Featuring a host of artist instructors, this weeklong event focuses on female musicians.
The Music Masters Camp Series will host The Women’s Music Summit August 27 – 31, 2012. This music immersion week is the first of its kind to focus on female musicians.
Located at Full Moon Resort in the Woodstock area of the Catskills Mountains (about 90 miles from New York City), the Summit will present skill workshops, panels, performances and more.
Players of all instruments (guitar, bass, voice, keyboards and drums) and levels are invited to come together to learn, practice, perform, and connect. The week’s events include instructional workshops, master classes, round table panels, group dinners, jam sessions, social gatherings, and much more. Workshops will discuss songwriting, business and promotion as a musician, health and yoga.
Respected female musicians will teach master classes and ensemble workshops, as well as participate in panel discussions, presentations, seminars, and Q&A sessions. Summit artist instructors include Kaki King, Me’Shell Ndegeocello, Melissa Auf der Maur (Hole, Smashing Pumpkins), Marnie Stern, Malina Moye, and Bibi McGill (Beyoncé, Pink), with additional special guests still to come. Music industry panels will also contribute to discussions about different aspects of the music business. Industry panelists include Laura Taylor of Guitar Center and Laura B. Whitmore, Summit co-producer and columnist for Guitar World.
“This first of its kind event will enable many women musicians and industry leaders to study, perform and network,” said Whitmore. “It’s our mission to shine the spotlight on women as performers, instructors, aspiring artists, and role models. We want to support and inspire women of all ages and skill levels.”
The Women’s Music Summit offers a high-quality experience, integrating a blend of academic, instructional and social elements, as well as personal interface with the artists – not only at forums, panels, classes, and jam sessions, but also at meal times and throughout evening activities.
The Summit is supported by Guitar Center, Dean Markley, Fender, Girl Rock Nation, Lagunitas Brewery, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyboard Magazine and Electronic Musician.
The Women’s Music Summit is part of the Music Masters Camps, a series of weeklong instructional workshops at Full Moon Resort. This year’s programs also include Dweezil Zappa, Ricky Skaggs, Richard Thompson, Medeski Martin & Wood, Todd Rundgren, Paul Gilbert and Umphrey’s McGee.
For more information on the Women’s Music Summit, go to www.womensmusicsummit.com