Auditions & Interviews

Auditions and interviews are conducted for all programs on campus as well as in select cities around the United States. Join us!

On Campus Auditions

Music

December 7, 2019

January 25 & 26, 2020

February 14, 15, and 16, 2020

Dance

December 7, 2019

January 25 & 26, 2020

February 14 & 15, 2020

Theatre

December 7 & 8, 2019

January 25 & 26, 2020

February 14 & 15, 2020

Regional Auditions

Dance

Los Angeles, CA
September 19, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA)
September 20, Charter High School of the Arts (CHAMPS)

New York, NY
October 5, Dancewave Through College and Beyond (DTCB)*

Houston, TX
December 11, Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA)
December 14, Chicago Academy of the Arts

Greenville, SC
March 22, Grand Jete South Carolina's Premier Student Ballet Competition *

*Registration to audition at these events must be done directly through the organizations.

Jazz

Phoenix, AZ
November 9, The Nash

Cleveland, OH
December 7, Tri-C

Denver, CO
January 18, Denver School of the Arts (DSA)

Salt Lake City, UT
January 25, Caleb Champman's Soundhouse

Portland, OR
February 8, Grant High School

 

Theatre

Friday, November 15 - CAP United Auditions 
Hartt Representative: Tracey Moore 

Thursday, November 21 - North Dallas Drama Auditions
Hartt Representative: Tracey Moore 

Friday, November 22 - Moonifieds
Hartt Representative: Tracey Moore 

Saturday-Sunday, January 4-5 - The College Audition Consortium 
Hartt Representative: Tracey Moore 

National Unified Auditions

New York
January 17-19, Pearl Studios

Chicago
February 3-5, Palmer House HIlton

Los Angeles
February 7-9, Westin LAX

In order to schedule an audition, students must apply to the University of Hartford.   Upon submission, applicants will receive an email with a link to The Hartt School supplemental application.  Applicants may also apply through Acceptd. Applicants will select their preferred audition/interview dates on the application.  Once the application has been processed, the applicant will receive a confirmation email with the audition/interview date and schedule.

Graduate level conducting, music education, artist diploma, and doctoral applicants will need to submit preliminary recordings.

Upon favorable review of the preliminary conducting video, applicants will be scheduled for the in-person instrumental conducting audition/interview on this date. Choral Conducting applicants will be contacted directly by the chair of the Choral Conducting program to establish the audition date.

Note: All graduate conducting, Artist Diploma, and Doctor of Musical Arts applicants must audition/interview in person on one of the established on-campus audition days due to the level of application and entrance testing requirements. For the same reason, PhD applicants must come to campus for interviewing and testing on a date to be arranged by the Music Education division.

Undergraduate

Audition Only

  • BSE Acoustics in Music
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Jazz Studies

Interview Only

  • BA Music (no lessons)
  • Performing Arts Management

Audition and Interview

In some cases, an informal “interview” takes place during the allotted audition time to allow faculty an opportunity to get to know the applicant.

  • Actor Training
  • BA Music (with lessons)
  • Composition
  • Dance
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Management
  • Music Production & Technology
  • Music Theatre
  • Music Theory
  • Vocal Performance

Graduate

Audition only

  • Instrumental Performance
  • Jazz Studies
  • Piano Performance- Pedagogy

Interview Only

  • Composition
  • Music Education
  • Music History- Scholarship & Research
  • Music History- Performance Practice
  • Music Theory

Audition and Interview

  • Conducting
  • Instrumental Performance- Conducting emphasis (full-time)
  • Vocal Performance