Exclusive for Music Connection: Los Angeles College of Music Offering 25% Off "Summer at LACM" Through April 15

So-Cal area teens 12 and up, college students and students of all ages interested in music as a career have an unprecedented opportunity. The Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) has one of the most unique summer camps in Southern California where local-area teens and college students from all over the country can work with top music professionals behind some of the biggest names in music. Participants will get master classes taught by the Grammy-nominated faculty behind Usher, Ariana Grande, H.E.R., Britney, John Mayer, Michael Bublé, Miley Cyrus, the Pussycat Dolls and more, giving students the opportunity to work with the top creative minds in the music industry today.

Multiple experiences spanning over three weeks are designed to give participants a leg up on the competition. Located in the heart of the entertainment and music capitol of the world,  LACM’s Summer at LACM programs start June 17, 2024. LACM is offering Music Connection an exclusive 25% discount at "Summer at LACM" through April 15 just for MC readers. When applying, say you heard about it from Music Connection.

Programs include Summer Xperience, which offers Music Performance (taught by LACM faculty Erin Workman – Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Zac Efron), Songwriting (taught by LACM faculty including Kasia Livingston -- Pussycat Dolls, Britney, Flo Rida) Music Production (taught by LACM faculty including Andrew Murdock – Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack), Composing for Visual Media (taught by LACM faculty including Brett Perry – “That 70’s Show”, “Will and Grace”, “Reba”), Music Entrepreneurship (taught by LACM faculty including Adam LaRue – manager of Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads, Grabbitz and marketing for Mavis Staples, Plain White T’s, Rancid), Independent Artist Study, and the new Pro Artist track, as well as “Bandwidth Jazz and the Journey” taught by LACM Faculty Bryan Lipps (Michael Bublé, John Mayer, Joe LaBarbara Jazz Quintet) and “Rap & Hip-Hop Change the World” taught by LACM faculty Jameel Roberts (Nicki Minaj, H.E.R., Usher, Ariana Grande).

Geared towards music enthusiasts of all skill levels, the “Summer at LACM” programs include master classes, private lessons, student recitals, large ensembles, and recording sessions led by LACM faculty and current top musicians, songwriters, and producers. Whether students want to enter the world of recording and music production, get intensive training in performance technique for guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocals, get one-of-a kind immersion into the art and craft of songwriting, they will be able to get up close and personal at a renowned music school with some of the most respected names in the music industry. 

“Small class sizes and intensive one-on-one coaching make this a program that is truly unique,” said Erin Workman, LACM Executive Vice President and Songwriting & Music Business Department Head who has worked with and influenced the early careers of Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, and Selena Gomez. “I’ve seen students go from never having performed on stage and holding great fear about it to fronting a band and discovering their ability to engage an audience in an exciting way – all in 5 days. Students who have never been able to record in a professional studio before walk away with 2-3 recorded original songs, with the confidence built during the sessions to elevate their artistry to a new level.”

L to R: Uber producer/songwriter Jameel Roberts (Ariana Grande, Usher, Lizzo) works with a student in his groundbreaking "Rap & Hip Hop Change the World" master class. Scholarships available through the Subvers!ve Foundation.

Music Performance, Music Production, Bandwidth: Jazz & the Journey, and Independent Artist Study are held Week 1: June 17-June 21; Songwriting, Advanced Music Production, Rap & Hip-Hop Change the World, and Independent Artist Study are held Week 2: June 24-June 28; and Pro Artist, Music Entrepreneurship, Composing for Visual Media, and Independent Artist Study are held Week 3: July 1-July 5. Online programming is offered for Music Production during Week 1, Advanced Music Production during Week 2, and Composing for Visual Media and Music Entrepreneurship Week 3.  Each session can be taken individually or as a multi-session experience.

All Summer at LACM students under 18 will be paired in peer groups, led by an adult LACM mentor. Their mentor will assist them in finding their classes and private lessons and help them navigate the resources available to students at LACM. This mentor will be available to the student throughout each day, from the moment they arrive on campus to the moment they leave each evening. LACM employs a check-in and check-out system to ensure they’ve been picked up by a guardian or chaperoned back to their hotel at the end of the day.

LACM is drawing winners monthly for a free week of LACM programming! To be considered, students should submit the free application, and mention how they heard about us (Print, TV, Friend, Other etc...) Scholarships are also available.

For more information, call 626.568.8850 or email [email protected]. Summer at LACM will be held at the LACM campus, 300 South Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA.