We will begin accepting Spring program planning sheets on Monday, October 12. Spring registration begins on October 22, 2015.

Here is a link to registration instructions (including program planning sheets).

Here is a direct link to the Spring 2016 Schedule of Classes.

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Contact the Music Graduate Office

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

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

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

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

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

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Styles Guidelines for Graduate Capstone Projects

The word "document" is used throughout to refer to the following:

Composition majors should refer to the Styles Guidelines for Composition DM Dissertations and MM Theses.

Except where noted, the guidelines on this page are the same whether the document is submitted electronically or in bound paper format. Where provided, recommendations for implementing features in Microsoft Word apply to Word 2010 for Windows and Word 2011 for Macintosh.

Document Checklist

When documents are submitted, the doctoral clerk reviews it for conformance to the following checklist. Students are strongly encouraged to check their document against this list before submitting the document to the committee and again before submitting the final copy. These items are explained in detail below. 

The checklist includes details relating to:

  • Documentation Style
  • Organization of the Document
  • General Appearance of the Page
  • Musical Examples
  • Figures and Tables
  • Symbols, Terms, and Abbreviations

Here is a sample document that can be used as a reference to see examples of the items in the checklist or as a template for your own document.

PhD Students: Use the University Graduate School's web page on formatting doctoral dissertations as your guide.