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

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musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (John Porter), Doctoral Clerk

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2005-2007 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin Changes

Since the publication of the 2005-2007 Jacobs School of Music Bulletin, the Jacobs School of Music Council will approve several changes to the curriculum. The most important of these (along with corrections of some misprints) will be listed here.

Please note that these changes apply to students entering in semesters after the changes were approved. Students who entered before that date may petition to have the new requirements apply to their degrees; ordinarily this means switching to all the requirements of the most recent Bulletin.

Residence requirement for Masters degrees (28 September 2006)

Page 30 of School of Music Bulletin, residence requirement for Masters degrees:

Because not all courses are available in the summer, it may not be possible to earn a degree by attending only then; one or more semesters' enrollment in the fall or spring may be necessary.

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DM in Multiple Woodwinds (Three) (6 July 2006)

Major

36 credit hours. Flute (W910) (9 cr.), oboe (W920) (9 cr.), clarinet (W930) (9 cr.), bassoon (W940) (9 cr.), or saxophone (W950) (9 cr.); W7-0 other two instruments (6-6 cr.); W611-W612 Doctoral Woodwind Solo Recital (1-1 cr.), W613 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1 cr.); 6 credit hours selected, in consultation with the department chair, from E559 Instrumental Pedagogy (2 cr.), M547 Woodwind Literature I (3 cr.) or M548 Woodwind Literature II (3 cr.); E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.); M620 Doctoral Final Project (3 cr.).

Proficiency in the secondary instruments at the undergraduate concentration graduation level. All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Multiple Woodwinds (Five) (6 July 2006)

Major

36 credit hours. Flute (W910) (9 cr.), oboe (W920) (9 cr.), clarinet (W930) (9 cr.), bassoon (W940) (9 cr.), or saxophone (W950) (9 cr.); W7-0 secondary instruments (12 cr.); W611-W612 Doctoral Woodwind Solo Recital (1-1 cr.); W613 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1 cr.); 6 credit hours selected, in consultation with the department chair, from E559 Instrumental Pedagogy (2 cr.), M547 Woodwind Literature I (3 cr.) or M548 Woodwind Literature II (3 cr.); E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.); M620 Doctoral Final Project (3 cr.).

Additional study may be necessary to meet a proficiency level on each instrument.

Proficiency in two secondary instruments at the undergraduate concentration upper-division examination level and in the other two secondary instruments at the concentration freshman jury level.

All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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 Keyboard Proficiency Examination (20 April 2006)

All music graduate students must pass a keyboard proficiency examination, including those whose principal or proficiency instrument is piano. M.S. candidates (except M.S. in Music Education) do not need to take the exam. Most students will take the examination on piano. Early music majors may take the examination on the harpsichord or lute, guitar majors on the guitar, organ majors on the organ, and harp majors on the harp. Musicology and music theory students take a departmentally administered exam.

The keyboard proficiency requirement is designed to ensure the student's ability to use the keyboard as a tool within the framework of professional activities, and the requirements vary according to level and area of music study. Entering students must play a keyboard placement hearing during the orientation period. Students who achieve a superior level at this hearing will satisfy the proficiency requirement. Keyboard proficiency examinations are normally offered in the latter part of each semester or in summer session II. For details, see the secondary piano coordinator or the departmental chairpersons (for early music, guitar, organ, musicology, and harp). Information is also available at www.music.indiana.edu/som/sec_piano.

When keyboard proficiency requirements are identical for two degrees, a student seeking both degrees need not repeat the keyboard proficiency examination if it has been passed for one of the degrees. Students who fail the keyboard proficiency examination may register, with the advice of the secondary piano coordinator or the chairperson, for appropriate courses to assist in developing the required skills.

Students who are candidates for music graduate degrees for areas other than performance and whose performance proficiency instrument is piano must also complete the keyboard proficiency requirement.

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Performer Diploma in Voice Recital Length (23 March 2006)

The recital length for a student in the Performer Diploma program with a major in Voice - minimum of 40 minutes, maximum of 60 minutes.

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 Doctoral Styles Examination (23 March 2006)

Musical Styles

All doctoral students must demonstrate their ability to deal analytically and stylistically with a broad range of musical compositions by taking the Doctoral Styles Examination. Students must take the exam in their first spring semester of enrollment. Students who pass the exam meet the requirement. Students who do not pass the exam may retake the exam once with permission of the Director of Graduate Studies, if their score is within a range recommended by the Doctoral Styles Committee. Students who do not pass the exam must earn a grade of B or higher in T545 Introductory Analysis of Music Literature. This course may fall anywhere in the student's curriculum. T545 taken previously at Indiana University and passed with a grade of B or higher will be accepted in lieu of the exam; transfer credits will not be accepted. This requirement must be completed before a student may begin to take qualifying examinations.

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DM in Violin (16 February 2006)

Major

36 credit hours. S910 Violin Graduate Major (18 cr.); S611-S612 Doctoral Violin Recital I-II (1-1 cr.); S613 Doctoral Violin Concerto (1 cr.); S650 Concertmaster or Section Leader (Doctoral) (1 cr.); I821 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1-1 cr.); 6 credit hours chosen from M665 Survey of Violin/Viola Literature I (2 cr.), M666 Survey of Violin/Viola Literature II (2 cr.), M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), or M550 Doctoral String Literature (1-3 cr.); F550 Graduate Chamber Music Coaching (1-1); 2 credit hours chosen from E503 Violin/Viola Pedagogy I (2 cr.), E504 Violin/Viola Pedagogy II (2 cr.), E505 Violin/Viola Pedagogy III (2 cr.), or F550 Graduate Chamber Music Coaching (1-1 cr.); M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.). All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Viola (16 February 2006)

