Hartt Admission

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Quick Links: [2023 Auditions] [Steps to Apply] [Deadlines]

Contact The Hartt Admission Office

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

2023 Auditions

We are excited to offer in-person auditions with virtual options available.

January 21–22

  • Saturday Jan. 21: Winds, Strings, Piano, Commercial, ALL Dance, Music Theatre and Actor Training Auditions
  • Sunday Jan. 22: Brass, Voice, Jazz, Percussion, ALL Theatre, NO Dance Auditions

February 18–20

  • Saturday Feb. 18: Brass, Voice, Jazz, Percussion, Saxophone, Violin & Viola, Commercial, ALL Theatre Auditions
  • Sunday Feb. 19: Voice, Winds, Strings, Piano, Commercial, Dance, Music Theatre and Actor Training auditions
  • Monday Feb. 20 (Presidents Day): Virtual auditions and interviews

Hartt Early Action

The Hartt School is now offering this non-binding, fully remote, Early Action opportunity to our undergraduate applicants.*

Early Action Timeline

  • November 1: Submit Application if interested in an Audition on November 6
  • November 6: Complete In-Person Audition and Interview
  • November 15: All Application Materials Must be Submitted and Early Action Deadline. Apply Today

*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.

Steps to Apply


  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.


Apply by:
November 15: Early Action Deadline
December 1: Prescreen Deadline for DMA, PHD, Conducting Degrees
February 1: Graduate deadline
February 15: Undergraduate deadline

Degrees Offered

The University will receive applications for the following degrees:

  • Music – Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, and Undergraduate Diploma in Music
  • Dance – Bachelor of Fine Arts
  • Theatre – Bachelor of Fine Arts

We will receive applications for the following music degrees:

  • Graduate Professional Diploma
  • Artist Diploma
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Music Education
  • Master of Arts in Music
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

Visit Opportunities

Experience Virtual Hartt Days

Accepted students are strongly encouraged to attend a Virtual Experience Hartt Day. These days will be live and give accepted students a chance to meet current students and faculty. More information about Experience Hartt days will be released soon.


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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