Cranford Arts

Upcoming Performances & Events

Cranford High School

CHS Spring Choral Concert

Thursday, April 28th 7:30pm

Location: Orange Avenue School

CHS Spring Band Concert

Thursday, May 5th 7:30pm

Location: Cranford High School Upper Gym

CHS Spring Dance Concert

Friday, May 13th 8:00pm

Location: Hillside Avenue School

Joint Choral Concert w/ Westfield High School

Sunday, May 15th 4:00 pm

Location: Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church (Plainfield, NJ)

CHS Spring Acting Concert

Thursday, May 19th 7:30pm

Location: Hillside Avenue School

CHS Senior Acting Showcase

Thursday, May 26th 7:30pm

Location: Hillside Avenue School

Spring Orchestra & Masterwork Concert

Thursday, June 2 7:30pm

Location: Trinity Church (Cranford, NJ)

CHS Spring Art Show

June 2nd - June 14th

Closing Reception: June 14th 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Cranford Community Center

Madrigal Spring Concert at Trinity Church

Sunday, June 5 1:00pm

Location: Trinity Church (Cranford, NJ)

Middle Schools

Orange Avenue School Instrumental Concert

Wednesday, May 18th 7:00pm

Location: Orange Avenue School

Orange Avenue Choral Concert

Thursday, May 26th 7:00pm

Location: Orange Avenue School

Hillside Avenue Spring Concert (Part 1)

Chorus & Percussion Ensemble

Wednesday, June 1 7:00pm

Location: Hillside Avenue School

Hillside Avenue Spring Concert (Part 2)

Band, Jazz Band & Orchestra

Wednesday, June 8 7:00pm

Location: Hillside Avenue School

Art Contest for Cranford

Residents- Ages 18 and Under


Senior, Bailey Croft, will be awarded a Prestigious New Jersey Governor's Award in Arts Education. The awards celebration will be held on May 26th in Trenton, NJ.

Bailey Croft is an acting and choral student at CHS and was nominated by the Speech and Theatre Association of New Jersey (STANJ).

Arts in the Community

Visit Cranford's Elementary and Middle School Spring 2021 Art Shows!


CHS Fine Art Student wins contest

Congratulations to CHS Fine Art student Audrey Esteves, whose painting of @delice_macarons won the 365 WNJ's "Spotlight on Cranford Teen Artists" contest!

Crafts Masterclass with Marianne Jennings

Marianne Jennings, a metalsmith and CHS alumna continues to stay connected and support her alma mater. Jennings learned of a competition from Potter USA and shared her story of how Cranford High School helped guide her decision to pursue a passion of working with metal. She told her story and, in the process, won the fine arts department a twenty-ton hydraulic press, used for stamping or embossing metal.

Jennings recently worked with the Advanced Crafts students and showed them how to use the machine. She also showed examples of how she’s used the hydraulic press to create her own pieces. She gave each student a copper disk and they chose an impression to stamp. The students will enamel their impressions and use it in a piece of jewelry during the course.

BPS Virtual Art Night 2021.mp4

Art Night @ Brookside Place School


Art Night @ Orange Avenue School

CHS Art Students

Congratulations to CHS Art student Casey Benderoth who has been selected as the winner of the Design a Tote Contest held by the College Women's Club of Cranford. The tote will be available in town and on the organization's website with all proceeds from the sale going towards scholarships. The tote presents an illustration of Droescher's Mill which is befitting, as Cranford is celebrating its 150th Anniversary this year.

Congratulations to CHS Art students Pauline Le Dorze, Lara Demetrio, and Paige Fiore for having their art work selected and submitted to the United States House of Representatives Congressional Art Competition.


CHS Choral Music 2021

Congratulations to Viviana Beckford, Erin Miklencic, and Gianni Vivas who were selected and participated in the National Association for Music Education's (NAfME) All-Eastern Honor Choirs! The students represented Cranford High School from March 4-6 in virtual rehearsals with students from all over the Northeast. After the rehearsals, the students submitted recordings of their individual parts and NAfME created virtual ensemble performance videos, which were released last week.

The performances can be seen on the NAfME YouTube channel here.

Instrumental Music

Congratulations to Will Hoffman for making NJ Jazz Region Band for drumset!


Join Friends of Performing Arts!

We thank the Friends for partnering with the district to purchase canopy tents so that music instruction at CHS, HAS, and OAS can occur outside during COVID-19. Please support them as they continue to support the high school and middle school departments.

FOPA Membership Application

Thanks also to Cranford Fund for Educational Excellence for their donation to purchase portable PA systems and keyboards for arts instruction.

MSU Theatre Night Awards Nominations

"Happily Ever Before"

Orange Avenue School Winter 2021

Outstanding achievement in New Media/Special Effects- Orange Avenue School

Outstanding performance by an actor in a middle school play-JP Giblin

Outstanding performance by an actor in a middle school play-Joshua Ashinoff

Outstanding performance by an actor in a middle school play- Palmer Friedman

Outstanding performance by an actress in a middle school play- Emma Yager

Outstanding production of a middle school virtual play- Happily Ever Before

Congratulations to our 2020-2021 CHS STANJ Winners

Dan Klimko - Finalist (Dramatic Monologue)

Bailey Croft - Finalist (Comedic Monologue)

Viv Beckford - 6th Place (Comedic Monologue)

Ryan Rosenthal & Jakob Alexo - 2nd Place (Dramatic Pairs)

Bella Lijoi & Savannah Seda - 5th Place (Comedic Pairs)

Ryan Rosenthal & Molly O'Shea - 4th Place (Improvisational Pairs)

Dan Klimko - Senior Scholarship

Lee Rosenthal & Ryan Rosenthal - Winners (Pantomime Pairs)

Congratulations to Ryan Rosenthal for earning 2nd Place in The Theatre Project's 2021 Young Playwrights Competition!

Cranford Community

10th Annual Cranford Community Holocaust Day of Remembrance

We invite you to view this service which includes fine and performing arts works from students across Cranford Schools.