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College of Music Student Manual

Being a College of Music student takes some planning.  Below are resources to help you prepare and thrive in the pursuit of your degree at FSU.

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People and Offices

FIND AND LOCATE PEOPLE AND OFFICES IN THE COLLEGE OF MUSIC

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Administration

DEAN: PATRICIA FLOWERS

The Dean is the chief administrative officer of the College of Music.

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS/DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES: MICHAEL THRASHER

Dean Thrasher is responsible for the coordination, implementation, and administration of all graduate and undergraduate programs, including maintenance of student records and clearance for graduation; implementation of University academic policies; appointment of graduate students to assistantships; waivers of out-of-state tuition and other forms of financial aid in consultation with appropriate faculty and administrative offices; and coordination of orientation and advisement.

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR OPERATIONS: WILLIAM FREDRICKSON

Dean Fredrickson coordinates academic scheduling, assignment of space, and building and equipment use. He supervises faculty loads and registration, and discharges administrative functions relating to short courses, institutes, symposia, workshops, off-campus courses and other continuing education programs.

ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: STANLEY PELKEY

Dean Pelkey is responsible for outreach and recruiting activities of the College of Music, including festivals and special events, off-campus performances, broadcast functions, and other public relations activities.

PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES: TED STANLEY

Dr. Stanley is coordinator for undergraduate matters, such as advisement, orientation, student assistant and scholarship awards, non-resident tuition waivers, and college work study program. His office staff also maintains undergraduate records and processes applications for graduation.

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR MUSIC RESEARCH: JOHN GERINGER

Dr. Geringer coordinates all activities of the CMR and serves as liaison between CMR and the University. He also serves as editor of all CMR publications and directs experimental work in music perception.

CENTER FOR MUSIC RESEARCH STAFF:

Michael Strickland (Support Services)
and
Eitaro (E.T.) Kawaguchi (Engineer)

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS: DR. DENISE VON GLAHN

The Center for Music of the Americas (CMA), was established in 1985 to create and enhance understanding among the peoples of North, South, and Central America, and the Caribbean through music (in the broadest sense of the word) and its related arts and folkways.

Directory of Offices

Administrative Offices

Contact Offices Phone Room
  College of Music Main Office 644-3424 HMU 202
Dean Patricia Flowers Dean's Office 644-4361 HMU 202B
Kristopher Watkins Music Admissions 644-6102 HMU 236
Melanie Presnell Music Registration 644-4689 HMU 203
Dr. Stanley Pelkey Community Engagement and Entrepreneurship  644-4296 HMU 214C
Rachel E. Ward Undergraduate Advising 644-3038 HMU 215
Aisha Ivey Undergraduate Studies 644-4833 HMU 204C
Dr. Ted Stanley Undergraduate Studies 644-4833 HMU 204C
Dr. Michael Thrasher Graduate Studies & Academics 644-5848 HMU 204B
Dr. William Fredrickson Operations 644-3885 HMU 202C
  College of Music IT Helpdesk 644-5786 HMU 142
  Instrument Library  644-2272 HMU 112
Brad Rohrer Recital Hall Reservations 644-2705 HMU 112
Tiawana Meeks Room Reservation 644-4649 HMU 202D
Nick Smith Recital Recordings & Performance Halls Management 644-5486 KMU 399
Wendy Smith Program Printing/Recital Calendar 644-4774 HMU 213

Academic Program Offices

Contact Office Phone Room
  Band Office/Marching Chiefs 644-3507 HMU 101
  College of Music Box Office 645-7949 WES 101
  Choral Office 644-4565 KMU 230
  Music Education & Therapy 644-4565 KMU 042
Dr. Denise Von Glahn Music History/Literature 644-3721 LON 309
Dr. Evan Jones Music Theory/Composition 644-8400 LON 209
  Music Library 644-3999 HMU 090
Caroline Bankey Opera Office 644-5248 HMU 002
  Orchestra Library 644-6831  
  Summer Music Camps 645-7272  

Facilities and Resources

EXPLORE THE FACILITIES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS

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Buildings

The College of Music occupies five buildings on the north-east corner of campus. The Housewright Music Building, the Kuersteiner Music Building, and the Longmire Building house faculty offices, classrooms, and recital halls. The Warren D. Allen Music Library and a state-of-the-art recording studio are also in the Housewright Music Building, while the Music Technology Resource Center can be found in the Kuersteiner Music Building.

