Fall 2020 Update

See UHart’s reopening plans for Fall 2020 and additional information about our response to COVID-19.

#renderEmergencyWidget( $widget )

The Hartt School


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

About the Major

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.  

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. 


  • One Bordogni melodic study
  • One Kopprasch or Blazhevich technical étude
  • Orchestral excerpts such as: Wagner, Overture from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, (Letter J to the end) and "Ride of the Valkyries" or similar orchestral excerpts
  • Performance majors: Vaughan Williams Concerto (mvt 1 or 2);
  • All other majors: Edward Gregson Concerto (mvt 1 only) or other similar solos from the standard repertoire
Note: Be prepared to play any scale


  • One Bordogni melodic study
  • One Kopprasch technical etude
  • Excerpts: Wagner, "Meistersinger" Overture (Letter J to the end) and "Ride of the Valkyries"; solo from Stravinsky's Petrushka ; solo from Berlioz's Hungarian March
  • Either the Vaughan Williams Concerto or Penderecki Capriccio in its entirety.

Our Faculty

Scott Mendoker

Scott Mendoker

Senior Artist Teacher of Tuba

Scott Mendoker is a member of the award-winning brass quintet - Philadelphia Brass. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, New York and Boston Pops, the New Jersey Symphony, the Broadway hit musical Ragtime, and recorded with the Metropolitan Opera and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Start Your UHart Journey Now