Conservatory of Music:
Brass 

Master of Music:
Concentration in Brass Performance

Graduate music majors who concentrate in brass must meet the following conservatory requirements (42 credits) and earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at Purchase College. Students must complete at least one semester of MPE 5205 or MPE 5565.

First Year: 20 credits
 
Fall: 10.5 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5142/Brass Chamber Music or
   MPE 5205/Camerata or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music
 
 
 
2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra or
   MPE 5750/Purchase Symphonic Winds
 
2 credits
MPE 5221/Brass Instrumental Lab 0.5 credit
MPE 5465/Brass Performance and Ensemble 1 credit
MTH 5000/Research and Writing for the Modern Musician 2 credits
 
Spring: 9.5 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5142/Brass Chamber Music or
   MPE 5205/Camerata or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music
 
 
 
2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra or
   MPE 5750/Purchase Symphonic Winds
 
2 credits
MPE 5221/Brass Instrumental Lab 0.5 credit
MPE 5465/Brass Performance and Ensemble 1 credit
MPE 5991/Master’s Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
Second Year: 22 credits
 
Fall: 10.5 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5142/Brass Chamber Music or
   MPE 5205/Camerata or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music
 
 
 
2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra or
   MPE 5750/Purchase Symphonic Winds
 
2 credits
MPE 5221/Brass Instrumental Lab 0.5 credit
MPE 5465/Brass Performance and Ensemble 1 credit
MTH 5 —/Music theory/analysis elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 11.5 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument 3 credits
MPE 5142/Brass Chamber Music or
   MPE 5205/Camerata or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music
 
 
 
2 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra or
   MPE 5750/Purchase Symphonic Winds
 
2 credits
MPE 5221/Brass Instrumental Lab 0.5 credit
MPE 5465/Brass Performance and Ensemble 1 credit
MTH 5 —/Music theory/analysis elective 2 credits
MPE 5991/Master’s Recital: Classical 1 credit

Updated April 19, 2016

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