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

More Information

Recent Announcements

Here are e-mail announcements sent by the Music Graduate Office. You must check your IU e-mail address regularly. If you prefer to use another e-mail address, please arrange to have mail forwarded from your IU account.

Announcements for Summer 2016

July 20, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer course grades

Reminders

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] GPA Calculator

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer course grades

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

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

Reminders

[2] Fall registration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades .  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

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

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

[3] Program Completion Application

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

You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.

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

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

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

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

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. From that page, click on “my academics and grades.”  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

[4] 2016-2017 Conductor's Orchestra

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

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

*** NEW FOR 2016-2017***

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

Required personal information:

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

Required audition format:

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

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] GPA Calculator

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

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

July 6, 2016

Announcements for All Students

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

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Transcripts and Diplomas

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application

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

You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.

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

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

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

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

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. From that page, click on “my academics and grades.”  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. Click on “view my advisement report.”  Near the end of the report there is a line for "Program Completion Application".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

[2] 2016-2017 Conductor's Orchestra

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

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

*** NEW FOR 2016-2017***

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

Required personal information:

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

Required audition format:

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

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

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

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades .  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Transcripts and Diplomas

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

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

June 15, 2016

Announcements for All Students

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

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Disability Services for Students

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before the Auto-W deadline for each particular class) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after the Auto-W deadline).

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

After the Auto-W deadline, you need the approval of the instructor of the course, the chair of the department that offers the course, and the Music Graduate office in order to drop a class.  You do not have the option of using eDrop after the Auto-W deadline, you will need a late add/drop form from the Music Graduate Office. 

The main differences (other than the procedure) in dropping a course after the Auto-W deadline are that the instructor has the option of giving you a grade of "F" for the course if that is the grade you are earning when you request to drop it, and that you need to petition to the Music Graduate Office for permission to drop a course after the Auto-W deadline.  Please note that it is extremely rare to get permission to drop a class after the Auto-W deadline.

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

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

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades .  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.
For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

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

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

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Disability Services for Students

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

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

June 9, 2016

Announcements for All Students

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

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Academic Standing

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

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

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

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

The Music Graduate Office will be examining documents closely for compliance with JSOM style guidelines. Use the Style Guidelines page (link below) to ensure you are following all style guidelines. There is a checklist that students may use to ensure compliance before submitting the document for formal research committee review on that page. The final version of a document that is submitted through the Music Graduate Office (i.e., all but PhD dissertations, which are submitted through the University Graduate School) will be checked for compliance with these guidelines and returned for correction if problems are found. Depending on the timing, this could delay a student's graduation by a term.
For your reference, links to JSOM style guidelines and submission guidelines are provided here:
 
Style Guidelines
http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml
 
Final Copy Submission Guidelines
DM: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/finalProjectFC.shtml

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

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

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

Please contact the Music Graduate Office with any questions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reminders

[3] Fall registration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades .  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the two enrollment options:

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

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Academic Standing

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

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

June 1, 2016

Announcements for All Students

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[3] Fall and summer registration

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Entrepreneurship and Career Development

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the two enrollment options:

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

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

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

Reminders

[3] Fall and summer registration

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

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades .  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Entrepreneurship and Career Development

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

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

May 19, 2016

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrolment and schedule adjutment

Reminders

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Crimson Cupboard

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Summer enrollment and schedule adjustment

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reminders

[2] Fall and summer registration

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

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades .  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

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

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

[3] Final Spring Semester Grades

Final grades are nowavailable on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/grades-gpa/explanation.shtml#grade-records has details).  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

[4] Free Voice Lessons

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Crimson Cupboard summer hours

This message is from Erika Wheeler:

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

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

May 11, 2016

Announcements for All Students

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

Reminders

[4] Fall and summer registration

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

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

Announcements from previous weeks

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

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades

Final grades are nowavailable on One.IU (http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/policies-grades/grades-gpa/explanation.shtml#grade-records has details).  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

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

[2] Free Voice Lessons

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

[3] Congratulations to all of our graduates!

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

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

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

Reminders

[4] Fall and summer registration

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

Registration for summer and fall are both happening now.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Before you fill out your program planning sheet, you should look at your Academic Advisement Report to see which requirements you still need to fulfill.  To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. From that page, click on My Academics and Grades .  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the summer or fall semester.

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

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

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

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

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