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Graduate Orientation

FALL ORIENTATION DATES

August 17-21, 2020


The schedule will be updated in may, 2020!

Orientation Schedule

August 19 - 23, 2019

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Monday, August 19 - Thursday, August 29 Location Description

8:00 AM on Monday, August 19th
11:59 PM on Thursday, August 29th

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COURSE REGISTRATION FOR NEW GRAD STUDENTS
a. Follow web registration instructions online.
b. Submit one-to-one permits to Melanie Presnell in 203 HMU.  Melanie will give you the course reference number needed to register for applied lessons (if applicable).
http://registrar.fsu.edu/registration_guide/fall/enrollment_appointments/

Monday, August 19 - Wednesday, August 21 Location Description

Any time between 8:20 AM - 2:20 PM

You must register for the exam during
orientation check-in on Monday morning.

FSU Assessment and Testing Facility
University Center, Building C
296 Champions Way
(in the stadium complex)

THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM:  
- Online 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).
- You may request to take the exam on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of this week; seating for the exam begins at 8:20AM and continues until 2:20PM.
- 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 20 - Friday, August 23 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 19  Location Description
7:45 AM - 8:20 AM

Dohnányi Recital Hall Entrance
(HMU 124)

Check-In
At this time you will pick-up your orientation packet and reserve your seating for the Theory Placement Exam before taking a seat in the recital hall. 
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Dohnányi Recital Hall
(HMU 124)
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 & 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     

Dohnányi Recital Hall
(HMU 124)

EMPLOYMENT PROCESSING SESSION FOR NEW GRADUATE ASSISTANTS
All new graduate students on assistantship.
(COM Fiscal Office staff)   

Tuesday, August 20 Location Description
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  HMU 125 NEW ARTS ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
(Kristopher Watson)
This meeting is for Arts Administration majors only.

9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

LON 403

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

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

KMU 042-B

NEW MUSIC THERAPY GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING
(Dr. Jayne Standley)
This meeting is for Music Therapy students only. 
Stop-by anytime between 1pm and 4pm to meet with Dr. Standley about your course schedule.

Wednesday, August 21 Location Description

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Graduate Office: (12:00-12:15)
John Braswell (12:15-1:15)
Dr. Alice-Ann Darrow (1:15-2:00)
 

 

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Dohnányi Recital Hall
(HMU 124)

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 KMU 206 NEW THEORY/COMPOSITION GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
For Music Theory and Composition students only.
(Dr. Evan A. Jones)
Thursday, August 22 Location Description
8:30 AM - 10:15 AM Dohnányi Recital Hall
(HMU 124)
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. Speakers include Ms. Amber Wagner (Office of Equal Opportunity & Compliance) and Dr. Michael Thrasher (Associate Dean, College of Music).
10:45 AM - 4:15 PM LON 403 (Piano Lab) 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 HMU 126 NEW VOICE MAJOR GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
Required for all graduate voice majors. 
(Professor Valerie Trujillo)
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM HMU 125

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

Friday, August 23 Location Description
9:15 AM - 12:30 PM CAW 023 (Piano Lab) 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

 

KMU 206

Some will move to
KMU 204 at 11:30 AM.

 

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 KMU 240 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 KRB 112

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.
Exams are administered on a first-come, first-served basis. No appointment necessary.
(Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla)

For more information visit:  https://music.fsu.edu/group-piano-placement-and-exemption-exam

August 24 - August 29 Location Description
Opens 12:01 AM, August 24th and continues
through 11:59 PM, on August 29th
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 26                                                                      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 6     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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