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1890 Bryant St
Ste 312

San Francisco
California 94110

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Target demographics: women and girls in the recording arts and music production

Programs: WAM Workshops & Events, which provide free and low-cost training in the recording arts to over 200 young women a year; WAM Studio, which delivers affordable recording services to independent artists while providing career counseling/job placement services for women in audio and digital media; SoundChannel, WAM’s online arts and audio technology training curriculum with over 6,500 students from 127 countries; Girls on the Mic, WAM’s youth program, which focuses on cultivating the next generation of women music recording artists and engineers; Artist Development for Musicians & Songwriters, which develops the careers of local women musicians/songwriters and composers by providing access to music production and technology training; Recording Residencies: Preserving Culture, which provides underserved artists/ensembles from diverse cultures with access to recording services, while furthering the training of women and girls in the music recording arts.

Women's Audio Mission is a San Francisco based, non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts. In a field where women are chronically under-represented (less than 5%), WAM seeks to "change the face of sound" by providing hands-on training, experience, career counseling and job placement to women and girls in media technology for music, radio, film, television and the internet. WAM believes that women's mastery of music technology and inclusion in the production process will expand the vision and voice of media and popular culture.

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So pleased to hear that WAM exists via audio engineering magazine Tape Op. So rare and so darn needed in this field. In my sometimes humble opinion, the lack of women in this field all comes down to confidence and great to see WAM melting this barrier. Keep up the sterling work... more »
Women's Audio Mission is a vital organization helping women bridge the wide gender gap in the music and sound recording industry. I've worked in all aspects of the sound recording business for over 26 years. One of the things I first noticed when I started was the lack of women working in the ... more »
As far as I know, there is no other organization out there like WAM. I feel like I really lucked out because I live in the bay area and can go to WAM for classes, workshops, seminars, and whatever else they might offer! I decided that I wanted to change my career about a year ago into audio ... more »
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