NewsArts & CultureMusic / March 19, 2014

Girls Rock At Indy Camp

Jill Sheridan
Girls Rock At Indy Camp

Girls Rock! Indianapolis aims to teach young women about music, and much more.  The weeklong camp is now accepting applications from girls between the ages of 8 and 16 who are interested in learning basic instrumental skills and promoting girl power.

Mike Barclay with GRI says various workshops focus on creativity, self-esteem and body image by focusing on the reality of the music business.

"We talk about what they're seeing in a music video," explains Barclay. "That this woman does not look like this when she wakes up, that there is a lot of make-up and 30 people involved to make her look like that."

Any young woman is encouraged to apply, regardless of musical experience.  The camp also helps many of the girls with financial support. 

"We have specifically offered financial scholarships to girls we know wouldn't otherwise be able to attend our camp," says Barclay.

The camp will be held July 21-25 at the International School of Indiana.  The week ends with a sold out showcase concert featuring original songs written by the girls and performed by their bands.

This will be the fifth summer camp for Girls Rock! Indianapolis, which is a 100 percent volunteer run organization.