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Welcome to the Herb Alpert Music Center

The Herb Alpert Music Center at Los Angeles City College offers a streamlined curriculum to create a transfer-ready, work-ready, and enriched student community through the Associate in Arts (AA-T) Transfer degree that guarantees transfer to four-year CSU institutions, the Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Music, skill-building certificates, and general music education. Our dedicated and experienced faculty teach distinct and creative courses in theory, musicianship, appreciation, history, technology, performance, and techniques for students at all levels.

The Herb Alpert Music Scholarship provides two years of tuition-free study at LACC for all music majors seeking the Music Associate of Arts degree, Music Associate in Arts Transfer degree, and Certificates of Achievement in music. The scholarship is available for qualified in-state, non-resident, and international students.

The Herb Alpert Music Academy (Applied Music Program) is designed for students seeking to transfer to four-year institutions to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degree. Music Academy students receive private lessons to prepare them for auditions and performances. Admission into the Music Academy requires a completed application that includes a video audition. Students accepted into the program must be a full-time music major for two years, enroll in required music courses, and fulfill all the expectations required of an Herb Alpert Music Scholarship student.

Through established transfer agreements, Herb Alpert Music Academy students who complete the required courses have a streamlined pathway to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and are provided priority consideration for transfer to the Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts.

The Herb Alpert Music Scholarship
Submit Applications for Fall 2020
Final Deadline: August 14
Looking for a music school? The Herb Alpert Music Academy at LA City College is the only community college Applied Music program in California that offers free private lessons with a qualifying audition.  Apply for Fall 2020 by August 14th.

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Herb Alpert Music Center Performances Featured at the
LACCD Virtual Recongnition Ceremony | June 9th 2020



Herb Alpert Foundation Donates $10.1 Million to LACC: Music Majors Receive Tuition-Free Studies

Trumpeter Herb Alpert, known for his unique brand of Latin-tinged jazz pop, and for being a co-founder of A&M Records, a label that released key albums by artists from Cat Stevens to Janet Jackson, is now making his mark on education.
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