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Welcome to the Herb Alpert Music Center at LACC! Scroll down for more information on our department. [Image: a member of a jazz band plays a brightly colored saxophone].

The LACC Music Academy at the Herb Alpert Music Ce​nter offers a streamlined curriculum to create a transfer-ready, work-ready, and enriched student community through the following two-year pathway options for all Music majors:  

  • Associate of Arts (AA) in Music: Two-year degree at the community college level  
  • Associate of Arts (AA-T) Transfer in Music: Guarantees transfer to four-year CSU universities under Music Breadth Studies major 
  • Certificates of Achievement in Music: Variety of areas in Music, such as Songwriting/Composition, Music Technology, Instrumental Performer, Vocal Performer  
  • Applied Music Program for Transfer: Designed for students seeking to transfer to four-year universities or conservatories to complete a Bachelor of Arts/Music degree.
    • Applied Music Program offers private, individual lessons to prepare students for auditions and performances.   
    • The private lesson scholarship is awarded up to $1500 per student each semester (fall and spring) 
    • Acceptance into the Applied Music Program requires a video or live audition in addition to the LACC Music Academy/Herb Alpert Scholarship application.    
    • Students accepted into this program must be a full-time music major for two years and enroll in required music courses.   
    • Through established transfer agreements, Applied Music Program students who complete the required courses have a streamlined pathway to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and California Institute of the Arts Herb Alpert School of Music.  

The LACC Music Academy Herb Alpert Scholarship is a tuition scholarship offered to all full-time Music majors committed to studying two years at LACC and selecting the pathway options in Associate of Arts in MusicAssociate of Arts Transfer in MusicCertificates of Achievement in Music and/or Applied Music Program for Transfer. This scholarship amount is up to $966 per semester ($46 per unit) and available for in-state, out-of-state, and international students.

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Herb Alpert Music Center, LACC Department of Music, Transfer Class of 2022
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Herb Alpert Music Center, LACC Department of Music, Applied Music Completion, Cohort of Spring 2022.
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Herb Alpert Music Center, LACC Department of Music, Associate of Arts in Music, Class of 2022.
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Herb Alpert Music Center, LACC Department of Music, Certificates of Achievement, Class of 2022.

Wake Up | Keshell Phillips

The LACC Music Academy 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.

Keshell Phillips (singer/songwriter) is one of three Fall 2021 recipients of the award. This semester she completed the LACC Music Academy (Applied Music Program), along with ten other students, and looks forward to transferring next fall.

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New album "I Could Be Dreaming" by LACC alumna and USC transfer student Keshell Phillips, out now!

The final performance of the LA City College choirs for the Spring 2022 semester, featuring the Philharmonic and College Choirs performing works inspired by African-American heritage. Sing We and Chant It | Thomas Morley Non Nobis | Rosephayne Powell Where Your Bare Foot Walks | Music by David N. Childs, text quotations from Rumi Poems Gone Home | Traditional spiritual, arr. John Wykloff True Colors | Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly Lift Every Voice and Sing | Lyrics by James Weldon Johnson, music by J. Rosamund Johnson Stand Up | by Joshuahh Campbell and Cynthia Echeumuna-Erivo, arr. Mac Huff Shout Glory! | Byron J. Smith Dr. Irene Kim, director Neil Windt, pianist Dr. Ron Anderson, pianist

Herb Alpert Foundation Donates $10.1 Million to LACC: Music Majors Receive Tuition-Free Studies

Trumpeter Herb Alpert, known for his unique brand of Latin-tinged jazz pop, and for being a co-founder of A&M Records, a label that released key albums by artists from Cat Stevens to Janet Jackson, is now making his mark on education.
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