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.
People and Offices
FIND AND LOCATE PEOPLE AND OFFICES IN THE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
interim DEAN: michael thrasher
The Dean is the chief administrative officer of the College of Music.
interim ASSOCIATE DEAN FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS/DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES: douglass seaton
Dean Seaton 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: GRegory jones
Dean Jones 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: JOANNA HUNT
Dr. Hunt 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)
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
|College of Music Main Office||644-3424||HMU 202|
|Dean Michael Thrasher||Dean's Office||644-4361||HMU 202B|
|Kristopher Watkins||Music Admissions||644-6102||HMU 236|
|Melanie Presnell||Music Registration||644-4689||HMU 203|
|Dr. Gregory Jones||Community Engagement and Entrepreneurship||644-4296||HMU 214C|
|Rachel E. Ward||Undergraduate Advising||644-3038||HMU 205|
|Aisha Ivey||Undergraduate Studies||644-4833||HMU 204C|
|Dr. Joanna Hunt||Undergraduate Studies||644-4833||HMU 204C|
|Dr. Douglass Seaton||Graduate Studies & Academics||644-5848||HMU 204B|
|Dr. William Fredrickson||Operations||644-3885||HMU 202C|
|Staff||College of Music IT Helpdesk||644-5786||HMU 142|
|Jacob Lane||Instrument Library||644-2272||HMU 112|
|Jacob Lane||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
|Staff||Band Office/Marching Chiefs||644-3507||HMU 101|
|Staff||College of Music Box Office||645-7949||WES 101|
|Staff||Choral Office||644-4565||KMU 230|
|Staff||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 213B|
|Staff||Music Library||644-3999||HMU 090|
|Caroline Bankey||Opera Office||644-5248||HMU 002|
|Staff||Summer Music Camps||645-7272|
Facilities and Resources
EXPLORE THE FACILITIES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS
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.
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 Jacob Lane, HMU 112 (644-2705).
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 Jacob Lane, 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:
Ms. Tiawana Meeks
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.
Warren D. Allen Music 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/.
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.
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)
General Academic, Financial and Career Services
A Directory of Academic, Financial, and Career Support Services Available to all Students
StudentsFirst Information Central (FSYOU!)
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!
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
The Undergraduate edition of the Florida State University General Bulletin (published annually in June) is a document that records the University's policies, procedures, admission requirements, colleges, departments, course descriptions, and more for undergraduate students.GRADUATE BULLETIN ONLINE
The Graduate edition of the Florida State University General Bulletin (published annually in August) is a document that records the University's policies, procedures, admission requirements, colleges, departments, course descriptions, and more for graduate students.
Links to Advising First, Office of National Fellowships, Degree in 3, transient student information and Academic Center for Excellence.
FSU Student Handbook
Distance Learning Opportunities
COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACADEMIC PROGRAM GUIDE
Located within the FSU Academic Program Guide.
CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Study Aid and Tutorial Services
ACE Learning Studio
Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement (CARE)
First Year Writing Program
Dr. Deborah Coxwell Teague 644-3164
Dr. W. Stiles 644-3737
Dr. Evan Jones 644-8400
Learning Disabilities Adult Learning Evaluation Center
International (Study Abroad) Programs
Center for Global Engagement
Center for Intensive English Studies
Center for Academic Retention and Enhancement
Numerous programs serving minority students are available at Florida State University.
Tallahassee Area Conventions and Visitors Bureau
850-413-9200 or 1-800-628-2866
Money Matters and Career
Office of Financial Aid
Federal Work Study Program
FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM
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.
Health, Safety and Well-Being
A directory of SERVICES TO SUPPORT the Health and Well-Being of STUDENTS
University Health Services
The primary source of information regarding Health Care Services for students and details and assistance regarding the immunization and Health Insurance requirements.
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, email@example.com, at 644-3501. For questions concerning the university-sponsored health insurance plan please refer to the Student Health Center’s website or call 644-6230.
Special Needs Resources
Student Disability Resource Center
Speech and Hearing Clinic
Offers door-to-door service within city limits to the physically handicapped and the elderly. Mon-Fri 6:30am-5:30pm, scheduled pick-ups.
Musician Specific Health Resources
Below are some helpful resources to keep your health in optimum condition during your tenure at the College of Music:
Student Counseling Center
Marriage and Family Therapy Center
Human Services Center
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.
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.
Tallahassee Counseling and Referral Service (TCRS)
Help Line 24: 224-NEED
Family Health Line: 800-451-BABY
(Hearing Impaired) 1-888-503-7118 (TDD)
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Health Promotion Center
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.
- 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/
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.
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
Student Life Opportunities for Musicians
MUSIC ORIENTED OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
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.
DOCTORAL CONCERTO COMPETITION
The Doctoral Concerto Competition takes place in April and is open to doctoral candidates who have completed at least two of the required degree recitals prior to the competition date. The winner of the competition performs with the University Symphony Orchestra. An announcement with the competition date and application instructions is posted and distributed at the beginning of the spring semester. For more information contact Prof. Jiménez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- Memorization requirements are set by each individual area and those area requirements will be observed during the final round.
- 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.
- Students must supply their own accompanist for both rounds, which may not be their applied teacher.
- 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.
- 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, 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 for guidance with building your career portfolio and other job-related assistance: 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.
A directory of the MANY SERVICES AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS
University Housing Office
Office of Residence Life
Inter-Residence Hall Council
Off-Campus Housing Office
Veterans and Non-Traditional Students
Office of Veterans Affairs
Registrar's Veterans Certification Office
Community Resources For Veterans
American Legion- 229 Lake Ella Dr.
Educational Research Center for Child Development and Alumni Village Child Development Center
Black Student Union
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgendered Student Union
Office of Multicultural Affairs
FSU Women's Center