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Program Highlights


The Academy's Artist-in-Residence program brings outstanding visiting artists to the Academy for master classes and presentations. These professional contacts enrich the curriculum as well as venessa german.jpgprovide a realistic perspective on artistic careers.

Attendance at performances and master classes conducted by guest artists help to supplement the students’ learning experiences. Throughout their years at the Academy, students receive information on performing arts careers also that they can begin to make decisions about their own future training and choice of careers.

The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts also offers additional programming for students interested in the arts:

Looking In Theatre


Looking In Theatre is a theatre group composed of teenagers from the Greater Hartford area who present dramatic scenes dealing with important social, family, and personal issues such as drugs, alcohol, sexuality, AIDS, depression, suicide, and physical/mental and sexual abuse and how these issues affect adolescents.


Summer Arts Program: Create and Innovate

Classes Start July 10th, 2017!

summer03.jpgThe Summer Arts Program is two 2-week sessions of multidisciplinary arts workshops for students currently enrolled in 5th -12th grade with a desire to develop their skills in Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Musical Theater, Theater and Visual Arts.. Classes with experienced artist instructors take place daily. Classes for the first session start July 10th and July 24th for the second session.


Center for Creative Youth


The Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University is a 4-week pre-college summer arts intensive program of the Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in collaboration with Wesleyan University.





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