About

Christian Academy of Performing Arts Austin is a non-profit organization created in the spring of 2015 to serve as an umbrella entity over all of our choirs: Angel, Children’s, Treble, Men’s, Concert, and Master’s Singers, as well as the teen summer musical. CAPA Austin is overseen by a Board of Directors and is a tax-exempt religious and educational organization registered with the Texas Secretary of State as a Texas non-profit corporation. We strive to carry forward the original vision and tradition of excellence in Christian choral instruction that so many homeschool students benefited from for over two decades through the Christian Choral Society of Austin.

New students are welcome!

Our fall semester classes begin August 19 for Middle and High School Choirs and August 26 for Elementary Choirs

Please visit the registration page to register your student for a particular choir. Details about each choir and tuition can be found on each choir’s page.

Students who are new to CAPA may attend and participate for their first two weeks without having to commit for the semester. After that time, students wanting to continue will need to register and pay the administration fee and either half or full payment for the semester. (Full payment by the third week is required to qualify for the discount.)

Your recommendation is our best advertising, so please do post information to any online groups you may be involved with.

All of the choirs emphasize quality Christian music education

Lora Maeurer is committed to teaching our children to sing quality, classical choral arrangements, to sight read, and to participate in challenging competitions.

Our vision includes not just weekly choir rehearsals, but a range of competitions and performances, including the TPSMEA competition, solo and ensemble event, Capitol and nursing home performances, and of course the Christmas and spring concerts. As the performing arts name implies, CAPA goes beyond choral performances each year by offering a summer musical as well.

While excellence in musical instruction is our primary purpose, we also seek to provide a safe social environment for our homeschool, private school, and public school students. An active calendar of social events include dances, parties, and other opportunities for our students to enjoy fellowship while honoring God.

Rehearsals are held once per week for all choirs. Our younger choirs offer up to three time and location options:

MONDAY

St. Paul Lutheran Church
3501 Red River
Austin, TX  78705

Angel Choir meets from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Children’s Choir meets from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Men’s Choir meets from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Treble Choir meets from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Master’s Singers meets from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Concert Choir meets from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

TUESDAY

Christian Coral Society of Austin Christian Academy of Performing Arts Austin CCSA CAPA Homeschool Choir

Community Christian Church
4300 Sam Bass Road
Round Rock, TX 78681

Angel Choir meets from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Children’s Choir meets from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30
Treble Choir meets from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.
Men’s Choir meets from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.

THURSDAY

Christian Coral Society of Austin Christian Academy of Performing Arts Austin CCSA CAPA Homeschool Choir

Westoak Woods Baptist Church
2900 West Slaughter Lane
Austin, TX 78748

Angel Choir meets from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Children’s Choir meets from 11:15 to 12:45 p.m.
Treble Choir meets from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

 


Board of Directors



Jill Anderson, Chair

Scott & Jill Anderson have been a part of the choirs since 2004 with their two daughters having enjoyed Angel, Children’s, Treble, and Concert Choir, as well as Master’s Singers over the years. Scott works as a freelancer in television production, and Jill has a Bachelor’s of Education from Oklahoma Baptist University as well as a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from UT Austin. She currently offers writing classes to homeschoolers through Essay Writing for the College Bound at ewcb.org.


Diedra Hoxie, Treasurer

Deidra Hoxie is a homeschool mom who has been a part of CCSA since fall of 2002. Her oldest daughter, who graduated in 2014, sang in all the choirs and was a Master’s Singer for four years. Her youngest daughter is currently in Concert Choir and Master’s Singers. Deidra received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Howard University and worked at Corning, Inc. as a process engineer and project manager. Currently, she is a violinist in the Starlight Symphony Orchestra and offers private violin lessons through AISD.


Christi Covington, Secretary

Christi Covington joined the choir when it first started in the 1990s as a Children’s Choir student and continued through high school, finishing in Concert Choir and Master’s Singers. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and working as a reporter and editor for news publications in the Austin-area, she and her husband, Jason, decided to homeschool their own three children. They rejoined the CCSA family again in 2011 with their oldest son and now have students in Children’s and Angel choirs. They’re active with their church, Redemption Hill, as well as with the Classical Conversations campus in Round Rock where Christi tutors.


Sharon Gretencord, Member

Sharon Gretencord is a homeschool mom of six. The Gretencord kids have been part of CCSA/CAPA since 2009. Sharon has a Balcheor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Computational and Applied Mathematics from the University of Texas. Before beginning her family, she was a lecturer in the Math Department at UT and spent several years in curriculum development in STEM.  Sharon co-coordinates the Classically Catholic Memory co-op in northwest Austin and is currently taking an online classical teacher training to hone her skills in the homeschool journey. Sharon, her husband Adam, and their children are active members of St Louis King of France Catholic Church.

 


CAPA Extends Our Gratitude

Ed & Becky Watt served as board chair from 2014 to 2019 having been an active part of CCSA since 2000 and an integral part of our transition as an organization to CAPA. Combined, their four children had over forty years of participation in the choirs! We express sincere appreciation to Ed & Becky for the countless hours and resources offered in service so as to ensure that our students were able to continue the valuable social and academic benefit choir offers.

Thank you so much Ed & Becky!