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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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CA Fall Student Art Show

January 8, 2018

CA Visual Art Department’s Fall Student Art Show will open on January 15 at 2:45 p.m. in the Math and Arts Center (MAC), following the school-wide Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The show features work from all students enrolled in a fall semester art course curated throughout the three floors of the MAC. In addition, the show will feature the works of departmental study students and those in advanced courses in the basement of the MAC.

Concord Academy’s 2017 Holiday Music Concert

December 21, 2017

On December 15 in the Elizabeth B. Hall Chapel, more than 80 Concord Academy students rang in the season at CA’s annual Holiday Music Concert. The Concord Academy Chorus, CA Singers, and Concord Academy String Orchestra joined student instrumental soloists and student singing groups — the Chameleons, the Pitches, Barbershop, and Concord Cabaret — for an evening of musical performances that ranged from contemplative to joyful, traditional to contemporary.

Improvisational Structure

December 13, 2017

In July, Summer Stages Dance, directed by CA dance faculty members Amy Spencer and Richard Colton, hosted a weeklong residency at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston for the landmark performance group Skeleton Architecture. This multigenerational, interdisciplinary collective of 20 black women and gender-nonconforming performance artists from New York was recently nominated for the dance world’s most esteemed award, a Bessie Award for best performer. Spencer and Colton invited the group to share its improvisational processes with black artists from Boston — including current CA student Dorree Ndooki ’19 and alumnae Maya Luckett ’14 and Kiki McEady ’17.

CA Students Add Cheer to a Concord Holiday Tradition

December 12, 2017

Students from CA’s dance program helped spread some holiday cheer in the eighth annual Crucolo Cheese Parade in Concord on December 7.

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.

National Portfolio Day in Boston on October 22

September 6, 2017

National Portfolio Day will take place on Sunday, October 22, from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Students who are planning to apply to art schools are strongly encouraged to attend with their portfolios. Representatives from many well-known colleges will be present to provide guidance and feedback on student portfolios. Please visit their event page for more information.

Portraits of the Class of 2017: A Senior Project by Nina He ’17

June 1, 2017

For her senior project, Nina He ’17 painted acrylic-on-canvas portraits of each of the 97 members of the class of 2017. She has donated them to Concord Academy. Watch her at work in this video.

Spring Semester Student Art Show Photo Gallery

May 30, 2017

The Spring Semester Student Art Show is on display in the MAC through the end of the year. Each student enrolled in a spring semester visual arts course has a piece on display in the show. The drawing, painting, fibers, ceramics, printmaking, photography, fashion design, and architecture courses are featured. View our complete photo gallery of the artwork.

Much Ado About Nothing: CA Film’s First Movie Musical

April 26, 2017

In the gym and on the fields, the cast and crew of Concord Academy’s third feature-length film — and its first-ever feature-length movie musical — have been filming throughout the spring semester. Much Ado About Nothing is the current Feature Film class’s yearlong project, developed in collaboration with Dance Company and CA musicians.