I've recently embarked on documenting the many facets of Willie Mae Rock Camp from their after school music labs to their programing and fundraising activities...they are a revolutionary, inspiring organization and I am thrilled to have the access to tell a part of their story.
Ladies Rock Camp 2.0 is an intensive, three-day music and mentoring program for adult women with previous musical experience. LRC 2.0 is designed 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.
Like the popular core program Ladies Rock Camp, LRC 2.0 is a “grown-up” version of Willie Mae’s summer camp for girls. The program brings together women from different walks of life and varying levels of musical experience for a long weekend of instrument lessons, songwriting, band practice, and workshops, all culminating in a showcase concert at a professional music venue. Sliding scale tuition makes the program accessible to women from all income levels.
In all activities, collaboration and creative risk-taking are encouraged. Classes are taught by experienced female New York City teaching artists and professional musicians in small, focused groups of students.