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Foot in the Door Ensemble Glen Adsit, Director (2000-present) Edward Cumming Director (2011-present) Robert Carl, Artistic Advisor Repertoire 2000-Present About the name‌. "A Foot in the Door" is the title of the autobiography of Alfred C. Fuller (1885-1973), who gained worldwide fame as the founder of the Fuller Brush Company. He established the company in Hartford, Connecticut in the early days of the 20th century, and actively presided over it for more than 50 years. Mr. Fuller was also a champion of the arts, and for many years he, along with his wife Mary Primrose Fuller, was the principal benefactor of The Hartt School. "A Foot in the Door" is the figure of speech used to describe the technique whereby door-to-door salesmen (for many years the only way Fuller brushes were sold) would win a few minutes to pitch the virtues of their products. Likewise, we have chosen this as the name for our contemporary music ensemble, reflecting the pluck, ingenuity and perseverance that our students bring to the task of promulgating new music -- of all genres and types -- to the wider world.

10/18/2000 New Works By Hartt Composers from Briarsongs Seeing Forms, Hearing Voices*

Macbride Carl

* Premiere 12/6/2000 Student Composers Concert The Meeting Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Marimba Shelly Birth of Venus Weather Wheel

Bielmeier Bae Kemble Sae-Ah Lee Rupy

4/11/2001 Ed Diemente and Friends Canto del Aria for solo oboe and tape Things Heard Something Remains Dimensions III for Saxophone and tape Two Masks for Saxophone and Tape La Creation du Monde

Zapf Diemente Diemente Diemente Diemente Milhaud

10/10/2001 Hartt Composer’s Concert Desert Light Violin Sonata No. 2, Angel Skating Le Tombeau de Mondrian El Regreso Festina Lente Che Bella Cosa

Gryc Carl Diemente Macbride Steen Sellers

11/26/2001 Music and Voice General Booth Enters Into Heaven I had a Dog, Stay Where Yer From

Ives Jaggard

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