Announcements

We are now accepting summer program planning sheets. Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 25.

We are now aacepting fall program planning sheets. Registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 6.

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 (on leave for Spring 2015 - interim director Phil Ford)
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 (Brittany Dye), 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 2015

April 24, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] New Music History Graduate Entrance Exam - reminders

[2] Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Reminders

[3] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

[4] New Fall Course Announcement – MUS-M 502 Ravel (registration)

[5] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2015 (registration)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Avoiding Plagiarism

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

Sara Erbes

____________________________________________________________

[1] New Music History Graduate Entrance Exam - reminders

 

Master’s and Doctoral students,

If you have already completed the graduate proficiency in music history by passing the graduate entrance exams in early and late music history and/or passing the two graduate review courses in music history (MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542), you can disregard this message.

For any student who has not yet completed the graduate proficiency in music history, you have the option of taking the new graduate entrance exam in music history in either the summer or the fall of 2015 (you can take the exam ONE TIME only). 

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

The exam will be offered on Friday, June 5 from 9 am to 12 noon and on Monday, August 17 from 4 to 7 pm (both times it will take place in the Recital Hall [Merrill Hall 110]).

More information about the content of the exam can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/musicology/gee.shtml.

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[2] Fulbright U.S. Student Program

 

Good Afternoon,

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program application is now open. Please share this information with any interested students.

“The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs.  A candidate will submit a Statement of Grant Purpose defining activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.” (For more information see http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/fulbright-us-student-program)

Campus Deadline: Monday, September 7, 2015 (All applications must be submitted for campus review)

National Deadline: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

For those who are interested in applying, there will be an information session Friday, May 1, 2015, 11am-12pm in the Great Room of the Hutton Honors College.

This summer the GradGrants Center is offering a “Fulbright IIE Summer Boot Camp,” a six-week online program that assists students in developing competitive Fulbright proposals. For more information, please contact the GradGrants Center at gradgrnt@indiana.edu.

If you have any questions about applying as a graduate student, don’t hesitate to contact me at sullkath@iu.edu.

Sincerely,

Kathleen

Kathleen Sullivan

Department Secretary

Coordinator of Awards and Fellowships

University Graduate School

Kirkwood Hall Rm. 114

130 S. Woodlawn Avenue

Bloomington, Indiana 47405

Phone 812.855.1362

Fax 812.855.4266

www.graduate.indiana.edu

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2015 and submit your program planning sheets for summer.  Summer registration started Wednesday, March 25.

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets.  Fall registration started on Monday, April 6.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4155fac/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes, 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/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct 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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

________________________________________________________________

 

[4] New Fall Course Announcement – MUS-M 502 Ravel (reminder)

New course: M502 Ravel
Instructor: Jillian Rogers
TR 9-10:15 MU205 [tentative]

Class number: 34655

This course offers an in-depth exploration of the life and works of the composer Maurice Ravel in the context of fin-de-siècle and early 20th-century France. Students will examine Ravel’s biography and become familiar with current critical perspectives on the composer and his music while studying compositions from throughout his career, including early works such as Histoires naturelles, the String Quartet, and Miroirs; World War I-era compositions such as Trois Chansons, Le Tombeau de Couperin, and La Valse; and later pieces such as the opera L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, the Sonata for Violin and Piano, Boléro, and the Concerto for the Left Hand. In addition to shedding light on how Ravel’s social and political context shaped his compositions, this course will consider how his music engaged with contemporary aesthetic movements such as symbolism, modernism, neoclassicism, and surrealism.  

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[5] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2015 (reminder)

 

If you are planning to graduate in May or August 2015, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (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 for graduation 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 apply for graduation if you plan to graduate this semester or in the summer (your name just won’t be printed in the commencement bulletin if you attend the ceremony).

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

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

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[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/

April 16, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] New Course Announcement – MUS-M 502 Ravel

[2] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2015

Reminders

[3] Doctoral Clerk position – now accepting applications (reminder)

[4] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

[5] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in spring 2015 - reminder)

[6] MUS-P 715 (new keyboard proficiency review course - reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] Counseling and Psychological Services

 

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

Sara Erbes

________________________________________________________________

 

[1] New Course Announcement – MUS-M 502 Ravel

New course: M502 Ravel
Instructor: Jillian Rogers
TR 9-10:15 MU205 [tentative]

Class number: 34655

This course offers an in-depth exploration of the life and works of the composer Maurice Ravel in the context of fin-de-siècle and early 20th-century France. Students will examine Ravel’s biography and become familiar with current critical perspectives on the composer and his music while studying compositions from throughout his career, including early works such as Histoires naturelles, the String Quartet, and Miroirs; World War I-era compositions such as Trois Chansons, Le Tombeau de Couperin, and La Valse; and later pieces such as the opera L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, the Sonata for Violin and Piano, Boléro, and the Concerto for the Left Hand. In addition to shedding light on how Ravel’s social and political context shaped his compositions, this course will consider how his music engaged with contemporary aesthetic movements such as symbolism, modernism, neoclassicism, and surrealism.  

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[2] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2015

 

If you are planning to graduate in May or August 2015, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (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 for graduation 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 apply for graduation if you plan to graduate this semester or in the summer (your name just won’t be printed in the commencement bulletin if you attend the ceremony).

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

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

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Doctoral Clerk position – now accepting applications (reminder)

The current doctoral clerk will be leaving Bloomington in June, and as a result the position of Doctoral Clerk in the Music Graduate Office will soon be open. We hope to fill this part-time position quickly and would appreciate your help in identifying possible candidates. Recent graduates or partners of current students, faculty, and staff would be ideal applicants. Among current students, we can consider only doctoral students who have passed all of their qualifying exams. I have included the position announcement below, which you are welcome to forward as you deem appropriate. 

Part-time position in the Music Graduate Office

The Music Graduate Office is looking to fill the part-time position of Doctoral Clerk. The Doctoral Clerk works with the Director of Graduate Studies on qualifying examinations and final projects/dissertations.  The clerk handles the scheduling of written and oral exams and defenses; the preparation and circulation of written exams; the paperwork for essays, final projects, and dissertations; correspondence with students and faculty members; and assisting with other office-related matters as needed.

The time commitment is ca. 15-20 hours a week, and the schedule is flexible within the office's working hours (8 AM to 5 PM), though it should be consistent from week to week. Certain times of the year will require more hours, other times (especially summer) fewer. Some aspects of the work (including e-mail correspondence) may be done from home, but most parts require time in the office.

Strong computer skills are needed, including e-mail, the use of an Access database, and the updating of Web pages. Discretion and the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing are important, and attention to detail is essential. Familiarity with the Jacobs School of Music is desirable.

We can consider a doctoral candidate (one who has passed all qualifying exams) but not other current students in the Jacobs School of Music. The position might be particularly appropriate for the spouse or partner of a graduate student or for a recent graduate. We hope for a minimum one- to two-year commitment, and we anticipate a start date in early June.

The work of the Graduate Office (including matters that the Doctoral Clerk deals with) can be seen at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/.

Those interested may apply by e-mail to Prof. Phil Ford, Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Jacobs School of Music, at musicdgs@indiana.edu. The letter should describe relevant education and work experience, computer skills, availability, and familiarity with the School, and should include names and contact information for two personal or professional references. All applications received by noon (12:00 pm) on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, will be considered.

Phil Ford
Director of Graduate Studies (Spring 2015)

Associate Professor, musicology
IU Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu

________________________________________________________________

 

[4] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

 

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this summer (Saturday, June 27), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, May 1.  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 summer is on Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the fall on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  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.

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[5] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in spring 2015 - reminder)

 

If spring 2015 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 or session of enrollment). The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates. If you plan to enroll for summer courses, your second chance to take these exams will be June 4 and 5; if you do not enroll in summer courses, you should plan to retake the exams on August 17 and 18.
 
You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams, just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. You will receive an e-mail once we are ready to begin assigning specific times for sight singing exams.
 
You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this spring semester you are eligible to re-take that exam).

The voice diction exam retakes will also be offered in June and August, with the same policies as to when you will be eligible to take the exams.  We’ll send out more information later.

________________________________________________________________

 

[6] MUS-P 715 (new keyboard proficiency review course - reminder)

MUS-P 715, the new keyboard proficiency review course, will be offered in the fall 2015 semester for 1 credit hour.  It is not currently listed in the fall Schedule of Classes because the course is still going through the final stages of the campus review procedure for a new course.  When it is posted to the Schedule of Classes, I’ll send out information in the weekly email announcement.

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[7]  Counseling and Psychological Services

 

"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.

I know I include this information in the announcements frequently, but CAPS is a very good resource that is available to all students and can really help if you’re struggling either personally or academically.  Take advantage of this resource!

April 8, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Doctoral Clerk position – now accepting applications

[2] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

[3] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in spring 2015)

[4] MUS-P 715 (new keyboard proficiency review course)

Reminders

[5] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

[6] Some course announcements for fall 2015 (reminder)

[7] Plans for when Jazz Literature courses will be offered (reminder)

[8] Performance Proficiency (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[9] Student Central on Union

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

Sara Erbes

________________________________________________________________

 

[1] Doctoral Clerk position – now accepting applications

The current doctoral clerk will be leaving Bloomington in June, and as a result the position of Doctoral Clerk in the Music Graduate Office will soon be open. We hope to fill this part-time position quickly and would appreciate your help in identifying possible candidates. Recent graduates or partners of current students, faculty, and staff would be ideal applicants. Among current students, we can consider only doctoral students who have passed all of their qualifying exams. I have included the position announcement below, which you are welcome to forward as you deem appropriate. 

Part-time position in the Music Graduate Office

The Music Graduate Office is looking to fill the part-time position of Doctoral Clerk. The Doctoral Clerk works with the Director of Graduate Studies on qualifying examinations and final projects/dissertations.  The clerk handles the scheduling of written and oral exams and defenses; the preparation and circulation of written exams; the paperwork for essays, final projects, and dissertations; correspondence with students and faculty members; and assisting with other office-related matters as needed.

The time commitment is ca. 15-20 hours a week, and the schedule is flexible within the office's working hours (8 AM to 5 PM), though it should be consistent from week to week. Certain times of the year will require more hours, other times (especially summer) fewer. Some aspects of the work (including e-mail correspondence) may be done from home, but most parts require time in the office.

Strong computer skills are needed, including e-mail, the use of an Access database, and the updating of Web pages. Discretion and the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing are important, and attention to detail is essential. Familiarity with the Jacobs School of Music is desirable.

We can consider a doctoral candidate (one who has passed all qualifying exams) but not other current students in the Jacobs School of Music. The position might be particularly appropriate for the spouse or partner of a graduate student or for a recent graduate. We hope for a minimum one- to two-year commitment, and we anticipate a start date in early June.

The work of the Graduate Office (including matters that the Doctoral Clerk deals with) can be seen at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/.

Those interested may apply by e-mail to Prof. Phil Ford, Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Jacobs School of Music, at musicdgs@indiana.edu. The letter should describe relevant education and work experience, computer skills, availability, and familiarity with the School, and should include names and contact information for two personal or professional references. All applications received by noon (12:00 pm) on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, will be considered.

Phil Ford
Director of Graduate Studies (Spring 2015)

Associate Professor, musicology
IU Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu

________________________________________________________________

 

[2] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

 

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this summer (Saturday, June 27), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, May 1.  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 summer is on Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the fall on Saturday, September 12, 2015.  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.

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in spring 2015)

 

If spring 2015 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 or session of enrollment). The exam schedule is online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates. If you plan to enroll for summer courses, your second chance to take these exams will be June 4 and 5; if you do not enroll in summer courses, you should plan to retake the exams on August 17 and 18.
 
You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams, just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil. You will receive an e-mail once we are ready to begin assigning specific times for sight singing exams.
 
You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this spring semester you are eligible to re-take that exam).

The voice diction exam retakes will also be offered in June and August, with the same policies as to when you will be eligible to take the exams.  We’ll send out more information later.

________________________________________________________________

 

[4] MUS-P 715 (new keyboard proficiency review course)

MUS-P 715, the new keyboard proficiency review course, will be offered in the fall 2015 semester for 1 credit hour.  It is not currently listed in the fall Schedule of Classes because the course is still going through the final stages of the campus review procedure for a new course.  When it is posted to the Schedule of Classes, I’ll send out information in the weekly email announcement.

________________________________________________________________

 

[5] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2015 and submit your program planning sheets for summer.  Summer registration started Wednesday, March 25.

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes and submit your fall program planning sheets.  Fall registration started on Monday, April 6.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4155fac/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes, 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/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct 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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[6] Some course announcements for fall 2015 (reminder)

 

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 fall 2015.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

 

MUS-M 539 Intro to Music Bibliography (2 cr)  CORRECTION – THIS SECTION IS FOR SUMMER 2015

Class number: 4338

Tues/Wed/Thurs, 12:40-2:45pm

Prof. Kristen Strandberg

This course will familiarize students with research tools and methods in music through hands-on activities, presentations, and writing and research assignments, often based on topics of the student's choice. The course aims to build skills that will be directly useful to students in researching and writing academic papers and doctoral documents/dissertations, as well as works such as grant proposals and program notes. Students will learn about musical and interdisciplinary databases and catalogs, while also exploring various types of library research, including working with archives and special collections.

 

 

PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology – Neural Language of Music Perception (3 cr)

Class number 31430

Monday, Wednesday 9:45 to 11 am

Prof. Anna Kalinovsky

 

Music is a universal way of communicating emotions. Music’s ability to communicate and modulate emotions is so powerful that it is even used in cognitive therapy for an array of psychological and neurological disorders. What are the neural mechanisms that make music enjoyable? Music has always been as natural and integral part of social interactions as speech. What makes music understanding universal? What are the common properties of music and language perception? What are the neural mechanisms that allow us to perceive and comprehend speech and to appreciate music?

In this course we will examine the physical characteristics of the natural sounds in speech and music and what neural mechanisms mediate their perception. We will discuss the emerging insights into the mechanisms of the brain perception of the key music characteristics, such as pitch, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. We will illustrate the use of those characteristics by composers with recordings and live demonstrations involving faculty and students from the Jacobs School of Music. We don’t strive to come up with complete answers, but rather to provoke thought, to trigger questions and appreciation of the complexity and beauty of neurological mechanisms that contribute to the artistic and cognitive abilities of the human species.

This is an upper level seminar course open to psychology, neuroscience and music majors with P346 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite for science majors; for music majors this requirement would be waved with instructor’s permission.

 

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[7] Plans for when Jazz Literature courses will be offered (reminder)

 

The Jazz Studies department asked me to let students know when they plan to offer the jazz literature courses (to help students in their planning).  Please note that these classes do not count for the master’s degree music history requirement, but can be used for Other Required Credits and for the MM Jazz major field requirements (in addition to Jazz Studies minors and outside areas and diploma music courses).

 

Summer 2015: M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2015:        M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969 and M594 Big Band Jazz

Spring 2016:  M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Summer 2016: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Fall 2016:        M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present and M594 Big Band Jazz

Spring 2017:   M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Summer 2017: M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[8] Performance Proficiency requirement (reminder)

 

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

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

--------------------------

Music Performance Proficiency

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

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

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.

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

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Notes for ALL students:

• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  

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

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

Notes for students who started their degree before fall 2011:

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

• The first bullet-point indicates that students wanting to meet the requirement by audition may do so only in their first two semesters of study. Returning students who had not completed this requirement were able to do so by audition during the 2011-12 academic year (since the policy changed after they started their degree). However, if you did not meet the requirement by the end of the spring 2012 semester you will need to use the second or third option.

________________________________________________________________

[9] Student Central on Union

Student Central on Union is one office that helps students with University Financial Aid (loans and grants), Student Records (registration, transcripts, enrollment certification requests, grades) and Student Accounts (billing, bursar account charges, financial aid refunds, payment options).

Student Central is located at 408 N. Union Street.  Their web site is: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/index.shtml.

April 1, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Fall and summer registration – we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets on Wednesday, April 1

[2] Some course announcements for fall 2015

[3] Plans for when Jazz Literature courses will be offered

[4] Performance Proficiency

Reminders

[5] More information about MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (the new music history review course) offered this summer (reminder)

[6] Some course announcements for summer 2015 (reminder)

[7] Voice Pedagogy Courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695 for doctoral students and MUS-E 594 for master’s students - reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[9] Disability Services for Students

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

Sara Erbes

________________________________________________________________

[1] Fall and summer registration – we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets on Wednesday, April 1

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2015 and submit your program planning sheets for summer.  Summer registration started Wednesday, March 25.

You can now use the fall Schedule of Classes, and we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets on Wednesday, April 1 (today).  Registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 6.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4155fac/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes, 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/soc4158/MUS/index.shtml is a direct 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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[2] Some course announcements for fall 2015

 

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 fall 2015.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

 

MUS-M 539 Intro to Music Bibliography (2 cr)

Class number: 4338

Tues/Wed/Thurs, 12:40-2:45pm

Prof. Kristen Strandberg

This course will familiarize students with research tools and methods in music through hands-on activities, presentations, and writing and research assignments, often based on topics of the student's choice. The course aims to build skills that will be directly useful to students in researching and writing academic papers and doctoral documents/dissertations, as well as works such as grant proposals and program notes. Students will learn about musical and interdisciplinary databases and catalogs, while also exploring various types of library research, including working with archives and special collections.

 

 

PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology – Neural Language of Music Perception (3 cr)

Class number 31430

Monday, Wednesday 9:45 to 11 am

Prof. Anna Kalinovsky

 

Music is a universal way of communicating emotions. Music’s ability to communicate and modulate emotions is so powerful that it is even used in cognitive therapy for an array of psychological and neurological disorders. What are the neural mechanisms that make music enjoyable? Music has always been as natural and integral part of social interactions as speech. What makes music understanding universal? What are the common properties of music and language perception? What are the neural mechanisms that allow us to perceive and comprehend speech and to appreciate music?

In this course we will examine the physical characteristics of the natural sounds in speech and music and what neural mechanisms mediate their perception. We will discuss the emerging insights into the mechanisms of the brain perception of the key music characteristics, such as pitch, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. We will illustrate the use of those characteristics by composers with recordings and live demonstrations involving faculty and students from the Jacobs School of Music. We don’t strive to come up with complete answers, but rather to provoke thought, to trigger questions and appreciation of the complexity and beauty of neurological mechanisms that contribute to the artistic and cognitive abilities of the human species.

This is an upper level seminar course open to psychology, neuroscience and music majors with P346 (or equivalent) as a prerequisite for science majors; for music majors this requirement would be waved with instructor’s permission.

 

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Plans for when Jazz Literature courses will be offered

 

The Jazz Studies department asked me to let students know when they plan to offer the jazz literature courses (to help students in their planning).  Please note that these classes do not count for the master’s degree music history requirement, but can be used for Other Required Credits and for the MM Jazz major field requirements (in addition to Jazz Studies minors and outside areas and diploma music courses).

 

Summer 2015: M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2015:        M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969 and M594 Big Band Jazz

Spring 2016:  M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Summer 2016: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Fall 2016:        M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present and M594 Big Band Jazz

Spring 2017:   M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Summer 2017: M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[4] Performance Proficiency requirement

 

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

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

--------------------------

Music Performance Proficiency

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

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

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.

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.

-----------------------

Notes for ALL students:

• The music graduate office has gathered information from the various departments on what students will be expected to do for the proficiency audition in each area and what procedure to follow to schedule an audition on this web page: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/perfProfProc.shtml.  

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

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

Notes for students who started their degree before fall 2011:

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

• The first bullet-point indicates that students wanting to meet the requirement by audition may do so only in their first two semesters of study. Returning students who had not completed this requirement were able to do so by audition during the 2011-12 academic year (since the policy changed after they started their degree). However, if you did not meet the requirement by the end of the spring 2012 semester you will need to use the second or third option.

 

 

 

________________________________________________________________

 

[5] More information about MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (the new music history review course) offered this summer (reminder)

 

Summer 2015 (6 weeks, June 8-July 17)

Summer 2015 brings the first offering of MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature.  This course is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.  It replaces M541 and M542: Music History Review for Graduate Students, and it will fulfill the requirement for those courses.

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 summer.

Each section features three two-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 Summer 2015, the following three sections are offered:

8:50-10:10 AM Daily in M 242 (class #15052)                                  Instructor: Daniel Rogers

• The Motet, 1200-1600: the history and development of the early motet

• American Experimentalism: experimental techniques and music by composers in the United States

• Music and Audience: the dynamic relationship between the composer, the music, and the audience

11:00 AM-12:20 PM Daily in M 149C (class #15051)                       Instructor: Mollie Ables

• Sacred Music in Italy, 1400-1700: the development of sacred genres in the Renaissance and Baroque eras and understanding works in their liturgical and political contexts

• The Instrumental Concerto, 1700-1900: structure, performance, and reception history

• The Music Video: critical approaches to the music video as a genre, using techniques of text-music analysis and performance studies covered in the previous units

12:40-2:00 PM Daily in M 149C (class #15050)                                Instructor: Devon Nelson

• Music Printed by the Ballard Firm, 1551-1812: changing styles of French music over two centuries from early chanson through Lully and Rameau to theater in the Republic

• English Music Interacting with Its Past, 1850-1970s: the varied ways 19th- and 20th-century composers use elements of English history, folklore and older repertoire

• Tracing Tunes through Early Music: how tunes such as L’homme armé appeared in the early Renaissance and were reused in new musical works over the next century

________________________________________________________________

[6] Some course announcements for summer 2015 (reminder)

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 2015.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

 

MUS-M 516 Advanced topics in early Music (2 Credits)

English Lute Song c.1580-c.1620

Class number (15055)

Meeting time by arrangement One hour each day, M-F

Instructor Prof Nigel North

This class is for singers, with guitarists and/or lutenists welcome. We will study and perform the solo song repertoire of the English Golden Age. Music by John Dowland and his contemporaries  (Thomas Campion, Thomas Morley, John Danyel, Philip Rosster etc). We will also look at the life at court, town and country and how this is reflected in the songs, as well as philosophical aspects of Elizabethan life, including Melancholy. Editions and facsimiles and old notation will all be demystified.

 

MUS-M 516 Advanced topics in early Music (2 Credits)

Performing Bach’ solo works

Class number (15056)

Meeting time by arrangement One hour each day, M-F

Instructor Prof Nigel North

This class is for violin, cello and guitar, and will be exploring The solo cello suites (BWV 1007-1012), the Solo violin Sonatas and Partitas (BWV 1001-1006) and the works for solo lute (BWV 995-1000, 1006a). We will look at all original sources for these works and study what performance practice was like in early 18th century Germany and how might enhance our understanding and performance of these great works.

 

MUS-G 560
Graduate Choral Conducting
Class Number: 7841
MTWThF - 1:20-2:50pm
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-F 531
Score Reading and Aural Skills I
Class Number: 7820
MWF - 10:20-11:05am
Dominick DiOrio
1 credit

Intensive course in Score Reading at the keyboard and ear-training. Recommended that those participating have some basic piano skills in place. Beneficial skills course, especially for aspiring conductors, composers, and accompanists. Contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.



MUS-F 533
Adv. Score Reading and Aural Skills I
Class Number: 7826
MWF - 10:20-11:05am
Dominick DiOrio
1 credit

Intensive course in Score Reading at the keyboard and advanced ear-training. Recommended that those participating have some basic piano skills in place. Beneficial skills course, especially for aspiring conductors, composers, and accompanists. Contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.

MUS-G 550 
Conducting New Music (2 credits)  P: Consent of instructor. 
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 12 – June 18), JS311 for three weeks; then MA452
Instructor: David Dzubay

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. The course title was chosen partly to reference and show a kinship with the New Music Ensemble and its repertoire and because the (initial) instructor directs that group. 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.

 

MUS-K 710/K810/K910

Composition Lessons for majors, minors, outside area and elective students.
Meeting times: arranged; main music block (June 8 – July 17)

Instructor: PQ Phan

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[7] Voice Pedagogy Courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695 for doctoral students and MUS-E 594 for master’s students - reminder)

The doctoral voice pedagogy courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695) will be offered with the following pattern:

Summer 2015: MUS-E 695

Fall 2015: MUS-E 694

Summer 2016: MUS-E 694

Fall 2016: MUS-E 695

Summer 2017: MUS-E 695

Fall 2017: MUS-E 694

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-E 694 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2015 (or in summer 2016) because it won’t be offered again after that until fall 2017.

The master’s voice pedagogy course (MUS-E 594) will be offered in summer, fall, and spring each year.

________________________________________________________________

[8] 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."

http://studentaffairs.iub.edu/dss/ 

March 26, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Fall and summer registration – we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets on Wednesday, April 1

[2] More information about MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (the new music history review course) offered this summer

[3] Some course announcements for summer 2015

[4] Voice Pedagogy Courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695 for doctoral students and MUS-E 594 for master’s students)

[5] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies (reminder)

Reminders

[6] Summer Chamber Music meeting – March 26 (reminder)

[7] Changes to the Keyboard Proficiency Requirement starting fall 2015 (for master’s and doctoral students - reminder)

[8] Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship (reminder)

[9] Master’s degree ensemble policy (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[10] Writing Tutorial Services

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

Sara Erbes

________________________________________________________________

 

[1] Fall and summer registration – we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets on Wednesday, April 1

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2015 and submit your program planning sheets for summer.  Summer registration begins Wednesday, March 25.

You should be able to use the fall Schedule of Classes next week, and we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets on Wednesday, April 1.  Registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 6.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4155fac/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes.  When reading the Schedule of Classes, 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.

 

I will send a link to the fall Schedule of Classes is next week’s announcement.

 

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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

 

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[2] More information about MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (the new music history review course) offered this summer

 

Summer 2015 (6 weeks, June 8-July 17)

Summer 2015 brings the first offering of MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature.  This course is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.  It replaces M541 and M542: Music History Review for Graduate Students, and it will fulfill the requirement for those courses.

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 summer.

Each section features three two-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 Summer 2015, the following three sections are offered:

8:50-10:10 AM Daily in M 242 (class #15052)                                  Instructor: Daniel Rogers

• The Motet, 1200-1600: the history and development of the early motet

• American Experimentalism: experimental techniques and music by composers in the United States

• Music and Audience: the dynamic relationship between the composer, the music, and the audience

11:00 AM-12:20 PM Daily in M 149C (class #15051)                       Instructor: Mollie Ables

• Sacred Music in Italy, 1400-1700: the development of sacred genres in the Renaissance and Baroque eras and understanding works in their liturgical and political contexts

• The Instrumental Concerto, 1700-1900: structure, performance, and reception history

• The Music Video: critical approaches to the music video as a genre, using techniques of text-music analysis and performance studies covered in the previous units

12:40-2:00 PM Daily in M 149C (class #15050)                                Instructor: Devon Nelson

• Music Printed by the Ballard Firm, 1551-1812: changing styles of French music over two centuries from early chanson through Lully and Rameau to theater in the Republic

• English Music Interacting with Its Past, 1850-1970s: the varied ways 19th- and 20th-century composers use elements of English history, folklore and older repertoire

• Tracing Tunes through Early Music: how tunes such as L’homme armé appeared in the early Renaissance and were reused in new musical works over the next century

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[3] Some course announcements for summer 2015

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 2015.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

 

MUS-M 516 Advanced topics in early Music (2 Credits)

English Lute Song c.1580-c.1620

Class number (15055)

Meeting time by arrangement One hour each day, M-F

Instructor Prof Nigel North

This class is for singers, with guitarists and/or lutenists welcome. We will study and perform the solo song repertoire of the English Golden Age. Music by John Dowland and his contemporaries  (Thomas Campion, Thomas Morley, John Danyel, Philip Rosster etc). We will also look at the life at court, town and country and how this is reflected in the songs, as well as philosophical aspects of Elizabethan life, including Melancholy. Editions and facsimiles and old notation will all be demystified.

