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Graduate Orientation

FALL ORIENTATION DATES

August 17-21, 2020


The schedule will be updated throughout Summer, 2020.  Subject to changes.

Orientation Schedule

August 17 - 21, 2020
 
ALL times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

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Monday, August 17 - Thursday, August 27 Location Description

8:00 AM on Monday, August 17th
11:59 PM on Thursday, August 27th

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COURSE REGISTRATION
a. Follow registration instructions online.
b. Submit one-to-one permits to Melanie Presnell in 203 HMU or via email: mpresnell@fsu.edu.  You will receive the course reference number(s) needed to register for applied lessons (if applicable) and other one-on-one instruction courses.
http://registrar.fsu.edu/registration_guide/fall/enrollment_appointments/

Register NOW through August 14th at 5PM Location Description

The exam is available from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM,
August 18th, 19th, and 20th.  You choose date and time.

You must register for the exam online by August 14th at 5pm
using the link  provided to you via email.

**Review the attachment in your email for instructions.**

Online
(Canvas)

THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM:  
- Entrance exam required for all new graduate music students who have never earned a graduate degree from our College of Music, (except music therapy majors).
- Covers topics from the first three semesters of undergraduate theory:  (1) Realization of figured bass, (2) identification of part-writing errors, (3) the proper identification and resolution of chromatic harmonies (secondary dominant and leading tone chords, modal mixture, Neapolitan and augmented sixths), and (4) form and analysis (formal type, phrase structure, motivic process, cadence identification, chromatic chord identification).
- The exam does not cover ear training, sight singing, or post-tonal music.
- Any mainstream undergraduate theory textbook may be used to review for this exam.

 

Tuesday, August 18 - Friday, August 21 Location Description
By Appointment By Appointment

Academic Advising with assigned faculty.
New students are required to consult with their Major Professors/Area Faculty for
coursework planning.

Monday, August 17     Location Description
 

 

 
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Zoom Meeting ORIENTATION
All entering graduate students. General graduate procedures, music library information, health and safety, residency information, etc. With the Graduate Music Office, Laura Gayle Green and Jacob Lane. All newly-admitted graduate students who have not earned a graduate degree from the College of Music are required to attend. Continuing graduate students are invited to attend as well.

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM     

Zoom Meeting

EMPLOYMENT PROCESSING SESSION FOR NEW GRADUATE ASSISTANTS
All new graduate students on assistantship.
(College of Music Fiscal Office)   

Tuesday, August 18  Location Description
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Zoom Meeting NEW ARTS ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
(Dr. Karen Munnelly)
This meeting is for Arts Administration majors only.

9:30 AM -  3:00 PM

TBA (Session may be conducted both
in-person and online. Final schedule will
be sent to TAs.)

PIANO PEDAGOGY GRADUATE ASSISTANT TRAINING
Please contact Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla for details: ddumlavwalla@fsu.edu or 850/644-4299.

Registration  required

Online

NEW MUSIC THERAPY GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING
(Dr. Jayne Standley)
This meeting is for Music Therapy students only. 
Music Therapy majors will receive a message from Dr. Jayne Standley on August 17th with forms to complete and options to sign-up for online course advising.

Wednesday, August 19 Location Description

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Graduate Office: (12:00-12:15)
John Braswell (12:15-1:15)
Denise Von Glahn & Marcia Porter (1:15-2:00)

 

 

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Zoom Meeting

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT TRAINING

Work environment matters, TA policies, Canvas platform, Turnitin, class grade roster and grade assignment information, etc.

Required of graduate assistantship recipients who will be working with other students in a classroom and/or applied lesson setting. Those with an office/accompanying graduate assistantship are not required to attend.

As an alternative, the University’s PIE Fall Teaching Conference may be used as an effective substitute for our session.  The Graduate School invites classroom TA’s to attend their session, but you may attend either one.  You may register for the PIE Fall Teaching Conference here:  https://pie.fsu.edu/ta-orientationsteaching-conference-trainings

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Zoom Meeting
(Details to follow.)
NEW THEORY/COMPOSITION GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
For Music Theory and Composition students only.
(Dr. Evan A. Jones)
Thursday, August 20 Location Description
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Subject to change
Online module or Zoom Meeting
(Details to come.)
HARASSMENT AND CODE OF CONDUCT POLICY TRAINING
Required for all NEW AND RETURNING graduate assistants.
This required training session explores such matters as sexual harassment, discrimination, conflicts of interest, the code of conduct, and behavioral expectations. With Ms. Amber Wagner (Office of Equal Opportunity & Compliance).
10:45 AM - 4:15 PM TBA (Session may be conducted both
in-person and online. Final schedule will
be sent to TAs.)
PIANO PEDAGOGY GRADUATE ASSISTANT TRAINING
Please contact Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla for details: 
ddumlavwalla@fsu.edu or 850/644-4299
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
 
Longmire Recital Hall
(Longmire Building)
NEW VOICE MAJOR GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
Required for all graduate voice majors. 
(Professor Valerie Trujillo)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Zoom Meeting
(Details to follow.)
NEW COMPOSITION GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
Required for graduate composition majors.
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Zoom Meeting
Musicology students will receive an
invitation to this session via email
on Wednesday, August 19th.

MUSICOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
For musicology students only.
(Dr. Denise Von Glahn)

Friday, August 21 Location Description
9:15 AM - 12:30 PM TBA (Session may be conducted both
in-person and online. Final schedule will
be sent to TAs.)
PIANO PEDAGOGY GRADUATE ASSISTANT TRAINING
Please contact Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla for details: 
ddumlavwalla@fsu.edu or 850/644-4299

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
(Subject to change.)


 

Zoom meeting
(Details to follow.)


 

MEETING FOR ALL SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING INSTRUCTORS 
Only SSET instructors need to attend.
(Dr. Evan A. Jones & Dr. Gilad Rabinovitch)
If you have questions please direct them to Dr. Jones: eajones@fsu.edu  

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Zoom Meeting MEETING FOR NEW CHORAL CONDUCTING/ DOCTORAL CHORAL MUSIC EDUCATION GRADUATE STUDENTS
For Choral Conducting students only.
(Dr. Kevin Fenton & Dr. Michael Hanawalt)
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
August 14 & 21
Zoom
 

CLASS PIANO PLACEMENT EXAM
This brief (approx. 10-minute) exam is for Music Education & Music Therapy students whose principal instrument is NOT piano.  Piano majors/principals do NOT need to attend.

PIANO PLACEMENT TESTS will take place VIRTUALLY on August 14 & 21 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. In order to take the test, students must be registered under the Org: Class Piano Placement Test site in Canvas for instructions and to log on to Zoom. Make sure that you leave your Canvas notifications on so that you can receive reminders sent to your email. If you are an incoming graduate student and your major professor requests that you take the placement test, please email Dr. Dumlavwalla and she will add you to the site: ddumlavwalla@fsu.edu. To prepare for the placement test, visit this link for sample tests: https://music.fsu.edu/group-piano-placement-and-exemption-exam
(Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla)

August 22 - August 27 Location Description
Opens 12:01 AM, August 22nd and continues
through 11:59 PM, on August 27th
my.fsu.edu DROP/ADD:  This is your final chance to make enrollment adjustments to your Fall class schedule! (See Melanie Presnell in 203 HMU for assistance.)
Monday, August 24                                                                     Description
8:00 AM FALL CLASSES BEGIN
University-wide policy requires all students to attend the first class meeting of all classes for which they are enrolled. Students who do not attend the first class meeting will be dropped from the course.
Friday, September 4    Location Description

Before midnight

Online or visit
FSU Student Business Services   
A1500 University Center
(Football stadium complex)

FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE
Last day to pay or defer tuition, housing or fees for all students, including veterans who are not using a veteran deferment, without a $100.00 late fee. Veterans should contact a VA representative with questions.
(Students who fail to pay or request a deferral by today will be dropped from their courses.)

Please note the following:

Academic calendars are published by semester on the FSU Registrar’s website.  You must review these calendars on a regular basis to ensure that you are familiar with all important University deadlines.  Go to http://registrar.fsu.edu/.  Click “Calendars” toward the top right-hand side of the page.  Select the calendar you need under the appropriate heading.

Registration dates and deadlines are found within the “Enrollment Appointments” calendar.  Failure to enroll for classes by the registration deadlines each semester will result in a $100 late registration fee.

Please consult the faculty in your degree area for course advising.  Although the Graduate Music Office can provide very general guidelines, the faculty are best-equipped to provide you with specific advising related to your major.

College of Music Student Manual

A comprehensive manual to the College of Music. Offices, Buildings, Resources and a step-by-step guide towards achieving your degree.
Important Websites - Please visit prior to Orientation
Students First http://studentsfirst.fsu.edu/   Directory of commonly-visited areas at FSU
University Health Services https://uhs.fsu.edu/ On campus health-care facility
FSU Office of Financial Aid http://financialaid.fsu.edu/ Explore options towards paying for college
Student Financial Services https://studentbusiness.fsu.edu/ Payment options for tuition and fees
FSU Office of the Registrar http://registrar.fsu.edu/ Learn about registration for classes
University Housing Information http://www.housing.fsu.edu/ Learn about housing options on and off campus
FSU Card Center http://www.fsucard.fsu.edu/ Learn about your official FSU ID card 
Campus Map http://www.fsu.edu/Campus/newmap/ Find your way around campus
University Graduate School https://gradschool.fsu.edu/newcurrent-students Graduate Schools New Student Information
The Center for Global Engagement http://cge.fsu.edu/ Resources for International Students

 

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