DATE & TIME
July 25-29, 2022
One University Parkway
Romeoville, IL 60446
Oremus Fine Arts Building
None! This camp is free. Lunch & T-shirt provided.
All students, ages 12-18, who identify as female.
Contact the Music Department
Application is Closed
The Girls Create Music Camp
brings approximately twenty aspiring musicians who identify as female (ages 12-18) to Lewis University, free of charge, for a week of learning about songwriting, music production, and recording techniques. Working collaboratively with professional musicians, students will create, record, and produce original music. Campers will also develop basic music theory skills and learn about the contributions of women to popular music and culture of the 20th and 21st centuries.
A substantial gender imbalance exists in the music industry. A research study published in 2020 by the USC Annenberg Foundation reported that 12.5% of songwriters and only 2.6% of producers were women.1
In the study, researchers found that one of the core drivers of gender inequality in the music industry is lack of access to educational resources. The aim of the Girls Create Music Camp
is to contribute to the ongoing efforts to address gender disparity in the music industry by providing arts education that emphasizes representation and inclusivity.
Interested in Attending or Supporting Girls Create Music?
||Drop-off and Welcome
Campers work with professional musicians, workshopping their original songs.
||Pop Music History - Women in Music
Campers learn about the contributions of women to popular music and discuss issues related to gender and equity in the music industry.
||Lunch and Social Activities
||Recording and ProTools
Campers learn about microphone techniques, Pro Tools (digital audio workstation). Students work on recording original works in the recording studio.
Campers work collaboratively and independently on original songs.
Campers learn basic music theory, audio theory, MIDI, etc.. and continue to work on creative projects.
||Recap and Social Activities
Campers listen to each others' works and participate in social activities designed to strengthen confidence and creativity.