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Herb Alpert Music Center

Calendar of Events

Free Concerts

The LACC Department of Music presents Daytime and Evening Concerts during the Fall and Spring semesters. Daytime Concerts comprise the course Music 152: Current Musical Events, and are open only to students enrolled in the class. Evening Concerts are open to the public, and are held in the Herb & Lani Alpert Recital Hall. 

Evening Concerts
  • Tuesday, November 1, 6pm: Faculty Concert
  • Tuesday, November 29, 6pm: Chamber & World Music Ensembles
  • Tuesday, December 6, 6pm: Balkan Funk Band & Latin Ensemble 
  • Wednesday, December 7, 7pm: Wind Ensemble
  • Thursday, December 8, 6pm: Jazz Band & Jazz Combos
  • Tuesday, December 13, 6pm: Applied Completion Concert
Daytime Concerts
  • Tuesday, September 6: Darrin Stafford, piano
  • Thursday, September 8: Career Session with the LACC Career Center
  • Tuesday, September 13: CalArts Information Session
  • Thursday, September 15: Joseph Mitchell, percussion
  • Tuesday, September 20: Lecture
  • Thursday, September 22: Dr. Kevin Kelly & Dr. Christine Gengaro
  • Tuesday, September 27: Reggie Hamilton
  • Thursday, September 29: Gamelan Presentation
  • Tuesday, October 4: Alumni Day
  • Thursday, October 6: Geoffrey Pope
  • Tuesday, October 11: Mariachi de Uclatlan
  • Thursday, October 13: UCLA Information Session
  • Tuesday, October 18: Professor Irene Gutierrez, aka DJ Irene
  • Thursday, October 20: Caroline Reyes, harp
  • Tuesday, October 25: Adam Snow/CSULA African Drumming
  • Thursday, October 27: Laura Parker
  • Tuesday, November 1: Writing About Music
  • Thursday, November 3: Commercial/Classical Music Students
  • Tuesday, November 8: Professor Euro Zambrano, percussion
  • Thursday, November 10: Applied Music
  • Tuesday, November 15: Chamber Ensembles
  • Thursday, November 17: Jazz Combos
  • Tuesday, November 22: Wind Ensemble
  • Tuesday, November 29: Commercial Ensembles
  • Thursday, December 1: Jazz Band
  • Tuesday, December 6: Applied Music
  • Thursday, December 8: HAMC Honors & Awards Ceremony

Please contact the Department of Music to make a special request:

Past Performances

View some recently featured performances.

The Outstanding Honors Performance Award is given to one or more Music Majors each semester who demonstrate excellence in musical performance. Outstanding Student Performers are selected in the areas of all instruments (piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, guitar and percussion), voice, music technology, and composition.

The Spring 2021 recipient is Adrian Riachta (guitar). Adrian is an exceptional guitar student in the LACC Music Academy at HAMC.

Extraspecial | Mark Lettieri

The LACC Balkan Ensemble directed by Dr. Milen Kirov, and LACC Latin Ensemble directed by Professor Kassandra Kocoshis.

Que Dolor | Dan Armeanca

Video produced by Professor Brian Bullard

Bide with us, for evening shadows darken,  

And the day will soon be over, soon be over,  

O bide with us, for evening shadows darken.

O say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave

The LACC Latin Ensemble, directed by Prof. Kassandra Kocoshis performs La Vida es un Carnaval, as seen at the LACCD Virtual Recognition Ceremony on June 9th, 2020.

Written by Victor Roberto Daniel
Arranged by Iliana Rose
Video produced by Professor Brian Bullard