July 1-5

Application Deadline: May 15, 2019
Age Requirement: 12+

The Rap & Hip-Hop Application Deadline has passed, please contact a Summer Admissions Representative at [email protected] to ask about program space availability.

[email protected]

Rap & Hip-Hop:Change the World

In partnership with the Subvers!ve Music Foundation

Learn about lyric writing, top line melodic construction, beat production, live and MIDI recording, vocal performance, and music business while collaborating with other talented students. Subvers!ve students will be given the opportunity to showcase their tracks and/or perform at the end of the week in a final performance for friends and family.

The  Subvers!ve program will run concurrently with the LACM Summer Xperience Songwriting and Advanced Production program(s).   Subvers!ve students will take classes with a specific focus on individualized songwriting and production coaching to produce music that can have a positive message/impact on the world.

 The Subvers!ve Foundation will be offering full-ride scholarships to deserving students who believe in creating rap/hip-hop with a positive message. 

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How to Apply

Step 1: Start Your Application

Term of Entry: Summer Programs
Degree/Program: Summer Programs
Select a Program: Rap & Hip-Hop: Change the World

Create an account on getacceptd.com
Fill in all the general application requirements.

Step 2: Upload All Application Requirements

Short Answer Prompt (200 words):
Tell us why you want to change the world through music.

Upload Headshot

Upload One Song or Track:
This can be an audio or video track of a performance, song you have recorded, song you are currently working on etc.

Step 3: Submit Your Application

After you submit your app, you can expect the review process to take 2-3 weeks.
After acceptance, all students will receive detailed information about transportation, housing, and program scheduling 30 days before the start of the program.

Application Fee | $40.
Please feel free to call or email to see if you qualify for an Application Fee Waiver. 

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$1,595 per week

*Price does not include the cost of Room & Board or Meals*

Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

*Breakfast will be provided at The Hilton. Lunch & Dinner will be provided at The LACM Café. Daily LACM Shuttle Transportation to and from campus is also provided. 

Summer Xperience arranged housing includes hotel room, an onsite nurse, resident advisers, hotel security personnel and 3 meals a day. Roommate selection upon request – not guaranteed. Double Rooms & Single Rooms available. After acceptance, all students will receive detailed information about transportation, housing, and program scheduling 30 days before the start of the program.

Double Occupancy | 2 Students
$1200 per week
Single Occupancy | 1 Student
$1600 per week

Scholarship Consideration& Application Fee Waiver

Students who wish to be considered for a scholarship must demonstrate financial need, and a desire to make a positive change in the world through music. 

To be considered for a scholarship and fee waiver to Rap & Hip-Hop: Change the World, please request that a school counselor, music teacher, or academic reference submit the following form on behalf of the student. Students will be considered for scholarship based on the content of the Fee Wavier Application and the General Application.

Should the student be approved for an application fee waiver, they will also be considered for a scholarship to the program. Upon approval, the student, reference and parent/guardian contact will receive a waiver code by the emails provided.

Fee Waiver Application

Change the World One Song at a Time

Subversive music foundation logo

The  Subvers!ve Music Foundation was established in honor of Harrison James Dunnett (aka Subvers!ve), a Bay Area-based singer, songwriter, rapper, and producer who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 20 on December 31st, 2016.

Devastated by the loss of their son and sibling, Harrison’s family founded the Subvers!ve Music Foundation both to honor his memory and to promote the positive power of music. The foundation is headquartered in Marin County and offers week-long summer music camps to youth in San Francisco and Los Angeles, with hopes to expand to full-year music scholarships nationally.

In its pilot year (2017), the foundation provided its first scholarship for two weeks at the Los Angeles College of Music where Harrison had planned to attend. Building on the positive response we received from our participant and partners of the program, we sent students to LACM again in 2018 are now accepting applications for over a dozen 2019 summer scholarships.