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CELLO

BACHELORS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • A movement of unaccompanied Bach

  • One movement of a concerto or a virtuoso piece

  • An étude or caprice

Note: Non-performance applicants should play at least one of the selections from memory. Performance applicants should play at least two of the selections from memory.


MASTER OF MUSIC & GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA

Note: All MM or GPD string applicants must audition with piano accompaniment for at least one work. If you require an accompanist for your audition, you may bring your own or request a Hartt accompanist. There is a $50 fee for a Hartt accompanist, which includes the audition and one 30-minute rehearsal (on the day of the audition). If you require an accompanist, you must notify Hartt Admissions at harttadm@hartford.edu at least three (3) weeks prior to your audition. Be sure to include your name, contact information, degree program, instrument, warm-up and audition times, and repertoire that requires accompaniment.

  • Two movements from a Bach Suite (memorized)

  • Two movements from a standard concerto from the Classical or Romantic era (memorized)

  • One work, or movement of a larger work, composed after 1945


DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS & ARTIST DIPLOMA

Note: All DMA and AD candidates must audition with piano accompaniment where appropriate. If you require an accompanist for your audition, you may bring your own or request a Hartt accompanist. There is a $50 fee for a Hartt accompanist, which includes the audition and one 30-minute rehearsal (on the day of the audition). If you require an accompanist, you must notify Hartt Admissions at harttadm@hartford.edu at least three (3) weeks prior to your audition. Be sure to include your name, contact information, degree program, instrument, warm-up and audition times, and repertoire that requires accompaniment.

  • Three movements of a Bach Suite (memorized)

  • Two movements of a standard concerto (memorized)

  • Two movements of a sonata

  • One work, or movement of a larger work, composed after 1945


PRELIMINARY AUDITION RECORDING FOR DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS AND ARTIST DIPLOMA CANDIDATES

All DMA and AD performance applicants must submit with their completed application a preliminary recording electronically, (via YoutubeDropbox etc.), on or before the application deadline. All recordings must contain music of contrasting styles and periods within a time frame of 20 to 30 minutes maximum. Confirmation of your audition date will follow a positive review of the preliminary audition recording.


DOUBLE BASS

BACHELORS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
  • An étude or one orchestral excerpt from the standard repertoire

  • Two contrasting solo selections (can include movements from sonatas or concerti

  • Performance applicants should play at least one of the selections from memory.

MASTER OF MUSIC & GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA 

Note: All MM or GPD string applicants must audition with piano accompaniment for at least one work. If you require an accompanist for your audition, you may bring your own or request a Hartt accompanist. There is a $50 fee for a Hartt accompanist, which includes the audition and one 30-minute rehearsal (on the day of the audition). If you require an accompanist, you must notify Hartt Admissions at harttadm@hartford.edu at least three (3) weeks prior to your audition. Be sure to include your name, contact information, instrument, warm-up and audition times, and repertoire that requires accompaniment.

  • One unaccompanied work or movement (from any period)

  • Two other works or movements in contrasting styles (One of the above selections must be a 20th or 21st century work.)

  • Three standard orchestra excerpts

Note: Two selections should be played from memory



DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS & ARTIST DIPLOMA

Note: All DMA and AD candidates must audition with piano accompaniment where appropriate. If you require an accompanist for your audition, you may bring your own or request a Hartt accompanist. There is a $50 fee for a Hartt accompanist, which includes the audition and one 30-minute rehearsal (on the day of the audition). If you require an accompanist, you must notify Hartt Admissions at harttadm@hartford.edu at least three (3) weeks prior to your audition. Be sure to include your name, contact information, instrument, warm-up and audition times, and repertoire that requires accompaniment.

  • A complete concerto (from memory)

  • Two contrasting movements of unaccompanied Bach OR a substantial 20th or 21st century unaccompanied work.

  • One or two movements from a sonata OR a showpiece (the showpiece to be played from memory) One of the above selections must be a 20th or 21st century work.)

  • • Five standard orchestra excerpts - (a list will be provided upon request)

Note: Two selections should be played from memory


PRELIMINARY AUDITION RECORDING FOR DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS AND ARTIST DIPLOMA CANDIDATES

All DMA and AD performance applicants must submit with their completed application a preliminary recording electronically, (via YoutubeDropbox etc.), on or before the application deadline. All recordings must contain music of contrasting styles and periods within a time frame of 20 to 30 minutes maximum. Confirmation of your audition date will follow a positive review of the preliminary audition recording.


VIOLA

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • Two contrasting movements of unaccompanied Bach

  • One movement of a concerto or sonata, or a virtuoso piece

  • An étude or caprice

Note: Non-performance applicants should play at least one of the selections from memory. Performance applicants should play at least two of the selections from memory.

Note: Works performed must be of at least two contrasting styles/eras


GRADUATE NON-PERFORMANCE MAJORS (I.E. MM HISTORY - PERFORMANCE PRACTICES EMPHASIS)
  • Three (3) pieces or movements of contrasting styles.

Note: Applicants may bring their own pianist or audition without accompaniment.