 

MUS-M 516 Advanced topics in early Music (2 Credits)

Performing Bach’ solo works

Class number (15056)

Meeting time by arrangement One hour each day, M-F

Instructor Prof Nigel North

This class is for violin, cello and guitar, and will be exploring The solo cello suites (BWV 1007-1012), the Solo violin Sonatas and Partitas (BWV 1001-1006) and the works for solo lute (BWV 995-1000, 1006a). We will look at all original sources for these works and study what performance practice was like in early 18th century Germany and how might enhance our understanding and performance of these great works.

 

MUS-G 560
Graduate Choral Conducting
Class Number: 7841
MTWThF - 1:20-2:50pm
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-F 531
Score Reading and Aural Skills I
Class Number: 7820
MWF - 10:20-11:05am
Dominick DiOrio
1 credit

Intensive course in Score Reading at the keyboard and ear-training. Recommended that those participating have some basic piano skills in place. Beneficial skills course, especially for aspiring conductors, composers, and accompanists. Contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.



MUS-F 533
Adv. Score Reading and Aural Skills I
Class Number: 7826
MWF - 10:20-11:05am
Dominick DiOrio
1 credit

Intensive course in Score Reading at the keyboard and advanced ear-training. Recommended that those participating have some basic piano skills in place. Beneficial skills course, especially for aspiring conductors, composers, and accompanists. Contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions or permission requests.

MUS-G 550 
Conducting New Music (2 credits)  P: Consent of instructor. 
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 12 – June 18), JS311 for three weeks; then MA452
Instructor: David Dzubay

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. The course title was chosen partly to reference and show a kinship with the New Music Ensemble and its repertoire and because the (initial) instructor directs that group. 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.

 

MUS-K 710/K810/K910

Composition Lessons for majors, minors, outside area and elective students.
Meeting times: arranged; main music block (June 8 – July 17)

Instructor: PQ Phan

 

 

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[4] Voice Pedagogy Courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695 for doctoral students and MUS-E 594 for master’s students)

The doctoral voice pedagogy courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695) will be offered with the following pattern:

Summer 2015: MUS-E 695

Fall 2015: MUS-E 694

Summer 2016: MUS-E 694

Fall 2016: MUS-E 695

Summer 2017: MUS-E 695

Fall 2017: MUS-E 694

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-E 694 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2015 (or in summer 2016) because it won’t be offered again after that until fall 2017.

The master’s voice pedagogy course (MUS-E 594) will be offered in summer, fall, and spring each year.

 

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[5] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies (reminder)

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in May 2015.

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.

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[6] Summer Chamber Music meeting – March 26 (reminder)

Don’t forget that the meeting for all students who are interested in enrolling in summer chamber music will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in MC 036.  Summer chamber music is for pre-organized groups only, so the meeting will offer the opporunity to find a group (if you don’t have one already) or for your already formed group to find out about the policies and procedures related to summer chamber music.

Those with questions should contact Prof. Stephen Wyrczynski or SumChMus@indiana.edu.

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[7] Changes to the Keyboard Proficiency Requirement starting fall 2015 (for master’s and doctoral students - reminder)

Master’s and doctoral students,

The keyboard proficiency requirement has been updated to include an option, for most majors, of an alternate method to complete the requirement (taking a new course, MUS-P 715).  This option does not apply to early music, guitar, harp, jazz studies, music theory, organ, and MS Music Education majors.  If your major is one of the above, you can disregard this message.  If you have already completed the keyboard proficiency requirement, you can disregard this message.  For all other students, please read this excerpt from the new bulletin listing (below).

The keyboard proficiency requirement may also be satisfied by passing the examination at any of the times it is offered or by receiving a grade of B or higher in P715, Keyboard Review for Graduate Students. The option of P715 is not available to majors in early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, organ or MS Music Education students.  To avoid a delay in degree completion, students who are beginning their last semester of coursework and have not yet satisfied the keyboard proficiency requirement are strongly advised to enroll in P715.

To summarize, master’s and doctoral students who are not early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, organ or MS Music Education students can fulfill the keyboard proficiency requirement by either passing the standard exam at the end of a semester or by taking MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students (1 credit) with a grade of “B” or higher.  MUS-P 715 will be offered in the fall 2015 semester for the first time and then will be offered each fall, spring, and potentially summer.  MME, DME, and PhD Music Education students do have the option of taking MUS-P 715 to fulfill their keyboard proficiency requirement, but MS Music Education students do not.

MUS-P 715 is a graduate review course, which means that it is not eligible to count towards any degree requirements other than the proficiency.  It will not count towards the Other Required Credits requirement or as a major field elective.  The course is normal tuition and the grade will count in your grade point average.

There have also been revisions to the specific requirements for the keyboard proficiency exam for each major.  These revisions will not apply to the spring or summer 2015 keyboard proficiency exams, so if you plan to take the exams in spring or summer 2015 you need to meet the current requirements.  The new requirements will be posted July 20, 2015 at the following web site: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml.   The new requirements will take effect starting in fall 2015.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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[8] Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship (reminder)

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: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/brand-fellowship.pdf. The deadline to apply to this fellowship through the Jacobs School of Music is Friday, April 10.

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[9] Master’s degree ensemble policy (reminder)

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

               Early Music

               Harp

               Orchestral conducting

               Organ (including Organ and Sacred Music)

               Strings

               Wind Conducting

               Woodwinds

This policy applies to master’s students only.

 

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[10] 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/

March 13, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Registration for summer 2015 starts after Spring Break

[2] Summer Chamber Music meeting – March 26

[3] Changes to the Keyboard Proficiency Requirement starting fall 2015 (for master’s and doctoral students)

[4] Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship

[5] Call for Applications: GPSO Appointed Officers

[6] Master’s degree ensemble policy

Reminders

[7] Instrument Rental String GA Position (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[8] Culture of Care

The Music Graduate Office will be closed over Spring Break.  We will reopen on Monday, March 23 at 8 am.  We hope everyone has a safe, fun, and restful break.

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

Sara Erbes

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[1] Registration for summer 2015 starts after Spring Break

Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 25. 

Remember that you need to submit a program planning sheet before you will be eligible to enroll.  We will start to accept summer program planning sheets on Monday, March 23 (please do not submit your program planning sheet any earlier – it will be returned).

The summer Schedule of Classes is posted here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4155fac/MUS/index.shtml.  There are some errors in the Schedule at the moment, but it should be mostly corrected by Monday, March 23 when we start to accept program planning sheets.  When reading the Schedule of Classes, 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.

This page has links to program planning sheets along with registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.

Let us know if you have any questions or concnerns.

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[2] Summer Chamber Music meeting – March 26

Don’t forget that the meeting for all students who are interested in enrolling in summer chamber music will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in MC 036.  Summer chamber music is for pre-organized groups only, so the meeting will offer the opporunity to find a group (if you don’t have one already) or for your already formed group to find out about the policies and procedures related to summer chamber music.

Those with questions should contact Prof. Stephen Wyrczynski or SumChMus@indiana.edu.

________________________________________________________________ 

[3] Changes to the Keyboard Proficiency Requirement starting fall 2015 (for master’s and doctoral students)

Master’s and doctoral students,

The keyboard proficiency requirement has been updated to include an option, for most majors, of an alternate method to complete the requirement (taking a new course, MUS-P 715).  This option does not apply to early music, guitar, harp, jazz studies, music theory, organ, and MS Music Education majors.  If your major is one of the above, you can disregard this message.  If you have already completed the keyboard proficiency requirement, you can disregard this message.  For all other students, please read this excerpt from the new bulletin listing (below).

The keyboard proficiency requirement may also be satisfied by passing the examination at any of the times it is offered or by receiving a grade of B or higher in P715, Keyboard Review for Graduate Students. The option of P715 is not available to majors in early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, organ or MS Music Education students.  To avoid a delay in degree completion, students who are beginning their last semester of coursework and have not yet satisfied the keyboard proficiency requirement are strongly advised to enroll in P715.

To summarize, master’s and doctoral students who are not early music, guitar, harp, jazz, music theory, organ or MS Music Education students can fulfill the keyboard proficiency requirement by either passing the standard exam at the end of a semester or by taking MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students (1 credit) with a grade of “B” or higher.  MUS-P 715 will be offered in the fall 2015 semester for the first time and then will be offered each fall, spring, and potentially summer.  MME, DME, and PhD Music Education students do have the option of taking MUS-P 715 to fulfill their keyboard proficiency requirement, but MS Music Education students do not. 

MUS-P 715 is a graduate review course, which means that it is not eligible to count towards any degree requirements other than the proficiency.  It will not count towards the Other Required Credits requirement or as a major field elective.  The course is normal tuition and the grade will count in your grade point average.

There have also been revisions to the specific requirements for the keyboard proficiency exam for each major.  These revisions will not apply to the spring or summer 2015 keyboard proficiency exams, so if you plan to take the exams in spring or summer 2015 you need to meet the current requirements.  The new requirements will be posted July 20, 2015 at the following web site: http://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml.   The new requirements will take effect starting in fall 2015.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

_________________________________________________________________

[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: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/brand-fellowship.pdf. The deadline to apply to this fellowship through the Jacobs School of Music is Friday, April 10.

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[5] Call for Applications: GPSO Appointed Officers

GPSO is looking for interested students to serve on the GPSO 2015-2016 Executive Committee! If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, click on the link to fill out a short application and send your resume/CV to gpso@indiana.edu by March 20th at 11:59PM.

Awards Officer

The Awards Officer oversees the awarding GPSO Travel and Research Grants. This involves working with GPSO accounts manager, Dr. Yolanda Treviño, the GPSO Excomm, and the Awards Committee. Apply here!

Benefits Officer

The Benefits Officer addresses the benefit needs of Student Academic Appointees (SAA’s) and student employees, specifically health insurance, stipends, fee remission structure and related employment issues. The position seeks to recommend improvements to benefit and compensation policies for all graduate and professional students. Apply here!

Diversity Officer

The Diversity Officer acts as a medium of communication between IUSA, BGSA, LGSA, ISA, other graduate student organizations and GPSO. The Diversity Officer also serves as a member of the External Relations committee. Apply here!

Sustainability Officer

The Sustainability Officer addresses issues related to sustainability within the GPSO and campus communities. Examples of issues addressed are recycling, transportation, carbon emissions and sustainable growth. Apply here!

Kindest Regards,

Jessie Mroz

MPA-MSES Candidate, ‘15

School of Public and Environmental Affairs | Indiana University

Communications Coordinator

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization | Indiana University

812-855-8747 | http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso

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[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

               Early Music

               Harp

               Orchestral conducting

               Organ (including Organ and Sacred Music)

               Strings

               Wind Conducting

               Woodwinds

This policy applies to master’s students only.

________________________________________________________________

[7] Instrument Rental String GA Position (reminder)

Dear students,

The Instrument Rental Office will have a position open to a graduate string performance major during the Fall and Spring Semesters of the 2015-2016 academic year (full year only).  The job will entail working with students, faculty and staff in supplying needed instruments and accessories, and some cleaning, maintenance and repair of instruments.  The ideal candidate:

Is reliable and punctual

Is very detail oriented

Has excellent written and oral communication skills

Has a thorough knowledge of modern string instruments and bows

Is familiar with brass, woodwind instruments (some knowledge of Baroque string instruments and bows is a plus)

Has a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word and is capable of learning new software quickly

Is flexible and patient

The job consists of ten hours per week (Monday through Friday) in the office beginning Monday, August 17, 2015.  The schedule for work is determined mainly by mutual agreement of the three graduate assistants in the office and has some flexibility.  Generally the three graduate students each work a 2-hour shift daily between 9am and 3pm when student traffic in the office is at its highest.

Students interested in the position, seeking more information or wishing to set up an interview should contact Ron Sebben at rsebben@indiana.edu or stop by MA410.

Ronald A. Sebben

Instrument Inventory Manager

IU Jacobs School of Music - MA410

http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml

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[8] Culture of Care

Culture of Care is a campus wide, student-led and staff-supported initiative focused on creating a campus culture in which members of the Indiana University Bloomington community demonstrate “care” for one another. Through bystander intervention, the Culture of Care initiative empowers students to support their peers. The Culture of Care initiative promotes helping one another, behavioral change, and raising awareness in four core areas: sexual well-being, mental health, alcohol & drug awareness, and respect.

If you are interested in volunteering your timt to Culture of Care, please read about those opportunities here: http://care.indiana.edu/get-involved/index.shtml.

March 4, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Registration for summer 2015

[2] Instrument Rental String GA Position

Reminders

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

[4] IU Summer Chorus: Scholarships available; Solo Opportunities for All Voice Parts (reminder)

[5] Summer Chamber Music (reminder)

[6] GA Opening: GPSO Community Development Coordinator (reminder)

[7] New Music History Graduate Entrance Exam and Review Course (survey - reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[8] Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office

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

Sara Erbes

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[1] Registration for summer 2015

Registration for summer 2015 will begin on Wednesday, March 25.  The Schedule of Classes will be released shortly before that, and we will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer on Monday, March 23 (after Spring Break).

I will send more detailed information in future announcements.  Right now we can’t answer detailed questions about the summer schedule beyond what is already on the JSoM web site here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/index.shtml.

________________________________________________________________

[2] Instrument Rental String GA Position

Dear students,

The Instrument Rental Office will have a position open to a graduate string performance major during the Fall and Spring Semesters of the 2015-2016 academic year (full year only).  The job will entail working with students, faculty and staff in supplying needed instruments and accessories, and some cleaning, maintenance and repair of instruments.  The ideal candidate:

Is reliable and punctual

Is very detail oriented

Has excellent written and oral communication skills

Has a thorough knowledge of modern string instruments and bows

Is familiar with brass, woodwind instruments (some knowledge of Baroque string instruments and bows is a plus)

Has a working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word and is capable of learning new software quickly

Is flexible and patient

The job consists of ten hours per week (Monday through Friday) in the office beginning Monday, August 17, 2015.  The schedule for work is determined mainly by mutual agreement of the three graduate assistants in the office and has some flexibility.  Generally the three graduate students each work a 2-hour shift daily between 9am and 3pm when student traffic in the office is at its highest.

Students interested in the position, seeking more information or wishing to set up an interview should contact Ron Sebben at rsebben@indiana.edu or stop by MA410.

Ronald A. Sebben

Instrument Inventory Manager

IU Jacobs School of Music - MA410

http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/instrumental-rental/index.shtml

________________________________________________________________

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

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2015 is Sunday, March 15. 

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 15) 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 15).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).   

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

The main differences (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 15.

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

________________________________________________________________

[4]  IU SUMMER CHORUS - Scholarships available; Solo Opportunities for All Voice Parts (reminder)

The Choral Department is pleased to announce auditions for the MUS-X 70 Summer Chorus, conducted by Dominick DiOrio. The ensemble will meet during the six-week summer session (June 8th-July 17th) and is open to all Jacobs School students by audition. The Summer Chorus will meet daily from 3:00-5:00pm. A tentative schedule is posted outside of room MA051.

The Chorus will perform two concerts: the first will be Handel’s Acis and Galatea and the second will include Corigliano’s Fern HillVaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music Five Mystical Songs, and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

All soloists for these works will be chosen from the Summer Chorus, and are expected to sing in the Chorus as part of their solo assignment

Twenty-four (24) accepted singers will receive a one-credit scholarship. Ensemble credits are complimentary, so the scholarship may be used toward any other Jacobs School of Music coursework. In addition, all scholarship recipients will also receive a 20% discount in tuition costs for courses taken within the JSOM. Those students with AI fee remission applied to the summer are not eligible for the scholarship, but they may still audition for solos and the chorus.

To be considered for the scholarship, all auditioning students must fill out the 2015 Summer Ensemble & Chamber Music Scholarship Application and return it to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by March 10th.

An audition for Professor DiOrio is required. Auditions will be held Wednesday March 11th to Friday, March 13th. The audition will consist of a prepared solo of your choice, range test, sightreading, and a conversation about your summer goals. An accompanist will be provided. Those wishing to be considered for specific solo assignments are encouraged to sing excerpts from the above works.

Sign-up on the forms located outside room MA051.

Accepted singers will be notified by Monday, March 23rd

Questions about the summer choir should be directed to Dominick DiOrio at ddiorio@indiana.edu.

***

Additional summer courses offered by the choral department (only classes at the 500 level or higher will count for graduate degree requirements)

(All during six-week term: June 8th – July 17th)

MUS-G 371                Choral Conducting I                Daily               1:20-2:50pm                DiOrio

MUS-G 372                Choral Conducting II              Daily               1:20-2:50pm                DiOrio

MUS-G 560                Grad. Choral Conducting        Daily               1:20-2:50pm                DiOrio

MUS-F 461                Score Reading I                      MWF              10:20-11:05am            DiOrio

MUS-F 531                Score Read/Aural Skills I        MWF              10:20-11:05am            DiOrio

MUS-F 533                Adv. Score Read/A. Skills I     MWF              10:20-11:05am            DiOrio

Instructor permission is required for some courses. Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu if you would like permission to register for one of these courses. 

Registration for summer will begin after Spring Break.

________________________________________________________________

[5] Summer Chamber Music (reminder)

The Jacobs School of Music would like to announce that chamber music will be included in the curriculum for the Summer of 2015. There is a 1-credit scholarship offered for your participation in chamber music, which will cover the cost of the required enrollment in MUS-F 450 or MUS-F 550. The dates of the summer session are June 8–July 17. Each group will rehearse and perform during the six weeks of that period. Participation will count toward chamber music required for your degree (if you need MUS-F 450 or MUS-F 550).  For diploma students, summer chamber music does not count towards the program requirements but you are still welcome to participate.

Chamber Music participation will be for pre-organized groups, since there will not be adequate time to audition people during the summer and so repertoire can be assigned and prepared before the first rehearsal/coaching. To assist with the organization of groups, there will be a meeting for all students who are enrolling or who might be enrolling in summer chamber music on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in MC 036. There will be a faculty representative there to accept names that are already in in pre-organized groups and to help people find and form groups who need them.  Students will not be authorized to enroll in MUS-F 450 or MUS-F 550 in the summer until their groups are organized with the chamber music organizers.

Those with questions should contact Prof. Stephen Wyrczynski or SumChMus@indiana.edu.

Don’t forget to apply for the summer chamber music scholarship by the March 10 deadline (available in the Music Admissions Office, JS 100, on February 26).

Registration for summer will begin after Spring Break.

________________________________________________________________

[6] GA Opening: GPSO Community Development Coordinator (reminder)

Are you an experienced event planner? Do you want to work on GPSO's community building initiatives? Are you a frequent attendee of GPSO's Social Hours, Bagel Hours, and other exciting programs?

WE WANT YOU to apply for GPSO's Community Development Coordinator 2015-2016!

GPSO's Community Development Coordinator's (CDC) main function is to plan and implement community-building programs for the graduate and professional student community. The CDC works closely with the President and Communications Coordinator to collaborate with other graduate student groups and disseminate information about programs. Innovative programming ideas are welcome and encouraged.

The Coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes full tuition remission for 12 credits per semester and 6 credit hours during summer session 2016, excluding non-remittable fees; subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance and a $12,500 stipend. Detailed position description and application processes is attached.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59pm, Friday, February 27th

Any questions about the position should be directed to gpso@indiana.edu.

_______________________________________________________________

[7] New Music History Graduate Entrance Exam and Review Course (survey - reminder)

Master’s and Doctoral students,

If you have already completed the graduate proficiency in music history by passing the graduate entrance exams in early and late music history and/or passing the two graduate review courses in music history (MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542), you can disregard this message.

For any student who has not yet completed the graduate proficiency in music history, you have the option of taking the new graduate entrance exam in music history in either the summer or the fall of 2015 (you can take the exam ONE TIME only). 

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

Please take a moment to take this brief survey by clicking on the link below and then answering the two questions.  It should take you less than 2 minutes.  We are trying to find out how many people plan to take the exam, and how many people will potentially take the new course (MUS-M 501) this summer or fall.  None of this is binding – we are not asking you to sign up or commit to anything, please just let us know your current plans so that we can better accommodate the number of students interested in the exam and classes in this transition stage.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LQD6V5G

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your plans in relation to the new music history entrance exam and music history review course (MUS-M 501).    Please respond by Friday, March 6.

For your information, details on the format and content of the new exam can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/musicology/gee.shtml.

_________________________________________________________________

[8] Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office

"Whether you are a current student, a curious friend, or just someone who is curious about GLBT issues, you are welcome here! Stop in, call us, email us, or continue to explore this web site to see how we celebrate sexual and gender diversity on a campus rated one of the most ‘friendly’ in the nation for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex students and their friends."

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

 

February 25, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class

[2] IU Summer Chorus: Scholarships available; Solo Opportunities for All Voice Parts

[3] Summer Chamber Music

[4] GA Opening: GPSO Community Development Coordinator

[5] New Music History Graduate Entrance Exam and Review Course (survey)

Reminders

[6] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2015 (reminder)

[7] GradGrants Center spring walk-in hours (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[8] Student Legal Services

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

Sara Erbes

________________________________________________________________

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2015 is Sunday, March 15. 

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 15) 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 15).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).   

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

The main differences (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 15.

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

________________________________________________________________

[2]  IU SUMMER CHORUS - Scholarships available; Solo Opportunities for All Voice Parts

The Choral Department is pleased to announce auditions for the MUS-X 70 Summer Chorus, conducted by Dominick DiOrio. The ensemble will meet during the six-week summer session (June 8th-July 17th) and is open to all Jacobs School students by audition. The Summer Chorus will meet daily from 3:00-5:00pm. A tentative schedule is posted outside of room MA051.

The Chorus will perform two concerts: the first will be Handel’s Acis and Galatea and the second will include Corigliano’s Fern HillVaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music Five Mystical Songs, and Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

All soloists for these works will be chosen from the Summer Chorus, and are expected to sing in the Chorus as part of their solo assignment.

Twenty-four (24) accepted singers will receive a one-credit scholarship. Ensemble credits are complimentary, so the scholarship may be used toward any other Jacobs School of Music coursework. In addition, all scholarship recipients will also receive a 20% discount in tuition costs for courses taken within the JSOM. Those students with AI fee remission applied to the summer are not eligible for the scholarship, but they may still audition for solos and the chorus.

To be considered for the scholarship, all auditioning students must fill out the 2015 Summer Ensemble & Chamber Music Scholarship Application and return it to the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid by March 10th.

An audition for Professor DiOrio is required. Auditions will be held Wednesday March 11th to Friday, March 13th. The audition will consist of a prepared solo of your choice, range test, sightreading, and a conversation about your summer goals. An accompanist will be provided. Those wishing to be considered for specific solo assignments are encouraged to sing excerpts from the above works.

Sign-up on the forms located outside room MA051.

Accepted singers will be notified by Monday, March 23rd

Questions about the summer choir should be directed to Dominick DiOrio at ddiorio@indiana.edu.

***

Additional summer courses offered by the choral department (only classes at the 500 level or higher will count for graduate degree requirements)

(All during six-week term: June 8th – July 17th)

MUS-G 371                Choral Conducting I                Daily               1:20-2:50pm                DiOrio

MUS-G 372                Choral Conducting II              Daily               1:20-2:50pm                DiOrio

MUS-G 560                Grad. Choral Conducting        Daily               1:20-2:50pm                DiOrio

MUS-F 461                Score Reading I                      MWF              10:20-11:05am            DiOrio

MUS-F 531                Score Read/Aural Skills I        MWF              10:20-11:05am            DiOrio

MUS-F 533                Adv. Score Read/A. Skills I     MWF              10:20-11:05am            DiOrio

Instructor permission is required for some courses. Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu if you would like permission to register for one of these courses. 

Registration for summer will begin after Spring Break.

________________________________________________________________

[3] Summer Chamber Music

The Jacobs School of Music would like to announce that chamber music will be included in the curriculum for the Summer of 2015. There is a 1-credit scholarship offered for your participation in chamber music, which will cover the cost of the required enrollment in MUS-F 450 or MUS-F 550. The dates of the summer session are June 8–July 17. Each group will rehearse and perform during the six weeks of that period. Participation will count toward chamber music required for your degree (if you need MUS-F 450 or MUS-F 550).  For diploma students, summer chamber music does not count towards the program requirements but you are still welcome to participate.

Chamber Music participation will be for pre-organized groups, since there will not be adequate time to audition people during the summer and so repertoire can be assigned and prepared before the first rehearsal/coaching. To assist with the organization of groups, there will be a meeting for all students who are enrolling or who might be enrolling in summer chamber music on Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in MC 036. There will be a faculty representative there to accept names that are already in in pre-organized groups and to help people find and form groups who need them.  Students will not be authorized to enroll in MUS-F 450 or MUS-F 550 in the summer until their groups are organized with the chamber music organizers.

Those with questions should contact Prof. Stephen Wyrczynski or SumChMus@indiana.edu.

Don’t forget to apply for the summer chamber music scholarship by the March 10 deadline (available in the Music Admissions Office, JS 100, on February 26).

Registration for summer will begin after Spring Break.

________________________________________________________________

[4] GA Opening: GPSO Community Development Coordinator

Are you an experienced event planner? Do you want to work on GPSO's community building initiatives? Are you a frequent attendee of GPSO's Social Hours, Bagel Hours, and other exciting programs?

WE WANT YOU to apply for GPSO's Community Development Coordinator 2015-2016!

GPSO's Community Development Coordinator's (CDC) main function is to plan and implement community-building programs for the graduate and professional student community. The CDC works closely with the President and Communications Coordinator to collaborate with other graduate student groups and disseminate information about programs. Innovative programming ideas are welcome and encouraged.

The Coordinator is a 20-hour per week (50% FTE) position. Compensation includes full tuition remission for 12 credits per semester and 6 credit hours during summer session 2016, excluding non-remittable fees; subsidized Student Academic Appointee Mandatory Health Insurance and a $12,500 stipend. Detailed position description and application processes is attached.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59pm, Friday, February 27th

Any questions about the position should be directed to gpso@indiana.edu.

________________________________________________________________

 

[5] New Music History Graduate Entrance Exam and Review Course

Master’s and Doctoral students,

If you have already completed the graduate proficiency in music history by passing the graduate entrance exams in early and late music history and/or passing the two graduate review courses in music history (MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542), you can disregard this message.

For any student who has not yet completed the graduate proficiency in music history, you have the option of taking the new graduate entrance exam in music history in either the summer or the fall of 2015 (you can take the exam ONE TIME only). 

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

Please take a moment to take this brief survey by clicking on the link below and then answering the two questions.  It should take you less than 2 minutes.  We are trying to find out how many people plan to take the exam, and how many people will potentially take the new course (MUS-M 501) this summer or fall.  None of this is binding – we are not asking you to sign up or commit to anything, please just let us know your current plans so that we can better accommodate the number of students interested in the exam and classes in this transition stage.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LQD6V5G

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your plans in relation to the new music history entrance exam and music history review course (MUS-M 501).    Please respond by Friday, March 6.

For your information, details on the format and content of the new exam can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/musicology/gee.shtml.

________________________________________________________________

[6] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2015 (reminder)

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2015, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 13, 2015.  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 23.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is May 1, 2015.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 8 and July 17).

