1) Email chmusic@indiana.edu with the following information:
-Name
-IU email (remember that @umail.iu.edu no longer works)
-instrument
-credit enrollment (0 or 1 credit; making up an incomplete)

2) Your information will appear on this view-only google doc. You may use this as a means of networking with those students to form a group. You are not required to form a group exclusively of students from this roster.

3) Creat email correspondence between chmusic@indiana.edu and your other group members. Once I have received an email thread with responses from each group member I will approve each member to register and take your name off the above roster.

Though you have plenty of time to add the course, I must ask that you form your group and complete the above procedures by Monday, 5/7, 3pm.

If you have trouble finding people to form a group, consider posting to the Chamber Music at Jacobs Facebook page.

As always, feel free to email me with any questions or concerns.

Best,

Justin Truell
Chamber Music Coordinator
String Department Graduate Asst.
Jacobs School of Music

Reminders

[4] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration started Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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.

[5] Registration options once doctoral coursework is completed

I frequently get questions from doctoral students who are nearing the end of the coursework stage of their degree about what they should enroll in (if anything) while they are taking qualifying exams and after they are done with qualifying exams and are doctoral candidates.

This web page has details about many of your options for that stage of your degree: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docEnrollmentPolicies.shtml.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. The registration procedure is still the same even if you are taking only one credit hour - you submit a program planning sheet first.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Official Transcripts and Diplomas

If you want to order an official transcript showing your spring 2018 grades, wait until after May 9 to request the transcript. If you want to order a transcript that shows your graduation date (if you are graduating from a program this spring), then wait until you receive an email from the Music Graduate Office confirming your graduation (in late May). Here are details on how to order an official transcript: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu//transcripts/order-transcript/index.html.

Diplomas will be mailed 10 to 12 weeks after your official graduation date. Be sure to update your student home address on One.IU.edu! More information on diplomas is here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

April 25, 2018

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[1] Registration options once doctoral coursework is completed

Reminders

[2] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[3] Writing Tutorial Services Summer 2018 Article Writing Groups

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 Doctoral Students

[1] Registration options once doctoral coursework is completed

I frequently get questions from doctoral students who are nearing the end of the coursework stage of their degree about what they should enroll in (if anything) while they are taking qualifying exams and after they are done with qualifying exams and are doctoral candidates.

This web page has details about many of your options for that stage of your degree: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docEnrollmentPolicies.shtml.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. The registration procedure is still the same even if you are taking only one credit hour - you submit a program planning sheet first.

Reminders

[2] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration started Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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

[3] Writing Tutorial Services Summer 2018 Article Writing Groups

Dear Graduate Students:

On behalf of Writing Tutorial Services and the Campus Writing Program, I invite you to apply to our Summer 2018 Article-Writing Groups.

Article-writing groups will meet weekly during the semester and move writers from a drafted document to a submitted article using Wendy Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks. Groups will meet for three hours each week: the first hour is dedicated to discussion of that week's topic(s) as determined by Belcher and the following two hours are dedicated to individual writing.

Graduate students from all departments at IUB who have a seminar-length paper or a completed dissertation chapter that they would like to build into a journal-length article are welcome to apply.

This summer, we are offering 2 newcomer groups and 1 alumni group, all of which will meet at Writing Tutorial Services in Wells Library and will run the full 12-week semester (May 8th - July 23rd). The meeting times are as follows:

• Tuesdays from 9 AM - 12 PM
• Wednesdays from 9 AM - 12 PM (alumni group)
• Thursdays from 1 PM - 4 PM

Link to application: https://goo.gl/forms/OYh9Y3MaUfoW9d5G3.

The deadline for article-writing group applications is April 29, 2018, by 6:00 PM.

If you have any questions about either group, please contact me at ccstclai@indiana.edu.

Best wishes for the end of the semester!
Cody St. Clair, on behalf of WTS and CWP
---
Ph.D. Candidate
Associate Instructor
Department of English
Indiana University-Bloomington
ccstclai@indiana.edu

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

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April 18, 2018

Reminders

[1] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2018

[3] Full-time enrollment policies

[4] Private Instruction Evaluation, Coaching Evaluation, and Online Course Questionnaire

[5] Doctoral minor field approval forms

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Summary sheets to help with filling out your program planning sheet

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

Reminders

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration started Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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.

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2018

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2018, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application 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. You have already missed the deadline for your name to be printed in the Commencement bulletin, but if you are planning to graduate in the spring or summer you still need to submit the form as soon as possible if you have not already done so even if you don't plan to attend the ceremony.

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application 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.

[3] Full-time Enrollment Policies

As you make your plans for summer, fall, and spring 2018, please keep in mind the full-time enrollment policies for your particular program.

Detailed information about doctoral enrollment policies is here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docEnrollmentPolicies.shtml>

Detailed information about master's enrollment policies is here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml.

Detailed information about diploma enrollment policies is here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/enrollmentPoliciesDiplomaVS.shtml>

[4] Private Instruction Evaluation, Coaching Evaluation, and Online Course Questionnaire

This message is sent on behalf of the Office of the Associate Dean for Instruction:

On Monday, April 16, you will receive an email invitation for one or more of the following types of online course evaluations. Each of these evaluations is designed to be completed in only a few minutes-your time is valuable, and so is your feedback! Your comments are essential to the process of improving the quality of instruction in the JSoM, and we appreciate your help with this very important process.

1. Private Instruction Evaluation (PIE): this invitation will come from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction" and will include a link to a survey specific to your experience in one-on-one lessons. If you are taking lessons in more than one area, you will get a separate invitation for each instructor.

2. Coaching Evaluations: these evaluations are new for the Spring 2018 semester and will be used to evaluate coaching in F450/F550 (Chamber Music), O450/O550 (Jazz Chamber Ensembles), V410/V910 (Vocal Coaching), and X2 (Piano Accompanying). Invitations for these evaluations will also come from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction." (Evaluations for Y450/Y550 are currently available for student responses and will close at the end of the day on Sunday, April 15.)

3. Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ): this is a campus-based evaluation system used for all courses except large ensembles and the courses included in the evaluations described above. This invitation will come from "Online Course Questionnaires" (ocqbest@indiana.edu).

Questions? Contact Sherri Bishop, Assistant to the Associate Dean for Instruction, at swinks@indiana.edu.

[5] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Summary sheets to help with filling out your program planning sheet

The Music Graduate Office web site has a lot of valuable information, including a page with detailed registration instructions.

Included on that page are a few summary sheets that can help you easily find music history, music theory, and music education courses (including review courses) that are offered this summer and fall.

The page with these links is: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.

Direct links to the each summary page are here:
Click here for a summary sheet of some music education, music history, and music theory courses offered in Summer 2018

Click here for a summary sheet of the graduate review courses offered in Summer 2018

Click here for a summary sheet of some music education, music history, and music theory courses offered in Fall 2018

Click here for a summary sheet of the graduate review courses offered in Fall 2018

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

April 11, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2018

[2] Full-time enrollment policies

[3] Private Instruction Evaluation, Coaching Evaluation, and Online Course Questionnaire

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral minor field approval forms

Reminders

[5] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 (reminder)

[6] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in spring 2018

[7] New German for Musicians course (starting fall 2018)

[8] General MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

[9] Procedures for Summer Chamber Music

[10] Doctoral written qualifying exam in Music Theory

Resources you might want to know about

[11] Fulbright Information Sessions

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 for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2018

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2018, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application 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. You have already missed the deadline for your name to be printed in the Commencement bulletin, but if you are planning to graduate in the spring or summer you still need to submit the form as soon as possible if you have not already done so even if you don't plan to attend the ceremony.

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application 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] Full-time Enrollment Policies

As you make your plans for summer, fall, and spring 2018, please keep in mind the full-time enrollment policies for your particular program.

Detailed information about doctoral enrollment policies is here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docEnrollmentPolicies.shtml>

Detailed information about master's enrollment policies is here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml.

Detailed information about diploma enrollment policies is here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/enrollmentPoliciesDiplomaVS.shtml>

[3] Private Instruction Evaluation, Coaching Evaluation, and Online Course Questionnaire

This message is sent on behalf of the Office of the Associate Dean for Instruction:

On Monday, April 16, you will receive an email invitation for one or more of the following types of online course evaluations. Each of these evaluations is designed to be completed in only a few minutes-your time is valuable, and so is your feedback! Your comments are essential to the process of improving the quality of instruction in the JSoM, and we appreciate your help with this very important process.

1. Private Instruction Evaluation (PIE): this invitation will come from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction" and will include a link to a survey specific to your experience in one-on-one lessons. If you are taking lessons in more than one area, you will get a separate invitation for each instructor.

2. Coaching Evaluations: these evaluations are new for the Spring 2018 semester and will be used to evaluate coaching in F450/F550 (Chamber Music), O450/O550 (Jazz Chamber Ensembles), V410/V910 (Vocal Coaching), and X2 (Piano Accompanying). Invitations for these evaluations will also come from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction." (Evaluations for Y450/Y550 are currently available for student responses and will close at the end of the day on Sunday, April 15.)

3. Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ): this is a campus-based evaluation system used for all courses except large ensembles and the courses included in the evaluations described above. This invitation will come from "Online Course Questionnaires" (ocqbest@indiana.edu).

Questions? Contact Sherri Bishop, Assistant to the Associate Dean for Instruction, at swinks@indiana.edu.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Reminders

[5] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration started Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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.

[6] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in spring 2018

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

1.  Registration

In order to register, you will follow the steps I outlined earlier in this email announcement.  You will not need to get an advisor's signature or have an in-person appointment (unless you'd like one). I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I will approve that as your advisor.  You will not be eligible to register until after you submit your Program Planning Sheet and it is approved. 

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office. I will email you once we receive your transcript.

2.  Language requirements

If you are in a program that has a foreign language requirement, and you believe that you have already fulfilled all or part of that requirement with coursework from an earlier degree, check on your academic advisement report to see whether that has been updated to your records.  (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 theStudent 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).  If your academic advisement report does not show that a language requirement is complete, but you think it should, then please contact the Music Graduate Office.  It is possible that it just hasn't been updated yet, but it's also possible that what you did in the past won't count, so you need to check now to confirm what you need to complete.

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams
(For master’s and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this spring (2018) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in January (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   If you register for summer, then the exam dates on May 31 and June 1 are your only chance to retake the exams. If you do not enroll in any summer classes, then the exam dates in August will be your only chance to retake the exams.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office at the end of the spring semester or on Wednesday, May 30.  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

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

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the summer or fall semester, so you should register based on your best estimate of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your schedule after the exam results are posted, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule in the first week of classes, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], PD Collaborative Piano, and doctoral choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place around the same time as the entrance exams, and have the same policy about the second chance being the summer if you enroll in the summer or in August if you do not enroll in summer classes.  Contact me if you want to sign up for a diction exam retake.

5. Program requirements

Remember that the Music Graduate Office website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.

[7] New German for Musicians course (starting fall 2018)

New Graduate-level German Courses Available in Fall 2018 for JSoM Students

There are two 2-credit German courses (which must be taken together in one semester - think of them as a single 4 credit course) that can count the same way as GER-G 105 Accelerated German can for all graduate and diploma programs. These two courses (when taken together and both earning a passing grade) can be used to fulfill the German language requirement for singers, conductors, collaborative pianists and PD students.

MUS-V580 Practicum in German for Musicians (2 credits)
Class meeting time: TTh 9:05AM-10:10PM - Rm MUSA007
Class Instructor: Prof. Julia Karin Lawson (juklawson@indiana.edu)

This course, co-requisite and given in tandem with GER V-605 German Grammar and Structure, is intended to give music majors the opportunity to exercise and develop skills acquired in the study of German grammar and structure in activities in the context of vocal performance in German. We will de-emphasize - though not neglect - expressions and vocabulary related to everyday situations and routine tasks and instead will focus on the language of German lyric poetry and performance literature.

This class will enable students to:
• become better readers and interpreters of German lyric poetry, opera libretti, and other texts in a variety of musical settings
• become independent and confident learners of German, especially in the context of musical performance
• build and maintain an active vocabulary of terminology and expressions central to singing and performing in German

Please note that students enrolling in this class must also enroll in:
GER-V605 German Grammar and Structure (2 credits)
Class meeting time: MW 9:05AM-10:10PM - Rm MUSA007
Class Instructor: Prof. Julia Karin Lawson (juklawson@indiana.edu)

This class, co-requisite and given in tandem with MUS V-580 Practicum in German for Musicians, intended to give graduate and diploma students the skills to become independent and confident learners of German in the context of vocal performance by working to demystify German grammar and syntax, strengthen translation skills, build professional vocabulary, and deepen the understanding of German lyric poetry.

This class will enable students to:
• translate texts of intermediate difficulty from German to English and hereby gain a deeper understanding of them
• demonstrate competence in main areas of German grammar such as German verb forms and tenses, noun-pronoun agreement, forms and uses of the nominative, accusative, and dative cases, reflexive verbs and pronouns, adjectives, and more
• build and maintain an active vocabulary central to singing and performing in German

The courses are not yet in the Schedule of Classes, but if you want to take them in fall 2018 you can reserve those times in your schedule and then register for them once they are added (I will send out an announcement once they're both in the Schedule). We will waive the schedule adjustment fee for students who have already enrolled and who need to change their schedule in order to add MUS-V 580 and GER-V 605 once they're added to the schedule in late summer. Remember, you must enroll in both courses in the same semester - all four credit hours. It is not possible to take only 2 credits.

Master's and doctoral students who do not have a German grammar requirement for their degree or program can take these courses for the Other Required Credits requirement. Diploma students who have already fulfilled the foreign language requirement with a language other than German can take the classes and 2 of the credits will count towards the diploma music course requirement (but the other 2 credits will be extra). Students who have a German grammar requirement cannot use these courses towards any requirement other than the German grammar requirement (it cannot double count in two places).

[8] General MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

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

* Every graduate and diploma 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 fall and spring 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/academic/collaborative-music/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

[9] Procedures for Summer Chamber Music

This information is from Justin Truell in the Chamber Music office. If you have questions, please contact him directly at chmusic@indiana.edu.

Dear Students,

If you are interested in or intend to participate in chamber studies (MUS-F 550 Chamber Music) this summer for credit or to fulfill an incomplete, please read below as the policies and procedures are slightly different from the Fall and Spring semesters:

Policies:

• Summer term for MUS-F 550 chamber music: June 4 - July 13.

• In order to participate, your chamber group must be formed before the end of this semester (Friday, 4/27, 5pm). Approval to register will be granted upon completing a group.

• Reminder: The Summer Chamber Music Scholarship is no longer offered for chamber credit. This means that graduate students may register for 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.

Requirements:

• minimum of six coachings

• a performance of at least one movement of a work (to be completed before the end of the term)

Registration: (Course number, Section number)

• Graduate: MUS F-550, 7444

Procedures:

1) Email chmusic@indiana.edu with the following information:

-Name
-IU email (remember that @umail.iu.edu no longer works)
-instrument
-credit enrollment (0 or 1 credit, making up an incomplete)

2) Chmusic will reply with a view-only link to a roster of other students interested in summer chamber. You may use this as a means of networking with those students to form a group. You are not required to form a group exclusively of students from this roster.

3) Have your group fill out a group form. Group forms are located in the manila folder titled "Blank Group Forms" outside Professor Simin Ganatra's office, JS430.

4) Turn in the group form to the "Completed Group Forms" manila folder outside JS430 no later than Friday 4/27, 5pm.

5) Chmusic will give each member of your group authorization to register upon processing your group form.

Need to register for a second group?

Repeat the above procedure steps for your second enrollment.

Who are the faculty coaches this summer?

The full list of available faculty is still in the works. We will send out the full list soon when it is finalized.

Are you a pianist?

Fill out a Piano Repertoire Authorization Form and turn it into the respective manila folder outside JS430. It must be signed by your private instructor (if you are taking lessons over the summer) or your chamber coach for the summer session.

For questions about summer chamber music, contact chmusic@indiana.edu.

Justin Truell
Chamber Music Coordinator
String Department Graduate Asst.
Jacobs School of Music

[10] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this summer (Saturday, June 23), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, April 27. Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-format.shtml has more details about the music theory minor field exam content.

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 (at least one of the courses needs to be an analysis course- typically T545, T551, T555, or T556). You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the fall on September 8, 2018. 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

[11] Fulbright Information Sessions

2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Upcoming events and deadlines
Apr. 13 - Fulbright Friday Info Session, 4-5pm, Hutton 108
Apr. 20 - Fulbright Friday Info Session, 4-5pm, Hutton 108
Apr. 26 - Fulbright Application Crash Course, 4:30-5:30pm, Radio and TV 250

Campus deadline: Monday, September 3, 2018
National deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

'Fulbright Friday' Information Sessions
The 2019-20 competition cycle opens on April 2. Fulbright Friday Information Sessions about the program will take place on the following Fridays in April:
• April 13
• April 20
The sessions will be held from 4:00pm to 5:00pm on these days in room 108 of the Hutton Honors College (7th & Woodlawn). All students are welcome to attend, and no RSVP is necessary. The sessions will be presented by Paul Fogleman, Director of the Office of Competitive Awards and Research. He will be joined by IU GradGrants Center staff, who will be on hand to answer graduate student-specific questions.

Fulbright Application Crash Course
Students who plan on applying to Fulbright in Fall 2018 can take part in this crash course, in which participants will initiate and begin completing the online Fulbright application at the same time. The course will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 4:30 to 5:30 in room 250 of the Radio and TV Building (between SGIS and the Fine Arts Building).

The course is held in a computer lab, and space is limited. Send RSVP by email to Paul Fogleman (pfoglema@iu.edu).

Direct questions about the Fulbright application to your respective representatives:
Graduate students should contact Duke Gatsos in the University Graduate School (ugsawrd@indiana.edu; 812-855-1362) as well as IU GradGrants Center staff (gradgrnt@indiana.edu; 812-855-5281).

____________
Justin, Elise, Shannon, and Esen on behalf of the GradGrants Center (an office of the University Graduate School)
E544 Wells Library
Indiana University-Bloomington
812.855.5281
gradgrnt@indiana.edu

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

April 4, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 (reminder)

[2] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in spring 2018

[3] New German for Musicians course (starting fall 2018)

[4] General MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

[5] Procedures for Summer Chamber Music

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral written qualifying exam in Music Theory

Reminders

[7] MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass

[8] Performance proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees (final reminder)

Resources you might want to know about

[9] CAPS (Counseling and Pscyhological Services) offerings for April

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] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration started Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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.

[2] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in spring 2018

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

1.  Registration

In order to register, you will follow the steps I outlined earlier in this email announcement.  You will not need to get an advisor's signature or have an in-person appointment (unless you'd like one). I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I will approve that as your advisor.  You will not be eligible to register until after you submit your Program Planning Sheet and it is approved. 

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office. I will email you once we receive your transcript.

2.  Language requirements

If you are in a program that has a foreign language requirement, and you believe that you have already fulfilled all or part of that requirement with coursework from an earlier degree, check on your academic advisement report to see whether that has been updated to your records.  (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 theStudent 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).  If your academic advisement report does not show that a language requirement is complete, but you think it should, then please contact the Music Graduate Office.  It is possible that it just hasn't been updated yet, but it's also possible that what you did in the past won't count, so you need to check now to confirm what you need to complete.

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams
(For master’s and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this spring (2018) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in January (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   If you register for summer, then the exam dates on May 31 and June 1 are your only chance to retake the exams. If you do not enroll in any summer classes, then the exam dates in August will be your only chance to retake the exams.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office at the end of the spring semester or on Wednesday, May 30.  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

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

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the summer or fall semester, so you should register based on your best estimate of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your schedule after the exam results are posted, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule in the first week of classes, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], PD Collaborative Piano, and doctoral choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place around the same time as the entrance exams, and have the same policy about the second chance being the summer if you enroll in the summer or in August if you do not enroll in summer classes.  Contact me if you want to sign up for a diction exam retake.

5. Program requirements

Remember that the Music Graduate Office website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.

[3] New German for Musicians course (starting fall 2018)

New Graduate-level German Courses Available in Fall 2018 for JSoM Students

There are two 2-credit German courses (which must be taken together in one semester - think of them as a single 4 credit course) that can count the same way as GER-G 105 Accelerated German can for all graduate and diploma programs. These two courses (when taken together and both earning a passing grade) can be used to fulfill the German language requirement for singers, conductors, collaborative pianists and PD students.

MUS-V580 Practicum in German for Musicians (2 credits)
Class meeting time: TTh 9:05AM-10:10PM - Rm MUSA007
Class Instructor: Prof. Julia Karin Lawson (juklawson@indiana.edu)

This course, co-requisite and given in tandem with GER V-605 German Grammar and Structure, is intended to give music majors the opportunity to exercise and develop skills acquired in the study of German grammar and structure in activities in the context of vocal performance in German. We will de-emphasize - though not neglect - expressions and vocabulary related to everyday situations and routine tasks and instead will focus on the language of German lyric poetry and performance literature.

This class will enable students to:
• become better readers and interpreters of German lyric poetry, opera libretti, and other texts in a variety of musical settings
• become independent and confident learners of German, especially in the context of musical performance
• build and maintain an active vocabulary of terminology and expressions central to singing and performing in German

Please note that students enrolling in this class must also enroll in:
GER-V605 German Grammar and Structure (2 credits)
Class meeting time: MW 9:05AM-10:10PM - Rm MUSA007
Class Instructor: Prof. Julia Karin Lawson (juklawson@indiana.edu)

This class, co-requisite and given in tandem with MUS V-580 Practicum in German for Musicians, intended to give graduate and diploma students the skills to become independent and confident learners of German in the context of vocal performance by working to demystify German grammar and syntax, strengthen translation skills, build professional vocabulary, and deepen the understanding of German lyric poetry.

This class will enable students to:
• translate texts of intermediate difficulty from German to English and hereby gain a deeper understanding of them
• demonstrate competence in main areas of German grammar such as German verb forms and tenses, noun-pronoun agreement, forms and uses of the nominative, accusative, and dative cases, reflexive verbs and pronouns, adjectives, and more
• build and maintain an active vocabulary central to singing and performing in German

The courses are not yet in the Schedule of Classes, but if you want to take them in fall 2018 you can reserve those times in your schedule and then register for them once they are added (I will send out an announcement once they're both in the Schedule). We will waive the schedule adjustment fee for students who have already enrolled and who need to change their schedule in order to add MUS-V 580 and GER-V 605 once they're added to the schedule in late summer. Remember, you must enroll in both courses in the same semester - all four credit hours. It is not possible to take only 2 credits.

Master's and doctoral students who do not have a German grammar requirement for their degree or program can take these courses for the Other Required Credits requirement. Diploma students who have already fulfilled the foreign language requirement with a language other than German can take the classes and 2 of the credits will count towards the diploma music course requirement (but the other 2 credits will be extra). Students who have a German grammar requirement cannot use these courses towards any requirement other than the German grammar requirement (it cannot double count in two places).

[4] General MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

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

* Every graduate and diploma 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 fall and spring 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/academic/collaborative-music/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

[5] Procedures for Summer Chamber Music

This information is from Justin Truell in the Chamber Music office. If you have questions, please contact him directly at chmusic@indiana.edu.

Dear Students,

If you are interested in or intend to participate in chamber studies (MUS-F 550 Chamber Music) this summer for credit or to fulfill an incomplete, please read below as the policies and procedures are slightly different from the Fall and Spring semesters:

Policies:

• Summer term for MUS-F 550 chamber music: June 4 - July 13.

• In order to participate, your chamber group must be formed before the end of this semester (Friday, 4/27, 5pm). Approval to register will be granted upon completing a group.

• Reminder: The Summer Chamber Music Scholarship is no longer offered for chamber credit. This means that graduate students may register for 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.

Requirements:

• minimum of six coachings

• a performance of at least one movement of a work (to be completed before the end of the term)

Registration: (Course number, Section number)

• Graduate: MUS F-550, 7444

Procedures:

1) Email chmusic@indiana.edu with the following information:

-Name
-IU email (remember that @umail.iu.edu no longer works)
-instrument
-credit enrollment (0 or 1 credit, making up an incomplete)

2) Chmusic will reply with a view-only link to a roster of other students interested in summer chamber. You may use this as a means of networking with those students to form a group. You are not required to form a group exclusively of students from this roster.

3) Have your group fill out a group form. Group forms are located in the manila folder titled "Blank Group Forms" outside Professor Simin Ganatra's office, JS430.

4) Turn in the group form to the "Completed Group Forms" manila folder outside JS430 no later than Friday 4/27, 5pm.

5) Chmusic will give each member of your group authorization to register upon processing your group form.

Need to register for a second group?

Repeat the above procedure steps for your second enrollment.

Who are the faculty coaches this summer?

The full list of available faculty is still in the works. We will send out the full list soon when it is finalized.

Are you a pianist?

Fill out a Piano Repertoire Authorization Form and turn it into the respective manila folder outside JS430. It must be signed by your private instructor (if you are taking lessons over the summer) or your chamber coach for the summer session.

For questions about summer chamber music, contact chmusic@indiana.edu.

Justin Truell
Chamber Music Coordinator
String Department Graduate Asst.
Jacobs School of Music

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this summer (Saturday, June 23), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, April 27. Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-format.shtml has more details about the music theory minor field exam content.

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 (at least one of the courses needs to be an analysis course- typically T545, T551, T555, or T556). You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, June 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the fall on September 8, 2018. 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] MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass

Masterclass is a potential required co-requisite for any student taking major field lessons (or any level of composition lessons). There are two different types of masterclass - MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass. The sections for fall 2018 are listed here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/MUS-I500.shtml and here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/MUS-I501.shtml.

If your teacher has a studio masterclass when you are taking major field lessons, then you are required to take MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass. If your department has a departmental masterclass when you are taking major field lessons, then you are required to take MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass. Both sections are 0 credits, so you are not paying tuition for the courses (though you do pay the "recording fee" of $18 that is charged for any 0 credit course). Some students will have MUS-I 500 but not MUS-I 501, some will have MUS-I 501 but not MUS-I 500, some will have no masterclass, and some will have both.

These are the areas that will require any student taking major field lessons to enroll in MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Composition
  • Early Music
  • English Horn
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Jazz Percussion
  • Jazz Saxophone
  • Oboe
  • Organ (Sacred Music Practicum)
  • Percussion
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet

If you are taking major field lessons in one of these areas, then you will need to enroll in MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass in the fall semester. If your individual teacher also has a Studio Masterclass section, then you will ALSO enroll in MUS-I 500. Feel free to ask us if you have any questions or concerns.

Talk to your major field teacher for details about meeting times and what you will do for these masterclasses.

[8] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees (final reminder)

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

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

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.

Resources you might want to know about

[9] CAPS (Counseling and Pscyhological Services) offerings for April

The following are workshops and resources are offered by CAPS in the month of April. More details can be found on their web site here: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month:
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (awareness month color is teal).
Break the Silence,
End the Violence.

  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted in their college years.
  • Among women who were sexually assaulted, 80-90% knew their attacker.
  • It is helpful to tell a survivor explicitly, "I believe you". It's often unhelpful to ask survivors why they made certain choices (e.g., "Why did you leave the party with him/her?")

The Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) at IU Health Center is sponsoring THE CLOSELINE PROJECT: T-SHIRT DISPLAY & CLOSING CEREMONY. The Clothesline Project aims to shine a light on the prevalence of sexual violence, and pay homage to victims and survivors. It focuses on giving power back to those who have experienced violence. It creates campus wide education that breaks the silence surrounding sexual violence. It gives survivors a sense of support, knowing they are not alone in their experiences. Lastly, it encourages students, staff, faculty, and community members to engage in social justice activism. T-shirts will be displayed April 11 & 12, 10am-3pm & April 13, 10am-12pm at IU Health Center lawn. A ceremony honoring survivors and victims will take place April 12, 3pm at IU Health Center lawn.

