Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Julius Hartt Musical Foundation 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.


Larry Alan Smith (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.

Jeffrey Hoffman, First Vice-Chair; Co-Chair Hoffman Auto Group

Sharon Pope, Second Vice-Chair; Special Counsel, Czepiga Daly Pope

Cat Arsenault, Secretary; Attorney and Hearing Officer, State of Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection


Julianna Cruz '14, Senior Marketing Strategist, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Steve Collins '89, Executive Director, Hartford Symphony Orchestra 

James R. Barry '80, Musical Director, St. James Episcopal Church of Glastonbury

Linda Solow Blotner

Marcos Carreras '95, MMEd'02, Music Teacher, Springfield Public Schools/Springfield Conservatory of The Arts

Jeffrey O. Cohen, Chief Physician Officer, Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

John P. Franzis '87

Harold Horwich, Partner, Morgan Lewis

Calida Jones MM'07, Director of Development & Advocacy, Project Music; Managing Partner, CNJ Associates

Cathy Lord '78, Collaborative Pianist, The Hartt School Community Division

Andrew Mayo MMEd'97, West Hartford Public Schools

Dave McLellan '76 P'11, Concert in Your Living Room, Founder

Scott Reeves '76, Archivist, Westminster School

Jonathan Reuning-Scherer, Senior Lecturer in Statistics, Yale University

John Soares, AVP Product Management, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

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

Demaris (Dee) Hansen (music faculty representative), Professor of Music Education

Stephen Pier (dance faculty representative), Artistic Director and Professor of Dance

Alan Rust (theatre faculty representative), Artistic Director and Professor of Theatre

Larry Alan Smith, President of The Hartt Musical Foundation, Inc.; Dean

Honorary Trustees

Rhoda Chase, Life Regent

Nancy S. Compton '55

Barbara O. David

Jennifer K. Eio

Tony Falcetti

Joan Geeter PhD, LMFT

Francine Goldfarb

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)