WAMcon New York 2018:
WAMCon is an interactive recording conference for women (including transgender or cisgender; non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals) presented by Women’s Audio Mission and hosted by YouTube Space NY and Jungle City Studios and sponsored by iZotope, the Recording Academy, Eventide, and Shure.
Don’t miss this immersive experience with award-winning music producers, recording engineers, songwriters, beatmakers and record executives involved in making the music you love most! This event is perfect for aspiring producers and engineers as well as musicians and students interested in the recording and music industries.
About WOMEN’S AUDIO MISSION:
Women’s Audio Mission is a San Francisco/Oakland-based nonprofit organization that uses music and media and an incredible “carrot” of an audio training environment – the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women – to attract over 1,500 underserved women and girls every year to STEM and creative technology studies that inspire them to amplify their voices and become the innovators of tomorrow. WAM’s award-winning curriculum weaves art and music with science, technology and computer programming and works to close the critical gender gap in creative technology careers.
Women’s Audio Mission addresses two critical issues:
- Less than 5% of the people creating the sounds, music and media in the daily soundtrack of our lives are women.
- The alarming 70% decline in women/girls enrolling in college STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) programs since the year 2000.
Friday, October 19th Evening, 6 pm – 8:30 pm
The conference kick off and reception will take place on Friday evening at YouTube Space NY with top professionals in the music industry!
Saturday, October 20th, Day, 10 am – 5 pm
A full day of interactive workshops at legendary Jungle City Studios and Centre for Social Innovation. Workshops will explore studio recording techniques, deconstructing mixes, the mastering process, beatmaking, songwriting and more, led by award winning women producers and engineers.
In the ocean of one-of-a-kind musicians, Linda Perry truly stands out. Her career epitomizes what it means to be successful as an uncompromising and independent musician. Beginning her musical journey as the lead singer of 4 Non Blondes, Linda has had a profound impact on pop culture through her work as a producer and songwriter. Her resounding influence on female empowerment resonates through her sincere artistry, which has helped shape the sounds of musicians such as P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Britney Spears, and Adele. Linda was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2015 as a testament to her status as a musical icon. Most recently, she co-founded We Are Hear, a combination record label, publishing house and management company.
Ann Mincieli, longtime engineer and studio coordinator for Alicia Keys, has channelled her talents into making Jungle a technical prowess featuring the very best in vintage and modern technology. With over twenty years of experience in the music business, Ann Mincieli has travelled the world engineering for some of the industry’s most renowned artists: Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Drake, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Whitney Houston, to name a few. Aside from engineering, Ann, a partner in the Jungle City Studios experience, has been able to merge all her experiences and masterfully feature them in what has become Jungle City Studios.
LESLIE ANN JONES
A recording and mixing engineer and record producer for over 40 years, Leslie has held staff positions at ABC Recording Studios in Los Angeles, the Automatt Recording Studios in San Francisco, Capitol Studios in Hollywood, and now Skywalker Sound where she continues her career recording and mixing music for records, films, video games, and television, and producing records primarily in the Classical genre. She is a past Chair of The Recording Academy’s Board of Trustees and is the recipient of 4 Grammy Awards, including 2 for Best Engineered Album-Classical. She serves on the Advisory Boards of Institute for Musical Arts, G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild), and is an Artistic Advisor to the Technology and Applied Composition degree program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Leslie also chaired the committee that wrote “Recommendations for Hi-Resolution Music Production, published by the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy.
MARCELLA “MS. LAGO” ARAICA
Pioneering powerhouse, Marcella “Ms. Lago” Araica, has burgeoned into a towering beacon of talent as one of the music industry’s hottest, most prolific sound engineers. Credited for mixing over 100 chart-topping tunes, Marcella has worked with world-renowned musical icons such as Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Madonna, Nelly Furtado, Usher, Joe Jonas and Missy Elliot, along with super producers Timbaland, Danja, and Polow Da Don. In a few years, she has already accomplished what most strive to achieve in a lifetime. Marcella works with thriving independent label, N.A.R.S. (New Age Rock Stars), and the newly built recording studio DREAM ASYLUM STUDIOS in Miami.
SHAKARI “TRAKGIRL” BOLES
Shakari “TRAKGIRL” Boles brings a versatile and dynamic dimension to the music industry through variety of genres. A music producer, songwriter and entrepreneur, her skill within multiple genres as well as melody alignment makes her a highly sought-after collaborator and influencer in the industry. Recent works include Belly feat. Nav’s “MAINTAIN”, Jhene Aiko’s “ Overstimulated”, Luke James’ “Bad News”, “Pearls”, & “Black Jesus”, Harlem’s Crystal Caines, King Chip’s “Queen”, co-produced by DJ Dahi and AX Diamonds, “Mansions on the Moons’ “Where You Are”, and the sultry ballad “Recover” by Anais Aida, which features a number of indie producers including Bjork and FKA Twigs collaborator. She has also worked alongside well-known producer and music executive Ernest Dion “No-ID Wilson. She is currently expanding her brand to promote self-awareness and women empowerment in the music industry as well technology through music production.
Caroline Sanchez is a musician and audio engineer who specializes in TV/Broadcast production, music and remote audio crews on productions such as Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Total Request Live, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. With a strong background in information technology (7+ years) and years of classical musical training, she has shaped a career around her creative intuition and technical insight. Caroline holds a Bachelor of Music in Sound Engineering Arts from William Paterson University. As a performer (flute/piccolo), Caroline has appeared with the WPU Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Intercollegiate Wind Ensemble, Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra, and The Harlow Trio, of which she is a founding member.
