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Jacobs School of Music
2007-2009
Academic Bulletin

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Graduate Division

Admission Requirements
Admission Categories
Visiting Students
Proficiency Examinations
General Requirements for Master's Degrees
General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees
Doctoral Minors
Language, Recital, Performance, Examination, and Time Requirements
   for Doctoral Degrees

Diploma Programs in Performance
Curricula for Graduate Degrees in Music
Curricula for Music-Related Graduate Degrees

Admission Requirements

General Information
Application
Transcript, GRE
Audition
Other Admission Requirements
Graduate Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships

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General Information

All persons with a bachelor’s degree in music from an accredited college, university, conservatory, or its demonstrated equivalent are eligible to apply for admission to the Graduate Division of the Jacobs School of Music, which administers master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and diploma programs. Students with a non–degree-based conservatory education (resulting in advanced diplomas in performance, music history, and music theory) who can satisfy an undergraduate equivalent in music may be considered for entrance into the Master of Music program with the consent of the Jacobs School of Music Admissions and Recruitment Committee, the director of graduate studies, the dean of the Jacobs School of Music, and the dean of the University Graduate School.

Students with undergraduate degrees in areas other than music may be admitted to the Jacobs School of Music as nondegree students until an undergraduate equivalency in music is satisfied. If the student is fully prepared in the major area, the nondegree status will be at the graduate level. If there are undergraduate deficiencies in the major area, the student will be considered a nondegree undergraduate student. Deficiencies relative to such an equivalency may exist in the major field, in a performance area (for students majoring in areas other than performance), or in the undergraduate music core curriculum. Please consult the graduate office for the details of equivalency requirements.

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Application

The completed Application for Admission with Graduate Standing form should be received by the director of admissions in the Jacobs School of Music by the priority admission dates. For admission information and priority application dates see the admissions section of the Web site www.music.indiana.edu. International students should also apply to the Indiana University Office of Admissions. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum test score of 560 (paper-based), 223 (computer-based) or 84 (Internet-based) is necessary for regular admission to a master’s degree program. A minimum score of 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (Internet-based) is necessary for regular admission to a doctoral degree program. A minimum score of 510 (paper-based), 183 (computer-based) or 65 (Internet-based) is required of those applying to the diploma programs.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music master’s students applying for admission to the D.M. do not need to repeat the entire formal admissions process. Information on specific requirements may be obtained from the Music Admissions Office or the Music Graduate Office.

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Transcript, GRE

A transcript of previous college and university work must accompany the application. M.A. and Ph.D. applicants should check with the Music Graduate Office for instructions about admittance to the University Graduate School.

Each applicant for admission to the Graduate Division of the Jacobs School of Music with an undergraduate academic record containing more than 10 percent of ‘‘pass,’’ ‘‘satisfactory,’’ or ‘‘credit’’ entries in lieu of letter grades must submit (1) a written evaluation or customary letter grade by the instructor in at least 90 percent of all courses, and (2) scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Both requirements must be met before an application for admission can be considered.

Entering students in music education (except M.S.), music theory, and musicology are required to take the Graduate Record Examination.

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Audition

All students applying for graduate degrees or diplomas with a major in music performance or for visiting student status must audition for admission. Information on audition dates and procedures is available from the Jacobs School of Music admissions office. A high-quality recording may be used for preliminary acceptance; however, a personal audition is required for official acceptance. See individual degrees for specific requirements.

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Other Admission Requirements

Students applying for graduate degrees in the fields of choral conducting, composition, early music, instrumental conducting, music education, music theory, musicology, voice, wind conducting, woodwinds, music and library science, and stage direction for opera must meet other admission requirements or prerequisites as specified in the description of the individual degrees.

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Graduate Financial Aid and Merit Scholarships

Need-based aid is offered to qualified applicants and their families through the university Office of Student Financial Assistance. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to apply for need-based assistance. To do so, applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please note that international students are not eligible for financial aid.

Merit-based aid is offered to qualified applicants through the Office of Music Admissions and Financial Aid. Applicants are automatically considered for Jacobs School of Music financial aid at the time of admission. The Director of Music Admissions and Financial Aid, in conjunction with the Admissions and Recruitment Committee, makes the initial award based on institutional need and audition rating. An audition score in the top 10 percent on the audition/portfolio or on the area interview is ordinarily required for merit consideration. Exceptions may be made in cases of particular need, either on the part of the applicant or on the part of the school.

Merit-based associate instructor and graduate assistant positions are offered to students by the Office of Music Admissions and Financial Aid based on the recommendation of individual department chairs. Appointments are normally made for one year. Renewals are considered annually up to the financial aid time limit associated with individual degree or diploma programs.
Merit-based assistance is made possible at the Jacobs School of Music by generous donors. The Jacobs School of Music gratefully acknowledges all persons and institutions who support students and faculty by providing endowed funds and annual gifts. For more information about giving and endowed funds at the Jacobs School of Music, visit www.music.indiana.edu.

