The Hartt School


When you study euphonium at The Hartt School, you will receive comprehensive musical training. 

About the Major

The motto of Hartt’s euphonium studio is “compete with yourself, cooperate with others.”

You will join a tight-knit community of artists who are perfecting their craft. Through personal attention and mentorship from Hartt’s accomplished faculty members, you will develop innovative ideas and career ready skills. Learn about the euphonium program at Hartt, including undergraduate and graduate admission and audition requirements and faculty information.

Admission and Audition Requirements

Please see specific instrument audition requirements by degree below. Learn more about the undergraduate or graduate application process, in-person audition dates, and deadlines.



  • One étude (e.g., Bordogni, Charlier, Kopprasch) or comparable work
  • Any standard solo work

Please note: We have students who come to Hartt from across the United States and around the world. That is one of the things that makes a Hartt education so special. Some students are accepted and arrive having had extensive private study on their instruments. Others have had less experience (and perhaps less conventional training), but their natural abilities and great love of music allow them to make remarkable strides in a short period of time because of the expertise of our faculty.

Our requirements are sometimes quite specific to give applicants a sense of where they should be to enter a high-level conservatory environment. However, we encourage applicants to reach out to our faculty members to discuss audition repertoire. It may be that what you have prepared will suffice. Our primary goal is to identify potential, and if we feel that the potential is there, it is then our responsibility to provide each and every student with the tools to be successful.

If you would like to be in touch with a member of the faculty to discuss your audition repertoire, please write to


  • An étude such as Bordogni, Charlier, Kopprasch, or similar
  • Any standard solo
  • Standard excerpts (orchestral or wind ensemble repertoire)

James Jackson III

Senior Artist Teacher, Conductor of Symphony Band,

In addition to his role at Hartt, James Jackson is Principal Euphonium of the U. S. Coast Guard Band. James was a featured soloist and clinician at the 2011 World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (WASBE) held in Chiayi City, Taiwan and was featured soloist at Taipei's National Theater Concert Hall as a member of the US Coast Guard Band. James was principal baritone of the Lexington Brass Band and a featured soloist with the band at the Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic.

We pride ourselves on being a family invested in each other’s success, because we are humans becoming, not humans being.

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