Sing at Red Rocks with

Face Vocal Band this Summer!!

Face Academy of Music is very excited to announce that registration is open for the sixth annual Colorado A Cappella Summer Camp!  Our aim is to provide a high-quality “vocal band” experience to youth of all skill levels.

During the camp experience, participants will: 

  • Create, rehearse, and perform fun, modern, cutting-edge arrangements within a “vocal band” (a cappella group) setting.
  • Learn to work with others to create a full sound using only our voices.
  • Learn the basics of improvising, writing and arranging a cappella music.
  • Stage and choreograph a dynamic performance.
  • Perform a final showcase with international a cappella artists Face Vocal Band!
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Dates: Camp will be held from 11:00am-4:00pm 6/24-6/28, 2019 

Location: Manhattan School of the Arts, 290 Manhattan Dr, Boulder, CO 80303

Time:  Camps start at 11am each day and end at 4pm.  Any campers from out of state will need to have their own accommodations and supervision if parents are not staying with them.  Parents/guardians must pick up their campers promptly at 4pm each day.  

Camp Requirements:  Each student should bring every day – 

  • Sack Lunch
  • Bottle of water

We have THREE camps this year!  Colorado A Cappella Summer Camp is now three camps for our various age groups.  The camps may come together for clinics and invited guests periodically, but our age groups will be divided up appropriately with separate faculty so that they can be best challenged at their age levels and capacities.

  • Grades 25 (incoming 2nd-5th graders) 
  • Grades 6-8 (incoming 6th-8th graders)
  • Grades 9-12 (incoming 9th-12th graders)  Older ages accepted up to 22 years. 

Performance Date: There will be a culminating performance on Friday 6/28 at 2:00pm.

EXTRA!:  This year our campers will also have the opportunity to perform with FACE VOCAL BAND at Red Rocks Amphitheater on Wed, July 10th.  (Concert ticket purchase is required to participate.)

For more details, please email us at admin@faceacademyofmusic.com or call 720-397-2535

Additional:  Once you are registered and tuition is received, you will receive a welcome letter with a medical form.

Tuition:  $650 

NOTE: Due to the amount of planning involved for each camper, we cannot issue refunds for any reason.  Please consider all possible conflicts before enrolling.  Thank you.

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Colorado A Cappella Camp Clinicians

Cody Qualls is the director of Face Academy of Music (formerly known as Whole Body Singing), the creator of the “Mouth Music” Contemporary A Cappella Intensives, and has been a private vocal instructor for more than a decade.  Qualls currently composes, arranges for and tours as a lead tenor with the national rock a cappella ensemble “Face.”   His most current writing can be heard on many of Face’s albums, including How Was the Show, for which he composed the title track “How Was the Show Last Night,” among other hits.  Among Face’s many accolades, they were  featured on NBC’s The Sing-Off and performed before the celebrity judges of America’s Got Talent.  Along with his travelings with the group, he has received the opportunity to perform for former President Bush Sr., former President Clinton, and received high praise from audience members such as Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Buffet, David Rockefeller, and entertainment mogul Merv Griffin. In addition, Face has shared the stage with Bon Jovi, Clint Eastwood, and the recent chart topping NBC Sing Off champions, Home Free. 

Stephen Ross – as a performer, teacher, and contemporary a cappella vocal arranger, Stephen Ross is a multi-dimensional musician. Stephen performs as the counter-tenor and arranges music regularly for Face Vocal Band. His vocal arrangements are also performed throughout the state by high school and college vocal ensembles.  He has a degree in Music Education and Voice Performance from the University of Colorado.  He was the Director of Vocal Music, the Fine Arts Department Co-Chairperson, and the Visual & Performing Arts Academy Coordinator at Skyline High School, where he has taught Choir, Voice Performance, and Music Technology from 2003-2015.

