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The DEN Welcomes Hartt School of Music!

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b2ap3_thumbnail_gI_143265_Hartford-University-DCFX-Faculty-and-Reps.pngWest Hartford, Conn. (PRWEB) September 19, 2016

University of Hartford's The Hartt School has selected a Yamaha Disklavier CFX concert grand piano (DCFX) for its soon to be renovated Millard Auditorium. The award-winning reproducing piano will be permanently housed at Millard, one of the university's primary concert venues, to amplify student learning via master classes and distance learning.

"Pianos have different personalities, and selecting one is very subjective and personal. We were all in agreement that the Yamaha DCFX is the instrument that we want," says David Westfall, director of Hartt's Instrumental Studies Division and associate professor of piano. "I love the touch, the sound, the way it feels, and its great flexibility as a solo and collaborative instrument. Artists will appreciate it because it can play the most pianissimo passages and still project, yet it holds its own over an orchestra playing Rachmaninoff's 'Piano Concerto No. 3'. We are very excited about the possibilities for long distance performances and master classes with pianists from Stockholm to Los Angeles and beyond."

Hartt also looks forward to participating in the DEN's remote auditions program, and plans to make the virtual listening libraries of DisklavierTV and PianoSoft available to students and faculty. 
For more information about The Hartt School at University of Hartford, please visit

Shana Kirk is a pianist, teacher, technology consultant, and arts advocate in Denver, CO. Focusing on teaching and performing technologies, she presents performances and workshops at music and music education events and conferences nationwide. She is also a frequent contributor to publications such as American Music Teacher and Clavier Companion.