Serves students, ages 5-18
The Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy offers private lesson instruction in piano, voice, guitar, percussion, and violin, alongside classes in music theory, history, Black identity and experience, and more. It also hosts music clinics and workshops through our Visiting Artist Series.
Community Outreach Programs
HG Youth Choir
Serves girls ages 10-18
Under the artistic direction of our Executive Director, this all-girls youth choral program is committed to preserving Black cultural music through formal choral training and performance.
Students, ages 11-18
Inspired by the El Sistema model, this large ensemble carries out the mission of the organization by preserving and celebrating African Diasporic music through orchestral and big band works. This program will include youth throughout Greater Boston, primarily schools within the Roxbury, Dorchester, and Mattapan communities, who will be mentored by Boston's elite musicians.
Serves students, ages 10-18
An ensemble that will preserve and celebrate marching style drumming within Black musical traditions, from New Orleans second-line, Historically Black College and Universities, in addition to folkloric traditions throughout the African Diaspora.
Adult Extension Program
To accommodate the interests of our older students who wish to further deepen their knowledge of music, we will provide additional elective courses in a variety of topics within music education, technology and industry (i.e., music business, engineering, music and video production and songwriting).
HG Master Classes
Serves 150-200 students per event
We will provide masterclasses in Black music to neighboring schools including early childhood, primary and secondary education. The masterclasses will be led by our accomplished teachers and visiting artists. Interested in having your school participate in an HG Master Class?
Adult Community Choir
Ages 18 +
In the Spring 2023, under the direction of our Executive Director, this community-wide adult choir will perform repertoire within the African American Church traditions.
$400.00 Per Semester
Semester I: October - December
Semester II: January - June
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Financial Aid Available!
Looking to finance your tuition? We have payment plans and financial aid available. Scholarships are available for students in the Academy only ages 5-18. Payment plans are available for all applicants.