Music History, 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 Music History program at University of Hartford enables you to explore Western music in its historical and cultural contexts. From broad survey courses to in-depth special seminars, majors, minors, you gain a comprehensive understanding of all periods of Western music.


As an important feature of our curriculum is flexible elective courses that are suited to your interests and needs, our electives are often designed with our current students in mind. To that end, courses offered within the last two years have included opera history, string quartet literature, C.P.E. Bach, pre-tonal theory and analysis, medievalism in modern media, cognitive psychology, and critical editing; students may also take courses on jazz and African-American musical traditions in the Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division.

Key Features

In addition to our rigorous coursework, you will participate in a number of our performance organizations, including our Baroque ensemble, the Collegium Musicum. Hartt’s wide collection of early instruments, including recorders, Renaissance lutes and flutes, harpsichords, clavichord, baroque bows, shawms, and sackbuts, are available for use and provide you with an active and creative learning environment.

Within the Music History major at University of Hartford, you will choose between scholarship and research emphasis or performance practices emphasis. Our scholarship and research emphasis systematically investigates various elements of music in written papers, employing a rigorous scholarly approach. Our performance practice emphasis combines your interest in performing with the study of treatises, earlier performance techniques, ornamentation, and related issues.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music History
  • Performance Practices
  • Private Music Instructions
  • Collegium Musicum
  • Recital

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

February 1 - priority deadline.


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete an application to the University of Hartford
  • 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.
  • Letter of Intent
  • Performance/Professional Resume
  • Repertoire list: Required for all auditioning applicants
  • Preliminary Video and Portfolio Submission
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all higher education institutions attended
  • $90 fee ($50 application fee + $40 audition/interview fee

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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