Tiff Talk

A Monthly Newsletter from the CoSA Director

January 2020 EDITION


  • Monday 1/6-Friday 1/10 - CoSA Juries (each Conservatory schedule varies)
  • Sunday 1/12 - 1-4PM - Black Box Theatre - Coronado's Talent Auditions
  • Monday 1/13-Thursday 1/16 - CHS Finals - No CoSA Classes (Period 6 Final only)
  • Friday 1/17 - Teacher Workday - No School
  • Monday 1/20 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School
  • Tuesday 1/21 - 6PM - Black Box Theatre - CoSA Preview Night (for prospective families)
  • Friday 1/24 - 7PM - Black Box Theatre - Improv!
  • Friday 1/31 - 7PM - Main Stage Theatre - As You Like It (Opening Performance)


Dear CoSA Families,

We hope that everyone enjoyed the holidays with family and friends. January is a busy month for our students between CoSA Juries, CHS Finals, and, of course, more performances! We are excited to see what 2020 has in store for CoSA.


Tiffany Bouchard, CoSA Director

Liz Josset, CoSA Office Assistant

Beth Connelly, CoSA Foundation Executive Administrator


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Monday, January 6 - Friday, January 10: CoSA Juries

First Semester Juries are for all CoSA Conservatories except Visual Art.

Due to Juries, many CoSA classes are cancelled and students are dismissed early, but no earlier than Period 6.

If you have any questions, please contact the CoSA Office: (619) 522-4050.

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Coronado's Talent Auditions

Sunday, Jan. 12th, 1-4pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Coronado’s Talent is putting out the call to Coronado residents of all ages with talent to
audition for the 4th annual show scheduled for 7pm on February 22, 2020.

Coronado’s Talent’s annual extravaganza wows the audience and celebrates the residents of our community by featuring about 20 acts of all ages and talents with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the Coronado Schools Foundation and the Coronado School of the Arts.

Auditioning is very easy. Live auditions are on January 12 from 1pm to 4pm at the Black Box Theatre, located at Coronado High School just north of the main entrance at 650 D Ave, Coronado, CA.

Schedule your audition on the website: www.coronadostalent.com. Audition videos can also be submitted via emailing your video to info@coronadostalent.com as an alternative to a live audition.

Past talented contestants have been singers, bands, silk aero acrobats, hula hoopers, yo-yo entertainers, artistic yoga routines, dancers, jump rope teams, comedians, and much more. The contestants are treated to a red carpet experience complete with a green room, participation gifts, features in the program, a personalized video played the night of the show, a head shot photo, and the possibility to win some amazing prizes donated by businesses.

Last year the Grand Prize included a 3-month family membership to the Club at the Del valued at nearly $4,000. Winners are determined by judges and audience donation votes.

Alan Kinzel, producer of Coronado’s Talent says, “We have been blessed with some amazing talent. Some of our previous contestants have recording contracts, been featured in feature films, American Idol, and the Gong Show among others. Last years winner went on to win the International Opera singing competition in China. While the talent is very good, the best part of the event is the celebration of our community with everyone coming together to enjoy the unique show for a good cause. We love to have a diversity of age and acts and encourage everyone regardless of age or talent to audition!”

Tickets will go on sale soon and may be purchased at: www.coronadostalent.com, It will sell out so be sure to act fast to secure your seat as a spectator and supporter and for those with talent book your audition.

Monday, January 13 - Thursday, January 16: CHS Final Exams

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Friday, January 17: NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

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Monday, January 20: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Please spread the word to neighbors, family, and friends about our upcoming CoSA Preview Night on 01/21!

San Diego Countywide CoSA Preview Night for 8th - 10th Graders

San Diego Parents and students are invited to a special evening to learn more about our award winning programs at Coronado School of the Arts. The Inter-District Transfer process will be explained. Learn about auditions, interviews, and portfolios. Bring us your questions, meet the faculty, talk to our students, tour the facilities!

RSVPs not required.

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Friday, Jan. 24th, 7pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Black Box Theatre

Seriously funny comedy from quick-thinking students. As "You, The Audience" offer suggestions, teams of CoSA and CHS students compete to get the biggest laughs. You never know what's coming, except that it will be hilarious! A member of National Comedy Theatre's professional Improv cast hosts each show.

Tickets are $5 at the door.

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As You Like It (Opening Performance)

Friday, Jan. 31st, 7pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre

William Shakespeare's wit and romance play out against the disputes of divided pairs of brothers, mistaken identity, misdirected love and lost inheritance; all set in the pastoral setting of the forest of Arden.

Tickets available at the box office, 30 minutes prior to the show.

Buy tickets online in January.

A Call for Volunteers

Please join us for all tasks big and small including flyer distribution for As you Like It, Ushers, Concessions etc,


Purchase a digital copy of your student’s professional headshot. Great for college applications, auditions, and a wide variety of uses! Professional headshots can cost up to thousands of dollars – your student’s headshot is available thanks to the generosity of CoSA Parent and Professional Photographer, Jenece Hamby, for a $50 donation to the CoSA Foundation.

Click to order!

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**ACTION NEEDED** CoSA Foundation Prize Survey

Dear CoSA Student,

The CoSA Foundation Board is so excited to be working on an awesome spring fundraiser. We have not done anything like it before and it won't require you selling anything! We will give you all the details in January, but in the meantime, we need your help to choose some of the prizes you will have a chance to win! Pick 3 items in each of the following three categories or add in your great idea under "other." There will be a presentation to all the CoSA students about the fundraiser on Monday, January 20 at 4PM.

Thank You,

CoSA Foundation Board of Directors

Please click to the complete the following survey by Monday, January 16 at 5PM.


Dear CoSA Families,

Congratulations on being part of the Nationally Recognized, Award-Winning Coronado School of the Arts.

CoSA relies on contributions from EVERY family to ensure that every CoSA student receives the very best, pre-professional level education in the Arts.

Did you know that although CoSA is a school-within-a-school on the campus of Coronado High School, Coronado Unified School District ONLY supports 1 hour out of the 3 hours daily of arts education? The annual $2,000 per student request is a tax-deductible contribution that breaks down to roughly $1.49 per hour for the school year. The value and return on your contribution is more than tenfold!!

WHY Contribute?

  • CoSA relies on parent donations and the community to support 2 hours daily of instruction for our children. WITHOUT THESE CONTRIBUTIONS COSA CANNOT SURVIVE!
  • YOUR donation funds teachers' salaries, office support, and materials & supplies.

HOW to Contribute:

  1. DIRECT: Visit the CoSA Foundation website: cosafoundation.org
    1. YOU can make a one-time donation of $2,000, or set up convenient monthly contributions via credit card or check. Click on the Purple button.
  1. WORKPLACE: You can reach out to your company and ask if they will sponsor your child, or if they will match your donation.
  2. NETWORK: You can send an email blast to family and friends, providing them the link (cosafoundation.org) and your child’s name and conservatory.
  3. FUNDRAISE: You can fundraise on behalf of your child and their conservatory.

WHERE your funds go:

We are all in this together and believe every child should have access to San Diego County’s Elite Choice for Arts Education. Call Beth Connelly, our CoSA Foundation Executive Administrator, at 619-522-6202 to discuss creative ways to contribute.

Thank You for Your Support!

CoSA Foundation

Beth Connelly

Executive Administrator, CoSA Foundation


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