Conservatory of Music:
percussion 

Master of Music:
Concentration in Percussion Performance

Graduate music majors who concentrate in percussion 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 5220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 5231/Percussion Ensemble 2 credits
MPE 5460/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MTH 5000/Research and Writing for the Modern Musician 2 credits
 
Spring: 11 credits
MPE 5220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 5231/Percussion Ensemble 2 credits
MPE 5460/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MTH 5 —/Music history or theory elective 2 credits
MPE 5991/Master’s Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
Second Year: 21 credits
 
Fall: 10 credits
MPE 5220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 5231/Percussion Ensemble 2 credits
MPE 5460/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MTH 5 —/Music history or theory elective 2 credits
 
Spring: 11 credits
MPE 5220/Private Study: Percussion 3 credits
MPE 5201/Symphony Orchestra 2 credits
MPE 5231/Percussion Ensemble 2 credits
MPE 5460/Percussion Performance Class 1 credit
MTH 5 —/Music history or theory elective 2 credits
MPE 5991/Master’s Recital: Classical 1 credit

Updates to the 2013–15 College Catalog:

Effective Fall 2016:

  • The following are eliminated from the requirements: MTH 5840/Graduate Exit Exam (0 credits), and MPE 5560 or 5565 (2 credits each semester; 8-credit reduction). The credits in MPE 5231 are increased from 1 to 2 (each semester; 4-credit increase). A 2-credit music history or theory elective is added to the spring semesters (4-credit increase), and the music theory/analysis elective in the third semester is changed to a music history or theory elective. The credit total for the major remains unchanged.

Updated Nov. 17, 2015

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