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Admission Categories

General Information
Conditional Admission
Admission on Probation
Time Limit for Acceptance

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General Information

Upon receipt of the completed application, Graduate Record Examination test scores (if required), transcript, and audition or interview results, the Jacobs School of Music Admissions and Recruitment Committee may grant regular admission, conditional admission, or admission on probation; or may reject the application. Certain departments have additional requirements for regular admission to their majors. See individual degrees for further information.

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Conditional Admission

Candidates completing a bachelor’s degree in the Undergraduate Division of the Jacobs School of Music may apply for conditional admission to the Graduate Division of the Jacobs School of Music and may enroll for graduate credit for that portion of their program not required for completion of the bachelor’s degree, provided they meet the following requirements:

  1. They are within one semester of meeting degree requirements and have completed the final recital requirement. Unless requirements for the bachelor’s degree are completed within that semester, graduate credit earned may not be counted toward an advanced degree.
  2. The total course load does not exceed that ordinarily taken by a full-time graduate student.

Any graduate courses taken by undergraduates prior to their admission to the Graduate Division are counted only toward an undergraduate degree.

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Admission on Probation

A student who does not have an undergraduate and graduate grade point average of 3.0 or better may be admitted on probation in exceptional cases. Probationary students must be enrolled full time during their first semester and must achieve a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 for that semester. Students who are admitted on probation and who incur academic probation during their first semester of study are subject to dismissal. See ‘‘Academic Standing-Graduate.’’

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Time Limit for Acceptance

Students who do not matriculate within one year of acceptance must repeat entrance auditions and other admission requirements.

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Visiting Students

A limited number of graduate-level students with interest in advanced work in music performance or academic study may be admitted as visiting students, subject to the following:

  1. Visiting students at the graduate level must audition for a faculty committee, be accepted by a particular faculty member for instruction, and be approved by the Admissions and Recruitment Committee of the Jacobs School of Music. Visiting students are not required to take proficiency examinations in music theory, music history and literature, or English. For the summer session, visiting students may be admitted only if they have been accepted by an individual faculty member. Visiting students who wish to continue study during the regular academic year must audition for a faculty committee.
  2. Graduate visiting students must register for a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester (4 credit hours in the summer) including major ensemble courses.
  3. Graduate visiting students may attend a maximum of two semesters during the academic year and four summer sessions.
  4. Graduate visiting students are not eligible for financial aid from the Jacobs School of Music during the fall and spring semesters.
  5. Credits earned as a graduate visiting student may be applied toward a degree or diploma only with the permission of the director of graduate studies. Graduate visiting students wishing to change to degree or diploma status must complete the application process of the Jacobs School of Music and Indiana University.

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Proficiency Examinations

General Information
Music Theory Entrance Proficiency and Music History
  and Literature Entrance Proficiency

Keyboard Proficiency Examination
Music Performance Proficiency

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General Information

All new graduate degree students, including graduates of Indiana University, are required to take a number of examinations that serve as proficiency tests or prerequisites for entrance to certain graduate courses. These examinations include music history and literature, music theory, and keyboard proficiencies. Visiting students, as well as students in M.S. degrees (except M.S. in Music Education) and diploma programs, are not subject to these proficiency examinations. Students whose major field is not music performance also take a music performance proficiency examination.

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Music Theory Entrance Proficiency and Music History and Literature Entrance Proficiency

The music theory and music history and literature proficiencies may be satisfied in the following ways:

  1. Students may take and pass the graduate entrance exams. Students must take the exams at the beginning of their first semester of enrollment; they may take them for a second time in their second semester. They may not take them again, nor may they take them after their second semester of enrollment. (Note that this includes summer sessions in which students are enrolled.) Exams are ordinarily given in the week before classes begin each semester.
  2. Students may enroll in and pass the graduate review courses, as listed in the following section.

Music Theory
These examinations assume that each candidate has had at least two years of training in music theory at the undergraduate level. There are three examinations. The first examination covers written work and analysis, the second covers dictation and aural analysis, and the third covers sight singing. Details are available in the Music Theory Office and on the Music Theory Department Web site (http://music.indiana.edu/department/theory/): see “Courses,” and then “Graduate Entrance Exams.”

The following High Pass degrees have different standards for passing the examinations and the proficiency courses: M.M. in composition, computer music composition, conducting (choral, instrumental, and wind), and music theory; D.M. in composition, conducting (choral, instrumental, and wind); and Ph.D. in music theory.

The sight-singing exam is graded on a pass/fail basis. A grade of C or higher (B or higher for High Pass degrees) is required in the written theory and aural theory examinations.

