Music and Performing Arts are an integral part of our curriculum at The Cushman School. From the time our students enter the nursery up until they graduate from the eighth grade, they are constantly exposed to music and the performing arts.
All students at The Cushman School participate in assemblies throughout the year, which allows them to showcase their classroom curriculum. Presentations incorporate singing, dancing, playing instruments and reciting poetry in front of an audience. In addition, the second through sixth grade participates in the annual Spring Play starring the sixth grade class. As the students continue on to the Middle School, they are offered multiple Fine Arts electives, which include theatre, choir and composition.
In 2012, Cushman introduced a first of its kind Artist-in-Residence program. This unique experience actively engages Middle School students with working professionals to enhance their understanding of the creative process as well as their musical/artistic skills.
Also recently introduced, Cushman's Music Festival Series brings accomplished professional bands to our campus. Not only festive for the whole family, these concert performances demonstrate Cushman’s commitment to exposing our students to music as a vehicle for growth and lifestyle enhancement. To date, the Western-genre Samantha Russell Band and an authentic New Orleans jazz band, Gary Brown, flown in straight from The Big Easy, have delighted Cushman families. And we look forward to more shows in the works!
Click here for the Performing Arts Catalog, which offers year-long training sessions.