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SOCAPA’s one week Music Boot Camp challenges Singer/Songwriters to write and arrange multiple songs in a single week. Students may choose one song to refine and perform for the live showcase.
In conjunction with classes in music history, theory, business, and recording, students receive private and group instruction in a variety of topics such as: song conception, arrangement, lyric composition, stage presence, and more.
The Singer/Songwriter intensive provides development in the discipline of popular music. Instruction consists of group workshops and individual coaching in melody, harmony, arranging, lyric writing, and stage presence. Each student will have the opportunity to write and arrange an original song to be performed live.
Every evening, Monday through Friday, we plan an activity for the students, whether it be a barbecue on campus, a dinner in the city, a cool-off swim, a theater/musical performance, or a film screening. On the Saturday afternoons that are not devoted to shooting and performing, we organize a group excursion. This could include a trip to a museum, the beach or a show in the city. Past evening and Saturday excursions have included trips to Coney Island Amusement Park, live tapings of MTV's TRL, outdoor concerts (The Roots, OCMS, TV on the Radio, etc.), Universal Studios, Pilobolus Dance Group at the Joyce, Disco Bowling, Broadway Shows such as Spring Awakening, Hair, Rent and Avenue Q, Six Flags Amusement Park, Fourth of July Fireworks, Bryant Park Film Screenings, and off-Broadway hits such as Fuerza Bruta and Stomp, to name a few.
New York City Campus
"My experience at SOCAPA was amazing. My teachers and the staff were so nice, and I learned so much! I felt as if I could be independent but also felt very safe. I met so many great and talented people! My teachers taught me so much, most importantly how to be comfortable being myself and if others don't like me that it's just too bad for them!"
Laura P, Santa Monica, CA