A comprehensive and intimate look back at 100 wonderful years of the Hartt School
The University of Hartford's Hartt School celebrates its centennial in this lavishly illustrated book. The Hartt School holds unique qualities that continue to distinguish it from other performing arts institutions. Through personal and official written communications, school newsletters, speeches, and the exquisite quality of artistic expression, a belief in the value of art is continually reinforced, often with great eloquence, sometimes with humor, and always from the heart.
Foreword by Steve Metcalf • Author's Note • Part I "The Early Years" • Part II "Formation of the University of Hartford" • Part III "The Hartt School Community Division" • Part IV "Programs, Degrees, and Services • Part V "A Performing Arts Institution for a New Century" • Into the Future • Acknowledgements • Appendix • References
"Demaris Hansen perfectly describes the creativity and devotion to art—from Moshe Paranov through Jackie McLean to Malcolm Morrison—that has since 1920 driven The Hartt School, inspired its students, and since 1957 helped define the University of Hartford."~Walter Harrison, President Emeritus, University of Hartford
"The extraordinary vision of the founders lives on in the work of today's faculty, staff, and students. My colleague, Demaris Hansen, has done a remarkable job of capturing Hartt's rich and colorful history."~Larry Alan Smith, Dean, The Hartt School
"To commemorate the centennial, Hartt published a lavishly illustrated book documenting its history, One Hundred Years of Hartt, written by music education professor Dee Hansen"~Connecticut Magazine