Friday, December 20, 2013

Upcoming Alumni Gathering

Do you live near Dallas? 
Are you attending the Jazz Education Network's Conference in January?

If the answer is "yes" to either of those questions, you are invited to Dinner and Conversation with faculty members Nat Reeves and Shawnn Monteiro-Huelbig on Thursday, January 9, 6-7:30 p.m. at Pyramid Restaurant.

If you would like to attend, or for further information, contact Philip Grover at 860.768.4468 or


So many alumni report fond memories of their years at the
University of Hartford. Some things have changed since you
studied here, we're sure. What haven't changed are our
values and the integrity of relationships formed here. We
hope to continue aligning our history with our future in a
way that generates excitement amongst our alumni.

More information about the upcoming gathering in NYC on January 13, 2014 coming soon.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Hartt's Guitar Department is 50! SAVE THE DATE


Fiftieth Anniversary Concert celebrating the founding of the Guitar Department
Saturday, April 12: 8:00 PM, Millard Auditorium

 Did you know?

The Guitar Department at The Hartt School University of Hartford is the oldest performance-based guitar program in the country. Graduating its first member in 1968, 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hartt Community Division to Perform The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

The Hartt School Community Division will open its traditional production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 PM. As a special treat this season, the Hartt Dance Department will also offer a Nutty Nutcracker. If you’re a Nutcracker “regular,” you are in for a comical evening with this off-the-wall version of the original Nutcracker. The Nutty Nutcracker, will premiere on Sunday, December 15 at 7:30 PM. Hartt’s Nutcracker production includes two casts from its Pre-Professional and Children’s Ballet programs, former dancers from the Hartford Ballet, and surprise cameo appearances by several local celebrities and dignitaries. In total, the cast numbers more than 100 performers.
Set to Peter IIyitch Tchaikovsky’s glorious score, Hartt’s The Nutcracker features choreography by Community Division Dance Department’s Artistic Director Samantha Dunster, lighting by Production Designer Dewey Strang, brilliant costumes, a Christmas tree that grows to tremendous heights, snow falling and the ultimate battle between Clara’s beloved Nutcracker and his nemesis, The Rat King. Ms. Dunster’s choreography maintains the highest traditional quality of this holiday classic and lends itself to an enchanting evening for the whole family. “I look forward every year to our production of this time-honored tradition,” says Ms. Dunster, “The combination of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting music, the radiant costumes, stunning sets and lighting all paired with our immensely talented students makes for a magical holiday experience for young and old alike.”

Traditional Nutcracker Performances: