MM Concentration in Composition:
Academic Requirements

Graduate music majors who concentrate in composition must meet the following conservatory requirements (42 credits) and earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at Purchase College.

First Year: 21 credits
 
Fall: 10 credits
MPE 5110/Private Study: Composition 3 credits
MCO 5115/Composition Seminar 1 credit
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music 2 credits
MTH 5000/Research and Writing for the Modern Musician 2 credits
MTH 5 —/Music theory/analysis elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 11 credits
MPE 5110/Private Study: Composition 3 credits
MCO 5115/Composition Seminar 1 credit
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music 2 credits
MTH 5 —/Music history elective 2 credits
MTH 5 —/Music theory/analysis elective 2 credits
MPE 5991/Master’s Recital 1 credit
 
Second Year: 21 credits
 
Fall: 12 credits
MPE 5110/Private Study: Composition 3 credits
MCO 5115/Composition Seminar 1 credit
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music 2 credits
MTH 5180/Electroacoustic Music I 2 credits
MTH 5 —/Music theory/analysis elective 2 credits
MTH or MUS 5 —/Music elective 2 credits
MTH 5840/Graduate Exit Exam: Classical 0 credit
 
Spring: 9 credits
MPE 5110/Private Study: Composition 3 credits
MCO 5115/Composition Seminar 1 credit
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music 2 credits
MTH 5190/Electroacoustic Music II 2 credits
MPE 5991/Master’s Recital 1 credit

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