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Audition Dates & Application Deadlines

Undergraduate and Graduate1 On-Campus 

Program To Audition On: Apply By:
All Undergraduate and Graduate* Majors December 10, 20162 November 7, 2016
All Undergraduate and Graduate Majors January 28, 2017 December 19, 2016
All Undergraduate and Graduate Majors January 29, 2017 December 19, 2016
All Undergraduate and Graduate Majors February 17, 20173 January 9, 2017
All Undergraduate and Graudate Majors February 18, 2017 January 9, 2017

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

1
All 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.

2
All undergraduate auditions on December 10 will be considered non-binding, early notification. Early notification decisions will be postmarked by January 15.

3All instrumental conducting auditions will take place on February 17, 2017.


Regional Auditions

Dance  

Location  To Audition On: Apply By:
Houston, TX -- HSPVA December 2, 2016 November 1, 2016
Chicago, IL  -- Lou Conte Dance Studios TBA TBA
Chicago, IL  -- ChiArts (ChiArts students only)  December 5, 2016 November 1, 2016
Los Angeles -- LACHSA TBA TBA

Jazz 

Location  To Audition On: Apply By:
Cleveland, OH -- Cuyahoga Community College  December 13, 2016 November 1, 2016
Denver, CO -- Kent Denver School January 20, 2017 December 19, 2016
Denver, CO -- Denver School of the Arts  January 20, 2017 December 19, 2016


Music 

Location  To Audition On: Apply By:
Washington DC --Providence Presbyterian Church (Fairfax, VA) TBA TBA
Chicago, IL -- Midwest Young Artists TBA TBA


Actor Training & Music Theatre 

National Unified Theatre Auditions Home Page

Location  To Audition On: Apply By:
New York City-Pearl Studios January 21, 2017 December 19, 2016
New York City-Pearl Studios January 22, 2017 December 19, 2016
Chicago-Palmer House Hilton February 6, 2017 January 9, 2017
Chicago-Palmer House Hilton February 7, 2017 January 9, 2017
Chicago-Palmer House Hilton February 8, 2017 January 9, 2017
Los Angeles-Westin Los Angeles Airport February 10, 2017 January 9, 2017
Los Angeles-Westin Los Angeles Airport February 11, 2017 January 9, 2017


Recorded Video Auditions

For applicants who reside more than 300 miles from campus, auditions by video recording are acceptable. Undergraduate video auditions should be submitted through Acceptd. Graduate recorded submissions should be uploaded through Dropbox, designating harttadm@hartford.edu as the recipient. 

Please note: For maximum scholarship consideration, all recorded auditions and telephone interviews must be received and/or completed by February 17, 2017.

Scheduling the Audition/Interview

All auditions and/or interviews are scheduled by completing the Hartt Supplemental Application or through Accepted. Hartt Admissions cannot schedule auditions/interviews by phone. Applicants will select their preferred audition/interview date and will receive an Audition/Interview Confirmation letter via e-mail confirming the audition date and schedule.


Who needs to Audition/Interview

Applicants to all degree programs will audition and/or interview on Hartt's scheduled audition/interview dates. Please review the tables below to find out if you will audition, interview, or both. Only graduate level conducting, music education, artist diploma, and doctoral applicants will need to submit preliminary recordings.

Note: All graduate conducting, Artist Diploma, and Doctor of Musical Arts applicants must audition/interview in person on one of the established on-campus audition days due to the level of application and entrance testing requirements. For the same reason, Ph.D applicants must come to campus for interviewing and testing on a date to be arranged by the Music Education division.

Undergraduate Applicants

Audition Only* Interview Only Audition & Interview
BSE Acoustics
Instrumental Performance
Jazz Studies
Bachelor of Arts (No Lessons)
Performing Arts Management
Actor Training
Bachelor of Arts (with lessons)
Composition
Dance
Music Education (all disciplines)
Music History
Music Management
Music Production & Technology
Music Theatre   
Music Theory
Vocal Performance
*In some cases, an informal "interview" takes place during the alotted audition time to allow faculty an opportunity to get to know the applicant.

Graduate Applicants

Audition Only Interview Only Audition & Interview
Instrumental Performance
Collaborative Piano
Piano Performance with Pedagogy emphasis
Composition
Music Education: Kodály, Pedagogy, Research, or Technology emphases
Music History: Scholarship & Research emphasis
Music Theory
Conducting*
Instrumental Performance with Suzuki Pedagogy emphasis
Music Education: Conducting emphasis*
Music History: Performance Practices emphasis
Vocal Performance

*All instrumental conducting auditions with Hartt ensembles take place on February 17, 2017. Choral conducting auditions are arranged individually by the chair of the Choral Conducting program.
Upon favorable review of the preliminary conducting video, applicants will be scheduled for the in-person instrumental conducting audition/interview on this date. Choral Conducting applicants will be contacted directly by the chair of the Choral Conducting program to establish the audition date.

 

 

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