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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2014
Girls Create Music and The Center for the Performing Arts Present the 2014 Girls Create Music Summer Songwriting Camp
CARMEL — As the Girls Create Music Summer Songwriting Camp heads into its 4th year, founders Heather Ramsey Clark and Dr. Monika Herzig are proud to announce they will once again partner with The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel to present this inspiring, educational and creative camp for young women. The camp will take place on July 7-11, 2014 from 9 p.m. – 5 p.m. at The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts, with final performance on July 11 at 7:00 p.m. on the Palladium Main Stage.
“It’s hard to believe the transformation many of these young women go through in just one short week, in not only their songwriting, but also in themselves,” says Ramsey Clark. “This camp is unique because it unites professional women educators/performers to teach young women not only how to write songs, but how to overcome obstacles in the music business as young women who may want to pursue careers in the industry one day. I know all the instructors, including me, are inspired by these young women every time we walk through the doors of the camp!”
Girls Create Music is a day camp for girls ages 9-16. Young women come for a weeklong education with professional instructors and will learn two instruments, songwriting, stage performance, how to work with a live band, music theory and more. This life-changing experience has influenced and encouraged many young women to pursue their love of music and to have greater confidence in themselves.
In addition to the full-time camp staff, campers this year will be treated to additional opportunities to work with and hear from the dynamic sister-songwriter duo Lily and Madeleine, as well as from Indiana native Liz Fohl, a North Central graduate now a working professional in Los Angeles whose hit “Sunshine Inside” was featured by Reis Nichols in a recent radio campaign.
At the end of the week, campers get to perform their original songs with their own band at a one-of-a-kind showcase event onstage at The Palladium at The Center for the Performing Arts. The professional caliber of the instructors, as well as the sound and performance quality for the final showcase, make this a one-of-a-kind experience for any aspiring young songwriter.
Prior music experience is not required, however, an interest in songwriting is encouraged, and instruments will be provided, though students are permitted to bring their own instruments if desired. Some scholarships may be available as needed for students unable to afford the costs of attending the camp. Scholarship applications are available upon request. The camp application deadline isMarch 19, 2014. Interested applicants should apply soon, as space is limited!
Girls Create Music is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2011 by professional educators and international performers Heather Ramsey Clark and Dr. Monika Herzig. Since its inception, this groundbreaking camp has brought together many of the region’s finest female performers and educators together with talented young women to create music and friendships to last a lifetime. The mission of Girls Create Music is to provide future generations of young women with opportunities to realize their passion, presence and power through music.
The Center for the Performing Arts campus includes the 1,600-seat Palladium concert hall, the Tarkington 500-seat proscenium theater and the 200-seat Studio Theater. The Center is a permanent fixture on the Central Indiana landscape and will provide an extraordinary listening experience for audiences, acting as a museum and education center by day and a concert venue by night. Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Initiative is an archive, museum and education center at the Center for the Performing Arts, in Carmel City Center.
For your online application and more information visit girlscreatemusic.org.