Do I need to be able to read music to audition for A Cappella Academy?
Definitely not! It doesn’t hurt of course, but as long as you are able to harmonize and learn parts by ear, you’re good!
I’m a beatboxer who isn’t the greatest singer. Can I still audition and is there a chance of me getting in?
Will A Cappella Academy be expanding to other cities besides Los Angeles?
We would like to expand eventually, but currently we only operate in Los Angeles.
I live outside of the US, can I still apply?
Yes! We welcome international applicants. We have had applicants from 30+ countries around the world!
What happens if I’m admitted but can’t raise the money in time?
Most of our students are able to raise the money necessary to go to camp, often through donations from their family and friends, crowdfunding, etc. If you are admitted, we believe in you that you’ll be able to raise the funds! However, if you aren’t able to, we will allow you to drop out three months before camp starts.
How do I apply for and receive a scholarship?
The entire scholarship process happens after you have already been accepted, so don’t worry about it just yet. Everyone who needs it will get some amount of financial assistance from our fundraising efforts and generous donors. Many also raise money on their own (which can also be used toward travel costs) using crowdfunding, fundraising concerts, and other creative ideas. Additionally, this year for the first time we will be awarding THREE FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIPS, which will cover the entire tuition as well as a travel stipend of up to $500! For more information, please see our Scholarship Fund page.
I saw there were staff applications last year, can I apply to be staff this year?
Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting staff applications.
How can I stay up to date on the most current information about A Cappella Academy?
Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and you will be notified of all pertinent info! @acappellacademy
How many campers will be accepted?
We have space for up to 85 vocalists. We're looking for a balance of voice parts and a wide range of abilities, so we hope you'll apply to join us!
What does tuition cover?
A Cappella Academy is an all-inclusive sleep-away experience. Tuition covers: room (bed and bath linens included); all meals and snacks; all educational costs; ground transportation to and from LAX airport; an off-site trip; camp T-shirt; custom water bottle. Tuition does not include travel to and from Los Angeles. You will have the option to pay tuition in intervals, as long as it is paid in full before camp begins.
Will parents be allowed to accompany their campers to camp?
Parents are welcome to pick up and drop off their children, and they are encouraged to attend the final showcase. However, parents are responsible for their own accommodations should they choose to stay in Los Angeles at any time during camp.
When will I know if I have been accepted to camp?
Applicants will be notified of audition results via email by Feb 1.
Will campers have roommates?
Yes - campers will have one or two roommates of the same sex. Nonbinary/trans campers work out their rooming situation with us on a case-by-case basis.
I live in the Los Angeles area, can I commute to camp?
Part of the goal of the Academy is to provide a true camp experience and musical community. So for this reason, we do not allow commuters.
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