Graduate music majors who concentrate in jazz studies 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 5 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MCO 5180/Contemporary Trends in Jazz Composition 2 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 5350/Topics in Jazz Seminar 3 credits
 
Spring: 11 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MCO 5190/Jazz Composition Workshop 2 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 5360/Seminar in Jazz Styles 3 credits
MPE 5992/Master’s Recital: Jazz 1 credit
 

Second Year: 21 credits

Fall: 10 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
MUS 5310/Advanced Jazz Arranging I 3 credits
 
Spring: 11 credits
MPE 5 —/Private Study: Instrument
   or MPE 5880/Private Study: Jazz Voice
 
3 credits
MPE 5700/Jazz Combos 2 credits
MUS 5320/Advanced Jazz Arranging II 3 credits
Graduate music elective 2 credits
MPE 5992/Master’s Recital: Jazz 1 credit

 Updates to the 2016–18 Purchase College Catalog:

  • The 2-credit graduate music elective in the spring of the second year was unintentionally omitted in the College Catalog (no change in the total credits required).