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The Professional Arts Education Center is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1996.  Former PAEC scholarship recipients have attended nationally recognized university training programs including those at University of Michigan, NYU, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, University of Miami, Harvard, Yale, UCLA, UCI, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Emerson College, Wagner College, Northwestern University, Carnegie Mellon, Rider University, Pace University, University of Arizona, Ball State University, Montclair State University, and Syracuse University.   Others have appeared on Broadway, in CAROUSEL, WICKED, BOOK OF MORMON, CHAPLIN, VIOLET, GODSPELL, GREASE, and THE KIND AND I, as well as in national tours or in regional productions of DOGFIGHT, A CHORUS LINE,  IN THE HEIGHTS, THE PRODUCERS, THE MUSIC MAN, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, DAMN YANKEES, 42ND STREET, THE LION KING, and EVITA. 

Help support PAEC with AmazonSmile

or when you buy groceries at Ralphs

When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the total purchase price to Center Theatre Group. Bookmark      this link and look for Professional Arts Education Center.  Support us every time you shop!

PAEC is a 501(C)3 nonprofit corporation.  Tax ID # 33-0713444


Ralphs grocery stores will donate up to 4% of your grocery bill to PAEC if you register your card at or sign up for the Community Rewards on the Ralphs Mobile app! 


To enroll online:

Visit and follow these steps:

1. Click Sign In (or Register for a new account).

2. Click on 'My Account' (In the top right hand corner).

3. On your account page, scroll down to Community Rewards.

4. Click EDIT and search for Professional Arts Education Center. 

5. Select our name and click ENROLL 


To enroll in store:

Visit a Ralph's customer service counter and ask to link your rewards card with Professional Arts Education Center. 


*Enrollment expires every August 31st, so please don't forget to renew every 

year after September 1st. Thank you for the continued support!*

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