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 8 hours
*Audition for KMEA All State
*Attend Lafayette All State Help Sessions and UK All State Help Session
*Participate in Solo and Ensemble
*Meet ALL performance expectations for advanced orchestras
Juries and Recital Hearings
Juries for all SCAPA students will be held in mid November. Recital Hearings will be held at the end of April. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will perform 1 chamber work in the fall jury and 1 chamber work in the spring recital hearing. Chamber groups and pieces will be selected/approved by the directors.
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 3 works for their Senior Recital. Seniors will complete piece selection forms at the beginning of each semester. In the Fall Jury, seniors will perform 1 chamber work. For the Spring Recital Hearing, seniors will perform 2 solo works.
To prepare students for the Spring Recital, 2 mandatory master classes will be held each semester. Students will be assigned to perform with their ensemble in one of these master classes. 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.
Recital or Concert Attendance
SCAPA students are required to attend four professional or collegiate string recitals or orchestra concerts. We would recommend attending two in the Fall and two in the Spring. 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 SCAPA collection box with your name clearly written on the front cover.
SCAPA Spring Recital
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will each perform 1 piece with their chamber ensemble. Dates and times will be scheduled in the Spring semester.
Seniors will plan and perform a recital for the Spring. Each senior will perform a minimum of four pieces which includes 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 accompanist 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 accumulate eight hours of public service 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.
Dates to Note:
September: Senior Piece Selection Form Due
September: All State Forms are due
October: UK All State Help Session
October: LHSO All State Help Session
October: All State Auditions
November: SCAPA Masterclass
November: SCAPA Masterclass
November: SCAPA Fall Juries
November: KMEA Solo & Ensemble
December: Service hours form due
April: Spring Juries (freshmen, sophomores, juniors only)
April: Spring Recital(freshmen, sophomores, juniors only)
May: Service hours form due
SCAPA Student/Parent Signature Form
Service Requirement Sheet
Senior Recital Approval Form & Checklist
SCAPA Information Page