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CA’s New Choral Director Tai Oney is a World-Class Musician Who’s Serious about Teaching

February 01, 2019

A charismatic opera singer and Boston University graduate student, Tai Oney became CA’s choral director in September 2018. It’s a role that represents a change for the award-winning countertenor, who has performed around the world and spent much of the last decade based in London. But it’s a role that allows him to combine his own artistic pursuits with his desire to give to others what a dynamic teacher once provided him.

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In a Guest Artist Residency, Lily Kind ’04 Brings Her Love of Vernacular and Experimental Dance Back to CA

February 19, 2019

The love Lily Kind ’04 has for vernacular and vaudevillian dance traditions and her abiding interest in taking risks were evident in her teaching approach during her two-week visit to CA in January. Kind is one in a series of professional dance artists — including Alexander Brady and Rika Okamoto from Twyla Tharp Dance — who have come to campus this year to work with and choreograph for the CA Dance Project and guest-teach dance classes. The Dance Company (now Dance Project), which she took part in all four of her years as a CA student, anchored her experience. “It’s where I learned how to be an artist,” she says.”

Upcoming Performing Arts Events

February 15, 2019

Winter Mainstage Musical: Hair
Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.)
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Jessica Cloutier-Plasse at jessica_cloutier-plasse@concordacademy.org.
To volunteer for the post-show reception for Hair, click here.

CA Dance Project performance: Uprise
Friday, March 1 at 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. in the Dance Studio
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by contacting Jessica Cloutier-Plasse at jessica_cloutier-plasse@concordacademy.org.
To volunteer for the post-show reception for Uprise, click here.

Wilcox Fellow in Dance Destiny Polk Brings Her Commitments to Art and Activism to CA

February 1, 2019

Destiny Polk, one of Concord Academy’s new Wilcox Fellows, is bringing an emphasis on emotion to the CA dance studio. Using the body to tell a story is at the heart of her work as a dancer, teacher, and activist.

CA’s New Choral Director Tai Oney is a World-Class Musician Who’s Serious about Teaching

February 1, 2019

A charismatic opera singer and Boston University graduate student, Tai Oney became CA’s choral director in September 2018. It’s a role that represents a change for the award-winning countertenor, who has performed around the world and spent much of the last decade based in London. But it’s a role that allows him to combine his own artistic pursuits with his desire to give to others what a dynamic teacher once provided him.

CA Singers Herald History at the Opening of the Concord Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center

November 9, 2018

On November 2, the CA Singers proudly represent Concord Academy and the school’s ties to the Concord Museum by performing at the grand opening of the museum’s new Anna and Neil Rasmussen Education Cente

The Laramie Project on November 2 and 3

October 12, 2018

Join us for this year’s fall mainstage production, The Laramie Project. There will be two performances — on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, each at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by emailing Jessica Cloutier-Plasse (jessica_cloutier-plasse@concordacademy.org).

CA Dance Project’s Fall Performance, Colour Theory, on November 9 and 10

October 10, 2018

Join us for the CA Dance Project’s fall performance, Colour Theory. There will be three shows — on Friday, November 9, at 7 and 8:30 p.m., and again on Saturday, November 10, at 2 p.m. All performances will be in the dance studio. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by emailing Jessica Cloutier-Plasse (jessica_cloutier-plasse@concordacademy.org).

On Following Your Passion: A 2018 Reunion CA Alumnae/i Panel

June 15, 2018

A panel discussion among CA alumnae/i with careers in the arts gave the Concord Academy community a chance to celebrate the creative work of its graduates during the 2018 reunion. Ben Stumpf ’88, who teaches computer science, film, and graphic design at CA, moderated the June 9 conversation with opera singer Colin Levin ’03, theater director Grady Gund ’08, architect Becky Seamans Egea ’93, and Meg Grasselli ’68, curator of old master drawings at the National Gallery in Washington.

CA Student Filmmakers Win Awards

May 22, 2018

Congratulations to three Concord Academy students — DJ Charles ’20, Hank Parker ’20, and Quinn Meyerson ’20 — whose short films won awards this month in New England student film competitions! DJ’s 30-second public service announcement took first prize in the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts “Get In the Game and Vote!” high school video contest, part of a statewide voter engagement initiative. His short film For Sale won best picture at this year’s Williston Northampton School Film Festival, which also honored Hank and Quinn’s short film, The Book, which they created this fall in Justin Bull’s Introduction to Film Production course, for best editing. Click through to watch these videos.

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