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 free and open to the public in the Alpert Recital Hall.

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


Evening Concerts

All Evening Concerts take place at 6:00pm in the Alpert Recital Hall at HAMC and are open to the public, except where otherwise noted. All dates, times, and locations are subject to change.

  • Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 7:00pm:  World Music Concert Series | Surabhi Ensemble: Global Guitars with Indian Mridangam master Sai Raghavan    
  • Thursday, October 12, 2023, 6:30pm: Jazz Quartet featuring Professor Trevor Anderies, along with special guests Johannes Müller, Sam Hirsh, and Edwin Livingston
  • Monday, November 27, 2023: Pop, Rock, Original Music, and Black Music Ensembles
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023: Balkan Funk Band
  • Thursday, November 30, 2023 (YouTube Live): Salsa Band
  • Monday, December 4, 2023: World Music Ensembles: Balinese Gamelan, Brazilian Batucada, Latin Guitar, Mariachi, and West African Drumming
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023: Jazz Combos 
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 7:00pm: Wind Ensemble & Classical Chamber Ensembles
  • Thursday, December 7, 2023 (YouTube Live): Jazz Band
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 7:00pm (YouTube Only): College Choir & Philharmonic Choir 

Daytime Concerts (Music 152)

These lectures and performances are open only to students enrolled in Music 152-1 and Music 152-2 Current Musical Events I & II and current full-time music majors.

  • Tuesday, August 29, 2023: Faculty Introductions    
  • Thursday, August 31, 2023: Orientation    
  • Tuesday, September 5, 2023: Lecture - Listening to and Talking about Music
  • Thursday, September 7, 2023: Professor Trevor Anderies    
  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023: CalArts    
  • Thursday, September 14, 2023: Abigail Hernandez    
  • Tuesday, September 19, 2023: Lecture    
  • Thursday, September 21, 2023: Sam Plotkin    
  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023: Damon Tedesco
  • Thursday, September 28, 2023: Professor Kenneth Thomas    
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023: Yunus Iyriboz    
  • Thursday, October 5, 2023: Lecture - Audience/Performer Roles
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2023: Professor Euro Zambrano    
  • Thursday, October 12, 2023: Final Paper Discussion    
  • Tuesday, October 17, 2023: Professor Darrin Stafford    
  • Thursday, October 19, 2023: UCLA    
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023: Dr. Milen Kirov    
  • Thursday, October 26, 2023: Applied Music I
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023: Applied Music II
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023: Applied Music III    
  • Tuesday, November 7, 2023: Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, West African Drumming Ensemble & Brazilian Batucada Ensemble  
  • Thursday, November 9, 2023: Salsa Band, Banda & Mariachi Ensembles      
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023: Balkan Funk Band 
  • Thursday, November 16, 2023: Pop, Rock & Original Music Chamber Ensembles
  • Tuesday, November 21, 2023: Wind Ensemble & Classical Chamber Ensembles
  • Tuesday, November 28, 2023: Jazz Combos
  • Thursday, November 30, 2023: Jazz Band 
  • Tuesday, December 5, 2023: LACC Choirs

Past Performances

View some recently featured performances.

The HAMC Applied Music Program (AMP) is designed for students seeking to transfer to four-year universities and conservatories to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degree. AMP students receive a full scholarship up to $1500 per semester for 12-15 private lessons to prepare them for performances and auditions. Admission into AMP requires a completed application and a video audition submission. Students accepted into AMP must become a full-time music major for two consecutive years, enroll in required transfer music courses, and fulfill all the expectations required of an LACC Music Academy Herb Alpert Music Scholarship student.

Souvenir | boygenius: Julien Baker (b. 1995), Phoebe Bridgers (b.1994), and Lucy Dacus (b.1995)

Juliana Candler, vocals 

Israel Bravo, guitar and vocals


LACC Jazz Band
Professor Barbara Laronga, director 

Mardi Gras in New Orleans | Professor Longhair and Theresa Terry

Turner Perez, Alto Sax 1
Marcus Vickers, Jr., Alto Sax 2
Scheila Gonzalez, guest artist; Tenor Sax 1
John McGrath, Tenor Sax 2
Andrew Johnson, guest artist; Baritone Sax
Marcus Torres, Trombone 1
Grace Palmer, Trombone 2
Jon Papenbrook, guest artist; Trumpet 1
Professor Barbara Laronga, Trumpet 2
Louie Zong, Piano
Jared Tashjian, Guitar
Anjelica Rose, Bass
Dante Newcombe-Kenealy, Drums
Cinnamon Leggett, Vocals


Philharmonic Quartet
Dr. Irene Kim, director
Neil Windt, piano collaborator

For Good (from the musical Wicked) | Music and Words by Stephen Schwartz, arr. Kirby Shaw

Delante McCreary, tenor 1
Christian Cisneros, tenor 2
Christopher Smith, baritone
Robert Coombs, bass

I've heard it said
That people come into our lives
For a reason
Bringing something we must learn
And we are led to those
Who help us most to grow
If we let them
And we help them in return
Well, I don't know if I believe that's true
But I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes the sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better
But because I knew you
I have been changed for good

It well may be
That we will never meet again
In this lifetime
So, let me say before we part
So much of me
Is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me
Like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have rewritten mine
By being my friend

Like a ship blown from its mooring
By a wind off the sea
Like a seed dropped by a sky bird
In a distant wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better
But because I knew you
Because I knew you
I have been changed for good

And just to clear the air
I ask forgiveness
For the things I've done, you blame me for
But then I guess
We know there's blame to share
And none of it seems to matter anymore

Like a comet pulled from orbit
As it passes the sun
Like a stream that meets a boulder
Halfway through the wood
Who can say if I've been changed for the better
I do believe I have been changed for the better
And because I knew you
Because I knew you
Because I knew you
I have been changed
For good



LACC Brazilian Batucada Ensemble
Professor Kassandra Kocoshis, director

Traditional Samba | trad. Brazilian

Performers: Jay Alves, Ed Mann, Darline Delcid, Christopher Elliott, Irene Kim, Yigit Kahraman, Jamie Peters, Arturo Hernandez, John McGrath, Ayane Kimura, Richard Liautaud, Cameron Meyers, Alisson Ibarra, Dante Newcombe-Kenealy


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Office Hours and Location

The LACC Music Department Office is located in HAMC Room 106.

Fall 2023 Office Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM - 9:00PM
Fridays: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturdays and Sundays: Closed



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