Hartt School Alumni

The Hartt School alumni

  • Abraham Burton
    Abraham Burton is an American saxophonist and bandleader. He is a featured performer on the 2011 Grammy Award winning album Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard.
  • Adlan Cruz Adlan Cruz
    Adlan Cruz is a Puerto Rican pianist, composer and producer.
  • Andrew Pergiovanni
    Andrew Joseph Pergiovanni is an American composer. He has written in the "modern classical" and "popular" idioms. Some works of both styles are available on the iTunes music store.
  • Antoine Roney Antoine Roney
    Antoine Roney is an American tenor and saxophonist, brother to trumpeter Wallace Roney.
  • Apo Hsu Apo Hsu
    Apo Hsu is a conductor born in Taiwan and resident of both Taiwan and the United States. Hsu served as music director of the National Taiwan Normal University Symphony Orchestra and the Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Springfield, Missouri.
  • Ara Dinkjian Ara Dinkjian
    Ara Dinkjian is an Armenian-American musician. He is the founder of the band Night Ark.
  • Barbara Kolb
    Barbara Kolb is an American composer. Her music uses sound masses and often creates vertical structures through simultaneous rhythmic or melodic units.
  • Brandee Younger Brandee Younger
    Brandee Younger is an American harpist.
  • Brett Michael Wilson
    Brett Michael Wilson is an American actor/musician from West Hartford, Connecticut.
  • Brock Harris
    Brock Harris is an American model and actor who became known after appearing in Têtu magazine. The short film The Last Hunt, produced by Harris, was highlighted by the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Carles & Sofia Piano Duo Carles & Sofia Piano Duo
    Carles & Sofia Piano Duo is the name of the duo of pianists consisting of Carles Lama, born 26 February 1970 in Girona, Catalonia, Spain, and Sofia Cabruja, born 11 May 1965 also in Girona.
  • Carmino Ravosa Carmino Ravosa
    Carmino Ravosa was an American composer and lyricist, singer, pianist, as well as a producer, director, and musical historian. Ravosa, who wrote music for children for decades, was one of the most popular songwriters for schools in America.
  • Charles Nelson Reilly Charles Nelson Reilly
    Charles Nelson Reilly II was an American actor, comedian, director, and drama teacher, known for his comedic roles on stage and in films, television shows, cartoons, and as a game show panelist.
  • Cindy Blackman Santana
    Cindy Blackman Santana, sometimes known as Cindy Blackman, is an American jazz and rock drummer. Blackman is best known for recording and touring with Lenny Kravitz.
  • Consuelo Díez
    Consuelo Díez Fernández is a Spanish electroacoustic composer.
  • Daniel Kobialka
    Daniel Kobialka is an American violinist. Kobialka founded LiSem Enterprises Inc., in 1985 and created Wonder of Sound in 2009.
  • David Cullen (musician) David Cullen (musician)
    David Thomas Cullen is an American guitarist, composer, and arranger of various styles of guitar music, including classical, jazz, and world music. Currently he is Artist in Residence at Elizabethtown College.
  • David Dodge Boyden
    David Dodge Boyden was an American musicologist and violinist specializing in organology and performance practice.
  • David Hayes (conductor)
    David Hayes is an American conductor.
  • David Moss (musician) David Moss (musician)
    David Moss is an American composer, percussionist and self-taught vocalist, founder of the David Moss Dense Band; co-founder and artistic director of the Institute for Living Voice, Antwerp. His performances are noted for their innovative style, multimedia approach and improvisation.
  • Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick
    Dionne Warwick is an American singer, actress and television show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health.
  • Doreen Taylor Doreen Taylor
    Doreen Taylor is an American Adult contemporary, pop singer, songwriter, model and actress.
  • Eckart Preu Eckart Preu
    Eckart Preu is an East German-born conductor.
  • Elizabeth R. Austin
    Elizabeth R. Austin is an American organist and composer.
  • Elmar Oliveira
    Elmar Oliveira is an American violinist.
  • Emil Richards
    Emil Richards is an American vibraphonist and percussionist.
  • Estelle Griswold
    Estelle Naomi Trebert Griswold was a civil rights activist and feminist most commonly known as a defendant in what became the Supreme Court case Griswold v. Connecticut, in which contraception for married couples was legalized in the state of Connecticut, setting the precedent of the right to...
