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Level 2: Studio Recording & Production / Mixing, Signal Processing

November 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - January 31, 2023 @ 8:00 pm

Do you want to learn the art of Studio Recording and Production? How about Mixing and Basic Signal processing?
Now you can at WAM! WAMAC

In this Level 2 course, you will learn all the skills needed to record, produce, and mix, along with everything that comes with it! Read more about each part of the course below.

This course — taught by WAM Studio Director, Mary Ann Zahorsky — will be spread out over a few weeks to accommodate the holiday. *Please check the dates/times carefully for Level 2a and Level 2b in the details below before purchasing tickets.*

NOTE:This is an upper-level course and will not be accessible for folks who have not had basic audio production training. Recent completion of WAM Academy Level I and basic understanding of Pro Tools is strongly recommended.



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

Tuesdays: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22, 12/6

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

* Proof of vaccination and mask are required.



EQ, Dynamic, and Time-based processing with hands-on access to Pro Tools at WAM’s Oakland Teaching Lab.

Tuesdays: 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: WAM’s Oakland lab (WAMO), located at 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Unit 3A, 3rd floor, Oakland

* Proof of vaccination and mask are required.



General Price: $350

WAM Member Price: Members get discounts! Become a WAM member here!

Already a Member? Please email drodriguez@womensaudiomission.org for your discount code.

This ticket pricing covers Level 2a and Level 2b, which together comprise “Level 2”.

*Please check the dates and times carefully to ensure you are available for all days.


Women’s Audio Mission courses focus on increasing the gender balance in audio production and technology sectors since fewer than 5% of the population employed in these sectors are women and gender-expansive 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 and for joining us in our mission to advance women and girls in music production and the recording arts.


Mary Ann Zahorsky, WAM Studio Director, 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 for many years, has participated in Traditional Mexican Son and classical African music ensembles. She holds a BA in Music from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters in Education from the University of San Francisco.


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WAM Studio San Francisco AND WAM Lab in Oakland (see details in course description)
542-544 Natoma St
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States