Guitar, Master | University of Hartford | West Hartford, United States
12 months
1215 USD/credit 36450 USD/year
1215 USD/credit 36450 USD/year
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The Guitar Program at University of Hartford is the oldest and most developed performance-based guitar program in the country. 


The Guitar program at University of Hartford is a highly-developed performance-based program. We look for and accept students with well-developed technical, musical, interpretative, and practice skills, who show a commitment to high performance standards and a desire to pursue either a college teaching/performing career or a solo/chamber music career.

Thirty minutes of solo repertoire played from memory is required. While we occasionally accept students who do not possess the following repertoire, it is more an exception than the norm.
  • A major Baroque Suite. J.S. Bach and S.L. Weiss are the most frequently performed composers.
  • A major 20th-century work. Composers frequently represented include: Brouwer, Martin, Britten, Dodgson, etc.
  • A major work by one of the following: Sor, Giulliani, Coste, Mertz, Regondi or any Spanish or Latin American composer.


Our graduates presently hold or have held guitar positions at various prestigious institutions, including New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, The Longy School of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Guitar Studio Instruction 
  • Contemporary Guitar Music 
  • Guitar Ensemble, Chamber Music, or Contemporary Players (four semesters)
  • Electric Guitar Styles I
  • Guitar Tablature 
  • Lute Tablature 
  • Recital (M.M.)
  • Pro-seminar in Music History 
  • Guitar Literature 
  • Analysis for Performance 
  • Communicating with an Audience 
  • Building a Music Career 
  • Teaching Principles 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Letter of Intent
  • Performance/Professional Resume
  • Repertoire list: Required for all auditioning applicants
  • Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
  • $90 fee ($50 application fee + $40 audition/interview fee)
  • Three letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1215 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    36450 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1215 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for West Hartford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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