Pineda Conservatory Summer Theatre Program
The Summer Conservatory is one of PCPA's most popular programs. Each summer, nearly a hundred 2nd through 12th-graders from across central and northern NJ convene at the CDC theatre in Cranford, NJ for five weeks of classes, workshops and rehearsals, culminating in four fully-staged musical.

In addition to our performance-based programs, PCPA offers an Afternoon Advanced Stagecraft Program. Stagecraft students receive hands-on experience and instruction in all aspects of technical theatre including set construction and design, costuming and stage management. 

Full-Day Options
For students interested in a full-day conservatory experience, we offer the following options:

Spotlight Theatre + Afternoon Stagecraft - Offered to students entering grade 6 through 9
Spotlight Theatre + Center Stage - Offered to students entering or graduating from 9th grade in 2016 who successfully audition for the Center Stage Program

Scholarships, Financial Aid and Referrals
Scholarships are available based on need and merit. Scholarships and Financial Aid Requests must be made in the form of a letter and submitted with a copy of your Online Registration on or before March 19, 2016 to be considered. Merit Scholarship requests must also be accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a teacher.

Refer a friend and receive $50 off your tuition upon receipt of your friend's Summer Conservatory registration. Only one referral discount per referred student.

The Programs
For more detailed program information, please click the links provided or select from the drop-down menu on the website header. 
The Summer Conservatory is a 5-week summer intensive. Students participate in daily dance, voice, audition preparation 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.
► Meet Me in St. Louis, Summer Conservatory 2010
For information about any of our past seasons, visit our archive page.
PAYMENTS can be made in full or in two (2) installments, the 1st due with your application and the 2nd due on/before May 1.

Cash, check, and CC accepted. Please note CC payments are subject to an additional $25 processing fee.

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REFUNDS will be made (less a $100 administrative fee) if requested by June 1. For refund requests made after June 1st, 25% will be retained as an operational cost.  

No refunds will be granted AFTER June 15. 

REFER a friend and receive $50 off your tuition upon your friend's acceptance and registration in the program.

NOTE: only 1 referral discount permitted per student. The new student MUST note referral on their registration form.

SCHOLARSHIPS are available based on merit and/or financial need. For financial assistance, please submit (1) a letter of recommendation from a teacher and (2) a formal request letter detailing your circumstances. Both letters must accompany a copy of your Online Registration Form (if you cannot access online, print and fill out a regular Registration Form) in order for consideration. Mail to: ATTN: PCPA SCHOLARSHIP, 428 Jerusalem Road, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076.
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SUMMER CONSERVATORY
Theatre Intensive
Spotlight Theatre Program
For students entering grades 6 through 9
Limited open enrollment | first-come, first-served basis. 
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 (for 9th graders who successfully audition for the Center Stage Program 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 | first-come, first-served basis.
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
Center Stage Program
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 (for 9th graders who successfully audition for the Center Stage Program and also wish to participate in the Spotlight program, full-day tuition is $1425)
Afternoon Advanced Stagecraft 
For students entering grades 6 through 12 (Spotlight students may opt to participate 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 (Stagecraft only): $550
Tuition (Stagecraft + Spotlight): $1475
Pineda Conservatory of the Performing Arts a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization
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