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

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

musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Prof. Eric Isaacson), Director
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Academic Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (John Porter), 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 2014

April 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] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2014

[2] Time Limits for Completing Programs

[3] Performance Proficiency – final reminder

[4] MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (required for all MM Voice majors) will NOT be offered in spring 2015

[5] New Accelerated Italian Grammar course focused on Opera

Reminders

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

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

[8] GPSO Research Compliance Workshop (reminder)

[9] WTS dissertation Write In 2014: call for applications (deadline April 21 - reminder)

[10] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[11] 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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

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[1] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2014

If you are planning to graduate in May 2014 or 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 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.  Please note that both May and August graduates who choose to go through the commencement ceremony will all attend the May 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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[2] Time Limit for Completing Programs

Please keep in mind the following time limits for completing graduate and diploma programs at IU.  It should take much less time to finish these degree, but here is the maximum amount of time allowed.

Master’s degree: students in the master’s program must complete all requirements within seven years of starting the program.  The only exception is MA students in Musicology, who must complete their degree within five years.  http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/music/2013-2014/graduate/general-masters/time-limit.shtml

Doctoral degree: students in all doctoral programs must complete all requirements within the following time limits.  1) all coursework must be completed and the first qualifying exam must be taken within 7 years of starting the program.  2) all qualifying exams must be completed within one calendar year of the first qualifying exam date.  3) the degree must then be finished within 7 calendar years after the oral exam is passed.  http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/music/2013-2014/graduate/general-doctoral/time-limits.shtml

Diploma programs: all diploma programs have a five year time limit from the date of first enrollment to complete the program. Within those five years, students can register for a maximum of four semesters.  http://www.indiana.edu/~bulletin/iub/music/2013-2014/graduate/diploma-programs/index.shtml

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[3] Performance Proficiency – final reminder

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

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

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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] MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (required for all MM Voice majors) will NOT be offered in spring 2015

Attention graduate voice majors: E594, required of all master’s students, will be offered this summer, fall of 2014, and summer of 2015. It will NOT be offered in the spring semester of 2015. The enrollment cap for the course is 18 for the fall, and that cannot be raised. Please consider taking the course this summer from May 13 through July 3. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu. Again, if you don’t take it this summer and the course is full in the fall, your next opportunity will be summer of 2015.

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[5] New Accelerated Italian Grammar course focused on Opera

In fall 2014, the French and Italian department will offer a Italian grammar course called FRIT-M 110 Italian Language through Opera (4 cr.).  This class will count towards the Italian grammar requirement for music majors in the same way that FRIT-M 115 Accelerated Elementary Italian would.  So if you take FRIT-M 110 and earn a grade of “C” or higher, it will fulfill the Italian grammar requirement for the Voice degree, for Performer and Artist Diploma students, and also for the DM in Choral Conducting.  It is the equivalent of one year of Italian grammar.

Here is the course description:

FRIT-M 110 Italian Language through Opera (4 cr.) P: Consent of department. An analysis of the Italian language through a close reading of the librettos of the major Italian operas. Combines language lessons of M100 and M150 into one semester. Recommended for music students with previous foreign language experience. Students who complete M110 cannot also receive credit for M100, M115, or M150. 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4148/FRIT/FRIT-M110.shtml has the class meeting time.  If you want to enroll in this class, you will need to email fritusw@indiana.edu or submit the online form here: http://www.indiana.edu/~frithome/undergraduate/italian/placement.shtml#permissions for authorization.

If there is enough enrollment, the Italian department will plan to offer the course regularly (though we have no guarantee that it will be offered again in the future).

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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 summer (Saturday, June 28), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, May 2.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

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

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

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

If spring 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 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 5 and 6; if you do not enroll in summer courses, you should plan to retake the exams on August 18 and 19.
 
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.

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[8] GPSO Research Compliance Workshop (reminder)

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization is excited to announce a partnership with the Office of Research to present the

2014 Research Compliance Workshop

On April 22nd from 6:00-7:30 PM

Walnut Room, in the IMU 

Presented by 

Stephanie Roberts - Associate Director, Research Compliance, Office of Research Compliance

and

Casey Mumaw - Research Compliance Consultant, Human Subjects Office, Office of Research Compliance 

Topics will include responsible conduct of research and research integrity, research compliance (chemical/lab safety, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, etc.), and research misconduct. Don’t miss this opportunity to insure your valuable research time is legitimate and legal. 

Snacks will be provided by the GPSO. 

If you would like to attend, please RSVP here. Thank you!

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[9] WTS dissertation Write In 2014: call for applications (deadline April 21 - reminder)

Dear Dissertator,

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) invites you to participate in our Summer 2014 Dissertation Write In! WTS would like to continue its very successful dissertation writers’ groups by facilitating an intensive, multi-day “Write In” for graduate students interested in devoting significant time to their dissertation during a 2-week period in early summer (May 12–May 23). The Write In offers a chance to write alongside other dissertators. Rather than a peer review group aimed at providing feedback it is a program intended to jump-start productive habits that writers can continue for the remainder of the summer.

More information and a link to the application can be found here: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml.

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[10] 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. 

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[11]  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/ 

April 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] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

[2] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in spring 2014)

[3] GPSO Research Compliance Workshop

[4] WTS dissertation Write In 2014: call for applications (deadline April 21)

Reminders

[5] Fall and summer registration (reminder)

[6] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies (reminder)

[7] Some course announcements for fall and summer (reminder)

[8] Important information regarding voice pedagogy in summer 2014 and spring 2015 (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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] 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 28), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, May 2.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

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

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (JS120).

The only time the exam will be offered this summer is on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

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[2] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in spring 2014)

If spring 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 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 5 and 6; if you do not enroll in summer courses, you should plan to retake the exams on August 18 and 19.
 
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.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] GPSO Research Compliance Workshop

The Graduate and Professional Student Organization is excited to announce a partnership with the Office of Research to present the

2014 Research Compliance Workshop

On April 22nd from 6:00-7:30 PM

Walnut Room, in the IMU

Presented by

Stephanie Roberts - Associate Director, Research Compliance, Office of Research Compliance

and

Casey Mumaw - Research Compliance Consultant, Human Subjects Office, Office of Research Compliance 

Topics will include responsible conduct of research and research integrity, research compliance (chemical/lab safety, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, etc.), and research misconduct. Don’t miss this opportunity to insure your valuable research time is legitimate and legal 

Snacks will be provided by the GPSO. 

If you would like to attend, please RSVP here. Thank you!

_________________________________________________________________

[4] WTS dissertation Write In 2014: call for applications (deadline April 21)

Dear Dissertator,

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) invites you to participate in our Summer 2014 Dissertation Write In! WTS would like to continue its very successful dissertation writers’ groups by facilitating an intensive, multi-day “Write In” for graduate students interested in devoting significant time to their dissertation during a 2-week period in early summer (May 12–May 23). The Write In offers a chance to write alongside other dissertators. Rather than a peer review group aimed at providing feedback it is a program intended to jump-start productive habits that writers can continue for the remainder of the summer.

More information and a link to the application can be found here: http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml.

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[5] 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. 

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[6] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies (reminder)

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

* Every student participating in a chamber group must be enrolled in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music  

* 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.

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[7] Some course announcements for fall and summer (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 2014.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

 

The following courses will be offered in SUMMER 2014:

Subject catalog number - MUS-R 571
Class title – Opera Workshop
Class number - 10814
Class meeting time - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12:40-2:50 pm
Instructor name - Prof. Patricia Stiles

Have you considered OpShop MUS-R 571 for Your summer?   

The class will meet Monday through Thursday, 12:40-2:50pm and will offer the following:

1. Audition Training

2. Study, Rehearsal and Performance of Scenes from operas/operettas/musicals       in MC301,

            There will be performances in other venues in Bloomington!!!

3. Acting Exercises, Role Preparation, Stage Movement, Diction, etc.

4. Information Sessions on having a Career as a Singer!

Please contact me, pstiles@indiana.edu, if you are interested.  I will tailor the repertoire to the students who are enrolled! This class is also appropriate for students in the EMI, as it is my intention to program scenes from at least one Handel opera.

 

********CORRECTION – MUS-T 561 will be offered in the summer 2014, not in the fall********************

Subject catalog number - MUS-T 561
Class title - The Concerto from Mozart to Brahms
Class number - 15357
Class meeting time - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3.00-5.00 pm
Instructor name - Prof. Roman Ivanovitch

Analytical survey of the concerto from the middle of the eighteenth century through the late nineteenth century. The genre represents a remarkable strand of continuity through centuries of shifting stylistic principles. Although we shall begin by briefly examining the concerto’s early Italian roots and its complicated treatment at the hands of Bach, the initial heart of the matter will be the watershed fusion of dramatic and sonata procedures in Mozart’s celebrated examples. Continuing through Beethoven’s remarkable concertos, we shall proceed onwards through the later nineteenth century: the concerto in the age of virtuosity (whose preeminent exemplars might well have been shaped through traditions beyond the Mozart-Beethoven axis, such as the French violin or the London piano schools).

Although a constant point of emphasis will be the analysis of formal processes, it is impossible to study the concerto without also considering vital aesthetic matters: how do composers successfully integrate performative prowess and virtuosity with compositional substance or expressiveness (a matter about which commentators have complained for as long as the concerto has existed)? What is the status of the text in relation to performance? (To what extent should one play only what is written? And how is one to analyze a text whose fundamental quality comes alive only in performance?) Moreover, how is the concerto affected by the shifting cultural forces of music production around the turn of the nineteenth century (including the rise of the travelling virtuoso, changes in systems of musical patronage, and the dominance of the aesthetic of absolute music)? Not to be forgotten, of course, are issues concerning the practical traditions of improvisation (as seen in cadenzas, for instance). The genre, then, must be approached from many angles—and we shall do just that.

Examples will be drawn from canonical works, and also—in particular—from concertos of special interest to participants in the class. The workload will include analysis, reading, or listening in advance of a class, several short analytical vignettes, and a longer paper for the end of the summer session.

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The following courses will be offered in FALL 2014:

Subject catalog number - MUS-E 582
Class title - Methods & Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz
Class number - 30476
Class meeting time - Tuesday, Thursday, 11:15 am to 12:05 p.m.
Instructor name - Prof. Patrice Madura

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.

 

Subject catalog number - MUS-M 502

Class title - The Masses of Josquin Des Prez

Class number - 12831

Class meeting time - Mo We 1:00-2:15PM - Music Addition MA 404

Instructor name: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

Course description: Martin Luther and Pope Leo X may not have agreed on much, but in one thing they were united—they both loved the music of Josquin Des Prez.  If we did not know about their other disagreements, this would surely come as no surprise, for Josquin was the most celebrated composer of the Renaissance and his music was held for centuries as the model of compositional excellence and contrapuntal mastery. The fearless students who take this class will be treated to what amounts to a practical encyclopedia of Renaissance compositional technique. By studying a number of exemplary Masses in original notation and transcription, students will become familiar with the composer's style; learn to recognize different kinds of cantus firmus treatments and organizational devices; and in general learn to judge the quality of, and speak knowledgeably about, Renaissance Mass composition. Class attendance is mandatory. The evaluation will be largely based on a semester-long project.

Pre-Requisites: MUS-M 541 and T 508, or equivalents by examination.

Assignments and grading: participation, presentations, and a semester-long analytical project.

Subject catalog number - MUS-M 603

Class title – Methods of Mus. Scholarship: Italian Translation (3 cr)

Class number – 9795

Class meeting time: Tu 2:30-5:30PM • Room: M 263 (Music Library, second floor)

Instructor name: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

Course description: Music-relevant texts pose special problems that are seldom addressed in language courses. In this class we will develop strategies to cope with issues arising when translating from the Italian. The texts will be of different typologies (narrative, musicological, theoretical, libretto, manuscript, poetry, etc.), to offer a wide range of possible materials. A typical class will be divided into two parts: in the first part we will compare and discuss assigned translations; in the second I will introduce a new typology of text, which we will translate together. I will conclude the class by presenting tools and techniques especially relevant to the particular text typology discussed. No previous formal instruction in Italian is required, but I expect students to possess a good working knowledge of the grammar and basic vocabulary.

Prerequisites: The class is primarily meant for Ph.D. students in Music Theory or Musicology. Interested students in other programs are welcome to contact the instructor.

_________________________________________________________________

[8] Important information regarding voice pedagogy in summer 2014 and spring 2015.

Prof. Horne has given us the following information regarding vocal pedagogy classes.

Please be aware that E594 (Master’s level voice pedagogy) will not be offered in the spring of 2015. 

Your options for that class are Summer, 2014; Fall, 2014; and Summer, 2015. 

After that, it will be offered every semester again. Please plan accordingly. The enrollment cap for the class is 18 students.

Change in class time for MUS-E 494/594 (Voice Pedagogy) this summer - no more 8am!

I’ve received a number of comments about E494/E594 over the summer regarding the 8:00AM meeting time. We have re-worked the schedule – the new times are below:

MUS-E 494/594: 12:40-1:40p, D, MA007

MUS-E 694 remains at its current listing: 9:10-10:10a, D, MA007

MUS-V 150: Italian Diction 1:50-2:40p, MWF, MA007

_________________________________________________________________

[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/

April 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] Fall and summer registration

[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policies

[3] Some course announcements for fall and summer

[4] Important information regarding voice pedagogy in summer 2014 and spring 2015

Reminders

[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] 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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Fall and summer registration

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.  The first day of fall registration on OneStart will be Monday, April 7.  Summer registration has already started.

 

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] 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.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Some course announcements for fall and summer (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 2014.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

 

The following courses will be offered in SUMMER 2014:

Subject catalog number - MUS-R 571
Class title – Opera Workshop
Class number - 10814
Class meeting time - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 12:40-2:50 pm
Instructor name - Prof. Patricia Stiles

Have you considered OpShop MUS-R 571 for Your summer?   

The class will meet Monday through Thursday, 12:40-2:50pm and will offer the following:

1. Audition Training

2. Study, Rehearsal and Performance of Scenes from operas/operettas/musicals       in MC301,

            There will be performances in other venues in Bloomington!!!

3. Acting Exercises, Role Preparation, Stage Movement, Diction, etc.

4. Information Sessions on having a Career as a Singer!

Please contact me, pstiles@indiana.edu, if you are interested.  I will tailor the repertoire to the students who are enrolled! This class is also appropriate for students in the EMI, as it is my intention to program scenes from at least one Handel opera.

 

********CORRECTION – MUS-T 561 will be offered in the summer 2014, not in the fall********************

Subject catalog number - MUS-T 561
Class title - The Concerto from Mozart to Brahms
Class number - 15357
Class meeting time - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3.00-5.00 pm
Instructor name - Prof. Roman Ivanovitch

Analytical survey of the concerto from the middle of the eighteenth century through the late nineteenth century. The genre represents a remarkable strand of continuity through centuries of shifting stylistic principles. Although we shall begin by briefly examining the concerto’s early Italian roots and its complicated treatment at the hands of Bach, the initial heart of the matter will be the watershed fusion of dramatic and sonata procedures in Mozart’s celebrated examples. Continuing through Beethoven’s remarkable concertos, we shall proceed onwards through the later nineteenth century: the concerto in the age of virtuosity (whose preeminent exemplars might well have been shaped through traditions beyond the Mozart-Beethoven axis, such as the French violin or the London piano schools).

Although a constant point of emphasis will be the analysis of formal processes, it is impossible to study the concerto without also considering vital aesthetic matters: how do composers successfully integrate performative prowess and virtuosity with compositional substance or expressiveness (a matter about which commentators have complained for as long as the concerto has existed)? What is the status of the text in relation to performance? (To what extent should one play only what is written? And how is one to analyze a text whose fundamental quality comes alive only in performance?) Moreover, how is the concerto affected by the shifting cultural forces of music production around the turn of the nineteenth century (including the rise of the travelling virtuoso, changes in systems of musical patronage, and the dominance of the aesthetic of absolute music)? Not to be forgotten, of course, are issues concerning the practical traditions of improvisation (as seen in cadenzas, for instance). The genre, then, must be approached from many angles—and we shall do just that.

Examples will be drawn from canonical works, and also—in particular—from concertos of special interest to participants in the class. The workload will include analysis, reading, or listening in advance of a class, several short analytical vignettes, and a longer paper for the end of the summer session.

*************************************************************************************************

 

The following courses will be offered in FALL 2014:

Subject catalog number - MUS-E 582
Class title - Methods & Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz
Class number - 30476
Class meeting time - Tuesday, Thursday, 11:15 am to 12:05 p.m.
Instructor name - Prof. Patrice Madura

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.

 

Subject catalog number - MUS-M 502

Class title - The Masses of Josquin Des Prez

Class number - 12831

Class meeting time - Mo We 1:00-2:15PM - Music Addition MA 404

Instructor name: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

Course description: Martin Luther and Pope Leo X may not have agreed on much, but in one thing they were united—they both loved the music of Josquin Des Prez.  If we did not know about their other disagreements, this would surely come as no surprise, for Josquin was the most celebrated composer of the Renaissance and his music was held for centuries as the model of compositional excellence and contrapuntal mastery. The fearless students who take this class will be treated to what amounts to a practical encyclopedia of Renaissance compositional technique. By studying a number of exemplary Masses in original notation and transcription, students will become familiar with the composer's style; learn to recognize different kinds of cantus firmus treatments and organizational devices; and in general learn to judge the quality of, and speak knowledgeably about, Renaissance Mass composition. Class attendance is mandatory. The evaluation will be largely based on a semester-long project.

Pre-Requisites: MUS-M 541 and T 508, or equivalents by examination.

Assignments and grading: participation, presentations, and a semester-long analytical project.

