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In order to ensure your donation is used to support your specific area of interest, there are four distinct categories towards which you can give:


Fund for AccessThe Fund for Access is a need-based financial assistance program that provides high-caliber performing arts instruction to Hartford-area students who otherwise can not afford it.

Annually, the Fund for Access awards more than $130,000 in need-based financial assistance to more than 150 Community Division music and dance students from nearly 30 towns in the region.


“Our four children have enjoyed participating in the Suzuki Piano Program with the Hartt School Community Division for several years. Each child has excelled both musically and academically, and we believe this to be a direct result of the outstanding instruction and support received from their teachers and community at HCD. The Fund For Access Program has been a tremendous blessing, enabling our children to continue their music studies even with financial hardships, and has made a positive difference in our family's lives.” – The Thompson Family


TIP Dance ScholarshipHelp us in celebrate and reward excellence in the performing arts. Our honors program supports merit-based scholarships for students who show great promise in their individual study. Scholarships are awarded based on teacher recommendation, audition, and performance.

Scholarships Opportunities:

  • String Honors, Abraham M. Huang Memorial Award and John Jorgensen Memorial Award
  • Vocal Honors, Bel Canto Scholarship and Nancy Andersen Vocal Activities Fund
  • Piano Honors, Evelyn Bonar Storrs Scholarship and Dr. Watson Morrison Scholarship
  • Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Guitar and Harp Honors, Beatrice Sewall Scholarship
  • Dance Honors, Francine Goldfarb Scholarship and Dancing Margaret Ashford Scholarship

Annually, these funds support over $10,000 in merit-based scholarships.


Gabrielle Collins“A 2014 graduate of the Hartt School Community Division's Dance Department, I began training full-time at HCD in the fall of 2009. When I was awarded the Francine Goldfarb Scholarship, a brand new door of opportunities opened for me as the tuition scholarship enabled me to partake in additional weekly private coaching sessions. I am currently dancing professionally with the Atlanta Ballet as a Fellowship artist, and I know I would not be dancing professionally if it were not for the opportunities granted me by the Goldfarb scholarship.” - Gabrielle Collins

Special Initiatives

Fuller @ 50Serving our student and faculty  requires appropriate equipment, instruments, facilities, faculty development, and continuous maintenance.

Support Funds:

  • Community Division Activities Fund, supports investment in all aspects of the school, most notably in the areas listed above
  • Fuller@50, The Hartt School’s campaign to update and enhance the Alfred C. Fuller Music Center

For more information about Fuller@50, please email Noah Blocker-Glynn at


Make a gift to ProgramsDiverse and innovative programming is what makes us distinctive. Supporting continued exploration and enhancement of these programs is critical to the development of our students and faculty as whole artists. Programmatic needs come in many forms, including one-off projects, workshops, master classes, commissioned compositions, community outreach opportunities, and more.

Program Funds:

  • Alice Kaiser Fund, chamber music support
  • Connecticut Youth Symphony Program Fund
  • David Einfeldt Memorial Fund, Suzuki program support
  • Friends of Dance, supports dance productions and programs

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at 860.768.4451 or