Grad School 2021
We are thrilled to offer this new program for music educators! Grad School is a three day crash course in pop a cappella that happens during the youth session of A Cappella Academy. Looking to take your school’s a cappella program to the next level? This is definitely the place for you! Learn from some of the very best directors, arrangers, and performers in all of a cappella while also observing how we run A Cappella Academy!
- 3-day Professional Development Program
Observe classes and rehearsals at A Cappella Academy
Receive mentoring and participate in Grad School programs led by Academy staff
Rehearse in a group with the other Grad School participants
Optional: extend your trip to attend the Academy showcase on July 7
- For Music Educators 21+
- July 3-5, 2021
Arrive on July 2, depart July 6
- Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, CA
- $750 (does not include food and lodging)
Option to either stay on campus or commute
- Our 2021 session will happen in-person if safe to do so, depending on safety guidelines for travel and large group gatherings.
AUDITION VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
DISCLAIMER: We require this audition portion to make sure that all applicants clear a certain bar, since everyone will be singing together as a group, but we are by no means only looking for vocal superstars!
- Say hello! Tell us your name, and a quick summary of your musical background.
- Solo singing
- Please sing a 1-minute segment of a solo that showcases your voice. No classical or musical theater, please.
- Part singing
- Download the materials for “I Wish” and learn whichever part suits you best. *CLICK HERE*
- Record video of you singing along to the “performance” track for your part (your part will be missing from the track, you’ll fill it in with your voice).
- Please snap along, and and make sure we can hear your voice prominently over the track.
- Beatboxing (optional)
- If you do beatboxing/vocal percussion, please give us a short demonstration.
- Personal statement
- Briefly tell us why you’re interested in coming to A Cappella Academy Grad School.
Once you have completed and uploaded your video to YouTube, you are ready to fill out our application. Applications open November 15, 2020.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SUMMER 2021
November 15, 2020 – applications open
FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2021 at 11:59pm in all timezones.
March 1, 2021 – applicants will be notified of acceptance results