Summer Programs at The Hartt School Community Division
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Summer Programs

Below is a listing of our summer-specific programming.

Meet the Masters


June 26–30, 2017, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Meet the Masters is designed to develop and strengthen ensemble playing and performance for jazz instrumentalists and vocalists in grade 9 through adults.  Read More

First Steps in Music


July 8–29, 2017
Saturday mornings (See website for class times)

First Steps in Music, created by John Feierabend, is a developmentally appropriate and carefully researched early childhood music program. Classes are offered for newborns and children up to five years of age.  Read More

Summer Musical Theatre Intensive Preprofessional


July 3–14, 2017
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

An intensive training program for serious musical theatre performers ages 14–20, with a final showcase performance.  Read More

Summer Musical Theatre Intensive Junior


July 10–21, 2017
9 a.m.–5 p.m.

A comprehensive training program for young performers entering grades 4–8, with a final showcase performance.  Read More

From Studio to Stage


July 10–August 5, 2017
9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
An intensive summer training program for serious dance students age 12 through college.  Read More

From Studio to Stage II


July 10–28, 2017
Half-day program for students ages 7-11, Monday-Friday.
Morning session: ages 7-8
Afternoon session: ages 9-11
A unique program in ballet training for the younger dancer, with a final studio performance showcase.  Read More

Dance Teacher Training Workshop


July 17–21, 2017
9 a.m.–6 p.m.

"The Elementary Years" full-day workshops led by lecturer and Chair of Dance Carol Roderick.  Read More

Summer Middle School Intensive


July 17–21, 2017
9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Summer Middle School Intensives offer passionate young musicians entering grades 6-9 a one-week, full-day, holistic instrumental experience.  Read More

Hartt Suzuki Institute


Teacher Workshops
July 28–Aug. 5, 2017

Student Workshops
July 30–Aug. 4, 2017

For students, the Suzuki Student Institute offers intensive study in violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, and flute. The Suzuki Teacher Workshop is designed for teachers who wish to gain expertise in Suzuki pedagogy.  Read More

Young Composers Project: Summer Edition


July 31–Aug. 4, 2017
The Young Composers Project: Summer Edition is a unique program is designed for students of all experience levels to develop their own voice as a composer.  Read More

Summer Private Music Lessons


The Hartt School Community Division offers private music lessons for children and adults in piano, strings, winds, brass, percussion, voice, guitar, harp, organ, and music composition. Suzuki-method study is available for bass, cello, flute, guitar, piano, violin, and viola. Some instruments are available or students as young as 4 years of age. Lessons are offered both at our main-campus locations at the University of Hartford's Hartt School in West Hartford, Conn. and our Simsmore Square location in Simsbury, Conn.  Read More

Summer Dance Classes


HCD dance classes are held in the spacious studios of the Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center (HPAC) in Hartford, Conn., close by the University of Hartford's main campus. Classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable professional faculty. The program includes both recreational classes for younger children and adults and a conservatory-quality program for more experienced students.  Read More