The Jazz Institute of Chicago Women’s Jazz Leadership Initiative fosters a community of professional women musicians and female students in Chicagoland by focusing on dialog, connection, and musical exchange.
WJLI meets 1-2 times a month. This year, our meetings will include:
We are pleased to provide accepted WJLI members a full scholarship for the program, making it free of charge to participate in this initiative.
Eligibility and Expectations:
Our first meeting will be on Wednesday November 15th @ 6:00 PM at 410 S. Michigan Avenue Suite 500.
The schedule of events for the year will be released that evening.
Applications are due Nov. 1st 2017 by 11:59 PM. Complete your application now
For questions and more information, contact Morgan Pirtle at email@example.com or by phone at 312-427-1676 x2.
“WJLI was an opportunity to network, be social, and resume build. I was able to accomplish all of that and more by joining this group. What is most valuable about this, though, is the knowledge and experience that I gained and will be able to apply to any endeavors of a similar nature in the future. This organization has directly impacted multiple facets of my life, and I can’t begin to explain how grateful I am for that.”
– Canisha, WJLI Member 2016-2017
Previous WJLI Mentors/Faculty
Click on the names of our WJLI mentors below to visit their websites.
Juli Wood, saxophone
Dee Alexander, voice
Audrey Morrison, trombone
Marlene Rosenberg, bass
Katie Ernst, bass
If you are a professional woman musician or woman in the music industry and you are interested in becoming a mentor for our program, please contact Morgan Pirtle at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This program is supported by the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, The Symphony Center, and the Edith Appleton Foundation.