This summer, from June to August, in five different locations across the country, industry veterans will share their knowledge with the upcoming generation for SoundGirls.org's Live Sound Camp for Girls. In this one-week experience girls, boys and non-conforming genders (12 - 18 years old) are welcome to learn about live sound. Girls will learn how to set up and run sound for a real show.
Educating and introducing the possibility of a new career path to young women are some of SoundGirls.Org ultimate goals. Those interested in sponsoring a girl to come to camp this year can donate to and/or volunteer for SoundGirls.Org. The goal is $18,000, and all donations are tax-deductible. Donations range from $10 for Girl Power Female Frequency EP, to $200 dollars to send a girl to camp, or, with $3,000 dollars you would not only be giving 30 young participants the chance to attend the camp but also sponsoring the camp to come to a community. There are rewards available, from rare music memorabilia to sound equipment. Getting in touch with SoundGirls.Org directly is also an option for sponsoring, donating and volunteering.
What the young women will learn in this one week goes beyond live sound--it aims to empower them to find their potential and guide them to achieve anything they set their minds to.
Executive Director Karrie Keyes asserts, “It’s a generally accepted statistic that women make up about five percent of the audio engineering industry. And while more girls are participating in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) classes at a young age, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says women are still underrepresented in many engineering fields. SoundGirls.Org ‘s vision is to inspire and empower young women and girls to enter the world of professional audio and music production.”
For more information, visit soundgirls.org.