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Summer Programs

The Hartt Community Division offers extraordinary performing arts programs each summer. 

First Steps in Music

First Steps in Music runs a one-month session in July where children, ages 0-5, are introduced to music through singing, playing, and moving to sounds with their parents and classmates.  We also run Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions during the academic year. Click here for information about the next First Steps in Music session.

Dance Classes

The Hartt Community Division Dance Department offers weekly dance classes for children and adults during the summer months

Click here for adult ballet, jazz, and tap classes (for age 15+)
Click here for ballet classes for age 3-8 and hip-hop classes for age 12-16

  • Summer dance classes run from June 24-July 31, 2014

The Summer Vocal Institute: Musical Theater Intensive

The Summer Vocal Institute: Musical Theater Intensive is a personalized performance program for singers, actors, and dancers who want to improve their vocal, dramatic, and dance skills.

  • SVI:MTI program dates: June 21-29, 2014

From Studio to Stage

From Studio to Stage is designed to train serious young dancers, ages 11 and up, with a foundation in solid ballet technique.

  • From Studio to Stage program dates: June 30-July 26, 2014
  • From Studio to Stage II (ages 8-11) program dates: June 23-July 12, 2014
***Please note that children who are 11 years old will audition for FSTS II. The student may be moved up to FSTS at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

Latin Meets Jazz

Latin Meets Jazz is a lively weeklong program for dedicated young musicians interested in finding their own unique sound through Latin Jazz music.

  • Latin Meets Jazz program dates: June 30-July 6, 2014

Piano Group Class for Beginners

Find out what piano study is all about! Children will learn fundamentals of music, play several pieces from Piano Safari® Method by ear, and explore sounds on the piano. Group Classes are a wonderful way for students of all ages to begin piano study. The class meets twice a week in July, and parents are welcome to attend class with their child. At the end of the summer session, the instructor will provide individualized options for continuing piano study.

  • Piano Group Class dates: July 7-July 28, 2014

Private Music Lessons: all instruments, including voice, guitar, and piano

The Hartt School Community Division offers private music instruction from highly qualified faculty who specialize on their individual instrument. The summer schedule for private lessons is flexible so you and your teacher can plan around family vacations and summer activities.

  • Private Music Lessons are available throughout the school year! Click here to request a teacher.

Summer Masterclasses for the Developing Musician

Summer Masterclasses for the Developing Musician are one-week intensive programs focused on the Middle and High School strings, wind, brass, and percussion student. These classes are designed to challenge students, encouraging them to reach their potential in a positive and supportive environment.

  • Summer Masterclasses program dates: August 11-15, 2014

Hartt Suzuki Institute

The Hartt Suzuki Institute includes classes for both students and teachers. Students experience focused study on their instrument, while teachers will study the repertory, philosophy, and methods introduced by the respected Japanese educator Shinichi Suzuki. All teacher workshop courses are taught by specialists who are registered teacher trainers with the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA).

  • Hartt Suzuki Institute program dates: August 3-8, 2014

David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar

The David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar is an intensive summer music experience offering a dynamic combination of individual lessons, coachings, masterclasses, instrumental ensembles, orchestra, and rehearsals with the quartet in residence and our outstanding string faculty. Stay tuned for more information.

  • David Einfeldt Chamber Music Seminar program dates: August 1-9, 2014

Private Lessons are are available throughout the summer. Check with your current teacher to see what their summer teaching schedule is or request a private lesson teacher.


For more information on any program, please contact our office at (860) 768-4451 or harttcomm@hartford.edu.

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