CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Career Center offers one-on-one individualized career planning strategy counseling. Each student and alumni can enjoy the benefits of learning to apply their studies to the aspects of building a successful career, with a focus placed on entrepreneurship skills. Topics covered include time and money management, resume preparation, job search training, interview and presentation skills, networking and membership opportunities, and more.


350+

Career Counseling Appointments

are scheduled every year with a variety of counselors focusing on skills like media marketing and artist management

130+

Audition Opportunities

every year including mock auditions with Barry Squire & on campus auditions for opportunities like American Idol

7

Career Development Workshops

available every quarter to help with professional communication, creating branded content, and other important skills

48

Industry Guests

visit every year for masterclasses, clinics, and special events

150+

Tutoring Hours

of free assistance with theory, GE's and other classes every quarter

6

Academic Support Workshops

available every quarter to help with time management, test stress, as well as assistance with registering for classes online

100+

Newsletters Sent

every year with available jobs, gigs, and internships to apply for

8

Career Counselors

available for meetings, mentoring and feedback every quarter

12

Guest Panelists

visit every quarter to adjudicate final showcases, recitals, and panels

36

Acoustic Recording Sessions

available every quarter allowing students to demo new music


Graduate with Confidence

LA’s concentration of artists, musicians and creative professionals is twice the national average.LA is home to most of the major record labels, major movie production companies,The Grammy Foundation, and 292 days of sunshine a year.People are coming from all over the world move be part of the LA work force.

Yearly Gross for LA Musicians:

Average Hourly Rate:

This is

10%

higher than the averagemusician salary in the US

MUSIC MARKETING

We have the best marketing tips, sites and guidance to promote yourself, your music and your skills.

RESUME COACHING

From creating, to editing, to advising, let us prepare you for the outside world.

TIME AND MONEY MANAGEMENT

Guidance on time management as well as saving money and financial planning.

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA COACHING

We can help you build a website or market your music from scratch.

INTERVIEW TRAINING AND PRESENTATION SKILLS

Truly one of the most powerful and advanced grid system with equal-height columns.

ARTIST IDENTITY AND BRANDING

Let us help you define and guide your artistry.

PRIVATE CAREER COUNSELING

Let us assist you in finding gigs, internships and jobs.

GUIDANCE COUNSELING

Show us your skills, let us give you legal advice or any other questions or queries you have.

What's your Dream Job?

Music Performance


  • Performing Artist
  • Vocal/Instrumental Soloist
  • Session Musician
  • Orchestra/Group Member
  • Background Vocalist
  • Floor Show Band
  • Theatre Musician
  • Theatre Performer
  • Accompanist/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Church Musician
  • Choir Director/Worship Leader
  • Product Demonstrator
  • Cruise Ship Performer
  • Private Lesson Teacher

Composing for Visual Media


  • Film Composer
  • Music Editor Programmer (Sequencing Orchestrator, Music Supervisor)
  • Film Arranger
  • Transcriber
  • Copyist
  • Sound Designer
  • Jingle Writer
  • Orchestrator
  • Conductor
  • Editor (Print Music Publishing)

Music Business


  • Artist Manager
  • Talent Agent
  • Booking Agent
  • Concert Promoter
  • Independent Radio Promoter
  • Entrepreneur Retail
  • Sales Management
  • Entertainment Attorney
  • Business Manager
  • Music Supervisor
  • A&R Representative/Artist Development
  • A&R Administrator
  • Publicist
  • Promotional Staffer
  • Advertising Account
  • Executive Salesperson (Record Label)
  • Marketing Representative
  • Tour Coordinator
  • Road Manager
  • Tour Publicist
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Management
  • Catalog Manager
  • License Administrator

Songwriting


  • Top Liner
  • Composer
  • Staff writer
  • Freelance Songwriter
  • Jingle Writer (Radio & TV)
  • Performing Singer/Songwriter
  • Music Supervisor

Music Production


  • Producer
  • Production Assistant
  • Studio Engineer
  • Studio Assistant
  • Studio Manager/Owner
  • Sound Technician
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Digital Re-mastering Engineer
  • Road Manager/Gear Technician
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Recording Equipment Manufacturer’s Rep/Customer Service
  • Master Engineer (PostProduction)
  • Multimedia Developer
  • Mixer (Film & TV)
  • Record Company Staff
  • Recording Studio Designer
  • Studio Technician
  • DJ/EDM Artist

