Canal Winchester Performing Arts

Building a Community of Life-Long Artists

Welcome to the CWPA! 


Canal Winchester High School offers possibly the most diverse Performing Arts program in central Ohio. Between the three branches of the Department (Drama, Instrumental and Vocal), CWHS students have nearly 2 dozen different classes and performing ensembles.

The Canal Winchester High School Performing Arts Department Auditorium

Manager/CWPA Box Office phone number. (614) 920-2680

You can use this number to purchase seats for all of the CWPA ticketed performances

and inquire about events held the Oley Speaks Aduitorium.

Are you thinking about a career in the Performing Arts?

For more information about our programs, please email:

Canal Winchester High School

300 Washington Street

Canal Winchester, OH 43110


Parents are encouraged to subscribe to the

CW Performing Arts Boosters Announcements

Canal Winchester School District Policy on 

Recording and Social Media

With the constant development of technology, it’s never been easier to video and quickly post on the various Social Media platforms.  Please be aware of the Department and the Canal Winchester School District’s Public Media Policies. 


 We respect the creative and intellectual property of composers and artists.  

No video or sound recording can be made during any rehearsal or performance without the student’s and Director’s consent.   Any posting of such digital media on-line without consent can be considered an infringement of the student’s rights and potentially could be a copyright violation.  

The Canal Winchester Schools and the Canal Winchester Performing Arts Deparment hold no resposibility for actions done by individuals in violation of Copyright Law and/or policies enacted by the Canal Winchester School Board of Education.

 Board Policy 9160

 The Board is aware of the increasing desire of many parents and other members of an audience to make audio and/or video recordings of school events.

 Such recordings can be made by parents or other members of the audience without restriction if the performance is not of copyrighted material. However, if the performance is of copyrighted material, recording can be made if the appropriate license authorizing such recordings has been secured in advance by the District. If the performance is of copyrighted material and the necessary license has not been secured in advance by the District, the audience shall be advised before the performance begins that audio and/or video recordings that will be re-broadcast or distributed in any way, such as posting on the internet, are prohibited.

 Any person or organization seeking to film students or a school activity which is not a public event, must obtain prior permission from the Superintendent.

Board Policy 5136

 Students may not use a Personal Communication Devices in any way that might reasonably create in the mind of another person an impression of being threatened, humiliated, harassed, embarrassed or intimidated. See Policy 5517.01 – Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior. In particular, students are prohibited from using Personal Communication Devices  to: (1) transmit material that is threatening, obscene, disruptive, or sexually explicit or that can be construed as harassment or disparagement of others based upon their race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, or political beliefs; and (2) engage in "sexting" - i.e., sending, receiving, sharing, viewing, or possessing pictures, text messages, e-mails or other materials of a sexual nature in electronic or any other form. Violation of these prohibitions shall result in disciplinary action. Furthermore, such actions will be reported to local law enforcement and child services as required by law. Students are also prohibited from using a Personal Communication Devices to capture, record, and/or transmit test information or any other information in a manner constituting fraud, theft, cheating, or academic dishonesty. Likewise, students are prohibited from using their Personal Communication Devices to receive such information.


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