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

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

  1. Signal Processing
  2. Large Format Consoles
  3. Microphone Placement Techniques
  4. Studio Session

Live Sound Reinforcement

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

Master Classes

  1. Podcasting
  2. Anatomy of a Mix
  3. Location Sound for Television
  4. Building a Microphone
  5. Introduction to Ableton Live and Electronic Music Production, etc.


June WAM Member Meeting – Archiving and Preservation Workshop

June 15, 2017 | 7:00-9:00pm

Free for WAM Members! Date/Time: June 15, 2017 7:00-9:00pm Location: Coast Mastering, 2600 Tenth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 This workshop will serve as an introduction to archiving and preservation work in the audio field. Participants will be taken through an average day of work for a restoration engineer, and also given a practical takeaway to … Read more

May Member Meeting- Intro to Music Supervision

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

Date/Time: Thursday, May 18th 6:30-8:30pm Location: Intersection for the Arts, 901 Mission 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