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College of Music | Graduate Studies

Orientation Schedule (Fall 2019)

Monday, August 19, 2019

All new graduate students are required to attend.  Rooms are subject to change.

8:00-9:00am: Check-In (Recital Hall, Mu 301)

9:00-10:00am: General Orientation – Dr. Felix Olschofka (Recital Hall, Mu 301)

All incoming graduate students, including international students, must attend this orientation. 

10:00-11:00am: Degree Program Orientation
MA/PhD (Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, and Musicology)
Music Theory – Dr. Justin Lavacek (Mu 212)
Musicology – Dr. Margaret Notley (Mu 319)
MA/PhD (Composition) – Dr. Joseph Klein (Mu 2009)
MM/DMA (Performance and Conducting) – Dr. Daphne Gerling (Recital Hall, Mu 301)
MM/DMA (Jazz Studies) – Dr. John Murphy (Mu 282)
PhD (Performing Arts Health) – Dr. Kris Chesky (Mu 1007)
GAC (Graduate Artist Certificate) - Dr. Brian McKee (Mu 250)
11:00am-12:00pm: Major Field Orientation (if your field of study does not appear below, you are not required to attend a major field orientation.)
Brass - Dr. Steve Menard (Mu 232)
Composition (Graduate Diagnostic Exam) - Dr. Joseph Klein (Mu 2009)
Conducting – Dr. Jessica Napoles (Mu 210A)
Jazz Studies – Dr. John Murphy (Mu 282)
Percussion – Mr. Mark Ford (Mu 131)
Piano – Dr. Steven Harlos (Mu 258)
Strings - Dr. Jeffrey Bradetich (Mu 321)
Voice - Ms. Molly Fillmore (Mu 250)
Woodwinds – Ms. Kathleen Reynolds (Recital Hall, Mu 301)
12:30pm -6:30pm Graduate Placement Exams in Music Theory (Recital Hall, MU 301) (click here for sample questions) and Music History (Sage Hall C330; click here for directions and here for sample questions)
12:30pm-3:30pm Music History GPE (Master's only) - Sage Hall C330 (bring your student ID and EUID)
1:00pm-2:00pm Music Theory GPE (Doctoral only) - Recital Hall, Mu 301
3:30pm-6:30pm Music History GPE (Doctoral only) - Sage Hall C330 (bring your student ID and EUID)
4:00-5:00pm Music Theory GPE (Master's only) - Recital Hall, Mu 301

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Graduate Writing Exam
9:00-11:00am: Jazz Studies only (Mu 262)
9:00-11:00am: Performance majors only (Recital Hall, Mu 301)

Thursday, August 22, 2019

10:00-11:00am: Graduate Voice Literature Exam (online; contact Dr. Jeffrey Snider for more information)
11:00am-12:00pm: Graduate Voice Pedagogy Exam (DMA only) (
1:00-4:00pm: Graduate Voice Diction Exam (Recital Hall, Mu 301)