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.
▲ 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.
▲ Broadway Actors Mary Callanan (r) & Karen Elliott (l) Visit Summer Conservatory (Jul 14 & 17, 2017, respectively) As part of our ongoing Broadway Masterclass Series (past participants include Michele McConnell current Carlotta in Phantom of the Opera and Fun Home's Tony-nominated Beth Malone), Mary Callanan (currently in Bandstand on Broadway) spent the afternoon discussing her career, sharing her performance experiences, and lending advice to our student performers.
The following week, Karen Elliott (Broadway's Les Miserables, Nat'l Tour of Sister Act) spent the day as a guest artist and teacher. After briefly speaking to our students about her training and experience, she spent the rest of the day privately coaching individual students and small groups. This invaluable one-on-one time with Broadway caliber performers is one of the many perks of the Pineda Summer Conservatory experience.
Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization
Registration open for FALL 2019
Fall Semester begins
On The Town, Summer 2016
Photo credit: Howie Frisch
February 10 - June 16
Online registration for Winter/Spring 2020 private lessons is now open. Register now to ensure your preferred date/time.
Lesson time assigned on first-come, first-served basis (with preference given to returning students).
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.
▼ 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