Bachelor of Music in Performance: Classical Guitar
Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, undergraduate music performance majors who concentrate in classical guitar must complete the following conservatory requirements (95 credits). Of the 95 credits, up to 8 credits of music history may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the degree.

Freshman Year: 23 credits
 
Fall: 11.5 credits
MPE 4210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 1010/Keyboard Studies I 1 credit
MPE 1400/Guitar Performance Class 2 credits
MTH 1010/Music Theory I 2 credits
MTH 1410/Solfège I 1.5 credits
MUS 1250/Chorus or
    MPE —/Ensemble elective
 
2 credits
 
Spring: 11.5 credits
MPE 4210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 1020/Keyboard Studies II 1 credit
MPE 1400/Guitar Performance Class 2 credits
MTH 1020/Music Theory II 2 credits
MTH 1420/Solfège II 1.5 credits
MUS 1250/Chorus or
    MPE —/Ensemble elective
 
2 credits
MPE 0200/Freshman Jury 0 credit
 
Sophomore Year: 29 credits
 
Fall: 14.5 credits
MPE 4210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 1400/Guitar Performance Class 2 credits
MPE 2010/Keyboard Studies III 1 credit
MTH 2050/Music Theory III 2 credits
MTH 2410/Solfège III 1.5 credits
MTH 2510/Survey of Music History I 3 credits
MUS 1250/Chorus or
    MPE —/Ensemble elective
 
2 credits
 
Spring: 14.5 credits
MPE 4210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 1400/Guitar Performance Class 2 credits
MPE 2020/Keyboard Studies IV 1 credit
MTH 2420/Solfège IV 1.5 credits
MTH 2520/Survey of Music History II 3 credits
MTH 3050/Music Theory IV 2 credits
MUS 1250/Chorus or
    MPE —/Ensemble elective
 
2 credits
MPE 0300/Sophomore Jury 0 credit
MPE 0310/Midpoint Assessment 0 credit
 
Junior Year: 26 credits
 
Fall: 12.5 credits
MPE 4210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music Class 2 credits
MPE 1400/Guitar Performance Class 2 credits
MTH 3410/Solfège V 1.5 credits
MTH 4050/Music Theory V 2 credits
MTH —/Music history elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 13.5 credits
MPE 4210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music Class 2 credits
MPE 1400/Guitar Performance Class 2 credits
MTH 3420/Solfège VI 1.5 credits
MTH 4010/Seminar in Analysis 2 credits
MTH —/Music history elective 2 credits
MPE 3991/Junior Recital 1 credit
 
Senior Year: 17 credits
 
Fall: 9 credits
MPE 4210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music Class 2 credits
MPE 1400/Guitar Performance Class 2 credits
Music elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 8 credits
MPE 4210/Private Study: Guitar 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music Class 2 credits
MPE 1400/Guitar Performance Class 2 credits
MPE 4991/Senior Recital 1 credit

Examples of Ensemble Electives
New courses may be added to this list. Students should check with their faculty advisor to determine if a new course is an appropriate ensemble course.

MPE 1160/Contemporary Ensemble
MPE 1165/Purchase New Music
MPE 1170/Camerata
MPE 1201/Symphony Orchestra
MPE 1800/Purchase Symphonic Winds
SOA 1520/Soul Voices Ensemble


For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/
Departments/AcademicPrograms/Arts/Music/guitar/bm.aspx
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