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Music Programs at The Hartt School Community Division

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The Hartt School Community Division's Music Department offers a wide variety of music lessons, classes, and ensembles for those of all ages and abilities.  And it’s an awesome community: a place to share the pleasure of music-making with people who love it too.

Here are some things to know:

Most classes do not require an audition.

We have over 150 excellent teachers—all practicing musicians, who concentrate on the instruments they teach. We help find just the right match for every student.

Our teachers develop all aspects of artistry: practice, performance, and being part of an ensemble. What’s more, students progress at their own paces. In fact, many children grow up in our programs, from their first steps (sometimes literally!) to advanced musical studies.

Student recitals are accorded the respect of formal performances—it’s a great performing arts experience.

Where to begin?

For the very young we offer our First Steps in Music program. School-aged children can take private lessons including Suzuki instruction, or choose choral study through the internationally recognized Connecticut Children's Chorus.

We are also home to fine instrumental performing ensembles. Our wind ensembles include Harmony Winds, Philharmonia Winds, and the Greater Hartford Youth Wind Ensemble. Our string orchestras include Sinfonia and the Suzuki String Orchestras. Students perform in a full orchestra through Opus 89 and the Connecticut Youth Symphony.

Chamber music presents the opportunity to hone ensemble skills in a small, collegial atmosphere and to experience the special delights of this medium.  

For adults, we offer private study in voice and all instruments as well as ensemble opportunities in the Adult Chamber Choir, Celesti Sondato, and chamber music.

Whatever your background, whatever your interest, join us. The Hartt School Community Division is rich with learning and performance opportunities, not to mention a community devoted to the joys of music making.


For more information, explore our website or contact the Hartt Community Division office at (860) 768-4451 or harttcomm@hartford.edu.

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