FREE Workshop on Grief & Loss - Wed. April 4th and April 11th, 3-4:30 pm
FREE workshop to address coping with the death of a loved one. This workshop will provide information on the unique challenges of grief and support through the grief process. Located at CAPS (4th floor of Health Center). Call (812) 855-5711 for more information or just show up!

LET'S TALK NOW:
Have a FREE and confidential informal conversation with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to your problems. In addition to your walk-in conversation, Let's Talk Now connects you to other accessible campus resources, both informal and formal. Just drop in!

Locations and Times:
Asian Culture Center (Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 p.m.), Eigenmann Hall, room 726 West, (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:00-2:00 p.m.), Groups Scholars, Maxwell Hall, room 200, (Wednesdays, 10:00-11:45 a.m. and Fridays, 8:00-10:00 a.m.), Hudson & Holland Scholars Program, 300 N. Jordan Avenue, (Mondays, 12:00-2:00 p.m.), La Casa Latino Cultural Center (Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.), LGBTQ+ Culture Center (Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00 p.m.), and Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center (Mondays, 4:00-6:00 p.m.).

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox, M.S. for FREE workshops to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.

"Time Management & Study Skills" - April 11 at 4:00pm
Learn how to study smarter, not harder, & to manage your time so you can still have fun!

"Stress Management" - April 18 at 4:00pm
Feeling overwhelmed with life? We can help you destress!

"Finals Prep" - April 25 & May 2 at 4:00pm
Stress out about finals? Log on for helpful tips on test, anxiety, studying, and more!

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left - room E159 is behind the Information Desk).

"Self-Compassion & Resilience"- April 23 at 4:00pm
Research suggests the skill "self-compassion" decreases emotional suffering and helps people to thrive. Holly Weber, M.A. will teach participants about the elements of self-compassion, the benefits of self-compassion, and practice experiencing self-compassion.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

March 28, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 (reminder)

[2] MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Performance proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees (final reminder)

Reminders

[4] Some course offerings for Summer and Fall

[5] Course offerings in Song Literature Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

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

[7] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Digital Arts and Humanities graduate minor and graduate certificate

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] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration started Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 2. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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.

[2] MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass

Masterclass is a potential required co-requisite for any student taking major field lessons (or any level of composition lessons). There are two different types of masterclass - MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass and MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass. The sections for fall 2018 are listed here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/MUS-I500.shtml and here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/MUS-I501.shtml.

If your teacher has a studio masterclass when you are taking major field lessons, then you are required to take MUS-I 500 Studio Masterclass. If your department has a departmental masterclass when you are taking major field lessons, then you are required to take MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass. Both sections are 0 credits, so you are not paying tuition for the courses (though you do pay the "recording fee" of $18 that is charged for any 0 credit course). Some students will have MUS-I 500 but not MUS-I 501, some will have MUS-I 501 but not MUS-I 500, some will have no masterclass, and some will have both.

These are the areas that will require any student taking major field lessons to enroll in MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass:

  • Bassoon
  • Clarinet
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Composition
  • Early Music
  • English Horn
  • Flute
  • Guitar
  • Jazz Percussion
  • Jazz Saxophone
  • Oboe
  • Organ (Sacred Music Practicum)
  • Percussion
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet

If you are taking major field lessons in one of these areas, then you will need to enroll in MUS-I 501 Departmental Masterclass in the fall semester. If your individual teacher also has a Studio Masterclass section, then you will ALSO enroll in MUS-I 500. Feel free to ask us if you have any questions or concerns.

Talk to your major field teacher for details about meeting times and what you will do for these masterclasses.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees (final reminder)

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

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

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.

Reminders

[4] Some course announcements for Summer and Fall 2018

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in summer and fall 2018. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

SUMMER 2018

MUS-E540
Topics in General Music - World Music Pedagogy
Class number 7190
Class meeting time one-week intensive from July 16 - 20: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor name Katherine Strand
3 credits

Course Description: MUS-E540, a World Music Pedagogy Workshop is one-week intensive course (five days: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day) in which we will explore several musical cultures through singing, playing, listening, moving, and creating by working with cultural informants with expertise in the music of several countries. Alongside the musical experiences, we will examine recordings and curricular materials available in the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings archives and elsewhere. We will examine pedagogical issues involved with learning and teaching music of all cultures and practice applications for various teaching contexts. A final pedagogical project will be completed to earn Smithsonian Folkways Certification in World Music Pedagogy. Cultures we will study in 2018 include: Ghanaian drumming and song, Trinidad Steel Pan traditions, Japanese folk song traditions, Israeli song and dance, Peruvian musical traditions and Hip Hop Culture

MUS-G 550
Conducting New Music
P: Consent of instructor
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 8 - June 14), AHGR (M005)
Instructor: David Dzubay
2 credits

Conducting technique, advanced rhythm, score study and preparation, rehearsal planning and technique. Focused on issues specific to concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes rehearsal and classroom performance of selected works. Meets the conducting requirement for DM composition majors. The goal of this course will be to gain knowledge and skills necessary to effectively rehearse and perform music presenting some of the specific challenges of concert music from the past fifty years or so, and in particular, music composed by the enrolled students and their colleagues. The course will be more about technique than repertoire, though excerpts from the repertoire will be used for illustrative purposes as much as possible. A significant portion of the course will deal with developing rhythmic comprehension and accuracy - particularly as that applies to rehearsing an ensemble. The chronology of the course will progress from basic to increasingly advanced conducting techniques, with repertoire and exercises chosen accordingly. Class meeting on May 29 will be rescheduled, probably to May 25 or June 1.

MUS-G 560
Graduate Choral Conducting
Class Number: 6766
MTWThF - 1:20-2:50pm, June 4 to July 13
Dominick DiOrio
3 credits

Intensive choral conducting summer course for graduate students interested in working with voices in a cappella and accompanied repertoire. Class serves as demonstration choir. Final examinations will include conducting the 32-voice Summer Chorus. Repertoire to be chosen from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary traditions. For questions, please write ddiorio@indiana.edu.

MUS-K 710, MUS-K 810, and MUS-K 910
Composition Lessons for majors, minors, outside area and elective students
P: Consent of instructor
Meeting times (June 4 to July 13): arranged; eight lessons, between June 4 - July 14
Instructor: Don Freund
Typically 2 credits

Individual lessons in composition. 8 lessons are taught during the six weeks.

MUS-N 561
MIDI and Computer Music
Class number 13185
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, June 4 to July 27
Instructor name: Prof. Alicyn Warren
3 credits

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper. This course is geared for those with little prior technical training. The course is 3 credit hours. Classes meet in room M373 in the Music Library, which holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class.

FALL 2018

MUS-E 582
Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz
Class number: 31894
Class meeting time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Instructor name: Dr. Patrice Madura
3 credits

Course Description:
Strategies for teaching the basic principles of vocal jazz. Areas of study include historical perspective, landmark recordings, repertoire, improvisation, scat syllables, swing, accompaniment, amplification, auditioning, sequence of instruction, and published resources. The primary purpose of the course is to prepare musicians to direct vocal jazz ensembles at the secondary or collegiate level. No previous jazz or improvisation experience necessary. A review of jazz research will lead to a research paper and presentation within this course for E582 students.

E582 can count towards the Other Required Credits requirement for master's students, for some doctoral minors, and for Other Required Credits general electives for doctoral students.

Instructor:
Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is Professor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A specialist in choral music education, vocal jazz, and research, Patrice Madura joined the I.U. music education department in 2003 after serving as a faculty member at the University of Southern California and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has taught choral music to grades K-12 in California, and worked extensively as a pianist. Dr. Madura is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books: Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation (1999), Music Education in Your Hands (with Michael Mark, 2010), Madura's Danceland (2010), Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research, ed. (2011), Contemporary Music Education (with M. Mark, 2012), and Vocal Improvisation Games for Singers and Choral Groups (with J. Agrell, 2014) and Becoming a Choral Music Teacher (2010/2018), She has published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Philosophy of Music Education Review, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and Choral Journal. She has presented workshops and research on vocal jazz at national and international music education conferences, and directed the IU Vocal Jazz Ensemble for several years.

MUS-N 561
MIDI and Computer Music
Class number: 10102 and 10101
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:10 to 11:00 am and 11:15 am to 12:05 pm
Instructor name: Prof. Alicyn Warren, Prof. John Gibson
3 credits

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper. This course is geared for those with little prior technical training. The course is 3 credit hours. Classes meet in room M373 in the Music Library, which holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class.

MUS-N 562
Computer Music: Design/Perform
Class number: 34555
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:20 to 1:10 pm
Instructor name: Prof. John Gibson
3 credits

Computer Music: Design/Perform is a sequel to N561, MIDI and Computer Music, in which students employ MIDI sequencing, audio editing, and synthesizer programming to create short pieces of music. Building on these skills, we now branch out to explore other creative territory. We take everyday sounds - collected by us using portable recorders - and make explicit the musical qualities they possess by composing pieces around them. We construct our own virtual electronic instruments, learn to play them, and improvise together. While doing these things, we deepen our understanding of the theoretical concepts underlying this technology, become more expert in the operation of the Reason audio production program, and learn new software, including the Max graphical programming environment. It is preferable that students take N561 before N562, but not absolutely required. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

[5] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

The Voice department has provided this summary of their course offering plans for spring 2018 through fall 2019.

Summer 2018:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2018:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 687 Late Romantic Solo Vocal Lit. (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM major field and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Spring 2019:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit After 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Lit Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Please use this information to plan your schedule so that you don't miss a course offering. For example, if you are a DM Voice student and haven't taken MUS-M 687 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2018 because it won't be offered again after that until after fall 2019. Course offerings are subject to change, but you can still use this information in your planning.

[6] 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 May 2018.

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 and MME: 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

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.

[7] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2018

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2018, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 30, 2018.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

At the moment we are not asking you to reserve a specific date for this summer; we just need to know if you are planning to take a written exam in the summer so that we have time to request the exam questions from your Advisory Committee representatives before the majority of the faculty leaves for the summer.  However, if you would like to reserve a specific date (and you are eligible to schedule a date), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 19.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the summer Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 27, 2018.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 4 and July 13).

If you want to take an exam in the summer but are not yet fully qualified to schedule a date (for example, you want to take your major field exam in the summer but your topic proposal is not yet approved), then you can tell us before March 30 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Digital Arts and Humanities graduate minor and graduate certificate

The Digital Arts and Humanities Minor and Certificate provides credentials for graduate students in digital methods for humanities and arts endeavors, Digital arts and humanities methods offer new approaches to in-classroom pedagogy and scholarly endeavors and are increasingly common requirements in academic job applications. For students considering careers outside the academy, the project management, computational skills and theoretical critiques that are part of the DAH certificate program have considerable value in any field.

Information on the graduate minor and graduate certificate in Digital Arts and Humanities: https://idah.indiana.edu/training/coursearchive/2018-08-fall.html

A list of DAH courses on the fall 2018 Schedule of Classes: https://idah.indiana.edu/training/coursearchive/2018-08-fall.html.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

March 21, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Summer and Fall 2018

[2] Some course offerings for Summer and Fall

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Course offerings in Song Literature Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2018

Reminders

[6] Master's degree ensemble policy

Resources you might want to know about

[7] GradGrants Center

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] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration starts today, Wednesday, March 21.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 2. We will start accepting program planning sheet for fall starting on Monday, March 26.  The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4188/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 session 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.

[2] Some course announcements for Summer and Fall 2018

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in summer and fall 2018. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

SUMMER 2018

MUS-E540
Topics in General Music - World Music Pedagogy
Class number 7190
Class meeting time one-week intensive from July 16 - 20: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Instructor name Katherine Strand
3 credits

Course Description: MUS-E540, a World Music Pedagogy Workshop is one-week intensive course (five days: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day) in which we will explore several musical cultures through singing, playing, listening, moving, and creating by working with cultural informants with expertise in the music of several countries. Alongside the musical experiences, we will examine recordings and curricular materials available in the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings archives and elsewhere. We will examine pedagogical issues involved with learning and teaching music of all cultures and practice applications for various teaching contexts. A final pedagogical project will be completed to earn Smithsonian Folkways Certification in World Music Pedagogy. Cultures we will study in 2018 include: Ghanaian drumming and song, Trinidad Steel Pan traditions, Japanese folk song traditions, Israeli song and dance, Peruvian musical traditions and Hip Hop Culture

MUS-G 550
Conducting New Music
P: Consent of instructor
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 8 - June 14), AHGR (M005)
Instructor: David Dzubay
2 credits

Conducting technique, advanced rhythm, score study and preparation, rehearsal planning and technique. Focused on issues specific to concert music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Includes rehearsal and classroom performance of selected works. Meets the conducting requirement for DM composition majors. The goal of this course will be to gain knowledge and skills necessary to effectively rehearse and perform music presenting some of the specific challenges of concert music from the past fifty years or so, and in particular, music composed by the enrolled students and their colleagues. The course will be more about technique than repertoire, though excerpts from the repertoire will be used for illustrative purposes as much as possible. A significant portion of the course will deal with developing rhythmic comprehension and accuracy - particularly as that applies to rehearsing an ensemble. The chronology of the course will progress from basic to increasingly advanced conducting techniques, with repertoire and exercises chosen accordingly. Class meeting on May 29 will be rescheduled, probably to May 25 or June 1.

MUS-G 560
Graduate Choral Conducting
Class Number: 6766
MTWThF - 1:20-2:50pm, June 4 to July 13
Dominick DiOrio
3 credits

Intensive choral conducting summer course for graduate students interested in working with voices in a cappella and accompanied repertoire. Class serves as demonstration choir. Final examinations will include conducting the 32-voice Summer Chorus. Repertoire to be chosen from Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary traditions. For questions, please write ddiorio@indiana.edu.

MUS-K 710, MUS-K 810, and MUS-K 910
Composition Lessons for majors, minors, outside area and elective students
P: Consent of instructor
Meeting times (June 4 to July 13): arranged; eight lessons, between June 4 - July 14
Instructor: Don Freund
Typically 2 credits

Individual lessons in composition. 8 lessons are taught during the six weeks.

MUS-N 561
MIDI and Computer Music
Class number 13185
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3:00 to 4:30 pm, June 4 to July 27
Instructor name: Prof. Alicyn Warren
3 credits

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper. This course is geared for those with little prior technical training. The course is 3 credit hours. Classes meet in room M373 in the Music Library, which holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class.

FALL 2018

MUS-E 582
Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz
Class number: 31894
Class meeting time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:15 a.m. to 12:05 p.m.
Instructor name: Dr. Patrice Madura
3 credits

Course Description:
Strategies for teaching the basic principles of vocal jazz. Areas of study include historical perspective, landmark recordings, repertoire, improvisation, scat syllables, swing, accompaniment, amplification, auditioning, sequence of instruction, and published resources. The primary purpose of the course is to prepare musicians to direct vocal jazz ensembles at the secondary or collegiate level. No previous jazz or improvisation experience necessary. A review of jazz research will lead to a research paper and presentation within this course for E582 students.

E582 can count towards the Other Required Credits requirement for master's students, for some doctoral minors, and for Other Required Credits general electives for doctoral students.

Instructor:
Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is Professor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A specialist in choral music education, vocal jazz, and research, Patrice Madura joined the I.U. music education department in 2003 after serving as a faculty member at the University of Southern California and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has taught choral music to grades K-12 in California, and worked extensively as a pianist. Dr. Madura is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books: Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation (1999), Music Education in Your Hands (with Michael Mark, 2010), Madura's Danceland (2010), Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research, ed. (2011), Contemporary Music Education (with M. Mark, 2012), and Vocal Improvisation Games for Singers and Choral Groups (with J. Agrell, 2014) and Becoming a Choral Music Teacher (2010/2018), She has published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Philosophy of Music Education Review, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and Choral Journal. She has presented workshops and research on vocal jazz at national and international music education conferences, and directed the IU Vocal Jazz Ensemble for several years.

MUS-N 561
MIDI and Computer Music
Class number: 10102 and 10101
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10:10 to 11:00 am and 11:15 am to 12:05 pm
Instructor name: Prof. Alicyn Warren, Prof. John Gibson
3 credits

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper. This course is geared for those with little prior technical training. The course is 3 credit hours. Classes meet in room M373 in the Music Library, which holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class.

MUS-N 562
Computer Music: Design/Perform
Class number: 34555
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:20 to 1:10 pm
Instructor name: Prof. John Gibson
3 credits

Computer Music: Design/Perform is a sequel to N561, MIDI and Computer Music, in which students employ MIDI sequencing, audio editing, and synthesizer programming to create short pieces of music. Building on these skills, we now branch out to explore other creative territory. We take everyday sounds - collected by us using portable recorders - and make explicit the musical qualities they possess by composing pieces around them. We construct our own virtual electronic instruments, learn to play them, and improvise together. While doing these things, we deepen our understanding of the theoretical concepts underlying this technology, become more expert in the operation of the Reason audio production program, and learn new software, including the Max graphical programming environment. It is preferable that students take N561 before N562, but not absolutely required. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

The Voice department has provided this summary of their course offering plans for spring 2018 through fall 2019.

Summer 2018:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2018:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 687 Late Romantic Solo Vocal Lit. (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM major field and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Spring 2019:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit After 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Lit Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Please use this information to plan your schedule so that you don't miss a course offering. For example, if you are a DM Voice student and haven't taken MUS-M 687 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2018 because it won't be offered again after that until after fall 2019. Course offerings are subject to change, but you can still use this information in your planning.

[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 May 2018.

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 and MME: 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

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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2018

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2018, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 30, 2018.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

At the moment we are not asking you to reserve a specific date for this summer; we just need to know if you are planning to take a written exam in the summer so that we have time to request the exam questions from your Advisory Committee representatives before the majority of the faculty leaves for the summer.  However, if you would like to reserve a specific date (and you are eligible to schedule a date), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 19.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the summer Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 27, 2018.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 4 and July 13).

If you want to take an exam in the summer but are not yet fully qualified to schedule a date (for example, you want to take your major field exam in the summer but your topic proposal is not yet approved), then you can tell us before March 30 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Reminders

[6] Master's Degree ensemble policy

Here is a summary of the master’s degree ensemble policy.  This is not a new policy, but we do have frequent questions about this so I am including it for everyone’s general information.

Under the policy, students whose majors are in the following departments are required to enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until four fall-spring enrollments are reached or the student graduates. That is, students in these programs who take more than four fall/spring semesters to complete their master's degree will not be required enroll in ensemble beyond the fourth semester.
               Composition (including Computer Music Composition)
               Guitar
               Jazz Studies
               Music Education
               Music Theory
               Musicology
               Percussion
               Piano (the first two semesters must be MUS-X 2, the third and fourth semesters can be any major ensemble [MUS-X 2, MUS-X 40, MUS-X 60, MUS-X 70])
               Voice

Students whose majors are in these departments will enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until graduation.
               Brass
               Choral conducting
               Collaborative Piano
               Early Music
               Harp
               Orchestral conducting
               Organ (including Organ and Sacred Music)
               Strings
               Wind Conducting
               Woodwinds

This policy applies to master’s students only.

Please note that participating in ensemble in the summer does not count towards the four fall-spring semester requirement.  Summer ensemble participation is extra.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] GradGrants Center

"Finding funding for graduate school can be a daunting undertaking. Even for students who have financial support from their departments, the costs of graduate study-taking courses, studying foreign languages, attending conferences, accessing primary sources, creating works of art, running experiments, completing novel research, and all the things IU's talented graduate students do-can easily surpass the grad student budget. But there are many potential funding opportunities out there that can give you the resources to complete your degree, if you know where to find them and how to write persuasive grant proposals for varied audiences. The GradGrants Center can help you throughout this process."

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

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

March 6, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Summer 2018

[2] The Music Graduate Office will be CLOSED for Spring Break

[3] Grant writing information session for International Students - March 8

Announcements for Master's Students

[4] Master's degree ensemble policy

Reminders

[5] Registration for summer and fall 2018

[6] Performance proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

[7] Summer Chamber Music meeting

[8] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[9] CAPS workshops and information for March

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] Registration for summer 2018

Summer registration will begin on Wednesday, March 21.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for summer on Monday, March 19 (after Spring Break). Please do not submit your program planning sheet earlier than March 19, because it will not be processed.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4185/MUS/index.shtml, but there are usually some corrections that need to be made.  So feel free to look at it now, but look again on March 19 before submitting your program planning sheet to make sure there haven’t been changes that affect you.  Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 2.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for fall probably on March 26 (I’ll send an announcement with confirmation of the exact date when we get closer to the end of March).  The Schedule of Classes for fall is not yet posted, but will probably be posted after Spring Break.

[2] The Music Graduate Office will be CLOSED for Spring Break

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Spring Break. We will close at 5 pm on Friday, March 9 and re-open on Monday, March 19 at 8 am.

We hope everyone has a safe break.

[3] Grant writing information session for International Students - March 8

The IU GradGrants Center Presents:
~Grant-writing for International Students~
Part of the Spring 2018 SSRC Workshop Series

When: 1pm, Thursday, March 8
Where: Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn 200)

Are you an international graduate student at IU? Have you found it difficult to navigate the world of grants and other funding in the U.S. academic system? This hour-long workshop, presented by the IU GradGrants Center consultant Esen Gökpinar-Shelton, will help you learn just how to navigate that world, explaining funding systems in the U.S. and informing you about opportunities that exist for you.

The workshop will be followed by an open walk-in hour with GGC staff from 2:00 to 3:00pm.

***

The GradGrants Center is an office of the University Graduate School. Our award-winning consultants provide free grants consulting to all graduate students enrolled in the IU system. Please email gradgrnt@indiana.edu to schedule an appointment.

Announcements for Master's Students

[4] Master's Degree ensemble policy

Here is a summary of the master’s degree ensemble policy.  This is not a new policy, but we do have frequent questions about this so I am including it for everyone’s general information.

Under the policy, students whose majors are in the following departments are required to enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until four fall-spring enrollments are reached or the student graduates. That is, students in these programs who take more than four fall/spring semesters to complete their master's degree will not be required enroll in ensemble beyond the fourth semester.
               Composition (including Computer Music Composition)
               Guitar
               Jazz Studies
               Music Education
               Music Theory
               Musicology
               Percussion
               Piano (the first two semesters must be MUS-X 2, the third and fourth semesters can be any major ensemble [MUS-X 2, MUS-X 40, MUS-X 60, MUS-X 70])
               Voice

Students whose majors are in these departments will enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every semester until graduation.
               Brass
               Choral conducting
               Collaborative Piano
               Early Music
               Harp
               Orchestral conducting
               Organ (including Organ and Sacred Music)
               Strings
               Wind Conducting
               Woodwinds

This policy applies to master’s students only.

Please note that participating in ensemble in the summer does not count towards the four fall-spring semester requirement.  Summer ensemble participation is extra.

Reminders

[5] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration will begin on Wednesday, March 21.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for summer on Monday, March 19 (after Spring Break). 

The Summer Schedule of Classes will be posted after March 5, but there are usually some corrections that need to be made.  So feel free to look at it when it first comes out, but look again on March 19 before submitting your program planning sheet to make sure there haven’t been changes that affect you.  I’ll send a link to the program planning sheets later.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 2.  We will start accepting program planning sheet for fall after Spring Break (I’ll send an announcement with the exact date when we get closer to the end of March).  The Schedule of Classes for fall is not yet posted, but will probably be posted after Spring Break.

[6] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

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

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.

[7] Summer chamber music meeting

Dear Students,

If you are interested in or intend to participate in chamber studies (MUS-F 550 Chamber Music) this summer for credit or to fulfill an incomplete, you must attend Summer 2018 Chamber Music Meeting on Tuesday, 3/20, 7-8pm @ MC 036.

Please note:

***Reminder: Summer Scholarship is no longer offered for chamber credit.

**You can only participate if your group is formed before the end of this semester (you do not need to form it before the meeting).

If you cannot attend this meeting but do intend to be part of a group this summer, write to chmusic@indiana.edu to indicate as such.

Best,

Justin Truell
Chamber Music Coordinator
String Department Graduate Asst.
Jacobs School of Music

[8] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2018

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2018, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 30, 2018.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

At the moment we are not asking you to reserve a specific date for this summer; we just need to know if you are planning to take a written exam in the summer so that we have time to request the exam questions from your Advisory Committee representatives before the majority of the faculty leaves for the summer.  However, if you would like to reserve a specific date (and you are eligible to schedule a date), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 19.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the summer Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 27, 2018.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 4 and July 13).

If you want to take an exam in the summer but are not yet fully qualified to schedule a date (for example, you want to take your major field exam in the summer but your topic proposal is not yet approved), then you can tell us before March 30 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Resources you might want to know about

[9] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) events for March

More details about these events can also be found here: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/iuhealthcenter/events.

TOUGH TOPICS, SAFE SPACES-IT AIN'T OVER YET: BLACK BATTLE FATIGUE:
CAPS & Neal-Marshal Black Culture Center invite you to a safe space to explore the impact of Black Battle Fatigue. Thursday, March 1st, 7pm at N-MBCC Bridgwaters' Lounge. FREE to participate.

Supportive Resources for DACA students - Drop-in Supportive Group and Web DACA Fridays:
CAPS invite you to a safe space to explore the impact of current political climates on immigration related issues. Students can choose either to come for an in-person drop-in group or to attend an online supportive conversation on how to manage the stress from such impacts. Time: Every Friday (until the end of spring semester, 2018), 4-5 pm. Locations: at CAPS, Group Room 2. OR...CAPS can offer support right from your computer! Meet with someone over video or audio chat - it can be as personal or anonymous as you'd like! Join us by going to iu.zoom.us and entering in the ID number 310-861-175 or by following the hyperlink below: https://iu.zoom.us/s/310861175. FREE to participate in both the in-person or online options.

De-Stress Fest - Wed. March 7, 6:30-8pm
Join CAPS, Health & Wellness, Crimson CORPS and others at Wells Library to reduce your mid-semester stress! Free seated chair massages, mood checks & stress management tips, coloring, stress balls, games and food! Follow @IUHealthCenter for more info.

Let's Talk Now is a free and confidential informal conversation with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to your problems. In addition to your walk-in conversation, Let's Talk Now connects you to other accessible campus resources, both informal and formal. Locations and times: www.go.iu.edu/letstalk.

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox for FREE workshops to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.

  • "Midterm Prep" - March 7 at 4pm
    Stress out about midterms? Log on for helpful tips on test, anxiety, studying, and more!
  • "Time Management & Study Skills" - March 21 at 4pm
    Learn how to study smarter, not harder, and to manage your time so you can still have fun!
  • "Adjusting to IU" - March 28 at 4pm
    Get tips on adjusting to college life while learning how to handle roommate, school, work or friendship issues

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left - room E159 is behind the Information Desk).

  • "Conquer Procrastination"- March 19 at 4pm
    This workshop will provide you with tools to strengthen your academic skills as well as provide tips to better manage your academic experience. From time management to study strategies, Liv Mercer, M.S. will assist you in finding your path to academic success.
  • "Stress Management"- March 26 at 4pm
    If you're feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or "blah", this workshop is for you. Sam Farley, M.S. will help you learn skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed-out body!

MIT Faculty Member Reflects on Role He Plays in Campus Mental Health:
Professor Daniel Jackson writes about how he became "a bit more proactive - maybe quite a lot more proactive - in encouraging students to seek help. I am not imagining I can solve their problems for them, but trying to solicit whether they're getting the help they need, and if necessary nudging them gently to get that help." https://www.chronicle.com/article/After-Seven-Suicides-a/242277

6 Things Not to Say to Someone with a Mental Illness & Alternatives to Try: https://www.facebook.com/EatingDisordersonTheMighty/videos/vb.1325799984139262/1413681198684473/?type=2&theater

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

February 28, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2018

[2] Performance proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

[3] Summer chamber music meeting

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2018

Reminders

[5] Auto-W Deadline for spring semester classes (last chance to drop a class)

[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

[7] Academic Advising Service Indicators

[8] Doctoral Information Session - March 7, 2018

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Free tax preparation help 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] Registration for summer and fall 2018

Summer registration will begin on Wednesday, March 21.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for summer on Monday, March 19 (after Spring Break). 

