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A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line Nominated
05/18/2018
Here comes the HALOs and this year, the Academy had received 7 nominations for its Spring Musical performance of "A Chorus Line." Every year, Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury presents the HALO Awards ...
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NYC Trip
Theater Design Students See Profession In Action
05/16/2018
Theater Design and Production students had a chance to see first hand their art form in action. On May 15, ten seniors took a train to New York City to witness a TV Show rehearsal and get a backstage tour of a Broadway show...
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UCONN Scholars Share Experience
05/14/2018
UConn students took time out of their busy academic lives to continue a dialogue with high schoolers from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, and Impact program. Earlier this year, these same high school students toured the UCONN campus where they also attended a symposium to... discuss with UCONN students their experiences
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Creativity Community
New Mothers Receive Donated Blankets
05/11/2018
They create and give. Visual artists from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts used their art to create warmth for new born babies. The class is called Creativity in the Community and it is taught by artist instructor Nancy Doherty who was looking for a way to have the kids give back...
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ASD and GHAA Continue Creative Partnership
05/10/2018
It is a friendship five years in the making. On Thursday April 26, ten creative writing students from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, along with students from the American School of the Deaf, came together to share their work at the Universalist Church in West Hartford. In what was part of the Riverwood Poetry Series...
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GHAA Fresh Voices
Academy Writers To Read At Festival
05/03/2018
Two poets from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts will have a chance to read their original works this summer. On April 27, Academy juniors Alex Nordlund and Rachel Justice shared their work at the Fresh Voices Poetry Competition at the Hillstead Museum in Farmington...
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Chorus Line Cast Takes a Cue from Original Cast Member
05/01/2018
The Academy has generated some great artist connections over the years. Therefore, when the school decided to perform A Chorus Line for its 2018 spring musical, they invited someone from the hit Broadway show’s original cast with connections to CREC and the Academy...
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Best of Hartford 2018
Academy Wins Best of Hartford 2018
04/30/2018
The votes are in and once again the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is rated as the top magnet school in Connecticut for 2018 by readers of Hartford Magazine. Every year, readers from around Greater Hartford vote on various categories such as favorite restaurant, museum, magnet school, parks and others.
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UConn Symposium
04/26/2018
Young people from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High and Middle schools had a chance to look beyond their secondary school years into college. In April, students traveled to UCONN to attend a symposium to hear a panel of college students discuss their experiences.
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Hamilton Star Workshops with GHAA
Students Sing with Hamilton Star
04/25/2018
"When you go on stage, because it is so vulnerable, you start to worry about things," Gonzalez told students from New Britain High School, CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of Arts and Central Connecticut State University gathered for workshops. "For me, it's judgment.
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GHAA Staff Honored
04/23/2018
Some prestigious recognitions have recently been awarded to various staff members of the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. First, visual artist instructor Francine Gintoff, has had her own work featured in National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition. She is one of 28 featured artists out of 500 applicants...
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Edward Gorey Workshop
Student Artists Appreciate Gorey
04/19/2018
Visual artists from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts took a chance at a little acting while studying the artwork of Edward Gorey. During a unique field trip experience, visual arts students from Nancy Doherty’s Creativity in the Community class ,,,
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GHAA at High School Dance Festival
Academy Dancer’s Perform At Festival/Recognized With 158 Acceptances
03/24/2018
A number of recruiting colleges and summer programs were also in attendance and were holding auditions. Participants were limited to ten students for auditions. . The Academy auditioned three juniors and seven seniors. All of them received a total of 158 acceptances to college dance programs or professional dance programs.
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Upward Hartford
Local Gallery Showcase Academy Work
03/19/2018
Two works of student photography are currently featured in “Upward Canvas,” an art show hosted by Upward Hartford. Lenis Pereira-Ortiz, a sophomore from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts will have his photos, “Untitled” and “Fill In the Blank” on display
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NE Writers
Junior Selected for Writer’s Conference
03/08/2018
Half-day Creative Writing/Media Arts junior Alex Nordlund will be attending Breadloaf's New England Young Writers' Conference (NEYWC) from May 17 to May 20. To audition for the conference, which is open to students nationwide, he submitted a poem entitled "Writing Poetry." This poem earned him one of the seventy spots for poetry.
