Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls

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February 2nd, 2017

Welcome our New Executive Director!

All of us at Willie Mae Rock Camp are thrilled to welcome our new Executive Director, Jennifer Kessler. Jennifer has worked with arts organizations across the U.S. and internationally to develop community, education, and artistic programs with a focus on social justice.

Learn more about our awesome WMRC board and staff.

 

January 5th, 2017

Camper Band “Harsh Crowd” in the NY Times

Take a moment to read this great article in the The New York Times about Harsh Crowd, who met at Willie Mae Rock Camp, their new EP, as well as the story behind their band name and their inspirations.

Harsh Crowd was also just named on of the the top 20 bands under 20 in The Guardian! Awesome.

December 15th, 2016

Turn It Up for 2016!

It’s almost the end of 2016 and we hope that you will once again support the Fairness Fund and all of our young rockers with a year-end gift. This month our goal is to raise $20,000 so that we can create a bedrock of support for girls and gender non-conforming youth to take up space, tell their stories and make noise in the world.

You can help make a lasting impact with a year-end gift of $11,  $50, $111 or $1,111  to help us reach our goals, amplify our programs, give even more scholarships and sustain the vital space that rock camp creates. Yes! I want to help TURN IT UP for 2016!

November 8th, 2016

The 2017 Arts & Activism Program and Fellowship

This FREE after-school and summer program provides an exciting opportunity for teens to learn about the powerful combination of music and social justice, develop practical journalism and new technology skills and most importantly, have fun!

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May 12th, 2016

Volunteer at Rock Camp this Summer!

We are still accepting volunteer applications for this summer, so check out all the info about volunteering here, and sign up today!

March 3rd, 2016

Gigs for Girls!

 

Calling all bands! Did you know we have a musician-friendly fundraising campaign?

Our Gigs for Girls campaign is a call to musicians and musical performers to donate some or all of the proceeds from one show to Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. Your donation will support all of our year-round, sliding scale programs which are dedicated to music making, collective voice raising, safer spaces and genderjustice. 

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December 28th, 2015

Support Our Programs!

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Your gift will benefit our Fairness Fund, which provides sliding scale tuition and full scholarships. Help us ensure that all girls and gender non-binary/non-conforming youth can attend our award winning music education programs, regardless of household income.

Yes. I want to help support young rockstars!


December 3rd, 2015

Rhythm and Soul 10th Anniversary Bash

A Little Bit of Rhythm and A Lot of Soul, WMRC’s star-studded 10th anniversary celebration in December, was a huge success. The event honored Santigold, Kathleen Hanna and Sara Landeau, Carla Miller, Chiara de Blasio, and DJ Rekha. Check out the photos here.

October 12th, 2015

Listen! Harsh Crowd’s EP

We are proud that Harsh Crowd, the longest running band that formed at camp, was recently featured on AFROPUNK, and has become the first camper band to release an EP! We love that we get to mentor them at our year-round practice space and we’re so thrilled that their EP totally rocks! Listen on their bandcamp here!

October 9th, 2015

WMRC ♥ Silent Barn

As some of you may know, the Silent Barn recently had a fire. They need volunteer support, donations, and well-wishes. Check out their helptagon page for their volunteer needs, and their website to donate & for ongoing updates.