Students who do not achieve a passing grade (or High Pass, where required) in their two permitted attempts, or who do not take the examinations, must complete the appropriate proficiency course(s): T508 Written Music Theory Review for Graduate Students (minimum grade C, or B for High Pass degrees), T509 Sight-Singing Review for Graduate Students (minimum grade C), and T511 Aural Music Theory Review for Graduate Students (minimum grade D, or B for High Pass degrees, C for musicology majors—M.A. and Ph.D. degrees).

Music History and Literature
This examination covers music history and literature from antiquity to the present. Questions deal with historical fact, identification of literature, and style recognition. Students who fail to meet minimum requirements (a grade of C or higher) on the examination are required to enroll in M541 Music History Review for Graduate Students I and/or M542 Music History Review for Graduate Students II and earn a grade of C or higher in the course.

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Keyboard Proficiency Examination

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

Musicology, music theory, and jazz studies students take a departmentally administered exam.

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

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

Students who are candidates for music graduate degrees for areas other than performance and whose performance proficiency instrument (see “Music Performance Proficiency”) is piano must also complete the keyboard proficiency requirement.

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Music Performance Proficiency

All candidates for music graduate degrees in areas other than music performance (composition, conducting, music education, musicology, and music theory) are required to demonstrate in person to a faculty auditioning committee a minimum level of music performance ability equivalent to the end of the fourth year for concentration undergraduate students in that area. Students should consult the appropriate performance department chair for detailed information on the required level.

Proficiency may be demonstrated in any of three ways: (1) in person before a faculty auditioning committee, one voting member of which shall 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.

The performance area must ordinarily be one in which instruction is offered at the 400 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.

In all cases, failure to meet the required level will automatically indicate probationary status and will require additional music performance study or other remediation in each period of enrollment as a prerequisite to the desired degree.

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General Requirements for Master's Degrees

Degrees Offered

The Jacobs School of Music offers the Master of Music degree with majors in music performance, conducting (choral, instrumental, and wind), early music, jazz studies, organ and church music, composition, computer music composition, and music theory; the Master of Music Education degree; the Master of Science degree with a major in stage direction for opera and the Master of Science in Music Education. Through the University Graduate School, students may seek the Master of Arts degree with a major in musicology. Master of Music students may elect a second major from those available on the Master of Music degree. Combined degrees are available in the Master of Library Science with the Master of Arts in Musicology or the Master of Music in Music Theory.

Structure of Master’s Curricula

  1. Major Field (18-21 credits)

  2. Music History and Literature Requirement 6 credit hours selected from M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3 cr.), M527 Symphonic Literature (3 cr.), M528 Chamber Music Literature (3 cr.), M650 Music in the United States (3cr.), M651 Medieval Music (3 cr.), M652 Renaissance Music (3 cr.), M653 Baroque Music (3 cr.), M654 Classic Music (3 cr.), M655 Romantic Music (3 cr.), M656 Music Since 1900 (3 cr.), M502 Composers: Variable Topics (3 cr.) or M510 Topics in Music Literature (3 cr.). Course topics cannot be repeated.

  3. Outside Area (secondary concentration) 6 credit hours in one department of the school other than the student’s major, with approval of the appropriate department chairperson and the director of graduate studies; or 6 credit hours in one field outside the Jacobs School of Music, with approval of the graduate advisor in that department and the director of graduate studies in the Jacobs School of Music; or 6 credit hours within or outside the Jacobs School of Music, with approval of the director of graduate studies in accordance with departmental guidelines. These courses must fit a specific theme or emphasis; a proposal is required. This option is called an “individualized outside area.”

    For degrees in performance, the outside area may not be in performance, except that modern-instrument performers may elect an early-music outside area at the 800 level.
  4. Courses within the Jacobs School of Music used to satisfy outside area requirements must be taught by regularly appointed faculty members. Courses taught by associate instructors will not count. The student must meet the qualifications of the parallel minor, and only courses that would fulfill the requirements for a minor are acceptable. The outside area may become a minor if at least 12 credit hours are taken in that field.

  5. Ensemble Each semester.

  6. Language Proficiencies and Tool Subjects (if required)

  7. Comprehensive Review Before graduation, all master’s degree students must pass an oral or written examination. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the major field department to ascertain the procedures established within that department. This consultation should be accomplished within the first year of residency

Credit Hour Requirements

The minimum requirement for a master’s degree is 30 credit hours, excluding required credit hours in prerequisite or review courses and major ensemble. Individual degrees may require more credit hours. Courses counted for credit toward the master’s degree are numbered 500 or above. Upon approval of the director of graduate studies and the department that offers equivalent courses in the Jacobs School of Music, master’s students may transfer course work taken for graduate credit at other institutions. M.M., M.M.E., and M.S. students may transfer up to 6 credit hours; M.A. students may transfer up to 8 credit hours. No course may be transferred unless the grade is B or higher. Applied
lessons, chamber music, ensemble, and similar courses may not be transferred for degree credit nor may transfer courses satisfy entrance proficiencies in music history and literature and music theory.

