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. Recently, A Cappella Camp was featured on Janis Siegel and Lauren Kinhan’s Vocal Gumbo (New York), and on Emerge Gallery and Art Center’s African American Music Series (North Carolina).

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, Jamond McCoy of m-Pact, 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!


Arryanna Shaw
Administrative Assistant
Arryanna Shaw is a local performing artist, and former camper!
Bethany Westphal
Social Media Intern
Bethany Westphal is a jazz vocalist, and saxophonist!
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/Head Counselor
Jessica Sammarone is a music educator, director, and private vocal instructor from Pittsburgh, PA!
Justin Crichfield
Vocal Percussionist
Vocal percussionist of Forte A Cappella from Centerville, Ohio!
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)!
Shacara West
Music Instructor
Shacara West is an internationally acclaimed professional singer, and American Fitness Professionals Association (AFPA) Certified Holistic Nutritionist!
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