Subject catalog number - MUS-M 603

Class title – Methods of Mus. Scholarship: Italian Translation (3 cr)

Class number – 9795

Class meeting time: Tu 2:30-5:30PM • Room: M 263 (Music Library, second floor)

Instructor name: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

Course description: Music-relevant texts pose special problems that are seldom addressed in language courses. In this class we will develop strategies to cope with issues arising when translating from the Italian. The texts will be of different typologies (narrative, musicological, theoretical, libretto, manuscript, poetry, etc.), to offer a wide range of possible materials. A typical class will be divided into two parts: in the first part we will compare and discuss assigned translations; in the second I will introduce a new typology of text, which we will translate together. I will conclude the class by presenting tools and techniques especially relevant to the particular text typology discussed. No previous formal instruction in Italian is required, but I expect students to possess a good working knowledge of the grammar and basic vocabulary.

Prerequisites: The class is primarily meant for Ph.D. students in Music Theory or Musicology. Interested students in other programs are welcome to contact the instructor.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Important information regarding voice pedagogy in summer 2014 and spring 2015.

Prof. Horne has given us the following information regarding vocal pedagogy classes.

Please be aware that E594 (Master’s level voice pedagogy) will not be offered in the spring of 2015. 

Your options for that class are Summer, 2014; Fall, 2014; and Summer, 2015. 

After that, it will be offered every semester again. Please plan accordingly. The enrollment cap for the class is 18 students.

Change in class time for MUS-E 494/594 (Voice Pedagogy) this summer - no more 8am!

I’ve received a number of comments about E494/E594 over the summer regarding the 8:00AM meeting time. We have re-worked the schedule – the new times are below:

MUS-E 494/594: 12:40-1:40p, D, MA007

MUS-E 694 remains at its current listing: 9:10-10:10a, D, MA007

MUS-V 150: Italian Diction 1:50-2:40p, MWF, MA007

_________________________________________________________________

[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 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).  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] 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/

March 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 and summer registration – we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets on Monday, March 31

[2] Some course announcements for fall

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

Reminders

[4] Some course announcements for summer (reminder)

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

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

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] 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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Fall and summer registration – we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets on Monday, March 31

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 fall starting on Monday, March 31.  We are already accepting summer program planning sheets.

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.  The first day of fall registration on OneStart will be Monday, April 7.  Summer registration has already started.

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

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 2014.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

Subject catalog number - MUS-T 561 (CORRECTION - THIS CLASS IS FOR SUMMER 2014)
Class title - The Concerto from Mozart to Brahms
Class number - 15357
Class meeting time - Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 3.00-5.00 pm
Instructor name - Prof. Roman Ivanovitch

Analytical survey of the concerto from the middle of the eighteenth century through the late nineteenth century. The genre represents a remarkable strand of continuity through centuries of shifting stylistic principles. Although we shall begin by briefly examining the concerto’s early Italian roots and its complicated treatment at the hands of Bach, the initial heart of the matter will be the watershed fusion of dramatic and sonata procedures in Mozart’s celebrated examples. Continuing through Beethoven’s remarkable concertos, we shall proceed onwards through the later nineteenth century: the concerto in the age of virtuosity (whose preeminent exemplars might well have been shaped through traditions beyond the Mozart-Beethoven axis, such as the French violin or the London piano schools).

Although a constant point of emphasis will be the analysis of formal processes, it is impossible to study the concerto without also considering vital aesthetic matters: how do composers successfully integrate performative prowess and virtuosity with compositional substance or expressiveness (a matter about which commentators have complained for as long as the concerto has existed)? What is the status of the text in relation to performance? (To what extent should one play only what is written? And how is one to analyze a text whose fundamental quality comes alive only in performance?) Moreover, how is the concerto affected by the shifting cultural forces of music production around the turn of the nineteenth century (including the rise of the travelling virtuoso, changes in systems of musical patronage, and the dominance of the aesthetic of absolute music)? Not to be forgotten, of course, are issues concerning the practical traditions of improvisation (as seen in cadenzas, for instance). The genre, then, must be approached from many angles—and we shall do just that.

Examples will be drawn from canonical works, and also—in particular—from concertos of special interest to participants in the class. The workload will include analysis, reading, or listening in advance of a class, several short analytical vignettes, and a longer paper for the end of the summer session.

 

Subject catalog number - MUS-M 502

Class title - The Masses of Josquin Des Prez

Class number - 12831

Class meeting time - Mo We 1:00-2:15PM - Music Addition MA 404

Instructor name: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

Course description: Martin Luther and Pope Leo X may not have agreed on much, but in one thing they were united—they both loved the music of Josquin Des Prez.  If we did not know about their other disagreements, this would surely come as no surprise, for Josquin was the most celebrated composer of the Renaissance and his music was held for centuries as the model of compositional excellence and contrapuntal mastery. The fearless students who take this class will be treated to what amounts to a practical encyclopedia of Renaissance compositional technique. By studying a number of exemplary Masses in original notation and transcription, students will become familiar with the composer's style; learn to recognize different kinds of cantus firmus treatments and organizational devices; and in general learn to judge the quality of, and speak knowledgeably about, Renaissance Mass composition. Class attendance is mandatory. The evaluation will be largely based on a semester-long project.

Pre-Requisites: MUS-M 541 and T 508, or equivalents by examination.

Assignments and grading: participation, presentations, and a semester-long analytical project.

Subject catalog number - MUS-M 603

Class title – Methods of Mus. Scholarship: Italian Translation (3 cr)

Class number – 9795

Class meeting time: Tu 2:30-5:30PM • Room: M 263 (Music Library, second floor)

Instructor name: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello (giovzano@indiana.edu)

Course description: Music-relevant texts pose special problems that are seldom addressed in language courses. In this class we will develop strategies to cope with issues arising when translating from the Italian. The texts will be of different typologies (narrative, musicological, theoretical, libretto, manuscript, poetry, etc.), to offer a wide range of possible materials. A typical class will be divided into two parts: in the first part we will compare and discuss assigned translations; in the second I will introduce a new typology of text, which we will translate together. I will conclude the class by presenting tools and techniques especially relevant to the particular text typology discussed. No previous formal instruction in Italian is required, but I expect students to possess a good working knowledge of the grammar and basic vocabulary.

Prerequisites: The class is primarily meant for Ph.D. students in Music Theory or Musicology. Interested students in other programs are welcome to contact the instructor.

 

_________________________________________________________________

[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 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).  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] Some course announcements for summer (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 2014.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-G 550 

Conducting New Music (2 credits)  P: Consent of instructor. 
class number 14693
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 13 – June 20), M005
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 100/MUS-K 400/MUS-K 710/MUS-K 810/MUS-K 910

Composition Lessons for majors, minors, outside area/other required credits general electives, and elective students.
Meeting times: arranged; first six weeks  (May 13 – June 20); 8 lessons.

Instructor: David Dzubay

MUS-N 561

MIDI and Computer Music

Class number 9117

Meeting time: 3:00 - 4:40 pm,  MWF, June 9 - August 1

Instructor: Alicyn Warren

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper.

This course is geared for those with little prior technical training.

Prerequisites: a modest working knowledge of personal computers, a basic understanding of rhythmic notation, and some previous experience making music (playing an instrument, singing in a choir, writing songs, etc.).

_________________________________________________________________

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

Here is a summary of the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] 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 11.

________________________________________________________________

[7] 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/

March 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] Some course announcements for summer

[2] Master’s degree ensemble policy

[3] Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship

Reminders

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

[5] Summer chamber music (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] Student Legal Services

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for the week of Spring Break (starting March 17) and will reopen on Monday, March 24.  Have a safe 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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Some course announcements for summer

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 2014.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-G 550 

Conducting New Music (2 credits)  P: Consent of instructor. 
class number 14693
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 13 – June 20), M005
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 100/MUS-K 400/MUS-K 710/MUS-K 810/MUS-K 910

Composition Lessons for majors, minors, outside area/other required credits general electives, and elective students.
Meeting times: arranged; first six weeks  (May 13 – June 20); 8 lessons.

Instructor: David Dzubay

MUS-N 561

MIDI and Computer Music

Class number 9117

Meeting time: 3:00 - 4:40 pm,  MWF, June 9 - August 1

Instructor: Alicyn Warren

MIDI and Computer Music is designed to teach both music majors and non-music majors the basics of the MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) system, its software, and the instruments commonly used with desktop MIDI workstations, such as synthesizers and digital samplers. Course work includes a series of creative projects, several quizzes, and a final paper.

This course is geared for those with little prior technical training.

Prerequisites: a modest working knowledge of personal computers, a basic understanding of rhythmic notation, and some previous experience making music (playing an instrument, singing in a choir, writing songs, etc.).

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Master’s degree ensemble policy

Here is a summary of the master’s degree ensemble policy.

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.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] 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 11.

_________________________________________________________________

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

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer. 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4145/MUS/MUS-X40.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 classes will meet from June 9 to July 18, but there are some classes that meet at different times throughout the summer.

Although you can submit your program planning sheet now, please note that summer registration will not begin on OneStart until March 26.  Because the Music Graduate Office will be closed for Spring Break, any program planning sheets submitted from today through Monday, March 24 will have a significantly delayed response.

Starting with summer registration, 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.

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. 

The Schedule of Classes for fall will be posted in late March.  Fall registration will begin on April 7, and we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets in late March or early April.  I will send out an email announcement once it is time for that process to begin.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Summer chamber music (reminder)

The Jacobs School of Music is very excited to announce that chamber music will be included in the curriculum for the Summer of 2014. 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 9–July 18. Each group will rehearse and perform during either the first three weeks or the last three weeks of that period. Participation will count toward chamber music required for your degree (if you need MUS-F 450 or MUS-F 550). Participants will receive two coachings per week (for a total of six) and will perform during the last of their three weeks. In addition, groups will benefit from entrepreneurship programming focused specifically on chamber music, provided by Project Jumpstart.

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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 6 pm in MC 036. There will be faculty representatives from string, brass, woodwind, and piano departments 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 one of the following departmental representatives:

Strings, Piano, and Percussion: Prof. Stephen Wyrczynski

Brass: Prof. Daniel Perantoni

Woodwinds: Prof. Kathleen McLean

Don’t forget to apply for the summer chamber music scholarship by the March 7 deadline (in the Music Admissions Office - JS 100).

_________________________________________________________________

[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://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/OA.shtml has details about the master’s degree Outside Area requirement and a link to the approval form.

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.  For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or guided electives, or the new Other Required Credits general elective option) are formally approved.

If you are choosing to complete the Other Required Credits general elective option instead of an outside area or minor, please email me to let me know (serbes@indiana.edu).

_________________________________________________________________

[7] 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/

March 6, 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 of Classes and registration

[2] Summer chamber music

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

Reminders

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

[5] One-day tabla (Indian drums) workshop and concert at India Studies – Friday, March 7 (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Academic Calendar

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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Summer Schedule of Classes and registration

You can now use the Schedule of Classes for summer 2014, and you can submit your program planning sheet for authorization to register for the summer. 

http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4145/MUS/MUS-X40.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 classes will meet from June 9 to July 18, but there are some classes that meet at different times throughout the summer.

Although you can submit your program planning sheet now, please note that summer registration will not begin on OneStart until March 26.

Starting with summer registration, 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.

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. 

The Schedule of Classes for fall will be posted in late March.  Fall registration will begin on April 7, and we will begin accepting fall program planning sheets in late March or early April.  I will send out an email announcement once it is time for that process to begin.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Summer chamber music

The Jacobs School of Music is very excited to announce that chamber music will be included in the curriculum for the Summer of 2014. 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 9–July 18. Each group will rehearse and perform during either the first three weeks or the last three weeks of that period. Participation will count toward chamber music required for your degree (if you need MUS-F 450 or MUS-F 550). Participants will receive two coachings per week (for a total of six) and will perform during the last of their three weeks. In addition, groups will benefit from entrepreneurship programming focused specifically on chamber music, provided by Project Jumpstart.

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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 6 pm in MC 036. There will be faculty representatives from string, brass, woodwind, and piano departments 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 one of the following departmental representatives:

Strings, Piano, and Percussion: Prof. Stephen Wyrczynski

Brass: Prof. Daniel Perantoni

Woodwinds: Prof. Kathleen McLean

Don’t forget to apply for the summer chamber music scholarship by the March 7 deadline (in the Music Admissions Office - JS 100).

_________________________________________________________________

[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://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/OA.shtml has details about the master’s degree Outside Area requirement and a link to the approval form.

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.  For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or guided electives, or the new Other Required Credits general elective option) are formally approved.

If you are choosing to complete the Other Required Credits general elective option instead of an outside area or minor, please email me to let me know (serbes@indiana.edu).

_________________________________________________________________

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

 

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2013 is Wednesday, March 12. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Wednesday, March 12) 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 12).

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 9 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 12.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] One-day tabla (Indian drums) workshop and concert at India Studies – Friday, March 7 (reminder)

Dear colleagues and friends of the Dhar India Studies Program:

I'm writing to inform you of an Indian music workshop that Dhar India Studies is running in two weeks' time.

We will be hosting the very well respected tabla player Vineet Vyas at India House on Friday March 7th.  He is a discipline of tabla maestro Kishan Maharaj (of the Benares school) and regularly accompanies sarod meastro Amjad Ali Khan on his North American tours.  He played with the Khans at their Lotus concert in September.

Vineet will conduct a free, half day workshop on Indian rhythmic systems (taal) and tabla techniques from 1pm to 5pm at India House (825 E. 8th St).  This will then be followed by an hour-long public demonstration of tabla from 5pm.

The workshop and concert are free and open to anyone.  We just ask that people register their interest in the workshop by emailing us at india@indiana.edu . People may, of course, attend just the concert at 5pm if they wish.  Students may bring their own drums with them, but it is not required.

________________________________________
Michael S. Dodson
Director, Dhar India Studies Program
Academic Director, Indiana University Gateway in Gurgaon, India
Associate Professor of South Asian History
Indiana University Bloomington

_________________________________________________________________

[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

February 26, 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 class

[2] One-day tabla (Indian drums) workshop and concert at India Studies – Friday, March 7

Reminders

[3] Advising Holds for summer and fall registration (reminder)

[4] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2014 (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] 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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class

 

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2013 is Wednesday, March 12. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Wednesday, March 12) 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 12).

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 9 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 12.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[2] One-day tabla (Indian drums) workshop and concert at India Studies – Friday, March 7

Dear colleagues and friends of the Dhar India Studies Program:

I'm writing to inform you of an Indian music workshop that Dhar India Studies is running in two weeks' time.

We will be hosting the very well respected tabla player Vineet Vyas at India House on Friday March 7th.  He is a discipline of tabla maestro Kishan Maharaj (of the Benares school) and regularly accompanies sarod meastro Amjad Ali Khan on his North American tours.  He played with the Khans at their Lotus concert in September.

Vineet will conduct a free, half day workshop on Indian rhythmic systems (taal) and tabla techniques from 1pm to 5pm at India House (825 E. 8th St).  This will then be followed by an hour-long public demonstration of tabla from 5pm.

The workshop and concert are free and open to anyone.  We just ask that people register their interest in the workshop by emailing us at india@indiana.edu . People may, of course, attend just the concert at 5pm if they wish.  Students may bring their own drums with them, but it is not required.

________________________________________
Michael S. Dodson
Director, Dhar India Studies Program
Academic Director, Indiana University Gateway in Gurgaon, India
Associate Professor of South Asian History
Indiana University Bloomington

 

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Advising Holds for summer and fall registration (reminder)

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.

Registration for summer 2014 will begin on March 26, and registration for fall 2014 will begin in early April.  We will send more information about registration for both sessions as we get closer to those dates.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2014 (reminder)

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2014, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 14, 2014.  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 24.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is May 2, 2014.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (on specific dates during the months of June and July).

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 14 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).

_________________________________________________________________

[5] 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/

February 19, 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] Advising Holds for summer and fall registration

[2] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2014

Reminders

[3] Major changes in master’s outside area, doctoral 2nd minor (reminder)

[4] GPSO Grants and Awards (reminder)

[5] Performance Proficiency requirement (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] 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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1]Advising Holds for summer and fall registration

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

Registration for summer 2014 will begin on March 26, and registration for fall 2014 will begin in early April.  We will send more information about registration for both sessions as we get closer to those dates.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2014

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2014, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, March 14, 2014.  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 24.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is May 2, 2014.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (on specific dates during the months of June and July).

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 14 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).

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Major changes in master’s outside area, doctoral 2nd minor (reminder)

The School of Music Council has recently approved major changes to all master’s degrees and to all doctoral degrees except the DME and the PhD in musicology and music education. Please read this entire message carefully so you can understand the implications for your program. 

Master’s degrees: The 6-credit Outside Area is being replaced by general electives, which may be taken inside or outside the Jacobs School of Music, and may include courses in the major field, subject to restrictions outlined below. Students wishing to use all six credits in one department may still declare an Outside Area, but this is no longer required.

Doctoral degrees: The 12-credit second minor (including the Guided Electives option) is being replaced by general electives, which may be taken inside or outside the Jacobs School of Music, and may include courses in the major field, subject to restrictions outlined below. Students wishing to complete all 12 credits in one department may still declare a minor.

For both degrees, this section of the degree requirements will be listed as Other Required Credits (ORC). Here are some restrictions that apply to these credits:

1. Courses taken within the Jacobs School of Music must be at the 500 level or higher.

2. Courses taken outside the Jacobs School of Music must be at the 300 level or higher, except that, for master’s students only: those whose degree requires a language as a tool subject, 200-level courses in that language may be used with the approval of the student's major field department and the director of graduate studies.

3. Performance lessons must be at the 800 level and may not include lessons on the student’s major instrument. For instance, a violinist may take viola lessons, a pianist may take organ lessons, a gamba major may take harpsichord lessons. Lessons at the 800 level requires study with a faculty member.  Multiple Woodwinds majors cannot use any type of lessons for Other Required Credits.

4. Credits may NOT be used for

            • major ensemble (MUS-X courses)

            • capstone courses (e.g., thesis, document)

            • recitals

            • proficiency courses

            • tool subjects

5. For doctoral students only: A maximum of 9 credits may be taken in a single department unless a minor is declared. This requires the approval of the offering department and follows the same approval procedures as the first minor. If a minor is chosen, it will be called the “second minor.”

