Give Miami Day 2017 – THANK YOU!

 

Thank you for supporting the Community Arts Program (CAP) on 11.16.17 Give Miami Day! It was a record day that exceeded our goal of over 600 donations!

Your tax-deductible CAP donation provides more children and youth (ages 5-18) with life-changing music learning in the award-winning CAP Conservatory for the Arts Saturday Music Classes with its music theory curriculum and one-on-one instrument lessons, CAP Creative Strings, and the CAP Miami Jazz Institute (MJI) with its Jazz PREP Band, ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble, CAP Harmony classes, and instrument lessons.

If you missed Give Miami Day and would like to make a CAP donation, CLICK HERE. Thank you for being a part of the Community Arts Program (CAP): Changing Lives… One Child at a Time!

CAP Overtown Holiday Spectacular!

4:00 p.m., Sunday, December 10 within Overtown’s Historic St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church (1750 NW 3rd Avenue), the holiday season will be ushered in with what has become an annual and spirit-filled holiday concert spectacular. Amidst a mix of Neo-Classical- and Mission-style elements, the home of one of Miami’s oldest African-American Congregations houses this year’s 12th celebration, with special guests and sponsors from throughout Miami-Dade County.

Join this annual Community Arts Program (CAP) FREE concert, with its Creative Strings I, II, and III and CAP Miami Jazz Institute Jazz PREP Band, and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble. Be part of a spirited holiday program of fiddle tunes, jazz, pop, and newly-arranged seasonal favorites that will have toes tapping, spirits soaring, and voices singing! It’s a perfect family event that concludes with a grand, carol sing-along to usher in the most awesome holiday season of the year.

This CAP holiday event is made possible with the support of the Historic St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church, The Links, Incorporated, Greater Miami Chapter; WLRN Public Radio 91.3 FM; WDNA 88.9 FM; South Florida Times; the Knight Foundation; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Children’s Trust, Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ, the Stanley R. Sterbenz Trust, and the Miami Foundation. For more information on the 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 10 celebration at the Historic St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church, located at 1750 NW 3rd Avenue in Overtown, call 305.448.7421, ext. 120.

CAP Records® Signs Major Artist

CAPRecordsCAP Records® label was founded to produce recordings with established performing artists and to generate projects for CAP students, introducing them to the skill sets of studio musicianship, recording production, and marketing.

CAP Records® has just signed its first major concert artist: renowned cellist, Amit Peled. Mr. Peled has chosen CAP Records® for his upcoming recording of Johannes Brahms’ cello sonatas, almost indisputably the most important cello sonatas from the second half of the nineteenth century.

Accepting Applications!

2017-2018 CAP Creative Strings, ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble & Jazz PREP Band

tromboneAugust 2017 through May 2018, 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!

2017-2018 CAP Saturday Music Classes

violinist4September 2017 through April 2018, 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 24-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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CAPtivating Events

Monday, November 20, 2017
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
LIVE on WDNA Radio

CAP Miami Jazz Institute
ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble & CAP Jazz PREP Band
88.9 FM and WDNA.org

Sunday, December 10, 2017
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
CAP Overtown Holiday Spectacular!

CAP Conservatory for the Arts
Creative Strings I, II, III
CAP Miami Jazz Institute
Jazz PREP Band & ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
The Historic St. Agnes’ Episcopal Church
1750 N.W. 3rd Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

Sunday, January 14, 2018
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Beaux Arts’ Festival of Art

CAP Miami Jazz Institute ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
Lowe Art Museum grounds
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL ‎33146

Sunday, March 4, 2018
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
CAP Family Concert

CAP Conservatory for the Arts Creative Strings I, II, III
CAP Miami Jazz Institute Jazz PREP Band & ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Garden House 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156

Monday, April 23, 2018
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
LIVE on WDNA Radio

CAP Miami Jazz Institute
ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble & Jazz PREP Band
88.9 FM and WDNA.org

Sunday, April 29, 2018
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Jazz Service

CAP Miami Jazz Institute 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 29, 2018
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Student Recital

CAP Saturday Music Classes & CAP Miami Jazz Institute Students
Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

Sunday, May 20, 2018
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
CAP Family Concert

CAP Conservatory for the Arts
Creative Strings I, II, III
CAP Miami Jazz Institute
Jazz PREP Band & 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 7, 2018 through August 16, 2018
8:00 p.m., Every Other Thursday
CAP 2018 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 22, July 20, August 3, and August 17
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
CAP 2018 Summer Master Classes

Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)