Instrumental Performance

Purchase College SUNY

24 months
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
Tuition fee
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For the serious, developing musician, the Conservatory of Music in the School of the Arts at Purchase College offers a distinctive educational experience—an intensive education within the context of a lively supportive community: Instrumental Performance programme of Purchase College SUNY.


Instrumental Performance programme of Purchase College SUNY. comes from all corners of the music scene, forming a highly diverse and dedicated team of educators and professional musicians. They are members of notable ensembles, including:

  • Broadway Orchestra Pits
  • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
  • Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Cast
  • New York City Ballet Orchestra
  • New York Philharmonic
  • Orchestra of St. Luke’s
  • Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Key facts:

The orchestra is made up of the phenomenally talented students of the Conservatory of Music. Every player is coached individually and jointly toward making each concert a memorable occasion. The PSO is proud to represent the great tradition of Western classical music to the Purchase community and beyond.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Guitar Performance Class
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Harp Performance Class
  • Romantic Piano Literature
  • Research and Writing for the Modern Musician

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Generally, successful freshman applicants have earned a GPA of 3.0 (or 85 on a 100 point scale).Purchase does not require scores from the SAT or ACT exam (with exceptions), though applicants are given the option to submit them. It is recommended that test scores be submitted only if it is believed to benefit the application. For applicants who are considering submitting scores, we typically prefer the following:

  • SAT: 1170 total score; minimum Reading score of 24 
  • ACT: 24 Composite
Students who are required to submit test scores include:
  • Applicants who are homeschooled
  • International students, who will need to provide a TOEFL score
  • Applicants who attended secondary schools that provide only narrative evaluations rather than some form of grading scale

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23100 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11310 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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