Nothing moves us like music. Music Mavens transports readers around the world (and beyond)—to a jazz performance in Genoa, an instrument lab in London, a Tokyo taiko dojo, a New York City beatbox battle, and even a film scoring session aboard the starship Enterprise, to name a few. Along the way, it spotlights artists whose work spans musical genres and industry roles, including composing and songwriting, performing and conducting, audio engineering, producing, and rock photography. In Music Mavens, 15 extraordinary women reveal how they turned their passions into platforms and how they use their power to uplift others. Their musical resumes will inspire, but the way each artist lives her life is the real story.
About the Author
Ashley Walker is an author, educator, and amateur musician. She holds degrees in mechanical engineering and artificial intelligence, and she recently graduated from the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts, where she was a three-time award winner. She lives in San Francisco, California. For more information, visit Ashley’s website: www.ashleywalkerbooks.com. Maureen Charles also has an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has worked for many years as a writer, editor, and writing coach. She sings, plays guitar and ukulele, and was married to an arranger, orchestrator, and composer of TV and film music. She lives in Pasadena, California. For more information, visit Maureen’s website at www.maureencharles.com.
"An antidote to the erasure that can limit young people’s conceptions of what is possible...and expand the world of music."—Kirkus Reviews