INFORMATION FOR CURRENT MUSIC STUDENTS
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Music Scholarship Application Form for new scholarship applicants
Scholarship Renewal Application for current scholarship recipients
Student Recital Entry Form
in order to perform on the semester Music Student Recital, your applied music teacher must sign the Music Student Recital Entry Form.
Room Reservation Request
To request time in Stem Concert Hall, Recital Hall, Orchestra Rehearsal Room, Theory Classroom, or the Performance (Movement and Dance) Classroom, you must submit a Room/Hall Reservation Request Form.
Applied Instructor Evaluation
Students enrolled in an applied music course should complete and return an Applied Instructor Evaluation Form at the end of each semester.
INFORMATION Fast Facts for Music Majors A brief description of some primary policies and procedures for students majoring in music. IU Southeast Bulletin View and/or download the latest Bulletin. Print free staff paper in various formats. NPR's Classical Music News Feed. NPR's Jazz News Feed. NPR's Pop Music News Feed. New York Times' Classical Music News. Blog: Musical Perceptions. Sequenza21: The Classical Music Community Blog: Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise.
Fast Facts for Music Majors
A brief description of some primary policies and procedures for students majoring in music.
IU Southeast Bulletin
View and/or download the latest Bulletin.
Print free staff paper in various formats.
NPR's Classical Music News Feed.
NPR's Jazz News Feed.
NPR's Pop Music News Feed.
New York Times' Classical Music News.
Blog: Musical Perceptions.
Sequenza21: The Classical Music Community
Blog: Alex Ross: The Rest is Noise.
The following information and forms pertain to current music students at IU Southeast.
SPRING 2013 PERFORMANCE CLASS SCHEDULE
All students majoring in music at IU Southeast are required to complete 7 semesters of MUS-X 095 Performance Class with a grade of "S" in order to graduate. Students working on a second degree ( please note, a second degree is not a double major) or transferring into IUS with substantial college music credits may have that requirement adjusted depending on their class status in music, but this is a faculty decision. All music majors are encouraged to participate at any time. The course is listed for 0 credits only so that students do not have to pay for the course. Nevertheless, grades in the class will appear on your transcripts and both the faculty and dean will require completion of the requirement prior to graduation. Students cannot enroll in more than two Performance Class sections per semester. Only one section of Performance Class will be offered during the summer.
Students must attend at least 4 of the scheduled 8 performance class sessions listed below.
Instrumental Performance majors and Vocal Performance majors are required to perform at least once during the semester. All other music majors are invited to perform and/or present technology or music-business projects. Students wishing to perform during a Performance Class session must send an e-mail to Dr. Goldstein at least one week before the desired class date.
Students are responsible for signing the Attendance Sheet at each session they attend. Arriving late or leaving early will be considered non-attendance unless you have an excused reason.
Attendance at 4 of the Performance Class sessions is only half the requirement to pass the course. Students must also attend 6 professional or college level concerts and present the ticket stubs and concert programs to Dr. Goldstein NO LATER THAN THURSDAY, APRIL 25 at 5:00p.m.
Topics for each class will be announced at a later date, but performances are welcome during any/all of the sessions listed below.
PERFORMANCE CLASS SCHEDULE
All Performance Class sessions take place in the Recital Hall unless otherwise noted.
Tuesday classes meet from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FEBRUARY 13 - Wednesday
FEBRUARY 26 - Tuesday
MARCH 6 - Wednesday
MARCH 19 - Tuesday
APRIL 3 - Wednesday
APRIL 9 - Tuesday
APRIL 16 - Tuesday
APRIL 17 - Wednesday
The IU Southeast Music History Research Award is a newly designed prize intended to honor superlative writing and research. This award shall be presented each spring to the student whose paper is deemed to be of exceptional quality in terms of research, construction, and originality. Such a paper would need to go above and beyond the regular criteria expected of an undergraduate student work.
Guidelines and Criteria:
For more information, contact Dr. Ann Glazer Niren.
This is not intended to be a complete list of policies and procedures. Students should also consult the Music Student Handbook, the Indiana University Southeast Bulletin, and their academic and music advisors.
Course Requirements for your Major/Concentration – The list of courses required for your major will be found in the IU Southeast Bulletin current at the time you were admitted to the music program. For example, if you were admitted to IUS/music in 2001 you will find your course requirements in that Bulletin. If you were admitted to IUS in 2001 but not admitted to IUS/music until 2002 your requirements for academics will be in the 2001 Bulletin and requirements for music courses will be listed in the 2002 Bulletin. Generally, you will adhere to the requirements in your Bulletin. Should courses be discontinued or the curriculum altered in some way that is helpful to you the music faculty may choose to make some exceptions for you, but this is a faculty decision. Advice and information from student colleagues may not be correct since they may have entered under a different Bulletin. Always see your faculty advisor if you have a question.
