A Snapshot of The Hartt School

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From faculty and student accolades, to celebrations and more–here are a few highlights of the many exciting and impactful happenings at The Hartt School.

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Accolades and Celebrations

Javon Jackson and Nikki Giovanni at MLK Observance Celebration

Faculty Highlight: Hartt's Javon Jackson Collaborates with Renowned Poet Nikki Giovanni

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

Inspirational Students: Hank's Story

Resilient. Determined. Unconstrained.  These are just a few of the words used to describe Hank Bolden, an 83-year-old jazz saxophone student that 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. 

Credit: Connecticut Public Television / Ryan King

The Hartford Foundation of Public Giving

Innovative Performances: The Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series 

World-class artists perform at The Hartt School. The Garmany Chamber Music Series brings new music, cutting edge ensembles, and innovative approaches to the performance of chamber music, and involves many areas of the school in masterclasses, coachings, and lectures.  

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

Hartt 100 Logo

Collaborative Celebrations: Diversity in Arts and Action Festival 2022

A continuation of the Hartt 100 Celebration, The Hartt School presented a weeklong festival featuring a lecture series, composer/performer series, and concerts.

Previous Newsworthy Highlights

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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