Announcements

The Auto-W deadline for dropped classes (for courses that last the entire semester of spring 2020) has been extended to April 5.  In most cases, that is the latest you can drop a class. You can use the eDrop function to drop a class.

To add a class, email the Music Graduate Office with that request and we can assist you in making that change.

The Music Graduate Office staff are working remotely for the remainder of the spring semester.  Please contact us by phone or email.

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for summer 2020 now and will start to accept them for fall 2020 on April 1.

Recent Announcements

Questions?

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 (Laurie Staring), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Janis Cooper Parker), 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 2020

April 1, 2020

Jacobs School of Music

Graduate Office

 

Announcements: April 1, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Summer and Fall 2020

[2] Summer 2020 will continue with online instruction

[3] Music Graduate Office webpage about policy and procedure changes related to COVID-19

[4] New summer course offering: Career Development

Reminders

[5] eDrop to drop classes, procedure for adding classes, and the Auto-W deadline (extended to April 5)

[6] Some course offerings for Summer and Fall

[7] Graduate Review Courses offered in Summer 2020

[8] Course offerings in Song Literature Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

[9] Course offerings in Jazz Literature for MM Jazz Studies majors and jazz minors

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

[11] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2020

[12] Doctoral students engaged in Human Subjects research

Resources you might want to know about

[13] JSoM web page with some resources to help students during COVID-19 pandemic

[14] GradGrants Services Available Online

[15] GA positions for doctoral candidates in the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2020

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 25.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4205/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets. Summer instruction will be on-line, not in-person.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 6. We are accepting program planning sheet for fall starting today (Wednesday, April 1). 

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4208/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please email me at serbes@indiana.edu with your questions. If necessary, we can set up a phone appointment.

All currently registered students will see two "Advising" holds on their records in One.IU. 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] Summer 2020 instruction will continue online

All summer 2020 classes will continue to be online. The JSOM adminstration is still working out what the means for some summer courses and also summer financial aid.

We do know that summer major ensembles and chamber music will NOT take place (MUS-X 2, MUS-X 40, MUS-X 70, MUS-F 550) this summer. For all other changes, keep watching your email and you will be notified of decisions as they are made.

[3] Music Graduate Office webpage about policy and procedure changes related to COVID-19

I sent out an email on Monday, March 30 with a summary of policy and procedure changes that have been put in place for graduate and diploma programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The information in that email is important, so please read it. If you can't find the email, or need to refer to the information in the future, you will find it at this webpage https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/Coronavirusannounce.shtml, which you can also reach from the Music Graduate Office homepage: www.music.indiana.edu/graduate.

[4] New summer course offering: Career Development

MUS-U 596 Research in Music (Music Career Development)
Class Number: TBA (look here for the course number with Prof. DiOrio to be listed - it should be created within the next few days: https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4205/MUS/MUS-U596.shtml)
Class Times: MWF, 10:30am - 12:00pm online, plus individual virtual meetings by appointment
Six Week Summer: June 8-July 17
Faculty: Prof. Dominick DiOrio
Credits: 2

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development is pleased to announce that its Career Development course will be offered online to graduate students in the Jacobs School of Music this summer. Plan for a productive and sustainable professional life in music through this intensive 6-week course that increases professional self-awareness, helps you communicate more effectively, and assists as you prepare a competitive portfolio and consider your career options. Prof. DiOrio will bring his expertise as a conductor, composer, performer, educator, and new music advocate to the course and its content.

The course is also available to performing arts majors across Indiana University, with permission from the instructor. It will be delivered as a hybrid online course, consisting of regular virtual class meeting times and individual consultations with the instructor.

Reminders

[5] eDrop to drop classes, procedure for adding classes, and the Auto-W deadline

Here is some information about schedule adjustment for spring 2020 courses.

1. The eDrop system will remain active until the end of the semester. That means that any student who needs to drop a spring course will use the eDrop system to make that change. Instructions on how to use eDrop are here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html.

2. The Auto-W deadline has been extended to April 5. 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 Sunday, April 5) 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 April 5).

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.

The main differences 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 10 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.

3. It is no longer possible to use eAdd to add classes. If you want to add a class to your spring schedule, please email me at serbes@indiana.edu to give me information about what class you want to add. I will also need the approval of the instructor of the course. Once I have your request with the course information and approval from the instructor, I can submit an administrative request to have the course added to your spring schedule.

[6] Some course announcements for Summer and Fall 2020

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 and fall 2020. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

SUMMER 2020

MUS-G 550 Conducting New Music - NOW MOVED TO FALL 2020 SEMESTER
Class number: TBA
Class meeting time: TBA
Instructor: Prof. David Dzubay
2 credits

Course Description:

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. 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 710/810/910 Composition Lessons
Class number: various
Class meeting time: arranged (eight lessons between May 12-July 31)
Instructor: Prof. David Dzubay
variable credits

Course Description:

MUS-K 710 elective level lessons in composition. These lessons can count towards the diploma music course requirement, but not for Other Required Credits for master's and doctoral students.

MUS-K 810 minor level lessons in composition. These lessons can count towards the diploma music course requirement, ORC general electives for master's and doctoral students, and doctoral minor fields in composition.

MUS-K 910 major level lessons - for composition majors only.

Individual lessons in composition. 8 lessons are taught during summer via Zoom and file sharing.

MUS-T 555 Schenkerian Analysis
Class number: 6890
Class meeting time: Daily 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (June 8-July 31)
Instructor: Prof. Frank Samarotto
3 credits

Course Description:

Schenkerian analysis is a window into the organic life of tonal structure. The principles behind it are ultimately simple; it is the application of those principles that is subtle and requires practice. Therefore, the work of this session will focus on practical application in analysis rather than on readings in theoretical issues.

FALL 2020

MUS-E 582 Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz
Class number: 32447
Class meeting time: Fridays from 12:20 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. Patrice Madura
3 credits

Course Description:

Strategies for teaching the basic principles of vocal jazz. Areas of study include historical perspective, landmark recordings, ensemble epertoire, improvisation, solo styling, swing, accompaniment, amplification, auditioning, sequence of instruction, and published resources. The primary purpose of the course is to prepare musicians to direct vocal jazz ensembles at the secondary or collegiate level. No previous jazz or improvisation experience necessary. A review of jazz research will lead to a research paper and presentation within this course for E582 students.

E582 can count towards the Other Required Credits requirement for master's students, for some doctoral minors, and for the Other Required Credit general electives for doctoral students.

Instructor:

Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is Professor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A specialist in choral music education, vocal jazz, and research, Patrice Madura joined the I.U. music education department in 2003 after serving as a faculty member at the University of Southern California and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has taught choral music to grades K-12 in California, and worked extensively as a pianist. Dr. Madura is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books: Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation (1999), Music Education in Your Hands (with Michael Mark, 2010), Madura's Danceland (2010), Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research, ed. (2011), Contemporary Music Education (with M. Mark, 2012), and Vocal Improvisation Games for Singers and Choral Groups (with J. Agrell, 2014) and Becoming a Choral Music Teacher (2010/2018), She has published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Philosophy of Music Education Review, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and Choral Journal. She has presented workshops and research on vocal jazz at national and international music education conferences, and directed the IU Vocal Jazz Ensemble for several years.

MUS-M 502 Composers: Heinrich Isaac
Class number: 9090
Class meeting time: Monday and Wednesday 1 PM-2:15 PM, Music Addition 006
Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello
3 credits

Course Description:

Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1450-1517) was one of the most versatile and accomplished Flemish composers of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century. His output includes outstanding examples of virtually every genre practiced in his times - Masses, motets, songs in several languages and different traditions, pieces with a possible instrumental destination, as well as a rarest complete set of Mass Propers for the whole liturgical year. Through Isaac we will develop a high familiarity with late-fifteenth-century musical styles across genres and geographical areas and discover some of the contrapuntal masterpieces of the era. The class time will include a combination of lecturing, discussion, and team work. No textbook is needed for this class. Readings and scores will be available through Canvas.

MUS-M 525 Survey of Operatic Literature
Class number: 8666
Class meeting time: Monday and Wednesday 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello
3 credits

Course Description:

In this class we will survey special aspects the history of opera, one of the most peculiar genres of Western music. Although opera has adapted and evolved, it has always remained a powerful combination of literature, theater, and astonishingly beautiful music. The comprehensive approach we take will couple a quick review of the historical narrative with an in-depth look at a few exemplary works and a special focus on aspects linked to the material culture of opera, trying to understand how the genre represented a central feature of Western culture for centuries. The class time will involve a moderate amount of lecturing, in addition to group work, class discussion, and musical listening. Class attendance is strictly mandatory.

MUS-T 561 Music Theory Variable Topics: The String Quartet in the Twentieth Century
Class number: 5413
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. Julian Hook
3 credits

Course Description:

The string quartet medium attracted the attention of many of the most significant composers of the twentieth century. This course will not attempt a comprehensive survey of the literature, but will be an analytically oriented exploration of a selection of representative works. As a class we will study three of the six quartets of Bartók, widely considered the most important contributions to the genre since Beethoven, along with other works probably chosen from among the quartets of Ravel, Schoenberg, Berg (Lyric Suite), Janá??ek, Crawford (Seeger), Shostakovich, Britten, Carter, Crumb (Black Angels), Ligeti, Lutos??awski, and Reich (Different Trains ). An independent project at the end of the semester will give students the opportunity to study additional works of their own choosing.

MUS-T 658 Seminar in Music Theory: Theorizing Musical Difference
Class number: 9474
Class meeting time: Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. Marianne Kielian-Gilbert
3 credits

Course Description:

Theorizing Musical Difference will concern how social-cultural constructions of difference, identity/subjectivity, and performance-and their intersections in gender/gender fluidity, sexuality, voice, class, race, ethnicity, and bio-human diversity-figure in musical practices and/or in analyses of those practices. Our aim is exploratory: to expand music's (theoretical-analytical) canons and re-think/re-experience a musical poetics of difference as critical and creative modes of response to ideologically regulative practices and spaces.

The seminar will be organized around readings, listening, and music analysis of particular works (rather than by chronology) and will also draw on the cross-disciplinary interests of those participating. Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Coursework: readings and discussion; reaction papers or music analyses on issues arising in the readings; midterm essay toward a focal seminar paper and presentation.

[7] Graduate review courses offered summer 2020

All of the graduate review courses will be offered this summer in the main JSoM session from June 8 to July 17. The classes are:

  • MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (3 credits), class number 7179, 11:20 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. daily.
  • MUS-T 508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students (3 credits), class number 4472, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. daily.
  • MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review for Graduate Students (1 credit), class number 6557, 10 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. daily.
  • MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students (1 credit), class number 6889, 12:55 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. daily (students meet in M344 on the first day of class).
  • MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students (1 credit), class number 7705, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. daily.

[8] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

The Voice department has provided this summary of their course offering plans for summer 2020 through summer 2021.

summer 2020:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2020:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit After 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Spring 2021:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Lit Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

summer 2021:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

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-M 688 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2020 because it won't be offered again after that within the next year. Course offerings are subject to change, but you can still use this information in your planning.

[9] Course offerings in Jazz Literature for MM Jazz Studies majors and jazz minors

The Jazz department has supplied us with this schedule for the jazz literature courses which are a part of the major field for the MM Jazz Studies degree and also a part of a doctoral minor in jazz studies.

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Summer 2020
MUS-M 593 Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2020
MUS-M 592 Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Spring 2021
MUS-M 593 Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Summer 2021
MUS-M 592 Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Fall 2021
MUS-M 591 Jazz History 1: Origins through 1949

Spring 2022
MUS-M 592 Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Summer 2022
MUS-M 591 Jazz History 1: Origins through 1949

[10] 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 2020.

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 and MME: 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

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.

[11] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2020

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2020, you need to sign up by Friday, April 3, 2020.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu).  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 your exam(s) 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.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the summer Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is May 1, 2020.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 8 and July 17). Exams will take place online (both written and oral exams)

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 April 3 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

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 (musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

[12] Doctoral students engaged in Human Subjects research

This is a directed to any doctoral student conducting research for their Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay that involves human subjects. According to guidelines posted this week by the campus, research involving human subjects must stop if it involves in-person interactions of any kind. Research conducted remotely, including surveys, phone or video interviews, email questionnaires, and so on can continue without interruption, however.

Resources you might want to know about

[13] JSoM web page with some resources to help students during COVID-19 pandemic

The JSoM has this page set up with links to some resources that could potentially help out during this very odd time: https://music.indiana.edu/departments/health-safety/covid-19-resources.shtml. Take a look to see if any of these items could help you out right now.

[14] GradGrants Center Services Available Online

Dear IU Graduate Students,

Thank you for your patience as we, at the Grad Grants Center, work together to tackle this fast-moving and complex public health crisis. We understand this has been a difficult period, including for those engaged in the critical task of searching for fellowships and writing grants. In response to President McRobbie's campus plan, and with the safety of all students, employees, and our community being the highest priority, the Grad Grants Center will continue all of our services online, beginning March 30th, 2020.

Scheduling Appointments:
Feel free to schedule your online appointments using the link (https://gradgrants.indiana.edu/sample-secondary/index.html) on GGC's website. You will receive a confirmation email from one of our consultants with a Zoom link and password that you can use to access your meeting. If you don't receive a confirmation email from us within 24 hours, or for any other questions, let us know at gradgrnt@indiana.edu.

"Walk"-in Hours:
We will have a Zoom meeting open for quick questions from 11am to 1pm EST every Tuesday and Thursday. We are unable to take phone calls at our office number at this time. <
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Any changes to our services and virtual webinars will be announced via our social media accounts, Facebook (IU Grad Grants Center) and Twitter (@iugradgrants).

Thank you for all you are doing during this challenging time to safeguard your health and that of others. We're confident as ever in our community's ability to navigate this unprecedented set of challenges together.

Sincerely,
The GGC Team
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[15] GA positions for doctoral candidates available in the Institute of Digital Arts and Humanities

Good afternoon,

As we prepare to return following the extended break, we wanted to let you know that the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities in the process of filling two G901 student academic appointments for IDAH's 2020-2021 year. More specifically, we are looking for students to fill our digital pedagogy and digital methods specialist positions. While we do not require any sort of technological skill, we strongly encourage our GAs to have a willingness to explore the boundaries of various digital methods. Typical duties for our GAs will include participating in digital pedagogy and project consultations, facilitating engagement with IDAH-affiliated personnel and centers, and promoting digitally oriented training for pedagogy and research both across our Bloomington campus and the IU academic system at large.

If you know of any students in your respective department(s) who would be good candidates for any of our positions, we ask that you please send them our way. Interested parties can submit a resume and cover letter directly to idah@indiana.edu. Materials are due by April 15, and remote interviews will begin on April 22.

If you have any further questions about the positions or how they incorporate with IDAH's mission, please feel free to let us know. Wishing you all well in the coming weeks!

Cheers,

The IDAH Team
Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH)
Indiana University - Bloomington
Wells Library E170
1320 E. 10th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-3907
(812) 855-0829
idah@indiana.edu

 

March 25, 2020

Announcements for All students

These announcements are about the normal details that we work with in the Music Graduate Office. Hopefully it will be nice to read some "business as usual" information instead of something with drastic changes. I will be sending out a separate email relatively soon with more details on the things that have changed, but this announcement is mostly about the things that have not changed.

[1] Registration for Summer and Fall 2020

[2] eDrop to drop classes, procedure for adding classes, and the Auto-W deadline (extended to April 5)

[3] Some course offerings for Summer and Fall

[4] Graduate Review Courses offered in Summer 2020

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[5] Course offerings in Song Literature Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

[6] Course offerings in Jazz Literature for MM Jazz Studies majors and jazz minors

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[8] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2020

[9] Doctoral students engaged in Human Subjects research

Reminders

[10] Master's degree ensemble policy

[11] Reminder - doctoral minors

Resources you might want to know about

[12] JSoM web page with some resources to help students during COVID-19 pandemic

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2020

Summer registration is starting today (Wednesday, March 25).  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4205/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 6. We will start accepting program planning sheet for fall starting on Wednesday, April 1. 

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4208/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please email me at serbes@indiana.edu with your questions. If necessary, we can set up a phone appointment.

All currently registered students will see two "Advising" holds on their records in One.IU. 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] eDrop to drop classes, procedure for adding classes, and the Auto-W deadline

Here is some information about schedule adjustment for spring 2020 courses.

1. The eDrop system will remain active until the end of the semester. That means that any student who needs to drop a spring course will use the eDrop system to make that change. Instructions on how to use eDrop are here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html.

2. The Auto-W deadline has been extended to April 5. 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 Sunday, April 5) 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 April 5).

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.

The main differences 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 10 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.

3. It is no longer possible to use eAdd to add classes. If you want to add a class to your spring schedule, please email me at serbes@indiana.edu to give me information about what class you want to add. I will also need the approval of the instructor of the course. Once I have your request with the course information and approval from the instructor, I can submit an administrative request to have the course added to your spring schedule.

[3] Some course announcements for Summer and Fall 2020

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 and fall 2020. Not all of these courses will count for every degree or program.

SUMMER 2020

MUS-G 550 Conducting New Music
Class number: 6918
Class meeting time: TR 10:20-12:00, first six weeks (May 12 - June 19), M005
Instructor: Prof. David Dzubay
2 credits

Course Description:

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. 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 710/810/910 Composition Lessons
Class number: various
Class meeting time: arranged (eight lessons between May 12-June 19, first six weeks)
Instructor: Prof. David Dzubay
variable credits

Course Description:

MUS-K 710 elective level lessons in composition. These lessons can count towards the diploma music course requirement, but not for Other Required Credits for master's and doctoral students.

MUS-K 810 minor level lessons in composition. These lessons can count towards the diploma music course requirement, ORC general electives for master's and doctoral students, and doctoral minor fields in composition.

MUS-K 910 major level lessons - for composition majors only.

MUS-T 555 Schenkerian Analysis
Class number: 6890
Class meeting time: Daily 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (June 8-July 31)
Instructor: Prof. Frank Samarotto
3 credits

Course Description:

Schenkerian analysis is a window into the organic life of tonal structure. The principles behind it are ultimately simple; it is the application of those principles that is subtle and requires practice. Therefore, the work of this session will focus on practical application in analysis rather than on readings in theoretical issues.

FALL 2020

MUS-E 582 Methods and Materials for Teaching Vocal Jazz
Class number: 32447
Class meeting time: Fridays from 12:20 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. Patrice Madura
3 credits

Course Description:

Strategies for teaching the basic principles of vocal jazz. Areas of study include historical perspective, landmark recordings, ensemble epertoire, improvisation, solo styling, swing, accompaniment, amplification, auditioning, sequence of instruction, and published resources. The primary purpose of the course is to prepare musicians to direct vocal jazz ensembles at the secondary or collegiate level. No previous jazz or improvisation experience necessary. A review of jazz research will lead to a research paper and presentation within this course for E582 students.

E582 can count towards the Other Required Credits requirement for master's students, for some doctoral minors, and for the Other Required Credit general electives for doctoral students.

Instructor:

Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is Professor of Music Education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. A specialist in choral music education, vocal jazz, and research, Patrice Madura joined the I.U. music education department in 2003 after serving as a faculty member at the University of Southern California and at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. She has taught choral music to grades K-12 in California, and worked extensively as a pianist. Dr. Madura is the author, co-author, or editor of eight books: Getting Started with Vocal Improvisation (1999), Music Education in Your Hands (with Michael Mark, 2010), Madura's Danceland (2010), Advances in Social-Psychology and Music Education Research, ed. (2011), Contemporary Music Education (with M. Mark, 2012), and Vocal Improvisation Games for Singers and Choral Groups (with J. Agrell, 2014) and Becoming a Choral Music Teacher (2010/2018), She has published in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, International Journal of Music Education, Psychology of Music, Philosophy of Music Education Review, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and Choral Journal. She has presented workshops and research on vocal jazz at national and international music education conferences, and directed the IU Vocal Jazz Ensemble for several years.

MUS-M 502 Composers: Heinrich Isaac
Class number: 9090
Class meeting time: Monday and Wednesday 1 PM-2:15 PM, Music Addition 006
Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello
3 credits

Course Description:

Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1450-1517) was one of the most versatile and accomplished Flemish composers of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century. His output includes outstanding examples of virtually every genre practiced in his times - Masses, motets, songs in several languages and different traditions, pieces with a possible instrumental destination, as well as a rarest complete set of Mass Propers for the whole liturgical year. Through Isaac we will develop a high familiarity with late-fifteenth-century musical styles across genres and geographical areas and discover some of the contrapuntal masterpieces of the era. The class time will include a combination of lecturing, discussion, and team work. No textbook is needed for this class. Readings and scores will be available through Canvas.

MUS-M 525 Survey of Operatic Literature
Class number: 8666
Class meeting time: Monday and Wednesday 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Instructor: Prof. Giovanni Zanovello
3 credits

Course Description:

In this class we will survey special aspects the history of opera, one of the most peculiar genres of Western music. Although opera has adapted and evolved, it has always remained a powerful combination of literature, theater, and astonishingly beautiful music. The comprehensive approach we take will couple a quick review of the historical narrative with an in-depth look at a few exemplary works and a special focus on aspects linked to the material culture of opera, trying to understand how the genre represented a central feature of Western culture for centuries. The class time will involve a moderate amount of lecturing, in addition to group work, class discussion, and musical listening. Class attendance is strictly mandatory.

MUS-T 561 Music Theory Variable Topics: The String Quartet in the Twentieth Century
Class number: 5413
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. Julian Hook
3 credits

Course Description:

The string quartet medium attracted the attention of many of the most significant composers of the twentieth century. This course will not attempt a comprehensive survey of the literature, but will be an analytically oriented exploration of a selection of representative works. As a class we will study three of the six quartets of Bartók, widely considered the most important contributions to the genre since Beethoven, along with other works probably chosen from among the quartets of Ravel, Schoenberg, Berg (Lyric Suite), Janá??ek, Crawford (Seeger), Shostakovich, Britten, Carter, Crumb (Black Angels), Ligeti, Lutos??awski, and Reich (Different Trains ). An independent project at the end of the semester will give students the opportunity to study additional works of their own choosing.

MUS-T 658 Seminar in Music Theory: Theorizing Musical Difference
Class number: 9474
Class meeting time: Monday and Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Instructor: Prof. Marianne Kielian-Gilbert
3 credits

Course Description:

Theorizing Musical Difference will concern how social-cultural constructions of difference, identity/subjectivity, and performance-and their intersections in gender/gender fluidity, sexuality, voice, class, race, ethnicity, and bio-human diversity-figure in musical practices and/or in analyses of those practices. Our aim is exploratory: to expand music's (theoretical-analytical) canons and re-think/re-experience a musical poetics of difference as critical and creative modes of response to ideologically regulative practices and spaces.

The seminar will be organized around readings, listening, and music analysis of particular works (rather than by chronology) and will also draw on the cross-disciplinary interests of those participating. Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Coursework: readings and discussion; reaction papers or music analyses on issues arising in the readings; midterm essay toward a focal seminar paper and presentation.

[4] Graduate review courses offered summer 2020

All of the graduate review courses will be offered this summer in the main JSoM session from June 8 to July 17. The classes are:

  • MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (3 credits), class number 7179, 11:20 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. daily.
  • MUS-T 508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students (3 credits), class number 4472, 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. daily.
  • MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review for Graduate Students (1 credit), class number 6557, 10 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. daily.
  • MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students (1 credit), class number 6889, 12:55 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. daily (students meet in M344 on the first day of class).
  • MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students (1 credit), class number 7705, 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. daily.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[5] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

The Voice department has provided this summary of their course offering plans for summer 2020 through summer 2021.

summer 2020:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2020:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit After 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Spring 2021:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Lit Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

summer 2021:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

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-M 688 yet, you should plan to take it in fall 2020 because it won't be offered again after that within the next year. Course offerings are subject to change, but you can still use this information in your planning.

[6] Course offerings in Jazz Literature for MM Jazz Studies majors and jazz minors

The Jazz department has supplied us with this schedule for the jazz literature courses which are a part of the major field for the MM Jazz Studies degree and also a part of a doctoral minor in jazz studies.

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Summer 2020
MUS-M 593 Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Fall 2020
MUS-M 592 Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Spring 2021
MUS-M 593 Jazz History 3: 1970-present

Summer 2021
MUS-M 592 Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Fall 2021
MUS-M 591 Jazz History 1: Origins through 1949

Spring 2022
MUS-M 592 Jazz History 2: 1950-1969

Summer 2022
MUS-M 591 Jazz History 1: Origins through 1949

[7] 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 2020.

