Summer Study

The Hartt School Community Division offers summer music programs for students of all ages, from infancy to adulthood. Please select an age category below to learn more.

HCD also offers year-round private music lessons at both our main campus and Simsmore Square locations. Visit the private lessons page to browse our private lesson offerings. 

Summer Programs Available


At HCD, we offer the following summer music programs for various age groups: 

  • Hartt Suzuki Institute: student and teacher programs available 
  • American Saxophone Academy
  • Music Industry 
  • Young Composers Project 

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 2022 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

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

In Person: July 18-22, 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.

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

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