1500 Sound Academy and LA Urban League Announce Scholarships

1500 Sound Academy has announced its new partnership with the Los Angeles Urban League to work with private donors, foundations and public entities to fund scholarships for aspiring African American and other underserved communities of music students to begin in 2022. The scholarships will enable students to enroll in 1500 Sound Academy’s six-month Music and Industry Fundaments program where they will learn all aspects of what it takes to make it in today’s music industry.

1500 Sound Academy, a music education institution based in Inglewood, California headed by Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter producers James Fauntleroy and Larrance “Rance” Dopson, and entrepreneur Twila True, features state-of-the-art facilities, an award-winning staff and unique curriculum. 1500 Sound Academy functions as a gateway between school and career by providing instruction in current and emerging business practices of the music industry for creators around the world.

Says Fauntleroy, Dopson and True collectively: “We are very excited to join forces with such a long-standing, prestigious organization that has helped so many African Americans and other minorities in our great community of Los Angeles.  We look forward to many years of partnership, and doing our part to help move forward the movement that the Los Angeles Urban League has been leading for decades.”

“Los Angeles Urban League is proud to be working with 1500 Sound Academy to expand access to the best talent, educators, and music industry resources available today,” said Michael Lawson, President and CEO of Los Angeles Urban League. “Our Backstage Careers program continues to partner with industry leaders to expose our communities to the possibilities and potential of careers behind the scenes. The depth and breadth of 1500 Sound Academy's music industry experience and resources is unmatched, and we look forward to creating new career opportunities for the communities that we serve.”

Interested donors can contact LA Urban League at laul.org. All donations are tax deductible.