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Jacobs School of Music
2007-2009
Academic Bulletin

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Regulations and Procedures

Academic Regulations
Academic Standing—Undergraduate
Academic Standing—Graduate
Individual Studio Study and Performance-Related Policies
Performer's Certificate
Outside Instruction and Performance
Official Dress
Use of School of Music Instruments
Check List

Academic Regulations

Academic Conduct
Change of Degree Requirements
Grades
Addition of Courses
Withdrawal from Courses
Incompletes and Deferred Grades
FNN and FN Grades
Pass/Fail Option
Extended-X Policy
Change of Grade and Grade Appeal
Absences
Minimum and Maximum Semester Load
Correspondence Study
Audit Policy

Academic Conduct

All students at Indiana University are responsible for knowing the rules governing academic conduct in the Indiana University Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct. Code procedures for the Bloomington campus are available at http://dsa.indiana.edu/Code/index1.html. The rules about academic honesty are important for everyone, but students who are new to the education system in the United States should be especially sure to read and understand them because the expectations here may be different from those to which they are accustomed.

Each student is expected to adhere to high professional, ethical, and academic standards, and the Jacobs School of Music may dismiss from its programs any student who fails to do so. In general, it is assumed that all academic work (such as papers, essays, quizzes, tests, oral reports, projects, compositions, dissertations, documents, and performances) is a student's original work. Collaboration is sometimes permitted for certain assignments in some courses. Students should always make certain that they understand what an instructor expects for a particular assignment. It is also assumed that material borrowed or quoted from other sources (including from books, articles, the Web, and elsewhere) will be acknowledged and cited.

The penalties for cheating are severe, and can include dismissal from the university. Students with questions about the rules are welcome to ask the directors of undergraduate or graduate studies.

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Change of Degree Requirements

Each student is subject to the degree requirements outlined in the current Jacobs School of Music Bulletin. When new requirements are introduced after a student has matriculated, the student may elect to observe either the requirements in force at the date of matriculation or those most recently established by the Jacobs School of Music.

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Grades

The official grading system of Indiana University is as follows:

A+ or A 4.0
A– 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B– 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C– 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D– 0.7
F 0.0

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No course may be added after the normal schedule adjustment period of a semester unless the instructor and department chairperson of the course give signed approval and the course addition is approved by the dean of the school in which the student is enrolled.

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Withdrawal from Courses

Withdrawals made before the end of the first week of classes will not appear on a student's permanent internal record. After the first week of classes, withdrawals are automatically marked W until the university automatic W deadline. After the automatic W deadline, withdrawal is permitted only if the instructor and dean of the student's school approve the request on the basis of urgent, documented reasons relating to the student's health or equivalent distress. The desire to avoid a low grade is not an acceptable reason for withdrawal from a course. If a student withdraws with the consent of the instructor and the dean, the grade in the course shall be W if the work is passing and F if the work is not passing. The grade will be recorded on the date of withdrawal. Failure to complete a course without an authorized withdrawal will result in the grade of FNN or FN.

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Incompletes and Deferred Grades

If a student is not in attendance during the last two or three weeks of a semester, the instructor may report a grade of I (indicating the work is satisfactory at the end of the semester but has not been completed) if the instructor has reason to believe the absence was beyond the student's control; if not, the instructor shall record a grade of FN. In addition, a student may not enroll in a course in which the student has received a grade of Incomplete, except in performance, chamber music, and ensemble.

It is the responsibility of the student who has incurred the grade of Incomplete in any course to fulfill the requirements of that course within one calendar year from the date on which the Incomplete is recorded. The student is expected to complete all necessary work in time for the instructor to assign a regular grade before the expiration of this time period. If this is impossible because of circumstances clearly beyond the student's control, it is the student's responsibility to petition the instructor for an extension of time. Every Incomplete is changed to F at the end of one year unless a grade is assigned during that year.

