Level 2a – Studio Recording & Production / 2b – Mixing & Signal Processing



Level 2a – Studio Recording and Production, including Large Format Console Signal Flow & Patchbays, Auxes & Inserts, Headphone Mixes, and Mic placement techniques.

Instructor – Mary Ann Zahorsky

Tuesdays: 3/28 – 4/25

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: WAM’s SF Recording Studio at 542 Natoma St, San Francisco, CA 94103.


Level 2b – Mixing and basic signal processing (EQ, Dynamic, and Time-based processing) with hands-on access to Pro Tools at our WAMO Oakland facility.

Tuesdays: 5/2 – 5/23

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: WAMO facility, located at 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Unit 3A, 3rd floor, Oakland.


Ticket Info 

General Member Pricing – $350

WAM Member – $300

*Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the course start date.

Women’s Audio Mission courses focus on increasing the gender balance in audio production and technology sectors since less than 5% of the population employed in these sectors are women and gender-diverse individuals. There are limited spots available in our classes, and they often sell out, so we ask that if you are not woman-identified (cisgender or transgender), nonbinary, or gender-expansive, you reconsider enrolling in the class. We will not turn anyone away, but please be mindful that if you take up a seat in the class, that is one less woman, non-binary, or gender-expansive individual that we can serve. We thank you for your understanding in advance and for joining us in our mission to advance women and girls in music production and the recording arts.


WAM Studio Director, Mary Ann Zahorsky is an engineer/producer with over 25 years of experience in the recording industry. She has worked on projects ranging from Howard Wiley’s 2nd Line, Afro-Cuban jazz, Whitney Houston, and MC Hammer to soundtracks for independent films and TV postwork on ad campaigns such as Levi’s and Taco Bell. Within the Recording Academy leadership, Mary Ann served on the National Board of Trustees and led the San Francisco Board as Chapter President. As an educator, Mary Ann taught studio recording, production, entertainment business, and audio post-production at Expression College and San Francisco State University. She especially enjoys working with emerging artists and engineers and the energy they bring to the evolving field of music. Mary Ann also grew up playing classical violin and has participated in Traditional Mexican Son and classical African music ensembles for many years. She holds a BA in Music from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters in Education from the University of San Francisco.