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Herb Alpert Music Center

Direct Pathway to the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts

The Herb Alpert Music Academy has created this track in partnership with the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts to best prepare students for transfer to their program following completion of Applied Music at LACC. We encourage students with the goal of transferring to CalArts to take these courses in the recommended order.

The program requires students to take between 60 and 67 units. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that students take General Education courses in secondary semesters. Some of the required Music courses will be taught during Summer and Winter as well. See the current course schedule for more information.

Students who feel they need additional support in order to be successful in English and Math should see a counselor for information about support courses, tutoring services, and boot camps.

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

Christine Park
Department Chair

Caroline Reyes
Instructional Assistant

Sam Plotkin
Instructional Assistant

Stu Suarez
Sound Engineer


Mailing Address:

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

 Office Hours

Department Consultation and Appointments

Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Music Department Office is closed until further notice. Please email us at and our staff will contact you shortly.

 Upcoming Events

All public concerts have been canceled until Fall 2020.

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


Phone: 323.953.4000


Emergency: 323.953.2911