The grade of R is used in courses such as research courses and recitals in which completion of the work of the course is not necessarily required at the end of the semester.

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FNN and FN Grades

The grade of FNN is given to students who have never attended. The grade of FN is given to students who stopped attending, to distinguish the grade from the F awarded for poor performance. The instructor must provide on the electronic grade roster the last date of documented class attendance or participation when awarding the FN grade.

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Pass/Fail Option

Under certain circumstances an undergraduate student in good standing (not on probation) may enroll in up to eight elective courses to be taken with a grade of P (Pass) or F (Fail) during the four years of the undergraduate program. A student may take two courses per academic year on the Pass/Fail option. An academic year begins with the first day of the fall semester and ends with the last day of the second summer session.

If a student elects the Pass/Fail option in a course, the Office of the Registrar will convert the final grade to either P (grade of A, B, C, or D) or F (grade of F). The grade of P indicates satisfactory work in fulfillment of degree requirements, but it is not computed in the grade point average. The grade of F is included in determining grade point averages.

No courses with a MUS or an EDUC prefix can be taken on a Pass/Fail basis by music majors. B.M.E. students may use Pass/Fail courses only for general education requirements except for ENG W131 Elementary Composition I and CMCL C121 Public Speaking or their approved substitutes. B.M. and B.S. students may use Pass/Fail courses only as free electives; they may not use Pass/Fail courses to meet stated degree requirements. Once the Pass/Fail option request has been processed, the decision cannot be reversed. The deadline for filing Pass/Fail option requests is the end of the fourth week of the semester or two weeks into a summer session. The Pass/Fail option is not available to graduate or diploma students.

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Extended-X Policy

Undergraduate students may petition for a grade substitution under the amended FX (Extended-X) policy. Undergraduate students may retake a course for which they received a grade below an A during the first 45 hours of course work. A student may exercise this option for no more than three courses, totaling no more than 10 credits. A student may use this option only once for a given course. The student's transcript shall record both grades. For the course retaken, only the second grade shall be counted in the determination of the student's grade point average (GPA). Any GPA calculated in accord with this policy is marked with an asterisk denoting that a lower grade has been replaced by a second grade in the course. In the Jacobs School of Music, performance study at the 400 level, master class (I500), and ensemble (X0—) are ineligible for this type of grade petition.

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Change of Grade and Grade Appeal

No grade may be changed after six calendar months from the date of the last day of final examinations. Grade appeals in the Jacobs School of Music are considered by the Academic Fairness Committee; there is no further appeal outside the School. A student must submit a grade appeal in writing to the Associate Dean for Instruction no later than four weeks after the grade is awarded.

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Absences

Illness is usually the only acceptable excuse for absence from class and must be officially confirmed. A student's excessive absence is reported by the instructor to the dean of students.

A student who misses a final examination and who has a passing grade up to that time may be given a grade of Incomplete if the instructor has reason to believe that the absence was beyond the student's control.

Every effort is made to avoid time conflicts between School of Music classes and performances. However, if a student is required to participate in performances or other activities officially sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music that coincide with classes or examinations within the school, the instructors involved will be informed in advance and asked to make some accommodation for the student. Consideration for professional opportunities not sponsored by the Jacobs School of Music is at the sole discretion of the instructor.

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Minimum and Maximum Semester Load

Undergraduate Students
Undergraduates in the Jacobs School of Music are not permitted to enroll in fewer than 12 credit hours or more than 17 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters (more than 8 during the summer session) exclusive of major ensemble (2 credits), except with special permission from the director of undergraduate studies. A student in good standing may petition the director of undergraduate studies to enroll in more than 17 credit hours. Only in very exceptional cases shall the total carried exceed 20 credit hours

Graduate Students
In the fall or spring semester, graduate degree students must enroll in a minimum of 8 credit hours, and diploma students and visiting students must enroll in a minimum of 9 credit hours (including ensemble). In the summer session, the minimum number of credit hours is 4 for all master’s or diploma students and 3 for all doctoral students. Students petitioning for exceptions to these credit hour restrictions must present documentary evidence to the director of graduate studies.

