Ali McGuire

Ali “AMAC” McGuire is a Mixing/Recording engineer and Vocal Producer. Having worked with artist from Joji (receiving a Gold Record for her work on “BALLADS1”) to Shordie Shoridie, Murda Beatz, Slushii, Sophia Reyes, Lizzo, Phi11a, Kelly Rowland, PNB Rock, The Kooks and more.

A MAC got her start in Philadelphia doing FOH at live sound venues all over the city then moving on to touring with acts like Fetty Wap, Post Malone..

In 2017 A MAC decided to move to LA to work in the studio with the best in the world. After getting her first studio job at Melrose Sound in Hollywood Ali branched off to work with labels such as Atlantic, Warner, GOOD Music, 88 Rising, Hitco and more.

Chmba

Producer-DJ, Chmba has been at it since age 7, ripping apart family cassettes for the funkiest mixes. Her production is a fusion of afro sounds, future beats, electronic and house grooves. In 2020, she was named Hit Like A Girl and Beats By Girlz 18+ Beat-Making Champion. Months later of learning, she dropped, Mtima Rising EP, a sonic journey through grief, love and joy of sounds & drums from home and far with magnetic electronic chords on a heavy bass.

Chmba is the Founder of Tiwale, a community center in Malawi supporting girls/women and nonbinary folks through art, music (Beats by Girlz Chapter), education and economic opportunities. Chmba started Tiwale at 17 years-old to help end the vicious cycle of child marriage in Malawi.

Kallee Bernish-Good

Kallee Bernish-Good is a young producer, composer, and performer. She is currently enrolled in the Fort Hayes Audio Production Career Center where she’s learning music production, sound design, live recording, and industry standard software like Ableton Live and ProTools.

Kallee is also a founding member of the Columbus Chapter of Beats by Girlz and the 2020 Champion of the HLAG + BBG Beatmaking Under 18 Contest. She’s been making music from the age of six and got into producing at the age of 12. Right now, she’s working on her first album from her home studio.

Her goal is to help lead the way in closing the gender equality gap in the music industry. She wants to create more pathways for other young girls and gender minorities to find their sound and produce awesome beats.

Rikke Østergaard

Under the artist name O/RIOH, through her eclectic and controversial music, Rikke aims to make people move – both physically and mentally.

Rikke independently started the movement WE’RE HERE, which is a database with associated playlists consisting exclusively of LGBTQIA + artists, and is a board member of the association Musikbevægelsen af 2019, an association for women and gender minorities associated with the music industry. She is also a co-founder of the anti-normative record label CECH RECORDS and often participates in debates and gives presentations on the topics of gender and sexuality.

She’s a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus, with a bachelor’s degree in songwriting, and carries lots of teaching experience and pedagogical work in her baggage.

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Vonna Wolf

I started off pursuing drama and theatre graduating from Community College of Denver Associates of Performing Arts Business Management, University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor of the Arts Theatre and a Master of Recording Arts with a pedagogy focus.

I read music, play the piano, DJ and specialize in analog and digital controllers. I found a love for composing, practicing, learning, growing, as a creator, storyteller, mask maker, musician and educator.

Using my photography on stage and for installations, in MAX for Live bringing my 2d photos to manipulated video tales set to sonic adventures including generative music. We can teach thru the power of storytelling and music. Taking part in CU Denver’s inWorks showcase creating an audio visual installation and 5280 Ucube.

Loop 17, and Loop 18 LA, for music educators and creators keeps me learning and teaching cutting edge applications and music technology.

I am a Transmutant 1.0 of Laura Escude’s Transmute program, where I developed my music rig to be portable, lightweight and tour-able with the ability to educate, collaborate and create with individuals across the world in person or online. I am currently attending her Transmutant.

Now, I am with New America School Lowry as the CLC grant coordinator and BBG Aurora chapter here and excited to see what the present has in store.

Ángela Cortés

Angela Cortés is a journalist, expert in digital marketing and corporate communication. Born in Bogotá, Colombia, she has been living in Madrid, Spain for more than a decade, where she has develops her career. She is co-founder and Communications Director of DJP Music School, music production school and DJ in Madrid, Spain. Angela is leader of women’s immersion and visibility projects in the music industry.

Angela has been leading Her Beats for 4 years, an initiative that seeks to generate female references in electronic music through talks and workshops for women in Spain. She is also a Beats By Girlz collaborator with the creation of the Madrid chapter in 2019.

Kendall Martin Ph. D.

Kendall Martin is a Ph.D. engineer by training and a music lover by passion. She is a professor of Computer Science at the Montgomery County Community College outside of Philadelphia and an author of several technology textbooks. Her working background includes positions with Texas Instruments, AT&T Bell Laboratories and numerous start-up tech ventures.

She is on the Board of Beats by Girlz, an organization dedicated to opening opportunity and avenues for personal expression to all girls and non-binary youth. She teaches courses combining programming and music technology to open new worlds to students often excluded from traditional musical pathways.

Cass Burr

Cass Burgin is a hip hop producer and lyricist from the Twin Cities, Minnesota. A lover of funk, jazz, soul, and hip hop, helps create the unique style of beats from her production company Burgin Beat.

Cass started as an instructor with the Beats By Girlz MN chapter in 2018. And in the summer participates with SheRockSheRock in their annual Girls Rock N Roll Retreat (G.R.R.R.), as an instructor and band coach.

Burgin Beat recently released their debut beat tape in 2020 titled The Genesis, and features 51 instrumentals. There will be another beat tape that drops this year and several projects featuring various Twin Cities artists.

As a lyricist she is Soul Reflect, and delivers powerful messages in her songs. She has also organized many hip hop events bringing in top artists Rah Digga, and the founder of hip hop Grand Master Caz. Whether performing, producing, or teaching, Cass is always putting her community first and empowering women to create their visions and dreams.

Cassie Plunkett

Cassie Plunkett is a music educator, producer, songwriter, and artist. In 2019 she earned her degree in Songwriting at Berklee College of Music. After volunteering at Beats By Girlz Berklee workshops, she joined the BBG team as a Social Media Coordinator in early 2020. A year later, she is now the Communications Director at BBG.

In addition to her work in music education and activism Cassie performs as electro-pop artist Plunki. She is known for her bubbly production and inventive lyrics. Check out Cassie’s music as Plunki and keep up with her on social media!

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Abbie Schneider

Abbie Schneider is currently a second semester student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. From a small town in New Jersey, Abbie Schneider is a self taught producer and multi-instrumentalist with a background in drum set performance. Throughout her childhood, she studied rock drumming with the School of Rock music program. In high school, she developed a love for gospel music after being introduced to her school’s gospel choir. She later became the pit band leader for the choir in her senior year.

She is a drum set major at Berklee College of Music and has studied with Kenwood Dennard and Larry Finn. Abbie Schneider has participated in Hit Like a Girl Contest in both the under 18 drum set category and the Beat making category. In 2017, she was the first weekly winner of the Hit Like a Girl under 18 drum set category. She has also achieved 3rd place in the Beat making category in 2019 and 2020.  Abbie Schneider hopes to continue to pursue her bachelors degree in Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music.

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