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 & 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 average
musician salary in the US

Internship Placements

Los Angeles College of Music students and alumni have previously interned at the following companies. Following graduation from their program, many students have had success translating the skills and experience they gained from class instruction, career services session and internships into full time or part time positions, gigs or freelance jobs.

What's your Dream Job?

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

Career Center

Erin Workman

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 Executive Vice President 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.

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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.

Joe Ryan III

Phenomenon: one word describes this multitalented musician, rapper, vocalist, producer, composer, DJ, mix engineer and visionary, but curiosity demands more. Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, while developing a love for music in his parents’ church, Joe Ryan III is a husband, father and faith-filled visionary who is undoubtedly bringing a fresh and authentic perspective of what the modern christian walk is all about; Purpose Over Perfection. Living by the statements “100% Faith. 0% Doubt” and “My backup plan is to never backdown”, his journey began after making the pivotal decision to leave a college basketball scholarship of which he earned after being a member of the Junior National Olympic All-State/All- American team representing Michigan as a high school junior. He initially gained recognition as a Recording Artist by winning Milwaukee’s 103.7FM 3 month “Kiss Icon Contest” of over 600 Artists while homeless, earning him daily rotation and a performance at SummerFest, which has been certified since 1999 by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Largest Music Festival”. A neighboring City Official noticed the absence of vulgar language, degradation of women, or the praise of drugs after reading a front page article which described Joe’s victory, as well as his compelling story of living out of his Ford Mustang and salvation army while fighting to be present in his twin sons’ lives and contacted him to present an opportunity to work with at-risk youth. Joe accepted the offer and developed a Music Mentoring curriculum and program under his company BedRoc Productions, which offered kids an outlet of expression through learning therapeutic songwriting, production, engineering and performance. The program became so impactful throughout the city that two high schools gave Joe his own class. Noticing a tweet by Hip Hop Legend MC Lyte expressing the search for new producers, he submitted music and earned a composer contract with DuBose Entertainment, where MC Lyte was lead music supervisor. The signing and hard work landed music placements on B.E.T.’ Network docu-series “Trey Songz: My Moment” and shortly after he flew to Hollywood, CA for the first time to showcase his ability to score and compose original music rapidly on the spot. CEO James DuBose was so impressed that he gave his newest show “Toya; A Family Affair” entirely to Joe, which included 16 episodes and theme song, denying the other 30 composers on staff the opportunity to submit music. Joe went on to compose music for ESPN, Telepicture’s, FOX, ABC, VH1 and even became Music Supervisor/Composer for B.E.T.’s “Hip Hop Sisters”. After a successful composing run, he began building his resume as an artist again, landing opportunities of rapping on The Discovery Channel and TechCrunch via online platform “YouNow” after winning thousands of dollars in contest earnings. Shortly after, he made the decision to drive 1,879 miles to Hollywood, CA and yet again live out of his Mustang. The leap of faith earned Joe songwriting/production/engineering work with Heavy D, The Ying Yang Twins, MC Lyte, Ledisi, KEM, Teyana Taylor, Fabolous and Leela James, of which her hit single “Fall For You” earned him a publishing deal with Sony BMG, after then Vice-President heard the song sang on the finale of “Dancing With The Stars” and “Love & HipHop”. While acquiring placements, Joe produced, wrote, recorded & mixed his independent release “1-8-7-9”, which was coined an adjective that is symbolic of the distance traveled in miles to Hollywood, CA to reach destiny, while living out of his Mustang for 7 months. The album went #28 on the US iTunes R&B Charts and earned an exclusive licensing deal with Japan record label “Manhattan Recordings”. The single “Ride Or Die” featuring Recording Artist/Actress Lil Mama jumped to #5 on Japan music charts over John Legend’s “All Of Me” and Robin Thicke/Pharrell/T.I.’s “Blurred Lines”. Japan music stores would then introduce “Joe Ryan 1879 Listen First Kiosks” that would not only showcase his album but also the releases of Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, August Alsina, Eric Bellinger, Eric Benet & more. The Japan-charting record “All I Want Is You” from the album is also currently being used on Cartoon Network’s “Teen Titans Go!

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With over 20 years in the music industry, throughout his career Olson has worked alongside many hit-makers, from David Foster to Maroon 5 and Tricky Stewart. Currently, Monti Olson serves as co-head of BMG’s Frontline Publishing in the US. Previously, he served as EVP and managing director of Worldwide Music Publishing at Global Entertainment, the U.S. content creation and multi-rights division of UK-based Global Media. Olson was EVP Head of Pop & Rock Music at Universal Music Publishing Group where he jointly headed up the company’s US creative teams in Los Angeles and New York and prior to that, SVP Head of A&R at BMG Music Publishing North America. He began his career as a night club promoter in Los Angeles.

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Joshua Edmond is the current Senior Director Of A&R at BMG Music Publishing where he looks after an array of talented artists, writers, and producers including Bebe Rexha, Victoria Monet, Benny Casette, Lisa Scinta, Kaydence (Kimberly Krysiuk), Georgia Ku, and many others.

Edmond began his career in the music industry as a studio runner at Paramount Recording Studios in 2007, and has since succeeded in several facets of the music industry ranging from record label and publishing A&R, to producer and songwriter management.

Prior to joining the A&R department at BMG, Edmond oversaw the A&R operations for hit producer MuraBeatz’s publishing company. Coming from the world of pop music, Joshua was able to get an incredible grasp on the urban Hip-Hop market.

In late 2015 Edmond was brought into Mirrorball Entertainment (Publishing company of legendary producer/mixer Tony Maserati) to oversee the A&R department as Senior Vice President. In addition to signing songwriters and producers, his primary passion is helping them develop their craft, and helping them achieve their goals of commercial success.

Adjenai Worrell

Adjenai is a songwriter and musician originally from the east coast. She has been on the LACM team for 4 years, starting as an intern and working her way up to Career Services Manager. Currently, she oversees a variety of the services that LACM provides, including one on one career counseling appointments, events and resources for professional development, and more. She is the Director of the Summer at LACM short programs and also works in talent booking for off-campus events and charitable outreach for LACM Gives Back via the LACM Foundation.  Adjenai is available to students and alumni for assistance with resume coaching, cover-letter and artist bio writing, and website creation.

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.