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The Hartt School


Hartt's bassoon program offers a competitive, collegial environment for students to challenge one another to excel, foster artistic growth, and instill the necessary skills to achieve success in the musical world.

About the Major

The overall size of the woodwind department and instrumental studios provides each student significant individual attention and performance opportunities. Whether you aspire to work as a professional performer, music educator, producer, manager, acoustic engineer, or other, we have a place for you in Hartt's woodwind department.

Admission and Audition Requirements

In order to schedule an audition, the University of Hartford application as well as the Hartt Undergradute supplemental application must be completed.  Learn more about the undergraduate or graduate application process.

The Hartt School conducts live auditions and interviews for applicants on campus as well as in select cities around the United States. Applicants who reside more than 300 miles away from campus are eligible to submit a recorded audition. 

Bachelor of Music

  • Two contrasting études, preferably from the Milde Concert Studies
  • Two contrasting movements from a standard concerto such as Mozart, Weber, or Vivaldi

Master of Music & Graduate Professional Diploma

  • Two contrasting etudes from the Milde Concert Studies
  • Mozart Concerto in Bb, K.191, complete
  • A single movement from a contrasting concerto
  • A single movement from a 20th-century sonata (or a piece for bassoon alone, e.g. Osborne Rhapsody)
  • Three contrasting orchestral excerpts

Doctor of Musical Arts & Artist Diploma

  • Two contrasting etudes from Milde Concert Studies, Giampieri, Piard, or Garfield
  • Mozart Concerto in Bb, K.191, complete
  • A complete concerto in contrast to Mozart, K.191
  • A complete 20th century sonata
  • A movement from, or complete work for bassoon alone

Note: Transcriptions are fine.

Excerpts from six contrasting orchestral works, to include appropriate excerpts from Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, The Rite of Spring, Scheherazade, and Shostakovich Symphony No. 9

Our Faculty

Marc Goldberg

Marc Goldberg

Senior Artist Teacher, Bassoon

Marc Goldberg has enjoyed a varied and wide-reaching career, becoming one of New York's most active freelance musicians and developing a close relationship with a number of Lincoln Center organizations.

He is currently the principal bassoonist of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, the American Ballet Theater Orchestra, the New York City Opera Orchestra, and a member of the New York Woodwind Quintet.

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