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WAMCon New York 2019

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WAMCon New York is a recording arts conference for women (including transgender or cisgender; gender non-conforming individuals).


  • LISA CHAMBLEE

    LISA CHAMBLEE

  • FELA DAVIS

    FELA DAVIS

  • ANGELO DUNCAN

    ANGELO DUNCAN

  • LESLIE ANN JONES

    LESLIE ANN JONES

  • GLORIA KABA

    GLORIA KABA

  • EMILY LAZAR

    EMILY LAZAR

  • SYLVIA MASSY

    SYLVIA MASSY

  • PEGGY MCCREARY

    PEGGY MCCREARY

  • CHIQUITA PASCHAL

    CHIQUITA PASCHAL

  • SUSAN ROGERS

    SUSAN ROGERS

  • HALEY SHAW

    HALEY SHAW

  • KARI STEINERT

    KARI STEINERT

  • SIMONE TORRES

    SIMONE TORRES

  • TERRI WINSTON

    TERRI WINSTON


About this Event

WAMCon New York is a recording arts conference for women (including transgender or cisgender; non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals) presented by Women's Audio Mission (WAM). WAMCon New York is hosted by New York University's Steinhardt School, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, as well as The Cutting Room and other to-be-announced locations. WAMCon New York is generously sponsored by Dolby Laboratories, Spotify, Eventide, Epidemic Sound, iZotope, Shure, the Recording Academy, and Universal Audio.

WAMCon New York speakers to date include Simone Torres (Cardi B, Sia), Gloria Kaba (Beyonce, Frank Ocean), Heba Kadry (Bjork, Neon Indian, Mars Volta), Susan Rogers (Prince, David Byrne), Lisa Chamblee (Prince, Stevie Wonder), Peggy McCreary (Prince, Van Halen), Haley Shaw (Gimlet Media, Uncivil,Mogul) and Chiquita Paschal (Peabody Award - Uncivil, Another Round). More speakers to be announced September 2019!

Don't miss this immersive experience with award-winning music producers, recording engineers, songwriters, podcast producers and audio professionals involved in making the music and media you love most! This event is perfect for aspiring producers and engineers as well as musicians and students interested in the recording, music and podcast industries.

To date, WAMCon has been presented in cities around the country like New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Boston, in collaboration with such partners as Dolby Laboratories, Disney Animation Studios, Universal Music Group, Capitol Studios, YouTube, The Recording Academy, iZotope and more.

*WAMCon participants receive a free EXHIBITS-PLUS badge to AES New York 2019 using the code AES19WAM at http://www.aes.org/events/147/registration/?vip=aes19WAM.

Special notes:

(1) Friday, October 18th's conference location will be announced via e-mail to ticket holders at the request of our host.

(2) Due to security reasons, WAM will be unable to accommodate any non-ticket holders (i.e., no waitlist). Only advanced ticket holders will be granted admission. Tickets will not be available on site. Tickets are non-transferable.

(3) Refund policy: We are able to honor requests for ticket reimbursements only up to 7 days prior to the event.

(4) Schedule subject to change. Full lineup to be announced September 2019.

ACCESSIBILITY

NYU:

* Fully equipped with ramps. 


The Cutting Room:

* Has a single half step up for each room.


WAM is dedicated to ensuring WAMCon is accessible to everyone, and we are happy to assist people in navigating the space however possible. Please contact us if you would like to arrange accommodations or have any concerns. Thank you!

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SCHEDULE

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Location:

To be announced via e-mail to ticket holders prior to the event.

5:30pm - 6:30pm - Registration and Reception

6:30pm - 6:45pm - Welcome by Women's Audio Mission

6:45pm - 7:35pm - Conversation with Leslie Ann Jones and Terri Winston

7:35pm - 8:25pm - Engineering Prince: A Panel Discussion with Lisa Chamblee, Sylvia Massy, Peggy McCreary and Susan Rogers

8:30pm - Event Close

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Location: TBA

Schedule: TBA

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Location: New York University (NYU) Steinhardt School

35 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012

9:30am - 10:00am - Registration at NYU Steinhardt

10:00am - 12:40pm - Immersive Workshops

12:40pm - 1:40pm - Lunch

2:00pm - 4:40pm - Immersive Workshops

5:00pm - 5:30pm - Closing Panel

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SPEAKERS

LISA CHAMBLEE

Lisa Chamblee is a summa cum laude graduate of the Institute of Production and Recording, where she worked prior to becoming a staff engineer at Paisley Park, recording songs for Prince's GRAMMY-nominated album 3121 as well as LotusFlower.