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 and MME: 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

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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[8] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2020

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2020, you need to sign up by Friday, April 3, 2020.  You can do this through email (musdoc@indiana.edu).  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 your exam(s) 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.   Please note that the deadline to sign up for the summer Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is May 1, 2020.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 8 and July 17).

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 April 3 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

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 (musdoc@indiana.edu, 855-1738).

[9] Doctoral students engaged in Human Subjects research

This is a directed to any doctoral student conducting research for their Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay that involves human subjects. According to guidelines posted this week by the campus, research involving human subjects must stop if it involves in-person interactions of any kind. Research conducted remotely, including surveys, phone or video interviews, email questionnaires, and so on can continue without interruption, however.

Reminders

[10] Master's Degree ensemble policy

Here is a summary of the master’s degree ensemble policy.  This is not a new policy, but we do have frequent questions about this so I am including it for everyone’s general information.

Under the policy, students whose majors are in the following departments are required to enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every fall/spring 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 and Music Scoring for Visual Media)
  • 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
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Harp
  • Historical Performance
  • Orchestral conducting
  • Organ (including Organ and Sacred Music)
  • Strings
  • Wind Conducting
  • Woodwinds

This policy applies to master’s students only.

Please note that participating in ensemble in the summer does not count towards the four fall/spring semester requirement.  Summer ensemble participation is extra and does not count towards degree requirements.

[11] Reminder - doctoral minors

Doctoral students are not eligible to register for their 5th semester of coursework until all minors (or the ORC general elective option) are formally declared and approved. If you are about to enter your fifth semester of coursework and you have not yet formally declared your minor (or minors if you are completing two minors), then you need to complete this step immediately so that it will not delay your enrollment for fall 2020.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor requirement and a link to the doctoral minor field approval form.

You can submit the form as an email attachment if you are ready to submit it while the office is closed to in-person contact. You can also send forward our office email from faculty approving your minor field in place of a written signature.

Resources you might want to know about

[12] JSoM web page with some resources to help students during COVID-19 pandemic

The JSoM has this page set up with links to some resources that could potentially help out during this very odd time: https://music.indiana.edu/departments/health-safety/covid-19-resources.shtml. Take a look to see if any of these items could help you out right now.

 

March 18, 2020

This email updates one we sent last week. It reflects changes that result from the extension of restricted on-campus activities through the end of the semester. This email relates specifically to your JSOM activities that involve the music graduate office. Know that we remain here to serve you during this time of disruption and uncertainty.

Please also take careful note of email messages sent by IU's President and Provost, Jacobs School of Music deans offices, and your instructors. And please continue to heed all campus and government recommendations to safeguard your own health and the health of those around you.

How to Reach Us

Office Hours
March 16-20
Office closed for Spring Break

Beginning March 23 (until further notice)
Office staff will be working remotely during normal office hours
M-F, 8-12 and 1-5 by phone and email only

General inquiries
Write to musgrad@indiana.edu (preferred) or call 812-855-1738 (voice mail available outside office hours)

Registration, Advising, and International Student Questions
Write to Sara Erbes (serbes@indiana.edu).

Appointments with Sara Erbes, graduate advisor
To schedule a phone appointment with Sara, write to her at serbes@indiana.edu.

Appointments with Prof. Eric Isaacson, director of graduate studies
To schedule a doctoral pre-exam or any other appointment with Prof. Isaacson, write to him at musicdgs@indiana.edu. These appointments can be done by phone or video. Appointments are available daily.

Doctoral Exam or Document Questions
For questions about scheduling doctoral qualifying exams, submitting doctoral documents, or scheduling public presentations, write to musdoc@indiana.edu. See below for more information on doctoral matters.

Specific Issues

Our guiding principle is to eliminate travel to Bloomington from out of town and to observe the directive to avoid all in-person interaction, while at the same time ensuring that there are no delays in the completion of your degree from things involved with our office. If any of the accommodations described below are problematic for you or if you have questions about any of them, please contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies (musicdgs@indiana.edu), to discuss the situation.

Recitals. Updates on the handling of recitals and recital hearings will be sent from the dean's office.

Doctoral written qualifying exams. For the remainder of the spring semester, all doctoral students will be permitted to complete their written qualifying exams (minor and major field) from the student's personal computer. Exams will occur on the day or time they are currently scheduled. Instructions will be provided well in advance. This will require the student to have a personal computer, in some cases access to a printer at the beginning of the exam block, and access to a setting that is free from interruptions. For students completing their exam in a different time zone, we will set this up so it is available at the time you scheduled the exam, but in the time zone of your current location.

As usual, completed written exams will be distributed to the appropriate faculty by email and a response requested within two weeks, excluding breaks.

Oral qualifying exams. For the remainder of the spring semester, all oral exams will be conducted via video conference using Zoom. This will require all participants to have a personal computer, laptop, or tablet (mounted stably), and access to a setting that is free of interruptions and distractions. Detailed instructions will be provided. If any participant is in a time zone that makes participating at the default time difficult, we will work to find an alternate time.

Submission of theses and doctoral documents. Processes for the submission of master's theses and doctoral documents are unchanged, except that faculty will not be able to request paper review copies. Documents will be distributed only electronically.

Doctoral final presentations. For the remainder of the spring semester, all public presentations will be done by video conference using Zoom for all participants. This will require all participants to have a personal computer, laptop, or tablet (mounted stably), and access to a setting that is free of interruptions and distractions. Detailed instructions will be provided. If any participant is in a time zone that makes participating at the default time difficult, we will work to find an alternate time.

For DM students whose public performance format is a lecture-recital, the format will change to a lecture of about 30 minutes, followed by questions from the research committee. The recital portion will be waived. (If you want to postpone the lecture-recital until such time as it may be possible to perform it, you may do so, but this may delay your graduation.)

Commencement. The campus will announce in the coming weeks whether the coronavirus response will affect May commencement ceremonies.

If you have questions that are not addressed by the above, please let us know.

 

March 12, 2020

Special Announcement for Graduate and Diploma Students and JSOM Faculty

This email relates specifically to your JSOM activities that involve the music graduate office. Please also take careful note of email messages sent by IU's President and Provost, Jacobs School of Music deans offices, and your instructors. And please take all reasonable precautions to safeguard your own health and the health of those around you.

How to Reach Us

Office Hours
March 16-20
Office closed for Spring Break

March 23-April 3
Office staff will be working remotely during normal office hours
M-F, 8-5 by phone and email only

General inquiries
Write to musgrad@indiana.edu (preferred) or call 812-855-1738.

Registration, Advising, and International Student Questions
Write to Sara Erbes (serbes@indiana.edu).

Appointments with Sara Erbes, graduate advisor
To schedule a phone appointment with Sara, write to her at serbes@indiana.edu.

Appointments with Prof. Eric Isaacson, director of graduate studies
To schedule a doctoral pre-exam or any other appointment with Prof. Isaacson, write to him at musicdgs@indiana.edu. These appointments can be done by phone or video.

Doctoral Exam or Document Questions
For questions about scheduling doctoral qualifying exams, submitting doctoral documents, or scheduling public presentations, write to musdoc@indiana.edu. See below for more information on these matters.

Specific Issues

Our guiding principle is to eliminate travel to Bloomington from out of town and to observe the directive to avoid all in-person interaction, while at the same time ensuring that there are no delays in the completion of your degree from things involved with our office. If any of the accommodations described below are problematic for you or if you have questions about any of them, please contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies (musicdgs@indiana.edu) to discuss the situation.

Recitals. Updates on the handling of recitals and recital hearings will be sent from the dean's office.

Doctoral written qualifying exams. During the March 23-April 3 period, all doctoral students will be permitted to complete their written qualifying exams (minor and major field) from the student's personal computer. Exams will occur on the day or time they are currently scheduled. Instructions (still being developed) will be provided well in advance. This will require the student to have a personal computer, in some cases access to a printer at the beginning of the exam block, and access to a setting that is free from interruptions. For students completing their exam in a different time zone, we will set this up so it is available at the time you scheduled the exam, but in the time zone of your current location.

Even after in-person instruction resumes on April 6, for the remainder of the semester, students who live out of town will be permitted to complete their written qualifying exams from their personal computer.

As usual, completed written exams will be distributed to the appropriate faculty by email and a response requested within two weeks, excluding breaks.

Oral qualifying exams. During the March 23-April 3 period, all oral exams will be conducted via video conference using Zoom. This will require all participants to have a personal computer, laptop, or tablet (mounted stably), and access to a setting that is free of interruptions and distractions. If any participant is in a very different time zone, we may need to arrange a different start time.

Even after in-person instruction resumes on April 6, for the remainder of the semester, students who live out of town will be permitted to complete their oral exam by video. Any committee members who are stranded out of town will also be permitted to participate by video.

We will be writing more extensively to those directly involved.

Submission of theses and doctoral documents. Processes for the submission of master's theses and doctoral documents are unchanged by the campus closure except that faculty will not be able to request paper review copies. Documents will be distributed only electronically.

Doctoral final presentations. During the March 23-April 3 period, all public presentations will be done as scheduled by video conference using Zoom for all participants. This will require all participants to have a personal computer, laptop, or tablet (mounted stably), and access to a setting that is free of interruptions and distractions. If any participant is in a very different time zone, we may need to arrange a different start time. While observers are normally allowed at public presentations, this will not be possible during the campus closure.

For DM students whose public performance format is a lecture-recital, the format will change to a lecture of about 30 minutes, followed by questions from the research committee. The recital portion will be waived. (If you want to postpone the lecture-recital until such time as it may be possible to perform it, you may do so, but this may delay your graduation.)

Even after in-person instruction resumes on April 6, for the remainder of the semester, students who live out of town will be permitted to complete their public presentation by video, as will committee members who are unable to attend in person.

Commencement. The campus will announce in the coming weeks whether the coronavirus response will affect May commencement ceremonies.

If you have questions that are not addressed by the above, please let us know.

 

March 11, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] SPECIAL NOTICE - PLEASE READ

[2] Registration for Summer 2020

[3] The Music Graduate Office will be CLOSED for Spring Break

Announcements for Master's Students

[4] Master's degree ensemble policy

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Reminder - doctoral minors

Reminders

[6] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring 2020 class

[7] Registration for summer and fall 2020

[8] Reminder about summer dates and summer financial aid application deadline

[9] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2020

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Updates on IU policies and procedures related to the coronavirus

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] SPECIAL NOTICE - PLEASE READ

Special Notice

We know that yesterday's announcement from President McRobbie that campus activities will be either moved online or canceled for at least the two weeks following spring break may have come as a surprise. The staff of the music graduate office is working overtime to ensure that, during this period of "virtual university study," the services we provide for you will continue as uninterrupted as possible. We will be sending a special edition of our announcements email before the end of the week with more specifics on how our services will be affected. One piece of information we can share: We are expecting that doctoral written and oral qualifying exams and doctoral document final presentations will take place at the times scheduled, though adjustments will be made to allow them to take place from the comfort of your off-campus location. We plan to be in touch directly with students involved in these activities before the end of the week.

In addition, the JSOM administration will be meeting throughout the day today to make decisions about the school's many activities that may affect you. You can expect to receive an email message with much more information as soon as it is available.

As a reminder, all activities scheduled this week (including recitals, performances, doctoral written and oral exams, and doctoral final presentations) will take place as planned.

Please take reasonable precautions to watch out for your own health and that of those around you. Meanwhile, we are here to help you. If communication you receive from the school or our office in the next day or two fails to address your own questions, please contact Sara Erbes (academic advisor) at serbes@indiana.edu.

Prof. Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

[2] Registration for summer 2020

Summer registration will begin on Wednesday, March 25.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for summer on Monday, March 23 (after Spring Break). Please do not submit your program planning sheet earlier than March 23, because it will not be processed.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4205/MUS/index.shtml, but there are usually some corrections that need to be made.  So feel free to look at it now, but look again on March 23 before submitting your program planning sheet to make sure there haven’t been changes that affect you.  Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 6.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for fall on Wednesday, April 1 (I’ll send a reminder when we get closer to the end of March).  The Schedule of Classes for fall is here https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4208/MUS/index.shtml, but, as with the summer schedule, will probably have many updates before fall registration begins.

[3] The Music Graduate Office will be CLOSED for Spring Break

The Music Graduate Office will be closed for Spring Break. We will close at 5 pm on Friday, March 13 and re-open on Monday, March 23 at 8 am. (though we will be working remotely because of the IU suspension of in-person activies).

We hope everyone has a safe break.

Announcements for Master's Students

[4] Master's Degree ensemble policy

Here is a summary of the master’s degree ensemble policy.  This is not a new policy, but we do have frequent questions about this so I am including it for everyone’s general information.

Under the policy, students whose majors are in the following departments are required to enroll in two credits of a major ensemble every fall/spring 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 and Music Scoring for Visual Media)
  • 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
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Harp
  • Historical Performance
  • Orchestral conducting
  • Organ (including Organ and Sacred Music)
  • Strings
  • Wind Conducting
  • Woodwinds

This policy applies to master’s students only.

Please note that participating in ensemble in the summer does not count towards the four fall/spring semester requirement.  Summer ensemble participation is extra and does not count towards degree requirements.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Reminder - doctoral minors

Doctoral students are not eligible to register for their 5th semester of coursework until all minors (or the ORC general elective option) are formally declared and approved. If you are about to enter your fifth semester of coursework and you have not yet formally declared your minor (or minors if you are completing two minors), then you need to complete this step immediately so that it will not delay your enrollment for fall 2020.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml has details about the doctoral minor requirement and a link to the doctoral minor field approval form.

These forms can be submitted as scanned email attachments if that is helpful, potentially with email approval in place of written signatures.

Reminders

[6] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring 2020 class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2020 is Sunday, March 15. 

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 Sunday, March 15) 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 15).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf).   

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 10 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 15.

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

[7] Registration for summer and fall 2020

Summer registration will begin on Wednesday, March 25.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for summer on Monday, March 23 (after Spring Break). 

The Summer Schedule of Classes will be posted in early March, but there are usually some corrections that need to be made.  Feel free to look at it when it first comes out, but look again on March 23 before submitting your program planning sheet to make sure there haven’t been changes that affect you.  I’ll send a link to the program planning sheets when we get closer to March 23.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 6.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for fall on Wednesday, April 1. The Schedule of Classes for fall is also not yet finalized, so I will send a link when we get closer to April.

[8] Reminder about summer dates and summer financial aid application deadline

The Music Admissions and Financial Aid office sent out an email on Friday, February 14 with an attachment about summer financial aid.

The 20% disount on tuition will automatically apply to all music courses that a student in good academic standing enrolls in for summer 2020.

In order to get the summer ensemble scholarship, however, you MUST apply by submitting that application form to the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office before March 10, 2020.

If you are planning to enroll in classes this summer and are interested in the summer ensemble scholarship, you should apply immediately. If you have any questions or concerns, ask the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office (JS100, musicadm@indiana.edu, 812-855-7998).

The majority of summer classes for graduate and diploma music majors (including ensembles) will take place from June 8 to July 17. There will be a few classes at other times, but most will be during that 6 week session.

[9] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2020

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2020, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, April 3, 2020.  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 your exam(s) 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 23. Please note that the deadline to sign up for the summer Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is May 1, 2020.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 8 and July 17).

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 April 3 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

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).

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Updates on IU policies and procedures related to the coronavirus

Please read this page for the most up-to-date campus information about IU policies and procedures related to the coronavirus:

https://coronavirus.iu.edu/.

 

March 4, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2020

[2] Reminder about summer dates and summer financial aid application deadline

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral written qualifying exams for summer 2020

Reminders

[4] Auto-W Deadline for spring semester classes (last chance to drop a class)

[5] Academic Advising Service Indicators

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Public Safety Advisory web site

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2020

Summer registration will begin on Wednesday, March 25.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for summer on Monday, March 23 (after Spring Break). 

The Summer Schedule of Classes will be posted in early March, but there are usually some corrections that need to be made.  Feel free to look at it when it first comes out, but look again on March 23 before submitting your program planning sheet to make sure there haven’t been changes that affect you.  I’ll send a link to the program planning sheets when we get closer to March 23.

Fall registration will begin on Monday, April 6.  We will start accepting program planning sheets for fall on Wednesday, April 1. The Schedule of Classes for fall is also not yet finalized, so I will send a link when we get closer to April.

[2] Reminder about summer dates and summer financial aid application deadline

The Music Admissions and Financial Aid office sent out an email on Friday, February 14 with an attachment about summer financial aid.

The 20% disount on tuition will automatically apply to all music courses that a student in good academic standing enrolls in for summer 2020.

In order to get the summer ensemble scholarship, however, you MUST apply by submitting that application form to the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office before March 10, 2020.

If you are planning to enroll in classes this summer and are interested in the summer ensemble scholarship, you should apply immediately. If you have any questions or concerns, ask the Music Admissions and Financial Aid office (JS100, musicadm@indiana.edu, 812-855-7998).

The majority of summer classes for graduate and diploma music majors (including ensembles) will take place from June 8 to July 17. There will be a few classes at other times, but most will be during that 6 week session.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral Written Qualifying Exams in Summer 2020

Doctoral Students,

If you are planning to take a written qualifying exam during the JSoM summer session 2020, you need to sign up in the Music Graduate Office by Friday, April 3, 2020.  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 your exam(s) 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 23. Please note that the deadline to sign up for the summer Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam is May 1, 2020.

Please note that written qualifying exams will only be offered during the JSoM summer session (between June 8 and July 17).

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 April 3 that you want to take that summer exam, then reserve a specific date once you are eligible to schedule.

You are not required to follow through on this intention, so there is no drawback to telling us that you might want to take an exam this summer.  If you change your mind, you can take the exam later.  We just want to be prepared in the event that you do want to take a summer exam.  If you don’t let us know ahead of time, then you are restricting your options.

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).

Reminders

[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring 2020 class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2020 is Sunday, March 15. 

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 Sunday, March 15) 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 15).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf).   

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 10 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 15.

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

[5] Academic Advising Service Indicators

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  These holds prevent students from registering for the summer and fall until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and fall classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 25, and registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 6.  I will let you know through these weekly announcements when the Schedule of Classes is posted for each session and when to submit program planning sheets.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Public Safety Advisory web site

This web page has the most recent information about IU's policies on issues related to coronavirus COVID-19. If you are going to travel outside the US during Spring Break, be sure to check this page to see if there are additional steps you will need to complete when you return to the US. This is being updated frequently, so check now and then check again before you leave the US.

https://protect.iu.edu/environmental-health/public-health/communicable-diseases/coronavirus.html

February 26, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] Auto-W Deadline for spring semester classes (last chance to drop a class)

[2] Academic Advising Service Indicators

Reminders

[3] Credential Management Service (for Recommendation Letters and more)

[4] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

[5] Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship

[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)

[7] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

[8] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students) - Wednesday, March 4 (NEW DATE)

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Safety Escort - free service for students

[10] GradGrants Center Student Employment Page

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a spring 2020 class

The Auto-W Deadline for spring semester 2020 is Sunday, March 15. 

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 Sunday, March 15) 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 15).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf).   

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 10 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 15.

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

[2] Academic Advising Service Indicators

All currently registered students will see two “Advising” holds on their records in One.IU.  These holds prevent students from registering for the summer and fall until the program planning sheet is approved.  The hold does not affect your records in any way other than preventing you from registering for summer and fall classes, so don’t worry if you see it before you submit your program planning sheet.

Registration for summer will begin on Wednesday, March 25, and registration for fall will begin on Monday, April 6.  I will let you know through these weekly announcements when the Schedule of Classes is posted for each session and when to submit program planning sheets.

Reminders

[3] Credential Management Service (for Recommendation Letters and more)

Did you know the JSoM Career Portal offers a seamless [and FREE] credentials management service?

Login and set up your account: https://iujsm-csm.symplicity.com/sso/students/.

Choose "Credentials" from the menu on the left and get started! Upload current CV, resumes and other career documents [which can be updated and managed at any time].

Through the system, request recommendation letters from internal/IU or external recommenders. Recommenders receive a link and can type their recommendation directly into the system or upload as a document - indicating level of confidentiality preferred.

When applying for positions, you can generate recommendation packets with one-click - selecting the particular documents you want to include in each packet. Packets are automatically sent to the contacts you provide and the OECD receives an email confirming receipt.

It's easy. It's free. Questions or problems with the system? Stop by the OECD (jsomoecd@indiana.edu), or make an appointment with a Career Advisor today!

[4] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

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 who have completed a minimum of four semesters of private lessons at the college level will be considered to have met this requirement. If you believe you have met this requirement through this particular option, please check your Academic Advisement Report to make sure that it shows that you performance proficiency is satisfied. If it does not say "Satisfied," let me know and we can figure out whether that is a mistake or whether you have not met the requirement yet. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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. 

For other students, 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. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/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.

[5] 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: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/Brand%20Fellowship%202019-20.pdf. The deadline to apply to this fellowship through the Jacobs School of Music is Friday, February 28. Please submit the application materials to the Music Graduate Office by that date if you want to apply.

[6] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)

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 scholarships. 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 https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/Educational%20Opportunity%20Fellowship%202019-20.pdf

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, March 27, 2020. The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

[7] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in 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 do 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 a doctoral minor field requirement.

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.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records.

[8] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students) - Wednesday, March 4 (NEW DATE)

Prof. Eric Isaacson (the director of graduate studies) will hold an information session for all doctoral students on Wednesday, March 4 (this is a new date - the February 12 date has been cancelled). The session will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at various points in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. The session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly.

We will meet in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120) from 3:30 to 4:30. No sign up is necessary, and we hope to see you there.

Resources you might want to know about

[9] Safety Escort - free service for students

IU Safety Escort provides free safe rides within Bloomington city limits for up to two IU students, faculty, or staff.

https://safety.indiana.edu/ has more details about the service and how to order a ride. You can request up to 16 rides per semester. Take advantage of this free service when you need it.

[10] GradGrants Center Student Employment Page

The GradGrants Center has redesigned their web site a bit, and they now have a web page that lists some student employment opportunities, including Graduate Assitant positions outside the JSoM.

If you are in need of extra funding/work, take a look at this page regularly. https://gradgrants.indiana.edu/opportunities/_jobs/index.html.

Also, don't forget to meet with the staff there regularly if you are looking for funding opportunities such as grants and fellowships. https://gradgrants.indiana.edu/about/index.html has more details about that office and what they do there.

 

February 20, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] Credential Management Service (for Recommendation Letters and more)

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

[3] Irving and Shirley Brand Graduate Fellowship

[4] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Minor field approval forms

Reminders

[6] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students) - Wednesday, March 4 (NEW DATE, the February 12 date is cancelled)

Resources you might want to know about

[7] CITL (Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning) Workshops and Information for AIs

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Credential Management Service (for Recommendation Letters and more)

Did you know the JSoM Career Portal offers a seamless [and FREE] credentials management service?

Login and set up your account: https://iujsm-csm.symplicity.com/sso/students/.

Choose "Credentials" from the menu on the left and get started! Upload current CV, resumes and other career documents [which can be updated and managed at any time].

Through the system, request recommendation letters from internal/IU or external recommenders. Recommenders receive a link and can type their recommendation directly into the system or upload as a document - indicating level of confidentiality preferred.

When applying for positions, you can generate recommendation packets with one-click - selecting the particular documents you want to include in each packet. Packets are automatically sent to the contacts you provide and the OECD receives an email confirming receipt.

It's easy. It's free. Questions or problems with the system? Stop by the OECD (jsomoecd@indiana.edu), or make an appointment with a Career Advisor today!

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

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 who have completed a minimum of four semesters of private lessons at the college level will be considered to have met this requirement. If you believe you have met this requirement through this particular option, please check your Academic Advisement Report to make sure that it shows that you performance proficiency is satisfied. If it does not say "Satisfied," let me know and we can figure out whether that is a mistake or whether you have not met the requirement yet. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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. 

For other students, 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. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/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] 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: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/Brand%20Fellowship%202019-20.pdf. The deadline to apply to this fellowship through the Jacobs School of Music is Friday, February 28. Please submit the application materials to the Music Graduate Office by that date if you want to apply.

[4] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)

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 scholarships. 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 https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/Educational%20Opportunity%20Fellowship%202019-20.pdf

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, March 27, 2020. The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in 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 do 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 a doctoral minor field requirement.

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.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option in place of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors (or ORC general electives) are formally approved and updated to your records.

Reminders

[6] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students) - Wednesday, March 4 (NEW DATE)

Prof. Eric Isaacson (the director of graduate studies) will hold an information session for all doctoral students on Wednesday, March 4 (this is a new date - the February 12 date has been cancelled). The session will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at various points in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. The session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly.

