Level Up! in Sound Engineering - free event, Yorkshire Sound Women Network


Join YSWN at Leeds College of Music for an inspiring and empowering free day of talks, workshops and advice from leading professionals in the audio industry.

Whether you’re studying music technology, already working in the field or just want to find out what you could aim for, don’t miss out on the chance to Level Up! your knowledge of sound engineering, from capturing live performances to creating immersive sound for VR.

Aimed at all women, non-binary and gender non-conforming people, the day includes:


Getting a Foot in The Door: Careers in Sound Engineering

Darryn de la Soul, founder of Soulsound, gives you the essentials on breaking into sound engineering. With years of experience working live events and training sound engineers, she offers practical advice and tips for anyone considering a career in what can be a notoriously closed-door industry.

Introduction to Sound for VR

Ana Monte, co-founder of DELTA Soundworks unwraps the mysteries of immersive sound. Drawing upon her own work designing audio for VR projects ranging from virtual tours to an interactive simulated heart for medical students, she explains the basics and the mindblowing creative potential of this fast-developing sector of audio. Plus there’s the chance to experience DELTA Soundworks’ projects yourself on a VR headset.

Advice sessions

Book a free 10-minute session and receive expert 1-2-1 advice on sound engineering careers from Darryn de la Soul.

Studio workshops

Beginners are welcome at our hands-on workshop sessions in one of Leeds College of Music’s state-of-the-art studios. More details to be announced soon.

Visit the Eventbrite page to book your free ticket.

YSWN is offering travel bursaries of up to £20 each to support costs for attendees to attend and take part. Contact for further information and to apply for a bursary.

YSWN Level Up! is funded by Kirklees Council via the Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool.