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Classical Guitar: Bachelor of Music

In addition to meeting  General Education requirements and other degree requirements, undergraduate music performance majors who concentrate in classical guitar must complete the following conservatory requirements (104 credits). Of the 104 credits, up to 8 credits of music history may be counted toward the liberal arts requirement (30 credits minimum) for the degree.

Freshman Year | Sophomore Year | Junior Year | Senior Year


Freshman Year: 26 credits


Sophomore Year: 31 credits


Junior Year: 28 credits


Senior Year: 19 credits

*Music History Electives (Effective Fall 2020)

HIS2150/ Rock, Pop, and Jazz: A History of Jewish Creativity in Music
MUS 1060/Reflections Western Music
MTH 1560/Introduction to World Music
MTH 2130/Music and Politics, 1800-1950
MTH 3170/Techniques of Composition for Performers
MTH 3400/History of Jazz I
MTH 3450/History of Jazz II
MTH 3520/Disruption and Art Music
MTH 3575/Music from Antiquity
MTH 3576/Music of the Common Practice Era
MTH 3577/Expansion of Chromaticism
MTH 3578/Music Since 1945
MTH 3600/The Music of J. S. Bach
MTH 3620/Music of Beethoven
MTH 3630/Berlioz, Wagner, and Liszt
MTH 3670/Mahler and Strauss
MTH 3680/Shostakovich and The Soviet Era
MTH 4075/Post-Tonal Theory & Analysis
MTH 4120/History of Recorded Music I
MTH 4130/History of Recorded Music II
MTH 4235/Opera Queens: LGBTQ Representation in Opera Onstage and Off
MTH 4340/World Traditions in Music
MUS 4520/Trends in Music in Society

**Ensemble Electives

New courses may be added to this list. Students should check with their faculty advisor to determine if a new course is an appropriate ensemble course.

MPE 1160/Contemporary Ensemble
MPE 1165/Purchase New Music
MPE 1170/Camerata
MPE 1201/Symphony Orchestra
MPE 1245/Soul Voices Ensemble
MPE 1800/Purchase Symphonic Winds