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SoundGirls.Org Empowers Young Women Through Music Production


(LOS ANGELES, CA) SoundGirls.Org is breaking the Glass Fader to balance gender equality in professional sound and audio engineering, and the Live Sound Camp for Girls is where you need to be if you aspire to be a part of a more promising future. This summer, from June to August, in five different locations across the country, industry veterans will share their knowledge with the upcoming generation. In this one-week unique experience we welcome girls and boys, and non-conforming genders (12-18 years old) to learn about Live Sound. Girls will learn how to set up and run sound for a real show.


Fighting for justice, educating and introducing the possibility of a new career path to young women are some of SoundGirls.Org ultimate goals. So far, 2017 has been filled with essential protests, and getting involved with SoundGirls.Org is another way to participate in this peaceful revolution. You can be part of the change by sponsoring a girl to come to camp this year by donating to and/or volunteering for SoundGirls.Org.


The process is simple, straightforward and safe. You can find our fundraising campaign at here or where you can easily make donations. The ultimate goal is $18,000, and all donations are tax-deductible. Donations range from $10 for Girl Power Female Frequency EP, to $200 dollars to send a girl to camp, or, if you are feeling really giving, with $3,000 dollars you would not only be giving 30 youngsters the chance to attend the camp but also sponsoring the camp to come to a community. There are innumerous rewards available, from rare music memorabilia to sound equipment. Getting in touch with us directly is also an option for sponsoring, donating and volunteering.


Women already face too many glass ceilings so, with the help of donors and sponsors, financial shortages could be turned into ways of connecting people and not being another barrier for girls in underserved communities. What these young women will learn in this one week goes beyond live sound, it will empower them to find their true potential and guide them to achieve anything they set their minds to.  


Everyone needs to be inspired and this is what Soundgirls.Org is about. We want to encourage our donors and sponsors to believe that the power of change lies within them. SoundGirls.Org strives to have a direct positive influence on promising young girls who will be the future of music production. One of the beauties of the art of audio engineering is that it is passed on from generation to generation. So, in a way, it becomes a tradition. SoundGirls.Org is aiming to create a new tradition which is, essentially, women having their place in music. Regardless of how rewarding it is to be able to help, teach and empower young girls, at the end of the day they are one of the biggest sources of inspiration, and hope for more in the future.


In 2013 SoundGirls.Org was born, operating under the Fiscal Sponsorship of The California Women’s Music Festival, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our team formation is strong and filled with a great diversity and combination of several years of work in the industry:


Karrie Keyes – Executive Director – Karrie is an industry veteran, working for Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder for 25 years.

Tiffany Hendren – Co-Director – Tiffany is the Head of Sound at Del Mar Hall in St. Louis and FOH Engineer for A Silent Film.

Heather Rafter – Legal Counsel and Fundraising Chair – Heather has been providing legal and business development services to the audio, music technology and digital media industry for over 25 years.

Kirsty Gillmore – European Director – Kirsty is a sound designer, engineer and voice artist.   


A very truthful and yet hopeful quote from Karrie Keyes goes as follows: “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 (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) 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.”