WAM provides rigorous, hands-on training in professional audio and the recording arts in a world-class recording studio with award-winning women instructors. 

Introduction to Audio Production & Recording – WAM Level 1 Certificate – Beginner – Tuesdays 8/27 – 10/15

Consists of 8 sessions and covers the following outline:

  1. Science of Sound
  2. Signal flow and the Recording Chain
  3. Microphones
  4. Digital Audio and recording with Digital Audio Workstations
  5. Basic Audio Connection and Soldering

Professional Studio Recording – WAM Level 2 Certificate – Intermediate

Consists of 6 sessions. Learn to use the gear and systems in WAM’s professional recording studio: from large format consoles to patch bays, headphone systems, microphone selection and techniques, and signal processors (EQ, dynamic and time-based processing). Learn the signal flow and how to properly connect gear in a multi-room recording studio. Level 2 will cover the following outline:

  1. Recording in a Professional Studio – 5/7 & 5/14
  2. Microphone Placement Techniques – 6/4 & 6/11
  3. Mixing and Signal Processing – 7/9 & 7/16

Live Sound Reinforcement – 4/20 & 4/21

will be offered again in Fall 2019

Learn the basics of live sound with an industry veteran at a professional music venue. Spend the day focusing on live sound techniques while working with a live band.

Master Classes


Scholarship for WAM Level 1 & 2

A new scholarship is available to fund 2 people through WAM Level 1 & 2 trainings! The Trefethen Scholarship Fund supports women without the financial resources to attend WAM trainings. Two students will be selected each year and will have access to Level 1 classes (a series of 8 evenings) and Level 2 classes (3 classes … Read more

WAM Member Meeting – Join The Chorus: Women in Audio

May 8 | 6pm - 9pm

REGISTER HERE Date/Time: Wed, May 8, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM Location: Dropbox HQ, 333 Brannan St. SF, CA 94107 Presented by Women of Facebook Sound+Design & Women’s Audio Mission. Hosted by Dropbox Design. We know the statistics and we’ve read the think pieces. Why aren’t there more women in audio? It’s good to be a group of individuals … Read more

Introduction to Electronic Music Production – December 3 and December 10, 2019

December 3 and December 10, 2019 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  Join Women’s Audio Mission for Introduction to Electronic Music Production. We’ll cover the basics of how to navigate and use Ableton Live including: Understanding the Session/Arrangement views How to use clips Adding effects Editing Recording We’ll dedicate time to understanding how to use MIDI within Ableton, and end with a run through of how to … Read more