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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.

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

Registration is now open for the Winter/Spring Semester 2017. Limited time slots available. Register today to ensure your spot.
On The Town, Summer 2016
Photo credit: Howie Frisch
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.
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
Sunshine Studio Sampler

Holiday Spectacular

Winter Break - No classes or lessons

First day of Winter/Spring Semester

DEC 23, 8PM

Tickets are now on sale for PCPA's annual Holiday Spectacular!  

Staff, students, friends and alumni perform in this wacky, fun, and often heartwarming celebration of the holiday season.

For performers participating in the Holiday Spectacular.

Click link for rehearsal resources and study aids.



Registration is still open for the Winter/Spring Semester of the Sunshine (grades 1-3) Musical Theatre Class. The Starlight class (grades 4-6) is now full and enrollment is closed.

Sunshine will culminate in a production of Disney's The Jungle Book Kids. Starlight will culminate in a production of Disney's Alice in Wonderland 
*Starlight Theatre
Sunshine Theatre
*Class full, enrollment closed
*Lighting fixtures and equipment for this production generously donated by Gala Productions, NYC.