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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 Faculty

List of 18 members.

  • Julia Ohm 

    Performing Arts Chair
    978-827-7220
    Bio
  • Desh Hindle 

    Director of Music
    978-827-7219
    Bio
  • Rebecca Rice 

    Director of Dance
    978 827 7221
    Bio
  • Jerry Sabatini 

    Jazz Ensemble Director
    Bio
  • Mary Carfagna 

    Cello Teacher
    978-827-7219
    Bio
  • Michael Caudill 

    Saxophone/Clarinet Teacher
    Bio
  • Margarita Chandler 

    Voice Teacher
    978-827-7219
    Bio
  • Angel Hernandez 

    Violin & Viola Teacher
    978-827-7219
    Bio
  • Don Kirby 

    Drum Teacher
    978-827-7219
    Bio
  • Kris Lucander 

    Double-Bass Teacher
    Bio
  • Eve-Marie Nezich 

    Flute Teacher
    978-827-7219
    Bio
  • Troy Price 

    Guitar Teacher
    978-827-7219
    Bio
  • Joshua Quinones 

    Bio
  • Michelle Salvucci 

    Science Teacher
    978-827-7065
    Bio
  • Mark St. Laurent 

    Voice Teacher
    Bio
  • Berit Strong 

    Bio
  • Monica Tessitore 

    Piano Teacher
    978-827-7219
    Bio
  • Sarah Weiskittel 

    Latin Teacher
    Bio

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430
978-827-7000
admissions@cushing.org

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy is a coed, college preparatory day and boarding school for grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in and out of the classroom through outstanding academic, art and athletic offerings. Visit our welcoming community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.

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