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that inspires

 "A successful songwriter must balance between the art and business of songwriting.  Our program produces versatile songwriters who write great songs and know how to launch their career".

Erin Workman
Songwriting Department Head

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Music program in Songwriting, students will:

  1. Development of their own original material, as well as instructing on the art of writing and pitching successfully toward other established artists.
  2. Produce and record their original songs in LACM’s state-of-the-art studio facilities
  3. Constant contact with the top industry members available in the Los Angeles area.
  4. Recieve outstanding abilities along with a full network of active contacts.
  5. LACM is uniquely positioned to provide access to major artists, producers, music supervisors, publishers and more.
  6. Armed with a solid catalog of competitive material along with a network of music and entertainment professionals to further their career goals.
  7. LACM prepares you for the music industry and what goes beyond school.
  8. Therefore the course includes a Music Business subject which allows one to learn the fundamentals of business models and more.

Program Pacing

Songwriting Faculty

The network to your future.

Songwriting Application Requirements

Applicants must perform two (2) original songs. In at least one of the songs, applicant must demonstrate the ability to accompany oneself, utilizing piano or guitar as the accompanying instrument. One (1) of the two (2) songs can be a cowrite, and if so, please explain your contribution to the song (i.e. lyrics, melody, hook, etc.)

Applicants must submit lyrics for each of the two (2) original songs shown in the audition videos. Please submit each lyric sheet as a PDF.

Submit an audio sample of a completely original song concept (at least 0:45 in length). Include a short summary of the song elements: lyrics, song concept, production, etc.


  • The Admissions Committee is looking for live performances giving the committee a sense of what would be heard in a live audition setting.
  • It is imperative you can be seen and heard at the best possible quality.
  • Your videos must not be produced, edited, or be given any effects. Overly produced videos will not be evaluated.
  • Applicants may not utilize any pitch correction (auto-tune) of any kind, and should utilize minimal production (reverb/effects).