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NEW WEBSITE COMING 2022

WE ROCK THE SCIENCE OF SOUND AND THE ART OF DEEP LISTENING.

Willie Mae Rock Camp (WMRC) is a nonprofit music and mentoring program dedicated to empowering girls and gender-expansive youth. Our programs explore the intersection of music, technology, and experimentation to spark curiosity and creative exploration through a social justice lens. 


We seek to lift the voices of those who have historically been silenced, and our programs directly address opportunity gaps in electro-acoustic music education and technology pathways for underrepresented young people.

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WMRC CREATIVE SOUND LAB

 

We believe that through creative exploration, we can position girls and gender-expansive youth to succeed in an increasingly tech-informed future. That’s why we built a creative sound lab at our Brooklyn studio.

 

The sound lab is furnished with a range of instruments and audio equipment, workstations for students to use music production software, and sound-making electronic build kits for hands-on learning.

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DIGITAL MENTORSHIP LAUNCHING THIS FALL

Starting November 2nd, 2021

Tuesdays & Wednesdays on Zoom

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Four optional Saturday In-Studio sessions

11/13, 11/20, 12/4, & 12/11

In our new, free, hybrid, STEAM-based after-school program, students will work with mentors, learn about the science of sound, build DIY electronic instruments, use music production software, and create their own artistic content. Open to girls and gender expansive youth ages 10-17. No prior experience necessary.

 

Complete our registration form to apply, and wait for confirmation of enrollment and next steps to be sent.

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SUMMER CAMP

Summer intensive in which students create collaboratively in small cohorts led by adjunct teaching artists

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS

One-time programming and pop-up events hosted throughout the city and conducted in partnership with community-based organizations

RHYTHM & VOICE

In-school programs conducted in partnership with the Young Women’s Leadership Schools (TYWLS) network

YEAR-ROUND DIGITAL MENTORSHIP

A free, Afrofuturist-inspired, STEAM-based after school program where students explore the science of sound, DIY electronics, and music production

ROCK, RESILIENCE & RECOVERY

Workshops created specifically for adults

STREAMED CONTENT

Content created by musicians, teaching artists, and experts in the music technology field. Includes Willie Mae TV, Willie Mae Presents! and Willie Mae Future Sounds Festival

OUR PROGRAMMING

Programming is delivered by professional musicians, teaching artists, and experts in the field. At our new Brooklyn studio, students have access to a creative sound lab designed to invite imagination, experimentation, and deep listening. We provide hands-on instruction and mentorship in a range of music production techniques and tools including acoustic and electronic instruments, hardware, and software. 


To learn more, please reach out to info@williemaerockcamp.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

08/04/2021
Private Workshop
New York Public Library
08/05/2021
Workshop with Sound Girls
Brooklyn Studio
08/07/2021
Black Sound Salon
Brooklyn Studio
08/20/2021
Synth Petting Zoo Outdoor Event
Brooklyn Studio
09/TBD/2021
Rhythm and Voice '21-'22 Program Begins
Brooklyn Studio
10/TBD/2021
Digital Mentorship Fall Program Begins
Brooklyn Studio

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ISHWARI BENDRE
Credit Trader, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

LISA MARROCCHINO

CEO, Proteus Ocean Group Ltd.

SABRINA SHULMAN
Senior Consultant, Brown & Weinraub

TIFFANY WAN
Global Head of Product Strategy, Bank of America

SHIRLEY TAYLOR

Senior Director of Education, Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc.

GARGI SHINDE

Director of Programs, Chamber Music America

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Willie Mae Rock Camp

540 President Street, Suite 2H

Brooklyn, NY 11215

(646) 726-0247