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Herb Alpert Music Center

Barbara Laronga

Barbara LarongaProfessor Laronga, LACC Jazz Band Director and Brass Instructor, received her MM in Jazz Trumpet Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She has taught and continues to teach at several institutions and for many programs including Mt. San Antonio College, East Los Angeles College, The New York Pops, The United Nations International School, and for a groundbreaking jazz program funded by The Midori Foundation for The Landmark and Coalition School in New York City. Ms. Laronga has been an adjudicator, clinician, and performer at many jazz festivals throughout the nation.

During her tenure in New York, she was a member of 'Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra' and performed with such jazz giants as Dave Brubeck, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Mann, Slide Hampton, Marian McPartland, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Diane Schuur. As a freelancer, she has performed with Dave Liebman, Bill Watrous, Aretha Franklin, Connie Francis, Johnny Mathis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg. Ms. Laronga has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Blue Note, Birdland, The Apollo Theater, and The Montreal Jazz Festival, among other notable venues around the world. Her studio work includes 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', 'What Happens in Vegas' and '7th Heaven' as well as various recordings and live broadcasts. As a leader of her own group, she released her debut jazz CD, 'Love Never Dies' in 2006. She also enjoys other types of music and is co-founder of The Los Angeles Brass Choir.

Professor Laronga is an avid New England Patriots fan!

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Herb Alpert Music Center 106
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2880

Christine Park
Department Chair

Caroline Reyes
Instructional Assistant

Leon Thomasian
Instructional Assistant

Mailing Address:

Department of Music
Los Angeles City College
Herb Alpert Music Center
855 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

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 Office Hours


Monday - Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm
Friday: Closed

Hours are subject to change.

Los Angeles City College | 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles California 90029


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911