School for the Creative and Performing Arts
Requirements for the SCAPA Program
*GPA of a 3.2 or higher
*Perform a Fall Jury and Spring Recital Hearing
*Perform in the Spring Recital
*Seniors will give separate recitals in the spring
*Community Service Requirements
*Audition for All State based on teacher recommendation
*Attend Lafayette All State Help Sessions and UK All State Help Session
*Participate in Solo and Ensemble
Juries and Recital Hearings
Juries for all SCAPA students will be held in November. Recital Hearings will be held in April. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will perform one chamber work in the fall jury and one chamber work in the spring recital hearing. Chamber groups and pieces will be selected by Mr. Kent and Mr. Breeck.
Students will have time in class to practice with their chamber group, however, outside rehearsal time is necessary. Additionally, students should work on their individual parts with their private instructors. Seniors will select a minimum of four works for their Senior Recital. Seniors will complete piece selection forms at the beginning of each semester. In the Fall Jury, seniors will perform one solo work and one chamber work. For the Spring Recital Hearing, seniors will perform two solo works.
To prepare students for the Spring Recital, two mandatory master classes will be held each semester. Master classes will feature collegiate level guest coaches. Students will attend both master classes and perform with their ensemble in one of these master classes. Students are expected to stay for each full master class. This is an opportunity to learn from the other performers and the coach. Please let us know of any conflicts as soon as possible via email. Master classes will take place in the orchestra room from 3:30-5:30.
All State Help Sessions
SCAPA students will audition for All State based on teacher recommendation. These students will participate in the Lafayette Orchestra All State Help Sessions as well as the UK All State Help Session (held in October). Students seeking additional help with these excerpts are welcome to attend the U of L Honors Weekend or EKU Help session.
Recital or Concert Attendance
SCAPA students are required to attend two professional or collegiate string recitals or orchestra concerts per semester. These performances must be a college or professional orchestra, chamber, or recital performance. Students are to submit a concert program for each performance. Please submit concert programs to the “Forms Here Box” with your name clearly written on the front cover.
SCAPA Spring Recital
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will each perform two pieces with their chamber ensemble. These will be the pieces from the jury and recital hearing. Dates and times will be scheduled at the beginning of the Spring semester.
Seniors will plan and perform a recital for the Spring. Each senior will perform a minimum of four pieces including one chamber work. Seniors may wish to hold their SCAPA recital with another student.
Selections written with an accompaniment must be performed with an accompanist. Seniors are responsible for providing their own accompanist and are responsible for scheduling the date and location. Though this is a requirement, families are responsible for paying the accompanists fees. SCAPA fees only cover the cost of master classes. If there is any difficulty in finding or funding an accompanist, please let us know. Our goal is to make this a positive and educational experience.
Students are to perform four hours of public service per semester/ 8 hours per year. This could include mentoring younger orchestra students or performing for nursing homes, hospitals, or public venues (outside of school and CKYO performances). Service hours should be music based.