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First Annual Summer String, Dance and Drum Camp 2016!

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OCCTAC Welcomes the Latino Arts Strings Program for an Electric Summer Concert!

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On Saturday July 16, 2016, the Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center hosted the award-winning Latino Arts Strings Program for a marvelous concert during their nationwide tour! Many people filled up MainPlace Mall in Santa Ana eager to watch these talented, young musicians traveling from Milwaukee, Wisconsin under the direction of Founder Dinorah Marquez. This special musical event began with the Latino Arts Strings Program playing and singing a variety of classic Mariachi songs. Then, the OCCTAC students took the stage to perform a rendition of the famous classic "La Bamba" alongside the Latino Arts Strings Program. As the sounds of guitars, violins, violas, cellos, and bass violins echoed throughout the mall, the crowd was left speechless and in awe. The students from both of these programs did an incredible job showcasing their skills, and giving the crowd a taste of how wonderful Latino culture and music is. Thank you to everyone who came out to support ou…

OCCTAC's Marketing Makeover!

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From left to right: Ana Mendez, Regan Green, Phoebe Stanciell, Eric Rios, Samantha Lee, Julie Vu (Not pictured: Marion Renk-Rosenthal)
OCCTAC recently started a pilot program to re-vamp our marketing efforts. With four new interns who specialize in marketing and business, we are striving to boost outreach and expand our program beyond the city of Santa Ana. Through our various efforts, we hope to give more families the opportunity to be part of OCCTAC and help continue to build a strong culture of creativity and innovation.
Meet Our Marketing Team!
Marion Renk-Rosenthal
Marion is the Chairman of the Marketing Committee at OCCTAC and owner of EventWorks. With a Masters Degree in Applied Foreign Languages in Business and Law from Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis in France and 30 years of experience in media and public relations, Marion is a valuable asset to OCCTAC. She has been involved as a volunteer and board member since 2001 and she thoroughly enjoys mentoring the youth at the cente…

OCCTAC Receives the College & Career Preparatory Academy's Outstanding Partnership Award!

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On June 18, 2016, the Orange County Department of Education's College and Career Preparatory Academy recognized the Youth Employment Program at OCCTAC with the first ever Outstanding Partnership Award! The College and Career Preparatory Academy is a new charter school helping young adults obtain their high school diplomas and move towards a secondary education and/or employment. During their first annual graduation ceremony, the College and Career Preparatory Academy awarded the Youth Employment Program for their dedication in assisting at risk youth by providing them with the tools needed to successfully transition into the workforce, further their education and reach their true work potential. We are so thankful for everything the College and Career Preparatory Academy does for the Orange County community and could not be prouder of all the graduates and their wonderful partnership! Congratulations Class of 2016!





Come to a fun and free evening of Art and Music!

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In partnership with the Santa Ana Unified School District and Extended Learning Program, OCCTAC is proud to present a Student-Teacher Art Show. OCCTAC is also partnering up with the City of Santa Ana and Chamber of Music OC for special performances by the Classical Music Program. Students will be performing works by Bach, Beethoven, Pachabel, and more. Please join us for a fun and free evening of art and music!

Date: Thursday, June 9th Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Artist Village Address: 207 West 2nd Street                 Santa Ana, CA 92701
http://www.occtac.org/event/sausd-art-exhibition-classical-music-concert/

Tomorrow: Chamber Music OC's Young Artist Symposium!

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Please join us tomorrow for fantastic performances by Chamber Music OC's Young Artist Program! The Young Artist Program provides exceptionally talented young musicians between the ages of 12-18 with a unique and comprehensive musical education. Students are coached by members of Trio Céleste. Come listen to these talented students perform alongside Chamber Music OC's directors. All OCCTAC students and families are welcome to attend. You won't want to miss this inspiring event!

Date: Saturday, June 4th
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: Orange County Children's Therapeutic Arts Center Address: 2215 N Broadway St.                 Santa Ana, CA 92706 http://www.occtac.org/event/chamber-music-ocs-young-artist-symposium/

3 OCCTAC Successes featured in OC Parenting Magazine’s April Issue - “The Special Need Issue”.

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Our programs’ successes and students have been recognized in the current OC Parenting issue, now available online and in print. We are so proud of Cesar, Tam and Paola and happy to share their success stories with readers. Please find the magazine ONLINE.