Hartt Summerterm

Spend the summer exploring music teaching and learning at The Hartt School. Our core classes and workshops are the ideal opportunity to immerse yourself in the study of music education. 

Hartt Summerterm encourages an environment where the exchange of ideas and concepts with fellow peers and colleagues is both welcomed and nourished. The learning environment is one that fosters personal and professional growth, as well as an esprit de corps and camaraderie that establish new and cherished relationships among students.

Program Overview

hartt summerterm

Hartt Summerterm has provided more than 30 years of outstanding core courses and workshops for educators, artists, and students. We offer graduate-level weeklong workshops,  three- and six-week core curriculum classes for graduate students, and other continuing education offerings. Many students complete our Summers-Only Master of Music Education program by combining core courses and workshops. 

Additionally, graduate students can select one of two summers-only master’s degree tracks, pedagogy or Kodály.  The Hartt Kodaly Certification Program remains a leading program in the United States. Our OAKE-Endorsed certification program is lead by award winning faculty, and centered around a Feierabend curriculum.

Course Information & Registration Links

Depending on what types of courses students are registering for, there are different registration portals.  To find out more, please click on the appropriate links that are best suited for you.
Hartt Community Division Mini-Teacher Workshops June 24-27, 2024

In partnership with the state chapters of professional music education organizations including the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA), American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA), nationally-recognized music educators will be offering professional development workshops in areas that current and future music educators are finding relevant to their profession.

Many of the workshops are deeper exploration of popular presentations that have been offered at CT in-service programs. Each non-credited workshop will be total of 8 hours over 2 days either in the morning or afternoon.

Members of sponsoring associations, teachers from Alliance School Districts, and music education majors will receive a tuition discount.

To register for the below enrichment courses, click here.

June 24 & June 25

Non-Band Teachers Teaching Band - Tony Susi - Educator, Clinician & Composer  8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Are you a non-band teacher who has been asked to teach winds, brass and/or percussion? If so, Tony Susi will be presenting a number of instructional strategies to assist you. As a bonus, Tony will also be sharing some of his most recent compositions for band and orchestra. Sponsored by ASBDA.

Non-String Teachers Teaching Strings – TBD  12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you are a non-string teacher who teaches or will be teaching strings, this workshop sponsored by CT ASTA will provide you with answers to the pedagogical questions your may have.

June 26 & June 27

Music Technology in the Classroom - Wayne Splettstoeszer -Torrington High School, State Chair ASBDA 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Designed for teachers who are offering or will be integrating music technology into their music classroom. Wayne is an in-demand technology educator who will be sharing lesson ideas and innovative technology software for elementary and secondary music classrooms. Sponsored by Music First.

Global & Creative Music in the Classroom - Magdalena O’Brien - Rocky Hill Public Schools & Dan O‘Brien - East Hartford Public Schools  12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Open to all who would like to integrate multi-cultural lessons and creative components into their classrooms. Magdalena and Dan will share various teaching techniques and designs for success in the music classroom. Sponsored by CTASOA.


$150    per Workshop  
$100    Members of ASBDA, ACDA or CTAOSA 
$  50    Teachers from Alliance School Districts and College Music Education Majors
Financial aid is available.

Ways to apply:

Course List:

Tuition Note:

  • Music Teacher Workshop course tuition is charged at a rate of $275.00 per credit.

New and Returning Non-UHart students interested in taking a course for university credit, audit, or pass/no pass, should contact Barbara C. Johnson, Manager, Evaluator, Student Advisor for Hartt, for registration assistance at

Students continuing with, or interested in beginning their Kodály Certification should contact Chris Powers, Director of Kodály Certification Programs for Hartt Summerterm 2024 at


The Master of Music Education (M.M.Ed.) degree program is intended for new and experienced music teachers who seek advanced study in music curriculum and instruction. Applicants for this degree will have completed a bachelor’s degree in music education at an accredited institution and will have obtained their teacher certification. Part-time and summers-only programs of study are available for teachers who hold full-time teaching positions (Hartt Summerterm). The Music Education department strongly urges applicants to complete one year of experience in the field before beginning an M.M.Ed. degree.

Ways to apply:

  • New Summers Only Music Ed matriculated students: Apply
  • Current Summers Only Music Ed matriculated students: register via Self-service. Students should contact their advisor for assistance.
  • Current UHart Year-Round matriculated students: register via Self-service. Students should contact their advisor for assistance.

Summers Only Music Education Majors interested in taking summer courses to complete the Masters in Music Education degree program should contact Warren Haston, Music Education Chair, at for curricular questions, and Barbara C. Johnson, Manager, Evaluator, Student Advisor for Hartt, for advising and registration assistance at 

Our Faculty

Hartt’s nationally recognized faculty provide students with diverse and innovative curricula. Our reputation as a prominent summer place of study is well earned, as no other offers such a comprehensive music education program taught by nationally and internationally acclaimed educators.

