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. 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 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.