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 take class three to four days a week, beginning through advanced levels, in styles of ballet, contemporary, modern, and jazz. Choreography and dance history are integral parts program, and students typically perform in two main-stage concerts a year.
- Musicians can work together (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 dedicated practice/rehearsal spaces in the Joseph R. Curry Academic Center. These state-of-the-art facilities include a dance studio, individual practice rooms, 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.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Performing Arts at Cushing, we’d be happy to hear from you.