Participate in one, two or three weeks of summer programming with emphases in bass, guitar, drum, piano, vocal or jazz performance, rap & hip-hop, songwriting, music production, composing for visual media or music entrepreneurship. Summer at LACM 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 at LACM 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

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Summer at LACM Dates
Week 1: June 21 – June 25, 2021
Week 2: June 28 – July 2, 2021
Week 3: July 5 – July 9, 2021

Age Requirement: 12+

Questions?
summer@lacm.edu
626.568.8850

Summer 3

Week 1: Music Performance

June 21 – June 25, 2021

This week-long performance is led by our award-winning faculty members and offers focuses in vocal, drum, bass, guitar, and piano performance. During this session you’ll dive deep into technique for your selected instrument technique and collaborate with other talented artists, working in bands to prepare for a live performance and a recording session in our world-class studio. You’ll learn from various guests in A&R workshops and industry panels. This program includes a private lesson in your primary instrument, as well as daily technique and performance workshops. 

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Application Deadline: May 17, 2021

Select a Term: Summer at LACM
Select a Program: Summer Xperience

Audition Requirement for Performance Students:
Please upload a 1-minute video of you playing your primary instrument.

Music Production

Week 1: Music Production

June 21 – June 25, 2021

During this week-long program, you’ll focus on key production topics such as the basics of ProTools, drum production, vocal production, mixing and more. Expand your production toolkit and work in our fully equipped-studios and production lab with guidance from our seasoned faculty members. You’ll learn from various guests in A&R workshops and industry panels. Collaborate or work solo to create a track to share at the end of the session.

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Application Deadline: May 17, 2021

Select a Term: Summer at LACM
Select a Program: Summer Xperience

Audition Requirement for Production Students:
Please upload 1 track you have worked on.

Week 1: Bandwidth: Jazz & the Journey

June 21 – June 25, 2021

Bandwidth is a week-long collaboration featuring members of Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band along with Bryan Lipps (Michael Bublé, Kurt Elling, John Mayer) and the Los Angeles College of Music.  Along with playing with the pros in ensembles, private lessons, performance and recording opportunities, you’ll learn about the business and music technology behind creating a successful career path.  

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Application Deadline: May 17, 2021

Select a Term: Summer at LACM
Select a Program: Summer Xperience

Audition Requirement for Bandwidth Students:
Please upload a 1-minute video of you playing your primary instrument.

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Summer Xperience - Luana Vocals on Stage

Week 2: Songwriting

June 28 – July 2, 2021

Writing music is chance to tell your story. During this week-long session, you’ll focus on techniques in melody and lyric writing to assist with your storytelling. You’ll collaborate with other talented songwriters to write new music during the week and work towards the final recording session and live performance. You’ll work closely our faculty members and learn from guest panelists to hone your craft and grow as a writer. 

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Application Deadline: May 17, 2021

Select a Term: Summer at LACM
Select a Program: Summer Xperience

Audition Requirement for Songwriting Students:
Please submit a video of 1 original song. (Lyric sheets are not required but can be attached to application)

Student Recording Vocals at Summer Xperience

Week 2: Advanced Music Production

June 28 – July 2, 2021

The Advanced Music Production session is recommended for students that have already attended the Week 1 Music Production program or for students that have experience working in ProTools. During this week you’ll work to expand your knowledge of ProTools, advanced recording techniques, mixing, sampling and MIDI production. You’ll have the chance to learn from our experienced production staff and hear from industry guests during masterclassesExpand your knowledge and work with songwriters to help take songs from concept to final track. 

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Application Deadline: May 17, 2021

Select a Term: Summer at LACM
Select a Program: Summer Xperience

Audition Requirement for Advanced Production Students:
Please upload 1 track you have worked on and upload a PDF page with a description of your involvement.

Week 2: Rap & Hip-Hop: Change the World

June 21 – June 25, 2021

The Rap & Hip-Hop: Change the World program partners with the Subversive Foundation to provide a unique program focused on artist development, lyrics writing, beat-making, and other skills. You work with our faculty and guest industry advisors as they share their knowledge of the music industry. This week-long session focuses on creating music with a message and is tailored towards students that want to make a difference with their music.  

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Application Deadline: May 17, 2021

Select a Term: Summer at LACM
Select a Program: Rap & Hip-Hop: Change the World

Audition Requirement for Rap & Hip-Hop Students:

  • 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.
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Week 3: Music Entrepreneurship

July 5 – July 9, 2021

The Music Entrepreneurship program is focused on understanding the music industry and finding your path as an entrepreneur. Learn from our faculty and industry guests about topics such as artist management, marketing, licensing & publishing, and more. Learn how to make your career goals a reality.  

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Application Deadline: May 17, 2021

Select a Term: Summer at LACM
Select a Program: Summer Xperience

Audition Requirement for Music Entrepreneurship Students:
Please upload a 1-minute video describing your interest in the music industry.

Composing for Visual Media

Week 3: Composing for Visual Media

July 5 – July 9, 2021

This week-long session is all about composing to picture. Work on film, TV, and video game scoring. With guidance from our experience faculty members, you’ll work to score an original piece during this session.   

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Application Deadline: May 17, 2021

Select a Term: Summer at LACM
Select a Program: Summer Xperience

Audition Requirement for Composing for Visual Media Students:
Please upload 1 composition you have worked on.

Weeks 1, 2 or 3: Independent Artist Study

June 21 – June 25, 2021
The Week 1 IAS program allows you to create a personalized schedule selecting classes from the Week 1 performance and production courses along with an hour-long daily private lesson.  

June 28 – July 2, 2021
The Week 2 IAS program allows you to create a personalized schedule selecting classes from the Week 2 songwriting and advanced production classes along with an hour-long daily private lesson. 

July 5 – July 9, 2021
The Week 3 IAS program allows you to create a personalized program selecting classes from the Week 3 composition and music entrepreneurship classes along with an hour-long daily private lesson. 

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Application Deadline: May 17, 2021

Select a Term: Summer at LACM
Select a Program: Summer Xperience

Audition Requirement for Independent Artist Students:
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.

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How to Apply

Step 1: Start Your Application


Select a Term: Summer at LACM
Select a Program: Summer Xperience or Rap & Hip-Hop: Change the World

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

Early Bird Application Deadline: February 1, 2021
Application Deadline: May 17, 2021

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.
  • Bandwidth Applicants – Please upload a 1-minute video of you playing your primary instrument.
  • 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.
  • Rap & Hip-Hop Applicants
    • 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.
  • 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

Pricing

Camp Tuition


*does not include room & board or meals*

Tuition Payment Deadline: June 15, 2021
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

Discounts:

  • Returning Students: Receive $100 off the cost of Tuition
  • Early Bird Discount: Enroll & Pay in Full before February 1, 2021, get $100 off Tuition (nonrefundable)
  • Holiday Special: Enroll & Pay in Full before January 1, 2021, 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 a Summer Program. See the Student Catalog for more information.

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

Room & Board


Summer 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.

Summer FAQ's

Similarly to Summer 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