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.


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

Radio Production 101: Intro to Public Radio Production Date/Time: Sundays  3/12 (WAM) 3/19 (KALW) 3/26 (WAM)  Noon – 4:00PM Location: 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

February WAM Member Meeting – Screening/Discussion of Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

February 7, 2017 | 7:00pm

For February’s WAM Member meeting, we will view and discuss the documentary, Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. Refreshments will be provided. About the film: THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 mobilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to … Read more

March Member Meeting – Double Fine Productions: Intro to Game Audio & Tour a Game Development Studio

March 7th, 2017 | 6:00-8:00pm

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:00pm-8:00pm Location: Double Fine Productions, 525 Brannan St.  San Francisco, CA 94107 Join Women’s Audio Mission for a tour of Double Fine Productions, an award-winning, independent game development studio in San Francisco’s SOMA district. Sound designer Camden Stoddard will give you an overview of the game audio industry, including: Careers … Read more