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.

LACM plans to hold Summer Xperience 2021 in person, however, we will modify the program to online if it is not safe to do so. Please see the FAQ below for more information, and keep up with LACM’s response to COVID 19 at lacm.edu/covid19

Early Bird Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021
Payment and Cancellation Deadline: June 7, 2021

No refunds will be issued after the Cancelation Deadline. Late enrollments are subject to availability and a $300 service fee.

Age Requirement: 12+

Questions?
summer@lacm.edu
626.568.8850

JUNE 21 – JUNE 25

  • Private lessons and daily technique classes in your chosen instrument.
  • Placement into bands working on performing and arranging cover songs as a group.
  • Panels, seminars & workshops focused on the music business, live performance techniques, and more!
  • A recording session in LACM’s state of the art studio and a filmed final performance at the end of the week.
  • Optional open rehearsal time from 5pm to 8pm every night to work on solo projects and other collaborations.
  • Learn more about ProTools; the industry standard for music production and recording.
  • Learn the techniques you need to build a successful and effective home recording setup.
  • Workshops and clinics on live DJ techniques, studio etiquette, mixing and more!
  • Learn from professional engineers, producers, and artists while developing your own tracks to present during the live show at the end of the week.
  • Optional open studio time from 5pm to 8pm every night to work on solo projects and other collaborations.
  • This program is a combination of the classes and workshops running during the week with additional programming tailored to each applicant based on their goals for the week. IAS students also have an hour-long private lesson each day.
  • Selection of the Independent Artist Study Program includes an additional cost on top of the week’s tuition. See below for pricing details.

JUNE 28 – JULY 2

  • Experience co writing in assigned groups based on musical preferences and writing style.
  • Record acoustic demos of original material with experienced producers and engineers from LACM’s faculty.
  • Learn more about top lining, the business behind songwriting, Nashville style “Writers in the Round” performances, and more!
  • A recording session in LACM’s state of the art studio and a filmed final performance at the end of the week.
  • Optional open rehearsal time from 5pm to 8pm every night to work on solo projects and other collaborations.
  • Immerse yourself in the life of a record producer, work with songwriters to pre-produce and arrange tracks.
  • Work alongside LACM’s experienced production staff to engineer and mix the completed songs.
  • Touch on more advanced production topics related to mixing, recording live instruments, and creating tracks.
  • Learn more about creating tracks for top lining, the business behind music production, and more!
  • Optional open studio time from 5pm to 8pm every night to work on solo projects and other collaborations.
  • This program is a combination of the classes and workshops running during the week with additional programming tailored to each applicant based on their goals for the week. IAS students also have an hour-long private lesson each day.
  • Selection of the Independent Artist Study Program includes an additional cost on top of the week’s tuition. See below for pricing details.

JULY 5 – JULY 9

  • Workshops on social media strategies, building an effective website, syncing music for Film & TV, and more!
  • Clinics and masterclasses focused on the music business and the inner workings of the industry.
  • Field trips to experience some of the Los Angeles music industry in person!
  • Work on an artist project plan with our industry staff members (marketing, release, etc.) to present at the end of the week.
  • Learn the differing techniques for composing for comedy versus composing for drama.
  • Learn more about MIDI and electronic film scoring.
  • Discuss creating music for video games, writing with lyrics for TV/Film, and more!
  • Learn from LACM’s leading industry staff and discuss their real-world experience with composing for film and TV.
  • Compose to a selection of film during the week in LACM’s state of the art studios and present during the final showcase
  • This program is a combination of the classes and workshops running during the week with additional programming tailored to each applicant based on their goals for the week. IAS students also have an hour-long private lesson each day.
  • Selection of the Independent Artist Study Program includes an additional cost on top of the week’s tuition. See below for pricing details.

How to Apply (applications open soon!)

Step 1: Start Your Application


Term of Entry: Summer Programs
Degree/Program: Summer Programs
Select a Program: Summer Xperience

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

Early Bird Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

Step 2: Upload All Application Requirements


  • Performance Applicants – Please upload a 1-minute video of you playing your primary instrument.
  • Production Applicants – Please upload 1 track you have worked on.
  • Songwriting Applicants – Please submit a video of 1 original song. (Lyric sheets are not required but can be attached below)
  • Advanced Production Applicants – Please upload 1 track you have worked on and upload a PDF page with a description of your involvement.
  • Composing for Visual Media Applicants – Please upload 1 composition you have worked on.
  • Music Entrepreneurship Applicants – Please upload a 1-minute video describing your interest in the music industry.
  • Applicants must upload a 1-3-minute video that showcases your artistry and a PDF page with a description of your career goals in music.

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

Step 3: Submit Your Application


After you submit your app, you can expect the review process to take 3-4 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.

summer@lacm.edu
626.568.8850

Summer Xperience FAQs

In response to circumstances surrounding COVID-19

Similarly to Summer Xperience 2020, we will modify our in-person program to an online program if it is not considered safe by local and governmental health agencies. Should a change be made, we will notify families at the earliest time possible. 

No, all program dates are scheduled to remain the same regardless of in-person or online delivery.

Yes, all deposits and payments toward the in-person program will be refunded if requested on or before the June 7, 2021 payment and cancelation deadline. To cancel, please email summer@lacm.edu.

Any payments made for the in-person program may be used toward the more affordable online program. Please see the next section for details on cost, dates, and deadlines should the program be modified to online.

TUITION & FEES (Online):

2020 Cost: $795 per week (includes 4 hours of daily online programming)

No additional application fee will be required

Tuition Deposit: $150/week | Non-refundable

 

DEADLINES (Online):

2021 Dates:

Early Bird App Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

General App Deadline: May 17, 2021 (Monday)

Payment & Cancellation Deadline: June 7, 2021

* Additional $100 cost for any late enrolls

Pricing

Camp Tuition

*does not include room & board or meals*

Tuition Payment Deadline: June 15, 2020
DEPOSIT: $500

New Student
1 Week – $1,695
2 Weeks – $3,240
3 Weeks – $ 4,785

Independent Artist Study Program
$500 on top of regular Tuition

Returning Students
Receive $100 off the cost of Tuition

Early Bird Discount
Enroll & Pay in Full before February 1, 2020, get $100 off Tuition (nonrefundable)

Holiday Special
Enroll & Pay in Full before January 1, 2020, get $200 off Tuition (nonrefundable)

Multiple Week Discount
$200 off 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.

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.