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Correspondence Study

A student may earn some credit toward an undergraduate degree by enrolling in correspondence courses. Students admitted to the Jacobs School of Music must have courses approved by the director of music undergraduate studies before enrolling in them.

Information about distance learning course offerings can be obtained from the School of Continuing Studies, Owen Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

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Audit Policy

The Jacobs School of Music of Indiana University has a long tradition of openness in its performing and academic activities. Students and visitors to the campus may benefit from opportunities to attend lectures, rehearsals, lessons, or other activities. These activities may range from informal observation for a limited number of sessions to the following regulations:

Permission to observe classes informally is at the discretion of the supervising teacher. Limitations in seating capacity may make it impossible to include auditors or observers. Permission to audit formally (i.e., with registration and fees) is primarily the responsibility of the supervising teacher, but is subject to the following regulations:

  1. Students may not register as auditors for any class that involves class participation. This includes classes in sight singing, ear training and keyboard, instrumental techniques, ballet, and others. To determine if a class falls under this provision, the student should consult the chair of the department in which the class is given.
  2. Students may register as auditors for music performance classes (applied music), but they will not be counted as part of the faculty load, and they will not perform themselves.
    To observe or audit a lesson, students must have permission not only from the supervising teacher, but also from the student whose lesson is being heard.
  3. Formal auditing or informal observation of classes is not intended as preparation for exemption or proficiency tests. Permission to observe or audit a class may be denied by the supervising faculty member on this basis.
  4. Music majors may not audit graduate review courses in music theory. They may audit graduate review courses in music history and literature if they have no more opportunities remaining to take the graduate entering proficiency examinations.
  5. Official audit status for a class requires the approval of the professor in charge. When approval is obtained, the student enrolls during the schedule adjustment period.
  6. No class that has been officially audited may be used towards degree credit of any kind in the Jacobs School of Music unless: (a) the student passes a validation examination and any other requirements of the course under the supervision of the professor teaching the course, (b) the student has met any prerequisites for the course (to be verified by the approving faculty member), and (c) the student pays full tuition for the course.

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Academic Standing—Undergraduate

Students are in good standing in the Jacobs School of Music if they are admitted to a music degree or diploma program, if they are making satisfactory progress toward that degree, and if they are not on academic probation.

Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Dismissal
Class Standing

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Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Dismissal

An undergraduate student will receive an academic warning after any semester in which

  1. the student does not achieve a satisfactory grade in a music theory or music history course (D– or C, depending on the course); or
  2. the student fails to achieve a passing grade in any required secondary piano course, either by not enrolling or by earning the grade of F; or
  3. the student completes fewer than the required 14 credit hours (including ensemble) in the fall or spring semesters.

An undergraduate student will be placed on academic probation after any semester in which

  1. the student's semester or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0; or
  2. the student receives a grade of F or does not enroll in a major ensemble; or
  3. the student receives a grade of F or does not enroll in the major area of study; or
  4. the student receives a grade of F in a core course for the second time; or
  5. the student receives grades of F in two or more music courses in one semester.

A student who has had two consecutive semesters of academic problems may also be placed on academic probation, at the recommendation of the director of undergraduate studies. To be removed from academic probation, a student must meet the terms specified by the Jacobs School of Music. Students on academic probation are not eligible for financial aid from the Jacobs School of Music.

An undergraduate student will be subject to dismissal from the school when

  1. the student's semester GPA falls below 1.0; or
  2. the student does not fulfill the terms of academic probation; or
  3. the student engages in an act of academic misconduct; or
  4. the student fails, in the judgment of the director of undergraduate studies, to make satisfactory progress toward the degree.

The Jacobs School of Music considers petitions for readmission from students who have been dismissed.

