MM in Instrumental Performance

University of Hartford - ISC, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

May 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 27,198

Course Accredited By

NASM

  • 2 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
Our intimate graduate program ensures that students participate in many performance and educational opportunities as well as personal career development experiences facilitated by faculty and guest artists/lecturers.
There are many Concentrations like : Bassoon, Cello Performance, Cello Performance [Suzuki Pedagogy], Clarinet Performance, Double Bass Performance, Euphonium Performance, Flute Performance, French Horn Performance, Guitar Performance, Oboe Performance, Harp Performance, Percussion Performance, Piano Performance, Piano Performance [Pedagogy Emphasis], Saxophone Performance, Trombone Performance, Trumpet Performance, Tuba Performance, Viola Performance, Violin Performance, Violin Performance [Suzuki Pedagogy]

Applicants for this degree will have completed a bachelor's degree in music from an accredited institution or from a comparable foreign school. The Graduate Studies Committee reserves the right to decide if and when an applicant has the equivalent of a bachelor's degree. Applicants may be required to take a special examination to determine their level of proficiency or preparation for one of Hartt's degree programs.

We also offer a Suzuki Pedagogy Emphasis, which is two-year program for Master of Music - Instrumental Performance degree candidates. Led by internationally acclaimed Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA) teacher trainers, students are mentored through classroom lectures, guided observations of private lessons, group classes, and ensembles. Pedagogy students gain real world experience as they work alongside veteran Suzuki teachers in the nationally recognized Hartt School Community Division Suzuki Program.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2022
  • August 2022

Pre-sessional English (3 semesters) Extended IPP (3 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 40
  • IELTS 4.0
  • Pearson (PTE) Not Accepted
  • Pearson Versant 37-40
  • Duolingo 55
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.5 for International pathway program
  • Barney School of Business will consider 2.5 GPA if GMAT is submitted with score 450 or interview 3 years full-time work experience after completion of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Upto 15 credits towards degree


Pre-sessional English (2 semesters) Extended IPP (3 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 45
  • IELTS 4.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 30-35
  • Pearson Versant 41-42
  • Duolingo 65
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.5 for International pathway program
  • Barney School of Business will consider 2.5 GPA if GMAT is submitted with score 450 or interview 3 years full-time work experience after completion of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Upto 15 credits towards degree

Pre-sessional English (1 semester) Extended IPP (3 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 55-59
  • IELTS 5.0
  • Pearson (PTE) 36-41
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo 75
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.5 for International pathway program
  • Barney School of Business will consider 2.5 GPA if GMAT is submitted with score 450 or interview 3 years full-time work experience after completion of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Upto 15 credits towards degree

Extended IPP (3 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60-69
  • IELTS 5.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 42-49
  • Pearson Versant 48-54
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.5 for International pathway program
  • Barney School of Business will consider 2.5 GPA if GMAT is submitted with score 450 or interview 3 years full-time work experience after completion of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Upto 15 credits towards degree

Extended Plus IPP (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 70-79
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) 50-57
  • Pearson Versant 55-63
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.5 for International pathway program
  • Barney School of Business will consider 2.5 GPA if GMAT is submitted with score 450 or interview 3 years full-time work experience after completion of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Upto 15 credits towards degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 80
  • IELTS 6.5
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant 64 (spring 2021 only)
  • Duolingo 105 score (retest on arrival); 120 score (no test on arrival)
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 3.00 for Direct admission
  • Barney School of Business will consider 2.5 GPA if GMAT is submitted with score 450 or interview 3 years full-time work experience after completion of Bachelor’s degree.
  • Upto 15 credits towards degree

Total credits for degree: 36–50 credits
Major Area Orchestral Instrument (24 credits)
AXX 999 - Major instrument instruction 4 credit(s) (four semesters-16 credits)
ENS - Chamber Music 1 credit(s) 2 (four semesters-4 credits)
IPO - Instrumental performance org. (four semesters-4 credits)
REC 671 - Recital (M.M.) 0-2 credit(s)
REC 672 - Recital (M.M.) 0-2 credit(s)

Other Studies (12 credits)
HLM 615 - Pro-seminar in Music History 3 credit(s) 
HLM - Music history elective 3 credit(s)
TH 553 - Analysis for Performance 3 credit(s) 
TH - Music theory elective 3 credit(s)

Electives
Electives (with approval of advisor) 0-16 credit(s)

Additional Courses
Additional graduate course requirements if not completed previously at Hartt or equivalent courses at another university (advisor approval):

TPR 520 - Teaching Principles 1–4 credit(s) (1 credit(s) required) (TPR 420)
TPR 521 - Teaching Principles 1–4 credit(s) (1 credit(s) required) (TPR 421)
APC 520 - Communicating with an Audience 1 credit(s) (APC 420)
APC 523 - Building a Music Career 1 credit(s) (APC 423)
Note(s):
1 The master’s degree will be conferred in a specific instrument, e.g., Master of Music with a major in Violin Performance.