Music Programs traditionally have requirements in addition to the list of courses you need to study. These specific Music Major Requirements are explained below.
Performance Class (X095) — All music majors must pass 7 semesters of this course in order to graduate (exceptions may be made for students acquiring a second degree or students who transfer to IUS with substantial college music credits). This is a 0 credit course, so you do not have to pay tuition for it. However, it is required. The specific requirement of the class is attendance at 4 Performance Classes and attendance at 6 concerts in which you are not a performer (no pop music concerts). Typically, eight different Performance Classes are scheduled through the semester (four on Tuesday's from 4-5 PM and four on Wednesdays from 12:20-1:10) from which you may select 4 to attend. Performance majors must perform a minimum of once per semester. Others are encouraged to perform or present projects. The schedule of classes will be posted early each semester. Students should save programs and ticket stubs from the concerts they attend and hand them in to Dr. Goldstein at the end of the semester.
Ensemble — All music majors are required to participate in major university ensembles for 4 credit hours and 3 additional semesters at 0 credit hours (Exceptions to the additional 0 credit requirement may be made for students acquiring a second degree or students who transfer to IUS with substantial college music credits). You are welcome and encouraged, of course, to participate in additional semesters or for multiple ensembles. If you are a pianist or guitarist and there is no ensemble for your instrument or if you are a tech or business concentration student and your instrumental skills are not appropriate for orchestra or one of the bands, you must participate in one of the choirs. There is no alternative service. All students must perform in an ensemble. Guitar Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble are not considered "major" ensembles. performance in Guitar Ensemble or Percussion Ensemble does not count toward fulfilling the ensemble requirement.
Ensembles for credit — X040 — Orchestra, Brass Band, Concert Band / X070 — Concert Choir and Community Chorus
Ensembles for 0 credit — X001 — there is a section for each ensemble mentioned above
Gateway Exam — All music majors must pass a Gateway Exam prior to registering for 400 level music classes. Students should sign up for these exams during Jury Week. Sign up for two adjacent jury times but please check with Drs. Goldstein and Stem as well as your major applied music instructor (e.g. Mr. Haertel for music tech/production majors) to ensure that they are available for that particular time.
Performance majors – extended jury during which faculty will also ask the student theory and history questions related to the repertoire presented.
Composition Majors – portfolio review including questions relating to theory, history, style, and instrumentation.
Sound Engineering Majors – portfolio review including questions that relate to production decisions to theory, history, genre or style.
Music Business Majors – extended jury including a formal interview related to business interests and experiences as well as an essay of no less than 500 words detailing area of interest in music business.
Senior Recitals and Senior Projects — All music majors have a capstone project that relates to their concentration. These should be completed in the senior year.
Performance Majors – Senior Recital. Recitals should include at least 50 minutes of actual performing time. You must schedule a Recital Hearing in the Recital Hall 3 weeks prior to the formal recital date. Your applied music instructor must be available for this hearing. The faculty will hear the recital in its entirety but in an informal setting. You should have a draft of your program notes prepared for the Hearing. You cannot give your recital until you pass the Recital Hearing. The Recital will be juried by a panel of 3 music faculty, including your major applied instructor. You are responsible for preparing the program, all PR, all invitations, as well as a reception should you want one. Students are responsible for finding their own accompanists.
Composition for the Concert Stage – You will produce a CD of your entire portfolio of compositions - a minimum of 32 minutes (about 8 minutes of music per semester of composition study) that you worked on during your study at IUS. The CD recording can contain recorded performances of your work, MIDI representations, or a combination of the two. One large orchestral, band, or choral work must be part of the portfolio. Composition students are required to present an analysis of one work at a Performance Class as part of their Capstone Project.
Composition for Film & Media – You will produce a CD of your entire portfolio of compositions - a minimum of 20 minutes (8 minutes of music per semester of study) that you worked on during your study at IUS, and at least one project that highlights composition with Film and/or other media. Composition students are required to present an analysis of one work at a Performance Class as part of their Capstone Project.