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 13 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

Don't forget that you need to submit the "Request to take Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams” form before you can request to take any qualifying examination.  You can submit the form in the Music Graduate Office or online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml#Step1b.   

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[7] GradGrants Center spring walk-in hours (reminder)

Dear Graduate Students,

Do you need assistance with fellowship, grant, or scholarship applications, or have questions about where to find funding opportunities? Come join the GradGrants Center’s consultants for walk-in hours this semester from 2-4 PM in the Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn Hall 200) on the following dates:

Monday, February 23
Wednesday, March 11
Monday, March 23
Wednesday, April 1
Monday, April 13
Wednesday. April 29

During these hours, students are welcome to seek guidance on both internal (IU) and external funding applications, or funding searches. No appointment is necessary.

To schedule an individual appointment with a consultant at another time for an in-depth review of a proposal, please email us at gradgrnt@indiana.edu.  Please note that all regularly scheduled appointments will take place in our office in 651 of the East Tower of Wells Library.

For more information about the GradGrants center, please visit our website: http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/ and follow us on Twitter @IUGradGrants

We look forward to working with you.

 Spring Semester 2015

****Bi-weekly walk-in hours and workshops will be offered in the SSRC (Woodburn Hall 200) on alternating Mondays and Wednesdays this Spring. Details on our homepage.****

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

_______________________

Alex, Alyssa, Elizabeth, Emma and Katie on behalf of the
GradGrants Center (an office of the University Graduate School)
651E Wells Library
Indiana University-Bloomington
812.855.5281
gradgrnt@indiana.edu

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


We’re also available on Skype-- username: GradGrants Center

tweeting: @iugradgrants

_________________________________________________________________

[8] Student Legal Services

"IU Student Legal Services is here to help. We’ve been solving the legal dilemmas of IU students for nearly 40 years. Our goal is simple: to keep you focused and keep you in school in the event legal trouble threatens to interfere. We’ll talk some sense, talk you down, and, in many cases talk for you in court. If you are a registered IU-Bloomington student and pay your activity fee, you are entitled to our services."

https://www.indiana.edu/~sls/

February 20, 2015

New Music History Graduate Entrance Exam and Review Course

Master’s and Doctoral students,

If you have already completed the graduate proficiency in music history by passing the graduate entrance exams in early and late music history and/or passing the two graduate review courses in music history (MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542), you can disregard this message.

For any student who has not yet completed the graduate proficiency in music history, you have the option of taking the new graduate entrance exam in music history in either the summer or the fall of 2015 (you can take the exam ONE TIME only). 

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

Please take a moment to take this brief survey by clicking on the link below and then answering the two questions.  It should take you less than 2 minutes.  We are trying to find out how many people plan to take the exam, and how many people will potentially take the new course (MUS-M 501) this summer or fall.  None of this is binding – we are not asking you to sign up or commit to anything, please just let us know your current plans so that we can better accommodate the number of students interested in the exam and classes in this transition stage.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LQD6V5G

Thank you for taking the time to let us know your plans in relation to the new music history entrance exam and music history review course (MUS-M 501).    Please respond by Friday, March 6.

For your information, details on the format and content of the new exam can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/musicology/gee.shtml.

February 19, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1}] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2015

[2] GradGrants Center spring walk-in hours

Reminders

[3] Performance Proficiency requirement (reminder)

[4] Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) Financial Awards for Graduate Students (reminder)

[5] Sara and Albert Reuben Fellowships to Support the Study of the Holocaust for Graduate Students (reminder)

[6] Outside Areas for master’s students and Doctoral Minors for doctoral students – approval forms (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] More about the GradGrants Center

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

Sara Erbes

________________________________________________________________

[1] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2015

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2015, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 13, 2015.  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 23.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is May 1, 2015.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 8 and July 17).

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 13 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

Don't forget that you need to submit the "Request to take Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams” form before you can request to take any qualifying examination.  You can submit the form in the Music Graduate Office or online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml#Step1b.   

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[2] GradGrants Center spring walk-in hours

Dear Graduate Students,

Do you need assistance with fellowship, grant, or scholarship applications, or have questions about where to find funding opportunities? Come join the GradGrants Center’s consultants for walk-in hours this semester from 2-4 PM in the Social Science Research Commons (Woodburn Hall 200) on the following dates:

Monday, February 23
Wednesday, March 11
Monday, March 23
Wednesday, April 1
Monday, April 13
Wednesday. April 29

During these hours, students are welcome to seek guidance on both internal (IU) and external funding applications, or funding searches. No appointment is necessary.

To schedule an individual appointment with a consultant at another time for an in-depth review of a proposal, please email us at gradgrnt@indiana.edu.  Please note that all regularly scheduled appointments will take place in our office in 651 of the East Tower of Wells Library.

For more information about the GradGrants center, please visit our website: http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/ and follow us on Twitter @IUGradGrants

We look forward to working with you. 

 Spring Semester 2015

****Bi-weekly walk-in hours and workshops will be offered in the SSRC (Woodburn Hall 200) on alternating Mondays and Wednesdays this Spring. Details on our homepage.*** 

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

_______________________

Alex, Alyssa, Elizabeth, Emma and Katie on behalf of the
GradGrants Center (an office of the University Graduate School)
651E Wells Library
Indiana University-Bloomington
812.855.5281
gradgrnt@indiana.edu

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


We’re also available on Skype-- username: GradGrants Center

tweeting: @iugradgrants

________________________________________________________________

[3] Performance Proficiency requirement (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 should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

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.

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://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/practice-time.shtml

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Graduate and Professional Student Organization Financial Awards for Graduate Students (reminder)

Please distribute the following information about research, travel, and faculty mentor awards offered by the Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) to your students. Thank you for your continued support.  

Research Awards

The GPSO research award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University-Bloomington. A flat award of $1,000 is given to help support research expenses incurred in connection with academic research, such as travel costs related to field, archival or laboratories research, payment for research related services, and purchase of research related supplies. Expenses that are not supported are typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, and travel costs for conferences or workshops.

Due Thurs Feb 12th by 11:59PM, Apply here!

Travel Awards

The GPSO Travel Award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University Bloomington. A flat award of $500 is given to help support travel expenses to conferences at which the student’s work will be presented (i.e. speeches, posters or interactive design), or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions and auditions that will benefit the student professionally. Funds may be used for registration fees, presentation materials, transportation, and lodging/food associated with the conference, workshop, training, competition or audition. Students may apply for one travel award per semester, but may apply for travel awards for multiple events/conferences in different semesters, even if they are a previous winner.

Due Thurs Mar 5th by 11:59PM, Apply here!

Faculty Mentor Nominations

The GPSO encourages all graduate and professional students to give their support to faculty members that they feel deserve special recognition for exemplary behavior by nominating them for the GPSO Faculty Mentor Award.

Due Thurs Mar 26th by 11:59PM, Apply here!

Kindest Regards,

Jessie Mroz

MPA-MSES Candidate, ‘15

School of Public and Environmental Affairs | Indiana University

Communications Coordinator

Graduate and Professional Student Organization | Indiana University

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Sara and Albert Reuben Fellowships to Support the Study of the Holocaust for Graduate Students (reminder)

Two Scholarships: One up to $3,000 & one up to $10,000.
Application Deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015

During the academic year 2015-2016, 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 honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust. The monies can only be awarded in the fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student.

Important Note: Current undergraduate Jewish Studies majors, certificate and Hebrew minor students go to “Scholarships & Internships for Continuing Jewish Studies Students" instructions and forms to apply. All other undergraduate students see "Sara & Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support Study of the Holocaust" on Undergraduate Funding Opportunities webpage. Graduate students continue below for application information.

REQUIREMENTS: : The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students from any department or college on campus. Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2015 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 to Professor Judah Cohen, Director of Undergraduate Studies, via e-mail: cohenjm@indiana.edu or to Professor Cohen at: Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients will be notified in early April, 2015 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

These scholarships are a gift from Candice and Larry Reuben in memory of parents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.

_________________________________________________________________

 

[6] Outside Areas for master’s students and Doctoral Minors for doctoral students – approval forms (reminder)

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in either a master’s outside area or 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 did 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 either requirement.

http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml has details about the master’s degree outside area requirement and a link to the approval form.  If you are a master’s student and have chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option instead of the outside area, you can ignore this message.

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.  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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[7] More about the 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/

February 11, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Performance Proficiency requirement

[2] Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) Financial Awards for Graduate Students

[3] Sara and Albert Reuben Fellowships to Support the Study of the Holocaust for Graduate Students

[4] Outside Areas for master’s students and Doctoral Minors for doctoral students – approval forms

Reminders

[5] Spring 2015 Italian Language Proficiency exam (for reading knowledge)

[6] Call for Collins course proposals for spring 2016: deadline March 15

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] Graduate and Professional Student Organization

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Performance Proficiency requirement

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 should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

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.

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://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/practice-time.shtml

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

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Graduate and Professional Student Organization Financial Awards for Graduate Students

Please distribute the following information about research, travel, and faculty mentor awards offered by the Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) to your students. Thank you for your continued support.  

Research Awards

The GPSO research award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University-Bloomington. A flat award of $1,000 is given to help support research expenses incurred in connection with academic research, such as travel costs related to field, archival or laboratories research, payment for research related services, and purchase of research related supplies. Expenses that are not supported are typing and duplicating of dissertations, normal living expenses, and travel costs for conferences or workshops.

Due Thurs Feb 12th by 11:59PM, Apply here!

Travel Awards

The GPSO Travel Award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University Bloomington. A flat award of $500 is given to help support travel expenses to conferences at which the student’s work will be presented (i.e. speeches, posters or interactive design), or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions and auditions that will benefit the student professionally. Funds may be used for registration fees, presentation materials, transportation, and lodging/food associated with the conference, workshop, training, competition or audition. Students may apply for one travel award per semester, but may apply for travel awards for multiple events/conferences in different semesters, even if they are a previous winner.

Due Thurs Mar 5th by 11:59PM, Apply here!

Faculty Mentor Nominations

The GPSO encourages all graduate and professional students to give their support to faculty members that they feel deserve special recognition for exemplary behavior by nominating them for the GPSO Faculty Mentor Award.

Due Thurs Mar 26th by 11:59PM, Apply here!

Kindest Regards,

Jessie Mroz

MPA-MSES Candidate, ‘15

School of Public and Environmental Affairs | Indiana University

Communications Coordinator

Graduate and Professional Student Organization | Indiana University

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Sara and Albert Reuben Fellowships to Support the Study of the Holocaust for Graduate Students

Two Scholarships: One up to $3,000 & one up to $10,000.
Application Deadline is Friday, March 6, 2015

During the academic year 2015-2016, 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 honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust. The monies can only be awarded in the fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student.

Important Note: Current undergraduate Jewish Studies majors, certificate and Hebrew minor students go to “Scholarships & Internships for Continuing Jewish Studies Students" instructions and forms to apply. All other undergraduate students see "Sara & Albert Reuben Scholarships to Support Study of the Holocaust" on Undergraduate Funding Opportunities webpage. Graduate students continue below for application information.

REQUIREMENTS: : The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students from any department or college on campus. Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2015 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 to Professor Judah Cohen, Director of Undergraduate Studies, via e-mail: cohenjm@indiana.edu or to Professor Cohen at: Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS: Recipients will be notified in early April, 2015 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

These scholarships are a gift from Candice and Larry Reuben in memory of parents Sara and Albert Reuben who were committed to the advancement of learning and research about this crucial dimension of modern history.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Outside Areas for master’s students and Doctoral Minors for doctoral students – approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in either a master’s outside area or 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 did 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 either requirement.

http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml has details about the master’s degree outside area requirement and a link to the approval form.  If you are a master’s student and have chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option instead of the outside area, you can ignore this message.

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.  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. 

 ________________________________________________________________

[5] Spring 2015 Italian Language Proficiency exam (for reading knowledge - reminder)

Please note that this is for PhD Music Theory, PhD Music Education, and DM Early Music students who need to prove reading knowledge of a foreign language.  This is not the exam for students who need 1 year of the grammar of a foreign language (such as voice and diploma students).  PhD Musicology majors take a translation exam directly with the musicology department.

Dear Graduate Students:

The Spring 2015 Italian Language Proficiency exam has been scheduled for Friday, February 20 from 9:00-11:00 am in BH 316. In order to sign up, please request registration by emailing fritgs@indiana.edu with your full name and last 4 of your student ID from your IU email address by February 13.

The exam entails the translation from Italian into English of one or two articles from a current newspaper or journal. Please note that dictionaries are NOT allowed at the exam.  If you would like a better idea about what the exam entails, you may obtain  a copy of articles used in previous years from the Graduate Secretary in BH 642.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to register for the exam.

Sincerely,

Casey Green

Graduate Secretary

Dept of French and Italian

Indiana University - Bloomington

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Call for Collins course proposals for spring 2016: deadline March 15 (reminder)

Call for Course Proposals!

Collins Living-Learning Center

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Dear departmental chairs/faculty/staff and program directors:

Collins is accepting course proposals for spring 2016. This is an excellent opportunity for advanced graduate students (and faculty) to explore teaching a topic that is of interest to them and possibly related to their area of research/study. More information about the proposal process can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/academics/instructors.shtml

Please note that there is an open house on Friday, February 27 from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Edmondson Hall formal lounge where prospective instructors can meet the Collins Director and members of our Board of Educational Programming.

If you have questions, please contact Collins' director Carl Ipsen at cipsen@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[7] Graduate and Professional Student Organization

"The IUB GPSO (Graduate and Professional Student Organization) serves over 8000 graduate and professional students at IU-Bloomington by providing academic support, community, advocacy, and graduate resources. Being a graduate or professional student can be difficult. The GPSO strives, through the various programs and services, to provide opportunities for graduate and professional students to manage their professional lives effectively and efficiently during their time in Bloomington. The GPSO organizes and sponsors several social, academic and professional events and works to foster a closer community between IU’s graduate and professional students. We also strive to create and maintain productive communication channels with other major constituents of the university. The GPSO promotes the interests of the graduate community through the Bloomington Faculty Council and on several campus committees. The GPSO also organizes and funds several initiatives to improve the campus and Bloomington community, such as the Recycling Project. Recognizing the need for sharing information and resources in the graduate student community, the GPSO builds resources that assists graduate and professional students with living and working at IU."

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

February 4, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Spring 2015 Italian Language Proficiency exam (for reading knowledge)

[2] Call for Collins course proposals for spring 2016: deadline March 15

Reminders

[3] Preparing for Future Faculty Conference – Bridging Traditional Divides: Reimagining Your Role in Academic Life (reminder)

[4] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] Graduate Emissaries Program

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Spring 2015 Italian Language Proficiency exam (for reading knowledge)

Please note that this is for PhD Music Theory, PhD Music Education, and DM Early Music students who need to prove reading knowledge of a foreign language.  This is not the exam for students who need 1 year of the grammar of a foreign language (such as voice and diploma students).  PhD Musicology majors take a translation exam directly with the musicology department.

Dear Graduate Students:

The Spring 2015 Italian Language Proficiency exam has been scheduled for Friday, February 20 from 9:00-11:00 am in BH 316. In order to sign up, please request registration by emailing fritgs@indiana.edu with your full name and last 4 of your student ID from your IU email address by February 13.

The exam entails the translation from Italian into English of one or two articles from a current newspaper or journal. Please note that dictionaries are NOT allowed at the exam.  If you would like a better idea about what the exam entails, you may obtain  a copy of articles used in previous years from the Graduate Secretary in BH 642.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or to register for the exam.

Sincerely,

Casey Green

Graduate Secretary

Dept of French and Italian

Indiana University - Bloomington

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Call for Collins course proposals for spring 2016: deadline March 15

Call for Course Proposals!

Collins Living-Learning Center

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Dear departmental chairs/faculty/staff and program directors:

Collins is accepting course proposals for spring 2016. This is an excellent opportunity for advanced graduate students (and faculty) to explore teaching a topic that is of interest to them and possibly related to their area of research/study. More information about the proposal process can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/academics/instructors.shtml

Please note that there is an open house on Friday, February 27 from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Edmondson Hall formal lounge where prospective instructors can meet the Collins Director and members of our Board of Educational Programming.

If you have questions, please contact Collins' director Carl Ipsen at cipsen@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Preparing for Future Faculty Conference – Bridging Traditional Divides: Reimagining Your Role in Academic Life (reminder)

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

Please join us on Friday, January 30th for the 20th Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference – Bridging Traditional Divides: Reimagining Your Role in Academic Life with Keynote address by Indiana University Bloomington's Provost and Executive Vice President, Lauren Robel. Indiana University’s PFF Graduate Conference is a one-day 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.

The conference consists of four sessions addressing issues such as graduate student concerns as they progress toward the Ph.D., building a professional record, navigating the job market, acclimating to a new faculty position, and professional opportunities within and outside of academia. Each year the conference is organized by a committee of graduate students, led by a PFF fellow who is appointed and funded by the Sociology department and the Graduate School.

Funding for the conference is provided by the Graduate School and other participating departments. Panelists are typically professors from IUB and surrounding universities. Special care is made to invite panelists from a diverse array of disciplines and institutions.

Preparing Future Faculty Conference 
8:30am-5:00pm Friday, January 30th, 2015
IMU (Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium and Georgian Room)
Contact: Jamie Oslawski-Lopez at jloslaws@indiana.edu
Url: http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/ 

Cost: Free, RSVP for free lunch with name, department, and year in program to iupffc@gmail.com.

Jamie Oslawski-Lopez

Preparing Future Faculty Fellow

Department of Sociology

Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 744
1020 East Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you (reminder)

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

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

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

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Graduate Emissaries Program

"The University Graduate School, in partnership with the Graduate and Professional Student Organization, established the Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity program in 2007-08. The goal of the Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity program is to connect trained IUB graduate students to assist in the various stages of the graduate application and admission process. Each cohort of emissaries provide information and referrals on campus resources; in addition to building community and networking with prospective graduate students. Current graduate students serve as Emissaries for Graduate Student Diversity by sharing their experiences at Indiana University. Emissaries blog about life in Bloomington and are available to answer prospective students’ questions personally via e-mail." 

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

January 28, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Preparing for Future Faculty Conference – Bridging Traditional Divides: Reimagining Your Role in Academic Life

[2] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you

Reminders

[3] New minimum grade for MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review (reminder)

[4] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline (reminder)

[5] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Writing Tutorial Services

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Preparing for Future Faculty Conference – Bridging Traditional Divides: Reimagining Your Role in Academic Life

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

Please join us on Friday, January 30th for the 20th Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference – Bridging Traditional Divides: Reimagining Your Role in Academic Life with Keynote address by Indiana University Bloomington's Provost and Executive Vice President, Lauren Robel. Indiana University’s PFF Graduate Conference is a one-day 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.

The conference consists of four sessions addressing issues such as graduate student concerns as they progress toward the Ph.D., building a professional record, navigating the job market, acclimating to a new faculty position, and professional opportunities within and outside of academia. Each year the conference is organized by a committee of graduate students, led by a PFF fellow who is appointed and funded by the Sociology department and the Graduate School.

Funding for the conference is provided by the Graduate School and other participating departments. Panelists are typically professors from IUB and surrounding universities. Special care is made to invite panelists from a diverse array of disciplines and institutions.


Preparing Future Faculty Conference 
8:30am-5:00pm Friday, January 30th, 2015
IMU (Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium and Georgian Room)
Contact: Jamie Oslawski-Lopez at jloslaws@indiana.edu
Url: http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/ 

Cost: Free, RSVP for free lunch with name, department, and year in program to iupffc@gmail.com.

Jamie Oslawski-Lopez

Preparing Future Faculty Fellow

Department of Sociology

Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 744
1020 East Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you

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

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

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

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

_________________________________________________________________

[3] New minimum grade for MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review (reminder)

 

If you are enrolled in MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review (or plan to enroll in that class in a future summer or semester), please note that the minimum grade for most students is now a “C.”  For students in “high pass” degrees (choral conducting, composition, computer music composition, music theory, and orchestral conducting), the minimum grade is a “B.”

Although MUS-T 511 is a review course, the grade counts towards your grade point average in the same way any grade does.  The same is true for all review courses.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline (reminder)

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: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam

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

Research and write/compose the document

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

Research director approval to distribute

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

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks

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.

 _________________________________________________________________

[5] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies (reminder)

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in May 2015.

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] 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/

January 21, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] New minimum grade for MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review

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

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

Reminders

[4] Spring Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 19 (reminder)

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

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

[7] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[8] Counseling and Psychological Services

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

Sara Erbes

 ________________________________________________________________

[] New minimum grade for MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review

If you are enrolled in MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review (or plan to enroll in that class in a future summer or semester), please note that the minimum grade for most students is now a “C.”  For students in “high pass” degrees (choral conducting, composition, computer music composition, music theory, and orchestral conducting), the minimum grade is a “B.”

Although MUS-T 511 is a review course, the grade counts towards your grade point average in the same way any grade does.  The same is true for all review courses.

_________________________________________________________________

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

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

Detailed information can be found here:

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: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam

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

Research and write/compose the document

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

Research director approval to distribute

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

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks

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.

 _________________________________________________________________

[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 May 2015.

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.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Spring Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 19 (reminder)

 

Starting Monday, January 19, 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 19 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Monday, January 19 through Sunday, March 8, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.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 19 and March 8, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/latedropadd.php?Term=1#epair.

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

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

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

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.  The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

_________________________________________________________________

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

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this spring on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2014 or spring 2015 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 31, 2015.  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 23.  Please note that January 31 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 2015 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2014), 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 23. 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. Phil Ford, Director of Graduate Studies, immediately 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.

_________________________________________________________________

 

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2015 semester will be held Wednesday, February 25, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 27, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2015; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in summer or fall 2015; 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 2015 semester must perform the AD audition in February 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, January 23 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2015 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 23, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2015) 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 13.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 18 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] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications (reminder)

These University Graduate School awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation 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 Ph.D. (or D.M.) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., Ed.D. or D.M.) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid.pdf.  The JSoM deadline for applications is Friday, February 6, 2015, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

_________________________________________________________________

[8] Counseling and Psychological Services

 

"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.

January 15, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Spring Schedule adjustment through Sunday, January 18

[2] Spring Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 19

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

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions

[5] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications

Reminders

[6] Additional Music History course added to the spring Schedule of Classes (reminder and new class number)

[7] More information about changes to the graduate proficiencies in music history and theory (reminder)

[8] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work - reminder)

[9] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2015 (reminder)

[10] Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[11] IU Health Center

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Spring Schedule adjustment through Sunday, January 18

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Sunday, January 18 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the two business day grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on OneStart through Sunday, January 18.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, January 16 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 OneStart 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 18, 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, January 19, 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 19.  See the next section of these announcements for more details.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday, January 15 (today).  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, January 16, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work. 

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Spring Schedule adjustment starting Monday, January 19

Starting Monday, January 19, 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 19 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Monday, January 19 through Sunday, March 8, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.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 19 and March 8, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/latedropadd.php?Term=1#epair.

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

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

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

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.  The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, January 19 for Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

_________________________________________________________________

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

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this spring on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2014 or spring 2015 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 31, 2015.  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 23.  Please note that January 31 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 2015 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2014), 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 23. 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. Phil Ford, Director of Graduate Studies, immediately 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.

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[4] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2015 semester will be held Wednesday, February 25, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 27, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2015; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in summer or fall 2015; 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 2015 semester must perform the AD audition in February 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, January 23 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2015 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 23, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2015) 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 13.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 18 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).

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[5] 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 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 Ph.D. (or D.M.) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., Ed.D. or D.M.) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid.pdf.  The JSoM deadline for applications is Friday, February 6, 2015, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

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[6] Additional Music History course added to the spring Schedule of Classes (reminder and new class number)

Master’s and doctoral students,

Since the demand for music history courses this spring semester is extremely high, the Musicology department has added an additional section of MUS-M 525 Survey of Operatic Literature to the spring Schedule of Classes.  MUS-M 525 can count for the master’s degree music history requirement and potentially for a doctoral minor in music history.

The new section will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45 to 11 am in Merrill Hall room 205.  The first class will be tomorrow (Thursday) morning.  Prof. Alison Mero will be the instructor.

If you are currently on the waitlist for another music history course, or if you are enrolled in a different music history course but would prefer to take MUS-M 525, you can change your schedule starting tomorrow (the course won’t be in the registration system today).  The class number is 37245 – you can add the class to your schedule immediately if you want to enroll.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/MUS-M525.shtml

You will be charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee.  It is important to make any adjustment to your schedule by the end of the week in order to avoid higher fees.  Remember that if you are enrolled in a different course or are on the waitlist for a different course, you need to drop your enrollment or waitlist request once you are enrolled in the new class.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

________________________________________________________________

[7] More information about changes to the graduate proficiencies in music history and theory

Graduate students,

This email is going out to all master's and doctoral students who were enrolled in fall 2014, but if you have already completed the graduate proficiency in music history by passing the graduate entrance exams in early and late music history and/or passing the two graduate review courses in music history (MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542), you can disregard this message.

For any student who has not yet completed the graduate proficiency in music history, you have a few options.  As you will hopefully recall from the announcements we sent out in the fall semester, the graduate entrance exam and review course in music history will be significantly different starting in summer 2015.  The original announcement can be found at the end of this email.

One important passage that concerns anyone who has not yet completed the music history requirement is highlighted in yellow (below) and copied here: 

Because of the significant changes in the music history proficiency requirement, continuing students who still need to take M541, M542, or both after spring 2015 will be given the opportunity to take the new entrance exam ONCE on one of these dates to meet the new requirement:

            Friday, June 5, 2015, 9 am–12 pm

            Monday, August 17, 2015, 4–7 pm

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, M501 (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

Based on that information, if you have already passed one of the music history exams or courses but still need the other half, you have three options.

1. You can take the half you haven't passed yet as a review course in the spring 2015 semester (which is the last time that MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542 will be offered).  The advantage to doing this is that you will be done with the music history proficiency requirement after the spring semester and will not have issues with pre-requisites for any music history courses you might need to take next year.  

2. You can choose not to take the review course you still need in the spring semester and can wait and take the new exam in the summer.  If you don't pass the new exam, you can take the new course in the summer.  The advantage to this is that if you pass the new exam you save yourself 3 credit hours.  If you don't pass the new exam, and take the new course in the summer, you take advantage of the summer tuition discount (summer music credits cost 20% less), and you will have the pre-requisites for music history courses starting in the fall semester.  The new course will be offered in the summer from June 8 through July 17.

3. You can choose not to take the review course you still need in the spring semester and wait to take the new exam in the fall.  If you don't pass the new exam, you can take the new course in the fall (or later).  The advantage here is that if you pass the exam you save three credit hours.  The potential disadvantage is that by pushing things back so far you will most likely run into pre-requisite problems with any music history classes you need to take next year.  That might not be a problem, but if you are a master's student who plans to graduate in May 2016 and you haven't taken any music history classes yet, if you choose option 3 and end up needing to take the new review course in the fall you will need to take two music history courses (for the music history requirement) in the spring.

If you did not pass both halves of the music history entrance exam and did not yet take any review courses in music history, then your most efficient option is to take the new exam in either summer or fall and then take the new course (if necessary) as soon as possible.  This is again a situation in which taking the exam (and potentially the class) in the summer would be better because of music history course pre-requisites.

