Many courses offered by the Conservatory of Music are open to students in other disciplines. These are noted as Arts Open Access in the myHeliotrope course search each semester. The following are examples of courses that have been offered under Arts Open Access.
MCO 1130/Introduction to Studio Recording
MCO 3415/Melody Writing
MCO 3420/Lyric Writing
Refer to the Undergraduate Music Courses: Performance, Ensemble section for descriptions.
MPE 1050/Jazz Ensemble: All Majors
MPE 1232/Hand Drumming Workshop
MPE 1245/Soul Voices Ensemble
MPE 1360/Klezmer Ensemble
MPE 1600/Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra
MPE 1800/Purchase Symphonic Winds
MPE 2150/Jazz Drumming for Nonmajors (added Fall 2015)
MPE 2160/Jazz Guitar for Nonmajors (added Fall 2015)
MPE 2170/Jazz Piano for Nonmajors (added Fall 2015)
MPE 4350/Private Study*
*Please refer to Private Lessons and Recitals, and contact the Conservatory of Music for further information.
Prerequisite for MPE 4350: Permission of the Conservatory of Music director
Music History, Theory, and Musicianship
Refer to the Undergraduate Music Courses: Music History, Theory, and Musicianship section for descriptions.
MTH 1560/Introduction to World Music
MTH 2230/World Music and Jazz Traditions
MTH 2510/Survey of Music History I
MTH 2520/Survey of Music History II
MTH 3180/Electroacoustic Music I
MTH 3190/Electroacoustic Music II
MTH 3600/The Music of J.S. Bach
MTH 3620/The Music of Beethoven
MTH 4120/History of Recorded Music I: Blues to Bebop
MTH 4130/History of Recorded Music II: Bebop to Hip-Hop
MTH 4211/Opera History I
MTH 4212/Opera History II
MUS 1320/Songwriting I
MUS 1330/Songwriting II
MUS 2570/Introduction to Jazz
MUS 3060/Ritmica Method
SOA 2600/Introduction to Classical Music (discontinued Fall 2014, 3/03/14)
Updated Aug. 28, 2015
For the current (or upcoming) semester schedule, use the myHeliotrope course search at my.purchase.edu.