Music Education


  • Private Lesson Teacher
  • Elementary/Primary School Music Teacher
  • Secondary School Music Teacher
  • College Music Educator
  • Private Instructor
  • Choir Director
  • Music Therapist
  • Music Librarian

Career Center

With over 15 years of experience in the music industry, Erin Workman brings a combined expertise in areas of Music Publishing, A&R, Artist Development, Vocal Coaching, Entertainment Education, Industry Relations and more. A degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance prepared her to enter into the industry as a signed staff songwriter and recording artist for Gaylord Entertainment (including Acuff Rose and Warner Chappell) in Nashville, TN, which led to entry into writing for Film/TV projects and various publishing/licensing ventures. While working with artists and songwriters, there was a natural ease into the field of Artist Development which brought Workman to Los Angeles to write for Disney (Suite Life of Zack & Cody) and work with such artists as DJ Ashba (Sixx:AM), Drake Bell (Nickelodeon/Sony), Miley Cyrus (Disney), Zac Efron (Disney), Selena Gomez (Disney), Ashley Tisdayle (Disney), Emma Roberts (Sony/Columbia) and many more. As a session singer/pianist and songwriter, Erin can be found on projects as varied as Rufus Wainwright, Russell Crowe – TOFOG, Disney’s “Suite Life of Zack and Cody”, Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous” – Emma Roberts, and various Film and TV projects and Erin’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Vocal Performance from CSU, Chico and her primary instruments are voice, piano/keyboards and guitar. In her previous executive position as Senior Director of A&R at TAXI Music, Erin utilized her passion for helping artists to achieve great success and continues currently as an A&R consultant for several major music companies. In this capacity, she also forged a number of important relationships with publishers, A&R representatives, music supervisors and managers for the purpose of promoting the talent of the TAXI members to the industry at large. As a result, the members secured many Film/TV placements and a prominent artist/writer signings. Erin is also the Department Chair for Songwriting and Music Business and Vice President of Career Services and Industry Relations at LACM.

Marko Desantis

Marko DeSantis is a music professional best known as the lead guitarist and co-founder of modern rock & roll band Sugarcult, with whom he has toured worldwide and sold over a million records since launching out of Santa Barbara, CA in 2001.

Sugarcult released three studio records which spawned hit singles such as; “Bouncing Off the Walls”, “Pretty Girl (The Way)”, “Do It Alone” and “Memory”.   They’ve also released a documentary DVD, a live album, a “best of”/concert DVD.

Sugarcult has headlined their own national and international tours; performed on the main stages of festivals around the world (Glastonbury, Reading/Leeds, Summersonic, Warped Tour, Soundwaves, etc); were the main support act on Green Day’s “American Idiot” USA/Japan tours, and Blink 182’s farewell European tour and countless other tours.

Prior to Sugarcult, Marko wrote, recorded & performed live with national indie/power-pop/punk bands such as The AtarisSwingin Utters and Nerf Herder.

Marko also produces/writes for other artists and composes for film and television.

As an educator, DeSantis has appeared as a guest lecturer/adjunct professor and panelist at several music conferences and academia programs: SXSW, MI (Musicians Institute), LACM (LA College of Music), Citrus College, Kenshu (Japanese exchange), Taxi Road Rally, New Noise, Camp Jam and Power Chord Academy. Specializing in Artist Development and career opportunities in the future of the music industry.

Marko DeSantis is based in Los Angeles, CA.

Bruno Career Center Image
Guitarist and producer with extensive experience in the field of marketing, design, branding, videography and photography.
Bruno developed and managed large-scale events, cross-functional communication strategies, showcases in Brazil and the U.S. He has also established contracts in China while serving as a development and marketing consultant in Brasil. He directed music videos and photographed award winning artists such as Joe Walch, Linda Perry, Lenine and Zeca Baleiro.
Bruno is the creator of the web-series Sounds Two Inspire, member of the LA based pop-rock group Empire Assembly and Little Brazil Trio. He has toured in Brazil and Japan; recorded and performed with several renowned musicians and producers.

For more information about Bruno Justi, visit www.brunojusti.com.