Residence Requirement

The minimum residence requirement for a master’s degree is two semesters (fall, spring, or summer). Because of course availability, it may not be possible to earn a degree only in the summer.

Required Grades

Major
Each course in the major field must have a grade of B or higher to fulfill degree requirements.

Music History and Literature Requirement
Each course in this requirement must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements.

Outside Area
Each course in an outside area or minor field must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements. In addition, courses counting toward an outside area or minor field must have an average of at least B. Departments offering the outside area or minor may require a higher grade.

Tool Subjects
Students must earn a grade of C or higher in each course to fulfill degree requirements.

Language Proficiencies
Each grammar, diction, or reading course must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements.

Time Limit for Degree Completion

Students admitted to a master’s degree program must complete all degree requirements within seven years after beginning graduate study. Students who do not complete their work within the prescribed time limits must be readmitted to the major field (through interview, submission of documents, or audition, as appropriate to the major) and meet current degree requirements and make any other curricular changes indicated by the departmental chairperson and the director of graduate studies.

Petitions for extensions must be sent to the director of graduate studies, who considers them on a case-by-case basis, giving preference to continued professional involvement in music. If granted, extensions last no more than one year. In addition, any course taken more than seven years earlier must be revalidated according to the procedures of the department offering the course.

These time limits are suspended for students in active military service for the duration of that active service.

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General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees

The Graduate Division of the Jacobs School of Music offers course work leading to the degree of Doctor of Music in the areas of music literature and performance, music literature and pedagogy (brass instruments only), composition, and conducting. Available major fields within these areas are listed under departmental headings in the ‘‘Curricula for Graduate Degrees in Music’’ section. The Jacobs School of Music also offers the Doctor of Music Education degree and, through the University Graduate School, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in the areas of musicology, music education, and music theory.

The Doctor of Music degree represents outstanding accomplishment in music performance and academic studies. The holder of this degree should demonstrate a high level of performance competency in his or her instrumental area or in voice, a broad knowledge of the pertinent instrumental or vocal repertoire, the ability to undertake independent research, and the ability to communicate his or her understanding effectively in written and oral forms.

The Doctor of Music Education degree calls for a scholarly study of music teaching. In addition to providing for an understanding of the principles underlying successful teaching and the techniques necessary for systematic inquiry into those processes, the degree requires an emphasis in an area of music education: band conducting and literature, choral methodology, college music teaching, or supervision and administration. The area of emphasis must be different from that of the master’s degree.

A Doctor of Philosophy degree represents breadth of experience and training in the arts and sciences and is recommended for those planning to enter a field involving research or scholarly writing as well as college teaching in musicology, music theory, or music education. The dissertation required for the Ph.D. degree must be original research of a quality and a significance warranting publication.

Admission to Curriculum

Prerequisites
A master’s degree with the same major or its demonstrated equivalent is a prerequisite for the doctoral degree. For a doctoral major not existing at the master’s level, the prerequisites are those listed with the curriculum. Students electing a change of major at the doctoral level may demonstrate the equivalent of the prerequisite for the new major by special examinations or by passing prerequisite courses. In the event that a student wishes to bypass the master’s degree, the first 30 credit hours of graduate work will be considered the equivalent of the master’s degree and will be subject to the requirements and regulations that apply to the master’s degree. Students directly admitted to a Ph.D. program who wish to obtain a master’s degree must complete all requirements that apply to the master’s degree.

Credit and Residence

The doctoral degree may be conferred upon completion of at least 90 credit hours of advanced study (including the master’s degree). At least 30 credit hours beyond the master’s degree must be completed at Indiana University, with at least two consecutive semesters in residence. Up to 30 credit hours may be transferred from accredited institutions. Each course to be transferred must be equivalent to a course offered at Indiana University. Transfer for the D.M. and D.M.E. degrees is approved by the director of graduate studies and the department in which the equivalent course is offered. Departmental practices vary: an interview or examination may be required. Performance lessons, chamber music coaching, ensemble, and review courses may not be transferred.

Required Grades

Major
Each course in the major field must have a grade of B or higher to fulfill degree requirements.

Minors and Guided Electives
Each course in a minor field or guided electives must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements. In addition, courses counting toward a minor field or guided electives must have an average of B or higher. For purposes of computing the required B average, only those courses accepted in fulfillment of the degree will be counted. Departments offering minors may require higher grades for their minor fields.

Tool Subjects
Each course must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements.

Language Proficiencies
Each grammar, diction, or reading course must have a grade of C or higher to fulfill degree requirements. For Ph.D. students, the grade must be B or higher.

