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About the Community Division


The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) is the non-degree granting arm of the nationally recognized Hartt School of the University of Hartford. HCD is a performing arts school providing comprehensive instruction in music and dance for people of all ages and levels. We serve more than 2800 students throughout Connecticut with locations in West Hartford, Hartford, and Simsbury.

Our mission is to enrich lives through innovative and unparalleled performing arts education.

Vision Statement

We believe in the transformative power of the performing arts. By engaging the region’s best, most innovative faculty and investing in their continued development, we will build an unparalleled educational experience and environment that will enrich the lives of our students regardless of age, background, or level. We are committed to the development of the whole artist through a complement of instruction, collaboration, performance, outreach, and creative exploration.

HCD is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Dance. We are proud to be viewed as a national model for community schools based on university campuses.



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