APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

TO THE FRONT TĀMAKI MAKAURAU

Monday 15th – Sat 20th January 2024
SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland

 

Girls Rock Aotearoa has been helping young women, trans, takatāpui, intersex, and gender diverse youth form bands, build instrumental skills, and write original songs since 2018. We’re proud to announce that our To the Front Tāmaki Makaurau programme is back for 2024!

Held Monday 15 January to Saturday 20 January 2024, To The Front is open to youth aged 12-17 years who are women, intersex, trans, takatāpui and gender diverse. They’ll learn instruments, form bands, write original songs, and perform at a showcase, all guided by professional musicians in a women-led environment. Alongside collaborative learning, participants will take part in workshops about DIY merchandise, songwriting and performance skills. Each day they’ll enjoy lunchtime performances from local artists.

Once again the programme will be hosted by our key sponsor, SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland, allowing us access to their state of the art recording studios and equipment. 2024 also sees the continuation of the successful electronic stream, where campers have the opportunity to get hands on with digital music production.

TĀMAKI MAKAURAU PROGRAMME

To The Front Tāmaki Makaurau is a series of youth music programmes open to youth aged 12-17 years who are women, transgender, intersex, takatāpui, and gender diverse.

At the programme they learn instruments, form bands, write original songs, and perform at a showcase, all guided by musicians and industry professionals. Alongside collaborative learning, participants take part in workshops about DIY merchandise, mindfulness, and performance skills. Each day they enjoy lunchtime performances from local artists.

PATHWAYS PROGRAMME

If you’ve already been a part of Girls Rock/To The Front and want to challenge yourself to try something new, we’re looking for 16-19 year-olds to be a part of our Pathways programme, developing our next generation of To The Front organizers.
As well as helping out coordinators with day-to-day operations, you’ll participate in specialty workshops illuminating paths for music beyond high school, form an band to perform at our showcase, and develop new networks by getting to know our coordinators, mentors, and your peers.

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TO THE FRONT TĀMAKI MAKAURAU IS SUPPORTED BY

SAE Creative Media Institute Auckland
The Tindall Foundation’s Next Gen fund
Foundation North
APRA AMCOS
New Zealand Music Commission
Recorded Music NZ