Tiff Talk

A Monthly Newsletter from the CoSA Director

June 2020

Black. Lives. Matter.

Dear CoSA Families,

As unrest throughout the country continues to grow, we as a nation have been confronted head-on by our short-comings in the fight against racism. Overt acts of racism, inequality, and violence have no place in our society. We can do better. We must do better. We must commit to real and lasting change—individually and institutionally.

The arts have always united us. They require us to expand our hearts, our minds, and to push boundaries, no matter how uncomfortable. The arts do not extinguish flames; they ignite in us a power within our own soul and humanity. They spark the imagination, embolden growth, understanding, and shine a light on our humanity. The arts do not discriminate. They have always pushed us to look at intolerance, injustice and oppression through a different lens. The arts simply move us forward.

Change is possible. The time is now.


Tiffany Bouchard, CoSA Director

Liz Josset, CoSA Office Assistant

Beth Connelly, CoSA Foundation Executive Administrator

Art as Activism: Kate DeCiccio, Community Artist | Adobe Creative Cloud

It's Not Goodbye; It's See You Later

Congratulations to the CoSA Class of 2020!

What you have lost in moments and memories, you have gained in perseverance and strength. Live, love, laugh, and know the difference you will make in the world.

Please know CoSA will always be your 'home', so stay in touch and visit often.

Program Order

CoSA MTD Class of 2020 Goodbye Video

2020-21 CoSA Dismissal Times by Conservatory (Tentative)

Dance, Musical Theatre & Drama, Technical Theatre, and Visual Arts:

  • Monday, Thursday, and Friday - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday and Wednesday - 3:50 PM


DNM 1&2:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Friday - 3:15 PM

  • Wednesday - 2:05 PM

  • Thursday - 4:25 PM

  • Friday - Optional Open Lab - 3:20-4:20 PM

DNM 3&4:
  • Monday - 4:25 PM

  • Tuesday - 2:05 PM

  • Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday - 3:15 PM

  • Friday - Optional Open Lab - 3:20-4:20 PM

Instrumental Music: To Be Determined
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The CoSA Foundation is Seeking Board Members for the 2020-21 Year

Be a part of the planning for CoSA’s 25th year! Commitment involves one full board meeting each month, plus volunteer hours on our various committees. Contact Jane Frost, Foundation President, or Beth Connelly, Foundation Executive Administrator, for more information. Beth can be reached at beth@cosafoundation.org or via phone at 858.337.2567. Jane can be reached at janemariefrost@gmail.com.

CoSA Student Headshots

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.


Internship Opportunity

Students: Are you interested in an internship in the Arts? Mariah Gillespie, Arts Education Commissioner, is seeking CoSA volunteers to help her manage the City's Live Music Calendar, organize pop up concerts for our public pianos, plan recitals, and more. Email her for more information at mariah@msmariahsmusic.com

CoSA Foundation Parent Fund

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. 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.
  2. WORKPLACE: You can reach out to your company and ask if they will sponsor your child, or if they will match your donation.
  3. NETWORK: You can send an email blast to family and friends, providing them the link (cosafoundation.org) and your child’s name and conservatory.
  4. 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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