Musicianship group classes at The Hartt School Community Division
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Musicianship Group Classes

Musicianship at The Hartt School Community DivisionHeld on Saturday mornings September through May, these 30-minute group classes are designed to supplement weekly private instruction on an instrument or voice. This program allows students of all ages to build skills and gain knowledge relating to fundamental aspects of music theory, ear training, and music history. These engaging classes are filled with opportunities for listening, discussion, and active participation. 

Download the 2017–18 Musicianship calendar (PDF).  Classes start Sept. 30!

Classes are offered in three levels of study as described below. Each section is open to both pre-college and adult students. If you are new to Musicianship at the HCD and are unsure which level is right for you/your child, please contact Jessica Rudman at rudman@hartford.edu for placement.

Music student at HCD

Musicianship I (Beginner)
9–9:30 a.m. or 10:30–11:00 am
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This class is introduces music theory concepts and ear-training (solfege) skills appropriate for elementary, and middle-school students, or beginners of all ages.

Topics include:

  • reading and notating music in treble and bass clef
  • rhythmic values and meter
  • scales and key signatures
  • intervals
  • chords

Musicianship II (Intermediate)
9:3010 a.m. or 11–11:30 a.m.
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This class is designed as a continuation of Musicianship I and is appropriate for students with a basic knowledge of reading and notating music in treble and bass clef, rhythmic values, meter, scales, keys, intervals, and chords.

Topics include:

  • counterpoint
  • diatonic harmony
  • beginning score analysis
  • beginning aural dictation
  • intermediate ear and rhythm training

Musicianship III (Advanced)
1010:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.–12 p.m.
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This class is designed as a continuation of Musicianship II and is appropriate for students with a basic knowledge of counterpoint, diatonic harmony, score analysis, and aural dictation.

Topics include:

  • chromatic harmony
  • in-depth score analysis
  • advanced ear and rhythm training
  • intermediate aural dictation

Classes are open to all HCD private-lesson students at no additional charge. Classes are also available to students who do not take private lessons at HCD. Tuition and fees apply. 2017–18 annual tuition: $564.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at 860.768.4451 or harttcomm@hartford.edu.