Hartt Gala (Hartt Celebrates)
Each year, the entire Hartt community joins together to celebrate the performing arts at Hartt and to ensure Hartt's bright future. This year's spectacular event, Hartt's Got Talent, took place on Saturday evening, October 6, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.
Thanks to Hartt's gala sponsors, supporters, and guests, The Hartt School surpassed its goal to raise an unprecedented total of $118,000!
This year's 11th Annual Hartt Gala honored Marie-Claire and Jean-Pierre van Rooy for philanthropy at the highest level, catalytic leadership in the arts, and distinguished community service.
The evening featured a selection of dance and chamber music performances by Hartt students and faculty. Kevin Gray, Broadway luminary and Associate Professor, Hartt Theatre Division, and Edward Cumming, Director of Orchestral Activities at Hartt, served as auctioneers for our spectacular live auction.
The evening featured fine dining and both live and silent auctions.
Funds raised from the Gala will be used to support Hartt School scholarships, tuition assistance, and educational programming.
For more information about the Hartt Gala or to learn about future sponsorship or advertising opportunities, please the office of the Dean, at 860.768.4468.
The Rhoda and David Chase Family Foundation
Gala Décor Sponsor
People’s United Bank
If you were not able to attend but still wish to make a donation to the Hartt Gala, please mail your check to The Hartt School (individuals) or University of Hartford with Hartt Gala in the subject line (corporations), and mail it to The Hartt School, Office of the Dean, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.
Click here to view photos from last year's 10th annual Gala, Hartt Celebrates Its Future.
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Founded in 1920, Hartt has been an integral part of the University of Hartford since its charter merged the then Hartt School of Music, the Hartford Art School, and Hillyer College to create the University in 1957. Today, Hartt is a vibrant performing arts conservatory training tomorrow's stars in music, dance, and theatre.