The Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA) from Coronado High School are working to keep the creativity going during this forced hiatus from school.
Karrie Jackson, CoSSA Visual Arts instructor, sent students home with their current projects as well as supplies they might need in order to keep them going.
Instrumental Music students for the most part keep their instruments with them at home and are continuing to practice and rehearse. Many are continuing with private lessons via Skype or FaceTime. The students were preparing for a piano recital working on compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, as well as jazz duets.
Technical Theatre students continue to design lighting and sound plots they were working on before the break. Some are continuing work from home on props and costumes for CoSA’s next scheduled musical, “Freaky Friday.”
Dance students are doing lots of online Yoga, Pilates and other movement classes. Dance director, Gina Sorensen, emailed students a large number of online resources they can utilize. Many professional dancers, like Debbie Allen, and companies, like Cleveland Ballet, are offering free online classes that students are taking advantage of.
CoSA Digital Arts students are able to continue some of their work at home. Many are finding it challenging to continue work on assigned projects because they require specialized software which is very expensive to purchase for individual use. Most are continuing to work wherever they are able and are using this time to develop ideas for future work.
Musical Theatre & Drama (MTD) are similarly continuing to work on their assigned performance pieces on their own and via Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, etc. many are taking advantage of online platforms to work with coaches, voice teachers, and more. The students continue to rehearse the choreography for “Freaky Friday” utilizing rehearsal videos made before the hiatus. There is also a an outlet created by Broadway star, Laura Bennanti, asking student performers around the world to send in videos from their shows which have been cancelled.
Although “Freaky Friday” has not been cancelled, CoSA does not yet know if the performance will go forward.