WAM’s artist development classes develop the careers and creativity of local women musicians, songwriters and composers. We provide access to music production and technology training, industry professionals (management, booking agents, producers, etc.), internet exposure, and performance and recording opportunities, all within a supportive community.

  • Music Business Workshops with Industry Professionals: Booking Agents/Talent Buyers, Managers, Producers and Entertainment Attorneys (last round featured agents from Slim’s, Great American Music Hall, Leafy Green, Roberta Flack’s Manager, Tough Love Management, Attorneys for Santana, Camper Van Beethoven Rappin’ 4 Tay), Managers)
  • Song/Demo Review Sessions moderated by industry professionals. Get feedback on your songs/demos and career advice in a supportive environment.
  • Recording and Live Sound Technology Workshops tailored to musicians and songwriters. Learn the basics of the technology so you can better achieve the sound that you want and also learn about technology that can aid in the composition process. Learn to set up a PA and the best way to do a sound check.

Upcoming

Introduction to Electronic Music Production – Fall, 2019

Exact dates TBA

Date: Exact date TBD. Course will take place in December. Location: WAM Oakland, 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland CA 94601 Join Women’s Audio Mission for Introduction to Electronic Music Production in which we’ll cover the basics of how to navigate and use Ableton Live including: Understanding the Session/Arrangement views How to use clips Adding effects Editing Recording … Read more


Pro Tools 101 – Fall, 2019

Exact dates TBA

Date/Time: Exact dates TBD. Course will take place in November. Location: WAM OAKLAND – 1900 Fruitvale Ave Suite #3A, Oakland, CA 94601 Price: $80 for WAM Members, $100 for non-members Pro Tools 101 teaches the fundamentals of using a Pro Tools system, the digital audio workstation (DAW) most used in professional recording studios. Learn to build sessions that include … Read more


Synth Building

Exact dates TBA

Date: Exact date TBD. Course will take place July. Location: TBD   More details coming soon!