Chamblee was second engineer to George Duke at Studio West, where she took part in recording Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Teena Marie, Ledisi, and Tower of Power. She also managed the prestigious Oasis Mastering and managed projects for Lady Gaga, Lana Del Rey, Ne-Yo, and others. Chamblee is business partners with fellow alumni Dave Hampton and is co-founder and COO of their Reftone brand of recording studio reference monitors, where she oversees manufacturing, sales and marketing.

FELA DAVIS

Fela is a graduate of Full Sail University and has almost 20 years of experience in audio engineering. Her past experiences include working for industry powerhouses Clair Global and House of Blues. Fela has also mixed for the likes of Ron Carter, Brian Blade, Jose Feliciano, Meshell Ndegeocello and Bilal. She's currently front of house engineer for 6-time Grammy Award winner Christian McBride, mixing sold out shows across Asia, Europe, Canada and America.

When not on the road, she's recording and creating new projects at 23dB Productions & One of One Productions Studio. 23dB Productions specializes in live mixing, recording, producing original music, podcasts, creating video and social media content for businesses (Focusrite, OWC, Lewitt Microphones, etc). 23dB's mobile recording services are used at Live Nation NYC venues (Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom), SiriusXM's Real Jazz The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian McBride live broadcast from The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and Atlantic Records! 23dB records, mixes and edits at their One of One Productions Studio located 5 minutes from NYC in Fort Lee, NJ! The One of One Productions studio also specializes in podcast recordings that is also home to The Art of Music Tech Podcast that Fela hosts with her 23dB business partner, Denis Orynbekov. The Art of Music Tech Podcast highlights the latest in audio gear, mixing techniques and interviews top audio engineers, musicians and producers (Leslie Ann Jones, Jeff Bova, Jett Galindo, Patrick Smith) about their journey in audio. It's available for download on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, iHeart Radio and YouTube.

ANGELO DUNCAN

Angelo is a nonbinary recording artist, songwriter, and performer, as well as a nonprofit professional with over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Angelo has performed throughout the U.S. & their music & performances have been included in such festivals as Outsider Festival in Austin, TX, San Francisco Pride, Frameline: LGBTQ Film Festival, MTV’s Road Rules, Billboard, National Queer Arts Festival, & they were recently a guest lecturer at the Ableton Loop conference in Los Angeles. Angelo is currently a Development and Communications Associate and Instructor in Electronic Music Production at Women's Audio Mission.

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.

GLORIA KABA

Gloria is a Ghanaian-American sound engineer, producer, mixer and writer with over 10 years experience in the studio, often operating under the moniker Redsoul. She began her career in 2006 as an intern at Battery Studios and later as an assistant engineer at MSR Studios where she spent 6 years working with engineers, producers, and artists including Madonna, Beyonce, Phil Ramone, Kanye West, Salaam Remi, Aretha Franklin and Frank Ocean.

Gloria is now a freelance engineer, finding her niche working closely with legendary hip-hop artist and producer Q-tip. Her recent credits include work on A Tribe Called Quest’s final album “We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service” and Solange’s breakthrough release, “A Seat At The Table”. She has also lent her songwriting talent to another legendary producer, William Orbit, who is responsible for producing Madonna's successful Ray of Light album.

With a return to her songwriting and production roots, Gloria hopes to continue forging a road forward with a perspective and voice all of her own.

