Centers and Institutes

The Center for Electronic and Computer Music was established in 1966 by Iannis Xenakis as a mirror to the Centre for Automated and Mathematical Music in Paris. Created for the purposes of theoretical training, electronic and multimedia composition, and the dissemination of works through public concerts, CECM today houses two studios which employ the most current technologies in digital sound synthesis and sampling, interactive music programming and performance, video, and research-level computing. The curriculum provides an extensive technical training and historical background for composition students with little or no previous technical experience. More advanced students may enroll to use the studio facilities for the production of compositions and multimedia works, as well as for research. More information can be found at http://www.indiana.edu/~emusic/.

Established in 1998, the Center for the History of Music Theory and Literature provides a home for such international projects as the Thesaurus musicarum latinarum (TML; an eight-million-word searchable archive of Latin music theory ranging from the time of Augustine through the early seventeenth century); TML’s three sister projects Traités français sur la musique, Saggi musicali italiani, and Texts on Music in English from the Medieval and Early Modern Eras (music treatises in French, Italian and English); and the annotated bibliography on Musical Borrowing and Reworking. Other projects are currently under development. More information can be found at http://www.chmtl.indiana.edu.

The Historical Performance Institute is a center for interdisciplinary research, teaching, colloquia, and creative activity directed towards the performance practice of medieval, renaissance, baroque, and classical music. Of international significance, the Institute disseminates original research through a series of books as well as an annual journal published by the Indiana University Press. The HPI produces a series of recordings through Focus Records (IU Music) and maintains the Thomas Binkley Archive of Early Music Sound Recordings and extensive holdings of period instruments. JSoM students are enthusiastically encouraged to take advantage of these resources. More information can be found at http://music.indiana.edu/departments/academic/early-music/index.shtml.

The Latin American Music Center fosters the research and performance of Latin American art music and promotes professional and academic exchange between scholars and musicians from the United States and Latin America. In partnership with the Cook Music Library, the LAMC helps manage one of the largest and most complete Latin American music collections in the world, which includes several special collections, rare recordings and scores, and unpublished manuscripts by a number of prominent 20th-century composers. The center’s other activities include concerts, commissions, premiere performances and recordings, courses, visits by distinguished performing artists and lecturers, festivals, and conferences. More information can be found at: http://music.indiana.edu/lamc.

Academic Bulletins

PDF Version

Click here for the PDF version.

Previous Bulletins

Students are ordinarily subject to the curricular requirements outlined in the Bulletin in effect at the start of their current degree. See below for links to previous Bulletins.