The Summer Schedule of Classes will be posted after March 5, but there are usually some corrections that need to be made.  So feel free to look at it when it first comes out, but look again on March 19 before submitting your program planning sheet to make sure there haven’t been changes that affect you.  I’ll send a link to the program planning sheets later.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 2.  We will start accepting program planning sheet for fall after Spring Break (I’ll send an announcement with the exact date when we get closer to the end of March).  The Schedule of Classes for fall is not yet posted, but will probably be posted after Spring Break.

[2] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

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

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.

[3] Summer chamber music meeting

Dear Students,

If you are interested in or intend to participate in chamber studies (MUS-F 550 Chamber Music) this summer for credit or to fulfill an incomplete, you must attend Summer 2018 Chamber Music Meeting on Tuesday, 3/20, 7-8pm @ MC 036.

Please note:

***Reminder: Summer Scholarship is no longer offered for chamber credit.

**You can only participate if your group is formed before the end of this semester (you do not need to form it before the meeting).

If you cannot attend this meeting but do intend to be part of a group this summer, write to chmusic@indiana.edu to indicate as such.

Best,

Justin Truell
Chamber Music Coordinator
String Department Graduate Asst.
Jacobs School of Music

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2018

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2018, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 30, 2018.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu) or by stopping by the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The information we will need is your full name and which exam (or exams) you plan to take in the summer.

At the moment we are not asking you to reserve a specific date for this summer; we just need to know if you are planning to take a written exam in the summer so that we have time to request the exam questions from your Advisory Committee representatives before the majority of the faculty leaves for the summer.  However, if you would like to reserve a specific date (and you are eligible to schedule a date), you will be able to do so as soon as the summer written exam calendar is posted on March 19.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the summer Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is April 27, 2018.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 4 and July 13).

If you want to take an exam in the summer but are not yet fully qualified to schedule a date (for example, you want to take your major field exam in the summer but your topic proposal is not yet approved), then you can tell us before March 30 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions about scheduling summer written exams (East Studio Building 120, musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

Reminders

[5] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring 2018 class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2018 is Sunday, March 11. 

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 Sunday, March 11) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after March 11).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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.

Please remember that even when you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining a full-time course load - at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students (unless part-time enrollment was previously approved) and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.  Also, please remember that at this point in the semester you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after March 11.

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

[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Educational%20Opportunity%20Fellowship%202018-19.pdf#Educational Opportunity Fellowship.

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, March 30, 2018. The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

[7] Academic Advising Service Indicators

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the summer and fall until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and fall classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 21, and registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 2.  I will let you know through these weekly announcements when the Schedule of Classes is posted for each session and when to submit program planning sheets.

[8] Doctoral Information Session - March 7, 2018

I will hold an information session for all doctoral students on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The session will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at various points in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. The 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.

We will meet in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120) from 3:30 to 4:30. No sign up is necessary, and we hope to see you there.

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Free tax preparation help for students

Local taxpayers (including students) with an annual income under $54,000 are eligible for free tax preparation help from students at Indiana University's Maurer School of Law, Kelley School of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs through March 31. Details are here: https://news.iu.edu/stories/2018/01/iub/releases/19-free-tax-assistance.html.

The Office of International Affairs also has help for international students: http://international.iupui.edu/visas/taxes/tax-workshops.html.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

February 21, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Auto-W Deadline for spring semester classes (last chance to drop a class)

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

[3] Academic Advising Service Indicators

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Information Session - March 7, 2018

Reminders

[5] Summer Chorus 2018: Auditions

[6] Summer financial aid

[7] Credential Management Service (for Recommendation Letters and more)

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Changes to IU Umail accounts

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] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring 2018 class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2018 is Sunday, March 11. 

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 Sunday, March 11) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after March 11).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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.

Please remember that even when you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining a full-time course load - at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students (unless part-time enrollment was previously approved) and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.  Also, please remember that at this point in the semester you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after March 11.

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

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Educational%20Opportunity%20Fellowship%202018-19.pdf#Educational Opportunity Fellowship.

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, March 30, 2018. The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

[3] Academic Advising Service Indicators

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  This hold prevents students from registering for the summer and fall until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and fall classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 21, and registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 2.  I will let you know through these weekly announcements when the Schedule of Classes is posted for each session and when to submit program planning sheets.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Information Session - March 7, 2018

Prof. Eric Isaacson, the director of graduate studies, will hold an information session for all doctoral students on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The session will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at various points in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. The 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.

This session is open to all doctoral students. Students who have attended a doctoral information session in the past are welcome to attend again, but the information covered will be the same.

We will meet in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120) from 3:30 to 4:30. No sign up is necessary, and we hope to see you there.

Reminders

[5] Summer Chorus 2018: Auditions

SUMMER CHORUS 2018: Auditions
Scholarships available * Major solo opportunities for all voice parts

The Choral Department is pleased to announce auditions for the MUS-X 70 Summer Chorus, conducted this year by Dominick DiOrio. The ensemble will meet during the six-week summer session (June 4-July 13) on Monday through Friday from 3:00-5:00pm. It is open to all students by audition.

The Summer Chorus will perform one concert with orchestra on Saturday, July 7th at 8pm, which will feature the following repertoire:

-- Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (chorus & orchestra w/ countertenor solo, and solos on all other voice parts)
-- Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings (major tenor solo and major french horn solo with string orchestra)
-- Chen Yi: Ge Xu (Antiphony) (for orchestra)
-- Felix Mendelssohn Psalm 42 (chorus and orchestra with major soprano solo, and solo quartet for 2 tenors, baritone & bass)

An audition for Professor DiOrio is required. Auditions will be held Monday March 5th to Wednesday, March 7th in JS 333. The audition will consist of a prepared solo of your choice (or simple vocalizing for non-voice majors), range test, sight-reading, and a conversation about your summer goals. A pianist will be provided. Those wishing to be considered for specific solo assignments may sing excerpts from the above works, but it is not necessary. All assigned soloists are expected to sing in the Chorus for the other works on the program.

Thirty-two (32) singers accepted by audition will receive a one-credit scholarship. As credits for the Summer Chorus are complimentary, this scholarship may be used toward any other Jacobs School of Music summer coursework (lessons, classes, etc.). In addition, all students receive a 20% discount in tuition costs for courses taken within the JSOM. Those students with AI or GA fee remission applied to the summer are not eligible for the scholarship, but they may still audition for solos and for the chorus.

To be considered for the scholarship, all auditioning students must also fill out the 2018 Summer Ensemble Scholarship Application and return it to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by March 5th.

Please sign-up for an audition by emailing David Villanueva: dvillanu@indiana.edu
Accepted singers will be notified by Friday, March 9th. Summer registration begins after Spring Break.

Questions about the Summer Chorus should be directed to Dominick DiOrio at ddiorio@indiana.edu.

***
Additional summer course offered by the choral department
(During six-week term: June 4th - July 13th)
MUS-G 560 (6766) Grad. Choral Conducting Daily 1:20-2:50pm DiOrio

[6] Summer financial aid

Pay attention to the email you received yesterday from the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office. Open the email attachment if you plan to enroll this summer to read about the financial aid options and to apply for the summer ensemble scholarship (if you want to apply). The deadline to submit the application is coming up soon!

Registration for summer will start after Spring Break, and the Schedule of Classes will be posted shortly before that.

[7] Credential Management Service (for Recommendation Letters and more)

Did you know the JSoM Career Portal offers a seamless [and FREE] credentials management service?

Login and set up your account: https://iujsm-csm.symplicity.com/sso/students/.

Choose "Credentials" from the menu on the left and get started! Upload current CV, resumes and other career documents [which can be updated and managed at any time].

Through the system, request recommendation letters from internal/IU or external recommenders. Recommenders receive a link and can type their recommendation directly into the system or upload as a document - indicating level of confidentiality preferred.

When applying for positions, you can generate recommendation packets with one-click - selecting the particular documents you want to include in each packet. Packets are automatically sent to the contacts you provide and the OECD receives an email confirming receipt.

It's easy. It's free. Questions or problems with the system? Stop by the OECD (jsomoecd@indiana.edu), or make an appointment with a Career Advisor today!

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Changes to IU Umail accounts

Starting in March, students will no longer use Umail to access IU email and will instead use Google at IU. If you currently have a umail account, be sure to read this page for instructions about the change-over: https://uits.iu.edu/umail.

If you ever have problems with your IU email, contact UITS for help (https://kb.iu.edu/d/abxl#iub). Remember that you MUST check your IU email account regularly.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

February 14, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Summer Chorus 2018: Auditions

[2] Summer financial aid

[3] Credential Management Service (for Recommendation Letters and more)

Reminders

[4] Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship

[5] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Minimum grades for courses

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 Chorus 2018: Auditions

SUMMER CHORUS 2018: Auditions
Scholarships available * Major solo opportunities for all voice parts

The Choral Department is pleased to announce auditions for the MUS-X 70 Summer Chorus, conducted this year by Dominick DiOrio. The ensemble will meet during the six-week summer session (June 4-July 13) on Monday through Friday from 3:00-5:00pm. It is open to all students by audition.

The Summer Chorus will perform one concert with orchestra on Saturday, July 7th at 8pm, which will feature the following repertoire:

-- Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms (chorus & orchestra w/ countertenor solo, and solos on all other voice parts)
-- Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings (major tenor solo and major french horn solo with string orchestra)
-- Chen Yi: Ge Xu (Antiphony) (for orchestra)
-- Felix Mendelssohn Psalm 42 (chorus and orchestra with major soprano solo, and solo quartet for 2 tenors, baritone & bass)

An audition for Professor DiOrio is required. Auditions will be held Monday March 5th to Wednesday, March 7th in JS 333. The audition will consist of a prepared solo of your choice (or simple vocalizing for non-voice majors), range test, sight-reading, and a conversation about your summer goals. A pianist will be provided. Those wishing to be considered for specific solo assignments may sing excerpts from the above works, but it is not necessary. All assigned soloists are expected to sing in the Chorus for the other works on the program.

Thirty-two (32) singers accepted by audition will receive a one-credit scholarship. As credits for the Summer Chorus are complimentary, this scholarship may be used toward any other Jacobs School of Music summer coursework (lessons, classes, etc.). In addition, all students receive a 20% discount in tuition costs for courses taken within the JSOM. Those students with AI or GA fee remission applied to the summer are not eligible for the scholarship, but they may still audition for solos and for the chorus.

To be considered for the scholarship, all auditioning students must also fill out the 2018 Summer Ensemble Scholarship Application and return it to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by March 5th.

Please sign-up for an audition by emailing David Villanueva: dvillanu@indiana.edu
Accepted singers will be notified by Friday, March 9th. Summer registration begins after Spring Break.

Questions about the Summer Chorus should be directed to Dominick DiOrio at ddiorio@indiana.edu.

***
Additional summer course offered by the choral department
(During six-week term: June 4th - July 13th)
MUS-G 560 (6766) Grad. Choral Conducting Daily 1:20-2:50pm DiOrio

[2] Summer financial aid

Pay attention to the email you received yesterday from the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office. Open the email attachment if you plan to enroll this summer to read about the financial aid options and to apply for the summer ensemble scholarship (if you want to apply). The deadline to submit the application is coming up soon!

Registration for summer will start after Spring Break, and the Schedule of Classes will be posted shortly before that.

[3] Credential Management Service (for Recommendation Letters and more)

Did you know the JSoM Career Portal offers a seamless [and FREE] credentials management service?

Login and set up your account: https://iujsm-csm.symplicity.com/sso/students/.

Choose "Credentials" from the menu on the left and get started! Upload current CV, resumes and other career documents [which can be updated and managed at any time].

Through the system, request recommendation letters from internal/IU or external recommenders. Recommenders receive a link and can type their recommendation directly into the system or upload as a document - indicating level of confidentiality preferred.

When applying for positions, you can generate recommendation packets with one-click - selecting the particular documents you want to include in each packet. Packets are automatically sent to the contacts you provide and the OECD receives an email confirming receipt.

It's easy. It's free. Questions or problems with the system? Stop by the OECD (jsomoecd@indiana.edu), or make an appointment with a Career Advisor today!

Reminders

[4] Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship

The Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship was created to honor President Myles Brand's parents, Irving and Shirley Brand. The fellowship is an annual fellowship for IUB incoming or current graduate students in the Humanities, with preference given to students of Philosophy.

Details about the Fellowship's application procedure are outlined here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Brand%20Fellowship%202018-19.pdf . The deadline to apply to this fellowship through the Jacobs School of Music is Friday, February 23. Please submit the application materials to the Music Graduate Office by that date if you want to apply.

[5] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Minimum grades for courses

Each program has minimum grades for each category of classes that you take. That information is on the Music Graduate Office web site at the following pages:

Master's students: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersGrades.shtml

Doctoral students: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docGrades.shtml

Diploma students: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaGrades.shtml

In addition to your minimum grade for each class, all graduate and diploma students need to maintain a 3.0 grade point average each semester and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2017-2018/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml has more details about academic standing policies.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

February 7, 2018

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[1] Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

Reminders

[3] Performance Proficiency for all non-performance degrees

[4] Travel and International Enhancement Grants

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offerings for February 2018

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 Master's and Doctoral Students

[1] Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship

The Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship was created to honor President Myles Brand's parents, Irving and Shirley Brand. The fellowship is an annual fellowship for IUB incoming or current graduate students in the Humanities, with preference given to students of Philosophy.

Details about the Fellowship's application procedure are outlined here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Brand%20Fellowship%202018-19.pdf . The deadline to apply to this fellowship through the Jacobs School of Music is Friday, February 23. Please submit the application materials to the Music Graduate Office by that date if you want to apply.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you’ve chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Reminders

[3] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

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

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.

[4] Travel and International Enhancement Grants

Below is a list of international awards for IU graduate students with deadlines in spring semester 2018, managed by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) with support from the University Graduate School.Please review the FAQ page (https://worldwide.iu.edu/students/grants-grads/pre-dis/faqs.shtml) for these programs, or contact iagrants@iu.edu with questions.

OVPIA Grants for Graduate Students:

Summer Pre-dissertation Travel Grant: supports research-related summer travel abroad prior to conducting dissertation research. Activities supported include exploring potential research sites, archives, or other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; identifying and meeting local scholars and contacts. Pre-dissertation support is intended to prepare students to successfully compete for external funding that will support extended dissertation field research overseas. Deadline is March 1, 2018.

International Enhancement Grant: supports students pursuing academic training which adds or enhances an international component of their graduate degree program. Activities include: enrollment in a foreign language course not offered at IU; participation in a non-credit-bearing international internship or a formal training program or workshop on an international topic that is at least 2 weeks in length. Note that the international enhancement grant cannot be used to support participation in an IU-sponsored study abroad program. Deadline is March 1, 2018, for summer 2018. The International Enhancement Grant has additional deadlines for fall and spring semester activities.

For more information about these grants go to: OVPIA Grants for Students https://worldwide.iu.edu/students/index.shtml

David Zaret
Vice President
Indiana University
Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
Bryan Hall 104
iagrants@iu.edu
Ph: (812) 855-5021
Fax: (812) 855-6884

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offerings for February 2018

More details about these events can also be found here: https://beinvolved.indiana.edu/organization/iuhealthcenter/events.

Check out this Ebony magazine article, "Black Mental Health Awareness Month: There is a Void": http://www.ebony.com/life/black-mental-health-awareness-month#.WnOWYCgZQBA.email

Celebrate EveryBODY Week - Feb. 26 to March 2: #CEBW
Body-image is a concern for many college students of all gender identities, and may lead to unhealthy dieting/exercise behaviors and/or an Eating Disorder. Celebrate EveryBODY Week can help you start finding things to appreciate about your body, and learn how to help a friend who may be struggling. Join us for:

SACS SERVICES:
The Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) offers FREE crisis, individual, and group counseling to students who have experienced sexual violence. SACS assists students with referrals to medical services, campus judicial resources, other campus advocacy services and community legal services if the student wishes to follow up on any of these resources. Call 812-855-8900 to schedule an appointment or to speak to a crisis counselor 24 hours a day.

SACS also offers free groups for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse (Fridays 3pm) and Survivors of Sexual Assault (Fridays, 1-2:30pm)

Healthier Substance Use
In an effort to better assist students with substance abuse problems CAPS is collaborating with a study of the Substance Use Navigation program, developed by Jody Madeira of the Maurer Law School. CAPS, and other campus and community substance experts, consulted as this web portal & Health Tracking Mobile Application was developed. It is now being used or beta-tested with selected CAPS clients.

Trouble Sleeping?
"Sleep Better!"- February 8, 4pm in Hodge Hall, room 3018
Part of IU Sleep Week, join Dr. Chris Meno for this FREE info. session to learn better ways to help yourself fall asleep and feel rested in the morning. Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning and balances your mood.

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox for FREE workshops to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.

  • "Adjusting to IU" - Feb. 7 at 4pm
    Get tips on adjusting to college life while learning how to handle roommate, school, work or friendship issues.
  • "Stress Management" - Feb. 14 at 4pm
    Feeling overwhelmed with life? We can help you destress!
  • "Time Management & Study Skills" - Feb. 21 at 4pm
    Learn how to study smarter, not harder, and to manage your time so you can still have fun!
  • "Midterm Prep" - Feb. 28 at 4pm
    Stress out about midterms? Log on for helpful tips on test, anxiety, studying, and more!

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left - room E159 is behind the Information Desk).

  • "Living Social"- February 5 at 4pm
    Feeling nervous about meeting new people or hanging out with friends? Join Daisy Anspaugh, M.A. as we explore different ways to more comfortably engage in social situations and confront social anxiety.
  • "Help Me Sleep!"- February 19 T 4pm
    Can't fall asleep? Waking up tired? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning and balances your mood. Dr. Chris Meno will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

Indiana University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
600 N. Jordan Avenue, 4th floor
Bloomington, IN 47405-3191
(812)855-5711
(812)855-8447 Fax

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

February 1, 2018

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[1] Performance Proficiency for all non-performance degrees

[2] Travel and International Enhancement Grants

Reminders

[3] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2018

[4] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

[5] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions for you

Resources you might want to know about

[6] IU Health Center

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 Master's and Doctoral Students

[1] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

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

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.

[2] Travel and International Enhancement Grants

Below is a list of international awards for IU graduate students with deadlines in spring semester 2018, managed by the Office of the Vice President for International Affairs (OVPIA) with support from the University Graduate School.Please review the FAQ page (https://worldwide.iu.edu/students/grants-grads/pre-dis/faqs.shtml) for these programs, or contact iagrants@iu.edu with questions.

OVPIA Grants for Graduate Students:

Summer Pre-dissertation Travel Grant: supports research-related summer travel abroad prior to conducting dissertation research. Activities supported include exploring potential research sites, archives, or other research resources; establishing institutional affiliations; identifying and meeting local scholars and contacts. Pre-dissertation support is intended to prepare students to successfully compete for external funding that will support extended dissertation field research overseas. Deadline is March 1, 2018.

International Enhancement Grant: supports students pursuing academic training which adds or enhances an international component of their graduate degree program. Activities include: enrollment in a foreign language course not offered at IU; participation in a non-credit-bearing international internship or a formal training program or workshop on an international topic that is at least 2 weeks in length. Note that the international enhancement grant cannot be used to support participation in an IU-sponsored study abroad program. Deadline is March 1, 2018, for summer 2018. The International Enhancement Grant has additional deadlines for fall and spring semester activities.

For more information about these grants go to: OVPIA Grants for Students https://worldwide.iu.edu/students/index.shtml

David Zaret
Vice President
Indiana University
Office of the Vice President for International Affairs
Bryan Hall 104
iagrants@iu.edu
Ph: (812) 855-5021
Fax: (812) 855-6884

Reminders

[3] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2018

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2018, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 February 18, 2018 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2018. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application 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. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application 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] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

This week we are in a 50% refund period for dropped classes.  Next week there is a 25% refund for dropped classes.  After February 4, there is no refund for dropped classes.

Please note that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining full-time status in most cases.  If you add a class or classes, you will pay full tuition for the credits you add.

8-week classes (MUS-T 509 Sight Singing and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory) have a different refund schedule.  Let us know if you have questions about that.

[5] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions for you

I am writing particularly to doctoral students who are in their final semesters of course work and looking towards qualifying exams.  As you plan your last courses and think about your schedule for written and oral qualifying exams, I want to encourage you to be thinking about the proposal you will write for a doctoral final project or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project or dissertation to make progress on your qualifying exams. In those fields you must have completed the proposal and have it approved before you can take a major-field exam or an oral exam (depending on your department).

You will certainly be eager to get your exams done and officially become a candidate for your degree.  The thing that most often delays students is the lack of a complete topic proposal, which sometimes entangles them in time limits.  (Students must pass the oral qualifying exam within one year of taking the first written exam.)  I am writing to urge you to read about what is required, to consult with potential research committee members, and to plan your work on this proposal as you take your last courses. Details are at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml . Planning ahead and getting a start on your proposal represents the best way to help yourself make uninterrupted progress.

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

We also strongly recommend that you schedule your pre-exam appointment to meet with me if you have not already done so.  In this meeting (which should take about 30 minutes), I will review the structure and content of the written and oral exams, offer some advice on how to prepare for the exams, remind you about time limits that you will need to keep in mind, and answer questions you might have about the process.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 812-855-1738.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

Resources you might want to know about

[6] IU Health Center

"The IU Health Center is a four-story facility that includes a full-service medical clinic, lab, X-ray facility, and pharmacy. Inside, you'll find everything from nutrition counseling to birth control advice. If you get sick, you can get treated fast at our Walk-In Clinic. See a physical therapist for help recovering from an injury. If you're stressing out over your studies, you can talk it over with an experienced counselor. You can even prepare for studies abroad at our international travel clinic."

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

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

January 24, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2018

[2] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions for you

Reminders

[4] Schedule adjustment for classes starting on Monday, January 15

[5] Information for students who plan to attend May 2018 Commencement Ceremony

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Preparing Future Faculty Conference

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 for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2018

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2018, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 February 18, 2018 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2018. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application 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. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application 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] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

This week we are in a 50% refund period for dropped classes.  Next week there is a 25% refund for dropped classes.  After February 4, there is no refund for dropped classes.

Please note that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining full-time status in most cases.  If you add a class or classes, you will pay full tuition for the credits you add.

8-week classes (MUS-T 509 Sight Singing and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory) have a different refund schedule.  Let us know if you have questions about that.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions for you

I am writing particularly to doctoral students who are in their final semesters of course work and looking towards qualifying exams.  As you plan your last courses and think about your schedule for written and oral qualifying exams, I want to encourage you to be thinking about the proposal you will write for a doctoral final project or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project or dissertation to make progress on your qualifying exams. In those fields you must have completed the proposal and have it approved before you can take a major-field exam or an oral exam (depending on your department).

You will certainly be eager to get your exams done and officially become a candidate for your degree.  The thing that most often delays students is the lack of a complete topic proposal, which sometimes entangles them in time limits.  (Students must pass the oral qualifying exam within one year of taking the first written exam.)  I am writing to urge you to read about what is required, to consult with potential research committee members, and to plan your work on this proposal as you take your last courses. Details are at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml . Planning ahead and getting a start on your proposal represents the best way to help yourself make uninterrupted progress.

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

We also strongly recommend that you schedule your pre-exam appointment to meet with me if you have not already done so.  In this meeting (which should take about 30 minutes), I will review the structure and content of the written and oral exams, offer some advice on how to prepare for the exams, remind you about time limits that you will need to keep in mind, and answer questions you might have about the process.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 812-855-1738.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

Reminders

[4] Spring Semester Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 15

Starting Monday, January 15, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, January 15 through Sunday, March 11, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.   

To drop a class on Monday, January 15 through Sunday, March 11, you can follow the procedure outlined here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 January 15 and March 11, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down, then click on the link for “Even exchange policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” 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, and only when the credit hours for the dropped and added class are equal or if the added class is more credits than the dropped class.  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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

In the 2nd week of classes or later, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project (anything with variable credits), you will need to drop your enrollment in your current number of credit hours and then add a new enrollment with the new number of credit hours and you will be responsible for the corresponding fees for that change.

Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

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

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

[5] Information for students who plan to attend May 2018 Commencement Ceremony

All students, both seniors and graduate students, who plan to participate in May Commencement 2018 can currently rent their caps and gowns online at www.herffjones.com/college/iu . The online rental period ends on Monday, March 26, but students who rent by Monday, March 19, receive a substantial discount. If students have questions about caps and gowns or any other aspect of Commencement, they are encouraged to attend GradFair on Wednesday, February 14-Thursday, February 15, anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. They can receive help with renting their apparel, get their photos taken in caps and gowns that we'll have on hand, ask questions of Commencement and Alumni Association representatives, and enjoy free snacks. There's more info about GradFair on our website: https://commencement.indiana.edu/how-to-prepare/gradfair.html.

If students do not rent caps and gowns by March 26, they will be able to rent and pick them up during the week of April 30 in the IU Bookstore. (Commencement for graduate students will be on Friday, May 4, and Commencement for seniors will be on Saturday, May 5.) The non-discounted rental fee will be in effect, and some sizes may be in short supply.

Students and their families are welcome to contact the Commencement office at iudegree@indiana.edu. In addition, we hope they'll explore the entire Commencement website, https://commencement.indiana.edu/index.html.

[6] 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 May 2018.

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).

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 and MME: 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

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.

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

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

Detailed information can be found here:

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

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

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

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

* For dissertation in music theory: may be approved at any time for students in following the 2017 bulletin or later, for students with an earlier bulletin, must be approved prior to the oral exam

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

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

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

Research committee approval
Up to 8 weeks

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

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

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation
Not required for Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation. Up to a week to arrange date. PhD students only: additional 30 days.

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

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

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

Final revisions, submission
A few days to several weeks

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

The procedures for final submission of the approved document are explained in more detail in the next section of these announcements.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Preparing Future Faculty Conference

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

You are cordially invited to the 23rd Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference: Facing Forward: Fostering Successful Scholarship in the 21st Century Academy on Friday, February 9th, 2018 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

The PFF conference is a one-day professionalization event designed to provide graduate students from all disciplines and at all phases of their educations with important information about preparing for their future academic careers. This year the conference will consist of four sessions (three panels and one round table) addressing different issues of concern to graduate students. Topics will range from navigating the job market, to diversity in teaching higher education, to exploring the variety of professional opportunities available inside (and outside) of academia, among other subjects. Visit our website (http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/) for more information and to view the program.

The conference is free and open to all Indiana University graduate students, but please register early for the free lunch. Limited space is available for the luncheon, and registration closes Monday, February 5th. Contact Eric Wright for more information.

Preparing Future Faculty Conference
When: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, February 9th, 2018
Where: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU): Alumni Hall, Whittenberger Auditorium, State Rooms East and West, Dogwood and Persimmon Rooms
Website: http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/
Registration: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5j2AiipF3jJ7iV7
Cost: free!

 

 

January 18, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes starting on Monday, January 15
[2] Free voice lessons
[3] Information for students who plan to attend May 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions
[7] Doctoral Styles Exam - Final Reminder
[8] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Transcripts

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] Spring Semester Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 15

Starting Monday, January 15, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, January 15 through Sunday, March 11, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.   

To drop a class on Monday, January 15 through Sunday, March 11, you can follow the procedure outlined here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 January 15 and March 11, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down, then click on the link for “Even exchange policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” 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, and only when the credit hours for the dropped and added class are equal or if the added class is more credits than the dropped class.  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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

In the 2nd week of classes or later, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project (anything with variable credits), you will need to drop your enrollment in your current number of credit hours and then add a new enrollment with the new number of credit hours and you will be responsible for the corresponding fees for that change.

Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

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

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

[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 January 22 through April 27. There is no cost nor credit granted. If you're interested, please write him at blhorne@indiana.edu by January 22 to set up an appointment to meet.

