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)