We will meet in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120) from 3:30 to 4:30. No sign up is necessary, and we hope to see you there.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] CITL (Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning) Workshops and Information for AIs

Announcements  
Blog Post: Is the Gamification Fad Truly Over? Read our recent post that includes some low stakes moves towards gamifying your classroom.

Blog Post: Preparing for Teaching Demonstrations. Getting ready for an on-campus interview? Check out our blog post to start preparing for a teaching demonstration.

Workshops?????? 
Pre-registration is necessary for workshops.???Click the link to register.???Find more of our workshops at https://citl.indiana.edu/events/

  • Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities. February 21st, 12 - 1:30 PM. Rather than learning to write, students have been asked to perform writing simulations, artifacts which pass muster measured against surface-level checklists as part of a system rooted in assessment and standardization. Ending prescriptive practices privileged by standardized assessments is one step, but we also must reimagine the system in which students write and learn by embracing values consistent with the long game of learning, rather than the short game of “schooling.”
  • Community-Engaged Learning in STEM Classes. February 25th, 1 - 2:30 PM. High-quality community-engaged learning, aka service-learning, can produce outcomes in students that educators believe can help retain students in STEM fields as they give students glimpses of themselves as STEM professionals.
  • Gamifying your Teaching and Classroom. February 28th, 11 - 12:30 PM. Participants will be introduced to the basic principles of gamified learning and then discuss ideas to gamify moments of teaching skill, content, and combinations of both.

Writing Tutorial Services 
The Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) has many resources for graduate students:  

  • Dissertation Writing Groups: Participants meet regularly to maintain progress on their dissertations, as well as learn about various strategies and resources available to them.  
  • Journal Article Writing Groups: We use Wendy Laura Belcher’s highly acclaimed book, Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, as a guide to revising a draft into a submittable journal article.  
  • Workshops for Graduate Students: WTS and CITL offer a number of workshops for graduate students.  
  • Tutoring: Get one-on-one help with any phase of the writing process.  

Call for Course Proposals: Collins Living-Learning Center  
Deadline: March 15th, 5 PM
Collins is accepting course proposals for classes to be taught in Spring 2021. This is an excellent opportunity for advanced graduate students within the College of Arts and Sciences to gain teaching experience in a small-class setting, exploring topics that might not fit departmental curricula. More information about the proposal process is at: https://collins.indiana.edu/academics/prospective-instructors/index.html??? 
If you have questions, contact Padraic Kenney at pjkenney@indiana.edu

Radical Inclusivity Series  
This year, through a series of presentations, workshops, and “tiny talks” organized by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the College of Arts and Sciences invites faculty and instructional staff to reflect upon how they engage with students in the classroom, including how their own embodied social positioning affects not only their students’ learning but the culture and climate of the university.

Upcoming talks include:

 

February 5, 2020

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[1] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students) - Wednesday, March 4 (NEW DATE, the February 12 date is cancelled)

Reminders

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2020 - deadline coming up

[3] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

[4] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions for you

Resources you might want to know about

[5] IU Health Center

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[1] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students) - Wednesday, March 4 (NEW DATE)

Prof. Eric Isaacson (the director of graduate studies) will hold an information session for all doctoral students on Wednesday, March 4 (this is a new date - the February 12 date has been cancelled). The session will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at various points in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. The session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly.

We will meet in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120) from 3:30 to 4:30. No sign up is necessary, and we hope to see you there.

Reminders

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2020 - Deadline coming up

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2020, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 submit the Program Completion Application is February 21, 2020 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2020. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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 "Program Completion Application".  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.

[3] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

This week we are in a 50% refund period for dropped classes.  Next week there is a 25% refund for dropped classes.  After February 9, there is no refund for dropped classes.

Please note that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining full-time status in most cases.  If you add a class or classes, you will pay full tuition for the credits you add.

8-week classes (MUS-T 509 Sight Singing and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory) have a different refund schedule.  Let us know if you have questions about that.

[4] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions 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 schedule 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, if not sooner. 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.

We also strongly recommend that you schedule your pre-exam appointment to meet with me if you have not already done so.  In this meeting (which should take about 30 minutes), I will review the structure and content of the written and oral exams, offer some advice on how to prepare for the exams, remind you about time limits that you will need to keep in mind, and answer questions you might have about the process.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 812-855-1738.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

Resources you might want to know about

[5] IU Health Center

This is from the IU Health Center website:

"As a college student, you face unique health issues. You're living and studying in close quarters, which means increased exposure to colds, flu, and other diseases. You're juggling school, work, and social obligations-and that's stressful. And for the first time, you're making a lot of your own choices about your health.

"That's where the Health Center comes in. We're your one-stop shop for almost all of your health, mental health, and wellness needs. Much like pediatricians specialize in children's health, our providers specialize in the issues college-aged students like you face. We know what you're dealing with, and we're here to help."

https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/about/index.html

 

January 29, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2020 - deadline coming up

[2] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions for you

[4] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students) - Wednesday, February 12

Reminders

[5] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes starting on Monday, January 20

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

[7] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

Resources you might want to know about

[8] 2020 IUB Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Spring or Summer 2020 - Deadline coming up

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2020, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 submit the Program Completion Application is February 21, 2020 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2020. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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 "Program Completion Application".  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.

[2] Last chance to drop classes with any refund of tuition

This week we are in a 50% refund period for dropped classes.  Next week there is a 25% refund for dropped classes.  After February 9, there is no refund for dropped classes.

Please note that even if you drop a class you are still responsible for maintaining full-time status in most cases.  If you add a class or classes, you will pay full tuition for the credits you add.

8-week classes (MUS-T 509 Sight Singing and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory) have a different refund schedule.  Let us know if you have questions about that.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral Students nearing the end of coursework - two suggestions 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 schedule 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, if not sooner. 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.

We also strongly recommend that you schedule your pre-exam appointment to meet with me if you have not already done so.  In this meeting (which should take about 30 minutes), I will review the structure and content of the written and oral exams, offer some advice on how to prepare for the exams, remind you about time limits that you will need to keep in mind, and answer questions you might have about the process.  You can schedule an appointment by calling 812-855-1738.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

[4] Doctoral Information Session (for all doctoral students) - Wednesday, February 12

Prof. Eric Isaacson (the director of graduate studies) will hold an information session for all doctoral students on Wednesday, February 12. The session will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at various points in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. The session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly.

We will meet in the Music Graduate Office conference room (JS120) from 3:30 to 4:30. No sign up is necessary, and we hope to see you there.

Reminders

[5] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes starting on Monday, January 20

Starting Monday, January 20, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

To add a class on Monday, January 20 through Sunday, March 15, you will be able to use an eAdd.

To drop a class on Monday, January 20 through Sunday, March 15, you will be able to use an 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 20 and March 15, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure.

Detailed instructions for all three can be found here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html.

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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down, then click on the link for “Even exchange policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” box).  This 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, and only when the credit hours for the dropped and added class are equal or if the added class is more credits than the dropped class.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes. If you want to make a schedule adjustment that does not fit those guidelines, contact the Music Graduate Office to consult about options. In some cases it will be possible to have an even exchange of fees that is not a direct one-to-one change, but in that case your method for making the change will be different

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.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

In the 2nd week of classes, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project/dissertation (anything with variable credits), you need to contact the Music Graduate Office to ask for assistance in making this schedule change. We will try to find the least expensive option to help you with this change.

Starting in the 3rd week of classes, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project/dissertation (anything with variable credits), you will need to drop your enrollment in your current number of credit hours and then add a new enrollment with the new number of credit hours and you will be responsible for the corresponding fees for that change. There is no inexpensive option to make that change in the 3rd week of classes or later.

Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each eDrop and each eDrop/eAdd pair.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. An important thing to remember is that while it is not expensive to add a class starting in the second week of classes, it is very expensive to drop a class starting in the second week of classes. Ideally you will want to have your schedule finalized by the end of the first week of classes.

[6] 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 2020.

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 and MME: 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

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.

[7] 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: may be approved at any time for students following the 2017 bulletin or later, for students with an earlier bulletin, must be approved prior to the oral 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
around 6 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 6 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. PhD students only: must schedule at least 30 days in advance.

Once the document is submitted for approval, the student may schedule the public presentation for a date at least 8 weeks in advance. Once the document has been approved for public presentation, that date can be moved earlier. 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, so it is best to schedule a date as soon as you submit your dissertation for approval.

If the document is not approved by the proposed public presentation date, it will be cancelled and a new date must be reserved.

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 earlier section of these announcements.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] 2020 IUB Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

The University Graduate School invites you to participate in the 2020 IUB Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition.

3MT is an academic communication competition that challenges masters and doctoral students to present their research in three minutes or less to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community.

Current IUB graduate students are eligible to participate. Don't miss this opportunity to practice your presentation skills and compete to win up to $500.

Preliminary Competition
February 19
9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Dogwood Room, IMU

Final Competition
February 27
2-4 p.m.
Georgian Room, IMU

Awards
Competition Winner: $500
Runner-Up: $250
People's Choice: $250

Learn More and Register
Visit graduate.iu.edu for full event details and to register.
Registration closes Feb. 12.

 

January 23, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes starting on Monday, January 20

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Doctoral students: Final Project/Piano Essay/Dissertation Procedure/Timeline

Reminders

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions - last reminder

[5] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

[6] Preparing Future Faculty Conference

[7] Global Popular Music: Musical Bodies Call for Funding

Resources you might want to know about

[8] IAS (Institute for Advanced Study) Graduate Research Fellowships

[9] Student Academic Center hiring AI positions

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes starting on Monday, January 20

Starting Monday, January 20, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

To add a class on Monday, January 20 through Sunday, March 15, you will be able to use an eAdd.

To drop a class on Monday, January 20 through Sunday, March 15, you will be able to use an 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 20 and March 15, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure.

Detailed instructions for all three can be found here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html.

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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down, then click on the link for “Even exchange policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” box).  This 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, and only when the credit hours for the dropped and added class are equal or if the added class is more credits than the dropped class.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes. If you want to make a schedule adjustment that does not fit those guidelines, contact the Music Graduate Office to consult about options. In some cases it will be possible to have an even exchange of fees that is not a direct one-to-one change, but in that case your method for making the change will be different

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.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

In the 2nd week of classes, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project/dissertation (anything with variable credits), you need to contact the Music Graduate Office to ask for assistance in making this schedule change. We will try to find the least expensive option to help you with this change.

Starting in the 3rd week of classes, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project/dissertation (anything with variable credits), you will need to drop your enrollment in your current number of credit hours and then add a new enrollment with the new number of credit hours and you will be responsible for the corresponding fees for that change. There is no inexpensive option to make that change in the 3rd week of classes or later.

Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each eDrop and each eDrop/eAdd pair.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. An important thing to remember is that while it is not expensive to add a class starting in the second week of classes, it is very expensive to drop a class starting in the second week of classes. Ideally you will want to have your schedule finalized by the end of the first week of classes.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[2] 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 2020.

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 and MME: 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

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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[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: may be approved at any time for students following the 2017 bulletin or later, for students with an earlier bulletin, must be approved prior to the oral 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
around 6 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 6 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. PhD students only: must schedule at least 30 days in advance.

Once the document is submitted for approval, the student may schedule the public presentation for a date at least 8 weeks in advance. Once the document has been approved for public presentation, that date can be moved earlier. 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, so it is best to schedule a date as soon as you submit your dissertation for approval.

If the document is not approved by the proposed public presentation date, it will be cancelled and a new date must be reserved.

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 earlier section of these announcements.

Reminders

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions (final reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2020 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 fall semester 2020; 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 fall 2020; 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 2020 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 also 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 2020 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 2020) 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, but can work with the accompanying office to get that accompanist (email pianoacc@indiana.edu).
 
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).

[5] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

The University Graduate School Spring Grant-in-Aid competition provides funding up to $1000 for unusual research/project expenses, including travel. Examples of unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral research include: travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the final project (dissertation, doctoral final project, or doctoral piano essay).

The program is open to PhD, DME, and DM students. Students must have been formally admitted to candidacy by the application deadline.

JSOM students interested in applying for a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, at musicdgs@indiana.edu well in advance of the deadline. Completed applications should be submitted to Prof. Isaacson by Friday, January 31, to ensure that the music graduate office can submit the materials to the campus by the February 7 deadline.

For more information, including the application process, see Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research.

[6] Preparing Future Faculty Conference

You are cordially invited to the 25th Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference: Charting Your Course: Strategies for Academic & Professional Careers on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

The PFF Conference is a one-day professionalization 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. This year the conference will consist of four sessions (three panels and one round table) addressing different issues of concern to graduate students. Topics will range from navigating the job market, to issues in higher education, to exploring the variety of professional opportunities available inside (and outside) of academia, among other subjects. Visit our website (https://pffc.sitehost.iu.edu/ ) for more information and to view the program.

The conference is free and open to all Indiana University graduate students, but please register early for the free lunch (https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aaYZs7EAijDP5sh). Limited space is available for the luncheon, and registration closes Friday, January 31st. Contact Denise Ambriz for more information.

Preparing Future Faculty Conference
When: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, February 7th, 2020
Where: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU): Solarium, Whittenberger Auditorium, State Rooms East and West
Website: https://pffc.sitehost.iu.edu/
Registration: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aaYZs7EAijDP5sh
Cost: free!
Contact: Denise Ambriz (dambriz@indiana.edu)

[7] Global Popular Music: Musical Bodies Call for Funding

Dear students,

I'm writing on behalf of the Platform Global Popular Music Team, for which I'm the faculty director this year. Each academic year, we have funding available for graduate students and undergraduate students to assist with research projects. Our theme for 2020-21 is Global Popular Music: Musical Bodies.

In our theme, the Global Popular Music team of Platform asks after the status of the body in the production and reception of musical sound. What is a "musical body"? Is it organic or technological, individual or collective, affective or discursive? How do the dynamics of embodiment-where gender, age, race, and sexuality play defining roles-affect popular music, and how does music address such issues of embodiment? Musical bodies are also free or incarcerated, migrant or rooted, enduring or ephemeral. Musical bodies are bodies of work-an artist or ensemble's known corpus; but also what's in the vault, or cast off as an "alternate take."

Global Popular Music represents a uniquely variegated prism through which to ask questions about the transformations of embodiment through the ages and as experienced today.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020 (please note, the website lists an earlier date). We are hoping to support a healthy range of both research and creative projects from different departments. For any additional questions, please contact Program Manager Erin Kelley at eekelley@iu.edu.

For the full details, please visit: https://platform.indiana.edu/funding/index.html.

All best,

Kyle Adams

Resources you might want to know about

[8] IAS (Institute for Advanced Study) Graduate Research Fellowships

Applications due March 1, 2020

Thanks to a generous gift from our Fall 2019 Branigin Lecturer, Dame Hilary Boulding, the IAS is pleased to offer small research grants to advanced IUB graduate students. For summer 2020, two types of fellowships are available.

  1. IAS Graduate Public Engagement Fellowship (GPE) This fellowship supports public programming that is an integral part of the student's research trajectory.
  2. IAS Graduate Repository Travel Fellowship (GRT) This fellowship supports research that requires the use of an off-campus archive, repository, or collection. Students from all disciplines and IUB schools are welcome to apply. Please direct any questions to Charlotte Forstall at ias@indiana.edu or by calling 812-855-1513.

Learn more about the fellowships and apply here: https://ias.indiana.edu/research-support/fellows/Graduate%20Fellowships.html.

[9] Student Academic Center hiring AI positions

To Whom It May Concern,

The Student Academic Center is accepting applications for Associate Instructors for the 2020-2021 school year until February 15. Graduate Students enrolled in any IU program may apply. The number of openings varies from year to year, and some positions require specific subject knowledge. Assignments are on a 10-month basis (August through May) and may vary from one term to the next.

Please see ... our website at https://sac.indiana.edu/student-employment/index.html.

We would appreciate if this info could be passed along to those who qualify.

Thank you!
Madeline Scharm
SAC Office Services Assistant

Student Academic Center
Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Indiana University
408 N. Union St. Suite 300
Bloomington, IN 47405
P: 812-855-7313
F: 812-855-5474
sac@indiana.edu

 

January 15, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes through Sunday, January 19

[2] Waitlists for Spring classes - Final run of waitlists is the afternoon of Thursday, January 16

[3] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes starting on Monday, January 20

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions - last reminder

[5] The Music Graduate Office will be CLOSED on Monday, January 20 for the Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

[7] Preparing Future Faculty Conference

[8] Global Popular Music: Musical Bodies Call for Funding

Reminders

[9] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring or Summer

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Information about Sexual Misconduct policies

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through Sunday, January 19

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 19 (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 grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 19.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, January 17 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open that can help with issues.

Please look over your schedule carefully on One.IU 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.

Sunday, January 19, 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 (in which case you may be able to be enrolled part-time), and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, January 20, 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 20.  More details about how to adjust your schedule starting after January 20 are later in this announcement.

If you are adjusting any credit hours (to increase or decrease your lesson credits or final project/document credits), make sure to do that before Sunday, January 19, and use the "edit" or "update" function in the registration system. That is your last opportunity to simply adjust credit hours for a particular class. Starting on January 20, if you want to change your credit hours for a class you have to drop your current enrollment (and potentially get only a partial refund of tuition when you do) and then add it like a new class (and pay full tuition for the "new" enrollment).

[2] Waitlists for Spring classes - Final run of waitlists is the afternoon of Thursday, January 16

The last run of the waitlist for all spring courses will be on Thursday (January 16) at 4 pm.  This means that if you are not registered in a class by 4 pm on Thursday, January 16, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work. The waitlist simply goes away after Thursday, January 16 at 4 pm, even if you see a waitlist request on your schedule.

[3] Schedule adjustment for Spring classes starting on Monday, January 20

Starting Monday, January 20, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule.

To add a class on Monday, January 20 through Sunday, March 15, you will be able to use an eAdd.

To drop a class on Monday, January 20 through Sunday, March 15, you will be able to use an 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 20 and March 15, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure.

Detailed instructions for all three can be found here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html.

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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down, then click on the link for “Even exchange policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” box).  This 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, and only when the credit hours for the dropped and added class are equal or if the added class is more credits than the dropped class.  Read the policy carefully if you intend to make this type of change in the 2nd week of classes. If you want to make a schedule adjustment that does not fit those guidelines, contact the Music Graduate Office to consult about options. In some cases it will be possible to have an even exchange of fees that is not a direct one-to-one change, but in that case your method for making the change will be different

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.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown. 

In the 2nd week of classes, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project/dissertation (anything with variable credits), you need to contact the Music Graduate Office to ask for assistance in making this schedule change. We will try to find the least expensive option to help you with this change.

Starting in the 3rd week of classes, when changing credit hours for something like lessons or final project/dissertation (anything with variable credits), you will need to drop your enrollment in your current number of credit hours and then add a new enrollment with the new number of credit hours and you will be responsible for the corresponding fees for that change. There is no inexpensive option to make that change in the 3rd week of classes or later.

Please note that MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review and MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review are taught in 8 weeks sessions.  That means that their fee refund schedule is listed in the First 8 week courses (for T509) and Second 8 weeks courses (for T511) sections instead of the full term course information.

You will be charged a late schedule change fee of $23 for each eDrop and each eDrop/eAdd pair.

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. An important thing to remember is that while it is not expensive to add a class starting in the second week of classes, it is very expensive to drop a class starting in the second week of classes. Ideally you will want to have your schedule finalized by the end of the first week of classes.

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions (final reminder)

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2020 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 fall semester 2020; 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 fall 2020; 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 2020 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 also 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 2020 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 2020) 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, but can work with the accompanying office to get that accompanist (email pianoacc@indiana.edu).
 
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).

[5] The Music Graduate Office will be CLOSED on Monday, January 20

The Music Graduate Office will be CLOSED on Monday, January 20 for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. We will re-open at the usual time (8 am) on Tuesday, January 21.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

The University Graduate School Spring Grant-in-Aid competition provides funding up to $1000 for unusual research/project expenses, including travel. Examples of unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral research include: travel to special libraries or laboratories, payments to consultants, specialized equipment, and duplication of vital materials needed for writing the final project (dissertation, doctoral final project, or doctoral piano essay).

The program is open to PhD, DME, and DM students. Students must have been formally admitted to candidacy by the application deadline.

JSOM students interested in applying for a Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research should contact Prof. Eric Isaacson, Director of Graduate Studies, at musicdgs@indiana.edu well in advance of the deadline. Completed applications should be submitted to Prof. Isaacson by Friday, January 31, to ensure that the music graduate office can submit the materials to the campus by the February 7 deadline.

For more information, including the application process, see Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research.

[7] Preparing Future Faculty Conference

You are cordially invited to the 25th Annual Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Conference: Charting Your Course: Strategies for Academic & Professional Careers on Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

The PFF Conference is a one-day professionalization 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. This year the conference will consist of four sessions (three panels and one round table) addressing different issues of concern to graduate students. Topics will range from navigating the job market, to issues in higher education, to exploring the variety of professional opportunities available inside (and outside) of academia, among other subjects. Visit our website (https://pffc.sitehost.iu.edu/ ) for more information and to view the program.

The conference is free and open to all Indiana University graduate students, but please register early for the free lunch (https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aaYZs7EAijDP5sh). Limited space is available for the luncheon, and registration closes Friday, January 31st. Contact Denise Ambriz for more information.

Preparing Future Faculty Conference
When: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm on Friday, February 7th, 2020
Where: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU): Solarium, Whittenberger Auditorium, State Rooms East and West
Website: https://pffc.sitehost.iu.edu/
Registration: https://iu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aaYZs7EAijDP5sh
Cost: free!
Contact: Denise Ambriz (dambriz@indiana.edu)

[8] Global Popular Music: Musical Bodies Call for Funding

Dear students,

I'm writing on behalf of the Platform Global Popular Music Team, for which I'm the faculty director this year. Each academic year, we have funding available for graduate students and undergraduate students to assist with research projects. Our theme for 2020-21 is Global Popular Music: Musical Bodies.

In our theme, the Global Popular Music team of Platform asks after the status of the body in the production and reception of musical sound. What is a "musical body"? Is it organic or technological, individual or collective, affective or discursive? How do the dynamics of embodiment-where gender, age, race, and sexuality play defining roles-affect popular music, and how does music address such issues of embodiment? Musical bodies are also free or incarcerated, migrant or rooted, enduring or ephemeral. Musical bodies are bodies of work-an artist or ensemble's known corpus; but also what's in the vault, or cast off as an "alternate take."

Global Popular Music represents a uniquely variegated prism through which to ask questions about the transformations of embodiment through the ages and as experienced today.

The deadline for applications is January 31, 2020 (please note, the website lists an earlier date). We are hoping to support a healthy range of both research and creative projects from different departments. For any additional questions, please contact Program Manager Erin Kelley at eekelley@iu.edu.

For the full details, please visit: https://platform.indiana.edu/funding/index.html.

All best,

Kyle Adams

Reminders

[9] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring or Summer

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2020, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 minute to complete. 

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is February 21, 2020 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2020. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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 "Program Completion Application".  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.

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Information about Sexual Misconduct policies

Indiana University and the Jacobs School of Music are committed to the welfare and safety of all students, and we take allegations of sexual misconduct, in any form, seriously. The following web pages contain important information on what to do if you or someone you know has experienced any form of sexual misconduct, including important information about available support & resources:

General information
http://stopsexualviolence.iu.edu/report/index.html

IUB-specific guidelines
https://stopsexualviolence.iu.edu/report/bloomington/index.html

Additional Resources
http://stopsexualviolence.iu.edu/help/bloomington/index.html

Also, as graduate students the university recognizes that you hold unique roles here at IU, as students and professionals. If you haven't already, we encourage you to review the Sexual Misconduct Policies, Procedures, and Resources: Graduate Student Training module that should appear in your Canvas Dashboard (canvas.iu.edu). (*Note, if you are a Student Academic Appointee, you are required to complete this online module)

 

January 8, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through Sunday, January 19 (the end of the first week of classes)

[2] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring or Summer

Reminders

[3] Grades for Fall 2019

[4] Music Theory minor field qualifying exam

[5] Revised procedures for doctoral final document

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Official Transcripts and Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Schedule adjustment for spring classes through Sunday, January 19 (the end of the first week of classes)

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 19 (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 grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 19.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, January 17 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open that can help with issues.

Please look over your schedule carefully on One.IU 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.

Sunday, January 19, 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 (in which case you may be able to be enrolled part-time), and at least 10 credits for all diploma and visiting students.

Starting Monday, January 20, 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 20.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting after January 20 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (January 16).  If you are not registered in a class by the the end of the day on Thursday, January 16, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

If you are adjusting any credit hours (to increase or decrease your lesson credits or final project/document credits), make sure to do that before Sunday, January 19, and use the "edit" function in the registration system. That is your last opportunity to simply adjust credit hours for a particular class. Starting on January 20, if you want to change your credit hours for a class you have to drop your current enrollment (and potentially get only a partial refund of tuition when you do) and then add it like a new class (and pay full tuition for the "new" enrollment).

