About

Christian Academy of Performing Arts Austin is a Texas non-profit organization created in the spring of 2015 to serve as an umbrella entity over all of the former CCSA choirs, from Angel Choir through Concert Choir and Master’s Singers. The non-profit organization is overseen by a Board of Directors and is a religious and educational organization registered with the Texas Secretary of State as a Texas non-profit corporation. CAPA Austin strives 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 CCSA.


New students are welcome!


Please visit the registration page to register your student for a particular choir. Details about tuition, times, and locations can be found there. Descriptions of our choirs can be found on the Choir page.

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

Christian Academy of Performing Arts Austin admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to our students. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other organization-administered programs.


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 the same range of competitions and performances, including the TPSMEA competition, solo and ensemble event, the 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 goal, we also strive to provide a safe social environment for our homeschool and private 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 one day each week
with 
our younger choirs offering up to
three time and location options


Choral Director


Lora Maeurer
Lora has a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford and a Masters in Elementary Education from SUNY (State University of New York) New Paltz. She taught for several years in the public schools in New York State where she led the vocal and general music programs and directed several high school musical theatre productions. Lora, her husband Ted, and their girls moved to Austin in 2001. Lora has stayed active as a musician by performing or teaching through several homeschool, community, and church groups. Lora homeschooled her two daughters for 14 years, during which time both of her girls sang in each of the CCSA choirs from Angel to Master’s Singers. In January 2015, Lora became the CAPA Angel and Children’s Choir Director; she began directing the remaining CAPA choirs in September 2015.

 


Board of Directors


Jill Anderson, Chair

Jill & Scott Anderson have been involved with 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 in television production, and Jill has a Bachelor’s in Education from Oklahoma Baptist University as well as a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from UT Austin. She has offered writing classes to homeschoolers as Essay Writing for the College Bound ( ewcb.org ) for the last fourteen years and is actively involved in Southwest Bible Church.

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 two years. CCSA had such a huge impact on her life that she is currently a music major focusing on violin and voice performance. Her youngest daughter is currently in Treble Choir. 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 is planning to earn her teacher certification and open her own private studio.

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 their Classical Conversations campus in Round Rock where Christi serves as Foundations-Essentials Director.

Sharon Gretencord, Member

Sharon Gretencord is a homeschool mom of six. The Gretencord kids have been part of CCSA and CAPA since 2009. Sharon has a Bachelor 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 teaches science courses to middle and high school students and is currently taking an online classical teacher training to hone her skills in the homeschool journey. Sharon and her husband Adam have worked for the Austin Fertility Care ™ Center in Austin for 14 years, giving presentations to engaged couples to help prepare them for marriage in the Diocese of Austin. The Gretencord family has been active at their parish, St Louis King of France Catholic Church, since 2003.

 


Additional educational opportunities


Christian College Preparatory Academy

www.ccpaacademy.com

Helping parents prepare their children for college
by providing challenging supplemental classes
and additional educational opportunities
that will enhance a child’s learning experience