An Artistic and Academic Immersion

dancersStudents interested in the arts will find a professionally oriented, highly structured, and academically rigorous curriculum at the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. In addition to professional training in vocal and instrumental music, dance, theater, musical theater, creative writing/media arts, and visual arts, high school students learn about the history and criticism of the arts and the arts as a mechanism for social justice.

Jazz and RibsJazz and Ribs

4:30 PM June 10, 2018
Black Eyed Sally's, Hartford 
Call Box Office for Pricing
Box Office 860-757-6388

Enjoy a late afternoon of music and food as the Academy Big Band, Jazz Choir, and Jazz Ensembles perform for you. They will joined by accomplished jazz guitarist Rich Goldstein. Proceeds go to the Thomas J. Duffy scholarship fund. Order tickets by phone or at the door.

Event is at Black Eyed Sally’s, 350 Asylum Ave, Hartford CT. Call the Box Office 860-757-6388 for tickets or pay at the door

The Theater of the Performing

theater interior The Theater of the Performing Arts houses a 600-seat, state-of-the-art proscenium theater, a 120-seat flexible theater, classrooms and support spaces.

Visit the Theater of the performing Arts Page for performance and event calendar, ticket information, rental information, and more.

Box Office: 860-757-6388 


Requests for Transcripts

Do you need a copy of your transcript? Fill out the Transcript Request Form Below and we will be happy to send one out to you..

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Interested in attending the Arts Academy?

GHAA Chorale Rehearsal Visit our Prospective Students page below to learn about the application process or click on Areas of Study to learn more about our program.

Lottery Deadline is February, 28th! Click on the Prospective Students link to learn how to apply.

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Community Service Form

Students, download and print the Community Service Form below and return it to the Student Activities Office.

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Parents, Friends, and Alumni Association (PFAA)

 pfaa logoParents and alumni may participate in a very active Parents, Friends, and Alumni Association.  PFAA members work together to enhance the visibility of the Arts Academy and to plan special events that generate revenue for the school, and to support the efforts of parents of artistically gifted students. Learn more at the link below.


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Many dream of performing in the Big Apple and sharing the stage with a big name. On May 25, with the help of alumni, Academy music students got to do just that. The day started in front of Lincoln Center’s David Geffen theater. First on the bill was the Academy Jazz Ensemble who is led by Ken Fischer. They played three jazz numbers as busy New Yorkers paused to watch...
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