The South Orange County School of the Arts offers the serious acting student a diverse theatre program. This program includes in-depth studies in acting, directing, musical theatre, repertory, theatrical design and construction, plus theatre and career management.
The South Orange County School of the Arts (SOCSA) offers not only technical training for the serious dance student, but it offers practical training as well. Students will be trained formally in the major of dance through the genres of ballet, tap, jazz, and modern. Training is additionally offered in musical theatre and technical theatre.
The SOCSA vocal music student receives intensive training in a wide variety of topics related to the vocal art. Primary emphasis is given to singing technique, theory and musicianship, vocal ensemble experience, theatrical training, diction in English and other languages, understanding of musical styles, and stage movement.
The instrumental music program at the South Orange County School of the Arts offers a widely diverse course of study for the instrumental student. The student receives extensive technical training on his/her instrument, studying music history, theory, composing and recording as well as the many performance opportunities in band, orchestra, and smaller instrumental ensembles. Attention will be given to the development of those musical skills which are most important to the professional player: sight reading, understanding of musical styles, accompaniment, pit orchestra work, jazz and pop music, and solo and ensemble playing.
Art is conscious, human expression in visual form. It has been, is and always will be the means by which each culture records, expresses, and interprets the world around it. Art, as a visual form of communication essential to the understanding of and participation in our increasingly creative approach to life, is a significant and valued human endeavor.
SOCSA Academy Artistic Staff