TRAINING FOR GIRLS: Girls on the Mic

WAM uses music and media to attract and connect 1,200+ underserved Bay Area girls (ages 11-18) every year to free STEM/creative technology training, mentoring, and career/educational counseling. WAM has cracked the code on a hands-on, project-based curriculum that attracts and retains girls in STEM studies, training the largest number of girls in STEM studies in Northern California year-round. WAM uses an incredible professional recording studio environment, former home to projects from Alanis Morrissette, Timbaland, and Radiohead, as a giant “carrot” that provides attractive access points to acoustics, physics, electronics, computer science, and math and ties them to music, media, journalism and creative technology – topics that spark and hold girls’ interest. WAM has created the only hands-on, after-school curriculum specifically tailored for girls and based on both the California Department of Education and National Core Media Arts Standards. The program provides girls with tuition-free training and access to musical instruments, technology, and young women mentors. GOTM partners with 20+ schools/organizations throughout the Bay Area to provide after-school programming year round.

TRAINING FOR WOMEN: WAM Core Training for Women

WAM provides hands-on training in audio engineering, the recording arts and creative technology to over 350 women every year in a world-class recording studio with award-winning women instructors.  WAM graduates have been placed in positions at Dolby Labs, Pixar, Electronic Arts, Google, Sennheiser, NPR, Pandora, SFJazz, Sterne Grove Festival, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, Rickshaw Stop, El Rio and many other professional venues as well as securing credits on recordings by Mary J. Blige/Hillary Clinton Interview, Kronos Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Angelique Kidjo (Grammy win), Soundtrack to the film “Dirty Wars” (Academy Award nomination), Pamela Z, Sean Dorsey Dance.

Online Training for Everyone brings the award-winning audio curriculum of Women’s Audio Mission online – available anytime, anywhere, 24/7. is an ever growing library of animated and interactive e-text books. SoundChannel’s training materials are being adopted by audio education institutions all over the country in lieu of textbooks and have been used by students of all genders from all over the world. Over 6,900 students in 131 countries use WAM is THE most trusted educational resource to students, educators, and future professionals.

Internship Program

Women’s Audio Mission selects interns 2-3 times per year. Interns are mentors to the girls in our Girls on the Mic program and assist on recording sessions in our recording studio as well the live sound for our events. It is an application process and we choose 8-12 interns per year out of a pool of applicants from all over the world.

Course Calendar


WAM at Capitol, Los Angeles

June 9, 2018 | 12:30pm-7:00pm

Join Women’s Audio Mission on June 9, 2018 for an immersive recording arts conference at the legendary Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, featuring some of the country’s top women engineers and music executives. The conference will include presentations, discussions and interactive workshops on topics ranging from mixing, beat making, and mic placement to the music … Read more

Intro to Mastering with Jessica Thompson

July 12th, 2018 | 6:30-9:00pm

Date/Time: July 12th, 2018 6:30pm-9:00pm Location: Neato Mastering, 634 2nd Street, Oakland CA 94607 Cost: $35 for WAM members/ $50 for non-members – Grab your tickets here! Become a WAM member This class will cover the basics of mastering – why it is done, the process, deliverables, metering, monitoring, and playback codecs. There will be some … Read more

Intro to Tape Recording at Tiny Telephone

May 24th, 2018 | 7:30-9:30pm

Date/Time: Thursday, May 24th, 7:30-9:30pm Location: Tiny Telephone SF, 1458 San Bruno Ave. San Francisco, CA 94110 Free for WAM Members – RSVP here!  Learn analog audio recording and mixing in a professional recording studio environment! This class, taught by recording engineers/producers Sami Perez and Maraym Qudus, will start with a Q + A session, followed by an … Read more