WAM’s Girls on the Mic (GOTM) program is a groundbreaking after-school training and mentoring program serving San Francisco Bay Area girls and gender-expansive youth ages 11-18 from under-resourced communities. We offer free creative technology and digital media production training in a variety of topics. During COVID-19, all GOTM classes are virtual. 

Who:

Bay Area girls and gender-expansive students age 11-18

When:

Summer Session 1: June 14 – July 1, 2021

Summer Session 2: July 12 – 29, 2021

 

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Check out info, dates, and descriptions below:

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Summer Session 1 Classes

DIGITAL SONGWRITING

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm PT

June 14-June 30, 2021

Do you love to write songs? Want to start? Learn the fundamentals of digital songwriting including song structure, writing lyrics, creating beats, and diving into the creative process using online tools.

SOUND DESIGN: AUDIO STORYTELLING

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm PT

June 15- July 1, 2021

Sound design was a hit in the spring sessions and we’re back with something new! This class focuses on creating soundscapes for audio storytelling. We learn how to make special effects, soundtracks, and foley.

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Summer Session 2 Classes:

MIX IT UP: ENGINEERING BASICS

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:00-5:00 PT

July 12- July 28, 2021

Make that home studio happen – all from your computer! Learn recording techniques, how to use a microphone, how to mix sounds and songs, and more!

SOUND DESIGN: READY, SET, ACTION

Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm PT

July 13- July 29, 2021

A deeper dive into Sound design. Ever wonder where the sounds come from in your favorite action or anime films? We’ll explore & create all that it takes to create an exciting soundscape!
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Every class includes an optional 30 minutes of Q&A with instructors after class.

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What do I need?

A stable internet connection and phone, computer, or tablet that works for video calls. You will also need to download the Zoom app: www.zoom.us

How do I join?

Sign-up and we will email you a link to the class at least 30 minutes before it starts. If you sign up for a certain day of the week, please try to come to every session! We will build on our knowledge week after week.

Interested in partnering?

Are you interested in bringing Girls on the Mic classes to your school, enrichment program, or community center? Fill out the Partner Inquiry form and let us know! We will be in touch with you about how to collaborate.

Questions? 

Please contact us!

 

Girls on the Mic is made possible by the generous support of:


2017 Student Websites and Projects:


Roots International Academy, Oakland, CA

Greenleaf Elementary School, Oakland, CA 

Oasis for Girls, San Francisco, CA

Aim High, San Francisco, CA

 

2016 Student Websites and Projects:


Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, San Francisco 

Greenleaf Elementary School, Oakland  

Oasis for Girls, San Francisco, CA

Aim High, San Francisco, CA

 

2015 Student Websites and Projects:


Elmhurst Community Prep, Oakland

Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, San Francisco 

Girls Inc, Oakland.

Aim High Summer Program 2015

Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, San Francisco 

Greenleaf Elementary School, Oakland 


Upcoming

Girls on the Mic 2017 Summer Intensive Programs with Aim High, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, and more!

June 16, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017

Girls on the Mic 2017 Summer Intensives are about to get started! This year, we’re excited to announce 3 summer intensive programs: Aim High/Children’s Day School: We are partnering with Aim High for the 6th year, bringing free Girls on the Mic training 2 days a week to Aim High students. Students learn how to … Read more


Girls on the Mic to partner with Buena Vista Horace Mann’s Seminar program

January 12th, 2017 - May 15th, 2017 | 12:45pm - 1:45pm

This spring, Girls on the Mic is teaming up with Girls from Buena vista Horace Mann K-8 to make some noise!  Each week, girls will dive in to exciting workshops in sound for film, music production, live sound, podcast creation, and more! This is our 3rd year working with Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8, located … Read more


WAM partners with Citizen Schools for 6th year, adds new school!

February 2nd, 2016 - May 2, 2016

Women’s Audio Mission is excited to team up with Citizen Schools once again this spring, working with Greenleaf Elementary K-8, and Roots International Academy in East Oakland. WAM will be bringing our mobile recording rigs and Girls on the Mic projects out to Oakland to introduce middle school girls to exciting careers in the recording arts, … Read more