Summer Program: July 9 – 13

Section I: rising 7th & 8th graders  SESSION FULL
Section II: rising 9th and 10th graders  SESSION FULL

13754315_1842068746014681_9171982931966722270_nAcme’s week-long intensive summer band a recording program is back for 2018 This program is for advanced students and provides a supportive learning environment with lots of personal attention. Students will:

– play together as a band
– write original songs
– get exposure to varied musical styles
– learn about audio engineering
– record a final song in our recording studio

Daily special guest speakers introduce students to new musical ideas and instruments! Past topics include Latin rhythm, punk rock, Indonesian Gamelan, touch-sensitive electronic instruments, lyric writing, and Abelton.

Program ends with a final performance/listening party on Friday afternoon.

Students must be proficient on an instrument with at least two years of study. Maximum 5 students per section. $685

Email for more information and to register.

2-hr LaGuardia Vocal Audition Intro Workshop58a7389c-f720-4877-96f0-8aabd8605341

JUNE 2018 (Date TBA)
with Rebecca Pronsky

This 2-hour workshop will provide a solid introduction to the high school vocal audition process for students auditioning in the fall. Students will each receive a private assessment determining strengths and challenges, as well as song suggestions. We will run a mock audition and discuss preparatory work for the summer. Students will leave the workshop with an audition prep packet including information on all NYC vocal program auditions, school-specific requirements, and song lists. $65. Workshop is limited to 5 students. Email to register.

6-Week High School Vocal Audition Prep Class


SEP – NOV 2018 (Dates TBA)
with Rebecca Pronsky, Juliet Strong, Shelly Girolami

Students will learn the skills to succeed at auditions for LaGuardia, Murrow, PPAS, Frank Sinatra, and other performing arts high schools in New York City. This popular class at Acme will prepare students for both the required rhythm and melody testing, as well as for singing a cappella in front of judges. We’ll cover what makes a great audition and workshop songs for each other. $250. The class is capped at 5 students and sells out quickly, so please email as soon as possible to register.