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Class Standing

Class standing is based on the number of credit hours successfully completed: freshman, fewer than 27 credit hours; sophomore, 27 to 55 credit hours; junior, 56 to 85 credit hours; and senior, 86 or more credit hours.

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Academic Standing—Graduate

Students are in good standing in the Jacobs School of Music if they are admitted to a music degree or diploma program, if they are making satisfactory progress toward that degree, and if they are not on academic probation.

Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Dismissal
Application for Graduate Degrees or Diplomas

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Academic Warning, Academic Probation, and Dismissal

A graduate or diploma student will receive an academic warning after any semester in which

  1. the student's semester GPA (grade point average) falls below 3.00; or
  2. the student receives a grade below B in major ensemble; or
  3. the student receives a grade below B in a course required for the major field; or
  4. the student completes fewer than the number of credits required for his or her academic program; or
  5. the student receives an unsatisfactory grade in a review course taken to satisfy a proficiency requirement; or

A graduate or diploma student will be placed on academic probation after any semester in which

  1. the student receives academic warning letters in consecutive semesters; or
  2. the student's cumulative GPA (representative of at least two semesters) falls below 3.00; or
  3. the student receives a grade of F in a major ensemble; or
  4. the student receives a grade of F in a course required for the major field; or
  5. the student accumulates two or more unsatisfactory grades in review courses taken to satisfy a proficiency requirement.

To be removed from academic probation, a student must meet the terms specified by the Jacobs School of Music. Students on academic probation are not eligible for financial aid from the Jacobs School of Music.

A graduate or diploma student will be subject to dismissal from the school when

  1. the student receives an academic warning while on probation; or
  2. the student is subject to probation a second time while already on probation; or
  3. the student's semester GPA falls below 2.00; or
  4. the student fails for a second time to achieve a satisfactory grade in the same review course taken to satisfy a proficiency requirement; or
  5. the student fails to complete all proficiency requirements and departmental prerequisites within five semesters' enrollment as a doctoral student; or
  6. the student does not fulfill the terms of academic probation; or
  7. the student engages in an act of academic misconduct; or
  8. the student fails, in the judgment of the director of graduate studies, to make satisfactory progress toward the degree.

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Application for Graduate Degrees or Diplomas

All candidates for graduate advanced degrees or diplomas (except for the M.A., M.A.T., and Ph.D., which are applied for in the University Graduate School) must complete an application for graduation no later than the third week of the semester in which they expect to graduate. Forms are available in the music undergraduate and graduate offices.

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Individual Studio Study and Performance-Related Policies

Assignments for Music Studio Study and Lessons
Examinations and Goals in Performance

Assignments for Music Studio Study and Lessons

The dean of the Jacobs School of Music assigns students to teachers for the entire semester on the basis of student requests and teacher availability. While the Jacobs School of Music makes every effort to honor teacher preferences, it cannot guarantee specific studio assignments. The assignment takes place during the first week of classes of each semester for students who have not preregistered for a particular teacher. Such preregistration is accomplished only with the written authorization of the requested teacher.

Studio instruction (performance/composition) in individual lessons or a combination of individual and small group lessons is at the discretion of the teacher. Students ordinarily receive one lesson each week of classes during the semester. A student who cannot attend a scheduled lesson is required to notify the teacher at least 24 hours before the beginning of the lesson; otherwise, except for illness immediately prior to a lesson, the student forfeits the right to a make-up lesson. Students absent without excuse from more than three lessons in any one studio course during a semester fail in that course, but their lessons are not discontinued. Lessons missed by the teacher are made up at the mutual convenience of the student and teacher.

Practice time is assigned on a weekly basis. The student is expected to practice a minimum of three hours a week for each hour of credit and is assigned this amount of time in Jacobs School of Music practice rooms, as space allows. To secure an assigned practice time, a student should complete an application for practice room assignment; this application is available at the practice room supervisor's desk. Application for practice time should be made each semester as soon as the student completes semester registration. All practice room applications are due Friday of the first week of classes. Assignments are available from the practice room supervisor during the second week of classes.