There are also changes to the Music Theory course credit hours for Sight Singing and Aural Theory.  These only affect your spring enrollment in that MUS-T 511 is 3 credits this spring but will be 1 credit starting in summer.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Sara

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Sara Erbes
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Graduate Academic Advisor
www.music.indiana.edu/graduate

October 20, 2014

Major changes in Music Theory and Music History Proficiencies

Graduate Students:

The School of Music Council has approved major changes in the graduate proficiency requirements in music theory and in music history and literature. These changes will go into effect beginning summer 2015.

If you are graduating in spring 2015 or earlier, these changes do not affect you. If you have already satisfied your proficiency requirements in music theory and in music history and literature, you are also unaffected.

If your degree will not be complete by the end of the spring semester 2015 and you have not yet satisfied the proficiency requirements, you should read this message carefully to be sure that you understand the changes and how they might affect you.

Written Music Theory (T508)

There are no changes in this requirement. T508 will continue to be taught each fall semester and summer term.

Sightsinging (T509) and Aural Music Theory (T511)

There will be no change to the entrance exams, but beginning summer 2015, the review courses T509 and T511 will become 1-credit classes each (reduced from the current 3 credits each). When offered during the academic year, they will be taught as back-to-back 8-week courses during the same semester. Both courses will also be taught during the summer term. Passing the 1-credit course will satisfy the proficiency requirement in that area.

Here is when T509 and T511 will be offered:

  • Spring 2015: T511 will be offered for the last time as a 3-credit, full-semester course. T509 is not scheduled.
  • Summer 2015: both T509 and T511 will be offered as 1-credit classes
  • Fall 2015–Spring 2016: both courses will be offered as 1-credit, 8-week courses in both fall and spring semesters
  • Beginning summer 2016: both courses will be offered as 1-credit, 8-week courses during each spring semester and as 1-credit courses each summer.

As a reminder, the minimum required grade in both courses is a C. (Some degrees require a high pass grade of B in T511.)

Music History and Literature 

The review courses M541 and M542 and the early and late music history exams will be offered for the last time in spring 2015. Beginning summer 2015, the two exams will be replaced by a single exam, and M541 and M542 will be replaced by a single new course, M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature.

The new exam will ask questions about music history and literature and about research, critical reading, and other skills. The new course, M501, will be a 3-credit class taught in sections of 15 to 20 students that will emphasize writing, presentation, research and other skills and that will cover topics in both early and late music history. It will be offered every semester (fall, spring, and summer) beginning summer 2015. M501 will be a prerequisite to other courses in music history and literature.

Because of the significant changes in the music history proficiency requirement, continuing students who still need to take M541, M542, or both after spring 2015 will be given the opportunity to take the new entrance exam ONCE on one of these dates to meet the new requirement:

            Friday, June 5, 2015, 9 am–12 pm

            Monday, August 17, 2015, 4–7 pm

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, M501 (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

To clarify: those first-year graduate students who are eligible to retake the early history or late history exams in the spring should do so, but those who have not completed both the early and late history proficiencies by the end of the spring semester may ALSO take the NEW exam on either of the dates listed above. The opportunity to take the new exam in summer or fall 2015 applies to the music history exam only. The music theory entrance exams are not changing.

More information on the new music history and literature proficiency exam and M501 are available here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/musicology/gee.shtml 

Here is a summary of when the old and new review courses will be offered:

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

T508 (3 cr.)

T508 (3 cr.)

T509 (1 cr.)

T509 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T509 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T511 (3 cr.)

T511 (1 cr.)

T511 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T511 (1 cr., 8 wks)

M541 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M542 (3 cr.)

If you are unclear how these changes will affect you, please contact Sara Erbes, the graduate advisor.

Best wishes,

Eric J. Isaacson

Director of Graduate Studies
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu
http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate
812-855-1738

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[8] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work - reminder)

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

This spring semester, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process.  We will also go over dissertation/final project guidelines. 

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

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[9] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2015 (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate in May or August 2015, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to apply for graduation is February 20, 2015 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2015. There is a link on the online application for graduation form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

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

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

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[10] Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust (reminder)

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University announces the 2015-2016 Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust

Two Scholarships: One up to $3,000 & one up to $10,000

Application deadlines: 

Graduate students: Friday, March 6, 2015

Undergraduates: Monday, March 2, 2015

During the academic year 2015-2016, 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 honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust.  The monies can only be awarded in the fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student.

REQUIREMENTS:  The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students from any department or college on campus.  Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4.  Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2015 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, (undergraduates – a resume), and letter of reference to Professor Judah Cohen, Director of Undergraduate Studies via e-mail: cohenjm@indiana.edu or to Professor Cohen at:  Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

Note:  Jewish Studies major, certificate, and Hebrew minor students should apply using the online application forms (http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/undergraduates/funding_continuing.shtml) for continuing Jewish Studies student scholarships and internships. 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS:  Recipients will be notified in early April, 2015 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

These scholarships are a gift from Candice and 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.

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[11] 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/

January 12, 2015

More information about changes to the graduate proficiencies in music history and theory

Graduate students,

This email is going out to all master's and doctoral students who were enrolled in fall 2014, but if you have already completed the graduate proficiency in music history by passing the graduate entrance exams in early and late music history and/or passing the two graduate review courses in music history (MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542), you can disregard this message.

For any student who has not yet completed the graduate proficiency in music history, you have a few options.  As you will hopefully recall from the announcements we sent out in the fall semester, the graduate entrance exam and review course in music history will be significantly different starting in summer 2015.  The original announcement can be found at the end of this email.

One important passage that concerns anyone who has not yet completed the music history requirement is highlighted in yellow (below) and copied here: 

Because of the significant changes in the music history proficiency requirement, continuing students who still need to take M541, M542, or both after spring 2015 will be given the opportunity to take the new entrance exam ONCE on one of these dates to meet the new requirement:

            Friday, June 5, 2015, 9 am–12 pm

            Monday, August 17, 2015, 4–7 pm

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, M501 (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

Based on that information, if you have already passed one of the music history exams or courses but still need the other half, you have three options.

1. You can take the half you haven't passed yet as a review course in the spring 2015 semester (which is the last time that MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542 will be offered).  The advantage to doing this is that you will be done with the music history proficiency requirement after the spring semester and will not have issues with pre-requisites for any music history courses you might need to take next year.  

2. You can choose not to take the review course you still need in the spring semester and can wait and take the new exam in the summer.  If you don't pass the new exam, you can take the new course in the summer.  The advantage to this is that if you pass the new exam you save yourself 3 credit hours.  If you don't pass the new exam, and take the new course in the summer, you take advantage of the summer tuition discount (summer music credits cost 20% less), and you will have the pre-requisites for music history courses starting in the fall semester.  The new course will be offered in the summer from June 8 through July 17.

3. You can choose not to take the review course you still need in the spring semester and wait to take the new exam in the fall.  If you don't pass the new exam, you can take the new course in the fall (or later).  The advantage here is that if you pass the exam you save three credit hours.  The potential disadvantage is that by pushing things back so far you will most likely run into pre-requisite problems with any music history classes you need to take next year.  That might not be a problem, but if you are a master's student who plans to graduate in May 2016 and you haven't taken any music history classes yet, if you choose option 3 and end up needing to take the new review course in the fall you will need to take two music history courses (for the music history requirement) in the spring.

If you did not pass both halves of the music history entrance exam and did not yet take any review courses in music history, then your most efficient option is to take the new exam in either summer or fall and then take the new course (if necessary) as soon as possible.  This is again a situation in which taking the exam (and potentially the class) in the summer would be better because of music history course pre-requisites.

There are also changes to the Music Theory course credit hours for Sight Singing and Aural Theory.  These only affect your spring enrollment in that MUS-T 511 is 3 credits this spring but will be 1 credit starting in summer.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Sara

***********************************
Sara Erbes
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Graduate Academic Advisor
www.music.indiana.edu/graduate

October 20, 2014

Major changes in Music Theory and Music History Proficiencies

Graduate Students:

The School of Music Council has approved major changes in the graduate proficiency requirements in music theory and in music history and literature. These changes will go into effect beginning summer 2015.

If you are graduating in spring 2015 or earlier, these changes do not affect you. If you have already satisfied your proficiency requirements in music theory and in music history and literature, you are also unaffected.

If your degree will not be complete by the end of the spring semester 2015 and you have not yet satisfied the proficiency requirements, you should read this message carefully to be sure that you understand the changes and how they might affect you.

Written Music Theory (T508)

There are no changes in this requirement. T508 will continue to be taught each fall semester and summer term.

Sightsinging (T509) and Aural Music Theory (T511)

There will be no change to the entrance exams, but beginning summer 2015, the review courses T509 and T511 will become 1-credit classes each (reduced from the current 3 credits each). When offered during the academic year, they will be taught as back-to-back 8-week courses during the same semester. Both courses will also be taught during the summer term. Passing the 1-credit course will satisfy the proficiency requirement in that area.

Here is when T509 and T511 will be offered:

  • Spring 2015: T511 will be offered for the last time as a 3-credit, full-semester course. T509 is not scheduled.
  • Summer 2015: both T509 and T511 will be offered as 1-credit classes
  • Fall 2015–Spring 2016: both courses will be offered as 1-credit, 8-week courses in both fall and spring semesters
  • Beginning summer 2016: both courses will be offered as 1-credit, 8-week courses during each spring semester and as 1-credit courses each summer.

As a reminder, the minimum required grade in both courses is a C. (Some degrees require a high pass grade of B in T511.)

Music History and Literature 

The review courses M541 and M542 and the early and late music history exams will be offered for the last time in spring 2015. Beginning summer 2015, the two exams will be replaced by a single exam, and M541 and M542 will be replaced by a single new course, M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature.

The new exam will ask questions about music history and literature and about research, critical reading, and other skills. The new course, M501, will be a 3-credit class taught in sections of 15 to 20 students that will emphasize writing, presentation, research and other skills and that will cover topics in both early and late music history. It will be offered every semester (fall, spring, and summer) beginning summer 2015. M501 will be a prerequisite to other courses in music history and literature.

Because of the significant changes in the music history proficiency requirement, continuing students who still need to take M541, M542, or both after spring 2015 will be given the opportunity to take the new entrance exam ONCE on one of these dates to meet the new requirement:

            Friday, June 5, 2015, 9 am–12 pm

            Monday, August 17, 2015, 4–7 pm

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, M501 (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

To clarify: those first-year graduate students who are eligible to retake the early history or late history exams in the spring should do so, but those who have not completed both the early and late history proficiencies by the end of the spring semester may ALSO take the NEW exam on either of the dates listed above. The opportunity to take the new exam in summer or fall 2015 applies to the music history exam only. The music theory entrance exams are not changing.

More information on the new music history and literature proficiency exam and M501 are available here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/musicology/gee.shtml 

Here is a summary of when the old and new review courses will be offered:

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

T508 (3 cr.)

T508 (3 cr.)

T509 (1 cr.)

T509 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T509 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T511 (3 cr.)

T511 (1 cr.)

T511 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T511 (1 cr., 8 wks)

M541 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M542 (3 cr.)

If you are unclear how these changes will affect you, please contact Sara Erbes, the graduate advisor.

Best wishes,

Eric J. Isaacson

Director of Graduate Studies
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu
http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate
812-855-1738

January 8, 2015

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Schedule adjustment policies and last chance to register (with fees)

[2] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work)

[3] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2015

[4] Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust

Reminders

[5] Director of Graduate Studies for spring 2015 (reminder)

[6] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

[7] Course announcement for MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Choral Composition (reminder)

[8] Important information about summer 2015 (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[9] Transcripts and Diplomas

Congratulations to all of our December graduates!  Just so you know, you’ll be removed from the email list for these announcements in late January unless you are starting a new program, so please be patient with the announcements until that time.

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

Sara Erbes

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[1] Schedule adjustment policies and last chance to register (with fees)

If you are already registered, the last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Sunday, January 18 (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 grade period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on OneStart through Sunday, January 18.

Please look at your schedule on OneStart 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 18, 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 all diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, January 19 , you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  I’ll send out more details about those procedures at that time.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on January 19. 

If you drop a class after Sunday, January 18, you may not get a full refund of your tuition for that class.

Please note there is a policy for an “even exchange of fees” for dropping and adding classes in the 2nd week of classes.  To read more about that policy, see this site: http://www.bursar.indiana.edu/home/index.php/policies/schedule-adjustment/#grad.  This policy applies to the 2nd week of classes only (and only for very specific circumstances).

If you still have not registered for spring but plan to do so, please note that late registration fees will be charged starting Friday, January 9.  The last day to register for JSoM students is Friday, January 16, so you must register by that date if you intend to enroll this spring.  The first step of registration is submitting your program planning sheet: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.

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[2] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work)

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

This spring semester, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 21 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process.  We will also go over dissertation/final project guidelines. 

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

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[3] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2015

If you are planning to graduate in May or August 2015, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to apply for graduation is February 20, 2015 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2015. There is a link on the online application for graduation form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

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

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

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[4] Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University announces the 2015-2016 Sara and Albert Reuben Scholarships To Support the Study of the Holocaust

Two Scholarships: One up to $3,000 & one up to $10,000

Application deadlines: 

Graduate students: Friday, March 6, 2015

Undergraduates: Monday, March 2, 2015

During the academic year 2015-2016, 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 honors theses, master’s theses, or a dissertation, and other academic initiatives related to the Holocaust.  The monies can only be awarded in the fall and/or spring when the recipient is a full-time student.

REQUIREMENTS:  The scholarships are open to all Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students from any department or college on campus.  Undergraduate students must have a minimum GPA of 3.4.  Students must be enrolled at Indiana University Bloomington during the Spring 2015 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, (undergraduates – a resume), and letter of reference to Professor Judah Cohen, Director of Undergraduate Studies via e-mail: cohenjm@indiana.edu or to Professor Cohen at:  Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. 3rd Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005; Phone (812) 855-0453; FAX (812) 855-4314.

Note:  Jewish Studies major, certificate, and Hebrew minor students should apply using the online application forms (http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/undergraduates/funding_continuing.shtml) for continuing Jewish Studies student scholarships and internships. 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOLARSHIPS:  Recipients will be notified in early April, 2015 and will be recognized at the annual Jewish Studies Program Student-Faculty Dinner on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

These scholarships are a gift from Candice and 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.

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[5] Director of Graduate Studies for Spring 2015 (reminder)

The Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Eric Isaacson, will be on sabbatical during the spring 2015 semester. Prof. Phil Ford of the musicology department will be acting Director of Graduate Studies from January 5 through May commencement. Email sent to the following address is guaranteed to end up in the right hands, whenever it is sent: musicdgs@indiana.edu.

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[6] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 31), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 16.  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, January 31, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 27, 2015. 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.

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[7] Course announcement for MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Choral Composition (reminder)

MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Choral Composition
3 credit hours
Sven-David Sandström, Instructor (ssandstr@indiana.edu)  
Seminar: 4:15-5:45pm  |  Tue & Thu  |  M271
Weekly private lessons (30-45 minutes each) arranged at times to be determined. Class size: 12 students, max.

Prerequisites   
Permission of instructor required for registration.  Generally, Junior or higher standing required.  Previous composition experience required.  Open to composition majors and non-majors.  

Course Description    
The course will consist of seminars for all students along with weekly private lessons.   Choral repertoire from the past  50 years  will be studied and students will prepare in-class presentations about selected works by important choral composers.  Students will also compose music for chorus, including short exercises throughout the semester and a final project.  Readings will be held with the class, an ad hoc choir and/or NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.

K450/550 may potentially count toward elective requirements on various degrees. MM students in their last semester of coursework who are applying for the DM may petition to use the course toward their DM. Contact the Music Graduate Office for more information.

MUS-K 550  TOPICS IN MUSIC COMPOSITION (3 CR)

           VT: CHORAL COMPOSITION
              34187 PERM     04:15P-05:45P   TR     M  267    Sandstrom S            
                 Above class includes one weekly private lesson (30-45
                 minutes), to be arranged
                 Above class open to graduates only
                 Above class requires permission of instructor
                 Above class previous composition experience required
                 Above class meets with MUS-K 450

If you are interested in registering for this course, please contact Prof. Sandström as soon as possible.  Also, if you know a student who may be interested in taking the course, please pass this information on to them.

Thank you!

Prof. David Dzubay (chair of the Composition department)

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[8] Important information about summer 2015 (reminder)

Last year more than a quarter of JSOM students spent part of their summer on campus, taking courses, participating in chamber music and ensembles, and assisting with our summer workshops for pre-college students. As you make plans for next summer, we want you to be aware of some of the opportunities that will be available to you as part of the Jacobs 2015 Summer of Music. 

Course offerings

  • Private lessons available in brass, composition, percussion, organ, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. 
  • For undergraduate students: M401 and M402 (Music History and Literature I and II), T232 and T331 (Musical Skills III and IV), and T351 (Music Theory and Literature V).
  • For graduate students: the new review course in music history (M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature) and music theory (T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students, plus the new 1-credit versions of T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students, T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students).
  • Plus courses in choral conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music theory, music history and literature, organ and sacred music, recording arts, wind conducting, and voice. 

A more comprehensive list of available courses can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

Note that students in Performer Diploma and Artist Diploma programs who enroll in the summer will no longer be required to include lessons as part of their enrollment. 

Chamber music

Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 

Ensembles

Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, Summer Jazz Ensemble, and piano accompanying will receive a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. 

Scholarship (discount)

In addition to the chamber music and ensemble scholarships, all JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will receive a scholarship that covers 20% of the cost of those credits. For an out-of-state graduate student, that scholarship is worth over $1000 for a 3-credit class. 

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 8–July 17, 2015. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 12, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 8, but run for 8 weeks. 

 Up-to-date information on summer 2015 programming will be available here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer 

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[9] 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

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml

Announcements for Fall 2014

December 17, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Director of Graduate Studies for spring 2015

[2] Final Fall Semester Grades

[3] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

[4] Course announcement for MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Choral Composition

[5] Important information about summer 2015

Reminders

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

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

[8] Last chance to register for the spring semester without late registration fees (reminder)

[9] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014 - reminder)

[10] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014 - reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[11] Transcripts and Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office will be closed from Tuesday, December 23 through Monday, January 5 for the winter break.

Congratulations to all of our December graduates!  Just so you know, you’ll be removed from the email list for these announcements in late January unless you are starting a new program, so please be patient with the announcements until that time.

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

Sara Erbes

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[1] Director of Graduate Studies for Spring 2015

The Director of Graduate Studies, Prof. Eric Isaacson, will be on sabbatical during the spring 2015 semester. Prof. Phil Ford of the musicology department will be acting Director of Graduate Studies from January 5 through May commencement. Email sent to the following address is guaranteed to end up in the right hands, whenever it is sent: musicdgs@indiana.edu.

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[2] Final Fall Semester Grades

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after December 24.  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.

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[3] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this spring (Saturday, January 31), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 16.  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, January 31, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 27, 2015. 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.

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[4] Course announcement for MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Choral Composition

MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Choral Composition
3 credit hours
Sven-David Sandström, Instructor (ssandstr@indiana.edu)  
Seminar: 4:15-5:45pm  |  Tue & Thu  |  M271
Weekly private lessons (30-45 minutes each) arranged at times to be determined. Class size: 12 students, max.

Prerequisites   
Permission of instructor required for registration.  Generally, Junior or higher standing required.  Previous composition experience required.  Open to composition majors and non-majors.  

Course Description    
The course will consist of seminars for all students along with weekly private lessons.   Choral repertoire from the past  50 years  will be studied and students will prepare in-class presentations about selected works by important choral composers.  Students will also compose music for chorus, including short exercises throughout the semester and a final project.  Readings will be held with the class, an ad hoc choir and/or NOTUS: Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.

K450/550 may potentially count toward elective requirements on various degrees. MM students in their last semester of coursework who are applying for the DM may petition to use the course toward their DM. Contact the Music Graduate Office for more information.

MUS-K 550  TOPICS IN MUSIC COMPOSITION (3 CR)

           VT: CHORAL COMPOSITION
              34187 PERM     04:15P-05:45P   TR     M  267    Sandstrom S            
                 Above class includes one weekly private lesson (30-45
                 minutes), to be arranged
                 Above class open to graduates only
                 Above class requires permission of instructor
                 Above class previous composition experience required
                 Above class meets with MUS-K 450

If you are interested in registering for this course, please contact Prof. Sandström as soon as possible.  Also, if you know a student who may be interested in taking the course, please pass this information on to them.

Thank you!

Prof. David Dzubay (chair of the Composition department)

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[5] Important information about summer 2015

Last year more than a quarter of JSOM students spent part of their summer on campus, taking courses, participating in chamber music and ensembles, and assisting with our summer workshops for pre-college students. As you make plans for next summer, we want you to be aware of some of the opportunities that will be available to you as part of the Jacobs 2015 Summer of Music. 

Course offerings

  • Private lessons available in brass, composition, percussion, organ, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. 
  • For undergraduate students: M401 and M402 (Music History and Literature I and II), T232 and T331 (Musical Skills III and IV), and T351 (Music Theory and Literature V).
  • For graduate students: the new review course in music history (M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature) and music theory (T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students, plus the new 1-credit versions of T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students, T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students).
  • Plus courses in choral conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music theory, music history and literature, organ and sacred music, recording arts, wind conducting, and voice. 

A more comprehensive list of available courses can be found here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/summer/IU/Courses.shtml.

Note that students in Performer Diploma and Artist Diploma programs who enroll in the summer will no longer be required to include lessons as part of their enrollment. 

Chamber music

Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 

Ensembles

Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, Summer Jazz Ensemble, and piano accompanying will receive a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. 

Scholarship (discount)

In addition to the chamber music and ensemble scholarships, all JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will receive a scholarship that covers 20% of the cost of those credits. For an out-of-state graduate student, that scholarship is worth over $1000 for a 3-credit class. 

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 8–July 17, 2015. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 12, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 8, but run for 8 weeks. 

Up-to-date information on summer 2015 programming will be available here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer 

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[6] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2015 semester will be held Wednesday, February 25, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 27, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2015; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in summer or fall 2015; 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 2015 semester must perform the AD audition in February 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, January 23 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2015 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 23, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2015) 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 13.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 18 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).

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

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2014 or spring 2015 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 31, 2015.  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 23.  Please note that January 31 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 2015 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2014), 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 23. 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.

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[8] Last chance to register for the spring semester without late registration fees (reminder)

Registration for spring 2015 has been taking place since October and time is running out to register for spring without late registration fees.

The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, January 8.  However, in order to register you must first have your program planning sheet approved.

You can submit an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links:

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

It generally takes our office a day or two to reply to program planning sheets, but at busy times of the year (like the end and beginning of each semester) it will take longer, and the Music Graduate Office will be closed from Tuesday, December 23 through Monday, January 5.  In order to make sure you get your program planning sheet back in time to register before late fees are charged, you should submit your program planning sheet by Wednesday, December 17. 

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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2015 will take place from Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

Here is a link to the spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/index.shtml.  Remember that class numbers change every semester, so do not use class numbers from the fall.

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 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

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[9] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014 - reminder)

If this fall (2014) 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 8 and 9, 2015 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and Wednesday, January 7.  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.

For the music history exams, if you need to take only one section of the Music History exam (Early or Late Music History) you still need to start at 9:00 am (the listening portion for both the Early and Late Music History sections will be played at 9:00 am). If you have already completed either the Early or Late Music History requirement (either through examination or through course completion) then you can answer only the questions that apply to the section (Early or Late Music History) you need to take, and not answer the questions that apply to the other section.

The Aural Theory and Written Theory exams are offered separately.

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 2015 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2015).

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[10] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014 - reminder)

The diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 9.  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 Wednesday, January 7.

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[11] 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.  Wait until after December 24 to order your transcript if you need it to include your fall semester grades.

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml.

December 10, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions

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

[3] Last chance to register for the spring semester without late registration fees

Reminders

[4] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014 - reminder)

[5] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014 - reminder)

[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (reminder)

[7] Two graduate assistant position openings in the Graduate Mentoring Center (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[8] Avoiding Plagiarism

The Music Graduate Office will be closed from Tuesday, December 23 through Monday, January 5 for the winter break.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2015 semester will be held Wednesday, February 25, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 27, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2015; this is your admission audition for the program. Before you may perform the School-wide AD audition you must first perform for and be recommended by your department.
 
Please note that current IU students must audition for both their department and the School-wide committee in the spring semester if they wish to begin the AD program in summer or fall 2015; 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 2015 semester must perform the AD audition in February 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, January 23 to arrange a departmental audition. The department will report the result to the Music Graduate Office.

Students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2015 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 23, but do not need to arrange a department audition.
 
Students recommended for the School-wide AD audition (and students who were admitted to the AD program provisionally for spring 2015) 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 13.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 18 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).

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

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this year on Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2014 or spring 2015 are required to take the exam on Saturday, January 31, 2015.  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 23.  Please note that January 31 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 2015 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2014), 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 23. 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.

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[3] Last chance to register for the spring semester without late registration fees

Registration for spring 2015 has been taking place since October and time is running out to register for spring without late registration fees.

The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, January 8.  However, in order to register you must first have your program planning sheet approved.

You can submit an online Program Planning Sheet at one of the following links:

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

It generally takes our office a day or two to reply to program planning sheets, but at busy times of the year (like the end and beginning of each semester) it will take longer, and the Music Graduate Office will be closed from Tuesday, December 23 through Monday, January 5.  In order to make sure you get your program planning sheet back in time to register before late fees are charged, you should submit your program planning sheet by Wednesday, December 17. 

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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2015 will take place from Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

Here is a link to the spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/index.shtml.  Remember that class numbers change every semester, so do not use class numbers from the fall.

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 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

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[4] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014 - reminder)

If this fall (2014) 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 8 and 9, 2015 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and Wednesday, January 7.  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.

For the music history exams, if you need to take only one section of the Music History exam (Early or Late Music History) you still need to start at 9:00 am (the listening portion for both the Early and Late Music History sections will be played at 9:00 am). If you have already completed either the Early or Late Music History requirement (either through examination or through course completion) then you can answer only the questions that apply to the section (Early or Late Music History) you need to take, and not answer the questions that apply to the other section.

The Aural Theory and Written Theory exams are offered separately.

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 2015 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2015).

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014 - reminder)

The diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 9.  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 Wednesday, January 7.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (reminder)

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/shared/educational-opportunity-fellowship.pdf 

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, January 16, 2015.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

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[7] Two graduate assistant position openings in the Graduate Mentoring Center (reminder)

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION OPENING

SUMMARY

Title: Graduate Assistant for Center Programs

Position: Student Academic Appointment

Duration: Spring 2015

Position Open to: All full-time IUB Masters and PhD students

Remuneration: $15/hour, 20 hours a week

Sponsoring Unit: The University Graduate School - The Graduate Mentoring Center

Location: Kirkwood Hall 101-102/130 S. Woodlawn Avenue/Bloomington, IN 47405-7104

Application Deadline: December 12, 2014

Other: Beginning Fall 2015 the position will have a .50% FTE (i.e. 20 hours per week for academic year 2015-2016) and be eligible for student health insurance. A fee remission is available.

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, will also emphasize mentorship for underrepresented minority graduate students.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Center Programs is one of three graduate assistants who support the

Center’s director in the daily operation of the Center. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • § Facilitating or co-facilitating classes, workshops, and activities.
  • § Representing the Center at selected public events.
  • § Collecting and analyzing data on mentoring at the bequest of the Center’s director.
  • § Creating and maintaining a mentoring resource database.
  • § Responding to inquiries.

The Graduate Assistant will also participate in various stages of the development, delivery, and assessment of classes, workshops, and other programs facilitated by the Center, and may participate in and/or present at professional meetings and conferences. Additional responsibilities may include survey development, marketing and promotions, and working with designated partners, including student organizations and culture centers.