This change goes into effect formally beginning this fall and is being made available to all current students. Doctoral students who have already declared a formal second minor who want to switch to the general electives option must notify the music graduate office. 

Approval of specific courses taken for the general electives option will happen automatically as part of the Program Planning Sheet registration approval process. Master’s outside areas and doctoral minors still require formal approval.

This change is intended to give you more flexibility to customize your degree in ways you think will best help you reach your personal and professional goals. We encourage you to think carefully about your aspirations and what kinds of training are most critical to achieving them. Then, taking into consideration your strengths and weaknesses, make decisions about these other required credits that will best position yourself for success. You are encouraged to avail yourself of the career development programming of Project Jumpstart, the advice of your department, and the services of Sara Erbes, the graduate advisor. 

For more information:

Master’s degrees: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml

Doctoral degrees: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml

________________________________________________________________

[4] GPSO Grants and Awards (reminder)

The IU Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) is excited to announce the following grants and awards available for the spring semester.  Please contact gpsofnds@indiana.edu with any questions regarding the application process or your award eligibility, and we look forward to reading about your projects!

Conference Grants - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/conference/

•          Support local events benefitting graduate and professional students

•          Amount based on need, maximum $250

•          Funding in advance, or to reimburse event from that semester

•          Application deadline: Feb 28th at 11:59pm

Partnership Grants - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/partnership-grants/

•          Support collaborative efforts of student organizations to work between school boundaries

•          Flat $200 award

•          Application deadline: Feb 28th at 11:59pm

Research Awards - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/research-awards/

•          Support student research projects

•          10 awards of $1,000 each

•          Application deadline: Feb 23rd at 11:59pm

Travel Awards - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/travel-awards/

•          Support student travel to events relevant to their academic and professional development

•          16 awards of $500 each

•          Application deadline: Mar 9th at 11:59pm

Faculty Mentor Award - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/faculty-mentor/

•          Recognizes a faculty member for outstanding mentorship of students.

•          Nomination deadline: Mar 30th at 11:59pm

Outstanding Graduate Student Award - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/graduate-student-recognition/

•          Recognizes outstanding graduate students in the fields of research, community, and teaching.

•          Nomination deadline: Apr 28th at 11:59pm

_________________________________________________________________

[5] 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.

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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.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] 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/ 

February 13, 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] Major changes in master’s outside area, doctoral 2nd minor

[2] GPSO Grants and Awards

[3] Performance Proficiency requirement

Reminders

[4] New minimum enrollment for Performer Diploma, Artist Diploma, and Visiting students (reminder)

[5] Schedule of Graduate Review Courses offered in Summer 2014 (reminder

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO)

 

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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

 _________________________________________________________________

[1] Major changes in master’s outside area, doctoral 2nd minor

The School of Music Council has recently approved major changes to all master’s degrees and to all doctoral degrees except the DME and the PhD in musicology and music education. Please read this entire message carefully so you can understand the implications for your program. 

Master’s degrees: The 6-credit Outside Area is being replaced by general electives, which may be taken inside or outside the Jacobs School of Music, and may include courses in the major field, subject to restrictions outlined below. Students wishing to use all six credits in one department may still declare an Outside Area, but this is no longer required.

Doctoral degrees: The 12-credit second minor (including the Guided Electives option) is being replaced by general electives, which may be taken inside or outside the Jacobs School of Music, and may include courses in the major field, subject to restrictions outlined below. Students wishing to complete all 12 credits in one department may still declare a minor.

For both degrees, this section of the degree requirements will be listed as Other Required Credits (ORC). Here are some restrictions that apply to these credits:

1. Courses taken within the Jacobs School of Music must be at the 500 level or higher.

2. Courses taken outside the Jacobs School of Music must be at the 300 level or higher, except that, for master’s students only: those whose degree requires a language as a tool subject, 200-level courses in that language may be used with the approval of the student's major field department and the director of graduate studies.

3. Performance lessons must be at the 800 level and may not include lessons on the student’s major instrument. For instance, a violinist may take viola lessons, a pianist may take organ lessons, a gamba major may take harpsichord lessons. Lessons at the 800 level requires study with a faculty member.  Multiple Woodwinds majors cannot use any type of lessons for Other Required Credits.

4. Credits may NOT be used for

            • major ensemble (MUS-X courses)

            • capstone courses (e.g., thesis, document)

            • recitals

            • proficiency courses

            • tool subjects

5. For doctoral students only: A maximum of 9 credits may be taken in a single department unless a minor is declared. This requires the approval of the offering department and follows the same approval procedures as the first minor. If a minor is chosen, it will be called the “second minor.”

This change goes into effect formally beginning this fall and is being made available to all current students. Doctoral students who have already declared a formal second minor who want to switch to the general electives option must notify the music graduate office. 

Approval of specific courses taken for the general electives option will happen automatically as part of the Program Planning Sheet registration approval process. Master’s outside areas and doctoral minors still require formal approval.

This change is intended to give you more flexibility to customize your degree in ways you think will best help you reach your personal and professional goals. We encourage you to think carefully about your aspirations and what kinds of training are most critical to achieving them. Then, taking into consideration your strengths and weaknesses, make decisions about these other required credits that will best position yourself for success. You are encouraged to avail yourself of the career development programming of Project Jumpstart, the advice of your department, and the services of Sara Erbes, the graduate advisor. 

For more information:

Master’s degrees: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml

Doctoral degrees: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml

_________________________________________________________________

[2] GPSO Grants and Awards

The IU Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) is excited to announce the following grants and awards available for the spring semester.  Please contact gpsofnds@indiana.edu with any questions regarding the application process or your award eligibility, and we look forward to reading about your projects!

Conference Grants - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/conference/

•          Support local events benefitting graduate and professional students

•          Amount based on need, maximum $250

•          Funding in advance, or to reimburse event from that semester

•          Application deadline: Feb 28th at 11:59pm

Partnership Grants - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/partnership-grants/

•          Support collaborative efforts of student organizations to work between school boundaries

•          Flat $200 award

•          Application deadline: Feb 28th at 11:59pm

Research Awards - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/research-awards/

•          Support student research projects

•          10 awards of $1,000 each

•          Application deadline: Feb 23rd at 11:59pm

Travel Awards - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/travel-awards/

•          Support student travel to events relevant to their academic and professional development

•          16 awards of $500 each

•          Application deadline: Mar 9th at 11:59pm

Faculty Mentor Award - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/faculty-mentor/

•          Recognizes a faculty member for outstanding mentorship of students.

•          Nomination deadline: Mar 30th at 11:59pm

Outstanding Graduate Student Award - http://www.indiana.edu/~gpso/awards-funding/graduate-student-recognition/

•          Recognizes outstanding graduate students in the fields of research, community, and teaching.

•          Nomination deadline: Apr 28th at 11:59pm

_________________________________________________________________

[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.

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

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] New minimum enrollment for Performer Diploma, Artist Diploma, and Visiting students (reminder)

Beginning fall 2014, students in all diploma programs (including the AD, PDSP, and PDOS) and visiting students will be required to enroll in a minimum of 10 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, of which 2 credits are major ensemble. This is an increase in one credit hour per semester compared to current policy. There is no minimum enrollment requirement during the summer term.  This new policy applies to all diploma and visiting students, including students who are already in these programs.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Schedule of Graduate Review Courses offered in Summer 2014 (reminder)

We recently received the class schedule for the graduate review courses that will be offered during summer 2014.  The classes will be offered at the following times:

MUS-T 508 Written Theory review: 11:15AM to 12:30PM MTWRF

MUS-T 509 Sight Singing review:  11:15AM to 12:30PM MTWRF

MUS-T 511 Aural Theory review: 9:30AM to 10:45AM MTWRF

MUS-M 541 Early Music History review: 8:00AM to 9:20AM MTWRF

MUS-M 542 Late Music History review: 8:00AM to 9:20AM MTWRF

I spoke with several students over the past few months about this and mistakenly thought at the time that the only two review classes that have a time conflict were MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542.  That was incorrect.  MUS-T 508 and MUS-T 509 also have a time conflict.  The good news is that the other courses do not.

We do not have the schedule for other summer courses yet.  The Schedule of Classes for summer will be posted later this semester (before summer registration begins on March 26).  I’ll include a link to the Schedule in the email announcements once it is available.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO)

"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 6 and 7, 2014

There is a correction to the announcement about the schedule for graduate review courses.  The correct information is listed below – the music theory review course class conflict is between MUS-T 508 and MUS-T 509.  Please disregard the information sent yesterday (which was that MUS-T 508 and MUS-T 511 would have a time conflict – they do not).

Schedule of Graduate Review Courses offered in Summer 2014 - CORRECTION

We recently received the class schedule for the graduate review courses that will be offered during summer 2014.  The classes will be offered at the following times:

MUS-T 508 Written Theory review: 11:15AM to 12:30PM MTWRF

MUS-T 509 Sight Singing review:  11:15AM to 12:30PM MTWRF

MUS-T 511 Aural Theory review: 9:30AM to 10:45AM MTWRF

MUS-M 541 Early Music History review: 8:00AM to 9:20AM MTWRF

MUS-M 542 Late Music History review: 8:00AM to 9:20AM MTWRF

I spoke with several students over the past few months about this and mistakenly thought at the time that the only two review classes that have a time conflict were MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542.  That was incorrect.  MUS-T 508 and MUS-T 509 also have a time conflict.  The good news is that the other courses do notWe do not have the schedule for other summer courses yet.  The Schedule of Classes for summer will be posted later this semester (before summer registration begins on March 26).  I’ll include a link to the Schedule in the email announcements once it is available.

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 enrollment for Performer Diploma, Artist Diploma, and Visiting students

[2] Schedule of Graduate Review Courses offered in Summer 2014

Reminders

[3] The Kennedy Center's VSA International Young Soloists Competition (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)

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

[7] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2014 (deadline coming up - reminder)

[8] Collins Living-Learning Center – call for course proposals (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[9] University Graduate School Student Life and Support page

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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] New minimum enrollment for Performer Diploma, Artist Diploma, and Visiting students

Beginning fall 2014, students in all diploma programs (including the AD, PDSP, and PDOS) and visiting students will be required to enroll in a minimum of 10 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, of which 2 credits are major ensemble. This is an increase in one credit hour per semester compared to current policy. There is no minimum enrollment requirement during the summer term.  This new policy applies to all diploma and visiting students, including students who are already in these programs.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Schedule of Graduate Review Courses offered in Summer 2014

We recently received the class schedule for the graduate review courses that will be offered during summer 2014.  The classes will be offered at the following times:

MUS-T 508 Written Theory review: 11:15AM to 12:30PM MTWRF

MUS-T 509 Sight Singing review:  9:30AM to 10:45AM MTWRF

MUS-T 511 Aural Theory review: 11:15AM to 12:30PM MTWRF

MUS-M 541 Early Music History review: 8:00AM to 9:20AM MTWRF

MUS-M 542 Late Music History review: 8:00AM to 9:20AM MTWRF

I spoke with several students over the past few months about this and mistakenly thought at the time that the only two review classes that have a time conflict were MUS-M 541 and MUS-M 542.  That was incorrect.  MUS-T 508 and MUS-T 511 also have a time conflict.  The good news is that the other courses do not.

We do not have the schedule for other summer courses yet.  The Schedule of Classes for summer will be posted later this semester (before summer registration begins on March 26).  I’ll include a link to the Schedule in the email announcements once it is available.

________________________________________________________________

[3] The Kennedy Center's VSA International Young Soloists Competition (reminder)

What do ltzhak Perlman, Billy Joel, Evelyn Glennie, and Andrea Bocelli have in common? They are all world-renowned  musicians with a disability.

The Kennedy Center's VSA International Young Soloists Competition identifies and celebrates emerging musicians with a disability, ages 14 to 25. We are currently seeking applications for our 2014 Competition. This competition is open to musicians of any genre and instrument, inclusive of voice.

The definition of disability we use for eligibility is broad, encompassing everything from physical disabilities to learning disabilities to developmental disabilities:

As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, and communicating; additionally major life activities include the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to,functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.

Past winners of the VSA International Young Soloists Competition include: Adrian Anantawan of Yale University; Niv Ashkenazi of The Julliard School; William Eisenberg of Oberlin Conservatory; Emily Grissing of SUNY Fredonia; Mandy Harvey of Colorado State University; Brian Michael Moore of Manhattan School of Music; Karl Schwonik of McGill University; and Colette Young of Haverford College.

Applications are being accepted until Monday, February 10, 2014. Our application form and submission guidelines can be found online at: http://www.kennedy-center.org/IYS.

We hope you will post the enclosed brochure and share this exciting opportunity with your students.

Feel free to be in touch with any questions; I can be reached at 202-416-8833 or mcmidock@kennedy-center.org. 

McKenzie Midock

_________________________________________________________________

[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 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).  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] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – a 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

_________________________________________________________________

[7] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2014 (deadline coming up – reminder)

If you are planning to graduate in May 2014 or 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 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 14, 2014.

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.  Please note that both May and August graduates who choose to go through the commencement ceremony will all attend the May 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] Collins Living-Learning Center – call for course proposals (reminder)

Collins is accepting course proposals for spring 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 at: http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/academics/instructors.shtml

In addition to the usual seminars offered under the CLLC heading (and generally taught by graduates students), Collins would also like to invite interested faculty to experiment with new offerings at Collins. These courses will be offered under the faculty member's own department course heading, but be held at Collins and follow the usual Collins format (21 maximum students and satisfying the Collins freshman and sophomore residency requirement). 

Please note that there is an open house on Friday, February 21 from 6-7:00 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.

_________________________________________________________________

[9] University Graduate School Student Life and Support page

The University Graduate School has put together a collection of information about graduate student life and support services.  There is information about student organizations, health insurance, child care, housing, technology, and disability services.  http://graduate.indiana.edu/support/index.shtml

January 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] The Kennedy Center's VSA International Young Soloists Competition

[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

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

[5] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2014 (deadline coming up)

[6] Collins Living-Learning Center – call for course proposals

Reminders

[7] Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Conference

[8] A few updates about summer 2014

[9] Spring semester schedule adjustment starting Tuesday, January 21 (reminder – last chance to drop a class with a refund)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[10] Student Advocates 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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1 ]The Kennedy Center's VSA International Young Soloists Competition

What do ltzhak Perlman, Billy Joel, Evelyn Glennie, and Andrea Bocelli have in common? They are all world-renowned  musicians with a disability.

The Kennedy Center's VSA International Young Soloists Competition identifies and celebrates emerging musicians with a disability, ages 14 to 25. We are currently seeking applications for our 2014 Competition. This competition is open to musicians of any genre and instrument, inclusive of voice.

The definition of disability we use for eligibility is broad, encompassing everything from physical disabilities to learning disabilities to developmental disabilities:

As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. Major life activities include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, and communicating; additionally major life activities include the operation of a major bodily function, including but not limited to,functions of the immune system, normal cell growth, digestive, bowel, bladder, neurological, brain, respiratory, circulatory, endocrine, and reproductive functions.

Past winners of the VSA International Young Soloists Competition include: Adrian Anantawan of Yale University; Niv Ashkenazi of The Julliard School; William Eisenberg of Oberlin Conservatory; Emily Grissing of SUNY Fredonia; Mandy Harvey of Colorado State University; Brian Michael Moore of Manhattan School of Music; Karl Schwonik of McGill University; and Colette Young of Haverford College.

Applications are being accepted until Monday, February 10, 2014. Our application form and submission guidelines can be found online at: http://www.kennedy-center.org/IYS.

We hope you will post the enclosed brochure and share this exciting opportunity with your students.

Feel free to be in touch with any questions; I can be reached at 202-416-8833 or mcmidock@kennedy-center.org. 

McKenzie Midock

_________________________________________________________________

[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 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).  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] Doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – a 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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Application for graduation for students planning to graduate in May or August 2014 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in May 2014 or 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 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 14, 2014.

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.  Please note that both May and August graduates who choose to go through the commencement ceremony will all attend the May 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] Collins Living-Learning Center – call for course proposals

Collins is accepting course proposals for spring 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 at: http://www.indiana.edu/~llc/academics/instructors.shtml

In addition to the usual seminars offered under the CLLC heading (and generally taught by graduates students), Collins would also like to invite interested faculty to experiment with new offerings at Collins. These courses will be offered under the faculty member's own department course heading, but be held at Collins and follow the usual Collins format (21 maximum students and satisfying the Collins freshman and sophomore residency requirement). 

Please note that there is an open house on Friday, February 21 from 6-7:00 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.

_________________________________________________________________

[7] Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Conference (reminder)

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

Please join us on Friday February 7th for Indiana University’s 19th Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Graduate Conference. The PFF 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, communicating your research, 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, February 7, 2014
Location: IMU (Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium and Georgian Room)
Contact: Jane VanHeuvelen at jdschlap@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.
--
Jane S. VanHeuvelen
2013-2014 Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology
Indiana University
Email: jdschlap@indiana.edu

_________________________________________________________________

[8] A few updates about summer 2014 (reminder)

The Music Theory department has slightly revised their plans for summer 2014 course offerings.  The most recent information is posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/courses-graduate.shtml.

We have had several students asking questions about the scholarship for chamber music in the summer.  The way this will work is that any student who enrolls in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music will not need to pay for that credit hour (it will be free).  That is the extent of the scholarship.  It is not a situation in which you can participate in chamber music in the summer and then have one credit hour of a different class paid for – the free credit is specifically MUS-F 550.  More information about summer chamber music can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/chamber-music.shtml.

More information about the 20% discount on all music course tuition can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/tuition-scholarships.shtml.

We do not currently have more information about the summer ensemble scholarship. Once that information is available, we’ll let you know.

_________________________________________________________________

[9] Spring semester schedule adjustment starting Tuesday, January 21 (reminder – last chance to drop a class with a refund)

Starting Tuesday, January 21, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

The waitlist no longer exists after January 17. If you were on the waitlist for a class that was not fulfilled by the end of the day on Friday, January 17, that means that you are NOT enrolled in that class and you will need to add it to your schedule using the eAdd procedure in the 2nd week of classes (if the professor of the class approves).

