CAP Records® New Release!
CAP Records® is a grassroots label for unique recordings with adventurous artists of distinction. Its mission also provides after-school Community Arts Program (CAP) Conservatory for the Arts’ students with a platform for recording and the valuable growth that comes from listening.
CAP Records® recently released To Brahms, with Love: From the Cello of Pablo Casals, featuring Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled in Brahms’ Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2, accompanied by pianist Noreen Polera. Peled can be heard performing on the 1733 Pablo Casals Goffriller cello, which was personally loaned to him by Maestro Casals’ widow, Mrs. Marta Casals Istomin. Casals performed Brahms’ F Major Sonata No. 2 for the composer himself, and recorded the Brahms Sonatas on the Goffriller cello in the 1930s. Read more…
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Every Child is Part of Our Story
2021-2022 CAP Creative Strings, ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble & Jazz PREP Band
August 2021 through May 2022, Community Arts Program (CAP) performing ensembles typically meet after school within the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ Arts & Education wing. Beginning March 2020, CAP Performing Ensembles met VIRTUALLY for CAP Online. It is our hope that 2021-2022 will have us each back on ground and in person.
CAP Performing Ensembles include CAP Creative Strings I, II, and III, plus—as part of the CAP Miami Jazz Institute—Jazz PREP Band, and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble. Each group is designed to take children and youth through the highest-level experience while developing exceptional musical and performance skills. Over the year, groups perform a minimum of five exciting concerts throughout Miami.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in joining, we’d love to hear from you. It’s easy! At the top of this home page, click on the Jazz Ensembles or Creative Strings icon; see more details; then apply to be part of all the music making and learning. New applicants will be contacted for an audition upon receipt of the online application. Returning applicants need only complete the online application.
2021-2022 CAP Saturday Music Classes
September 2021 through April 2022, the Community Arts Program (CAP) Conservatory for the Arts offers its exciting Saturday Music Classes for Miami-Dade County children and youth. The CAP Conservatory for the Arts Saturday Music Classes typically meets within the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ Arts & Education Wing and its adjacent Early Childhood Center, across from the Biltmore Hotel. Beginning March 2020, CAP Saturday Music Classes met VIRTUALLY for CAP Online. It is our hope that 2021-2022 will have us each back on ground and in person.
Each Saturday, a diverse group of Miami-Dade children and youth attends CAP Saturday Music Classes. There, they engage in top-notch instrument training—violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, piano, woodwind, brass, percussion, and voice—coupled with classes in written and aural music theory, performance practice, and 360 Forums (where parents attend classes with their children) taught by our 26-member (and growing) music faculty.
If you have, or know of, a child (ages 5-18) ready for challenging, exhilarating and well-rounded music learning, call the Community Arts Program at 305.448.7421, ext. 120. Also, CLICK HERE for more information and to access the online application. Apply to be part of an award-winning, music-learning experience!
Community Arts Program (CAP)
Wins Knight Arts Challenge!
To introduce more young Miamians to jazz, Miami’s Community Arts Program (CAP) will expand its Conservatory for the Arts to include an exciting and innovative after-school jazz institute. This is made possible through support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge, which has awarded $100,000 to the Community Arts Program for its Miami Jazz Institute.
Since its inception in the early 20th century, jazz has been a reflection of American culture and is widely considered as the truly original American art form. Yet many graduate from high school with little knowledge of the historical importance and practical applications of jazz. The Community Arts Program solution to this is a Miami Jazz Institute (MJI) that will stimulate children through the richness of jazz as they understand its place in American history, its musical structure, and its practical applications in one-on-one lessons on a chosen instrument and in performance as soloists and as part of MJI performing ensembles that reflect Miami’s diversity. With sliding-scale tuition based on need, the Miami Jazz Institute will make it possible for more children to participate. Read more…