Advisory Committee
After a student is admitted to a degree program, a faculty advisory committee is appointed by the director of graduate studies based on a list submitted by the student. This committee administers the qualifying examinations and approves and grades any required recitals or music performances.

Research Committee

The research committee for D.M. and D.M.E. candidates is appointed by the director of graduate studies based on a list submitted by the student. The committee consists of three members from the major field, one of whom acts as chairperson, and one member from a minor or other outside field. The research director is normally either the chairperson or the outside member, depending on the nature of the topic and the expertise required. The research committee approves the topic proposal, approves the dissertation or final project for defense or public presentation, conducts the defense or public presentation, and approves and grades the dissertation or final project.

The research committee for Ph.D. dissertations is appointed by the dean of the University Graduate School. See the University Graduate School Bulletin for further information on the appointment and constitution of the committee.

Structure of Doctoral Curricula

Information regarding the structure of the Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Music Education degrees is available under the relevant departmental sections of this bulletin. All Doctor of Music degrees, however, share a commonality, as discussed following. Specific requirements relating to each category may be found under departmental listings. Further details of general requirements for the degree may be found in the ‘‘Regulations and Procedures’’ section of this bulletin.

  1. Major Field 36-38 credit hours.
  2. Minor Field 12 credit hours. The Doctor of Music degree requires a minor in music history and literature, music theory, or music education. Certain departments may further restrict the choice of options for the minor field for their majors. For D.M. students who have completed master’s degrees in one of these three fields, the appropriate department may, with the approval of the director of graduate studies, waive part or all of the doctoral minor course work and determine an appropriate department involvement in the written and oral qualifying examinations. Students will take additional courses in the major field or in other areas to make up the required 12 credit hours of the first minor.
  3. Other Required Credits 12 credit hours. Minors require the approval of the offering department. If the major is in performance, neither minor may be in performance, except that modern-instrument performers may elect an early-music minor and vice versa. A minor in performance, when
    allowed, requires study at the 800 level. 12 credit hours reflecting one of the following groupings are required in addition to the major and specified minor:
    1. A second formal minor;
    2. An individualized minor approved by a faculty member with expertise in the area of emphasis (this faculty member is responsible for the minor-field written examination) and the director of graduate studies; or
    3. Guided electives not in the major field; choices are approved by the chairperson of the student’s advisory committee and the director of graduate studies.

      If a student has a master’s degree in a field other than musicology, music education or music theory, the appropriate department may, with the approval of the director of graduate studies, waive part or all of the doctoral minor course work for the second minor and determine an appropriate departmental involvement in the written and oral qualifying examinations. If the major is in music performance, this substitute for a second minor may not be performance. Students will take additional courses in the major field or in other areas to make up the required 12 credit hours of the second minor.

  4. Language Proficiencies and Tool Subjects (if required)
  5. Recital Requirements
  6. Qualifying Examinations
  7. Written Project (Final Project, Essay, or Composition)

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Doctoral Minors

The following is a partial list of minors available within the Jacobs School of Music. For others, consult the director of graduate studies.

Minor in Choral Conducting
Prior conducting experience and a conducting audition are required for acceptance into the minor in choral conducting. The minor in choral conducting must include M555 Foundations in Choral Score Analysis and Preparation (3 cr.), M565 Master’s Seminar in Choral Literature (3 cr.), and G561-562 Master’s Choral Conducting I-II (3-3 cr.).

Minor in Composition
The minor in composition consists of: (a) 12 credits of K810 private composition lessons (3 credits of K554 Advanced Orchestral Arranging for Graduate Students may be substituted for 3 credits of K810 at the recommendation of the composition faculty); (b) the public performance on student composition recitals of at least three compositions written while enrolled in K810, to be graded as Pass/Fail by a committee of at least three composition faculty in attendance; and (c) a minor field examination in two parts: (1) the composition of a vocal work to an assigned text within a 24- hour period, and (2) the composition of a short movement for chamber ensemble within a seven-day period. Both compositions will be graded Pass/Fail by a committee of at least three composition faculty members.

Minor in Early Music
The minor in early music must include 6 credit hours selected from M517-M518-M519 Literature and Performance Practice I-II-III (3 cr.) or M697 Advanced Seminar Materials in Early Music (3 cr.), and 6 credit hours of electives (performance study, chamber music, or other courses) offered by the Early Music Department and approved by the department chairperson. A minimum grade of B is required in each course to be counted toward the minor.

Minor in Jazz Studies
The minor in jazz studies must include M592 Jazz Literature 2: The Bebop Era (3 cr.) and 9 credit hours selected from available graduate courses in jazz approved by the jazz department chairperson.

