Christmas Vibes from Telpochcalli

Here’s a little soundtrack for your Christmas holiday! This Christmas track was created by students in 3-6th grade at Telpochcalli Elementary, as part of their After School program project [...]


Youth Music Exchange #2: Old Town School of Folk Music and Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra

As part of the second Youth Music Exchange event, a DCASE initiative for the Year of Chicago Music curated by CAPE, classes from the Old Town School of Folk Music (OTS) and Chicago Youth Symphony [...]


Youth Music Exchange #1: Puerto Rican Arts Alliance + A Flor De Piel

As part of the first Year of Chicago Music – Youth Music Exchange event, the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (PRAA) and A Flor De Piel met via Google Meets on Friday, August 14th, to perform [...]


Youth Music Exchange Project

In partnership with the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), CAPE is curating the Youth Music Exchange (YME) program! YME seeks to empower and unite youth from across the [...]


My Chicago: Students’ Perspectives on Their City

At Hoyne Elementary in Archer Heights, music teacher Andre Porter is working with CAPE Teaching Artist Jessica Mueller to build on work he began with his students last year as part of [...]


Former CAPE Student Joshua Short Takes Anchor Job at WNDU

If you attended CAPE’s 2016 Impact Arts Luncheon, you’ll surely remember Joshua Short as the impassioned college student who spoke so thoughtfully and adamantly about how his time in [...]


Like John Legend and Common, Chicago Students Seek Social Justice through Music

Like John Legend and Common, these students use music to call for social justice in Ferguson, Gaza, Chicago, and beyond Last spring, CAPE music teaching artist Ronnie Malley began working with [...]