The Community School of the Arts offers high quality music education to the greater UConn community and Eastern Connecticut. Our Music Programs include individual study, ensemble work, musicianship classes, music outreach, and professional development for teachers and adults. The significance of our educational experiences is evident in the quality of University-based learning that is delivered by expert musicians and educators. As part of this unique University learning community, students of all ages and experiences may enroll in a variety of musical offerings, participate in recitals, and attend concerts at the Jorgensen Center for Performing Arts.
Our youngest music students are involved in our Early Childhood Music program with integrated arts classes and outreach opportunities for music classes in the context of early childhood settings in Northeastern Connecticut. Young children may also participate in the Suzuki Music program (violin, cello or guitar), traditional individual lessons (any instrument), or our acclaimed Children’s Choirs. Middle and High School students may enroll in our American Songbook classes that focus on American music and music theatre.
Individual Lessons are taken at any age beyond 4 (depending on the instrument). Many college students and adults participate in our lesson and ensemble programs at CSA.
Our Pre-College Program is designed to prepare students for serious study and careers in music by combining private lessons, chamber music, and music theory/ear training.
Chamber Music is offered either through the Pre-College Program or as a supplement to individual lessons. CSA Ensembles include our UConn Children’s Choirs, Presto Orchestra (for beginning and Intermediate Strings), Brass Ensemble, and Saxophone Ensemble.
Musical experiences are also provided to the youngest of our families through our Early Childhood Music Classes.
Music classes are available in the context of early childhood settings, and music classes for children on the autism spectrum can be designed to meet individual needs.