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Instrumental Performance

The Hartt School's graduate programs reflect the contemporary needs of students entering a vast array of creative performance and teaching careers. Students have opportunities to grow and thrive under the guidance of a faculty recognized nationally and internationally for their artistic and academic accomplishments. The Hartt School faculty members are the recipients of major awards, fellowships, and grants and have appeared at the world's greatest performance venues. Hartt's faculty are committed to and are proud of the select student body and work hard to ensure the high quality of Hartt's graduate programs. Our intimate graduate program of 110 students ensures that students participate in many performance and educational opportunities as well as personal career development experiences facilitated by faculty and guest artists/lecturers.

Instrumental Concentrations

To learn more about specific course requirements, ensembles, and faculty teaching philosophies, click here.


Major in an Orchestral Instrument

Subject Code Course Description Credits
AXX 999 Major Instrument Instruction  4,4,4,4
ENS Chamber Music 1,1,1,1
IPO Instrumental performance organization (four semesters) 1,1,1,1
REC 560-561 Recital (2 recitals) 0-4
  Total Credits (Major Area) 24-28
  Other Studies  
HLM 615 Pro-Seminar in Music History 3
HLM Music History Elective 3
TH 553 Analysis for Performance 3
TH  Music Theory Elective 3
  Total Credits - Other Studies 12
  Other Courses  
  Electives (with approval of advisor) 0-16
  Total Credits for Degree 36-50

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