2 Students may be assigned to one semester of Contemporary Players in lieu of one semester of chamber music.

3 HLM 611, HLM 612, HLM 613 Graduate Music History Review (must be taken first if required per placement exam).

4 TH 611, TH 612, TH 613 Graduate Music Theory Review (must be taken first if required per placement exam).

5 Or other theory course in music analysis. The following courses may be substituted for TH 553 without a waiver substitution: TH 550, TH 551, TH 552, TH 555, TH 560, TH 570, TH 635, TH 670.

HLM 611, HLM 612, HLM 613, and TH 611, TH 612, TH 613, and TH 614 do not fulfill requirements in music history or music theory

Total credits for degree: 35-39
Major Area for Guitar (22-26 credits)
AGT 999 - Guitar Studio Instruction 4 credit(s) (four semesters-16 credits)
APC 662 - Contemporary Guitar Music 2 credit(s)
ENS - Guitar Ensemble, Chamber Music, or Contemporary Players (four semesters)
APC 514 - Electric Guitar Styles I 1 credit(s) 
APC 515 - Electric Guitar Styles II 1 credit(s) 
HLM 540 - Guitar Tablature 1 credit(s) 
HLM 541 - Lute Tablature 1 credit(s) 
REC 671 - Recital (M.M.) 0-2 credit(s)
REC 672 - Recital (M.M.) 0-2 credit(s)

Other Studies (13 credits)
HLM 615 - Pro-seminar in Music History 3 credit(s) 
HLM 625 - Guitar Literature 2 credit(s)
HLM 626 - Guitar Literature 2 credit(s)
TH 553 - Analysis for Performance 3 credit(s) 
TH - Music theory elective 3 credit(s) 

Electives
Electives 0 credits

Additional Courses
Additional graduate course requirements if not completed previously at Hartt or equivalent courses at another university (advisor approval):
APC 520 - Communicating with an Audience 1 credit(s) 
APC 523 - Building a Music Career 1 credit(s) 
TPR 520 - Teaching Principles 1–4 credit(s) (2 credit(s) required) 
TPR 521 - Teaching Principles 1–4 credit(s) (2 credit(s) required) 

Total credits for degree: 40-42
Major Area Piano (26 credits)
API 999 - Piano Studio Instruction 4 credit(s) (four semesters-16 credits)
APC 630 - Studies in Piano Repertoire 2 credit(s)
APC 631 - Studies in Piano Repertoire 2 credit(s)
ENS - Chamber music (two semesters) 2 credits required
REC 671 - Recital (M.M.) 0-2 credit(s)
REC 672 - Recital (M.M.) 0-2 credit(s) 

2 credits from the following:
ACC 540 - Special Studies in Accompanying 1-3 credit(s) 
ACC 541 - Special Studies in Accompanying 1-3 credit(s) 
ACC 644 - Sonatas 2 credit(s)
ACC 645 - Sonatas 2 credit(s)
Other Studies (14 credits)
HLM 615 - Pro-seminar in Music History 3 credit(s) 
HLM - Music history elective 3 credit(s) 
TH 553 - Analysis for Performance 3 credit(s) 
TH - Music theory elective 3 credit(s) 

Take one of the following courses:
TPR 640 - Pedagogy Seminar 2 credit(s)
TPR 641 - Pedagogy Seminar 2 credit(s)
TPR 643 - Pedagogy Seminar 2 credit(s)
Electives
Electives 0 credit(s)

Additional course requirements
Additional graduate course requirements if not completed previously at Hartt or equivalent courses at another university (advisor approval):

APC 520 - Communicating with an Audience 1 credit(s) (APC 420) 
APC 523 - Building a Music Career 1 credit(s) (APC 423)

Pre-Sessional English (3 semester) Extended IPP (3 semester) $48,766  

Pre-Sessional English (2 semester) Extended IPP (3 semester) $43,566 

Pre-Sessional English (1 semester) Extended IPP (3 semester) $38,366 

Extended IPP $33,166 

Standard IPP (2 semester) $27,810 

Direct Admission $11,958 - $27,198(varies by program)

Estimated Room, Board & Fees $15,392 - $21,955 

Graduate Pathway Scholarships available upto $4000

Graduate Direct Admission Scholarship available upto $4000

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