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Bradley family: Three generations at HCDThe Hartt School Community Division (HCD) is a comprehensive performing arts school that provides instruction to more than 2,800 students annually. As the community arm of The University of Hartford’s Hartt School, the mission of HCD is to enrich lives through innovative and unparalleled performing arts education. Our diverse programming provides a comprehensive educational and artistic experience for students of all ages and abilities.

Compass Initiative

Join our Community Of Mindful Performing Arts Sustainers and Supporters (COMPASS).

The COMPASS Initiative focuses on three important areas: Development, COMPASS Committee, and Alumni.


In order to ensure your donation is used to support your specific area of interest, there are four distinct categories towards which you can give:

COMPASS Committee Volunteer Network

The COMPASS Committee is a community of dedicated parents, faculty, staff, and alumni who support HCD’s mission through project-based volunteer opportunities. The objectives of this community are three-fold:

  • Service: HCD Outreach Opportunities
  • Community-Building: Social/School Pride Events
  • Development : Promotional Activities

Interested in joining us? Contact Alumni Relations and Compass Committee Coordinator Frank Viola, or Hartt Community Division Director Noah Blocker-Glynn.

Alumni network

Since 1984 alone, nearly 40,000 students have passed through our doors. The Compass e-newsletter is just one part of HCD’s initiative to reconnect with past students, faculty, and friends. In this newsletter you will read about alumni successes, see the generations of families who call HCD “home,” catch up with faculty, and stay informed about exciting opportunities, performances, and enhancements at The Hartt School. Subscribe today.

Learn more about our annual Alumni Weekend event!

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at 860.768.4451 or