[3] Information for students who plan to attend May 2018 Commencement Ceremony

All students, both seniors and graduate students, who plan to participate in May Commencement 2018 can currently rent their caps and gowns online at http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/iu/. The online rental period ends on Monday, March 26, but students who rent by Monday, March 19, receive a substantial discount. If students have questions about caps and gowns or any other aspect of Commencement, they are encouraged to attend GradFair on Wednesday, February 14-Thursday, February 15, anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union. They can receive help with renting their apparel, get their photos taken in caps and gowns that we'll have on hand, ask questions of Commencement and Alumni Association representatives, and enjoy free snacks. There's more info about GradFair on our website: https://commencement.indiana.edu/how-to-prepare/gradfair.html.

If students do not rent caps and gowns by March 26, they will be able to rent and pick them up during the week of April 30 in the IU Bookstore. (Commencement for graduate students will be on Friday, May 4, and Commencement for seniors will be on Saturday, May 5.) The non-discounted rental fee will be in effect, and some sizes may be in short supply.

Students and their families are welcome to contact the Commencement office at iudegree@indiana.edu. In addition, we hope they'll explore the entire Commencement website, https://commencement.indiana.edu/index.html.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[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 May 2018.

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).

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 and MME: 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

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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

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

Detailed information can be found here:

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

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

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

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

* For dissertation in music theory: may be approved at any time for students in following the 2017 bulletin or later, for students with an earlier bulletin, must be approved prior to the oral exam

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

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

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

Research committee approval
Up to 8 weeks

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

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

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation
Not required for Doctoral Piano Essay or composition Dissertation. Up to a week to arrange date. PhD students only: additional 30 days.

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

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

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

Final revisions, submission
A few days to several weeks

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

The procedures for final submission of the approved document are explained in more detail in the next section of these announcements.

Reminders

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions (spring 2018)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2018 semester will be held Wednesday, February 21, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 23, 3:30-6:00 PM in the Recital 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 fall semester 2018; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in fall 2018; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2018 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, 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, January 19 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2018 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 19, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2018) 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 Friday, February 9.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 14 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, 812-855-1738).

[7] Doctoral Styles Exam - Final Reminder

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2017 or spring 2018 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12.  Please note that January 27 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2018 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2017), please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

[8] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

The University Graduate School Spring Grant-in-Aid competition provides funding up to $1000 for unusual research/project expenses, including travel. Examples of unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral research include: travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the final project (dissertation, doctoral final project, or doctoral piano essay).

The program is open to PhD, DME, and DM students. Students must have been formally admitted to candidacy by the application deadline.

JSOM students interested in applying for a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, at musicdgs@indiana.edu well in advance of the deadline. Completed applications should be submitted to Prof. Isaacson by Friday, February 2, to ensure that the music graduate office can submit the materials to the campus by the February 9 deadline.

For more information, including the application process, see Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research.

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Transcripts

I've had several quesitons recently about how to order official transcripts. Detailed instructions can be found here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu//transcripts/order-transcript/index.html.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

January 10, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes through Sunday, January 14
[2] Waitlists for Spring classes - Final run of waitlists is on the morning of Thursday, January 11
[3] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes starting on Monday, January 15
[4] Artist Diploma Auditions
[5] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 15

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Styles Exam - Final Reminder
[7] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

Reminders

[8] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring or Summer
[9] Music Theory minor field qualifying exam

Resources you might want to know about

[10] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) offerings for January 2018

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] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through Sunday, January 14

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 14 (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, January 14.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, January 12 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 that can help with issues.

Please look over your schedule carefully 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, January 14, 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 (in which case you may be able to be enrolled part-time), and at least 10 credits for Mstrong>all diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, January 15, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on January 15.  See the section below for details about how to adjust your schedule at that point.

If you are adjusting any credit hours (to increase or decrease your lesson credits or final project/document credits), make sure to do that before Sunday, January 14, and use the edit or update function in the registration system. That is your last opportunity to simply adjust credit hours for a particular class. Starting on January 15, if you want to change your credit hours for a class you have to drop your current enrollment (and potentially get only a partial refund of tuition when you do) and then add it like a new class (and pay full tuition for the "new" enrollment).

[2] Waitlists - Final run of waitlists is on the morning of Thursday, January 11

The last run of the waitlist for all spring courses will be on Thursday (January 11) in the morning.  The system will then take a few hours to work through all of the waitlists.  So if you are not registered in a class by the afternoon on Thursday, January 11, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

[3] Spring Semester Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 15

Starting Monday, January 15, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, January 15 through Sunday, March 11, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.   

To drop a class on Monday, January 15 through Sunday, March 11, you can follow the procedure outlined here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 January 15 and March 11, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down, then click on the link for “Even exchange policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” 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, and only when the credit hours for the dropped and added class are equal or if the added class is more credits than the dropped class.  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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

In the 2nd week of classes or later, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project (anything with variable credits), you will need to drop your enrollment in your current number of credit hours and then add a new enrollment with the new number of credit hours and you will be responsible for the corresponding fees for that change.

Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

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

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

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions (spring 2018)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2018 semester will be held Wednesday, February 21, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 23, 3:30-6:00 PM in the Recital 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 fall semester 2018; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in fall 2018; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2018 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, 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, January 19 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2018 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 19, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2018) 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 Friday, February 9.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 14 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, 812-855-1738).

[5] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 15

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 15 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes do not meet on that day.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Doctoral Styles Exam - Final Reminder

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2017 or spring 2018 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12.  Please note that January 27 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2018 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2017), please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

[7] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

The University Graduate School Spring Grant-in-Aid competition provides funding up to $1000 for unusual research/project expenses, including travel. Examples of unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral research include: travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the final project (dissertation, doctoral final project, or doctoral piano essay).

The program is open to PhD, DME, and DM students. Students must have been formally admitted to candidacy by the application deadline.

JSOM students interested in applying for a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, at musicdgs@indiana.edu well in advance of the deadline. Completed applications should be submitted to Prof. Isaacson by Friday, February 2, to ensure that the music graduate office can submit the materials to the campus by the February 9 deadline.

For more information, including the application process, see Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research.

Reminders

[8] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring or Summer

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2018, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 minute to complete. 

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is February 16, 2018 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2018. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application 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. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application 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 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 (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.

[9] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 27), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 12.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-format.shtml has more details about the music theory minor field exam content.

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 (at least one of the courses needs to be an analysis course- typically T545, T551, T555, or T556). 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, January 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 23, 2018. 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

[10] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) offerings for January 2018

More details about the following can be found at the CAPS web site: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/.

Want to feel happier in 2018? Five Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness (and come to our "Think Happy!" workshop - see below): https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/five_science_backed_strategies_for_more_happiness.

Try a Spring Group:
Group counseling can be MORE effective than one-on-one counseling for helping students with some concerns. Groups of 5-8 students and 1-2 counselors provide support and feedback in so many students find helpful! Call (812) 855-5711 to learn more.

  • Interpersonal Groups - Helps you work on relationship skills like self-esteem, assertiveness, social anxiety, and healthier conflict.
  • Family Relationships - Talking about family problems can feel hard, especially if you're not sure others will understand. This group gives you a supportive, safe space to talk to students who share similar struggles.
  • Defeating Depression - Learn how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence your mood and learn to navigate depressive experiences with new coping strategies.
  • Emotional Eating - Explore eating disorder struggles while creating self-awareness of thoughts, feelings, and relationships.
  • Trans Support Group - Offers a safe and supportive environment for transgender students to explore stressors as they pertain to issues of identity, transitioning, transphobia, relationships, and mental health, and explore ways to navigate stress from social, cultural, and political sources.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR STRESS - FREE drop-in workshops Mon & Tues 10-11am, Wed & Thurs 2-3pm at IU Health Center, 4th floor. Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice "Mindfulness", a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion and much more! Bring a friend!

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox for FREE workshops to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.

"Adjusting to IU" - Jan. 10 & Jan. 24
Get tips on adjusting to college life while learning how to handle roommate, school, work or friendship issues.

"Stress Management" - Jan. 17 & Jan. 31
Feeling overwhelmed with life? We can help you destress!

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left - room E159 is behind the Information Desk).

"Think Happy!"- January 22
Research on "happiness" suggests there are specific activities you can do in your day to day life to increase feelings of happiness. Enrique Silva, M.A. will engage you in ways to experience more happiness.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

January 3, 2018

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes through Sunday, January 14
[2] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring or Summer

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Music Theory minor field qualifying exam

Reminders

[4] Grades for Fall 2017

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] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through Sunday, January 14

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 14 (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, January 14.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, January 12 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 that can help with issues.

Please look over your schedule carefully 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, January 14, 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 (in which case you may be able to be enrolled part-time), and at least 10 credits for Mstrong>all diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, January 15, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on January 15.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after January 14 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday morning (January 11).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Thursday, January 11, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

If you are adjusting any credit hours (to increase or decrease your lesson credits or final project/document credits), make sure to do that before Sunday, January 14, and use the edit or update function in the registration system. That is your last opportunity to simply adjust credit hours for a particular class. Starting on January 15, if you want to change your credit hours for a class you have to drop your current enrollment (and potentially get only a partial refund of tuition when you do) and then add it like a new class (and pay full tuition for the "new" enrollment).

If you have not enrolled at all yet, then please note that Thursday, January 4 is the last day to register for classes without late fees (for initial registration). Starting on Friday, if you are registering for the spring semester for the first time (instead of adjusting the schedule you have already enrolled in) there will be a late registration fee.

[2] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring or Summer

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2018, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 minute to complete. 

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is February 16, 2018 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2018. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application 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. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application 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 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 (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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 27), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 12.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-format.shtml has more details about the music theory minor field exam content.

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 (at least one of the courses needs to be an analysis course- typically T545, T551, T555, or T556). 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, January 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 23, 2018. 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

[4] Grades for Fall 2017

Final grades will be available on One.IU after December 20 (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html has details). Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until December 20. 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 fall semester.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Follow this link to the Registrar's web site: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/documents/transcript.shtml.  You can order your transcript now if need a copy that includes fall semester grades. 

If you need a transcript that shows your graduation date (and you completed your program this fall), then wait until after January 17 to order your transcript.

Information on diplomas is available here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.  Diplomas are mailed around 12 weeks after your graduation.

Announcements for Fall 2017

December 13, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Grades for Fall 2017
[2] Music Graduate Office hours for Winter Break

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Music Theory minor field qualifying exam

Reminders

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions (Spring 2018)
[5] Last chance to register for Spring without late fees
[6] Doctoral Styles Exam (all doctoral students in their first year, and other eligible doctoral students)

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Writing Tutorial Services resources available in spring 2018

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] Grades for Fall 2017

Final grades will be available on One.IU after December 20 (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html has details). Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until December 20. 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 fall semester.

[2] Music Graduate Office hours for Winter Break

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Winter Break from Wednesday, December 20 through Monday, January 1. We will re-open at 8 am on Tuesday, January 2.

We hope everyone has a wonderful break!

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 27), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 12.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-format.shtml has more details about the music theory minor field exam content.

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 (at least one of the courses needs to be an analysis course- typically T545, T551, T555, or T556). 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, January 27, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 23, 2018. 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

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions (spring 2018)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2018 semester will be held Wednesday, February 21, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 23, 3:30-6:00 PM in the Recital 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 fall semester 2018; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in fall 2018; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2018 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, 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, January 19 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2018 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 19, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2018) 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 Friday, February 9.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 14 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, 812-855-1738).

[5] Last chance to register for spring 2018 without late fees

Registration for spring 2018 started on October 19.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to 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

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

The deadline to register for spring 2018 without late fees is Thursday, January 4. Because the Music Graduate Office will be closed for several weeks for Winter Break, you need to submit your program planning sheet by December 15 in order to be guaranteed to get a response in time to register before January 4

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

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4182/MUS/index.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 spring semester.

Spring semester 2018 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

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

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2017 or spring 2018 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12.  Please note that January 27 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2018 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2017), please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Writing Tutorial Services resources for Spring 2018

This message is from the Writing Tutorial Services office.

I write to share three announcements from Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) that may be of interest to your graduate students.

First, a reminder about a resource available in Spring 2018:
Our WTS Write-In sessions will run on Fridays from 9-12 in Wells Library E-174. Students doing any sort of graduate or thesis-level writing are welcome to drop in and write alongside one another. We now have coffee and snacks at these sessions and plenty of space for first-time Write-in participants to join or former attendees to return for the beginning-of-semester crunch.

Second, a reminder about Spring 2018 Dissertation Groups. Once again Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) will host its very successful dissertation writing groups, and I would like to invite the dissertation writers in your departments to participate. To that end, I hope you will forward this message to them.

We have automated the application process. Students can fill out an application form here: https://goo.gl/forms/eKqq3mqbsNRPNYpF2.

Applications are due Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM.

WTS Dissertation Group information is also located here https://wts.indiana.edu/graduate-students/dissertation-writing-groups.html.

Questions about Dissertation Groups should be directed to Laura Clapper (lclapper@indiana.edu).

Third, WTS is now hosting article-writing groups that meet weekly during the semester and move students from a drafted document to a submitted article in that time frame. Students may participate in both a dissertation group and an article-writing group in the same semester. More information and the application form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/5cMFwOc3V42Z42kV2.

Applications for the article-writing groups are due Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM

Questions about Article-Writing Groups should be directed to Lindsay Munnelly at lmunnell@indiana.edu.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

December 6, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions (Spring 2018)
[2] Last chance to register for Spring without late fees
[3] Music Graduate Office hours and holiday break schedule

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[5] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2017) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times
[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship
[7] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for master's and doctoral students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2017) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times
[8] Buskirk-Chumley Theater GA (Graduate Assistant) positions available
[9] Portuguese at IU

Resources you might want to know about

[10] CAPS Events for December

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] Artist Diploma Auditions (spring 2018)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2018 semester will be held Wednesday, February 21, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 23, 3:30-6:00 PM in the Recital 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 fall semester 2018; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in fall 2018; it is not possible for current students to enter provisionally and then perform the School-wide audition in a later semester.

Students who were new to IU and admitted to the Artist Diploma program provisionally for the spring 2018 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, 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, January 19 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2018 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 19, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2018) 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 Friday, February 9.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 14 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, 812-855-1738).

[2] Last chance to register for spring 2018 without late fees

Registration for spring 2018 started on October 19.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to 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

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

The deadline to register for spring 2018 without late fees is Thursday, January 4. Because the Music Graduate Office will be closed for several weeks for Winter Break, you need to submit your program planning sheet by December 15 in order to be guaranteed to get a response in time to register before January 4

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

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4182/MUS/index.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 spring semester.

Spring semester 2018 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

[3] Music Graduate Office hours and holiday break schedule

The Music Graduate Office will close at 4:15 pm on Friday, December 8. We will re-open at 8 am on Monday, December 11.

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Winter Break from Wednesday, December 20 through Monday, January 1. We will re-open at 8 am on Tuesday, January 2.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, January 27, 2018, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2017 or spring 2018 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12.  Please note that January 27 will be your only opportunity to take the styles exam.  If you have already taken MUS-T 545 and earned a grade of “B” or higher in the last 10 years, you will not need to take the exam.
 
--Doctoral students who have been given permission to take the exam in spring 2018 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2017), please sign up online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/stylesExamSignUpForm.shtml or in person in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, January 12. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

Reminders

[5] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2017) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

The English, French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 5, 2018

You can now sign up for your specific diction exam time(s).  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name,  program, and which voice diction exam(s) you need to retake to request a diction exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time(s) and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your diction exam time(s).  The deadline to sign up is noon on Wednesday, January 3.

[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Educational%20Opportunity%20Fellowship%202018-19.pdf#Educational Opportunity Fellowship.

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, March 30, 2018. The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

[7] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2017) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

If this fall (2017) is your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDatesJanuary 4 and 5, 2018 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. 

You DO need to sign up ahead of time for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and noon on Wednesday, January 3.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester and spring 2018 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2018).

[8] Buskirk-Chumley Theater GA (Graduate Assistant) positions available

This message is directed towards master's students. If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to the email address below.

Greetings,

The Arts Administration Program has two Front of House Specialist GA positions available with the Buskirk-Chumley Theater (BCT - https://www.buskirkchumley.org/) in downtown Bloomington! The selected students will join a team of four other graduate assistants who work closely with the BCT's staff to plan and implement a variety of community programs and events. Please see the position description below to learn more about what the job entails.

The positions require 15 hours/week and is paid at $13/hour, for a maximum of $3,120 earned for the semester. The positions are for spring semester 2018 with possibility to extend into fall 2018. Students must be graduate work study eligible to hold these positions

If you are interested - please send me an email (ashossei@indiana.edu) with resume attached by Monday, December 4th. BCT will review resumes of interested students and select students to interview. Expected start date of the position will be Monday, January 8 (first day of spring semester).

Let me know of any questions!

Best wishes,
Ashley

Ashley Shadi Hosseini
Assistant Director, Arts Administration Program
School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University-Bloomington
Masters Program Office, Room A307
1315 E. Tenth Street | Bloomington, IN 47405
ashossei@indiana.edu | 812.856.7137

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater (BCT) is owned by the City of Bloomington and operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. The BCT is a community resource, available for rental to local artists and promoters, and presents a wide range of nationally touring concert acts and special film events. A typical weekend would include: the Hip Hop Congress presenting dance performance by student groups from around the region; the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra presenting their "ABC Show," and "all Bach concert"; the world premiere of a locally produced feature film; the Open Door church service; and the Chef's Challenge, a fundraising event for the Community Kitchen, with local chef's competing on stage.

Position: Front of House Specialist (spring openings) (work-study)

Position Description: After training with the Executive Director, Graduate Assistants are in charge of house management for all of the approximately 165 public events each year. The House Manager is the final contact with the promoter partner, making sure all details of the event are clearly understood and theater staff are adequately prepared for the show. Graduate Assistants follow up with the promoter after the show, conduct a user survey, and record this information for further analysis. Box Office shifts cover ticket sales and will call on the night of the show and some BCT Box Office/Downtown Visitor Center hours during regular Box Office operations. Graduate Assistants may also cover concessions shifts, which are fun, fast-paced, and bring perspective on this crucial revenue stream for all venues.

In addition to event staffing, each student is assigned an administrative focus where they will spend 2-3 hours per week throughout their full assistantship. Areas of focus include: marketing, social media, contracting, business management, and special events. At the end of each semester, assistants prepare a report to share with staff, analyzing the growth of the organization in their area of responsibility.

[9] Portuguese at IU

This announcement is from the Portuguese Department at IU. Not all of the courses listed here will count for all degrees. Specifically, HISP-P 491 and HISP-P 492 would count only for a reading knowledge tool subject language requirement for DM and PhD students and will not count for ORC general electives or a minor for any graduate degree. If you are interested in one of these classes and want to confirm that it will count towards your degree, send me an email (serbes@indiana.edu). If you have questions about the content of the classes, then contact Prof. Luciana Namorato.

Dear Graduate Students,

I am writing to encourage you to add a Portuguese class to your curriculum. We have a vibrant department with fun cultural activities throughout the year. I have listed below our course offerings for Spring 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email: Prof. Luciana Namorato, LNAMORAT@indiana.edu, or schedule an appointment to talk with me.

Class offerings / Spring 2018:

HISP-P491: Intensive Portuguese: 9:05-9:55 MTWR A great way to start learning Portuguese
HISP-P492: Reading and Conversation in Portuguese: 11:15-12:30 TR A wonderful class for those with knowledge of Portuguese
HISP-P512: Brazilian Culture. Taught in English: 1:00-2:15 TR If you want to learn about Brazil, and have no knowledge of the language
HISP-P570: 20th-Century Poetry in Portuguese: 1:00-2:15 MW For those who love poetry and already speak Portuguese

PhD Minor: 12 credit hours of Portuguese courses at or above the 400-level

More information at http://www.indiana.edu/~spanport/graduate/.

Luciana Namorato
Associate Professor
Director of Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Indiana University
Global and International Studies Building 2147
355 North Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 856-1061
lnamorat@indiana.edu

Resources you might want to know about

[10] CAPS Events for December

Here are some of the events that CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) will offer in December. More information can be found on their web site: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/.

FINALS GOT YOU FEELIN' STRESSED?
Try these apps:
Check out these great apps:
1) Breathe2Relax: simple deep breathing prompts than can help you feel more relaxed
2) HeadSpace: introduction to and brief Mindfulness sessions, which can help your mind and body feel better
3) Calm: students love these quick 'time-outs' to reduce stress
4) Smiling Mind: Mindfulness practice sessions and a way to track how you feel

Try MINDFULNESS FOR STRESS - FREE drop-in workshops Mon. & Tues. 10-11am, Wed. & Thurs. 2-3pm at IU Health Center, 4th floor through finals week! Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice "Mindfulness", a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion and much more!

Try our FREE online "Finals Prep" workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox for FREE workshops to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.
"Finals Prep" - Dec. 6 and Dec. 13, 4:00pm

Don't forget: CAPS and SACS are open during most of winter break including CAPS Now and Emergency Services. Our after-hours crisis telephone line is available anytime we're closed. IU students, faculty and staff can call the CAPS after-hours crisis line anytime CAPS is closed to consult with a counselor about a student of concern. Simply call CAPS at (812) 855-5711 and choose Option 1. Call the SACS crisis line at (812) 855-8900.

Indiana University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
600 N. Jordan Avenue, 4th floor
Bloomington, IN 47405-3191
(812)855-5711

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

November 29, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2017) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times
[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

Announcements for Doctoral and Master's Students

[3] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for master's and doctoral students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2017) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times
[4] Buskirk-Chumley Theater GA (Graduate Assistant) positions available
[5] Portuguese at IU

Reminders

[6] Registration for Spring 2018 started October 19
[7] Spring 2018 teaching development activities for graduate students
[8] Childcare funding opportunity
[9] Only two dates are still open for the fall Keyboard Proficiency exams
[10] New doctoral minor in Vocology
[11] Updated doctoral minor in Choral Conducting
[12] Sara and Albert Reuben Fellowships to Support the Study of the Holocaust

Resources you might want to know about

[13] Student Academic Appointment Vacancies

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] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2017) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

The English, French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 5, 2018

You can now sign up for your specific diction exam time(s).  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name,  program, and which voice diction exam(s) you need to retake to request a diction exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time(s) and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your diction exam time(s).  The deadline to sign up is noon on Wednesday, January 3.

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

The Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF) is designed to enable promising students who are first generation college graduates and who do not fare well in conventional competition for graduate fellowships. Students who have attended marginally adequate or inadequate schools; who have been required to work excessively while attending school; or whose social and economic background make acquiring education an unreasonably difficult enterprise are encouraged to apply.

Details about the fellowship, application procedure, and minimum requirements can be found here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Educational%20Opportunity%20Fellowship%202018-19.pdf#Educational Opportunity Fellowship.

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, March 30, 2018. The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

Announcements for Doctoral  and Master's Students

[3] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2017) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

If this fall (2017) is your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDatesJanuary 4 and 5, 2018 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. 

You DO need to sign up ahead of time for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and noon on Wednesday, January 3.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester and spring 2018 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2018).

[4] Buskirk-Chumley Theater GA (Graduate Assistant) positions available

This message is directed towards master's students. If you have any questions or concerns, please send them to the email address below.

Greetings,

The Arts Administration Program has two Front of House Specialist GA positions available with the Buskirk-Chumley Theater (BCT - https://www.buskirkchumley.org/) in downtown Bloomington! The selected students will join a team of four other graduate assistants who work closely with the BCT's staff to plan and implement a variety of community programs and events. Please see the position description below to learn more about what the job entails.

The positions require 15 hours/week and is paid at $13/hour, for a maximum of $3,120 earned for the semester. The positions are for spring semester 2018 with possibility to extend into fall 2018. Students must be graduate work study eligible to hold these positions

If you are interested - please send me an email (ashossei@indiana.edu) with resume attached by Monday, December 4th. BCT will review resumes of interested students and select students to interview. Expected start date of the position will be Monday, January 8 (first day of spring semester).

Let me know of any questions!

Best wishes,
Ashley

Ashley Shadi Hosseini
Assistant Director, Arts Administration Program
School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University-Bloomington
Masters Program Office, Room A307
1315 E. Tenth Street | Bloomington, IN 47405
ashossei@indiana.edu | 812.856.7137

The Buskirk-Chumley Theater (BCT) is owned by the City of Bloomington and operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. The BCT is a community resource, available for rental to local artists and promoters, and presents a wide range of nationally touring concert acts and special film events. A typical weekend would include: the Hip Hop Congress presenting dance performance by student groups from around the region; the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra presenting their "ABC Show," and "all Bach concert"; the world premiere of a locally produced feature film; the Open Door church service; and the Chef's Challenge, a fundraising event for the Community Kitchen, with local chef's competing on stage.

Position: Front of House Specialist (spring openings) (work-study)

Position Description: After training with the Executive Director, Graduate Assistants are in charge of house management for all of the approximately 165 public events each year. The House Manager is the final contact with the promoter partner, making sure all details of the event are clearly understood and theater staff are adequately prepared for the show. Graduate Assistants follow up with the promoter after the show, conduct a user survey, and record this information for further analysis. Box Office shifts cover ticket sales and will call on the night of the show and some BCT Box Office/Downtown Visitor Center hours during regular Box Office operations. Graduate Assistants may also cover concessions shifts, which are fun, fast-paced, and bring perspective on this crucial revenue stream for all venues.

In addition to event staffing, each student is assigned an administrative focus where they will spend 2-3 hours per week throughout their full assistantship. Areas of focus include: marketing, social media, contracting, business management, and special events. At the end of each semester, assistants prepare a report to share with staff, analyzing the growth of the organization in their area of responsibility.

[5] Portuguese at IU

This announcement is from the Portuguese Department at IU. Not all of the courses listed here will count for all degrees. Specifically, HISP-P 491 and HISP-P 492 would count only for a reading knowledge tool subject language requirement for DM and PhD students and will not count for ORC general electives or a minor for any graduate degree. If you are interested in one of these classes and want to confirm that it will count towards your degree, send me an email (serbes@indiana.edu). If you have questions about the content of the classes, then contact Prof. Luciana Namorato.

Dear Graduate Students,

I am writing to encourage you to add a Portuguese class to your curriculum. We have a vibrant department with fun cultural activities throughout the year. I have listed below our course offerings for Spring 2018. If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email: Prof. Luciana Namorato, LNAMORAT@indiana.edu, or schedule an appointment to talk with me.

Class offerings / Spring 2018:

HISP-P491: Intensive Portuguese: 9:05-9:55 MTWR A great way to start learning Portuguese
HISP-P492: Reading and Conversation in Portuguese: 11:15-12:30 TR A wonderful class for those with knowledge of Portuguese
HISP-P512: Brazilian Culture. Taught in English: 1:00-2:15 TR If you want to learn about Brazil, and have no knowledge of the language
HISP-P570: 20th-Century Poetry in Portuguese: 1:00-2:15 MW For those who love poetry and already speak Portuguese

PhD Minor: 12 credit hours of Portuguese courses at or above the 400-level

More information at http://www.indiana.edu/~spanport/graduate/.

Luciana Namorato
Associate Professor
Director of Portuguese
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Indiana University
Global and International Studies Building 2147
355 North Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 856-1061
lnamorat@indiana.edu

Reminders

[6] Registration for spring 2018 on October 19

Registration for spring 2018 started on October 19.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to 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

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4182/MUS/index.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 spring semester.

Spring semester 2018 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

[7] Spring 2018 teaching development activities for graduate students

This information is for AIs (Associate Instructors):

Dear mentors and supervisors of graduate students,

We're nearing the end of fall semester and looking toward spring already. Please share the following opportunities for teaching development with the graduate students you mentor and supervise.

• Pedagogy courses (see https://citl.indiana.edu/programs/ai-support/pedagogy-classes.html)

o In particular, check out C750: Learning and Teaching on the College Campus with Joan Middendorf (middendo@indiana.edu). Students in this course represent a variety of disciplines from all over campus, making for a useful comparison about what comprises critical thinking in the different fields and how we can bring students into these different ways of knowing. Graduate students choose a bottleneck to learning in their field, and follow a step by step process to develop a lesson to teach it well, including the means to assess it.

