Summer Xperience is a 3 Week Program with focuses in Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Production, Composing for Visual Media and Music Entrepreneurship. The Xperience is offered to all skill levels and includes master classes, private lessons, recitals and large ensembles taught by LACM faculty and top music industry members.

June 24 - June 28
  • Music Performance
  • Music Production

July 1 - July 5
  • Songwriting
  • Advanced Music Production

July 8 - July 12
  • Composing for Visual Media
  • Music Entrepreneurship
  • Independent Artist Study

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Application & Enrollment Process

Dates & Deadlines

  1. Apply
  2. Application is reviewed within 3 days
  3. Registration & Welcome Packet is sent
  4. Deposit to hold your spot!

Summer Xperience Application includes a form app and a headshot. This will be used for a LACM photo-ID and you will be required to where it at all times on campus. Please make sure that your face is centered, clearly visible and that the photo is appropriate for an ID.

Skill assessment video is required. The Summer Xperience application will need to be complete in order to process:


A video of you performing on your primary instrument (drum, guitar, vocal, piano, bass, etc.) Submit one (1) song of your choice (2  minute max)


Submit one (1) audio track that you have recorded, as producer/engineer (you may be the artist, also). Tracks must be a maximum of 2:00 min in length.

An optional written explanation of your involvement with the track, the tools used, and the challenges you faced is encouraged. (150 words max)

The audio/video component of the application is required. The Summer Xperience application will need to be complete in order to process.

Application Deadline | May 15, 2019

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

Registration Deadline | May 30, 2019

Payment Deadline | May 30, 2019

Housing Deadline | May 30, 2019

Cancellation Deadline* | June 15, 2019

*Summer Xperience deposits are non-refundable after June 15, 2019.

Room & Board

Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105

Summer Xperience arranged housing includes a 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.

*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. 

After acceptance, all students will receive detailed information about transportation, housing, and program schedule 30 days before the start of the program.

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

LAX Transportation

Campers can purchase an airport shuttle to and from LAX International Airport. LACM only offers a round trip shuttle. LACM will transport students to LAX on the Sunday before & Saturday after the program. LACM charge is $80.

Pick up: 2pm at LAX, Sunday | Departs Hotel: 10am, Saturday

It is recommended that flights arrive no later than 1pm on Sunday for the shuttle pickup at 2pm. For departures on Saturday, flights should be departing after 1pm. LACM is not responsible for shuttle rides or flights that are missed if these recommendations are not followed. Student will be required to make alternate travel arrangements if conflicts arise. This service is curb pickup and drop off only. Students will be solely responsible for navigating the airport, though LACM staff will assist where possible.

Weekend Activities

Both day students and dorm students are invited to participate in weekend trips and activities. Sign up for each activity is optional and will be included in the welcome link. Activities will have additional fees for participation.

  • Disneyland Trip
  • Universal Studios
  • 6 Flags
  • Dodger Game
  • Grammy Museum / Capitol Records Tour
  •  Lucky Strike Bowling
  • Mini Golf
  •  Zoo
  1. Click apply button and choose summer experience from dropdown menu
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  3. Submit application on
  4. Receive your registration link
  5. Fill out registration for housing, lunch and weekend activities

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Phone: 626.568.8850

Email: [email protected]


*does not include dorms or meal plan*


New Student

1 Week – $1,595
2 Weeks – $3,140
3 Weeks – $ 4,685

NOTE: The Independent Artist Program has an additional cost of $500 for the week.

Returning Students receive $150 off the cost of tuition. 

Students will receive a tuition discount if they enroll at LACM as a full-time student within two years of attending Summer Xperience.

See the Student Catalog for more information.