Fall Programs & Opportunities at Girls Rock Philly!

Fall Program Offerings and Opportunities!

After another round of amazing summer rock camps, we are THRILLED to announce news of our new Fall 2017 Programs at Girls Rock Philly! This fall, we will be offering:
          1) After School Program: Youth and Teens Instrument Instruction + Band Experience!
          2) Youth Action Council
          3) [New] Professional Recording Intensive
          4) [New] Looping & Sampling Intensive
Programs will be starting as early as October 9th and applications must be turned in as soon as well. With that, we are also thrilled to announce new job openings for new program staff for our after school program!
Read more below for more information!

On After School Program:

Just as our summer rock camp, our after school program offers opportunities to learn to play instruments, write songs, play in bands, attend workshops– all in a unique environment focused on self-confidence, collaboration, and other wonderful things that encourage you to rock, including dedicated homework help time!

Interested in learning or practicing bass, guitar, drums, keyboards, Ableton & more?Wanting to form a band, or experiment with writing original music and performing? Interested in recording techniques, looping & sampling, or finding new music? You’re in the right place!

Application Process
1. Please fill out one of the two forms below as soon as possible with everything you’d like to do- it’s okay to sign up for more than one thing!
Teen Interest Form (ages 13-19)
Youth Interest Form (ages 9 – 12)
2. Stay tuned as we follow up with scheduling starting Tues Oct 3! Programs will begin the week of Oct 16th!

Questions? email info@girlsrockphilly.org, or samantha@girlsrockphilly.org

 

Youth Action Council:

Formalized as of last spring, YAC is a group of people ages 15 through 19 who shape GRP programming, run workshops and is part of GRP’s move toward being a youth-led organization. Overall, YAC is a dynamic leadership space where members collectively strengthen communication and leadership skills, contribute to programmatic decision-making and build youth powered leadership inside GRP and out! In the past, YAC members have decided the summer rock camp theme, conducted workshops, attended the Girls Rock Camp Alliance Conference as well as board meeting– and more!

All meetings will have food, and tokens will be available as needed. Meetings, unless otherwise noted, will take place at GRP Headquarters at 1428 Germantown Ave. The term for this fall cohort will be October – December 2017. We anticipate meeting once every two weeks. Meeting dates have not been chosen as
we want to pick dates/times that work best for this new group of YAC members. So in your application, be sure to give us as much information as possible about your schedule and availability!

Projects may include: 

  • Shape theme & workshops at our adult rock camp, LRC
  • Help inform year-round GRP programs like workshops and after-school programs
  • Discussion and organizing in time of Trump presidency
  • Build relationships with GRP Board members and attend board meetings
  • Organize teen social gatherings
  • Attend skill-building workshops and/or trainings

 

Application Process

1. Submit the application form by the deadline by Sunday October 8th
2. Participate on a phone interview with GRP (we’ll reach out to you!)
3. Stay tuned for announcement of new members around Friday October 13th!

Questions? Email andrea@girlsrockphilly.org

 

Professional Recording Intensive [New]

This year, we’re thrilled to offer our first ever GRP recording intensive, with Weathervane’s Julia Rainer!

WHO: GRP youth participants (ages 13-19), with a vested interest in learning the basics of recording, or practicing and refining their recording and engineering skills.

WHAT: An immersive and exciting 6-week course, exploring the art of recording and engineering with GRP peers and participants! Students will be expected to participate in a final recording project in collaboration with other GRP programs, and will have access to recording equipment rental after completing the course. We’ll work throughout the semester on skill-building in the following arenas:

  • Listening & Appreciation
  • Science of Sound
  • Gear 101
  • Field Recording Techniques
  • Engineering & Mixing
  • Facilitation: Skill-building for working with artists and musicians in the studio

Our work will culminate in a final performance, developed by participants.

WHERE: While some sessions may be held at our Headquarters or offsite, most sessions will be held in our new satellite space, at Jerry’s on Front (2341 N Front St)

WHEN: Thursday evenings, October 9-November 30.

HOW TO APPLY:

  • Fill out this form as soon as possible- applications close on Thursday, October 12.
  • We’ll host an informational meeting October, 5, so feel free to attend and bring any questions you may have!
  • Keep an eye out for information and details from us as we approach the date!

Questions? email info@girlsrockphilly.org, or samantha@girlsrockphilly.org

Looping Intensive [New]

This year, we’re thrilled to offer our first ever GRP looping and sampling workshop series.

WHO: GRP youth participants (ages 13-19), with a vested interest in learning the basics of looping and sampling techniques, or practicing and refining their skills in a group setting.

WHAT:An immersive 6-week course with GRP peers and participants! Explore the possibilities of sampling and live looping to create layered, songs and pieces as a performing artist. We’ll listen and study, practice, collaborate and compose using various looping tools, culminating with performances at our fall semester showcase! During the course, we’ll dedicate time to skill-building in the following arenas:

  • Listening and appreciation
  • Pedals and samplers- tech 101
  • Looping & Sampling beginner techniques
  • Stacking, timing & sequencing loops
  • Songwriting

WHERE: While some sessions may be held at our Headquarters or offsite, most sessions will be held in our new satellite space, at Jerry’s on Front (2341 N Front St)
WHEN: TBD; Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, October 16 -November 28.

HOW TO APPLY:

  1. Fill out this form as soon as possible- applications close on Thursday, October 12.
  2. We’ll host an mini-workshop & info meeting October, 5, so feel free to attend and bring any questions you may have!
  3. Keep an eye out for information and details from us as we approach the date!

Questions? email info@girlsrockphilly.org, or samantha@girlsrockphilly.org

 

Seeking New Instructors for Fall After School Program!

Seeking former GRP volunteers, educators, and local musicians! We are excited to open up applications for new instructors and faciliators as part of our After School Program.

Please note we are looking for:

  • Weekly Instructors that can teach youth how to bass, guitar, drums, keyboards or other digital music tools in group lessons
  • Faciliators who can facilitate workshops and intensives covering topics such as Songwriting, Recording, Improv, Music History, Looping and more.

 

 

We’re committed to creating safer spaces for girls, trans girls, young people of color as they create, express and explore, and are looking for facilitators who share that commitment.

Interested in becoming an instructor at our After School Program, or facilitating a workshop or intensive? Let us know here! For more information check out our application form and contact our Program Director, Samantha Rise!

Application Process
1. Please fill out this form no later than Monday, October 2.
2. We’ll follow up with folks to request resumes, references and possibly interviews starting Tuesday October 3.

Questions? Email samantha@girlsrockphilly.org

 

Looking forward to work with you soon!

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