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Rock Academy of the Performing Arts (RAPA) has been chosen as the music conservatory wing of The Delta Academy, a tuition-free public charter school that is fully accredited through Cognia (formerly known as AdvancED). RAPA (through The Delta Academy) offers students and parents in the Las Vegas Valley a school choice that focuses on rigorous academics with high expectations and achievement AND a performing arts program, specializing in contemporary instrumental and vocal music performance, musical theater, and rock industry technical trade. RAPA’s desire is to foster the passion for music education one student at a time, one heart at a time. We are a transformational change agency raising achievement through the arts. We believe in an equal partnership among students, parents, faculty, staff and community to create a safe, caring, and innovative learning environment. RAPA recognizes that this partnership creates an optimal learning environment for students to thrive. We are dedicated to hiring entertainment industry-experienced instructors who believe in the integral interaction between instructors and students giving way to strong mentorship relationships. RAPA strives to create an environment for students to develop the skills, confidence, and abilities to contribute to their community as musicians, music professionals, and contributing members of society.
Overview of the School
“Guided by the belief in and passion for music and technology education, we are a caring community dedicated to academic excellence, world class music and technical instruction."
Rock Academy of the Performing Arts (RAPA) is the music conservatory wing of The Delta Academy. RAPA infuses a state-of-the-art music program in the high school that has a distinct focus on contemporary musical performance and theory for Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, and Drums under the “Rock n Roll” musical genre umbrella. We look to tap into the potential of aspiring vocalists and musicians with the passion to pursue music performance as a career in the musical genre they choose such as Rock, Hip Hop, Pop, Country, Jazz, DJ/EDM and more. RAPA will accompany the instrumental music and vocal conservatories with a musical theater conservatory in the coming years. The musical theater conservatory will feature world-class musical theater program for students interested in singing, acting, instrumentation, and theater tech. In addition, RAPA will also incorporate a rock-industry vocational technology conservatory for students interested in sound, audio, lighting, videography, stage handling, and stage management. With skills from this trade program, students will have the knowledge and tools ready to earn a living as concert promoters, recording engineers, lighting techs, stage handlers, audio engineers, and digital video specialists for live performances.
Second Year Launch
During the second year, the majors will be limited to Instrumental and Vocal Music.
If you’re interested in applying to Rock Academy of the Performing Arts, here is where you’ll find all the information you need. Take a look below to learn more about our deadlines, application requirements and enrollment process.
*Second year enrollment will be 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades - 20 to 30 students per cohort.
Enrollment & Admissions
Prospective students are invited to complete the Audition Request.
Applicants will be contacted within a week to schedule the in-person audition.
- *Annual conservatory fee is $1000.
Applicant to audition.
Acceptance will be based on audition performance and interview during the audition
Acceptance notifications will be delivered in March through August 2022.
Complete and submit a Delta Academy application for enrollment.
Academic & Personal Requirements
Completed Delta Academy application with RAPA Golden Pick from audition.
MS or HS transcripts with >1.7 GPA.
Minimal behavior/discipline file from the previous school.
Sings, plays an instrument, skilled in technical trade, OR has the passion to learn/succeed in one of the aforementioned skills.
Time management skills.
Disciplined and driven to succeed.
Coachable and practices humility.
Students accepted into RAPA will select a major from one of four conservatories:
Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Musical Theater, and Technical Trade
The Music Conservatories
Here are some examples of majors:
Vocal Music/Solo Pop
As a guitar or bass major, you will need to be committed, focused, passionate and motivated in all aspects of this program such as reading sheet music, building your fingerboard and chord knowledge, being familiar with different genres and playing styles, and performing with other musicians.
Key Partners & Support
National Football League Alumni Association of Las Vegas
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