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CoSA Info, Tour & TalkNovember 14, 2017
Open the Door to Your Future in the Arts!
Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) is hosting a “CoSA Information Tour & Talk” on November 14. All students in San Diego County with a passion for the visual, digital or performing arts are invited. CoSA is an award-winning arts school based at the nationally-ranked Coronado High School (CHS). Eighth, ninth and tenth grade students from around San Diego County with a desire to excel in the arts are eligible to apply for admission to CoSA.
“If top-notch professional training in the arts appeals to you, this is your chance to meet the working artists who comprise our faculty and to tour our state-of-the-art facilities,” says Shane Schmeichel, CoSA Director. CoSA offers students six specialty areas of study: Dance, Instrumental Music, Musical Theatre & Drama, Technical Theatre (stagecraft and stage management), Visual Arts and Digital Arts, which offers concentrations in Animation, Filmmaking, Game Design and Graphic Design. Students apply to one of these six conservatories by February 9, 2018, and participate in a fun Audition/Interview day in early March, 2018. Applications are online at www.cosasandiego.com
“Our typical freshman class consists of 60-70 students, about half of whom are from San Diego County school districts. All students are integrated into Coronado High School for their core academics and take credit-bearing CoSA classes, typically 6, 7, and 8th periods until about 4:30 each day,” says Schmeichel.
The “Tour & Talk” on November 14 begins promptly at 4:00 in the Black Box theatre at CHS, 650 D Avenue, Coronado. Students and their parents will take a tour of CoSA classrooms, including computer labs, dance studios, band room, electronic music lab, broadcast studio, art studio and more. Participants will also see the 570-seat main stage theatre, the Black Box and other areas of the beautiful, art-filled CHS campus. After the tour, students and parents return to the Black Box where they will hear an informative presentation about the application and admission process, meet faculty, other CoSA students and parents and the Coronado Arts Education Foundation board members.
CoSA graduates have been accepted to the nation’s most prestigious universities including M.I.T, Harvard, Berklee School of Music, CalArts, all the University of California campuses, and many diverse colleges across the country. For more information about CoSA and its students, graduates and faculty, visit www.cosasandiego.com.
There is no need to RSVP for this special event. The agenda for the afternoon/early evening is below. If you would like to go on a tour of our school and facilities and see the classrooms in action, please arrive promptly at 4:00 so that you don't miss out on the tour.*
CoSA Tour & Talk – November 14, 2017
4:00 Meet in Black Box to divide into groups for school tours
4:05 – 4:45 Tours led by CoSA Ambassadors. You will see:
- The Coronado Performing Arts Center theatre, stage and light booth
- Dance Studios
- Musical Theatre Studio
- Band Room and practice rooms
- Electronic music studio
- Broadcast studio
- Filmmaking classroom
- Animation classroom
- Graphic Design classroom
- Visual Arts studio
- CHS Quad
4:45 – 5:15 Reconvene in Black Box for Informative Presentation by CoSA Director, Shane Schmeichel. Shane will cover aspects of the school and curriculum, how to apply, inter-district transfer information, the Coronado Arts Education Foundation role in CoSA and more.
5:15 – 5:45 Break out into conservatory classrooms:
- Musical Theatre – stays in Black Box
- Dance – Dance Studio 2
- Instrumental Music – Band Room
- Digital Arts – Room 309
- Visual Arts – Room 301
- Technical Theatre – Lobby of theatre
The Tour & Talk ends at 5:45, but you are welcome to stop by the Black Box to discuss any additional questions you may have with Shane Schmeichel. There is no need to RSVP for this event. We look forward to seeing you!
*"Shadowing" at Coronado High School is not permitted, and due to time and personnel constraints, individual tours during the school year are not always possible. The CoSA Information Tour & Talk is your best opportunity for an in-depth look of the CHS campus and the CoSA classrooms.