July 6 - July 10

In response to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the Rap & Hip-Hop program has been pushed back one week. The dates above reflect the current & correct dates of the program as of April 1, 2020. 

Application Deadline: May 15, 2020
Age Requirement: 12+

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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. Rap & Hip-Hop 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 Rap & Hip-Hop program will run concurrently with the LACM Summer Xperience Songwriting and Advanced Production program(s). Rap & Hip-Hop 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.

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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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Rap & Hip-Hop FAQ

In response to circumstances surrounding COVID-19

LACM’s Summer programs are still expected to run on campus this June & July. We did have to push the dates back one week to accommodate changes in our degree seeking summer classes schedule. The Summer team is really looking forward to being back on campus and working with a talented group of Summer Program students. We hope to see you there!

Please reach out to a Summer Admissions Representative for an application fee waiver code.

We did have to push the dates back one week to accommodate changes in our degree seeking summer classes schedule:

New Dates: July 7 – July 10

No, the regular decision application deadline is still May 15, 2020. We encourage you to submit your Summer Program Application as soon as possible. If you have questions about application requirements, please reach out to a Summer representative at [email protected]LACM is happy to offer $100 off the cost of tuition for all applicants that complete their enrollment in April.

LACM recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic may prevent the campus from opening in part or in full for the Summer at LACM programs.  LACM commits to the safety of the community first and will issue full refunds to every Summer at LACM participant should it become impossible to hold the program as planned


Tuition Payment Deadline: June 15, 2020

$1,695 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

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 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 and 2019 and we are now accepting application for over a dozen 2020 summer scholarships.