Get Hands-On Access to Music Industry Pros with LACM’s Summer Xperience 2023

Published on Mar 18, 2023

The Los Angeles College of Music, which is located in Pasadena, has announced an expanded “Summer at LACM” program, aimed at music enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, from teenagers aged 12 and over to college students and beyond.

The program lasts for three weeks, with the first starting on June 19, 2023. The Summer at LACM programs include the popular Summer Xperience, which offers programs in Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Production, Composing for Visual Media, Music Entrepreneurship, Independent Artist Study and the new Pro Artist track, as well as “Bandwidth Jazz and the Journey” and “Rap & Hip-Hop Change the World” courses. Participants will receive hands-on access from top industry leaders and talent who have worked with famous names such as Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Usher, Flo Rida, Britney Spears, John Mayer, and Michael Bublé.

The Summer at LACM program offers students a unique opportunity to develop their musical skills, with small class sizes and intensive one-on-one coaching. Students can expect to learn recording and music production techniques, improve their performance technique for guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or vocals, or receive immersion into the art and craft of songwriting. Faculty members at LACM are top musicians, songwriters, and producers who will teach master classes, private lessons, student recitals, large ensembles, and recording sessions. Participants can expect to leave the program feeling inspired, transformed, and with new skills to drive their music careers forward.

LACM Jazz Department Head, Bryan Lipps, who has been featured on Michael Bublé’s Grammy-winning record Higher, and has toured internationally with Bublé and John Mayer, will teach the “Bandwidth, Jazz & the Journey” course. The program will not only provide students with the opportunity to play with professionals in ensembles, but will also cover the business and music technology behind creating a successful career path. The new Pro-Artist Track is designed for more seasoned musicians to help them unleash the potential of their music careers, offering participants the opportunity to meet with industry professionals, develop their unique artistry, record original songs, and create performance-style music videos.

The “Rap & Hip-Hop Change the World” course, taught by LACM Songwriting & Music Business Faculty Jameel Roberts, will focus on artist development, lyrics, writing, beat-making, and other skills, with a focus on creating music with a message. The program partners with the Subversive Foundation to offer full scholarships to applicants with financial need. All tracks must contain lyrics with a positive message.

Applicants who apply by April 15 will receive a 20% discount. Additionally, LACM is drawing winners on a monthly basis for a free week of LACM programming. All students under the age of 18 will be paired in peer groups led by an adult LACM mentor, who will assist them in finding their classes and private lessons and help them navigate the resources available to students at LACM.

For more information, call (626) 568-8850 or e-mail LACM is located at 300 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105.

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