Hartt 100 Celebration

What is Hartt 100?

Hartt 100 is a celebration of Hartt’s 100th anniversary.  Hartt 100 presented hundreds of events by Hartt collegiate and community division faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Events explored our distinguished past, and point to an exciting future while showcasing the continued excellence of The Hartt School.

Be a Part of the Hartt 100 Legacy

One Hundred Years of Hartt

One Hundred Years of Hartt, a book by Hartt faculty member Demaris Hansen, celebrates Hartt's rich history. Learn more.

Whether you are a student, alumni, or patron of the arts, the Hartt 100 Celebration lives on and provides an experience for everyone. Here, you will find highlighted performances, info for alumni reunions, and more.

Signature Hartt 100 Events

The Hartt 100 Orchestra Concert

Friday, April 29, 2022 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell 

As part of The Hartt School’s Hartt 100 Celebration at the University of Hartford, the community gathered to experience the Hartt 100 Orchestra Concert on Friday, April 29, 2022.

The pre-concert reception honored Hartt Retirees and the program includes works from Rossini, Mussorgsky, and Sibelius. The concert featured baritone Thomas Cannon, assistant professor of voice at The Hartt School. 

Diversity in Arts and Action Festival

March 21–26, 2022

In March 2022, The Hartt School produced a festival as part of the continuation of the Hartt 100 Celebration. The weeklong festival featured a lecture series, composer/performer series, and concerts. 

Connect with Hartt 100

Hartt Persistence Call to Action

We are thankful that technology allows us to connect, converse, and continue to develop our crafts. We want Hartt alumni, students, faculty, and community members to help us celebrate all we can do to keep the arts alive by sharing photos and videos of virtual or remote learning experiences, as well as how you are engaging with the arts community. Be a part of the conversation by using #harttpersistence.

One Hundred Years of Hartt

Cover of One Hundred Years of Hartt

One Hundred Years of Hartt – A Centennial Celebration of The Hartt School examines the rich history of The Hartt School.  Written by Hartt faculty member Demaris Hansen, this books looks at written communications, school newsletters, and speeches that shaped the school into the distinguished performing arts institution it is today. Get your copy at the University of Hartford Bookstore.


Continuing His Legacy!

Resilient. Determined. Unconstrained. These are just a few of the words used to describe Hank Bolden, an 83-year-old saxophone student that has returned to The Hartt School's Jackie McLean Institute of Jazz to complete the degree he started in the 1950s. As one of the few remaining African-American Atomic Veterans, Hank’s story shows that music knows no bounds, and that it is never too late to pursue your passion. Credit: Connecticut Public Television / Ryan King

We had to build an institution to train these musicians as well-rounded persons.

Moshe Paranov, 1927, Co-founder