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2016-2017 CAP Creative Strings, ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble & Jazz PREP Band

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August 2016 through May 2017, Community Arts Program performing ensembles meet after school within the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ Arts & Education wing. These ensembles include the CAP Creative Strings, and—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. You’ll be contacted for an audition, upon receipt of your online application.

Accepting Applications!

2016-2017 CAP Saturday Music Classes

violinist4September 2016 through April 2017, 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 meets within the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ Arts & Education Wing and its adjacent Early Childhood Center, across from the Biltmore Hotel.

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 22-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. Or, at the top of this home page, click on the Saturday Music Classes icon for more information and to access the online application. Apply to be part of a great music-learning experience!

Community Arts Program (CAP)
Wins Knight Arts Challenge!

DSC_1926To 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…

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Upcoming Events

Monday, November 21, 2016
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
LIVE on WDNA Radio

88.9 FM and WDNA.org

Sunday, December 11, 2016
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
CAP Overtown Holiday Spectacular!
CAP Creative Strings I, II, III; Jazz PREP Band; and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
The Historic St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church
1750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

Sunday, January 15, 2017
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble: Beaux Arts’ Festival of Art
Lowe Art Museum grounds
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL ‎33146

Sunday, March 5, 2017
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
CAP Family Concert
CAP Creative Strings I, II, III; Jazz PREP Band; and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Garden House 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156

Monday, April 24, 2017
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
LIVE on WDNA Radio

88.9 FM and WDNA.org

Sunday, April 30, 2017
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Jazz Service
CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

Sunday, April 30, 2017
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Student Recital
CAP Saturday Music Classes’ Students
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

Sunday, May 21, 2017
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
CAP Family Concert
CAP Creative Strings I, II, III; Jazz PREP Band; and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

June 8 through August 17
8:00 p.m., Every Other Thursday
CAP 2017 Summer Concert Series
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

Fridays June 23, July 21, August 4, and August 18
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
CAP 2017 Young Musicians’ Summer Master Classes
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)