SoundGirls.Org is very excited to be developing a program that will introduce young women to live sound. The program will be a week long program and can be adapted to various formats. The program will cover the basics of live sound, careers available, skills needed, and tips for starting out in the industry.
This year we will launch two pilot programs.
The first will take place at Holland Reno. Holland Reno is an all-ages arts and music initiative run by young people, for young people in Reno, NV. Holland Reno provides access to the arts, offers diverse workshops, and produces more than 150 all ages events annually. SoundGirls.Org will be presenting a two-hour workshop on Concert Production and Sound Basics on May 11, 2015 at Holland Reno and again at Rainshadow Charter High on May 12, 2015. We will also be working one on one with a master class for Holland Reno’s own SoundGirl.
We will launch the pilot week long program for The Northern California Women’s Music Festival in September. The Northern California Women’s Music Festival provides a culture and community for women performers, artists, and musicians in the Modesto area. We were approached earlier this year by the festival’s director and our new monthly contributor Victoria Boyington about providing an audio program for their volunteers. The program will help empower young women in an underserved community, by giving them hands-on training, access to technology, life skills, and most importantly Confidence. After the program they will work on the production for the music festival.
In the future we hope to seek funding to bring the program to more underserved communities.To help us get this program off the ground – Please consider making a donation or purchasing a t-shirt. All proceeds are to offset the travel costs to provide these programs.
The program is being developed by our all volunteer advisory committee. If you would like to be involved in the program – please contact Karrie at email@example.com.
Karrie Keyes: A co-founder of SoundGirls.Org and has over 25 years experience in live sound. Currently, she is the monitor engineer for Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder. She has developed and is the lead teacher for the Montessori Model United Nations program at the Montessori School of Ojai. A year-long program for middle school students that culminates with a trip to the Montessori Model United Nations conference in New York.
Barbara Adams: Has been working in live sound for twenty years. She has developed the video series Lessons in Live Sound for SoundGirls.Org She currently works at World Cafe Live and Tin Angel Acoustic Cafe. She has taught sound courses at Drexel University.
Marky Ray: a Musician, Artist and author of Rock and Roll Mercenary. Marky Ray has spent the better part of 30 years in the music industry. He has toured the world with groups such as nine inch nails, Ministry, The Butthole Surfers and more. In 2005, he created and now teaches a course called Concert Technical Production at Cuyahoga Community College.