In addition to meeting general degree requirements, undergraduate music performance majors who concentrate in piano must complete the following conservatory requirements (99 credits). Of the 99 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: 27 credits

Fall:13.5 credits
MPE 4250/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 1850/Sight Reading Workshop 1 credit
MTH 1010/Music Theory I 2 credits
MTH 1410/Solfège I 1.5 credits
MTH 2510/Survey of Music History I 3 credits
MUS 1040/Music First-Year Seminar 1 credit
 
Spring:13.5 credits
MPE 4250/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 1480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 1850/Sight Reading Workshop 1 credit
MTH 1020/Music Theory II 2 credits
MTH 1420/Solfège II 1.5 credits
MTH 2520/Survey of Music History II 3 credits
MPE 0200/Freshman Classical Jury 0 credit
 
  

Sophomore Year: 23 credits

Fall:11.5 credits
MPE 4250/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 1480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 2550/Keyboard Literature I 2 credits
MTH 2050/Music Theory III 2 credits
MTH 2410/Solfège III 1.5 credits
 
Spring:11.5 credits
MPE 4250/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 1480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 2560/Keyboard Literature II 2 credits
MTH 2420/Solfège IV 1.5 credits
MTH 3050/Music Theory IV 2 credits
MPE 0300/Sophomore Classical Jury 0 credit
 
  

Junior Year: 30 credits

Fall:14.5 credits
MPE 4250/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 1480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 2570/Keyboard Literature III 2 credits
MPE 2610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MTH 3410/Solfège V 1.5 credits
MTH 4050/Music Theory V 2 credits
MTH —/Music history elective* 2 credits
 
Spring:15.5 credits
MPE 4250/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 1480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 2580/Keyboard Literature IV 2 credits
MPE 2610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MTH 3420/Solfège VI 1.5 credits
MTH 4010/Seminar in Analysis 2 credits
MUS 1160/Piano Pedagogy 2 credits
MPE 3991/Junior Recital: Classical 1 credit
 
  

Senior Year: 19 credits

Fall:9 credits
MPE 4250/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 1480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 2610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MTH —/Music history* or theory elective 2 credits
 
Spring:10 credits
MPE 4250/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 1110/Chamber Music 2 credits
MPE 1480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 2610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MTH —/Music history elective* 2 credits
MPE 4991/Senior Recital: Classical 1 credit

*Music History Electives (Effective Fall 2020)

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 4340/World Traditions in Music
MUS 4520/Trends in Music in Society


Updates to the 2016–18 Purchase College Catalog:

Effective Fall 2017:

  • MUS 1040 is added as a requirement (1 credit increase).