The Southern Girls Rock Camp is celebrating 15 years of fostering young women’s creativity — and some world-class rock ’n’ roll — at MTSU this week.
Scheduled July 24-29 inside the university’s Wright Music Building, the summer day camp, formerly known as Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp, once again offers girls ages 10-17 a safe, nonjudgmental place full of creative opportunities.
Here’s a video recap of camp activities thus far featuring interviews with camp organizers and students:https://youtu.be/qVKcZvbwX1M.
Professionals have given the campers guidance in songwriting, home recording, band promotion, screen printing, band photography, body confidence, arts and activism, media literacy and music “herstory.”
The camp will again culminate with a Saturday night showcase concert, this one set at 5 p.m. July 29, in the Wright Building, that lets the new bands formed during the camp to rock the house. It’s open to the public, and admission is $10 per person.
The Southern Girls Rock Camp is produced by Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities, or YEAH!, a nonprofit organization founded in 2006 to “foster the creativity of young individuals while building a community of like-minded volunteers and supporters who love the arts and want to share the arts with kids.”