Qualifications

Preferred applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at Indiana University. Master’s

candidates with relevant experience may be considered. The position requires knowledge of common office applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as social networking applications, including Facebook. Applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be well organized, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Applicant should have experience in project management, public speaking, research, evaluation and assessment, and familiarity with campus organizations.

Interest in mentorship, working with other graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty as part of a teaching-learning community is especially important.

Schedule

The position is available immediately for the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year

(January 2015-May 2015). Graduate Assistant is expected to work 20 hours a week and must be eligible for a Student Academic Appointment.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until December 12th.

To apply, please email the application materials below in a single PDF by December 12th to the Graduate Mentoring Center Director, Maria Hamilton Abegunde at iugmc@indiana.edu. The subject line should contain the words GMC Graduate Assistantship – Program.

  1. Cover letter and resume.
  2. 300-word essay discussing the impact that mentoring (either as a mentor or mentee) has had on your research and/or life.
  3. 3 References with contact information. The director will interview the final candidates.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the director at iugmc@indiana.edu.

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION OPENING

SUMMARY

Title: Graduate Assistant for Center Operations

Position: Student Academic Appointment

Duration: Spring 2015

Position Open to: All full-time IUB Masters and PhD students

Remuneration: $15/hour, 20 hours a week

Sponsoring Unit: The University Graduate School - The Graduate Mentoring Center

Location: Kirkwood Hall 101-102/130 S. Woodlawn Avenue/Bloomington, IN 47405-7104

Application Deadline: December 12, 2014

Other: Beginning Fall 2015 the position will have a .50% FTE (i.e. 20 hours per week for academic year 2015-2016) and be eligible for student health insurance. A fee remission is available.

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, will also emphasize mentorship for underrepresented minority graduate students.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Center Operations is one of three graduate assistants who support the

Center’s director in the daily operation of the Center. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • § Creating, maintaining, and publishing the Center’s calendar.
  • § Creating and maintaining a mentoring resource database.
  • § Initiating and completing room reservations and hospitality requests for program events.
  • § Managing the Center’s webpage and social media pages.
  • § Maintaining the Center’s meeting spaces.
  • § Responding to inquiries.

The Graduate Assistant will also participate in various stages of the development, delivery, and assessment of classes, workshops, and other programs facilitated by the Center, and may participate in and/or present at professional meetings and conferences. Additional responsibilities may include data collection and analysis, survey development, marketing and promotions, and working with designated partners, including student organizations and culture centers.

Qualifications

Preferred applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at Indiana University. Master’s

candidates with relevant experience may be considered. The position requires knowledge of common office applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as social networking applications, including Facebook. Applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be well organized, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Applicant should have experience in project management, website maintenance, and familiarity with campus organizations.

Interest in mentorship, working with other graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty as part of a teaching-learning community is especially important.

Schedule

The position is available immediately for the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year

(January 2015-May 2015). Graduate Assistant is expected to work 20 hours a week and must be eligible for a Student Academic Appointment.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until December 12th.

To apply, please email the application materials below in a single PDF by December 12th to the Graduate Mentoring Center Director, Maria Hamilton Abegunde at iugmc@indiana.edu. The subject line should contain the words GMC Graduate Assistantship – Operations.

  1. Cover letter and resume.
  2. 300-word essay discussing the impact that mentoring (either as a mentor or mentee) has had on your research and/or life.
  3. 3 References with contact information. The director will interview the final candidates.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the director at iugmcl@iu.edu.

________________________________________________________________

[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/

December 3, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014)

[2] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014)

[3] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

[4] Two graduate assistant position openings in the Graduate Mentoring Center

Reminders

[5] FRIT-M 110, “Italian Language Through Opera” (reminder)

[6] Registration for spring 2015 starts on October 23 (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] GradGrants Center

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014)

If this fall (2014) 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 8 and 9, 2015 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again.

You do not need to sign up for the Music History, Aural Theory, and Written Theory exams - just come to the exam with a picture ID and pencil.  You do need to sign up for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and Wednesday, January 7.  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.

For the music history exams, if you need to take only one section of the Music History exam (Early or Late Music History) you still need to start at 9:00 am (the listening portion for both the Early and Late Music History sections will be played at 9:00 am). If you have already completed either the Early or Late Music History requirement (either through examination or through course completion) then you can answer only the questions that apply to the section (Early or Late Music History) you need to take, and not answer the questions that apply to the other section.

The Aural Theory and Written Theory exams are offered separately.

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 2015 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2015).

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, early music voice, and doctoral choral conducting students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2014)

The diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 9.  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 Wednesday, January 7.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] 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/shared/educational-opportunity-fellowship.pdf 

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, January 16, 2015.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Two graduate assistant position openings in the Graduate Mentoring Center

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION OPENING

SUMMARY

Title: Graduate Assistant for Center Programs

Position: Student Academic Appointment

Duration: Spring 2015

Position Open to: All full-time IUB Masters and PhD students

Remuneration: $15/hour, 20 hours a week

Sponsoring Unit: The University Graduate School - The Graduate Mentoring Center

Location: Kirkwood Hall 101-102/130 S. Woodlawn Avenue/Bloomington, IN 47405-7104

Application Deadline: December 12, 2014

Other: Beginning Fall 2015 the position will have a .50% FTE (i.e. 20 hours per week for academic year 2015-2016) and be eligible for student health insurance. A fee remission is available.

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, will also emphasize mentorship for underrepresented minority graduate students.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Center Programs is one of three graduate assistants who support the

Center’s director in the daily operation of the Center. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • § Facilitating or co-facilitating classes, workshops, and activities.
  • § Representing the Center at selected public events.
  • § Collecting and analyzing data on mentoring at the bequest of the Center’s director.
  • § Creating and maintaining a mentoring resource database.
  • § Responding to inquiries.

The Graduate Assistant will also participate in various stages of the development, delivery, and assessment of classes, workshops, and other programs facilitated by the Center, and may participate in and/or present at professional meetings and conferences. Additional responsibilities may include survey development, marketing and promotions, and working with designated partners, including student organizations and culture centers.

Qualifications

Preferred applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at Indiana University. Master’s

candidates with relevant experience may be considered. The position requires knowledge of common office applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as social networking applications, including Facebook. Applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be well organized, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Applicant should have experience in project management, public speaking, research, evaluation and assessment, and familiarity with campus organizations.

Interest in mentorship, working with other graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty as part of a teaching-learning community is especially important.

Schedule

The position is available immediately for the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year

(January 2015-May 2015). Graduate Assistant is expected to work 20 hours a week and must be eligible for a Student Academic Appointment.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until December 12th.

To apply, please email the application materials below in a single PDF by December 12th to the Graduate Mentoring Center Director, Maria Hamilton Abegunde at iugmc@indiana.edu. The subject line should contain the words GMC Graduate Assistantship – Program.

  1. Cover letter and resume.
  2. 300-word essay discussing the impact that mentoring (either as a mentor or mentee) has had on your research and/or life.
  3. 3 References with contact information. The director will interview the final candidates.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the director at iugmc@indiana.edu.

 

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIP POSITION OPENING

SUMMARY

Title: Graduate Assistant for Center Operations

Position: Student Academic Appointment

Duration: Spring 2015

Position Open to: All full-time IUB Masters and PhD students

Remuneration: $15/hour, 20 hours a week

Sponsoring Unit: The University Graduate School - The Graduate Mentoring Center

Location: Kirkwood Hall 101-102/130 S. Woodlawn Avenue/Bloomington, IN 47405-7104

Application Deadline: December 12, 2014

Other: Beginning Fall 2015 the position will have a .50% FTE (i.e. 20 hours per week for academic year 2015-2016) and be eligible for student health insurance. A fee remission is available.

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, will also emphasize mentorship for underrepresented minority graduate students.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Graduate Assistant for Center Operations is one of three graduate assistants who support the

Center’s director in the daily operation of the Center. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • § Creating, maintaining, and publishing the Center’s calendar.
  • § Creating and maintaining a mentoring resource database.
  • § Initiating and completing room reservations and hospitality requests for program events.
  • § Managing the Center’s webpage and social media pages.
  • § Maintaining the Center’s meeting spaces.
  • § Responding to inquiries.

The Graduate Assistant will also participate in various stages of the development, delivery, and assessment of classes, workshops, and other programs facilitated by the Center, and may participate in and/or present at professional meetings and conferences. Additional responsibilities may include data collection and analysis, survey development, marketing and promotions, and working with designated partners, including student organizations and culture centers.

Qualifications

Preferred applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at Indiana University. Master’s

candidates with relevant experience may be considered. The position requires knowledge of common office applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as social networking applications, including Facebook. Applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be well organized, and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Applicant should have experience in project management, website maintenance, and familiarity with campus organizations.

Interest in mentorship, working with other graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty as part of a teaching-learning community is especially important.

Schedule

The position is available immediately for the remainder of the 2014-2015 academic year

(January 2015-May 2015). Graduate Assistant is expected to work 20 hours a week and must be eligible for a Student Academic Appointment.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until December 12th.

To apply, please email the application materials below in a single PDF by December 12th to the Graduate Mentoring Center Director, Maria Hamilton Abegunde at iugmc@indiana.edu. The subject line should contain the words GMC Graduate Assistantship – Operations.

  1. Cover letter and resume.
  2. 300-word essay discussing the impact that mentoring (either as a mentor or mentee) has had on your research and/or life.
  3. 3 References with contact information. The director will interview the final candidates.

Indiana University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. This institution is also a provider of ADA services.

Questions: If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact the director at iugmcl@iu.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] FRIT-M 110, “Italian Language Through Opera” (reminder)

MTWR 11:15-12:05, Class #33084

This is an accelerated course designed for highly motivated students who want to learn Italian fast (M100 and M150 in one semester) and who have a special interest in opera. Learn to speak, read, listen and write in Italian using the unique context of Italian opera! This course has the traditional in-class structure four days a week.

Permission required: Visit https://www.indiana.edu/~frithome/FM115authform.html

This course is the equivalent of FRIT-M 115 and can fulfill any voice program’s Italian grammar requirement with a grade of “C” or higher.  It will also count for the diploma program’s language requirement.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Registration for spring 2015 begins on October 23 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2015 begins today: Thursday, October 23.

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:

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 now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring.

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 prepare to register next week.

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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2015 will take place from Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

Here is a link to the spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/index.shtml.  Remember that class numbers change every semester, so do not use class numbers from the fall.

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 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

________________________________________________________________

[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/

November 20, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] FRIT-M 110, “Italian Language Through Opera”

Reminders

[2] Application for Graduation (reminder)

[3] Registration for spring 2015 starts on October 23 (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Counseling and Psychological Services

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for the week of November 24.  We will re-open on Monday, December 1.  We hope everyone has a restful holiday break.

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

Sara Erbes

________________________________________________________________

[1] FRIT-M 110, “Italian Language Through Opera”

MTWR 11:15-12:05, Class #33084

This is an accelerated course designed for highly motivated students who want to learn Italian fast (M100 and M150 in one semester) and who have a special interest in opera. Learn to speak, read, listen and write in Italian using the unique context of Italian opera! This course has the traditional in-class structure four days a week.

Permission required: Visit https://www.indiana.edu/~frithome/FM115authform.html

This course is the equivalent of FRIT-M 115 and can fulfill any voice program’s Italian grammar requirement with a grade of “C” or higher.  It will also count for the diploma program’s language requirement.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Application for Graduation (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2014, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

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

You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony. At this point if you apply for graduation your name will not appear in the commencement bulletin for the graduation ceremony, but you can still attend the ceremony if you’d like to do so.

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 apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

_________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Registration for spring 2015 begins on October 23 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2015 begins today: Thursday, October 23.

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:

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 now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring.

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 prepare to register next week.

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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2015 will take place from Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

Here is a link to the spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/index.shtml.  Remember that class numbers change every semester, so do not use class numbers from the fall.

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 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

________________________________________________________________

[4] Counseling and Psychological Services

"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.

There are also FREE drop-in workshops for Academic Success, Stress Management, Self-Esteem, Mood Improvement and Mindfulness are available every week at a variety of times.  http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/docs/caps%20calendar.pdf is a direct link to the November and December workshop calendar.  

November 12, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Application for Graduation

Reminders

[2] IU Scholars’ Commons Workshops: Slideshow ideas, Publishing, Write-ins, Citation Metrics and more (reminder)

[3] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies (reminder)

[4] Registration for spring 2015 starts on October 23 (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] IU Health Center

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Application for Graduation

If you are planning to graduate in December 2014, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 

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

You are required to apply for graduation even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony. At this point if you apply for graduation your name will not appear in the commencement bulletin for the graduation ceremony, but you can still attend the ceremony if you’d like to do so.

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 apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] IU Scholars’ Commons Workshops: Slideshow ideas, Publishing, Write-ins, Citation Metrics and more (reminder)

“Publish your first book: getting permissions for your book”

Wednesday, November 12, 3:30-4:30 pm

Wells Library Scholars’ Commons E159

“The HathiTrust in Context”

Thursday, November 13, 11:00 am-12:00 noon

Wells Library Scholars’ Commons E159

“Research/Write: Getting Unstuck + Write-in”

Friday, November 14, 1:00-2:30 pm and 2:30-5:00 pm

Wells Library Grad Commons

“Understanding Citation Metrics”

Tuesday, December 2, 11:00 am-12:00 noon

SSRC Grand Hall (Woodburn 200)

Click here: http://libraries.iub.edu/tools/workshops/ for more information and to sign up.

_________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Electronic Submission of Doctoral Final Project, Piano Essay, MME, and MM Composition Thesis final copies (reminder)

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in December 2014.

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: 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.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Registration for spring 2015 begins on October 23 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2015 begins today: Thursday, October 23.

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:

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 now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring.

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 prepare to register next week.

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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2015 will take place from Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

Here is a link to the spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/index.shtml.  Remember that class numbers change every semester, so do not use class numbers from the fall.

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 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

________________________________________________________________

 

[5] 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/

November 5, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] IU Scholars’ Commons Workshops: Slideshow ideas, Publishing, Write-ins, Citation Metrics and more

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

Reminders

[3] Important information about summer 2015 (reminder)

[4] Master’s Comprehensive Exams (reminder)

[5] LAMC recording competition (reminder)

[6] Registration for spring 2015 starts on October 23 (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] Recital Scheduling Office

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] IU Scholars’ Commons Workshops: Slideshow ideas, Publishing, Write-ins, Citation Metrics and more

“Rehabilitate Your Slideshow: Effective Alternatives for Engaging Presentations”

Wednesday, November 5, 11:00 am-12:00 noon

Wells Library E243

“Graduate Students’ Write-in”

Fridays, November 7 and 21, 2:00-5:00 pm

Wells Library E252

“Using Omeka at IU: adding Omeka to Webserve”

Tuesday, November 11, 11:00 am- 12:00 noon

Wells Library Scholars’ Commons E159

“Publish your first book: getting permissions for your book”

Wednesday, November 12, 3:30-4:30 pm

Wells Library Scholars’ Commons E159

“The HathiTrust in Context”

Thursday, November 13, 11:00 am-12:00 noon

Wells Library Scholars’ Commons E159

“Research/Write: Getting Unstuck + Write-in”

Friday, November 14, 1:00-2:30 pm and 2:30-5:00 pm

Wells Library Grad Commons

“Understanding Citation Metrics”

Tuesday, December 2, 11:00 am-12:00 noon

SSRC Grand Hall (Woodburn 200)

Click here: http://libraries.iub.edu/tools/workshops/ for more information and to sign up.

_________________________________________________________________

[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 2014.

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: 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.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Important information about summer 2015 (reminder)

Last year more than a quarter of JSOM students spent part of their summer on campus, taking courses, participating in chamber music and ensembles, and assisting with our summer workshops for pre-college students. As you make plans for next summer, we want you to be aware of some of the opportunities that will be available to you as part of the Jacobs 2015 Summer of Music. 

Course offerings

  • Private lessons available in brass, composition, percussion, organ, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. 
  • For undergraduate students: M401 and M402 (Music History and Literature I and II), T232 and T331 (Musical Skills III and IV), and T351 (Music Theory and Literature V).
  • For graduate students: the new review course in music history (M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature) and music theory (T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students, plus the new 1-credit versions of T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students, T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students).
  • Plus courses in choral conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music theory, music history and literature, organ and sacred music, recording arts, wind conducting, and voice. 

A more comprehensive list of available courses will be provided later in the fall semester. 

Note that students in Performer Diploma and Artist Diploma programs who enroll in the summer will no longer be required to include lessons as part of their enrollment. 

Chamber music

Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 

Ensembles

Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, Summer Jazz Ensemble, and piano accompanying will receive a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. 

Scholarship (discount)

In addition to the chamber music and ensemble scholarships, all JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will receive a scholarship that covers 20% of the cost of those credits. For an out-of-state graduate student, that scholarship is worth over $1000 for a 3-credit class. 

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 8–July 17, 2015. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 12, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 8, but run for 8 weeks. 

 Up-to-date information on summer 2015 programming will be available here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer 

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Master’s Comprehensive Exams (reminder)

All master’s degrees (except for MM Piano) have some form of master’s comprehensive exam that students must complete before graduation.  If you are a master’s student who has not yet completed your master’s comprehensive exam, and you don’t know what will be expected of you and when you need to take this exam, you should contact your department chair to ask for more details.  Most students take their master’s comprehensive exam in their final semester of the program.

The Music Graduate Office is not directly involved in these exams so we can’t give you details, but your department chairperson can answer your questions.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] LAMC recording competition (reminder)

Dear Jacobs School of Music Students,

There is still a MONTH and a HALF left to apply for the Latin American Recording Competition!  Don't miss the opportunity to record your own professional CD!  ANYONE can participate, you DON'T have to be of Latin American heritage.  Follow the following FOUR EASY STEPS:

1. Choose a program (solo or chamber) by one or several Latin American composers (classical, popular, or folk).

2. Submit a short 10-15min sample recording by Dec. 8 - drop it off at the LAMC office (MU117) OR send a digital version to  lamc@indiana.edu.

3. If you pass the preliminary round, you will compete in the finals on Feb 1 and play 15-20 min from your program.

4. If you win, the Latin American Music center will sponsor the production of your OWN PROFESSIONAL CD!  Plus, you'll get to be play your full CD program in a concert in Auer Hall and at other off-campus concert engagements! 

***Click on this link for more competition detail: http://www.music.indiana.edu/lamc/recording-competition/index.shtml

***We can help you choose your program!  Just stop by our office in Merrill Hall 117 or send us an email with questions to lamc@indiana.edu **

Some of your friends and colleagues have won and recorded their own professional CD, check them out at http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/lamcrecordings/

Bruno Sandes and Hanmo Qian (baritone and piano)

Nicholas Mariscal (cello)

Daniel Inamorato (piano)

Colin Sorgi and Jooeun Park (violin and piano)

We'd love to hear from you if you're interested in participating!

Best wishes!

Maria Romero
Latin American Music Center
Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music

Merrill Hall 117

(812) 855-2991
http://music.indiana.edu/lamc/home/

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Registration for spring 2015 begins on October 23 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2015 begins today: Thursday, October 23.

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:

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 now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring.

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 prepare to register next week.

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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2015 will take place from Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

Here is a link to the spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/index.shtml.  Remember that class numbers change every semester, so do not use class numbers from the fall.

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 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

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[7] Recital Scheduling Office

The Recital Scheduling Office web page has a lot of very important information about policies and procedures for recitals:

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/index.shtml.

October 30, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Important information about summer 2015

[2] Master’s Comprehensive Exams

[3] LAMC recording competition

Reminders

[4] Registration for spring 2015 starts on October 23 (reminder)

[5] Some course announcements for spring 2015 (reminder)

[6] Major changes in Music Theory and Music History Proficiencies (reminder)

[7] Updated information about how to sign up for the keyboard proficiency exam (reminder)

[8] Information about Jazz Literature course offerings (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[9] Travel Funding for Graduate Students

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

Sara Erbes

________________________________________________________________

[1] Important information about summer 2015

Last year more than a quarter of JSOM students spent part of their summer on campus, taking courses, participating in chamber music and ensembles, and assisting with our summer workshops for pre-college students. As you make plans for next summer, we want you to be aware of some of the opportunities that will be available to you as part of the Jacobs 2015 Summer of Music. 

Course offerings

  • Private lessons available in brass, composition, percussion, organ, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds. Students will receive 8 lessons during a 6-week period. 
  • For undergraduate students: M401 and M402 (Music History and Literature I and II), T232 and T331 (Musical Skills III and IV), and T351 (Music Theory and Literature V).
  • For graduate students: the new review course in music history (M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature) and music theory (T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students, plus the new 1-credit versions of T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students, T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students).
  • Plus courses in choral conducting, composition, jazz studies, music education, music theory, music history and literature, organ and sacred music, recording arts, wind conducting, and voice. 

A more comprehensive list of available courses will be provided later in the fall semester. 

Note that students in Performer Diploma and Artist Diploma programs who enroll in the summer will no longer be required to include lessons as part of their enrollment. 

Chamber music

Pre-formed ensembles may enroll in chamber music and receive six coachings with a faculty member. All students participating will enroll for 1 credit, but will receive a 1-credit scholarship to offset the expense, making it free! 

Ensembles

Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, Summer Jazz Ensemble, and piano accompanying will receive a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. 

Scholarship (discount)

In addition to the chamber music and ensemble scholarships, all JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will receive a scholarship that covers 20% of the cost of those credits. For an out-of-state graduate student, that scholarship is worth over $1000 for a 3-credit class. 

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 8–July 17, 2015. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 12, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 8, but run for 8 weeks. 

 Up-to-date information on summer 2015 programming will be available here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer 

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[2] Master’s Comprehensive Exams

All master’s degrees (except for MM Piano) have some form of master’s comprehensive exam that students must complete before graduation.  If you are a master’s student who has not yet completed your master’s comprehensive exam, and you don’t know what will be expected of you and when you need to take this exam, you should contact your department chair to ask for more details.  Most students take their master’s comprehensive exam in their final semester of the program.

The Music Graduate Office is not directly involved in these exams so we can’t give you details, but your department chairperson can answer your questions.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] LAMC recording competition

Dear Jacobs School of Music Students,

There is still a MONTH and a HALF left to apply for the Latin American Recording Competition!  Don't miss the opportunity to record your own professional CD!  ANYONE can participate, you DON'T have to be of Latin American heritage.  Follow the following FOUR EASY STEPS:

1. Choose a program (solo or chamber) by one or several Latin American composers (classical, popular, or folk).

2. Submit a short 10-15min sample recording by Dec. 8 - drop it off at the LAMC office (MU117) OR send a digital version to  lamc@indiana.edu.

3. If you pass the preliminary round, you will compete in the finals on Feb 1 and play 15-20 min from your program.

4. If you win, the Latin American Music center will sponsor the production of your OWN PROFESSIONAL CD!  Plus, you'll get to be play your full CD program in a concert in Auer Hall and at other off-campus concert engagements! 

***Click on this link for more competition detail: http://www.music.indiana.edu/lamc/recording-competition/index.shtml

***We can help you choose your program!  Just stop by our office in Merrill Hall 117 or send us an email with questions to lamc@indiana.edu ***

Some of your friends and colleagues have won and recorded their own professional CD, check them out at http://blogs.music.indiana.edu/lamcrecordings/

Bruno Sandes and Hanmo Qian (baritone and piano)

Nicholas Mariscal (cello)

Daniel Inamorato (piano)

Colin Sorgi and Jooeun Park (violin and piano)

We'd love to hear from you if you're interested in participating!

Best wishes!

Maria Romero
Latin American Music Center
Indiana University - Jacobs School of Music

Merrill Hall 117

(812) 855-2991
http://music.indiana.edu/lamc/home/

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Registration for spring 2015 begins on October 23 (reminder)

Registration for spring 2015 begins today: Thursday, October 23.

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:

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 now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring.

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 prepare to register next week.

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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2015 will take place from Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

Here is a link to the spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/index.shtml.  Remember that class numbers change every semester, so do not use class numbers from the fall.

For infmation 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 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

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[5] Some course announcements for spring 2015 (reminder)

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 2015.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-M 528 (class number 22854)
Chamber Music Literature

Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:15 PM in M344
Instructor: J. Peter Burkholder

This course is a survey of chamber music from the seventeenth to the twentieth century for strings, strings with piano, winds, and other combinations. We will focus on works for three to eight performers and will not cover pieces for larger ensembles or for solo with keyboard. The class will be conducted as an informal seminar, combining lectures and student presentations with a great deal of class discussion. The overall goal is to increase our familiarity with many of the major works and composers of this period.

MUS-M 656 (class number 23525)
Modern Music
Tuesday and Thursday 9:45-11:00 AM in M267
Instructor: J. Peter Burkholder

This course will concentrate on music in the classical tradition written from about 1900 to about 1960. We will start with the German-Austrian tradition before World War II, move on to modernism in other countries, and conclude with the avant-garde and the postwar generation. We will study both composers generally considered to be at the center of the canon of modern music and composers and traditions that have been excluded from it.

Our theme will be the problems that composers in the early and middle twentieth century faced and the strategies they adopted to solve them. We will start with Arnold Schoenberg, using his music and writings in a case study of the situation of a modernist composer. As we encounter other composers, we will see in what ways the problems they faced and the strategies they pursued were like those of Schoenberg and in what ways they differed.

 

MUS-M 558 (class number 18928)

Topics in Early Music: The  Baroque Flute

Class meeting time arranged with instructor

Instructor name: Prof. Barbara Kallaur

In this class we will explore performances (on both period and modern instruments) and writings about style, both modern and from the 18th century, by first defining the practices of good modern performance, and then searching for these practices in 18th-century treatises, especially the Essay by Quantz. The final result will be a class “negative” index of the topics that Quantz does not cover in his book, and a more thorough understanding of what is there, and why.

 

MUS-T 561 (class number 24574)

Music as art, music as craft

Meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, 9.30-10.45

Instructor: Prof. Roman Ivanovitch

Prerequisites: T508 and M542, or consent of the instructor

Is there a gap between the aspects of music we can describe through technical analysis and our experiences of being moved or transported, or of attachment and beauty? How is it that some music, while apparently drawing from the same repertoire of formulas and conventions as other compositions, somehow seems more beautiful, or more entertaining, or more complex, or more engaging? Is this purely a matter of technique or is there more to it than that?

These are age-old questions, but we shall investigate them head-on in this class, with reference in particular to the music of the eighteenth century. Recent scholarship has transformed our understanding of this repertoire by focusing in particular on issues of everyday pedagogy and musical training, on recovering a contemporaneous sense of practical compositional aesthetics, and on the inescapable importance of improvisation during that period (which must at the very least shake our attachment to the “score”). At the same time, the eighteenth century was the era in which the discipline of “aesthetics” (attempting to refine ideas of beauty, taste, and emotional response) itself came of age. It is a fascinating period in which to study the technical aspects of musical craftsmanship in relation to the “ineffable” elements of musical artistry. Eventually, we might dissolve as artificial any boundary between the two, or we might even decide that ideas of beauty, durability, and greatness are irredeemably old-fashioned. But we cannot know without first looking.

