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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.
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.
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.
Our Winter cohort will be in-person at the Willie Mae Creative Sound Lab.
Dates coming soon!
Summer intensive in which students create collaboratively in small cohorts led by adjunct teaching artists
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Credit Trader, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
CEO, Proteus Ocean Group Ltd.
Senior Consultant, Brown & Weinraub
Global Head of Product Strategy, Bank of America
Senior Director of Education, Apollo Theater Foundation, Inc.
Director of Programs, Chamber Music America
Willie Mae Rock Camp
540 President Street, Suite 2H
Brooklyn, NY 11215