Minor in Music Education
The minor in music education must consist of 6 credit hours selected from E518 Foundations of Music Education (3 cr.); E519 Psychology of Music (3 cr.), E530 Learning Processes in Music (3 cr.); E535 Measurement, Evaluation, and Guidance in Music (3 cr.); E616 Curriculum in Music Education (3 cr.); E635 College Music Teaching (3 cr.); and 6 credit hours of electives in graduate music education.

Minor in Music History and Literature
The minor in music history and literature must include four graduate courses in music history and literature taught by members of the musicology faculty.

Minor in Music Information Technology The minor in Music Information Technology consists of any four graduate courses in music information technology.

Minor in Music Theory
The minor in music theory must include T550 Readings in Music Theory (3cr.) or T591 Teaching of Music Theory (3 cr.), T551 Analytical Techniques for Tonal Music (3 cr.) or T556 Analysis of Music Since 1900 (3 cr.), plus 6 credit hours from available graduate courses in music theory by consultation with the department chairperson or the coordinator of graduate studies in music theory. A minimum grade of B is required in each course to be counted toward the music theory minor.

Minor in Musicology The minor in musicology must include M551 Introduction to Historical Musicology (3 cr.) (prerequisite: M539 Introduction to Music Bibliography), two musicology seminars M602 Seminar in Musicology: Variable Topics (3-3 cr.); and a fourth course approved by the musicology department chairperson.

Minor in Stage Direction for Opera
The minor in stage direction for opera must include R505 Opera Stage Direction Technique I(3 cr.), R591 Principles of Acting in Opera (2cr.), R502 Stage Management (1 cr.), and 6 credit hours selected from M561-M562-M563-M564 History and Literature of Opera I-II-III-IV (3-3-3-3 cr.) or M525 Survey of Operatic Literature (3cr.).

Minor in Voice
The minor in voice must include 6 credit hours of V800 Voice, plus 6 credit hours selected from E694 Applied Comparative Voice Pedagogy (3 cr.), E695 Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy Research (3 cr.), or M531-M532 Song Literature III-IV (3-3 cr.), M685 Vocal Literature before 1800 ( 3 cr.), M686-M687 Romantic Song Literature and Oratorio I-II (3-3 cr.), and M688 Twentieth-Century Vocal Literature (3 cr.). For audition information, see the department chairperson.

Ph.D. Minors for Students Outside the School of Music

Minors in music for doctoral students outside the Jacobs School of Music may be taken within one of the established departments of the Jacobs School of Music or as an individualized minor taken in more than one area. No general entrance examinations are required, but the director of graduate studies may require entering proficiency examinations. Acceptance as a minor, prerequisites, and minimum requirements are established by the director of graduate studies. No transfer credits will be accepted toward a music minor.

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Language, Recital, Performance, Examination, and Time Requirements for Doctoral Degrees

Language Proficiencies or Tool Subjects
Qualifying Examinations
Registration after Admission to Candidacy
Dissertation and Final Project
Time Limits

Language Proficiencies or Tool Subjects

Candidates for doctoral degrees who expect to do research in specialized fields or who must have specialized techniques beyond those normally required of master’s degree students must possess or acquire such techniques in addition to the regular course requirements. Specific recommendations are made for each candidate on the basis of the degree choice and results of the entering proficiency examinations; the candidate has an opportunity to pass examinations in the specified areas or to take prescribed courses. The level of language proficiency required for Ph.D. candidates is determined by the individual departments and the director of graduate studies.

Candidates for the D.M. degree have language or tool subject requirements according to the nature of their degree plans.

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Qualifying Examinations

Applicants for a doctoral degree are not considered candidates for the degree until they have passed the qualifying examinations and have been recommended by their advisory committee to the dean of the University Graduate School or the dean of the Jacobs School of Music.

Preliminary Requirements
Before the qualifying examinations are scheduled, doctoral students must have been admitted to the curriculum and have met the following preliminary requirements:

  1. The student must have satisfied all prerequisites, proficiencies, and tool subject requirements.
  2. To take the major field examination, the student must have completed all course work for the major field (except certin recitals and dissertation, final project, or essay). For minors within the Jacobs School of Music, the student must have completed all course work in the minor field before taking the examination for that minor.
  3. Students pursuing the Ph.D. in music theory and D.M. in composition must have their dissertation topic approved before taking the oral qualifying examination. Students pursuing the D.M., D.M.E., or Ph.D. in music education must have their final project or dissertation topic approved before the major field written examination may be scheduled. Students pursuing the Ph.D. in musicology may have their dissertation topic approved before or after the qualifying examinations.

Research topic proposals must be approved by the student’s research committee and (where necessary) by the Bloomington Campus Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. Information on procedures for securing approval of research topics may be obtained from the Music Graduate Office. When preliminary requirements have been met, students may schedule qualifying examinations in the Music Graduate Office. Upon application, written qualifying examinations may be written during the second summer session.