Barry Squire
Barry Squire is a former A&R executive that currently runs short auditions every other week at LACM for new entries into his musician referral database. He also spends time with interested musicians discussing ways to achieve their career goals.  Musicians should prepare one or two cover or original songs to play with your own tracks (or possibly a capella) to play for Barry. Musicians who have already auditioned are always welcome to make follow up sessions.
Barry’s former clients include:
SLASH | AMERICAN IDOL | CEE-LO GREEN | AVRIL LAVIGNE | ARIANA GRANDE | ROBIN THICKE | ZENDAYA | KATY PERRY | LIONEL RICHIE | LADY GAGA | TAIO CRUZ | ALL AMERICAN REJECTS | SOCIAL DISTORTION | 30 SECONDS TO MARS | DAVID FOSTER | RANDY JACKSON | ADAM LAMBERT | SELENA GOMEZ | PINK | GREENDAY | DEMI LOVATO | RAPHAEL SADIQ | WILL.I.AM. | TIESTO | JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE | RIHANNA | CHRIS DAUGHTRY | WEEZER | GUNS N’ ROSES | LINKIN PARK | KOREN | LAURYN HILL | ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA | NINE INCH NAILS | MAROON 5 | JANE’S ADDICTION | LIFEHOUSE | MARIAH CAREY
Adjenai

Adjenai is a singer-songwriter, born and raised in New Jersey, currently based in Southern California. She started writing music at age 13, after her family decided to sell their belongings to travel. Adjenai received a degree in Music Composition from the Los Angeles College of Music. Currently she works as a Career Center Representative and plays locally with her band.

  • A written outline of all music awards, certifications, special projects or performances (with dates – month/year).
  • A list of all education background (degrees, certificates, etc.).
  • A list of all employment background details regardless of music or non-music focused.
  • Links to all social media, websites or any other online materials a potential employer might find when searching your name.
  • Description of special skills, computer programs you feel comfortable with (music and office), hobbies and interests.
Pablo Mathiason

Pablo Mathiason began his career in the music industry in 1990 at Columbia Records in his hometown of New York City. Starting right out of college in an entry level position that included answering phones, distributing reports and getting lunch, he worked his way to the A&R department. With 7 years of success in the glory days of the 1990’s, having worked Alternative hit bands like Sponge, Alice In Chains, Our Lady Peace, Neds Atomic Dustbin to mention a few, he left to move to Los Angeles. In LA, Pablo took a career turn to publishing, working at Chrysalis Music which lead him to the new millennium. In the 2000’s were spent as a manager working with bands like Rancid and Hepcat, Further Seems Forever and The Beautiful Mistake. Returning to the label world as Director of A&R at Jive Records/Zomba Music Publishing from 2002-2008 working with 311, The Bronx, Bowling For Soup and Wakefield among others. Pablo closed out 2000’s at Starbucks Entertainment. Over the last couple years, Pablo has returned to his management and consulting business, Civilized Artist Management and has been managing The Matches, Singer/Songwriter Eli Lieb and video game/tv/film composers Brain and Melissa where he has been involved in recording, touring, social media, syncs, placements and specializing in how to work in today’s industry without a label.

Adam LaRue

Adam LaRue is an 18 year veteran of the music industry who has marketed the global album launches of Rancid, Mavis Staples, Glen Hansard, Dr. Dog, Plain White T’s, At The Drive-in, Sugarcult, and The Punk Goes… series among many others while at prominent labels Epitaph, Anti, and Fearless Records. As marketing at the Southern California indie labels, Adam was responsible for the publicity, digital, video, and radio campaigns for the aforementioned artists. Furthermore, he took the added responsibility of spearheading the advertising, tour marketing, and street level marketing efforts. As a result of his hard work Adam has been awarded platinum and gold records for Plain White T’s, and Tom Waits.

While at IndieClick Media Group/Demand Media, Adam has consulted major, and indie record labels with the development and online advertising strategy for artists such as Eminem, Blink 182, LMFAO, and Neon Trees, major music festivals The Vans Warped Tour, and Rockstar Mayhem Fest, book publishers such as Random House, and Harper Collins, and popular consumer brands Griffin Technology, SanDisk, and eMusic.

Additionally, Adam has been a featured speaker in the areas of artist development at distinguished artist level conferences such as CMJ, SXSW, Music Biz, Loren Israel’s Band Bootcamp/Music Mentor Program, and Seth Riggs Speech Level Singing Institute.