Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania leaps into a new season!
A new 501(c)3 non-profit status, new CPYO leadership,
and more class options help to make this season our best yet!
(State College, PA) – Performing Arts School of Central Pennsylvania (PASCP) is preparing to leap into the 2013-2014 season with new CPYO leadership, a 501(c)3 non-profit status, more class options for both youth and adults, and exciting performance opportunities!
PASCP recently received its official 501(c)3 non-profit organization status and has launched a Friends of PASCP campaign to help raise funds to support the dance and orchestral programs, scholarships, and performance and outreach events throughout the season. Friends of PASCP is an individual and corporate program that enables arts supporters to contribute to the programs at PASCP through annual donations. All donations to PASCP, and its entities (Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra and Ballet Theatre of State College) are tax-deductible. Depending on the level of giving, donors receive benefits, including tickets to performances, listings in programs and on our website and more.
Central Pennsylvania Youth Orchestra (CPYO) has recently appointed two new conductors to the organization. Benjamin Firer is the Music Director and Conductor of the CPYO Full Orchestra. Melissa Becker is the Music Director and Conductor of the CPYO Chamber Orchestra. Both Benjamin and Melissa bring extensive knowledge and experience to CPYO. Full biographies are included in this release.
PASCP has also expanded our dance class options to include more ballet classes, as well as morning Pilates and adult ballet classes. Preschool ballet for ages 3 and 4 have also been added to the morning schedule. We currently offer ballet to ages 3 – adult, including a new class for older beginners between ages 9-12.