Graduate music majors who concentrate in piano must meet the following conservatory requirements (42 credits) and earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at Purchase College. MPE 5565 may be taken in a different semester in consultation with the head of the piano program.

First Year: 21 credits

Fall:11 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble or
   MPE 5205/Camerata
2 credits
MPE 5472/Romantic Piano Literature 2 credits
MPE 5480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MTH 5000/Research and Writing for the Modern Musician 2 credits
 
Spring:10 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5473/20th-Century Piano Literature 2 credits
MPE 5480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5610/Collaborative Piano 1 credit
MTH 5—/Music theory/analysis elective 2 credits
MPE 5991/Master’s Recital: Classical 1 credit
 

Second Year: 21 credits

Fall:10 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5140/Chamber Music or
   MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble or
   MPE 5205/Camerata
2 credits
MPE 5470/Baroque Keyboard Literature 2 credits
MPE 5480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5—/Music performance elective or
MTH 5—/Music theory/analysis elective
2 credits
 
Spring:11 credits
MPE 5370/Private Study: Piano 3 credits
MPE 5471/Classical Sonata Literature 2 credits
MPE 5480/Piano Performance Class 1 credit
MPE 5565/Purchase New Music or
   MPE 5560/Contemporary Ensemble
2 credits
MTH 5—/Music theory/analysis elective 2 credits
MPE 5991/Master’s Recital: Classical 1 credit