WAM uses music and media to attract and connect 3,000+ underserved Bay Area girls (ages 11-18) every year to free STEM/creative technology training, mentoring, and career/educational counseling. The program provides girls with tuition-free, hands-on, project-based training and access to musical instruments, technology, and young women mentors. GOTM partners with 50+ schools/organizations throughout the Bay Area to provide after-school programming year round.
WAM provides hands-on training in audio engineering, the recording arts and creative technology to over 350 women every year in a world-class recording studio with award-winning women instructors. WAM graduates have been placed in positions at Dolby Labs, Pixar, Electronic Arts, Google, Sennheiser, NPR, Pandora, SFJazz, Sterne Grove Festival, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, Rickshaw Stop, El Rio and many other professional venues as well as securing credits on recordings by Mary J. Blige/Hillary Clinton Interview, Kronos Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Angelique Kidjo (Grammy win), Soundtrack to the film “Dirty Wars” (Academy Award nomination), Pamela Z, Sean Dorsey Dance.
Women’s Audio Mission selects interns 2-3 times per year. Interns are mentors to the girls in our Girls on the Mic program and assist on recording sessions in our recording studio as well the live sound for our events. Through an application process we choose 30 interns per year out of a pool of applicants from all over the US.
Virtual classes and on-demand, interactive training modules for women, girls and gender-diverse people globally.
WAMCons are interactive recording conference series for women and gender-diverse individuals. Featuring top leaders in the industry – including award-winning music producers, recording engineers, songwriters, beatmakers, and record executives involved in making the music you love the most – WAMCons offer workshops and discussions covering topics like recording techniques, mixing, mastering, vocal production, songwriting, beatmaking, the music business, music licensing, and more!
Local Sirens: Women in Music Performance Series is a free, all-ages quarterly performance series that features exceptional Bay Area women and gender non-conforming musicians and performers. Local Sirens supports artists who are creating new and innovative work that is representative of the diverse communities of the Bay Area.
WAMCon Virtual Nashville 2022 Press
Full press kit containing press release, event program, speaker headshot images and bios, and WAM logos can be downloaded by clicking Press Kit below.
Composing for TV, Advertising, & Film
Are you a musician looking to explore composition for picture? Are you interested in composing music that has the potential to be synced for picture by major television networks or film studios? WAM’s Composition for TV, Film, & Advertising is the class for you! This class, sponsored by ESPN, will cover a basic toolkit for … Read more
Women Warriors Panel
WAM, and panelists Amy Andersson (Conductor), Lolita Ritmanis (Composer and Producer), and Mark Mattson (Producer), had a conversation on their Grammy-nominated concert creation Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, a multimedia symphony celebrating women activists fighting for social justice. This free community featured a virtual discussion and Q&A with panelists, on how Women Warriors was produced, engineered, and how the concert all came together. Moderated … Read more