Choral Ensembles

Beginner or advanced, child or adult, classical or contemporary–The Hartt School Community Division has the vocal opportunity for you. Browse through our offerings below to learn more.

Adult Choir

Most recently the ensemble performed the Hyden Petit Organ Mass with the CCC and other local choirs.
Most recently the ensemble performed the Hyden Petit Organ Mass with the CCC and other local choirs.

The Adult Choir is an ensemble where adults can experience great choral music and come together as a community. Members routinely perform choral music from a wide range of styles and periods, ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary works. With membership as diverse as its repertoire, ACC is made up of parents of young HCD students, recent graduates looking for a rewarding creative outlet, working professionals, and students who have always wanted to sing and finally have the opportunity to do so as an adult. Conducted by Jennifer Fijal-Brevik

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Loch Lomond, St. Patrick's

Tuition and Schedule

Full-Session Tuition Rehearsal Location Rehearsal Schedule
$285 for HCD private lesson students, $345 for all others The Hartt School, Room 21 Tuesdays, 7–8:30 p.m.
A $25 non-refundable registration fee may apply. 
10% tuition discount for University of Hartford and HCD faculty and staff

Placement Information

Placements for the upcoming academic year are held at our annual Audition Festival in June, or by appointment any time during the year. Please feel free to contact the main office with questions regarding audition guidelines and expectations.

Connecticut Children's Chorus

The award-winning Connecticut Children’s Chorus (CCC) is the region’s most comprehensive auditioned youth choral program
The award-winning Connecticut Children’s Chorus (CCC) is the region’s most comprehensive auditioned youth choral program

Connecticut 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. Directed by Meredith Neumann.

Our CCC Staff!
Our CCC team!

Founded in 1991 within The Hartt School Community Division, CCC has grown from one 60-voice choir to seven choirs encompassing over 220 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

How to Join

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. Songs must be performed a cappella. 

  • 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 in June and prepare the appropriate audition material.

Schedule and Tuition

Choir Director Grades Schedule (Tues. Only) Full-Session Tuition Discounted Tuition
Overture Choir Lauren Lambert 1–3 5:30–6:30 p.m. $325 $175
Prelude Choir Vanessa Bond 3–5 5:30–6:45 p.m. $375 $175
Canticum Choir Karla McClain 5–7 5:30–7 p.m. $475 $195
Concert Choir* Meredith Neumann 7–9 (treble voices only) 5:30–7 p.m. $615 $210
Women's Choir Meredith Neumann 9–12 (treble voices only) 7–8:30 p.m. $600 $195
Men's Choir Gabriel Lofvall 7–12 (men with changing/changed voices) 7–8:30 p.m. $600 $195
Primi Voci Mark Singleton 10–12 (treble voices only) 5:30–7:30 p.m. $625 $220

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 non-refundable registration fee may apply for all participants. *Concert Choir tuition includes a $15 t-shirt fee.

The CCC Experience

Questions?

Please call the main office at 860.768.4451 or e-mail us at harttcomm@hartford.edu.

Together, we can ensure the gift of an unparalleled performing arts education is available to all.