Contact the Music Graduate Office

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

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

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

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

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

More Information

Doctoral Degree Programs

The Graduate Division of the Jacobs School of Music offers course work leading to the degree of Doctor of Music in the areas of music literature and performance, composition, and conducting. The Jacobs School of Music also offers the Doctor of Music Education degree and, through the University Graduate School, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the areas of musicology, music education, and music theory.

General Information

Proficiency Requirements

All proficiency requirements must be met by the end of the fifth semester of enrollment.  The Graduate Entrance Exams may be taken only in the first two semesters of enrollment.

Coursework Requirements

Most doctoral degrees require 60 credits of coursework, with 36 in the major field and 12 in each of two minor fields. Some majors include a small number of "tool subject" credits. For information specific to each major, see the "Major field requirements" link below.

Qualifying Exams

The written and oral qualifying exams are typically started after all coursework is complete, though in some cases may be started during the final semester of coursework. 

Doctoral Final Project, Dissertation, or Piano Essay

Please note that beginning spring 2012 students will ordinarily submit their final copies electronically rather than with bound printed copies except for the composition dissertation. Details can be found in the links below. 

Choose your program for more information.