May 16th, 2013
We’re raising funds to start I.S. 136 Music Club, an after school music and mentoring program for girls at a public middle school in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Right now we are participating in the Raise for Women Challenge on Crowdrise for this program. The contest, which ends June 6, gives donors the chance to win weekly prizes like a personal voicemail by actress America Ferrera, and gives Willie Mae the chance to win matching funds. Give today!
April 26th, 2013
Thanks to a generous grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council/JPMorgan Chase Regrant Program, Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls is getting a much-needed technology upgrade! WMRC is currently seeking a qualified IT/technology consultant to design and implement technology improvements to its basic computer operations. Expressions of interest are due May 31. The organization strongly encourages submission of proposals by individuals who identify as queer, trans*, gender non-conforming, female, and/or as people of color. More information HERE.
March 12th, 2013
Want to volunteer at one of our 4 sessions of Rock Camp this summer? Check out the volunteer application HERE. We need folks with all kinds of skills – musical and non-musical! Help make the magic happen…
February 5th, 2013
We will offer two sessions of our summer camp for girls aged 8 – 18 this year, with new visiting performers,
workshops, and program features alongside longtime favorite activities like band practice. The July session will take place July 29 – August 3 at Blue School in lower Manhattan. The August session will take place August 19 – 24 at Cathedral High School in midtown Manhattan.
For more information about the program, and to apply, CLICK HERE.
February 4th, 2013
In response to strong demand, we are launching a new summer camp for girls aged 4 – 7,
Rock Camp Jumpstart. The new camp, based on the organization’s award-winning program for older kids, will focus on music and creativity, with lots of opportunities to experiment with sound and movement. The session will take place July 22 – 26 at the progressive, independent school Blue School in lower Manhattan.
For more information, and to register, please CLICK HERE.
February 1st, 2013
Willie Mae has launched a new program for adult women. LRC 2.0 is an intensive, three-day music and mentoring program for graduates of Ladies Rock Camp, players with 2+ years experience, and seasoned musicians who are interested in a fresh approach and connecting with a new community. You can sign up today (or give it as a gift) here.
December 28th, 2012
Willie Mae is offering its first-ever holiday mini-camp, first-ever co-ed/all-gender program, and first-ever camp dedicated to DRUMS. Bang A Drum! Mini-Camp, co-sponsored by Tom Tom Magazine, will be held on MLK Day, and will feature workshops, performances and a showcase performance. More information HERE.
December 18th, 2012
December 13th, 2012
We are pleased to announce the launch of our CLUBHOUSE CAMPAIGN: help fund Willie Mae Music Lab’s new CLUBHOUSE – a place where girls ages 8-18 come together to hang out, make music & art, and feel supported and empowered during the school year! Visit our IndieGoGo campaign page, check out the great rewards you get for donating, give what you can, and help us spread the word.
December 3rd, 2012
SUNDAY DECEMBER 9TH, 2PM – 4PM, 87 IRVING PL, BROOKLYN: Come experience a DJ & percussion collaborative performance, with special guests Val-Inc and Van Alexander (aka V, one of WMRC’s beloved drum instructors)! Val-Inc is a Haitian-born composer, percussionist, and turntablist, who uses technology to lead listeners into her dream- like expressionism of Afro-Electronica compositions. Following the performance will be a Q&A with Val Inc and fun hands-on activities for workshop attendees. Open to all members of the rock camp community, all ages, $5 suggested donation.