Sound Engineering – Students will produce a CD portfolio of at least 5 recorded and edited works that represents diverse styles and instrumentation. All students must have at least one classical work on the CD. In addition to compiling the CD, students will be required to write a paper (minimum 5 pages) that describes, in detail, the process and technologies used for recording and editing each work represented on the CD. Finally, students will be required to present their CD portfolio at a performance class (maximum allowed time: 30 minutes).
Music Business – Completed paper that is a business or marketing plan or similar project related to your internship. Please see the Music Business advisor for approval of the topic.
Advising — The School of Arts & Letters, of which the Music Dept is a part, now has its own academic advisor, Greg Roberts. He will have an office in Knobview Hall beginning this fall semester. Music majors should advise with him on general academic subjects and advise with either Dr. Goldstein, Dr. Stem, or Mr. Haertel with regard to music classes. It is required that students advise with these faculty and staff prior to registration each semester or, at a minimum, annually if they have received information for the entire academic year.
Instrumental/Vocal Performance and Pre-Music Therapy majors – advise with Dr. Goldstein
Music Business and Sound Engineering majors – advise with Mr. Haertel
Composition majors — advise with Dr. Stem
In your senior year, in the semester prior to graduation, you will need to advise with the Dean of the School of Arts & Letters, Dr. Earley, in order to ensure that you have completed all requirements for graduation.
Grades — All music majors are required to achieve a minimum grade of C- in all music classes. In Music Theory and Ear-training you cannot continue on to the next level of the course until you achieve that minimum grade.
Scholarships — Auditions for music scholarships for incoming students or current students who have never received a scholarship take place in February and March. Contact Music Dept. Office for scheduled audition dates. With exception to the Stem Scholarship, all scholarships last for one year only. Students interested in renewing a scholarship must fill out the appropriate forms and apply by no later than March 1st. All scholarships, including renewals, are competitive and based on the availability of funds. The faculty cannot guarantee continuation of a scholarship or continuation of specific amounts of scholarship. All scholarship students are required to participate in ensembles and participate in the deptartment as stipulated in their scholarship contract. Please see Ken Atkins in the Music Department office if you need additional information or the necessary forms. You can also retrieve the forms from the music department's website at www.ius.edu/music.
All music majors must complete a Sophomore Assessment Gateway (SAG). This is an interview/jury that takes place during Finals week at the end of the student's second year of full-time study or its equivalent (approximately 60 credit hours or completion of sophomore level theory and music literature classes and studio). It allows the faculty the opportunity to assess your progress as a music major and to ascertain the likelihood for successful completion of the degree. It also affords you an opportunity to assess your own goals and progress. Passing the Gateway enables you to begin upper level studies that pertain to your concentration. These are listed by concentration below:
Performance Majors—admission to 400 level courses
Composition Majors—admission to 400 level courses
Music Industry: Sound Engineering (formerly Music Technology) Majors—admission to studio techniques or applied coursework
Music Industry: Music Business Majors—recommendation for continued degree studies/internship
Sophomore Assessment Gateways (SAGs) must be completed before enrolling in any music courses beyond the Sophomore year. The SAG is generally taken in place of the student's regular semester jury during the regular jury week of the spring semester. There is no need to fill out an additional jury form for the SAG. Students taking the SAG should sign up for two adjacent jury times and complete a Gateway Evaluation form, available in the Music Department office, prior to their exam.
Review of the student's academic record, including writing skills
Evaluation of the student's participation in and commitment to ensembles
Evaluation of the student's progress and commitment to applied or technical study including knowledge of the repertoire/literature
Progress in functional music skills (sight singing and ear training) as required for the chosen degree concentration
The student's ability to express how the various areas of their musical studies relate and influence each other
The student's aptitude for success in his/her chosen field as demonstrated in the student interview and the successful completion of pertinent coursework
Preparation for the Sophomore Assessment Gateway
Plans for your final two years at Indiana University Southeast
Professional career and/or graduate study plans: What do you hope to do after graduation? Will/do you feel prepared to reach your goals?
What do you hope to improve upon during the remainder of your studies?
In addition to the above, students should also prepare the following according to their degree concentration. All repertoire must be approved by the student’s applied instructor prior to application.
INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE: Non-keyboard Prepare two contrasting pieces drawn from solo literature or concerto movements. These works must be accompanied by piano. Students should also prepare one excerpt from orchestral repertoire and an etude or study selected by your applied instructor. Students should also be prepared to perform any major or minor scale spanning two octaves. Percussionists should select repertoire demonstrating facility in snare, timpani, and mallet technique.
