Spring Music Concert Series

The Spring Music Concerts are an opportunity for our music students to showcase their progress and perform for their families. The annual Spring Music Concert Series took place from April 15th through April 25th. From preschool to high school, it was a wonderful showcase of our students’ progress, the fruits of their hard work, and the ownership, responsibility, courage, character, and respect they displayed on- and off-stage. Thank you to Yirka Ledon, Music Department Head, and our extraordinary music faculty, for their hard work, talent, and dedication to our students!

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Visual Arts Show

Congratulations to Ms. Karina Vazquez, Visual Arts Department Head, for her endless creativity, vision, and dedication to her students. Each year, the art show surpasses all expectations and continues to grow mejor, mejor, y mejor.  Her guidance, attention to detail, mentorship, and enthusiasm are passed on to each one of her students and inspires our children to be true artists! Thank you to Ms. Yero, Visual Arts Aide, and to all of the teachers who helped prepare the exhibit! Congratulations to all of the students who had pieces in the exhibit, and especially the Junior and Senior Art Masteries and…

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Segovia Ballet Español Performs with Florida Chamber Orchestra

A Musical Journey, presented by Miami-Dade County Auditorium, Florida Chamber Orchestra, and the Hispanic American Lyric Theater, featuring CEC’s Segovia Ballet Español, will feature music from USA, Spain, Italy, Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, and Cuba. Sunday, April 21, 20245:00 p.m.Purchase Tickets

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Shake the Ground Dance Competition

The weekend of March 23rd-25th, our Junior and Senior Dance Mastery and Conservatory dance students participated in the Shake the Ground Dance Competition, and the results were fantastic! Shake the Ground Elite (STG Elite) Shake the Ground Platinum (STG Platinum) High Gold (HG) Gold (G) SENIOR SOLOS: Mia Toribio – STG Elite, 8th PlacePoverall (contemporary)  STG Platinum (ballet)Isabela Atienza – STG Platinum (contemporary) STG Platinum (ballet)Alexa Veloso – STG Elite Best costume – Mia ToribioAspire Award – Alexa Veloso and Mia Toribio SENIOR GROUPS: “Paradisi Gloria” – STG Platinum, 1st Place Overall in category“Bahamut”- STG Platinum, 2nd place Overall“Castles in th Sky” – HG, 2nd Place Overall in category…

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Segovia Ballet Español at Vero Beach Opera

On March 24th, CEC’s Segovia Ballet Español performed at the Vero Beach Opera’s Scenes from Zarzuelas. Learn More Choreographed by Marisol Moreno, Spanish dance department head, and featuring Marisol Moreno, Raul Salcedo, CEC Voice Faculty, Eglise Gutierrez (soprano), and Maria Antunez (mezzo-soprano), Martin Nusspaumer (tenor), and Nelson Martinez (baritone), the program featured scenes and songs from: Luisa Fernanda by Federico Moreno TorrobaLa boda de Luis Alonso by Gerónimo GiménezEl barberillo de Lavapiés by Francisco Asenjo BarbieriDoña Francisquita by Amadeu Vives i RoigLa tabernera del puerto by Pablo SorozábalLos claveles by José SerranoMaravilla by Federico Moreno TorrobaLa marchenera by Federico…

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Chopin Piano Competition Winners

Congratulations to Erik Rodriguez (6th grade) and Oscar Mosquera (4th grade) for being selected by the Chopin Foundation Young Pianists’ Concert! South Florida’s best piano students audition before a panel of professionals to obtain a coveted spot in the recital program at the Chopin for All Young Pianists’ Concert. The concert will be on Sunday, April 14th at the Granada Church. Erik is a Conservatory piano student of Ms. Yirka Ledon, and Oscar is a Conservatory piano student of Ms. Ileana Cortizo.  In addition, Erik won first place in the 2024 International Music Competition “Amsterdam and Vienna” Grand Prize Virtuoso. He was…

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CEC Dancers and Musicans in NYC

The CEA Senior Dance, Music, and Voice Masteries spent four days in New York City taking classes and workshops with seasoned professionals in their respective areas, touring dance and music venues, and watching concerts and performances! From Broadway to Carnegie Hall, learning from renowned singers, dancers, instrumentalists, composers, and conductors, it was an eye-opening and fulfilling experience for everyone involved! Dancers took classes at Paul Taylor Studio, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, studied Fosse style at Broadway Dance Center, and took a commercial jazz class at 5678! They also watched the New York City Ballet and toured Radio City Music…

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Dance Performance Classes

The 2024 performance classes for CEC Dance students were a wonderful opportunity for our younger dancers to perform on stage and share what they have learned in the year. Several different age groups in each discipline participated in the same performance class, in order for the audience to gain an appreciation for the progression from level to level, and understand the “why” behind the exercises students work on in their classes.

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Martial Arts Demo

The Martial Arts Demonstration took place on Thursday, May 9th. Students demonstrated their growth in tae kwon do, and students who passed the belt exam were officially promoted! Congratulations!

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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.