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Welcome to the Herb Alpert Music Center at LACC! Scroll down for more information on our department. [Image: a member of a jazz band plays a brightly colored saxophone].

Lloraras (English translation) I know that you don't want me to love you you always avoid me somehow If I look for you here you're over there the only thing that I want is that you don't make me suffer anymore For your bad behavior, you're going to regret you're going to pay for my suffering You'll cry and cry with no one to comfort you and then you'll realize that it hurts when you're cheated on And then you'll come to me, asking for forgiveness but my heart doesn't remember you anymore You'll cry and cry with no one to comfort you and then you'll realize that it hurts when you're cheated on I swear it's true! You'll cry, you'll cry, you'll cry (you'll cry) like I suffered (you'll cry) hey, you'll cry (you'll cry) nobody will understand you (you'll cry) everything bad that you've done (you'll cry) hey look, you'll pay (you'll cry) you'll cry, you'll cry (you'll cry) you'll cry, you'll cry (you'll cry) You made me suffer (you'll cry) now the one who's laughing is me (you'll cry) no, no, yes, yes (you'll cry) now I'm gonna live (you'll cry) my life how I want (you'll cry) let's go, I'm leaving (you'll cry) on this Christmas mama (you'll cry) Take her away! Sé que tu no quieres, que yo a ti te quiera1 siempre tu me esquivas de alguna manera si te busco por aqui tu me sales por allá lo único que yo quiero es que no me hagas sufrir más Por tu mal comportamiento, te vas a arrepentir muy caro tendrás que pagar todo mi sufrimiemto Llorarás y llorarás sin nadie que te consuele y asi te darás de cuenta que si te engañan duele Y después vendras a mi, pidiéndome perdón pero ya mi corazón, no se acuerda más de ti Llorarás y llorarás sin nadie que te consuele y asi te darás de cuenta que si te engañan duele Te lo juro que sí! Llorarás llorarás llorarás (Llorarás) Como lo sufrí yo (Llorarás) Oye tu llorarás (Llorarás) Nadie te comprenderá (Llorarás) Todo lo malo que hiciste (Llorarás) Oye mira lo pagarás (Llorarás) Llorarás Llorarás (Llorarás) Llorarás Llorarás (Llorarás) Tu me hiciste sufrir (Llorarás) Ahora él que rie soy yo (Llorarás) que no, que no, que sí, que sí (Llorarás) Ahora yo voy a vivir (Llorarás) Mi vida como yo quiero (Llorarás) Echa pa'lante, ya me voy (Llorarás) En esta navidad mamá! (Llorarás) Llévatela! ~ Lagrimas Negras (English translation) Even though you have thrown me into abandonment Even if you have already killed my illusions And instead of cursing you with justified spite I shower you in my dreams I shower you in my dreams With blessings I suffer the immense grief of losing you I feel the deep pain of your departure And I cry without you knowing that my lament Has black tears Has black tears Like my life You want to leave me And I don't want to suffer I'm leaving with you, my saint Although it could kill me A gardener of love, plants a flower and leaves Another comes and cultivates it, which of the two will it be? And I tell you, my love, that with you I will die I'm leaving with you, my saint, I'll tell you again And you want to leave me And I don't want to suffer I'm leaving with you, my saint Although it could kill me Aunque tú me has echado en el abandon, aunque ya hayas matado mis ilusiones, y en vez de maldecirte con justo encono en mis sueños te colmo, en mis sueños te colmo de bendiciones. Sufro la inmensa pena de tu exravío, siento el dolor profundo de tu partida y lloro sin que tú sepas que el llanto mío tiene lágrimas negras, tiene lágrimas negras como mi vida. Tu me quieres dejar, y yo no quiero sufrir contigo me voy mi santa aunque me cueste morir. Un jardinero de amor, planta una flor y se va. Otro viene y la cultiva, ¿de cuál de los dos será? Y te lo digo mi amor, que contigo morirè, contigo me voy mi santa te lo repito otra vez. Y que tu me quieres dejar, y yo no quiero sufrir, contigo me voy mi santa aunque me cueste morir.



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.  

The LACC Music Academy Herb Alpert Scholarship is a tuition scholarship offered to all full-time Music majors committed to studying two years at LACC and selecting the pathway options in Associate of Arts in MusicAssociate of Arts Transfer in MusicCertificates of Achievement in Music and/or Applied Music Program for Transfer. This scholarship amount is up to $966 per semester ($46 per unit) and available for in-state, out-of-state, and international students.


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Herb Alpert Music Center, LACC Department of Music, Transfer Class of 2022
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Herb Alpert Music Center, LACC Department of Music, Applied Music Completion, Cohort of Spring 2022.
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Herb Alpert Music Center, LACC Department of Music, Associate of Arts in Music, Class of 2022.
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Herb Alpert Music Center, LACC Department of Music, Certificates of Achievement, Class of 2022.

Wake Up | Keshell Phillips

The LACC Music Academy Outstanding Honors Performance Award is given to one or more Music Majors each semester who demonstrate excellence in musical performance. Outstanding Student Performers are selected in the areas of all instruments (piano, woodwinds, brass, strings, guitar and percussion), voice, music technology, and composition.

Keshell Phillips (singer/songwriter) is one of three Fall 2021 recipients of the award. This semester she completed the LACC Music Academy (Applied Music Program), along with ten other students, and looks forward to transferring next fall.

A stylized pink and purple close-up of Keshell Phillips’ face. Centered text: “I Could Be Dreaming”. Lower right-hand corner insignia text “Parental Advisory Explicit Content”

New album "I Could Be Dreaming" by LACC alumna and USC transfer student Keshell Phillips, out now!
https://album.link/us/i/1623681219


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.
Read the article on latimes.com