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

Written Examinations
Students must take written examinations in the major and minor fields. (Minors outside the Jacobs School of Music may not require a written examination.) These examinations are prepared by the advisory committee member(s) representing the major or minor field and may be based on the content of courses taken in each field or on the background and concepts pertinent to the area. At the discretion of the minor field representative (as guided by appropriate department policy), students having music performance as a minor may substitute a 30- minute performance examination by a faculty jury or a graded recital for the written examination.

Oral Examination
The major field oral qualifying examination has as its aim the assessment of the student’s knowledge of the major area. For D.M. students (performance, conducting or composition), the exam is especially focused on the literature included in a repertoire list approved by the student’s advisory committee. This examination may include assessment of the student’s ability to articulate an understanding of the formal/analytical characteristics of the music, its historical development and social context, and features related to its teaching and learning. The student’s knowledge is evaluated by the student’s advisory committee. A majority vote of the committee determines the outcome of the major field examinations. Minor field oral examinations, if required, take place at the same time but are evaluated separately. A failed examination may be retaken once. The committee will prescribe the scope of questioning of the reexamination. Oral qualifying examinations may not be scheduled during the summer sessions.

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Registration after Admission to Candidacy

After admission to candidacy, candidates must enroll each semester for course work, dissertation or final project credit, or G901 Advanced Research. Failure to meet this requirement automatically terminates candidacy. Students whose candidacy lapses are required to reapply for admission to candidacy and are expected to meet current requirements for the degree. Candidates who will graduate in August must enroll in the preceding summer session.

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Dissertation and Final Project

Instructions for the development of a topic proposal may be obtained from the Music Graduate Office. The same office manages the scheduling of the dissertation or final project defense. Students desiring to undertake the defense during a summer session must apply to the director of graduate studies before May 1.

A Ph.D. student must be a candidate for the degree in order to defend a dissertation. The defense of the dissertation is oral and is normally based upon the dissertation, although it may also touch on the major field literature or any field of general music interest that the committee deems pertinent.

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Time Limits

D.M. students must complete all course work (including those courses transferred from other schools, but not including those on the master’s degree) and begin qualifying examinations within a period of seven calendar years from the date of matriculation in the doctoral program.

Ph.D. and D.M.E. students have 10 calendar years, including the master’s degree.

Students who do not complete their course work within the prescribed time limit must be readmitted to the major field (through interview, submission of documents, or audition, as appropriate to the major), meet current requirements, and make any other curricular changes required by the director of graduate studies and the major field department. If a student is readmitted to the major, the term of readmission is three years. If the student has not completed course work by that time, he or she must once again meet the terms for readmission described previously.

In addition, any doctoral course taken more than 10 calendar years earlier must be revalidated according to the procedures of the department offering the course. D.M. and D.M.E. students must receive permission to revalidate courses from the director of graduate studies. Ph.D. students must receive permission to revalidate courses from the director of graduate studies and from the dean of the University Graduate School.

Proficiencies (music history, music theory, keyboard, performance, language reading, language grammar, language diction, musical styles) more than 10 years old must be revalidated. Proficiencies must also be revalidated for students beginning a second degree more than 10 years after beginning a first.

Qualifying Examinations
All qualifying examinations, written and oral, must be completed within one calendar year.

After Qualifying Examinations
D.M.,D.M.E., and Ph.D. students must complete the degree within seven years after passing the qualifying examinations. After that time, students must be reinstated to candidacy. To be reinstated to candidacy, students must (1) obtain the permission of the department chairperson and the director of graduate studies, (2) fulfill any new departmental requirements in effect at the time of the application for reinstatement, (3) pass a written qualifying examination, the content and duration of which will be agreed upon by the student’s examination committee and the director of graduate studies. If reinstatement is granted, it is valid for a period of three years. Revalidation of course work is not required.

Ph.D. students follow the reinstatement procedure outlined in the bulletin of the University Graduate School.

Interruption of Study
Doctoral students who, prior to completion of the qualifying examinations, have interrupted their degree pursuits for a period of five years or more must meet current requirements for the degree, and make any other curricular changes required by the major field advisor and the director of graduate studies.

These time limits are suspended for students in active military service for the duration of that active service.

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Diploma Programs in Performance

General Information
Performer Diploma
Artist Diploma
Performer Diploma in Professional Opera Studies

General Information

The Performer Diploma and Artist Diploma programs are intended for the outstanding performer and are designed to concentrate study in appropriate repertoire. The diploma programs are administered by the director of graduate studies. Performer Diploma students may seek entrance to the Artist Diploma program.

General requirements
Students enroll in lessons, major ensemble, chamber music (for instrumentalists) and possibly other music courses each semester for a minimum of 9 credit hours each semester (4 in the summer). Over the course of the program, students enroll in 6 credits of other music courses, perform 1 recital (Performer Diploma) or 4 recitals (Artist Diploma), and meet a language requirement. Voice students have additional requirements in language grammar and diction. No transfer ofcredit is accepted toward the requirements of any diploma program.

