Music Summer Study

The Hartt School Community Division offers in-person summer music programs for students of all ages.

HCD also offers year-round private music lessons. Visit the private lessons page to browse our private lesson offerings. 

String students

For Summer 2023, HCD will offer the following summer music programs: 

  • Hartt Suzuki Institute: student and teacher programs available 
  • American Saxophone Academy
  • Music Industry* (*This program is cancelled for Summer 2023)
  • Young Composers Project 
  • Summer Vocal Institute (SVI)
  • Meet the Masters

Learn more about each opportunity below. 

Hartt Suzuki Student Institute

The Hartt Suzuki Student Institute will continue its legacy by offering an exciting in person program for summer 2023 on the University of Hartford's campus, West Hartford, Connecticut. The institute is designed for violin, viola, cello, guitar, and piano students who are currently studying with a Suzuki-trained teacher. Students must be accompanied by a parent/guardian throughout the course of the institute.

American Saxophone Academy

The American Saxophone Academy was designed by five American artist-teachers with the goal of providing an unparalleled experience for advanced saxophonists.

Music Industry

This program is cancelled for Summer 2023.

July 10-14: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Rising sophomores through recently graduated seniors in high school will engage in a series of workshops that focus on Songwriting, Music Production, Recording Techniques, and Music Business led by Hartt faculty in the Music Production & Technology Department, the Music and Performing Arts Management Department, and our guest artist in residence.

Young Composers Project: Summer Edition

July 17-21; 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 

This intensive program is designed for students in grades 7–12 who are passionate about writing music. Students will learn composition techniques, approaches to media scoring while actively developing music for film, TV, and/or video game scenes. Students will share a sampling of their projects in a presentation for family and friends on the last day of the program.

Summer Vocal Institute (SVI)

August 7-11; 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 

The Summer Vocal Institute is a new vocal performance program for high school singers ages 14-18. This week-long immersive experience provides private voice lessons, repertoire coachings, group classes, and masterclasses led by members of the distinguished Hartt Vocal Studies Division and guest artists.  In addition to private voice lessons and coachings, students will also take part in daily acting, movement, and career focused group seminar-style classes.  This program will be ideal for student singers who want to explore the possibility of vocal performance as a college major, but is also valuable for any singers who want the experience of delving into the process of advanced vocal study.


We encourage you to contact our administrative team with questions by emailing or calling 860-768-4451.

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