If you have not enrolled at all yet, then please note that Thursday, January 9 is the last day to register for classes without late fees (for initial registration). Starting on Friday, if you are registering for the spring semester for the first time (instead of adjusting the schedule you have already enrolled in) there will be a late registration fee.

[2] Don't forget to submit your Program Completion Application if you plan to finish your program this Spring or Summer

If you are planning to finish your program in Spring or Summer 2020, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 minute to complete. 

The deadline to submit the Program Completion Application is February 21, 2020 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is February 25, 2020. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

Students who graduate in Summer will attend the Spring commencement ceremony in May (there is no summer ceremony).

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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 "Program Completion Application".  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.

Reminders

[3] Final Grades for Fall 2019

Final grades will be available on One.IU after December 26 (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html has details). Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until 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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your grades for the fall semester.

[4] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

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. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-format.shtml has more details about the music theory minor field exam content.

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for 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 (at least one of the courses needs to be an analysis course- typically T545, T551, T555, or T556). 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, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 27, 2020. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

[5] Revised procedures for doctoral final document

This announcement relates to the final document for all doctoral majors except composition (DM final project, DM piano essay, PhD/DME dissertation). Two changes, involving the initial submission of the document, and the scheduling of the public presentation, are going into effect in January.

These changes will go into effect for documents submitted after January 1, 2020. For anyone whose document is distributed during 2019, how these changes affect you is described at the end of the announcement.

Document Review Period Shortened
When any JSOM doctoral student (DM, DME, or PhD) submits their completed document to the music graduate office, with approval of the research director, the office distributes the document to the research committee and asks the committee members whether the document is ready for public presentation. (For the Doctoral Piano Essay there is no public presentation.) Beginning January 2020, committees will be asked to determine this within six weeks, excluding all breaks and holidays. This new review period is two weeks shorter than current practice.

Public Presentation
Students whose public presentation format is a defense or a public lecture will be permitted to schedule a tentative date for the public presentation at the time the document is distributed. The presentation date must be at least two weeks after the committee's requested response date. (This is a change from current practice, which does not allow scheduling of the public presentation until the document has been approved for presentation by the research committee.)

For DM students who have elected the lecture-recital format, this is scheduled through the JSOM scheduling office and subject to JSOM policies for DM recitals. It is permitted to schedule the lecture-recital before the document is distributed, but the document must be distributed in time for the committee to complete its six-week review (excluding breaks) at least two weeks before the scheduled lecture-recital date.

Documents Distributed Before January 2020
The review period for any documents submitted before January 2020 will follow current policy, which is eight weeks, excluding breaks. Review deadlines for documents already distributed will not be changed.

If your document has already been distributed with a response date after January 1, you will be eligible to schedule your public presentation beginning January 2020, provided the presentation date is at least two weeks after the current requested response date.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Transcripts and Diplomas

If you want to order an official transcript showing your fall 2019 grades, you can do that now. If you want to order a transcript that shows your graduation date (if you are graduating from a program this spring), then wait until you receive an email from the Music Graduate Office confirming your graduation (in early January). Here are details on how to order an official transcript: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu//transcripts/order-transcript/index.html.

Diplomas will be mailed 10 to 12 weeks after your official graduation date. Be sure to update your student home address on One.IU.edu! More information on diplomas is here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.

Announcements for Fall 2019

December 18, 2019

Congratulations to all of our Fall 2019 graduates!

Announcements for All students

[1] Grades for Fall 2019

[2] Music Graduate Office Winter Break schedule

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Music Theory minor field qualifying exam

[4] Revised procedures for doctoral final document

Reminders

[5] Time is running out to register for spring 2020 without late fees

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions

[7] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, historical performance voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

[8] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for master's and doctoral students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

[9] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

[10] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020 registration

Resources you might want to know about

[11] Official Transcripts and Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Final Grades for Fall 2019

Final grades will be available on One.IU after December 26 (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html has details). Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until 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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your grades for the fall semester.

[2] Music Graduate Office Winter Break Schedule

The Music Graduate Office will be open in a limited capacity on Monday, December 23, but will be closed from Tuesday, December 24 through Friday, January 3. We will re-open at 8 am on Monday, January 6.

We hope that everyone has a safe and restful break and look forward to seeing returning students again in the new year.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Minor field qualifying exam in Music Theory

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. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-format.shtml has more details about the music theory minor field exam content.

This is for doctoral students who are in the qualifying exam stage of their degree (after coursework is complete) and who have completed the coursework for 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 (at least one of the courses needs to be an analysis course- typically T545, T551, T555, or T556). 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, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the summer on June 27, 2020. http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

[4] Revised procedures for doctoral final document

This announcement relates to the final document for all doctoral majors except composition (DM final project, DM piano essay, PhD/DME dissertation). Two changes, involving the initial submission of the document, and the scheduling of the public presentation, are going into effect in January.

These changes will go into effect for documents submitted after January 1, 2020. For anyone whose document is distributed during 2019, how these changes affect you is described at the end of the announcement.

Document Review Period Shortened
When any JSOM doctoral student (DM, DME, or PhD) submits their completed document to the music graduate office, with approval of the research director, the office distributes the document to the research committee and asks the committee members whether the document is ready for public presentation. (For the Doctoral Piano Essay there is no public presentation.) Beginning January 2020, committees will be asked to determine this within six weeks, excluding all breaks and holidays. This new review period is two weeks shorter than current practice.

Public Presentation
Students whose public presentation format is a defense or a public lecture will be permitted to schedule a tentative date for the public presentation at the time the document is distributed. The presentation date must be at least two weeks after the committee's requested response date. (This is a change from current practice, which does not allow scheduling of the public presentation until the document has been approved for presentation by the research committee.)

For DM students who have elected the lecture-recital format, this is scheduled through the JSOM scheduling office and subject to JSOM policies for DM recitals. It is permitted to schedule the lecture-recital before the document is distributed, but the document must be distributed in time for the committee to complete its six-week review (excluding breaks) at least two weeks before the scheduled lecture-recital date.

Documents Distributed Before January 2020
The review period for any documents submitted before January 2020 will follow current policy, which is eight weeks, excluding breaks. Review deadlines for documents already distributed will not be changed.

If your document has already been distributed with a response date after January 1, you will be eligible to schedule your public presentation beginning January 2020, provided the presentation date is at least two weeks after the current requested response date.

Reminders

[5] Time is running out to register for spring 2020 without late fees

The last day you can enroll for spring 2020 without late fees is Thursday, January 9. That may seem like a fairly long time, but in reality your time is very short. Before you enroll, you must first have your program planning sheet approved. Please note that the Music Graduate Office will be closed for Winter Break from December 23 through January 6, so you must submit your program planning sheet by December 19 (next Thursday) in order to be guaranteed to get a reply to your program planning sheet before late registration fees are charged.

Detailed registration instructions can be found in the reminders section of this email or here: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2020 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 fall semester 2020; 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 fall 2020; 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 2020 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 also 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 2020 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 2020) 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, but can work with the accompanying office to get that accompanist (email pianoacc@indiana.edu).
 
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).

[7] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, historical performance voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

The English, French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 10, 2020

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 noon on Wednesday, January 8. You will be assigned an exam time, you won't be able to request a specific time.

All of the diction exams will take place between 1:00 and 4:30 pm on January 10.

[8] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

If this fall (2019) 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#GEEDatesJanuary 9 and 10, 2020 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 ahead of time for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and noon on 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 will not be able to choose your time, you will be assigned a 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 2020 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2020). If you are in a degree that requires a high pass and only earned a pass in the fall, then this is your one opportunity to retake the exam to get a high pass.

[9] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

Registration for spring 2020 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 one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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 submit your Program Planning Sheet and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

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 One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 2020 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 8. http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU.  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.

[10] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020

The last day to adjust your spring schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 19 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is a two business day grace period after you first enroll for spring that allows you to make changes in that period for no charge, but after that there is an $8.50 per day schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 19.

The $8.50 fee is charged for each day you make a schedule adjustment. That means that you can make multiple changes on one day for just the one fee, but if you make changes on different days you will be charged the fee for each day you make a change.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you will be attending. Most master's and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, January 19, 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 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.

Resources you might want to know about

[11] Official Transcripts and Diplomas

If you want to order an official transcript showing your fall 2019 grades, wait until after December 26 to request the transcript. If you want to order a transcript that shows your graduation date (if you are graduating from a program this spring), then wait until you receive an email from the Music Graduate Office confirming your graduation (in early January). Here are details on how to order an official transcript: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu//transcripts/order-transcript/index.html.

Diplomas will be mailed 10 to 12 weeks after your official graduation date. Be sure to update your student home address on One.IU.edu! More information on diplomas is here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.

 

December 12, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Time is running out to register for spring 2020 without late fees

[2] Artist Diploma Auditions

[3] The Music Graduate Office will close early on Friday, December 13

Reminders

[4] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, historical performance voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

[5] Course Evaluations

[6] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for master's and doctoral students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

[7] Fall Keyboard Proficiency Exams

[8] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

[9] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020 registration

Resources you might want to know about

[10] IU Health Center

[11] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Time is running out to register for spring 2020 without late fees

The last day you can enroll for spring 2020 without late fees is Thursday, January 9. That may seem like a fairly long time to register, but in reality your time is very short. Before you enroll, you must first have your program planning sheet approved. Please note that the Music Graduate Office will be closed for Winter Break from December 23 through January 6, so you must submit your program planning sheet by December 19 (next Thursday) in order to be guaranteed to get a reply to your program planning sheet before late registration fees are charged.

Detailed registration instructions can be found in the reminders section of this email or here: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml.

[2] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the spring 2020 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 fall semester 2020; 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 fall 2020; 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 2020 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 also 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 2020 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 2020) 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, but can work with the accompanying office to get that accompanist (email pianoacc@indiana.edu).
 
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).

[3] The Music Graduate Office will close early on Friday, December 13

The Music Graduate Office will close at 4 pm on Friday, December 13. We will reopen at 8 am on Monday, December 16.

Reminders

[4] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, historical performance voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

The English, French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 10, 2020

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 noon on Wednesday, January 8. You will be assigned an exam time, you won't be able to request a specific time.

All of the diction exams will take place between 1:00 and 4:30 pm on January 10.

[5] Course Evaluations

This message is sent on behalf of the Office of the Associate Dean for Instruction:

On Monday, December 2, you should have received an email invitation for one or more of the following types of online course evaluations. Each of these evaluations is designed to be completed in only a few minutes-your time is valuable, and so is your feedback! Your comments are essential to the process of improving the quality of instruction in the JSoM, and we appreciate your help with this very important process.

  1. Private Instruction Evaluation (PIE): this invitation comes from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction" and includes a link to a survey specific to your experience in one-on-one lessons. If you are taking lessons in more than one area, you will get a separate invitation for each instructor.
  2. Coaching Evaluations: these evaluations are used to evaluate coaching in F450/F550 (Chamber Music), O450/O550 (Jazz Chamber Ensembles), V410/V910 (Vocal Coaching), X2 (Piano Accompanying), and Y450/Y550 (Historical Performance Chamber Ensembles). Invitations for these evaluations also come from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction."
  3. Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ): this is a campus-based evaluation system used for all courses except large ensembles and the courses included in the evaluations described above. This invitation comes from "Online Course Questionnaires" (ocqbest@indiana.edu).

Questions? Contact Sherri Bishop, coordinator for JSoM teaching evaluations, at swinks@indiana.edu.

[6] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

If this fall (2019) 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#GEEDatesJanuary 9 and 10, 2020 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 ahead of time for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and noon on 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 will not be able to choose your time, you will be assigned a 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 2020 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2020). If you are in a degree that requires a high pass and only earned a pass in the fall, then this is your one opportunity to retake the exam to get a high pass.

[7] Only two dates are still open for the fall Keyboard Proficiency exams

This is a reminder that December 6 and December 13 are the only remaining dates for the Keyboard Proficiency exam for fall 2019. Details on how to sign up for the exam, and the requirements for each major, are listed here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml.

All students in master's or doctoral programs in majors other than collaboartive piano, guitar, harp, historical performance, jazz, music theory, and organ need to take the keyboard proficience exam through the Secondary Piano office. Students in the listed majors take exams directly through their department.

If you can't remember whether you have already passed the keyboard proficiency exam, you can find that information in your Academic Advisement Report. The section on registration in this announcement includes instructions for how to find your Academic Advisement report.

[8] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

Registration for spring 2020 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 one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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 submit your Program Planning Sheet and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

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 One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 2020 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 8. http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU.  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] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020

The last day to adjust your spring schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 19 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is a two business day grace period after you first enroll for spring that allows you to make changes in that period for no charge, but after that there is an $8.50 per day schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 19.

The $8.50 fee is charged for each day you make a schedule adjustment. That means that you can make multiple changes on one day for just the one fee, but if you make changes on different days you will be charged the fee for each day you make a change.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you will be attending. Most master's and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, January 19, 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 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.

Resources you might want to know about

[10] 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."

https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/

[11] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

 

December 3, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, historical performance voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

[2] Course Evaluations

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for master's and doctoral students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

[4] Only two dates are still available for Fall Keyboard Proficiency Exams

Reminders

[5] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

[6] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020 registration

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Reminder - Summer 2020 Dates and Financial Aid

[8] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Voice Diction Exam retakes (for voice, historical performance voice, collaborative piano, and choral conducting students who started graduate degree and diploma programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for diction exam times

The English, French, German, and Italian diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 10, 2020

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 noon on Wednesday, January 8. You will be assigned an exam time, you won't be able to request a specific time.

All of the diction exams will take place between 1:00 and 4:30 pm on January 10.

[2] Course Evaluations

This message is sent on behalf of the Office of the Associate Dean for Instruction:

On Monday, December 2, you should have received an email invitation for one or more of the following types of online course evaluations. Each of these evaluations is designed to be completed in only a few minutes-your time is valuable, and so is your feedback! Your comments are essential to the process of improving the quality of instruction in the JSoM, and we appreciate your help with this very important process.

  1. Private Instruction Evaluation (PIE): this invitation comes from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction" and includes a link to a survey specific to your experience in one-on-one lessons. If you are taking lessons in more than one area, you will get a separate invitation for each instructor.
  2. Coaching Evaluations: these evaluations are used to evaluate coaching in F450/F550 (Chamber Music), O450/O550 (Jazz Chamber Ensembles), V410/V910 (Vocal Coaching), X2 (Piano Accompanying), and Y450/Y550 (Historical Performance Chamber Ensembles). Invitations for these evaluations also come from "JSoM Associate Dean for Instruction."
  3. Online Course Questionnaire (OCQ): this is a campus-based evaluation system used for all courses except large ensembles and the courses included in the evaluations described above. This invitation comes from "Online Course Questionnaires" (ocqbest@indiana.edu).

Questions? Contact Sherri Bishop, coordinator for JSoM teaching evaluations, at swinks@indiana.edu.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Graduate Entrance Exam retakes (for students who started graduate degree programs in fall 2019) - including instructions for signing up for sight singing exam times

If this fall (2019) 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#GEEDatesJanuary 9 and 10, 2020 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 ahead of time for a Sight Singing exam time by contacting the Music Graduate Office between now and noon on 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 will not be able to choose your time, you will be assigned a 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 2020 is your second semester, you can re-take the exam for that subject in January 2020). If you are in a degree that requires a high pass and only earned a pass in the fall, then this is your one opportunity to retake the exam to get a high pass.

[4] Only two dates are still open for the fall Keyboard Proficiency exams

This is a reminder that December 6 and December 13 are the only remaining dates for the Keyboard Proficiency exam for fall 2019. Details on how to sign up for the exam, and the requirements for each major, are listed here: http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/piano/secondary-piano/keyboard-proficiency.shtml.

All students in master's or doctoral programs in majors other than collaboartive piano, guitar, harp, historical performance, jazz, music theory, and organ need to take the keyboard proficience exam through the Secondary Piano office. Students in the listed majors take exams directly through their department.

If you can't remember whether you have already passed the keyboard proficiency exam, you can find that information in your Academic Advisement Report. The section on registration in this announcement includes instructions for how to find your Academic Advisement report.

Reminders

[5] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

Registration for spring 2020 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 one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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 submit your Program Planning Sheet and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

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 One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 2020 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 8. http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU.  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] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020

The last day to adjust your spring schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 19 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is a two business day grace period after you first enroll for spring that allows you to make changes in that period for no charge, but after that there is an $8.50 per day schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 19.

The $8.50 fee is charged for each day you make a schedule adjustment. That means that you can make multiple changes on one day for just the one fee, but if you make changes on different days you will be charged the fee for each day you make a change.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you will be attending. Most master's and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, January 19, 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 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Information about summer 2020 - dates and financial aid

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now starting, many of you are thinking about your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2020 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 20% discount on all JSOM courses taken by JSOM students (including classes, lessons, and chamber music)

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or 20% tuition discount are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Anticipated course offerings

Undergraduate core courses

  • M401 and M402 Music History and Literature I and II
  • T331 Musical Skills IV
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V
  • T410 Topics in Muisc Theory

Graduate Review Courses

  • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
  • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
  • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
  • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students

Undergraduate and/or graduate courses in

  • choral conducting
  • composition
  • jazz studies
  • music education
  • music history and literature
  • music theory
  • organ and sacred music
  • recording arts
  • wind conducting
  • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.

Ensembles - Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break.

Chamber Music - Chamber Music (MUS-F 550) will still be offered in the summer. MUS-F 550 will have normal tuition rates.

Dates - The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 8-July 17, 2020. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 11, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 8, but run for 8 weeks. If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu).

[8] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

 

November 21, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Music Graduate Office will be closed from November 25 to 29

Reminders

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)

[3] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2019

[4] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

[5] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020 registration

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

[7] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Music Graduate Office will be closed from November 25 to 29

The Music Graduate Office will be closed from Monday, November 25 through Friday, November 29 for the holiday break. We will re-open on Monday, December 2 at 8 am.

We hope that everyone has a safe and restful break.

Reminders

[2] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)

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 scholarships. 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 https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/Educational%20Opportunity%20Fellowship%202019-20.pdf

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, March 27, 2020. The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

[3] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2019

If you are planning to graduate in December 2019, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the 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 for everyone except MA and PhD students to submit the Program Completion Application was September 20, 2019. However, if you didn't submit the form yet but plan to graduate this spring, you should still submit the form now. The consequence for submitting it late is that your name won't be printed in the commencement bulletin, but as long as you still submit it by the end of this semester you can still graduate this semester.

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply was September 25, 2019. MA and Phd students ONLY will submit their applications for graduation on www.one.iu.edu. In the search box, enter "Master's Application for Advanced Degree" (for MA students) or "PhD Commencement Participation Application" (for PhD students). Again, if you didn't submit the form yet but plan to graduate this spring, you should still submit the form now but your name won't be printed in the commencement bulletin.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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 a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing your program in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application form if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

[4] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

Registration for spring 2020 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 one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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 submit your Program Planning Sheet and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: https://utilities.registrar.indiana.edu/course-browser/prl/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

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 One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 2020 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU.  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] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020

The last day to adjust your spring schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 19 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is a two business day grace period after you first enroll for spring that allows you to make changes in that period for no charge, but after that there is an $8.50 per day schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 19.

The $8.50 fee is charged for each day you make a schedule adjustment. That means that you can make multiple changes on one day for just the one fee, but if you make changes on different days you will be charged the fee for each day you make a change.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you will be attending. Most master's and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, January 19, 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 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

At CAPS, we work with thousands of IU Bloomington students each year. While our well-trained staff are prepared to handle serious mental health crises, we also offer support for students who are just looking for an opportunity to discuss problems with someone they can trust. Your treatment will depend on your situation. We offer counseling services in English, Mandarin, Hindi/Urdu and Spanish.

Why come to CAPS?

  • Academic Concerns
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Power and Privilege
  • Time Management Help
  • Sleeping Issues
  • Adjusting to College Life
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Use
  • Body Image, Eating, and Exercise Concerns
  • Sexual Assault or Abuse
  • Your reason here: _____________

https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/ has more details and contact information.

[7] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

 

November 14, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2019

Reminders

[3] New topic proposal forms

[4] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

[5] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020 registration

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Graduate Women & Technology workshops in "Moneysmarts for Graduate Students" and "Resume Review: Formatting with Overleaf"

[7] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)

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 scholarships. 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 https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/Educational%20Opportunity%20Fellowship%202019-20.pdf

To apply, submit the materials outlined on the above web page to the Music Financial Aid office by Friday, March 27, 2020. The Music Financial Aid office is in the East Studio Building room 100.

[2] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2019

If you are planning to graduate in December 2019, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the 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 for everyone except MA and PhD students to submit the Program Completion Application was September 20, 2019. However, if you didn't submit the form yet but plan to graduate this spring, you should still submit the form now. The consequence for submitting it late is that your name won't be printed in the commencement bulletin, but as long as you still submit it by the end of this semester you can still graduate this semester.

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply was September 25, 2019. MA and Phd students ONLY will submit their applications for graduation on www.one.iu.edu. In the search box, enter "Master's Application for Advanced Degree" (for MA students) or "PhD Commencement Participation Application" (for PhD students). Again, if you didn't submit the form yet but plan to graduate this spring, you should still submit the form now but your name won't be printed in the commencement bulletin.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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 a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony.

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing your program in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application form if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

Reminders

[3] New topic proposal forms

For DM students (except in composition) who are developing topic proposals for the Doctoral Final Project or Doctoral Piano Essay, we want to alert you to the fact that new topic proposal forms were posted on our Forms page in early October. While we encourage all students to use the new topic proposal form, we will accept proposals using the previous form through the end of the fall semester. Beginning with the spring semester, all topic proposals must be submitted using the new forms. These and all other forms used by the Music Graduate Office can be found here:

https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/formsList.shtml

[4] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

Registration for spring 2020 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 one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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 submit your Program Planning Sheet and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

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 One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 2020 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU.  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] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020

The last day to adjust your spring schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 19 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is a two business day grace period after you first enroll for spring that allows you to make changes in that period for no charge, but after that there is an $8.50 per day schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 19.

The $8.50 fee is charged for each day you make a schedule adjustment. That means that you can make multiple changes on one day for just the one fee, but if you make changes on different days you will be charged the fee for each day you make a change.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you will be attending. Most master's and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, January 19, 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 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Graduate Women & Technology workshops in "Moneysmarts for Graduate Students" and "Resume Review: Formatting with Overleaf"

This announcement is from the Graduate Women & Technology group. They said: "Our mission as an organization is to foster a community for all graduate women at Indiana University to engage meaningfully with technology and each other by providing social, academic, and professional opportunities for involvement. The team strives to create an interdisciplinary environment wherein graduate women can network and develop their technical and professional skills to empower and prepare them for future careers. While our primary focus is to empower and support women, we believe that allyship and inclusivity are integral to our mission and invite all graduate students to connect with us and participate in our events."

Upcoming Events:

MoneySmarts for Graduate Students
Date: Friday, Nov 15th
Time: 2 - 3:30 PM
Location: Walnut Room, IMU
RSVP: http://bit.ly/GWTmoneysmart
Description: Join the Graduate Women & Technology Team to learn tips, tricks and tools to manage your financial wellness as a graduate student. This workshop will be presented by IU MoneySmarts

Resume Review: Formatting with Overleaf
Date: Wednesday, Nov 20th
Time: 3:00 - 4:30PM
Location: SSRC - Woodburn Hall 200
RSVP: http://bit.ly/gwtWYR20
Description: A well-rounded resume is important, but a well-formatted and unique resume can make you truly stand out! Join the Graduate Women & Technology team to learn a new tech skill that will enhance your professional resume in both content and formatting. LaTeX is a high-quality, free, typesetting program that allows users to create carefully crafted and well-formatted documents. This workshop will introduce you to LaTeX using the online LaTeX editor Overleaf and teach you how to use it create or update your resume or CV. No prior coding experience necessary!

