Friday April 3rd, The Seattle Academy of Recording Arts (SARA) launches its Electric Lady’s Club, a women’s-only program meant to up the numbers of women working on the production side of music by offering practical experience with audio engineering and production; analog and digital recording, mixing and mastering; Pro Tools; SSL console training and functionality; MIDI sequencing and loop-based production; live sound engineering; business and entrepreneurial skills; and much more.
SARA’s co-founder Joe Reineke says of the project, “We dedicated Fridays to female students because the landscape is changing and the audio world is no longer an ‘all dudes club.’ So far, almost 70% of the people interested in our program are women. Half the artists out there are women, so why can’t half the producers and engineers be women as well? Electric Lady’s Club presented itself as another way for us to provide our students with the best possible learning environment for turning out stellar graduates who are miles ahead of their peers.”
The program’s inaugural term starts July 7. For more info, you can attend the open house Friday, April 3rd from 6-9pm at Orbit Audio in Pioneer Square or at http://seattlerecordingacademy.com/.