Bachelor of Music in Performance: Percussion
Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting general degree requirements, undergraduate music performance majors who concentrate in percussion must complete the following conservatory requirements (102 credits). Of the 102 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 4220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 1010/Keyboard Studies I 1 credit
MPE 1230/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 1231/Percussion Ensemble 1 credit
MPE 1800/Purchase Symphonic Winds 2 credits
MTH 1010/Music Theory I 2 credits
MTH 1410/Solfège I 1.5 credits
 
Spring: 11.5 credits
MPE 4220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 1020/Keyboard Studies II 1 credit
MPE 1230/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 1231/Percussion Ensemble 1 credit
MPE 1800/Purchase Symphonic Winds 2 credits
MTH 1020/Music Theory II 2 credits
MTH 1420/Solfège II 1.5 credits
MPE 0200/Freshman Jury 0 credit
 
Sophomore Year: 29 credits
 
Fall: 14.5 credits
MPE 4220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 1201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 1230/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 1231/Percussion Ensemble 1 credit
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
 
Spring: 14.5 credits
MPE 4220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 1201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 1230/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 1231/Percussion Ensemble 1 credit
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
MPE 0300/Sophomore Jury 0 credit
MPE 0310/Midpoint Assessment 0 credit
 
Junior Year: 31 credits
 
Fall: 15.5 credits
MPE 4220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 1160/Contemporary Ensemble or
    MPE 1165/Purchase New Music
 
2 credits
MPE 1201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 1230/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 1231/Percussion Ensemble 1 credit
MTH 3410/Solfège V 1.5 credits
MTH 4050/Music Theory V 2 credits
MTH —/Music history elective 2 credits
SOA 1500/Hand Drumming Workshop 1 credit
 
Spring: 15.5 credits
MPE 4220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 1165/Purchase New Music 2 credits
MPE 1201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 1230/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 1231/Percussion Ensemble 1 credit
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: 19 credits
 
Fall: 9 credits
MPE 4220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 1160/Contemporary Ensemble or
    MPE 1165/Purchase New Music
 
2 credits
MPE 1201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 1230/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 1231/Percussion Ensemble 1 credit
 
Spring: 10 credits
MPE 4220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 1160/Contemporary Ensemble or
    MPE 1165/Purchase New Music
 
2 credits
MPE 1201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 1230/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 1231/Percussion Ensemble 1 credit
MPE 4991/Senior Recital 1 credit

For updates during 2013–2015, please visit www.purchase.edu/
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