June 28 - July 2

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+


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. 


Rap & Hip-Hop FAQ

In response to circumstances surrounding COVID-19

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



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


Tuition Payment Deadline: June 7, 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.