If you have quesitons about these workshops or about Graduate Women & Technology, contact:

Tabitha Lannom
she/her/hers
Graduate Assistant of Student Engagement
Center of Excellence for Women & Technology
M.S.Ed. Candidate, Higher Education and Student Affairs
tlannom@iu.edu

[7] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

 

November 6, 2019

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[1] New topic proposal forms

Reminders

[2] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

[3] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020 registration

[4] Another spring course announcement

[5] Updates to Spring MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History

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

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Student Academic Appointment Vacancies (AI and GA positions)

[8] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[1] New topic proposal forms

For DM students (except in composition) who are developing topic proposals for the Doctoral Final Project or Doctoral Piano Essay, we want to alert you to the fact that new topic proposal forms were posted on our Forms page in early October. While we encourage all students to use the new topic proposal form, we will accept proposals using the previous form through the end of the fall semester. Beginning with the spring semester, all topic proposals must be submitted using the new forms. These and all other forms used by the Music Graduate Office can be found here:

https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/formsList.shtml

Reminders

[2] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

Registration for spring 2020 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 one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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 submit your Program Planning Sheet and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

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 One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 2020 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU.  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.

[3] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020

The last day to adjust your spring schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 19 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is a two business day grace period after you first enroll for spring that allows you to make changes in that period for no charge, but after that there is an $8.50 per day schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 19.

The $8.50 fee is charged for each day you make a schedule adjustment. That means that you can make multiple changes on one day for just the one fee, but if you make changes on different days you will be charged the fee for each day you make a change.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you will be attending. Most master's and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, January 19, 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 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.

[4] Another spring course announcement

Here is another course announcement from faculty for a class that is offered this Spring. Please note that not all classes will count towards all programs - check your bulletin or academic advisement report (or ask in the Music Graduate Office) if you want to see if this classes will count for your own program.

MUS-F 519 Orchestral Repertoire for Winds and Brass, 1 credit
Class number: 13553
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:10 am -12:05 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Dale Clevenger

Each week, this class studies and plays a major orchestral work. Students interested in participating in the course should email Professor Clevenger at daleclev@indiana.edu by November 8. There may be auditions if there is more interest than available spots.

[5] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2020 - UPDATES

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature. It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two. Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation. The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Spring 2020, the following three sections are offered (the section in bold has been updated with new topics and instructor):

9:05-9:55 AM MWF in MA 004 (class #8744) Instructor: Stewart Duncan</>

  • The world of Renaissance choral music
  • English music and music in England from Purcell to Britten
  • Music and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries

10:10-11:00 AM MWF in MA 004 (class #8746) Instructor: Devon Nelson</>

  • Music Printed by the Ballard Firm, 1551-1812: changing styles of French music over two centuries from early chanson through Lully and Rameau to theater music in the
  • English Music Interacting with Its Past, 1850-1970s: the varied ways 19th- and 20th-century composers use elements of English history, folklore, and older repertory in their works
  • Tracing Tunes through Early Music: how Medieval chant and Renaissance secular songs such as L'homme armé were reused in new musical works over several centuries

10:10-11:00 AM MWF in MU 205 (class #8717) Instructor: Matthew Van Vleet</>

  • Singspiel and German Baroque opera
  • Wind music
  • Military music (leaning toward popular music in/about war and the military over military ensembles)

Remember that if you are going into your second semester and will retake the music history exam in January 2020 you should register based on what you expect will happen with your exam result. If you anticipate that you won't pass, then go ahead and enroll in the review course. If you think that you will pass, then don't enroll in the review course unless it's very important to your schedule to be in a particular section. You can change your schedule during the first week of classes based on the exam results, if necessary (at no cost to you as long as you inform the Music Graduate Office that you changed your schedule because of the exam results).

[6] 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 2019 or May 2020.

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.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] Student Academic Appointment Vacancies (AI and GA positions)

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. You should check this page regularly if you are looking for more financial aid.

http://www.indiana.edu/~gradgrnt/category/saa-vacancies/

October 30, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

[2] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020 registration

[3] Another spring course announcement

[4] Updates to Spring MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History

Announcements for Doctoral and Master's Students

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

Reminders

[6] Common registration mistakes you should avoid

[7] MUS-X 601 - for doctoral students in the exam stage of the degree

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Disability Services for Students

[9] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for spring 2020 started October 24

Registration for spring 2020 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 one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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 submit your Program Planning Sheet and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

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 One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 2020 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU.  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] Schedule adjustment for spring 2020

The last day to adjust your spring schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, January 19 (the last day of the first week of classes). There is a two business day grace period after you first enroll for spring that allows you to make changes in that period for no charge, but after that there is an $8.50 per day schedule change fee that is charged when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, January 19.

The $8.50 fee is charged for each day you make a schedule adjustment. That means that you can make multiple changes on one day for just the one fee, but if you make changes on different days you will be charged the fee for each day you make a change.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU to make sure that your schedule reflects every course that you will be attending. Most master's and all diploma students need to check to make sure that you are registered in a major ensemble, too.

Sunday, January 19, 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 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.

[3] Another spring course announcement

Here is another course announcement from faculty for a class that is offered this Spring. Please note that not all classes will count towards all programs - check your bulletin or academic advisement report (or ask in the Music Graduate Office) if you want to see if this classes will count for your own program.

MUS-F 519 Orchestral Repertoire for Winds and Brass, 1 credit
Class number: 13553
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 10:10 am -12:05 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Dale Clevenger

Each week, this class studies and plays a major orchestral work. Students interested in participating in the course should email Professor Clevenger at daleclev@indiana.edu by November 8. There may be auditions if there is more interest than available spots.

[4] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2020 - UPDATES

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature. It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two. Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation. The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Spring 2020, the following three sections are offered (the section in bold has been updated with new topics and instructor):

9:05-9:55 AM MWF in MA 004 (class #8744) Instructor: Stewart Duncan</>

  • The world of Renaissance choral music
  • English music and music in England from Purcell to Britten
  • Music and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries

10:10-11:00 AM MWF in MA 004 (class #8746) Instructor: Devon Nelson</>

  • Music Printed by the Ballard Firm, 1551-1812: changing styles of French music over two centuries from early chanson through Lully and Rameau to theater music in the
  • English Music Interacting with Its Past, 1850-1970s: the varied ways 19th- and 20th-century composers use elements of English history, folklore, and older repertory in their works
  • Tracing Tunes through Early Music: how Medieval chant and Renaissance secular songs such as L'homme armé were reused in new musical works over several centuries

10:10-11:00 AM MWF in MU 205 (class #8717) Instructor: Matthew Van Vleet</>

  • Singspiel and German Baroque opera
  • Wind music
  • Military music (leaning toward popular music in/about war and the military over military ensembles)

Remember that if you are going into your second semester and will retake the music history exam in January 2020 you should register based on what you expect will happen with your exam result. If you anticipate that you won't pass, then go ahead and enroll in the review course. If you think that you will pass, then don't enroll in the review course unless it's very important to your schedule to be in a particular section. You can change your schedule during the first week of classes based on the exam results, if necessary (at no cost to you as long as you inform the Music Graduate Office that you changed your schedule because of the exam results).

Announcements for Doctoral  and Master's Students

[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 2019 or May 2020.

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.

Reminders

[6] Common registration mistakes that you should avoid

These are a few things that come up every semester that I'd like to point out in the hopes that fewer students will make these very common mistakes.

1. Diploma students - you can only take a maximum of 2 credits of secondary lessons of any type (including dance) towards the Diploma Music Course requirement. Do not take more than 2 credits of lessons or dance towards that requirement - they won't count!

2. Voice majors - for the MM and Diploma programs, MUS-V 910 Vocal Coaching WILL NOT count towards the Other Required Credits or Diploma Music Course requirements.

3. Master's and Doctoral Students - 700 (elective) level lessons will NOT count towards Other Required Credits general electives, minors, or major field electives.

4. When you enroll for major ensemble, if you are having a problem finding the class number in the registration system, change your search parameters to look for undergraduate level classes. MUS-X 2, MUS-X 40, MUS-X 60, and MUS-X 70 are all undergraduate course numbers. Or, just enter the class number directly and don't use the search function. Remember, this is the easiest version of the Schedule of Classes to use: https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

5. Class numbers change every semester. That means that even if you are taking the same course again (such as a major ensemble), the class number you will use to register in that class (and enter on your program planning sheet) will change. You must look up each course in the Schedule of Classes.

6. All students - you are responsible for knowing the pre-requisites for classes (listed in the Schedule of Classes and JSOM Bulletin). If you don't have the pre-requisite for a class and don't think you'll have that pre-requisite by the time the class starts, then don't enroll unless you have the instructor's permission. If you think you WILL have the pre-requisite when the class starts (for example, if you think you'll pass the entrance exam in January for a class that requires that as a pre-requisite), then go ahead and enroll in the class, but be prepared to drop the class if you don't actually pass the exam.

Here are links to more information about -

the diploma music course requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaMusicCourse.shtml

the master's degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml

the doctoral degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml#Electives.

[7] MUS-X 601 - course for doctoral students who are done with doctoral coursework and are in the exam stage of the degree

Once they complete coursework, students ordinarily do not enroll in courses until they reach candidacy (meaning they have passed all qualifying exams), at which time enrollment each fall/spring semester is required until graduation. Because they are not enrolled, students lose many student-related privileges, including free city bus service, discounted access to the student health center, deferment of student loans, and especially automatic access to the IU libraries and many technology services. This is a hardship for those who are trying to prepare for their qualifying exams, develop topic proposals, and conduct research on their final document.

Students who have completed all doctoral coursework except potentially recital and final project/piano essay/dissertation credits and who are in the exam stage of the degree have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost.

Students who choose one of these options and do not enroll in anything else: 
* will NOT be charged the JSOM program fee, saving about $1000 each semester, but
* WILL be charged the campus mandatory fees (technology, transportation, student health, activity, and repair and rehab) at the reduced part-time student rate, totaling about $170 each semester. Students who live outside of Bloomington may have these fees waived.

Here are the two enrollment options:
(1) Students may enroll in MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). It has been coded as representing full-time enrollment, which makes students potentially eligible for deferral of student loans when they enroll in MUS-X 601. Enrollment in MUS-X 601 will be limited to a maximum of two semesters. The course will be graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a grade of Satisfactory (S) recorded once the student passes the last qualifying exam. Please note, however, that if you need full-time status for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to make sure they accept that definition of "full-time."

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credit (doctoral final project, doctoral piano essay, dissertation) and pay the normal tuition for those credits. Students enrolled in document credits are already considered to be full-time students for purposes of student loan deferral. Document courses are graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a final grade assigned upon final submission of the document. Again, if you need full-time enrollment for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to confirm that they accept this definition of full-time.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Disability Services for Students

Do you need accommodations to perform at your best in an academic setting? If so, DSS can help.

The Office of Disability Services for Students (DSS) specializes in assisting students with various disabilities including physical, psychological, learning, neurological, medical, vision, hearing, and temporary impairments to achieve their academic goals.

They work with you and your instructors to facilitate accommodations and to link you to resources - tutoring, mentoring and internship programs, housing and transportation service, community - essential to success.

Their website is: https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/disability-services-students/.

 

October 24, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for spring 2020 starts October 24

[2] Common registration mistakes you should avoid

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] MUS-X 601 - for doctoral students in the exam stage of the degree

Reminders

[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2019 course

[5] Information about Summer 2020 - dates and financial aid

[6] Some spring course announcements

[7] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

Resources you might want to know about

[8] IU Health Center

[9] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for spring 2020 begins October 24

Registration for spring 2020 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 one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We are accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration now.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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 submit your Program Planning Sheet and register soon.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

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 One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 2020 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU.  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] Common registration mistakes that you should avoid

These are a few things that come up every semester that I'd like to point out in the hopes that fewer students will make these very common mistakes.

1. Diploma students - you can only take a maximum of 2 credits of secondary lessons of any type (including dance) towards the Diploma Music Course requirement. Do not take more than 2 credits of lessons or dance towards that requirement - they won't count!

2. Voice majors - for the MM and Diploma programs, MUS-V 910 Vocal Coaching WILL NOT count towards the Other Required Credits or Diploma Music Course requirements.

3. Master's and Doctoral Students - 700 (elective) level lessons will NOT count towards Other Required Credits general electives, minors, or major field electives.

4. When you enroll for major ensemble, if you are having a problem finding the class number in the registration system, change your search parameters to look for undergraduate level classes. MUS-X 2, MUS-X 40, MUS-X 60, and MUS-X 70 are all undergraduate course numbers. Or, just enter the class number directly and don't use the search function. Remember, this is the easiest version of the Schedule of Classes to use: https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

5. Class numbers change every semester. That means that even if you are taking the same course again (such as a major ensemble), the class number you will use to register in that class (and enter on your program planning sheet) will change. You must look up each course in the Schedule of Classes.

6. All students - you are responsible for knowing the pre-requisites for classes (listed in the Schedule of Classes and JSOM Bulletin). If you don't have the pre-requisite for a class and don't think you'll have that pre-requisite by the time the class starts, then don't enroll unless you have the instructor's permission. If you think you WILL have the pre-requisite when the class starts (for example, if you think you'll pass the entrance exam in January for a class that requires that as a pre-requisite), then go ahead and enroll in the class, but be prepared to drop the class if you don't actually pass the exam.

Here are links to more information about -

the diploma music course requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaMusicCourse.shtml

the master's degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersORC.shtml

the doctoral degree Other Required Credits requirement: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docMinors.shtml#Electives.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] MUS-X 601 - course for doctoral students who are done with doctoral coursework and are in the exam stage of the degree

Once they complete coursework, students ordinarily do not enroll in courses until they reach candidacy (meaning they have passed all qualifying exams), at which time enrollment each fall/spring semester is required until graduation. Because they are not enrolled, students lose many student-related privileges, including free city bus service, discounted access to the student health center, deferment of student loans, and especially automatic access to the IU libraries and many technology services. This is a hardship for those who are trying to prepare for their qualifying exams, develop topic proposals, and conduct research on their final document.

Students who have completed all doctoral coursework except potentially recital and final project/piano essay/dissertation credits and who are in the exam stage of the degree have two ways to enroll and retain their student status, at lower cost.

Students who choose one of these options and do not enroll in anything else: 
* will NOT be charged the JSOM program fee, saving about $1000 each semester, but
* WILL be charged the campus mandatory fees (technology, transportation, student health, activity, and repair and rehab) at the reduced part-time student rate, totaling about $170 each semester. Students who live outside of Bloomington may have these fees waived.

Here are the two enrollment options:
(1) Students may enroll in MUS-X 601 Doctoral Qualifying Exams. This one-credit course will carry no tuition (because it is in the X category, like ensemble). It has been coded as representing full-time enrollment, which makes students potentially eligible for deferral of student loans when they enroll in MUS-X 601. Enrollment in MUS-X 601 will be limited to a maximum of two semesters. The course will be graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a grade of Satisfactory (S) recorded once the student passes the last qualifying exam. Please note, however, that if you need full-time status for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to make sure they accept that definition of "full-time."

(2) Students may enroll in one or more final document credit (doctoral final project, doctoral piano essay, dissertation) and pay the normal tuition for those credits. Students enrolled in document credits are already considered to be full-time students for purposes of student loan deferral. Document courses are graded on a deferred (R) basis, with a final grade assigned upon final submission of the document. Again, if you need full-time enrollment for a particular purpose you should talk directly to the offices involved to confirm that they accept this definition of full-time.

Both of these options will provide valid student status for international students, allowing them to remain in the country on student visas.

Reminders

[4] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2019 class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2019 is Sunday, October 27. 

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 Sunday, October 27) 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 27).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf).   

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 paper 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 10 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 27.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 812-855-1738.

[5] Information about Summer 2020 - dates and financial aid

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now starting, many of you are thinking about your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2020 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 20% discount on all JSOM courses taken by JSOM students (including classes, lessons, and chamber music)

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or 20% tuition discount are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Anticipated course offerings

Undergraduate core courses

  • M401 and M402 Music History and Literature I and II
  • T331 Musical Skills IV
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V
  • T410 Topics in Muisc Theory

Graduate Review Courses

  • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
  • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
  • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
  • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students

Undergraduate and/or graduate courses in

  • choral conducting
  • composition
  • jazz studies
  • music education
  • music history and literature
  • music theory
  • organ and sacred music
  • recording arts
  • wind conducting
  • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.

Ensembles - Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break.

Chamber Music - Chamber Music (MUS-F 550) will still be offered in the summer. MUS-F 550 will have normal tuition rates.

Dates - The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 8-July 17, 2020. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 11, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 8, but run for 8 weeks. If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu).

[6] Some spring course announcements

Here are some course announcements from faculty for classes that are offered this Spring. Please note that not all of these classes will count towards all programs - check your bulletin or academic advisement report (or ask in the Music Graduate Office) if you want to see if one of these classes will count for your own program.

MUS-E 517 Sociology of Music, 3 credits
Class number: 30380
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2:15 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Lauren Kapalka Richerme

This seminar surveys literature related to the following topics: the social derivation of musical meaning, theoretical paradigms of the sociology of music, music and societal institutions, identity issues, media and mass musical culture, and musical taste and socialization. Classes will be discussion and project based. Students will be expected to reflect on the weekly readings through blog posts. Over the course of the semester, students will complete two required papers and one presentation.

MUS-F 532 Graduate Score Reading, 1 credit
Class number: 4522
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday 9:05-9:55 am
Class instructor: Prof. Dominick DiOrio

"I am so much more comfortable and more confident in reading and interpreting full scores like the Brahms Requiem after taking this course!" - MM student in conducting

This course explores training in score reading through the playing of choral and orchestral scores at the piano, including clef-reading and transposition exercises for the study of major works. It is a great elective course for any aspiring conductors, composers, and vocal coaches. Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor. Good prior keyboard skill is expected. Enrollment is limited to 10.

Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions and permission requests.

MUS-M 502 Georg Philipp Telemann, 3 credits
Class number: 10940
Class meeting time: Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 to 2:15 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Daniel Melamed

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was the most famous and commercially successful musician in German-speaking lands in the middle of the eighteenth century, and a composer of extraordinary creativity and musical insight. He wrote in every genre, so he is an ideal subject for a survey of musical genres, styles, and practices in the middle of the eighteenth century. We will study sonatas, concertos, ouvertures, opera, secular and sacred cantatas, passions, oratorios, and more. Our emphasis will be on musical analysis, style, and genre; on Telemann's works in the musical marketplace of the 18th century; and on a cross-section of musical life c. 1720-1750.

MUS-M 603 Selling Your Scholarship, 3 credits
Class number: 5514
Class meeting time: Mondays, 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Jillian Rogers

In this seminar, students will develop skills and practice in the many different genres of writing that scholars are currently expected to produce as they "sell their scholarship" for the purposes of receiving jobs, fellowships, book contracts, and other career opportunities. In addition to learning the basics of researching and writing conference, dissertation, and book proposals, students will have opportunities to practice writing grant and fellowship applications for discipline-specific and non-discipline-specific audiences. Moreover, students will develop a range of materials for academic and non-academic job markets, including cover letters, resumés, CVs, and research statements. This course will not only help students to build skills in selling themselves and their work, but also result in a portfolio of materials that students can take with them and then adapt in various circumstances within and beyond their time at IU.

MUS-N 561 MIDI and Computer Music, 3 credits
Class number: 5912, 5913
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:10-11:00 am, or 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Music Library, room M373
Class instructor: Prof. Chi Wang or Prof. Alicyn Warren

Note: This class meets with Z361 and K361.

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.

MUS-N 562 Computer Music: Design/Perform, 3 credits
Class number: 12457
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm, Music Library, room M373
Class instructor: Prof. Chi Wang - instructor permission required

Note: This class meets with Z362 and K362.

Computer Music: Design/Perform examines concepts of real-time computer music creation and interactive performance using MIDI, digital audio, and video processing and editing. Students consider issues related to capturing and re-shaping sounds, designing sound producing algorithms in software, and real-time performance using alternative controllers. The primary software package for the course will be Max/MSP/Jitter, a graphical programming environment that facilitates the control of MIDI, digital audio, and video, and permits their interconnection. The classroom holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class. Some of the work may be done more conveniently on your laptop, using whatever DAW software you prefer, but a laptop is not required.

MUS-T 658 Theorizing the Copy: Imitation, Transformation, Theft, 3 credits
Class number: 7848
Class meeting time: Tuesday, Thursday 1-2:15 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Frederick Reece

This seminar will explore music theory's longstanding and ambiguous fascination with copies. Drawing on a wide range of repertory from the last four centuries we will consider the persistence of the musical "copy" as a defining element of our shared disciplinary culture. For theorists, style copying is both an age-old method of compositional pedagogy and a potential hallmark of plagiarism and forgery. In analysis, cherished notions of thematic-motivic unity and contrapuntal invention hinge on the concept of the copy, as do aesthetic judgments leveled at those accused of repeating themselves to excess. Through a combination of readings and practical assignments culminating in an extended research paper, we will ultimately ask what theory's manifold cultures of copying might make possible for musical listening and creativity today.

[7] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

The Voice department has provided this summary of their course offering plans for spring 2020 through summer 2021.

Spring 2020:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 687 Late Romantic Solo Vocal Lit (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2020:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2020:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit after 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Spring 2021:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Lit Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2021:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

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-M 687 yet, you should plan to take it in spring 2020 because it won't be offered again after that until after summer 2021. Course offerings are subject to change, but you can still use this information in your planning.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] 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/

[9] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

 

October 16, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for spring 2020 will begin on October 24

[2] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2019 course

[3] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 18 for Fall Break

[4] Information about Summer 2020 - dates and financial aid

[5] Some spring course announcements

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[6] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

Reminders

[7] Reminders for students who started a new graduate or diploma program in fall 2019

[8] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2020

[9] An Invitation from the Diversity and Equity Committee

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Summary information sheets for the spring Schedule of Classes

[11] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for spring 2020 will begin on October 24

Registration for spring 2020 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 one of the following links (choose the one that corresponds to your program):

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
Certificate - https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/PPSCertificate.shtml

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets for spring registration on Monday, October 21. Do not submit your Program Planning Sheet before that date, but you can start submitting on Monday.

Please note that during periods when we are receiving a high number of Program Planning Sheets (which will happen during spring registration), it may take several days to get a response to your Program Planning Sheet.  We process Program Planning Sheets in the order in which they are received.

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 submit your Program Planning Sheet before October 24 and register during the first week of registration.

The Spring Schedule of Classes can be found here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml.

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 One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 2020 will take place from Monday, January 13 through Friday, May 8.  http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the academic calendar for next semester (and the next 9 years).

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 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU.  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] Auto-W Deadline for dropping a fall 2019 class

The Auto-W Deadline for fall semester 2019 is Sunday, October 27. 

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 Sunday, October 27) 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 27).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf).   

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 paper 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 10 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 27.

Please make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 812-855-1738.

[3] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Friday, October 18 for Fall Break

The Music Graduate Office will be closed this Friday, October 18, for Fall Break. We will re-open at the normal time (8 am) on Monday, October 21.

[4] Information about Summer 2020 - dates and financial aid

Dear JSOM Students:

Although spring registration is now starting, many of you are thinking about your plans for next summer. We want to make sure you are aware of some of the academic and performance opportunities that are available as part of the 2020 Jacobs Summer of Music. Details are provided below, but you will want to be aware of these initiatives that reduce the cost of summer enrollment:

  • 1-credit scholarship for those selected to participate in one of our summer ensembles, that may be used towards any JSOM course
  • 20% discount on all JSOM courses taken by JSOM students (including classes, lessons, and chamber music)

Discounts will be awarded as fee remissions, which will be posted after you have registered for summer classes. (Students such as AIs and GAs with summer fee remissions will use their available fee remission before the ensemble scholarship or 20% tuition discount are applied.)

Read on for more details.

Anticipated course offerings

Undergraduate core courses

  • M401 and M402 Music History and Literature I and II
  • T331 Musical Skills IV
  • T351 Music Theory and Literature V
  • T410 Topics in Muisc Theory

Graduate Review Courses

  • M501 Proseminar in Music History and Literature
  • T508 Written Theory Review for Graduate Students
  • T509 Sightsinging Review for Graduate Students
  • T511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students

Undergraduate and/or graduate courses in

  • choral conducting
  • composition
  • jazz studies
  • music education
  • music history and literature
  • music theory
  • organ and sacred music
  • recording arts
  • wind conducting
  • voice

JSOM students who enroll in JSOM courses will be eligible for a remission of 20% of the cost of those credits.

Ensembles - Participants in the Summer Philharmonic, Summer Band, Summer Chorus, and piano accompanying will be eligible for a 1-credit scholarship that can be used toward lessons or coursework. Scholarship applications will be available in January and due in mid-February. Ensemble scholarship recipients will be notified before spring break.

Chamber Music - Chamber Music (MUS-F 550) will still be offered in the summer. MUS-F 550 will have normal tuition rates.

