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Women's Audio Mission Women's Audio Mission is a San Francisco based non-profit organization changing the face of sound.

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How about some  featuring 5-times Grammy nominee, pianist, electronic composer, and diva of the diode, Suzanne Ciani - D...
01/30/2023
Suzanne Ciani Creates The Soundtrack For A Pinball Machine

How about some featuring 5-times Grammy nominee, pianist, electronic composer, and diva of the diode, Suzanne Ciani - Diva of the Diode. 🙌

Check out this documentary about how Suzanne creates a soundtrack for a machine by capturing the indefinable and turning it into music. 🎵

Suzanne Ciani creates the soundtrack for a pinball machine in a documentary from the early 80s.

Mark your calendars!! 🗓✍🏼 La Cocina and our friends, El Rio are hosting a party! 📀💃 Presenting the ✨Fab Feb Food Fest✨, ...
01/29/2023
The Fab Feb Food Fest

Mark your calendars!! 🗓✍🏼
La Cocina and our friends, El Rio are hosting a party! 📀💃

Presenting the ✨Fab Feb Food Fest✨, a benefit for the maintenance of ’s new bathrooms!
Help us keep this iconic San Francisco legacy business up and running!

Happening on Sunday, February 5 from 3 PM - 8 PM, they are bringing entertainment like drag performances by and , along with live music by DJs Malcriada and Gitana 747.

The food lineup will feature , , and so your cravings for meat and vegan options alike are satisfied. 😋

Tickets at

SUN FEBRUARY 5th! LA COCINA & EL RIO PRESENT: THE FAB FEB FOOD FEST! Food + DJs + Drinks + Drag ~~ A Benefit for El Rio's New Bathrooms ❤️

🎓 ACADEMY LEVEL 1 – BASIC AUDIO PRODUCTION BEGINS FEBRUARY 7TH! 💫  Purchase this course as a single ticket or get it at ...
01/28/2023

🎓 ACADEMY LEVEL 1 – BASIC AUDIO PRODUCTION BEGINS FEBRUARY 7TH!

💫 Purchase this course as a single ticket or get it at a discount when you purchase our Academy Bundle, available for a limited time!

General Member Pricing – $350
WAM Member – $300
Academy Bundle Price - $250

Consists of 6 sessions and covers the following outline:
🔴 Science of Sound
🔴 Signal flow and the Recording Chain
🔴 Microphones
🔴 Basic Audio Connection and Soldering
➕ Pro Tools Fundamentals 101 Included! (Tues – Wed: 3/14–15)

Instructor – Heidi Trefethen
Location: This course will be taught in a hybrid format via Zoom and at our WAMO facility, located at 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Unit 3A, 3rd floor, Oakland.

Visit our website for more info.
👉 https://wam.rocks/wamacademy

Any questions? Please email [email protected].

01/27/2023

🎓 WAM Spring Academy is back, and tickets are selling quickly!

Now is the time to take advantage of this opportunity to save and get that studio education you've been dreaming about! 🤩

Learn more here:
👉 https://womensaudiomission.org/training/wamacademy/
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Today we want to give a shoutout to our long-time funder, the Zellerbach Family Foundation. 💫A huge supporter of communi...
01/26/2023

Today we want to give a shoutout to our long-time funder, the Zellerbach Family Foundation. 💫

A huge supporter of community arts in the , they have helped fund our program since 2015. In that time, WAM welcomed over a hundred local female and gender-expansive BIPOC artists into our for services and featured them in countless , along with other iconic Bay Area artists. 🙌

We are so grateful to the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
Stay tuned for our next, extra-special Local Sirens show in May! 🎵

It's  and we are featuring  & , Jessica Wong. 🙌"I do believe that I’m good at what I do. I’m able to leave a good impres...
01/25/2023

It's and we are featuring & , Jessica Wong. 🙌

"I do believe that I’m good at what I do. I’m able to leave a good impression. It’s a good thing. You know, I’m from a different culture, so I bring a new dynamic, a new perspective to things, and I think it’s refreshing to people.”

Wong’s more recent work includes Muni Long’s Grammy‑nominated ‘Hrs & Hrs’ and the Summer Walker hit ‘No Love’, which also features appearances from global stars Cardi B and SZA.

