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Herb Alpert Music Center

The HAMC Instrument room. Cellos, guitars, basses, amps, and lots of instruments in cases line the walls.

Degrees & Certificates

MUSIC

Music: Instrumental Performer: Brass
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Instrumental Performer: Guitar
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Instrumental Performer: Percussion
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Instrumental Performer: Piano
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Instrumental Performer: Strings
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Instrumental Performer: Woodwinds
Certificate of Achievement

Music
Associate in Arts

Music
Associate in Arts for Transfer

Music Songwriting and Composition
Certificate of Achievement

Music Technology
Certificate of Achievement

Music: Pathway to CalArts
Associate in Arts

Music: Pathway to UCLA
Associate in Arts

Music: Vocal Performer
Certificate of Achievement

Overview

The LACC Music Academy at the Herb Alpert Music Ce​nter offers a streamlined curriculum to create a transfer-ready, work-ready, and enriched student community through the following two-year pathway options for all Music majors:  

  • Associate of Arts (AA) in Music: Two-year degree at the community college level  
  • Associate of Arts (AA-T) Transfer in Music: Guarantees transfer to four-year CSU universities under Music Breadth Studies major 
  • Certificates of Achievement in Music: Variety of areas in Music, such as Songwriting/Composition, Music Technology, Instrumental Performer, Vocal Performer  
  • Applied Music Program for Transfer: Designed for students seeking to transfer to four-year universities or conservatories to complete a Bachelor of Arts/Music degree.
    • Applied Music Program offers private, individual lessons to prepare students for auditions and performances.   
    • The private lesson scholarship is awarded up to $1500 per student each semester (fall and spring) 
    • Acceptance into the Applied Music Program requires a video or live audition in addition to the LACC Music Academy/Herb Alpert Scholarship application.    
    • Students accepted into this program must be a full-time music major for two years and enroll in required music courses.   
    • Through established transfer agreements, Applied Music Program students who complete the required courses have a streamlined pathway to the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and California Institute of the Arts Herb Alpert School of Music.