Any student taking a music performance course during a fall or spring semester must enroll for at least two hours of credit in that performance course. B.M.E. students in the semester of student teaching are exempt.

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Examinations and Goals in Performance

Level of Achievement
Each student taking performance courses must make satisfactory progress each semester as determined by the various examinations in performance.

Upper-Division Examination
The purpose of the upper-division examination is to assess the undergraduate student's general progress and to determine continuation in the chosen curriculum. The examination is administered, usually in the last week of classes, at the end of the fourth semester of study or, for transfer students, at the end of a semester to be determined by the instructor/department. Students who have a valid reason to postpone the examination may petition the director of undergraduate studies of the Jacobs School of Music. The exam should not be postponed past the time when an estimated four semesters of degree work remain to be completed.

A committee composed of the student's major department faculty members (in some cases including a Jacobs School of Music administrator) administers the examination and makes recommendations for the student's junior and senior years of study. A written report of the committee's comments is compiled in the Office of Undergraduate Studies and furnished to the student after the upper-division examination.

Bachelor of Music Education and Composition majors have a departmental examination in addition to the performance portion of the exam. Ballet and Recording Arts majors have only a departmental examination. Jazz studies majors have a departmental examination, with the student’s performance instructor included as part of the examining committee.

Each student who is studying performance is graded on the upper-division examination, and this grade is the final grade for the semester’s work in the principal performance field. The student’s teacher gives two grades, one for the semester’s work and one for the performance at the examination; every other member of the committee gives one grade for the examination. The student’s final grade is the average of all these grades.


Other Examinations in Music Performance Courses
The student should check with the relevant performance faculty for specific information on the scheduling of exams, the constitution of the hearing committee, and grading procedures. Examinations by a committee composed of the student's teacher and two other members usually are held as follows:

B.M. majors in performance: end of semester I for all performance areas except string and woodwind majors, who have examinations at the end of semester II. The upper-division examination and junior and senior recital hearings constitute examinations for second, third, and fourth years.

B.M.E. concentrations, B.S. concentrations, and B.M. composition majors and jazz studies majors: semester II. The upper-division examination and the senior recital constitute examinations for the second and fourth years.

Non-music majors in elective performance (undergraduates and graduates): each semester.

Music majors in secondary performance, master's degree students with an outside area in performance, doctoral minors who have not completed qualifying examinations: semester II.

Master's degree majors: no examinations (graduate recital only).

It is the prerogative of the teacher to ask for a committee examination of any student who is making doubtful progress in the curriculum.

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Recitals

Location
Recitals must take place in public spaces in Bloomington, announced to and open to the public. Exceptionally, with the approval of a student’s doctoral advisory committee and the director of graduate studies, one doctoral recital may be performed out of town if attended in person, at the expense of the student, by the faculty member(s) who would ordinarily be present.

Date
Recitals ordinarily take place during the fall or spring semesters according to deadlines specified in the scheduling policies. Recitals may take place during the second summer session if a hearing can be arranged and if faculty members are available to attend the recital.

Hearing
A pre-recital hearing is required for all undergraduate, master's and performer diploma recitals, except for composition recitals. At the discretion of the faculty, other recitals may also be given a hearing. A hearing must be scheduled so that it can be completed and the recital performed within the published deadlines; it is the student's responsibility to arrange a hearing and to meet the deadlines. Students may perform a hearing in the summer with the approval of the department chair if faculty members are available. A hearing is valid for 60 days.

Repertory
Recital repertory is subject to approval by a student’s teacher or committee following any guidelines published by the department. Appropriate repertory for chamber music recitals is specified by departments. Recital repertory may not be repeated for degree or diploma credit.

