The Performing Arts program at Cushing offers a wide range of opportunities to explore and express your creativity—at any level—on the stage and behind the scenes. We offer academic classes as well as afternoon workshops for students working on a performance piece.
- Drama enthusiasts pursue acting, writing, directing, and production, and may participate in main-stage and black box productions ranging from modern comedies and classical work to the annual winter musical.
- Dancers work closely with instructors to stretch their capabilities and perfect their line—and they create two recital concerts each year, one in the fall and one in the spring.
- Musicians can work ensemble (in choral, jazz, or chamber music groups, for example) and/or may pursue an individual course of advanced study relating to their instrument. Our music theory and history courses are also popular.
In each discipline, students and faculty work side by side in the exceptional practice and rehearsal spaces of the Joseph R. Curry Academic Center. These state-of-the-art spaces include an elegant dance studio, individual practice rooms, a theater studio, and a multi-track recording studio and multimedia lab for students studying digital video, digital audio, and other production aspects of the performing arts.
Wherever your interests lie, we are eager to help you develop them. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Performing Arts at Cushing, we’d be happy to hear from you.
Performing Arts Department
39 School Street
P.O. Box 8000
Ashburnham, MA 01430-8000