Tiff Talk

A Monthly Newsletter from the CoSA Director

November 2019

NOVEMBER EVENTS

  • Friday 11/1 and Saturday 11/2 - 7PM - Mainstage Theatre - Urinetown: The Musical
  • Friday 11/8 - 2-3PM - Black Box Theatre - Cinematography Workshop with Dean Cundey, ASC
  • Monday 11/11 - No School - Veterans Day
  • Thursday 11/14 - 4-5:30PM - Black Box Theatre - CoSA Talk & Tour for Prospective Families
  • Friday 11/15 - 7PM - Black Box Theatre - Improv!
  • Thursday 11/21 - 6-8PM - Black Box Theatre - Open Mic & Coffee House
  • Monday 11/25 - Friday 11/29 - No School - Thanksgiving Recess

NATIONAL GRATITUDE MONTH

Dear CoSA Families,


Thank you to everyone who participated in the CoSA Foundation's Oktoberfest! on Thursday, October 3rd, and contributed to the evening's success.


Congratulations to the DigArts Conservatory on their creepy Horror Night: APOCALYPSE! on Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th.


There are 2 more opportunities to see Urinetown: The Musical on Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd at 7PM in the Mainstage Theatre--you don't want to miss it!


Please help spread the word about the upcoming CoSA Talk & Tour for prospective families on Thursday, November 14th at 4PM in the Black Box Theatre.


Please mark Thursday, November 21st at 6PM on your calendars for the Open Mic & Coffee House.


We hope that everyone has a restful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends at the end of this month.


Artfully,

Tiffany Bouchard, CoSA Director

Liz Josset, CoSA Office Assistant

Beth Connelly, CoSA Foundation Executive Administrator

STUDENT-PARENT HANDBOOKS

Parents: If you have not already done so, please click on your student's conservatory below to view the student-parent handbook and complete this Acknowledgment Form. The student-parent handbooks can also be found on the CoSA website (cosasandiego.com) under "Students."

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.


Click to order!

CoSA FOUNDATION PARENT FUND UPDATE

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

beth@cosafoundation.org

619.522.6202 o

858.337.2567 c

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ART DEDICATION HELD

The City of Coronado dedicated two pieces of public art in the East Hall of the Coronado Community Center on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. "92118 - Paint by the Numbers" was created by CoSA Visual Art Chair, Karrie Jackson, and her Conservatory Team in September 2018 when Coronado came together to celebrate 92118 Day. Artists, community leaders, and art enthusiasts joined to celebrate the new public art, and they learned about the artwork projects and the creative process that brought them to fruition.


We encourage you to visit the installed artwork at your convenience, located at:


Coronado Community Center

1845 Strand Way

East Hallway

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ALUMNI VISITS DigArts

On Monday, October 28, 2019, CoSA DigArts Alumni Kylie Clarke and Ian Ware came to talk to the DigArts Design in New Media 3 Portfolio Business Class. They showed us their current design work, answered student questions about the design industry and college, and then gave individual feedback to each student's portfolio!


Kylie Clarke (CoSA DigArts Graphic Design, Class of 2014):
Education: BA in Product Design, NewSchool of Architecture and Design

Currently working: Photography Company: Purely Portraits, @purely.portraits
She also works for Leaf Wedding Photography as a Photographer and Photo Editor


Ian Ware (CoSA DigArts Animation, Class of 2014):
Education: He is a 5th year aerospace engineering student, UCSD

Currently working: Production company: PEMDAS Productions
pemdasproductions.com

FILMMAKING TEACHER'S BOOK FEATURED IN CALIFORNIA EDUCATOR MAGAZINE

CoSA DigArts Filmmaking teacher, BigKat "BK" Manning's latest children's book, Giraffes Only Do the Can-Can on Tuesdays (illustrated by 2019 CoSA Alumus, Adam Sheehan), was featured in the October/November issue of California Educator magazine on page 59.


Click to view it!

CoSA MUSICAL THEATRE & DRAMA TEACHER, ALUMNUS, AND PARENT AMONG CAST OF "RING ROUND THE MOON" PRESENTED BY LAMB'S PLAYERS THEATRE

CoSA Musical Theatre & Drama teacher, David McBean, '08 alumnus/professional teaching artist, Donny Gersonde, and parent, Cynthia Gerber, are among the cast of Ring Round the Moon presented by Lamb's Players Theatre.


Click for more information!

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CoSA MUSICAL THEATRE & DRAMA TEACHER DIRECTS "HANDBAGGED" PRESENTED BY MOXIE THEATRE

Handbagged presented by MOXIE Theatre is Directed by CoSA Musical Theatre & Drama teacher, Kim Strassburger through November 17th.


Click for more information!

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NOVEMBER EVENTS

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Urinetown, the hilarious show with the terrible title!

Urinetown: The Musical, which will spill over onto the stage at the Coronado School of Arts, clearly won’t be everyone’s cup of, uh, tea. That’s because this play is bursting with references to urine, it will likely have many audience members hightailing it to the restrooms at intermission. And there’s even more to wade through in Act II, with rebellion, forbidden love, plot twists and a whole lot of sarcasm. The puns flow freely in this Tony award-winning musical which opens October 25, 2019 and makes for an absorbing evening of fun for the whole family.


Click for Tickets!

Urinetown: The Musical

Friday, Nov. 1st, 7pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre

Urinetown: The Musical

Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 7pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Main Stage Theatre

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Cinematography Workshop with Dean Cundey, ASC

Friday, Nov. 8th, 2-3pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center

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Monday, November 11th: NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day

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IMPROV!

Friday, Nov. 15th, 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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Open Mic Coffee & House

Thursday, Nov. 21st, 6-8pm

Coronado Performing Arts Center Black Box Theatre

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Monday, November 25th - Friday, November 29th: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Recess

https://youtu.be/xpSTC-qIUFU