  • Franc D'Ambrosio
    Franc D'Ambrosio, is an American singer and actor, best known for his role in the stage version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. He also played the adult Anthony Vito Corleone in The Godfather Part III.
  • Francesca Roberto
    Francesca Roberto is an American operatic soprano. A winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she sang leading roles throughout the United States during the 1960s and early 1970s.
  • Frederick D. Tinsley
    Frederick D. Tinsley was an American classical double bass player and member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra's bass section for 42 years. Tinsley entered the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Zubin Mehta in 1974.
  • Greg Banaszak Greg Banaszak
    Greg Banaszak is an American saxophonist specializing in European classical music and jazz. He has performed in both styles through concerto performances, solo and chamber music recitals and jazz festival appearances in the United States, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
  • Gudrun Lund
    Gudrun Lund is a Danish composer. She was born in Copenhagen and studied music, German and English at the Copenhagen Conservatory. After graduating, she took a position teaching at the Copenhagen Day and Evening College of Education.
  • Gwyneth Van Anden Walker
    Gwyneth Van Anden Walker is an American music educator and composer.
  • Gwyneth Walker Gwyneth Walker
    Gwyneth Walker is an American composer.
  • ing Henry Gwiazda
    Henry Gwiazda is a composer who specializes in virtual audio, the simulation of a three-dimensional sound space in either headphones or precisely positioned speakers. He composes what may be called musique concrète, using samples usually without "tinkering" with them.
  • Houston Person Houston Person
    Houston Person is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. He received the Eubie Blake Jazz Award in 1982.
  • Jack Elliott (composer)
    Jack Elliott was an American television and film composer, conductor, music arranger, and television producer.
  • James Mark
    Dr. James Mark is an American-born conductor, clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger and educator based in Canada.
  • Javier Colon Javier Colon
    Javier Colon is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He has referred to his style of music as being "acoustic soul." He was a member of EmcQ and The Derek Trucks Band, and worked with many musicians before going solo.
  • Jessica Vosk
    Jessica Vosk is an American singer and actress, best known for her work in musical theatre.
  • Jim Ford (actor) Jim Ford (actor)
    Jim Ford is an American film and television actor, stuntman, screenwriter and film director. He wrote and directed the short films Reconnaissance, Gotta Go, Wiffle Ball, Timmy Text Message, and White Zin.
  • Jimmy Greene
    James Sidney "Jimmy" Greene, Jr., is an American jazz saxophonist, gospel musician, recording artist, record producer, and music professor. He started his music career, in 1997, and has since released eight studio albums.
  • Joel Pelletier Joel Pelletier
    Joel Pelletier is an American contemporary musician, painter, actor and political commentator. He is known for his version of Ensor's Christ's Entry Into Brussels in 1889.
  • Johnathan Lee Iverson
    Johnathan Lee Iverson became the first African-American ringmaster of a major U.S. circus in 1999 at the age of 22 when he won the position at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.
  • John T. La Barbera John T. La Barbera
    John La Barbera is a musical composer, arranger and plays guitar and mandolin.
  • Jonathan Girard (conductor)
    Jonathan Girard is an American-born conductor based in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Joseph Payne (musician)
    Joseph Payne was a British/Swiss German harpsichordist, clavichordist, organist and musicologist, whose worldwide reputation was based on his performances of music of all periods, though best known for his pioneering recordings of early keyboard music accompanied by his meticulously informative...
  • Julie-Anne Derome Julie-Anne Derome
    Julie-Anne Derome is a Canadian violinist who was born in Montreal, Quebec.
  • Julius Penson Williams Julius Penson Williams
    Julius Penson Williams born June 22, 1954 in The Bronx, New York, is an African-American composer, conductor, and college professor.
  • Justin Foley Justin Foley
    Justin Foley is an American musician, best known as the drummer of the metalcore band, Killswitch Engage. He is also a former member of the band Blood Has Been Shed along with Killswitch Engage's former lead singer, Howard Jones.
  • Keir O'Donnell
    Keir O'Donnell is an Australian-born American actor, best known for his roles in the films Wedding Crashers, The Break-Up, Paul Blart: Mall Cop and American Sniper as well as numerous television appearances.
