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Download the 201617 CCC Handbook (PDF).

Educational Objectives and Sequence (PDF).

Information

Connecticut Children's ChorusConnecticut Children’s Chorus (CCC) unites the youth of greater Hartford through our unparalleled choral training program. We create life-changing musical experiences for highly passionate and skilled young musicians in a supportive, community-centered environment where students’ enthusiasm and love for music is nurtured. Our singers transcend social barriers, make meaningful connections, and build important life skills, while celebrating global awareness.

CCC at the 2017 MLK Jr. Observance

The award-winning Connecticut Children’s Chorus (CCC) is the region’s most comprehensive auditioned youth choral program. Founded in 1991 within The Hartt School Community Division, CCC has grown from one 60-voice choir to seven choirs encompassing over 140 students (grades 1 through 12) from 40 Connecticut communities. Through a variety of musical experiences guided by dedicated, accomplished directors, choir members have the opportunity to:

  • Develop comprehensive musicianship skills including reading music notation, healthy vocal production, ear training, movement, and musical interpretation. 
  • Engage in music making through a rich repertoire of choral music from different time periods and different cultures.
  • Perform with professional musical organizations such as the Hartford Symphony, the Hartford Chorale, the New Haven Chorale, the Hartt Symphony, other outstanding children’s choirs from around the country, and professional tour artists that come through Connecticut.
  • Develop self-esteem and a sense of musical accomplishment.
  • Interact with other passionate and skilled peers from different towns in the Hartford area.
  • Travel to choral festivals and conferences in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Work with professional composers and guest directors.

Schedule and Tuition

ChoirDirectorGradesSchedule (Tues. only)Full-session tuition*Discounted Tuition*
Overture ChoirLauren Torres 1–35:30–6:30 p.m.$300$174
Prelude ChoirVanessa Bond3–55:30–6:45 p.m.$375$176.25
Canticum ChoirKarla McClain5–75:30–7 p.m.$450$175.50
Concert ChoirMeredith Neumann7–9 (treble voices only)5:30–7 p.m.$600$174
Women's ChoirMeredith Neumann9–12 (treble voices only)7–8:30 p.m.$600$174
Men's ChoirGabriel Löfvall7–12 (men with changing/changed voices)7–8:30 p.m.$600$174
Primi VociMark Singleton10–12 (treble voices only)5:30–7:30 p.m.$600$174
Most rehearsals are at the University of Hartford Magnet School. *Discounted tuition rates apply to Community Division Private Lesson students and students at UHMS or UHSSE. A $25 registration fee may apply for all participants.

How to Join

Connecticut Children's ChorusFor placement or to schedule an audition, please contact the Hartt Community Division at 860.768.4451 or email harttcomm@hartford.edu.

Grades 1−4

Students will be placed in an ensemble based on grade and experience.

Grades 5–12

Students will be placed in an ensemble based on audition. 

  • Perform a song of choice demonstrating current skill level and range (or “My Country ‘Tis of Thee").
  • Sing a major scale on solfege or a neutral syllable (“la”).
  •  Demonstrate aural skills by repeating a series of musical patterns provided at the audition.

Current CCC students do not have to audition if they wish to remain in their current choir. Students in grades 5–12 who wish to move up to the next choir should reserve an audition time at our annual Audition Festival and prepare the appropriate audition material.

For more information, contact the Hartt Community Division office at (860) 768-4451 or harttcomm@hartford.edu.