APPLIED MUSIC PROGRAM

APPLIED MUSIC PROGRAM

The Los Angeles City College Applied Music program provides affordable private lessons to committed music students who are planning to transfer to a four-year institution as music majors. This culminates in a jury examination in front of faculty members, the type of process a student will face in entrance examinations to four-year schools and once they are part of the four-year curriculum.

Los Angeles City College began its current applied music program in Fall 2008. Forty students are accepted into the program, with each student required to enroll in at least 12 units as a full-time music major with an identified transfer plan (see curriculum below).

The LACC Music Department Applied Music Faculty, highly qualified and experienced professors, performers, and composers, offer private instruction in instrumental and vocal performances, as well as composition and electronic music.

 

APPLIED MUSIC COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Applied Music students enroll in the Applied Music Lab (Music 180), Applied Music master class, and individual lessons (Music 181, 182, 183 or 184).  The Applied Music Master Class is mandatory and is scheduled for one hour each week. Applied Music students also receive 16 half-hour private lessons for the entire semester.

The Applied Music Lab provides access for our Applied students to our practice rooms. Students are expected to practice 5 hours per week (a total of 90 hours per semester) at the LACC Music Department facilities to receive credit for this course.

At the end of the semester, all Applied students are expected to perform in a jury examination.

In addition to Music 180 and 181/182/183/184, Applied students are expected to be full-time music majors and must enroll in the following courses:

Theory

Music 201 & 211 (217-2), or 202 & 212 (2118-2), or 203 & 213 (219-2)

If these courses have been completed, students must take Music 121 or 122 and 221, 223 or 231.

Piano

Music 312, 313, 314 or 341-1/2/3

Applied piano & composition students must enroll in 341-1/2/3.

Current Musical Events

Music 152-1 or 152-2

If you have already taken Music 152 twice, this must be substituted with another 1.0 units in music.

Performance Ensemble*

Music 501, 531, 561, 705, 711, 725, 751, 765, 771 or 781

Students are strongly advised to enroll in two ensembles

General Education**

See schedule of classes and select one appropriate General Education course

*Piano students must enroll in Music 705. Voice students must enroll in Music 561. Woodwind, Brass, Strings & Percussion students must enroll in 711. Guitar students must enroll in Music 705 or 771 or Music 501 or 531.

**Exceptions are possible for those planning on transferring to a conservatory. If accepted into the applied program, adjustments will be made.

All required music classes must be taken at Los Angeles City College and not at another institution. 

At the end of each semester, the music department applied faculty jury panel reviews student performances and recommend continuation in the Applied Program contingent upon grades (3.2 or higher in all classes), overall improvement, attendance in master classes and lessons, and adherence to the eligibility requirements from the Applied contract. 

 

APPLIED MUSIC APPLICATION AND AUDITION

Students must submit an application, generally due one-month prior the end of the each semester, in order to be granted an audition.

Auditions generally take place at the end of the semester, but some students may be heard at the beginning of the semester, depending on the situation.  Applicants have a maximum of 10 minutes to audition and should prepare one or two contrasting pieces of the applicant’s choice, to be performed by memory for the LACC Music Department Applied Audition Committee. An accompanist will be available at the audition.  Composition applicants should bring five printed sets of their music.

Please contact the LACC Music Department for additional information:

(323) 953-4000 x2880

musicala@lacitycollege.edu

grudejw@lacitycolllege.edu

 

The Los Angeles City College Music Department is pleased to offer the following scholarships to incoming and continuing Music Majors:

  • David A. Alpert Scholarship
  • Herb Alpert Scholarship

Both of these scholarships offer up to $5000 for students.

 

DAVID A. ALPERT MUSIC DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to incoming LACC Music Department students who can demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is granted based on performance skills. Candidates are selected based on evaluations by the LACC Music Department.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must become majors in the LACC Music Department and maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Candidates must submit a one-page, typed essay describing their financial need, music education, music experiences, career goals, and what led them to choose music as their education
  • Candidates must include a letter of recommendation from a qualified music teacher
  • Candidates must be graduating seniors in high school, transfers from another college/university, or first semester students at LACC

 

HERB ALPERT MUSIC DEPARTMENT SCHOLARSHIP

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to incoming LACC Music Department students who can demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is granted based on need and talent. Candidates are selected based on evaluations by both the LACC Foundation and Music Department.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must become music majors in the LACC Music Department and maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Candidates must demonstrate financial need:
  • Candidates must submit either the Expected Family Contribution Form from the FAFSA or the award letter from LACC’s Financial Aid Office
  • Candidates must submit a one-page, typed essay describing their financial need, music education, music experiences, career goals, and what led them to choose music as their education
  • Candidates must include a letter of recommendation from a qualified music teacher
  • Candidates must be graduating seniors in high school, transfers from another college/university, or first semester students at LACC

Audition Information

Applicants receive 10 minutes to perform two contrasting pieces of their choice, which will demonstrate their technical and musical abilities. Composition students are expected to present two original compositions and provide five copies of each for the audition.