To add a class on Tuesday, January 21 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Tuesday, January 21 through Wednesday, March 12, 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 21 and March 12, 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 new policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added (as 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.

_________________________________________________________________

[10] Student Advocates Office

"The mission of the Student Advocates Office is to assist students in resolving personal and academic problems so that they may maintain progress toward earning a degree.  The advocates are retired faculty and administrators who support student learning and development by fostering effective written and verbal communication with faculty and administrators, realistic expectations for outcomes, a clear sense of personal responsibility and values, respect for others and the university community, assertive, independent decision making about personal and educational goals, healthy choices, full use of student service resources to promote academic success, and a collaborative approach to resolving problems and addressing challenges. Our office is comprised of 3 teams of advocates, each specializing in various University processes and procedures.  We can help you work through the university judicial system, assist with grade change and withdrawal requests, or help navigate through the many other complexities of a large academic institution."

http://studentaffairs.iub.edu/advocates/

January 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] Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Conference

[2] A few updates about summer 2014

Reminders

[3] Spring semester schedule adjustment starting Tuesday, January 21 (reminder)

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

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

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] 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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Preparing Future Faculty Graduate Conference

Dear Fellow Graduate Students,

Please join us on Friday February 7th for Indiana University’s 19th Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Graduate Conference. The PFF 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, communicating your research, 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, February 7, 2014
Location: IMU (Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium and Georgian Room)
Contact: Jane VanHeuvelen at jdschlap@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.
--
Jane S. VanHeuvelen
2013-2014 Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology
Indiana University
Email: jdschlap@indiana.edu

_________________________________________________________________

[2] A few updates about summer 2014

The Music Theory department has slightly revised their plans for summer 2014 course offerings.  The most recent information is posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/courses-graduate.shtml.

We have had several students asking questions about the scholarship for chamber music in the summer.  The way this will work is that any student who enrolls in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music will not need to pay for that credit hour (it will be free).  That is the extent of the scholarship.  It is not a situation in which you can participate in chamber music in the summer and then have one credit hour of a different class paid for – the free credit is specifically MUS-F 550.  More information about summer chamber music can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/chamber-music.shtml.

More information about the 20% discount on all music course tuition can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/tuition-scholarships.shtml.

We do not currently have more information about the summer ensemble scholarship. Once that information is available, we’ll let you know.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Spring semester schedule adjustment starting Tuesday, January 21

Starting Tuesday, January 21, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

The waitlist no longer exists after January 17. If you were on the waitlist for a class that was not fulfilled by the end of the day on Friday, January 17, that means that you are NOT enrolled in that class and you will need to add it to your schedule using the eAdd procedure in the 2nd week of classes (if the professor of the class approves).

To add a class on Tuesday, January 21 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Tuesday, January 21 through Wednesday, March 12, 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 21 and March 12, 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 new policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added (as 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.

_________________________________________________________________

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

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this spring on Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2013 or spring 2014 are required to take the exam on Saturday, February 1, 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 24.  Please note that February 1 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 2014 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2013), 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 24. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Isaacson.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

_________________________________________________________________

[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 applications is Friday, February 7, 2014, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] IU Health Center

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

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

January 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] Spring semester schedule adjustment through Friday, January 17

[2] Spring semester schedule adjustment starting Tuesday, January 21

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

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

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

Reminders

[6] Summer 2014 – some big changes (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] GradGrants Center

Congratulations to all December graduates!  Unless you are starting a new graduate program in the spring, your email address will be removed from these announcements by the end of January.

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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Spring semester schedule adjustment through Friday, January 17

You cannot adjust your schedule on January 18, 19, or 20

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Friday, January 17 (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 Friday, January 17.

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.

Friday, January 17, 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 9 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Tuesday, January 21 , 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 14.  More information on that procedure is in the next section of these announcements.

If you drop a class after Friday, January 17, you may not get a full refund of your tuition for that class.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Spring semester schedule adjustment starting Tuesday, January 21

You cannot adjust your schedule on January 18, 19, or 20

Starting Tuesday, January 21, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

The waitlist no longer exists after January 17. If you were on the waitlist for a class that is not fulfilled by the end of the day on Friday, January 17, that means that you are NOT enrolled in that class and you will need to add it to your schedule using the eAdd procedure in the 2nd week of classes (if the professor of the class approves).

To add a class on Tuesday, January 21 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Tuesday, January 21 through Wednesday, March 12, 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 21 and March 12, 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 new policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added (as 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.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] 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 22 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 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, February 1, 2014, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2013 or spring 2014 are required to take the exam on Saturday, February 1, 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 24.  Please note that February 1 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 2014 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2013), 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 24. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Isaacson.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

_________________________________________________________________

[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 7, 2014, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Summer 2014 – some big changes (reminder)

In case you didn’t read the announcement that went out last semester, I wanted to reminder students that there are several big changes to the summer 2014 course offerings and tuition.

In particular, you should know that all music major tuition (for music courses) will be discounted 20% in the summer.  For out-of-state graduate students taking a three-credit class, this is a savings of $1000! You also do not need to pay the Music Program Fee in the summer.

The summer calendar is also changed significantly, with the majority of music classes lasting just 6 weeks, and there will be a lot of chamber music activity. 

Details are on this web site: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/. Please take a few moments to read about the changes.

_________________________________________________________________

[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/

Announcements for Fall 2013 

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

[2] Survey on summer 2014 music theory course offerings

[3] Graduate Entrance Exams for those delayed by weather

Reminders

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

[5] Final Grades (reminder)

[6] December Graduates – Diploma information (reminder)

[7] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[8] Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

Congratulations to all December graduates!  Unless you are starting a new graduate program in the spring, your email address will be removed from these announcements by the end of January.

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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Schedule adjustment policies

If you are already registered, the last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Friday, January 17 (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 Friday, January 17.

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.

Friday, January 17, 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 9 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Tuesday, January 21 , 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 14. 

If you drop a class after Friday, January 17, 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).

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Survey on summer 2014 music theory course offerings

If you think there is any possibility that you might take a graduate music theory course (including review courses) in the summer of 2014, the music theory department requests that you complete the short survey here no later than this Sunday, January 12:

     https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2QLX3MT

The department's summer course offerings have not yet been finalized, and the department wishes to find out which courses students are most interested in taking. This survey should take less than five minutes to complete. Your responses are not binding, but preferences expressed by students in this survey will be considered as the department determines its final course offerings for the summer.

[3] Graduate Entrance Exams for those delayed by weather

Dear Graduate Students:

A handful of students have contacted the music graduate office saying that this week's snow storm has affected their travel and is preventing them from returning to Bloomington in time to take the Graduate Entrance Exams scheduled this Thursday or Friday. Working with the music theory and musicology departments, we have scheduled an extra administration of these exams as listed below. Any student who is unable to take the exams as currently scheduled may petition to take the exams at the times listed below. 

Send your petition to Dr. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, at musicdgs@indiana.edu. Your petition should describe why you are unable to make the regularly scheduled exams (with more detail than simply “the weather”) and which exams you need to take at the alternate times. Petitions must be received by 12:00 noon Eastern time on Friday, January 10. 

Sunday 1/12/14 6:30–7:30 pm Aural Theory
Sunday 1/12/14 7:30–9:00 pm Written Theory

Monday 1/13/14 5:00–6:00 pm Sightsinging hearings (individual appointments)

Monday 1/13/14 6:30–9:15 pm Music history (those needing only the early or late exam, but not both, will be able to leave early)

Exam locations will be announced later.

_________________________________________________________________

[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 spring (Saturday, February 1), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 17.  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 spring is on Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Final grades (reminder)

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after December 26.  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 fall semester.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] December Graduates – Diploma information (reminder)

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

December degrees will be posted by January 17, 2014.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[7] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2014 semester will be held Wednesday, February 26, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 28, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2014; 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 2014; 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 2014 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, but do not need to have a department audition.

How to schedule an audition
Current students in other Jacobs School of Music programs should discuss their interest in the AD program with their teachers. They should then come to the Music Graduate Office (JS120) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, January 24 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 2014 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 24, 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 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, February 14.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 19 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).

_________________________________________________________________

[8] 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/


January 7, 2014

Graduate Entrance Exams for those delayed by weather

Dear Graduate Students:

A handful of students have contacted the music graduate office saying that this week's snow storm has affected their travel and is preventing them from returning to Bloomington in time to take the Graduate Entrance Exams scheduled this Thursday or Friday. Working with the music theory and musicology departments, we have scheduled an extra administration of these exams as listed below. Any student who is unable to take the exams as currently scheduled may petition to take the exams at the times listed below. 

Send your petition to Dr. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, at musicdgs@indiana.edu. Your petition should describe why you are unable to make the regularly scheduled exams (with more detail than simply “the weather”) and which exams you need to take at the alternate times. Petitions must be received by 12:00 noon Eastern time on Friday, January 10. 

Sunday 1/12/14 6:30–7:30 pm Aural Theory
Sunday 1/12/14 7:30–9:00 pm Written Theory

Monday 1/13/14 5:00–6:00 pm Sightsinging hearings (individual appointments)

Monday 1/13/14 6:30–9:15 pm Music history (those needing only the early or late exam, but not both, will be able to leave early)

Exam locations will be announced later.

December 18, 2013

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

[2] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

[3] Final Grades

[4] December Graduates – Diploma information

Reminders

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

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

[7] Survey on summer 2014 music theory course offerings (reminder)

[8] Last chance to register for spring 2014 without late registration fees (reminder)

[9] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2013 - reminder)

[10] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice and early music voice students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2013 - reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[11] Transcripts

 

The Music Graduate Office will be closed from Tuesday, December 24 through Friday, January 3.  We hope everyone has a safe 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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Schedule adjustment policies

If you are already registered, the last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Friday, January 17 (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 Friday, January 17.

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.

Friday, January 17, 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 9 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Tuesday, January 21 , 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 14. 

If you drop a class after Friday, January 17, 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).

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[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 spring (Saturday, February 1), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, January 17.  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 spring is on Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Final grades

Final grades will be available on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) after December 26.  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 fall semester.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] December Graduates – Diploma information

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

December degrees will be posted by January 17, 2014.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2014 semester will be held Wednesday, February 26, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 28, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2014; 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 2014; 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 2014 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, but do not need to have a department audition.

How to schedule an audition
Current students in other Jacobs School of Music programs should discuss their interest in the AD program with their teachers. They should then come to the Music Graduate Office (JS120) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, January 24 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 2014 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 24, 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 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, February 14.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 19 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).

_________________________________________________________________

[6] 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, February 1, 2014, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2013 or spring 2014 are required to take the exam on Saturday, February 1, 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 24.  Please note that February 1 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 2014 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2013), 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 24. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Isaacson.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

_________________________________________________________________

[7] Survey on summer 2014 music theory course offerings (reminder)

If you think there is any possibility that you might take a graduate music theory course (including review courses) in the summer of 2014, the music theory department requests that you complete the short survey here:

     https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2QLX3MT

The department's summer course offerings have not yet been finalized, and the department wishes to find out which courses students are most interested in taking. This survey should take less than five minutes to complete. Your responses are not binding, but preferences expressed by students in this survey will be considered as the department determines its final course offerings for the summer.

_________________________________________________________________

[8] Last chance to register for spring 2014 without late registration fees (reminder)

Registration for spring 2014 started on Thursday, October 24.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.  Program planning sheets are normally processed within 24 hours (not including weekends) but during high volume times it will take longer.

The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, January 9.  In order to be assured that your program planning sheet will be processed before January 9, you should submit yours by Wednesday, December 18.

Classes are already filling 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 must register 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 2014 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 9.  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/calendars.shtml is a link to IU’s official academic calendar.

This is a link to the Spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4142/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.

_________________________________________________________________

[9] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students  who started graduate degree programs in fall 2013 - reminder)

If this fall (2013) 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#GEEDates.  January 9 and 10, 2014 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 8.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester and spring 2014 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2014).

_________________________________________________________________

[10] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice and early music voice students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2013 - reminder)

The diction exam retakes will take place on Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10.  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 8.

_________________________________________________________________

[11] Transcripts

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

If you need to order a transcript that includes your fall 2013 grades, wait until after December 26 to order the transcript.

If you need to order a transcript that includes a December 2013 graduation date, order the transcript after January 17.


December 12, 2013

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] Survey on summer 2014 music theory course offerings

[4] Last chance to register for spring 2014 without late registration fees

Reminders

[5] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2013 - reminder)

[6] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice and early music voice students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2013 - reminder)

[7] JSoM Conductors' Orchestra (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[8] Academic Calendar

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.  

Information about the changes to summer 2014 can be found here: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/.

Sara Erbes

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2014 semester will be held Wednesday, February 26, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, February 28, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall.

Who performs an audition
You may perform an AD audition if you are currently a Jacobs School of Music student in another degree or diploma program and wish to be considered for the AD program beginning summer or fall semester 2014; 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 2014; 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 2014 semester must perform the AD audition in February to finalize their admission in order to officially start the AD program in the fall, but do not need to have a department audition.

How to schedule an audition
Current students in other Jacobs School of Music programs should discuss their interest in the AD program with their teachers. They should then come to the Music Graduate Office (JS120) to sign up for the audition and contact the chair of their department no later than Friday, January 24 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 2014 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, January 24, 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 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, February 14.

Students will be notified of their audition time by February 19 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).

_________________________________________________________________

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

The date of the doctoral styles examination is approaching, and we are writing to remind you about the exam and the requirement. The styles exam will be offered for the only time this spring on Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Sweeney Hall (M015).  

--Doctoral students who began their program in the summer or fall of 2013 or spring 2014 are required to take the exam on Saturday, February 1, 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 24.  Please note that February 1 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 2014 (because they did not pass the exam in spring 2013), 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 24. If you are unsure about whether you were given permission to retake the exam, please email or make an appointment right away to speak with Sara Erbes or Prof. Isaacson.
 
Students who have a conflict with a religious observance on the exam date should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, right away to arrange an alternative time (you can email musicdgs@indiana.edu).
 
Information on the exam is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styles.shtml.  Samples of old exams are on reserve in the Music Library, including the complete exam from Spring 2002, with recorded examples.
  
Please get in touch with the Music Graduate Office if you have questions.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Survey on summer 2014 music theory course offerings

If you think there is any possibility that you might take a graduate music theory course (including review courses) in the summer of 2014, the music theory department requests that you complete the short survey here:

     https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2QLX3MT

The department's summer course offerings have not yet been finalized, and the department wishes to find out which courses students are most interested in taking. This survey should take less than five minutes to complete. Your responses are not binding, but preferences expressed by students in this survey will be considered as the department determines its final course offerings for the summer.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Last chance to register for spring 2014 without late registration fees

Registration for spring 2014 started on Thursday, October 24.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.  Program planning sheets are normally processed within 24 hours (not including weekends) but during high volume times it will take longer.

The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, January 9.  In order to be assured that your program planning sheet will be processed before January 9, you should submit yours by Wednesday, December 18.

Classes are already filling 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 must register 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 2014 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 9.  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/calendars.shtml is a link to IU’s official academic calendar.

This is a link to the Spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4142/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.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students  who started graduate degree programs in fall 2013 - reminder)

If this fall (2013) 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#GEEDates.  January 9 and 10, 2014 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 8.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester and spring 2014 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2014).

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice and early music voice students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2013 - reminder)

The diction exam retakes will take place on Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10.  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 8.

_________________________________________________________________

[7] JSoM Conductors' Orchestra (reminder)

Applications for Conductor's Orchestra (Spring 2014)

We are filling permanent seats in a few sections (violin) but we be taking substitute applications for all sections.

Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one or more Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals and other services. The pay scale will be $15 per hour.

If you are interesting in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, instrument, degree program/year and Student ID numbert 12/20/2013. (Please apply ASAP)  No audition is necessary. Admission will generally be based on seniority but will not be limited to this criteria. You will be notified by 12/13/2013

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 Caleb Young, the Orchestra Manager, at condorch@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[8] 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

December 4, 2013

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 2013)

[2] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice and early music voice students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2013)

[3] JSoM Conductors' Orchestra

Reminders

[4] Summer Chamber Music 2014 (reminder)

[5] Summer 2014 – some big changes (reminder)

[6] Registration for spring 2014 has started (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[7] Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct

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 2013)

If this fall (2013) 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#GEEDates.  January 9 and 10, 2014 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 8.  You can email musgrad@indiana.edu with your full name and program to request a sight singing exam time (we’ll write back with your exam appointment time and location), or you can stop by the office (JS120), or call 855-1738 to sign up for your sight singing time.

You do not need to take any exam which you have already passed or if you are currently enrolled in the review course (although if you get an unsatisfactory grade in a review course this fall semester and spring 2014 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2014).

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice and early music voice students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2013)

The diction exam retakes will take place on Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10.  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 8.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] JSoM Conductors' Orchestra

Applications for Conductor's Orchestra (Spring 2014)

We are filling permanent seats in a few sections (violin) but we be taking substitute applications for all sections.

Selected players from the orchestra will also play for one or more Doctoral Choral Conducting Recitals and other services. The pay scale will be $15 per hour.

If you are interesting in applying for the fall semester, please send an email to condorch@indiana.edu with your name, instrument, degree program/year and Student ID numbert 12/20/2013. (Please apply ASAP)  No audition is necessary. Admission will generally be based on seniority but will not be limited to this criteria. You will be notified by 12/13/2013

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 Caleb Young, the Orchestra Manager, at condorch@indiana.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Summer Chamber Music 2014 (reminder)

The Jacobs School of Music is very excited to announce that chamber music will be included in the curriculum for the Summer of 2014. 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 9–July 18. Each group will rehearse and perform during either the first or last weeks of that period. Of course, participation will count toward chamber music required for your degree. Participants will receive two coachings per week and will perform during the third week of the session. In addition, groups will benefit from entrepreneurship programming focused specifically on chamber music, provided by Project Jumpstart.

