YoWo Music

Community Arts & Cultural Development

YoWo Music – ‘Let’s Get Louder!’

For 5 years YoWo Music has been empowering young women and gender diverse youth to pursue a career in music. Now we are asking for your support to continue to offer this transformative program for many years to come.

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YoWo has truly changed my life. I am now seriously considering a musical future!
– Ruby (15, Guitar)

Over 5 years ago, Artistic Directors Lena Douglas and Claire Cross were some of the only female instrumentalists in their University Music courses. They wanted to inspire more young women and gender diverse people to pursue a future in music – so they created YoWo Music.

WHAT WE DO

YoWo Music is a Melbourne-based contemporary band program for young women and gender diverse teens in high school. We strive to nurture confidence and highlight a viable pathway to a career in music, through providing professional female musicians as mentors. Each Semester, participants are placed in a band, play original songs and covers, get inspired by professional musician mentors, play gigs, record music, gain confidence and have fun!

‘LET’S GET LOUDER!’ FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

YoWo Music is fundraising to assist us in strengthening our organisation and delivering amazing music opportunities to our participants for many years to come.

We are thrilled to have the support of Creative Partnership Australia’s MATCH Lab program, which means every dollar raised in this campaign will be matched, up to $10,000.

YoWo Music is aiming to raise $20,000 (plus MATCH Lab funding = $30,000!) Donations made through the Australian Cultural Fund are tax deductible.

We are so proud to have achieved so much in 5 years as a grassroots organisation; help us thrive for another 5! Let’s Get Louder!

We thank you for your generous support.

For more information about the program, please visit the YoWo Music website.

“Before YoWo, I didn’t see myself being a musician as a proper career. Now, after recording the album and playing multiple gigs I feel that it’s something I would really love to do long term” – Pearl (16, Guitar)

“Everything I’ve learnt about writing music and playing with people has been from YoWo” — Francesca (15, Drums)

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YoWo Music

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Community Arts & Cultural Development

Music

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YoWo Music was formed in 2015, and is a contemporary music program for young women and GNC teens in high school. We strive to nurture confidence in young women and highlight a viable pathway to a career in music, through providing professional female musicians as mentors. The program continues to grow from strength to strength, involving a range of highly esteemed mentors and putting on consistently exciting and vibrant showcases each year.

In 2016 YoWo self-released and self-funded an EP of it’s participants original songs. and in 2018, subsequently received funding from Creative Victoria and the Australia Council for the Arts, to produce a high quality full length album of its participants original music. The album received wide online media distribution and praise, being premiered on Music Feeds, Pilerats and The Music, with interviews and write ups also appearing on various media sites. YoWo Music was also featured on the Channel 7 News on the night of the album launch, promoting the excitement that has been surrounding the YoWo program for sometime.

YoWo Music is proud to be showcasing the next generation of gender diverse musicians to the world.

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Links

Artists Website
http://www.yowomusic.com