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Commercial Music Certificates of Achievement

The Commercial Music Certificate curriculum has been designed to provide the student with the means to acquire valuable knowledge, expertise, and marketable skills with which to obtain employment in the following areas:

  • Instrumental Performer:
    • Brass
    • Guitar
    • Percussion
    • Piano
    • Strings
    • Woodwinds
  • Music Technology
  • Orchestrator/Arranger 
  • Vocal Performer

Each certificate is made up of four skill levels. A Skills Certificate will be awarded by the Music Department upon application by the student to the Department showing satisfactory completion of the requirements for each level. A Music Certificate of Achievement will be awarded by the Music Department to a student who has successfully completed all four levels required for a given specialty.

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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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Phone: 323.953.4000


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