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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 6 pm in MC 036. There will be faculty representatives from String, Brass, and Woodwind Departments there to accept names that are already in in pre-organized groups and to help people find and form groups who need them.

Those with questions should contact one of the following departmental representatives:

Strings, Piano, and Percussion: Prof. Stephen Wyrczynski

Brass: Prof. Daniel Perantoni

Woodwinds: Prof. Kathleen McLean

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Summer 2014 – some big changes (reminder)

In case you didn’t read the announcement that went out last week, there are several big changes to the summer 2014 course offerings and tuition.

In particular, you should know that all music major tuition (for music courses) will be discounted 20% in the summer.  For out-of-state graduate students taking a three-credit class, this is a savings of $1000! You also do not need to pay the Music Program Fee in the summer.

The summer calendar is also changed significantly, with the majority of music classes lasting just 6 weeks, and there will be a lot of chamber music activity. 

Details are on this web site: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/. Please take a few moments to read about the changes.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Registration for spring 2014 has started (reminder)

Registration for spring 2014 started on Thursday, October 24.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.  Program planning sheets are normally processed within 24 hours (not including weekends) but during high volume times it will take longer.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should register 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 2014 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 9.  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/calendars.shtml is a link to IU’s official academic calendar.

This is a link to the Spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4142/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.

_________________________________________________________________

[7] 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/

November 21, 2013

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 Chamber Music 2014 

Reminders

[2] New course announcement for spring 2014: MUS-U 513 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry

[3] Applications for graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2013

[4] Summer 2014 – some big changes (reminder)

[5] Registration for spring 2014 has started (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] JSOM Student Life Web Page

 

The Music Graduate Office will be closed during the week of November 25.  We will reopen on Monday, December 2.  We hope everyone has a safe and restful holiday.

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 Chamber Music 2014 

The Jacobs School of Music is very excited to announce that chamber music will be included in the curriculum for the Summer of 2014. 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 9–July 18. Each group will rehearse and perform during either the first or last weeks of that period. Of course, participation will count toward chamber music required for your degree. Participants will receive two coachings per week and will perform during the third week of the session. In addition, groups will benefit from entrepreneurship programming focused specifically on chamber music, provided by Project Jumpstart.

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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 6 pm in MC 036. There will be faculty representatives from String, Brass, and Woodwind Departments there to accept names that are already in in pre-organized groups and to help people find and form groups who need them.

Those with questions should contact one of the following departmental representatives:

Strings, Piano, and Percussion: Prof. Stephen Wyrczynski

Brass: Prof. Daniel Perantoni

Woodwinds: Prof. Kathleen McLean

_________________________________________________________________

[2] New course announcement for spring 2014: MUS-U 513 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (reminder)

MUS-U 513 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (3 cr)

Class number: 33908

Monday and Wednesday from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm

Instructor: Prof. Naz Pantaloni

Course Description: The legal framework of the music industry is complex and in flux due to technological innovations in the creation and distribution of music. This course surveys the basic legal tools of the music business – contracts, copyrights, licenses, trademarks and types of business organizations – in the digital age to provide aspiring musicians, composers, arts managers, agents and recording industry professionals with a critical understanding of the current substance and future trends of music law.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Applications for graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2013 (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (for all students except for MA or 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 do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.

MA and PhD students apply for graduation through the University Graduate School and have slightly different policies.  More information for those programs is here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/index.shtml

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 this semester, you will not graduate in December.

_________________________________________________________________

 

[4] Summer 2014 – some big changes (reminder)

In case you didn’t read the announcement that went out last week, there are several big changes to the summer 2014 course offerings and tuition.

In particular, you should know that all music major tuition (for music courses) will be discounted 20% in the summer.  For out-of-state graduate students taking a three-credit class, this is a savings of $1000! You also do not need to pay the Music Program Fee in the summer.

The summer calendar is also changed significantly, with the majority of music classes lasting just 6 weeks, and there will be a lot of chamber music activity. 

Details are on this web site: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/. Please take a few moments to read about the changes.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Registration for spring 2014 has started (reminder)

Registration for spring 2014 started on Thursday, October 24.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.  Program planning sheets are normally processed within 24 hours (not including weekends) but during high volume times (or during holiday breaks) it will take longer.

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should register 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 2014 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 9.  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/calendars.shtml is a link to IU’s official academic calendar.

This is a link to the Spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4142/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.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] JSOM Student Life Web Page

Want to know more about IU and Bloomington? Ideas for things to do with visiting friends or family? Things to 

http://www.music.indiana.edu/about/student-life/index.shtml

November 13, 2013

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 for spring 2014: MUS-U 513 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry

[2] Applications for graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2013

Reminders

[3] Dissertation (and Final Project) Writing Groups (reminder)

[4] Summer 2014 – some big changes (reminder)

[5] Registration for spring 2014 has started (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Alcohol / Drug Information 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] New course announcement for spring 2014: MUS-U 513 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry

MUS-U 513 Legal Aspects of the Music Industry (3 cr)

Class number: 33908

Monday and Wednesday from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm

Instructor: Prof. Naz Pantaloni

Course Description: The legal framework of the music industry is complex and in flux due to technological innovations in the creation and distribution of music. This course surveys the basic legal tools of the music business – contracts, copyrights, licenses, trademarks and types of business organizations – in the digital age to provide aspiring musicians, composers, arts managers, agents and recording industry professionals with a critical understanding of the current substance and future trends of music law.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Applications for graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2013

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (for all students except for MA or 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 do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.

MA and PhD students apply for graduation through the University Graduate School and have slightly different policies.  More information for those programs is here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/index.shtml

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 this semester, you will not graduate in December.

_________________________________________________________________

[3]  Dissertation (and Final Project) Writing Groups  (reminder)

Writing Tutorial Services will continue its very successful dissertation writing groups this spring, and would like to invite the dissertation (and final project) writers in the Jacobs School of Music to participate.

Information about how to apply for the spring 2014 dissertation groups (applications are due by  11/25/13),  when the groups meet, and what participants can expect is located here: http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml

Questions should be directed to Holly Schreiber <heschrei@indiana.edu>.

_________________________________________________________________

 

[4] Summer 2014 – some big changes (reminder)

In case you didn’t read the announcement that went out last week, there are several big changes to the summer 2014 course offerings and tuition.

In particular, you should know that all music major tuition (for music courses) will be discounted 20% in the summer.  For out-of-state graduate students taking a three-credit class, this is a savings of $1000! You also do not need to pay the Music Program Fee in the summer.

The summer calendar is also changed significantly, with the majority of music classes lasting just 6 weeks, and there will be a lot of chamber music activity. 

Details are on this web site: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/. Please take a few moments to read about the changes.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Registration for spring 2014 has started (reminder)

Registration for spring 2014 started on Thursday, October 24.

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should register 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 2014 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 9.  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/calendars.shtml is a link to IU’s official academic calendar.

This is a link to the Spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4142/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.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Alcohol / Drug Information Center

Do you or someone close to you have a drinking or drug problem? Consider a visit to the Alcohol / Drug Information Center, whose goal "is to prevent and respond to misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs through education, information, referral, and policy."

http://studentaffairs.iub.edu/adic/

November 7, 2013

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] Dissertation (and Final Project) Writing Groups

Reminders

[2] Summer 2014 – some big changes (reminder)

[3] Master’s Comprehensive Exams (reminder)

[4] Registration for spring 2014 has started (reminder)

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]  Dissertation (and Final Project) Writing Groups 

Writing Tutorial Services will continue its very successful dissertation writing groups this spring, and would like to invite the dissertation (and final project) writers in the Jacobs School of Music to participate.

Information about how to apply for the spring 2014 dissertation groups (applications are due by  11/25/13),  when the groups meet, and what participants can expect is located here: http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml

Questions should be directed to Holly Schreiber <heschrei@indiana.edu>.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Summer 2014 – some big changes (reminder)

In case you didn’t read the announcement that went out last week, there are several big changes to the summer 2014 course offerings and tuition.

In particular, you should know that all music major tuition (for music courses) will be discounted 20% in the summer.  For out-of-state graduate students taking a three-credit class, this is a savings of $1000! You also do not need to pay the Music Program Fee in the summer.

The summer calendar is also changed significantly, with the majority of music classes lasting just 6 weeks, and there will be a lot of chamber music activity. 

Details are on this web site: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/. Please take a few moments to read about the changes.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] 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.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Registration for spring 2014 has started (reminder)

Registration for spring 2014 started on Thursday, October 24.

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should register 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 2014 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 9.  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/calendars.shtml is a link to IU’s official academic calendar.

This is a link to the Spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4142/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.

_________________________________________________________________

[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.  The first two sessions each semester are free for full-time students.

October 31, 2013

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 2014 – some big changes

[2] Master’s Comprehensive Exams

Reminders

[3] Registration for spring 2014 has started (reminder)

[4] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] 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] Summer 2014 – some big changes

In case you didn’t read the announcement that went out last week, there are several big changes to the summer 2014 course offerings and tuition.

In particular, you should know that all music major tuition will be discounted 20% in the summer.  For out-of-state graduate students taking a three-credit class, this is a savings of $1000! You also do not need to pay the Music Program Fee in the summer.

The summer calendar is also changed significantly, with the majority of music classes lasting just 6 weeks, and there will be a lot of chamber music activity. 

Details are on this web site: http://music.indiana.edu/summer/. Please take a few moments to read about the changes.

_________________________________________________________________

[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] Registration for spring 2014 has started (reminder)

Registration for spring 2014 started on Thursday, October 24.

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should register 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 2014 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 9.  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/calendars.shtml is a link to IU’s official academic calendar.

This is a link to the Spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4142/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.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] 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 15, 2014.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] 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/


October 24, 2013

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 2014 has started

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship

Reminders

[3] January Vocal Diction exam retakes – exact dates and times (reminder)

[4] Some course announcements (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] Funding Opportunities through the University Graduate School 

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 2014 has started

Registration for spring 2014 begins on Thursday, October 24.

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

Classes do fill up, so if you want to increase your chances of getting into specific classes, especially if you plan to graduate in the spring semester, you should register 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 2014 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 9.  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/calendars.shtml is a link to IU’s official academic calendar.

This is a link to the Spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4142/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.

_________________________________________________________________

[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 15, 2014.  The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] January Vocal Diction exam retakes – exact dates and times (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], and doctoral choral conducting majors) (reminder)

For students who started a new graduate or diploma program in Fall 2013

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 9 and 10, 2014 with the following schedule:

French Diction

Thursday, January 9 from 4 to 6:10 pm and Friday, January 10 from 2 to 4:10 pm

Italian Diction

Thursday, January 9 from 4 to 5:10 pm

German Diction

Friday, January 10 from 2 to 4:00 pm

If you are planning to take any diction exams, be sure to reserve the entire time block on your schedule since you won’t get a choice of times (you will be assigned a specific exam time in December when we ask for students to sign up for exam times).  For French diction, be sure to reserve the time blocks on both days, since you won’t get a choice between the two days (you will be assigned a time).

This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam by January 10, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

_________________________________________________________________

 

[4] Some Course Announcements (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 2014.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics--The Symphony After 1920

Class number 25269

Tuesday/Thursday, 1:00–2:15 p.m.

Professor Blair Johnston

This course is organized around the study of about a dozen works from the symphonic repertory c. 1920–1990 (roughly the period after World War I to the dissolution of the Soviet Union). I intend this to be mainly a score analysis course; but we will read a number of scholarly documents (journal articles, chapters from books, etc.) relevant to the works at hand, and we will bring a certain amount of musicological context and a good bit of theoretical work to our study.

Provisional list of pieces that might be studied:

Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 6, Op. 104 (1923)

Paul Hindemith, Symphony: Mathis der Maler (1934)

Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony No. 6, Op. 111 (1947)

Olivier Messiaen, Turangalîla-Symphonie (1948)

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 8 (1955)

Stefan Wolpe, Symphony (1956)

Roger Sessions, Symphony No. 5 (1964)

Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 15, Op. 141 (1971)

Alfred Schnittke, Symphony No. 2 (“Invisible Mass”/“St. Florian”)(1979)

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Symphony No. 1 (1982)

Robert Simpson, Symphony No. 9 (1987)

John Corigliano, Symphony No. 1 (1988)

Coursework: ❶ Readings and score study assigned for class discussion; ❷ short written assignments and informal presentations on issues arising in the works studied; ❸ a longer research or analysis paper due at the end of the semester (on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor); and ❹ a formal presentation (c. 20 minutes) on the subject of that paper.

Prerequisites: To enroll in T561, you will need to have passed MUS-T508 (Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students) and MUS-M542 (Music History Review for Graduate Students II) or passed the equivalent Graduate Entrance Examinations. You should be comfortable reading large orchestral scores or you’ll be in for a world of hurt.

 

MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Choral Composition (2 cr)
Class number 33552 (under MUS-U 596)

Seminar: 4:15-5:45pm  |  Tue & Thu  |  M267

Weekly private lessons (30-45 minutes each) arranged at times to be determined. Class size: 5-8 students. 
Sven-David Sandström, Instructor (ssandstr@indiana.edu)  


Note:  This course number is in the process of being proposed and created.  To register for the course for spring 2014, you will need to get Prof. Sandstrom's permission, and then register for either U320 Seminar (undergraduates) or U596 Research in Music (graduates).  

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 the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.
K450/550 may potentially count toward elective requirements on various degrees, including the BM and DM. MM students may take the course as an extra elective; 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-E 517 Sociology of Music

Class number 30114

Tu, Th 10:10-11:30

Dr. Lauren Kapalka Richerme

Description:

Humans are social beings; our social interactions enable and alter our musical experiences.  This discussion-based seminar will draw on contemporary sociological literature to explore the following

questions:  What role do social interactions play in Western classical music practices, ensembles, and institutions as well as non-Western classical musical endeavors?  How do social interactions enable the development and propagation of diverse musical tastes and genres?  In what ways do the Internet and other recent technological advances promote both traditional and innovative musical interactions?

Students will be expected to reflect on the weekly readings through blog posts.  Over the course of the semester, students will complete three required papers and one presentation.  Through class discussions, blog posts, and papers, students will have the freedom to explore aspects of the sociology of music most meaningful to them.

MUS-M 502 Cantatas of J. S. Bach

Class number 26420

Wednesday and Friday, 8:40 AM-9:55 AM

Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

Cantatas of J. S. Bach

Studies of cantatas by J. S. Bach, mostly church pieces but also a secular work or two, from all parts of Bach's career. Topics will include sources, versions, compositional process, liturgical context, theology, performance practice, modern reception, contemporary works, and analytical issues. We will coordinate some of our repertory with performances in the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project. Strong emphasis on analysis and on critical writing.

MUS-T 658 Seminar in Music Theory: Picturing Music
Class number 25346
MW 1:00-2:15 p.m., Simon Music Center 267
Prof. Eric Isaacson
 
This is a course about picturing music—not in the sense of imagining music, though that is a necessary first step, but rather about making pictures about music. A picture represents its subject in some way. A good picture explains its subject. A picture makes the ephemeral tangible, by allowing us to consider, and then reconsider, its subject. A increasingly common kind of subject for pictures is information. Informational pictures can be found everywhere, in newspapers, cable news shows, and websites, in maps and street signs, and in books and articles.
 
Musical pictures date to the Ancient Greeks and can be found throughout history in many forms, serving various purposes. Like the script for a play, a musical score guides the recreation of a musical work. A spectrogram depicts the shape of the sonic product of such a performance. Piano-roll notation, an analog of the spectrogram, depicts the texture of a work and the contours of its lines. We can find depictions of “musical spaces,” such as the circle of fifths. Music theorists are especially prolific in creating visual representations of musical structure. The work of music historians and ethnomusicologists sometimes benefits from pictures. Designed well, such images both reflect and shape our understanding of musical phenomena in ways that words alone often cannot.
 
In this seminar, we will study and create musical pictures. We will study the human visual system and explore ways to leverage it to effectively convey information visually. We will study principles of effective visual communication, based on the work of Edward Tufte and others in the fields of information visualization and scientific visualization. We will critically examine visualizations of a variety of musical parameters from across the history of Western music. You will learn to use tools for creating static and (depending on the interest of the students in the class) animated visual representations of music. We will explore how to mine musical databases for information and consider how to present it in pictures. Throughout the course, you will apply principles and use those tools to improve existing musical pictures and to picture music in new ways.
 
The course will be of interest to those using visual explanations in their research, including music theorists, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and music educators. The course is open to graduate non-music majors with permission.
 
Prerequisites: MUS-T 551, T 555, or T 556; or permission of instructor.

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[5] 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://graduate.indiana.edu/academics-research/research-funding.shtml

October 17, 2013

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 2014 will begin next week (starting October 24)

[2] January Vocal Diction exam retakes – exact dates and times

[3] Some course announcements

Reminders

[4] Reminders for students who started new graduate programs in Fall 2013 (information on registration, language requirements, graduate entrance exams, vocal diction exams, and program requirements) (reminder)

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

[6] Auto-W Deadline (reminder)

[7] New programs for first-year International Students (also open to anyone interested) (reminder)

[8] The College of Arts & Sciences/School of Education Credential Files service is no longer available (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[9] IU Health Center

The Music Graduate Office will be CLOSED on Friday, October 18 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

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Registration for spring 2014 will begin next week

Registration for spring 2014 will begin on Thursday, October 24.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We are now accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration.  Program planning sheets are normally processed within 24 hours (not including weekends) but during high volume times (such as now) it can take longer. Therefore, if you want to register on the first possible day (October 24), you should submit your program planning sheet by Monday, October 21.

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 2014 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 9.  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/calendars.shtml is a link to IU’s official academic calendar.

