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Why Study Music?
Training in music and theatre instills discipline, develops organizational and social skills, improves coordination, encourages creative thinking and problem solving, and promotes an appreciation for culture and art that lasts throughout a person's life.

Whether a student is planning a professional career in the theatre or just looking to explore their creative and artistic side, PCPA has a program to suit their needs. In a 10-year study of over 25,000 students by the U.S. Education Department:
Students who study music test higher in math and on standardized tests.  
Students studying theatre have higher reading skills.

PCPA Student to Star in Amazon Prime TV Series (Jun 23, 2015) ​Jacob Morrell, 8, of Scotch Plains, a student of PCPA voice teacher Dylan Shelofsky, will play the principal role of "Kevin" (more)...
Beth Malone 
(Getty Images)
Summer Conservatory Raises over $3,000 for Make-A-Wish NJ (Aug 4, 2015) ​Continuing last summer's theme of "giving back" (more)...

▼ Tony-nominated Beth Malone Visits Summer Conservatory (Jul 10, 2015)​Star of Fun Home on Broadway and Tony-nominated actress Beth Malone paid our Center Stage students a visit today (more)...
▲ Former PCPA Student Makes Broadway Debut (Oct 21, 2015)​Holly Curran, voice student of Valerie Pineda, makes her Broadway debut this fall in the acclaimed Lincoln Center Theatre revival of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge. Curran understudies the lead role of Catherine.
Holly Curran

Stay tuned for updates regarding the 2017 Spring semester.

​Registration for the current 2016 semester is closed.
On The Town, Summer 2016
Photo credit: Howie Frisch
Beginning Fall 2016 Semester, all NJ classes and lessons will now take place at:
First United Methodist Church, 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains
For more PCPA news, visit our news page or news archive page. If you have a news item to submit or if you'd like to submit a correction, please email: fausto@pinedaconservatory.com.

▼ Broadway Actor Scott Willis Visits Summer Conservatory (Jul 26, 2016) Scott Willis, currently starring as Monsieur Baurel in Broadway's An American In Paris, shared career advice and stories from his long and varied stage career with the Center Stage students today at the CDC. His visit is part of the Center Stage Program's continuing summer series of visiting Broadway performers that have included Michele McConnell (current Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera) and Tony-nominated Beth Malone (Fun Home). Tickets for An American in Paris
Scott Willis

The PCPA family continues to grow as we open our first satellite location in Richmond, VA. Pineda Conservatory Richmond will begin offering private voice lessons for all ages and experience levels beginning the Fall of 2016.

We welcome our new Richmond students to our ever-expanding Pineda Conservatory family.

The Pineda Conservatory's annual winter celebration has become a yearly tradition for many of our Pineda students and families. This year's addition promises to be bigger and better than ever!

2016 Pineda Conservatory students (summer and regular school year) are eligible to participate as well as returning alumni who have graduated from HS. Stay tuned for details.

PCPA is thrilled to welcome Ms. Madeleine Evarts to our voice faculty.

Maddy is an alum of the Pineda Conservatory, is NATS certified, and is an accomplished performer. She begins taking students beginning this fall session.
Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization
PCPA @ FUMC, 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains NJ   •   (908) 731-1377   •   thepinedaconservatory@gmail.com
Veterans Day - No classes or lessons

Thanksgiving Break - No classes or lessons

Space Pirates - Starlight Musical Theatre Performance

Sunshine Musical Theatre Performance
Dec 3, 5PM & 7PM
FREE General Admission

Presented by the Starlight Musical Theatre Class students.


Dec 10, 10:30AM
FREE General Admission

Presented by the Sunshine Musical Theatre Class students.