Grading
The grade for an undergraduate, master’s, performer diploma, or doctoral minor recital is assigned by the teacher, who hears the recital in person. An organ recital grade is based on a recital hearing, and a composition recital grade is based on an average of the grades of the faculty members who attend the recital. A jazz recital grade is based on an average of the grades of Jazz Studies Department faculty members who attend the recital and the teacher with whom the student is enrolled in performance study.

Artist Diploma recitals are attended and graded in person by the three members of a student’s AD committee. If a committee member is unable to attend, he or she and the student must arrange for a substitute from inside or outside the major department, as appropriate.

Doctoral recitals are ordinarily attended and graded in person by the three members of a student’s doctoral advisory committee. The chair must hear the recital in person; exceptionally, in consultation beforehand with the committee chair and the student, a committee member may arrange for a departmental substitute, or to hear a recording of the recital. Recordings, when used, are available in the Music Library.

All recital grades are reported in writing to the director of undergraduate or graduate studies.

Recording
Doctoral and Artist Diploma recitals must be recorded by the Department of Recording Arts for the Music Library when they take place in a Jacobs School of Music venue. A recording of equivalent quality must be provided to the Music Library by the student when a Doctoral or Artist Diploma recital is performed in a non-Music School venue.

Assisting performers
Recitals may include the participation of no more than 13 assisting performers and a conductor. All must be available for a hearing, if required. Participation by assisting performers must not interfere with their lessons, ensemble assignments or academic responsibilities. Chamber music credit is available to the assisting performers only if they have registered and arranged specifically for that credit. Special rules apply to conducting, composition, and jazz studies recitals that use Jacobs School of Music ensembles or specially-assembled groups; consult the appropriate department for information.

Length
The following are the minimum and maximum number of minutes of music for the categories of recitals indicated:


Minimum Maximum
Junior (general)
  Brass
  Voice
Senior (general)
  Brass
  Composition*
  Jazz Studies
  Voice
Concentration (general)
  Piano
  Woodwinds
M.M. (general)
  Brass
  Choral Conducting
  Composition*
  Jazz Studies
  Voice
D.M. (general)
  Brass
  Choral Conducting
  Composition*
  Piano
  Piano Final
  Woodwinds
Graduate Minor (general)
  Piano
P.D. (general)
  Piano
  Voice
A.D.
40
30
30
50
40
30
50
40
25
35
40
50
40
20
30
50
40
40
30
40
45
50
75
50
25
35
50
40
40
40
50
40
50
60
50
60
60
50
50
50
50
60
50
30
60
60
50
60
50
75
60
60
75
60
50
50
60
50
60
60


*For composition students: Student's own compositions for various media written during residency, with the student participating as a performer or conductor in at least one work.

For students in computer music composition: Student's own compositions for electronic/ computer-generated tape alone, tape with instrument(s), interactive live electronics, or multimedia works with substantial electronic/computer music component.

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Performer's Certificate

Undergraduate students, master’s students, and Performer Diploma students are eligible for the Performer’s Certificate, which is awarded as a special recognition of musical understanding and technical proficiency demonstrated in recital. Award of the Performer’s Certificate is a three-step process involving the hearing, the recital, and a special hearing by the All-Faculty Performer’s Certificate Committee. Each of the three steps must take place during a fall or spring semester. Details are available in the undergraduate office. The following procedures are to be observed:

