Dr. Dee Hansen, Professor of Music Education, The Hartt School, has received a contract from the Wesleyan University Press to write the book, 100 Years of Hartt: A 2020 Centennial Celebration. Hansen, in addition to her university teaching, serves as the Curator and Director of the Hartt Centennial initiatives.
The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving provided a grant to Wesleyan University Press through the University of Hartford for a series of four HartfordBooks. The purpose of the series is to rediscover the capital city through stories that capture the compelling, untold stories of its businesses, arts, philanthropy, politics, or culture. The founders and members of the Hartt community over the past 100 years have been ubiquitous in Hartford’s cultural life. The Hartt School, one of the three founding schools of The University of Hartford, officially began in 1920 as a small private music school in Hartford. No comprehensive history of the school has been written, so the book, one of the four HartfordBooks, will serve as a celebration of Hartt’s history as well as a confirmation of its rich cultural contributions to the city of Hartford.
Professor Hansen’s paper, “Cultivating and Instigating Student-Engaged Teaching and Assessing in Music: Implications for Independent Musical Growth,” from Context Matters: Selected papers from the 6th International Symposium on Assessment in Music Education, Birmingham, England, GIA, was published this summer.
Additionally, Hansen’s chapter, “Theories and Practices of Sequential Curriculum Alignment: Curriculum Design and Assessment for a 21st Century Education through Music,” in The Oxford Handbook of Assessment Policy and Practice in Music Education, Volume 1, is in its final editorial process and will be published this fall.