As great as this chance is, we sort of hope you don’t need it. The Willie Mae Ladies Rock Camp, a Clinton Hill group that makes rockers out of women and girls of all ages, has scholarships available for women who’ve been affected by violence. No musical experience necessary—all you need is a desire to express yourself at the three-day summer workshop. Participants spend a weekend of instrument lessons, songwriting, band practice and other workshops, ending with a showcase concert at a professional venue. From the scholarship sponsor (a generous Park Sloper): “Find your voice and rock out… Just you for a few days. You’re worth it.”
The workshop’s happening on two weekends this summer: Jul. 30 to Aug. 1 and Aug. 13 to 15, both at the Urban Assembly School of Music & Art in Downtown Brooklyn. The scholarship includes full tuition ($475) and childcare stipend for those with children.
Eligibility: “Any woman, living in or out of a shelter environment, who has been affected by violence and has a desire to find her voice; or any woman affected by violence who has found her voice and wants a safe place for it to be heard.”