This is a link to the Spring Schedule of Classes: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4142/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.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] January Vocal Diction exam retakes – exact dates and times (for voice [any program], early music voice [any program], and doctoral choral conducting majors)

For students who started a new graduate or diploma program in Fall 2013

The diction exam retakes will take place on January 9 and 10, 2014 with the following schedule:

French Diction

Thursday, January 9 from 4 to 6:10 pm and Friday, January 10 from 2 to 4:10 pm

Italian Diction

Thursday, January 9 from 4 to 5:10 pm

German Diction

Friday, January 10 from 2 to 4:00 pm

If you are planning to take any diction exams, be sure to reserve the entire time block on your schedule since you won’t get a choice of times (you will be assigned a specific exam time in December when we ask for students to sign up for exam times).  For French diction, be sure to reserve the time blocks on both days, since you won’t get a choice between the two days (you will be assigned a time).

This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam by January 10, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

_________________________________________________________________

 

[3] Some Course Announcements

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 2014.  Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

MUS-T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics--The Symphony After 1920

Class number 25269

Tuesday/Thursday, 1:00–2:15 p.m.

Professor Blair Johnston

This course is organized around the study of about a dozen works from the symphonic repertory c. 1920–1990 (roughly the period after World War I to the dissolution of the Soviet Union). I intend this to be mainly a score analysis course; but we will read a number of scholarly documents (journal articles, chapters from books, etc.) relevant to the works at hand, and we will bring a certain amount of musicological context and a good bit of theoretical work to our study.

Provisional list of pieces that might be studied:

Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 6, Op. 104 (1923)

Paul Hindemith, Symphony: Mathis der Maler (1934)

Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony No. 6, Op. 111 (1947)

Olivier Messiaen, Turangalîla-Symphonie (1948)

Ralph Vaughan Williams, Symphony No. 8 (1955)

Stefan Wolpe, Symphony (1956)

Roger Sessions, Symphony No. 5 (1964)

Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 15, Op. 141 (1971)

Alfred Schnittke, Symphony No. 2 (“Invisible Mass”/“St. Florian”)(1979)

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, Symphony No. 1 (1982)

Robert Simpson, Symphony No. 9 (1987)

John Corigliano, Symphony No. 1 (1988)

Coursework: ❶ Readings and score study assigned for class discussion; ❷ short written assignments and informal presentations on issues arising in the works studied; ❸ a longer research or analysis paper due at the end of the semester (on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor); and ❹ a formal presentation (c. 20 minutes) on the subject of that paper.

Prerequisites: To enroll in T561, you will need to have passed MUS-T508 (Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students) and MUS-M542 (Music History Review for Graduate Students II) or passed the equivalent Graduate Entrance Examinations. You should be comfortable reading large orchestral scores or you’ll be in for a world of hurt.

 

MUS-K 550 Topics in Music Composition: Choral Composition (2 cr)
Class number 33552 (under MUS-U 596)

Seminar: 4:15-5:45pm  |  Tue & Thu  |  M267

Weekly private lessons (30-45 minutes each) arranged at times to be determined. Class size: 5-8 students. 
Sven-David Sandström, Instructor (ssandstr@indiana.edu)  


Note:  This course number is in the process of being proposed and created.  To register for the course for spring 2014, you will need to get Prof. Sandstrom's permission, and then register for either U320 Seminar (undergraduates) or U596 Research in Music (graduates).  

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 the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble.
K450/550 may potentially count toward elective requirements on various degrees, including the BM and DM. MM students may take the course as an extra elective; 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-E 517 Sociology of Music

Class number 30114

Tu, Th 10:10-11:30

Dr. Lauren Kapalka Richerme

Description:

Humans are social beings; our social interactions enable and alter our musical experiences.  This discussion-based seminar will draw on contemporary sociological literature to explore the following

questions:  What role do social interactions play in Western classical music practices, ensembles, and institutions as well as non-Western classical musical endeavors?  How do social interactions enable the development and propagation of diverse musical tastes and genres?  In what ways do the Internet and other recent technological advances promote both traditional and innovative musical interactions?

Students will be expected to reflect on the weekly readings through blog posts.  Over the course of the semester, students will complete three required papers and one presentation.  Through class discussions, blog posts, and papers, students will have the freedom to explore aspects of the sociology of music most meaningful to them.

MUS-M 502 Cantatas of J. S. Bach

Class number 26420

Wednesday and Friday, 8:40 AM-9:55 AM

Prof. Daniel R. Melamed

Cantatas of J. S. Bach

Studies of cantatas by J. S. Bach, mostly church pieces but also a secular work or two, from all parts of Bach's career. Topics will include sources, versions, compositional process, liturgical context, theology, performance practice, modern reception, contemporary works, and analytical issues. We will coordinate some of our repertory with performances in the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project. Strong emphasis on analysis and on critical writing.

MUS-T 658 Seminar in Music Theory: Picturing Music
Class number 25346
MW 1:00-2:15 p.m., Simon Music Center 267
Prof. Eric Isaacson
 
This is a course about picturing music—not in the sense of imagining music, though that is a necessary first step, but rather about making pictures about music. A picture represents its subject in some way. A good picture explains its subject. A picture makes the ephemeral tangible, by allowing us to consider, and then reconsider, its subject. A increasingly common kind of subject for pictures is information. Informational pictures can be found everywhere, in newspapers, cable news shows, and websites, in maps and street signs, and in books and articles.
 
Musical pictures date to the Ancient Greeks and can be found throughout history in many forms, serving various purposes. Like the script for a play, a musical score guides the recreation of a musical work. A spectrogram depicts the shape of the sonic product of such a performance. Piano-roll notation, an analog of the spectrogram, depicts the texture of a work and the contours of its lines. We can find depictions of “musical spaces,” such as the circle of fifths. Music theorists are especially prolific in creating visual representations of musical structure. The work of music historians and ethnomusicologists sometimes benefits from pictures. Designed well, such images both reflect and shape our understanding of musical phenomena in ways that words alone often cannot.
 
In this seminar, we will study and create musical pictures. We will study the human visual system and explore ways to leverage it to effectively convey information visually. We will study principles of effective visual communication, based on the work of Edward Tufte and others in the fields of information visualization and scientific visualization. We will critically examine visualizations of a variety of musical parameters from across the history of Western music. You will learn to use tools for creating static and (depending on the interest of the students in the class) animated visual representations of music. We will explore how to mine musical databases for information and consider how to present it in pictures. Throughout the course, you will apply principles and use those tools to improve existing musical pictures and to picture music in new ways.
 
The course will be of interest to those using visual explanations in their research, including music theorists, musicologists, ethnomusicologists, and music educators. The course is open to graduate non-music majors with permission.
 
Prerequisites: MUS-T 551, T 555, or T 556; or permission of instructor.

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[4] Reminders for students who started new graduate programs in Fall 2013 (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, follow the steps outlined earlier in this email.  You do not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week.  I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I will approve that as your advisor.  You will not be eligible to register until after you submit your Program Planning Sheet and it is approved.

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on OneStart if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on OneStart (www.OneStart.iu.edu), click the Services tab, then the Student Self-Service link on the sidebar, then locate the Services & Information section.  Then, click the Immunization Compliance link. The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

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

2.  Language requirements

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

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams

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

If this fall (2013) 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 9 and 10, 2014 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 8.  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 2014).

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

M541 Early Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

M542 Late Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session

T509 Sight Singing Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session of odd numbered years

T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring and every JSoM Summer Session of even numbered years

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 13, 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. Program requirements

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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] 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 2014: MUS-E 694

Fall 2014: MUS-E 695

Summer 2015: MUS-E 695

Fall 2015: MUS-E 694

Summer 2016: MUS-E 694

Fall 2016: MUS-E 695

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 695 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2014 (or in summer 2015) because it won’t be offered again after that until fall 2016.

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

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

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2013 is Wednesday, October 23. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Wednesday, October 23) 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 23).

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 9 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 23.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[7] New programs for first-year International Students (reminder)

The Office of International Services has put together a new series of academically focused programs for first-year international students. These programs are intended to support and provide additional academic cultural context for new students. The series is named: First Year Success Series.  Although the program is designed for new international students, domestic students and international students who are not in their first year are also welcome to attend.

The following events are scheduled for the remainder of the fall semester:

 

October 17, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Wells Library Room E174

Managing Academic Stress

Dr. Cathy Batka will present techniques and strategies for stress management. Nearly all college students will experience academic stress: successful students are set apart by how they cope and manage this stress.

October 29, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Wells Library Room E174

Living (and Studying) in America

Professor Y. Barry Chung, a former international student and now highly successful academic in the Counseling Psychology field, will address cultural transition and adaptation. Tips and support resources for this transition will also be discussed.

November 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Wells Library Room E174

Understanding Critical Thinking in the American Classroom

Professor Margaret Sutton will lead a discussion defining and exploring the concept of critical thinking. Critical thinking is a term that is used a lot in American educational settings, but is seldom explained. Use this opportunity to learn about what professors as asking you to do when they tell you to think critically for an assignment or classroom discussion.

November 22, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Wells Library Lobby

Library Tour and Resources Highlight

Join Mike Courtney, an IU librarian who focuses on international students, for a tour of the Herman B Wells Library. Learn how to navigate the stacks, reserve rooms for group meetings, where non-English materials are stored, and more!

December 4, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Making the Most of an American Education

Thao Nelson, Associate Director of Student Services at Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Career Services, will discuss the benefit of co-curricular activities in complementing your coursework and giving you a way to maximize your applied skills. Come hear more about why your out-of-classroom learning experiences are valuable.

_________________________________________________________________

[8] The College of Arts & Sciences/School of Education Credential Files service is no longer available (reminder)

We have been informed that the Credential Files service is no longer available to students.  Therefore, if you were using their service you will be contacted with instructions on how to transfer your letters to an outside program (Interfolio - http://www.interfolio.com/).  If you have questions about how to make that transfer, email coasgrad@indiana.edu.

If you were not already using the IU Credential Files service and are interested in using a credential file service to make managing your letters of recommendation for job applications easier, then you also might be interested in working with Interfolio.  The cost is $19 per year.

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[9] 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/

October 10, 2013

CORRECTION

I was just informed that continuing student registration will not begin until Thursday, October 24 (not October 17).  We will still start accepting program planning sheets on Monday, October 14, but you will not be able to register for classes until October 24.

October 10, 2013

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 2014 will begin next week

[2] Reminders for students who started new graduate programs in Fall 2013 (information on registration, language requirements, graduate entrance exams, vocal diction exams, and program requirements)

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

[4] Auto-W Deadline

[5] New programs for first-year International Students (also open to anyone interested)

[6] The College of Arts & Sciences/School of Education Credential Files service is no longer available

 

Reminders

[7] Academic Standing (reminder)

 

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[8] Musical Attractions

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 2014 will begin next week

Registration for spring 2014 will begin on Thursday, October 17.

Please remember that you will need to submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for the spring semester.  You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml.   We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration on Monday, October 14.  Do not submit your program planning sheet before Monday (it will not be accepted).

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 2014 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 9.  http://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/register-classes/calendars.shtml is a link to IU’s official academic calendar.

The Spring Schedule of Classes is not yet posted.  Once it is, you will be able to find a link to it on our web site from the Program Planning Sheet (http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml).  It should be available on Monday.

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.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Reminders for students who started new graduate programs in Fall 2013

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

1.  Registration

In order to register, follow the steps outlined earlier in this email.  You do not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week.  I will look over your program planning sheet after you submit the online Program Planning Sheet and I will approve that as your advisor.  You will not be eligible to register until after you submit your Program Planning Sheet and it is approved.

Be sure to complete the Immunization Compliance Form on OneStart if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on OneStart (www.OneStart.iu.edu), click the Services tab, then the Student Self-Service link on the sidebar, then locate the Services & Information section.  Then, click the Immunization Compliance link. The Registrar’s office will block your registration if you do not complete this form.  http://registrar.indiana.edu/immunization.shtml has detailed information about this policy.

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

2.  Language requirements

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

3.  Graduate Entrance Exams

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

If this fall (2013) 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 9 and 10, 2014 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 8.  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 2014).

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

M541 Early Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

M542 Late Music History Review - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM Summer Session

T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session

T509 Sight Singing Review - every Fall and every JSoM Summer Session of odd numbered years

T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring and every JSoM Summer Session of even numbered years

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 13, 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 and 10, 2014.  I’ll send out an email announcement with more information about exactly when they will be offered when it’s time to schedule individual exam times.  Any student who started a new program in fall 2013 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2014.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam by January 10, you will be required to take the equivalent diction course to fulfill your diction requirement in that language.

5. Program requirements

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

_________________________________________________________________

[3] 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 2014: MUS-E 694

Fall 2014: MUS-E 695

Summer 2015: MUS-E 695

Fall 2015: MUS-E 694

Summer 2016: MUS-E 694

Fall 2016: MUS-E 695

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 695 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2014 (or in summer 2015) because it won’t be offered again after that until fall 2016.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2013 is Wednesday, October 23. 

The Auto-W deadline is the dividing line between when you may drop a course and be guaranteed a grade of "W" (any time before Wednesday, October 23) 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 23).

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 9 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 23.

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

_________________________________________________________________

[5] New programs for first-year International Students

The Office of International Services has put together a new series of academically focused programs for first-year international students. These programs are intended to support and provide additional academic cultural context for new students. The series is named: First Year Success Series.  Although the program is designed for new international students, domestic students and international students who are not in their first year are also welcome to attend.

The following events are scheduled for the remainder of the fall semester:

 

October 17, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Wells Library Room E174

Managing Academic Stress

Dr. Cathy Batka will present techniques and strategies for stress management. Nearly all college students will experience academic stress: successful students are set apart by how they cope and manage this stress.

October 29, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Wells Library Room E174

Living (and Studying) in America

Professor Y. Barry Chung, a former international student and now highly successful academic in the Counseling Psychology field, will address cultural transition and adaptation. Tips and support resources for this transition will also be discussed.

November 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm, Wells Library Room E174

Understanding Critical Thinking in the American Classroom

Professor Margaret Sutton will lead a discussion defining and exploring the concept of critical thinking. Critical thinking is a term that is used a lot in American educational settings, but is seldom explained. Use this opportunity to learn about what professors as asking you to do when they tell you to think critically for an assignment or classroom discussion.

November 22, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Wells Library Lobby

Library Tour and Resources Highlight

Join Mike Courtney, an IU librarian who focuses on international students, for a tour of the Herman B Wells Library. Learn how to navigate the stacks, reserve rooms for group meetings, where non-English materials are stored, and more!

December 4, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Making the Most of an American Education

Thao Nelson, Associate Director of Student Services at Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Career Services, will discuss the benefit of co-curricular activities in complementing your coursework and giving you a way to maximize your applied skills. Come hear more about why your out-of-classroom learning experiences are valuable.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] The College of Arts & Sciences/School of Education Credential Files service is no longer available

We have been informed that the Credential Files service is no longer available to students.  Therefore, if you were using their service you will be contacted with instructions on how to transfer your letters to an outside program (Interfolio - http://www.interfolio.com/).  If you have questions about how to make that transfer, email coasgrad@indiana.edu.

If you were not already using the IU Credential Files service and are interested in using a credential file service to make managing your letters of recommendation for job applications easier, then you also might be interested in working with Interfolio.  The cost is $19 per year.

_________________________________________________________________

[7] 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/2013-2014/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

_________________________________________________________________

[8] 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 3, 2013

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

Reminders

[3] Doctoral Candidates – CIC Smithsonian Institution Fellowship (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] 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] 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/2013-2014/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

Please read the information carefully and let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

_________________________________________________________________

[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. 

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Doctoral Candidates – CIC Smithsonian Institution Fellowship (reminder)

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000.  All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible. The application materials must be submitted electronically through https://solaa.si.edu by November 1, 2013 at 5 PM.

How it Works
Under this fellowship program, the Smithsonian Institution and the Fellow’s university share the cost of support. Students enrolled at CIC member universities apply through their university graduate school however their application will be submitted through the Smithsonian’s Online Application System (SOLAA). Each university will nominate one application for the CIC/SI competition.

All unfunded applications will be eligible for consideration in the general Smithsonian Institution competition.  Review of applications for the general competition begins on January 15, 2014.

Eligibility
Students must have completed all course work for their programs, and must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation in order to qualify. Only students enrolled at CIC institutions are eligible to apply.

Benefits
The stipend is $30,000 for one year, and fellows are eligible for tuition and health insurance benefits in accordance with their university policy. Fellows are eligible to receive allowances for related expenses and for temporary relocation to the Smithsonian.

Application Instructions
See Program Guide for full details. The application materials must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2013 at 5 PM through https://solaa.si.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] 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 25, 2013

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 Candidates – CIC Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

Reminders

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

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[3] 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 Candidates – CIC Smithsonian Institution Fellowship

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Smithsonian Institution (SI) invite fellowship applications for one-year fellowships to support research in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities. Fellowships carry a stipend of $30,000.  All fields of study that are actively pursued by the museums and research organizations of the Smithsonian Institution are eligible. The application materials must be submitted electronically through https://solaa.si.edu by November 1, 2013 at 5 PM.

How it Works
Under this fellowship program, the Smithsonian Institution and the Fellow’s university share the cost of support. Students enrolled at CIC member universities apply through their university graduate school however their application will be submitted through the Smithsonian’s Online Application System (SOLAA). Each university will nominate one application for the CIC/SI competition.

All unfunded applications will be eligible for consideration in the general Smithsonian Institution competition.  Review of applications for the general competition begins on January 15, 2014.

Eligibility
Students must have completed all course work for their programs, and must have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of the dissertation in order to qualify. Only students enrolled at CIC institutions are eligible to apply.

Benefits
The stipend is $30,000 for one year, and fellows are eligible for tuition and health insurance benefits in accordance with their university policy. Fellows are eligible to receive allowances for related expenses and for temporary relocation to the Smithsonian.

Application Instructions
See Program Guide for full details. The application materials must be submitted electronically by November 1, 2013 at 5 PM through https://solaa.si.edu.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] 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

_________________________________________________________________

[3] 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/


September 19, 2013

Introduction to Indian Classical Music, with Amjad Ali Khan

Good morning,

This message is from the Director of the Dhar India Studies Program.  If you are interested in adding this class to your fall schedule and want to know whether it will count for your program requirements, please contact me (serbes@indiana.edu). 

