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Girls in Music and Technology

Exciting two-week day camp exploring

the intersection of music and technology


Key Information

U-M Faculty Director: Professor Michael Gurevich

July 26 - August 7, 2017

Co-sponsored by the University of Michigan School of Music Theatre & Dance Youth and Adult Programs, the Women in Science and Engineering Program, and the Department of Performing Arts Technology.

Tuition $900

Applications available soon!


Girls in Music and Technology (GIMAT) is a summer day camp designed to promote participation by girls in activities at the intersection of music and technology. GIMAT offers the hands-on opportunity to learn creative technologies for making music with computers with faculty from U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance Department of Performing Arts Technology, one of the world's leading undergraduate programs in music technology.

Program Features:

  • Fun, inclusive environment aimed to encourage curiosity and creativity
  • All subjects are introduced at an introductory level
  • Classes held in the brand new Brehm Technology Suite
  • Participants will use cutting edge computers and music hardware in the state-of-the-art Music Technology Laboratory
  • GIMAT also focuses on free and low-cost software that will allow students to easily continue working with music technology independently in the future.

GIMAT introduces students to a wide array of topics and career paths in music technology, and will feature live interactive presentations and Q&A sessions with inspirational women working professionally in diverse areas of the field. Many of the topics covered are applicable to numerous fields and careers in technology, engineering, and media arts. There will be special emphasis on creative applications of computer programming.

Other topics include:

  • music production software
  • digital audio theory
  • sound editing
  • audio effects.


Girls in Music and Technology day camp is for students who will complete grades 9-12 before camp begins. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants. Experience with music, computer programming, or music software is not required, but will be beneficial. While the camp is open to students of all gender identities, it is designed to encourage and support girls who wish to explore musical applications of technology.

Application Requirements


Short Essay (maximum 500 words)

Please address the following questions:

  1. How do you think technology will change the way we create, distribute, and listen to music ten years in the future?
  2. Why do you think it is important to expand opportunities for women and girls in music technology?
  3. Name an inspirational woman past or present who has worked with technology and music and explain why you find her to be inspiring.

Prior Experience

Describe your prior experience in any of the following areas:

  • Computer programming
  • Music recording or production software
  • Music lessons or music classes in school



Brehm Pavillion in summer Technology Girls Performing Close-up Hands on Mixing Board Moore Woods

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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower