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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 culture at the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain ‘s Spanish Educators’ Conference, held at Florida International University. Thank you to the Education Office of the Embassy of Spain for the invitation to represent Spanish culture at your professional development conference, “Spanish Culture and Methodological Application in the Classroom.” It was an honor and a pleasure for us to showcase the various discipline of Spanish dance as part of this program! Nuestro más sincero agradecimiento a la Agregaduría de Educación de…

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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 Programa D’Alt Rendiment en Dansa, awarded Catalina Vigil a scholarship to attend their 2022 Summer Dance Intensive in Terrassa Barcelona on scholarship this past summer. Catalina, currently a CEC dance student in the high school program, had a wonderful experience! Congratulations Catalina!

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Segovia Ballet Español Performance with Florida Chamber Orchestra

On Sunday, October 9, 2022, the Florida Chamber Orchestra, directed by Maestro Marlene Urbay, presented Spanish Extravaganza, a concert honoring the music and culture of Spain. The program was a selection of the most famous Spanish and Cuban Zarzuelas of all time. These renowned pieces will be interpreted by the Florida Chamber Orchestra, composed of thirty musicians under the baton of Maestro Marlene Urbay. Maestro Urbay has invited the Conservatory Spanish dance department to perform alongside FCO and the Coro Orfeón Complutense of the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. It is an honor for our dancers in Malaga, Segovia, and Advanced Spanish…

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Music Department News

After 26 years, Maestro Marlene Urbay will retire from her position as Conservatory Music Department Head. Maestro Urbay joined the CEA Faculty in 1996. In these 26 years, Maestro Urbay built upon and expanded Conchita’s vision of the music department and the possibilities of what it could achieve. Through her leadership, today the music department benefits from having twelve piano teachers and multiple string, wind, percussion, brass, and voice teachers. The CEA band grew into the CEA Orchestra, and our students have benefitted from playing in multiple venues, as well as singing and performing alongside the Florida Chamber Orchestra…

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Estampas del Quijote

Estampas del Quijote is a collection of scenes and fragments of the beloved story of Don Quijote de la Mancha brought to life through dance, choreographed by Marisol Moreno, Spanish dance department head and CEA Spanish department faculty member. The second half of the performance will include a selection of Spanish dance pieces choreographed by Marisol Moreno and Cristina Masdueño. 

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Dance Intensive Summer Showcase

Featuring Beauty and the Beast, and original collaborative piece by Danella Bedford and Marisol Moreno The Summer Dance Showcase featured the students of the CEC Summer Dance Intensive through a dynamic series of choreographic works in ballet, Spanish dance, latin dance, and jazz. Choreographers include Danella Bedford, Marisol Moreno, Kenia Garcia Cabrera, and Cristina Masdueño. *Photography by Francisco Sanchez.

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Festival of the Arts – Visual Arts Show

Congratulations to all of the young artists whose artwork was displayed in the “Taste of the Tropics” Visual Arts show on May 14th. We are in awe of the marvels and beauty of each piece that formed part of the 2022 Visual Arts Show this past weekend. The way Mrs. Vazquez conceptualized and curated the show and inspired such incredible growth and progress in each one of her students is absolutely amazing and a testimony to the *magic*, teamwork, and creativity that happens at Conchita each day. The show would not have been possible without the tireless hours of…

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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.