Grace Weber’s Music Lab, a free music and arts education program for Milwaukee-area high school students, is set to begin a brand new season of youth-driven sessions this fall. While continuing with its established virtual format, the livestreamed sessions will welcome an audience of young singers, rappers, poets, producers, musicians or anyone with an interest in music. Each month, students can hear live performances and interviews from a variety of top national and local artists. Attendees will also have opportunities to:
- Perform virtually at the open mic
- Connect and create with other young creatives
- Ask live questions and learn about the diverse fields and occupations in the music industry
- Enter monthly equipment giveaways
Special guest artists who will serve as mentors and performers for the fall 2020 season are:
- Sept. 25: Lili K., Chicago-based jazz/soul singer-songwriter (Milwaukee-native)
- Oct. 30: Alex Isley, R&B singer-songwriter, producer, recording artist
- Nov. 20: Chris Classick, mixing/mastering engineer, owner of Classick Studios in Chicago
Sessions will continue to be streamed live on the Grace Weber’s Music Lab Facebook page (facebook.com/gwmusiclab), from 5 to 7 p.m. Programming will include feature performances and demos by guest artists, followed by an interview, live Q&A from students, and teen open mics with guest feedback.
In partnership with IK Multimedia, every Music Lab for the remainder of 2020 will also feature a special giveaway of the iRig Voice Handheld Microphone. Each month, one student will win this piece of equipment that turns their smartphone or tablet into a portable vocal studio. Additional giveaways will feature more Music Lab apparel and hooded sweatshirts from Four The City.
For more information, giveaway entries and RSVPs, high school students can visit www.gwmusiclab.com.
Grace Weber’s Music Lab is presented by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee with support from Daniel M Soref Charitable Trust, Four The City, Educators Credit Union, IK Multimedia, Charles E. Kubly Foundation, Maihaugen Foundation, MPS Partnership for the Arts & Humanities, Presidential Scholars Foundation and Ralph Evinrude Foundation. If you or your business are interested in supporting Grace Weber’s Music Lab, please visit gwmusiclab.com/donate.