Friends of SCPA

Friends of SCPA (FOSCPA) is a charitable IRC 501c3 nonprofit volunteer organization supporting arts

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For countless students, a lifelong love of music starts in the classroom - and our country's talented and impassioned music teachers are the reason why.

Thank you, music educators, for everything you do to support music in our schools!

Photos from U.S. Department of Education's post 03/07/2024

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Timeline photos 02/15/2024
Photos from Friends of SCPA's post 02/07/2024

We are thrilled to welcome Gregory Dawson to campus today to audition our students for the CSSSA summer program!

Gregory P. Dawson, former LINES Ballet dancer, received his BA from Saint Mary’s College. In 2007 he formed dawsondancesf as an outlet for his choreographic goals and vision. Shortly thereafter, he created which light in the sky is us for Company C Contemporary Ballet (nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for choreography) and became the assistant director of the California State Summer School of the Arts’ Dance Department in Southern California. In fall 2011, Dawson became artistic director of Dawson Wallace Dance Project in Denver (formerly David Taylor Dance); the Denver Post named him “the best choreographer in Denver.” Soon after, he received a CHIME grant, partnering him with choreographic mentor Elizabeth Streb for one year. In September 2013 dawsondancesf reestablished its presence in San Francisco with the world premiere of fabbrica materasso d’argento at Zaccho Dance Theatre. Following this, Dawson created bird’s eye view (a collaboration with the Richard Howell Quintet) for the 2014 Black Choreographers Festival, which received an Isadora Duncan Dance Award. dawsondancesf presented MONOCHROME at the BAN7 Festival 2014 in San Francisco. In fall 2014, Dawson premiered in this moment with Richard Howell. The Zellerbach Foundation funded dawsondancesf’s next premiere, intrinsic motion project, and in summer 2015 the company completed its fifth weeklong residency at CSSSA’s summer intensive at CalArts, where Dawson is assistant to the chair. In spring 2015 dawsondancesf premiered Intima, produced by Al’myra Communication and a collaboration with Ali Kaf (visuals) and Ashraf Kateb (music). dawsondancesf made its New York debut in fall 2014 at Baruch College, returning in 2015. Additionally, Dawson has created commissions for Wylliams/Henry Contemporary Dance, the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dance Department, and Menlowe Ballet. He currently teaches and choreographs for all the LINES Ballet educational programs.


Please join us in celebrating the SDSCPA Class of 2024 Dance Majors by attending Infinitus: Class of 2024 Dance Major Senior Exhibition Showcase on January 19th and 20th at 7PM in the Florence Johnson Grand Theater. The showcase will feature a technical demonstration from Ballet 7,8 and Modern 7,8 and artistic works choreographed by guest artists Blythe Barton, Carly Topazio, and Odessa Uno.

Tickets are $5 at

Photos from San Diego SCPA Music Department's post 01/14/2024

Last chance to see our amazing little performers!

Two performances left: 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm. After today, the Lighting a SPARK production will close only to prepare for INFINITUS, the Senior Dance Exhibition. Join us!


Our very own Colette Hopper & Tamara Paige!!

🌈 Shoutout to the amazing educators who make a difference in the arts! 🎉 Congratulations! Your dedication and creativity shape the artistic future of our students. 🎨👏 Tag an outstanding educator you want to celebrate today!


Looking for something to do this weekend? We hope you will purchase tickets to our middle school dance concert! Our dancers have such incredible strength and beauty!


The time is here for our Middle School Dance Concert!


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Shows: January 11th , January 12th , January 13th & 7PM

We cannot wait to share what the dancers and choreographers have been working on since September.

The concert will feature world premiere works from guest and faculty choreographic works from Matt Carney, Jessica Curiel, Erin Fetters, Annie Boyer, and Annette Barcelona.


Purchase your ticket's to the Music Department's Baroque Ball, next Friday!


We are so excited for our Jazz Musicians performing in New Orleans this week!

Wishing Chaz Cabrera and the Jazz A Ensemble safe travels as they head to perform for the JEN conference in New Orleans this morning!! Make us proud! ❤️

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Raising funds for Prom, an SDSCPA tradition & Principal Farson is such a great sport!
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Juniors vs Seniors Sing-Off!
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Class of 2024 wrapping up senior sunrise on this beautiful Friday morning!
Some of the upcoming auction items next Saturday evening at the Sapphire Benefit.
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