• CITL graduate student learning communities (more info and link to application form)

o Intersections of Identity and Instruction promotes the engagement and professional development of diverse graduate students as associate instructors. This community will provide a safe space for engaging instructors in strategies for holistic and equitable education.
o NEW! Orientation Peer Facilitator - learn to be a CITL workshop facilitator for the Aug 14-16 2018 AI orientation while gaining new pedagogical knowledge and skills. Participants will design and lead AI-specific workshops on pedagogical topics of their choosing.

• Teaching Development Recognition

o CITL's Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Program - participate in CITL activities to learn about effective teaching procedures, develop a community of scholars, document teaching practices, try out teaching technologies, and plan opportunities to share knowledge and resources with others.
o Graduate Area Certificate in College Pedagogy - offers IUB graduate students in any field of study the opportunity to develop and document their teaching accomplishments through course-based activities.

Katherine Kearns, Ph.D.
Lead Instructional Consultant
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Indiana University Bloomington
Wells Library E250
Bloomington, IN 47405
kkearns@indiana.edu
812-855-6869

[8] Childcare funding opportunity

The following information is from Tina Peterson, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. There are more details at http://www.monroesmartstart.org/ and http://in.gov/fssa/carefinder/4932.htm

We are working with families, employers, and nonprofits across the community to facilitate registration and intake for On My Way Pre-K participation. We will have 50 spots in Monroe County - spread across child care sites around the county - for January enrollment and 200 in August. Currently enrollment is taking place for the January cohort only.

To qualify, families must be at 127% of poverty or less. Generally speaking that translates as follows:

Family of two - $20,628/year ($9.92 hour for 40/hour work week)
Family of three - $25,932/year ($12.47/hour)
Family of four - $31,248/year ($15.02/hour)
Family of five - $36,552/year ($17.57/hour)
Family of six - $41,376/year (19.89/hour)

The full cost of preschool will be covered by a combination of state and federal dollars as well as a small match from the community. The Community Foundation has the match dollars secured for January.

Eligibility requirements also state that:

a. The child turned four by August 1.
b. Both parents/guardians in the household must either be working or attending an accredited/certified education or training program. This can be full or part-time.
c. Family must qualify for low-income assistance like TANF, SNAP, etc. We can help families confirm this if they are not sure.

For those that qualify, it is a two-step process to enroll:

a. Interested families must complete an online application.
b. Once the state confirms eligibility, the family must participate in a face-to-face intake appointment with the regional intake coordinator. The state requires the family to complete paperwork and provide a number of documents.

We still have about 40 seats available for January.

[9] Only two dates are still open for the fall Keyboard Proficiency exams

The Secondary Piano department asked that we remind you that December 1 and December 8 are the only remaining dates for the Keyboard Proficiency exam for fall 2017. Details on how to sign up for the exam, and the requirements for each major, are listed here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml.

All students in master's or doctoral programs in majors other than collaboartive piano, early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, and organ need to take the keyboard proficience exam through the Secondary Piano office. Students in the listed majors take exams directly through their department.

If you can't remember whether you have already passed the keyboard proficiency exam, you can find that information in your Academic Advisement Report. The section on registration in this announcement includes instructions for how to find your Academic Advisement report.

[10] New doctoral minor in Vocology

Minor in Vocology

The minor in vocology is for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the singing voice. The focus of the minor is on the union of voice science and practical application, both with healthy voice and injured voice.

12 credit hours

MUS E696 Voice Pedagogy: Practice (3cr.)
MUS E697 Voice Pedagogy: Repertoire (3 cr.)
SPHS S542 Care of the Professional Voice (3 cr.)
For non-voice majors: MUS E695 Voice Pedagogy: Research Foundations (3 cr.)
For voice majors: 3 credit hours selected from:

  • MUS F540 Postural Alignment for Musicians (1 cr.)
  • MUS F541 Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Wellness (1-2 cr.)
  • SPHS S311 Introduction to Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (3cr.)
  • SPHS S425 Topical Seminar in Speech Science: Vocal Physiology Across the Lifespan (3 cr.)

This minor is not yet approved at all levels of the University, but it is possible for a doctoral student interested in this minor to submit a minor field approval form now. We are not anticipating any problems with the eventual approval of the minor.

http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/forms/PdfForm--DoctoralMinorField.pdf is a link to the minor field approval form. It needs to be signed by Prof. Mary Ann Hart, chair of the Voice department.

[11] Updated doctoral minor in Choral Conducting

The minor in choral conducting is being updated to align with changes in Choral Conducting Department course offerings. The credit hour ranges and categories are given to ensure that all minors in choral conducting take classes in conducting and literature so as to develop both gestural and scholarly skills. This configuration also allows for the flexibility needed to fulfill requirements and address the student's individual needs or interests within the field.

Minor in Choral ConductingThe minor in choral conducting provides advanced foundational skills in score analysis, choral literature, and conducting technique. Prior conducting experience and an interview with the Choral Department chair are required for acceptance into the minor in choral conducting.

12 credit hours

G538 Choral Rehearsal Techniques (2 cr.)

3 credit hours selected from the following:

  • M555 Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation (3 cr.)
  • M535 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature: Chant to 1700 (3 cr.)
  • M536 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature: 1700 to 1900 (3 cr.)oM537 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature: 20th Century to Today (3 cr.)
  • M664 Topics in Choral Music (3 cr.)

3 credit hours selected from the following:

  • F531 Graduate Ear Training for Conductors (1 cr.)
  • F532 Graduate Score Reading (1 cr.)
  • G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting (3 cr.)
  • G560 Graduate Choral Conducting (3 cr.), may be taken more than once
  • G535 Master's Choral Conducting: Chant to 1700 (2 cr.)
  • G536 Master's Choral Conducting: 1700 to 1900 (2 cr.)
  • G537 Master's Choral Conducting: 20th Century to Today (2 cr.)

4 credit hours selected from either of the lists above.

If you have previously declared a choral conducting minor and you are able to still complete the minor based on the courses listed on your last minor field approval form, then you do not need to make any changes.

If the classes that you were going to take are no longer offered because of the new choral conducting curriculum, then talk to Prof. Burleigh and submit a new minor field approval form. It may be that students who already started a minor will have a minor that consists of some "old" and some "new" courses, and that will be fine as long as you submit an updated minor field approval form: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/forms/PdfForm--DoctoralMinorField.pdf.

[12] Sara and Albert Reuben Fellowships to Support the Study of the Holocause

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University announces the 2018-2019 Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust

At least two awards for a total of up to $13,000

Application deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018

During the academic year 2018-2019, the Sara and Albert Reuben scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research and to support master's theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust. The monies can be awarded in the fall, spring or summer when the recipient is a full-time student.

REQUIREMENTS: The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington graduate students from any department or college on campus. Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2018 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a proposal, budget, and letter of reference via e-mail to iujsp@indiana.edu or to Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Ave., 4004a, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients will be notified in early April, 2018 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

These scholarships are a gift from Candice and the late Larry Reuben in memory of parents and Indianapolis residents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.

Resources you might want to know about

[13] Student Academic Appointment Vacancies

Some AI and GA positions elsewhere on campus are open to Jacobs School of Music Students. Current listings are posted on a page at the GradGrants website:

http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/category/saa-vacancies/

If you are looking for a position, check this page regularly.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

November 16, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Thanksgiving week (11/20 through 11/24)
[2] Spring 2018 teaching development activities for graduate students
[3] Childcare funding opportunity

Announcements for Doctoral and Master's Students

[4] Only two dates are still open for the fall Keyboard Proficiency exams

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] New doctoral minor in Vocology
[6] Updated doctoral minor in Choral Conducting
[7] Sara and Albert Reuben Fellowships to Support the Study of the Holocaust

Reminders

[8] Registration for Spring 2018 started October 19
[9] Program Completion Application for anyone planning to finish their programs in December 2017 - final reminder

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Credential Management Service (for Recommendation Letters and more)

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 Music Graduate Office will be closed for Thanksgiving Week (November 20 through November 24)

The Music Graduate Office will be closed the entirety of Thanksgiving week - from November 20 through November 24. We will re-open at 8 am on Monday, November 27.

We hope that everyone has a safe and restful break.

[2] Spring 2018 teaching development activities for graduate students

This information is for AIs (Associate Instructors):

Dear mentors and supervisors of graduate students,

We're nearing the end of fall semester and looking toward spring already. Please share the following opportunities for teaching development with the graduate students you mentor and supervise.

• Pedagogy courses (see https://citl.indiana.edu/programs/ai-support/pedagogy-classes.html)

o In particular, check out C750: Learning and Teaching on the College Campus with Joan Middendorf (middendo@indiana.edu). Students in this course represent a variety of disciplines from all over campus, making for a useful comparison about what comprises critical thinking in the different fields and how we can bring students into these different ways of knowing. Graduate students choose a bottleneck to learning in their field, and follow a step by step process to develop a lesson to teach it well, including the means to assess it.

• CITL graduate student learning communities (more info and link to application form)

o Intersections of Identity and Instruction promotes the engagement and professional development of diverse graduate students as associate instructors. This community will provide a safe space for engaging instructors in strategies for holistic and equitable education.
o NEW! Orientation Peer Facilitator - learn to be a CITL workshop facilitator for the Aug 14-16 2018 AI orientation while gaining new pedagogical knowledge and skills. Participants will design and lead AI-specific workshops on pedagogical topics of their choosing.

• Teaching Development Recognition

o CITL's Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Program - participate in CITL activities to learn about effective teaching procedures, develop a community of scholars, document teaching practices, try out teaching technologies, and plan opportunities to share knowledge and resources with others.
o Graduate Area Certificate in College Pedagogy - offers IUB graduate students in any field of study the opportunity to develop and document their teaching accomplishments through course-based activities.

Katherine Kearns, Ph.D.
Lead Instructional Consultant
Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Indiana University Bloomington
Wells Library E250
Bloomington, IN 47405
kkearns@indiana.edu
812-855-6869

[3] Childcare funding opportunity

The following information is from Tina Peterson, President and CEO of the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County. There are more details at http://www.monroesmartstart.org/ and http://in.gov/fssa/carefinder/4932.htm

We are working with families, employers, and nonprofits across the community to facilitate registration and intake for On My Way Pre-K participation. We will have 50 spots in Monroe County - spread across child care sites around the county - for January enrollment and 200 in August. Currently enrollment is taking place for the January cohort only.

To qualify, families must be at 127% of poverty or less. Generally speaking that translates as follows:

Family of two - $20,628/year ($9.92 hour for 40/hour work week)
Family of three - $25,932/year ($12.47/hour)
Family of four - $31,248/year ($15.02/hour)
Family of five - $36,552/year ($17.57/hour)
Family of six - $41,376/year (19.89/hour)

The full cost of preschool will be covered by a combination of state and federal dollars as well as a small match from the community. The Community Foundation has the match dollars secured for January.

Eligibility requirements also state that:

a. The child turned four by August 1.
b. Both parents/guardians in the household must either be working or attending an accredited/certified education or training program. This can be full or part-time.
c. Family must qualify for low-income assistance like TANF, SNAP, etc. We can help families confirm this if they are not sure.

For those that qualify, it is a two-step process to enroll:

a. Interested families must complete an online application.
b. Once the state confirms eligibility, the family must participate in a face-to-face intake appointment with the regional intake coordinator. The state requires the family to complete paperwork and provide a number of documents.

We still have about 40 seats available for January.

Announcements for Doctoral  and Master's Students

[4] Only two dates are still open for the fall Keyboard Proficiency exam

The Secondary Piano department asked that we remind you that December 1 and December 8 are the only remaining dates for the Keyboard Proficiency exam for fall 2017. Details on how to sign up for the exam, and the requirements for each major, are listed here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml.

All students in master's or doctoral programs in majors other than collaboartive piano, early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, and organ need to take the keyboard proficience exam through the Secondary Piano office. Students in the listed majors take exams directly through their department.

If you can't remember whether you have already passed the keyboard proficiency exam, you can find that information in your Academic Advisement Report. The section on registration in this announcement includes instructions for how to find your Academic Advisement report.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] New doctoral minor in Vocology

Minor in Vocology

The minor in vocology is for students who wish to deepen their understanding of the singing voice. The focus of the minor is on the union of voice science and practical application, both with healthy voice and injured voice.

12 credit hours

MUS E696 Voice Pedagogy: Practice (3cr.)
MUS E697 Voice Pedagogy: Repertoire (3 cr.)
SPHS S542 Care of the Professional Voice (3 cr.)
For non-voice majors: MUS E695 Voice Pedagogy: Research Foundations (3 cr.)
For voice majors: 3 credit hours selected from:

  • MUS F540 Postural Alignment for Musicians (1 cr.)
  • MUS F541 Mindfulness-Based Teaching and Wellness (1-2 cr.)
  • SPHS S311 Introduction to Research in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (3cr.)
  • SPHS S425 Topical Seminar in Speech Science: Vocal Physiology Across the Lifespan (3 cr.)

This minor is not yet approved at all levels of the University, but it is possible for a doctoral student interested in this minor to submit a minor field approval form now. We are not anticipating any problems with the eventual approval of the minor.

http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/forms/PdfForm--DoctoralMinorField.pdf is a link to the minor field approval form. It needs to be signed by Prof. Mary Ann Hart, chair of the Voice department.

[6] Updated doctoral minor in Choral Conducting

The minor in choral conducting is being updated to align with changes in Choral Conducting Department course offerings. The credit hour ranges and categories are given to ensure that all minors in choral conducting take classes in conducting and literature so as to develop both gestural and scholarly skills. This configuration also allows for the flexibility needed to fulfill requirements and address the student's individual needs or interests within the field.

Minor in Choral ConductingThe minor in choral conducting provides advanced foundational skills in score analysis, choral literature, and conducting technique. Prior conducting experience and an interview with the Choral Department chair are required for acceptance into the minor in choral conducting.

12 credit hours

G538 Choral Rehearsal Techniques (2 cr.)

3 credit hours selected from the following:

  • M555 Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation (3 cr.)
  • M535 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature: Chant to 1700 (3 cr.)
  • M536 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature: 1700 to 1900 (3 cr.)oM537 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature: 20th Century to Today (3 cr.)
  • M664 Topics in Choral Music (3 cr.)

3 credit hours selected from the following:

  • F531 Graduate Ear Training for Conductors (1 cr.)
  • F532 Graduate Score Reading (1 cr.)
  • G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting (3 cr.)
  • G560 Graduate Choral Conducting (3 cr.), may be taken more than once
  • G535 Master's Choral Conducting: Chant to 1700 (2 cr.)
  • G536 Master's Choral Conducting: 1700 to 1900 (2 cr.)
  • G537 Master's Choral Conducting: 20th Century to Today (2 cr.)

4 credit hours selected from either of the lists above.

If you have previously declared a choral conducting minor and you are able to still complete the minor based on the courses listed on your last minor field approval form, then you do not need to make any changes.

If the classes that you were going to take are no longer offered because of the new choral conducting curriculum, then talk to Prof. Burleigh and submit a new minor field approval form. It may be that students who already started a minor will have a minor that consists of some "old" and some "new" courses, and that will be fine as long as you submit an updated minor field approval form: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/forms/PdfForm--DoctoralMinorField.pdf.

[7] Sara and Albert Reuben Fellowships to Support the Study of the Holocause

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University announces the 2018-2019 Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust

At least two awards for a total of up to $13,000

Application deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018

During the academic year 2018-2019, the Sara and Albert Reuben scholarships may support funding to attend Holocaust-related conferences, to do research in archives and libraries, to subsidize a Holocaust-related internship, to engage in research and to support master's theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust. The monies can be awarded in the fall, spring or summer when the recipient is a full-time student.

REQUIREMENTS: The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington graduate students from any department or college on campus. Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2018 semester (the semester of application) and continue as enrolled students during the semester or year when the scholarship funding is awarded.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please submit a proposal, budget, and letter of reference via e-mail to iujsp@indiana.edu or to Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Ave., 4004a, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients will be notified in early April, 2018 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 15, 2018.

These scholarships are a gift from Candice and the late Larry Reuben in memory of parents and Indianapolis residents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.

Reminders

[8] Registration for spring 2018 on October 19

Registration for spring 2018 started on October 19.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to 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

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4182/MUS/index.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 spring semester.

Spring semester 2018 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

[9] Program Completion Application for anyone planning to finish their programs in December 2017 - final reminder

If you are planning to graduate in December 2017, 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.  

For MA and PhD students, 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.

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application for Winter 2017 is already past, but you can still submit the form in order to finish your program this semester. Because you have missed the deadline your name will not be printed in the Commencement Bulletin. 

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 submit this form, you will not graduate.

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Credential Management Service (for Recommendation Letters and more)

Did you know the JSoM Career Portal offers a seamless [and FREE] credentials management service?

Login and set up your account: https://iujsm-csm.symplicity.com/sso/students/.

Choose "Credentials" from the menu on the left and get started! Upload current CV, resumes and other career documents [which can be updated and managed at any time].

Through the system, request recommendation letters from internal/IU or external recommenders. Recommenders receive a link and can type their recommendation directly into the system or upload as a document - indicating level of confidentiality preferred.

When applying for positions, you can generate recommendation packets with one-click - selecting the particular documents you want to include in each packet. Packets are automatically sent to the contacts you provide and the OECD receives an email confirming receipt.

It's easy. It's free. Questions or problems with the system? Stop by the OECD (jsomoecd@indiana.edu), or make an appointment with a Career Advisor today!

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

November 8, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application for anyone planning to finish their programs in December 2017 - final reminder

Reminders

[2] Registration for Spring 2018 started October 19
[3] Course Offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)
[4] Grants-in-Aid of Jewish Studies Research for Current IU Graduate Students

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Prof. Aram Sinnreich, specialist in the intersection of culture, law, and technology

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 for anyone planning to finish their programs in December 2017 - final reminder

If you are planning to graduate in December 2017, 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.  

For MA and PhD students, 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.

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application for Winter 2017 is already past, but you can still submit the form in order to finish your program this semester. Because you have missed the deadline your name will not be printed in the Commencement Bulletin. 

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 submit this form, you will not graduate.

Reminders

[2] Registration for spring 2018 on October 19

Registration for spring 2018 started on October 19.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to 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

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4182/MUS/index.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 spring semester.

Spring semester 2018 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

[3] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

The Voice department has provided this summary of their course offering plans for spring 2018 through fall 2019.

Spring 2018:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature IV (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Literature Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2018:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2018:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 687 Late Romantic Solo Vocal Lit. (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM major field and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Spring 2019:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit After 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Lit Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Please use this information to plan your schedule so that you don't miss a course offering. For example, if you are a DM Voice student and haven't taken MUS-M 686 yet, you should plan to take it in spring 2018 because it won't be offered again after that until fall 2019. Course offerings are subject to change, but you can still use this information in your planning.

[4] Grants-in-Aid of Jewish Studies Research for Current IU Graduate Students

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
Indiana University
announces

2018-2019
Grants-in-Aid of Jewish Studies Research for Current IU Graduate Students

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Current Indiana University Bloomington graduate students working on topics of relevance to Jewish Studies are invited to apply for The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program grants-in-aid of research.

Grants are available for two categories:
1) funding for continuing M.A. students in the Borns Jewish Studies Program, and
2) funding for research, travel, accommodations while conducting research language study, archival expenses, and other research-related expenses.

Grants-in-Aid will not cover per diem expenses of food.

Preference will be given to Jewish Studies master's degree students and doctoral minors.

For information about the grants-in-aid proposal, see: http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/graduates/funding_gia.shtml. Proposals should be submitted as an MS Word document emailed to iujsp@indiana.edu by Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Graduate students interested in applying for funding to attend a conference should apply for Jewish Studies conference funding: http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/graduates/funding_conference.shtml

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Prof. Aram Sinnreich, specialist in the intersection of culture, law, and technology

Dear JSOM graduate students (with apologies for cross-posting),

Next Monday, as part of the Jacobs School of Music Lecture Series, I will be hosting Prof. Aram Sinnreich (American University, School of Communication), a specialist in the intersection of culture, law, and technology, with an emphasis on emerging media and music. He has written two books on music and technology in the 21st century: Mashed Up (2010) and The Piracy Crusade (2013).

Prof. Sinnreich will be lecturing on Monday, November 13 at 5 p.m. in Ford Hall; his lecture is titled "Hip-Hop and Copyright: Where Art, Technology, and Law Collide."

He will also be speaking in my seminar on Monday afternoon from 1-2:15 (M271), his talk will be titled "Copyright and Musical Style: A Coevolution in Five Movements." If any students are interested in sitting in on my class, please let me know; we can probably fit an additional six or seven people.

I hope to see you at Prof. Sinnreich's lecture!

Best,

Kyle Adams
Associate Professor of Music Theory
Chair, Department of Music Theory
Jacobs School of Music
Indiana University
https://pages.iu.edu/~kyadams

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

November 1, 2017

Announcements for Doctoral and Master's Students

[1] Course Offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)
[2] Grants-in-Aid of Jewish Studies Research for Current IU Graduate Students

Reminders

[3] Registration for Spring 2018 started October 19
[4] Diction exam times on January 5, 2018
[5] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies
[6] MUS-X 601 - for doctoral students in the exam stage of the degree

Resources you might want to know about

[7] CAPS Events for November

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 Doctoral  and Master's Students

[1] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

The Voice department has provided this summary of their course offering plans for spring 2018 through fall 2019.

Spring 2018:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature IV (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Literature Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2018:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2018:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 687 Late Romantic Solo Vocal Lit. (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM major field and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Spring 2019:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit After 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2019:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Lit Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Please use this information to plan your schedule so that you don't miss a course offering. For example, if you are a DM Voice student and haven't taken MUS-M 686 yet, you should plan to take it in spring 2018 because it won't be offered again after that until fall 2019. Course offerings are subject to change, but you can still use this information in your planning.

[2] Grants-in-Aid of Jewish Studies Research for Current IU Graduate Students

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program
Indiana University
announces

2018-2019
Grants-in-Aid of Jewish Studies Research for Current IU Graduate Students

Application Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018

Current Indiana University Bloomington graduate students working on topics of relevance to Jewish Studies are invited to apply for The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program grants-in-aid of research.

Grants are available for two categories:
1) funding for continuing M.A. students in the Borns Jewish Studies Program, and
2) funding for research, travel, accommodations while conducting research language study, archival expenses, and other research-related expenses.

Grants-in-Aid will not cover per diem expenses of food.

Preference will be given to Jewish Studies master's degree students and doctoral minors.

For information about the grants-in-aid proposal, see: http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/graduates/funding_gia.shtml. Proposals should be submitted as an MS Word document emailed to iujsp@indiana.edu by Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Graduate students interested in applying for funding to attend a conference should apply for Jewish Studies conference funding: http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/graduates/funding_conference.shtml

Reminders

[3] Registration for spring 2018 started last week

Registration for spring 2018 started on October 19.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to 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

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4182/MUS/index.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 spring semester.

Spring semester 2018 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

[4] Vocal Diction exams on January 5, 2018

Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors) for students who started their current program in fall 2017

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 5. French and English diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 5 pm, French and Italian diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 2:30.

I will send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times, but until then you should keep those time blocks clear on your schedule.

Any student who started a new program in fall 2017 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2018.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

[5] 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 December 2017.

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.

[6] MUS-X 601 - course for doctoral students who are done with doctoral coursework and are in the exam stage of the degree

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.

Students who have completed all doctoral coursework except potentially recital and final project/piano essay/dissertation credits and who are in the exam stage of the degree  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) Students may enroll in 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 potentially 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. Please note, however, that if you need full-time status for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to make sure they accept that definition of "full-time."

(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. Again, if you need full-time enrollment for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to confirm that they accept this definition of full-time.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] CAPS Events for November

Here are some of the events that CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) will offer in November. More information can be found on their web site: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/

What's the difference between sadness and Depression?
https://themighty.com/2017/03/depression-sad-difference/?utm_source=share-bar&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sumome_share

Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) at IU Health Center, 4th floor
****FREE - staffed by experienced, licensed professional counselors****
• 24-hour Crisis Line: (812) 855-8900
• Completely confidential
• Call (812) 855-8900 to schedule
• Individual & group counseling
• Help with referrals for medical care & psychiatry
• Advocacy & Information (Medical, Legal, Judicial)
• Consultation

Tough Topics, Safe Spaces
Join us in a safe space to discuss current events, social inequalities and injustices, and the impact they can have on IUB students. Goals are to strengthen your voice, emphasize resiliency, and build a community of empowerment. For questions, contact the CAPS Diversity Outreach Team at howeber@indiana.edu.
Location: Scholars Commons, Wells Library
Date/Time: 11/27/17 - 2:00-3:00pm
Free

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox for FREE workshops to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.
"Stress Management" - Nov. 1, Nov. 15 & Nov. 29, 4:00pm
"Time Management and Study Skills" - Nov. 8, 4:00pm

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left - room E159 is behind the Information Desk).

"Stress Management"
Nov. 13, 4:00-5:00pm
If you're feeling overwhelmed, burnt out, or "blah", this workshop is for you. We'll help you learn skills to change the way you manage stress and take care of your stressed-out body!

"Self-Compassion and Resilience"
Nov. 6, 4:00-5:00pm
Research suggests that self-compassion decreases emotional suffering and helps people thrive. Participants will learn about the elements and benefits of self-compassion, as well as practice experiencing it.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR STRESS
FREE drop-in workshops Mon & Tues 10-11am, Wed & Thurs 2-3pm at IU Health Center, 4th floor.
Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice "Mindfulness", a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion and much more! Bring a friend!

SHIFTING GEARS: Life after College
FREE drop-in group Fridays 2:30-3:30pm at IU Health Center, 4th floor.
Are you in your last semester of college or getting ready for a big internship? Now may be the time to prepare for the world beyond student life. Shifting Gears will help maximize your success post-college. Come in, talk about your goals, and make a plan on how to meet them.

Indiana University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
600 N. Jordan Avenue, 4th floor
Bloomington, IN 47405-3191
(812)855-5711
(812)855-8447 Fax

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

October 25, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Spring 2018 started last week
[2] Diction exam times on January 5, 2018

Announcements for Doctoral and Master's Students

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] MUS-X 601 - for doctoral students in the exam stage of the degree

Reminders

[5] Common registration mistakes that you should avoid
[6] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2018
[7] More spring 2018 course announcements

Resources you might want to know about

[8] 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] Registration for spring 2018 started last week

Registration for spring 2018 started on October 19.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to 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

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4182/MUS/index.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 spring semester.

Spring semester 2018 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

[2] Vocal Diction exams on January 5, 2018

Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors) for students who started their current program in fall 2017

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 5. French and English diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 5 pm, French and Italian diction exams will take place between 12:30 and 2:30.

I will send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times, but until then you should keep those time blocks clear on your schedule.

Any student who started a new program in fall 2017 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2018.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

Announcements for Doctoral  and Master's Students

[3] 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 December 2017.

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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] MUS-X 601 - course for doctoral students who are done with doctoral coursework and are in the exam stage of the degree

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.

Students who have completed all doctoral coursework except potentially recital and final project/piano essay/dissertation credits and who are in the exam stage of the degree  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) Students may enroll in 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 potentially 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. Please note, however, that if you need full-time status for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to make sure they accept that definition of "full-time."

(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. Again, if you need full-time enrollment for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to confirm that they accept this definition of full-time.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas.

Reminders

[5] Common registration mistakes that you should avoid

These are a few things that come up every semester that I'd like to point out in the hopes that fewer students will make these very common mistakes.

1. Diploma students - you can only take a maximum of 2 credits of secondary lessons of any type (including dance) towards the Diploma Music Course requirement. Do not take more than 2 credits of lessons or dance towards that requirement - they won't count!

2. Voice majors - for the MM and Diploma programs, MUS-V 910 Vocal Coaching WILL NOT count towards the Other Required Credits or Diploma Music Course requirements.

3. Master's and Doctoral Students - 700 (elective) level lessons will not count towards Other Required Credits general electives, minors, or major field electives.