EMILY LAZAR

Renowned Mastering Engineer, Emily Lazar has mastered thousands of albums with musical luminaries such as: Foo Fighters, Beck, Coldplay, David Bowie, Sia, Panic! At the Disco, Maggie Rogers, Dolly Parton, Garbage, Sonic Youth, Natalie Merchant, Lou Reed, Morrissey, Depeche Mode, Tiësto, Vampire Weekend, Björk and many others. Lazar is the first female mastering engineer to win the Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) Grammy, which she won for her work on Beck's Colors. She received three additional Grammy nominations and was the first female mastering engineer to be nominated for a Grammy for Best Engineered Album Non-Classical for Bird and the Bee's (Greg Kurstin and Inara George) album, Recreational Love. Emily has been featured in such publications as Rolling Stone, Billboard, Mix, Sound on Sound and Electronic Musician and gave the closing keynote address at The Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention in 2017. Currently she is serving her fourth term on the Board of Governors for The Recording Academy and is the Co-Chair of the NY Chapter’s Producers and Engineers Wing.

SYLVIA MASSY

Sylvia Massy is a 35-year audio industry veteran recording producer, engineer, and mixer.

While a staff engineer at Larrabee Sound in West Hollywood, Massy worked on recordings for Aerosmith, Big Daddy Kane, Prince, Wendy & Lisa, Rosie Gaines, Seal, and Julio Iglesias. She engineered and mixed GRAMMY-awarded 1997 Best Country Album, Johnny Cash's Unchained; mixed The Beastie Boys' Tibetan Freedom Concert; produced Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, Powerman, and 5000; and owned and operated RadioStar Studios. Massy is an illustrator, visiting professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston, and the author ofRecording Unhinged.

PEGGY MCCREARY

Peggy McCreary is an accomplished audio engineer, sound effects editor and foley mixer, and spent many years at the famed Sunset Sound recording studio in Los Angeles. McCreary has worked with Booker T. Jones, Toto, Van Halen, Kris Kristofferson and Little Feat, and others. Her time with Prince had her busy with nearly all of his projects in one of the most notably prolific periods of his career. McCreary worked onControversy, 1999, Purple Rain, Around the World in a Day, Parade, and with Apollonia 6, Jill Jones, The Time, Andre Cymone and Shelia E.

CHIQUITA PASCHAL

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!

SUSAN ROGERS

Susan Rogers holds a doctoral degree in experimental psychology from McGill University (2010).

Prior to her science career, Rogers was a multiplatinum-earning record producer, engineer, mixer and audio technician, best known for her work with Prince (1983-1987). She is currently a Professor in the departments of Music Production & Engineering and Liberal Arts at Berklee College of Music, Boston. She teaches music cognition, psychoacoustics, record production and engineering. Rogers is also a PRN Alumni Foundation board member.

HALEY SHAW

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.

KARI STEINERT

Kari Steinert began her music career studying violin at the Tanglewood Institute where she was coached by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and had the privilege of being conducted by Leonard Bernstein. This experience led her to the Eastman School of Music. 

After 20 years as senior writer/creative director at Big Foote Music + Sound in NYC, Kari is now a freelance composer, writing, arranging and producing music for advertising, television, movie trailers, independent films and multi-media. She has scored hundreds of commercials for many notable ad campaigns including Visa, Nike, Charles Schwab, AT&T, Coke and Mercedes-Benz. Her music can be heard on several TV networks such as National Geographic, The History Channel, CBS, Lifetime, WB, Bloomberg and Nick Jr. 

Kari currently lives in beautiful Bucks County, PA with her wife and two boys.

SIMONE TORRES

Simone Torres is a Multi-Platinum, Grammy Nominated, engineer, vocal producer, and vocalist from New York who works alongside five-time Grammy Award-Winning Vocal Producer Kuk Harrell. Simone has worked with artists such as Jessie J, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Sia, Usher, Dua Lipa, DNCE, and more. You can learn more about Simone on simonetorres.com and keep up with her on instagram @officialsimonetorres. Simone has also recently started an alternate Instagram account to help mentor up and coming engineers and producers. For more on that check out @asksimonet.

TERRI WINSTON

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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Women's Audio Mission focuses on increasing the gender balance in audio production and technology sectors since less than 5% of the population employed in these sectors are women. There are limited spots available in our conferences and they often sell out, so we ask that if you are not woman-identified (transgender or cisgender), non-binary or gender non-conforming, that you reconsider registering. We will not turn anyone away, but please be mindful that if you take up a seat, that is one less woman or non binary-identified individual that we can serve. We thank you for your understanding in advance and for joining us in our mission to advance women and girls in music production and the recording arts.

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