WIJO member Emily Pecoraro has designed a pilot mentorship program where WIJO members will be matched with selected college students through an application process, to provide mentoring for young women in jazz who are at the collegiate level, studying jazz and performance. The mentorship will last one semester, and students can apply as many semesters as they like. WIJO members will be selected to participate in the program, and will offer their guidance and support in a one-on-one setting, to young women in the field. More information about the application process will be announced in April 2018, with an application deadline on June 1, 2018. Applicants and Mentors will then be matched, and announced July 15, to start September 1 for the Fall 2018 Semester.
WIJO Ambassadors Mentorship program will officially begin September 2018. More info to come!
“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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