The course will introduce some recent approaches to eighteenth-century music: among them, Lawrence Dreyfus on the idea of “invention” in Bach, Giorgio Sanguinetti on partimento practice (pedagogical techniques for improvising fugues at the keyboard in the early 18C), Robert Gjerdingen on schemas (short, conventional voice-leading archetypes at the heart of the mid-century galant style), and Emily Dolan on orchestration and instrumental technologies in the music of Haydn. We shall also read lightly from relevant areas of philosophy and aesthetics, both recent and from the 18C. At the heart of the class, however, will be a consistent analytical focus, as we seek both to specify the technical underpinnings of a composition and to evaluate how successful we are in communicating what matters most to us about these pieces. (Depending on the make-up of the class, we might try some composition too.)

 

MUS-T 658 (class number 30083)

Seminar in Music Theory: Topics in Music Cognition

Professor Daphne Tan (datan@indiana.edu)

Tuesday, 2:30–5:15 p.m., M263

A diverse field of research, music perception and cognition embraces perspectives from psychology, musicology/music theory, linguistics, computer science, and related disciplines. The evolution of this field since the 1970s is at the heart of this seminar. Together we will consider selected seminal studies and engage more recent developments. Core topics will include: 

•           Perception of tonal and rhythmic structures

•           Expectation and implication

•           Emotion 

•           Music and embodied cognition

•           Music and language

Students will acquire basic knowledge of empirical methods and elementary statistics in order to understand published research. Class discussions and short written responses will provide forums for critical evaluation. Over the course of the semester, students will work independently or in pairs to design and conduct an experimental or corpus-based study. This study will allow students to explore a specialized topic of their choosing. Students will present their findings in a conference-style poster session and written paper.

This course is open to graduate students in music theory (no permission needed) and other graduate students with instructor permission.

 

MUS–T658 (class number 24632)

Seminar in Music Theory: Analysis of Baroque Music

24632

MW 1:00–2:15

Prof. Christopher Brody

This doctoral seminar in music theory is designed to familiarize students with the special challenges of analyzing Baroque music and prepare them to do original research in the area. Our particular focus will be the ways in which Baroque music differs from later music both in the structure of individual pieces and in the relationships of pieces to each other. We’ll endeavor throughout the semester to develop context-specific ideas about tonality, form, the role of counterpoint, and the problem of harmonic identity in Baroque style. We will focus special attention on several Baroque genres—suite, concerto, fugue, and aria—internalizing their particular norms and tracing their development from early examples through their complex treatment by late Baroque masters such as Bach and Handel.

This course is open to graduate students in music theory (no permission needed) and other graduate students with instructor permission.

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[6] Major changes in Music Theory and Music History Proficiencies (reminder)

Master’s and doctoral students:

The School of Music Council has approved major changes in the graduate proficiency requirements in music theory and in music history and literature. These changes will go into effect beginning summer 2015.

If you are graduating in spring 2015 or earlier, these changes do not affect you. If you have already satisfied your proficiency requirements in music theory and in music history and literature, you are also unaffected.

If your degree will not be complete by the end of the spring semester 2015 and you have not yet satisfied the proficiency requirements, you should read this message carefully to be sure that you understand the changes and how they might affect you.

Written Music Theory (T508)

There are no changes in this requirement. T508 will continue to be taught each fall semester and summer term.

Sightsinging (T509) and Aural Music Theory (T511)

There will be no change to the entrance exams, but beginning summer 2015, the review courses T509 and T511 will become 1-credit classes each (reduced from the current 3 credits each). When offered during the academic year, they will be taught as back-to-back 8-week courses during the same semester. Both courses will also be taught during the summer term. Passing the 1-credit course will satisfy the proficiency requirement in that area.

Here is when T509 and T511 will be offered:

  • Spring 2015: T511 will be offered for the last time as a 3-credit, full-semester course. T509 is not scheduled.
  • Summer 2015: both T509 and T511 will be offered as 1-credit classes
  • Fall 2015–Spring 2016: both courses will be offered as 1-credit, 8-week courses in both fall and spring semesters
  • Beginning summer 2016: both courses will be offered as 1-credit, 8-week courses during each spring semester and as 1-credit courses each summer.

As a reminder, the minimum required grade in both courses is a C. (Some degrees require a high pass grade of B in T511.)

Music History and Literature 

The review courses M541 and M542 and the early and late music history exams will be offered for the last time in spring 2015. Beginning summer 2015, the two exams will be replaced by a single exam, and M541 and M542 will be replaced by a single new course, M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature.

The new exam will ask questions about music history and literature and about research, critical reading, and other skills. The new course, M501, will be a 3-credit class taught in sections of 15 to 20 students that will emphasize writing, presentation, research and other skills and that will cover topics in both early and late music history. It will be offered every semester (fall, spring, and summer) beginning summer 2015. M501 will be a prerequisite to other courses in music history and literature.

Because of the significant changes in the music history proficiency requirement, continuing students who still need to take M541, M542, or both after spring 2015 will be given the opportunity to take the new entrance exam ONCE on one of these dates to meet the new requirement:

            Friday, June 5, 2015, 9 am–12 pm

            Monday, August 17, 2015, 4–7 pm

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, M501 (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

To clarify: those first-year graduate students who are eligible to retake the early history or late history exams in the spring should do so, but those who have not completed both the early and late history proficiencies by the end of the spring semester may ALSO take the NEW exam on either of the dates listed above. The opportunity to take the new exam in summer or fall 2015 applies to the music history exam only. The music theory entrance exams are not changing.

More information on the new music history and literature proficiency exam and M501 are available here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/musicology/gee.shtml 

Here is a summary of when the old and new review courses will be offered:

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

T508 (3 cr.)

T508 (3 cr.)

T509 (1 cr.)

T509 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T509 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T511 (3 cr.)

T511 (1 cr.)

T511 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T511 (1 cr., 8 wks)

M541 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M542 (3 cr.)

If you are unclear how these changes will affect you, please contact Sara Erbes, the graduate advisor.

_________________________________________________________________

[7] Updated information about how to sign up for the keyboard proficiency exam (reminder)

The procedures for signing up for the keyboard proficiency exam have changed.  See http://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml for detailed information. 

The dates for the keyboard proficiency this fall semester are:

  • November 14
  • November 21
  • December 5
  • December 12

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[8] Information about Jazz Literature course offerings (reminder)

The Jazz Studies department has asked us to inform students that they plan to offer their jazz literature courses on the following schedule:

M594 Big Band Jazz is offered each fall semester. M591, M592, and M593 will be offered in rotation as follows:

Fall 2014: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Spring 2015: M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Summer 2015: M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2015: M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Spring 2016: M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Summer 2016: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

These courses will not count for a music history and litearture minor or the master’s degree music history and literature requirement, but they can count in many other requirements.

________________________________________________________________

[9] Travel Funding for Graduate Students

JSOM graduate students may apply for travel funding to present papers or compositions at scholarly conferences from two sources:

The Jacobs School of Music has a limited amount of funding available to assist individual Jacobs students in defraying their travel expenses in certain circumstances; because funding is limited, assistance is restricted to students participating in certain types of professional activities. See the application form (PDF) for more information:

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/forms/StudentTravelFund.pdf

"The Graduate and Professional Student Organization Travel Award is offered through a competitive process for graduate and professional students at Indiana University Bloomington. It is given to help support travel expenses to conferences at which the student’s work will be presented (i.e. speeches, posters or interactive design), or to help support travel to workshops, special trainings, competitions and auditions that will benefit the student professionally. Funds may be used for registration fees, presentation materials, transportation, and lodging/food associated with the conference, workshop, training, competition or audition.

http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/travel-awards/

October 23, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Registration for spring 2015 starts on October 23

[2] Some course announcements for spring 2015

[3] Major changes in Music Theory and Music History Proficiencies

[4] Updated information about how to sign up for the keyboard proficiency exam

[5] Information about Jazz Literature course offerings

Reminders

[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] Recital Scheduling

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Registration for spring 2015 begins on October 23

Registration for spring 2015 begins today: Thursday, October 23.

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:

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 now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring 

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 prepare to register next week.

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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2015 will take place from Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

Here is a link to the spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/index.shtml.  Remember that class numbers change every semester, so do not use class numbers from the fall.

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 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

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[2] Some course announcements for spring 2015

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 2015.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-M 528 (class number 22854)
Chamber Music Literature

Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:15 PM in M344
Instructor: J. Peter Burkholder

This course is a survey of chamber music from the seventeenth to the twentieth century for strings, strings with piano, winds, and other combinations. We will focus on works for three to eight performers and will not cover pieces for larger ensembles or for solo with keyboard. The class will be conducted as an informal seminar, combining lectures and student presentations with a great deal of class discussion. The overall goal is to increase our familiarity with many of the major works and composers of this period.

MUS-M 656 (class number 23525)
Modern Music
Tuesday and Thursday 9:45-11:00 AM in M267
Instructor: J. Peter Burkholder

This course will concentrate on music in the classical tradition written from about 1900 to about 1960. We will start with the German-Austrian tradition before World War II, move on to modernism in other countries, and conclude with the avant-garde and the postwar generation. We will study both composers generally considered to be at the center of the canon of modern music and composers and traditions that have been excluded from it.

Our theme will be the problems that composers in the early and middle twentieth century faced and the strategies they adopted to solve them. We will start with Arnold Schoenberg, using his music and writings in a case study of the situation of a modernist composer. As we encounter other composers, we will see in what ways the problems they faced and the strategies they pursued were like those of Schoenberg and in what ways they differed.

MUS-M 558 (class number 18928)

Topics in Early Music: The  Baroque Flute

Class meeting time arranged with instructor

Instructor name: Prof. Barbara Kallaur

In this class we will explore performances (on both period and modern instruments) and writings about style, both modern and from the 18th century, by first defining the practices of good modern performance, and then searching for these practices in 18th-century treatises, especially the Essay by Quantz. The final result will be a class “negative” index of the topics that Quantz does not cover in his book, and a more thorough understanding of what is there, and why.

MUS-T 561 (class number 24574)

Music as art, music as craft

Meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, 9.30-10.45

Instructor: Prof. Roman Ivanovitch

Prerequisites: T508 and M542, or consent of the instructor

Is there a gap between the aspects of music we can describe through technical analysis and our experiences of being moved or transported, or of attachment and beauty? How is it that some music, while apparently drawing from the same repertoire of formulas and conventions as other compositions, somehow seems more beautiful, or more entertaining, or more complex, or more engaging? Is this purely a matter of technique or is there more to it than that?

These are age-old questions, but we shall investigate them head-on in this class, with reference in particular to the music of the eighteenth century. Recent scholarship has transformed our understanding of this repertoire by focusing in particular on issues of everyday pedagogy and musical training, on recovering a contemporaneous sense of practical compositional aesthetics, and on the inescapable importance of improvisation during that period (which must at the very least shake our attachment to the “score”). At the same time, the eighteenth century was the era in which the discipline of “aesthetics” (attempting to refine ideas of beauty, taste, and emotional response) itself came of age. It is a fascinating period in which to study the technical aspects of musical craftsmanship in relation to the “ineffable” elements of musical artistry. Eventually, we might dissolve as artificial any boundary between the two, or we might even decide that ideas of beauty, durability, and greatness are irredeemably old-fashioned. But we cannot know without first looking.

The course will introduce some recent approaches to eighteenth-century music: among them, Lawrence Dreyfus on the idea of “invention” in Bach, Giorgio Sanguinetti on partimento practice (pedagogical techniques for improvising fugues at the keyboard in the early 18C), Robert Gjerdingen on schemas (short, conventional voice-leading archetypes at the heart of the mid-century galant style), and Emily Dolan on orchestration and instrumental technologies in the music of Haydn. We shall also read lightly from relevant areas of philosophy and aesthetics, both recent and from the 18C. At the heart of the class, however, will be a consistent analytical focus, as we seek both to specify the technical underpinnings of a composition and to evaluate how successful we are in communicating what matters most to us about these pieces. (Depending on the make-up of the class, we might try some composition too.)

 

MUS-T 658 (class number 30083)

Seminar in Music Theory: Topics in Music Cognition

Professor Daphne Tan (datan@indiana.edu)

Tuesday, 2:30–5:15 p.m., M263

A diverse field of research, music perception and cognition embraces perspectives from psychology, musicology/music theory, linguistics, computer science, and related disciplines. The evolution of this field since the 1970s is at the heart of this seminar. Together we will consider selected seminal studies and engage more recent developments. Core topics will include: 

•           Perception of tonal and rhythmic structures

•           Expectation and implication

•           Emotion 

•           Music and embodied cognition

•           Music and language

Students will acquire basic knowledge of empirical methods and elementary statistics in order to understand published research. Class discussions and short written responses will provide forums for critical evaluation. Over the course of the semester, students will work independently or in pairs to design and conduct an experimental or corpus-based study. This study will allow students to explore a specialized topic of their choosing. Students will present their findings in a conference-style poster session and written paper.

This course is open to graduate students in music theory (no permission needed) and other graduate students with instructor permission.

MUS–T658 (class number 24632)

Seminar in Music Theory: Analysis of Baroque Music

24632

MW 1:00–2:15

Prof. Christopher Brody

This doctoral seminar in music theory is designed to familiarize students with the special challenges of analyzing Baroque music and prepare them to do original research in the area. Our particular focus will be the ways in which Baroque music differs from later music both in the structure of individual pieces and in the relationships of pieces to each other. We’ll endeavor throughout the semester to develop context-specific ideas about tonality, form, the role of counterpoint, and the problem of harmonic identity in Baroque style. We will focus special attention on several Baroque genres—suite, concerto, fugue, and aria—internalizing their particular norms and tracing their development from early examples through their complex treatment by late Baroque masters such as Bach and Handel.

This course is open to graduate students in music theory (no permission needed) and other graduate students with instructor permission.

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[3] Major changes in Music Theory and Music History Proficiencies

Master’s and doctoral students:

The School of Music Council has approved major changes in the graduate proficiency requirements in music theory and in music history and literature. These changes will go into effect beginning summer 2015.

If you are graduating in spring 2015 or earlier, these changes do not affect you. If you have already satisfied your proficiency requirements in music theory and in music history and literature, you are also unaffected.

If your degree will not be complete by the end of the spring semester 2015 and you have not yet satisfied the proficiency requirements, you should read this message carefully to be sure that you understand the changes and how they might affect you.

Written Music Theory (T508)

There are no changes in this requirement. T508 will continue to be taught each fall semester and summer term.

Sightsinging (T509) and Aural Music Theory (T511)

There will be no change to the entrance exams, but beginning summer 2015, the review courses T509 and T511 will become 1-credit classes each (reduced from the current 3 credits each). When offered during the academic year, they will be taught as back-to-back 8-week courses during the same semester. Both courses will also be taught during the summer term. Passing the 1-credit course will satisfy the proficiency requirement in that area.

Here is when T509 and T511 will be offered:

  • Spring 2015: T511 will be offered for the last time as a 3-credit, full-semester course. T509 is not scheduled.
  • Summer 2015: both T509 and T511 will be offered as 1-credit classes
  • Fall 2015–Spring 2016: both courses will be offered as 1-credit, 8-week courses in both fall and spring semesters
  • Beginning summer 2016: both courses will be offered as 1-credit, 8-week courses during each spring semester and as 1-credit courses each summer.

As a reminder, the minimum required grade in both courses is a C. (Some degrees require a high pass grade of B in T511.)

Music History and Literature 

The review courses M541 and M542 and the early and late music history exams will be offered for the last time in spring 2015. Beginning summer 2015, the two exams will be replaced by a single exam, and M541 and M542 will be replaced by a single new course, M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature.

The new exam will ask questions about music history and literature and about research, critical reading, and other skills. The new course, M501, will be a 3-credit class taught in sections of 15 to 20 students that will emphasize writing, presentation, research and other skills and that will cover topics in both early and late music history. It will be offered every semester (fall, spring, and summer) beginning summer 2015. M501 will be a prerequisite to other courses in music history and literature.

Because of the significant changes in the music history proficiency requirement, continuing students who still need to take M541, M542, or both after spring 2015 will be given the opportunity to take the new entrance exam ONCE on one of these dates to meet the new requirement:

            Friday, June 5, 2015, 9 am–12 pm

            Monday, August 17, 2015, 4–7 pm

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, M501 (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

To clarify: those first-year graduate students who are eligible to retake the early history or late history exams in the spring should do so, but those who have not completed both the early and late history proficiencies by the end of the spring semester may ALSO take the NEW exam on either of the dates listed above. The opportunity to take the new exam in summer or fall 2015 applies to the music history exam only. The music theory entrance exams are not changing.

More information on the new music history and literature proficiency exam and M501 are available here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/musicology/gee.shtml 

Here is a summary of when the old and new review courses will be offered:

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

T508 (3 cr.)

T508 (3 cr.)

T509 (1 cr.)

T509 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T509 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T511 (3 cr.)

T511 (1 cr.)

T511 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T511 (1 cr., 8 wks)

M541 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M542 (3 cr.)

If you are unclear how these changes will affect you, please contact Sara Erbes, the graduate advisor.

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[4] Updated information about how to sign up for the keyboard proficiency exam

The procedures for signing up for the keyboard proficiency exam have changed.  See http://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml for detailed information. 

The dates for the keyboard proficiency this fall semester are:

  • November 14
  • November 21
  • December 5
  • December 12

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[5] Information about Jazz Literature course offerings

The Jazz Studies department has asked us to inform students that they plan to offer their jazz literature courses on the following schedule:

M594 Big Band Jazz is offered each fall semester. M591, M592, and M593 will be offered in rotation as follows:

Fall 2014: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

Spring 2015: M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Summer 2015: M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2015: M592: Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Spring 2016: M593: Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Summer 2016: M591: Jazz History 1: Origins-1949

These courses will not count for a music history and litearture minor or the master’s degree music history and literature requirement, but they can count in many other requirements.

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[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (reminder)

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/shared/educational-opportunity-fellowship.pdf 

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, January 16, 2015.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

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[7] Recital Scheduling

When you are ready to schedule your recital, visit the Recital Scheduling web page information on current procedures.

http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/index.shtml

October 20, 2014

Major changes in Music Theory and Music History Proficiencies

Graduate Students:

The School of Music Council has approved major changes in the graduate proficiency requirements in music theory and in music history and literature. These changes will go into effect beginning summer 2015.

If you are graduating in spring 2015 or earlier, these changes do not affect you. If you have already satisfied your proficiency requirements in music theory and in music history and literature, you are also unaffected.

If your degree will not be complete by the end of the spring semester 2015 and you have not yet satisfied the proficiency requirements, you should read this message carefully to be sure that you understand the changes and how they might affect you.

Written Music Theory (T508)

There are no changes in this requirement. T508 will continue to be taught each fall semester and summer term.

Sightsinging (T509) and Aural Music Theory (T511)

There will be no change to the entrance exams, but beginning summer 2015, the review courses T509 and T511 will become 1-credit classes each (reduced from the current 3 credits each). When offered during the academic year, they will be taught as back-to-back 8-week courses during the same semester. Both courses will also be taught during the summer term. Passing the 1-credit course will satisfy the proficiency requirement in that area.

Here is when T509 and T511 will be offered:

  • Spring 2015: T511 will be offered for the last time as a 3-credit, full-semester course. T509 is not scheduled.
  • Summer 2015: both T509 and T511 will be offered as 1-credit classes
  • Fall 2015–Spring 2016: both courses will be offered as 1-credit, 8-week courses in both fall and spring semesters
  • Beginning summer 2016: both courses will be offered as 1-credit, 8-week courses during each spring semester and as 1-credit courses each summer.

As a reminder, the minimum required grade in both courses is a C. (Some degrees require a high pass grade of B in T511.)

Music History and Literature 

The review courses M541 and M542 and the early and late music history exams will be offered for the last time in spring 2015. Beginning summer 2015, the two exams will be replaced by a single exam, and M541 and M542 will be replaced by a single new course, M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature.

The new exam will ask questions about music history and literature and about research, critical reading, and other skills. The new course, M501, will be a 3-credit class taught in sections of 15 to 20 students that will emphasize writing, presentation, research and other skills and that will cover topics in both early and late music history. It will be offered every semester (fall, spring, and summer) beginning summer 2015. M501 will be a prerequisite to other courses in music history and literature.

Because of the significant changes in the music history proficiency requirement, continuing students who still need to take M541, M542, or both after spring 2015 will be given the opportunity to take the new entrance exam ONCE on one of these dates to meet the new requirement:

            Friday, June 5, 2015, 9 am–12 pm

            Monday, August 17, 2015, 4–7 pm

Students who pass the new exam will satisfy the proficiency requirement (whether they originally needed one or two of the old courses). Students who do not pass the new exam or choose not to take it will complete their requirement by taking the new course, M501 (once) and earning a grade of C or higher. 

To clarify: those first-year graduate students who are eligible to retake the early history or late history exams in the spring should do so, but those who have not completed both the early and late history proficiencies by the end of the spring semester may ALSO take the NEW exam on either of the dates listed above. The opportunity to take the new exam in summer or fall 2015 applies to the music history exam only. The music theory entrance exams are not changing.

More information on the new music history and literature proficiency exam and M501 are available here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/musicology/gee.shtml 

Here is a summary of when the old and new review courses will be offered:

Spring 2015

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Spring 2016

T508 (3 cr.)

T508 (3 cr.)

T509 (1 cr.)

T509 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T509 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T511 (3 cr.)

T511 (1 cr.)

T511 (1 cr., 8 wks)

T511 (1 cr., 8 wks)

M541 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M501 (3 cr.)

M542 (3 cr.)

If you are unclear how these changes will affect you, please contact Sara Erbes, the graduate advisor.

Best wishes,

Eric J. Isaacson

Director of Graduate Studies
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
musicdgs@indiana.edu
http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate
812-855-1738

October 16, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Registration for spring 2015 will begin next week

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

Reminders

[3] Reminders for students who started new graduate programs in Fall 2014 (reminder)

[4] Voice pedagogy courses (reminder)

[5] Auto-W Deadline (reminder)

[6] New policy for diploma students enrolling in the summer (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] Student Academic Appointment Vacancies

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

Sara Erbes

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[1] Registration for spring 2015 will begin next week

Registration for spring 2015 will begin on Thursday, October 23.

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 now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring semester.  Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (such as now), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.

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 soon.

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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2015 will take place from Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/index.shtml.

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 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

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[2] 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/shared/educational-opportunity-fellowship.pdf 

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, January 16, 2015.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

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[3] Reminders for students who started new graduate programs in Fall 2014 (reminder)

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 outlined earlier in this email.  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.  Please read next week’s email announcement for instructions on how to submit the program planning sheet.  The Schedule of Classes for spring should also be posted next week.

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on OneStart if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on OneStart (www.OneStart.iu.edu), click the Services tab, then the Student Self-Service link on the sidebar, then locate the Services & Information section.  Then, click the Immunization Compliance link. The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office. I 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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.).  If your academic advisement report does not show that the requirement is complete, but you think it should, then please contact the Music Graduate Office.  It is possible that it just hasn't been updated yet, but it's also possible that what you did in the past won't count, so you need to check now to confirm what you need to complete.

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams

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

If this fall (2014) 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 8 and 9, 2015 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 7.  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 2015).

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

M541 Early Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

M542 Late Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session

T509 Sight Singing Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session

T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring and every JSoM 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 estimation 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 12, 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).

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

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 9, 2015 between 12:30 and 4:30.  I’ll send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times, but until you get a specific time you need to keep that entire afternoon reserved for diction exam retakes.  Any student who started a new program in fall 2014 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2015.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam on January 9, 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.

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[4] Voice Pedagogy Courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695 for doctoral students and MUS-E 594 for master’s students - reminder)

The doctoral voice pedagogy courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695) will be offered with the following pattern:

Summer 2015: MUS-E 695

Fall 2015: MUS-E 694

Summer 2016: MUS-E 694

Fall 2016: MUS-E 695

Summer 2017: MUS-E 695

Fall 2017: MUS-E 694

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-E 694 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2015 (or in summer 2016) because it won’t be offered again after that until fall 2017.

The master’s voice pedagogy course (MUS-E 594) will be offered in summer, fall, and spring each year with one exception – it will not be offered in spring 2015.

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

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2014 is Sunday, October 26. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Sunday, October 26) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 26).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).   

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

The main differences (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 26.

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

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[6] New policy for diploma students enrolling in the summer (reminder)

A new policy for diploma students enrolling in the summer was just approved.  It is now possible for diploma students who are enrolling in the summer to choose not to enroll in lessons (registration in lessons is no longer a summer requirement).  Ensemble enrollment is also not required in the summer.

Diploma students are still welcome to register for lessons in the summer if they’d like to do so as long as there are lessons in their area offered, but it is no longer a registration requirement.  This applies to summer registration only.  In any fall or spring semester that diploma students choose to enroll in, registration in both lessons and ensemble is a requirement.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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[7] 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/ 

October 13, 2014

Registration for spring 2015 will begin on Thursday, October 23.

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 now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring semester.  Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (such as now), 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 soon.

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

OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the spring semester.

Spring semester 2015 will take place from Monday, January 12 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4152/MUS/index.shtml.

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 855-1738. You can also email either serbes@indiana.edu or musgrad@indiana.edu with your questions. 

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

October 9, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Reminders for students who started new graduate programs in Fall 2014

[2] Voice pedagogy courses

[3] Auto-W Deadline

[4] New policy for diploma students enrolling in the summer

Reminders

[5] Academic Standing (reminder)

[6] Academic Advising Holds (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] Musical Attractions

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 10 for Fall Break.

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

Sara Erbes

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[1] Reminders for students who started new graduate programs in Fall 2014

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 will outline in next week’s 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.  Please read next week’s email announcement for instructions on how to submit the program planning sheet.  The Schedule of Classes for spring should also be posted next week.

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on OneStart if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on OneStart (www.OneStart.iu.edu), click the Services tab, then the Student Self-Service link on the sidebar, then locate the Services & Information section.  Then, click the Immunization Compliance link. The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

Students who have not yet submitted a final official transcript showing the completion date of your last program will not be eligible to register until that transcript is received in the Music Graduate Office. I 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 OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.).  If your academic advisement report does not show that the requirement is complete, but you think it should, then please contact the Music Graduate Office.  It is possible that it just hasn't been updated yet, but it's also possible that what you did in the past won't count, so you need to check now to confirm what you need to complete.

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams

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

If this fall (2014) 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 8 and 9, 2015 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 7.  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 2015).

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

M541 Early Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

M542 Late Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session

T509 Sight Singing Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session

T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring and every JSoM 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 estimation 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 12, 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).

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

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 9, 2015 between 12:30 and 4:30.  I’ll send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times, but until you get a specific time you need to keep that entire afternoon reserved for diction exam retakes.  Any student who started a new program in fall 2014 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2015.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam on January 9, 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.

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[2]  Voice Pedagogy Courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695 for doctoral students and MUS-E 594 for master’s students)

The doctoral voice pedagogy courses (MUS-E 694 and MUS-E 695) will be offered with the following pattern:

Summer 2015: MUS-E 695

Fall 2015: MUS-E 694

Summer 2016: MUS-E 694

Fall 2016: MUS-E 695

Summer 2017: MUS-E 695

Fall 2017: MUS-E 694

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-E 694 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2015 (or in summer 2016) because it won’t be offered again after that until fall 2017.

The master’s voice pedagogy course (MUS-E 594) will be offered in summer, fall, and spring each year with one exception – it will not be offered in spring 2015.

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[3] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2014 is Sunday, October 26. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Sunday, October 26) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after October 26).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).   

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

The main differences (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 26.

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

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[4] New policy for diploma students enrolling in the summer

A new policy for diploma students enrolling in the summer was just approved.  It is now possible for diploma students who are enrolling in the summer to choose not to enroll in lessons (registration in lessons is no longer a summer requirement).  Ensemble enrollment is also not required in the summer.