Dates - The IUB campus runs a 12-week summer term with courses offered during various shorter blocks during that period. Most JSOM activities will take place during the 6-week period June 8-July 17, 2020. Some classes may begin Tuesday, May 11, and run for 6 or 8 weeks. Some classes may begin June 8, but run for 8 weeks. If you have questions, please contact the music undergraduate office (musug@indiana.edu) or music graduate office (musgrad@indiana.edu).

[5] Some spring course announcements

Here are some course announcements from faculty for classes that are offered this Spring. Please note that not all of these classes will count towards all programs - check your bulletin or academic advisement report (or ask in the Music Graduate Office) if you want to see if one of these classes will count for your own program.

MUS-E 517 Sociology of Music, 3 credits
Class number: 30380
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2:15 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Lauren Kapalka Richerme

This seminar surveys literature related to the following topics: the social derivation of musical meaning, theoretical paradigms of the sociology of music, music and societal institutions, identity issues, media and mass musical culture, and musical taste and socialization. Classes will be discussion and project based. Students will be expected to reflect on the weekly readings through blog posts. Over the course of the semester, students will complete two required papers and one presentation.

MUS-F 532 Graduate Score Reading, 1 credit
Class number: 4522
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday 9:05-9:55 am
Class instructor: Prof. Dominick DiOrio

"I am so much more comfortable and more confident in reading and interpreting full scores like the Brahms Requiem after taking this course!" - MM student in conducting

This course explores training in score reading through the playing of choral and orchestral scores at the piano, including clef-reading and transposition exercises for the study of major works. It is a great elective course for any aspiring conductors, composers, and vocal coaches. Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor. Good prior keyboard skill is expected. Enrollment is limited to 10.

Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions and permission requests.

MUS-M 502 Georg Philipp Telemann, 3 credits
Class number: 10940
Class meeting time: Tuesday, Thursday 1:00 to 2:15 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Daniel Melamed

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) was the most famous and commercially successful musician in German-speaking lands in the middle of the eighteenth century, and a composer of extraordinary creativity and musical insight. He wrote in every genre, so he is an ideal subject for a survey of musical genres, styles, and practices in the middle of the eighteenth century. We will study sonatas, concertos, ouvertures, opera, secular and sacred cantatas, passions, oratorios, and more. Our emphasis will be on musical analysis, style, and genre; on Telemann's works in the musical marketplace of the 18th century; and on a cross-section of musical life c. 1720-1750.

MUS-M 603 Selling Your Scholarship, 3 credits
Class number: 5514
Class meeting time: Mondays, 2:30 to 5:30 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Jillian Rogers

In this seminar, students will develop skills and practice in the many different genres of writing that scholars are currently expected to produce as they "sell their scholarship" for the purposes of receiving jobs, fellowships, book contracts, and other career opportunities. In addition to learning the basics of researching and writing conference, dissertation, and book proposals, students will have opportunities to practice writing grant and fellowship applications for discipline-specific and non-discipline-specific audiences. Moreover, students will develop a range of materials for academic and non-academic job markets, including cover letters, resumés, CVs, and research statements. This course will not only help students to build skills in selling themselves and their work, but also result in a portfolio of materials that students can take with them and then adapt in various circumstances within and beyond their time at IU.

MUS-N 561 MIDI and Computer Music, 3 credits
Class number: 5912, 5913
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:10-11:00 am, or 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Music Library, room M373
Class instructor: Prof. Chi Wang or Prof. Alicyn Warren

Note: This class meets with Z361 and K361.

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.

MUS-N 562 Computer Music: Design/Perform, 3 credits
Class number: 12457
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm, Music Library, room M373
Class instructor: Prof. Chi Wang - instructor permission required

Note: This class meets with Z362 and K362.

Computer Music: Design/Perform examines concepts of real-time computer music creation and interactive performance using MIDI, digital audio, and video processing and editing. Students consider issues related to capturing and re-shaping sounds, designing sound producing algorithms in software, and real-time performance using alternative controllers. The primary software package for the course will be Max/MSP/Jitter, a graphical programming environment that facilitates the control of MIDI, digital audio, and video, and permits their interconnection. The classroom holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class. Some of the work may be done more conveniently on your laptop, using whatever DAW software you prefer, but a laptop is not required.

MUS-T 658 Theorizing the Copy: Imitation, Transformation, Theft, 3 credits
Class number: 7848
Class meeting time: Tuesday, Thursday 1-2:15 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Frederick Reece

This seminar will explore music theory's longstanding and ambiguous fascination with copies. Drawing on a wide range of repertory from the last four centuries we will consider the persistence of the musical "copy" as a defining element of our shared disciplinary culture. For theorists, style copying is both an age-old method of compositional pedagogy and a potential hallmark of plagiarism and forgery. In analysis, cherished notions of thematic-motivic unity and contrapuntal invention hinge on the concept of the copy, as do aesthetic judgments leveled at those accused of repeating themselves to excess. Through a combination of readings and practical assignments culminating in an extended research paper, we will ultimately ask what theory's manifold cultures of copying might make possible for musical listening and creativity today.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[6] Course offerings in Song Literature and Pedagogy for MM and DM Voice majors (and students in the Vocology Certificate program)

The Voice department has provided this summary of their course offering plans for spring 2020 through summer 2021.

Spring 2020:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 687 Late Romantic Solo Vocal Lit (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2020:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Fall 2020:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 688 Solo Vocal Lit after 1900 (for DM)
MUS-E 695 Voice Pedagogy Research Foundations (for DM and Vocology Certificate)
SPHS-S 542 Care of the Professional Voice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Spring 2021:
MUS-M 532 Song Literature 4 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-M 686 Solo Vocal Lit Before 1850 (for DM)
MUS-E 696 Voice Pedagogy Practice (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

Summer 2021:
MUS-M 531 Song Literature 3 (for MM)
MUS-E 594 Voice Pedagogy (for MM)
MUS-E 694 Applied Voice Pedagogy (for DM)
MUS-E 697 Voice Pedagogy Repertoire (for Vocology Certificate or ORC)

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-M 687 yet, you should plan to take it in spring 2020 because it won't be offered again after that until after summer 2021. Course offerings are subject to change, but you can still use this information in your planning.

Reminders

[7] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2019

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

1.  Registration

In order to register, you will follow the steps I will include in next week's email announcement for submitting a program planning sheet (details are also here: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml).  You will not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week (that person was your advisor for orientation only).  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 One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  The Student Central on Union office will block your registration if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html 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.  (To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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).  If your academic advisement report does not show that a language 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 (2019) 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, 2020 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 the morning of 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 2020).

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

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 estimate 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.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you. Do not put off enrolling until after you retake the entrance exams. If you do that, you will be charged a late registration fee that our office cannot waive. Instead, register during the normal enrollment period and adjust your schedule if necessary on January 13.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], historical performance voice [any program], collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 10 between 1:00 and 4:30 pm. I will send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times. Any student who started a new program in fall 2019 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2020.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, 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.

[8] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2020

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature. It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two. Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation. The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Spring 2020, the following three sections are offered:

9:05-9:55 AM MWF in MA 004 (class #8744) Instructor: Stewart Duncan</>

  • The world of Renaissance choral music
  • English music and music in England from Purcell to Britten
  • Music and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries

10:10-11:00 AM MWF in MA 004 (class #8746) Instructor: Stewart Duncan</>

  • The world of Renaissance choral music
  • English music and music in England from Purcell to Britten
  • Music and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries

10:10-11:00 AM MWF in MU 205 (class #8717) Instructor: Matthew Van Vleet</>

  • Singspiel and German Baroque opera
  • Wind music
  • Military music (leaning toward popular music in/about war and the military over military ensembles)

Remember that if you are going into your second semester and will retake the music history exam in January 2020 you should register based on what you expect will happen with your exam result. If you anticipate that you won't pass, then go ahead and enroll in the review course. If you think that you will pass, then don't enroll in the review course unless it's very important to your schedule to be in a particular section. You can change your schedule during the first week of classes based on the exam results, if necessary (at no cost to you as long as you inform the Music Graduate Office that you changed your schedule because of the exam results).

[9] An Invitation from the Diversity and Equity Committee

Attention all Jacobs School of Music Students!

We are looking for students who would like to share their thoughts, responses and insights with the Diversity & Equity Committee on either an ad-hoc or regular basis. The committee meets on Mondays from 1:15 to 2:15pm in the East Studio Building. If you are interested, please write to jsomde@indiana.edu by Thursday, October 17th.

Your contribution to our efforts would be so appreciated!

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Summary information sheets for the spring Schedule of Classes

On the main registration information page of the Music Graduate Office website (https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml), we have summary sheets of some frequently searched for courses. There are links from that web page, but I'm also putting the links here to make it easier for you to find these helpful lists.

We have a link to the MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History courses that will be taught this spring: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/M501AnnouncementSpring2020.pdf

We have a link to some of the music education, music history, and music education courses that are frequently taken by students not in those majors (including a list of every course that is offered this spring that will count for the master's degree music history requirement): https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/Spring2020.pdf

We have a link to the review courses that are offered this spring (MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History, MUS-T 509 Sight Singing Review for Graduate Students, MUS-T 511 Aural Theory Review for Graduate Students, and MUS-P 715 Keyboard Review for Graduate Students): https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/GradReviewCoursesSpring2020.pdf

[11] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

 

October 10, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Reminders for students who started a new graduate or diploma program in fall 2019

[2] Some spring course announcements

[3] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2020

[4] An Invitation from the Diversity and Equity Committee

Reminders

[5] Registration for Spring 2020 is coming up later this month

[6] Preparing Future Faculty Conference: Join us for our first planning meeting

Resources you might want to know about

[7] GradGrants Center

[8] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Reminders for all students who started their graduate or diploma program in fall 2019

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

1.  Registration

In order to register, you will follow the steps I will include in next week's email announcement for submitting a program planning sheet (details are also here: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml).  You will not need to get an advisor's signature from the person who advised you during orientation week (that person was your advisor for orientation only).  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 One.IU if you haven't already done so.  To find the form on One.IU, search for “Immunization Compliance Form.”  Open the form, the follow the instructions to complete it and submit the form.  The Student Central on Union office will block your registration if you do not complete this process.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/personal-information/immunizations.html 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.  (To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU.  In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS).”  Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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).  If your academic advisement report does not show that a language 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 (2019) 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, 2020 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 the morning of 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 2020).

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

M501 Proseminar in Music History - every Fall, every Spring, and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T508 Written Theory Review - every Fall and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T509 Sight Singing Review - every Spring (1st 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session
T511 Aural Music Theory - every Spring (2nd 8 weeks) and every JSoM 6 week Summer Session

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 estimate 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.  Don’t forget to contact us by the end of the first week of classes is this applies to you. Do not put off enrolling until after you retake the entrance exams. If you do that, you will be charged a late registration fee that our office cannot waive. Instead, register during the normal enrollment period and adjust your schedule if necessary on January 13.

4. Vocal Diction exam retakes (for voice [any program], historical performance voice [any program], collaborative piano, and choral conducting majors)

The diction exam retakes will take place on Friday, January 10 between 1:00 and 4:30 pm. I will send out an email announcement when it’s time to schedule individual exam times. Any student who started a new program in fall 2019 and was eligible to take the diction exams at that time is eligible to retake any exam when they are offered in January 2020.  This will be your ONLY opportunity to take any of the diction exams.  If you do not pass a diction exam in January, 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.

[2] Some spring course announcements

Here are some course announcements from faculty for classes that are offered this Spring. Please note that not all of these classes will count towards all programs - check your bulletin or academic advisement report (or ask in the Music Graduate Office) if you want to see if one of these classes will count for your own program.

MUS-E 517 Sociology of Music, 3 credits
Class number: 30380
Class meeting time: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2:15 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Lauren Kapalka Richerme

This seminar surveys literature related to the following topics: the social derivation of musical meaning, theoretical paradigms of the sociology of music, music and societal institutions, identity issues, media and mass musical culture, and musical taste and socialization. Classes will be discussion and project based. Students will be expected to reflect on the weekly readings through blog posts. Over the course of the semester, students will complete two required papers and one presentation.

MUS-F 532 Graduate Score Reading, 1 credit
Class number: 4522
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday 9:05-9:55 am
Class instructor: Prof. Dominick DiOrio

"I am so much more comfortable and more confident in reading and interpreting full scores like the Brahms Requiem after taking this course!" - MM student in conducting

This course explores training in score reading through the playing of choral and orchestral scores at the piano, including clef-reading and transposition exercises for the study of major works. It is a great elective course for any aspiring conductors, composers, and vocal coaches. Open to all graduate students, with permission of instructor. Good prior keyboard skill is expected. Enrollment is limited to 10.

Please contact ddiorio@indiana.edu with questions and permission requests.

MUS-N 561 MIDI and Computer Music, 3 credits
Class number: 5912, 5913
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:10-11:00 am, or 11:15 am - 12:05 pm, Music Library, room M373
Class instructor: Prof. Chi Wang or Prof. Alicyn Warren

Note: This class meets with Z361 and K361.

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.

MUS-N 562 Computer Music: Design/Perform, 3 credits
Class number: 12457
Class meeting time: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:20 pm - 1:10 pm, Music Library, room M373
Class instructor: Prof. Chi Wang - instructor permission required

Note: This class meets with Z362 and K362.

Computer Music: Design/Perform examines concepts of real-time computer music creation and interactive performance using MIDI, digital audio, and video processing and editing. Students consider issues related to capturing and re-shaping sounds, designing sound producing algorithms in software, and real-time performance using alternative controllers. The primary software package for the course will be Max/MSP/Jitter, a graphical programming environment that facilitates the control of MIDI, digital audio, and video, and permits their interconnection. The classroom holds enough equipment for each student to have hands-on experience during class. Some of the work may be done more conveniently on your laptop, using whatever DAW software you prefer, but a laptop is not required.

MUS-T 658 Theorizing the Copy: Imitation, Transformation, Theft, 3 credits
Class number: 7848
Class meeting time: Tuesday, Thursday 1-2:15 pm
Class instructor: Prof. Frederick Reece

This seminar will explore music theory's longstanding and ambiguous fascination with copies. Drawing on a wide range of repertory from the last four centuries we will consider the persistence of the musical "copy" as a defining element of our shared disciplinary culture. For theorists, style copying is both an age-old method of compositional pedagogy and a potential hallmark of plagiarism and forgery. In analysis, cherished notions of thematic-motivic unity and contrapuntal invention hinge on the concept of the copy, as do aesthetic judgments leveled at those accused of repeating themselves to excess. Through a combination of readings and practical assignments culminating in an extended research paper, we will ultimately ask what theory's manifold cultures of copying might make possible for musical listening and creativity today.

[3] MUS-M 501 Proseminar in Music History (music history review) course topics for Spring 2020

MUS-M 501: Proseminar in Music History and Literature is intended for students who have not passed the Graduate Entrance Examination in Music History and Literature.

M501 introduces the graduate-level study of music history and literature. It is taught in small groups rather than large lectures.

Each section features three five-week units, with at least one on a repertory of music from before 1800, one on a later repertory, and a third chosen to complement the other two. Each section of M501 emphasizes historical approaches, analysis, knowledge of the repertory, and primary and secondary literature, and each will teach skills necessary for musicians in the professional world, including library research, critical reading, writing, citation, and presentation. The coursework in each section includes listening and score study, readings in primary sources and scholarly articles, writing assignments, and oral presentations.

In Spring 2020, the following three sections are offered:

9:05-9:55 AM MWF in MA 004 (class #8744) Instructor: Stewart Duncan</>

  • The world of Renaissance choral music
  • English music and music in England from Purcell to Britten
  • Music and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries

10:10-11:00 AM MWF in MA 004 (class #8746) Instructor: Stewart Duncan</>

  • The world of Renaissance choral music
  • English music and music in England from Purcell to Britten
  • Music and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries

10:10-11:00 AM MWF in MU 205 (class #8717) Instructor: Matthew Van Vleet</>

  • Singspiel and German Baroque opera
  • Wind music
  • Military music (leaning toward popular music in/about war and the military over military ensembles)

Remember that if you are going into your second semester and will retake the music history exam in January 2020 you should register based on what you expect will happen with your exam result. If you anticipate that you won't pass, then go ahead and enroll in the review course. If you think that you will pass, then don't enroll in the review course unless it's very important to your schedule to be in a particular section. You can change your schedule during the first week of classes based on the exam results, if necessary (at no cost to you as long as you inform the Music Graduate Office that you changed your schedule because of the exam results).

[4] An Invitation from the Diversity and Equity Committee

Attention all Jacobs School of Music Students!

We are looking for students who would like to share their thoughts, responses and insights with the Diversity & Equity Committee on either an ad-hoc or regular basis. The committee meets on Mondays from 1:15 to 2:15pm in the East Studio Building. If you are interested, please write to jsomde@indiana.edu by Thursday, October 17th.

Your contribution to our efforts would be so appreciated!

Reminders

[5] Registration for Spring 2020 is coming up later this month

Registration for the Spring 2020 semester will begin on Thursday, October 24.

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets on Monday, October 21.

Until then, feel free to look at the Schedule of Classes (https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml) and start thinking about what you'd like to take in the spring semester, but you can't actually start the enrollment process until Program Planning Sheets start on October 24. I'll send more details in next week's email announcement.

There are likely to be changes the Spring Schedule of Classes over the next few weeks, so be aware of that.

[6] Preparing Future Faculty Conference: Join us for our first planning meeting

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 (PFF) Conference, an annual conference designed to provide graduate students with information about preparing for their future academic careers. The conference generally includes a series of panels and roundtable discussions covering a diverse range of issues from grant funding to discussing sensitive topics in the classroom.

I am currently seeking volunteers who are interested in helping to plan this year's conference! There are many ways to get involved, and these options will be discussed at our first planning committee meeting scheduled for Monday, October 14th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in KSISR 100 (1022 East Third Street). This is a great opportunity for students at all stages of their graduate careers to get involved! If you are interested in becoming involved or if you have any questions, please email me at dambriz@indiana.edu

Key Conference Information:
First Planning Committee Meeting: Monday, October 14th, 5:30-7pm in KSISR 100
Conference Date/Time: Friday, February 7th, 2020; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
Welcoming Remarks: Dr. David Daleke - Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Sciences, and Associate Dean of the University Graduate School
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rick Van Hooten, Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Physics

We hope to see you on Monday, October 14th and at the conference!

Best,
Denise Ambriz
2019-20 Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Sociology
Indiana University

Resources you might want to know about

[7] GradGrants Center

I know that I've mentioned the GradGrants Center in an earlier email this semester, but it's such an important resource that students don't seem to know about that I decided to include it again!

"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/ is the GradGrants Center website. You can email gradgrnt@indiana.edu to schedule an individual funding search appointment or grant proposal review session.

[8] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

 

October 2, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Spring 2020 is coming up later this month

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Preparing Future Faculty Conference: Join us for our first planning meeting

Reminders

[3] Academic Standing

[4] Advising Hold

[5] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Avoiding Plagiarism

[7] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Spring 2020 is coming up later this month

Registration for the Spring 2020 semester will begin on Thursday, October 24.

We will begin accepting Program Planning Sheets on Monday, October 21.

Until then, feel free to look at the Schedule of Classes (https://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4202/MUS/index.shtml) and start thinking about what you'd like to take in the spring semester, but you can't actually start the enrollment process until Program Planning Sheets start on October 21 (and you can't register until October 24). I'll send more details in next week's email announcement.

There are likely to be changes the Spring Schedule of Classes over the next few weeks, so be aware of that.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[2] Preparing Future Faculty Conference: Join us for our first planning meeting

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 (PFF) Conference, an annual conference designed to provide graduate students with information about preparing for their future academic careers. The conference generally includes a series of panels and roundtable discussions covering a diverse range of issues from grant funding to discussing sensitive topics in the classroom.

I am currently seeking volunteers who are interested in helping to plan this year's conference! There are many ways to get involved, and these options will be discussed at our first planning committee meeting scheduled for Monday, October 14th from 5:30pm-7:00pm in KSISR 100 (1022 East Third Street). This is a great opportunity for students at all stages of their graduate careers to get involved! If you are interested in becoming involved or if you have any questions, please email me at dambriz@indiana.edu

Key Conference Information:
First Planning Committee Meeting: Monday, October 14th, 5:30-7pm in KSISR 100
Conference Date/Time: Friday, February 7th, 2020; 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union (IMU)
Welcoming Remarks: Dr. David Daleke - Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Health Sciences, and Associate Dean of the University Graduate School
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rick Van Hooten, Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Physics

We hope to see you on Monday, October 14th and at the conference!

Best,
Denise Ambriz
2019-20 Preparing Future Faculty Fellow
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Sociology
Indiana University

Reminders

[3] 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://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2019-2020/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

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

[4] Advising Hold

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.edu.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (which will happen at some point after October 21). 

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 (October 24).  I will send detailed information about registration after the Schedule of Classes for spring is updated. The Schedule of Classes that is published right now is not complete, but should be updated in the next few weeks. We will begin accepting program planning sheets on Monday, October 21. In short, it's not time to make Spring registration plans yet, but it will be time soon.

[5] Recommendations for students nearing the end of coursework

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, piano essay, or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project, piano essay, 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.

Also, if you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with me for your pre-exam appointment, please do that before the end of the semester.

The appointment is half an hour, and can be done over the phone if you can't make it to the office. Please call 812-855-1738 to set up an appointment time.

There is no need to prepare for the appointment - the purpose is to help prepare you for the exam stage of your degree.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

Resources you might want to know about

[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/.

 

September 25, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Academic Standing

[2] Advising Hold and Spring registration

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Recommendations for doctoral students nearing the end of course work

Reminders

[4] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

[5] History Harvest

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Musical Attractions

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[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://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2019-2020/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

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

[2] Advising Hold and Spring registration

All currently registered students will see an “Advising” hold on their records in One.IU.edu.  This hold will prevent students from registering for the spring semester until the program planning sheet is approved (which will happen 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 (October 24).  I will send detailed information about registration after the Schedule of Classes for spring is updated. The Schedule of Classes that is published right now is not complete, but should be updated in the next few weeks. We will begin accepting program planning sheets on Monday, October 21. In short, it's not time to make Spring registration plans yet, but it will be time soon.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[3] Recommendations for students nearing the end of coursework

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, piano essay, or dissertation.  In almost every field at the Jacobs School of Music you need to have an approved topic for your final project, piano essay, 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.

Also, if you are in your final semester of doctoral coursework and have not yet met with me for your pre-exam appointment, please do that before the end of the semester.

The appointment is half an hour, and can be done over the phone if you can't make it to the office. Please call 812-855-1738 to set up an appointment time.

There is no need to prepare for the appointment - the purpose is to help prepare you for the exam stage of your degree.

Eric Isaacson
Director of Graduate Studies

Reminders

[4] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

[5] History Harvest

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity and the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities (IDAH) presents:

History Harvest
First Thursdays, October 3, 5:00-8:00 pm

Not everything that's important in our history makes it into museums or gets preserved. Our First Thursday History Harvest is designed to change that. Do you have something--an object, a memory, a place--that reflects your identity and sense of belonging, and how that connects you to your home, to your family or to IU? Bring your object and the story that goes with them, and we'll help you preserve it in digital form, ask you a few questions about your contribution, and add it to a collection of items that help tell the story of IUB from many different perspectives.

Have a photo? A tattoo? A diary? A backpack? A letter? A map? War memorabilia? Family or cultural heirlooms?

To sign -up: https://forms.gle/rEqJJyPmxJLdA8RW6

Resources you might want to know about

[6] 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.

September 18, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] History Harvest

Reminders

[2] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

[3] Immunization for first semester students

[4] Reminders for International Students

[5] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2020

[6] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

[7] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Writing Tutorial Services

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] History Harvest

The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity and the Institute for Digital Arts & Humanities (IDAH) presents:

History Harvest
First Thursdays, October 3, 5:00-8:00 pm

Not everything that's important in our history makes it into museums or gets preserved. Our First Thursday History Harvest is designed to change that. Do you have something--an object, a memory, a place--that reflects your identity and sense of belonging, and how that connects you to your home, to your family or to IU? Bring your object and the story that goes with them, and we'll help you preserve it in digital form, ask you a few questions about your contribution, and add it to a collection of items that help tell the story of IUB from many different perspectives.

Have a photo? A tattoo? A diary? A backpack? A letter? A map? War memorabilia? Family or cultural heirlooms?

To sign -up: https://forms.gle/rEqJJyPmxJLdA8RW6

Reminders

[2] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

[3] Immunization policy for first semester students

All students must provide immunization information to the Student Central on Union office in their first semester at IU.

Be sure to complete the Med+Proctor form on One.IU soon if you haven't already done so. 

  1. To find the form on One.IU, go to www.One.IU.edu
  2. In the “Search, Click, Done!” box at the top of the page, type “immunization”. 
  3. Click the Immunization Compliance link.
  4. Fill out the form and upload any required documents.

