Recorded Auditions

Submission Deadline
For maximum scholarship consideration, all recorded auditions should be received and/or completed by February 14th.

Applicants who reside more than 300 miles from campus who can not make any of the on-campus or regional audition dates, may opt to audition through video submission. If appropriate, a follow up skype or phone interview will be scheduled.

Applicants to graduate conducting and doctoral or Artist Diploma programs are not eligible to audition by video due to the requirements for ensemble conducting, entrance testing, and advanced level of program.

General Information

Recorded auditions can be evaluated only after the applicant's application has been processed.

Requirements for recorded video auditions are the same as live auditions.

There is to be no editing of any kind.

There is to be no artificial processing, including but not limited to reverb, equalization, dynamics (compressor, limiter, expander), and pitch alteration.

A stereo recording is suggested. Microphone(s) should be approximately two feet from the instrument/voice.

Faculty will accept DVD format auditions.

Applicants should make every effort to have the best possible recording made of their audition performance. Recorded auditions that are of poor quality may result in faculty requesting a new recording or an on-campus audition. Auditions may be denied due to poor recording quality.

All hard-copy recordings should be clearly labeled with the name of the applicant, degree, major, instrument/voice type, and email. Recordings that cannot identified cannot be reviewed.

All recordings should be submitted with the Recording Submission Form.

All applicants auditioning by recording will be considered for admission and scholarship by virtue of their submission.

Recordings will not be returned.

Video Submissions

All undergraduate applicants must submit their recorded auditions and supplemental applications through Acceptd.

Graduate prescreening and graduate recorded video auditions can be submitted through Dropbox. Designate harttadm@hartford.edu as the recipient. Please create and share a single folder containing your uploads. Do not share each individual file.

Music Requirements

Applicants submitting recorded auditions for instrumental performance, vocal performance, and jazz studies will follow the same requirements as a live audition.

Dance Requirements

All dance applicants who audition by video may submit by DVD or electronically (via Youtube, Dropbox, or Acceptd). All video auditions must demonstrate the following:

Barre
  1. pliés
  2. battement tendu/dégagé
  3. rond de jambe à terre and en l'air
  4. adagio
  5. frappé
  6. grand battement
Center
  1. tendu en croix with port de bras
  2. adagio
  3. waltz combination with pirouettes
  4. petit and grand allegro
  5. pointe work (if applicable)

In addition, two phrases of modern dance material and an improvisation or choreographed solo 1-3 minutes in length.

NO STAGE PERFORMANCE VIDEOS WILL BE ACCEPTED

Please contact Dance Division Administrator Amy Manfredi, amanfredi@hartford.edu with questions or for additional information.

Theatre Requirements

Actor Training

Select two contrasting monologues from a published source. The monologues should not be more than one minute each.

Video(s) from a staged play will not be accepted.

Music Theatre

Prepare two, 32-bar cuts from contrasting songs. One song must have been written prior to 1985.

Prepare one monologue from a published, contemporary play or musical.

Prepare a one minute dance sample appropriate to musical theatre.

Video(s) from a staged play/musical will not be accepted.