Willie mae future sounds 

Willie Mae Future Sounds Summer Camp will be Monday-Friday from July 12-23, 2021. Sign up for updates about Willie Mae Future Sounds Summer Camp 2021 so you are the first to know when camp applications go live!

Willie Mae Future Sounds is a year-round, non-profit music education and mentoring program dedicated to empowering girls, women, trans and gender expansive folks through arts and activism.


Designed to bridge the digital divide and help girls, trans and gender nonconforming youth thrive, Willie Mae Future Sounds is a suite of year-round online and in-person programming that blends Afrofuturism, STEAM, music technology, and social justice. This supports our mission of youth creating the sounds of the future and letting themselves be heard, seen, and represented.


About Willie Mae T.V. 


Launched during Black Futures Month, and in support of young people in our community and beyond, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls has launched Willie Mae T.V.  WMTV is a weakly 30 minute morning show to get the day started right, which includes social emotional centering moments, mindfulness, visualization, youth inspired features, and perhaps a mini dance party. Catch the live or the replay right here or on our YouTube channel. 

Students involved in our Digital Mentorship programming are working to take over the production of future episodes. 

future sounds summer camp


Willie Mae Future Sounds Summer Camp is two weeks of girls, trans, or gender non conforming youth (10-17 years old) creating digital content virtually - from collaborative songwriting, to podcasting, to synths, to music production. This all supports our mission of youth creating the sounds of the future and letting themselves be heard, seen, and represented. 

  •  Collaborative songwriting 

  •  Found sound instrument making

  •  Radical podcasting

  •  Film making

  •  Deep listening & field recording 

  •  Blues exploration & Afro-Futurism

Future Sounds Summer Camp Workshops Include

  • Sound wave shaping and beat making

  •  Wellness in a world of disruptions

  •  Art and Activism

  •  Harnessing Social Media as a Medium for Change  

  •  Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator Ensemble

future sounds Festival


Willie Mae Future Sounds Festival is a conversation and tech share with a former camper/art and activism fellow and outstanding women in the field sharing their experiences with  empowering expression and music technology. 

Along with the guitar, drums, D.J. decks and the microphone, modular synths are ideal instruments of social change. The inaugural festival was sponsored by Teenage Engineering in 2020. Future annual Willie Mae Future Sound Festivals will be student-led community music technology celebrations.