Twin cities arts community

An important part of SPCPA’s purpose is to connect the students and the school to the Twin Cities professional arts community in a number of ways.

  1. SPCPA supports students who need to miss school to perform locally with professional and youth arts organizations.
  2. Each artistic discipline offers multiple master classes taught by guest artists. Local professionals are regularly invited to perform for and dialogue with students.
  3. Arts teachers are local professional artists and they connect the students to the organizations they represent.
  4. J-Term projects happen in local professional venues.
  5. SPCPA maintains an Arts Advisory Council composed of arts leaders in the community.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

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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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ALICE IN WONDERLAND is opening at Children’s Theatre Companympany and there are a whole bunch of SPCPA connections! It features current SPCPA student, AUDREY MOJICA as Alice, and MOLLIE ALLEN, AMIR BYRD, and NICOLA WAHL in the ensemble. Current SPCPA teachers DARRIUS STRONG (Movement Director) and AARON PREUSSE (Fight Director) are part of the creative team along with former SPCPA teacher KEELY WOLTER (Dialect Coach).

It runs through March 31 – Get your tickets here: childrenstheatre.org/al#SPCPAs#CTC #saintpaulconservatorya#spcpacommunityunity
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND is opening at Childrens Theatre Company and there are a whole bunch of SPCPA connections!  It features current SPCPA student, AUDREY MOJICA as Alice, and MOLLIE ALLEN,  AMIR BYRD, and NICOLA WAHL in the ensemble.   Current SPCPA teachers DARRIUS STRONG (Movement Director) and AARON PREUSSE (Fight Director) are part of the creative team along with former SPCPA teacher KEELY WOLTER (Dialect Coach). 

It runs through March 31 - Get your tickets here:  childrenstheatre.org/alice

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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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There's only one week left to see current SPCPA 12th grader, Mahogany Robinson, in FREEDOM RIDERYouth Performance Companympany! Get your tickets here: youthperformanceco.org/on-stage/freedom-riders/#f#spcpacommunityunity See MoreSee Less

Theres only one week left to see current SPCPA 12th grader, Mahogany Robinson, in FREEDOM RIDERS at Youth Performance Company!  Get your tickets here:  https://youthperformanceco.org/on-stage/freedom-riders/#fr  

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This afternoon, at 3:00PM, you can catch SPCPA 11th grader, Teagan Schumacher, performing a coffeehouse gig at Amore Coffee WSP. Head on over today to support Teagan and your local coffee shop!

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This afternoon, at 3:00PM, you can catch SPCPA 11th grader, Teagan Schumacher, performing a coffeehouse gig at Amore Coffee WSP.  Head on over today to support Teagan and your local coffee shop!

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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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ARTS ADVISORY

Current and former members:

Diane AldisPerpich Center for the Arts
Sarah BellamyPenumbra Theater
Maggie BergeronUniversity of Minnesota, Dance
Jennifer BlagenFreelance Theatre Artist
Gary BriggleFreelance Theatre Artist
Steve BusaRed Eye Theater
Steve CardimoneUniversity of Minnesota BFA Acting Program
Lisa ChannerUniversity of Minnesota BA Theatre Program
Karen CharlesThreads Dance Project
Jeremy CohenThe Playwrights’ Center
Andrew CookeMusic Director, Chanhassen Dinner Theater
David DamschroderUniversity of Minnesota, Music
Annie EnnekingFreelance Theatre Artist
Bradley GreenwaldFreelance Theatre Artist
Michael GruberFreelance Theatre Artist
Benjamin HannaChildren’s Theatre Company
Mary HardingPerpich Center for the Arts
H. Adam HarrisPenumbra Theater
Michelle Hensley10,000 Things Theater
Richard HitchlerTheatre 55 and Mixed Blood Theatre
Sheena Janson KelleyChildren’s Theatre Company
Nora JennemanUniversity of Minnesota, Dance
Anton JonesPlaywright, Climb Theatre
Michelle KinneyUniversity of MN, Instrumental Music
Heather KlopchinSt. Olaf College, Dance
Wendy KnoxFrank Theatre
Chuck LazarusMinnesota Orchestra
Peter LeggettWalker West Music Academy
Wendy LehrSPCPA Artistic Director Emeritus
Bob NeuSkylark Opera
Ron PelusoHistory Theatre
Tod PetersenFreelance Theatre Artist
Toni Pierce-SandsTU Dance
Solomon PrahamWalker West Music Academy
Faye PricePillsbury House Theatre
Joe PriceUniversity of MN/Guthrie BFA Theatre Program
Doug OrzolekUniversity of St. Thomas, Music
Jack ReulerMixed Blood Theatre
Randy ReyesTheatre MU
Whitney RhodesMixed Blood Theatre
Michael RobinsIllusion Theater
Peter RothsteinTheater Latte Da
Uri SandsTU Dance
Chris SchlichtingFreelance Choreographer
Luverne SeifertUniversity of MN, Theatre
Anat ShinarWalker Arts Center
Audrey StottlerA.S. Voice Studio/Met Opera
Steven StuckiSkylark Opera
Laurie Van WierenFreelance Theatre Artist
David WalshUniveristy of MN, Opera
Dr. Betty WebbEducation Consultant
Dave WilliamsonMinnesota Orchestra
Max WojtanowiczCatalysts Theatre