👉 https://www.soundonsound.com/people/talkback-jessica-wong

How about some  featuring courtney barnett's , Kessiah Gordon! ✨ In this article, Kessiah Gordon discusses the importanc...
01/23/2023
Courtney Barnett’s Monitor Engineer, Kessiah Gordon, places tour trust in Eighth Day Sound — TPi

How about some featuring courtney barnett's , Kessiah Gordon! ✨

In this article, Kessiah Gordon discusses the importance of feeling prioritized in a competitive touring landscape, synonymous relationships, and their go-to console series.

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Monitor Engineer Kessiah Gordon has been charged with mixing monitors for the Courtney Barnett since November 2021, touring the world on various Yamaha consoles courtesy of Eighth Day Sound’s diverse inventory. “I have a lot of love for this band, they are such lovely, easy going people,” stat...

Our Girls on the Mic team has begun their Spring sessions!  ✨The students made and recorded  using  Synthesizer Kits for...
01/21/2023

Our Girls on the Mic team has begun their Spring sessions! ✨

The students made and recorded using Synthesizer Kits for their second day! 🙌

🎓 We are so happy to announce that we are offering a FULL  opportunity to attend WAM's upcoming !This  is supported by t...
01/20/2023

🎓 We are so happy to announce that we are offering a FULL opportunity to attend WAM's upcoming !

This is supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission in order to help WAM meet its mission of diversifying the audio field.

✨ Learn more: https://womensaudiomission.org/academyscholarship/

IMPORTANT DATES:
Application Deadline: February 1
Scholarship recipients contacted: February 3
Classes begin: February 7

Email [email protected] for any questions.

WAM is super grateful that the storms have passed, but at least we were able to hunker down in our cozy  office made pos...
01/19/2023

WAM is super grateful that the storms have passed, but at least we were able to hunker down in our cozy office made possible by the San Francisco Arts Commission!

Their funding supported our move in 2021 into a new building on Street with a blackbox theater and access to the new 5M San Francisco that hosted our summer concert last year.

In addition, they have supported numerous initiatives to specifically bring more BIPOC women and gender-expansive people into our programs like Local Sirens and adult education, including funding , , and .

We cannot thank SFAC enough for all the incredible work they've supported over the years!
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“You give all of your trust to the music and let it guide your attention rather than anticipate what’s around every corn...
01/18/2023
Kali Malone Finds Freedom In Restriction On “Does Spring Hide Its Joy”

“You give all of your trust to the music and let it guide your attention rather than anticipate what’s around every corner,” says composer Kali Malone

Malone creates drone meditations that gradually unfold through layered tones. Her latest project Does Spring Hide Its Joy presents three different versions of the finished piece, each of which blossoms from the same score.

Check it out here: https://daily.bandcamp.com/features/kali-malone-does-spring-hide-its-joy-interview
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“You give all of your trust to the music and let it guide your attention rather than anticipate what's around every corner.”

We love supporting our ! 🙌✨Shout out to our , Dizzy Jenkins, who just released their album at Medicine for Nightmares fo...
01/17/2023

We love supporting our ! 🙌✨

Shout out to our , Dizzy Jenkins, who just released their album at Medicine for Nightmares for Nightmares. It was an incredible and unforgettable night!

Follow Dizzy for some amazing music 🎧🎵
👉 https://soundcloud.com/dizzyjenkins

From widening  to enhancing ,  learn about the five advanced  techniques that can make a huge impact on your music in th...
01/15/2023

From widening to enhancing , learn about the five advanced techniques that can make a huge impact on your music in this article from our friends at Splice.

👉 http://ow.ly/FALA50MqGwY

Illustration: Laura Bee

Women's Audio Mission is happy to announce that we are a part of the 2023 Avid Learning Collective!  🎓Learn how to becom...
01/14/2023

Women's Audio Mission is happy to announce that we are a part of the 2023 Avid Learning Collective! 🎓

Learn how to become an for at Women’s Audio Mission, and how to save by purchasing our bundle!

https://wam.rocks/avidcertification

🎓 Do you need an Avid Certification? Have you always wanted to work in a recording studio or in audio production but did...
01/13/2023

🎓 Do you need an Avid Certification? Have you always wanted to work in a recording studio or in audio production but didn’t know where to start?

Look no further! WAM Spring Academy, begins February 2023!
Learn about our courses, and how you can SAVE by becoming an Avid Certified User at WAM.

👉 https://womensaudiomission.org/training/wamacademy/
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It's , and we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our long-term funder, the National Endowment for the Arts,...
01/12/2023

It's , and we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our long-term funder, the National Endowment for the Arts, for approving us as a 2023 Grants for Arts Projects grantee.

