The Hartt School

Oboe

Hartt's oboe program offers a competitive, collegial environment for students to challenge one another to excel, fosters 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. 

Undergraduate

  • Two contrasting movements from a major concerto or sonata from the standard repertoire.
  • Two contrasting études showing the applicant's level of technical and lyrical abilities.
  • Two excerpts from the orchestral repertoire.

Graduate

  • A major concerto or sonata from the standard repertoire.
  • Two contrasting études showing the applicant's level of technical and lyrical abilities.
  • Five excerpts from the orchestral repertoire.

Our Faculty

Our oboe faculty members are experts in their fields.

Kemp Jernigan

Kemp Jernigan performs extensively in and around New York City in ensembles varying in size and style. Kemp has been a guest artist at festivals and is a frequent guest performer with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Mark Morris Dance Group Ensemble, as well as a founding member of the ensemble SoundMind.

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