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Welcome to the LACC Music Academy | Herb Alpert Music Center
The LACC Music Academy at the Herb Alpert Music Center offers a streamlined curriculum to create a transfer-ready, work-ready, and enriched student community through the following two-year pathway options for all Music majors:
- Associate of Arts (AA) in Music: Two-year degree at the community college level
- Associate of Arts (AA-T) Transfer in Music: Guarantees transfer to four-year CSU universities under Music Breadth Studies major
- Certificates of Achievement in Music: Variety of areas in Music, such as Songwriting/Composition, Music Technology, Instrumental Performer, Vocal Performer
- Applied Music Program for Transfer: Designed for students seeking to transfer to four-year universities or conservatories to complete a Bachelor of Arts/Music degree.
- Applied Music Program offers private, individual lessons to prepare students for auditions and performances.
- The private lesson scholarship is awarded up to $1500 per student each semester (fall and spring)
- Acceptance into the Applied Music Program requires a video or live audition in addition to the LACC Music Academy/Herb Alpert Scholarship application.
- Students accepted into this program must be a full-time music major for two years and enroll in required music courses.
- Through established transfer agreements, Applied Music Program students who complete the required courses have a streamlined pathway to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and California Institute of the Arts Herb Alpert School of Music.
The Herb Alpert Music Scholarship provides two years of tuition-free study at Los Angeles City College for all music majors seeking the Associate of Arts in Music, Associate of Arts for Transfer in Music, Certificates of Achievement in Music and Applied Music Program for Transfer. The scholarship is available for in-state, out-of-state, and international students. Students receive a tuition waiver based on the California in-state student tuition fee of $46 per unit, up to $966 per semester.
Our faculty members are dedicated professors who are active in the music industry as performers, arrangers, singer/songwriters, composers, theorists, and recording/sound engineers who perform as soloists and with professional ensembles.
During the Fall and Spring sessions, we present free concerts that are open to the public. This outstanding concert series includes performances by professional musicians and students enrolled in our performance ensembles.