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this process.  https://usss.iu.edu/student-records/immunization/index.html has detailed information about this policy.

[4] Reminders for International Students

Please remember that your main source for details regarding CPT, OPT, your deadlines, travel, and more is the Office of International Services. Their contact information is here: https://ois.iu.edu/connect/contact.html and their web site has detailed information on many topics that are of value to you: https://ois.iu.edu/index.html.

If you ever need to fill out a form for OIS that requests your department/school advisor name and email address, you need to list me (Sara Erbes, serbes@indiana.edu). OIS wants me to fill out their forms when you need advisor support or approval. Listing me from the beginning will speed up the processing of whatever you are trying to do.

[5] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2020

If this fall (2019) 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, 2020 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2020 semester is your second semester of enrollment. Again, this is in the week BEFORE the spring semester starts.

Make your travel plans with potential weather delays in mind.  You need to be back in plenty of time to account for potential delays in your travel.

Voice diction exam retakes will be offered on the afternoon of Friday, January 10. If the spring 2020 semester is your second semester, January 10 will be your only opportunity to retake any diction exams.

The spring 2020 semester will start on Monday, January 13.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

[6] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

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 who have completed a minimum of four semesters of private lessons at the college level will be considered to have met this requirement. If you believe you have met this requirement through this particular option, please check your Academic Advisement Report to make sure that it shows that you performance proficiency is satisfied. If it does not say "Satisfied," let me know and we can figure out whether that is a mistake or whether you have not met the requirement yet. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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. 

For other students, 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. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/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.

[7] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you have chosen a class that will not count.  If you do 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 a doctoral minor field requirement.

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.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option instead of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved by the minor field department chairperson.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Resources you might want to know about

[8] Writing Tutorial Services

Writing Tutorial Services (WTS) offers students one-on-one help with any phase of the writing process-from brainstorming to revising the final draft. When you visit WTS, you'll find a tutor who is a sympathetic and helpful reader of your prose.

WTS tutors can benefit IU Bloomington students with any writing background on any type of academic writing, including:

  • Brainstorming
  • Outlining
  • Identifying patterns of error*
  • Content
  • Formatting
  • Revising

Students are encouraged to come in with specific questions at any stage of the writing process.

*Please note that WTS tutors will not edit your paper, but they can teach you strategies for editing your own work.

More details: https://wts.indiana.edu/

 

September 11, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Immunization for first semester students

[2] Reminders for International Students

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Graduate Entrance Exams dates for January 2020

[4] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Minor Field approval forms

Reminders

[6] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 2 (reminder)

[7] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

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

[9] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Disability Services for Students

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Immunization policy for first semester students

All students must provide immunization information to the Student Central on Union office in their first semester at IU.

Be sure to complete the Med+Proctor form on One.IU soon if you haven't already done so. 

  1. To find the form on One.IU, go to www.One.IU.edu
  2. In the “Search, Click, Done!” box at the top of the page, type “immunization”. 
  3. Click the Immunization Compliance link.
  4. Fill out the form and upload any required documents.

You will not be able to register in late October if you do not complete this process.  https://usss.iu.edu/student-records/immunization/index.html has detailed information about this policy.

[2] Reminders for International Students

Please remember that your main source for details regarding CPT, OPT, your deadlines, travel, and more is the Office of International Services. Their contact information is here: https://ois.iu.edu/connect/contact.html and their web site has detailed information on many topics that are of value to you: https://ois.iu.edu/index.html.

If you ever need to fill out a form for OIS that requests your department/school advisor name and email address, you need to list me (Sara Erbes, serbes@indiana.edu). OIS wants me to fill out their forms when you need advisor support or approval. Listing me from the beginning will speed up the processing of whatever you are trying to do.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] Graduate Entrance Exam dates for January 2020

If this fall (2019) 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, 2020 will be your only opportunity to take these exams again if the spring 2020 semester is your second semester of enrollment. Again, this is in the week BEFORE the spring semester starts.

Make your travel plans with potential weather delays in mind.  You need to be back in plenty of time to account for potential delays in your travel.

Voice diction exam retakes will be offered on the afternoon of Friday, January 10. If the spring 2020 semester is your second semester, January 10 will be your only opportunity to retake any diction exams.

The spring 2020 semester will start on Monday, January 13.  The expected academic calendar is posted here: http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php.

[4] Performance Proficiency requirement for all non-performance degrees

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 who have completed a minimum of four semesters of private lessons at the college level will be considered to have met this requirement. If you believe you have met this requirement through this particular option, please check your Academic Advisement Report to make sure that it shows that you performance proficiency is satisfied. If it does not say "Satisfied," let me know and we can figure out whether that is a mistake or whether you have not met the requirement yet. To view your Academic Advisement Report, log on to One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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. 

For other students, 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. Students should consult the appropriate performance departmentchair for detailed information on the required level.

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://music.indiana.edu/departments/offices/business-affairs/recital-scheduling/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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Minor Field Approval Forms

Remember that you need approval for the courses you will use in a doctoral minor, and if you take a class without approval you run the risk that you have chosen a class that will not count.  If you do 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 a doctoral minor field requirement.

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.  If you are a doctoral student who has chosen the Other Required Credits general elective option instead of a second minor, you do not need to submit an approval form for your second minor, but you will still need one for your first minor. 

You do not need to have a minor field representative appointed when you first declare your minor - you are simply getting the classes you are taking for the minor approved by the minor field department chairperson.

For doctoral students, there is an additional requirement that students are not eligible to register for their fifth semester until all doctoral minors are formally approved and updated to your records. 

Reminders

[6] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 2

Starting Monday, September 2, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, you can follow the procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.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 2 and October 27, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.pdf.

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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down to near the end of the page and click on the “Even Exchange Policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” box).  This 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 for the same number of credit hours 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.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown on the Official Calendar. 

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[7] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

[8] 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 2019.

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.

[9] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship programs allows doctoral students who have reached candidacy the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University, IUPUI, or one of the other IU branch campuses. Those selected receive a $10,000 stipend from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $10,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus.

Information for this year's application process and deadline are here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/FFTF-Applicant-and-Host-Guidelines-2018.pdf#Future%20Faculty%202018.

Resources you might want to know about

[10] Disability Services for Students

This is from the Disability Services for Students web site and gives you an idea of their services:

"The Office of Disability Services for Students is dedicated to ensuring that students with disabilities have the tools, support services, and resources that allow equal access and reasonable accommodations to be successful at Indiana University Bloomington.

"We work with you and appropriate university personnel to offer equal access to learning, educate the IU Bloomington community about diversity and inclusion, and link you to essential resources for success."

https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/disability-services-students/.

 

September 4, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 2 (reminder)

[2] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowships

Reminders

[5] Program Completion Application

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions

[7] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research - updated application information and deadline

Resources you might want to know about

[8] IU Health Center

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 2

Starting Monday, September 2, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, you can follow the procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.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 2 and October 27, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.pdf.

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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down to near the end of the page and click on the “Even Exchange Policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” box).  This 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 for the same number of credit hours 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.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown on the Official Calendar. 

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[2] Mindfulness sessions - Free every Wednesday

Invest in your wellbeing and resilience through mindfulness every Wednesday in the MAC lobby. These drop-in sessions will feature simple guided meditations and practices designed to help you manage stress, build resilience, and reconnect with your values. Open to all students, staff, and faculty.

"You are stronger than you think you are."

Learn mindfulness strategies for:
1. Stress management
2. Improving wellbeing
3. Building resilience
4. Reconnecting with your core strengths and values

Musical Arts Center Lobby
Every Wednesday
12:15-12:45 pm
FREE for Students, Faculty, and Staff
No appointment necessary

Each week will feature guided meditations, followed by a short talk or activity.

Led by Dr. Frank Diaz, JSoM Faculty and internationally recognized specialist in mindfulness for musicians.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[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 December 2019.

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.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship

The Future Faculty Teaching Fellowship programs allows doctoral students who have reached candidacy the opportunity to teach for an entire academic year at Butler University, IUPUI, or one of the other IU branch campuses. Those selected receive a $10,000 stipend from the University Graduate School, plus $2,000 to cover moving expenses if the fellow is required to relocate to the area of the host campus. Host campuses pay an additional teaching salary to fellows (minimum of $10,000 for the academic year). Awardees teach two courses per semester and work with a faculty mentor at the host campus.

Information for this year's application process and deadline are here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/FFTF-Applicant-and-Host-Guidelines-2018.pdf#Future%20Faculty%202018.

Reminders

[5] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2019 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2019, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the 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 for everyone except MA and PhD students to submit the Program Completion Application is September 20, 2019. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2019. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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 a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing your program in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application form if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

[6] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2019 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 2020; 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 2020; 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 2019 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 also 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 fall 2019 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 2019) 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 16 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed, but can work with the accompanying office to get that accompanist (email pianoacc@indiana.edu).
 
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).

[7] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

These University Graduate School awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation or final project 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 PhD (or DM) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School or the student must pass their oral exam by that date). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., DM or DME) 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.

If you are interested in applying for this award, you can read the infomration for this year's application here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/Grant-in-Aid-PhD-2019-201.pdf.

When you apply, you must submit your application to the Music Graduate Office by Monday, October 7, 2019. That is before the University Graduate School deadline, because our office must process your application before sending it on to the University Graduate School.

Resources you might want to know about

[8] 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."

https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/

 

August 28, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, September 1

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 2

[3] Program Completion Application

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions

[5] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research - updated application information and deadline

Reminders

[7] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

[8] A few notes for new students

[9] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

[10] Doctoral Information Sessions

Resources you might want to know about

[11] GradGrants Center

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, September 1 (reminder)

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, September 1 (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 grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, September 1.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 30 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU 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.

Sunday, September 1, 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 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, September 2, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on September 2.  Read the next section of the announcements for details.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (August 29) at around 4 pm.  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, August 30, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

If you will be changing the number of credits hours on a variable credit course (lessons, final project, dissertation, etc.), this must be completed by September 1. You cannot simply update the credit hours after the first week of classes, instead you will have to drop your original enrollment and add a new enrollment, pay a late drop fee, and also will not get a full refund of the tuition for what you drop. Many students assume that changing their lesson credits in the second week of classes or later is not an issue, but it can be VERY expensive if you make that change after the first week of classes. Also, if you make the change before the end of the first week of classes, be sure to use the "edit" option in order to make the adjustment.

[2] Fall semester schedule adjustment starting Monday, September 2

Starting Monday, September 2, you will use the eAdd, eDrop, or eAdd/eDrop pair systems if you need to adjust your schedule. 

To add a class on Monday, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, you will be able to use the eAdd system; details are outlined here https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf.     

To drop a class on Monday, September 2 through Sunday, October 27, you can follow the procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.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 2 and October 27, you can use the eDrop/eAdd pair procedure outlined here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.pdf.

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: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html (scroll down to near the end of the page and click on the “Even Exchange Policy for graduate students not in a flat-fee program” box).  This 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 for the same number of credit hours 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.  https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/calendar/official-calendar/index.html has the fee refund breakdown on the Official Calendar. 

Please let us know if you have problems with (or questions about) the eDrop or eAdd systems. 

[3] Program Completion Application for students planning to finish their programs in Winter 2019 (deadline coming up)

If you are planning to graduate in December 2019, you will need to fill out a Program Completion Application (previously called the 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 for everyone except MA and PhD students to submit the Program Completion Application is September 20, 2019. 

The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2019. There is a link from here http://www.music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/graduation/gradApp.shtml (at the end of the page) to the applications for graduation for MA and PhD students, which are different.

If you do not remember whether you have already submitted the Program Completion Application, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU, then search for and 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 a Program Completion Application.  If the line is not red and says "Satisfied," then we have.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application form even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing your program in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application form if your plans change).  But if you don’t apply for graduation, you will not graduate.

[4] Artist Diploma Auditions

School-wide Artist Diploma Auditions for the fall 2019 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 2020; 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 2020; 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 2019 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 also 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 fall 2019 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 2019) 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 16 if they are recommended for the School-wide audition and submit their program before the deadline. Students must provide an accompanist, if needed, but can work with the accompanying office to get that accompanist (email pianoacc@indiana.edu).
 
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).

[5] The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, September 2

The Music Graduate Office (and most IU administrative offices) will be CLOSED on Monday, September 2 for Labor Day. We will re-open at 8 am on Tuesday, September 3.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[6] Grant-in-Aid of Doctoral Research

These University Graduate School awards provide funding for Bloomington graduate students for unusual expenses incurred in connection with doctoral dissertation or final project 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 PhD (or DM) candidacy by the application deadline (the Nomination to Candidacy Form must have been approved by the Dean of The University Graduate School or the student must pass their oral exam by that date). Students pursuing doctoral degrees other than the Ph.D. (i.e., DM or DME) 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.

If you are interested in applying for this award, you can read the infomration for this year's application here: https://graduate.indiana.edu/admissions/financial-support/fellowships-awards/PDF-Files/Grant-in-Aid-PhD-2019-201.pdf.

When you apply, you must submit your application to the Music Graduate Office by Monday, October 7, 2019. That is before the University Graduate School deadline, because our office must process your application before sending it on to the University Graduate School.

Reminders

[7] 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. If you will register in two groups, contact the Music Graduate Office for the class number for the second group.

* 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/academic/collaborative-music/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Wednesday, August 28 from 6:30 to 8 pm in MA452 (in the round building).

Piano and String majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 30 from 2:30 to 4 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Wind and percussion majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 30 from 5 to 6:30 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 13).

If you have questions or concerns about chamber music, email chmusic@indiana.edu.

[8] A few notes for new students

If you have any problems with your fall schedule, please contact the Music Graduate Office by coming by the office (JS120), calling 812-855-1738, or emailing either musgrad@indiana.edu or serbes@indiana.edu.

Remember that you want to have your fall schedule finalized by Friday, August 30.

If you would ilke to meet with me (Sara) to make a long-term plan for all of your semesters, please call 812-855-1738 to set up a half hour appointment after the first week of classes (any time between the second week and late October, when registration for spring will begin). We can't do that sort of planning now because there simply isn't time, but I'm happy to sit down with students to make long-term plans any time after the first week of classes.

If you are going to retake any of the graduate entrance exams (for master's and doctoral students), be sure to make any Winter Break travel plans to allow yourself plenty of time to be back in Bloomington before January 9, 2020. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[9] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

We have been asked to share the following course announcement. This course could count for the master's and doctoral Other Required Credits general electives requirement or for the diploma music course requirement. It will NOT count towards the master's degree music history requirement. If you are interested in taking this class but aren't sure if it will count for your degree, send me an email at serbes@indiana.edu.

MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music (3 cr)
Class number: 12780
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:10-11:00 a.m., MA006
Instructor: Wayne Wallace

The purpose of the course is to trace the development of musical traditions in the Caribbean and Latin America and develop proficiency in the playing and understanding of these different styles/genres. We will also promote discussion of issues regarding the formation musical styles that sprang forth out of cultural, socio-political and at times, economic forces.

Course materials are selected from the repertoire of art, folk and popular music traditions and analysis of 20 th and 21 st century developments such as mass media, the Internet, the recording industry, the convergence of African, Middle Eastern, Indigenous and European styles. The course will cover music from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad/Tobago, Jamaica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Peru.

[10] Doctoral Information Sessions

Information sessions for doctoral students at various degree stages will be offered in the coming weeks. The sessions will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at this point in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. See the descriptions below for the event that is designed for you.

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 25, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)

This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-66618923995

 

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 11, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
This session will review coursework and other requirements, and review milestones that are best met by the end of the second year of classes. It will review the alignment of professional aspirations and course choices. And it will offer a special focus on making decisions this year that will help you make a smooth transition to the post-coursework stages of the degree and finish your degree as quickly as possible. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for SECOND-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-second-year-students-tickets-66619244955

 

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., September 4, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
Intended for students who are starting their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework, but have not started their qualifying exams yet. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-third-or-later-year-students-tickets-66619471633

Resources you might want to know about

[11] 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/ is the GradGrants Center website. You can email gradgrnt@indiana.edu to schedule an individual funding search appointment or grant proposal review session.

August 22, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, September 1

[2] MUS-F 550 Chamber Music policies

[3] A few notes for new students

[4] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Information Sessions

Reminders

[6] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

Resources you might want to know about

[7] IU Tentative 9 Year Calendar

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Fall semester schedule adjustment through Sunday, September 1

The last day to adjust your schedule through the registration system on One.IU is Sunday, September 1 (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 grace period immediately following your initial registration) when you adjust your schedule on One.IU through Sunday, September 1.

Although you can adjust your schedule on Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1, we recommend that you try to have your schedule finalized by Friday, August 30 so that if you have any questions you can ask while the Music Graduate Office and the Student Central on Union office are open.  If you adjust your schedule over the weekend, there are no offices open who can help with issues.

Please look at your schedule on One.IU 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.

Sunday, September 1, 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 10 credits for diploma and visiting students.  

Starting Monday, September 2, you will use the eAdd/eDrop system to add or drop a course.  The fees for dropping and adding classes are different starting on September 2.  I will send information about how to adjust your schedule starting September 2 in next week’s announcements.

The last run of the waitlist for all courses will be on Thursday (August 29) at around 4 pm.  So if you are not registered in a class by the morning of Friday, August 30, you will need to adjust your schedule manually because the waitlist will no longer work.

[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. If you will register in two groups, contact the Music Graduate Office for the class number for the second group.

* 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/academic/collaborative-music/chamber-music/index.shtml) for more information about policies and procedures.

Brass majors will have a required meeting on Wednesday, August 28 from 6:30 to 8 pm in MA452 (in the round building).

Piano and String majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 30 from 2:30 to 4 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Wind and percussion majors will have a required meeting on Friday, August 30 from 5 to 6:30 pm in MC070 (in the Musical Arts Center).

Groups need to be formed by the end of the third week of classes (Friday, September 13).

If you have questions or concerns about chamber music, email chmusic@indiana.edu.

[3] A few notes for new students

If you have any problems with your fall schedule, please contact the Music Graduate Office by coming by the office (JS120), calling 812-855-1738, or emailing me at serbes@indiana.edu.

Remember that you want to have your fall schedule finalized by Friday, August 30.

If you would ilke to meet with me (Sara) to make a long-term plan for all of your semesters, please call 812-855-1738 to set up a half hour appointment after the first week of classes (any time between the second week and late October, when registration for spring will begin). We can't do that sort of planning now because there simply isn't time, but I'm happy to sit down with students to make long-term plans any time after the first week of classes.

If you are going to retake any of the graduate entrance exams (for master's and doctoral students), be sure to make any Winter Break travel plans to allow yourself plenty of time to be back in Bloomington before January 9, 2020. The exact dates and times are posted here: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/GEE.shtml#GEEDates.

[4] Course Announcement - MUS-M 513 History and Performance of Latin American Music

We have been asked to share the following course announcement. This course could count for the master's and doctoral Other Required Credits general electives requirement or for the diploma music course requirement. It will NOT count towards the master's degree music history requirement. If you are interested in taking this class but aren't sure if it will count for your degree, send me an email at serbes@indiana.edu.

MUS-M 513 Topics in Latin American Music: History and Performance of Latin American Music (3 cr)
Class number: 12780
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
10:10-11:00 a.m., MA006
Instructor: Wayne Wallace

The purpose of the course is to trace the development of musical traditions in the Caribbean and Latin America and develop proficiency in the playing and understanding of these different styles/genres. We will also promote discussion of issues regarding the formation musical styles that sprang forth out of cultural, socio-political and at times, economic forces.

Course materials are selected from the repertoire of art, folk and popular music traditions and analysis of 20 th and 21 st century developments such as mass media, the Internet, the recording industry, the convergence of African, Middle Eastern, Indigenous and European styles. The course will cover music from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad/Tobago, Jamaica, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Peru.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[5] Doctoral Information Sessions

Information sessions for doctoral students at various degree stages will be offered in the coming weeks. The sessions will let you know what things are most important for you to focus on at this point in your degree and offer tips on how you can complete your degree quickly, but without cutting corners. See the descriptions below for the event that is designed for you.

For all FIRST-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 25, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)

This session builds on things covered in new student orientation, with a special emphasis on things to focus on during your first year, choosing minors and elective courses that will enhance your professional opportunities, and laying the groundwork to complete your degree in a timely manner. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for FIRST-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-first-year-students-tickets-66618923995

 

For all SECOND-YEAR doctoral students

Wed., September 11, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
This session will review coursework and other requirements, and review milestones that are best met by the end of the second year of classes. It will review the alignment of professional aspirations and course choices. And it will offer a special focus on making decisions this year that will help you make a smooth transition to the post-coursework stages of the degree and finish your degree as quickly as possible. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for SECOND-YEAR Doctoral Students:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-second-year-students-tickets-66619244955

 

For students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework

Wed., September 4, 3:30-5:00 in East Studio Building (JS) 415 (inside the Deans’ Suite)
Intended for students who are starting their last year of coursework; also appropriate for students who have completed their coursework, but have not started their qualifying exams yet. This session will describe in detail the written and oral qualifying exams and the doctoral capstone document (Dissertation, Final Project, or Piano Essay), and explain steps you can take now to help you complete your degree more quickly. 

Pre-registration is requested to ensure we have enough space and materials.

Preregister for Doctoral Information Session for students IN or AFTER their THIRD YEAR of coursework:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-doctoral-information-session-for-third-or-later-year-students-tickets-66619471633

Reminders

[6] Music Theory minor field written qualifying exam

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 the coursework for 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, September 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Simon 242.  It will next be offered in the spring on February 1, 2020.

http://www.music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/music-theory/degrees/minor-field-exam-schedule.shtml has upcoming exam dates.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Resources you might want to know about

[7] IU Tentative 9 Year Calendar

http://enrollmentbulletin.indiana.edu/pages/nineyr.php is a link to the tentative 9 year calendar for IU. You can use this calendar to make travel plans for breaks.

 

Announcements for Summer 2019

July 24, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Changes to the Music Graduate Office staff

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2019

[3] Final grades for summer 2019 courses

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Reminder - Drop off Community Book Fair items before August 1

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Changes to Music Graduate Office staff

The Music Graduate Office is sad to say goodbye to Collin Lewis, who has been the office Student Services Assistant for the last two years. Collin is leaving Bloomington to continue his clarinet studies at Bard. He has been a wonderful part of the office. We will miss him and wish him all the best. Collin's last day in the office will be Monday, July 29.

As we bid Collin a fond farewell, we are delighted to introduce Laurie Staring, who will take over at the reception desk. Laurie is no stranger to the Jacobs School of Music. She has a bachelor's degree in voice from IU and, after completing a master's degree at the New England Conservatory, returned to Jacobs for doctoral studies. Laurie maintains a private voice studio in Bloomington and comes to us from a similar position in the chemistry department. Laurie will be in the office beginning Thursday this week.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU. 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.

[3] Final grades for summer 2019 courses

Summer grades will not be posted until Thursday, July 25 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 10 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, July 31. At that point you can view your grades on the Student Center at www.One.IU.edu. This means that you won't see your summer grades for courses that end on July 19 until July 25 at the earliest, and that the grades won't be final and official until July 31.

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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your grades for the summer session.

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Reminder - Drop off Community Book Fair items before August 1

Hello, all:

Just in case you were interested in passing on your old books, CDs, games, etc., this is a friendly reminder that the deadline for donating is August 1st. Please join me in collecting items for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank's Bloomington Community Book Fair!

What: drop off gently used books, games, CDs, DVDs, records, puzzles (no magazines/textbooks)
When: now through August 1, any time the Band Office is open (M-F from 8-12 and 1-5)
Where: M153 - in the Simon Music Center BAND OFFICE - on same floor as the library and concession stand
Who: Spread the word to students and others who might be moving.

This is a CWA Local 4730-sponsored event, the union for the support staff.

Thanks,
Claire Tafoya
Office Services
Jacobs School of Music Dept. of Bands
Simon Music Center M153
812-855-1372

 

July 18, 2020

Announcements for All students

[1] Final grades for summer 2019 courses

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2019

[3] The Music Graduate Office will close early on Monday, July 22

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Official Transcripts and Diplomas

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Final grades for summer 2019 courses

Summer grades will not be posted until Thursday, July 25 (at the earliest) for classes that started on June 10 or later. Grades will be official on Wednesday, July 31. At that point you can view your grades on the Student Center at www.One.IU.edu. This means that you won't see your summer grades for courses that end on July 19 until July 25 at the earliest, and that the grades won't be final and official until July 31.

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."  The instructor who assigned you the “I” grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your grades for the summer session.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU. 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.