Many undergraduate music majors choose to live together in the Music Living-Learning Center at Cawthon Hall. This residence hall, just a two-minute walk from the College of Music, houses up to 150 music students who attend class there. The Music Living-Learning Center has a group piano studio and music technology resource center, plus classrooms and rehearsal and practice spaces.

Performance Halls

The College operates five performance halls--Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Opperman Music Hall, Dohnányi Recital Hall, Lindsay Recital Hall, Longmire Recital Hall--as well as the Owen Sellers Amphitheatre. These halls host performances over 500 performances a year including our many Ensembles, Faculty Recitals, Guest Artists, and perhaps most important the numerous Student Recitals.  See our Facilities Page for additional information about each hall, plus virtual tours (where available).

Performance Halls can be reserved by faculty and students by contacting Brad Rohrer, HMU 112 (644-2705).

Practice Rooms

Practice rooms are located on the top floor of KMU and bottom floor of HMU. At night and on the weekends, practice rooms can only be accessed with an FSU Card registered to a music major. Piano principals and majors may reserve certain practice rooms by contacting Brad Rohrer, 112 HMU (644-2705).

 

Lockers and Room Reservations

Lockers are located on the bottom floor of HMU and top floor of KMU and are available free to students with a valid FSU I.D. To receive a locker assignment, or check out College of Music equipment and Instruments, contact the Instrument Storage Room (see below).

Room reservations for rehearsals or meetings are assigned by Tiawana Meeks. For recital hall reservations, please see below:


Instrument Library
HMU 112
644-2272

Ms. Tiawana Meeks
Room Reservations
202C HMU
644-4649

Brad Rohrer
Hall Reservations
HMU 112
644-2705


 

Instrument Library

THE INSTRUMENT LIBRARY AND EQUIPMENT STORAGE OFFICE (IL)

We house just over 600 instruments and accessories, accommodating the needs of ensembles and individual student lessons with daily check-out and long-term loan. In addition to standard orchestral and band instruments, we lend items such as early music instruments, mandolins, an original Fender Rhodes piano, banjos, and accordions to support the diverse ensembles in the College of Music. IL also maintains instrument lockers for student use and assists in overseeing operations of the adjacent rehearsal spaces.

Instrument Check Out Procedures

A music student may check out an instrument for the methods courses in exchange for his/her FSU I.D. The instrument must be returned after the class is finished.

A Methods instrument may be checked out by a music student for practice in exchange for his/her FSU I.D. The instrument must be returned that same day. (Certain restrictions apply as to which instruments may be checked out - please see I.S. staff for specifics).

Methods instruments may be checked out overnight by music students. Students are required to fill out an information sheet before borrowing an instrument (leaving an FSU I.D. is not required for overnight usage). The instrument cannot be checked out overnight until 2:30pm each day and must be brought back by 8:00am the following morning.

Any student wishing to check out an instrument for an entire semester, or for an extended period of time, must obtain a signature by the relevant professor of that particular instrument and fill out an information sheet. (Certain restrictions apply; please contact the instrument storage manager for inquiries).

If an instrument is left unattended in any room, the student will lose his/her instrument check out privileges.

*Instrument library staff members have the authority to override policies if necessary depending on the situation. Please see the Instrument Library Manager or any of the I.L. Staff for further details and questions regarding these policies.

Music Stand Check Out Procedures

A music student may check out a stand in exchange for his/her FSU I.D. The stand must be returned on the same day before we close. (Please refer to our hours posted on the door).

A student is never allowed to keep a stand overnight.

Failure to return a stand will result in a loss of stand check out privileges.

Music Library

Warren D. Allen Music Library

http://music.fsu.edu/library

The mission of the Warren D. Allen Music Library is to support the learning and research needs of the College of Music and the University, through the provision of materials, access, and services related to scholarly research and performance of music. As a member of the university community, the Warren D. Allen Music Library supports the learning, research, performance, and recreational needs and interests of the University's community of learning.

