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Graduate Application Process

Submit our online application.

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 fee ($50 application fee + $40 audition/interview fee)

  • Three letters of recommendation

Additional requirements for your degree and major

Artist Diploma and DMA - Submit a preliminary recording at the time of application. This recording MUST be received by this date in order to schedule an audition. Please note: AD and DMA prescreen recordings must contain elements of the audition requirements, but do not have to be the same pieces performed at the audition.

DMA and PhD (All Programs) - Submit a music history, music theory or music education research paper.

PhD - Submit GRE scores to the University of Hartford using code 3436.

Composition - Submit 3 scores with recordings (if available), by mail or through dropbox. Designate 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 January 2.

Music Education - 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 paper.

If you are an international applicant, click here to view additional requirements.

Graduate Audition1, 2, 3 Dates & Application Deadlines
To Audition On: Apply By:
December 8, 2018 November 5, 2018
January 26, 2019 December 17, 2018*
January 27, 2019 December 17, 2018*
February 15, 2019 January 7, 2019*
February 16, 2019 January 7, 2019*

*Graduate prescreening submissions, (for all Conducting, PhD, 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.

1All Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts applicants must audition in person, on campus. PhD 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 15, 2019.

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 hard-copy materials to:

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