MASTER OF MUSIC & GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA 

Note: All MM or GPD string applicants must audition with piano accompaniment for at least one work. If you require an accompanist for your audition, you may bring your own or request a Hartt accompanist. There is a $50 fee for a Hartt accompanist, which includes the audition and one 30-minute rehearsal (on the day of the audition). If you require an accompanist, you must notify Hartt Admissions at harttadm@hartford.edu at least three (3) weeks prior to your audition. Be sure to include your name, contact information, degree program, instrument, warm-up and audition times, and repertoire that requires accompaniment.

  • Two movements of unaccompanied Bach (minimum one from memory)

  • One movement of a concerto (or a showpiece) from memory

  • Another work or movement in a contrasting style

  • A selection of choice (this selection could be an additional movement from one of the first three selections, or a completely different piece)

Note: One of the above selections must be written after 1918.


DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS & ARTIST DIPLOMA

Note: All DMA and AD candidates must audition with piano accompaniment where appropriate. If you require an accompanist for your audition, you may bring your own or request a Hartt accompanist. There is a $50 fee for a Hartt accompanist, which includes the audition and one 30-minute rehearsal (on the day of the audition). If you require an accompanist, you must notify Hartt Admissions at harttadm@hartford.edu at least three (3) weeks prior to your audition. Be sure to include your name, contact information, degree program, instrument, warm-up and audition times, and repertoire that requires accompaniment.

  • A complete concerto and two movements of unaccompanied Bach, or one movement of a concerto and a complete unaccompanied work by Bach (to be performed from memory)

  • An additional piece, caprice, or a showpiece (to be performed from memory)

  • Two contrasting movements of a sonata

Note: One of the above selections must be classical and another must be written after 1918


PRESCREENING REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS & ARTIST DIPLOMA APPLICANTS

DMA and AD applicants must submit with their completed application a preliminary recording electronically, (via Youtube,Dropbox etc.), on or before the application deadline. All recordings must contain music of contrasting styles and periods within a time frame of 20 to 30 minutes maximum and should contain the following:

  • One movement of a major concerto (to be performed from memory)

  • Two movements of unaccompanied Bach (to be performed from memory)

  • One additional piece, caprice, or a showpiece (to be performed from memory)

  • One movement of a sonata

Note: One of the above selections must be classical and another must be a 20th or 21st-century work. 

Confirmation of your audition date will follow a positive review of the preliminary audition recording.


VIOLIN

UNDERGRADUATE REQUIREMENTS
  • A movement of unaccompanied Bach

  • One movement of a concerto or a virtuoso piece

  • An étude or caprice

Note: Non-performance applicants should play at least one of the selections from memory. Performance applicants should play at least two of the selections from memory.


GRADUATE NON-PERFORMANCE MAJORS (I.E. MM MUSIC HISTORY - PERFORMANCE PRACTICES EMPHASIS
  • Three (3) pieces or movements of contrasting styles.

Applicants may bring their own pianist or audition without accompaniment.

MASTER OF MUSIC & GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA 

Note: All MM or GPD string applicants must audition with piano accompaniment for at least one work. If you require an accompanist for your audition, you may bring your own or request a Hartt accompanist. There is a $50 fee for a Hartt accompanist, which includes the audition and one 30-minute rehearsal (on the day of the audition). If you require an accompanist, you must notify Hartt Admissions at harttadm@hartford.edu at least three (3) weeks prior to your audition. Be sure to include your name, contact information, degree program, instrument, warm-up and audition times, and repertoire that requires accompaniment.

  • One movement of unaccompanied Bach from memory

  • One movement of a concerto (or a showpiece) from memory

  • Another work or movement in a contrasting style

  • A selection of choice (this selection could be an additional movement from one of the first three selections, or a completely different piece)

Note: One of the above selections must be a 20th or 21st-century work.


DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS & ARTIST DIPLOMA

Note: All DMA and AD candidates must audition with piano accompaniment where appropriate. If you require an accompanist for your audition, you may bring your own or request a Hartt accompanist. There is a $50 fee for a Hartt accompanist, which includes the audition and one 30-minute rehearsal (on the day of the audition). If you require an accompanist, you must notify Hartt Admissions at harttadm@hartford.edu at least three (3) weeks prior to your audition. Be sure to include your name, contact information, degree program, instrument, warm-up and audition times, and repertoire that requires accompaniment.

  • A complete concerto and two movements of unaccompanied Bach, or one movement of a concerto and a complete unaccompanied work by Bach (to be performed from memory)

  • An additional piece, caprice, or a showpiece (to be performed from memory)

  • Two contrasting movements of a sonata

Note: One of the above selections must be classical and another must be a 20th or 21st century work. 


PRESCREENING REQUIREMENTS FOR DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS AND ARTIST DIPLOMA APPLICANTS

DMA and AD applicants must submit with their completed application a preliminary recording electronically, (via Youtube,Dropbox etc.), on or before the application deadline. All recordings must contain music of contrasting styles and periods within a time frame of 20 to 30 minutes maximum, to include the following:

  • One movement of a major concerto (to be performed from memory)

  • Two movements of unaccompanied Bach (to be performed from memory)

  • One additional piece, caprice, or a showpiece (to be performed from memory)

  • One movement of a sonata

Note: One of the above selections must be classical and another must be a 20th or 21st century work. 

Confirmation of your audition date will follow a positive review of the preliminary audition recording.