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Steps to Apply to The Hartt School:

  1. Complete application to the University of Hartford
  2. Upload Hartt School required profile materials
    1. Audition Video
    2. Essay
    3. Performance Resume
    4. Repertoire List
Please note: Applicants may also choose to submit audition and profile materials through Acceptd. This requires a fee to be paid to Acceptd directly. Applicants must still submit a complete application to the University of Hartford to be considered for acceptance.

Applications Requirements


Describe your short and long term career plans. Please include:

  • A. What life experience(s) caused you to want to pursue the arts?
  • B. How do you perceive that The Hartt School will prepare you for your professional career?


Performance resume for all applicants required to audition. Major related experience from all applicants.

Academic BM or BA majors (non performance): Provide a list of experience appropriate to the program in which you have applied and music experience in your classical or jazz instrument or voice on which you plan to audition.  Music Education majors should include all instruments on which you are proficient.

Dance majors: Provide a list of your dance training, including summer intensives, years of training in particular styles, instructors, master classes, featured roles, dance school(s), awards, etc.

BM majors (instrumental or vocal performance, jazz): Provide a list of your musical training, including years of private instruction and names of instructors, competitions, awards, large ensemble or chamber experience, master classes, summer festivals, recitals, music classes, etc.

Theatre majors: Provide a list of recent roles in plays and musicals, voice and speech training, acting coaches, summer stock experience, master classes with industry professionals, etc.

Repertoire list (Music applicants only)

Required for all music applicants. Not required for dance or theatre. The list should be pieces that show the breadth of experience but not a comprehensive list and should be no more than two pages.

Classical or jazz instrumentalists should prepare a list of solo and ensemble pieces that you can perform with little rehearsal on your audition instrument. A common format lists the pieces alphabetically by title and includes composers names.

Voice performance majors should prepare a list of the pieces from the standard vocal literature that you can perform from memory with little to no rehearsal. The list can be broken out into three sections: art songs, arias, and oratorios.

Letters of Recommendation

Two artistic letters of recommendation from teachers or professionals sent by the recommender to the Hartt Admissions Office by mail or by email.

Academic Records

A candidate for admission to the University of Hartford must be a graduate of, or student who will be graduated from, an accredited secondary school, or must have passed a state secondary school equivalency examination.


Sample Compositions (composition applicants only)

Please submit 2 or 3 scores, and recordings if available, through The UHA Applicant Portal or through Acceptd.

Photo (Theatre, Dance, and Voice applicants only)

Theatre applicants should submit a headshot, dance applicants should submit a full length photo in dance attire, and voice applicants should submit a full length photo in concert attire.


Auditions and interviews for the 2021 admission cycle will be conducted primarily in a virtual/remote format.


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