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Dance

The Dance faculty at CEC aims to create a positive environment for aspiring dancers to…

Music

Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts first began as a piano conservatory in Havana, Cuba….

Theatre

The theatre program exposes students to the fundamentals of creative dramatics and foundational acting techniques…

Visual Arts

Conservatory Visual Arts classes take a classical approach to teaching drawing and painting. The program…

Martial Arts

Martial Arts has been a longstanding tradition at the Conservatory. Martial Arts classes include elements…

committed to developing and training young artists

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.

85+ Years of History

Since 1933, Conchita Espinosa Academy (CEA) has educated children with a unique philosophy and methodology developed and first put into practice by its founder, Conchita Espinosa, in Havana, Cuba. Espinosa believed that every child deserves and has the right to a complete education in the arts and sciences.

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Registration & Schedules

Conservatory classes begin on Tuesday, September 7th. All Conservatory classes will be held in-person. Masks are required for all classes and events held on the CEA and Conservatory campus.

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The Arts as Education

Fundamental to the Espinosa Method of education and ingrained in our philosophy is the belief that the Arts are essential to our students’ overall education and well-being.

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Experience Conchita

The Espinosa Method

“To reach a child’s soul one must know him, guide him and especially, love him.”

– Conchita Espinosa

The Espinosa Method

The Espinosa Method

The Espinosa Method™, proven effective for over 85 years, is the result of Conchita Espinosa’s educational philosophy layered with decades of experience that have contributed to the legacy of a transformational, forward-thinking educational experience.

Prestigious Faculty

Throughout the years Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts has been blessed with some of the best teachers who shared Conchita’s dedication to arts education.

Master Classes

Each year, select intermediate and advanced Conservatory students in various disciplines have the benefit of participating in master classes with guest teachers.

Educational Travel

Educational travel broadens our awareness of others and sharpens self-awareness, as students have the chance to gather firsthand information about the world.

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Our Facilities

Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts is located on the campus of the Conchita Espinosa Academy, comprised of 10 beautifully landscaped acres in southwest Miami-Dade County.

Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts houses four professional level dance studios, eleven music rooms, a comprehensive art room with a kiln, dressing rooms, and the Conservatory administrative office. The Rosita Segovia Theater, where many of the annual performances take place, is located in the Main Building of the Academy. The Rosita Segovia Theater has state-of-the-art music and sound systems, as well as a backstage to enhance all performances.

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Testimonials

Upcoming Events

Segovia Ballet Español Performance with Florida Chamber Orchestra

On Sunday, October 9, 2022, the Florida Chamber Orchestra, directed by Maestro Marlene Urbay, will present Spanish Extravaganza, a…

Estampas del Quijote

Estampas del Quijote is a collection of scenes and fragments of the beloved story of Don Quijote de la…

Christmas in the Gardens

Christmas in the Gardens is a celebration of music and dance in the beautiful Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl….

Conservatory Holiday Showcase

The Conservatory holiday showcase is a celebration of dance and music in which numerous student groups will…

Spring Virtual Music Concerts

It has been an excellent year in the music department. Our musicians continue to learn and grow under the guidance of our faculty.

Our annual Spring Music Concerts will take place virtually from June 2 – June 8, 2021. The concerts will be streamed through the Conservatory website.  All concerts will premiere at 7:00 p.m. and will be available for you to stream on-demand for 24 hours after its premiere.

Concerts are free of charge, so we encourage you to share the link of your child’s concert with family and friends! After each respective premiere, all concerts will be available for purchase and download for $10 until June 24th. 

 

Segovia Ballet Español Performance with Florida Chamber Orchestra

On Sunday, October 9, 2022, the Florida Chamber Orchestra, directed by Maestro Marlene Urbay, will present Spanish Extravaganza, a…

Estampas del Quijote

Estampas del Quijote is a collection of scenes and fragments of the beloved story of Don Quijote de la…

Christmas in the Gardens

Christmas in the Gardens is a celebration of music and dance in the beautiful Pinecrest Gardens Banyan Bowl….

Conservatory Holiday Showcase

The Conservatory holiday showcase is a celebration of dance and music in which numerous student groups will…

CEC News

SPANISH DANCE DEPARTMENT REPRESENTS SPAIN AT SPANISH EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CONFERENCE

On Monday, September 26th, the Spanish dance department was invited to be the official representatives of Spanish…

Catalina Vigil attends Summer Dance Intensive in Terrassa Barcelona

Based on her participation in the Dance Open America International Video Preselection, Rodolfo Castellanos, Artistic Director of…

Music Department News

After 26 years, Maestro Marlene Urbay will retire from her position as Conservatory Music Department Head. Maestro…

Our Alumni

Bianca Allanic Congratulations!

Congratulations to alumna Bianca Allanic for signing a company…

JOIN THE LEGACY

For 87 years, Conchita Espinosa Conservatory of the Arts (CEC) has maintained their commitment to the development of young artists. CEC offers students exceptional technical and artistic training within a nurturing environment that allows them to develop into human beings with a deep understanding, appreciation, and respect for the Arts. Enrollment is open to the community and not limited to students from the Academy. Classes are also available for professionals and adults.