The Warren D. Allen Music Library is open 82 hours a week during fall and spring academic semesters and 80 hours during the summer semester. A variety of materials are available for patrons, from printed music, recordings (audio and video), books, periodicals on music, and online resources to Special Collections items, featuring manuscript collections, rare books and music, and facsimile editions.

All users of the Warren D. Allen Music Library are expected to abide by the policies posted here. In addition, all Florida State University students are expected to abide by the FSU Student Conduct Code as listed at http://srr.fsu.edu/.

Music Technology Resource Center

http://music.fsu.edu/music-technology-resource-center

Acting both as a teaching facility,a computer lab and music technology resource center, the MTRC is open days and evenings for faculty, staff and students. The room houses 13 Apple iMacs and 16 touchscreen Dell computers, MIDI keyboards at each station and like other classrooms a HD projector, teaching computer studio quality speakers for playback. Available software includes various DAW’s (ProTools, Cubase, Logic, Ableton), MS Office, notation software (Finale and Sibelius), Pyware Marching Band software and other productivity tools. In addition to providing a common facility in which to work on papers, music notation, graphic design, audio editing, etc, the facility also hosts music technology related classes, and stands available to all faculty and staff upon request for presentations as well as a provided software and archival equipment (LP, scanning, VHS) for faculty and staff projects.

Lost and Found

College of Music Lost and Found is located in 202D HMU (644-4649). Also check in the Band Office (101 HMU) and the Music Library (009 HMU). University Lost and Found is located in the second floor lounge of the Oglesby Union (644-6860)

Student Services

A directory of the MANY SERVICES AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS

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Academics

STUDENTSFIRST INFORMATION CENTRAL (FSYOU!)

http://www.studentsfirst.fsu.edu

Contains a host of information about all facets of the University. Includes registration, bulletins, counseling, computing, financial aid and fees. From this site you can also get your schedule, pay tuition and fees, get an unofficial grad check, check your financial aid status, check grades, request transcripts and update your career portfolio. This is an important website with which to become familiar!

REGISTRAR'S OFFICE

http://registrar.fsu.edu

Information specific to registration. Contains academic calendars, registration windows, and exam schedules. Links to the on-line course registration, course look-up system and the University Requirements page (to find classes that satisfy specific curricular requirements).

UNIVERSITY BULLETINS ONLINE

UNDERGRADUATE sTUDIES

http://undergrad.fsu.edu

Links to Advising First, Office of National Fellowships, Degree in 3, transient student information and Academic Center for Excellence.

gRADUATE sCHOOL

 

fsu sTUDENT hANDBOOK

 

DISTANCE lEARNING oPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACADEMIC PROGRAM GUIDE
Located within the FSU Academic Program Guide.
http://www.academic-guide.fsu.edu/index.html

CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
http://learningforlife.fsu.edu/cpd/index.cfm

CORRESPONDENCE COURSES
http://www.distancelearning.ufl.edu/

STUDY AID AND TUTORIAL SERVICES

ACE Learning Studio
http://ace.fsu.edu/tutoring

Reading/Writing Center
http://wr.english.fsu.edu/reading-writing-center

Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE)
http://care.fsu.edu/

TESTING SERVICES

First Year Writing Program
Dr. Deborah Coxwell Teague 644-3164

Mathematics
Dr. W. Stiles 644-3737

Modern Languages
644-3728

Music Theory/Sightsinging
Dr. Evan Jones 644-8400

Learning Disabilities Adult Learning Evaluation Center
http://www.epls.fsu.edu/alec/ClientInfo.htm

 

INTERNATIONAL (STUDY ABROAD) PROGRAMS

Center for Global Engagement
http://cge.fsu.edu/

Center for Intensive English Studies
http://cies.fsu.edu/

Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement
Numerous programs serving minority students are available at Florida State University.
http://care.fsu.edu/

Tallahassee Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau
850-413-9200 or 1-800-628-2866

Money Matters and Career

FINANCIAL AID

OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID
http://financialaid.fsu.edu/
644-0539

FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM

CAREER CENTER

Florida State University offers its assistance in choosing a major or career. The FSU Career Center aids students in obtaining career experience prior to graduation and in job placement following graduation.

