Performing Arts

At Concord Academy, anyone can dance — or act, or sing, or play an instrument. With nearly 40 courses to choose from and 20 theater, dance, and music performances on campus each year, CA students can participate in the performing arts at every level of experience.

 

Programs in music, theater, and dance, as well as interdisciplinary courses, develop the skills necessary to progress toward greater mastery and self-expression. And our performing companies are regularly presented with opportunities for both national and international travel.

At CA, we encourage students to explore the world around them by questioning the conventional. As learning in the performing arts centers on the artistic process itself, students synthesize knowledge gained in other academic pursuits and their personal lives, build skills through rigorous training and critique, and communicate new ideas and ways of understanding.

Engagement with performing arts prepares students for success in all areas of their lives. Students learn individual expression within group pursuit, and develop skills in collaboration and communication, creative problem solving, improvising, and working within structure — gaining self confidence and finding inspiration.

Performing Arts Events

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Performing Arts News

Film, a Creative Collaboration

November 7, 2017

A video interview with Justin Bull about teaching filmmaking at CA, and the recent feature-length movie musical Much Ado About Nothing.

The Big Picture

November 7, 2017

CA’s ambitious filmmaking program has been around for 50 years. Faculty and alumnae/i take you behind the scenes.

Photos and Recap of Fall Mainstage Production: Antigone

November 18, 2016

The fall mainstage production of Sophocles’ Antigone considers the value of an individual life in the scheme of larger ideals and the power of love in the face of hostility. See pictures from the show.

There’s Music in the Air in May!

April 26, 2016

The Music Program invites the CA Community and friends to a series of workshops and performances as the end of the year approaches. Each event represents the culmination of a yearlong study of music.

Concord Academy’s 2015 Holiday Music Concert

December 21, 2015

From a Bach bourrée to a Joplin waltz and popular Christmas and Hanukkah songs, the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel rang with contemplative and festive melodies at the Holiday Music Concert on December 11, 2015. The Concord Academy community gathered to celebrate the holiday season and support the many musical groups performing: Concord Academy Chorus, Concord ...Read More

CA Students Perform in Crucolo Cheese Parade

December 4, 2015

Concord Academy students took part in the sixth annual Crucolo Parade down historic Main and Walden Streets to the Concord Cheese Shop on Thursday, December 3. Each year, town residents gather to celebrate the arrival of a gigantic 400-pound wheel of crucolo cheese from the mountain village of Scurelle, in northern Italy, where the Purin ...Read More

Neave Piano Trio Master Class

November 17, 2015

On Tuesday, Nov 3, students in Dance, Chamber Music, Orchestra, CA Singers, and Chorus gathered together to attend a master class given by the Neave Piano Trio, a dynamic young ensemble that is currently in residence at San Diego University but has roots in the Boston area. Three of our Chamber music students, Katie Painter ...Read More

Photos From the Fall Mainstage Performance: Into the Woods

November 16, 2015

The Concord Academy Performing Arts Department proudly presented the Fall Mainstage Performance, Into The Woods, in the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center on November 13 and 14. Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Book by James Lapine Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine Directed by Megan Schy Gleeson Music Directed by Michael Bennett Choreography ...Read More

Holiday Music Concert, December 11

November 10, 2015

At the darkest, coldest time of the year, we warm our hearts and souls by gathering together in the Chapel to celebrate the transformative power of music. Join us for a meditative and atmospheric evening of music spanning five centuries, including pieces by Brahms, Mozart, Bach, and Scott Joplin performed by the Chorus, Orchestra, Concord ...Read More