WAM Events in May

Women's Audio Mission invites all Bay Area female and gender-expansive audio artists, performers, engineers, and producers to participate in an intimate roundtable to discuss the state of the Bay Area audio scene: What's happening right now? What do we all need to happen?

How can we support one another to make the change we want to see?

Build community through this roundtable discussion and then explore WAM’s studio! This is a unique opportunity to experience the only professional recording studio in the world specifically built and run by 100% women and gender-expansive staff!

Sign-up is required and it's the only thing that guarantees you a spot. Space is very limited.
Date: May 3, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Women's Audio Mission Studio, 542-544 Natoma St., San Francisco, CA 94103
Admission: FREE
RSVP REQUIREDThere will be an exclusive donation drawing for WAM members -- an exciting prize to be announced at the event. Become a member here.*Masks are encouraged but not required
Live Sound Workshop at the Regent Theater in LA!
Join WAM for a Live Sound Workshop at the Regent Theater in LA! This class offers the opportunity to learn about live sound in a professional environment led by live sound experts Jen Watman (Sleigh Bells, Bikini Kill, Lissie) and Karla Barrera (Viper Room, The Roxy Theatre) at the iconic Regent Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Date: June 3, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
LocationRegent Theater 448 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA

General Admission
 - $150.00
Member Admission - $125.00
*WAM members: Please email [email protected] for the member discount code.

Access Discount - $75.00
Each full-price ticket helps WAM support the training of those who have limited ability to pay for training. WAM aims to make this class accessible to anyone who wishes to take it; if you are unable to afford a ticket at the full -price, please email us at [email protected]
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YOU are invited to a FREE concert at 5M Park!
As you have heard, WAM recently announced our first Local Sirens event of the year, in partnership with CAST, at The Parks at 5M in San Francisco! You can read all about it in this Music Connection article!WAM is  incredibly excited to partner with Kultivate Labs, who is hosting the Yum Yams: Ube Meets Matcha festival featuring all your go-to Bay Area Ube vendors. 

Guests who RSVP will receive a voucher code for YumYam tokens to be redeemed for Ube and Matcha goodies! Vouchers are limited and will be distributed at the event: first come, first served.

RSVP for updates: 
DATE: Saturday, May 13
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: 5M Parks 44 Mary St. San Francisco CA

This special edition of Local Sirens is made possible in part by a generous grant from the California Arts Council, a state agency, and its Impact Grants program, which supports collaborative projects that center artists and artistic practice in responding to issues facing California at this time, including the pervasive social, political, and economic inequalities experienced by those communities most vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic.Local Sirens residencies and performances are also made possible thanks to grants from the San Francisco Arts CommissionSan Francisco Grants for the Arts, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, the Fleishhacker Foundation, and the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.
Now Accepting Summer Internship Applications
Our WAM Internship Application for the Summer 2023 cohort,
June 7 – July 31, 2023, is now open!
WAM's Internship program is widely recognized in the audio and music production industries for the caliber of training, range of activities, overall experience, and job placement opportunities.

Past interns have gone on to positions with companies like Dolby, Pixar, Apple, Sony, Google, and Pandora, as well as most of the premier venues for music and performance in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Important DatesApril 30: Applications DueMay 1-8: Application review by CommitteeMay 8, 10, & 15: Interviews with Select CandidatesMay 19: Announce Intern Cohort MembersJune 7: Orientation Day 1 @ WAM, San Francisco, 10:00-4:00 pmJune 8: Orientation Day 2 w/ WAM's youth programs, San Francisco/Oakland, 10:00-3:00 pmJune 14: Internship StartJuly 31: Internship EndIt's a short application window as these spots are in demand!
Apply now at: 
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Your Company's Name: WAM's 70,000+ Audience!
We asked the WAM community what they wanted from WAM as it enters its 20th anniversary year, and the answer was loud and clear: more training opportunities in more places, more often.

Throughout 2023 WAM will be holding multiple trainings with a Los Angeles focus that will take place in-person and online with LA talent. Shoutout to our Songwriting with Blush workshop participants, pictured above. 
 "Every workshop with WAM feels life-changing not only because of the wisdom shared by the incredible speakers and teachers but also through the connections, encouragement, and community created by the group of curious, welcoming professionals and students who support one another." - Songwriting Workshop Participants
Sponsorship of WAM's 20th anniversary through a contribution from your company -- or you! -- will ensure that these trainings continue, are taught by industry leaders, and will be accessible to WAM's audience of emerging audio and music professionals.

Visit our wam.rocks/wamsponsorshippackage for more information on our Sponsorship Opportunities, or click on the button below to see what your contribution can do. 
WAM Sponsorship Package
WAM Archives: Anniversary Celebrations
Who likes to party? WAM LIKES TO PARTY!

It has been a blast sharing content from WAM's Archives as we continue to celebrate our 20th year. Speaking of anniversary celebrations, check out this lineup from our 15th Anniversary party held at the Brava Theater in SF!The concert featured performances by R&B/pop artists, St. Beauty (pictured below), who was fresh off her tour with Janelle Monáe, and Mexican American singer/songwriter Diana Gameros, as well as a cocktail reception with a DJ set by Chulita Vinyl Club.Keep an eye out for more 20th Anniversary Celebration surprises, including the announcements of our special guest performers and presenters for our upcoming 20th year Anniversary party!! 
Students in the Studio!
Our OASIS Girls on the Mic students had an awesome WAM studio visit this past week with instructor Ari. They received a private tour and session from our talented studio coordinator Arielle Flinkman. Everyone got in the booth and sang/spoke a poem they wrote. It was a magical day!
Thank you, Arielle, Ari, and the entire GOTM team, for creating these experiences for girls and gender-expansive youth!
We appreciate your support, San Francisco GFTA
WAM is grateful for the support we've received from San Francisco Grants for the Arts for over a DECADE. 

Grants for the Arts seeks to contribute meaningfully to the presentation and enhancement of existing art forms, while cultivating artistic experimentation and the expansion of San Francisco’s dynamic artistic and cultural diversity.

We love how supportive the San Francisco has been of WAM's Local Sirens concert series, and its championing of local BIPOC women and gender-expansive artists for half of WAM's existence!

Thank you, SF GFTA, for your advocacy!
On behalf of all of us at WAM, thank you for continuing to inspire us and for supporting WAM as we work together to #ChangeTheFaceOfSound! 

- Team WAM
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