Girls on the Mic Classes for Girls

  

Girls on the Mic cultivates the next generation of women recording artists and engineers by providing girls, ages 8-18, with women mentors and sound recording technology to facilitate small-scale recording projects that mirror professional activities. WAM works with Bay Area Middle Schools and community organizations to bring 6-18 weeks of music and technology-based curriculum to over 650 girls a year.

 

WAM currently partners with Thomas Edison Charter Academy, Citizens Schools (United for Success - Oakland, Cesar Chavez Academy - East Palo Alto, Lionel Wilson Prep. Academy-Oakland), Buena Vista Horace Mann Middle School, Everett Middle School - Beacon Program, Aim High, Streetside Stories/Samoan Community Development Center, Girls, Inc, Tech Bridge and a rapidly growing list of new partners. We use a specific skill and learning outcomes model and work to integrate our training with the fundamental skills being taught at each partnering school or organization for maximum educational achievement.

 

Girls on the Mic classes are held at the WAM facility or at the partnering organization's facility year round and are FREE to participants. Classes are scheduled directly with partnering schools or organizations.

 

WAM also offers Girls on the Mic classes at most Bay Area "Expanding Your Horizons in Science and Mathematics™" conferences

 

Please contact us if your school or organization is interested in partnering with WAM.

 

Girls on the Mic is made possible by the generous support of:

      

        

   Miranda Lux Foundation  

 

2014 Student Websites:


Pictures and media projects completed by Thomas Edison Charter Academy, Mission District, San Francisco

Pictures and media projects completed by Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, Mission District, San Francisco

Pictures and media projects completed by Wilson Prep Academy, Citizen Schools, Oakland

Pictures and media projects completed by Aim High Summer Program

2013 Student Websites:


Pictures and media projects completed by Eureka After School Program, Girls Inc, Oakland.

Pictures and media projects completed by Wilson Prep Academy, Citizen Schools, Oakland

Pictures and media projects completed by Ronald McNair Middle School, Citizen Schools East Palo Alto.

Pictures and media projects completed by Thomas Edison Charter Academy.

Pictures and current media projects completed by United for Success Academy/Citizens Schools

Pictures and current media projects completed by Aim High

Pictures and current media projects completed by Everett Middle School - Beacon Center


 

 

 

UPCOMING EYH AND WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE

  • Date/Time: December 4 - 3:30pm
    Location: Oakland

    Girls on the Mic is excited to host a workshop with TechBridge, an inspring after school program that focuses on expanding the academic and career options for girls in science, technology, and engineering, this November.   
    For this project, WAM engineer and Girls on the Mic coordinator Kelley Coyne will host a Q and A session for the girls on the topic of sound engineering, and then lead analog and digital recording stations.

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  • The Girls on the Mic staff is excited to announce a new partnership with Thurgood Marshall High School this fall.  Girls from the school will visit the WAM studio in December to:
    ·      Learn how to set up microphones and headphones for a recording session
    ·      Learn how the sound travels from a microphone to a recording program

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  • For the fall semester, Girls on the Mic will be partnering with Buena Vista Horace Mann for their Middle School Seminar Series.  Each week for 10 weeks, Girls on the Mic staff will bring WAM equipment to BVHM for girls to create their own podcasts, recreate dialogue and foley sound for a cartoon clip, write and produce their own songs on a 4 track recorder, and more.  We will also use the middle schools' live sound set up this year to learn about doing sound for theatre and live music on a professional PA system.  At the end of our partnership, the girls will take on the role of production crew for a talent showcase at their school!

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  • Girls on the Mic partnering with Citizens Schools for 3rd year
    September 2014 - December 16, 2014 3:30 - 5:00pm

    Women's Audio Mission is excited to team up with Citizen Schools apprenticeship programs (http://www.citizenschools.org/about/model/apprenticeships/) for the fifth time and teach their first year at Elmhurst Community Prep in Oakland.

     

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