[3] Music Graduate Office will close early on Monday, July 22

The Music Graduate Office will close at 2:30 pm on Monday, July 22. We will re-open at the normal time on Tuesday, July 23 at 8 am.

Resources you might want to know about

[4] Official transcripts and diplomas

If you want to order an official transcript showing your summer 2013 grades, wait until after July 31 to request the transcript. If you want to order a transcript that shows your graduation date (if you are graduating from a program this summer), then wait until you receive an email from the Music Graduate Office confirming your graduation (which you should get before August 19). Here are details on how to order an official transcript: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu//transcripts/order-transcript/index.html.

Diplomas will be mailed 10 to 12 weeks after your official graduation date. Be sure to update your student home address on One.IU.edu! More information on diplomas is here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/transcripts/diplomas/index.html.

 

July 11, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] The Music Graduate Office will close early on Monday, July 22

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2019

[3] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2019

[4] New Way to Meet the Performance Proficiency Requirement

[5] Elimination of the Doctoral Styles requirement

Resources you might want to know about

[6] July Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL) activities

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Music Graduate Office will close early on Monday, July 22

The Music Graduate Office will close at 2:30 pm on Monday, July 22. We will re-open at the normal time on Tuesday, July 23 at 8 am.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU. 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.

[3] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2019

If you are planning to finish your program in Summer or Fall 2019, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 submit the Program Completion Application for Fall is September 20, 2019 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2019. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

The deadline for summer has already passed but if you plan to finish your program this summer but have not yet submit the Program Completion Form, you can still submit the form up until July 19.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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 "Program Completion Application".  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.

[4] New Way to Meet the Performance Proficiency Requirement

The following applies only to those master's and doctoral students who have not met the performance proficiency requirement.

Students in non-performance areas (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.

A new method of showing proficiency has been approved: Students who have completed a minimum of four semesters of private lessons at the college level will be considered to have met this requirement. (Other methods of demonstrating proficiency are listed at the bottom of this page from the Bulletin: https://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2018-2019/graduate/proficiency-examinations/index.shtml.)

If you have not yet met the performance proficiency requirement and feel that you could by this new method, and you have not already heard from me, please write to me at serbes@indiana.edu. I will confirm if you have met the proficiency requirement by checking the transcript(s) in your student file.

[5] Elimination of the Doctoral Styles requirement

The doctoral styles requirement has been eliminated, effective the coming academic year. For those of you who have already met the Styles requirement, congratulations on being part of the end of a long era. For those who have NOT already met the requirement, we are going to treat the fact that you have or will eventually satisfy the music theory and music history proficiencies (whether by the graduate entrance exam or the review courses) as meeting the Styles requirement outlined in your bulletin.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] July Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning (CITL) activities

Announcements
Here's what graduate students have to say about GTAP: https://blogs.iu.edu/citl/2019/06/05/gtap/#.XSYe9OhKhhF! Check out a recent blog post to read about the Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship Program (GTAP). Participants of the program share their thoughts on the skills and leadership they have developed.

Workshops
Rubrics for Intensive Writing Assignments: https://citl.indiana.edu/events/event-registration.html?eventid=36cefe60-8576-48d0-8a18-71eb0f7a722b&scheduleid=0f19c721-d141-663d-04bd-ce46c140eca1. July 16th, 10:30 am - 12 pm. Well-designed rubrics make grading criteria transparent to students. Rubrics also make grading easier for instructors, particularly when grading longer written assignments. Participants are encouraged to bring rubrics and assignment sheets to workshop during the session.

Writing and Reflecting on Teaching Statements (webinar): https://citl.indiana.edu/events/event-registration.html?eventid=45c92857-632a-45d3-818a-25be08f524d7&scheduleid=eaaac5ae-c4b7-6e7b-27ce-42ae65d64491. July 18th, 1:30 - 3 pm. We will share strategies to reflect on teaching, as well as information about the qualities of effective statements of teaching philosophy. Participants read and analyze several statements and receive reflection guides for getting started on their own teaching statement.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Work: A Showcase by and for Graduate Students https://citl.indiana.edu/events/event-registration.html?eventid=f7e18f7c-ea88-466c-9dd7-a388de97b83a&scheduleid=f2f0bcc4-b9cc-6b01-d817-3ef43cea4beb. August 2nd, 2 - 3:30 pm. IUB graduate students will present their SoTL work followed by a time for general Q&A's with both the presenters and CITL staff.

July 3, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2019

[2] Music Graduate Office will be closed on July 4 and 5

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] New Way to Meet the Performance Proficiency Requirement

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Elimination of the Doctoral Styles requirement

Reminders

[5] Registration for Fall 2019

Resources you might want to know about

[6] LGBTQ+ Culture Center

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Program Completion Application (application for graduation) for summer and fall 2019

If you are planning to finish your program in Summer or Fall 2019, you will need to submit the Program Completion Application form. You can submit the form 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 submit the Program Completion Application for Fall is September 20, 2019 for everyone except MA and PhD students.  The deadline for MA and PhD students to apply is September 25, 2019. There is a link on the online Program Completion Application form to the applications for MA and PhD students, which are different.

The deadline for summer has already passed but if you plan to finish your program this summer but have not yet submit the Program Completion Form, you can still submit the form up until July 19.

You are required to submit the Program Completion Application even if you do not plan to go through the commencement ceremony.  The only exception to this policy is PhD students, who only need to apply if they will attend the ceremony. 

There are no negative repercussions to applying if you end up finishing in a later semester (you’ll just need to submit a new Program Completion Application if your plans change).  But if you don’t submit the Program Completion Application, you will not graduate.

If you do not remember whether you have already applied for graduation, you can check your academic advisement report on One.IU.  The way you get to your academic advisement report is to log on the One.IU (www.one.iu.edu ), then search for “student center.”  Click on the Student Center result. 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 "Program Completion Application".  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.

[2] Music Graduate Office will be closed on July 4 and 5

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. We will re-open on Monday, July 8 at 8 am.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[3] New Way to Meet the Performance Proficiency Requirement

The following applies only to those master's and doctoral students who have not met the performance proficiency requirement.

Students in non-performance areas (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.

A new method of showing proficiency has been approved: Students who have completed a minimum of four semesters of private lessons at the college level will be considered to have met this requirement. (Other methods of demonstrating proficiency are listed at the bottom of this page from the Bulletin: https://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2018-2019/graduate/proficiency-examinations/index.shtml.)

If you have not yet met the performance proficiency requirement and feel that you could by this new method, and you have not already heard from me, please write to me at serbes@indiana.edu. I will confirm if you have met the proficiency requirement by checking the transcript(s) in your student file.

Announcements for Doctoral Students

[4] Elimination of the Doctoral Styles requirement

The doctoral styles requirement has been eliminated, effective the coming academic year. For those of you who have already met the Styles requirement, congratulations on being part of the end of a long era. For those who have NOT already met the requirement, we are going to treat the fact that you have or will eventually satisfy the music theory and music history proficiencies (whether by the graduate entrance exam or the review courses) as meeting the Styles requirement outlined in your bulletin.

Reminders

[5] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU. 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.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] LGBTQ+ Culture Center

"Indiana University's LGBTQ+ Culture Center is open for everyone. It serves as a safe and inclusive gathering space for LGBTQ+ students-a place where people are given the encouragement and resources to build meaningful relationships across differences and open their minds and hearts to matters relating to race, gender, and sexual orientation."

https://lgbtq.indiana.edu/index.html

June 19, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for summer 2019 and Auto-W Deadline

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2019

Resources you might want to know about

[3] Minimum Grades

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Schedule adjustment for Summer 2019 and Auto-W Deadline

All schedule changes for summer will happen through the eAdd and eDrop systems. The following links have detailed instructions:

eAdd: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf
eDrop: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf
eDrop/eAdd pair: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.pdf

Any dropped class will have a late fee of $23. The deadline for a 50% refund of tuition for classes that started on June 10 and go through July 19 is Sunday, June 23. After that, there will be no refund for dropped classes for that sessions.

The Auto-W Deadline for classes that last from June 10 to July 19 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 the Auto-W Deadline) 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 the Auto-W Deadline).

Before the Auto-W deadline, you can drop a class by using the eDrop procedure on One.IU (https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf).   

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 make an appointment to speak with me if you have any questions or concerns.  To make an appointment, call 812-855-1738.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration until the end of the first week of fall classes.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU. 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.

Resources you might want to know about

[3] Minimum Grades

The Jacobs School of Music lists minimum grades for each course requirement, but you can also find them on our web site at the following links:

For master's students: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/masters/mastersGrades.shtml>

For doctoral students: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/doctoral/docGrades.shtml.

For diploma studnets: https://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/diploma-programs/diplomaGrades.shtml.

In addition to meeting the minimum grade requirement for each course, you also need to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher both for the summer session and cumulatively.

Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development

The Office of Entrepreneurship and Career Development provides one-on-one career advising, multiple online tools, an alumni mentorship program, departmental career days, mentorship to student organizations and projects, and digital publications.

Merrill Hall, MU011 | jsomoecd@indiana.edu | music.indiana.edu/OECD

 

June 12, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Schedule adjustment for summer 2019

Reminders

[2] Registration for Fall 2019

[3] Job opening in the Music Graduate Office

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

Resources you might want to know about

[5] CAPS resources for June

[6] Collecting items for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank's Bloomington Community Book Fair

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Schedule adjustment for Summer 2019

All schedule changes for summer will happen through the eAdd and eDrop systems. The following links have detailed instructions:

eAdd: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-add.pdf
eDrop: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop.pdf
eDrop/eAdd pair: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/doc/register/e-drop-add-pair.pdf

Any dropped class will have a late fee of $23. If you drop a class that starts on Monday, June 10, you will get a 100% refund of tuition if you drop the class before Sunday, June 16. If you drop a class in the following week (June 17 to June 23), you will only receive a 50% refund of tuition. After that, you will receive no refund of tuition. Classes with other start dates have different refund deadlines. Contact the Music Graduate Office if you have any questions.

Reminders

[2] Registration for fall 2019 (reminder)

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU. 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.

[3] Job opening in the Music Graduate office

The Music Graduate Office is seeking a Student Services Assistant to begin work beginning around the last week of July. This is a full-time position. The position may be of interest to partners/spouses of current music students. Except for doctoral candidates, we cannot consider currently enrolled students. For more information about the position and a link to the application, please see: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/74919.

[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 Summer or Fall 2019.

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 and MME: 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

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.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] CAPS resources for June

Here are some of the resources available to you in June through the Counseling and Pscyhological Services (CAPS) office.

FREE Mindfulness Sessions:
FREE drop-in workshops Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am & Fridays 1:00-2:00pm at IU Health Center, 4th Floor. We'll lead you through a Mindfulness exercise, a research-based strategy to help reduce stress, anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more. Bring a friend!

FREE Dissertation Support:
Writing a dissertation can be stressful. We can help! Our FREE weekly group meets Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm and provides accountability, support and helpful strategies for procrastination, writer's block, negative thinking, working with advisors, and much more. Call (812) 855-5711 to find out more!

FREE Substance Use Sessions:
If you have concerns about your alcohol or marijuana use and are considering making a change, check out our FREE drop-in Mindfulness & Substance Use workshop Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm at IU Health Center, 4th Floor. Meditation and mindfulness have been shown to help reduce use. Contact Chris Engle cengle@indiana.edu for more info.

Try a Summer Group:
Group counseling can be MORE effective than one-on-one counseling for helping you with some concerns. Groups of 4-8 students and 1-2 counselors provide weekly support and feedback! Group sessions cost $15 - $17 for students who've paid the summer health fee, or $29-$35 for those who haven't. Call (812) 855-5711 for more info.

  • Disarm Depression - Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm. Learn how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence your mood and learn to navigate depressive experiences with new coping strategies.
  • Managing Your Emotions - Tuesdays, 2-3:30pm. This group teaches you how to feel more balanced and in control of your life. Selena Gomez even used this in her treatment! https://www.today.com/health/what-dbt-dialectical-behavior-therapy-selena-gomez-treatment-t139722
  • Committed Relationships - Mondays, 8-9:30am. Improve communication, intimacy and strengthen your relationship!
  • Interpersonal Groups - Work on relationship skills like self-esteem, assertiveness, social anxiety, and healthier conflict. We have groups for grad/returning students, men, and undergraduates.
  • Grad & Returning group- Thursday 2:30-4pm
  • Men's group - Wednesday 9-10am
  • Undergraduate group - TBD
  • Anger Management - Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm. This group can help you learn healthier ways to manage feelings of frustration and anger.
  • Our Take Back Your Life (sobriety) - Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm. If you're tired of how drinking or drug use are affecting you and you're ready to stop, this group is here to help you succeed.

IUB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS, http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/, call 812. 855.5711 to schedule an appointment. First two sessions in a given term are already covered by your student fees at no additional cost!

IUB Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS, https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/Sexual-Assault-Crisis-Service.shtml: the SACS team can be reached 24/7/365 at 812-855-8900. All SACS services, including counseling, are free.

[6] Collecting items for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank's Bloomington Community Book Fair

Hello, all:

Please join me in collecting items for the Hoosier Hills Food Bank's Bloomington Community Book Fair!

What: drop off gently used books, games, CDs, DVDs, records, puzzles (no magazines/textbooks)
When: now through August 1, any time the Band Office is open (M-F from 8-12 and 1-5)
Where: M153 - in the Simon Music Center BAND OFFICE - on same floor as the library and concession stand
Who: Spread the word to students and others who might be moving.

This is a CWA Local 4730-sponsored event, the union for the support staff.

Thanks,
Claire Tafoya
Office Services
Jacobs School of Music Dept. of Bands
Simon Music Center M153
812-855-1372

 

June 6, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Last chance to register for summer classes that start on June 10 without a late fee

[2] Job opening in the Music Graduate Office

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

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

Reminders

[4] Registration for Summer and Fall 2019

[5] Registration for Summer 2019 - procedure change

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Summer grades and grade point average

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Last chance to register for summer classes that start on June 10 without a late fee

Sunday, June 9 is the last day that you can enroll for summer 2019 without a late fee. Instructions for registration (and special notes about summer enrollment) are in the reminder section of this email.

[2] Job opening in the Music Graduate office

The Music Graduate Office is seeking a Student Services Assistant to begin work beginning around the last week of July. This is a full-time position. The position may be of interest to partners/spouses of current music students. Except for doctoral candidates, we cannot consider currently enrolled students. For more information about the position and a link to the application, please see: https://iujobs.peopleadmin.com/postings/74919.

Announcements for Master's and Doctoral Students

[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 Summer or Fall 2019.

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 and MME: 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

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.

Reminders

[4] Registration for summer and fall 2019 (reminder)

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 20.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4195/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU. 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.

[5] Registration for Summer 2019 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 10, starting on Tuesday, May 14 we will be in a registration period for summer in which any schedule changes need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

If you are making changes to a class that hasn't started yet, you will not be charged any schedule adjustment fees (this is unusual and only applies to summer classes). You may see a late registration fee ($60) or a late drop fee ($23) if you enroll for your first class now or drop a class, but those fees will be refunded to your account within one week.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

The waitlist for summer classes no longer exists as of May 14. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist after May 14.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 10 (or the day that class begins). And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes starting on June 10 (or the day that class begins).

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration up until the end of the first week of the fall semester.

Resources you might want to know about

[6] Summer Grades and Grade Point Average

Please note that the policy for semester grade point average (that you must earn a grade point average of 3.0 or higher) applies for the summer session just as it does for fall or spring. That means that if you are taking only one class, you need to earn a grade of "B" or higher in order to get that minimum grade point average, even if your degree requirement allows a lower passing grade. Not meeting this minimum grade point average can have serious consequences, so pay attention to this policy. Every course you take in the summer counts towards your summer grade point average (even if the classes meet in different summer session periods).

Details on Academic Standing policies are here: https://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/music/2018-2019/regulations/standing-graduate/index.shtml.

May 22, 2019

Reminders

[1] Registration for Summer and Fall 2019

[2] Registration for Summer 2019 - procedure change

[3] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27

Resources you might want to know about

[4] GradGrants Center

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Reminders

[1] Registration for summer and fall 2019 (reminder)

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 20.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4195/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU. 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] Registration for Summer 2019 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 10, starting on Tuesday, May 14 we will be in a registration period for summer in which any schedule changes need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

If you are making changes to a class that hasn't started yet, you will not be charged any schedule adjustment fees (this is unusual and only applies to summer classes). You may see a late registration fee ($60) or a late drop fee ($23) if you enroll for your first class now or drop a class, but those fees will be refunded to your account within one week.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

The waitlist for summer classes no longer exists as of May 14. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist after May 14.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins). And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins).

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration up until the end of the first week of the fall semester.

[3] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 8 am.

Resources you might want to know about

[4] 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/ is the GradGrants Center website. You can email gradgrnt@indiana.edu to schedule an individual funding search appointment or grant proposal review session.

 

May 15, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Volunteer opportunity for free voice lessons

[2] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27

Reminders

[3] Registration for Summer and Fall 2019

[4] Registration for Summer 2019 - procedure change

Resources you might want to know about

[5] How to forward your IU email to another account

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Volunteer opportunity for free voice lessons

This message is from Prof. Brian Horne. Please contact him directly.

Professor Brian Horne is looking for volunteers to take voice lessons through the graduate voice pedagogy class. Students would receive eight free voice lessons beginning the week of May 13 and ending June 28. There is no fee and no credit will be granted. Interested parties should contact Dr. Horne at blhorne@indiana.edu as soon as possible. At this time, there is only a need for female volunteers. However, the class will be offered again in the spring of 2020 and there will be a need for male and female volunteers at that time.

[2] Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27

The Music Graduate Office will be closed on Monday, May 27. We will re-open on Tuesday, May 28 at 8 am.

Reminders

[3] Registration for summer and fall 2019 (reminder)

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 20.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4195/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU. 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.

[4] Registration for Summer 2019 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 10, starting on Tuesday, May 14 we will be in a registration period for summer in which any schedule changes need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

If you are making changes to a class that hasn't started yet, you will not be charged any schedule adjustment fees (this is unusual and only applies to summer classes). You may see a late registration fee ($60) or a late drop fee ($23) if you enroll for your first class now or drop a class, but those fees will be refunded to your account within one week.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

The waitlist for summer classes no longer exists as of May 14. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist after May 14.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins). And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins).

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration up until the end of the first week of the fall semester.

Resources you might want to know about

[5] How to foward your IU email to another account

If you find it difficult to check your IU email regularly, but you do check another account more frequently, then you have the option of forwarding your IU email to another account. Details are here: https://kb.iu.edu/d/beoj. The most important thing is that you need to keep on checking your IU email (either through the IU email system or on your other account) regularly!

 

May 8, 2019

Announcements for All students

[1] Registration for Summer 2019 - procedure change

Reminders

[2] Registration for summer and fall 2019

[3] Final Grades for Spring 2019

Resources you might want to know about

[4] CAPS resources for May

The Music Graduate Office website is a good source of information about all matters related to graduate and diploma programs.

Announcements from previous weeks

For questions about these announcements, contact the Music Graduate Office (812-855-1738, musgrad@indiana.edu, JS 120)

Sara Erbes

Announcements for All Students

[1] Registration for Summer 2019 - Procedure change

Even though the majority of music classes won't start until June 10, starting on Tuesday, May 14 we will be in a registration period for summer in which any schedule changes need to take place through the eAdd/eDrop system. Details on how to use that system are here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/register/dropping-adding/late-drop-add.html

If you are making changes to a class that hasn't started yet, you will not be charged any schedule adjustment fees (this is unusual and only applies to summer classes). You may see a late registration fee ($60) or a late drop fee ($23) if you enroll for your first class now or drop a class, but those fees will be refunded to your account within one week.

If you have not yet submitted a program planning sheet for summer and want to enroll in a summer course, then you need to complete that step before you register.

The waitlist for summer classes no longer exists as of May 14. So if you are on a waitlist for a summer class, you will never get into that class from that waitlist after May 14.

Late registration fees will be charged for students enrolling in their first class starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins). And late drop fees will also be charged (and stay charged) for any dropped classes starting on June 8 (or the day that class begins).

Let us know if you have questions about which refund period a class is in.

For fall schedule adjustment, you still use the normal registration system and are still charged an $8.50 schedule adjustment fee for any changes made more than two days after your intial registration up until the end of the first week of the fall semester.

Reminders

[2] Registration for summer and fall 2019 (reminder)

Summer registration started on Wednesday, March 20.  We are currently  accepting program planning sheets for summer.

The Summer Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4195/MUS/index.shtml

Here is a link to registration instructions: http://music.indiana.edu/degrees/graduate-diploma/registration/registration.shtml#Program%20Planning%20Sheets.

Fall registration started on Monday, April 1. We are currently accepting program planning sheet for fall.

The Fall Schedule of Classes is here: http://registrar.indiana.edu/browser/soc4198/MUS/index.shtml.

There is a separate program planning sheet for each degree category - be sure to use the program planning sheet that matches your program:

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 minor category, etc. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns about 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. If you haven't received a response within 5 days, please let us know.

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 One.IU. In the Seach, Click, Done! box at the top of the page, type "Student Center (SIS)." Click on the Student Center icon in the search results. 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 summer session or fall semester.

If you have any questions about degree requirements, please make an appointment by calling 812-855-1738. 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 One.IU. 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.

[3] Grades for Spring 2019

Grades for spring 2019 will be final on Wedesday, May 8. At that time, you can view them on One.IU.edu in the Student Center. This page has more information: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/grades/view-grades/index.html.

Some grades will be posted earlier but grades are not official until May 8. 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." The instructor who assigned you the "I" grade also has the option of giving you a shorter deadline.

When you register in a recital for a given semester and do not actually perform the recital that semester, you will receive a grade of "R", which stands for "Deferred". This does not affect your Grade Point Average. The grade of "R" will remain on your transcript until you do perform your recital. You do not need to perform the recital within a specific time of registering - for instance, if you registered in a recital course in Spring 2019 and do not perform that recital until the Spring 2021, that is not a problem (as long as you are still within your degree or program time limits). That "R" grade will stay on your transcript until you perform the recital in Spring 2021, then the grade will be changed to whichever grade you get on the recital. The most important thing is that you need to register in the recital course before you perform your recital. "R" grades are also assigned for final project/dissertation/piano essay credits until you are ready to graduate.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your grades for the spring semester.

Resources you might want to know about

[4] CAPS resources for May

Here are some of the resources given to student by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). For more information, visit their web site at: https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/.

Anxious? This step can reduce anxiety: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/262567.php#.Uc9tLy8o8bA.gmail.

Free Mindfulness Sessions:
FREE drop-in workshops Tuesdays 10:00-11:00am & Fridays 1:00-2:00pm at IU Health Center, 4th Floor. We'll lead you through a Mindfulness exercise, a research-based strategy to help reduce stress, anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more. Bring a friend!

FREE Dissertation Support:
Writing a dissertation can be stressful. We can help! Our FREE weekly group meets Tuesdays, 1:30-3:00pm and provides accountability, support and helpful strategies for procrastination, writer's block, negative thinking, working with advisors, and much more. Call us at (812) 855-5711 to find out more!

Substance Use Sessions:
If you have concerns about your alcohol or marijuana use and are considering making a change, check out our FREE drop-in Mindfulness & Substance Use workshop Fridays, 3:30-4:30pm at IU Health Center, 4th Floor. Meditation and mindfulness have been shown to help reduce use. Contact Chris Engle cengle@indiana.edu for more info.

Try a Summer Group:
Group counseling can be MORE effective than one-on-one counseling for helping with some concerns. Groups of 4-8 students and 1-2 counselors provide greater support and feedback!
Group sessions cost $15 - $17 for students who've paid the summer health fee, or $29-$35 for those who haven't.

  • Interpersonal Groups - Helps you work on relationship skills like self-esteem, assertiveness, social anxiety, and healthier conflict. We have groups for grad/returning students, men, and undergraduates. Call for dates/times.
  • Disarm Depression - Wednesdays, 1-2:30pm. Learn how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence your mood and learn to navigate depressive experiences with new coping strategies.
  • Managing Your Emotions - Tuesdays, 2-3:30pm. This group teaches you how to feel more balanced and in control of your life. Selena Gomez even used this in her treatment! https://www.today.com/health/what-dbt-dialectical-behavior-therapy-selena-gomez-treatment-t139722
  • Anger Management - Fridays, 2:30-3:30pm. This group can help you learn healthier ways to manage feelings of frustration and anger.
  • Our Take Back Your Life (sobriety) - Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm. If you're tired of how drinking or drug use are affecting you and you're ready to stop, this group is here to help you succeed.

 

 

Announcements from past academic years