LACM Partners with Subvers!ve to offer Scholarships

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop this year, the Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) has announced its partnership with the Subvers!ve Music Foundation (SMF) to provide a new round of full and partial scholarships to those with financial need for the upcoming popular Summer at LACM course “Rap & Hip Hop Change the World.” Taught by multi-time Grammy nominee and LACM Songwriting and Music Business faculty member Jameel “Jproof” Roberts, the course is designed to inspire the next generation of Hip Hop and Rap artists and musicians and to give them hands-on experience for a leg up on the competition.

The “Rap & Hip-Hop Change the World” program provides a unique program focused on artist development, lyrics, writing, beat-making and other skills. The week-long session June 26-30th focuses on creating music with a message and is tailored towards students that want to make a difference with their music. Full and partial scholarships are offered to applicants with financial need. All tracks must contain lyrics with a positive message.

The Subvers!ve Music Foundation was set up in loving memory of Harrison James Dunnett (9.14.96-12.31.16) better known as “Subvers!ive” – a Bay-area based singer, songwriter, rapper and producer born on the East Coast and raised in Marin County, CA -- to support youth in respectful, non-violent, drug-free music, changing the world one song at a time.

The son of Jamaican and Antiguan emigrants, Jameel “Jproof” Roberts is a multi-talented platinum-selling producer, songwriter, composer/arranger, educator and instrumentalist. He co-produced and wrote “Good Kisser” for R&B singing sensation Usher, which climbed to #1 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts and garnered his first nomination for Best R&B song at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Jameel’s songwriting and arranging were also featured on the 2020 Grammy nominated Album of The Year, Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande. Most recently Jameel worked with Lizzo on her holiday hit “Someday at Christmas,” and he is currently working on an EP for Arista recording artist Emmy Meli and on music for H.E.R. More information here

The “Summer at LACM” program offers multiple experiences spanning over three weeks for teens aged 12 and up, college students and students of all ages interested in music as a career. Located in the heart of the entertainment and music capitol of the world, programs are taught by faculty currently touring, producing, writing and working with music's top talent. In addition to “Rap & Hip Hop Change the World,” programs include the Summer Xperience, which offers programs in Music Performance, Songwriting (taught by Kasia Livingston -- Pussycat Dolls, Britney, Flo Rida) Music Production, Composing for Visual Media, Music Entrepreneurship, Independent Artist Study, the brand-new Pro Artist track for more seasoned musicians and “Bandwidth Jazz and the Journey” taught by LACM Faculty Brian Lipps (Michael Bublé, John Mayer, Joe LaBarbera Jazz Quintet).

For more information on scholarships or programs, 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.


Los Angeles College of Music, LACM, prepares students to be leaders in music and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 12 majors across Music Performance, Music Production and Music Composition. Since opening its doors in 1996, LACM has become home to music students from around the world who desire the professional edge that can only be attained by living and studying in the heart of the music industry. Small class sizes and private study with current, leading, musical professionals foster an intimate and supportive environment to learn to create, record, perform and market in today’s competitive music industry. LACM has expanded it's programming to ages 12+ through it's Summer at LACM program, and recently introduced the Bridge to Success English as a second language program that allows students to attend college 1 term early, and develop academic English skills through music coursework and cultural immersion. For more information, call 626.568.8850 or e-mail [email protected]. LACM is located at 300 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. Follow LACM at or on Twitter: @LACMOfficial.


The Subvers!ve Foundation has been set up in loving memory of Harrison James Dunnett (9.14.96-12.31.16) better known as “Subvers!ive” – a Bay-area based singer, songwriter, rapper and producer born on the East Coast and raised in Marin County, CA. Slowly cultivating an almost cult-like following since the age of 7, Harrison pursued his passion to rap, make beats, write songs, and perform at various venues across the country ranging from Boston to Chicago to San Francisco. His most recent performances were at the Phoenix in Petaluma and The Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley. He has written and produced over 40 songs and Eps including Judge Not, Mirrors, Juliet, Reservation for Two, Speak my Mind, Top Now, 4-1-5 and more including many collabs with Skyler Allen such as Back to Back and Just Wanna Live. This shining light with an insatiable lust for life was dulled at the young age of 20 in Laguna Beach, CA. He passed unexpectedly in his sleep at Casa Bella Recovery Center. He is survived by his twin sister Jacqueline Dunnett and his parents Warwick and Gail Stempel Dunnett. The Subvers!ve Music Foundation has been set up in his honor to support youth in respectful, non-violent, drug-free music, changing the world one song at a time.