They have been investing in our , Girls on the Mic, since 2016, helping us provide thousands of girls and gender-expansive youth in the with inclusive and fun audio and media arts . 🙌

"The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide," said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, Ph.D. "Projects such as this one with Women's Audio Mission strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy."

✨ Please help us welcome Stevie Campos-Seligman, our new Girls on the Mic Instructor!Stevie (they/them) is a live , , , ...
01/11/2023

✨ Please help us welcome Stevie Campos-Seligman, our new Girls on the Mic Instructor!

Stevie (they/them) is a live , , , and sharer of knowledge from the . Stevie has been playing in bands since they were ten years old, and got their start with audio work through their involvement in the East Bay DIY music scene. They got their foundational training as a at 924 Gilman, where they are currently the head of sound.

Stevie graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Sociology and Feminist Studies, and they bring their desire to make sense of systems of oppression everywhere they go.

You can often find Stevie running sound at 924 Gilman or El Rio or playing shows with their bands Crush Material and Startle.

Welcome to the WAM Fam!

The deadline to apply for our  is quickly approaching, and there are only a few spots available! Learn More & Apply: htt...
01/10/2023

The deadline to apply for our is quickly approaching, and there are only a few spots available!

Learn More & Apply: https://wam.rocks/springinternship2023

💫 Jan 11, 2023: Application deadline
💫 Feb 1, 2023: Internship start date
💫 May 26, 2023: Internship end date

Need some ? 💫Then make sure to catch this awesome event featuring our , Dizzy Jenkins in !  Dizzy Jenkins with .repost・・...
01/09/2023

Need some ? 💫

Then make sure to catch this awesome event featuring our , Dizzy Jenkins in !

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Hope to see you at this live interview and discussion at my favorite bookstore Medicine for Nightmares where and I will break down my upcoming album and attendees will get an exclusive first listen to the entire project. My guests on the panel will be none other than Esotérica Tropical and Versoul who are featured on the album and more 🙏🏾

This event is FREE and open to all ages 🙌🏾
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🎧  is described as the "world's biggest collection of disappearing sounds and sounds that have become extinct." ✨ This n...
01/08/2023

🎧 is described as the "world's biggest collection of disappearing sounds and sounds that have become extinct."

✨ This new project from Cities & Memory, a global sound remix community, houses over 150 audio clips that have been "remixed and reimagined to create a brand new form of listening."

With sounds sourced from over 1,000 artists, Obsolete Sounds hopes to preserve a wide variety of odd and fascinating audio clips that may otherwise go away.

Check out the collection for yourself!
👉 http://ow.ly/xyWA50MhJiw

Image: Obsolete Sounds / bandcamp

✨ Are you someone who knows of a school that would benefit from free creative technology and digital media production tr...
01/07/2023

✨ Are you someone who knows of a school that would benefit from free creative technology and digital media production training in various topics?

WAM’s Girls on the Mic (GOTM) 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.

⚡️When: Once a week for 1-2 hours with a group of your students for 8-15 weeks

We are now accepting 2023 GOTM Spring Applications!
👉 https://wam.rocks/GOTM

Additional Questions? / Mas Informacion?
Please get in touch with our Education team at [email protected].
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✨ We love creating memories with our community! Who else is looking forward to some 2023 Local Siren concerts???  ✋ to o...
01/06/2023

✨ We love creating memories with our community!

Who else is looking forward to some 2023 Local Siren concerts??? ✋

to one of our 2022 shows featuring the talented Oakland native, Stoni, with some supporters. 💫

Don't miss this show! ✨
01/05/2023

Don't miss this show! ✨

Versoul and Maria Jose Montijo are special guests! Join us at Medicine for Nightmares on January 14th

📣 Time is running out to apply for our 2023   program! » WAM Internship Application Now Open for Spring Cohort: Feb 1 – ...
01/05/2023

📣 Time is running out to apply for our 2023 program!

» WAM Internship Application Now Open for Spring Cohort: Feb 1 – May 26, 2023

Learn more and apply here:
https://wam.rocks/springinternship2023

Happy New Year to our 2022 !

The deadline to apply for our  is quickly approaching, and there are only a few spots available! Learn More & Apply: htt...
01/03/2023

The deadline to apply for our is quickly approaching, and there are only a few spots available!

Learn More & Apply: https://wam.rocks/springinternship2023

💫 Jan 6, 2023: Application deadline
💫 Feb 1, 2022: Internship start date
💫 May 26, 2022: Internship end date

✨ Women's Audio Mission is ! Join the WAM Fam!Visit our career site to learn more.👉 https://wam.rocks/careers
01/01/2023

✨ Women's Audio Mission is ! Join the WAM Fam!

