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The music theory interview provides an opportunity for the applicant to discuss the program and a career in music theory. The interview also allows the faculty member to evaluate the applicant's background and training in music theory. During the interview, the applicant will be asked to verbally analyze the melody, harmony, and form of an excerpt from a Beethoven piano sonata. The applicant will also be asked to demonstrate their keyboard skills by: 1. harmonizing several phrases from a Bach chorale tune and 2. score reading several phrases of a Bach chorale in open score using soprano, alto, tenor and bass clefs.

Applicants are also required to audition on a classical or jazz instrument or voice. The audition ensures that the applicant is at a performance level sufficient to participate in Hartt ensembles, an essential component of the Bachelor of Music in Music Theory program.

Applicants are encouraged to interview in person with a Hartt music theory faculty member on a scheduled audition day. Telephone interviews are not permitted. Skype interviews will be arranged if the applicant is able to comply with the requirements for the Skype interview.