Music Honors Program
The Hartt Community Division takes great pride in the quality of its pre-college performers. One of the ways we recognize these performers is through departmental honors auditions and recitals held each spring. Students chosen to participate in the honors program are also eligible for the school scholarships described below. The Honors Program is by teacher recommendation only. Students will be notified by their private teacher if they qualify for this program.
Department chairs serve as the organizers and coordinators of the honors recitals. For more information, contact the Community Division office at (860) 768-4451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
String Honors Program
High school students (grades 9-12) may audition for our Senior String Honors Program each spring. Younger students (grades 6-8) may participate in our Junior String Honors Program by recommendation of their teacher.
Senior String Honors students will also be considered for the Abraham M. Huang Memorial Award, awarded for the best performance in the Senior String Honors Audition. Middle School cellists are considered for the John Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship.
Voice Honors Program
Students may audition for the Senior (grades 9-12) or Junior Honors Concert (grades 6-9). Students chosen to participate in our Honors Program may be considered for the Bel Canto Scholarship Award.
Piano Honors Program
Winners will be chosen to perform on Junior and Senior Piano Honors Recitals. Junior Piano students (grades 3-5) will be chosen by teacher recommendation. Students will also be selected for the following scholarships:
Evelyn Bonar Storrs Scholarship I
Awarded for the best performance by a pianist in Grades 9-11 at the Piano Honors Auditions
Evelyn Bonar Storrs Scholarship II
Awarded for the second best performance by a pianist in Grades 9-11 at the Piano Honors Auditions
Watson Morrison Scholarship
Awarded for the best performance by a pianist in Grades 6-8 at the Piano Honors Auditions
Jeffrey Quinn Morrison Prize
Awarded for the best performance by a pianist in Grades 12 at the Piano Honors Auditions
Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Honors Program
High school students are selected for the Senior Honors Concert by audition. Younger students may also be nominated by their teacher. Honors Scholarships and awards are presented at the recital. These include a scholarship toward private lessons for returning high school students and a prize award for a graduating senior.
Guitar and Harp Honors Program
Guitar/Harp students are chosen by teacher nomination to participate in our Honors Program and perform in a recital recognizing the most accomplished guitar and harp students in our school.
Honors scholarships and awards are presented at the recital. These include a scholarship toward private lessons for returning high school students and a prize award for a graduating senior.
Chamber Music Honors Program
Each year, up to 3 high school level chamber ensembles are selected as the Hartt Community Division Honors Ensembles. These groups are usually one of each of the following: woodwind quintet, brass, quintet, and string quartet, but may also include other ensemble variations such as piano trio, sextet, and others. Those ensembles selected will demonstrate a high-level of musicality and dedication in their Chamber Ensemble work. If selected, students will receive tuition reimbursement at the end of the year upon successfully completing the requirements stated in the Chamber Music Handbook.
Eligibility: Any current high school chamber ensemble that is performing high-level literature will be eligible to seek Honors Status.
Audition Requirements: Each ensemble must perform two contrasting movements of current repertoire not exceeding 15 minutes of performance time.