Career Ready

At Hartt, we prepare you to embark on a lifelong fulfilling career in fields such as performance, education, management, recording, composing, and conducting.

You will engage with the professional world through masterclasses, guest artists, professional partnerships in training, internships, and opportunities to perform around the world and alongside our esteemed faculty.

Music and vocal performance majors have the option to take classes like Building a Music Career—a course that focuses on aspects of career development like résumé writing, preparing for auditions, beginning a solo/chamber music career, and beginning and developing a teaching career. Hartt's Theatre Division also offers a career prep class.

When you graduate from Hartt with a degree in music education, you become a highly sought after professional with opportunities to teach across the county. In our most recent survey of those seeking employment, music education alums boast a 100 percent job placement rate.

In the fourth year as a dance major, you will produce, promote and create the senior dance show. You will present two black box concerts a year for which you create group choreographies and commission solo choreography for yourself from professional choreographers. You hold auditions to cast your undergraduate classmates, and manage every aspect of the production from advertising and fundraising to designing costume and lighting. The educational experience exactly mirrors that of a professional choreographer’s responsibilities.

As a theatre major, you will work with your cohort and the theatre department to produce the Senior Showcase, a culmination of four years of in-depth theatrical training.  The Showcase is presented at a venue in New York City for casting agents and other industry professionals.

Learn from Industry Professionals

Master classes by visiting performers/teachers of international notoriety are regular occurrences at Hartt. These guest artists provide comments, criticism and feedback on our students’ playing and performing, but also offer their own perspectives on their art and arts purpose in the world.

Professional Partnerships

The Hartt School and the University of Hartford has professional partnerships with companies and organizations throughout the country, making internships and other professional options readily accessible. A few of our arts partners include Goodspeed Opera House, Hartford Stage, and the Stamford Symphony.