Music Organizations in Madison

Girls Rock Camp & Ladies Rock Camp

Girls Rock Camp Madison is an intense, one week day-camp for girls ages 8-18. Campers of all skill levels learn guitar, drums, keyboards, bass and vocals, form a band, write a song and perform at the end of week for friends, family, and hundreds of screaming fans.

Ladies Rock Camp is Girls Rock Camp for women ages 19 and up, compressed into a 3-day weekend. Just like GRC, no musical experience is required. Campers receive instruction on bass, keyboard, guitar, drums or vocals, write a song with the guidance of our amazing staff and rock out on Sunday night to a room full of screaming fans.

Greater Madison Jazz Consortium

The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium is a community-supported coalition of nonprofit jazz presenting organizations, educational institutions, supportive media, and individuals working together to create a more vibrant and sustainable local jazz scene. We pursue this mission through Consortium-led programs and by supporting the efforts of our partner organizations.

The Consortium was formed to tackle challenges to our local jazz community that are too big for any one organization to address successfully. These challenges are reflected in our four goals that emerged from an exhaustive survey of jazz community stakeholders and a series of “town hall” meetings with local jazz musicians.

Madison Blues Society

The Madison Blues Society (MBS) is dedicated to increasing awareness, understanding and appreciation of Blues music in America’s musical heritage. MBS works to expand the presence and vitality of the Blues in the Madison area through promotional events, educational programs, and strengthening links between the community and local musicians.

Madison Music Collective

The Madison Music Collective is a non-profit organization that encourages and promotes jazz and other improvised music in the Madison area. The Collective aims to present this music to a broader audience — without compromising artistic integrity or creativity – by providing performance opportunities in respectful settings, through education, and by fostering a community of musicians and listeners.

Madison Music Makers

Madison Music Makers exists to enrich and develop the music skills of children from all backgrounds in an inclusive and non-competitive environment. We provide the financial support for instruments, lessons, and performance opportunities, making music education accessible for all children.

Madison Area Music Association / MAMA Awards

The Madison Area Music Association is a volunteer-backed charitable organization committed to giving every child the gift of music. We want to see a future where every child – regardless of race, sex, or economic background – has the chance to play.

Madison Hip-Hop Awards

The Madison Hip-Hop Awards (MHHA) were founded in May of 2010 based on an idea by Andy “Mr. Paparazzi” Huynh, Mark “ShaH” Evans and Dexter “Tefman” Patterson as a response to the need to bring positive attention to Madison’s talented and dedicated Hip-Hop scene. The Madison Hip-Hop Awards ceremony is a not-for-profit event.

Urban Community Arts Network

The mission of UCAN is to empower and unify youth and adults through urban arts, specifically Hip-Hop. We do this by: 1.) Fostering creativity and collaboration in the local Hip-Hop scene by creating live music events in the community; 2.) Promoting professional growth through free or low-cost workshops and panel discussions featuring music industry professionals; 3.) Building sustainable and safe performance opportunities for all local Hip-Hop artists, regardless of lyrical content, by continuing discussions with City officials, Madison Police Department, and venue owners.

Madison Jazz Society

Formed in 1984, the Madison Jazz Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz music. We are located in Madison, Wisconsin, where we host jazz concerts and our annual Capital City Jazz Festival.

Madison Folk Music Society

Madison Folk Music Society (“Mad Folk”) is a non-profit society dedicated to fostering folk/acoustic music in the greater Madison, Wisconsin area. Revenues are derived solely from memberships and concert ticketsales, plus special gifts from members and others.