SCHOOL OF DANCE

Classical & Contemporary Dance Conservatory

Classical & Contemporary Dance Conservatory

The Classical & Contemporary Dance Conservatory offers intensive and specialized training in a variety of dance styles, including ballet, modern, pointe/men’s class, variations, composition, choreography, dance history, and movement.

The highly qualified faculty members, with extensive professional experience in the dance world, give the students the technical skills, discipline, commitment, and edge necessary for a professional career in dance or dance-related fields. By spending multiple hours per week in technique classes and rehearsal, students develop an appreciation of different dance genres, styles, and history. Students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders, who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through residencies, master classes, lectures, performances, presentations, and hands-on training. The conservatory offers a number of unique and exciting performance opportunities, where students have the chance to demonstrate the artistic skills and talents they have gained throughout their time with CSArts-SGV.

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Commercial Dance Conservatory

Commercial Dance Conservatory

Addressing the needs of gifted young dancers who aspire to perform on stage, screen, television, or in music videos, the Commercial Dance Conservatory offers students the opportunity to receive excellent technical instruction in a variety of dance styles.

The curriculum is designed to provide training in any major dance form the students would need to succeed in the commercial field of dance, including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, dance conditioning, dance history, choreography, and professional development. Students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders, who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through residencies, master classes, lectures, performances, presentations, and hands-on training. The conservatory offers a number of unique and exciting performance opportunities, where students have the chance to demonstrate the artistic skills and talents they have gained throughout their time with CSArts-SGV. Students graduate from the Commercial Dance Conservatory with the technical skills and commitment necessary for a professional career in dance or dance-related fields.

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SCHOOL OF FINE AND MEDIA ARTS

Creative Writing Conservatory

Creative Writing Conservatory

The Creative Writing Conservatory inspires young writers to develop an original literary voice, as well as the craft and talent necessary to write creative pieces worthy of their dreams. Under the guidance of professional authors and teachers, Creative Writing offers students a wide array of writing classes in short story, novel, poetry, playwriting, creative essay, comedy writing, screenwriting, songwriting, and literature.

Students are provided the opportunity to read classical and contemporary works while studying storytelling techniques and literary style. The Creative Writing Conservatory encourages student writers to pursue the elusive goal of artistic, literary self-expression. Students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders, who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through master classes, lectures, presentations, and hands-on training.

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Integrated Arts Conservatory

Integrated Arts Conservatory

The Integrated Arts Conservatory offers a diverse program designed to provide multi-talented students with the opportunity to enhance their artistic abilities in a stimulating and creative environment. The curriculum enables and encourages students to explore their talents as they study a wide range of visual and performing arts disciplines, including creative writing, visual arts, dance, music, voice, theatre, and production and design.

Students graduate from the Integrated Arts Conservatory with a solid foundation in the arts, providing them with a strong sense of confidence and the technical skills they need to pursue a higher education in the arts or the profession of their choice. Students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders, who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through residencies, master classes, lectures, performances, presentations, and hands-on training. The conservatory offers a number of unique and exciting performance opportunities, where students have the chance to demonstrate the artistic skills and talents they have gained throughout their time with CSArts-SGV.

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Visual Arts Conservatory

Visual Arts Conservatory

The Visual Arts Conservatory provides a stimulating and creative environment that encourages talented young students to discover themselves as new artists. By combining innovative studio techniques and traditional artistic approaches, the Visual Arts curriculum offers both classical and modern art history with a wide range of fine art studio classes equivalent to those of competitive arts colleges and universities.

Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge through discussion, written word, class critiques, and visual expression in their studio courses. Prior to graduation, Visual Arts students are provided the opportunity to develop a comprehensive arts portfolio to help them gain admission to renowned arts colleges and universities across the nation. Students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders, who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through master classes, lectures, presentations, and hands-on training.

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SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Classical Voice Conservatory

Classical Voice Conservatory

The Classical Voice Conservatory is designed as a college preparatory program focused on vocal arts, ideal for young singers interested in learning about the fundamentals of classical singing, and for those who may someday choose to pursue a career in singing or music teaching. Modeled after well-established national collegiate vocal-arts programs, the Classical Voice Conservatory curriculum is balanced between performance-focused classes and academic music courses.

Students in this conservatory are immersed in the fundamental elements of music, such as theory, musicianship, history, diction, and piano classes, as well as classes focused on solo and ensemble singing, such as art song literature, music of the theatre, opera scenes, choral ensembles, and classical voice. Students of the Classical Voice Conservatory benefit from the knowledge, experience, and high-caliber education of music professionals and voice experts. Students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders, who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through residencies, master classes, lectures, performances, presentations, and hands-on training. The conservatory offers a number of unique and exciting performance opportunities, where students have the chance to demonstrate the artistic skills and talents they have gained throughout their time with CSArts-SGV.

