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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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Composer-in-Residence Stefanie Lubkowski Is Getting Students Involved in Creating New Music

March 26, 2019

Usually, the Chameleon Chamber Players listen to unfamiliar pieces before trying to play them. But this year, the five-member advanced ensemble had a chance to approach music differently thanks to a gift of funding for Concord Academy’s new composer-in-residence, Stefanie Lubkowski. In addition to teaching individual lessons in composition, Lubkowski has included student-musicians in the creation and development of an entirely new work. Her approach speaks to one of her main professional goals: to help young people see writing music as a dynamic process.

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.”

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.

Canceled: Faculty Music Concert on January 11

January 2, 2019

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Faculty Music Concert on Friday, January 11, has been canceled.

Concord Academy’s 2018 Holiday Music Concert

December 20, 2018

On Friday, December 14, the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel resounded with songs of cheer at CA’s annual Holiday Music Concert. The Concord Academy community gathered to celebrate the holiday season and support the many musicians performing: the Chorus, Concord Academy Singers, Chamber Orchestra and Ensembles, and several student-led singing groups.

Senior Holiday Chapel on Thursday, December 20

December 15, 2018

Each year the senior class performs for the entire boarding community on the final night of the semester. The performances range from musical performances to readings based on a winter or holiday theme. This year’s performance will take place on Thursday, December 20, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Chapel. All senior parents are welcome to attend. Prior to the performance, the senior class will take part in a community dinner.

Colour Theory Photos

November 29, 2018

On November 9 and 10, the CA Dance Project hosted their fall performance, Colour Theory, in the SHAC dance studio. See photos of the performance here.

Holiday Music Concert on Friday, December 14

November 11, 2018

Come to celebrate the end of the semester with some beautiful music! Join us on Friday, December 14 for CA’s annual Holiday Music Concert, featuring Chorus, CA Singers, Chamber Music Ensembles, and Student Singing Group. The show begins at 8 p.m. in the Chapel. No tickets are required, and anyone is welcome!

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

Fighting Against Hate With Love: Mark Berger ’06 on The Laramie Project

October 27, 2018

On October 2, Mark Berger ’06 gave a talk hours before CA’s opening night production of The Laramie Project, contextualizing the play as “about empathizing with people who are different.” A film, theater, and TV producer in New York and a former member of the touring cast of Tectonic Theater Project’s The Laramie Project and the world premiere of The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, Berger share his firsthand knowledge of this influential work of theater. He spoke passionately about the dire implications of refusing to accept unwelcome narratives and instead substituting counterfactual ones — a message that resonates all the more deeply today. “We need to take big risks, ask uncomfortable questions, be fearless in our pursuit of truth,” he said. Click through to watch the video of his talk.

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