The Hartt School is the comprehensive performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford located in West Hartford, Connecticut, United States that offers degree programs in music, dance, and theatre. Founded in 1920 by Julius Hartt and Moshe Paranov, Hartt has been part of the University of Hartford since its charter merged the then Hartt College of Music, the Hartford Art School, and Hillyer College to create the University in 1957. Hartt offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in music, dance, and theatre, and associated disciplines. The Hartt Community Division offers a variety of opportunities in music and dance for students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Notable faculty

The Hartt School 2015 Showcase - 2015 Actors and Musical Theatre Showcase The Hartt School, University of Hartford 54 Below - New York, NY www.harttshowcase.com.

The Hartt School's faculty perform, teach, and present all over the country and around the world. Notable faculty members have included:

  • Glen Adsit, conductor & founder of the National Wind Ensemble Consortium Group
  • Robert Black, Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Robert Carl, composer
  • Kevin Cobb, American Brass Quintet
  • Steve Davis, jazz trombonist
  • Javon Jackson, jazz saxophonist
  • Nat Reeves, double bassist, internationally acclaimed jazz artist
  • Oxana Yablonskaya, pianist

Notable alumni

Swan Princess At The Hartt School - Hartford Courant
  • Peter Boyer, composer
  • Robert Brubaker, tenor
  • Javier Colon, musician, winner of The Voice
  • David Cullen, guitarist
  • Marin Ireland, film, stage and television actress
  • Barbara Kolb, composer
  • Carmino Ravosa, composer
  • Francesca Roberto, soprano
  • Gwyneth Walker, composer
  • Dionne Warwick, pop singer and multiple Grammy winner


The Hartt School | Community Division >

External links

The Hartt School | Community Division > Connecticut Children's Chorus
  • The Hartt School official site

The Hartford Informer > Hartt Opera opens semester with “Street Scene”

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