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.


WAMCon New York 2018

October 19th, 2018 - October 20th, 2018 | 10/19 (6:00pm - 8:30pm) & 10/20 (9:00am - 5:30 pm)

  WAMCon is an interactive recording conference for women (including transgender or cisgender; non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals) presented by Women’s Audio Mission and hosted by YouTube Space NY and Jungle City Studios and sponsored by iZotope, the Recording Academy, Eventide, and Shure. Don’t miss this immersive experience with award-winning music producers, recording engineers, songwriters, … Read more

Ribbon Microphones 101 with Royer Labs

Date/Time: Thursday, June 21st 6:30-8:00pm Location: Women’s Audio Mission, 542-544 Natoma St. San Francisco,  CA 94103 Price: FREE for WAM members RSVP HERE!  Ribbons-101 Presented by John Jennings, Royer Labs VP Sales & Marketing, Founding Partner Ribbons-101 is a 90-minute class on ribbon microphones taught by Royer Co-Founder/Musician/Ribbon-Mic-Fanatic John Jennings. Using a variety of recordings, photos … Read more

WAM Level 1 – Intro to Audio Production and Recording

Date/Time: 8 Tuesday evenings (8/21, 8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9) from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Location: WAM Oakland, Unity Council Building, 1900 Fruitvale Ave Suite 3A, Oakland CA 94601 Get your tickets here! Learn audio recording and production in a professional recording studio environment! In this 8-class series you will: Gain an understanding … Read more