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Dreaming Girls Music Conference 2019


For a few girls, much like myself, music has been an escape into a bigger world. Music is a way they can truly express their desires for themselves and the world they live in. And now, the Dreaming Girls Music Conference will help them use music to manifest that change.


Between 5-7 July, 2019, 30 South African girls, young women and music professionals will gather for the first conference of its kind for three days in Johannesburg, SA. The Dreaming Girls Music Conference will focus on engaging female musicians with social issues through mentorship and interactive sessions developing personal, social and musical skills. This conference will culminate in capstone project which will be presented at a gala dinner.

The conference will be three days of intense self-reflection, societal analysis, musical understanding igniting opportunities for youth led social change. We will have music therapists, inspiring industry professional and strong female leaders come in to lead sessions. Moreover, music educators will give group lessons and 1 on 1 sessions to the participants.

We are passionate about empowering young female musicians to boldly claim their space in an ever-changing society. To use their art as a catalyst of thought, action and revolution. To not wait on society to allow them to pursue their will for a better being, but to creatively and effectively generate that change.

This project is just the beginning of an age where platforms will be made abundant for musicians to be social architects and influencers, not just entertainers. Dreaming girls will no longer just dream of what could be, but actually create what {is}.

2019 Program

Below are *some* of the topics that will be addressed at the 2019 conference. Each of the sessions will be interactive and produce tangible learning outcomes.

"Where to from here?"- The options for a music creative

"Self-Care 101"- Why self is important and how to maintain good health as a music creative

"My Journey"- A conversation with working artists 

"Our History is Our Present" - The role of indigenous music in contemporary society



Carmel Nair- Music in Africa Foundation
Nomfundo Xaluva- Award Winning Vocalist
and Music Educator
Sky Dladla- Blackroots Marimba
Thuli Zulu- Crea8 International
Karen De Kock- Music Therapist


The Dreaming Girls Music Conference is excited to have girls send in applications from all around South Africa. Conference participants will be posted in this slot in due course. There is limited space, but should you be interested in participating please send us an email. 

Should you be interested in serving as a participant for the conference(Ages 20+), please leave your email in the designated space below and we will share more information on how you can do that. Conference participation is free for all. 


Let's Make A Change

Here are some ways you can donate and get involved:

Electronic Transfer

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Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Get Involved

We'd love to have you take part in the happening of the conference. Get in touch with us to hear how!

Conference Sponsors 2019
Klaus Jurgen Bathe Leadership Program
Abuantu Bethu
(Our Community)
Avery Green                                        
Eva Steinitz
Shane Dylan
Yifei Zhou
Evan Wright
Sarah Steinitz
Qhayiya Nongogo
Tyler Bonilla
Denis Gugushe
Moloko Gugushe
Lilivan Gangen
Avery Logan 
Darynn Dean
Donald Dean
Lou "Buster" Brown
Marylen Sternweiler
Nicholas Rosario
Sarah Oliver
Robert Smith
Nontsikelelo Rajuili
Jacob Swedlow