Musician & Educator
Joshua Capri is a saxophonist, composer, flutist, and educator based in North Vancouver, BC. and has been a performing musician for most of his life and music educator for over fifteen years. He founded Mr. Capri Teaches Music in 2008, Mini Mountain Publishing in 2018, has written two method books for concert band, and over 15 arrangements for concert band / jazz band. He has worked for the Vancouver School Board, the Burnaby School District, the North Vancouver School District, and is currently the co-director of the Seymour Alumi Jazz Ensemble and teaches at Westview Elementary and Windsor Secondary in North Vancouver.
Joshua received his Masters degree in Education from Simon Fraser University where he focused on designing curriculum that comprehensively blends composition and improvisation with performance, theory, ear training, and history/culture in the elementary music classroom. This curriculum has been the foundation for his program at Westview Elementary.
Joshua also has a Bachelor degree in Education from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor degree in Music in Jazz Studies from Capilano University, and a grade nine flute performance certificate from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
As a musician, Joshua has performed and recorded throughout western Canada including at the Edmonton and Vancouver International Jazz Festivals. His first professional gig was singing with the Edmonton Opera at age eleven and has since performed with myriad groups throughout BC & Alberta. He has studied saxophone with Canadian jazz greats Phil Dwyer and Jim Brenan as well as renowned saxophone teacher Stan Karp. In addition, he has also studied flute with VSO flutists Christie Reside and Rosanne Wieringa.