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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

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. 


Euphonium auditions may require additional time with the instructor on the day of audition.

  • An étude such as Bordogni, Charlier, Kopprasch, or comparable work
  • Any standard solo


  • 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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