The Hartt School

Make Your Passion Your Profession

Welcome to The Hartt School, a performing arts conservatory for music, dance, and theatre. At Hartt, we think the best way to learn and perfect your craft is by doing. That’s why we put on more than 400 performances, recitals, lectures, and master classes each year.

Top 30

Best Music Schools & Conservatories in the USA
(College Gazette 2021)

400+

performances each year

Master Your Craft

Founded in 1920, The Hartt School has decades of experience training students in the performing arts. We will help you to build a solid foundation in the study of performance, while encouraging you to explore your passions and innovate your craft. All our programs are career-ready, so you can thrive in your industry after graduation.

Graduate Career Ready

Attend masterclasses and events taught by guest artists to gain an outside perspective of your craft. You will be able to forge professional partnerships through additional training and internships, honing your skills while creating valuable networking opportunities. UHart is only just the beginning, as you will have opportunities to perform around the world alongside our esteemed faculty.

Learn From the Best

Class sizes at The Hartt School are small in order for you to build strong relationships with the faculty. Our faculty are performers, scholars, and creative artists who have performed at theatres and concert halls around the world— and they will teach you using their own experience. In our small classes, through diverse coursework and close mentoring relationships with faculty, you can make your passion your profession.

Over

100

years of experience educating students

Journey to Innovation

Ambitious students from all over the world are able to join us at The Hartt School. By studying our International Pathway Program, you will gain the skills needed to study at a US university through English language training alongside useful study skills. We offer an International Year for undergraduate students and a Master’s International Year for students aiming for graduate study.

Highlighted Progression Degrees

  • Bachelor of Music, Instrumental Performance

    Start building your music career by developing your skills in communicating with an audience, contract negotiation, making a recording, preparing for orchestra auditions, repertoire selection, and stage presentation.

    Available concentrations include:

    • Instrumental Performance
    • Guitar Performance
    • Piano Performance
  • Master of Music, Instrumental Performance

    Get a boost in your music career with a Master’s degree. You will be able to participate in many performance, educational, and professional development opportunities. There is also a Suzuki Pedagogy Emphasis available, led by internationally acclaimed Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) teacher trainers.

    Available concentrations include:

    • Bassoon
    • Cello
    • Clarinet
    • Double Bass
    • Euphonium
    • Flute
    • Guitar
    • Oboe
    • Harp
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Saxophone
    • Trombone
    • Tuba
    • Viola
    • Violin
  • MasterĀ of Music, Vocal Performance

    A Master’s degree in Vocal Performance offers solo opportunities in choral and orchestral concerts and two graduate recitals per year. We will prepare you to audition for young artist programs, operas, and oratorio concerts upon graduation.

    Courses include:

    • Private Voice Instruction
    • Vocal Coaching
    • Vocal Literature
    • Graduate Vocal Seminar

More Progression Degree Choices From the International Pathway Program

  • Undergraduate Programs
    • Composition (Music) BM
    • Dance BFA
      Concentrations:
      • Ballet Pedagogy
      • Performance
    • Instrumental Performance BM
      Concentrations:
      • Guitar
      • Performance
      • Piano
    • Jazz Studies BM
    • Music BA
    • Music Education BM
    • Music History BM
      Concentrations:
      • Performance Practice
      • Scholarship & Research
    • Music Production & Technology BM
    • Music Theory BM
    • Music/Performing Arts Management BM
    • Vocal Performance BM
  • Graduate Programs
    • Choral Conducting MM/MA
    • Composition (Music) MM/MA
    • Instrumental Performance MM/MA
      Concentrations:
      • Bassoon
      • Cello
      • Cello (Suzuki Pedagogy)
      • Clarinet Double Bass
      • Euphonium
      • Flute Performance
      • French Horn
      • Guitar
      • Oboe
      • Harp
      • Percussion
      • Piano,
      • Piano (Pedagogy Emphasis, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Violin (Suzuki Pedagogy)
    • Jazz Studies MM/MA
      Concentrations:
      • Bass
      • Clarinet
      • Flute
      • Guitar
      • Percussion
      • Piano
      • Saxophone
      • Trombone
      • Trumpet
      Vocal concentrations:
      • Soprano
      • Mezzo Soprano
      • Baritone
      • Tenor
      • Bass)
    • Music Education MM/MA
      Concentrations:
      • Choral Conducting
      • Instrumental Conducting (Wind Band)
      • Kodaly
      • Pedagogy
    • Music History MM/MA
      Concentrations:
      • Performance Practice
      • Scholarship & Research
    • Music Theory MM/MA
    • Orchestral Conducting MM/MA
    • Vocal Performance MM/MA
University of Hartford Camille playing the violin on campus

“My main reason for studying in America is because I study the violin – a Western musical instrument. I want to be a professional violinist in the orchestra and perform all around the world. My instructors are all amazing and they teach me a lot of things.”

Camille from China
Studied International Pathway Program
Progressed to BMUS Violin Performance

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