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Graduate Admissions Process

  1. Submit our online application.

    Application deadlines and audition dates can be found here.

  2. All applicants must submit the following supporting documents either with your application or within two weeks of applying.

         ♦Letter of Intent

         ♦Performance/Professional resume

         ♦Repertoire list: Required for all auditioning applicants

         ♦Transcripts from all schools attended

         ♦$90 application fee

         ♦Three letters of recommendation
  3. Check the following list for additional requirements for your degree and major.

         ♦Artist Diploma and DMA - Submit a preliminary recording by December 16. This    
           recording MUST be recieved by this date in order to schedule an audition.

         ♦DMA and Ph.D. - Submit a music history, music theory or music education research paper.

         ♦Ph.D. - Submit GRE scores to the University of Hartford using code 3436.

         ♦Composition - Please submit 3 scores, (recordings if available), by mail or through dropbox.         Designate harttadm@hartford.edu as the recipient. Please note: We only accept PDFs and audio files (no Sibelius or Finale files). Make sure all uploaded files contain your name in the
           file name.

         ♦Conducting - Submit preliminary video and Recording Submission Form by Dec. 16. 

         ♦Music Education - All graduate Music Education applicants must submit a preliminary
           teaching video.

         ♦Music History - Submit one subject-appropriate research paper.

         ♦Music Theory - Submit two theory research papers, one of which must be an analysis-based
  4. If you are an international applicant, click here to view additional requirements.

Graduate Audition Dates & Application Deadlines

Audition Type To Audition On: Apply By:
All Graduate Majors1 December 13, 2014 November 1, 2014
All Graduate Majors
January 24, 2015 December 19, 2014*
All Graduate Majors
January 25, 2015 December 19, 2014*
All Graduate Majors February 13, 2015 January 9, 2015*
All Graduate Majors February 14, 2015 January 9, 2015*

*The graduate prescreening submission deadline, (for all Conducting, Ph.D., AD and DMA Performance, AD & DMA Composition applicants), is December 16. This is not an application deadline for MM, MMusEd, or GPD applicants.

1Conducting auditions with Hartt ensembles and Ph.D. interviews will be individually scheduled. Upon favorable review of the preliminary prescreening submission(s), applicants will be contacted by e-mail to schedule the in-person audition and/or interview on a date to be arranged.

Please send all materials to:

The Hartt School - Hartt Admissions
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117



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