Diploma students are still welcome to register for lessons in the summer if they’d like to do so as long as there are lessons in their area offered, but it is no longer a registration requirement.  This applies to summer registration only.  In any fall or spring semester that diploma students choose to enroll in, registration in both lessons and ensemble is a requirement.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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[5] Academic Standing (reminder)

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://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/music/2014-2015/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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[6] Academic Advising Holds (reminder)

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October).  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

Spring registration will begin in late October.  I will send detailed information about registration after the Schedule of Classes is published.  That information is not yet available. 

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[7] Musical Attractions

Are you or your group looking for outside performance opportunities? Register with the Office of Musical Attractions, a "not-for-profit booking service representing student artists at the IU Jacobs School of Music. [The Office arranges] for music majors to perform for banquets, weddings, receptions, conferences, dedication ceremonies, and other special occasions."

For contact information, see http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/attractions/index.shtml

October 1, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Academic Standing

[2] Academic Advising Holds

[3] Preparing Future Faculty Conference – call for volunteers

Reminders

[4] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] Avoiding Plagiarism

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

Sara Erbes

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[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://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/music/2014-2015/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

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[2] Academic Advising Holds

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in OneStart.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (when it’s eventually time to do that in late October).  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for spring, so don’t worry if you see it.

Spring registration will begin in late October.  I will send detailed information about registration after the Schedule of Classes is published.  That information is not yet available. 

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[3] Preparing Future Faculty Conference – call for volunteers

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

As you may know, each year the Graduate School, in collaboration with the Sociology Department and other graduate student programs, hosts the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference, an annual conference designed to provide graduate students across the university with information about preparing for their future academic careers.  This year's conference is scheduled for Friday, January 30th, 2015 and will consist of several sessions and panels focused on many graduate student concerns ranging from navigating the job market to exploring the variety of professional opportunities available both inside and outside of academia.  

As this year's PFF Fellow, I am currently seeking volunteers from the various graduate and professional organizations across campus who are interested in helping to plan this year's conference.  There are a variety of ways you can get involved with the conference and these options will be discussed at our first planning committee meeting scheduled for Monday, October 6th from 3:00-4:30pm in KSISR 201. Whether you have attended the conference in the past or not, this is an excellent opportunity to become more involved with the PFF program and to learn about the various career options you have available to you. If you are interested in becoming involved in the conference or if you have any questions, please email me at jloslaws@indiana.edu. Otherwise, we hope to see you on Monday, October 6th!

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY CONFERENCE

Planning Committee Meeting

Monday, October 6th, 2014
3:00-4:30pm, Room 201 of the Karl F. Schuessler Institute for Social Research (1022 E. Third Street

http://www.iub.edu/~iubmap/bloomington/index.html?ctrx=-9631280.5&ctry=4745192&level=19)


Preparing Future Faculty Conference 
8:30am-5:00pm Friday, January 30, 2015
IMU (Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium and Georgian Room)
Contact: Jamie Oslawski-Lopez at jloslaws@indiana.edu
Url: http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/ (to be updated with this year's information soon)

Indiana University’s 20th Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Graduate Conference is a one-day 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.

The conference consists of four sessions addressing issues, such as graduate student concerns as they progress toward the Ph.D., building a professional record, navigating the job market, acclimating to a new faculty position, and professional opportunities within and outside of academia. Each year the conference is organized by a committee of graduate students, led by a PFF fellow who is appointed and funded by the Sociology department and the Graduate School. 

Funding for the conference is provided by the Graduate School and other participating departments. Panelists are typically professors from IUB and surrounding universities. Special care is made to invite panelists from a diverse array of disciplines and institutions.

Cost: Free, RSVP for free lunch with name, department, and year in program to iupffc@gmail.com

Jamie Oslawski-Lopez

Preparing Future Faculty Fellow

Department of Sociology

Indiana University
Ballantine Hall 744
1020 East Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47405

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[4] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – suggestion for you (reminder)

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

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

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

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

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[5] 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/

September 24, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

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

[2] Diversity Leadership Conference

Reminders

[3] Italian Language Proficiency Reading Exam for fall semester (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

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

Sara Erbes

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

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

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

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

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

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[2] Diversity Leadership Conference

The DLC (Diversity Leadership Conference) planning committee is reaching out to students, faculty, and university administrators to attend the 2014 Diversity Leadership Conference occurring on Saturday, November 1, 2014.  This year’s speaker is Dr. Marc Lamont Hill.  He is a dynamic speaker and you do not want to miss hearing him speak!  The conference is free of charge to present and to attend. 

The conference website can be accessed through the following link: http://www.iub.edu/~dleaders/.  To register, click on the following link http://www.iub.edu/~dleaders/registration.htmlRegister now to avoid the long lines, as we are expecting a huge turnout!!! 

If you have any questions please contact Patrick Smith at 812-855-8850.  Also, please feel free to forward this information to your students!  All are welcome!  Thank you.

Patrick Smith

DLC Committee Co-chair

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[3] Italian Language Proficiency Reading Exam for fall semester (reminder)

Please note that this is for PhD Music Theory, PhD Music Education, and DM Early Music students who need to prove reading knowledge of a foreign language.  This is not the exam for students who need 1 year of the grammar of a foreign language (such as voice and diploma students).  PhD Musicology majors take a translation exam directly with the musicology department.

Dear Students,

The Fall 2014 semester Italian Language Proficiency Reading Exam will be held during the following:

Friday, September 26, 2014

3-5 pm
Ballantine Hall Room 004

About the exam:

  • This is a translation exam graded on a pass/fail basis.
  • Two hours will be given to complete the translation of a two-page text selected by the Italian Graduate Language Examiner. 
  • Reference materials such as dictionaries and smart phones are not allowed. Blue books will be provided.

To sign up for the exam, please send an email to fritgs@indiana.edu from your university email requesting to take the exam and including your name, program, and the last 4 digits of your student ID.

Thank you, 

Casey Green

Graduate Secretary

Dept of French and Italian

Indiana University – Bloomington

Tel: 812.855.1088

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[4] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Graduate programs are very stressful, so please take advantage of the free services available at CAPS.  These include FREE WORKSHOPS on a variety of topics – sleep and relationship troubles, improving mood and academic success, stress management and self-esteem. These 1 hour workshops are available weekly at various times to accommodate student schedules.  Students do NOT have to be a CAPS client to attend- simply check in at the 4th Floor desk at IU Health Center. 

FREE Mindfulness Meditation Practice Sessions are available four times each week.  Mindfulness practice can help improve stress, worry, and concentration.

For more information about those items (and the other services offered by CAPS), click on this link: http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/services/types.shtml.

September 17, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Italian Language Proficiency Reading Exam for fall semester

Reminders

[2] Important information for students in their first semester of a graduate or diploma program (reminder)

[3] Performance Proficiency requirement (reminder)

[4] Outside Areas for master’s students and Doctoral Minors for doctoral students – approval forms (reminder)

[5] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Funding Opportunities through the University Graduate - CORRECTION

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

Sara Erbes

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[1] Italian Language Proficiency Reading Exam for fall semester

Please note that this is for PhD and DM Early Music students who need to prove reading knowledge of a foreign language.  This is not the exam for students who need 1 year of the grammar of a foreign language (such as voice and diploma students).

Dear Students,

The Fall 2014 semester Italian Language Proficiency Reading Exam will be held during the following:

Friday, September 26, 2014

3-5 pm
Ballantine Hall Room 004

About the exam:

  • This is a translation exam graded on a pass/fail basis.
  • Two hours will be given to complete the translation of a two-page text selected by the Italian Graduate Language Examiner. 
  • Reference materials such as dictionaries and smart phones are not allowed. Blue books will be provided.

To sign up for the exam, please send an email to fritgs@indiana.edu from your university email requesting to take the exam and including your name, program, and the last 4 digits of your student ID.

Thank you,

Casey Green

Graduate Secretary

Dept of French and Italian

Indiana University – Bloomington

Tel: 812.855.1088

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[2] Important information for students in their first semester of a graduate or diploma program

All 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 OneStart if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on OneStart (www.OneStart.iu.edu), click the Services tab, then the Student Self-Service link on the sidebar, then locate the Services & Information section.  Then, click the Immunization Compliance link. You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

Master’s and Doctoral students:

If this fall (2014) 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 8 and 9, 2015 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2015 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

Voice diction exam retakes will be offered around the same dates.  We’ll send out exact details later this semester.

The spring 2015 semester will start on Monday, January 12.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

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[3] Performance Proficiency requirement

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.

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Music Performance Proficiency

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

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

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.

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

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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://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/practice-time.shtml

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

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[4] Outside Areas for master’s students and Doctoral Minors for doctoral students – approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in either a master’s outside area or 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 did 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 either requirement.

http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml has details about the master’s degree outside area requirement and a link to the approval form.  If you are a master’s student and have chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option instead of the outside area, you can ignore this message.

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.  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. 

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[5] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications (reminder)

These University Graduate School awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation 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 Ph.D. (or D.M.) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., Ed.D. or D.M.) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid.pdf.  The JSoM deadline for application is Friday, September 26, 2014, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

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[6] Funding Opportunities through the University Graduate School - CORRECTION

Numerous internal and external funding opportunities for graduate students are listed on this page at the University Graduate School web site:

http://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/index.shtml (this link is a correction – last week’s announcement had a dead link).

September 11, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Important information for students in their first semester of a graduate or diploma program

[2] Performance Proficiency requirement

[3] Outside Areas for master’s students and Doctoral Minors for doctoral students – approval forms

[4] Deadline for Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research applications

Reminders

[5] Free voice lessons for non-voice majors (reminder)

[6] Call for course proposals for the Collins Living-Learning Center (reminder)

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

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[8] Funding Opportunities through the University Graduate 

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

Sara Erbes

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[1] Important information for students in their first semester of a graduate or diploma program

All 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 OneStart if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on OneStart (www.OneStart.iu.edu), click the Services tab, then the Student Self-Service link on the sidebar, then locate the Services & Information section.  Then, click the Immunization Compliance link. You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

Master’s and Doctoral students:

If this fall (2014) 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 8 and 9, 2015 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2015 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

Voice diction exam retakes will be offered around the same dates.  We’ll send out exact details later this semester.

The spring 2015 semester will start on Monday, January 12.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

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[2] Performance Proficiency requirement

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.

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Music Performance Proficiency

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

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways:

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.

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

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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://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/practice-time.shtml

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

_________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Outside Areas for master’s students and Doctoral Minors for doctoral students – approval forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in either a master’s outside area or 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 did 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 either requirement.

http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml has details about the master’s degree outside area requirement and a link to the approval form.  If you are a master’s student and have chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option instead of the outside area, you can ignore this message.

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.  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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[4] 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 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 Ph.D. (or D.M.) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., Ed.D. or D.M.) may also apply for a Doctoral Student Grant-in-Aid of Research Award. Current students must be enrolled full-time on

the Bloomington campus during the semester in which an application is submitted (6 credit hours is considered full time for this purpose).

If you are interested in applying for this award, please see the detailed information here: http://graduate.indiana.edu/doc/admissions/grant-in-aid.pdf.  The JSoM deadline for application is Friday, September 26, 2014, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

 

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[5] Free voice lessons for non-voice majors (reminder)

Professor Brian Horne is seeking volunteers to take free voice lessons from members of the graduate voice pedagogy class. Volunteers must commit to eleven weekly lessons, regular independent practice time, and one observation by the pedagogy class. Lessons will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the teacher and the volunteer. Volunteers do not need to have previous experience with voice lessons or choral groups.  Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu. There will be a sign-up sheet for interested parties on his office (MU004C, just to the west/right of Clouse’s Lounge).

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[6] Call for course proposals for the Collins Living-Learning Center (reminder)

Call for Course Proposals!

Collins Living-Learning Center

Deadline: October 15, 2014

Collins is accepting course proposals for fall 2015. This is an excellent opportunity for advanced graduate students (and faculty) to explore teaching a topic that is of interest to them and possibly related to their area of research/study. More information about the proposal process can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/academics/instructors.shtml

The 3-credit Collins seminars are limited to a maximum of 21 students (15 in the case of fine arts classes) and meet at the Collins Living-Learning Center, which is full-equipped for multi-media teaching.

Graduate Student Instructors receive $7875 for a 3 credit course, plus fee remission and health insurance.  In addition, there is $400 to spend on materials or activities and meal point for dining with students.

Please note that there is an open house on Friday, September 26 from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Edmondson Hall formal lounge where prospective instructors can meet members of our Board of Educational Programming.

If you have questions, please contact Collins' director Carl Ipsen at cipsen@indiana.edu.

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

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: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam

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

Research and write/compose the document

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

Research director approval to distribute

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

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks

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.

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[8] Funding Opportunities through the University Graduate School 

Numerous internal and external funding opportunities for graduate students are listed on this page at the University Graduate School web site:

http://www.indiana.edu/~grdschl/fees-and-funding.php

September 3, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Free voice lessons for non-voice majors

[2] Call for course proposals for the Collins Living-Learning Center

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

Reminders

[4] Fall semester schedule adjustment after Monday, September 1 (reminder)

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

[6] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work - TODAY)

[7] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2014 (deadline coming up - reminder)

[8] The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2015-2016 Graduate Fellowship Competition For Incoming Students (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[9]  Writing Tutorial Services

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Free voice lessons for non-voice majors

Professor Brian Horne is seeking volunteers to take free voice lessons from members of the graduate voice pedagogy class. Volunteers must commit to eleven weekly lessons, regular independent practice time, and one observation by the pedagogy class. Lessons will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the teacher and the volunteer. Volunteers do not need to have previous experience with voice lessons or choral groups.  Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu. There will be a sign-up sheet for interested parties on his office (MU004C, just to the west/right of Clouse’s Lounge).

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Call for course proposals for the Collins Living-Learning Center

Call for Course Proposals!

Collins Living-Learning Center

Deadline: October 15, 2014

Collins is accepting course proposals for fall 2015. This is an excellent opportunity for advanced graduate students (and faculty) to explore teaching a topic that is of interest to them and possibly related to their area of research/study. More information about the proposal process can be found at: http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/academics/instructors.shtml

The 3-credit Collins seminars are limited to a maximum of 21 students (15 in the case of fine arts classes) and meet at the Collins Living-Learning Center, which is full-equipped for multi-media teaching.

Graduate Student Instructors receive $7875 for a 3 credit course, plus fee remission and health insurance.  In addition, there is $400 to spend on materials or activities and meal point for dining with students.

Please note that there is an open house on Friday, September 26 from 5:00-6:00 pm in the Edmondson Hall formal lounge where prospective instructors can meet members of our Board of Educational Programming.

If you have questions, please contact Collins' director Carl Ipsen at cipsen@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

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

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

Detailed information can be found here:

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: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam

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

Research and write/compose the document

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

Research director approval to distribute

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

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks

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.

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[4] Fall semester schedule adjustment after Monday, September 1 (reminder)

Starting Monday, September 1, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, September 1 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Monday, September 1 through Sunday, October 26, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.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 September 1 and October 26, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/latedropadd.php?Term=1#epair.

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

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

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

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.  The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.

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[5] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2014 semester will be held Wednesday, October 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning spring semester 2015; 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 2015; 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 2014 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 12 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 2014 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 12, 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 2014) 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, October 9.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 15 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

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[6] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work - reminder)

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

This fall, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3 at 4:15 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120). The meeting will be over by 5:30 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process.  We will also go over dissertation/final project guidelines. 

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

_________________________________________________________________

[7] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2014 (deadline coming up - reminder)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2014, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to apply for graduation is September 26, 2014.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is one day earlier, September 25, 2014. There is a link on the online application for graduation form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[8] The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2015-2016 Graduate Fellowship Competition For Incoming Students (reminder)

Review of applicants begins: Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Borns Jewish Studies Program offers fellowships for students accepted into a graduate degree program at Indiana University who show clear promise of dedicating themselves seriously to scholarship within one of the core areas of Jewish Studies.  Each fellowship provides a stipend starting at $20,000, plus health insurance, and fee remission which can be tied to multi-year packages.

            Application Procedure: Prospective students must apply for admission directly to a graduate degree program (Comparative Literature, History, NELC, Religious Studies, etc., and the Jewish Studies M.A. program) at Indiana University.  In order to be considered for a Jewish Studies fellowship, applicants to the IU Graduate School should send a copy of their completed Indiana University application and request that 3 letters of recommendation (in Word) be forwarded to iujsp@indiana.edu. Letters & application can also be mailed to:  Professor Shaul Magid, Director of Graduate Studies; Borns Jewish Studies Program; Indiana University; Goodbody Hall 326; 1011 E. Third St.; Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.  Each application will be considered for all relevant fellowship and award opportunities.  Review of 2015-2016 applications will begin on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

For more information, see our web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/index.shtml 

The Borns Jewish Studies Program at IU is an interdepartmental program. Our faculty are housed in various departments - including Comparative Literature, Germanic Studies, History, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Musicology, Religious Studies, and the Russian and East European Institute – where students pursue master’s or doctoral degrees. The Borns JSP offers a Masters of Arts degree in Jewish Studies. Students enrolled in IUB doctoral program may also pursue a doctoral minor in Jewish Studies.

“The strength of the graduate program lies in the tight-knit, supportive, and focused academic community nurtured by accessible professors and a thriving Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association.” Matthew Brittingham, M.A., 2014

_________________________________________________________________

[9] 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 27, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 31

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 1

[3] Artist Diploma Auditions

[4] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work)

[5] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2014 (deadline coming up)

[6] The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2015-2016 Graduate Fellowship Competition For Incoming Students

Reminders

[7] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

[8] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies (reminder and change to the Brass department meeting)

[9] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[10]  Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.  We will re-open on Tuesday, September 2.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 31

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Sunday, August 31 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the two business day grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on OneStart through Sunday, August 31.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 29 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 OneStart 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 31, 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, September 1, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on September 1.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after September 1 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday, August 28.  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, August 29, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 1

Starting Monday, September 1, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, September 1 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Monday, September 1 through Sunday, October 26, you can follow the procedure outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eDrop.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 September 1 and October 26, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/latedropadd.php?Term=1#epair.

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

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

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

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems.  The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 1 for Labor Day.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2014 semester will be held Wednesday, October 22, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 24, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning spring semester 2015; 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 2015; 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 2014 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 12 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 2014 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 12, 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 2014) 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, October 9.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 15 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

________________________________________________________________

[4] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work)

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

This fall, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3 at 4:15 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120). The meeting will be over by 5:30 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process.  We will also go over dissertation/final project guidelines. 

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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2014 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2014, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete.  The deadline to apply for graduation is September 26, 2014.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is one day earlier, September 25, 2014. There is a link on the online application for graduation form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

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

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

_______________________________________________________________

[6] The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program Announces its 2015-2016 Graduate Fellowship Competition For Incoming Students

Review of applicants begins: Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Borns Jewish Studies Program offers fellowships for students accepted into a graduate degree program at Indiana University who show clear promise of dedicating themselves seriously to scholarship within one of the core areas of Jewish Studies.  Each fellowship provides a stipend starting at $20,000, plus health insurance, and fee remission which can be tied to multi-year packages.

            Application Procedure: Prospective students must apply for admission directly to a graduate degree program (Comparative Literature, History, NELC, Religious Studies, etc., and the Jewish Studies M.A. program) at Indiana University.  In order to be considered for a Jewish Studies fellowship, applicants to the IU Graduate School should send a copy of their completed Indiana University application and request that 3 letters of recommendation (in Word) be forwarded to iujsp@indiana.edu. Letters & application can also be mailed to:  Professor Shaul Magid, Director of Graduate Studies; Borns Jewish Studies Program; Indiana University; Goodbody Hall 326; 1011 E. Third St.; Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.  Each application will be considered for all relevant fellowship and award opportunities.  Review of 2015-2016 applications will begin on Thursday, January 15, 2015.

For more information, see our web site: http://www.indiana.edu/~jsp/index.shtml

The Borns Jewish Studies Program at IU is an interdepartmental program. Our faculty are housed in various departments - including Comparative Literature, Germanic Studies, History, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, Musicology, Religious Studies, and the Russian and East European Institute – where students pursue master’s or doctoral degrees. The Borns JSP offers a Masters of Arts degree in Jewish Studies. Students enrolled in IUB doctoral program may also pursue a doctoral minor in Jewish Studies.

“The strength of the graduate program lies in the tight-knit, supportive, and focused academic community nurtured by accessible professors and a thriving Jewish Studies Graduate Student Association.” Matthew Brittingham, M.A., 2014

_________________________________________________________________

[7] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (reminder)

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 13), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 29.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

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

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this fall is on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring semester on January 31, 2015.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

_________________________________________________________________

[8] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies (reminder and change to the Brass department meeting)

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

* Every student participating in a chamber group must be enrolled in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music  

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

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

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

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

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

Please take care that you register correctly. 

See the chamber music web site (http://music.indiana.edu/departments/ensembles/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

If you are enrolled in MUS-F 550 and do not yet have a group, then please note the following dates for chamber music meetings or auditions:

Piano majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have a meeting on Tuesday, August 26 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in Sweeney Hall.

Brass majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have a meeting on Thursday, August 28 from 6:30 to 7:30 in Ford Hall (which is inside the Simon Center Building). (new meeting time and location)

String majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have auditions on Monday and Tuesday, August 25 and 26 from 12 to 3 pm.  Sign up for a time at Prof. Simin Ganatra’s office in the East Studio Building room 430.  String majors who already have a pre-formed group do not need to audition.

A fast and easy way to find members for a group is by joining the Facebook page titled "Fall 2014 Chamber Music at Jacobs." Post your instrument and what type of group you're looking for to the

group wall.

Groups need to be formed by the end of the second week of classes (Friday, September 5).

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

_________________________________________________________________

[9] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now (reminder)

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 10th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra. The orchestra plays regularly for the Orchestral Conducting Classes and usually start its service on the 2nd or 3rd week of classes (start-of-service date will be announced).  Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one or more Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. The pay scale will be $15 per hour.

If you are interested in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, instrument, degree program/year and Student ID number by Sunday, August 24th, 2014.  Please don't add any additional text to your message besides this required information and remember to include your name and instrument on the message's subject.  This will serve as your application. No audition is necessary. Admission will generally be based on seniority but will not be limited to this criteria. The application results and the orchestra's roster will be announced on the PED website on the first week of classes (no personal emails will be sent).

Please be aware that attendance will be required for all services. The Instrumental Conducting Class takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-11:00am in MA 454 in addition to the services for the choral and ballet departments (specific dates/times to be determined).

Excused absences for special circumstances must be approved by the manager and all players must find a suitable substitute for any missed services.  Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the ensemble.

**You also must have a social security card to be eligible for payment**

The following positions are available: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[10] Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

"As an IU student, you are entitled to respect and civility as you study here, but you have an important role to play in this free and open exchange of ideas we call a university. You must be aware of your responsibilities and expectations as a student—and that’s where the Code comes in. Here, you’ll find your rights and expectations clearly spelled out. Read it. Know it. Your time as an IU student will be better for it."

http://iu.edu/~code/


Announcements for Summer 2014

August 21, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 31

[2] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

[3] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies

[4] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5]  Counseling and Psychological Services

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, August 31

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Sunday, August 31 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is an $8.50 per session schedule change fee that is charged (after the two business day grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on OneStart through Sunday, August 31.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 29 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 OneStart 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 31, 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, September 1, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on September 1.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after September 1 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday, August 28.  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, August 29, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 13), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 29.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

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

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this fall is on Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring semester on January 31, 2015.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies

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

* Every student participating in a chamber group must be enrolled in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music  

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

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

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

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

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

Please take care that you register correctly. 

See the chamber music web site (http://music.indiana.edu/departments/ensembles/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

If you are enrolled in MUS-F 550 and do not yet have a group, then please note the following dates for chamber music meetings or auditions:

Piano majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have a meeting on Tuesday, August 26 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm in Sweeney Hall.

Brass majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have a meeting on Thursday, August 28 from 3:30 to 4:30 in the Recital Hall.

String majors who enroll in MUS-F 550 will have auditions on Monday and Tuesday, August 25 and 26 from 12 to 3 pm.  Sign up for a time at Prof. Simin Ganatra’s office in the East Studio Building room 430.  String majors who already have a pre-formed group do not need to audition.

A fast and easy way to find members for a group is by joining the Facebook page titled "Fall 2014 Chamber Music at Jacobs." Post your instrument and what type of group you're looking for to the group wall.

Groups need to be formed by the end of the second week of classes (Friday, September 5).

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 10th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra. The orchestra plays regularly for the Orchestral Conducting Classes and usually start its service on the 2nd or 3rd week of classes (start-of-service date will be announced).  Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one or more Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. The pay scale will be $15 per hour.

If you are interested in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, instrument, degree program/year and Student ID number by Sunday, August 24th, 2014.  Please don't add any additional text to your message besides this required information and remember to include your name and instrument on the message's subject.  This will serve as your application. No audition is necessary. Admission will generally be based on seniority but will not be limited to this criteria. The application results and the orchestra's roster will be announced on the PED website on the first week of classes (no personal emails will be sent).

Please be aware that attendance will be required for all services. The Instrumental Conducting Class takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-11:00am in MA 454 in addition to the services for the choral and ballet departments (specific dates/times to be determined).

Excused absences for special circumstances must be approved by the manager and all players must find a suitable substitute for any missed services.  Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the ensemble.

**You also must have a social security card to be eligible for payment**

The following positions are available: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Counseling and Psychological Services

"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

August 8, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Part-time position in the Music Graduate Office – accepting applications until Wednesday, August 13

[2] Course announcement for fall

[3] Writing Tutorial Services – dissertation writing group

Reminders

[4] Fall registration (reminder – last chance to register without late fees)

[5] Summer final grades

[6] Course announcements for fall

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7]  Writing Tutorial Services

Congratulations to our May and August graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

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

Sara Erbes

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[1] Part-time position in the Music Graduate Office – accepting applications until Wednesday, August 13

The Music Graduate Office is looking to fill the part-time position of Doctoral Clerk. The Doctoral Clerk works with the Director of Graduate Studies on qualifying examinations and final projects/dissertations.  The clerk handles the scheduling of written and oral exams and defenses; the preparation and circulation of written exams; the paperwork for essays, final projects, and dissertations; correspondence with students and faculty members; and assisting with other office-related matters as needed.

The time commitment is ca. 15-20 hours a week, and the schedule is flexible within the office's working hours (8 AM to 5 PM), though it should be consistent from week to week. Certain times of the year will require more hours, other times (especially summer) fewer. Some aspects of the work (including e-mail correspondence) may be done from home, but most parts require time in the office.

Strong computer skills are needed, including e-mail, the use of an Access database, and the updating of Web pages. Discretion and the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing are important, and attention to detail is essential. Familiarity with the Jacobs School of Music is desirable.

We can consider a doctoral candidate (one who has passed all qualifying exams) but not other current students in the Jacobs School of Music. The position might be particularly appropriate for the spouse or partner of a graduate student or for a recent graduate. We hope for a minimum one- to two-year commitment, and we anticipate a start date before the end of August.

The work of the Graduate Office (including matters that the Doctoral Clerk deals with) can be seen at http://www.music.indiana.edu/graduate/.

Those interested may apply by e-mail to Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, Jacobs School of Music, at  musicdgs@indiana.edu. The letter should describe relevant education and work experience, computer skills, availability, and familiarity with the School, and should include names and contact information for two personal or professional references. All applications received by noon (12:00 pm) Wednesday, August 13, 2014, will be considered.

