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Since 2013

Our Story

MCCA was created in 2013 by Coty Forno. Coty wanted to create a brave, positive, space for artists of all ages to be able to purse their passion, discover their authentic voice, and build the self confidence to go out and make the world a better place. MCCA was founded on the belief that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.

Dream it. Believe it. 


Our Mission

Mountain City Center for the Arts is an award winning, inclusive performing arts conservatory offering the highest quality art education. Our mission is to motivate compassionate and courageous artist by:


  • Committing to excellence in arts education

  • Creating a brave and supportive environment

  • Cultivating, kindness, diversity, and inclusivity

  • Empowering creativity

  • Promoting positive self-expression, self acceptance, and acceptance of all people

  • Focusing on individual personal growth

  • Instilling the values of hard work, perseverance, and resilience

  • Guiding artists to fulfill their dreams


Our Work

Our team provides exceptional education, compassionate support, and has a vested interest in guiding your child on their individual creative journey.  We work diligently to maintain a positive, brave space for children to freely explore creativity, individuality, and self-expression. Through arts education, we focus on integrity, leadership, personal responsibility, mindfulness, professionalism, and positive character building.



While attending MCCA students will:

  • Receive exceptional, personalized instruction in the arts

  • Create a community and build lasting relationships with peers

  • Learn the importance of self-acceptance and individuality

  • Develop self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-esteem

  • Cultivate Social and Emotional Intelligence

  • Strengthen communication, listening, and problem solving skills

  • Cultivate a healthy mind and body relationship 

  • Engage in thought-provoking communication 

  • Enhance leadership skills

  • Encourage personal development

  • Build focus and self-motivation

  • Have fun and make lasting memories

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