ABOUT US

A Cappella Camp, a summer vocal music program that specializes in a cappella singing, was founded in 2013 in Cleveland, OH by artistic director Reginald Bowens, a native of Cleveland. A Cappella Camp is a summer opportunity for teenagers (ages 13 through 19) to explore the a cappella genres of contemporary pop, jazz, gospel and other art music. The two-week educational intensive is designed to help build character, self-discipline, and musicianship in the teens, and a cappella music is great in training singers to be independent from instrumental accompaniment. A Cappella Camp features music education classes in music theory, sight-singing, ear training, jazz theory, jazz improvisation, songwriting, vocal arranging, beatboxing, and much more!

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; and a few local 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. Some past camp clinicians and speakers include: 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 had the pleasure of a LIve Video Q & A with the three-time, Grammy Award-winning a cappella group Pentatonix.

For scholarship information, please contact the Creative Arts Academy at Cuyahoga Community College at 216-987-6145.

Faculty

Reginald Bowens
Founder and Artistic Director
Lecturer of vocal jazz and piano studies at Tri-C
John Kenniebrew
Music Instructor
John Kenniebrew is a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, composer, and arranger from Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Reginald Golden
Music Instructor
Since the Fall of 2011, Reginald A. Golden has served as the Musical Director of the HOWARD GOSPEL CHOIR (HGC).
Alex Berko
Clinician
Alex Berko is a Cleveland-born musician, composer, pianist, and arranger.
Justin Crichfield
Vocal Percussionist
Vocal percussionist of Forte A Cappella from Centerville Ohio.
Amber Ivy
Choreographer
Amber Ivy spent five seasons performing with the Cleveland Cavaliers Cavalier Girl dance team.
Arryanna Shaw
Intern
Arryanna Shaw is a Cleveland native and former camper.
Media Team

Logo Designer: Jonathan Jones
Web Development: Greg Davidson
Promotional Video: Eric Floyd

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