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 underserved 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

Fall Session 2: October 26th – December 18th, 2020

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MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS
Audio Sauce
12pm – 2pm PDT (drop in anytime)

How did Beyonce make that harmony? Why are Megan Thee Stallion’s beats so catchy? Bring your favorite song, and explore together how it was made! Instructors will guide you through song structure, studio skills, instrument options, and much more. Different theme each day, depending on what you bring!

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MONDAYS
Beatmaking: Level 1& 2
4pm – 5pm PDT

Level 1: Learn the basics of how to produce your own music with techniques like sampling, virtual instruments and basic mixing and editing.

Level 2: Already know the basics of production, and ready to take your beats and songs to the next level? Join this class for a more advanced Beatmaking experience. All attendees must have prior experience with making beats digitally.

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TUESDAYS
GOTM Mixtape Club (aka DJing)
4pm – 5pm PDT

Ready to create mixes of your favorite songs, blend tracks, beat-match, use sound effects, try out sampling, and more? This class is for you!

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WEDNESDAYS
Podcasting
4pm – 5pm PDT

Find your voice with this immersive workshop that will give you the tools you need to amplify your passion, whether it be social justice, scary stories, musical deep dives, or anything in between! Create your own podcast by learning about effective storytelling in audio, recording techniques, sound design, and much more.

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THURSDAYS
Songwriting
4pm – 5pm PDT

Learn the fundamentals of songwriting including song structure, technique for writing lyrics, basic theory of melody and harmony, and navigating the creative process.

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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