More Registration Details

Students interested in a full master's program must apply separately through our Admissions page.  For more information and details on how to apply for the full master's program, you can learn more here.  

For all others, early registration is encouraged. There is a nonrefundable registration fee per semester (summer) and a technology fee for all participants. You may register online. Students who wish to register on campus may do so at the Center for Student Success office, located in the Gengras Student Union.

  • All workshops at the University of Hartford are available for graduate credit.

  • Workshops may be taken for a letter grade or with a Pass/No Pass grading status (must take for a letter grade to count toward a University of Hartford master’s degree).

  • Participants wishing to transfer a workshop toward a degree at another institution should check with that institution regarding the Pass/No Pass option.

Summer Housing Information

Summer housing is available for students enrolled in Hartt Summer Term 1, 3, 4, 5, Hartt Core and/or Hartt 2 Week courses. Students must request summer housing by paying a $50 Summer Housing Application Fee and completing the Summer Housing Application in the housing portal. The Summer Housing Application will open on April 1.

The deadline to apply for summer housing is May 1. Completed Summer Housing Applications will be reviewed and, if necessary, information verified by faculty and/or staff members. Students will be notified the week of May 8 to confirm they meet summer housing requirements.

Students who submit a Summer Housing Application after the priority deadline will be billed a $50 late fee and requests will be reviewed and approved on a rolling basis, based on availability. Please allow up to five business days for a response after submitting a Summer Housing Application after May 1.




The $50 summer housing application fee is required to live in on-campus housing when participating in one or more Hartt Summertermcourse(s). This fee is non-refundable and provides students access to the summer housing application. It is payable through CASHNET or in person at the Center for Student Success (CSS). 

This fee will post to your account 48 hours after payment. For example, if you pay the housing application fee on a Monday, the housing application will become available to you by Wednesday.


Once your application fee has been processed, the housing application will be available through your Self-Service account. You must complete this application to live on-campus and participate in room selection.

You will need to:

  1. Log in to Self-Service
  2. Go to the Student tab
  3. Select “Residential Life"
  4. Log in with your University of Hartford email credentials
  5. Select “Housing Application”
  6. Select Summer 2024
  7. Complete and submit the Summer 2024 application
  8. If you have any issues logging into the Self-Service Center, please contact the Center for Student Success at 860.768.4999 or

Please note you must meet the following requirements to be eligible to apply for summer housing:

  • University of Hartford student who is enrolled in one or more Hartt Summerterm 1, 3, 4, 5, Hartt Core and/or Hartt 2 Week course(s).
  • Spring term charges must be paid in full, or special arrangements made with the Bursar Office, by June 1.
  • Students living on-campus for Summer I must be a Spring 2024 residential student.
  • Students living on-campus for Summer II or Entire Summer must also be registered to live on-campus for the 2024-25 academic year, beginning Fall 2024.

Special circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

Students who have an unpaid balance from Spring 2024 or previous terms, are not registered one or more Hartt Summerterm courses, or do not meet any of the aforementioned housing requirements will be ineligible for and may be removed from summer housing.

Here are some important guidelines that will be in effect:

  • Students applying for summer housing by May 1 will be billed as part of the June billing cycle. Students applying for housing after May 1 will be billed as part of the next billing cycle.
  • All University of Hartford and Office of Residential Life Rules and Regulations remain in effect during break periods—including the Visitor Policy. Any student violating any policy may be asked to leave campus immediately and is subject to further conduct action.
  • Access to spaces, offices, and services may be limited or unavailable at times during the summer. For more information regarding a specific office's availability, please visit their website or contact them directly for more information. Please plan accordingly and in advance.
  • Please be advised Facilities may find it necessary to enter rooms to complete routine maintenance, make repairs or updates, and to clean. 
  • There will be a limited number of Residential Life student leaders and staff present on campus. Public Safety will remain open.

Students requesting summer housing will be assigned a space in the Village Apartments, as space allows. Single-occupancy rooms are limited.

Summer housing rates vary based on room type.

Hartt Summerterm students are responsible for their own linens, kitchen, and bathroom supplies. 

Hartt Summerterm students living in the Village Apartments are permitted to bring and use standing air conditioning units that meet the requirements outlined in The Source.

Summer housing assignments will be available in the housing portal. Please note that some summer housing assignments may not be available until check-in to best meet student requests.

Term Village Single Village Double Complex Single Complex Double
Hartt Summer Core $820 $620 $720 $520
Hartt Summer 1 Workshop $246 $186 $216 $156
Hartt Summer 2 Workshop* $287* $217* $252* $182*
Hartt Summer 3 Workshop $246 $186 $216 $156
Hartt Summer 4 Workshop $246 $186 $216 $156
Hartt Summer 5 Workshop $246 $186 $216 $156
Hartt 2 Week Summer Workshop $533 $403 $468 $338

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