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Thursday, November 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble: LIVE on WDNA Radio
88.9 FM “Serious Jazz” and WDNA.org

Sunday, December 7, 2014
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
CAP Holiday Spectacular!
CAP Young Musicians’ String Consort & Chamber Ensemble, Jazz PREP Band, and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, January 18, 2015
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble: Beaux Arts’ Festival
Lowe Art Museum grounds
1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, FL ‎33146

Sunday, February 8, 2015
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
CAP Family Concert
CAP Young Musicians’ String Consort & Chamber Ensemble, Jazz PREP Band, and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Garden House 10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami, FL 33156

Thursday, April 9, 2015
7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble: LIVE on WDNA Radio
88.9 FM “Serious Jazz” and WDNA.org

Sunday, April 26, 2015
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Student Recital
CAP Saturday Music Classes’ Students
Coral Gables UCC
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

Sunday, May 3, 2015
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Jazz Service
CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble
Coral Gables UCC
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

Sunday, May 17, 2015
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
CAP Family Concert
CAP Young Musicians’ String Consort & Chamber Ensemble,
Jazz PREP Band, and ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble

Coral Gables UCC
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

June 4, 2015 through August 13, 2015
8:00 p.m., Every Other Thursday
CAP 2015 Summer Concert Series
Coral Gables UCC
3010 De Soto Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL ‎33134

(across from the Biltmore Hotel)

CAP 2014 Summer Concert Series
Thursdays Were the Day!

James_Carter_Photo_II_2What a terrific Community Arts Program (CAP) 2014 Summer Concert Series! This year’s series, titled Come Thursday…That’s the Day!, presented some of the world’s finest classical and jazz artists. From a swingin’ June 5 opening with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra (fronted by our very own CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble), to violinist Anne Akiko Meyers’ charming recital, The Four Freshmen’s spectacular vocals, Celino Romero’s eloquent guitar recital, the James Carter (pictured) Organ Trio’s high, energetic ride, and Livingston Taylor bringing down the house, it sure did create some wonderful summer Thursday evenings! Check out the highlights here.

June 5 through August 14, more than 2,000 attended the CAP Summer Concert Series! Here’s to the 30th Community Arts Program (CAP) Summer Concert Series in 2015, June 4 through August 13!

CAP Young Musicians’ Orchestras, ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble & Jazz PREP Band Poised and Ready for Action!

tromboneThe 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.

More Great CAP Performances

wdnaOn Thursday, November 6, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., tune into Serious Jazz Radio WDNA (88.9 FM) to hear this season’s first of two live in-studio performances featuring the CAP ALL-STAR Jazz Ensemble. Join us locally at 88.9 FM and from anywhere in the world at www.WDNA.org.

Accepting Applications for 2014-2015 CAP Saturday Music Classes

violinist4Beginning in October, the Gables UCC 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 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!

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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