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Blocker-Glynn Named Director of Hartt School Community Division

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Apr 22, 2015
West Hartford, CT

Noah Blocker-Glynn has been named director of The Hartt School Community Division, after serving as interim director since August 2015.

"During the time Noah served as interim director, he clearly demonstrated that he possessed the right skills and abilities to be the division's leader, garnering the trust and enthusiastic support of the faculty and staff," said T. Clark Saunders, acting dean of The Hartt School.

For the past six years, Blocker-Glynn has served in a variety of important positions in the Community Division. Prior to his recent service as Interim Director, Blocker-Glynn served as Budget and Operations Manager, where he was instrumental in achieving the division's fiscal turnaround. Before and during the time he served as Interim Director, Blocker-Glynn built meaningful relationships with many University offices, helping to further establish the division as an important member of the University community.
"He brings a high level of administrative and artistic leadership experience to his work at The Hartt School, promoting business, programmatic, and educational interests," Saunders said.
Blocker-Glynn earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Plymouth State University (N.H.) and is completing a Master of Music degree in choral conducting at The Hartt School. He currently serves as artistic director of the Greater New Haven Community Chorus and under his leadership there has been a renaissance in the organization's activity. Blocker-Glynn has served as conductor of the Ninth State Youth Dance Theater and Orchestra, as well as the Sgt. Katherine E. Brunelle Memorial Concert Orchestra in New Hampshire, bringing orchestral music to the rural setting, including world premiere performances of compositions and collaborations with award-winning soloists.  He is responsible for the commissioning and performance of over 25 new works in the choral and orchestral genres.
About The Hartt School Community Division
In two 17-week semesters each year, 2,700 students (from pre-school age to senior citizens) participate in private lessons, classes, and performing ensembles under the instruction of a 160-member faculty. The School offers numerous dance performances, choral concerts, orchestral concerts, wind concerts, chamber music concerts, faculty and student recitals, lectures, and training activities. The Community Division also sponsors First Steps in Music: a program of classes for children from birth to age 5 and their parents. For summer programs, the Hartt Suzuki Institute is available along with many other programs. In addition, Hartt offers a music theatre and theatre training program for pre-college students called The Company. Hartt is also home to the Connecticut Youth Symphony, the Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble, and the Connecticut Children's Chorus.  New to the school, the Hartt Community Division brings a strong dance program to the Hartford area including dance classes for children and adults of all ages and abilities along with an intensive program for the more serious dancer in classical ballet and modern theatre dance.

Pictured Above: Noah Blocker-Glynn

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