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Summer Masterclasses for the Developing Musician

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This summer the Hartt Community Division is pleased to present Summer Masterclasses for the Developing Musician. These one-week intensive programs focus on the Middle and High School wind, brass, and percussion student, and are designed to challenge students, encouraging them to reach their potential in a positive and supportive environment. Our highly regarded and experienced faculty guide students through three-hours of small group instruction on solo and ensemble repertoire, technique, and instrument-specific skills. These masterclasses, unique to Connecticut, culminate in a concert for family and friends.

Masterclasses are available for the following instruments:

Middle School (Entering Grades 6-8)

Our Middle School masterclasses offer students entering grades 6 through 8, a one-week instrument specific program focusing on age appropriate repertoire, fundamentals, technique, and ensemble playing. Our faculty work closely with students to develop the whole musician through intensive repertoire coaching, as well as through a range of course topics, including instrument maintenance and the art of practice.

Students should have a minimum of two years of playing experience before enrolling in this program. Students who wish to enroll, but do not have the required two years of experience should request an audition. To arrange for an audition please contact Margaret Wyporek, HCD Music Program Manager, atwyporek@hartford.edu or (860) 768-4718.

High School (Entering Grades 9-12)

Our High School masterclasses for students entering grades 9 through 12 meet in the afternoon. These instrument-specific programs provide a complete playing experience for the High School musician, focusing on regional and all-state level solo repertoire, laying and refining the foundations of technical skills, and ensemble playing. Our experienced faculty guide each course to meet the specific needs and interests of the students present.

Students should have a minimum of three years of playing experience before enrolling in this program. Students who wish to enroll, but do not have the required three years of experience should request an audition. To arrange for an audition please contact Margaret Wyporek, HCD Music Program Manager, at wyporek@hartford.edu or (860) 768-4718.

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