WIJO member Emily Pecoraro is working with WIJO leaders to launch the inaugural WIJO MENTORS mentorship program, where WIJO members will be paired with selected college students through an application process, to provide mentoring for young women and non binary musicians who are studying jazz performance. The mentorship will last one semester, and students can apply as many semesters as they like. WIJO members will volunteer and be selected to participate in the program, and will offer their guidance and support in a one-on-one setting, to young musicians in the field. More information about the application process is available on the Mentors page. Applicant and Mentor matches will be announced August 1, to start September 1 for the duration of the Fall 2018 Semester.
WIJO Mentors Application Deadline is Midnight on June 15, 2018. The Program will officially begin September 1, 2018!
“WIJO Presents: Neighborhood Jam Sessions” is a pioneering program in which WIJO provides a member-led ensemble to host monthly jam sessions at venues in different neighborhoods throughout New York City. This program is a collaboration between the ensemble, WIJO, the neighborhood community, and the venue. The ensemble leaders will create an atmosphere in alignment with WIJO’s philosophies: safe, non-judgemental, and a female-empowered space to create music. The sessions will be open to everyone, with the aim that a large number of the women will attend, creating a great way for WIJO and the community to join together in supporting female musicians. The venue will be a partner and ally of WIJO, and will build a broader clientele through further exposure of their establishment.
The HD Quintet, an ensemble co-led by Alex Hamburger and Nicole Davis, has been chosen to be the launching group for the WIJO Presents: Neighborhood Jam Sessions project.
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