Haley Shaw is a composer and sound designer at Gimlet Media, where she has created work for The Habitat, Mogul: The Life and Death of Chris Lighty, Peabody winner Uncivil, Jonathan Goldstein’s Heavyweight, Startup, The Nod, The Pitch, and Crimetown among others. Her music has appeared on Gimlet Media, CBC, and This American Life, on film projects with CBC Films, Skybound, and for brands Reebok, Adobe, Blue Apron, Squarespace, Prudential, and Audible.
An authoritative voice in music technology education, Erin is an Associate Professor at Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Specializing in composition, performance and creative music technology application, she has worked with and represented companies such as Ableton, ROLI, MusicTech and iZotope. A fierce gender equity activist, she runs Beats By Girlz, is on the Board of Women In Music, and is spearheading research regarding women in the music industry in partnership with Berklee’s Institute of Creative Entrepreneurship. As an artist, you can check out Erin’s music on all platforms and catch her live electronic performances on YouTube.
Chiquita Paschal is an award-winning arts journalist and podcaster on a mission to understand how creativity fuels human resilience. She specializes in developing and producing podcasts about art, culture and politics. Her production and editorial experience includes hard news, talk shows and highly-produced narrative storytelling. She helped to produce Gimlet Media’s Uncivil, which won a Peabody Award in 2018. Previously, she was a member of the “Pod Squad” at BuzzFeed where she produced episodes of Another Round, See Something Say Something and No One Knows Anything. Before podcasting, Chiquita reported and produced daily segments across public media, from NPR’s Morning Edition to PRI’s The World.
As a consultant and freelance editor, her current and recent projects include Essence’s celebrity pop culture interview podcast Yes Girl, politically focused shows like Hysteria from Crooked Media and Democracy in Color and independent shows about art and culture such as The Witch Wave and her own pilot about the creative process called Spark!
Mitra Kaboli is an award winning audio producer, editor & sound designer who has been working professionally in podcasting since 2012 (that’s before Serial happened). She is one of the original team members of The Heart, a Peabody-finalist podcast about intimacy. Her work has been featured in podcasts by WNYC, ESPN, Red Bull, Bon Appetit and Audible Originals.
Estonian born composer and producer Ms Madli gained wider recognition after winning iStandard’s Producer Showcase in NY in 2015. From that event she advanced to the international showcase where she competed in the “Beast of the Beats” competition going head to head with over 100 winners and runner ups from all around the US and the world. In this intense 4-day beat battle, Ms. Madli, impressed the judges with her versatile style and secured the third place spot.
Since then, Ms Madli has won several other showcases and participated in celebrity cyphers across the country, presenting her music alongside industry heavyweights like Rockwilder, Bink!, 808 Mafia, The Olympiks and Major Seven. Recently, she was featured on “Sway in the Morning” where she was the guest producer for the Friday morning cypher.
As a classically trained musician, Ms Madli has composed for various licensing opportunities, most notably scoring hours of music for big corporate clients like AirbnB and Planned Parenthood. She also has multiple placements in prime time TV shows and film on VH1, CBS, ABC as well as other major networks. In addition to that, Ms Madli has joined forces with Native Instrument’s Sounds.com platform creating compositions for several popular sound kits.
Erin Tonkon is a music producer, recording and mix engineer who has worked with David Bowie, Esperanza Spalding, The Damned, Capsula and engineers for Tony Visconti.
Lena Sutter is a Digital Signal Processing Engineer at Shure Inc. and a co-founder of Raisin Toast LLC. With Shure, she primarily focuses on audio processing algorithms for consumer products such as the MotivTM line of mobile microphones. Her experience is in creating well tuned or self adapting DSP algorithms that give users an “easy button” functionality. Raisin Toast is an intersectional artist incubator dedicated to providing comprehensive music industry services and expanding music education in Detroit. At Raisin Toast, she mixes and masters for many of their signed artists and provides luthier and guitar repair services. Lena has worked with a wide range of artists in live and studio settings, spanning Kacey Musgraves to Philip Glass to numerous regional acts. She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a B.S. in Sound Engineering and a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering.
Ruby Marchand is a global A&R professional who has discovered, developed, and nurtured artists and songwriters across a broad array of genres in the course of her career. As Vice Chair of the Recording Academy, Ruby is actively engaged in advocacy efforts, prioritizing diversity in our industry, championing music education, and other key areas that define the Academy’s commitment as a membership organization to the music creator community.
Ruby recently took her leave from Warner Music, where she served as an A&R executive and repertoire strategist for almost 40 years. A flute player and graduate of Oberlin College, Ruby is an adjunct professor at NYU Steinhardt’s Music Business program. She is a Trustee of the T. J. Martell Foundation, a member of the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition Executive Advisory Council, and a recipient of the 2016 T. J. Martell Women of Influence Award.
Terri Winston is Founder and Executive Director of Women’s Audio Mission and a former Professor and Director of the Sound Recording Arts Program at City College of San Francisco. Her career as a songwriter, composer, recording engineer, and producer spans 30 years. Winston was signed by Polygram and BMG, and has shared the stage with P.J. Harvey, Pixies, Throwing Muses, Flaming Lips and Fugazi. In the studio she has worked with Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group, Greg Hawkes of The Cars, Kronos Quartet, St. Lawrence String Quartet, Wu Man, and Tanya Tagaq. Winston holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.
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