  • Larry Van Loon
    The Shaun Murphy Band is a "Blues" musical band. The group was founded in early 2009 by veteran blues and soul singer Shaun Murphy.
  • Lee Venora
    Lee Venora is an American operatic soprano and musical theater actress. She was highly active with the New York City Opera between 1957 and 1967 and a regular performer at the San Francisco Opera between 1961 and 1966.
  • Leo Brouwer Leo Brouwer
    Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida is a Cuban composer, conductor, and classical guitarist.
  • Marin Ireland
    Marin Yvonne Ireland is an American stage, film and television actress. She won the 2009 Theatre World Award and was nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in reasons to be pretty.
  • Matthew Hoch
    Matthew Hoch is an American academic and teacher of singing.
  • Maura Bosch
    Marjorie Ann Hess a.k.a. Maura Bosch is an American composer.
  • Mia Love Mia Love
    Ludmya "Mia" Love is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Utah's 4th congressional district since 2015. A Haitian American, Love is the first black female Republican elected to Congress and the first black American elected to Congress from Utah.
  • Michael Schelle
    Michael Schelle, born January 22, 1950 in Philadelphia, is a composer of contemporary concert music. He is also a performer, conductor, author and teacher.
  • Paul Austin Kelly Paul Austin Kelly
    Paul Austin Kelly is an American singer. A former rock musician who has sung opera, the tenor and also writes, records and performs music for children.
  • Peter Boyer Peter Boyer
    Peter Boyer is an American composer, conductor, orchestrator, and professor of music. He is known primarily for his orchestral works, which have received more than 400 performances, by over 150 orchestras.
  • Peter Niedmann
    Peter Niedmann is an American composer of predominantly choral and organ music.
  • Phillip Boykin
    Phillip Boykin is an American bass-baritone, broadway, gospel, jazz and opera singer, film and stage actor.
  • Robert Brubaker (tenor) Robert Brubaker (tenor)
    Robert Brubaker is an American operatic tenor. Born in Manheim, Pennsylvania, he is an alumnus of the Hartt College of Music. Robert Brubaker began his professional career as a baritone chorister with the New York City Opera. He left there 17 years later as a leading tenor,in La Bohème as Rodolfo.
  • Ron McClure
    Ron McClure is a jazz bassist McClure was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He started on piano at age five, and later played accordion and bass. McClure studied privately with Joseph Iadone and, later, with Hall Overton and Don Sebesky. McClure attended the Hartt School of Music, graduating in 1963.
  • Rosemary Glyde Rosemary Glyde
    Rosemary Glyde was an American violist and composer. Focusing on expanding the limited repertory for solo viola, she wrote and transcribed many works for that instrument, including Sergei Rachmaninoff's Cello Sonata and Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suites for viola.
  • Ruth Ann Swenson
    Ruth Ann Swenson is an American soprano who is renowned for her coloratura roles.
  • Ryan Speedo Green
    Ryan Speedo Green is an American bass-baritone opera singer.
  • Steve Davis (trombonist) Steve Davis (trombonist)
    Steve Davis is an American jazz trombonist.
  • Stuart Saunders Smith Stuart Saunders Smith
    Stuart Saunders Smith is an American composer and percussionist.
  • Sue Terry Sue Terry
    "Sweet" Sue Terry is a jazz saxophonist and composer.
  • Tommy Mars Tommy Mars
    Tommy Mars is an American keyboard player known for his work with Frank Zappa.
  • Tyondai Braxton Tyondai Braxton
    Tyondai Adaien Braxton is an American composer and musician. He has been writing and performing music under his own name and collaboratively under various group titles and collectives since the mid-1990s, including in the art rock group Battles from its formation to 2010.
  • Wayne Escoffery Wayne Escoffery
    Wayne Escoffery is a jazz saxophonist based in New York City.
  • William Diard
    William Diard was an American operatic tenor, teacher, musician, and actor.
  • Wu Han (pianist) Wu Han (pianist)
    Wu Han is a Taiwanese-American pianist and influential figure in the classical music world.
  • Wynn Creasy Wynn Creasy
    Wynn Creasy is a landscape artist based in Alexandria, Virginia. She is known for her landscapes of the Virginia country side, and her use of intense color in oil and oil pastels to recreate the sensations of her childhood in Virginia.

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