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[2] Course announcement for fall

The following course will be offered in the fall 2014 semester.  The instructors asked to have this information sent out to current students.

MUS-F 520 Topics in Performance Study – Collaborative Piano Repertoire (for woodwinds and piano)

Class number 16855

10:10 am -12:05 pm Tuesday

Instructor – Jacob Coleman

Course Objective:

The objective of this course is to familiarize students, both woodwind players and pianists, with various aspects of collaborating with woodwinds.  Topics covered will be the following: Important literature for woodwinds and piano, equipping woodwind players and pianists with ways to communicate during rehearsal, increasing pianist's awareness as to the anatomy of the woodwind family and each instrument's strengths and capabilities, and opportunities for coaching and performance of current repertoire.  

Students can register for the course as preformed duos or as independent soloists who wish to explore collaboration.  

Presentations

Over the course of the semester woodwind students can expect to present on their instrument (brief history, anatomy etc..), an important woodwind pedagogue or performer, or different instrument techniques to the class. Pianists will be expected to present on selected standard repertoire for woodwinds and piano eg. collaborative considerations, brief history of the piece, etc. The instructor will make these assignment accordingly. Those who sign up for 2 credits can expect to do more lengthy presentations (25 minutes vs. 15 minutes).

All presentations will require a 1-2 page handout. This way, throughout the semester each student will compile their own Woodwind Collaboration textbook.   

Performances:

Students will have opportunities to perform and coach current repertoire in class. There will be time for peer feedback as well. 

Other assignments:

2 one-page papers of collaborative observations and reflections of 2 woodwind recitals (piano and woodwind).

Listening assignments with in-class discussion

Short quizzes over each woodwind instrument that we cover

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[3] Writing Tutorial Services – dissertation writing group

Writing Tutorial Services will continue its very successful dissertation writing groups this fall and would like to invite the dissertation (or final project, or piano essay) writers to participate.

WTS Dissertation group Information is located here:  http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml

APPLICATION FORMS are available here:  https://iu.box.com/WTS-Diss-Group-App-Info.  Applications are due August 11, 2014.

Questions should be directed to Laura Clapper <CWPhrly@indiana.edu>.

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[4] Fall registration (reminder – last chance to register without late fees)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 it can take several days.  In order to have the best chance of getting a response in time to register without late fees, you should submit your program planning sheet by Monday, August 11.  The last day to register without late registration fees is Thursday, August 21.

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

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

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[5] Summer final grades (reminder)

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after August 6.  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."

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

If you plan to graduate this summer (and have completed all of your program requirements), your graduation date should appear on your transcript before August 18.  At that point you can order a final official transcript showing your completed degree.

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[6] Course announcements for fall (reminder)

The following courses will be offered in the fall 2014 semester.  The instructors asked to have this information sent out to current students.

1) Space still available!: G555/G560 Graduate Choral Conducting Classes with Professor DiOrio

G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting (9584) - Meets Daily, 10:10-11:00am - MA404
G560 Graduate Choral Conducting (9585) - Meets Daily, 10:10-11:00am - MA404

Open to all graduate music majors, this course will explore repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, including focus on a major work, the Mozart "Great" C Minor Mass. Students will have the opportunity to conduct twice weekly with the class chorus and receive regular feedback on the podium. The course will address many of the fundamental skills necessary to being a conductor, including: score study, posture/stance, a foundational legato gesture, articulation, ritardandi/accelerandi, the handling of fermatas, the use of the baton, and stylistic considerations for the periods in question. Instruction will be tailored to each student and his/her unique conducting background. For more information, the syllabus is available for viewing in OnCourse and Canvas.

Space is limited to the first 10 persons to register in each course, so register today! Permission of instructor is not necessary to register, but Professor DiOrio would be happy to speak to you regarding any questions you might have: ddiorio@indiana.edu

2) MUS-E582: Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz (3 cr.)

Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 – 12:05

Professor: Dr. Patrice Madura (pwardste@indiana.edu)

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, and sequence of instruction.  No previous jazz experience necessary. A review of jazz research will lead to a research paper and presentation within this course for E582 students.

Course Goal:

The purpose of the course is to prepare students to teach and direct vocal jazz ensembles.  Each student will learn to teach vocal jazz by participating in a sequential approach to curriculum which emphasizes daily activities recommended in the National Standards for Arts Education (singing, playing, improvising, composing, reading, listening, evaluating, etc.), with emphasis on immersion in jazz style.

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[7] 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/

July 30, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Summer final grades

[2] Course announcements for fall

Reminders

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4]  Disability Services for Students

Congratulations to our May and August graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer final grades

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after August 6.  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."

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

If you plan to graduate this summer (and have completed all of your program requirements), your graduation date should appear on your transcript before August 18.  At that point you can order a final official transcript showing your completed degree.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Course announcements for fall

The following courses will be offered in the fall 2014 semester.  The instructors asked to have this information sent out to current students.

1) Space still available!: G555/G560 Graduate Choral Conducting Classes with Professor DiOrio

G555 Foundations in Choral Conducting (9584) - Meets Daily, 10:10-11:00am - MA404
G560 Graduate Choral Conducting (9585) - Meets Daily, 10:10-11:00am - MA404

Open to all graduate music majors, this course will explore repertoire from the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras, including focus on a major work, the Mozart "Great" C Minor Mass. Students will have the opportunity to conduct twice weekly with the class chorus and receive regular feedback on the podium. The course will address many of the fundamental skills necessary to being a conductor, including: score study, posture/stance, a foundational legato gesture, articulation, ritardandi/accelerandi, the handling of fermatas, the use of the baton, and stylistic considerations for the periods in question. Instruction will be tailored to each student and his/her unique conducting background. For more information, the syllabus is available for viewing in OnCourse and Canvas.

Space is limited to the first 10 persons to register in each course, so register today! Permission of instructor is not necessary to register, but Professor DiOrio would be happy to speak to you regarding any questions you might have: ddiorio@indiana.edu

2) MUS-E582: Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz (3 cr.)

Tuesday/Thursday 11:15 – 12:05

Professor: Dr. Patrice Madura (pwardste@indiana.edu)

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, and sequence of instruction.  No previous jazz experience necessary. A review of jazz research will lead to a research paper and presentation within this course for E582 students.

Course Goal:

The purpose of the course is to prepare students to teach and direct vocal jazz ensembles.  Each student will learn to teach vocal jazz by participating in a sequential approach to curriculum which emphasizes daily activities recommended in the National Standards for Arts Education (singing, playing, improvising, composing, reading, listening, evaluating, etc.), with emphasis on immersion in jazz style.

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[3] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

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[4]  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."

http://studentaffairs.iub.edu/dss/ 

July 16, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Summer final grades

Reminders

[2] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in August 2014 (reminder)

{3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] GradGrants Center

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer final grades

Although the majority of music classes will end on Friday, July 18, please note that grades will not be official until Wednesday, August 6.  This means that although you will probably be able to see most of your summer grades on your unofficial transcript or on your Academic Advisement Report (in the OneStart student center) starting next week, there are some grades that won’t appear that quickly, and IU doesn’t consider the grades “final” until August 6.

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[2] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in August 2014 (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate in August 2014, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (for all programs except MA and PhD) 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. 

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

You are required to apply for graduation even if you did not go through the commencement ceremony.  PhD applicants (ONLY PhD applicants) do not need to apply for graduation unless they plan to attend the commencement ceremony. 

MA students should apply by filling out the University Graduate School application for graduation on OneStart or in the Music Graduate Office.

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 apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

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[4]  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/

July 3, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in August 2014

Reminders

[2] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now (reminder)

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] UITS Support Center hiring part-time consultants

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, July 4 for the holiday.  We will reopen on Monday, July 7.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in August 2014

If you are planning to graduate in August 2014, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (for all programs except MA and PhD) 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. 

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

You are required to apply for graduation even if you did not go through the commencement ceremony.  PhD applicants (ONLY PhD applicants) do not need to apply for graduation unless they plan to attend the commencement ceremony. 

MA students should apply by filling out the University Graduate School application for graduation on OneStart or in the Music Graduate Office.

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 apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now (reminder)

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 10th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra. The orchestra plays regularly for the Orchestral Conducting Classes and usually start its service on the 2nd or 3rd week of classes (start-of-service date will be announced).  Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one or more Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. The pay scale will be $15 per hour.

If you are interested in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, instrument, degree program/year and Student ID number by Sunday, August 24th, 2014.  Please don't add any additional text to your message besides this required information and remember to include your name and instrument on the message's subject.  This will serve as your application. No audition is necessary. Admission will generally be based on seniority but will not be limited to this criteria. The application results and the orchestra's roster will be announced on the PED website on the first week of classes (no personal emails will be sent).

Please be aware that attendance will be required for all services. The Instrumental Conducting Class takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-11:00am in MA 454 in addition to the services for the choral and ballet departments (specific dates/times to be determined).

Excused absences for special circumstances must be approved by the manager and all players must find a suitable substitute for any missed services.  Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the ensemble.

**You also must have a social security card to be eligible for payment**

The following positions are available: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

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

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[3] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[4]  UITS Support Center hiring part-time consultants 

Do you like to help people with technology? Join the UITS Support Center and become part of an award-winning team. Consultants provide technical assistance to all IU and IU-supported affiliates in person and over phone, email, and chat. You'll learn a lot and be paid for it, too.

Applicants must have prior customer service experience, proven technical know-how, excellent communication skills, and the ability to speak English clearly and well.

View job details and apply: http://iute.ch/1iNXtG5

June 25, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now

Reminders

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

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Musical Attractions

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating in May or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Conductors’ Orchestra applications accepted now

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 10th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra. The orchestra plays regularly for the Orchestral Conducting Classes and usually start its service on the 2nd or 3rd week of classes (start-of-service date will be announced).  Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one or more Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals and the IU Fall Ballet. The pay scale will be $15 per hour.

If you are interested in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, instrument, degree program/year and Student ID number by Sunday, August 24th, 2014.  Please don't add any additional text to your message besides this required information and remember to include your name and instrument on the message's subject.  This will serve as your application. No audition is necessary. Admission will generally be based on seniority but will not be limited to this criteria. The application results and the orchestra's roster will be announced on the PED website on the first week of classes (no personal emails will be sent).

Please be aware that attendance will be required for all services. The Instrumental Conducting Class takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00am-11:00am in MA 454 in addition to the services for the choral and ballet departments (specific dates/times to be determined).

Excused absences for special circumstances must be approved by the manager and all players must find a suitable substitute for any missed services.  Unexcused/unannounced absences will not be tolerated and will result in dismissal from the ensemble.

**You also must have a social security card to be eligible for payment**

The following positions are available: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass.

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

_________________________________________________________________

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

The Auto-W Deadline for summer classes that began on Monday, June 9 is Sunday, June 29. 

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, June 29) 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 June 29).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).   

After the Auto-W deadline, you need the approval of the instructor of the course, the chair of the department that offers the course, and the Music Graduate office in order to drop a class. 

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 if you drop a class after Sunday, June 22 you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Musical Attractions

Are you or your group looking for outside performance opportunities? Register with the Office of Musical Attractions, a "not-for-profit booking service representing student artists at the IU Jacobs School of Music. [The Office arranges] for music majors to perform for banquets, weddings, receptions, conferences, dedication ceremonies, and other special occasions."

For contact information, see http://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/attractions/index.shtml

June 18, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a summer class

Reminders

[2] Summer schedule adjustment (reminder)

[3] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work – reminder)

[4] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline (reminder)

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Academic Calendar

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating in May or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a summer class

The Auto-W Deadline for summer classes that began on Monday, June 9 is Sunday, June 29. 

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, June 29) 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 June 29).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on OneStart (http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/dropadd.shtml#edrop).   

After the Auto-W deadline, you need the approval of the instructor of the course, the chair of the department that offers the course, and the Music Graduate office in order to drop a class. 

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 if you drop a class after Sunday, June 22 you will not get any refund of tuition for a dropped course.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Summer schedule adjustment (reminder)

The last day to drop a summer class with a 50% refund of tuition (for those classes that started on June 9) is Sunday, June 22. 

There is a $23 fee that is charged for each dropped class.  There is no fee to add a class at this point (as long as you are already registered in something for the summer).  If you haven’t enrolled yet and are registering late, there is a $60 late registration fee (and at this point in the summer you must petition for permission to register late).

All schedule adjustment and summer registration needs to take place using the eDrop/eAdd system.  Instructions on how to use that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work - reminder)

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

This summer, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process.  We will also go over dissertation/final project guidelines. 

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline (reminder)

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: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam

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

Research and write/compose the document

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

Research director approval to distribute

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

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks

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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[6]  Academic Calendar

The official calendar of the Office of the Registrar contains a comprehensive list of key dates, including the start and end of the semester, breaks, as well as dates for registration, withdrawing from classes, and others. Official calendars for the current and following semester are always accessible here:

http://registrar.indiana.edu/offcalen.shtml

June 11, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] Summer schedule adjustment

[2] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work)

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

Reminders

[4] A note about the 6 week summer session and schedule adjustment (reminder)

[5] Fall and summer registration (reminder – last chance to register for summer without late fees!)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Student Academic Appointment Vacancies

 

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating this week or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer schedule adjustment

The last day to drop a summer class with a 100% refund of tuition (for those classes that started on June 9) is Sunday, June 15.  The last day to drop a class with a 50% refund of tuition is Sunday, June 22.

If you drop a class after Sunday, June 15 and add another class in its place, you will still lose tuition for the dropped class and will have to pay full tuition for the added class.  There is no even exchange fees in the summer.

There is a $23 fee that is charged for each dropped class.  There is no fee to add a class at this point (as long as you are already registered in something for the summer).  If you haven’t enrolled yet and are registering late, there is a $60 late registration fee.

All schedule adjustment and summer registration needs to take place using the eDrop/eAdd system.  Instructions on how to use that system are here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/change-registration/drop-add.shtml.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of course work)

To all doctoral students:

If you are finishing course work and are approaching exams, we invite you to attend the Music Graduate Office's information session on written and oral qualifying exams, candidacy, and dissertations/final projects. 

This summer, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

We will provide a packet of useful information and outline the qualifying exam process.  We will also go over dissertation/final project guidelines. 

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

_________________________________________________________________

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

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

Detailed information can be found here:

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: must be approved by music theory department before oral qualifying exam

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

Research and write/compose the document

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

Research director approval to distribute

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

Research committee approval

Up to 8 weeks

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4] A note about the 6 week summer session and schedule adjustment (reminder)

Although it is possible to adjust your schedule up until the end of the first week of classes and get a 100% refund for a dropped class, please keep in mind that in the accelerated summer session missing just a day or two of class means missing a large part of your course material for that subject.  So if you decide to drop a class and hope to add another class in its place, it would be best that you make that change within the first two days of classes.  Waiting until the end of the first week of classes to add a new course would be difficult (just because of the amount of course material you will have already missed).  That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, I just wanted to point out that it will make your life easier if you make that type of schedule change early in the week rather than late.

Also, please note that grades in the summer are treated just like any semester, so you have to maintain a semester (or, in this case, summer) grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Fall registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 changes to 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 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[6] 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/

June 4, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New announcements

[1] A note about the 6 week summer session and schedule adjustment

Reminders

[2] IU e-mail accounts (reminder)

[3] Fall and summer registration (reminder – last chance to register for summer without late fees!)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] IU Recreational Sports

 

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating this week or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] A note about the 6 week summer session and schedule adjustment

Although it is possible to adjust your schedule up until the end of the first week of classes and get a 100% refund for a dropped class, please keep in mind that in the accelerated summer session missing just a day or two of class means missing a large part of your course material for that subject.  So if you decide to drop a class and hope to add another class in its place, it would be best that you make that change within the first two days of classes.  Waiting until the end of the first week of classes to add a new course would be difficult (just because of the amount of course material you will have already missed).  That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, I just wanted to point out that it will make your life easier if you make that type of schedule change early in the week rather than late.

Also, please note that grades in the summer are treated just like any semester, so you have to maintain a semester (or, in this case, summer) grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] IU e-mail accounts (reminder)

The Music Graduate Office often needs to send important notices and reminders to graduate students, and to do this we usually use e-mail. E-mail is considered an official form of communication by Indiana University, and it is each student's responsibility to regularly check your IU e-mail accounts. You can set your IU e-mail account up so that it is automatically forwarded to another account if that is helpful to you.  For instructions on how to forward your IU e-mail, see here: http://kb.indiana.edu./data/beoj.html.

Remember, it is your responsibility to check your IU e-mail account regularly.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall and summer registration (reminder – last chance to register for summer without late fees!)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer and fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer and fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4145/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of ClassesPay close attention to the text notes in each class entry because those text notes will tell you when the class is meeting.  The majority of summer classes will meet from June 9 to July 18, but there are some classes that meet at different times throughout the summer.

The last day to register for summer without late registration fees is Sunday, June 8.

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[4] IU Recreational Sports

If you are enrolled this summer, take advantage of the IU Recreational Sports offerings (if you have the time).  Details are here: http://www.iurecsports.org/.

May 29, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New Announcements

[1] IU e-mail accounts

Reminders

[2] Summer – initial registration and schedule adjustment (IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANY STUDENT ENROLLING IN SUMMER CLASSES)

[3] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Academic Calendar

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating this week or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] IU e-mail accounts

The Music Graduate Office often needs to send important notices and reminders to graduate students, and to do this we usually use e-mail. E-mail is considered an official form of communication by Indiana University, and it is each student's responsibility to regularly check your IU e-mail accounts. You can set your IU e-mail account up so that it is automatically forwarded to another account if that is helpful to you.  For instructions on how to forward your IU e-mail, see here: http://kb.indiana.edu./data/beoj.html.

Remember, it is your responsibility to check your IU e-mail account regularly.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Summer – initial registration and schedule adjustment (IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANY STUDENT ENROLLING IN SUMMER CLASSES - reminder)

We have just been informed that because of the peculiarities of the summer schedule that the JSoM has this summer, schedule adjustment and initial registration will potentially cause some students to be charged incorrect fees if they register for the first time between May 13 and Sunday, June 8 or if they drop a class between May 13 and Sunday, June 15.  We want you to be aware of this so that you can monitor your account closely and let the Music Graduate Office know if you are charged anything that you should not be charged.  This is complicated, so please read this information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

If you have not yet registered for the summer and want to register for a class that starts on June 9, then you will be erroneously charged a $60 late registration fee. 

If you are charged that fee between May 13 (yesterday) and Friday, June 6, the fee will be waived around June 9.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 9.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

If you are charged that fee between Friday, June 6 and Sunday, June 8, then the fee will be waived around June 20. You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 20.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

If you register on June 9 (or later), then you will have to pay that late registration fee.

If you have already registered for summer and are just adding a class, there is no charge.

If you have already registered for a summer class that starts on June 9 and you drop that class between May 13 and June 15, you will be erroneously charged a late drop fee of $23. 

If you are charged that fee between May 13 (yesterday) and Friday, June 6, the fee will be waived around June 9.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 9.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

If you drop a class between June 6 and June 15, the fee will be waived around June 20.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 20.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.

If you drop a class on June 16 or later, then you will have to pay the late drop fee.

There is a 100% fee refund for dropped classes through June 15 (as long as the class starts on June 9).

There is a 50% fee refund for dropped classes between June 16 and June 22.  After that, there is no refund for dropped classes.

The Automatic-W deadline (and the last day to drop a summer class that starts on June 9) is June 29.

If you are registered for a class that started on May 13, then the fees will be charged correctly to your record.  Please note the following for the classes that started on May 13:

Late registration has already started for classes that started on May 13 ($60 late registration fee).

The last day to drop a class without a fee is Monday, May 19.  If you drop a class that started on May 13 after May 19, you will be charged a $23 late drop fee.

The last day for a 100% refund of tuition is Monday, May 19.

The last day for a 50% refund of tuition is Tuesday, May 27.  After that, there is no refund for dropped classes.

The Automatic-W deadline (and the last day to drop a summer class that started on May 13) is Monday, June 9. 

Any schedule adjustment fees of $8.50 are correct.  The only fees this involves are initial registration fees ($60) and late drop fees ($23).

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer and fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer and fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4145/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of ClassesPay close attention to the text notes in each class entry because those text notes will tell you when the class is meeting.  The majority of summer classes will meet from June 9 to July 18, but there are some classes that meet at different times throughout the summer.

The last day to register for summer without late registration fees is Sunday, June 8.

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Academic Calendar

The official calendar of the Office of the Registrar contains a comprehensive list of key dates, including the start and end of the semester, breaks, as well as dates for registration, withdrawing from classes, and others. Official calendars for the current and following semester are always accessible here: 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/offcalen.shtml

May 14, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New Announcements

[1] Summer – initial registration and schedule adjustment (IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANY STUDENT ENROLLING IN SUMMER CLASSES)

Reminders

[2] Final Spring Semester Grades (reminder)

[3] Free voice lessons (reminder)

[4] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating this week or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer – initial registration and schedule adjustment (IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ANY STUDENT ENROLLING IN SUMMER CLASSES)

We have just been informed that because of the peculiarities of the summer schedule that the JSoM has this summer, schedule adjustment and initial registration will potentially cause some students to be charged incorrect fees if they register for the first time between May 13 and Sunday, June 8 or if they drop a class between May 13 and Sunday, June 15.  We want you to be aware of this so that you can monitor your account closely and let the Music Graduate Office know if you are charged anything that you should not be charged.  This is complicated, so please read this information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

  1. If you have not yet registered for the summer and want to register for a class that starts on June 9, then you will be erroneously charged a $60 late registration fee. 
  • If you are charged that fee between May 13 (yesterday) and Friday, June 6, the fee will be waived around June 9.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 9.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.
  • If you are charged that fee between Friday, June 6 and Sunday, June 8, then the fee will be waived around June 20. You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 20.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.
  • If you register on June 9 (or later), then you will have to pay that late registration fee.
  • If you have already registered for summer and are just adding a class, there is no charge.
  1. If you have already registered for a summer class that starts on June 9 and you drop that class between May 13 and June 15, you will be erroneously charged a late drop fee of $23. 
  • If you are charged that fee between May 13 (yesterday) and Friday, June 6, the fee will be waived around June 9.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 9.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.
  • If you drop a class between June 6 and June 15, the fee will be waived around June 20.  You will see the fee on your account up to that point but it should be removed by June 20.  If you still see the fee on your account at that point, please contact the Music Graduate Office.
  • If you drop a class on June 16 or later, then you will have to pay the late drop fee.
  • There is a 100% fee refund for dropped classes through June 15 (as long as the class starts on June 9).
  • There is a 50% fee refund for dropped classes between June 16 and June 22.  After that, there is no refund for dropped classes.
  • The Automatic-W deadline (and the last day to drop a summer class that starts on June 9) is June 29.
  1. If you are registered for a class that started on May 13, then the fees will be charged correctly to your record.  Please note the following for the classes that started on May 13:
  • Late registration has already started for classes that started on May 13 ($60 late registration fee).
  • The last day to drop a class without a fee is Monday, May 19.  If you drop a class that started on May 13 after May 19, you will be charged a $23 late drop fee.
  • The last day for a 100% refund of tuition is Monday, May 19.
  • The last day for a 50% refund of tuition is Tuesday, May 27.  After that, there is no refund for dropped classes.
  • The Automatic-W deadline (and the last day to drop a summer class that started on May 13) is Monday, June 9. 

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Final Spring Semester Grades (reminder)

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after May 14.  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."

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

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Free voice lessons (reminder)

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take free voice lessons from members of the graduate voice pedagogy course. Lessons would begin the week of May 19 and end by July 1. Volunteers would receive ten lessons for no charge and no credit. The lessons would take place at the mutual convenience of the student and assigned teacher, but one lesson would have to take place in front of the class from 12:40 to 1:15 M-F. Those lessons would be from June 23-27. Interested students should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer and fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer and fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4145/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of ClassesPay close attention to the text notes in each class entry because those text notes will tell you when the class is meeting.  The majority of summer classes will meet from June 9 to July 18, but there are some classes that meet at different times throughout the summer.

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[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.  However, you should wait until spring grades are official if you need your transcript to include your spring grades.

If you are graduating and you need your transcript to include your graduation date, you should wait until after May 23 to order your transcript. 

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml

May 9, 2014

Graduate Students,

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

New Announcements

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades

[2] Free voice lessons

Reminders

[3] Course announcement for summer: MUS-F 531 and MUS-F 533 (reminder)

[4] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] Transcripts and Diplomas

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from these announcements in early fall if you are graduating this week or in the summer (unless you are staying for another program), so please be patient with them until then.

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

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Final Spring Semester Grades

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after May 14.  You will not receive a paper copy of your grades in the mail.

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."

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

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Free voice lessons

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take free voice lessons from members of the graduate voice pedagogy course. Lessons would begin the week of May 19 and end by July 1. Volunteers would receive ten lessons for no charge and no credit. The lessons would take place at the mutual convenience of the student and assigned teacher, but one lesson would have to take place in front of the class from 12:40 to 1:15 M-F. Those lessons would be from June 23-27. Interested students should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Course announcement for summer: MUS-F 531 and MUS-F 533 (reminder)

Interested in orchestral, band, or choral conducting? Enroll for 1-credit in Score Reading this summer and work on your skills. This introductory course focuses on the most common instrumental and vocal transpositions, including c-soprano clef (instrumental transpositions in A), c-alto clef (transpositions in D and violas), c-tenor clef (instruments in B and Bb), and c-mezzo-soprano clef (instrumental transpositions in F – horns, english horn). The course also includes weekly practice in fixed-do solfege, aural dictation (2-, 3-, and 4-part), and playing orchestral and choral music from open score at the piano. Orchestral works studied will include Haydn Symphony No. 33 and Beethoven Symphony No. 4, plus several excerpts from major choral/orchestral choral scores.

 Undergraduate and graduate students from any major field are welcome.

 Enroll in F461 (undergraduate), F531 (graduate) or F533 (advanced).

 To enroll, please email Prof. Gray for permission: wjgray@indiana.edu. Prof. Gray will approve your request, and send a message to the undergraduate or graduate office to permit your registration.

 Since this is a 1-credit course, the work-load for the class is quite modest. 15 minutes per day of practice will enable the student to easily keep up with the class work.

 ENROLL TODAY!

 Dr. William Jon Gray

Choral Department

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Office: Music Annex 066

1201 East Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

Office Phone: 812-855-5028

Cellular Phone: 812-322-6594

Email: wjgray@indiana.edu

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer and fall 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer and fall.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4145/MUS/index.shtml is a direct link to the summer Schedule of ClassesPay close attention to the text notes in each class entry because those text notes will tell you when the class is meeting.  The majority of summer classes will meet from June 9 to July 18, but there are some classes that meet at different times throughout the summer.

We are slightly altering the program planning sheet.  Now there is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category:

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 first minor category, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about the changes to 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.  

To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on the OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), then click on the "Student Self-Service" button on the left side of the page. Next, click on the Go to Student Center link.  From that page, click on My Academics and Grades.  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc.  The Academic Advisement Report has a breakdown of all of your requirements and tracks which requirements you have already completed.  It is an incredibly useful tool to use while you decide what to take in the future semesters.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[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.  However, you should wait until spring grades are official if you need your transcript to include your spring grades.

If you are graduating and you need your transcript to include your graduation date, you should wait until after May 23 to order your transcript. 

Information on diplomas is available here: http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/graduation/diploma.shtml