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Spring Performance Residency at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA)

The School of Arts & Enterprise (The SAE) is proud to announce a Spring Performance Residency at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA).  The School of Arts & Enterprise will continue with their expansive 2015-16 Performing Arts Season presenting a variety of dynamic productions at CCPA while continuing to offer engaging performance opportunities and a powerful education for the students of The SAE.


Beginning on March 16th - The SAE presents Dynamics: A Night of Vocal Music - featuring The SAE’s Vocal Music program under the direction of Aaron Kolberg. Continuing on March 17th - The SAE presents Dynamics: A Night of Instrumental Music - featuring The SAE’s newly redesigned Instrumental Music program under the direction of Daniel Ambrosini. Returning to CCPA in April, The School of Arts & Enterprise will present The 2nd Annual Acoustic Guitar Festival, featuring The Toccata Guitar Orchestra and Sonare Guitar Ensemble.  This unique event will feature a musical journey that will take you from classical to popular works, performed in a chamber style setting. The 2nd Annual Acoustic will perform on April 21st under the direction of Majela Galardy.  Continuing on May 5th and 6th, The SAE will produce Depth Perception: We’ll Be Dancing In The Room Together.  Depth Perception, under the direction of Danielle San Paolo, is an evening of post-modern dance.  It will accompany performative acts that explore the role of the dancing body in the creative process, in our communities, and above all, our lives.


Continuing in May, The School of Arts & Enterprise will offer three unique, culminating performing arts presentations at CCPA outside the umbrella of the 2015/16 Performing Arts.  The Senior Acting Showcase, featuring Alexis Aguirre, Arryana Borrayo, Hannah Bunker, Natalie Campos, Giselle Gutierrez, Sofia Irigoyen, Erique Jenkins, and Jordan Johnson, comes to the Covina Center for the Performing Arts and will be performed on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00pm. The Senior Dance Showcase featuring graduating Dance Majors Joahna Acosta, Angeles Aguirre, William Anguiano, Brigitte Jaramillo, and Danielle Nelsen will be performed on Sunday, May 15th at 2:00pm.  Concluding The School of Arts & Enterprise year of dynamic performances will be The SAE’s 20th production The Senior Recital- Mehgan Perine. Through her tenure at The SAE, Ms. Perine has been a staple of Department of Theatre Arts since her freshmen year. Ms. Perine will be joined by special guest Haley Kurz (Class of 2017) and Guilio Baroni on the piano. The Senior Recital- Mehgan Perine will conclude The SAE’s residency at the Covina Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, May 16th at 7:00pm.


Tickets for these six unique productions are available exclusively at www.saetix.com


About The Covina Center for the Performing Arts


The Covina Center for the Performing Arts strives to nurture appreciation and enjoyment of the creative arts in the San Gabriel Valley as they lead the continuing cultural revitalization and preservation of Covina's historic downtown. The Covina Center for the Performing Arts began in the hearts of longtime Covina residents Chris and Retha Champion. Loving both the arts and the community they call home, the Champions saw past the faded facade of the old Covina Theater. They imagined how the historic site, the former Covina Valley Playhouse, could be transformed into both a more fitting home. To fulfill their vision, the Champions purchased the theater building in 2001. The Champion Family Foundation, founded in 2000, has provided crucial financial support to the nascent nonprofit endeavor. Since then, they have been joined by civic leaders, business owners and generous community members who share and support their vision and love for the arts, theater and Covina itself.