Summer Music Institute is a new and evolving program at Girls Rock Philly. A 4 to 5-week summer program in the month of July, we use this space and time to explore other sides of music like recording, technical skills, and experimentation.
Summer Music Institute 2015
June 29 – July 22
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
3 pm to 6 pm
Girls Rock Philly is thrilled to be running our third Summer Music Institute at GRP Headquarters in Fishtown/Kensington starting June 29th. The theme of the program is “Singing for Change.” We’ll explore the role of song in our lives and how music supports positive change in our communities. Through music-making, workshops, and cultural field trips, we’ll uncover the history of singers using music to tell stories and spark social change. Our goal is to harness our harmonies and hone our creative writing skills to make music reflecting our visions of a better future.
-Field trip to Philly Son Jarocho, a local organization celebrating the Son Jarocho tradition, based in South Philadelphia
-Field trip to Eastern State Penitentiary’s “Chorus” exhibit that features recorded songs sung by incarcerated people throughout the country followed by a workshop customized for GRP
-Lyric writing workshop led by local poet Maryan Captan
-“Singing Together” harmonies workshop led by SMI leader and local musician/artist Liana Moskowitz
The program is a drop-in program, meaning no pre-registration or application is required and students can attend any session. There will be a project that lasts the entire 4 weeks, so we encourage regular participation as much as possible. Snacks will be offered.
Like all programs at GRP, SMI is offered with a sliding scale tuition structure. For more information about SMI, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org