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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, beatmakers and record executives involved in making the music you love most! This event is perfect for aspiring producers and engineers as well as musicians and students interested in the recording and music industries.
Friday, October 19th Evening, Time TBD
The conference kick off and reception will take place on Friday evening at YouTube Space NY with top professionals in the music industry! *Speakers will be announced soon!
Saturday, October 20th, Day, Time TBD
A full day of interactive workshops at legendary Jungle City Studios and Centre for Social Innovation. Workshops will explore studio recording techniques, deconstructing mixes, the mastering process, beatmaking, songwriting and more, led by award winning women producers and engineers.
This event will sell out
Advance registration only. No tickets at the door.
We will not process refunds requested less than 7 days before the event.
In the ocean of one-of-a-kind musicians, Linda Perry truly stands out. Her career epitomizes what it means to be successful as an uncompromising and independent musician. Beginning her musical journey as the lead singer of 4 Non Blondes, Linda has had a profound impact on pop culture through her work as a producer and songwriter. Her resounding influence on female empowerment resonates through her sincere artistry, which has helped shape the sounds of musicians such as P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, and Adele. Linda was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2015 as a testament to her status as a musical icon. Most recently, she co-founded We Are Hear, a combination record label, publishing house and management company.
Ann Mincieli, longtime engineer and studio coordinator for Alicia Keys, has channelled her talents into making Jungle a technical prowess featuring the very best in vintage and modern technology. With over twenty years of experience in the music business, Ann Mincieli has travelled the world engineering for some of the industry’s most renowned artists: Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Drake, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Whitney Houston, to name a few. Aside from engineering, Ann, a partner in the Jungle City Studios experience, has been able to merge all her experiences and masterfully feature them in what has become Jungle City Studios.
LESLIE ANN JONES
A recording and mixing engineer and record producer for over 40 years, Leslie has held staff positions at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles, the Automatt Recording Studios in San Francisco, Capitol Studios in Hollywood, and now Skywalker Sound where she continues her career recording and mixing music for records, films, video games, and television, and producing records primarily in the Classical genre. She is a past Chair of The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees and is the recipient of 4 Grammy Awards, including 2 for Best Engineered Album-Classical. She serves on the Advisory Boards of Institute for Musical Arts, G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild), and is an Artistic Advisor to the Technology and Applied Composition degree program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Leslie also chaired the committee that wrote “Recommendations for Hi-Resolution Music Production, published by the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy.
SHAKARI “TRAKGIRL” BOLES
Shakari “TRAKGIRL” Boles is a versatile and dynamic music producer, songwriter, entrepreneur, tech enthusiast. Recent works include Jhene Aiko’s “Overstimulated”, Luke James’ “Bad News”, “Pearls”, & “Black Jesus”, Harlem’s Crystal Caines, King Chip’s “Queen”, co-produced by DJ Dahi and AX Diamonds, “Mansions on the Moons”, “Where You Are”, and “Recover” by Anais Aida. TRAKGIRL also launched lifestyle brand, PAY US TODAY, promoting fair pay and business practices for creatives and producers. She has been featured in BET’s new digital docu-series “Beauty & The Beats”, NYLON, L.A. Times, ID magazine, The Fader, Complex, Huffington Post, Saint Heron and more.
Caroline Sanchez is a musician and audio engineer who specializes in TV/Broadcast production, music and remote audio crews on productions such as Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Total Request Live, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. With a strong background in information technology (7+ years) and years of classical musical training, she has shaped a career around her creative intuition and technical insight. Caroline holds a Bachelor of Music in Sound Engineering Arts from William Paterson University. As a performer (flute/piccolo), Caroline has appeared with the WPU Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Intercollegiate Wind Ensemble, Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra, and The Harlow Trio, of which she is a founding member.
Haley Shaw is a composer and sound designer at Gimlet Media, where she has created work for The Habitat, Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty, Peabody winner Uncivil, Jonathan Goldstein’s Heavyweight, Startup, The Nod, The Pitch, and Crimetown among others. Her music has appeared on Gimlet Media, CBC, and This American Life, on film projects with CBC Films, Skybound, and for brands Reebok, Adobe, Blue Apron, Squarespace, Prudential, and Audible.
An authoritative voice in music technology education, Erin is an Associate Professor at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Specializing in composition, performance and creative music technology application, she has worked with and represented companies such as Ableton, ROLI, MusicTech and iZotope. A fierce gender equity activist, she runs Beats By Girlz, is on the Board of Women In Music, and is spearheading research regarding women in the music industry in partnership with Berklee’s Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship. As an artist, you can check out Erin’s music on all platforms and catch her live electronic performances on YouTube.
Chiquita Paschal is an award-winning arts journalist and podcaster on a mission to understand how creativity fuels human resilience. She specializes in developing and producing podcasts about art, culture and politics. Her production and editorial experience includes hard news, talk shows and highly-produced narrative storytelling. She helped to produce Gimlet Media’s Uncivil, which won a Peabody Award in 2018. Previously, she was a member of the “Pod Squad” at BuzzFeed where she produced episodes of Another Round, See Something Say Something and No One Knows Anything. Before podcasting, Chiquita reported and produced daily segments across public media, from NPR’s Morning Edition to PRI’s The World.
As a consultant and freelance editor, her current and recent projects include Essence’s celebrity pop culture interview podcast Yes Girl, politically focused shows like Hysteria from Crooked Media and Democracy in Color and independent shows about art and culture such as The Witch Wave and her own pilot about the creative process called Spark!
Mitra Kaboli is an award winning audio producer, editor & sound designer who has been working professionally in podcasting since 2012 (that’s before Serial happened). She is one of the original team members of The Heart, a Peabody-finalist podcast about intimacy. Her work has been featured in podcasts by WNYC, ESPN, Red Bull, Bon Appetit and Audible Originals.
Erin Tonkon is a music producer, recording and mix engineer who has worked with David Bowie, Esperanza Spalding, The Damned, Capsula and engineers for Tony Visconti.
Lena Sutter is a Digital Signal Processing Engineer at Shure Inc. and a co-founder of Raisin Toast LLC. With Shure, she primarily focuses on audio processing algorithms for consumer products such as the MotivTM line of mobile microphones. Her experience is in creating well tuned or self adapting DSP algorithms that give users an “easy button” functionality. Raisin Toast is an intersectional artist incubator dedicated to providing comprehensive music industry services and expanding music education in Detroit. At Raisin Toast, she mixes and masters for many of their signed artists and provides luthier and guitar repair services. Lena has worked with a wide range of artists in live and studio settings, spanning Kacey Musgraves to Philip Glass to numerous regional acts. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a B.S. in Sound Engineering and a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering.
Terri Winston is Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Audio Mission and a former Professor and Director of the Sound Recording Arts Program at City College of San Francisco. Her career as a songwriter, composer, recording engineer, and producer spans 30 years. Winston was signed by Polygram and BMG, and has shared the stage with P.J. Harvey, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Flaming Lips and Fugazi. In the studio she has worked with Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group, Greg Hawkes of The Cars, Kronos Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Wu Man, and Tanya Tagaq. Winston holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
*More panelists to be announced!