Student Focus: Jarod Hart

Name:  Jarod Hart

Major:  Double Major in Music Education & Composition

Planned Graduation Date:  Spring 2026

In addition to Music, what are you involved with here at ISU and beyond?
Music is my main focus at ISU, outside of the department I worked closely with a local theater troupe as music director for their shows. I am also the student representative to the Board of Directors for the Ames Town & Gown concert series.

What music projects are you working on right now or have recently completed?
I recently wrote music for a staging of Macbeth that is being performed this fall. I also wrote a commissioned piece for the Horns of the Heartland.

What is your favorite thing about your experience at Iowa State?
All of the wonderful people that I have gotten to build connections with. Truly an amazing culture within the department.

Why did you choose the Department of Music and Theatre at ISU?
I felt there were a lot of opportunities for me to showcase and grow in all of the skills that it takes to be a great music educator and composer.

What are your plans after graduation?
Ideally, I would like to be a composer for either Broadway or Hollywood and use my educative training to further enhance the sounds of those ensembles.