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


Introduction to Electronic Music Production

Saturday, May 19th, 2018 | 10:00am-4:00pm

Date/Time: Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM Location: Women’s Audio Mission Studio (542 – 544 Natoma Street, San Francisco, CA 94103). Near civic center bart. Cost: $65 for WAM members, $85 non-members. Grab your tickets here!  Join Women’s Audio Mission for Introduction to Electronic Music Production in which we’ll cover the basics of how to navigate and use … Read more

Pro Tools 101

Mondays, May 7th, May 14th, and May 21st | 6:30-9:00pm

       Date/Time: Three Mondays (5/7, 5/14, 5/21) 6:30-9:00pm Location: WAM OAKLAND – 1900 Fruitvale Ave Suite #3A, Oakland, CA 94601 Price: $80 for WAM Members, $100 for non-members Grab your tickets here!  Pro Tools 101 teaches the fundamentals of using a Pro Tools system, the digital audio workstation (DAW) most used in professional recording studios. Learn to … Read more

Level Set with Women of Facebook Sound + Design

March 8th, 2018 | 6:00-9:00pm

Date/Time: Thursday, March 8 – 6pm – 9 pm Location: Facebook – 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 Free for WAM members – rsvp here!  Join women from the Facebook Sound Design team for an evening of demos and conversation about music, sound design, and audio production in the technology field. From Interaction Sound Design to … Read more