4. All students - you are responsible for knowing the pre-requisites for classes (listed in the Schedule of Classes and JSOM Bulletin). If you don't have the pre-requisite for a class and don't think you'll have that pre-requisite by the time the class starts, then don't enroll unless you have the instructor's permission. If you think you'll have the pre-requisite when the class starts (for example, if you think you'll pass the entrance exam in January for a class that requires that as a pre-requisite), then go ahead and enroll in the class, but be prepared to drop the class if you don't actually pass the exam.

Here are links to more information about -

the diploma music course requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaMusicCourse.shtml

the master's degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml

the doctoral degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml#Electives.

[6] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2018

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature. It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures. There will be three sections this spring.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two. Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation. The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Spring 2018, the following three sections are offered:

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MA 007 (class #11551) Instructor: Patrick Domico

  • Fifteenth-century sacred mass music
  • Music, Orientalism, and Anti-Semitism
  • Musical Modernism in the Early 20th Century

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MC 036 (class #11549) Instructor: Aaron Riedford

  • Baroque Opera: an exploration of composers, librettists, audiences, patrons, places, and the formation of operatic conventions from the late 16th century to the mid-18th century
  • Program Music: narrative and extramusical ideas in nineteenth-century instrumental music, from Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf to Richard Strauss
  • Rock Music: from Chuck Berry to Genesis, an exploration of such questions as "Where did rock come from? What's the relationship between rock and technology? What is 'rock' anyway?"

10:10-11:00AM MWF in MC 036 (class #11513) Instructor: Aaron Riedford

  • Baroque Opera: an exploration of composers, librettists, audiences, patrons, places, and the formation of operatic conventions from the late 16th century to the mid-18th century
  • Program Music: narrative and extramusical ideas in nineteenth-century instrumental music, from Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf to Richard Strauss
  • Rock Music: from Chuck Berry to Genesis, an exploration of such questions as "Where did rock come from? What's the relationship between rock and technology? What is 'rock' anyway?"

[7] More Spring 2018 course announcements

MUS-M 502 Composers: Mozart Operas
Class number: 11510
Class meeting time: Tue, Thu, 10:10 AM - 11:25 AM
Class instructor: Daniel R. Melamed

Mozart's mature operas in the context of contemporary repertory and conventions. Our focus will be on textual and musical analysis, and on the ways in which the characters, settings, and stories of Mozart's works might have been understood in their time. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, and works by contemporaries paired with each Mozart opera. (Plus a glimpse of Così fan tutte.)

Resources you might want to know about

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Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

October 19, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Spring 2018 begins today, October 19
[2] Common registration mistakes that you should avoid
[3] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2018
[4] More spring 2018 course announcements

Reminders

[5] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2017
[6] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2017 class (last chance to drop a class)
[7] Jazz Literature course offerings schedule
[8] Some course announcements for Spring 2018
[9] Information about Summer 2018 - dates and financial aid

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Academic Advisement Report

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] Registration for spring 2018 begins today, October 19

Registration for spring 2018 begins today, October 19.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to 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

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4182/MUS/index.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 spring semester.

Spring semester 2018 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

[2] Common registration mistakes that you should avoid

These are a few things that come up every semester that I'd like to point out in the hopes that fewer students will make these very common mistakes.

1. Diploma students - you can only take a maximum of 2 credits of secondary lessons of any type (including dance) towards the Diploma Music Course requirement. Do not take more than 2 credits of lessons or dance towards that requirement - they won't count!

2. Voice majors - for the MM and Diploma programs, MUS-V 910 Vocal Coaching WILL NOT count towards the Other Required Credits or Diploma Music Course requirements.

3. Master's and Doctoral Students - 700 (elective) level lessons will not count towards Other Required Credits general electives, minors, or major field electives.

4. All students - you are responsible for knowing the pre-requisites for classes (listed in the Schedule of Classes and JSOM Bulletin). If you don't have the pre-requisite for a class and don't think you'll have that pre-requisite by the time the class starts, then don't enroll unless you have the instructor's permission. If you think you'll have the pre-requisite when the class starts (for example, if you think you'll pass the entrance exam in January for a class that requires that as a pre-requisite), then go ahead and enroll in the class, but be prepared to drop the class if you don't actually pass the exam.

Here are links to more information about -

the diploma music course requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaMusicCourse.shtml

the master's degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml

the doctoral degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml#Electives.

[3] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2018

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature. It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures. There will be three sections this spring.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two. Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation. The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Spring 2018, the following three sections are offered:

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MA 007 (class #11551) Instructor: Patrick Domico

  • Fifteenth-century sacred mass music
  • Music, Orientalism, and Anti-Semitism
  • Musical Modernism in the Early 20th Century

9:05-9:55AM MWF in MC 036 (class #11549) Instructor: Aaron Riedford

  • Baroque Opera: an exploration of composers, librettists, audiences, patrons, places, and the formation of operatic conventions from the late 16th century to the mid-18th century
  • Program Music: narrative and extramusical ideas in nineteenth-century instrumental music, from Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf to Richard Strauss
  • Rock Music: from Chuck Berry to Genesis, an exploration of such questions as "Where did rock come from? What's the relationship between rock and technology? What is 'rock' anyway?"

10:10-11:00AM MWF in MC 036 (class #11513) Instructor: Aaron Riedford

  • Baroque Opera: an exploration of composers, librettists, audiences, patrons, places, and the formation of operatic conventions from the late 16th century to the mid-18th century
  • Program Music: narrative and extramusical ideas in nineteenth-century instrumental music, from Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf to Richard Strauss
  • Rock Music: from Chuck Berry to Genesis, an exploration of such questions as "Where did rock come from? What's the relationship between rock and technology? What is 'rock' anyway?"

[4] More Spring 2018 course announcements

MUS-M 502 Composers: Mozart Operas
Class number: 11510
Class meeting time: Tue, Thu, 10:10 AM - 11:25 AM
Class instructor: Daniel R. Melamed

Mozart's mature operas in the context of contemporary repertory and conventions. Our focus will be on textual and musical analysis, and on the ways in which the characters, settings, and stories of Mozart's works might have been understood in their time. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Die Zauberflöte, and works by contemporaries paired with each Mozart opera. (Plus a glimpse of Così fan tutte.)

Reminders

[5] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2017

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

1.  Registration

In order to register, you will follow the steps I outlined earlier in this email announcement.  You will not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week (that person was your advisor for orientation only).  I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I will approve that as your advisor.  You will not be eligible to register until after you submit your Program Planning Sheet and it is approved. 

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  The Student Central on Union office will block your registration if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office. I will
email you once we receive your transcript.

2.  Language requirements

If you are in a program that has a foreign language requirement, and you believe that you have already fulfilled all or part of that requirement with coursework from an earlier degree, check on your academic advisement report to see whether that has been updated to your records.  (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 theStudent 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).  If your academic advisement report does not show that a language requirement is complete, but you think it should, then please contact the Music Graduate Office.  It is possible that it just hasn't been updated yet, but it's also possible that what you did in the past won't count, so you need to check now to confirm what you need to complete.

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams
(For master’s and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this fall (2017) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   January 4 and 5, 2018 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office at the end of the fall semester or on Wednesday, January 3.  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester you can re-take that exam, if you are eligible, in January 2018).

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the spring semester, so you should register based on your best estimate of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your spring schedule after the exam results are posted on January 8, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule that week, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 4 or 5. I will send out an email announcements later once we know the exact date and time. I will also send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times. Any student who started a new program in fall 2017 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2018.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

5. Program requirements

Remember that the Music Graduate Office website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.

[6] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2017 class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2017 is Sunday, October 22. 

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 Sunday, October 22) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 22).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 paper 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.

Please remember that even when you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining a full-time course load - at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students (unless part-time enrollment was previously approved) and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.  Also, please remember that at this point in the semester you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after October 22.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 812-855-1738.

[7] Jazz Literature course offering schedule

The Jazz Studies department plans to offer the Jazz Literature Courses (MUS-M 591, MUS-M 592, and MUS-M 593) on the following schedule. This information can be useful for Jazz Studies majors, minors, and other students interested in taking these classes for the Other Required Credits requirement.

Please note that theses classes DO NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement.

Spring 2018:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2018: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Fall 2018:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Spring 2019:  MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Summer 2019: MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Fall 2019:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Spring 2020:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Summer 2020: MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2020:  MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Spring 2021:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2021: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

[8] Some course announcements for Spring 2018

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in spring 2018. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-F 532 Graduate Score Reading
Class Number: 5593 (1 credit)
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday 9:05-9:55
Class instructor: Prof. Dominick DiOrio

"I am so much more comfortable and more confident in reading and interpreting full scores like the Brahms Requiem after taking this course!" - MM student in conducting

This course explores training in score reading through the playing of choral and orchestral scores at the piano, including clef-reading and transposition exercises for the study of major works. It is a great elective course for any aspiring conductors, composers, and vocal coaches.

Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor. Adequate prior skill at the keyboard is expected. Enrollment is limited to 10.

Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions and permission requests.

MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Laptop Ensembles
Class number: 31416 (2 credits)
Class meeting time/place: W 12:20-1:10 pm (M373), F 12:30-2:00 pm (MC036)
CLass Instructor: Prof. John Gibson (johgibso@indiana.edu) Registration is by permission of the instructor.

Note: This course is not limited to composition students or JSOM majors.

In the last decade, a new form of electronic music-making has emerged: the laptop orchestra, in which anywhere from 4 to 30 musicians perform together using laptop computers. Laptop ensemble performance can work like a traditional orchestra, in which a conductor coordinates and directs the musicians. Alternatively, it can be less hierarchical, using peer-to-peer wireless networking to develop a new form of collaborative music-making with a strong improvisational component.

Students in this course will learn different ways to organize such an ensemble, design software to make sound, create music, and perform their own music, as well as music from the growing laptop ensemble repertoire. Prior experience with electronic music is helpful, but not essential, especially if you have performance or programming skills to contribute. Students will focus on the aspects of the ensemble that are most relevant to their interests, but everyone will have a chance to perform.

For more information, visit http://iub.edu/~emusic/lork.

MUS-M 601 Masters Seminar in Musicology: Music and Place
Class number: 13582 (3 credits)
CLass meeting time: Fr 9:05AM-12:05PM - Music Library M263
Class Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

This seminar will be devoted to the relationship between music and the place (or places) in which it was performed. Most of the readings will center on early modern Europe and will examine historical and scientific approaches, as well as issues like music and sacred space, music and humanistic decor, and music and symbolic space. In their research projects, students are required to apply the same methodologies to a repertory / time period of their choice. Grading is based on class participation (40%), a research paper (30%), and two presentations (30%).

This class will enable students to:

  • improve their research, writing, and communication skills
  • learn or improve their skills of scholarly conversation and collaboration
  • acquire new perspectives on the history of music
  • produce a course paper that can be refined and used for public presentations and applications

Please note that this class WILL NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement or doctoral minor in music history and literature. It is mainly for MA Musicology majors, but other students can contact the instructor to ask for permission to take the class for ORC general electives. MA Musicology majors will have enrollment priority.

MUS-M 652 Renaissance Music
Class number: 4588 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: Mo We 1:00-2:15 PM - Room M242
Class instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

In this class we will explore the repertoire, history, and musical practices of Western Europe, ca. 1380-1600. We will study many masterpieces that often became models in the following centuries. More broadly, we will approach performance and compositional practices as well as a role of music in society that differs sometimes remarkably from practices today. The class is organized as a pro-seminar: class time will involve a moderate amount of lecturing, in addition to class discussion, group work and musical listening. Class attendance is strictly mandatory.

In this class students will build a set of notes and annotated scores to help them:

  • identify and describe a number of pre-1600 compositional techniques and musical styles
  • trace the evolution of musical composition, performance, and reception from 1400 to 1600
  • discuss issues related to the performance of early music
  • investigate problems of authenticity and our relationship with the music of the past
  • develop a basic knowledge of contemporaneous notation

This class WILL count towards the master's degree music history requirement or doctoral minor in music history.

MUS-N 561 MIDI and Computer Music
Class numbers: 7825 or 7826 (3 credits)
Class meeting time/place: MWF 11:15am-12:05pm or 10:10-11:00am (M373)
Class instructors: Prof. John Gibson (johgibso@indiana.edu) or Prof. Alicyn Warren (warrenal@indiana.edu)

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper.

This course is geared for those with little prior technical training.

For more information, visit http://iub.edu/~emusic/361.

MUS- V910 Vocal Coaching
Class number: 8896 (1-2 credits)
Class meeting time: by Appointment
Class instructor: Prof. Kyung-Eun Na - This class required permission of the instructor for registration.

Vocal coaching is integral to the education of the singer, who, unlike an instrumentalist, makes music almost exclusively in a collaborative capacity and, at the college level, must learn to collaborate on an instrument (a voice) that is still unfinished, growing and changing.

At the end of this course the student will be able to synthesize the disparate instruction and sets of knowledge conveyed to him/her in performance-related studies (e.g. Diction, Voice Lesson, Opera Workshop, etc.), developing more artistically coherent performances. Student will begin assimilating the skills of effective musical collaboration, particularly in context of the singer-pianist duo. As student will learn to engage in in-depth study of musical literary sources he/she will broaden music learning techniques and practice strategies.

Please note that this class will NOT count for the master's degree ORC general electives requirement. It will also NOT count towards the diploma music course requirement. It WILL count towards the doctoral ORC general elective requirement.

[9] Information about Summer 2018 - dates and financial aid

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now starting, many of you are looking ahead to your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2018 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 20% discount on all JSOM courses taken by JSOM students (including classes, lessons, and chamber music)

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or other fee remissions are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Anticipated course offerings

Undergraduate core courses

  • M401 and M402 Music History and Literature I and II
  • M410 Composer or Genre
  • T331 Musical Skills IV
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V

Graduate Review Courses

  • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
  • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
  • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
  • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students

Undergraduate and/or graduate courses in

  • choral conducting
  • composition
  • jazz studies
  • music education
  • music history and literature
  • music theory
  • organ and sacred music
  • recording arts
  • wind conducting
  • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.

Ensembles - Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break.

Chamber Music - Chamber Music (MUS-F 550) will still be offered in the summer but the Summer Chamber Music Scholarship, which made that credit hour free, will not be available. MUS-F 550 will have normal tuition rates.

Dates - The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 4-July 13, 2018. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 8, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 4, but run for 8 weeks. If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu).

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Academic Advisement Report

I mention the Academic Advisement Report in this announcement in the section about registration. It is a very useful tool that you should be using every semester to keep track of your progress.

It lists each degree or diploma program requirement you need to complete for graduation and tracks which requirements you have fulfilled or partially fulfilled (or not started yet).

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. Click on View My Advisement Report.

If you find anything in your report that does not match your own records, let us know.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

October 12, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Spring 2018 will begin on October 19
[2] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2017
[3] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2017 class (last chance to drop a fall class)
[4] Jazz Literature course offerings schedule
[5] Some course announcements for Spring 2018
[6] Information about Summer 2018 - dates and financial aid

Reminders

[7] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Two-Step Login with DUO (required starting November 2, so set things up now)

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] Registration for spring 2018 will begin on October 19

Registration for spring 2018 will begin on Thursday, October 19.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to 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

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration on Monday, October 16. Do not submit your Program Planning Sheet before that date, but you can start submitting on Monday.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 19.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4182/MUS/index.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 spring semester.

Spring semester 2018 will take place from Monday, January 8 through Friday, May 4.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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

Don’t forget that diploma students and most master’s students are required to register in a major ensemble if they register in any course during spring.  See http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/enrollmentPoliciesMasters.shtml#ensemble for more details about the master’s degree ensemble policy.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment to see me by calling 812-855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

[2] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2017

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

1.  Registration

In order to register, you will follow the steps I outlined earlier in this email announcement.  You will not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week (that person was your advisor for orientation only).  I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I will approve that as your advisor.  You will not be eligible to register until after you submit your Program Planning Sheet and it is approved. 

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  The Student Central on Union office will block your registration if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office. I will
email you once we receive your transcript.

2.  Language requirements

If you are in a program that has a foreign language requirement, and you believe that you have already fulfilled all or part of that requirement with coursework from an earlier degree, check on your academic advisement report to see whether that has been updated to your records.  (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 theStudent 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).  If your academic advisement report does not show that a language requirement is complete, but you think it should, then please contact the Music Graduate Office.  It is possible that it just hasn't been updated yet, but it's also possible that what you did in the past won't count, so you need to check now to confirm what you need to complete.

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams
(For master’s and doctoral students.  The Graduate Entrance Exams and review courses are not required for diploma and visiting students.)

If this fall (2017) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment).  The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.   January 4 and 5, 2018 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office at the end of the fall semester or on Wednesday, January 3.  I will send out an email announcement when we start scheduling Sight Singing exam times at the end of the semester.

You do not need to take any exam you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester you can re-take that exam, if you are eligible, in January 2018).

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

You will not know the results of the graduate entrance exams when you register for the spring semester, so you should register based on your best estimate of how you’ll do on the entrance exam retakes.  If you end up needing to change your spring schedule after the exam results are posted on January 8, you will be able to do that.  Normally you would be charged a fee of $8.50 for adjusting your schedule that week, but if you need to adjust your schedule specifically because of the entrance exam results, the Music Graduate Office can waive that schedule adjustment fee as long as you let us know that it’s necessary during the first week of classes.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 4 or 5. I will send out an email announcements later once we know the exact date and time. I will also send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times. Any student who started a new program in fall 2017 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2018.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

5. Program requirements

Remember that the Music Graduate Office website www.music.indiana.edu/graduate is a great source of information about program requirements.

[3] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2017 class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2017 is Sunday, October 22. 

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 Sunday, October 22) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 22).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 paper 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.

Please remember that even when you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining a full-time course load - at least 8 credits for master’s and doctoral students (unless part-time enrollment was previously approved) and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.  Also, please remember that at this point in the semester you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after October 22.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 812-855-1738.

[4] Jazz Literature course offering schedule

The Jazz Studies department plans to offer the Jazz Literature Courses (MUS-M 591, MUS-M 592, and MUS-M 593) on the following schedule. This information can be useful for Jazz Studies majors, minors, and other students interested in taking these classes for the Other Required Credits requirement.

Please note that theses classes DO NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement.

Spring 2018:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2018: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Fall 2018:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Spring 2019:  MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Summer 2019: MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Fall 2019:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Spring 2020:  MUS-M 591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949
Summer 2020: MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2020:  MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969
Spring 2021:  MUS-M 593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present
Summer 2021: MUS-M 592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

[5] Some course announcements for Spring 2018

The Music Graduate Office invited faculty to submit short course announcements for this e-mail, for you to use as you decide what to register for in spring 2018. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-F 532 Graduate Score Reading
Class Number: 5593 (1 credit)
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday 9:05-9:55
Class instructor: Prof. Dominick DiOrio

"I am so much more comfortable and more confident in reading and interpreting full scores like the Brahms Requiem after taking this course!" - MM student in conducting

This course explores training in score reading through the playing of choral and orchestral scores at the piano, including clef-reading and transposition exercises for the study of major works. It is a great elective course for any aspiring conductors, composers, and vocal coaches.

Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor. Adequate prior skill at the keyboard is expected. Enrollment is limited to 10.

Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions and permission requests.

MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Laptop Ensembles
Class number: 31416 (2 credits)
Class meeting time/place: W 12:20-1:10 pm (M373), F 12:30-2:00 pm (MC036)
CLass Instructor: Prof. John Gibson (johgibso@indiana.edu) Registration is by permission of the instructor.

Note: This course is not limited to composition students or JSOM majors.

In the last decade, a new form of electronic music-making has emerged: the laptop orchestra, in which anywhere from 4 to 30 musicians perform together using laptop computers. Laptop ensemble performance can work like a traditional orchestra, in which a conductor coordinates and directs the musicians. Alternatively, it can be less hierarchical, using peer-to-peer wireless networking to develop a new form of collaborative music-making with a strong improvisational component.

Students in this course will learn different ways to organize such an ensemble, design software to make sound, create music, and perform their own music, as well as music from the growing laptop ensemble repertoire. Prior experience with electronic music is helpful, but not essential, especially if you have performance or programming skills to contribute. Students will focus on the aspects of the ensemble that are most relevant to their interests, but everyone will have a chance to perform.

For more information, visit http://iub.edu/~emusic/lork.

MUS-M 601 Masters Seminar in Musicology: Music and Place
Class number: 13582 (3 credits)
CLass meeting time: Fr 9:05AM-12:05PM - Music Library M263
Class Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

This seminar will be devoted to the relationship between music and the place (or places) in which it was performed. Most of the readings will center on early modern Europe and will examine historical and scientific approaches, as well as issues like music and sacred space, music and humanistic decor, and music and symbolic space. In their research projects, students are required to apply the same methodologies to a repertory / time period of their choice. Grading is based on class participation (40%), a research paper (30%), and two presentations (30%).

This class will enable students to:

  • improve their research, writing, and communication skills
  • learn or improve their skills of scholarly conversation and collaboration
  • acquire new perspectives on the history of music
  • produce a course paper that can be refined and used for public presentations and applications

Please note that this class WILL NOT count for the master's degree music history requirement or doctoral minor in music history and literature. It is mainly for MA Musicology majors, but other students can contact the instructor to ask for permission to take the class for ORC general electives. MA Musicology majors will have enrollment priority.

MUS-M 652 Renaissance Music
Class number: 4588 (3 credits)
Class meeting time: Mo We 1:00-2:15 PM - Room M242
Class instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

In this class we will explore the repertoire, history, and musical practices of Western Europe, ca. 1380-1600. We will study many masterpieces that often became models in the following centuries. More broadly, we will approach performance and compositional practices as well as a role of music in society that differs sometimes remarkably from practices today. The class is organized as a pro-seminar: class time will involve a moderate amount of lecturing, in addition to class discussion, group work and musical listening. Class attendance is strictly mandatory.

In this class students will build a set of notes and annotated scores to help them:

  • identify and describe a number of pre-1600 compositional techniques and musical styles
  • trace the evolution of musical composition, performance, and reception from 1400 to 1600
  • discuss issues related to the performance of early music
  • investigate problems of authenticity and our relationship with the music of the past
  • develop a basic knowledge of contemporaneous notation

This class WILL count towards the master's degree music history requirement or doctoral minor in music history.

MUS-N 561 MIDI and Computer Music
Class numbers: 7825 or 7826 (3 credits)
Class meeting time/place: MWF 11:15am-12:05pm or 10:10-11:00am (M373)
Class instructors: Prof. John Gibson (johgibso@indiana.edu) or Prof. Alicyn Warren (warrenal@indiana.edu)

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper.

This course is geared for those with little prior technical training.

For more information, visit http://iub.edu/~emusic/361.

MUS- V910 Vocal Coaching
Class number: 8896 (1-2 credits)
Class meeting time: by Appointment
Class instructor: Prof. Kyung-Eun Na - This class required permission of the instructor for registration.

Vocal coaching is integral to the education of the singer, who, unlike an instrumentalist, makes music almost exclusively in a collaborative capacity and, at the college level, must learn to collaborate on an instrument (a voice) that is still unfinished, growing and changing.

At the end of this course the student will be able to synthesize the disparate instruction and sets of knowledge conveyed to him/her in performance-related studies (e.g. Diction, Voice Lesson, Opera Workshop, etc.), developing more artistically coherent performances. Student will begin assimilating the skills of effective musical collaboration, particularly in context of the singer-pianist duo. As student will learn to engage in in-depth study of musical literary sources he/she will broaden music learning techniques and practice strategies.

Please note that this class will NOT count for the master's degree ORC general electives requirement. It will also NOT count towards the diploma music course requirement. It WILL count towards the doctoral ORC general elective requirement.

[6] Information about Summer 2018 - dates and financial aid

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now starting, many of you are looking ahead to your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2018 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 20% discount on all JSOM courses taken by JSOM students (including classes, lessons, and chamber music)

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or other fee remissions are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Anticipated course offerings

Undergraduate core courses

  • M401 and M402 Music History and Literature I and II
  • M410 Composer or Genre
  • T331 Musical Skills IV
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V

Graduate Review Courses

  • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
  • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
  • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
  • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students

Undergraduate and/or graduate courses in

  • choral conducting
  • composition
  • jazz studies
  • music education
  • music history and literature
  • music theory
  • organ and sacred music
  • recording arts
  • wind conducting
  • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.

Ensembles - Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break.

Chamber Music - Chamber Music (MUS-F 550) will still be offered in the summer but the Summer Chamber Music Scholarship, which made that credit hour free, will not be available. MUS-F 550 will have normal tuition rates.

Dates - The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 4-July 13, 2017. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 8, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 4, but run for 8 weeks. If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu).

Reminders

[7] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF)

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship enables advanced IUB doctoral students to enhance their career prepration by teacihng and experiencing faculty life in a different academic setting at an IU branch campus or Butler University.

Details on the fellowship are here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/FFTF%20Applicant%20Guidelines%202018-19.pdf#Future Faculty 2018.

The deadline for this application is Friday, October 13.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Two-Step Login with DUO (required starting November 2, so set things up now)

On November 2, 2017, Two-Step Login with Duo for Central Authentication System (CAS) logins will be required for all IU students. Sign up now at twostep.iu.edu.

Two-Step Login is required to access official records of personal and financial information (name, address, direct deposit, bursar refunds, etc.).

Contact the UITS support center for IU Bloomington if you have any questions or concerns: https://kb.iu.edu/d/abxl#iub.

October 4, 2017

Announcements: October 4, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2018 is coming up
[2] The GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government) is looking for music majors to participate as representatives
[3] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 6 for Fall Break

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF)

Reminders

[5] Academic Standing
[6] Advising Hold
[7] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work

Resources you might want to know about

[8] CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) office events in October

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] Registration for Spring 2018 is coming up

Registration for the Spring 2018 semester will begin on Thursday, October 19.

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets on Monday, October 16.

Until then, feel free to look at the Schedule of Classes and start thinking about what you'd like to take in the spring semester, but you can't actually start the enrollment process until Program Planning Sheets start on October 16. I'll send more details in next week's email announcement.

There are likely to be changes the Spring Schedule of Classes over the next few weeks, so be aware of that.

[2] The GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government) is looking for music majors to participate as representatives

Greetings Jacobs Students:

There are still seats open in the Voice, Woodwinds, Piano, Music Ed, and Strings Departments for GPSG Department Representatives. Are you interested in taking one?

Simply nominate yourself using this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7_uPThaAiasxSXGY7H_Dy6hZtHhj6yaPZf5e8AAixv4w8xQ/viewform?usp=sf_link by midnight Wednesday, October 4. Thursday-Friday voting will occur if there are more nominees than there are open seats within your department.

Please note the time commitment:
General Assembly 3:30-5:30 on the second Friday of each month (5-5:30 are committee meetings).
Committee Meetings: Last friday of each month from 3-4)
**All in Woodburn Hall

Representatives must join one of four Advocacy Committees and cannot miss more than 2 general assemblies without a proxy present. Read the Representative Handbook for more information: http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/GPSG-Representative-Handbook-2017-2018-2.pdf

We hope to see you at our next Assembly as a Representative!

Shea Smock, Ph.D.
J.D. Candidate, 2018.
Communications Coordinator, IUB Graduate & Professional Student Government
Wells Library, 5th Floor (544G)
812-855-8747
www.indiana.edu/~iugpsg
iugpsg@indiana.edu

[3] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 6 for Fall Break

The Music Graduate Office will be closed this Friday, October 6, for Fall Break. We will re-open at the normal time (8 am) on Monday, October 9.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship (FFTF)

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship enables advanced IUB doctoral students to enhance their career prepration by teacihng and experiencing faculty life in a different academic setting at an IU branch campus or Butler University.

Details on the fellowship are here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/FFTF%20Applicant%20Guidelines%202018-19.pdf#Future Faculty 2018.

The deadline for this application is Friday, October 13.

Reminders

[5] Academic Standing

Every student should be aware of the Academic Standing policies of the Jacobs School of Music.  The policies for all graduate and diploma students are listed in the JSoM Bulletin: http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2017-2018/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

[6] Advising Hold

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.edu.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October). 

