Colleen Hartung

Colleen Hartung

Colleen Hartung

Teaching Philosophy

Every student is an individual and as such, music education needs to be reflective of this. For students to increase their proficiency on an instrument, they first must be met at their level of ability. Growth as an instrumentalist is very important, but so is growth as a musician. An understanding of the fundamentals of music and their instrument allows a student to freely engage with others while performing and to create an outstanding musical experience.

Teaching Biography

I have many years experience teaching students of all ages and levels. I have previously taught at Bucknell University, Susquehanna University, and The Sunderman Conservatory at Gettysburg College. Many of my former students have gone on to work in music education or to pursue performance opportunities. Along with my work at the Brookline Music School, I teach classes in the Music Department and coach chamber music at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Performance Biography

Colleen Hartung is an avid freelance musician that has performed with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, the Allentown Symphony, the Williamsport Symphony, the Winston-Salem Symphony, Opera Roanoke, the Roanoke Symphony, and the Ashlawn Opera Festival Orchestra. She has also been a participant at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Hartung premiered Ryan Woodward’s Suite for Clarinet and Violin with Marcus Smolensky at the International Clarinet Association’s Mid-America Clarinet Festival. She reintroduced Ruth Crawford Seeger’s Diaphonic No. 3 for two clarinets with Stacie Thompson at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Ostende, Belgium. As a chamber musician, Hartung was a founding member of the Sunderman Woodwind Quintet while on the faculty of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College. She has also performed with the Dover Quartet and toured internationally with the Weis Trio. Her main influences as a performer and teacher are Brian Moorhead, Robert Listokin, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, and Mark Nuccio.


BM University of North Carolina School of the Arts, MM University of North Carolina School of the Arts, DMA Michigan State University

Contact Us

Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the Greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.

Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 9 am to 9 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8 am to 7 pm

See the Lessons & Classes or Early Childhood calendars for holiday schedules including flex days, make-up days and closures.

Summer Hours

Effective July 1st, 2024

Sunday: CLOSED

Monday to Thursday: 9 am to 8 pm

Friday: 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday: 8 am - 4 pm