The Sounds of Aloha Chorus periodically holds A Cappella Academies for high school- and sometimes college-aged singers, most recently in 2014, 2015, and 2019. The 2014 and 2015 Academies were for young men only, but we are proud and excited to have collaborated on the June 8-9, 2019 A Cappella Academy with our sister choruses, Honolulu Blend and Na Leo Lani, and opened the event to young women as well. As visiting clinicians and performers for 2019, we brought in not only the sensational world champion men's quartet Vocal Spectrum but also a fabulously exciting top women's quartet, GQ.
Participating students typically receive sheet music and audio learning tracks to some a cappella songs, and after only a day and a half of coaching and rehearsing over a weekend give a live public performance that also features the guest group(s). In the past the program has been offered for a nominal fee, with meals, T-shirts, and two tickets for families and friends included.
Coverage of the 2019 A Cappella Academy by Hawaii Public Radio is available by clicking here and scrolling down the story on the A Cappella Academy, and you can watch two KHON2 News television segments here and here.
Help spread the word about this fabulous event, which we expect to hold again! And if you are a young singer or a music teacher and would like to be added to our contact list so you can be notified about future A Cappella Academies, please contact us or add yourself to our online list from our Contacts page!