Girls Rock Louisville empowers girls and gender non-conforming youth from all backgrounds by exploring music creation in a supportive, inclusive environment. We view music as a force for change and community building and as an opportunity to develop self-confidence, self-expression, and involvement in social justice.
We envision a world in which girls’ and women’s perspectives, strengths, and expertise are actively celebrated and shape the broader community, and where collaboration is valued over competition and isolation.
What we do:
Girls Rock Louisville (GRL) seeks to create a supportive community of peers and positive mentors that encourage and teach girls to be their own rock heroes, allowing them to think differently about limits that may be placed upon them by our society. Our programming provides unique opportunities that are rarely found elsewhere: we use music as a vehicle to eradicate limiting myths about gender and age; we increase access and exposure to music education and hands-on learning; and our programming encourages collaboration, leadership skills, and self-confidence.
Girls Rock Louisville is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
2017 Board of Directors:
Terri Whitehouse- President, Fundraising Committee Chair
Erika Schneider- Vice President, Marketing Committee Chair
Catherine Bendl- Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair
Matt Barszcz- Secretary, Board Outreach and Community Partnership Chair
Allison Cuyjet- Finance Committee Chair
Diane Pecknold- Programming Committee Chair
**If you are interested in learning about opportunities for participation in board service, please contact Matt Barszcz.**
Girls Rock Louisville Staff and Organizers
Carrie Neumayer: Executive Director
Meg Samples: Music Education Director
Laura Quimby: Gear Coordinator
Riece Hamilton: Feelings Team Co-Coordinator
Tajah McQueen: Feelings Team Co-Coordinator
Mary Ralph: Social Justice Education Coordinator
Salena Filichia: Showcase Coordinator
JD Green: Programming Team Member
Suzanne Edds: Fundraising Team Member
Joni Tamalonis: Fundraising Team Member
Jerika Jones: Communications Team Member/ GRLCast Co-Producer
Jordan Martin: Communications Team Member/ GRLCast Co-Producer
Bree Cameron: Communications Team Member
Thank you to our amazing 2016 GRL Summer Camp Volunteers:
Shelley Anderson, Charlotte Archer, Sarah Balliet, Matt Barsczc, Cat Bendl, Marissa Booker, Dom Bosco, Charlotte Boyd, Paul Brown, Veronica Brown, Ben Bussell, Bree Cameron, Audrey Cecil, Stephanie Clarkson, Taylor Cochran, Jenni Cochran, Adam Copelin, Allison Cross, Allison Cuyjet, Lori Droege, Natalie Dye, Suzanne Edds, Michelle Eigenheer, Mary Brown Feiock, Natalie Felker, Ben Felker, Salena Filichia, Tory Fisher, Erin Fitzgerald, Chelsea Flint, Heather Fox, Anne Gauthier, JD Green, Riece Hamilton, Margaret Hamilton, Chanelle Helm, Sara Hewett-Ball, Beth Holladay, Jerika Jones, Mary Jo Koln, Claire Krueger, MC Lampe, Regan Layman, Chrissy Leake, Becca Lindsay, Jessica Martel, Jordan Martin, Andy Matter, Jessa Mayhew, Amanda McDonley, Tajah McQueen, Olivia Millar, Cheyenne Mize, Pam Newman, Iza Noren, Kaiti Norton, Steph Parks, Diane Pecknold, Hannah Piechowski, Stephanie Powers, Amelia Preston, Laura Quimby, Mary Ralph, Brittani Richardson, Nina Rodahaffer, Meg Samples, Shanna Sanders, Erika Schneider, Heidijoy Stinson, Rae Stout, Joni Tamalonis, Caroline Taylor, Amber Estes Thieneman, Terri Whitehouse, Austin Whitely, Ebony Whitfield, Tiffanie Wiley, Carrie Williamson, Bill Willis, and Talesha Wilson.
Want to get involved? Learn more here.
Girls Rock Louisville is a member of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance.