ABOUT THE GIRLS ELECTRONIC ARTS RETREAT
The Girls Electronic Arts Retreat (GEAR) is a 5-day day camp for 3rd to 5th grade girls that fosters curiosity, creativity, and confidence through playful, collaborative projects that integrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
GEAR is housed in the newly renovated Technology in Music and Related Arts (TIMARA) studios at Oberlin Conservatory. GEAR has been made possible by generous funding from the Oberlin College and Conservatory's grants office, the TIMARA Department at Oberlin Conservatory, and the Bill Long Foundation.
Abby Aresty, Founding Director
BM in composition, Eastman School of Music, 2006
MM in composition, University of Michigan, 2008
DMA in composition, University of Washington, 2012
GEAR was launched in 2019 by composer and sound artist Abby Aresty. Aresty has been a lecturer in the Technology in Music and Related Arts department since 2017. Aresty is joined each summer by a cohort of outstanding Oberlin students and recent alums that help design, organize, and teach our one of a kind program.