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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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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Anna in the TropicsAnna in the Tropics

Directed by Missy Burmeister
March 9, 10, 16, 17  7:30PM
Black Box Theater; $10 for adults, $5 Students/Seniors

Set in a cigar factory in Florida in 1929, this romantic drama tells the poignant story of workers who would listen to a lector read a story as they roll cigars. Enamored by the story, cigar workers would increase their production, making their job into an art. When the lector decides to read Anna Karenina, the passions and longings of the employees come to life under the words of Tolstoy’s timeless novel.
Nilo Cruz received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for drama for “Anna in the Tropics” the first Latin American author to win this prestigious award.



On Sale February 19


PFAA Director’s Gala and Silent Auction

GHAA West Side StoryIt’s almost that time again! On April 27th, we will be holding our Director’s Gala and Silent Auction during the opening night of A Chorus Line. This event is the largest fundraiser of the year. Funds raised will go to help The Academy with scholarships, musical instruments, arts supplies, as well as theater and classroom equipment to enhance the learning process.

We are looking for auction item donations from local businesses, groups, and organizations. Click below for more information and to learn how to contribute. We appreciate your consideration for this worthy cause!


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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 

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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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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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Recent News

Eric Murphy
Local Theater Recognizes Student Work
03/08/2018
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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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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Talia Quagliaroli
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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