Major

36 credit hours. S920 Viola Graduate Major (18 cr.); S614 Doctoral Viola Concerto (1 cr.); S621-S622 Doctoral Viola Recital (1-1 cr.); S650 Concertmaster or Section Leader (Doctoral) (1 cr.); I821 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1-1 cr.); 6 credit hours chosen from M665 Survey of Violin/Viola Literature I (2 cr.), M666 Survey of Violin/Viola Literature II (2 cr.), M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), or M550 Doctoral String Literature (1-3 cr.); F550 Graduate Chamber Music Coaching (1-1); 2 credit hours chosen from E503 Violin/Viola Pedagogy I (2 cr.), E504 Violin/Viola Pedagogy II (2 cr.), E505 Violin/Viola Pedagogy III (2 cr.), or F550 Graduate Chamber Music Coaching (1-1 cr.); M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Violoncello (16 February 2006)

Major

36 credit hours. S930 Violoncello Graduate Major (18 cr.); S631-S632 Violoncello Recital I-II (1-1 cr.); S633 Violoncello Concerto (1 cr.); S650 Concertmaster or Section Leader (Doctoral) (1 cr.); I821 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1-1 cr.); 6 credit hours chosen from M667 Survey of Violoncello Literature I (2 cr.), M668 Survey of Violoncello Literature II (2 cr.), M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), or M550 Doctoral String Literature (1-3 cr.); F550 Graduate Chamber Music Coaching (1-1); 2 credit hours chosen from E506 Cello Pedagogy (2 cr.) or F550 Graduate Chamber Music Coaching (1-1 cr.); M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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DM in Double Bass (16 February 2006)

Major

36 credit hours. S940 Double Bass Graduate Major (18 cr.); S651-S652 Doctoral Double Bass Recital (1-1 cr.); S650 Concertmaster or Section Leader (Doctoral) (1-1 cr.); I821 Doctoral Chamber Music Recital (1 cr.); M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.); M550 Doctoral String Literature (1-1-1 cr.); E515 Double Bass Pedagogy (2 cr.); 3 credit hours chosen from F550 Graduate Chamber Music Coaching, F519 Orchestral Repertoire, or F520 Special Topics (1-1-1 cr.); M620 Doctoral Final Project (2 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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Doctoral Minor in Choral Conducting (19 January 2006)

Minor in choral conducting Prior conducting experience and a conducting audition are required for acceptance into the minor in choral conducting. The minor in choral conducting must include M555 Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation (3 cr.), M565 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature (3 cr.), and G561-G562 Master's Choral Conducting I-II (3-3 cr.).

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DM in Choral Conducting (19 January 2006)

Major

36 credit hours. G661 Doctoral Choral Conducting: Renaissance (3 cr.); G662 Doctoral Choral Conducting: Baroque (3 cr.); G663 Doctoral Choral Conducting: Classic/Romantic (3 cr.); G664 Doctoral Choral Conducting: Music since 1900 (3 cr.); M661 Seminar in Choral Literature: Renaissance (3 cr.); M662 Seminar in Choral Literature: Baroque (3 cr.); M663 Seminar in Choral Literature: Classic/Romantic (3 cr.); M664 Seminar in Choral Literature: Music since 1900 (3 cr.); G810-G811 Doctoral Choral Conducting Performance I-II (2-2 cr.); F533-534 Advanced Score Reading and Aural Skills I-II (1-1). M620 Doctoral Final Project (3 cr.), elective (3 cr.).

All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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MM in Choral Conducting (19 January 2006)

Major

20 credit hours. M555 Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation (3 cr.), concurrent with G561 Master's Choral Conducting I (3 cr.), M565 Master's Seminar in Choral Literature (3-3 cr.), concurrent with G562 Master's Choral Conducting II (3-3), G604 Master's Choral Conducting Performance (0-0 cr.), F531-F532 Score Reading and Aural Skills I-II (1-1). A student may demonstrate proficiency in F531-F532 without having to substitute other graduate-level courses.

All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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Doctoral Minors (19 January 2006)

Minors require the approval of the offering department. If the major is in performance, neither minor may be in performance, except that modern-instrument performers may elect an early-music minor and vice versa. A minor in performance, when allowed, requires study at the 800 level.

All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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Outside Area (masters degrees) (19 January 2006)

For degrees in performance, the outside area may not be in performance, except that modern-instrument performers may elect an early-music outside area and vice versa. An outside area in performance, when allowed, requires study at the 800 level.

All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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Diploma Time Limit (27 October 2005)

Students in the diploma programs have a maximum of four semesters of enrollment within five years from the date of first enrollment. Additional semesters of enrollment within the five-year time limit are possible only through recommendation by the student's performance instructor and approval by the director of graduate studies.

All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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PhD in Music Theory (26 September 2005)

T658 Seminar in Music Theory: Variable Topics (3-3-3-3-3-3 cr.; students may substitute up to 6 credits of T561 Music Theory: Variable Topics, T619 Projects and Problems in Music Theory, or, with the approval of the advisory committee, courses outside music theory).

All other requirements as listed in the School of Music Bulletin.

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Typographical Errors

Page 38: Doctor of Music, Brass Pedagogy - each major area should include the option of taking MUS-U 506 Historical Brass Instruments and Construction as part of the "3 cr. selected from PHYS P105 Acoustics, U506 Historical Brass Instruments and Construction, E596 Independent Study, U500 Master's Workshop in Performance or K503 Electronic Studio Resources I."

Page 47: T565 Stylistic Counterpoint: Variable Topics

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