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Music Theatre

Hartt's Music Theatre program is dedicated to a comprehensive and rigorous style of training that creates artists who are physically, intellectually, and emotionally prepared for the extraordinary demands of the acting profession.  In a carefully planned progression of acting, voice, dance and musicianship classes -- along with weekly individual singing lessons and coachings -- students expand both their craft and their creative imagination so that they can be successful in a wide range of theatrical styles from the contemporary to the classical.  Our unique partnerships with the renowned Goodspeed Musicals and the Tony Award-winning Hartford Stage company are part of our thorough career preparation curriculum that readies our students to seek work as professional actors.

Performance opportunities at Hartt are extensive and designed to expose students to musicals and other plays from across the theatrical repertoire.  Starting with second year projects and culminating with full-scale, professionally designed productions, the season is chosen to provide each class with challenging onstage experiences.  in the fourth year, our students are in residence at Goodspeed Musicals for three weeks in January working on a festival of new works.  Music Theatre students may also audition for the Hartford Stage Company's annual production of A Christmas Carol as well as other Equity productions in the company's season.  Many of our students join the Equity Membership Candidate Program during their time at Hartt.

Our location puts Hartt in the middle of this country's most vibrant theatrical community.  From New York to Boston to a vast array of highly regarded regional theatres, Hartt students have a short trip to the best professional theatre in America.  In addition to our relationship with Goodspeed Musicals and the Hartford Stage Company, our students regularly find opportunities with TheatreWorks of Hartford, Cape Cod's Monomoy Theatre and other local companies. The final year of study culminates with our showcase for industry professionals in New York.



Major in Music Theatre (138 credits)

First Year

Subject code Course Title Credits Credits
Sem. 1 Sem.2 
AVO 488 Vocal Study 2 2
HTD 110-111 Ballet I 1 1
HTA 110-111 Voice I - II 3 3
HTS 140-141 Stagecraft 1 1
HTA 130-131 Acting I - II 3 3
TH 110 Music Theory Fundamentals 2 -
TH 111 Diatonic Harmony - 2
TH 120-121 Elementary Ear-training I-II 2 2
CPO 404,405 Music Theatre Chorus/Laboratory 1 1
MUS 110,111 Paranov Performance Hour 0.5 0.5
RPW 110-111 Rhetoric and Writing I - II 3 3
HLM 020 Information Literacy in the Performing Arts 0 -
Total Credits 18.5 18.5

Second Year

AVO 488 Vocal Study 2 2
ACO 488 Vocal Coaching 0.5 0.5
HTD 210-211 Ballet II 1 1
HTD 112-113 Tap I 0.5 0.5
HTD 114-115 Jazz I 0.5 0.5
APC 122-123 Piano Keyboard Class 2 2
HTA 230-231 Acting III-IV 3 3
HTA 210-211 Voice III-IV 3 3
DRA 362 Development of Theatre - 3
TH 220 Intermediate Ear Training I 2 -
ENG 140 Introduction to Literature 3 -
CPO 404,405 Music Theatre Chorus/Laboratory 1 1
MUS 110,111 Paranov Performance Hour - 0.5
Total Credits 18.5 17

Third Year

AVO 488 Vocal Study 2 2
ACO 488 Vocal Coaching 0.5 0.5
HTD 212-213 Tap II 0.5 0.5
HTD 214-215 Jazz II 0.5 0.5
HTA 310-311 Acting V - VI 3 3
AUC All University Curriculum 3 3
ENG 348/349 Modern Drama: 1870-1920/1920-present - 3
Academic Elective 3 -
HLM 111 History of Music Theatre 3 -
HTA 325 Movement for the Music Theatre Actor - 3
CPO 404,405 Music Theatre Chorus/Laboratory 1 1
MUS 110-111 Paranov Performance Hour 0.5 -
Total Credits 17 16.5

Fourth Year

AVO 488 Vocal Study 2 2
ACO 488 Vocal Coaching 0.5 0.5
HTA 430 Acting VII 3 -
HTA 451 Career Preparation - 3
ENG 361/362 Shakespeare: Plays to 1600/Plays after 1600 - 3
AUC All University Curriculum 3 3
ENG English Elective (above ENG 140) 3 -
M 110, 114 or 116 Mathematics Elective - 3
CPO 404, 405 Music Theatre Chorus/Laborartory 1 1
REC 440 Recital (or Cabaret) - 0
Academic Elective 3 -
Total Credits 15.5 15.5

Note: Theatre students must maintain a 2.67 major GPA at all times.





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