A nonprofit organization created by all-female rock band, Antigone Rising, to empower and inspire girls and LGBTQIA kids to pursue careers in male dominated fields.
We uplift kids and build self esteem by sharing our personal stories at outreach workshops and live performances. We include special guests at our workshops from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to create unqiue panels. We award grants and scholarships to students in underserved school districts, and provide kids opportunities through our Girls Rising Music Festival.
Girls & LGBTQIA kids need to see strong role models they can emulate and identify with in positions of leadership. Our outreach workshops aim to do just that by bringing successful women and queer people of all ethnic backgrounds to their attention.
Thanks to the generous support of many of our fans and friends, our nonprofit Girls Rising has been able to visits schools, youth centers, boys and girls clubs and other community organizations around the country (and the world). You've enabled us to host workshops and showcase successful queer people and women from all professions for kids to see with their own eyes. And it's working. Girls Rising programs are uplifting kids, especially girls and queer kids, and we are helping to build their self-esteem. Our workshops engage these kids, as well entertain and inspire them to think outside of the pre-prescribed box.
Girls Rising has proudly awarded young high school students’ over $30,000 in scholarships. We have also helped elementary schools rent school instruments, attend math programs, and go on field trips through Girls Rising Grants. Aspiring young performers have been given opportunities to perform onstage at our annual Girls Rising Music Festival with Grammy award winning performers such as Shawn Colvin, Lisa Loeb, Carnie Wilson, Paula Cole, Jill Sobule and others.
Our work is not done!
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Cathy, Kristen &Nini
Girls Rising Presents
Introduction To Songwriting
Tuesday, May 23, 7 P.M.
Tuesday, May 30, 7 P.M.
Tuesday, June 6, 7 P.M.
Immerse yourself in the art of songwriting! It’s never too late to write a song and once you have done that, honing your songwriting skills becomes a lifelong journey. In this workshop you will be given the tools and guidance to communicate and share your unique songwriting voice and we will deep dive into how melody, rhythm, harmony, and lyrics are woven together to create a powerful, meaningful song.
This course is designed for musicians, songwriters and aspiring songwriters.
At the end of the 3 sessions each participant will have the opportunity (optional) to perform their completed song during our culmination concert on the St. Luke’s stage.
Instructors: Cathy Henderson, Kristen Ellis- Henderson and Nini Camps from Girls Rising a not for profit 501(c)(3) founded by all female rock band Antigone Rising.
Scholarships for this Masterclass are available, for more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· notebook or laptop/tablet for writing and note talking
· your preferred instrument OR laptop/tablet with music creation software
· there will be a few keyboards available for piano players, first come first serve