Performer Diploma, Collaborative Piano Program Requirements
Performer Diploma, Collaborative Piano students must be enrolled in at least 10 credit hours each fall and spring semester. A maximum of four semesters of enrollment is allowed in a total period of five years for completion of the PDCP Program.
Course Of Study
3-8 credit hours of MUS-P 901 each semester; except summer session, where it is possible to register for 2-6 credit hours. The minimum required grade is A-. Registration in the summer is not required.
MUS-I 503 Departmental Masterclass for Collaborative Piano (0 credits) each fall and spring semester. The minimum required grade is A-.
2 credit hours of MUS-X 2 each fall and spring semester of enrollment. The minimum required grade is B.
Students whose first language is not English must have a TOEFL score of 510 (paper based) 183 (computer based) or 65 (internet based) or higher to be considered for admission.
Students whose first language is Englishmust 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.
Foreign language proficiency in any language other than English can be demonstrated in one of four ways: 1. Take two semesters of first year undergraduate language study in one language at IU. 2. Take one semester of accelerated undergraduate language study in one language at IU. 3. Take the Music First Year Language Exam (MFYLE) at IU to demonstrate that you have the equivalent knowledge of a student who has taken at least one year of the foreign language at the college level. 4. Bring the Music Graduate office an official university transcript that shows that you have taken either two semesters or one accelerated semester of the foreign language grammar course(s) with appropriate grades (C or higher). The transcript needs to include the title of the course, the number of credits taken, and the grade of C or higher. Courses taken for Pass/Fail grades, courses taken as an auditor, or transcripts that do not include the title of the course will not be accepted. Courses taken more than 10 years ago cannot be used. Students requesting to have a language waived based on transcripts must make an appointment to see the Graduate Academic Advisor before or during their first semester.
All students must demonstrate proficiency in English diction. Students with a Vocal Collaboration Emphasis must also demonstrate proficiency in Italian, German, and French diction. Students with an Instrumental Collaboration Emphasis must demonstrate diction proficiency in one of these three languages.
Proficiency is demonstrated by examination or by passing a Jacobs School of Music diction course. Students must take all 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. Diction exams are given prior to the beginning of each semester. For any exam not passed, students must pass the appropriate Jacobs School of Music diction course.
6 credit hours chosen from the following:
- M531 Song Literature III (3 cr)
- M532 Song Literature IV (3 cr)
- M533 Survey of Wind Literature for Collaborative Pianists (3 cr)
- M534 Survey of String Literature for Collaborative Pianists (3 cr)
- Y810 Early Music Graduate Minor: Harpsichord (3 cr)
The minimum required grade in each course is C.
Transfer courses may not be used to satisfy any part of this requirement.
Courses taken before the date of first enrollment in the Diploma Program may not satisfy this requirement. Exceptions may be requested, by written petition.
PERFORMER DIPLOMA COLLABORATIVE PIANO RECITAL
MUS-I 614, 0 cr. This will include a selection of both vocal and instrumental collaborations drawn from works performed on other students’ recitals. The recital must be passed with a minimum grade of A-. The student’s teacher must be present in person at the recital performance.
Students must complete a Program Completion Application prior to, or at the beginning of, the intended last semester. Please check with the Music Graduate Office for official deadlines and notices regarding graduation. A minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average and good academic standing is required to graduate. Diplomas are mailed about three months after graduation. Transcripts requested about a month after graduation should reflect the completion of your diploma.
Students will be subject to all rules and regulations of the Jacobs School of Music. It is the student’s responsibility to understand all academic requirements (from the Jacobs School of Music Bulletin).*
*Student’s Responsibility: Students have a threefold responsibility: 1) to know and satisfy the requirements stated in the Jacobs School of MusicBulletin; 2) to know their academic standing based on the academic standards stated in the JSoM Bulletin; and 3) to know and observe all regulations and academic calendar deadlines as stated in the Schedule of Classes, the JSoM Bulletin, and the student handbooks. Faculty and staff advisors assist students in planning a program of study to meet degree requirements, but students are responsible for meeting all requirements for their respective degrees and all announced deadlines.