The CAP Creative Strings Adventure!

Today’s string player has so many musically creative areas to explore; and harnessing those expands the opportunity and ability to perform better throughout all types of music. CAP Creative Strings is primarily focused on developing various creative aspects of string playing for students. The curriculum includes improvisation and instrumental ear training for developing a keen understanding across all genres of music (e.g., jazz, folk, pop, etc.), in addition to classical.

CAP Creative Strings motivates students by giving them the opportunity to discover, for example, the functional use of harmony and idiomatic creative string techniques (rhythmic, harmonic, etc.). With these and other skills, we create “eureka moments” that inspire students to enjoy and develop their understanding of music beyond just the written page. For sure, it’s a fun and unique adventure full of new discoveries!

NOTE: The Community Arts Program (CAP) Creative Strings are designed to set the standard for a professionally-minded group of young musicians. Those involved not only desire greater understanding of musicianship, they also commit to the professional skills of being on time to all activities (i.e., rehearsals, performances, workshops) and planning other outside extra-curricular activities around this. We understand that there are, on occasion, school activities that are mandatory. This is an acceptable excuse for missing a rehearsal when, at least, a two-week notice is given. To facilitate the managing of multiple schedules and rehearsal planning, CAP students are expected to be proactive in communicating—to their appropriate teachers at school and to us—ALL rehearsal and performance dates as soon as they become known.

Prerequisites and Audition Requirements are below, as they pertain to your skill level for the group to which you are applying: CAP Creative Strings I, II, or III.

CLICK HERE, WHEN READY TO APPLY FOR THE 2016-2017 SEASON.

CAP Creative Strings I

Mondays: 5:00 p.m.-6:15 p.m.
August 22, 2016-May 15, 2017
End-of-the-Year Family Concert: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard  33134
(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

$300/yr (non-refundable, due upon acceptance)

Prerequisites
– Currently study your instrument weekly with a private teacher
– A commitment to attend all weekly rehearsals

Audition Requirements
Violin
– Scales: Two-octave A Major, C Major, and one-octave Bb Major
– Two pieces of contrasting styles (equivalent to Suzuki/O’Connor method books II-III)
– Sight-reading

Viola & Cello
– Scales: Two-octave D Major, C Major, and one-octave Bb Major
– Two pieces of contrasting styles (equivalent to Suzuki/O’Connor method books II-III)
– Sight-reading

Bass
– Scales: Two-octave A Major, C Major, and F Major
– Two pieces of contrasting styles (equivalent to Suzuki/O’Connor method book I)
– Sight-reading

CAP Creative Strings II

Mondays: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
August 22, 2016-May 15, 2017
End-of-the-Year Family Concert: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard  33134
(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

$300/yr (non-refundable, due upon acceptance)

Prerequisites
– Currently study your instrument weekly with a private teacher
– A commitment to attend all weekly rehearsals

Audition Requirements
Violin
– Scales: Two-octave major scales and two-octave minor scales, one three-octave major scale of choice
– Two pieces of contrasting styles (equivalent to Suzuki/O’Connor method books IV-V)
– Sight-reading

Viola & Cello
– Scales: Two-octave major scales and two-octave minor scales, one three-octave major scale of choice
– Two pieces of contrasting styles (equivalent to Suzuki/O’Connor method books IV-V)
– Sight-reading

Bass
– Scales: Two-octave major scales and two-octave minor scales, one two-octave scale of choice
– Two pieces of contrasting styles (equivalent to Suzuki book II or higher)
– Sight-reading

CAP Creative Strings III

Mondays: 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
August 22, 2016-May 15, 2017
End-of-the-Year Family Concert: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ
3010 De Soto Boulevard  33134
(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

$300/yr (non-refundable, due upon acceptance)

Prerequisites
– Mastery through Suzuki Book V or beyond
– Currently study your instrument weekly with a private teacher
– A commitment to attend all weekly rehearsals
– Use vibrato
– Solid sight-reading skills

Audition Requirements
– Scales: Three octaves chosen from all major & minor scales
– One solo classical piece that best represents player’s current ability
– One additional solo piece or melody of any other genre (e.g., rock, pop, jazz, folk, etc.)
– Sight-reading

Questions? Call or email: 305.448.7421, ext. 120 or info@CommunityArtsProgram.org