ABOUT US

A Cappella Camp, a summer vocal music program that specializes in a cappella singing, was founded in 2013 in Cleveland, OH by director Reginald Bowens, a native of Cleveland. A Cappella Camp is a summer intensive for teenagers interested in having a career in vocal music, especially in the area genres of pop, jazz, gospel, and barbershop. While building character, self-discipline and musicianship, campers engage in ensemble singing, private coaching, songwriting, jazz theory, professional networking, recording arts, and more. Plus, a cappella music is great in training vocalists to be independent from instrumental accompaniment!

Over the years, A Cappella Camp has been fortunate to be featured on 19 Action News with an interview segment on Romona’s Kid’s;  News Channel 5’s Kaleidoscope with Leon Bibb; Fox 8 News’ “Kickin’ It With Kenny”, and several radio stations in the Greater Cleveland region. Each year, the campers work with accomplished musicians in the industry to further inspire them as they move closer to their career goals. Past camp clinicians and speakers include: Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men, Dr. Cedric Dent of Take 6, Kim Nazarian of the New York Voices, Christie Dashiell of Afro-Blue from NBC’s 3rd Season of “The Sing-Off”, and Season 7 Winner Geoffrey Golden of BET’s Sunday Best. In 2016, campers also had the pleasure of a LIVE Video Q & A with three-time, Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix!

Faculty

Alex Berko
Clinician
Alex Berko is a Cleveland-born musician, composer, pianist, and arranger.
Arryanna Shaw
Administrative Assistant
Arryanna Shaw is a Cleveland native and former camper.
Ayodele Owolabi
Music Instructor
Ayo performed on season seven of BET's "Sunday Best", with Chance the Rapper, Andra Day, Common, Solange and MORE.
Frannie Sweeney
Intern
Frannie is an eager young vocalist and photographer.
Jesse Lange
Music Instructor
Jesse Lange holds a M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Akron and he has many years of teaching experience.
Jessica Sammarone
Intern
Jessica Sammarone is a music educator, director, and private vocal instructor from Pittsburgh, PA.
Kailyn Mack
Choreographer
Kailyn received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from Wright State University.
Marissa Zechinato
Music Instructor
Marissa Zechinato is a singer-songwriter, professional vocalist, private music lesson teacher, and former member of Howard University's Afro Blue.
Reginald Bowens
Founder and Director
Reggie, an accomplished arranger, educator, and mentor, performed on season three of NBC’s hit a cappella television show “The Sing-Off”!
Reginald Golden
Music Instructor
Since the Fall of 2011, Reginald A. Golden has served as the Musical Director of the HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR (HGC).
Media Team

Logo Designer: Jonathan Jones
Web Development: Greg Davidson
Promotional Video: Adam Smalley

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