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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.

Online programming will be offered for Week 1: Music Production, Week 2: Advanced Music Production, Week 3: Composing for Visual Media or Week 3: Music Business.

There is a grant available for accepted students in financial need. If you would like to apply, email summer@lacm.edu for access to the application.

Please see the FAQ below for more information, and keep up with LACM’s response to COVID 19 at lacm.edu/covid19

Summer at LACM Dates
Week 1: June 19 – June 23, 2023
Week 2: June 26 – June 30, 2023
Week 3: July 3 – July 7, 2023

Age Requirement: 12+

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Week 1: Music Performance

June 19 – June 23, 2023

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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Week 1: Music Production

June 19 – June 23, 2023
Online format available for this program. 

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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Week 1: Bandwidth: Jazz & the Journey

June 19 – June 23, 2023

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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Week 2: Songwriting

June 26 – June 30, 2023

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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Week 2: Advanced Music Production

June 26 – June 30, 2023
Online format available for this program. 

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

June 26 – June 30, 2023

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. Full scholarships are offered to applicants with financial need. All tracks must contain lyrics with a positive message. 

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Week 3: Music Entrepreneurship

July 3 – July 7, 2023
Online format available for this program. 

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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Week 3: Composing for Visual Media

July 3 – July 7, 2023
Online format available for this program. 

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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Weeks 1, 2 or 3: Independent Artist Study

June 19 – June 23, 2023
The Week 1 IAS program allows you to create a personalized schedule selecting classes from the Week 1 performance and production courses along with 4 half-hour OR 2 full-hour private lessons.

June 26 – June 30, 2023
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 4 half-hour OR 2 full-hour private lessons.

July 3 – July 7, 2023 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 4 half-hour OR 2 full-hour private lessons.

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How to Apply

Step 1: Start Your Application


To apply for our in person or online summer programs, please use the following form: Summer 2023 Application

Make sure to fill out all required fields accurately before submitting. Questions can be sent to summer@lacm.edu.

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 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 1-2 weeks.

After acceptance, all students will receive detailed information about transportation, housing, and program scheduling after enrollment in the program.

No Application Fee

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Tuition (Online)


TUITION & FEES (Online):

$895 per week

No additional application fee will be required
Late Enrollment Fee: $100

Add on a half-hour private lesson for $100

Deadlines (Online)


Enrollment/pay-in-full tuition deadline is May 15, 2023
Please submit your enrollment form and pay in full by that date.

June 1, 2023 is the cancellation deadline.
There will be no refunds issued after that date.

* Additional $100 cost for any late enrolls

For payment questions, email billing@lacm.edu.


Tuition (On Campus)


*does not include room & board or meals*

Enrollment deadline is May 15, 2023
Please submit your enrollment form and pay in full or submit deposit by that date.
Pay-in-full tuition deadline is June 1, 2023
Any outstanding balance must be submitted by this date.

Cancellation deadline is June 1, 2023
There will be no refunds issued after that date.

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

New Student
1 Week – $1,695
2 Weeks – $3,390
3 Weeks – $5,085

Independent Artist Study Program
$500 on top of regular Tuition

Discounts:
(All discounts apply ONLY to the ON-CAMPUS programs unless otherwise noted. Only one discount applied per student).

  • Early Access:
    • Apply by April 15 to receive 20% of all tuition.
    • Must enroll and pay in full by May 1, 2023
  • Returning Summer at LACM students: Receive $100 off the cost of Tuition
  • Currently enrolled in an LACM degree program: 
    • Enrolled for the Fall to start classes at LACM? Receive 50% off one week of Summer at LACM tuition in addition to $250 off your degree program tuition each quarter for the first 4 quarters.
    • Must enroll and pay in full May 1, 2023
  • Future enrolled students in an LACM degree program: will receive a $250 off your degree program tuition each quarter for the first 4 quarters. Applicable to students who enroll within two years of attending a Summer Program (applies to juniors and seniors).

There is a grant available for accepted students. If you would like to apply, email summer@lacm.edu for access to the application.

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.

*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 after enrollment in the program.

The Hilton Pasadena
168 South Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California, 91101

Single Occupancy | 1 Student
$1,800 per week

Double Occupancy | 2 Students
$1,400 per week each student

Meals: $75 per week

LAX Transportation


Students 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 round trip or $40 one way.

Pick up: 10am & 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.