August 15-19, 2022
The schedule will be updated throughout Summer 2022. Subject to changes.
Welcome to the College of Music
Dear Incoming Graduate Music Student:
As fall quickly approaches, we are looking forward to your arrival here in Tallahassee to begin your studies with us at the College of Music. As part of the introduction to your studies, the College of Music arranges a special orientation session specifically for College of Music graduate students that covers all of the information you will need for a successful and enjoyable tenure as a graduate student at Florida State. Orientation is where we will discuss the mandatory Graduate Music Classification Entrance Exam in Music Theory (required of all students except for those in Music Therapy). We will also cover important information on residency for tuition purposes, registration for classes, etc. Please understand that you will not enroll for coursework until you arrive on-campus for orientation and advising with your Major Professor. Your faculty Area Coordinator will assign your Major Professor when you arrive.
If you have confirmed your attendance with the College of Music Graduate Office you will receive orientation information later in the Summer. In the meantime, I look forward to answering any questions that you may have! We are excited to meet you in-person, and hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.
All Best Wishes,
Graduate Music Office
Important Orientation Links & Resources
August 15 – 19, 2022
2022 Orientation ScheduleExpand All
All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.
|Monday, August 15 – Thursday, August 25||Location||Description|
|8:00 AM on Monday, August 15th
11:59 PM on Thursday, August 25th
a. Follow registration instructions and register online.
b. Submit One-to-One forms to Melanie Presnell in 203 HMU. One-to-One forms are used when you need to enroll in one-on-one courses like DIS courses. You will receive the course reference number(s) needed to register for applied lessons (if applicable) and other one-on-one instruction courses.
|August 16th, 17th, and 18th||Location||Description|
|**In order to take this test you must complete the online
registration form found at the web link below:
The Graduate Music Theory Placement Exam will be offered in a fully computerized format
When you click the link above you will be asked for relevant contact information, the day you wish
**Review the Theory Exam attachment that you will receive via email for detailed instructions.**
|Online||THEORY PLACEMENT EXAM REGISTRATION:
– The Music Theory entrance exam is 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 16 – Friday, August 19||Location||Description|
|By Appointment||By Appointment||Academic Advising with assigned faculty.
New students are required to consult with their Major Professors/Area Faculty for
|Monday, August 15||Location||Description|
|7:50 AM – 8:25 AM||Entrance to Dohnanyi Recital Hall
Check-in at the table and take a seat in the recital hall. The orientation session will begin at 8:30AM.
|8:30 AM – 11:00 AM||Dohnanyi Recital Hall (124 HMU)||ORIENTATION
All entering graduate students. General graduate procedures, music library information, health and safety, residency information, etc. With the Associate Dean and Director of Graduate Studies in Music. 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.
|2:00 PM – 3:30 PM||Dohnanyi Recital Hall (124 HMU)
|MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS SESSION FOR NEW GRADUATE STUDENTS
All entering graduate students. Topics include mental health, suicide prevention, and campus support resources. With Magnolia Hood from FSU Counseling & Psychological Services.
|Tuesday, August 16||Location||Description|
|8:30 AM – 9:30 AM||Zoom: https://fsu.zoom.us/j/95300752979||EMPLOYMENT PROCESSING SESSION FOR NEW GRADUATE ASSISTANTS
(College of Music Fiscal Office)
This session is for all new graduate students on assistantship, only. We will cover many HR
topics including important dates and payroll schedules. Information regarding Concur, the
University’s travel system, will also be discussed.
|10:00 AM – 11:00 AM||HMU 125||NEW ARTS ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
(Dr. Karen Munnelly)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 850/644-4299.
|1:00 PM – 4:00 PM||042-B KMU (Dr. Standley’s Office)||NEW MUSIC THERAPY GRADUATE STUDENT ADVISING
(Dr. Jayne Standley)
This meeting is for Music Therapy students only.
Stop-by anytime within this time frame to meet with Dr. Standley about your coursework.
|Wednesday, August 17||Location||Description|
|11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Graduate Office: (11:00-11:15)
|Dohnanyi Recital Hall
|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. Registration will open in mid-to-late summer on the PIE Program website: 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 18||Location||Description|
|8:15 AM – 10:15 AM||Dohnanyi Recital Hall (124 HMU)||NON-DISCRIMINATION/ANTI-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT – AWARENESS AND PREVENTION
Required for all new 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 (Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Office).
|10:45 AM – 4:15 PM||LON 403||PIANO PEDAGOGY GRADUATE ASSISTANT TRAINING
Please contact Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla for details:
email@example.com or 850/644-4299
|1:00 PM – 3:30 PM||HMU 126||NEW VOICE MAJOR GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
Required for all graduate voice majors.
(Professor Valerie Trujillo)
|3:00 PM – 6:00 PM||KMU 240||MUSICOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT MEETING
For musicology students only.
(Dr. Sarah Eyerly)
|9:15 AM – 12:30 PM||CAW 023||PIANO PEDAGOGY GRADUATE ASSISTANT TRAINING
Please contact Dr. Diana Dumlavwalla for details:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 850/644-4299
|10:00 AM – 1:00 PM||KMU 206||MEETING FOR ALL SIGHT SINGING AND EAR TRAINING INSTRUCTORS
Only SSET instructors need to attend.
(Dr. Evan A. Jones)
If you have questions please direct them to Dr. Jones: email@example.com
|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)
|2:30 PM – 5:00 PM||LON 403||CLASS PIANO PLACEMENT EXAM
This brief exam is only for Music Education and Music Therapy majors whose principal instrument is not piano. Piano majors/principals do NOT need to attend. If your undergraduate degree included at least two years of group piano, you likely do not have to take the piano placement test. If you are unsure about whether or not you need to take the test, please consult with your major professor or your program’s area coordinator. For more information on the piano placement tests, please self-enroll for the ORG Canvas site by copying and pasting this link into your web browser: https://canvas.fsu.edu/enroll/39CAKM (Note: you will not be registering for any class by clicking on this link. It’s simply an organizational site). If you have trouble self-enrolling, contact the Canvas Help Desk by calling 850.644.8004 (Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm). Click on this link for a short video on how to navigate the ORG Canvas site: https://youtu.be/5nmkrY-2thM.
There will be another opportunity to complete the class piano placement exam on August 12th via Zoom, (3-5pm EDT). Refer to the piano placement test Canvas site for more information.
|August 20 – August 25||Location||Description|
|Opens 12:01 AM, August 20th and continues
through 11:59 PM, on August 25th
|my.fsu.edu||DROP/ADD: This is your final chance to make enrollment adjustments to your Fall class schedule!|
|Monday, August 22||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 2||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 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.
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|