The CAP Creative Strings Adventure!

CAP Creative Strings focuses on developing various creative aspects – no matter students’ year, ages 5-17, or stage of development on their instrument – beginning to advanced.

Today’s string players have so many musically creative areas from which to choose. Harnessing and exploring that creativity within a weekly program effectively expands students’ opportunity and ability to perform at their best, no matter their choice of musical genre.

CAP Creative Strings is truly unique! It lays the necessary musical and harmonic groundwork to build well-rounded musicians. Students develop skills like functional use of harmony and strings-specific rhythmic techniques. These create “eureka moments” that inspire and enrich students’ understanding beyond the written page – and result in an unusually keen grasp of all musical genres (e.g., jazz, folk, pop, etc.), in addition to classical.

Join a fun and rewarding adventure – full of discoveries and growth!

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, and serve as a guide for application to a CAP Creative Strings group: CAP Creative Strings I, II, or III.

CLICK HERE, WHEN READY TO APPLY FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON.

CAP Creative Strings I

Mondays: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
August 26, 2019-May 11, 2020
End-of-the-Year Family Concert: Sunday, May 17, 2020

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

$350/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
All Instruments
– Scales: F Major or Bb-Flat Major scale + any two-octave scale
– Two pieces of contrasting style
– Sight-reading (pieces provided at the audition)

CAP Creative Strings II

Mondays: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
August 26, 2019-May 11, 2020
End-of-the-Year Family Concert: Sunday, May 17, 2020

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

$350/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 book II or higher) that can include music from different folk traditions
– Sight-reading (pieces provided at the audition)

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 book II or higher) that can include music from different folk traditions
– Sight-reading (music provided at the audition)

Bass
– Scales: Two-octave major scales and two-octave minor scales
– Two pieces of contrasting styles that can include music from different folk traditions
– Sight-reading (pieces provided at the audition)

CAP Creative Strings III

Mondays: 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
August 26, 2019-May 11, 2020
End-of-the-Year Family Concert: Sunday, May 17, 2020

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

$350/yr (non-refundable, due upon acceptance)

Prerequisites
– Currently study your instrument weekly with a private teacher
– A commitment to attend all weekly rehearsals
– Use vibrato
– Solid sight-reading skills

Audition Requirements
Violin
– Scales & Arpeggios: Three octaves – major and minor
– One solo classical piece (equivalent to Suzuki book IV or above) that best represents player’s current ability
– One additional solo piece or melody (i.e., a simple melodic transcription) of any other genre (e.g., rock, pop, jazz, folk, etc.)
– Sight-reading (pieces provided at the audition)

Viola & Cello
– Scales: Three octave major and minor scales
– One solo classical piece (equivalent to Suzuki book IV or above) that best represents player’s current ability
– One additional solo piece or melody (i.e., a simple melodic transcription) of any other genre (e.g., rock, pop, jazz, folk, etc.)
– Sight-reading (pieces provided at the audition)

Bass
– Scales: Three octave major and minor scales
– One solo classical piece (equivalent to Suzuki book II or above) that best represents player’s current ability
– One additional solo piece or melody (i.e., a simple melodic transcription) of any other genre (e.g., rock, pop, jazz, folk, etc.)
– Sight-reading (pieces provided at the audition)

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