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.
Cuban Dance Exams
Noche de Zarzuela
featuring Segovia Ballet Español Miami-Dade County Auditorium Black Box 7:30 p.m.
May 1 - 5 and May 22 - 25 5:00 p.m.
Rosita Segovia Theatre $10
We are enjoying an amazing and exciting year in our Music Department, and are rejoicing in the development of our very talented musicians.
May 1 - Students of Ms. Ibette Fernandez and Maestro Marlene Urbay
May 2 - Students of Mrs. Ileana Cortizo and Mr. Ruben "Tutty" Jimenez
May 3 - Students of Mrs. Lizet Ledon and Mr. Rey Guerra
May 4 - Students of Mrs. Yirka Ledon and Mr. Norman Milanes
May 5 - Students of Mrs. Ileana Raymat and Ms. Marisol Caballero
May 22 - Students of Ms. Yoana Hernandez and Mr. Rolando Medina
May 23 - Students of Mrs. Mirtha de la Torre
May 24 - Students of Ms. Alina Gonzalez and Mr. Edgar Sanfeliz
May 25 - Students of Mrs. Loly Lopez, Mrs. Teresita de Leon, and Mr. Israel Aragon
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.)
Theatre Department Presents Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
On March 3rd & 4th, Blessed Unrest, the Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts Theater Company, presented William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. The performance, directed by Mr. Ean Kessler, showcased amazing talent, passion, and hard work that brought new life to one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies.
Congratulations to Mr. Kessler and all of the actors for a wonderful production!
We will be organizing schedules, prioritizing in accordance to the time of registration. We would like to accommodate our current Music students first, so please register early. Registration is now open to the entire school and to students from outside CEA. Once the teachers have filled up their schedule, registration will be closed.
*This registration is for private music lessons. This is separate from our regular summer intensive programs. If a student is currently registered for a summer intensive program and would like to continue his or her private musical instrument lessons in addition, lessons must be scheduled before or after summer intensive hours only (before 9:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m.).
Visual Arts Department Travels to Italy
This March, the Conchita Espinosa Visual Arts Department traveled to Italy for a cultural immersion educational experience. Educational travel broadens our awareness of others and sharpens self-awareness, as students have the chance to gather firsthand information about the world. Seeing different landscapes, experiencing the challenges of certain cultures, listening to the opinions of people in other countries provides a deeper level of mindfulness. Profound experiences give people a sense of place and purpose, and they cultivate lifelong values and priorities. Students had the chance to spend 10 days in Florence and Rome, and had day trips to Lucca, Pisa, Siena, and San Gimignano. In addition to the cultural activities, sightseeing, and museum tours, our young artists attended art and art restoration workshops throughout the trip and visited local art schools. Mrs. Vazquez and Mrs. Martinez worked with the students throughout the school year to prepare them for this experience. We are so proud to have been able to offer this experience to our young artists! Click to See Pictures >
Segovia Ballet Español Performs with Florida Chamber Orchestra
Many congratulations to Marisol Moreno and Segovia Ballet Español for their beautiful performance alongside Florida Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Maness (tenor) and Jennifer Zamorano (soprano) at Tarde Española on February 26th!
Thank you to our Music Department Head, Marlene Urbay and to Spanish Dance Department Head Marisol Moreno, and our wonderful dance faculty members, Cristina Masdueno, Leiza Mendez, and Kenia Luz Garcia Cabrera for their choreography and the phenomenal job they are doing with our dancers! See Pictures >
Congratulations to alumna Bianca Allanic for signing a company contract with Ballet Theatre of Maryland!
Bianca will graduate from Indiana University in May with a Bachelor of Science and a Ballet Performance Major, which she was able to accomplish in 3 years. She starts her season with Ballet Theatre ofMaryland this August, but will spend the summer learning the company's repertoire for next season.
Bianca has always been a beautiful example of dedication, discipline, joy and hard work. We are so proud of you!
Cathy Roe Ultimate Dance Competition!
Congratulations to our dancers for the wonderful performances at the Cathy Roe Ultimate Dance Competition! We are incredibly proud of your growth as dancers and artists, and incredibly grateful to your amazing teachers. Thank you, Ms. Danella for the continuous leadership, dedication, and love you give our young dancers!
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