Giving to the Hartt School
Hartt relies on the support of our generous benefactors to maintain and continue to enhance the School's high caliber of artistic training and education. From children who begin their performing arts education through our highly regarded Community Division to our multi-talented collegiate level degree students, each individual receives the highest quality of education and mentorship available from Hartt's incredible faculty. In order to sustain this level of excellence and prepare its students for the future, Hartt must invest not only in its people, but also in its facilities, instruments, performances, equipment, technology, and other critical resources.
Hartt Scholarship Fund
The Office of the Dean takes seriously its support of students who have exhibited a commitment to their academic and artistic pursuits at Hartt. This commitment is exhibited not only by student's academic excellence, but also by the creativity and perseverance with which they approach the financing of their educations. The Hartt Scholarship Fund helps students who exhibit such commitment to stay in school by providing one-time assistance to students whose financial circumstances change after they arrive.
Hartt Special Projects Fund
These funds allow Hartt to meet unanticipated needs and challenges throughout the year. Funds are used for such things as presentation of innovative work by faculty or students at national conferences or the purchase of tools and equipment that enhance learning and musicianship. These funds are vital to Hartt's diverse and vital academic environment.
Hartt Fund for Access
The Fund for Access provides scholarships to students taking private music or dance lessons, or performing in a vocal, instrumental, or dance ensemble. Its mission is to provide pre-college students opportunities they couldn't otherwise afford to participate in Community Division programs on a sliding scale payment schedule. Special consideration is given to our neighbors in North Hartford and the schools of Educational Main Street, a program that collaborates with schools adjacent to the University of Hartford.
Hartt Fund for Visiting Artists
Creative partnerships, unique residencies, and thought-provoking conversations are investments in our students that exemplify why The Hartt School at the University of Hartford is a special place. Hartt has a tradition of bringing world-class artists to the University of Hartford. If you can help us carry on the tradition, please consider making a gift to the Hartt Visiting Artist Fund.
The Jack Elliott Collection is a unique and invaluable trove of more than 350 commissioned jazz symphonic works by nearly 100 composers, including works by such notable masters of the genre as Erich Korngold, Henry Mancini, John Williams, Ray Brown, and Mr. Elliott himself. The collection provides The Hartt School an exciting opportunity to study, perform, and record a unique genre of compositions produced in United States in the late twentieth century-compositions of historical as well as artistic importance. It provides an opportunity for ongoing interdisclipinary study of works that otherwise are not available readily.
Materials are to be housed in the Mildred P. Allen Memorial Library and the Hartt Performance Library on the campus of the University of Hartford, where they can be used by students, faculty, and visitors. Cataloging began in 2011-2012, and a preliminary inventory can be found online at http://library.hartford.edu/AllenLibrary/elliott/elliott.asp. Expanded online exposure of the collection is planned to help raise awareness of the collection, the composers, and the music among scholars, musicians, jazz enthusiasts, and the public.
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Founded 90 years ago, Hartt has been an integral part of the University of Hartford since its founding in 1957. Since then, The Hartt School has evolved to become a comprehensive performing arts conservatory within the University setting, with innovative programs in music, dance, and theatre. Hartt and its programs, renowned faculty, and accomplished alumni are known for their quality and artistry across the country and around the world.