The Hartt School Community Division (HCD), the community extension of The Hartt School, is a national model for community schools on university campuses.
Our innovative faculty provide a learning environment that engages, enriches, and transforms aspiring artists from pre-k to adult.
We work with more than 2,800 students every year in activities that include:
We believe in the transformative power of the performing arts. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.
HCD offers summer music programs for all ages. Registration deadlines are approaching. Don't wait—register today!
Luke Nelson is a music educator and musician. Nelson holds a Master of Music Education degree from Boston University, as well as a B.A. in music theory and composition from Central Connecticut State University.
Nelson has worked with many jazz greats including Brad Goode, Don Stiernberg, Johnny Frigo, and his dear friend and mentor, Jon Hendricks. His teaching philosophy: “Teach the student, not the curriculum.”View Faculty Bio