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Accepting Applications!

CAP 2024-2025 Creative Strings, Jazz Ensemble PLUS, & Jazz PREP Band

tromboneAugust 2024 through May 2025, Community Arts Program (CAP) Performing Ensembles typically meet after school within the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ Arts & Education wing. 

CAP Performing Ensembles include CAP Creative Strings I, II, and III, also—as part of the CAP Miami Jazz Institute—Jazz PREP Band, and Jazz Ensemble PLUS. 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.

Accepting Applications!

CAP 2024-2025 Saturday Music Classes

violinist4September 2024 through April 2025, the Community Arts Program (CAP) Conservatory for the Arts offers its exciting Saturday Music Classes for all Miami-Dade County children and youth, no matter what one’s circumstance or ability. 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 culturally diverse and diversely-abled 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 CAP Teaching Artists.

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!

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…

A CAP Records® Release!
“To Brahms, with Love – From the Cello of Pablo Casals”
Brahms’ Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 on the 1733 Pablo Casals Goffriller Cello.

CAP Records® 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® 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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CLICK HERE to sign up for concert notices.

June 13, 2024 through August 22, 2024
Every Other Thursday Evening
CAP 2024 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 28, July 12, July 26, and August 9
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
CAP 2024 Summer Master Classes
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

CLICK HERE to sign up for concert notices.