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Auditions & Interviews

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A complete application includes an audition and/or interview. You can schedule your audition through the UHart Applicant Portal. 

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

Undergraduate Audition Information

In order to schedule an audition, students must apply to the University of Hartford.

  • How to schedule your audition: Upon submission, applicants will receive an email with a link to The Hartt School supplemental application.

  • Acceptd applications: 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 Audition Information

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.

Audition only

  • Instrumental Performance
  • Jazz Studies
  • Piano Performance- Pedagogy

Interview Only

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

Audition and Interview

  • Conducting
  • Instrumental Performance- Conducting emphasis (full-time)
  • Music History- Performance Practice
  • Vocal Performance

Audition Dates & Locations

On Campus Auditions


December 7, 2019

January 25 & 26, 2020

February 14, 15, and 16, 2020


December 7, 2019

January 25 & 26, 2020

February 14 & 15, 2020


December 7 & 8, 2019

January 25 & 26, 2020

February 14 & 15, 2020

Regional Auditions


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.


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


Houston, TX
January 30, HSPVA Houston, 2nd floor recital hall

New York, NY
March 1 & March 4, 244 Rehearsal Studios




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

February 3-5, Palmer House HIlton

Los Angeles
February 7-9, Westin LAX

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