Visit our career site to learn more.
👉 https://wam.rocks/careers

We appreciate each and every one of you for being a part of WAM’s family and for believing in our vision of seeing , , a...
12/31/2022

We appreciate each and every one of you for being a part of WAM’s family and for believing in our vision of seeing , , and individuals fully reflected and represented in and and in the sounds we hear every day of the year.

To each of you: our friends, fans, interns, students, members, clients, and supporters - thank you for your support.

YOU power WAM and . - Team WAM

12/30/2022
COMPILATION ANNUAL APPEAL VIDEO.mp4

We are at close to 50% of our goal, and there is still time to donate at the link below.
https://wam.rocks/donate

✨ We appreciate each and every one of you for being a part of WAM’s family, and for believing in our vision of seeing women, girls, and gender-expansive individuals fully reflected and represented in and and in the sounds, we hear every day of the year.

Thank you to one of our instructors, who shared their recent experience working on the Girls on the Mic team. "Although ...
12/30/2022

Thank you to one of our instructors, who shared their recent experience working on the Girls on the Mic team.

"Although all of the sites pose different challenges, one thing the students all have in common is their desire to be heard. I've been able to walk into classrooms and help create a safe space for students to learn and give a voice to their thoughts and feelings. When a new piece of equipment, process or technique has been introduced in class it's nice to see their interest peaked and curiosity sparked. It further drives home the point that exposure and representation on various levels matters to future generations."

Help us keep our program growing. 💗
👉 https://wam.rocks/donate
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As we close out 2022 and reflect on all the  and  that have helped  programs to , we are incredibly grateful for the Cre...
12/29/2022

As we close out 2022 and reflect on all the and that have helped programs to , we are incredibly grateful for the Crescent Porter Hale Foundation!

Dedicated to creating a thriving community, they have been funding our Girls on the Mic program for over four years and have also supported general WAM operations.

Thank you for helping inspire the next generation working in !

Creating connections  and possibilities is what we are all about! ❤️❤️❤️Help us to keep growing by donating.✨ https://wa...
12/28/2022

Creating connections and possibilities is what we are all about! ❤️❤️❤️

Help us to keep growing by donating.
https://wam.rocks/donate
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Thank you Music Connection Magazine for featuring the story of one of our GOTM and Intern Graduates!✨
12/27/2022
Women's Audio Mission Shares Words of Program Graduate

Thank you Music Connection Magazine for featuring the story of one of our GOTM and Intern Graduates!

Women’s Audio Mission shared the words of Sofia Rivera, who started with WAM as a Girls on the Mic student and is now, a graduate of WAM’s 2023 Fall Internship program. “I was al…

Sign up for our 2023 Spring Internship Program!Past interns have gone on to positions with such companies as , , , , , a...
12/27/2022

Sign up for our 2023 Spring Internship Program!

Past interns have gone on to positions with such companies as , , , , , and , as well as most of the premier venues for music and performance in the San Francisco Bay Area.

👉 https://wam.rocks/springinternship2023

💗 How about some  for your ?Our recent  artist, Dizzy Jenkins is now  across all platforms and we cannot stop listening!...
12/26/2022

💗 How about some for your ?

Our recent artist, Dizzy Jenkins is now across all platforms and we cannot stop listening! 🎵

If you need something to keep you pumped throughout your day, check out Dizzy's music and make sure to follow for updates!
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Thank you Channel Kindness! ❤️
12/26/2022
This Nonprofit Is Closing the Gender Gap in the Arts - Channel Kindness

Thank you Channel Kindness! ❤️

“One thing the students all have in common is their desire to be heard.” This observation from youth instructor, Cadence Ware, encompasses the deep importance of the work of Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), and the inspiration I take from my coworkers and the students they teach. Before WAM, I had...

This Nonprofit Is Closing the Gender Gap in the Arts - Channel Kindness
12/26/2022
This Nonprofit Is Closing the Gender Gap in the Arts - Channel Kindness

This Nonprofit Is Closing the Gender Gap in the Arts - Channel Kindness

“One thing the students all have in common is their desire to be heard.” This observation from youth instructor, Cadence Ware, encompasses the deep importance of the work of Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), and the inspiration I take from my coworkers and the students they teach. Before WAM, I had...

