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Pro Tools Fundamentals

March 14 @ 10:00 am - March 17 @ 6:00 pm

Pro Tools Fundamentals

March 14 @ 10:00 am - March 17 @ 6:00 pm

Do you need an Avid Certification? Look no further! Become an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools at WAM!

Women’s Audio Mission is proud to be an Avid Learning Partner.

The certification is the Avid Certified User for Pro Tools, providing an industry-recognized credential for both academic users and industry professionals.

To gain the title of Avid Certified User for Pro Tools at Women’s Audio Mission, you must take the two WAM Academy courses, Pro Tools Fundamentals (PT101) and Pro Tools Fundamentals (PT110), before sitting and passing the associated certification exam, as shown in the graphic below.

Becoming an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools at WAM verifies that you possess a fundamental understanding of and the capability to use Avid Pro Tools to engineer a project through to completion, with all of the fundamental operational skills to record, edit, mix,and output the finished session.

Any Questions? Please email education@womensaudiomission.org.

Pro Tools Fundamentals PT101

Introduces fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown.

Instructor: Mary Ann Zahorsky

Tuesday–Wednesday: 3/14–15

Time: 10am–6pm PT

Location: WAMO facility, located at 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Unit 3A, 3rd floor, Oakland


Pro Tools Fundamentals PT110

The Pro Tools Fundamentals 110 course expands upon the Pro Tools Fundamentals PT101 course and includes using MIDI, virtual instruments, and additional recording and mixing tools.

Instructor: Mary Ann Zahorsky

Thursday–Friday: 3/16–17

Time: 10am–6pm PT

Location: WAMO facility, located at 1900 Fruitvale Ave, Unit 3A, 3rd floor, Oakland.


General Pricing – $300 each course

WAM Member – $250 each course

Pro Tools Bundle PT101 & PT110 – $500 (both courses)


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

Visit our website to learn more about the benefits of becoming an Avid Certified User for Pro Tools.



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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WAMO (Unit 3A, 3rd floor)
1900 Fruitvale Ave
Oakland, CA 94601 United States


March 14 @ 10:00 am
March 17 @ 6:00 pm