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From student accolades, to faculty initiatives, to alumni happenings–our news page details all of the exciting and impactful events taking place in the world of Hartt. Check back frequently for updates. 

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Javon Jackson and Nikki Giovanni at MLK Observance Celebration

Hartt's own Javon Jackson Collaborates on New Album with Renowned Poet Nikki Giovanni

Hartt's own Javon Jackson, a professor of Jazz Saxophone and Director of Jackie McLean Jazz Studies Division was recently featured on NPR for the release of a new album with renowned poet Nikki Giovanni.

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Hartt 100 Beyond the Performance: Diversity in Arts and Action Festival March 21–26, 2022

A continuation of the Hartt 100 Celebration, The Hartt School is pleased to present a weeklong festival featuring a lecture series, composer/performer series, and concerts. You do not want to miss out on this talent-packed week!

Diversity in Arts and Action is open to members of the University of Hartford community and surrounding communities.

The Hartford Foundation of Public Giving

The Return of the Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series 

Under the leadership of founding curator Steve Metcalf, the Garmany Chamber Music Series quickly established a tradition of presenting world-class artists performing meaningful and enriching programs. Whenever possible, the series seeks to bring new music, cutting edge ensembles, and innovative approaches to the performance of chamber music. At the same time, it is imperative that the needs of the students are met, involving as many different areas of the school as possible in masterclasses, coachings, and lectures.  

The University of Hartford's Hartt School gratefully acknowledges that this concert series is made possible by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation of Public Giving.

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Resilient. Determined. Unconstrained.

These are just a few of the words used to describe Hank Bolden, an 83-year-old jazz saxophone student that has returned to The Hartt School to complete the degree that 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. View his full interview below.

Credit: Connecticut Public Television / Ryan King

More News from The Hartt School

Faculty, staff, and students gathered together from the comfort of their homes on Thursday, May 14 to celebrate the class of 2020. View the virtual commencement.

University Announces Recipients of Regents' Honor Awards for Graduate Students. Read more.

University of Hartford Celebrates Internationally Renowned Artist Meredith Monk. Read more.

UHart Students Connect with Music and Tech Industry Insiders. Read more.

Hartt Celebrates the Life and Music of David Macbride. Read more.

Harold Lloyd Project: His Life, Films, and Legacy. Read More.

Hartt Dance Recognized as "Best College Dance Program" by DanceUS.Org. Read more.

The Julius Hartt Musical Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees Names New Members. Read more.

Gilda Lyons Joins the Composition Department at The Hartt School. Read more.


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