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.

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A Chorus Line - Director's Reception

Director's RecptionThe Greater Hartford Academy of Arts is pleased to present “A Chorus Line” as their annual spring musical. The Parents, Friends and Alumni Association cordially invites you to our Director's Reception on opening night!

Please join us April 27th at 6:00pm for the reception, which features a buffet dinner, wine, silent auction and the show! Dinner is sponsored by local restaurants including J's Restaurant, Peppercorn's Grill, Ted's Montana Grill, and more.

Your $50 ticket includes the reception, first look at the silent auction, and premiere seating for “A Chorus Line.”

Funds raised from the Directors’ Reception provide vital enhancements to Arts Academy programming and student support through field trips, master classes, specialized equipment purchases and scholarships.

If you are unable to attend the reception please consider making a donation to the Parents, Friends and Alumni Association by mailing a check to: PFAA, 15 Vernon Street, Hartford, CT 06106.

We are also looking for auction item donations from local businesses, groups and organizations. Click below for more information about contributing. We appreciate your consideration in this worthy cause.

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Tickets Go On Sale April 2nd.

A Chorus Line 

Directed by Kyle Reynolds April 27, 28, May 4, 5  7:30PM
Main Stage Theater; $25 and $15 for adults,
$15 and $10 Students/Seniors

“A Chorus Line” examines one day in the lives of seventeen dancers, all vying for a spot in the chorus line of a Broadway musical. The show tells the story of a group of dancers who are auditioning for a show. However, instead of making them read a short audition, the director asks each performer to talk about how they came to be in show business. Based on real Broadway dancers’ stories, as told to fellow dancer and choreographer Michael Bennett, “A Chorus Line” is funny, heartbreaking, and refreshingly honest. An unprecedented box office and critical hit, the musical won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. “A Chorus Line” also received the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Tickets Go On Sale April 2nd.

The Theater of the Performing Arts

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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A student from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is the latest winner of The Wallace Stevens Poetry Scholarship. The scholarship is an award of $1,000 granted to a high school junior or senior living in the city of Hartford from the ” Friends and Enemies of Wallace Stevens.
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