Conservatory of Music:
jazz studies 

Master of Music:
Concentration in Jazz Studies

Graduate music majors who concentrate in jazz studies 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 5 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MCO 5180/Contemporary Trends in Jazz Composition 2 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 5350/Topics in Jazz Seminar 3 credits
 
Spring: 11 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MCO 5190/Jazz Composition Workshop 2 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 5360/Seminar in Jazz Styles 3 credits
MPE 5992/Master’s Recital 1 credit
 
Second Year: 21 credits
 
Fall: 10 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
MUS 5310/Advanced Jazz Arranging I 3 credits
 
Spring: 11 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 5320/Advanced Jazz Arranging II 3 credits
MPE 5992/Master’s Recital 1 credit


Updates to the 2013–15 College Catalog:

Effective Fall 2014:

  • MPE 5880 added as an option for private study.

Updated April 17, 2014

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