The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

Spring registration will begin in late October.  I will send detailed information about registration after the Schedule of Classes is published.  That information is not yet available.

[7] Recommendations for students nearing the end of coursework

I am writing particularly to doctoral students who are in their final semesters of course work and looking towards qualifying exams.  As you plan your last courses and think about your schedule for written and oral qualifying exams, I want to encourage you to be thinking about the proposal you will write for a doctoral final project, piano essay, or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project, piano essay, or dissertation to make progress on your qualifying exams. In those fields you must have completed the proposal and have it approved before you can take a major-field exam or an oral exam (depending on your department).

You will certainly be eager to get your exams done and officially become a candidate for your degree.  The thing that most often delays students is the lack of a complete topic proposal, which sometimes entangles them in time limits.  (Students must pass the oral qualifying exam within one year of taking the first written exam.)  I am writing to urge you to read about what is required, to consult with potential research committee members, and to plan your work on this proposal as you take your last courses. Details are at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml . Planning ahead and getting a start on your proposal represents the best way to help yourself make uninterrupted progress.

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

Also, if you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with me for your pre-exam appointment, please do that before the end of the semester.

The appointment is half an hour, and can be done over the phone if you can't make it to the office. Please call 812-855-1738 to set up an appointment time.

There is no need to prepare for the appointment - the purpose is to help prepare you for the exam stage of your degree.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

Resources you might want to know about

[8] CAPS events in October

The CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) office offers these events in October. More information can be found on their web site: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/index.shtml.

"LET'S TALK": Students now have even more ways to talk to someone about a problem!
"Let's Talk Now" - free, informal, brief consultations with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to problems. Available at Asian, La Casa, LGBTQ+ and Neal Marshall Black Culture centers, Hudson & Holland and Groups Scholars, and Office of International Services! Locations/times: www.go.iu.edu/letstalk

"Let's Keep Talking" - Counseling with CAPS counselors, targeting traditionally underserved students. Available at Asian, First Nations, La Casa, and Neal Marshall Black Culture centers, Groups Scholars office, and Office of International Services! Call CAPS to schedule appointment - (812) 855-5711.

FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox for FREE workshops to help you be more successful at IU! Go to www.iu.zoom.us or download the Zoom cloud meeting app, then enter ID# 541-962-473.
"Mid-term Prep" - Oct. 4 & 11, 4:00pm
"Stress Management" - Oct. 18 & 25, 4:00pm

FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower and immediately turn left - room E159 is behind the Information Desk).
"Help Me Sleep!"- Oct. 9, 4-5pm
Can't fall asleep? Waking up tired? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning and balances your mood. We will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.

"Conquer Procrastination"- Oct. 23, 4-5pm
This workshop will provide you with tools to strengthen your academic skills as well as provide tips to better manage your academic experience. From time management to study strategies, we can assist you in finding your path to academic success.

De-Stress Fest - Oct. 11, 6:30-8pm
Join CAPS, Health & Wellness, Crimson CORPS and others at Wells Library to reduce your mid-semester stress! Free seated chair massages, mood checks and stress management tips, coloring, stress balls, games and food! Follow @IUHealthCenter for more info.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR STRESS - FREE drop-in workshops Mon. & Tues. 10-11am, Wed. & Thurs. 2-3pm at IU Health Center, 4th floor. Dr. Carolyn Lee will teach you how to practice "Mindfulness", a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion and much more! Bring a friend!

Tough Topics, Safe Spaces
There are many stressors in the world today. We want to provide a place for you to come and talk in a safe environment. We'll focus on current events, social inequalities and injustices, and the impact they can have on IUB students. The goals of this program are to strengthen your voice, emphasize resiliency, and build a community of empowerment. For questions about Tough Topics, Safe Spaces contact the Diversity Outreach Team at howeber@indiana.edu.
Wednesday October 25th, 11-12pm
Monday November 27th, 2-3pm
Tentative location: Scholars Commons

Indiana University Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
600 N. Jordan Avenue, 4th floor
Bloomington, IN 47405-3191
(812)855-5711
(812)855-8447 Fax

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

September 20, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Academic Standing
[2] Advising Hold

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work

Reminders

[4] Immunization for first semester students
[5] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2018
[6] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees
[7] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Avoiding Plagiarism

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] Academic Standing

Every student should be aware of the Academic Standing policies of the Jacobs School of Music.  The policies for all graduate and diploma students are listed in the JSoM Bulletin: http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2017-2018/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

[2] Advising Hold

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.edu.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October). 

The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

Spring registration will begin in late October.  I will send detailed information about registration after the Schedule of Classes is published.  That information is not yet available.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Recommendations for students nearing the end of coursework

I am writing particularly to doctoral students who are in their final semesters of course work and looking towards qualifying exams.  As you plan your last courses and think about your schedule for written and oral qualifying exams, I want to encourage you to be thinking about the proposal you will write for a doctoral final project, piano essay, or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project, piano essay, or dissertation to make progress on your qualifying exams. In those fields you must have completed the proposal and have it approved before you can take a major-field exam or an oral exam (depending on your department).

You will certainly be eager to get your exams done and officially become a candidate for your degree.  The thing that most often delays students is the lack of a complete topic proposal, which sometimes entangles them in time limits.  (Students must pass the oral qualifying exam within one year of taking the first written exam.)  I am writing to urge you to read about what is required, to consult with potential research committee members, and to plan your work on this proposal as you take your last courses. Details are at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docIndexFP.shtml . Planning ahead and getting a start on your proposal represents the best way to help yourself make uninterrupted progress.

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

Also, if you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with me for your pre-exam appointment, please do that before the end of the semester.

The appointment is half an hour, and can be done over the phone if you can't make it to the office. Please call 812-855-1738 to set up an appointment time.

There is no need to prepare for the appointment - the purpose is to help prepare you for the exam stage of your degree.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

Reminders

[4] Immunization policy for first semester students

All students must provide immunization information to the Student Central on Union office in their first semester at IU.
Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU soon if you haven't already done so. 

  1. To find the form on One.IU, go to www.One.IU.edu
  2. In the “Search, Click, Done!” box at the top of the page, type “immunization”. 
  3. Click the Immunization Compliance link.
  4. Fill out the form and upload any required documents.

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

[5]Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2018

If this fall (2017) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment). 

The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

January 4 and 5, 2018 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2018 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

Make your travel plans with potential weather delays in mind.  You need to be back in plenty of time to account for potential delays in your travel.

Voice diction exam retakes will be offered around the same dates.  We’ll send out exact details later this semester.

The spring 2018 semester will start on Monday, January 8.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

[6] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

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

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

[7] Doctoral Minor Field Approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you have chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option instead of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved by the minor field department chairperson.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Avoiding Plagiarism

The word "plagiarism" comes from the Latin word "plagiarius," which means "kidnapper." It refers to the practice of passing off someone else's words or ideas as your own. Plagiarism is one of several types of academic misconduct that can lead to penalties ranging from failing an assignment to failing a course to being dismissed from the school.

To make sure you understand exactly what is considered plagiarism, you are encouraged to review this tutorial produced by the Instructional Systems Technology department in IU's School of Education: https://www.indiana.edu/~istd/.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

September 7, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Immunization for first semester students

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2018
[3] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Reminders

[5] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 28
[6] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies
[7] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Scholars' Commons Workshops: Digital Tools and Visualization Methods for Humanists
[9] Zach Coates, DM Voice major, featured on Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) podcast

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] Immunization policy for first semester students

All students must provide immunization information to the Student Central on Union office in their first semester at IU.
Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on One.IU soon if you haven't already done so. 

  1. To find the form on One.IU, go to www.One.IU.edu
  2. In the “Search, Click, Done!” box at the top of the page, type “immunization”. 
  3. Click the Immunization Compliance link.
  4. Fill out the form and upload any required documents.

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html has detailed information about this policy.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2018

If this fall (2017) was your first semester of enrollment in a master’s or doctoral program, you will have one more opportunity to take any Graduate Entrance Exams you did not pass in August (and that opportunity is the week before your second semester of enrollment). 

The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

January 4 and 5, 2018 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2018 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

Make your travel plans with potential weather delays in mind.  You need to be back in plenty of time to account for potential delays in your travel.

Voice diction exam retakes will be offered around the same dates.  We’ll send out exact details later this semester.

The spring 2018 semester will start on Monday, January 8.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

[3] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability.  Doctoral students must meet the requirement before they will be eligible to take qualifying exams.  Master’s students need to meet the requirement before graduation.

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

Music Performance Proficiency
All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, music theory, and musicology) are required to demonstrate a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the second year for elective undergraduate students in that area.

Students who successfully completed a senior or graduate recital as part of a Bachelor of Musicor Master of Music degree in a performance area as defined below no more than three yearsprior to the date of matriculation will be considered to have met this requirement. 

For other students, proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

  1. in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall at the student's request be a faculty member in the student’s major area;
  2. by completion of performance study as a graduate outside area or minor; or
  3. by two semesters of performance study as a graduate elective. The grade in each semester of performance study must be B or higher.

Option no. 1 (auditioning before a faculty committee) may be used only during the first two semesters of enrollment. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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

A few notes:
• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  
• Students who have not met this requirement are eligible to reserve a practice room until this requirement has been met. Here is the link to the Practice Time Scheduling Office: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/practice-time.shtml.
• Students who do not own their own instrument may borrow an instrument from the JSOM Instrument Rental Office: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml.
• Students who have succesfully completed a senior or graduate recital according to the policy mentioned above, and whose transcripts accurately reflect that information, will have already had their performance proficiency waived. If you believe you are in this category, check your Academic Advisement Report on One.IU.edu to confirm that your records show that you do not need the performance proficiency. If your Academic Advisement Report says you still need to fulfill this requirement, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Doctoral Minor Field Approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you have chosen a class that will not count.  If you do choose a class that isn’t eligible for that requirement, then you’re taking an extra class that won’t count for your degree requirements. 

It is very important that you submit the approval form BEFORE you take a class for a doctoral minor field requirement.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor field requirements and a link to the approval form.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option instead of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved by the minor field department chairperson.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Reminders

[5] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 28

Starting Monday, August 28, 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 28 through Sunday, October 22, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 28 through Sunday, October 22, you can follow the procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 28 and October 22, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down to near the end of the page and click on the “Even Exchange Policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” 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 for the same number of credit hours 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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown on the Official Calendar. 

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

[6] 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 December 2017.

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.

[7] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship programs allows doctoral students who have reached candidacy the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University, IUPUI, or one of the other IU branch campuses. Those selected receive a $10,000 stipend from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $10,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus. For more information and application materials, see this link: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/FFTF%20Applicant%20Guidelines%202018-19.pdf#Future Faculty 2018.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Scholars' Commons Workshops: Digital Tools and Visualization Methods for Humanists

SCHOLARS' COMMONS | FALL 2017
DIGITAL TOOLS & VISUALIZATION METHODS FOR HUMANISTS
libraries.indiana.edu/workshops

Ever wanted to do text mining on your own corpus or scrape tweets and analyze them? Do you want to experience virtual reality? Learn about how to create???3D models? How about stereoscopic pictures or touch-screen workflows????This Friday workshop series will address all these topics and more in easy-to- understand language, with plenty of time for hand-on activities and questions.

Fridays 12:00 - 1:30pm Scholars' Commons IQ-Wall (Wells E157H)

  • SEPTEMBER 15 Intro to R: Open source programming language used to analyze different datasets
  • SEPTEMBER 22 Advanced Media: Challenges and opportunities of 360 and stereoscopic media
  • SEPTEMBER 29 Intro to Augmented Reality: Augmented reality is a blend of the real world with a virtual and synthetic world
  • OCTOBER 13 R for Text Analysis: Text mining to create word clouds, frequency graphs, and co-occurrence lists
  • OCTOBER 20 Intro to Network Graphs: Building an analog network and using Cytoscape to make a network digital
  • OCTOBER 27 IQ-Tables & Touch-Enabled Software Workflows
  • NOVEMBER 3 3D Scanning & Printing
  • NOVEMBER 10 Intro to 3D Photogrammetry: Photogrammetry software stitches many photos of an object into a 3D surface
  • DECEMBER 1 R for Twitter: Scraping tweets to create a wordcloud and sentiment graph

[9] Zach Coates, DM Voice major, featured on Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) podcast

Zach Coates, DM Voice major, was recently featured on Episode 2 of the GPSG Radio podcast. You can listen to this episode (and the entire series) from this web page: http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/gpsg-radio/. There are also links from that page to other ways to listen (iTunes, Google Play Music, etc.). Zach's part starts starts around 8:22.

August 31, 2017 (sent to voice majors only)

I am sending this information to all Voice majors because it might be of interest to you.

Graduate Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists (18 credits)

The Graduate Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists is for voice teachers/singers who wish to deepen their understanding of the singing voice. The focus of the certificate is on the union of voice science and practical application, both with healthy voice and injured voice. 

 

Prerequisite

The applicant must have a master’s degree in voice performance and/or voice pedagogy, or must be pursuing an MM in voice at the Jacobs School of Music simultaneously with enrollment in the certificate program. Students possessing or pursuing a graduate degree in music in an area other than voice may be considered if they meet the audition requirements listed below. 

 

Admission Requirements

1.short audio/video recording that demonstrates proficiency in singing/performance (waived for those currently enrolled in the MM in Voice)

2.interview with voice pedagogy faculty

3.in-person audition (if interested in scholarship opportunity)

4.completed Graduate Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists Questionnaire regarding previous experience and current knowledge of the topic. 

Grade Requirements

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists requires a grade of B or higher in each of the required courses. 

Other Requirements

For students who are simultaneously pursuing the MM in Voice and the Graduate Certificate, MUS-E 695 will substitute for MUS-E 594 in the MM Voice pedagogy requirement. Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Vocology for Vocalists are subject to the provisions of graduate academic standing in the Jacobs School of Music.

Time Limits

Students must complete all requirements within four years from the date of first enrollment.

Required Courses

18 credit hours

•MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy: Research Foundations (3 cr.) (should be offered each fall semester)

•MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy: Practice (3 cr.)  (should be offered each spring semester)

•SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (3 cr.)  (should be offered each fall semester starting in fall 2018)

•MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy: Repertoire (3 cr.) (should be offered every summer)

•6 credits hours selected from

oMUS-V 800 Voice Graduate Minor, for non-voice majors

oMUS-V 900 Voice Graduate Major, for voice majors

Students can use courses that are counting towards a specific degree or diploma program towards the Vocology Certificate.  Unlike in degree programs, in which courses can generally only count once, certificates can use classes taken for other degrees or diploma programs.  Also, please note that the classes can be taken over the course of multiple programs if a student is working on the requirements while enrolled in degree or diploma programs at IU.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Prof. Brian Gill.

There will also be a doctoral minor in Vocology which can be completed at the same time as the certificate (for doctoral students only).

To apply to the Certificate Program, contact the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office in JS100 (musicadm@Indiana.edu).

August 30, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 28

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

Reminders

[4] Program Completion Application
[5] New Course Announcement: MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music
[6] Artist Diploma Auditions
[7] Doctoral Information Sessions
[8] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research Applications

Resources you might want to know about

[9] IU Scholars' Commons Digital Library Brown Bag Series

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 starting Monday, August 28

Starting Monday, August 28, 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 28 through Sunday, October 22, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 28 through Sunday, October 22, you can follow the procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 28 and October 22, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down to near the end of the page and click on the “Even Exchange Policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” 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 for the same number of credit hours 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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown on the Official Calendar. 

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

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 December 2017.

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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship programs allows doctoral students who have reached candidacy the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University, IUPUI, or one of the other IU branch campuses. Those selected receive a $10,000 stipend from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $10,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus. For more information and application materials, see this link: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/FFTF%20Applicant%20Guidelines%202018-19.pdf#Future Faculty 2018.

Reminders

[4] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2017 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2017, 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 22, 2017. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2017. 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.

[5] New Course Announcement: MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

The following course was recently added to the Fall Schedule of Classes:

MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music (3 cr)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Class number: 36711
10:10-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Wayne Wallace

The purpose of the course is to trace the development of musical traditions in the Caribbean and Latin America and develop proficiency in the playing and understanding of these different styles/genres. We will also promote discussion of issues regarding the formation musical styles that sprang forth out of cultural, socio-political and at times, economic forces.

Course materials are selected from the repertoire of art, folk and popular music traditions and analysis of 20 th and 21 st century developments such as mass media, the Internet, the recording industry, the convergence of African, Middle Eastern, Indigenous and European styles. The course will cover music from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad/Tobago, Jamaica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Peru.

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2017 semester will be held Wednesday, October 18, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 20, 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 2018; 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 2018; 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 2017 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 8 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 2017 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 8, 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 2017) 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 5.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 11 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).

[7] Doctoral Information 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 13, 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-first-year-students-tickets-36929550279

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 6, 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-second-year-students-tickets-36929754891

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 30, 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-third-and-later-year-students-tickets-36929815071

[8] 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.

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Grant%20in%20Aid%20Ph.D.%202017-18.pdf#Grant in Aid PhD.

The JSoM deadline for applications is Friday, September 29, 2017, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

Resources you might want to know about

[9] IU Scholars' Commons Digital Library Brown Bag Series

Fall 2017 Digital Library Brown Bag Series

The Digital Library Brown Bag Series began in 2003, and continues to cultivate interest from both IU and beyond. The Series originated with a focus on digital libraries - standards, tools, and trends in the field - but has since expanded to include all areas and topics relevant to digital scholarship, including digital humanities and open access publishing. Brown Bag presentations focus on local practices and emerging trends, and are intended to encourage participation in digital library and digital research projects and initiatives.

Mark your calendars for the Fall 2017 Digital Library Brown Bag Series! More information is available here: http://libraries.indiana.edu/digital-library-brown-bag-series.

August 30, 2017
Data Integrity Challenges and Workflow-based Solutions
Von Welch and Randy Heiland, IU Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research

September 6, 2017
Archiving IU Social Media with Archive-It
Molly Wittenberg and Tyler Davis, University Archives

September 20, 2017
Subjectivity in Sentiment Analysis: Addressing Bias in Word Lists
Tassie Gniady and David Kloster, Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Humanities

October 4, 2017
Migration Paths: Charting a route for IU's digital library collections
Juliet L. Hardesty, Digital Collections Services

November 1, 2017
Becoming Strategic: The IU Libraries' Social Media Comes of Age
Anne Haines, Discovery and User Experience
Leanne Nay, Reference and Scholars' Commons

November 15, 2017
Open Access Publishing Innovations
Sarah Hare, Richard Higgins, and Jamie Wittenberg, Scholarly Communication
Michael Regoli, IU Press

November 29, 2017
Beyond Images: Avalon and IIIF-AV
Chris Colvard and Maria Whitaker, Library Technologies

December 6, 2017
Integrating digital audio and print in Orson Welles on the Air
William G. Cowan, Library Technologies
Erika Dowell, Lilly Library

August 23, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 27
[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, August 28
[3] Program Completion Application
[4] New Course Announcement: MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music
[5] Artist Diploma Auditions

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[8] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies
[9] A few notes for new students
[10] Graduate Mentoring Center has a GA position open - information about how to apply
[11] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Resources you might want to know about

[12] Counseling ahd Psychological Services (CAPS)

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 27

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 27 (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 27.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 25 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 27, 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 28, 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 28.  See the next section in these announcements for details.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (August 24).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, 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 28

Starting Monday, August 28, 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 28 through Sunday, October 22, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, August 28 through Sunday, October 22, you can follow the procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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 28 and October 22, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down to near the end of the page and click on the “Even Exchange Policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” 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 for the same number of credit hours 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://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown on the Official Calendar. 

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 2017 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2017, 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 22, 2017. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2017. 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] New Course Announcement: MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

The following course was recently added to the Fall Schedule of Classes:

MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music (3 cr)
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Class number: 36711
10:10-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Wayne Wallace

The purpose of the course is to trace the development of musical traditions in the Caribbean and Latin America and develop proficiency in the playing and understanding of these different styles/genres. We will also promote discussion of issues regarding the formation musical styles that sprang forth out of cultural, socio-political and at times, economic forces.

Course materials are selected from the repertoire of art, folk and popular music traditions and analysis of 20 th and 21 st century developments such as mass media, the Internet, the recording industry, the convergence of African, Middle Eastern, Indigenous and European styles. The course will cover music from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad/Tobago, Jamaica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Peru.

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2017 semester will be held Wednesday, October 18, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 20, 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 2018; 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 2018; 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 2017 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 8 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 2017 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 8, 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 2017) 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 5.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 11 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 Information 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 13, 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-first-year-students-tickets-36929550279

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 6, 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-second-year-students-tickets-36929754891

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 30, 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-third-and-later-year-students-tickets-36929815071

[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.

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/forms/Grant%20in%20Aid%20Ph.D.%202017-18.pdf#Grant in Aid PhD.

The JSoM deadline for applications is Friday, September 29, 2017, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

Reminders

[8] 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/academic/collaborative-music/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Wind/percussion majors will have a required meeting on Wenesday, August 23 from 6-7 pm in MC066 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 24 from 5-6 pm in the Recital Hall (MU110).

Piano and String majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 8).

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

[9] 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 25.

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 4. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[10] Graduate Mentoring Center has an open GA position - information about how to apply

Title: Graduate Assistant for Center Programs

Position: Student Academic Appointment
Duration: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Position Open to: All full-time IUB MA and PhD students

Remuneration

  • Full SAA: 20 hours/week, $15,000/year (prorated based on start date), eligible for student health insurance and fee remission OR
  • Hourly: up to 20 hours/week, $15.00/hour, eligible for student health insurance

Sponsoring Unit: The Graduate Mentoring Center
Location: Wells Library 1320 E. 10th St., Room E546, Bloomington, IN 47405-7104
Application Deadline: August 31, 2017

The Graduate Mentoring Center (GMC) serves graduate students at Indiana University Bloomington and Indianapolis. The GMC was founded in fall 2014 through funds provided by President Michael A. McRobbie. As part of the University Graduate School, it is one of the many Graduate Diversity Initiatives supported by these funds. The center's programming, therefore, emphasizes mentorship for underrepresented minority graduate students.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Graduate Assistant for Center Programs is one of two graduate assistants who support the Center's director in the daily operation of the Center. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, facilitating, or co-facilitating trainings, workshops, and activities.
  • Representing the Center at selected public events locally and/or nationally (e.g., conferences).
  • Collecting and analyzing data on mentoring at the bequest of the Center's director.
  • Creating and maintaining a mentoring resource database.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with campus partners.
  • Mentoring peers as part of the core mentoring cohort.
  • Responding to inquiries.

Additional responsibilities may include survey development, marketing and promotions, website maintenance, and working with designated partners, including student organizations and culture centers.

If you have any questions about this position, please direct them to the Director of GMC, Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde at maehamil@iu.edu.

[11] 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 9), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 25. 

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 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on January 27, 2018.

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

[12] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

"Everyone feels sad, anxious, angry, or overwhelmed sometimes. Generally, these feelings pass quickly. If you've been feeling bad for two weeks or more, it may help to talk to someone. Here are some other reasons to consider counseling:

  • You are having difficulty handling your academic responsibilities
  • You are having difficulty relating to others, including friends and family
  • You are experiencing negative consequences from alcohol or drug use
  • You are dealing with sexual assault
  • You are concerned about eating disorders
  • Your friends and family have commented that you do not seem like yourself"

For more information on the comprehensive services offered by CAPS, visit http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/index.shtml.

Announcements for Summer 2017

August 19, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 27
[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies
[3] A few notes for new students
[4] Graduate Mentoring Center has a GA position open - information about how to apply

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[7] New Music Graduate Office Student Services Assistant - Collin Lewis
[8] 2017-2018 Conductors' Orchestra
[9] Writing Tutorial Services offerings for students working on Doctoral Final Projects/Dissertations/Piano Essays

Resources you might want to know about

[10] 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 27

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, August 27 (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 27.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 25 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 27, 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 28, 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 27.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after August 28 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (August 24).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, 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/academic/collaborative-music/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Wind/percussion majors will have a required meeting on Wenesday, August 23 from 6-7 pm in MC066 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Thursday, August 24 from 5-6 pm in the Recital Hall (MU110).

Piano and String majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 25 from 5:30-6:30 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 8).

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

[3] 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 25.

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 4. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[4] Graduate Mentoring Center has an open GA position - information about how to apply

Title: Graduate Assistant for Center Programs

Position: Student Academic Appointment
Duration: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
Position Open to: All full-time IUB MA and PhD students

Remuneration

  • Full SAA: 20 hours/week, $15,000/year (prorated based on start date), eligible for student health insurance and fee remission OR
  • Hourly: up to 20 hours/week, $15.00/hour, eligible for student health insurance

Sponsoring Unit: The Graduate Mentoring Center
Location: Wells Library 1320 E. 10th St., Room E546, Bloomington, IN 47405-7104
Application Deadline: August 31, 2017

The Graduate Mentoring Center (GMC) serves graduate students at Indiana University Bloomington and Indianapolis. The GMC was founded in fall 2014 through funds provided by President Michael A. McRobbie. As part of the University Graduate School, it is one of the many Graduate Diversity Initiatives supported by these funds. The center's programming, therefore, emphasizes mentorship for underrepresented minority graduate students.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Graduate Assistant for Center Programs is one of two graduate assistants who support the Center's director in the daily operation of the Center. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, facilitating, or co-facilitating trainings, workshops, and activities.
  • Representing the Center at selected public events locally and/or nationally (e.g., conferences).
  • Collecting and analyzing data on mentoring at the bequest of the Center's director.
  • Creating and maintaining a mentoring resource database.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with campus partners.
  • Mentoring peers as part of the core mentoring cohort.
  • Responding to inquiries.

Additional responsibilities may include survey development, marketing and promotions, website maintenance, and working with designated partners, including student organizations and culture centers.

If you have any questions about this position, please direct them to the Director of GMC, Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde at maehamil@iu.edu.

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 13, 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-first-year-students-tickets-36929550279

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 6, 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-second-year-students-tickets-36929754891

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., August 30, 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-third-and-later-year-students-tickets-36929815071

[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 9), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 25. 

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 9, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on January 27, 2018.

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] New Music Graduate Office Student Services Assistant - Collin Lewis

We are delighted to welcome Collin Lewis to the front desk in the music graduate office. Collin recently completed a master's degree in clarinet performance at the Jacobs School of Music and has an undergraduate degree in clarinet performance from Vanderbilt University. Many of you will recognize Collin from his work in the Musical Arts Center over the last two years, most recently as Assistant Ticket Office Manager. He has also been Office Co-manager at Stafford Music Academy.

We thank Tiffany Bowen for her service in the office since May. Tiffany has accepted a music teaching position at University Elementary School here in Bloomington. We wish her well in her new position.

[8] 2017-2018 Conductors' Orchestra

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Conductor's Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio (MWF, 10-11am; MA 454); however, select members will also be required to perform in Choral and Orchestral Conducting recitals (2 in Fall and 4 in Spring) and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, August 28, 2017.

Repertoire for Fall 2017:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2
  • Mozart: Don Giovanni (Overture and arias)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto
  • Strauss: Don Juan
  • Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a resume in PDF form. Please make sure the subject of the email says: Conductors Orchestra Application Fall 2017

Required personal information:

  • Full name as recorded by Indiana University
  • Student ID number
  • Phone Number; Email Address
  • Instrument, degree program, and year
  • Previous CO Member? Which years?
  • Relevant orchestral experience at IU past 2 years (Strings: Please list callback positions held; Winds/Brass/Percussion: Please list orchestras and principal positions held)
  • CO placement preference: Regular member, substitute, or both?
  • One-page resume in PDF form

All applications must be received before Thursday, August 24, 11:59 PM; late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitute members on Friday, August 25. Please be ready to go to the payroll office in the Practice Building to fill out necessary information regarding payroll as soon as invitations are extended so that we don't have any delays for members getting paid.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. David Jang (kyjang@indiana.edu), the orchestra's General Manager.

