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Herb Alpert Music Center

The HAMC Instrument room. Cellos, guitars, basses, amps, and lots of instruments in cases line the walls.

Degrees & Certificates

MUSIC

Music: Instrumental Performer: Brass
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Instrumental Performer: Guitar
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Instrumental Performer: Percussion
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Instrumental Performer: Piano
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Instrumental Performer: Strings
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Instrumental Performer: Woodwinds
Certificate of Achievement

Music
Associate in Arts for Transfer

Music
Associate of Arts

Music Composition
Certificate of Achievement

Music Technology
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Pathway to CalArts
Associate of Arts

 

Music: Pathway to UCLA
Associate of Arts

 

Music: Vocal Performer
Certificate of Achievement

Overview

The Herb Alpert Music Center at Los Angeles City College offers a streamlined curriculum to create a transfer-ready, work-ready, and enriched student community through the Associate in Arts (AA-T) transfer degree that guarantees transfer to four-year CSU institutions, the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Music, skill-building certificates, and generalmusic education. Our dedicated and experienced faculty teach distinct and creative courses in theory, musicianship, appreciation, history, technology, performance, and techniques for students at all levels.

The Herb Alpert Music Scholarship provides two years of tuition-free study at LACC for all music majors seeking the Music Associate of Arts degree, Music Associate in Arts transfer degree, and certificates of achievement in music. The scholarship is available for qualified in-state, non-resident, and international students.

The Herb Alpert Music Academy (Applied Music Program) is designed for students seeking to transfer to four-year institutions to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degree. Music Academy students receive private lessons to prepare them for auditions and performances. Admission into the Music Academy requires a completed application that includes a video audition. Students accepted into the program must be a full-time music major for two years, enroll in required music courses, and fulfill all the expectations required of an Herb Alpert Music Scholarship student.

Through established transfer agreements, Herb Alpert Music Academy students who complete the required courses have a streamlined pathway to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and are provided priority consideration for transfer to the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts. 

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

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Phone: 323.953.4000

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Emergency: 323.953.2911