Services include: Curricular-Career Information Services, Career Experience Opportunities, Career Placement, Career Expos, and more.

http://www.career.fsu.edu/

Campus Life

STUDENT SAFETY

FSU Seminole Safety Guide

Includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. Additionally, the Safety Guide has added features regarding FSU's preparedness for critical incidents and severe weather.

Student Alert Force and Escort Service (SAFE)
The Blue Light Trail
Department of Public Safety
Victim Advocacy Program

Community Safety Resources

  • All Emergencies- 911
  • FSU Police Dept.- 644-1234
  • Tallahassee Police Dept.- 891-4200
  • Rape Crisis Center- 681-2111
  • FSU Women's Center- 644-6453

RESIDENCE HALLS

University Housing Office
http://www.housing.fsu.edu/

Office of Residence Life
http://www.housing.fsu.edu/

Inter-Residence Hall Council
http://sga.fsu.edu/irhc/

OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING

Off-Campus Housing Office
http://offcampushousing.fsu.edu

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES

Student Disability Resource Center
http://www.disabilitycenter.fsu.edu/

Speech and Hearing Clinic
http://commdisorders.cci.fsu.edu/speech-hearing-clinic/

Community Resources
Tal'Tran's Dial-A-Ride: 891-5199

Offers door-to-door service within city limits to the physically handicapped and the elderly. Mon-Fri 6:30am-5:30pm, scheduled pick-ups.

VETERANS AND NON-TRADITIONAL STUDENTS

Office of Veterans Affairs
http://registrar.fsu.edu/services/veterans/apdefault.htm

Registrar's Veterans Certification Office
http://registrar.fsu.edu/services/veterans/apdefault.htm

Community Resources For Veterans
American Legion- 229 Lake Ella Dr.
(850) 222-3382

Educational Research Center for Child Development and Alumni Village Child Development Center
http://www.childcare.fsu.edu/

FSU LIBRARIES

FSU LIBRARIES
http://lib.fsu.edu

This website has pertinent information about the libraries around campus (e.g., hours, loan policies, research information). Also contains links to the Aleph (on-line catalog), on-line research databases and journals.

CAMPUS MINISTRIES

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Black Student Union
http://www.fsu.edu/~sga/bsu/

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgendered Student Union
http://sga.fsu.edu/pride/

Legal Services
http://www.law.fsu.edu/academic_programs/jd_program/clinics/legalservices_programs/index.html

Office of Multicultural Affairs
http://thecenter.fsu.edu/

ROTC Programs
http://www.fsu.edu/~armyrotc/

University Union
http://union.fsu.edu/

FSU Women's Center
http://sga.fsu.edu/wsu/

Health and Well-Being

UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES

University Health Services
http://www.uhs.fsu.edu/

HEALTH INSURANCE REQUIREMENT

Every full-time Florida State University student must show proof of comparable health insurance prior to registration once each year.

HEALTH INSURANCE SUBSIDY FOR GRADUATE ASSISTANTS AND FELLOWS

Select graduate assistants and fellows will be provided a health insurance subsidy towards the purchase of the university sponsored health insurance plan. The subsidy will be disbursed by semester (fall; spring/summer).

For questions concerning Graduate Student Health Insurance Subsidy policies and procedures, please refer to The University Graduate School website or contact Brian Barton, bbarton@fsu.edu, at 644-3501. For questions concerning the university-sponsored health insurance plan please refer to Thagard Student Health Center’s website or call 644-6230.

COUNSELING SERVICES

Student Counseling Center
http://counseling.fsu.edu

Psychology Clinic
http://www.psy.fsu.edu/community/clinic/

Marriage and Family Therapy Center
http://ccft.fsu.edu/

Human Services Center
https://education.fsu.edu/centers-institutes/human-services-center-hsc

College of Human Sciences
Assists individuals and families with nutritional, financial, housing, and interpersonal problems. Information about clothing for the elderly and disabled and meal planning and nutrition for people with weight problems or those on restricted diets is provided.
http://www.chs.fsu.edu

The Women's Pavilion
Located at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Offers numerous services to women including counseling workshops on assertiveness, self-esteem, body image, parenting, and other health and personal issues.
http://www.tmh.org/womenspavilion

Tallahassee Counseling and Referral Service (TCRS)
Help Line 24: 224-NEED
Family Health Line: 800-451-BABY

AIDS Counseling:
(English) 800-352-2437
(Spanish) 800-545-7432
(Haitian-Creole) 800-243-7101
(Hearing Impaired) 1-888-503-7118 (TDD)

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Student Rights and Responsibilities
http://www.srr.fsu.edu

Health Promotion Center
http://www.uhs.fsu.edu/hp/

Alcohol Use and Abuse (SOW 3701)
A two credit-hour course offered by the School of Social Work. It examines physiological, sociological, and psychological aspects.