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Wallace Stevens Award
Scholarship Winner Academy Student For Eighth Year
03/06/2018
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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Student Work To Be Showcased
03/03/2018
A Creative Writer from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is one of a select few to win Hartford Stage’s “Write On” program. Sophomore Sophia Ciraldo original work “Take Me Somewhere” had been selected to go through the program’s process of mentorship and development which will take place over the next few months. After which, her play will be performed
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Broadway/TV Great Visits the Academy
03/01/2018
Actress, singer, and standup comedian Jackie Hoffman spent the day at the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Hoffman, whose credits include Broadway, film, and television work-shopped with students from the musical theater department in one of many master classes offered by the Academy
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CREC Cares
Visual Artist Contribute To Their Community
02/19/2018
Visual artists’ from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts loaned their talents to assist their community. Seven students from the school contributed the artwork that was displayed on Valentine’s Day cards which were sold in exchange for a donation to the CREC Cares Foundation.
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Jazz Singer Wins Honor
02/12/2018
Jazz students from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts set out once again to Boston to compete in the annual High School Jazz Festival and returned with a winner.
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Local Theater Recognizes Student Work
02/08/2018
A theater major from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts’ had recently gained recognition for an original piece of work.
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Student Honored With Scholastic
Scholastic Awards Five GHAA Students
02/05/2018
A Creative Writer from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is one of the latest from the school to win several Scholastic Writing Awards for her poetry. Now she has a chance to continue on nationally.
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Keep Hartford Warm
High Schoolers’ Open Hearts Warm City
01/21/2018
On Saturday, January 20th, Academy students participated in Keep Hartford Warm, an initiative organized by Academy English teacher Greg Garcia. Senior Nikki Ponticelli, junior Megan Torres, and sophomore Richanny Rodriguez volunteered to distribute clothing to the homeless and sheltered in Downtown Hartford's Burr Mall,
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Kim Stroud
Director of the Arts Featured In Dance Publication
01/19/2018
What are the true fundamental elements that they need to have in order to move on?" The answer came to her when she looked at what her students were getting in their other classes. "I had to figure out how Graham technique informs the body in ways that other techniques don't address," she says.
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Academy Student’s Capstone Honors Friend and Classmate
11/30/2017
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosted their annual Light the Night Walk in Bushnell Park this past October. This year, a senior from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts chose the event to celebrate her friend and fellow classmate, whose loss was felt deeply throughout the Academy family last year.
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Choreographers' Showcase Hightlights Three Alumni
10/30/2017
While students at GHAA, all three alumni Joe, Trezon, and Mytisha, performed in Choreographers’ Showcase concert so they are delighted to return now as guest choreographers.
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Empty Bowls Fundraiser
Empty Bowls Fill Open Heart
10/16/2017
It was a night of meeting parents, enjoying food, and taking in some student artwork all while helping victims of the latest hurricanes.
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Broadway/Screen Legend Workshops with Local Students
10/04/2017
Local musical theater students had a taste of greatness as renowned choreographer, actor, and dancer Maurice Hines spent an afternoon with them. Twenty seven students from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy work-shopped with Hines
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Avery Heights
Young Singers Brighten Residents' Day
06/08/2017
Young people from the CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts took time out of their school day to bring a smile to residents at a local assisted living facility
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Looking In Theatre
Young Theatre Group Promotes Social Justice
Looking In Theatre has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Katharine Hepburn Award. On Thursday November 16, Looking In Theatre will be recognized among six other civil rights leaders and legends from Connecticut at the third annual Civil Rights
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Donate Life Poster Contest
Senior Raises Awareness with Her Art
A senior from CREC’s Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts won honorable mention for a poster design that helps give a second chance at life. Donate Life, CT is an organization in the state with the intended purpose of raising awareness and increasing the number of organ donors in the state.
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