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Instrumental Music Conservatory

Instrumental Music Conservatory

The Instrumental Music Conservatory provides a comprehensive arts education that offers young musicians a college-preparatory curriculum with training in strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Students in the conservatory take a wide variety of courses, including music theory, musicianship, and music history. The well-rounded course programs train students to have a breadth of experience in repertoire from various eras and genres. Additionally, students work with an inspiring caliber of guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders. The curriculum also includes master classes, lectures, and presentations with the region’s most distinguished arts educators. Each year, the conservatory offers a number of unique and exciting performance opportunities, where students demonstrate the artistic skills and talents they have developed throughout their time with CSArts-SGV. Comprised of three specialized tracks, the Instrumental Music Conservatory includes a Guitar Program, a Pianst Program, a Wind & Jazz Studies Program, and a Strings & Orchestra Program, all of which provide their students opportunities for cross-conservatory collaboration.

Guitar Program

The Guitar Program offers student musicians comprehensive instruction in multiple guitar styles, including classical, flamenco, jazz, pop, rock, and Latin. Students perform alongside their peers in both small and large ensembles.

Pianist Program

The Instrumental Music Conservatory’s Pianist Program provides a comprehensive arts education that offers young musicians a college-preparatory curriculum with training in keyboard technique and artistry. Students in the conservatory take core courses in music theory and musicianship and a wide variety of additional courses, including chamber music, masterclass, directed study and special topics. Each year, the conservatory offers a number of unique and exciting performance opportunities, where students demonstrate the artistic skills and talents they have developed throughout their time with OCSA.

Wind & Jazz Studies Program

The Wind & Jazz Studies Program offers talented student musicians a comprehensive music education, with specialization in woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. The curriculum provides students with tremendous opportunities to develop themselves as musicians and artists. Students perform alongside their peers in large ensembles and small chamber groups, engage in various master classes, and may also have an opportunity to collaborate with students from the Strings & Orchestra Program.

Strings & Orchestra Program

The Strings & Orchestra Program provides talented student musicians an opportunity to study orchestral repertoire from all major eras while developing their skills on violin, viola, cello, or double bass. Students perform alongside their peers in an orchestra and in chamber ensembles, and may also have an opportunity to collaborate with students from the Wind & Jazz Studies Program.

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SCHOOL OF THEATRE

Acting Conservatory

Acting Conservatory

The Acting Conservatory offers comprehensive acting and movement training to talented students with aspirations of careers on stage or in film and television. Students learn all aspects of the craft of acting, from the fundamentals to advanced techniques, including acting for the camera, improvisation, theatre history, movement for actors, classical Shakespeare, stage combat, singing and dance for actors, voice and speech, and audition technique.

This program is tailored for young actors interested in advancing their dramatic acting skills. The conservatory focuses on developing healthy technique, experiencing various styles, learning about the history of the craft, and preparing students for further study and/or a career in the arts. Students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders, who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through residencies, master classes, lectures, performances, presentations, and hands-on training. The conservatory offers a number of unique and exciting performance opportunities, where students have the chance to demonstrate the artistic skills and talents they have gained throughout their time with CSArts-SGV.

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Musical Theatre Conservatory

Musical Theatre Conservatory

The Musical Theatre Conservatory offers comprehensive training in musical theatre, as well as in voice and acting technique to talented students with aspirations of careers on stage, in film and television, and in the recording arts. Students in this conservatory are provided a well-balanced musical theatre education, with classes provided in a variety of styles, including acting technique, vocal technique, vocal performance, audition technique, musical theatre history, keyboard, music theory, musicianship, pop vocal, stage movement and combat, and stage make-up.

The Musical Theatre Conservatory prepares its students with the skills they need to pursue a higher education in theatre performance or a professional career on stage. Students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders, who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through residencies, master classes, lectures, performances, presentations, and hands-on training. The conservatory offers a number of unique and exciting performance opportunities, where students have the chance to demonstrate the artistic skills and talents they have gained throughout their time with CSArts-SGV.

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Production & Design Conservatory

Production & Design Conservatory

For every performer on stage, there are several artists working behind the scenes. Under the direction of industry professionals, students in the Production & Design Conservatory create and control the lighting, audio, costume, make-up, and scenery design for all of CSArts-SGV’s performances and special events.

The Production & Design Conservatory provides a hands-on active learning environment where students take classes in all disciplines of technical theatre, including reading and interpreting a script, scenic design and construction, stage management, audio, lighting, drawing for design, and costume and make-up design. These classes allow students to discover new and untapped talents and passions. Students are exposed to renowned guest artists, university faculty, and industry leaders, who visit the school’s campus to share their expertise and creativity through master classes, lectures, presentations, and hands-on, training.

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