Community Resources-

  • AIDS Hotline: 1-800-FLA-AIDS
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: 224-1818
  • FSU Women's Center: 644-6453
  • Telephone Counseling and Referral: 224-6333
  • Refuge House and Rape Crisis: 681-2111
  • Apalachee Center for Human Services: 487-2930
  • Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-500-1119
  • Florida Inpatient Drug Rehab Clinics: http://www.rehabs.com/local/florida/

Musician Health Resources

Below are some helpful resources to keep your health in optimum condition during your tenure at the College of Music:

Student Life Opportunities

MUSIC ORIENTED OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

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Ensembles

Ensembles are an important part of student life at the College of Music.  Whether attending the performances or performing in one of our many ensembles, there are many opportunities for students to enrich their musical experiences.  There are more than 50 ensembles to choose from and concerts throughout the year.  To view information on our ensembles, including contact and audition information please check out our Ensembles Page.

Competitions

FSU ORCHESTRAL COMPOSITION COMPETITION

The FSU Orchestral Composition Competition provides FSU student composers with the opportunity to have an original orchestral work performed by the University Symphony Orchestra or the University Philharmonia and to provide each orchestra with the experience of performing a new composition while working with the composer. Any FSU student currently enrolled in the composition program is eligible for the competition. Winners from the previous year are not eligible. Compositions submitted in previous years that were not chosen for performance may be resubmitted. A pre-screening committee selects approximately five scores for each division to pass on to the Director of Orchestras. A selection committee comprised of the Director of Orchestras and orchestral conducting graduate assistants evaluates and selects the winning works.
For application information, please contact Dr. Evan Jones, coordinator of composition and theory.

YOUNG ARTISTS COMPETITION

The Young Artists Competition (YAC) is open to juniors, seniors, and master's keyboard, wind/percussion, and string area students enrolled in a faculty studio. Each of the three areas will, as necessary, conduct a preliminary round of auditions early in the fall semester of each year and may advance up to three candidates to perform in the final audition round. The final round takes place in November and the winner performs with the University Philharmonia during the spring semester of the same academic year. Information regarding the date and time of the final round is distributed to the area coordinators at the beginning of the fall semester and distributed via the coordinators to the applied faculty.

Guidelines:

  1. Memorization requirements are set by each individual area and those area requirements will be observed during the final round.
  2. The student will perform the principal movement of his/her selected work for both the preliminary and final rounds. Winners are expected to perform the entire work for performance with the Philharmonia.
  3. Students must supply their own accompanist for both rounds, which may not be their applied teacher.
  4. Each area sets its own guidelines for jury selection of the preliminary round. For the final round the jury consists of the Director of Orchestral Activities and four additional jurors from outside the areas represented in the finals.
  5. The Director of Orchestras reserves the right to disqualify a work if the work is not available for rental or purchase. In the event a student chooses to perform a non-standard work, it is advisable to inquire with the Director of Orchestras prior to the preliminary round about the feasibility of performing said work.

Jobs

JOBS, ON/OFF CAMPUS

Part-time jobs in the Tallahassee community and FSU campus are posted by the Student Financial Aid Office on campus. Occasionally, the Graduate Music Office will receive notification of part-time jobs appropriate for graduate music students. Openings of this nature are posted on the Graduate Bulletin Board next to HMU 204.

You may also visit the FSU Career Center website for current listings of job openings both within and outside of the FSU community: http://career.fsu.edu/

The Office of Music Publicity (HMU 213) keeps a publication of all students who wish to teach privately, perform for community activities, etc. People in the Tallahassee area often call to ask for these services. Interested students should fill out a Community Service Form in HMU 213.