INSTRUMENTAL PERFOMANCE: Organ Students should prepare three works, one of which should be performed from memory. One work should be a hymn written in four-part chorale style, presented with an introduction, one stanza employing standard part-playing techniques, and an (optional) second stanza which employs a re-harmonization or descant or other appropriate treatment. The second piece should be a work by J. S. Bach which was originally conceived for the organ. The third work should be contrasting in style to Bach, preferable from the 19th or 20th centuries, originally conceived for the organ. Sight-reading and manual and pedal scales will be examined.
INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE: Piano Prepare a minimum of three works drawn from various stylistic periods, including one work each from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic repertoire. Pieces should be performed from memory unless otherwise instructed by your teacher. For each work, the student should prepare program notes to submit to the committee prior to the Gateway. Students should be prepared to play any major or minor scale/arpeggio spanning four octaves.
VOCAL PERFORMANCE Prepare at least four songs by memory in at least three different languages. At least one of the songs must be in English. For each song, the student should furnish a translation and program notes about the composer and/or work (see your applied teacher for direction in this). The Gateway Committee will select a minimum of three songs at the time of the Gateway.
MUSIC INDUSTRY: Music Business Since Music Business students are required to take two years of applied study, there will be a music performance aspect of their SAGs. The content and scope of the performance portion of the SAG should be determined by both the student's applied instructor and his/her faculty advisor. The remainder of the SAG will be spent reviewing the student's academic performance in music, business, and general education courses and evaluating his/her writing skills. Prior to the scheduled SAG, the student should submit an essay (no less than 500 words) detailing his/her area of interest in music business. The essay should describe the value of past experiences and address short and long‐term goals as they relate to the student's career plans. The essay will be evaluated for the clarity of its content and its adherence to proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.
MUSIC INDUSTRY: Sound Engineering (formerly Music Technology) Sound Engineering students are not required to perform on an instrument for their Sophomore Assessment Gateway; however, they must complete an interview and present a portfolio of their work. This material may be drawn from music theory assignments, music history papers, and/or projects completed in music technology courses like A101, A301, and A302. Students must present at least one CD recording of their work in sound engineering for their review. A transcript should be included with the portfolio. Although not required, sound engineering students are strongly encouraged to incorporate some aspect of music performance into their SAG. Please confer with your faculty advisor prior to scheduling.
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Film & Media Composition; Composition for the Concert Stage The student should perform one selection on his/her chosen instrument and present a portfolio of past work in music theory and composition. Students should submit at least two scores with recordings, if possible, of works completed while in residency at IU Southeast. Students should be prepared to discuss their music in depth with the members of the committee. A transcript should be included with the portfolio.
Results of Assessment
Pass with Distinction Reserved for the student who has demonstrated exceptional academic and musical ability and has excelled in all areas of the SAG. This is a rare evaluation given only to students who have not only met, but also surpassed all standards set by the committee for admittance to upper division study.
Pass The student has successfully completed all requirements of the SAG and shown through the high quality of the student's academic and musical performance that he/she is ready to begin upper divisions study.
Not Admitted-Probationary Status This evaluation is given to students who have not satisfied one or more of the requirements set by the committee for admittance to upper division study. In such cases, the student will receive an evaluation as to the deficiencies in question. The student will be placed on probationary status and be allowed to reapply for the SAG in one year. Those students receiving this evaluation should arrange to meet with their faculty advisor to determine the best course of action for the year to come. Students not passing at the end of their probationary year will be dismissed from the music degree program.
Dismissal from Music Degree Program This evaluation is given to those students who, over the course of their studies, have not demonstrated satisfactory development and/or commitment to the degree program both in academic and musical areas. In such cases, the committee will dismiss the student from the music program and recommend that the student pursue interests in other degree programs offered at Indiana University Southeast.
When the SAG has been passed, admission to upper division study is effective at the beginning of the fall semester (or in the case of some transfer students, the beginning of spring semester).
Special Circumstances Affecting the Sophomore Assessment Gateway
Transfer Students, Newly Declared Majors and the SAG
2 years of applied study in the student's primary instrument
If the above requirement is met after one semester, the student may take the SAG. Special fall SAGs are given to transfer students on a case-by-case basis. Students have two years from the time of acceptance to complete the SAG or to file a Petition for Extension . If neither of these is done, the student's file will be forwarded for Status Review.
Petition for Extension
Illness and the SAG
Change in Degree Concentration
Concentrations in More than One Area
The Part-time Student and the SAG
Status Review for Third Year Students
Sophomore Assessment Gateway FAQs
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