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Minor of Music

The minor in Classical Composition is open to all music majors and non music majors.

22 credits total:

  • 4 semesters of private classical composition lessons (12 credits)
  • 4 semesters of classical composition seminar (4 credits)
  • a year of orchestration (4 credits)
  • one semester of Purchase New Music (2 credits)

How to Apply

Only a limited number of students can be admitted each year to the minor in music, based on the available spaces in a given area. Students will only be accepted for a minor in music through the Conservatory of Music audition process. Applicants for the minor in music are required to submit the same repertoire as all other undergraduate admission applicants.

If you are a prospective student (i.e. applicants who are not current Purchase College students), you can only apply for a minor after you are admitted to Purchase College. Typically students apply for a minor after their first semester. Please email for more details.

If you are a current Purchase College student, please email​ for more information.