Hi! It’s Ryleigh! I’m setting up this GoFundMe because my audition was selected to go to Los Angeles to the A Cappella Academy AGAIN
this summer! Of the 600+ applicants for this camp, only 70 or so made it, so this is an extremely prestigious honor! This is a HUGE opportunity to meet and learn from some pretty serious people in the music industry (Ben Bram and Avi Kaplan from Pentatonix just to name a couple who run and teach at the camp), as well as meet new and old friends who are singers like me from around the world! My mom is a single mom, so I’m trying to raise some on my own to help her pay my tuition. The timing is hard because we have had TAG performances in Gainesville and Orlando, as well as fundraising for TAG in March coming up.
My mom pays the expenses for my performing opportunities on her own, including the hundreds of dollars spent for college applications this year since I will be graduating high school this year.
The camp cost itself is $1995.00 (!!!!) and we've estimated approximately $600 to fly out which is not included with tuition. If I go above the $2500 ($1995 plus whatever airfare is), I would pay that money forward to another camper who also may not have the money to go. Any donation would be greatly appreciated - whether it be $5 or more. There is a deadline, however. The fundraising deadline given to us by the A Cappella Academy is in March 31, 2019.
I'm so much more than grateful for all the support everyone has given me with TAG’s fundraisers as well as the personal love and support everyone has shown me. Music is my life and this opportunity really means a lot to me as a vocalist. If you are unable to donate, that's okay (believe me - we understand!), but please share my link.
Remember, anything above and beyond the cost for me to attend would be paid forward to the Academy for another person to have this amazing opportunity as well!
Thank you, everyone, for your support!
Here's a link to "Greedy" from TAG's latest album (11:11) which is nominated for best album by CASA:https://youtu.be/AGkxvkS6YRg
and a link to "So Emotional" from TAG'S latest album (11:11) in which I was nominated for best soloist by CASA and can be purchased on all music platforms:https://youtu.be/Gh0rFHFDwiM
(Fun fact about "So Emotional" is that Ben Bram arranged it just for TAG!)