Past Events

  • For the spring 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 from Horace Mann will come to WAM's Recording Studio 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.  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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  • Introduction to Mastering
    April 10, 2014 - 6:30pm

    This workshop explores the mastering process from start to finish - from a collection of mixes to a complete master. Participants will learn about the formats used, the mastering specific software and gear used in the process as well as a detailed look at the workflow. This workshop is taught by Piper Payne who is a mastering engineer at Michael Romanowski Mastering in San Francisco.

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  • The WAM team will put on three hands-on workshops at the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference at Contra Costa College.

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  • Join us for a tour of Coast Recorders and discussion with mastering engineer, Piper Payne at her mastering suite at Michael Romanowski Mastering. We will discuss the facility, her gear choices and the mastering process.

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  • For it's second year, WAM will be holding Girls on the Mic workshops for middle school girls at Thomas Edison Charter Academy every Tuesday afternoon for ten weeks, concluding with a field trip to the WAM studio.

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  • The WAM team will put on three hands-on workshops at the Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conference at Skyline College Saturday, March 15.

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  • WAM Level 1 Certificate Series Spring 2014
    March 3rd - April 21st. Every Monday 7-9:30 PM (8 Monday evenings)

    WAM Level 1 Certificate Series

    Consists of 8 sessions in WAM's studio and covers the following outline:

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  • Introduction to Arduino: Build Your Own MIDI Controller
    Jan. 23rd, Jan. 30th AND Feb. 6th, 3 Thursdays, 7 PM - 9:30 PM

    This is a beginner level introduction to Arduino and building a basic midi controller. Perfect for those interested in learning about electronics, audio programming, electronic music, and DIY MIDI controllers.
     

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  • Join Women's Audio Mission for a mic shoot out of some of the great mics in our studio arsenal. Contrast and compare, learn about (and hear) the differences between microphones, and test them out for yourself! Veteran engineer/producer and WAM founder, Terri Winston, will lead the meeting and will answer any questions you have about microphones. 

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  • Girls on the Mic Participating in "WOW" Fairs to wrap up Citizen Schools partnerships
    Thursday, December 5 in Oakland/Thursday, December 12 in East Palo Alto

    Girls on the Mic has had an amazing semester with both Citizen Schools classes, one at Lionel Wilson Prep in East Oakland, and the other at Ronald McNair Middle School in East Palo Alto.  To wrap up the semester, Girls on the Mic students will participate in the "WOW fair", at which students demonstrate the skills they learned from the workshops. 

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