Community Arts Program (CAP)
ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
Jazz at Lincoln Center 2015 Essentially Ellington Finalist
For Third Consecutive Year!
Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center have announced the finalist bands for its prestigious 20th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. With recordings submitted from jazz bands across the United States and Canada, the Community Arts Program (CAP) ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble is among only 15 finalists chosen.The Community Arts Program, with its CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble, is one of only two after-school programs selected, and the only after-school jazz band chosen from throughout the competition’s Region 4: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C, and West Virginia. This will be the CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble’s third consecutive year, as an Essentially Ellington finalist, to perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read more…
CAP Young Musicians’ Orchestras, ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble & Jazz PREP Band Poised and Ready for Action!
The CAP Young Musicians’ Orchestras, Jazz PREP Band, and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble are soon to begin their 2014-2015 rehearsal and performance schedules. Another season takes flight on Thursday, September 4. Each Thursday evening through May 2015, these ensembles will meet within the Coral Gables United Church of Christ Arts & Education Wing rehearsal spaces.
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 Young Musicians’ Orchestras icon; then apply to be part of all the music making and learning. You’ll be contacted upon receipt of your online application.
This year’s schedule includes a Holiday Spectacular!; two live, one-hour radio shows on WDNA; Family Concerts and, along the way, invaluable learning experiences for children and youth.
Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 CAP Saturday Music Classes
Beginning in October, 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 October through April within the in-kind classroom spaces on the Ransom Everglades Upper School campus in Coconut Grove.
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 2013 Knight Arts Challenge!
To 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…