Grade requirements
Students in the Artist Diploma and Performer Diploma programs must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher to graduate; a grade of A- or higher in performance study; a grade of A- or higher in each recital; a grade of C or higher in each course that is to count under the heading “Music Courses;” and a grade of A- or higher in chamber music, if required.

Language requirements
International students whose first language is not English must have a minimum TOEFL score of 510 (paper-based), 183 (computer-based) or 65 (Internet-based) to be considered for admission.

Instrumental students whose first language is English must demonstrate knowledge of the grammar of one non-English language equivalent to two semesters at the college level with a grade of C or higher in each.
Voice students must demonstrate knowledge of French, German, and Italian grammar equivalent to two semesters at the college level with a grade of C or higher in each, and proficiency in diction in each language by examination or by passing a Jacobs School of Music diction course. Students must take all three diction exams in their first semester of enrollment; with voice department permission, they may take specific exams for a second time in their second semester of enrollment. For any exam not passed, students must pass the appropriate Jacobs School of Music diction course with a grade of C or higher.

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

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Performer Diploma

Admission
A regular departmental performance audition equivalent to a high Master of Music graduation level is required. If admission to the program is by audio recording, a live audition must be successfully completed before registration for a subsequent semester of enrollment.

A candidate must hold a U. S. high school diploma or the equivalent. Students with conservatory backgrounds are considered to be doing graduate-level work in the Performer Diploma program, although they might be designated by the university as undergraduates.

Performance study
Major-level lessons each semester.

Ensemble
Each semester. Piano Students: X002 Piano Accompanying (2cr.) each semester.

Chamber music
Instrumental students:
F450 Chamber Music /F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.) each semester except Summer Session II. Harp students: F549 Elements of Harp Ensemble Performance (1 cr.) each semester.

Music courses
6 credit hours of courses in music on the undergraduate or graduate level for which the student has the necessary prerequisites, such as music theory, music history, conducting, music education, or opera workshop. Courses selected must be approved by the director of graduate studies.

Recital
611 Performer Diploma Recital (0 cr.) approved according to the hearing procedures for Master of Music recitals.

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Artist Diploma

Admission
To be admitted, students must be at a performance level equivalent to acceptance into a major international competition. Candidates are admitted conditionally to the Artist Diploma program of the Jacobs School of Music through regular departmental audition procedures. For students new to the Jacobs School of Music, this departmental audition takes place during the regular audition times. For current Jacobs School of Music students, this departmental audition must take place in the semester before the one in which the student wishes to begin the program.

Students recommended by departmental audition must be heard in a School-wide audition by the Artist Diploma Committee of the Jacobs School of Music for final approval. For students new to the Jacobs School of Music, this audition must take place in the first semester of enrollment. For current Jacobs School of Music students, this audition must take place in the semester before the one in which the student wishes to begin the program.

Admission to this program does not require a high school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma, but one of these must be earned before the Artist Diploma can be granted.

Performance study
Major-level lessons each semester.

Ensemble
Each semester. Piano Students: X002 Piano Accompanying (2 cr.) each semester.

Chamber music
Instrumental students: F450 Chamber Music /F550 Chamber Music (1 cr.) each semester except Summer Session II. Harp students: F549 Elements of Harp Ensemble Perfomance (1 cr.) each semester

Music courses
6 credit hours of courses in music on the undergraduate or graduate level for which the student has the necessary prerequisites, such as music theory, music history, conducting, music education, or opera workshop. Courses selected must be approved by the director of graduate studies.

Recitals
Instrumental students: I911 Artist Diploma Recital (0-0-0 cr.; one concerto must be included as one of the solo recitals); I921 Artist Diploma Chamber Music recital (0 cr.). Voice students: I911 Artist Diploma Recital (0-0-0-0 cr.).

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Performer Diploma in Professional Opera Studies

The Jacobs School of Music is not currently admitting students to this program.

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Curricula for Graduate Degrees in Music

Requests for deviation from department, program, or school requirements may be granted only by written approval from the respective chairperson, director, or dean (or their respective administrative representative). Disposition at each level is final. Double majors at the master’s level may be considered if all requirements within each major field are met.

Brass
Choral Conducting
Composition
Computer Music Composition
Early Music
Guitar
Harp
Instrumental Conducting
Jazz Studies
Music Education
Music Theory
Musicology
Organ
Organ and Church Music
Percussion
Piano
Strings
Voice
Wind Conducting
Woodwinds
Woodwinds (Multiple)

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Curricula for Music-Related Graduate Degrees

Master of Arts and Master of Library Science;
    Master of Music and Master of Library Science

Master of Science in Music, Stage Direction for Opera

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