The CAPAT 2017 Final Concert was amazing! CAPAT Campers played their hearts out as we shared their media projects on two large TV screens. Every year our students surprise us with their abilities, creativity, and passion and we hope they have gained as much from these two weeks as we have! Please take a few moments to check out their media projects on our CAPAT 2017 Student Projects Page. Keep an eye out for registration information in the fall for CAPAT 2018 and have a fantastic summer!
The talented and amazing professional strings trio Simply Three helped us kick off our CAPAT camp this year on Monday, June 12. They performed in our Casteel HS Auxiliary Gym and included all the visuals and sound of a real concert! Our students enjoyed covers, original works, and a lively discussion about the music industry. Thank you so much to Simply Three for inspiring our young musicians and providing such a motivating and exciting first day of camp our students will never forget! A very special thanks to the following people and organizations for helping make this amazing performance possible:
Registration for CAPAT is now open! Visit the CUSD Community Education website to access your account and register for camp this summer! Great news this year: The entire registration and payment process is in one place: CUSD Community Education! Just login to your account and follow the instructions to register! Contact us if you have any questions.
The Arizona State University School of Music ASU String Project is from September 17 to December 3 and is for students in grades 4-12. Students can attend classes or take individual lessons. For registration and information, visit http://communityschool.asu.edu/music/string/. Click here for an information flyer.
This is a fantastic program for strings students at a very reasonable price!
We are half-way through our CAPAT camp and our students have enjoyed learning and exploring a variety of musical and technology skills. Campers have worked hard in their rehearsals and small music groups to dive deep into challenging music and the concert on June 23 will be a demonstration of all their efforts! Campers have also explored music technology including music apps and notation websites including Noteflight! Some of the musical compositions our students have created are unbelievable! Finally, campers have worked with Mrs. Reininga and Mrs. Clancy to learn photography basics to capture images of instruments and musicians in several professional styles. Finally, Mrs. Reininga helped students to edit their photos and create collages and projects to share their love of music, photography, and art. All CAPAT instructors have been in awe of the abilities and passions of our students and we are looking forward to next week! Have a great weekend!
We're in our final stages of planning for the start of camp on Monday, June 13! We've posted some important handouts and forms here and a schedule of activities is posted here. A few last minute reminders:
Contact Curt Landon or Paula Jones if you have any questions! See you Monday!
Here's a sample daily schedule for our Music and Technology Summer Camp:
8:00 - 9:30 - Full Ensemble Rehearsal
9:30 - 10:00 - Sectional Rehearsal
10:00 - 10:30 - Media Recording (video, pictures, audio recording)
10:30 - 12:00 - Full Ensemble Rehearsal
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch and Musical Guest Performances
1:00 - 1:45 - Guest Master Class / Guest Instruction
1:45 - 2:30 - Musicality Class (improvisation, tuning, expression, listening, and more!)
2:30 - 3:15 - Media / Technology Class (video editing, photo editing, copyright, and more!)
3:15 - 4:00 - Computer Lab Work Time (more editing or music site exploration)
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