The Hartt School

Piano

When you choose to study piano at Hartt, you will be immersed in a well-rounded, comprehensive course of study designed to prepare students for professional opportunities. 

About the Major

Hartt offers you the traditional music offerings, intense private lessons, a strong piano pedagogy component, and experience in accompanying.

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Music
  • Undergraduate Diploma
  • Master of Music in Piano Performance
  • Master of Music in Piano Performance - Pedagogy Emphasis
  • Graduate Professional Diploma
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Artist Diploma

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

UNDERGRADUATE PERFORMANCE MAJORS
(All works to be performed from memory)

  • A prelude & fugue by J.S. Bach
  • The first movement from a Classical sonata
  • One Romantic work
  • One Impressionistic or post-1900 work

ALL OTHER UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS

  • Three contrasting works from different historical periods (preferably one piece to be performed from memory)

Master of Music & Graduate Professional Diploma

  • A Prelude & Fugue by Bach or a larger scale work by Bach containing a fugue
  • A complete Classical Sonata (excluding Beethoven Op. 14, 49, 79)
  • A large-scale Romantic work
  • An Impressionistic or post-1900 work

Doctor of Musical Arts & Artist Diploma

The audition repertoire should consist of a complete recital to include the following:

  • A large-scale work by Bach or a Prelude and Fugue containing a 4 or 5 voice fugue
  • A major Classical sonata
  • A major Romantic work
  • A major 20th century work
  • An étude of virtuosity

Keyboard Faculty

Gregory Babal
Assistant Professor of Piano; Traditional Piano
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Instrumental Studies

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Frederic Chiu
Senior Artist Teacher
Instrumental Studies

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Margreet Francis
Assistant Professor of Piano; Program Chair: Piano; Dept. Head: Traditional Piano
HCD Music
Instrumental Studies

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Barbara Johnson
Hartt Academic Advisor; Suzuki & Traditional Piano; Artist Teacher of Piano
HCD Music
Instrumental Studies
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Kamilla Mammedova
Traditional Piano; Artist Teacher, Piano Department
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Paul Rutman
Professor of Piano
Instrumental Studies

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David Westfall
Traditional Piano; Associate Professor of Piano
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Instrumental Studies

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