WAM Sets AES Offerings

Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, will lead panel discussions, provide demonstrations of its online curriculum, SoundChannel, and host its semi-annual after party at the 133rd AES convention in October.
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San Francisco, CA (September 11, 2012)—Women’s Audio Mission (WAM), a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, will lead panel discussions, provide demonstrations of its online curriculum, SoundChannel, and host its semi-annual after party at the 133rd AES convention in October.

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Terri Winston will moderate “The Women of Professional Concert Sound,” a panel hosted by WAM to showcase female front of house (FOH) engineers for artists like Pink, Ke$ha, Herbie Hancock, Gwen Stefani, Pearl Jam, and televised events like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Super Bowl, and more. The panel will take place on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. and will focus on each engineer's rise to the top of her field. Panelists will share tips and best practices that they've learned during a career of constant touring and include such prominent FOH engineers as Claudia Engelhart, Deanne Franklin, Jeri Palumbo and Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato.

Winston will also speak on the audio education forum, “What Kinds of Studios are Built for Education?" on Sunday, October 28th at 1:30 p.m., where she will focus on how curriculums and pedagogy affect studio/facility design while also addressing how women can be better represented in audio education. WAM is also collaborating with SPARS on a series of speed mentoring sessions featuring a group of female engineers from a variety of audio disciplines at AES on Saturday, October 27th at 3:30 p.m.

Women’s Audio Mission will also showcase the latest modules and additions to SoundChannel’s e-library at the 133rd AES Convention, Booth 739. Created by award-winning industry experts, SoundChannel is the first collection of gender-balanced, college-tested online training materials in pro audio, providing world-class training to those without the financial or geographic means to access traditional audio education programs.

On October 27th, from 6:00-8:30 p.m., Women’s Audio Mission will host its semi-annual WAM AES After-Party at 111 Minna Gallery, just blocks from the Convention Center. Following a successful 2010 event, with over 500 attendees and coverage from ABC 7 News, WAM is looking forward to a stellar event, with thanks to industry sponsors such as Ableton, AEA, A-Designs, British Audio Engineering (BAE), Direct Sound Extreme Isolation Headphones, Professional Sound Services, Propellerhead Software, Shure, Sweetwater, iZotope, and Universal Audio. The event will feature music from all-girl, all-teen pop-punk band The SHE’S (who released an album with Women’s Audio Mission in 2011) and all-girl punk/folk duo The Bayonettes.

Women’s Audio Mission
www.womensaudiomission.org