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/Hallry 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 (male and female) from all over the world. Over 6,700 students in 112 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


May Member Meeting- Intro to Music Supervision

May 18th, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm

Date/Time: Thursday, May 18th 6:30-8:30pm Location: Women’s Audio Mission, 542-544 Natoma St, San Francisco, CA 94103 FREE for WAM Members! This workshop will serve as an introduction to music supervision and lisenscing. Participants will be taken through a day in a life of a music supervisor. Taught by Brooke Wentz of The Rights Workshop ( … Read more

Wireless Mics 101 – An Essential Skill for Live Sound Engineers!

April 12, 2017 | 6:30-8:30pm

FREE FOR WAM MEMBERS! Date/Time: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 6:30-8:30pm Location: Women’s Audio Mission Studio (542-544 Natoma St, San Francisco CA 94103) Learn how to set up and maintain a bullet proof wireless signal for your gig from veteran audio engineer Lisa Woodward! This is an essential skill for live sound engineers. This class will … Read more

Intro to Public Radio and Podcast Production – Sundays 3/12, 3/19, 3/26

Mar 12, 19 AND 26 | 12:00pm-4:00pm

Radio Production 101: Intro to Public Radio Production Date/Time: Sundays  3/12 (WAM) 3/19 (KALW) 3/26 (WAM)  Noon – 4:00PM Locations: First Session 3/12 at WAM Studio (542-544 Natoma St., #C-1, San Francisco, CA 94103) Second Session 3/19 at KALW  (500 Mansell Street, San Francisco, CA 94134)  Third Session 3/26 at WAM Studio (542-544 Natoma St., #C-1, San Francisco, CA … Read more