The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Thanksgiving Break (November 23-27).
We are now accepting Spring program planning sheets. Spring registration started on October 22, 2015.
Contact the Music Graduate Office
East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours: 8 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
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
Styles Guidelines for Graduate Capstone Projects
The word "document" is used throughout to refer to the following:
- Doctoral Final Project (all DM majors except piano and composition)
- Doctoral Piano Essay
- PhD Dissertation (see also the University Graduate School's guidelines for the preparation of theses and dissertations)
- DME Dissertation
- MME Thesis or Practicum
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.
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.
- Sample Doctoral Document (Word doc)
PhD Students: Use the University Graduate School's web page on formatting doctoral dissertations as your guide.