Conservatory of Music:
Composition 

Master of Music:
Concentration in Composition

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: Classical 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
 
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: Classical 1 credit

Updated April 21, 2016

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