All of our programming is music and art-based and is designed for girls, transgender, and gender non-conforming youth, ages 11-17.
We are very fortunate to have a strong group of volunteer teachers/mentors to help facilitate our programs. Most are women or gender non-conforming individuals working professionally in the local NB art and music industry as seasoned creators/performers. They teach our students one-on-one and in groups and provide a network of support for them to build confidence, make connections, and get involved in the music and art community. Click here learn more about our team.
Summer Day Camp
Our summer camp runs for 5 full days and is open to 15-20 students with any level of musical training (even those who have never touched an instrument before!). Each student will:
- receive music lessons on one instrument (guitar, bass, drums, keys, or vocals.)
- form a band with other students for the week (jam sessions will be guided by local female musicians!!!)
- attend fun and creative workshops about performance, song-writing, making band merchandise, band photoshoots, the NB music industry, and more!
- perform at a public showcase with their band for family and friends on the final day of camp.
The camp teaches new skills in music, or helps to build on existing ones in a supportive environment that promotes collaboration and self-exploration.
Our awesome mentors facilitate daily instrument classes and jam sessions. They teach the students how to play, how to create music and how to perform together. Workshops, fun music-based activities, and live music performances are always scheduled throughout each day. On the last day, the students perform an original song with their band at an exciting public showcase event featuring a final group number, an awards ceremony and local entertainment.
Weekly Jam Sessions
The Weekly Jam sessions run in 6-week blocks, during the Fall and Winter. Each 6-week round of jam sessions allows students to choose an instrument (guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocals), form a band with their peers, and meet up every week for two hours to learn a cover song. Each week, several of our volunteers meet to mentor and facilitate the jam sessions.
They audio record the song during the sixth session and film footage for a music video. The final music video can be found here on our Youtube channel.
This program does require some past experience playing either guitar, bass, drums, keys or vocals. For this reason, it is offered, primarily, to our our camp alumni students. As a more advanced program, it offers more focus on long-term development of individual and group talent as well as public performance.