Hartt Admission

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Our admission team is here to answer any questions about the application and audition process.

At Hartt, we help you partner your passion with your dream profession. Our tight-knit community of performers, creators, and scholars will help guide you to your distinct path.

Quick Links: [Steps to Apply] [Audition Requirements] [2024 On-Campus Audition Dates] [Application Deadlines] [Visit Opportunities]

Ready to Become a Hawk?  

Join our vibraint community of performing artists by applying today.  Find out more information about the Hartt application process in the link below.

Steps to Apply

More details about the Steps to Apply can be found below or in on our Application Process page.
  1. Complete application to the University of Hartford
  2. Complete and upload Hartt Profile documents on the applicant portal
    1. Hartt School Essay
    2. Resume
    3. Repertoire List (MUSIC APPLICANTS ONLY)
    5. Sample Composition (COMPOSITION APPLICANTS ONLY)
  3. Artistic Letters of Recommendation – Two (2) letters should be sent by the recommender to The Hartt School Admission Office 
  4. Audition/Interview for program faculty
    1. Auditions and interviews will be scheduled after completion of the University application and upload of all Hartt documents 
    2. Audition information

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.

Learn More about the undergraduate application requirements.


  1. Complete an application to the University of Hartford
  2. Complete an audition and interview*. All applicants will have an interview within their major’s department or with their audition panel. Applicants to all graduate music education programs will also complete a brief music skills assessment test.
  3. Submit supporting documents within two weeks of applying:
    1. Letter of Intent
    2. Performance/Professional Resume
    3. Repertoire list: Required for all auditioning applicants
    4. Preliminary Video and Portfolio Submission
    5. Three letters of recommendation
    6. Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
    7. $90 fee ($50 application fee + $40 audition/interview fee)

Learn more about the graduate application requirements.

Audition Info

January 20–21

  • Saturday Jan. 20: Woodwinds, Strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass, classical guitar and harp), Piano, Commercial Music (all instruments), Classical Voice, ALL Dance, ALL Theatre 
  • Sunday Jan. 21: Brass, Classical Voice, Jazz (all instruments), Percussion, ALL Theatre

February 10

  • Saturday Feb. 10: Cello Auditions Only

February 17–18

  • Saturday Feb. 17: Brass, Classical Voice, Jazz (all instruments), Percussion, ALL Theatre 
  • Sunday Feb. 18: Woodwinds, Strings (violin, viola, double bass, classical guitar and harp), Piano, Commercial Music (all instruments), Classical Voice, ALL Dance, ALL Theatre 

March 3

  • Sunday, March 3: Trumpet and Horn Auditions

In order to audition, students must apply to the University of Hartford.  Each discipline has different requirements for the audition.  Once an applicant has submitted their application to the University of Hartford, they will receive an email to register for an on-campus audition/interview.* 

*Applicants applying for programs that require a prescreen will not be able to register for an audition until they have successfully passed their prescreen process.

Hartt Early Action

The Hartt School is now offering this non-binding Early Action audition opportunities to our undergraduate applicants.*

Early Action Timeline

  • November 1: You must submit your application to the University of Hartford by this date. 
  • November 5: Complete In-Person Audition and Interview. 
  • November 15: All Application Material must be submitted. 
  • *Please note that Early Action at the Hartt School is not available for the BFA in Music Theatre, BFA in Actor Training or Graduate Program applicants. 

Admission Timeline

Apply by:
November 1: Early Action - Application Submission
November 15: Early Action - All Application Materials fully submitted
December 1: Prescreen Deadline for DMA, PHD, Conducting Degrees
December 15: Prescreen Deadline for BFA Actor Training, BFA Music Theatre
February 1: Graduate Application deadline
February 15: Undergraduate Application deadline*

Visit Opportunities

Experience Hartt and the UHart campus first hand, through Campus Tours, select events, or a Virtual Experience.  The best way to figure out if a university is the right fit for you is to experience it for yourself.

At Hartt, all accepted students are considered for scholarship with awards ranging up to full tuition. Scholarships are renewable annually for the length of the program to which the student was admitted. Students may apply for need-based financial aid by filing the FAFSA

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Office of Student Financial Aid

We are dedicated to making your education affordable. We’ll help you explore all available options to finance your UHart experience.

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Office of Admission

Reach out to our team of exceptional advisors, administrators, and counselors. They are here to help you become part of the UHart family.

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Your goal should be to trust yourself, your training, and engage fully in the audition process.

Stephen Pier, Artistic Director, Dance

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