Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the Julius Hartt Musical Foundation, Inc. works to develop and maintain the professional quality of The Hartt School. The Board financially supports the School and acts as an advocate for the School’s interests.
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Board of Trustees
Dale A. Merrill (ex officio); President of the Hartt Musical Foundation Inc.; Dean, The Hartt School
Tracy L. Flater, Chair; Co-Founder and Executive Director, Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc.
Sharon Pope, Vice-Chair; Special Counsel, Czepiga Daly Pope
Steve Collins '89, Secretary Executive Director, Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Linda Solow Blotner
Jeffrey Hoffman,Vice-Chair; Co-Chair Hoffman Auto Group
Harold Horwich, Partner, Morgan Lewis
Cathy Lord '78, Collaborative Pianist, The Hartt School Community Division
Andrew Mayo MMEd'97, West Hartford Public Schools
Scott Reeves '76, Archivist, Westminster School
Jonathan Reuning-Scherer, Senior Lecturer in Statistics, Yale University
John Sunde, Interim President and CEO, St. Francis Healthcare Partners
Marie-Claire van Rooy
Ex Officio Trustees
Noah Blocker Glynn MM'15, Director, The Hartt School Community Division
Gilda Lyons (music faculty representative), Assistant Professor of Composition
Stephen Pier (dance faculty representative), Artistic Director and Professor of Dance
Ralph Perkins (theatre faculty representative), Associate Professor of Dance and Music Theatre
Rhoda Chase, Life Regent
Nancy S. Compton '55
Barbara O. David
Jennifer K. Eio
Joan Geeter PhD, LMFT
Morton E. Handel (Hon. '02), Life Regent
Barbara S. Klau
Margaret W. Lawson
Peggy Lyman Hayes ’06 (Hon. ’11)
Steven Metcalf '70
Susan L. Miller
Donald W. Osborne '77
Philip Streifer '71
Douglas M. Thomas
Dionne Warwick (Hon. '86)
The Hartt Hall of Fame
The Hartt Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the accomplishments of individuals associated with The Hartt School who have helped in significant ways to further the mission of the School and showcase the best of the School to external audiences.
- Nina Paranov Fagan
- Joan Leopold Glazier ’58, P’86
- Peggy Lyman Hayes ’06, Hon. ’11
- Humbert Lucarelli
- Kent McCray ’51, Hon. ’07
- Malcolm Morrison
- Joseph F. Mulready, Jr. M’71
- Richard Provost ’60
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Any supporter, advocate, benefactor, or other individual tied to The Hartt School. This includes Hartt graduate, non-degree Hartt alumni, volunteer, donor, former board member of the Julius Hartt Foundation, Community Division student or parent, and faculty or staff member (current or past).
Individuals are deemed qualified for induction when the Board of The Julius Hartt Foundation makes that determination.
Primary mission-driven criteria
- Contributing to the awareness, image, and success of The Hartt School (College or Community Division)
- Contributing to the academic and artistic success of Hartt through artistic and/or performance success, pedagogical success, public relations efforts, etc.
- Demonstrated leadership (e.g., titles, Board membership) in other aspects of their field
- Using skills and knowledge acquired at The Hartt School to make a difference in their lives and their professions
- History of giving back (time, talent and treasure) to The Hartt School and/or the University of Hartford
- Other criteria to be determined by the Hartt Board
- Individual is not serving on the Hartt Board at the time of his/her induction. Honorary Board members are eligible.
Process for Nominating & Electing Members
Each year, The Hartt Board’s Alumni Committee shall call for nominations to The Hartt School Hall of Fame.
Nominations are solicited from current Board members, faculty, administration, and Hartt alumni. Anyone associated with The Hartt School may nominate a prospective candidate for The Hartt School Hall of Fame.
The nominator may present whatever information he/she would like in support of the nominee and this submission criteria is flexible. Documentation could include CV/resume, professional bio, list of awards, record of board service, record of teaching, etc.
Typically, 4-7 “finalists” will be presented each year to the full Hartt Board. The Board shall vote on whom it feels deserves inclusion into The Hartt School Hall of Fame with the anticipation that 2-4 people will be chosen for induction each year.
The Dean or a Trustee shall contact the inductees to confirm that they will accept the honor.
Class of 2018-2019
- Ethel Bacon
- Alexander Lepak
- Enid Lynn
- Pauline (Dottie) Paranov
- Louis Pelletteri
Class of 2017-2018
- Julius Hartt
- Moshe Paranov
- Elizabeth Warner Paranov
- Irene Kahn
- Samuel Berkman
- Elmer Nagy
- Jackie McLean
- Alfred C. Fuller
- Primrose Fuller
- Imanuel Willheim
- Raymond Hanson
- Edward Diemente
The Class of 2017-2018 — November 30, 2017
Class of 2018-2019 — May 2, 2019
The Fuller Medal
Named for Alfred C. Fuller, one of Hartt's greatest friends and benefactors, the Fuller Medal is appropriately reserved for a few whose contributions and commitment to The Hartt School are exceptional.
Fuller Medal Recipients
1977 – William Brand
1978 – Primrose Fuller, Charles Kearns, Samuel N. Rosenstein
1980 – Alfred Hiebler
1981 – John L. Cannon M.D., Ruth Knauft, Martha Blake Wolcott
1982 – Archibald Woodruff
1984 – Moshe Paranov
1988 – Grace Ellsworth, Donald Harris
1994 – Doris Cannon, Charles Milliken
1998 – Larry Alan Smith
2001 – Christopher Larsen, Joseph Mulready, Jr. M '71, Peter Shoemaker
2002 – Elizabeth Warner- Paranov
2003 – Nancy Compton
2004 – Vanda McMurtry
2006 – Michael Yaffe
2008 – Malcom Morrison
2009 – Francine Goldfarb
2014 – Teri L. Einfeldt
2015 – Watson Morrison
2016 – Enid Lynn, Walter Harrison