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Weekend Storm and Arrival Advisory

With a severe winter storm forecast to affect our area during Saturday night and Sunday, residential students are asked to postpone their return to campus to Monday afternoon or, for those whose class schedules allow, Tuesday. Students, please do not arrive on campus Sunday, and check back here throughout the storm's duration for the latest advisories. Those students whose travel arrangements do not allow for a return to campus on Monday or Tuesday will be permitted to arrive during the day on Saturday and will be able to access their residential space by ID swipe. (Please note that meal plans go into effect with the Sunday evening meal.)

Hartt Community Division students and families, please check back here during the weekend for the status of HCD activities.


String orchestra for the advanced middle and high school students.


The Hartt School Community Division is proud to announce the newest addition to our orchestra program, Virtuosi. Conducted by Paul Pierce, Virtuosi is a string orchestra created for the advanced players in the traditional string program. This group meets on Saturdays from 9–11 a.m. at the Konover Center to work on advanced string orchestra repertoire. They perform once per semester, in December and May.

Download the 2018–19 Virtuosi handbook (PDF).

Virtuosi at The Hartt School

Tuition per yearRehearsal locationRehearsal schedule
$195 for HCD private-lesson students/$575 for othersKonover Great RoomSaturdays, 9−11 a.m.
A $25 registration fee may apply.


Auditions for this academic-year ensemble are held annually in June. At the audition, students are expected to perform scales, a solo or etudes demonstrating current skill level, and sight-read a piece (provided at the audition).

Our Audition Festival page provides specific age/instrument appropriate guidance on the requirements. While you should consult with your teacher about appropriate repertoire, please feel free to contact us with questions about audition guidelines and expectations.

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