FAQ

What is A Cappella Masterclass?

A Cappella Masterclass is a new kind of educational experience, bringing this information directly to you – anywhere and on your schedule – designed and taught by the very best in the field.

Who runs A Cappella Masterclass?

A Cappella Masterclass is hosted by Acaville, a non-profit organization committed to promoting a cappella music and the people who create it, and bringing it to an ever-expanding audience of fans. Acaville hosts a 24/7 radio station, a cappella live streaming, podcasts, and various programs intended to support the overall mission of the organiation.

A Cappella Masterclass is the brainchild of Dr. Marc Silverberg who curates the curriculum.

Who is Dr. Marc Silverberg?

Dr. Marc Silverberg has established himself as one of the leading voices in a cappella education today. He has served on the executive board of CASA.org as Director of Education and presented workshops on vocal improvisation at several AEA sponsored festivals, SUNY Purchase, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, The New York State School Music Association, the Nassau County PEAK Festival, the National A cappella Convention, and the American Choral Directors Association’s 2013 National Convention. In spring of 2018, Dr. Silverberg became the first guest conductor for the Suffolk County Music Educator Association’s All-County Contemporary A cappella group. 

Beginning in 2020, Dr. Silverberg pioneered two new breakthroughs in a cappella education: A cappella Masterclass (acappellamasterclass.com) and VocaVersity, the world’s first, certified online school for contemporary a cappella. In spring 2020, Dr. Silverberg released first published book, co-written with Deke Sharon and Dr. J.D. Frizzell, with GIA Publications titled Teaching Music Through Performance in Contemporary A cappella.

Under his pseudonym “Docacappella,” (docacappella.com) he has released several humorous a cappella parodies, which have been nominated for 6 Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware (B.M.), Westminster Choir College (M.M.), and Five Towns College (D.M.A.).

How are the instructors for A Cappella Masterclass selected?

Our team reaches out to proven professionals in the field and works with them to create each course. We are committed to bringing you the very best.

Is there someone out there that should teach a course with us? Let us know.

What classes can I take?

A Cappella Masterclass will launch new classes each month on a variety of topics. Check out our courses to see what is currently available.

Topics currently scheduled for upcoming release include: barbershop, beatboxing, choreography, composition, looping, songwriting, vocal warm-ups, and more.

Is there a class you wish we had? Let us know.

What do the classes involve?

All class include 10-20 video lessons, written resources, and assignments related to each video.

How much does a class cost?

Courses are currently $39 each. This includes permanent unlimited access to the full course and course resources. Registration for each course will be available on the release date and is payable via secure link here on our website.

What does my course registration include?

Your registration includes unlimited access to your selected course, resources, assignments, and learning opportunities, as well as access to a private forum with the instructor, staff, and other students to ask questions and share you work.

Are these classes live?

All A Cappella Masterclasses are asynchronous, however there are forums included for direct interaction and ongoing learning opportunities.

Can I use this in my classroom?

Yes! Our classes are designed for a wide range of ages and skill level and would be the perfect addition to supplement classroom instruction. Contact us for details!