Jazz Studies: Artist Diploma and Performers Certificate

To earn the post-master’s Artist Diploma or postbaccalaureate Performers Certificate in jazz studies, students must meet the following conservatory requirements (18 credits for the one-year program; 36 credits for the two-year program):

First Year: 18 credits
 
Fall: 9 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 5310/Advanced Jazz Arranging I or
   MUS 5350/Topics in Jazz Seminar
 
3 credits
MUS 5900/Independent Study 1 credit
 
Spring: 9 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
MPE 5994/Certificate Recital or
   MPE 5995/Diploma Recital
 
2 credits
 
Second Year: 18 credits
 
Fall: 9 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 5310/Advanced Jazz Arranging I or
   MUS 5350/Topics in Jazz Seminar
 
3 credits
MUS 5900/Independent Study 1 credit
 
Spring: 9 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
MPE 5994/Certificate Recital or
   MPE 5995/Diploma Recital
 
2 credits

For updates during 2013–2015, please visit the Artist Diploma and Performers Certificate sections at www.purchase.edu/Departments/
AcademicPrograms/Arts/Music/Jazz/
.

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