The Hartt School


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

An audition is required for admission to the piano program. In order to schedule an audition, the University of Hartford application as well as the Hartt supplemental application must be completed.  Learn more about the undergraduate or graduate application process.

The Hartt School conducts live auditions and interviews for dance 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. 


(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


  • 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

Our Faculty

Our piano faculty members are experts in their fields.

Kamilla Mammedova

Kamilla Mammedova was born in Azerbaijan and began her musical training at the age of five. Since pursuing a career in piano performance, she has received many awards and scholarships including the I. Kahn Piano Award, the R. Hanson Scholarship, Artists International Alumni Award, and the Evelyn Bonar Storrs Scholarship from the Musical Club of Hartford. Mammedova has participated in many piano festivals, competitions, master classes and lectures with world renowned musicians, as well as appearing in solo and chamber ensemble recitals in Azerbaijan, Spain, Italy, Russia, and the United States.

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