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THE MISSION OF THE ARTS PROGRAM IS TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR CONSERVATORY AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE AS AN ARTIST.

SPCPA provides comprehensive training in Theatre, Musical Theatre, Dance, Music, Creative Writing, and Visual Arts. All arts classes are taught by current working professional artists, and focus on technique, practice, study and the creation of original work. Through master classes and J-Term, students have the opportunity to engage with many artists and arts organizations in the Twin Cities and beyond.

A CONSERVATORY IS...

RIGOROUS
The bar is high and students are expected to approach their work purposefully and with passion.
DISCIPLINED
Conservatory training is a daily ritual. We commit to the work even on the days we don’t feel like it.
AUTHENTIC
Students receive training from artists who are presently working professionally, and who bring practical and current training ‘from the field’ into the classroom.
FOCUSED
Conservatory-style training is intensely focused. Students choose a major and take their arts courses within their chosen discipline.
TECHNIQUE BASED
Learning skills is the primary daily activity.
LEVELED
Students track with other students working at a similar technical level. Students move through levels based on faculty recommendations.
PRESCRIBED
Students choose their arts major, but not their arts classes. The professionals know which courses students need to take in order to be fully prepared upon graduation.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL
Students learn the skills and techniques necessary to eventually work as professional artists.
PRE-COLLEGE
SPCPA encourages interested students to transition to college conservatory training programs before considering a career in the performing arts.
CLASSICAL
Students study the roots of things in order to understand how to move their art forms into the future.
CONTEMPORARY
Students are given opportunities to apply foundational training to create new, cutting-edge work.
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J-Term

For the first three weeks of January each year, J-Term replaces a student’s regularly scheduled academic and arts classes. Students are immersed in daily preparation for an arts project. J-Term culminates in a weekend of public performances and exhibitions.

ARTS HAPPENINGS

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Printmaking at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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Printmaking at Highpoint Center for Printmaking.  Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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At SUBTEXT BOOKS. Project Director: Mark Ehling. Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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At SUBTEXT BOOKS.  Project Director:  Mark Ehling.  Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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SPCPA Arts teachers are current professional artists. SPCPA Visual Arts teacher, MAIYA LEA HARTMAN, opens an exhibiton this week at HAIR + NAILS Art Gallery. "These new 2-d and 3-d paintings draw on family photos, creating portals and reflections that warp time in Hartman’s life. Wild stylizations mimic childhood scrapbooking and host contemporary digital interventions. Adornment is celebrated in this vibrant new body of work." February 18 through March 24. Check out their work!

More info about exhibition: hairandnailsart.com/current/
More about Maiya Lea Hartman: www.maiyaleaartist.com
Instagram: @maiyaleaart

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SPCPA Arts teachers are current professional artists.  SPCPA Visual Arts teacher, MAIYA LEA HARTMAN, opens an exhibiton this week at HAIR + NAILS Art Gallery.  These new 2-d and 3-d paintings draw on family photos, creating portals and reflections that warp time in Hartman’s life. Wild stylizations mimic childhood scrapbooking and host contemporary digital interventions. Adornment is celebrated in this vibrant new body of work. February 18 through March 24. Check out their work!

More info about exhibition:  https://hairandnailsart.com/current/
More about Maiya Lea Hartman:  www.maiyaleaartist.com
Instagram:  @maiyaleaart 

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Photos by Canaan Matson. At Hamline University.

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Photos by Canaan Matson.  At Hamline University.

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At the North Garden Theater. Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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At the North Garden Theater.  Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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Amazing performance and photos

We need more photos of the drumer,bass player and keyboard player pleasee!!! 😭

Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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Photos by Canaan Mattson.

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J-Term 2024 – Ten Thousand Voices: Youth. A collaboration with Ten Thousand Things. Photos: Dan Norman. These images are from the SPCPA on-campus launch. Last week, the show toured 4 metro high schools, Ten Thousand Things style!

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J-Term 2024 - Ten Thousand Voices: Youth.  A collaboration with Ten Thousand Things.  Photos: Dan Norman. These images are from the SPCPA on-campus launch. Last week, the show toured 4 metro high schools, Ten Thousand Things style!

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Lein lives to be on stage!!! You see it in their facial expressions from the moment they arrive at the theater!!!❤️

12th grade SPCPA student Axel Gibernau Campos (with support from 12th grader Jolahn Ruzsa) used their J-Term to create a 15-minute documentary about the WRITE, RECORD, RELEASE, PROMOTE J-Term project that moved from SPCPA to The Terrarium Recording Studio last week. It premiered at this week's listening session. Check it out, it's a must-see!

Documentary Link: vimeo.com/906213238?sh#spcpajterms#spcpaarts##spcpacommunityacommunity
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Well done! Great documentary, and all of the songs were impressive. ❤️

What an amazing experience for these students. Bravo Adam Levy for leading a great program!

This was fantastic!

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