  1. The student is initially nominated for the Performer’s Certificate at the recital hearing which must be attended by at least three faculty members. Based on the number present, the necessary number of positive votes to be nominated for a Performer’s Certificate is shown in parentheses: 3(2), 4(3), 5(4), 6(4), 7(5), 8(6), 9(6), 10(7), 11(8), 12(8), 13(9), 14(10), 15(10), 16(11), 17(12), 18(12), 19(13), 20(14), 21(14).
  2. The required quorum for attendance at the recital is five faculty members or one-half of the faculty members of the particular performance study department, whichever is larger. The student, performance instructor, and department chair should consult to be sure that the recital is scheduled at a time when the required quorum can be met. The chair of the student’s department has the responsibility to assemble the faculty committee in consultation with the performance instructor. Based on the number present, the necessary number of positive votes to be nominated for a special hearing by the All-Faculty Performer’s Certificate Committee is shown in parentheses: 5(4), 6(4), 7(5), 8(6), 9(6), 10(7), 11(8), 12(8), 13(9), 14(10), 15(10), 16(11), 17(12), 18(12), 19(13), 20(14), 21(14).
  3. If the recital quorum is met and the vote is positive, the student’s department chair should notify the undergraduate office as soon as possible of the number of faculty present and the results of their vote. The chair should also instruct the student to go to the undergraduate office immediately to schedule the special hearing.
  4. The regular size of the All-Faculty Performer’s Certificate Committee is seven members; the required quorum at the special hearing is five members. Based on the number present, the number of positive votes required to award the Performer’s Certificate is shown in parentheses: 5(4), 6(4), 7(5). The special hearing is scheduled for half an hour. The student selects the music for the first ten minutes, and the chairperson of the committee, in consultation with other committee members, chooses the repertoire for the remaining time.
  5. At the special hearing, the student must be prepared to perform the entire recital program (the same program as the recital); if other performers were involved in the recital, the same performers must be present at the special hearing. The student is most strongly advised not to schedule the recital within the last two weeks of the semester. If the student is nominated at a recital taking place after the Sunday that precedes the second-to-last week of classes, the special hearing cannot take place during that semester. If the special hearing is thus delayed to the following (spring or fall) semester, the requirement that the student be prepared to perform the same recital with the same performers still stands.

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Outside Instruction and Performance

Students are not permitted to use state property for private enterprises such as the teaching of lessons in university buildings.

Students are encouraged to consult with their faculty instructors before accepting an appearance as a soloist on public programs or before participating in music ensembles outside the Jacobs School of Music.

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Official Dress

The official dress for public performances of Jacobs School of Music ensembles is as follows: black tuxedo, white shirt, black bow tie, black shoes, and black socks for men; solid long-sleeved black blouses, floor-length black skirts or black dress slacks, black shoes, and no jewelry for women. The Jacobs School of Music requires that students own concert attire by the beginning of the academic year. Certain ensembles specify other types of attire and make this known at the beginning of each semester.

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Use of School of Music Instruments

School instruments are available only to students enrolled in Jacobs School of Music courses, e.g., ensemble or performance lessons. Rental and deposit may be charged as approved by the Indiana University Board of Trustees. Non–music students must pay a rental fee.

The Jacobs School of Music cannot give exclusive use of an instrument to one individual. Thus instruments may be assigned for use by more than one person. For this reason, each instrument must be kept in the locker assigned to that instrument when not in use.

A prescribed method of sign-out and return of instruments is essential to their efficient use. Failure to follow sign-out or return procedures subject the student to a minimum fine of $30 plus $1 per day until the student is released of responsibility.

Instruments are assigned for a specific period of time, which is never to extend beyond the last day of classes each semester. Students needing an instrument after the last day of classes must obtain special permission from the Instrumental Rental Office or be subject to the fine policy.

A student using a school-owned instrument is responsible for the care of the instrument; any damage incurred, other than the usual wear, is the responsibility of the student. Repairs are made by the university and charged to the student.

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Check List

Students who have not returned equipment, music, instruments, keys, locks, etc., to the Music Facilities Office or other appropriate area by the designated date are fined and placed on the checklist. A student on the check list may not register in the following semester, receive honorable dismissal to enter another institution, or obtain a degree. If the item is not returned, the student is charged for its value plus necessary fines to cover administrative expenses. The cost of a complete lock change, made necessary by the loss of a key or failure to return a key, is charged to the student. A fine is charged for late return of keys. Locks are changed one week after the deadline for return of keys.

Students who are dismissed from the Jacobs School of Music will also be placed on the check list and not allowed to register for future semesters until admitted by another academic unit at Indiana University.

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