SoundGirls.Org Live Sound Camp for Girls is a one-week camp for young girls & women ages 12-18 (all genders and non-conforming genders are welcome) who want to learn about live music production. The camp curriculum was designed by industry veterans and teaches the skills and technology to run live sound. Working in small, collaborative and hands-on groups, the attendees learn:
- Live Event Safety
- Stage and Audio Terminology
- Signal Flow, Setup and Wire PA Systems
- Input lists, Stage Plots
- Microphones, Wiring Stages
- Line Check, Sound Check, Mixing
- Running and Working a Real Show
Mark your Calendars – Camps for 2017
- Nevada City, CA: June 26 – June 30 at Miner’s Foundry
- St. Louis, MO: July 10 – July 14 – Beginner Camp at Delmar Hall / The Pageant
- St. Louis, MO: July 17- July 21 – Intermediate Camp at Delmar Hall / The Pageant
- Philadelphia, PA: July 24 – July 28 at World Cafe Live
- New York City: August 14 – August 18 at The Paper Box in Brooklyn
- Los Angeles, CA – TBA – August
Registration is open! Check back for updates on dates and registration for the Los Angeles camp.
The camp helps to empower young women in underserved communities by giving them hands-on training, access to technology, life skills, and most importantly – confidence. Over 70% of girls attending our camps receive scholarships.
“The week-long class allowed me to learn the basics of stage plots, setting/striking gear, navigating analog/digital consoles, and working with a live band before ultimately sharing the responsibility of mixing with a professional at an annual music festival in the area.”
“Through workshops like these I think we can change the current trends. Someday soon long gone will be the days of the lone SoundGirl.”
“I absolutely loved the Live Sound camp for girls. I was able to learn a lot in an environment where I felt comfortable. The instructors were very helpful and I gained the confidence I needed to pursue a career in Live Sound.”
“My girls, who are musicians, now have the knowledge to set up their own PA and manage their own sound. This knowledge is invaluable and will follow them throughout their music life.”
To inspire and empower the next generation of women in audio.
Our mission is to create a supportive community for women in audio and music production, providing the tools, knowledge, and support to further their careers.
“It’s a generally accepted statistic that women make up about 5 percent of the audio engineering industry. And while more girls are participating in STEAM 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.