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About Hartt

The Hartt School is the comprehensive performing arts conservatory of the University of Hartford. Hartt offers innovative degree programs in music, dance, and theatre. Renowned faculty who perform and teach around the world mentor our students in their pursuit of excellence. With dozens of performing organizations and more than 400 instrumental and vocal performances, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances, and musical theatre productions a year, performance is central to Hartt's curriculum. 

Greetings from Interim Dean Saunders

At Hartt, our excellence is demonstrated everyday and in many ways. The quality of our faculty, incredible student performances, wonderful facilities, frequent interaction with celebrated guest performers and scholars, collaborations with renowned arts institutions, and the successes of our alumni are some of the many reasons why The Hartt School is known as a premiere performing arts institution.

We are committed to challenging our students to be prepared for an increasingly collaborative professional life. We are adapting our curriculum and daily instruction to focus on the needs of our students – to make them career ready.  Hartt’s faculty and staff enthusiastically support and mentor our students to focus and prepare them for success as performing artists, teachers, recording engineers, managers, and scholars.  Hartt faculty members are actively engaged in the professional world, and their first-hand experiences acutely prepare Hartt students for a life in the arts.

Please spend some time getting to know The Hartt School and our undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Then, come for a visit and meet us to learn even more about the outstanding character of our school, our phenomenal faculty, superb programs, and the wonderful opportunities you will have as a student. 

The Hartt School is a place where you will be inspired and learn to inspire!

Dr. T. Clark Saunders, Interim Dean

The Hartt School

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