In one week's time the Dhar India Studies program will welcome Indian classical musician Amjad Ali Khan to campus to begin a one week teaching residency.  Please forward the following information to colleagues and your own students - there is still room for students to register in this class.  Please also note that late add fees will be refunded to students after they register.  Please contact me with any questions.  

Introduction to Indian Classical Music, with Amjad Ali Khan
INST I-330 (34944) 1 cr.
INST I-530 (34948) 1 cr.
September 23-27, 2013, 4:15 to 6:45pm
India House, 825 E. 8th St

No prerequisites or previous knowledge required.

Course Description:  This intensive one-week introduction to Indian classical music will be taught by the world-renowned sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan, together with his son Ayaan Ali Khan. The course will be highly interactive in nature, and students will learn the fundamental concepts of Indian classical music through time- honored traditional methods. Topics will include the forms of raga (melodic modes) and taal (rhythmic patterns) and how the practice of composition continually helps to preserve both tradition and musical technique. Here classical Indian music will be taught fundamentally as a way of life that is still relevant to the modern world. Students need not have any prior musical training, although those with expertise in any instrument may bring that instrument to class with them.


Best wishes,

Michael
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Michael S. Dodson
Director, Dhar India Studies Program
Director, History Undergraduate Honors Program
Associate Professor of South Asian History
Indiana University Bloomington

September 18, 2013

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

Reminders

[2] 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] Preparing Future Faculty Conference (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] 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] 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

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Information for students in their first semester of a graduate or diploma program (reminder)

All students:

All students must provide immunization information to the Office of the Registrar 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. The Registrar’s office will block your registration 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 (2013) 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 9 and 10, 2014 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2014 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

The spring 2014 semester will start on Monday, January 13.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

_________________________________________________________________

[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.

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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.

_________________________________________________________________

 

[4] 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://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/OA.shtml has details about the master’s degree Outside Area requirement and a link to the approval form.

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

_________________________________________________________________

 

[5] Preparing Future Faculty Conference (reminder)

This message is from Jane S. VanHeuvelen, so if you have questions you should contact her directly.

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 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, February 7th, 2014 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 Wednesday, October 9th from 4:30pm-6:00pm 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 as you progress through your graduate or professional program.  If you are interested in becoming involved in the conference or if you have any questions, please email me at jdschlap@indiana.edu.  Otherwise, we hope to see you on Wednesday October 9th!

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY CONFERENCE

Planning Committee Meeting                                                       

Wednesday October 9th, 2013 4:30-6:00pm, 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, February 7, 2014
IMU (Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium and Georgian Room)
Contact: Jane VanHeuvelen at jdschlap@indiana.edu
Url: http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/ (to be updated with this year's information soon)

Indiana University’s 19th 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

-- 
Jane S. VanHeuvelen
2013-2014 Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology
Indiana University
Email: jdschlap@indiana.edu

_________________________________________________________________

[6] 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/ 

September 12, 2013

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] 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] Preparing Future Faculty Conference

Reminders

[5] Artist Diploma Audition (reminder)

[6] Free voice lessons for students who are NOT voice majors (reminder)

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

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

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

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[10] 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

_________________________________________________________________

[1] Information for students in their first semester of a graduate or diploma program

All students:

All students must provide immunization information to the Office of the Registrar 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. The Registrar’s office will block your registration 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 (2013) 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 9 and 10, 2014 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2014 semester is your second semester of enrollment.

The spring 2014 semester will start on Monday, January 13.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

_________________________________________________________________

[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.

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

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.

_________________________________________________________________

 

[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://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/OA.shtml has details about the master’s degree Outside Area requirement and a link to the approval form.

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

_________________________________________________________________

 

[4] Preparing Future Faculty Conference

This message is from Jane S. VanHeuvelen, so if you have questions you should contact her directly.

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 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, February 7th, 2014 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 Wednesday, October 9th from 4:30pm-6:00pm 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 as you progress through your graduate or professional program.  If you are interested in becoming involved in the conference or if you have any questions, please email me at jdschlap@indiana.edu.  Otherwise, we hope to see you on Wednesday October 9th!

PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY CONFERENCE

Planning Committee Meeting                                                       

Wednesday October 9th, 2013 4:30-6:00pm, 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, February 7, 2014
IMU (Frangipani Room, Whittenberger Auditorium and Georgian Room)
Contact: Jane VanHeuvelen at jdschlap@indiana.edu
Url: http://www.indiana.edu/~pffc/ (to be updated with this year's information soon)

Indiana University’s 19th 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

-- 
Jane S. VanHeuvelen
2013-2014 Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Department of Sociology
Indiana University
Email: jdschlap@indiana.edu

_________________________________________________________________

[5] Artist Diploma Auditions (reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2013 semester will be held Wednesday, October 23, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 25, 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 2014; 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 2014; 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 2013 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 13 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 fall2013 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 13, 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 2013) 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 11.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 14 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Free voice lessons for students who are NOT voice majors (reminder)

Professor Brian Horne is seeking volunteers to take free voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy course. Students would be assigned a teacher in the class and would have eleven weekly lessons of 30-40 minutes. No previous voice experience is necessary; no credit will be given.

Interested students should contact Dr. Horne (blhorne@indiana.edu) for more information.

_________________________________________________________________

[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 application is Friday, September 27, 2013, 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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[8] 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 (12 for PhD/DME)

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

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

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

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation

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

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

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

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

Final revisions, submission

A few days to several weeks

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

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

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[9] 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 2013.

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 (http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml) 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.

Details about all procedures can be found on the Music Graduate Office web site: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/.

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[10] 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/


September 5, 2013

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 Audition

[2] Free voice lessons for students who are NOT voice majors

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

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

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

[6] New Doctoral Clerk

Reminders

[7] Fall semester schedule adjustment and registration starting Tuesday, September 3 (reminder)

[8] Application for Graduation (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

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[1] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2013 semester will be held Wednesday, October 23, 3:30-6:00 PM in Ford Hall. If necessary, additional auditions will be scheduled for Friday, October 25, 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 2014; 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 2014; 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 2013 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 13 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 fall2013 also need to come to the Music Graduate Office to sign up for the audition by Friday, September 13, 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 2013) 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 11.

Students will be notified of their audition time by October 14 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed.
 
Information about the AD program and this School-wide audition (including repertory guidelines) is available at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/ADAudition.shtml.  
 
If you have questions, please contact the Music Graduate Office (JS120, musgrad@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

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[2] Free voice lessons for students who are NOT voice majors

Professor Brian Horne is seeking volunteers to take free voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy course. Students would be assigned a teacher in the class and would have eleven weekly lessons of 30-40 minutes. No previous voice experience is necessary; no credit will be given.

Interested students should contact Dr. Horne (blhorne@indiana.edu) for more information.

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[3] 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 27, 2013, so all application materials must be submitted to the Music Graduate Office by that date in order for an application to be considered.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] 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 (12 for PhD/DME)

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

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

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

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation

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

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

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

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

Final revisions, submission

A few days to several weeks

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

The procedures for final submission of the approved document are 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

This message is for doctoral, MME, and MM Composition students who plan to graduate in December 2013.

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 (http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/styleGuidelines.shtml) 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.

Details about all procedures can be found on the Music Graduate Office web site: http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/.

_________________________________________________________________

[6] New Doctoral Clerk

Jennifer Kirby, who has served as the doctoral clerk for just over a year, has accepted a full-time job in the registrar's office and will be leaving the graduate office at the end of the week. Jenni has been very helpful to many doctoral students as they work through their exams and doctoral documents and has been a great asset to the office. We will miss her and wish her well in her new position!

We are pleased to announce that John Porter will take over as doctoral clerk. John is completing a Master of Music Education degree here at IU and will also be serving as part-time assistant band director at Bloomington High School South. For those needing to meet with the doctoral clerk in person, John's hours will be Monday through Friday, 8-11 a.m., beginning next week. 

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[7] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Tuesday, September 3 (reminder)

Starting Tuesday, September 3, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

The waitlist no longer exists after August 30. If you were on the waitlist for a class that is not fulfilled by the end of the day on Friday, August 30, that means that you are NOT enrolled in that class and you will need to add it to your schedule using the eAdd procedure in the 2nd week of classes (if the professor of the class approves).

To add a class on Tuesday, September 3 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Tuesday, September 3 through Wednesday, October 23, 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 3 and October 23, 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 new policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added (as 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.

 _________________________________________________________________

[8] Application for Graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2013 (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (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.

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 this semester, you will not graduate in December.

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[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 28, 2013

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 and registration before Friday, August 30

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment and registration starting Tuesday, September 3

[3] Information from the Chamber Music Coordinator about the Chamber Music Information Meeting

[4] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students nearing the end of coursework)

[5] Application for Graduation

Reminders

[6] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (doctoral students only - reminder)

[7] Important information about the master’s outside area in Early Music (reminder)

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

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[9] Academic Calendar

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day.

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 Friday, August 30

You cannot adjust your schedule on August 31, September 1, or September 2.

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Friday, August 30 (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 Friday, August 30.

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.

Friday, August 30, 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 9 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Tuesday, September 3, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  More information about that process is next in the announcement. 

If you drop a class after Friday, August 30, you may not get a full refund of your tuition for that class.

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[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Tuesday, September 3

You cannot adjust your schedule on August 31, September 1, or September 2.

Starting Tuesday, September 3, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

The waitlist no longer exists after August 30. If you were on the waitlist for a class that is not fulfilled by the end of the day on Friday, August 30, that means that you are NOT enrolled in that class and you will need to add it to your schedule using the eAdd procedure in the 2nd week of classes (if the professor of the class approves).

To add a class on Tuesday, September 3 through the end of the semester, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here http://registrar.indiana.edu/pdfs/eAdd.pdf.    

To drop a class on Tuesday, September 3 through Wednesday, October 23, 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 3 and October 23, 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 new policy applies to schedule adjustments made in the 2nd week of classes only, and only when the change only involves one class dropped and one class added (as 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.

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[3] Information from the Chamber Music Coordinator about the Chamber Music Information Meeting

Dear Students,

Welcome and welcome back to the JSoM!

If you are enrolled in the chamber music course, please come to the chamber music information meeting!

It will happen this Friday (Aug 30) from 12:15-1:30p in M 015 (Sweeney Hall).

This meeting will be an especially useful opportunity for those who are struggling to find group members.

Rules about registering and forming groups will also be explained.

If you are in a sticky situation or have questions, this would be the perfect time to come and get help!

Good luck with the first week of school and hope to see you all there soon!

All the best,

Christina Kim

Chamber Music Coordinator

chmusic@indiana.edu

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

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[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 semester, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 4 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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[5] Application for Graduation for students planning to graduate in December 2013

If you are planning to graduate this December, you will need to fill out an application for graduation. You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (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.

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 this semester, you will not graduate in December.

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[6] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (doctoral students only - reminder)

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 14), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 30.  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 14, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

_________________________________________________________________

[7] Important information about the master’s outside area in Early Music (reminder)

For any student who is either in the process of completing an outside area in Early Music or who is thinking of starting an outside area in the subject.


The Early Music department has recently defined more specifically what they will approve for an outside area in Early Music.  Here is that information:

6 (or more) credits selected from the following list.  A maximum of 4 credits of MUS-Y 810 can be included.

·       MUS-Y 810 Early Music Graduate Minor (var. cr.) (all credits must be in the same instrument, and only a maximum of 4 credits can be included in the outside area)

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

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

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

·       MUS-M 515 Interpreting Unaccompanied Bach (2 cr.)

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

·       MUS-M 517 Literature and Performance Practice I (2 cr.)

·       MUS-M 518 Literature and Performance Practice II (2 cr.)

·       MUS-M 519 Literature and Performance Practice III (2 cr.)

·       MUS-M 520 Literature and Performance Practice IV (2 cr.)

·       MUS-M 521 Literature and Performance Practice V (2 cr.)

·       MUS-M 558 Early Music Topics (1 cr)

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

Requests to include other courses as part of the outside area require departmental approval.

If you follow these guidelines, you will be pre-approved for this outside area and can submit your outside area approval form with a signature from the Early Music department chair (Prof. Paul Elliott).  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/OA.shtml has more details about the outside area and includes a link to the outside area approval form.

If you started an outside area in Early Music in the past and were previously approved to take a different combination of courses (via the approval of the outside area approval form), then you can continue to follow the plan that you had on your approved outside area form.  This only applies if you submitted the signed form to the Music Graduate Office and it is already updated to your records.

It is very important for all students that you submit the outside area form before you take a single class for the outside area.

_________________________________________________________________

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

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

* Every student participating in a chamber group must be enrolled in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music (class number 4109) 

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

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

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

* All instrumental PDSP and AD students are required to enroll in a minimum of 1 credit of chamber music each semester. PDOS students must enroll in 1 credit of chamber music for 2 semesters.  Those who choose to participate in an additional group may enroll for either 0 or 1 credit.

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

Please take care that you register correctly. 

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

_________________________________________________________________

[9] 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

Announcements for Summer 2013

August 22, 2013

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] Music Graduate Office changes (location and staff)

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment and registration

[3] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (doctoral students only)

[4] Important information about the master’s outside area in Early Music

[5] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policy

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Recital Scheduling

 

Congratulations to all of our May and August graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in a few weeks unless you are starting a new graduate music 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] Music Graduate Office changes (location and staff)

Music Advising and Records Services, including the Music Graduate Office, has moved to the new East Studio Building, room 120.

The office of Music Admissions and Financial Aid has moved to the new building room 100. The Deans’ offices are all of the fourth floor of the new building.

We bid a bittersweet farewell to Sherri Bishop, who has begun work as the new administrative secretary to Mary Wennerstrom, Associate Dean for Instruction. Sherri has served as the receptionist and office secretary in the music graduate office for the last six years. We have all benefitted from Sherri's ability to answer all manner of questions and address problems of almost any kind cheerfully, accurately, tirelessly, and efficiently. Students and faculty alike have expressed their appreciation for all she does and how she does it. We will miss her a great deal! Sherri will complete a gradual transition to her new position during the first week of classes. Meanwhile, we are grateful to Jennifer Kirby (doctoral clerk) and Pam Vaughan, who will be providing additional help in the office during the transition. 

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Victoria Wheeler as the new student services assistant in the music graduate office. Victoria recently completed a Master of Arts in history at IU, and also holds a BA in history and German from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. She played clarinet and piano through high school and served as her high school's drum major. Victoria started in her new position on Tuesday. 

 _________________________________________________________________

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment and registration

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on OneStart is Friday, August 30 (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 Friday, August 30.

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.

Friday, August 30, 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 9 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Tuesday, September 3, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course (you cannot change your schedule between August 31 and September 2).  I’ll send out more details about those procedures next week.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on September 2. 

If you drop a class after Friday, August 30, 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.

Remember – if you haven’t registered yet, the last day to register without late fees is Thursday, August 22.  The last day to register (with late fees) is Friday, August 30.

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory (doctoral students only)

Doctoral Students:

If you are planning to take the minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory this fall (Saturday, September 14), you need to sign up in the Music Graduate office by Friday, August 30.  Please review http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/qualifyingExams.shtml for information on qualifying exam sign up procedures. 

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

If you are sending an email to sign up (to musdoc@indiana.edu), please include your full name and a list of the three Music Theory minor field courses you want to be tested on during the exam.  You can also sign up in person in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).

The only time the exam will be offered this fall is on Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Important information about the master’s outside area in Early Music

For any student who is either in the process of completing an outside area in Early Music or who is thinking of starting an outside area in the subject.

The Early Music department has recently defined more specifically what they will approve for an outside area in Early Music.  Here is that information:

 6 (or more) credits selected from the following list.  A maximum of 4 credits of MUS-Y 810 can be included:

·       MUS-Y 810 Early Music Graduate Minor (var. cr.) (all credits must be in the same instrument, and only a maximum of 4 credits can be included in the outside area)

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

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

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

·       MUS-M 515 Interpreting Unaccompanied Bach (2 cr.)

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

·       MUS-M 517 Literature and Performance Practice I (2 cr.)

·       MUS-M 518 Literature and Performance Practice II (2 cr.)

·       MUS-M 519 Literature and Performance Practice III (2 cr.)

·       MUS-M 520 Literature and Performance Practice IV (2 cr.)

·       MUS-M 521 Literature and Performance Practice V (2 cr.)

·       MUS-M 558 Early Music Topics (1 cr)

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

Requests to include other courses as part of the outside area require departmental approval.

If you follow these guidelines, you will be pre-approved for this outside area and can submit your outside area approval form with a signature from the Early Music department chair (Prof. Paul Elliott).  http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/OA.shtml has more details about the outside area and includes a link to the outside area approval form.

If you started an outside area in Early Music in the past and were previously approved to take a different combination of courses (via the approval of the outside area approval form), then you can continue to follow the plan that you had on your approved outside area form.  This only applies if you submitted the signed form to the Music Graduate Office and it is already updated to your records.

It is very important for all students that you submit the outside area form before you take a single class for the outside area.

_________________________________________________________________

[5] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music enrollment policy

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

* Every student participating in a chamber group must be enrolled in MUS-F 550 Chamber Music (class number 4109) 

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

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

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

* All instrumental PDSP and AD students are required to enroll in a minimum of 1 credit of chamber music each semester. PDOS students must enroll in 1 credit of chamber music for 2 semesters.  Those who choose to participate in an additional group may enroll for either 0 or 1 credit.

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

Please take care that you register correctly. 

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

_________________________________________________________________

[6] 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

July 31, 2013

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 grades

[2] Writing Tutorial Services Dissertation Writing Groups

Reminders

[3] The Music Graduate Office is moving in August (reminder)

[4] Conductors’ Orchestra applications (reminder)

[5] Fall Registration – register soon if you haven’t already! (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Transcripts and Diplomas

Congratulations to all of our May and August graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in early fall unless you are starting a new graduate music 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] Final grades

You will be able to view your final grades for summer courses on OneStart (see http://registrar.indiana.edu/~registra/gradeonestart.shtml for instructions) tomorrow (Thursday, August 1).  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 summer.

_________________________________________________________________

[2] Writing Tutorial Services Dissertation Writing Groups

Writing Tutorial Services will continue its very successful dissertation writing groups this fall, and would like to invite the dissertation writers in your departments to participate.

Information about how to apply for the fall 2013 dissertation groups (applications are due by 8/12/13),  when the groups meet, and what participants can expect is located here: http://www.iub.edu/~wts/dissgroups.shtml

Questions should be directed to Holly Schreiber (heschrei@indiana.edu).

_________________________________________________________________

[3] The Music Graduate Office is moving in August (reminder)

Music Advising and Records Services, including the Music Graduate Office, will be moving to the new East Studio Building in early August. We will be conveniently located on the first floor, in room JS 120. Access to the building will be restricted while offices and faculty studios are being moved. The following schedule outlines how you can reach us during the move. The schedule is subject to change.

August 1-2 (Th-F): Closed to foot traffic for final packing. Limited phone and email access. 

August 5-7 (M-W): Closed for move

August 8-16 (Th-F): Closed to foot traffic. Full access via phone and email. Meetings with staff possible by appointment, in a location to be determined.

August 19-20 (M-T): Office open in East Studio Building (JS 120), but only via southeast entrance. Access to rest of East Studio Building restricted during orientation week.

August 21 (W): Office closed for new student advising.

August 22-23 (Th-F): Office open in East Studio Building (JS 120), but only via southeast entrance. Access to rest of East Studio Building restricted during orientation week.

The East Studio Building is expected to be fully open on August 26, the first day of classes.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Conductors’ Orchestra applications (reminder)

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 9th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra. This year the orchestra will play for the Orchestral Conducting Classes starting Monday, September 9th, 2013. 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 interesting 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 Monday, August 26th, 2013. 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. You will be notified by Friday, August 30th, 2013 of your status.

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 Caleb Young, the Orchestra Manager, at condorch@indiana.edu

 _________________________________________________________________

[5] Fall registration – register soon if you haven’t already!

Because the Music Graduate Office is moving to the new building, our office hours will be restricted (see above).  Our ability to respond quickly to program planning sheets is also going to be affected.

We strongly recommend that you submit your program planning sheet for fall (if you intend to register for the fall semester and haven’t already submitted your program planning sheet) by Monday, July 29.  If you do that, the program planning sheet should be approved by August 2.

If you submit your program planning sheet any later than that, it may be several weeks before you get a response and approval to register.

The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, August 22.  In order to have a guarantee that your program planning sheet will be processed in time to register before that (assuming there aren’t any problems with your plans), you need to submit your program planning sheet by Friday, August 9.

You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 48 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it will take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fallSchedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Transcripts and Diplomas

Do you need a copy of your transcript (remember that summer graduation won’t show on your transcript until after August 20)? Follow this link to the Registrar's web site:

http://registrar.indiana.edu/stu_transcripts.shtml

Information on diplomas is available here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/alu_diploma.shtml

July 24, 2013

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

[2] Fall Registration – register soon if you haven’t already!

Reminders

[3] The Music Graduate Office is moving in August (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

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

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in early fall unless you are starting a new graduate music 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] Conductors’ Orchestra applications

Dear Students,

The IU Jacobs School of Music is pleased to announce the 9th year of the Conductors’ Orchestra. This year the orchestra will play for the Orchestral Conducting Classes starting Monday, September 9th, 2013. 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 interesting 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 Monday, August 26th, 2013. 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. You will be notified by Friday, August 30th, 2013 of your status.

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 Caleb Young, the Orchestra Manager, at condorch@indiana.edu

 _________________________________________________________________

[2] Fall registration – register soon if you haven’t already!

Because the Music Graduate Office is moving to the new building, our office hours will be restricted (see below).  Our ability to respond quickly to program planning sheets is also going to be affected.

We strongly recommend that you submit your program planning sheet for fall (if you intend to register for the fall semester and haven’t already submitted your program planning sheet) by Monday, July 29.  If you do that, the program planning sheet should be approved by August 2.

If you submit your program planning sheet any later than that, it may be several weeks before you get a response and approval to register.

The last day to register without late fees is Thursday, August 22.  In order to have a guarantee that your program planning sheet will be processed in time to register before that (assuming there aren’t any problems with your plans), you need to submit your program planning sheet by Friday, August 9.

You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 48 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it will take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fallSchedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[3] The Music Graduate Office is moving in August

Music Advising and Records Services, including the Music Graduate Office, will be moving to the new East Studio Building in early August. We will be conveniently located on the first floor, in room JS 120. Access to the building will be restricted while offices and faculty studios are being moved. The following schedule outlines how you can reach us during the move. The schedule is subject to change.

August 1-2 (Th-F): Closed to foot traffic for final packing. Limited phone and email access. 

August 5-7 (M-W): Closed for move.

August 8-16 (Th-F): Closed to foot traffic. Full access via phone and email. Meetings with staff possible by appointment, in a location to be determined.

August 19-20 (M-T): Office open in East Studio Building (JS 120), but only via southeast entrance. Access to rest of East Studio Building restricted during orientation week.

August 21 (W): Office closed for new student advising.

August 22-23 (Th-F): Office open in East Studio Building (JS 120), but only via southeast entrance. Access to rest of East Studio Building restricted during orientation week.

The East Studio Building is expected to be fully open on August 26, the first day of classes.

_________________________________________________________________

[4] 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/

July 11, 2013

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] The Music Graduate Office is moving in August

[2] Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration (MIIRT)

Reminders

[3] Applications for Graduation for August 2013 (reminder)

[4] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[5] Graduate Emissaries Program

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in early fall unless you are starting a new graduate music 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] The Music Graduate Office is moving in August

Music Advising and Records Services, including the Music Graduate Office, will be moving to the new East Studio Building in early August. We will be conveniently located on the first floor, in room JS 120. Access to the building will be restricted while offices and faculty studios are being moved. The following schedule outlines how you can reach us during the move. The schedule is subject to change.

August 1-2 (Th-F): Closed to foot traffic for final packing. Limited phone and email access. 

August 5-7 (M-W): Closed for move.

August 8-16 (Th-F): Closed to foot traffic. Full access via phone and email. Meetings with staff possible by appointment, in a location to be determined.

August 19-20 (M-T): Office open in East Studio Building (JS 120), but only via southeast entrance. Access to rest of East Studio Building restricted during orientation week.

August 21 (W): Office closed for new student advising.

August 22-23 (Th-F): Office open in East Studio Building (JS 120), but only via southeast entrance. Access to rest of East Studio Building restricted during orientation week.

The East Studio Building is expected to be fully open on August 26, the first day of classes.

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[2] Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration (MIIRT)

Register Now for MIIRT Information Sessions

Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching, and Collaboration (MIIRT)

The MIIRT program supports new directions in international and area studies that include collaborations locally among faculty and graduate dissertation research in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools throughout the Bloomington campus.

MIIRT offers 16 awards in the following four categories:

  1. Mellon Short Term Faculty Fellowships $20,000
  2. Mellon Graduate Dissertation Fellowships $20,000
  3. Innovative Curriculum Development Fellowships $20,000
  4. Innovative Workshops $5,000

Deadline for all awards: September 2, 2013

Four faculty MIIRT information sessions will be held in the IMU Hoosier Room (M008) on the following dates:

  1. Tuesday, July 16, 2–3:30 p.m.
  2. Wednesday, July 17, 2–3:30 p.m.
  3. Tuesday, July 23,  2–3:30 p.m.
  4. Wednesday, July 24, 2–3:30 p.m.

Four advanced graduate student MIIRT information sessions will be held in the IMU Hoosier Room (M008) on the following dates:

  1. Tuesday, July 16, 4-5 p.m.
  2. Wednesday, July 17, 4-5 p.m.
  3. Tuesday, July 23, 4-5 p.m.
  4. Wednesday, July 24, 4-5 p.m.

Space is limited and a separate registration is required for each session you wish to attend. Please follow these steps to register:

  1. Go to http://researchadmin.iu.edu/EO/eo_sessions.html
  2. In the "List Classes for Area" drop-down menu at the top, choose "Vice Provost for Research" (at the bottom of the list)
  3. Click the Register tab next to the date and time of the MIIRT Faculty Information or Dissertation Research Session you wish to attend.
  4. Click the More… link for further information about each session.

More information

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[3] Applications for Graduation for August 2013 (reminder)

If you are planning to graduate this August, you will need to fill out an application for graduation as soon as possible (before July 26). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (unless you are an MA or PhD student) or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 
 
If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your Academic Advisement Report on OneStart.  To do this, log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), click on "Student Center," then "My Academics and Grades."  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. Click on "View my advisement report." Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.
 
You are required to apply for graduation even if you did not go through the commencement ceremony (unless you are a PhD student).

MA and PhD students, read the information here http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/index.shtml for details on applying for graduation for your programs. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation later if your plans change). 

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[4] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 48 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it will take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fallSchedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

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[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/

July 3, 2013

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] Applications for Graduation for August 2013

Reminders

[2] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[3] Avoiding Plagiarism

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in early fall unless you are starting a new graduate music 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

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[1] Applications for Graduation for August 2013

If you are planning to graduate this August, you will need to fill out an application for graduation as soon as possible (before July 26). You can submit the application online at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (unless you are an MA or PhD student) or you can submit the paper form in the Music Graduate Office (MU011).  The form is very short (one page) and should only take a few minutes to complete. 
 
If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your Academic Advisement Report on OneStart.  To do this, log onto OneStart (www.onestart.iu.edu), click on "Student Center," then "My Academics and Grades."  That brings you to a page that includes a link to your advisement report, class schedule, grades, etc. Click on "View my advisement report." Near the end of the report there is a line for "Application for Graduation".  If the line is red and says "Not Satisfied", we have not yet received an application for graduation.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.
 
You are required to apply for graduation even if you did not go through the commencement ceremony (unless you are a PhD student).

MA and PhD students, read the information here http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/index.shtml for details on applying for graduation for your programs. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up graduating later (you’ll just need to submit a new application for graduation later if your plans change). 

 _________________________________________________________________

[2] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 48 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it will take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

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[3] Avoiding Plagiarism

The word "plagiarism" comes from the Latin word "plagiarius," which means "kidnapper." It refers to the practice of passing off someone else's words or ideas as your own. Plagiarism is one of several types of academic misconduct that can lead to penalties ranging from failing an assignment to failing a course to being dismissed from the school. 

To make sure you understand exactly what is considered plagiarism, you are encouraged to review this tutorial produced by the Instructional Systems Technology department in IU's School of Education: https://www.indiana.edu/~istd/


June 26, 2013

Graduate Students,

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

Reminders

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a summer class

[2] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[3] Grad Grants Center

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in early fall unless you are starting a new graduate music 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

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

The Auto-W Deadline for summer 2013 2nd 8 week classes (which include almost all JSoM classes) is Monday, July 1

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 Monday, July 1) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after July 1).

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. 

After the Auto-W deadline, if you get approval to drop a course 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.  You will need to petition to the Music Graduate Office for permission to drop a course after the Auto-W deadline.  Please note that it is extremely rare to get permission to drop a class after the Auto-W deadline.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after July 1.

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

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[2] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 48 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it will take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

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[3] Grad Grants 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/


June 19, 2013

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] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[3] Writing Tutorial Services

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in early fall unless you are starting a new graduate music 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] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a summer class

The Auto-W Deadline for summer 2013 2nd 8 week classes (which include almost all JSoM classes) is Monday, July 1. 

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 Monday, July 1) and when you may potentially get a grade of "F" for a dropped course, if you are approved to drop a course at all (after July 1).

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. 

After the Auto-W deadline, if you get approval to drop a course 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.  You will need to petition to the Music Graduate Office for permission to drop a course after the Auto-W deadline.  Please note that it is extremely rare to get permission to drop a class after the Auto-W deadline.

If you want to add a course after the Auto-W deadline, you will need to pick up a late drop/add form in the Music Graduate Office and gather various signatures.  The eAdd system (like the eDrop system) is not available after July 1.

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

 _________________________________________________________________

[2] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 48 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it will take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

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[3] 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/

June 12, 2013

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] WFIU Music Library Assistant job opening

Reminders

[2] Doctoral Information Session (for doctoral students nearing the end of coursework – reminder)

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

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

[5] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Disability Services for Students

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in early fall unless you are starting a new graduate music 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

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[1] WFIU Music Library Assistant job opening

Job Description:

Maintain and update the WFIU audio libraries and databases used by programming and production staff. Assist Music Director in ordering for and culling the collection. Prepare recordings and announcer materials for daily broadcast use. Facilitate the migration of the physical library to a digital collection by digitizing approximately 30 musical selections per week. Coordinate and prepare materials for WFIU’s Ether Game, Tuesday nights from 8-9 p.m. Assist in maintenance of musical playlists and podcasts on wfiu.org. Prepare music program listings and articles for monthly listener guide. Assist in the editing of scripts for broadcast.

Qualifications:

Formal knowledge of all aspects of classical music and its reference materials, preferably on the Master of Music level. Knowledge of foreign languages and their pronunciation. Ability to work methodically, accurately, and independently to deadlines in a busy environment. Preference given to those with strong computer skills. Competency in database management and audio software favorable.

Must be available Tuesday evenings after 7pm. Applicant can expect to work 25-29 hours per week and must not be otherwise employed by Indiana University.

Apply:

Resumes and cover letters may be sent to: wimurphy@indiana.edu. No phone calls, please. Applications must be received by end of day Thursday, June 13, 2013.

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[2] Doctoral Information Session (for doctoral students nearing the end of coursework - reminder)

To all doctoral students:

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

This fall semester, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

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

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

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[3] 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 (12 for PhD/DME)

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

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

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

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation

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

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

PhD students only: the defense must be scheduled and the defense announcements submitted to the University Graduate School 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] 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 August or December 2013.

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.

 _________________________________________________________________

[5] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 48 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it will take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[6] 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/ 

June 5, 2013

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 for Summer Classes

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

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

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

Reminders

[5] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[6] Transcripts and Diplomas

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in early fall unless you are starting a new graduate music 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] Schedule adjustment for summer classes

You can adjust your schedule for just the $8.50 schedule adjustment fee through Friday, June 7.  If you drop a class by Friday, June 7, you will get a 100% refund of your tuition. 

The procedure you use to adjust your schedule is outlined here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/dropadd.shtml#edrop.

Starting after June 7, the fees for adjusting your schedule go up (it costs $23 to drop a class) and you will only get a 50% refund for classes dropped between June 8 and June 14.

After June 14, there is no refund for dropped classes.

Please note that after June 7, if you drop a class and then replace it with another class, you will not get a full refund of the tuition for the dropped class but you will have to pay full tuition for the added class.

Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

_________________________________________________________________

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

To all doctoral students:

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

This fall semester, the meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19 at 3:30 pm in the Music Graduate Office conference room (MU011). The meeting will be over by 5 pm.  We hold doctoral information sessions once each fall, spring, and JSoM summer session.

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

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

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

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

Detailed information can be found here:

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 (12 for PhD/DME)

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

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

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

Schedule and pass defense/public presentation

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

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

PhD students only: the defense must be scheduled and the defense announcements submitted to the University Graduate School 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] 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 August or December 2013.

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.

 _________________________________________________________________

[5] Fall Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 48 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it will take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[6] Transcripts and Diplomas

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Follow this link to the Registrar's web site: http://registrar.indiana.edu/stu_transcripts.shtml

Information on diplomas is available here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/alu_diploma.shtml.

May 29, 2013

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 Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder – last chance to register for summer without late fees!)

Reminders

[2] IU e-mail accounts (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[3] Recital Scheduling

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in early fall unless you are starting a new graduate music 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] Fall and Summer Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder – last chance to register for summer without late fees!)

You must submit a Program Planning Sheet to the Music Graduate Office before you will be eligible to register for any semester or summer. You can do this by submitting an online Program Planning Sheet at http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPS.shtml. We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer and fall registration now. Program Planning Sheets are processed in the order they are received. Although we try to process these within 48 hours of when they are submitted (not including weekends), it will take a little longer when there is a high volume of submissions.

The last chance to register without late fees for summer 2013 is Sunday, June 2.  If you register on Monday, June 3 (or later) you will be charged a late registration fee.  You must submit your program planning sheet by the end of the day today (Wednesday) in order to have a guarantee that you’ll get a response in time to register before late fees begin.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4135fac/index.php is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes run June 3-July 26.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[2] 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] 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

 

May 22, 2013

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] Fall and Summer Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[3] 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] 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] Fall and Summer Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

Registration for summer 2013 started on March 20 and registration for fall 2013 began on Monday, April 1.

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

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4135fac/index.php is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes run June 3-July 26.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[3] 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/

May 10, 2013

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 grades

[2] May Graduates – Diploma information

Reminders

[3] Fall and Summer Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

Resources You Might Want to Know About

[4] Alcohol / Drug Information Center

Congratulations to all of our May graduates!  Your email address will be removed from this list in early fall unless you are starting a new graduate music 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] Final grades

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

Please note that if you received a grade of "I" (incomplete) in any course that you have a maximum of 1 year to complete that course; after 1 year the grade will turn into an "F."

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

_________________________________________________________________

[2] May Graduates – Diploma information

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[3] Fall and Summer Schedule of Classes and Registration (reminder)

Registration for summer 2013 started on March 20 and registration for fall 2013 began on Monday, April 1.

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

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4135fac/index.php is a direct link to the summer Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes run June 3-July 26.

http://registrar.indiana.edu/scheduleoclasses/prl/soc4138fac/index.php is a direct link to the fall Schedule of Classes. Jacobs School of Music classes will be held August 26-December 20.

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

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

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

_________________________________________________________________

[4] Alcohol / Drug Information Center

Do you or someone close to you have a drinking or drug problem? Consider a visit to the Alcohol / Drug Information Center, whose goal "is to prevent and respond to misuse and abuse of alcohol and other drugs through education, information, referral, and policy."

http://studentaffairs.iub.edu/adic/