[9] Writing Tutorial Services offerings for students working on Doctoral Final Projects/Dissertations/Piano Essays

I write to share three announcements from Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) that may be of interest to your graduate students.

First, a reminder about a resource available in Fall 2017:
Our WTS Write-In sessions will run on Fridays from 9-12 in the WTS space inside the Learning Commons on the first floor of the undergraduate tower of Wells Library. Students doing any sort of graduate or thesis-level writing are welcome to drop in and write alongside one another. We now have coffee and snacks at these sessions and plenty of space for first-time Write-in participants to join or former attendees to return for the beginning-of-semester crunch.

Second, a reminder about Fall 2017 Dissertation Groups. Once again Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) will host its very successful dissertation writing groups, and I would like to invite the dissertation writers in your departments to participate. To that end, I hope you will forward this message to them.

We have automated the application process. Students can fill out an application form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfBGaaAIErYrJTLorNT1lqkB-tJtknOwFf99esfIxrsFlHLw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Applications are due Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:59pm.

WTS Dissertation Group information is also located here: http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtmlhttp://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml. Questions should be directed to Laura Clapper (lclapper@indiana.edu)

Third, WTS is now hosting article-writing groups that meet for 12 weeks and move students from a drafted document to a submitted article in that time frame. Students may participate in both a dissertation group and an article-writing group in the same semester. More information and the application form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/dchb25UzcOwCCH0I2

Applications for the article-writing groups are due August 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Thank you for your continued help with these programs.

Cordially,
Jo Ann

Jo Ann Vogt
Director, Writing Tutorial Services
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning
Indiana University

Wells Library East Tower, 2nd Floor
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

email: javogt@indiana.edu
phone: 812-855-6738
URL: http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/writing/wts.php

Resources you might want to know about

[10] 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.

August 9, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Music Graudate Office hours during the week of August 14
[2] New Music Graduate Office Student Services Assistant - Collin Lewis
[3] 2017-2018 Conductors' Orchestra

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Writing Tutorial Services offerings for students working on Doctoral Final Projects/Dissertations/Piano Essays

Reminders

[5] Summer course grades
[6] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees
[7] New course topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Resources you might want to know about

[8] More about Writing Tutorial Services

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] Music Graduate Office Hours for the week of August 14 (New Student Orientation)

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for some of the week of August 14 for New Student Orientation activities.

Here is the schedule of when we will be open in JS120:

  • Monday, August 14: 9 am to noon, 1 to 5 pm
  • Tuesday, August 15: 8 am to noon, 2:30 to 5 pm
  • Wednesday, August 16: closed all day
  • Thursday, August 17: 8 am to noon, 1 to 5 pm
  • Friday, August 18: 8 am to noon, 1 to 5 pm

[2] New Music Graduate Office Student Services Assistant - Collin Lewis

We are delighted to welcome Collin Lewis to the front desk in the music graduate office. Collin recently completed a master's degree in clarinet performance at the Jacobs School of Music and has an undergraduate degree in clarinet performance from Vanderbilt University. Many of you will recognize Collin from his work in the Musical Arts Center over the last two years, most recently as Assistant Ticket Office Manager. He has also been Office Co-manager at Stafford Music Academy.

We thank Tiffany Bowen for her service in the office since May. Tiffany has accepted a music teaching position at University Elementary School here in Bloomington. We wish her well in her new position.

[3] 2017-2018 Conductors' Orchestra

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-2018 Conductor's Orchestra. This ensemble performs primarily for the Orchestral Conducting studio (MWF, 10-11am; MA 454); however, select members will also be required to perform in Choral and Orchestral Conducting recitals (2 in Fall and 4 in Spring) and the IU Fall Ballet. Pay is $12.00 per hour and the start date is Monday, August 28, 2017.

Repertoire for Fall 2017:

  • Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
  • Brahms: Symphony No. 2
  • Mozart: Don Giovanni (Overture and arias)
  • Mozart: Symphony No. 39
  • Sibelius: Violin Concerto
  • Strauss: Don Juan
  • Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks

Each emailed application must consist of two parts: your personal information AND a resume in PDF form. Please make sure the subject of the email says: Conductors Orchestra Application Fall 2017

Required personal information:

  • Full name as recorded by Indiana University
  • Student ID number
  • Phone Number; Email Address
  • Instrument, degree program, and year
  • Previous CO Member? Which years?
  • Relevant orchestral experience at IU past 2 years (Strings: Please list callback positions held; Winds/Brass/Percussion: Please list orchestras and principal positions held)
  • CO placement preference: Regular member, substitute, or both?
  • One-page resume in PDF form

All applications must be received before Thursday, August 24, 11:59 PM; late applications will not be accepted. Applications will be reviewed and invitations will be extended for regular members and approved substitute members on Friday, August 25. Please be ready to go to the payroll office in the Practice Building to fill out necessary information regarding payroll as soon as invitations are extended so that we don't have any delays for members getting paid.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. David Jang (kyjang@indiana.edu), the orchestra's General Manager.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Writing Tutorial Services offerings for students working on Doctoral Final Projects/Dissertations/Piano Essays

I write to share three announcements from Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) that may be of interest to your graduate students.

First, a reminder about a resource available in Fall 2017:
Our WTS Write-In sessions will run on Fridays from 9-12 in the WTS space inside the Learning Commons on the first floor of the undergraduate tower of Wells Library. Students doing any sort of graduate or thesis-level writing are welcome to drop in and write alongside one another. We now have coffee and snacks at these sessions and plenty of space for first-time Write-in participants to join or former attendees to return for the beginning-of-semester crunch.

Second, a reminder about Fall 2017 Dissertation Groups. Once again Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) will host its very successful dissertation writing groups, and I would like to invite the dissertation writers in your departments to participate. To that end, I hope you will forward this message to them.

We have automated the application process. Students can fill out an application form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfBGaaAIErYrJTLorNT1lqkB-tJtknOwFf99esfIxrsFlHLw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Applications are due Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:59pm.

WTS Dissertation Group information is also located here: http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtmlhttp://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml. Questions should be directed to Laura Clapper (lclapper@indiana.edu)

Third, WTS is now hosting article-writing groups that meet for 12 weeks and move students from a drafted document to a submitted article in that time frame. Students may participate in both a dissertation group and an article-writing group in the same semester. More information and the application form can be found here: https://goo.gl/forms/dchb25UzcOwCCH0I2

Applications for the article-writing groups are due August 15, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Thank you for your continued help with these programs.

Cordially,
Jo Ann

Jo Ann Vogt
Director, Writing Tutorial Services
Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning
Indiana University

Wells Library East Tower, 2nd Floor
1320 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

email: javogt@indiana.edu
phone: 812-855-6738
URL: http://citl.indiana.edu/programs/writing/wts.php

Reminders

[5] Summer course grades

Summer grades will not be posted until Friday, July 28 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 5 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 2. 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 session.

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

You can still submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2017.

The deadline to register without late registration fees is Thursday, August 17. 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 17. Preparation for Orientation and Orientation mean that it's possible there will be a dely in responding to your program planning sheet.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/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 now, it can take longer. 

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. 

[7] New Course Topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Course Announcement Fall 2017 [New/updated course description]
MUS-T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr., Course number: 6551)

MUS-T561 Musical Memory and Experience
Instructor: Professor Marianne Kielian-Gilbert
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Mon/Wed., M242 (Simon Music Building)

This special topics course in music analysis will explore interactions of perceptual/cognitive and cultural/philosophical models of musical embodiment, emotional experience, and time and memory in music. How do connections work between memory and sound, voice and image, as articulated musically and experienced psychologically? The aim is to study work on music perception and expressivity (philosophical, critical, and theoretical perspectives), and to connect ideas of what it is like to remember, how people understand that remembering occurred, and the ways that composers and artists summon those behaviors or embody memory in music.

The course will be organized around particular topics or questions (rather than by chronology) and in relation to specific musical works and analyses. We will consider different types of music from classical to popular with emphasis on practices of music listening and contemporary experience (e.g., discontinuity, hypertextuality and technology, forces of pluralism and globalization). The instructor has particular interests in the music of 19th- and 20th/21st-century composers.

Course requirements: readings, class discussion, short reaction papers on issues arising in the readings, one major research paper and class presentation.

Texts: Bob Snyder. Music and Memory: An Introduction (MIT, 2000), and selected essays by related writers.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] More about Writing Tutorial Services

"It's a one-on-one conversation about a writing assignment-one student, one tutor, one paper. WTS tutors will try to be a source of feedback on any kind of writing assignment and at any stage of the composition process, from brainstorming to polishing a final draft. Tutorials are scheduled for one hour. Tutors at WTS don't proofread and they don't edit. They won't make corrections as they read your paper. They will, however, talk with you about how you can improve any aspect of a paper, ranging from punctuation to overall organization-depending on what you ask for. The aim of tutorials at WTS is to make you better able to evaluate your own writing, and to revise it accordingly."

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

August 2, 2017

Announcements for All Students

This week's announcements are all time-sensitive reminders, so I am simply resending the same email from last week in case some of you didn't read it.

[1] Summer course grades
[2] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees
[3] New course topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Reminders

[4] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Diplomas and Final Transcripts

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 28 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 5 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 2. 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 session.

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

You can still submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2017.

The deadline to register without late registration fees is Thursday, August 17. 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 17. Preparation for Orientation and Orientation mean that it's possible there will be a dely in responding to your program planning sheet.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/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 now, it can take longer. 

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] New Course Topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Course Announcement Fall 2017 [New/updated course description]
MUS-T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr., Course number: 6551)

MUS-T561 Musical Memory and Experience
Instructor: Professor Marianne Kielian-Gilbert
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Mon/Wed., M242 (Simon Music Building)

This special topics course in music analysis will explore interactions of perceptual/cognitive and cultural/philosophical models of musical embodiment, emotional experience, and time and memory in music. How do connections work between memory and sound, voice and image, as articulated musically and experienced psychologically? The aim is to study work on music perception and expressivity (philosophical, critical, and theoretical perspectives), and to connect ideas of what it is like to remember, how people understand that remembering occurred, and the ways that composers and artists summon those behaviors or embody memory in music.

The course will be organized around particular topics or questions (rather than by chronology) and in relation to specific musical works and analyses. We will consider different types of music from classical to popular with emphasis on practices of music listening and contemporary experience (e.g., discontinuity, hypertextuality and technology, forces of pluralism and globalization). The instructor has particular interests in the music of 19th- and 20th/21st-century composers.

Course requirements: readings, class discussion, short reaction papers on issues arising in the readings, one major research paper and class presentation.

Texts: Bob Snyder. Music and Memory: An Introduction (MIT, 2000), and selected essays by related writers.

Reminders

[4] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions: The Basics

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday August 16, 10:30am-6:30pm in Ford Hall
  • Thursday August 17: 10am-7pm in Ford Hall
  • Friday August 18: 10am-6pm in Ford Hall
  • Saturday August 19: 10am-5pm in Ford Hall

Information regarding Singing Hoosiers can be found at singinghoosiers.org.

The single audition suffices for placement in the concert choirs, the opera choruses, and the paid, non-credit ensemble, Conductors Chorus. During the 7-minute audition, you will sing a song of your choice in any language or style, echo pitches played at the piano, and sight read short melodic and rhythmic exercises. No arias, please, unless they are from a choral work or baroque opera. An accompanist will be provided, so bring 2 copies of your music if it is not memorized. Students with no song repertoire will be offered a commonly known song to sing, or simply vocalize to determine range and voice part.

To sign up for an audition, logon to Canvas and find your MUS-X 70 course. Click on "Calendar", then click on "Scheduler" to select an audition slot. Return to the MUS-X70 page and fill out the Choral Audition Placement Form found in "Quizzes" and submit your information.

If you are not registering until later, use the following link to get to the Canvas scheduler and follow the instructions in the previous paragraph. You will still need to register for the course during Open Enrollment.

https://iu.instructure.com/enroll/9EEK4M

For a complete description of the choral audition process, go to: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/choral/ensembles/audition-information.shtml.

Thanks!

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Diplomas and Final Transcripts

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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.

Summer degrees will be posted by August 31, 2017. You will receive an email once you have officially graduated and can then order a final transcript that will reflect your graduation date.

This web site has information about how to order your official transcript: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu//transcripts/order-transcript/index.html.

July 27, 2017

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer course grades
[2] Fall registration - last chance to register without late fees
[3] New course topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Reminders

[4] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Diplomas and Final Transcripts

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 28 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 5 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, August 2. 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 session.

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

You can still submit your program planning sheets and register for fall 2017.

The deadline to register without late registration fees is Thursday, August 17. 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 17. Preparation for Orientation and Orientation mean that it's possible there will be a dely in responding to your program planning sheet.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/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 now, it can take longer. 

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] New Course Topic for MUS-T 561: Musical Memory and Experience

Course Announcement Fall 2017 [New/updated course description]
MUS-T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics (3 cr., Course number: 6551)

MUS-T561 Musical Memory and Experience
Instructor: Professor Marianne Kielian-Gilbert
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Mon/Wed., M242 (Simon Music Building)

This special topics course in music analysis will explore interactions of perceptual/cognitive and cultural/philosophical models of musical embodiment, emotional experience, and time and memory in music. How do connections work between memory and sound, voice and image, as articulated musically and experienced psychologically? The aim is to study work on music perception and expressivity (philosophical, critical, and theoretical perspectives), and to connect ideas of what it is like to remember, how people understand that remembering occurred, and the ways that composers and artists summon those behaviors or embody memory in music.

The course will be organized around particular topics or questions (rather than by chronology) and in relation to specific musical works and analyses. We will consider different types of music from classical to popular with emphasis on practices of music listening and contemporary experience (e.g., discontinuity, hypertextuality and technology, forces of pluralism and globalization). The instructor has particular interests in the music of 19th- and 20th/21st-century composers.

Course requirements: readings, class discussion, short reaction papers on issues arising in the readings, one major research paper and class presentation.

Texts: Bob Snyder. Music and Memory: An Introduction (MIT, 2000), and selected essays by related writers.

Please note that the Schedule of Classes is in the process of being updated with this course topic information so it might still say that the topic is "Experiencing Music Multimedia" for a few more days. That should be updated soon.

Reminders

[4] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions: The Basics

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday August 16, 10:30am-6:30pm in Ford Hall
  • Thursday August 17: 10am-7pm in Ford Hall
  • Friday August 18: 10am-6pm in Ford Hall
  • Saturday August 19: 10am-5pm in Ford Hall

Information regarding Singing Hoosiers can be found at singinghoosiers.org.

The single audition suffices for placement in the concert choirs, the opera choruses, and the paid, non-credit ensemble, Conductors Chorus. During the 7-minute audition, you will sing a song of your choice in any language or style, echo pitches played at the piano, and sight read short melodic and rhythmic exercises. No arias, please, unless they are from a choral work or baroque opera. An accompanist will be provided, so bring 2 copies of your music if it is not memorized. Students with no song repertoire will be offered a commonly known song to sing, or simply vocalize to determine range and voice part.

To sign up for an audition, logon to Canvas and find your MUS-X 70 course. Click on "Calendar", then click on "Scheduler" to select an audition slot. Return to the MUS-X70 page and fill out the Choral Audition Placement Form found in "Quizzes" and submit your information.

If you are not registering until later, use the following link to get to the Canvas scheduler and follow the instructions in the previous paragraph. You will still need to register for the course during Open Enrollment.

https://iu.instructure.com/enroll/9EEK4M

For a complete description of the choral audition process, go to: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/choral/ensembles/audition-information.shtml.

Thanks!

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Diplomas and Final Transcripts

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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.

Summer degrees will be posted by August 31, 2017. You will receive an email once you have officially graduated and can then order a final transcript that will reflect your graduation date.

This web site has information about how to order your official transcript: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu//transcripts/order-transcript/index.html.

June 28, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2017

[2] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Dissertation Support Group

Reminders

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

[5] Registration for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Avoiding Plagiarism

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 (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2017

If you are planning to finish your program in Summer or Fall 2017, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 for Fall is September 22, 2017 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2017. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

The deadline for summer has already passed but if you plan to finish your program this summer but have not yet submit the Program Completion Form, you can still submit the form up until July 14.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application 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 in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application 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] Choral Ensemble (MUS-X 70) placement auditions for fall 2017

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions: The Basics

Choral Ensemble Placement Auditions will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday August 16, 10:30am-6:30pm in Ford Hall
  • Thursday August 17: 10am-7pm in Ford Hall
  • Friday August 18: 10am-6pm in Ford Hall
  • Saturday August 19: 10am-5pm in Ford Hall

Information regarding Singing Hoosiers can be found at singinghoosiers.org.

The single audition suffices for placement in the concert choirs, the opera choruses, and the paid, non-credit ensemble, Conductors Chorus. During the 7-minute audition, you will sing a song of your choice in any language or style, echo pitches played at the piano, and sight read short melodic and rhythmic exercises. No arias, please, unless they are from a choral work or baroque opera. An accompanist will be provided, so bring 2 copies of your music if it is not memorized. Students with no song repertoire will be offered a commonly known song to sing, or simply vocalize to determine range and voice part.

To sign up for an audition, logon to Canvas and find your MUS-X 70 course. Click on "Calendar", then click on "Scheduler" to select an audition slot. Return to the MUS-X70 page and fill out the Choral Audition Placement Form found in "Quizzes" and submit your information.

If you are not registering until later, use the following link to get to the Canvas scheduler and follow the instructions in the previous paragraph. You will still need to register for the course during Open Enrollment.

https://iu.instructure.com/enroll/9EEK4M

For a complete description of the choral audition process, go to: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/choral/ensembles/audition-information.shtml.

Thanks!

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Dissertation Support Group

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the IU Health Center offer a Dissertation Support Group.

Tuesdays | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
$10 per session
Call 812-855-5711 to register for a session.

Topics Include:

  • • Goal setting
  • • Anxiety and stress management
  • • Time management
  • • Writer's block
  • • Negative thinking
  • • Working with difficult faculty
  • • Emotional support

Reminders

[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 or Fall 2017.

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 and MME: 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

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.

[5] Registration for fall 2017

Fall registration started on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall. The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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.

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 session 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

[6] Avoiding Plagiarism

The word "plagiarism" comes from the Latin word "plagiarius," which means "kidnapper." It refers to the practice of passing off someone else's words or ideas as your own. Plagiarism is one of several types of academic misconduct that can lead to penalties ranging from failing an assignment to failing a course to being dismissed from the school.

To make sure you understand exactly what is considered plagiarism, you are encouraged to review this tutorial produced by the Instructional Systems Technology department in IU's School of Education: https://www.indiana.edu/~istd/.

June 14, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2017 and Auto-W Deadline for summer courses that started on June 5

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[3] Registration for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Collegiate Recovery - Addiction recovery resources

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] Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2017 and Auto-W Deadline for summer courses that started on June 5

Any schedule changes for summer 2017 need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

The deadline for a 50% refund of tuition for classes that started on June 5 and go through July 14 and for second eight week classes (which go from June 5 to July 28) is Sunday, June 18. After that, there will be no refund for dropped classes for those sessions.

The Auto-W Deadline for classes that last from June 5 to July 14 is Monday, June 26.

The Auto-W Deadline for classes that last from June 5 to July 28 is Tuesday, July 4.

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) 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 (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/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.

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

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 until the end of the first week of fall classes.

Announcements for 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 or Fall 2017.

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 and MME: 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

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] Registration for fall 2017

Fall registration started on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall. The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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.

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 session 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] Collegiate Recovery - Addiction recovery resources

OASIS provides support to students in addiction recovery. Call today for an initial appointment to create your recovery plan and get support: (812) 856-3898.

According to national statistics, Indiana University estimates that nearly 700 IU students need support for a substance dependence or addiction (CSAR, 2005) each year.

In the fall of 2014, OASIS began supporting students in recovery and received a capacity building grant from Transforming Youth Recovery to improve resources and services for students in recovery on campus.

More information is here: https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/oasis/collegiate-recovery/index.shtml.

May 31, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration and Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2017 - last chance to register without late fees

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[3] Academic standing - summer grade point average

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 5, 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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

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.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

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 5. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 5.

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] Registration for fall 2017

Fall registration started on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall. The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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.

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 session 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

[3] Academic Standing - summer grade point average

http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2016-2017/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml is a link to the regulations and procedures for graduate and diploma academic standing.

I wanted to point out that the summer is considered a "semester" in terms of academic standing. That means that your summer grade point average needs to be 3.0 or higher, the same as it would be in a fall or spring semester.

This will sometimes come as a surprise to students who "pass" the single course they are registered for (with a grade below a "B"), but then find themselves in academic standing trouble because their semester grade point average is below a 3.0.

So I am sending this as a reminder to all students enrolled in summer classes that the summer session is treated just like a fall or spring semester in terms of academic standing regulations.

May 17, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration and Schedule Adjustment for Summer 2017

Reminders

[2] Changes to the Music Graduate Office staff

[3] Calling for volunteers for free voice lessons

[4] Registration for fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[5] 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] Summer enrollment and schedule adjustment

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 5, 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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

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.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

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 5. And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes after June 5.

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] Changes to the Music Graduate Office staff

We are pleased to introduce Tiffany Bowen as the Student Services Assistant in the music graduate office. Tiffany will be the one answering your calls, responding to or directing email sent to musgrad@indiana.edu, and greeting you when you visit our office. Tiffany has a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of North Texas and taught in the Denton public schools. She is completing her thesis for the Master of Music Education degree here in the Jacobs School of Music, where she has also been an AI and course coordinator for the music education department, as well as a member of the conducting staff for the IU Children's Choir.

[3] Calling for volunteers for free voice lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Students would receive free voice lessons beginning the week of May 15 and ending June 30. Volunteers would receive eight lessons. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu. Students who currently have a voice teacher are ineligible.

[4] Registration for fall 2017

Fall registration started on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall. The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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.

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 session 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

[5] 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.

May 11, 2017

Congratulations to all of our Spring graduates!

Announcements for All students

[1] Changes to the Music Graduate Office staff

[2] Calling for volunteers for free voice lessons

Reminders

[3] Changes to the Music First Year Language Exams (MFLYE - language placement exams)

[4] Grades for spring 2017

[5] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[6] 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] Changes to the Music Graduate Office staff

We are pleased to introduce Tiffany Bowen as the Student Services Assistant in the music graduate office. Tiffany will be the one answering your calls, responding to or directing email sent to musgrad@indiana.edu, and greeting you when you visit our office. Tiffany has a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of North Texas and taught in the Denton public schools. She is completing her thesis for the Master of Music Education degree here in the Jacobs School of Music, where she has also been an AI and course coordinator for the music education department, as well as a member of the conducting staff for the IU Children's Choir.

[2] Calling for volunteers for free voice lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Students would receive free voice lessons beginning the week of May 15 and ending June 30. Volunteers would receive eight lessons. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu. Students who currently have a voice teacher are ineligible.

Reminders

[3] Changes to the Music First Year Language Exams (MFLYE - language placement exams)

The MFYLE (Music First Year Language Exam) is the method that students can use to prove that they have knowledge in French, German, Italian, or Spanish equivalent to one semester or one year of university level grammar courses if they don't have courses on their transcripts that we can accept to fulfill a foreign language grammar requirement. These are required for voice, early music voice, choral conducting, collaborative piano, and instrumental diploma programs.

Starting on July 1, 2017, the MFYLE, which is given by the Bloomington Evaluation Services and Testing Office, will be different in the following ways:

  • Instead of being offered any time that a student calls, the exam will be offered once a month (on the second Friday of each month), and on the Friday before the semester starts for fall and spring semesters. That means that after July 1, the exams will be offered on July 14, August 11, August 15, September 8, October 13, etc.
  • On those dates, the exams will be offered at two times, 10 am and 2 pm. Students can take two language exams in one day if they would like to do that. Each exam lasts one hour.
  • Students need to sign up to take the exams by emailing best@indiana.edu (in advance). When they email, students need to provide their name, telephone number, foreign language exam to be taken, and desired test date and time.
  • There is a $20 fee for the designated test day. The fee can be paid in cash or by check, or billed to a Bursar's account for students who are currently enrolled.
  • The exams in German, Italian, and Spanish are computer-based. The French exam is a paper-based exam.
  • Students can take the exam in each language only ONE time. It is not possible to take any individual language exam multiple times.
  • The exams will take place at: Evaluation Services and Testing, Eigenmann Hall 324 West, 1900 East 10th Street, Bloomington.
  • If a student needs to take the exam at a time other than the regularly offered dates, they can sign up for an individual exam time, but the cost in that case is $50.

These changes take effect on July 1, 2017. The old paper-based exams will still be offered until that time. Information on the current exam set-up is here: https://iubest.indiana.edu/services/testing/mfyle.php.

[4] Grades for Spring 2017

Grades for spring 2017 will be final on Wedesday, May 10. At that time, you can view them on One.IU.edu in the Student Center. This page has more information: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html.

Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until May 10. 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 fall semester.

[5] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 22.  We are currently accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4175/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall. The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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.

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 session 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

[6] Transcripts and Diplomas

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Follow this link to the Registrar's web site: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/documents/transcript.shtml.  You can order your transcript now if need a copy that includes fall semester grades. 

If you need a transcript that shows your graduation date (and you completed your program this fall), then wait until after May 25 to order your transcript.

Information on diplomas is available here:https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.  Diplomas are mailed around 12 weeks after your graduation.

May 3, 2017

Announcements for All students

[1] Changes to the Music First Year Language Exams (MFLYE - language placement exams)

[2] Grade for spring 2017

Reminders

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Spring and Summer 2017

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] Changes to the Music First Year Language Exams (MFLYE - language placement exams)

The MFYLE (Music First Year Language Exam) is the method that students can use to prove that they have knowledge in French, German, Italian, or Spanish equivalent to one semester or one year of university level grammar courses if they don't have courses on their transcripts that we can accept to fulfill a foreign language grammar requirement. These are required for voice, early music voice, choral conducting, collaborative piano, and instrumental diploma programs.

Starting on July 1, 2017, the MFYLE, which is given by the Bloomington Evaluation Services and Testing Office, will be different in the following ways:

  • Instead of being offered any time that a student calls, the exam will be offered once a month (on the second Friday of each month), and on the Friday before the semester starts for fall and spring semesters. That means that after July 1, the exams will be offered on July 14, August 11, August 15, September 8, October 13, etc.
  • On those dates, the exams will be offered at two times, 10 am and 2 pm. Students can take two language exams in one day if they would like to do that. Each exam lasts one hour.
  • Students need to sign up to take the exams by emailing best@indiana.edu (in advance). When they email, students need to provide their name, telephone number, foreign language exam to be taken, and desired test date and time.
  • There is a $20 fee for the designated test day. The fee can be paid in cash or by check, or billed to a Bursar's account for students who are currently enrolled.
  • The exams in German, Italian, and Spanish are computer-based. The French exam is a paper-based exam.
  • Students can take the exam in each language only ONE time. It is not possible to take any individual language exam multiple times.
  • The exams will take place at: Evaluation Services and Testing, Eigenmann Hall 324 West, 1900 East 10th Street, Bloomington.
  • If a student needs to take the exam at a time other than the regularly offered dates, they can sign up for an individual exam time, but the cost in that case is $50.

These changes take effect on July 1, 2017. The old paper-based exams will still be offered until that time. Information on the current exam set-up is here: https://iubest.indiana.edu/services/testing/mfyle.php.

[2] Grades for Spring 2017

Grades for spring 2017 will be final on Wedesday, May 10. At that time, you can view them on One.IU.edu in the Student Center. This page has more information: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html.

Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until May 10. 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 fall semester.

Reminders

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2017

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 22.  We are currently accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4175/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 3. We are currently accepting program planning sheets for fall. The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4178/MUS/index.shtml.

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

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.

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 session 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] Graduate Commencement Ceremony for Spring and Summer 2017

Information about the official university commencement ceremony for Spring and Summer 2017 is here: http://www.commencement.iu.edu/bloomington/graduation-info/spring-grad-ceremony/index.shtml.