Girls in Music & Technology

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.

July 23 – August 3, 2018

U-M Faculty Director: Professor Michael Gurevich

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.

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.

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.

For more info and to apply, please contact

1. Register


Application Fee: $30 per student. Pay by credit card or by check/money order payable to University of Michigan. If paying by check, please send payment with a printed copy of your confirmation page to the address below:

Youth & Adult Community Programs
2230 Moore Building
1100 Baits Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


2. Submit Additional Materials

Email your short essay and any prior experience to: The subject of the email should be:

GiMaT Essay

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: (this does not need to be in a paragraph format)

  • Computer programming
  • Music recording or production software
  • Music lessons or music classes in school
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. To be considered for a need-based scholarship you must complete the online need-based financial aid application. Please select “merit and need award consideration” in the program application. After you submit your program application you will receive a link to the online need-based financial aid application. This link will appear on your program application confirmation page. If you do not receive the link, you may email to receive another copy of the financial aid application link.You must also submit a copy of your family’s signed, most recent tax return (social security numbers redacted). Tax returns may be uploaded as PDFs in the financial aid application, or sent by U.S. Mail to:
YAP Need-based Scholarship
1100 Baits Drive, Rm# 2228
Ann Arbor, MI 48104Along with your family’s signed tax return, please feel free to provide any additional documentation that describes your extenuating circumstances such as proof of unemployment, an AFDC medical card, or a statement of need from a high school counselor.