Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts (CEC) is committed to developing and training young artists. Courses are designed to meet the needs and interests of students dedicated to furthering their natural artistic talents. Enrollment is open to the community and not limited to students from the Academy. Classes are also available for professionals and adults. Conservatory faculty is handpicked for their excellent teaching skills and superb reputation in their respective areas of expertise. The goal of each faculty member is to develop well-rounded artists in their students with excellent technique and a deep respect and love for the arts.
Miami Dance Futures presents Christmas in the Gardens
Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl:
11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL 33156
A holiday evening of music and dance featuring young artists from Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts Tickets on Sale Now >
Conservatory Christmas Show
2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Tickets on Sale for performers now!
$20 (Limit - 3 per performer)
SNOWMAN (Senior Dance Mastery)
Castilla I and II
Junior Voice Mastery
Junior Theatre Mastery
Hip Hop (Minis, Troupe and Juniors)
Tap (Glover, Hines and Boys)
Cuban Dance (Bolero and Son)
Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty.
– Albert Einstein (Lindsay and Hailey Martinez’s parents sent this quote.)
The Beaux Art Student Showcase
The Beaux Art Student Showcase will take place from January 13-15 at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museem. Three of our visual artists have been selected to present their pieces at this exhibit: Ana Moros, Ana Samaniego and Chloe Jova. Many congratulations!
Mario Prisuelos Master Classes and Concert
On Friday, November 4th we were blessed to have Mario Prisuelos play a concert at our very own Rosita Segovia Theatre. Born in Madrid, Mario Prisuelos studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music, then trained further in Vienna under the direction of Leonid Brumberg, subsequently finishing in Madrid with Humberto Quagliata. Prisuelos is considered one of the most relevant pianists of his generation, as stated by the critics, as demonstrated by his concerts and confirmed by his enormous European and American activity.
He recently completed an extensive tour in the United States, debuting in New York's Carnegie Hall, together with concerts among others in the National Auditorium in Madrid, IRCAM in Paris or at Zagreb Music Academy.
Mr. Prisuelos' concert followed a wonderful week of master classes with our music
Conservatory Music Masteries will consist of small ensembles dedicated to learning about and playing chamber music. They will work in a group setting once a week with Maestro Marlene Urbay who, in addition to being our Music Department Head, has years of experience as a pedagogue and as the conductor of the Florida Chamber Orchestra.
Chamber music is instrumental music played by a small ensemble, with one player to a part. The name "chamber music" originates from the spaces in which these small ensembles rehearsed during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, although this concept has evolved since then.
Chamber music is tremendously beneficial for music students. It aids in the development of polyphonic hearing, which is the ability to listen to and distinguish the many "voices" in a piece of music. It widens one's general sense of rhythm, tuning, knowledge of different musical styles, sight-reading skills and the ability to work in a team, which cultivates responsibility, leadership, sensibility, and discipline. Groups will have performance opportunities throughout the year, as they build their repertoire.
Conservatory Music Mastery Groups will be by invitation only, for students who have reached a certain level of proficiency in his/her instrument and who have demonstrated a strong level of commitment to the Conservatory Music Department.
Theatre Students Travel to California
to Study at A Noise Within
Theatre students in CEA 5th grade and up travelled to Pasadena, California this spring to visit and study theatre at A Noise Within. See Pictures>
Congratulations to Valentina Rodriguez, who was accepted into the The School of American Ballet Summer Program!
Valentina, CEA c/o 2015, was a member of the Conchita Espinosa Youth Dance Ensemble and a founding member of the CEC Youth Ballet Company. She currently attends New World School of the Arts and continues to dance at CEC. Valentina, we are incredibly proud of your achievements and your continued growth as a dancer!