Community Engagement

The Hartt School offers several unique opportunities for community outreach and engagement. Browse through our offerings below to learn how you can get involved!

Hartt @ Home | Hartt Exchange | Hire a Musician 

 

Hire a Musician

Contact Us

860.768.4463

gigline@hartford.edu

The Hartt School provides paid performing opportunities for our students.  We are a resource that facilitates opportunities for Hartt musicians to perform at private and corporate events, fundraisers, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and more. The students must be recommended by their studio faculty and must exemplify the highest levels of professionalism. We suggest submitting requests several weeks in advance so that interested students can review your request and then contact you directly. We cannot guarantee that your request will be filled.

The Hartt School does not issue contracts and the students set their own rates. We hope to expose students to a variety of performance experiences and, at the same time, give them the opportunity to earn some extra income. They are expected to uphold highest professional standards but the Hartt School cannot assume responsibility for student misconduct, cancellation, tardiness, etc.

Hartt @ Home

Hartt@Home is a performance outreach initiative of the Julius Hartt Foundation Board of Trustees. The program brings performers from The Hartt School to perform in homes. The goals of Hartt@Home are:

  • build awareness of The Hartt School
  • serve professional needs of emerging student artists
  • deepen relationships with the community
  • rekindle connections with University and Hartt alumni 

Hartt Exchange

Contact Us!

Please contact Hartt Exchange coordinator Danielle Kendall with questions or booking inquiries.

HX@hartford.edu
860.768.4465

The Hartt Exchange program facilitates collaborative opportunities within local school systems. By inviting some of our talented students or faculty into your school, we wish to establish a free exchange of music and learning from our community to yours! The Hartt Exchange hopes to:

  • Share the joys of the performing arts with local schools
  • Expose youth to great music making
  • Facilitate collaboration between collegiate musicians and grade schools

Our Offerings

45-60 Minute Performances
The chamber ensemble of your choice will perform a variety of repertoire, followed by a Q&A session.

Master Classes
Members of the chamber ensemble can work with your students on their current repertoire in a large master class setting or a small group coaching.

Side-by-Sides
The members of the chamber ensemble can attend your regularly scheduled rehearsals and sit in with your students, plaing alongside them.

Ensemble Details

All of the chamber ensembles that participate in the Hartt Exchange have been recommended and approved by the University of Hartford faculty. Different ensembles can be made available based on the needs of your school.

Woodwinds:

  • Wind Quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, french horn, bassoon
  • Saxophone Quartet: soprano sax, alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax 

Brass:

  • Brass Quintet: two trumpets, french horn, trombone, tuba
  • Trombone Quartet: three tenor trombones, bass trombone or tuba
  • Tuba-Euphonium Quartet: two euphoniums and two tubas OR one euphonium and three tubas

Strings: 

  • String Quartet: two violins, viola, cello
  • Piano Trio: violin, cello, piano

Percussion:

  • Percussion duo
  • Percussion ensemble 

Mixed Instruments:

  • Percussion and piano
  • Percussion and tuba
  • Flute and guitar 

Performer Requirements and Perks

Student participants must:

  • Be enrolled in classes at the University of Hartford
  • Receive a faculty recommendation
  • Prepare a 40–50 minute program appropriate for school audiences
  • Be comfortable speaking and answering questions about the pieces

Participant perks:

  • Travel expenses (gas mileage) will be reimbursed by the school
  • Promotional materials (banner, brochures, pens, stickers) will be provided to the students to distribute at the performance location(s)
  • A student (Danielle Kendall) or faculty representative will accompany the performers
  • Participating in one or more of these outreach concerts will fulfill one of the performance requirements for ENS 400/500 for that semester