Summer at LACM: Online

In response to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, LACM is now offering a 100% online Summer at LACM experience.

There are 3 weeks of online programming with 4 hours of workshops, masterclasses, & private lessons each day taught by LACM faculty and top music industry members.

There are programs with focuses in Music Performance, Songwriting, Rap & Hip-Hop, Music Production, Composing for Visual Media and Music Entrepreneurship.

Application Deadline: 
June 15, 2020 – Extended Deadline

Cost Per Week: 
$595/week

Deposit:
$150 deposit/week

No application fee!

Payment Deadline: 
June 15, 2020 – Extended Deadline

Cancellation Deadline: 
June 20, 2020 – No refunds issued after this date

Age Requirement: 
12+

Questions? 
Email us at summer@lacm.edu

WEEK 1: MUSIC PERFORMANCE | JUNE 29 – JULY 3

  • Private lessons & daily technique classes in chosen instrument
  • Panels, seminars & workshops with music industry guests
  • Final virtual performance at the end of the week #couchconcert

WEEK 1: MUSIC PRODUCTION | JUNE 29 – JULY 3

  • Learn ProTools; the industry standard for production
  • Learn how to build an effective home recording setup
  • Learn from professional engineers, producers, & artists while developing your own tracks to present during the final virtual performance at the end of the week

WEEK 2: SONGWRITING | JULY 6 – JULY 10

  • Learn more about recording demos at home
  • Learn more about top lining, the business behind songwriting, Nashville style “Writers in the Round” performances, and more!
  • Virtual co-writing sessions with a final performance at the end of the week #couchconcert

WEEK 2: RAP & HIP-HOP | JULY 6 – JULY 10

  • Learn about lyric writing and top line melodic construction
  • Work on beat production, live and MIDI recording, vocal performance, and music business
  • Final virtual performance at the end of the week #couchconcert

WEEK 2: ADVANCED MUSIC PRODUCTION | JULY 6 – JULY 10

  • Work alongside LACM’s production staff to five into the details of ProTools production, mixing, and MIDI production
  • Learn more about creating tracks for top lining, the business behind music production, and more!

WEEK 3: MUSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP | JULY 13 – JULY 17

  • 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

WEEK 3: COMPOSING FOR VISUAL MEDIA | JULY 13 – JULY 17

  • Learn from LACM’s leading industry staff and discuss their real-world experience with composing for film and TV
  • Learn the differing techniques for composing for comedy versus composing for drama
  • Learn about MIDI & electronic film scoring. Discuss creating music for video games, writing with lyrics for TV/Film and more!

100% Virtual Courses (View Sample Schedule)

HOW TO APPLY:

Step 1: Start Your Application
(Link below!)

Step 2: Upload All Application Requirements
Active links are required for all submission videos. YouTube in preferred for video submissions and SoundCloud is preferred for any audio submissions.

WEEK 1
Performance Applicants: 
1-minute video of you playing your primary instrument.

Production Applicants: 
1 track you have worked on.

WEEK 2
Songwriting Applicants:
A video of 1 original song. (Lyric sheets optional)

Rap & Hip-Hop Applicants:

  • 1 original song/track you have worked on. (Lyric sheets optional)
  • 200 words on why you want to change the world through music.
  • Social Media links (Facebook, Instagram, SoundCloud)

Advanced Music Production:
1 track you have worked on with a description of your involvement.

WEEK 3
Composing for Visual Media Applicants: 
1 composition you have worked on.

Music Entrepreneurship Applicants: 
1-minute video describing your interest in the music industry.

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 an enrollment form and final program schedules.

summer@lacm.edu

Click to begin your application