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Graduate Admissions Process

  1. Submit our online application

    See below for application deadlines and audition dates.

  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 higher education institutions 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 at the time of application. 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. In addition, all graduate Music Education applicants must submit a copy of their valid teaching license.

         ♦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 Audition1, 2, 3 Dates & Application Deadlines

Audition Type To Audition On: Apply By:
Graduate Majors
December 10, 2016 November 7, 2016
Graduate Majors
January 28, 2017 December 19, 2016*
Graduate Majors
January 29, 2017 December 19, 2016*
Graduate Majors February 17, 2017 January 9, 2017*
Graduate Majors February 18, 2017 January 9, 2017*

*Graduate prescreening submissions, (for all Conducting, Ph.D., AD & D.M.A. Performance, AD & D.M.A. Composition applicants), must be received at least one month in advance of the selected audition/interview date to allow ample time for faculty review.

1All Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts applicants must audition in person, on campus. Ph.D. interviews will be individually scheduled and are day-long events. Applicants will be contacted by the Music Education Division Director to schedule the in-person interview on a date to be arranged.

2All instrumental conducting auditions will take place on February 17, 2017.

3Choral Conducting auditions with Hartt ensembles 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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