Girls & Ladies Rock MKE


The mission of Girls Rock MKE & Ladies Rock MKE is to empower girls, women, and transgender and gender non-conforming individuals of any identity, and of all backgrounds and abilities through music education and performance. We are committed to fostering independent thinking, building self-esteem, and bridging cultural and social divides in a supportive community of peers and mentors who demonstrate it’s okay to be who you are! We are dedicated to providing a safe space to explore music through creative collaboration, self-expression, and technical development.


Our mission and our goals align with the Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA), of which Girls Rock MKE is a member. GRCA is an international coalition of organizations whose shared mission is to empower girls and women using the tools of music. The core values of both GRCA and Girls Rock/Ladies Rock MKE are the following:

  • We value the power of music as a means to create personal and social change

  • We value efforts that actively expand opportunities for girls and women

  • We value positive approaches to fighting sexism

  • We value integrity, honest and respect

  • We value appropriate sharing of resource, cooperation and collaboration

  • We value using our collective voice to further our mission

  • We value diversity