A listing of the instrumental ensembles offered at The Hartt School Community Division
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Instrumental Ensembles

Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble (GHYWE)

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Woodwind ensemble for high-school students

Conductor: Glen Adsit

Rehearses Sundays, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

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Philharmonia Winds

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Woodwind ensemble for high-school and advanced middle-school students

Conductor: Alan Francis

Rehearses Saturdays, 9–11 a.m.

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Harmony Winds

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Intermediate woodwind ensemble for middle-school and early-high school students

Conductor: Alan Francis

Rehearses Saturdays, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

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Connecticut Youth Symphony (CYS)

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Full orchestra for advanced high-school students
Conductor: Daniel D'Addio
Rehearses Sundays, 14 p.m.

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Opus '89

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String orchestra for advanced string players regardless of method (Suzuki or traditional). Unique to this ensemble is the introduction of full orchestra on select repertoire.
Conductor: Emmett Drake
Rehearses Saturdays, 12:302:30 p.m.
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Virtuosi

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String orchestra for early high-school students

Conductor: Mickey Reisman

Rehearses Saturdays, 9–11 a.m.

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Sinfonia

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String orchestra for advanced middle-school students

Conductor: David Kramer

Rehearses Saturdays, 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

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Stringendo

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String orchestra for beginning to intermediate elementary and middle-school string players

Conductor: David Kramer

Rehearses Saturdays, 1011 a.m.

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Suzuki String Orchestras

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Level-based Suzuki string orchestras (rehearsal times vary per orchestra.)

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Guitar Orchestra

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Audition-based guitar orchestra for Suzuki students in Book 4+ (approx. ages 10–17). 

Director: David Madsen

Rehearses Mondays, 67 p.m.

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Small String Ensembles

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Bass Ensemble, Cello Choir, Fiddling, and Viola Tour Group

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Rock and Improv

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Small-group ensembles that focus on a specific genre. Programs may include Hot Club and Rock Band.

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How to Audition

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The 2017–18 Audition Festival will take place on Sunday, June 11, 2017.

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