Hartt Performance Library

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The Hartt Performance Library mainly serves The Hartt School’s large performing ensembles, and is located on the third floor of the Fuller Music Center in office suite 342. It houses scores and parts for over 3,500 compositions for orchestra, wind ensemble and band, chorus, and arrangements for youth orchestra and youth wind ensemble and band.

  • Maintains a collection of instruments available to Hartt faculty and students for classes, practice, rehearsals, and performances. These instruments are currently available for rental on a case-by-case basis.
  • Our office is by appointment only. Staff members are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

To find parts for solo performers and smaller ensembles, plus additional scores for ensembles of all sizes, please see the Allen Library.

Faculty Resources

All faculty requesting music from the HPL for a class or ensemble should email HPL staff prior to stopping by. Music requests should be submitted a minimum of two weeks in advance of the date needed. Upon picking up the music from the HPL, faculty will be asked to fill out a Music Pickup form.

All instrument rentals require faculty sign off. Faculty members who are assigning, or who become aware of a student/s that will need, materials or auxiliary instruments from the HPL for their class or ensemble, should contact the HPL via email ( a minimum of one week in advance of the rental need. 

If a student comes to the HPL to request or borrow an instrument without advance notice, they will be asked to provide their name, program of study, and purpose of the instrument loan. Prior to the instrument being loaned, HPL staff will contact the appropriate faculty to approve the loan and follow up with the student once the request has received approval.

If you find that an HPL instrument needs repair and would like to request it be assessed, please submit a HPL Instrument Repair Request Form.

This form is to be filled out by faculty only.

Student Resources

Students requesting music from the HPL will be required to fill out a Student Music Loan Request. Faculty approval will be required for a student to loan music from the HPL.

Students requesting a locker in the Fuller Building will be required to fill out a Hartt Fuller Building Locker Request Form. After submitting this form, the student will be contacted by HPL staff with their assigned locker number and combination.

Community Resources

Instrument and Material Donation Policy

Thank you for thinking of donating to the Hartt Performance Library. Please note, that we consider each donation on a case-by-case basis. A review of the material is required before we can accept the donation.

We accept printed music donations as a means of supplementing the materials available to students of The Hartt School. Below are the parameters in which we will accept music donations.

  • Printed Music Donations on behalf of The Hartt School ensemble programs (instrumental and vocal): full sets of chamber music, orchestral, or choral pieces.
  • Printed Music Donations on behalf of students: etude books, method books, music books (general), specific sheet music.

**If materials are damaged, unclear, incomplete, deteriorating, or have any sign of mold or mildew, they will be disposed of.

Please work with the performance library directly to arrange for a donation of an instrument.

Please work with the performance library directly to arrange for a donation of equipment.

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • Brass mutes
  • String instrument bows
  • Instrument cleaning materials
  • Instrument mouthpieces

Non-Hartt Music Loans

If you are an outside organization and would like to request to borrow a piece of music from the Hartt School Performance Library, please fill out the form below. You will be contacted by HPL staff regarding next steps.