by Rachel Kranson

Girls Who Rock

Thanks to rock and roll camps for girls springing up around the country, more and more young women are strapping on an electric guitar and belting out their own songs, gaining the skills and confidence they need to enter this musical scene. Last summer, the Institute for Musical Arts sponsored its first such camp for girls in Goshen, Massachusetts. Fifteen girls ages 11 to 20 spent five days studying vocals, drums, stage technique, chord charting and song development, concluding with a concert where most of the songs were originals, written or arranged during the program.

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