Mark Megibow has been on stage for most of his life as both an award-winning actor and musician.  He sang his first solo performance at age 6, then picked up the drum sticks at age 9, ultimately leading him to Northwestern University’s prestigious Bienen School of Music where he graduated with a degree in Music Education.  Since then, he has performed in widely diverse musical groups of every style, from symphonic orchestras and wind ensembles, to marching drum corps and rock bands.  He is best known as one of the foremost vocal drummers of contemporary vocal rock and has toured extensively with Face Vocal Band for the last 13 years.  His multi-disciplined artistic background fuels a unique style, layering complex rhythms and sounds in ways that leave audiences breathless.  When not on stage, Mark leads seminars for teens on leadership, communication, and life skills.

Collide Vocals is a contemporary A Cappella group based out of Colorado. These bright voices bring a fresh sound to the A Cappella scene, featuring tight harmonies, unique pop covers, and a dynamic, youthful energy.  Collide enjoys experimenting with unusual songs and sounds, and putting their own spin on the music they choose. They also often take on styles that aren’t traditionally done a cappella, such as rap and electronic music. 

Collide’s singers have a wide array of musical skills; from Collin (vocal percussionist) who is pursuing a Jazz degree at UNC Greeley, to Josh (Tenor), who is classically trained and has a BA in Music Education. The members of Collide embrace their different musical backgrounds and strive to show their musical diversity in their performances.

Abigail Guildner is currently the music director at Louisville United Methodist Church, co-director of the Louisville PopChoir for Kids, and freelance performing at weddings and funerals as well as a large-group festival adjudicator.  While a classically-trained soprano, she has been praised for her versatility and range to perform and lead a variety of repertoire.  She holds a BM in Music Education from Ithaca College.

Prior to her work with the FACE Academy of Music, Abby worked as choir director at Sunset Middle School and Lyons Middle Senior.  While there, she built large inclusive choral programs, and planned and hosted solo/ensemble and honor choirs bringing hundreds of students together. Her students often received Superior ratings in festivals, many going on pursue careers in music.  While teaching public school, she also served as head of Middle School Repertoire and Standards for the Colorado chapter of ACDA.

Musical theater is also a passion of Abby’s, and she has performed in and directed dozens of shows for middle and high school students, both in school and camp settings. She has also maintained private voice studios in New York and Colorado, though she is not currently accepting students at this time.

Abby’s philosophy is an inclusive one in which people of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and experiences can come together to share in the art and community of music.  She prides herself in helping every student to find success and passion in rehearsal and performing, and her enthusiasm permeates each interaction with students.

Missy Weaver is our instructor for the Boulder Rock Choir and the newly formed, auditioned, A Cappella Choir.  She is a native of Texas, but moved from Austin 3 years ago to continue her career as a Choir Director.  Currently Missy teaches 5th grade Beginning Choirs and High School Choirs for Mapleton Public Schools, in Thornton.  Missy received her BA in Music with Teacher Certification from Lubbock Christian University.  While in Texas, Missy had a successful career teaching choirs of all ages for 18 years, with great focus on High School groups.  She grew small programs to ones that had continued success year after year.  Her choirs won 9 TAPPS State Championships under her direction, competing as Large Ensembles, Small Ensembles, Sight Reading and Soloists. 
While in Texas, Missy was a member of TMEA, TCDA and TAPPS, and currently is a member of CMEA.  She served as a State coordinator for 4 years, organizing and hosting multiple contests across the state of Texas.  Missy has been the Music Director in many musicals, including The Sound of Music, The Secret Garden, Beauty and the Beast, Annie Get Your Gun, Les Miserables, My Fair Lady, Footloose, and several Junior series musicals.  Outside of teaching, Missy has sang, and continues to sing, in many groups and choirs, traveling to England, Scotland, Ukraine and Greece to perform.  “I am so excited to be a part of the FAM choral groups and camps.  I have enjoyed getting to know all the musicians, of all ages, across the Denver area.”