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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.


Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that provides a full range of educational programs and performance opportunities benefiting students of all ages and talent levels.  
Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts  
428 Jerusalem Road   •   Scotch Plains, NJ 07076   •    (908) 731-1377   •   pinedaconservatory@comcast.net
Summer Conservatory Raises Over $2200 for Broadway Cares (Summer 2014) In keeping with this summer's theme of giving back to our community, PCPA sponsored several charity events this summer (more)...

NEWS
McConnell as Carlotta (Joan Marcus)
UPCOMING
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)...

Valerie Pineda Honored by Boy Scouts of America (Nov 10, 2014) ​PCPA Executive Director, Valerie Pineda, is a recipient of the Boy Scouts of America's 2014 Tribute to Women Awards (more)...

Broadway Phantom's Carlotta Hosts Master Class (July 11, 2014) ​Students in our Center Stage Program got a very special visit today from Broadway's own Carlotta, Michele McConnell (more)...
Beth Malone 
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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.

Congratulations Holly! Tickets
Holly Curran
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2016 WINTER-SPRING CLASS REGISTRATION
Mrs. Claus and the Pineda-ettes
Holiday Spectacular 2014
Holiday Spectacular 2015
Photo credit: Howie Frisch

June 27-July 29 (Closed July 1-4, Center Stage extends through July 31)
Registration is now open for the 2016 Pineda Summer Conservatory Program. Students interested in the HS Center Stage Program are required to audition for acceptance into the program. All other programs are open enrollment, no audition required, on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please visit the Summer Conservatory homepage for details about full-day options, payment information and scholarship eligibility. 

The Summer Conservatory is a 5-week summer intensive. Students participate in daily dance, voice, and acting classes as well as industry-related workshops taught by professional staff with years of experience on Broadway, regionally and on theatre & concert stages around the country.
Afternoon Advanced Stagecraft 
For students entering grades 6 through 12 (Spotlight students may also opt to participate in Advanced Stagecraft for a full day experience.)
Limited to 10 students on a first-come, first-served basis. All Stagecraft students are required to work backstage for the full run of at least one summer show.

​Tuition: $550
All classes and performances take place at Cranford Dramatic Club, 78 Winans Ave, Cranford NJ
Spotlight Theatre Program
For students entering grades 6 through 9
Limited open enrollment. No audition required. 
The program culminates in a fully staged musical with roles cast via auditions held the first week of classes.

Into The Woods Jr
July 27 & 28 @ 1PM & 7:30PM

Tuition: $925 (incoming 9th graders who successfully audition for Center Stage and also wish to participate in the Spotlight Program, full-day tuition is $1425)
Starlight Theatre Program
For students entering grades 2 though 5
Limited open enrollment. No audition required.
The program culminates in a fully staged musical with roles cast via auditions held the first week of classes.

The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever 
July 23 @ 3PM & 7PM

​Tuition: $925
2016 SUMMER CONSERVATORY
Center Stage Program
For students entering grades 9 through 12
Limited enrollment BY AUDITION ONLY

The program culminates with two fully staged musicals.

Endless Summer July 21 & 22 @ 8PM
On The Town July 31 & 31 @ 2pm & 8PM

Tuition: $925 (incoming 9th graders who successfully audition for Center Stage and also wish to participate in the Spotlight Program, full-day tuition is $1425)

Audition dates (FUMC - 1171 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains, NJ):
Feb 28 (4-6PM or 6-8PM) Mar 19 (1-3PM or 3-5PM) & Mar 20 (3-5PM)
Limited Openings Still Available
Registration is still open for private voice lesson for the 2016 Winter-Spring semester. But availability is extremely limited based on teacher availability and scheduling.