Nearly 700 Students & 30 Teachers Displaced Due To Mall Closing

Phoenix Conservatory of Music Needs Interim & Permanent Space After Metrocenter Mall Closure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 22, 2020

Phoenix – June 22, 2020 – Phoenix Conservatory of Music (PCM) announces today its nearly 700 students and 30 teachers will be displaced due to the permanent closing of Metrocenter Mall on June 30, 2020. PCM learned of the closure on Friday, June 19 after using the space for its school and music studios since 2011.

PCM must vacate the premises by July 15. While unexpected, this transition has been something the organization has been expecting given the state of the mall in recent years. At present, PCM is functioning virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so operationally it can continue to serve its students.

The school plans to return to normal in-person operations as soon as it is safe to do so, but in the interim, it is in need to find a place to store musical instruments and classroom/office equipment; and ultimately, a permanent home for the future.

Its basic and immediate needs include 6,000 to 10,000 sq. ft. of space with classroom, performance and office areas, ideally—but not limited to—the City of Phoenix boundaries. PCM is looking for a partner who is willing to donate in-kind facilities to support our nonprofit educational mission. PCM is a 501(c)3 organization.

In addition, the school will need logistical help to facilitate a move and help with raising funds for the move. To help, please go to our GO FUND ME page. For more information, please contact Phoenix Conservatory of Music Executive Director, Regina Nixon, at (623) 826-0625 or RegNixon@PCMRocks.org.

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About PCM

Phoenix Conservatory of Music’s local and nationally award-winning programs provide a pipeline of creative youth development training with critical skill sets in music performance for young people and educators. The pipeline has entry points in After School Programs, Group Music Classes, Private Music Lessons, School Music Program Capacity Building Support, Online and Distance Learning, and the College Prep Program.  As students move through the pipeline, they continue to gain skill sets and have increased levels of commitment.

Our program models are based off industry best practices and are locally and nationally recognized for excellence. Locally, PCM won a Mayor’s and Governor’s Arts Award. Nationally, The Phoenix Conservatory of Music’s College Prep Program was a 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award Recipient. Please visit www.PCMRocks.org

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