The ECA Music Department offers high school musicians immersion in a rigorous, comprehensive music curriculum, that includes academic coursework in multiple levels of music theory, musicianship, composition, and instrumental/vocal technique, as well as experience in both small and large performing ensembles whose repertoire spans numerous genres and styles.  ECA’s unique focus on collaborative work between young musicians and practicing artists establishes a pre-professional environment that requires focus, commitment, and responsibility, and nurtures the development of technical skill and artistry.  The ECA program is enlarged and infused by partnerships with arts organizations, visiting artist programs, and performance opportunities, as well as collaborative projects with students and artists of other artistic disciplines at ECA.

To apply for Admission to the Music Department, please visit the Application Process Page and view below to find the requirements for your Music Review.

ECA's Alexa LaBaw is an NHSO Young Composer!

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra's Young Composers Program is an exciting and rare opportunity for selected high school students to study side-by-side with professional composers. A two-year program focusing on theory and composition grants these students access to NHSO musicians and one of America’s foremost composers. Students participate in group and individual lessons, compose new works, and have their pieces premiered by NHSO musicians.

Read all about Alexa's exciting progress here.