✨ You’ve worked hard all year long, and now it is time to enjoy a special time with the ones you love. Our warmest wishe...
12/25/2022

✨ You’ve worked hard all year long, and now it is time to enjoy a special time with the ones you love.

Our warmest wishes for a happy holiday season! - WAM Fam

📷 WAM Founder Terri Winston and Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons and WAM Board Member

"This program is amazing, and you can make beats AND friends here!" - GOTM StudentConnection through sound is what we're...
12/24/2022

"This program is amazing, and you can make beats AND friends here!" - GOTM Student

Connection through sound is what we're all about! 🔊🔊🔊

✨ Want to learn how YOU can help WAM's community to expand programs like Girls On The Mic?

Learn more here!
https://womensaudiomission.org/donate/

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Girls on the Mic is one of the many classes that TEL HI's Futurama after school program at runs. 🎙 Girls are inspired to amplify their voices and receive free creative technology and digital media production training in various topics and mediums. The program is sponsored by Women's Audio Mission , a Bay Area nonprofit whose mission is to train girls and women to become the innovators of tomorrow and close the gender gap that exists in creative technology careers. 🙌👩‍🎤

FYI: Do you know a woman who wants to be a DJ? Pam The Funkstress/Purple Pam Foundation is offering two scholarships. Deadline for both applications is Jan. 30. More info: www.Purplepamfoundation.com
Thanks to everyone who inspired us in 2021

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We recently hosted a tour of our factory in Berkeley, CA for the interns at Women's Audio Mission (WAM), a local organization dedicated to the advancement of women and non-binary people in music. It’s always a pleasure to host members of WAM at the factory and meet the next generation of audio professionals.

Amanda Lillie, an aspiring audio engineer, connected with us after experiencing the Meyer Sound systems that powered the Lands End main stage at Outside Lands Music Festival. At the festival, Amanda shadowed our local rental partner UltraSound, LLC and Jade Payne, FOH Engineer for Khruangbin, one of the bands that performed on the main stage. “The [Meyer Sound factory] tour was a fantastic reminder of why I am pursuing audio engineering,” Amanda says. “I loved seeing the blend of science and creativity, especially with their immersive audio design software [Spacemap Go], and the thoughtfulness that goes into each and every product.” Thank you to WAM for visiting!
Rio Riera-Arbogast (they/them, non-binary, 33) is Cafe Euphoria’s Programs Coordinator and Director of Marketing. Born in Queens and raised upstate in the town of Greenwich, they recently returned to the Capital Region after living for several years in Oakland and Miami. They proudly identify as q***r trans non-binary Cuban and Irish/Alsatian-American. Rio is an alum of The DJ Project and Women's Audio Mission in San Francisco. They have also served as Event Coordinator for Pallets in the Park, a local Miami monthly performance showcase.

In their everyday flow, they love enjoying music, dancing, travel, nature and spending quality time with friends. Rio is super excited to come full circle and cultivate a holistically nourishing space for LGBTQIA+ people in the 518!
Great job opportunity in my Music department at Cal Poly Pomona (in the Los Angeles area)! DM me for details, including info about our two recording studios--one with a Neve; the other with API!
ADC's Women in Audio initiative is back for , promoting gender diversity and celebrating the role of women within the industry.

We're grateful to our sponsors RafterMarsh, Focusrite, Source Elements & Ableton. With community support from Soundgirls.org & Women's Audio Mission.

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Thanks to everyone who came to our first event in the Podcast Garage at KQED. Special shoutout to the amazing panelists and to Women's Audio Mission for partnering with us on this event!
Join me in recognizing all music creators who work , an initiative to where credit is due! These are the amazing people behind the album Pariah, thank you all! Let's celebrate creators who work behind the scenes & bring music credits back. The Recording Academy

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The SoundGirls Virtual Conference is a two-day event open to all individuals with a passion for audio and music. Designed for everyone from audio veterans to beginners and students, the Virtual Conference offers programs and presentations from a wide range of women, men, and non-binary professionals in multiple roles and careers, featuring sessions in post-production, recording, live, theater production, broadcast, and more. The conference offers networking opportunities with peers as well as industry professionals and the SoundGirls Mexico City chapter will present several sessions in Spanish.
All attendees will receive full access to an on-demand video archive of all sessions. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://hopin.com/events/soundgirls-virtual-conference
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The Podcast Garage in San Francisco is opening! Come check out our first in-person event at the new building: Podcast Production Careers Panel with Women's Audio Mission - Wed, Oct. 20 at 6:30pm.
Use promo code PodcastGarageWAM:
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