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LA College of Music (formerly LA Music Academy)

LA College of Music (formerly LA Music Academy) is an Associate's college with 148 students located in Pasadena, CA.

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Offers Associate Degrees, Open Admissions

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Overview

Overview

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Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) prepares students to be leaders in music and offers Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees and Diploma programs in Music Performance, Music Production, Songwriting and Composing for Visual media. Located in the heart of the music and entertainment industries, the faculty is comprised of current leading music professionals with a passion for inspiring the next generation. The college offers a significant number of real world playing situations with professional musicians, not just peers, making it one of the top music schools today. The student body is comprised of talented students from around the world who partner together in an intimate and supportive environment to learn to create, record, perform and market groundbreaking music in today’s competitive music industry.

(Formerly known as LAMA, The Los Angeles Music Academy.)

LACM is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Mission Statement

LACM is dedicated to providing quality educational programs that pair a contemporary music education with additional preparation in recording, production and music business in order to empower students for self-sustaining careers that include numerous options for professional success. LACM's Faculty and Career Services staff work individually with each student to help them build a plan for their future and position themselves to achieve. LACM Career Services continue to be a resource after graduation and support alumni as they establish themselves in their chosen career path.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 148
Gender 76% Male / 24% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 96% Full Time / 4% Part Time
Geography 34% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 26% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 30%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 5%
International 34%
Hispanic/Latino 13%
Ethnicity Unknown 11%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 2%

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services
  • Career And Alumni Services
  • Peer Tutoring Programs

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Percussion Instruments (38%), Stringed Instruments (32%), Voice and Opera (16%), Music Technology (12%)

Majors Offered

Associates

A program that focuses on the creative aspects of the blending of music and technology; and that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the composition, recording, synthesis, and performance of music; audio-visual production; scoring for film and multimedia; and software and multimedia development. Includes instruction in music theory, music history, composition, acoustics, recording technology, computer composition, electronic music synthesis, technology-based performance, 3D sound and spatial audio, and music business and law.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.
Sound Engineering Technicians
Operate machines and equipment to record, synchronize, mix, or reproduce music, voices, or sound effects in sporting arenas, theater productions, recording studios, or movie and video productions.

A program that prepares individuals to master percussion instruments and performing art for a variety of musical settings, including orchestral, solo, chamber, commercial, or nontraditional. Includes instruction in playing and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that prepares individual to master a stringed instrument and performing arts as solo, ensemble and/or accompanist performers. Includes instruction in playing and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that prepares individuals to master the human voice and performing art as solo and/or ensemble performers in concert, choir, opera, or other forms of singing. Includes instruction in voice pedagogy, diction, vocal physiology and exercise, expressive movement, repertoire, recital, and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Music Directors and Composers
Conduct, direct, plan, and lead instrumental or vocal performances by musical groups, such as orchestras, bands, choirs, and glee clubs. Includes arrangers, composers, choral directors, and orchestrators.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Administration & Faculty

President C. Thomas Aylesbury
Executive Vice President of Academic Operations Michael Packer
Dean of Students Dave Pozzi
Executive Director of Career Services and Industry Relations Erin Workman
Director of Financial Aid Mary Olmos
Registrar Jorge Ojeda
Director of International Student Services & Associate Registrar Wendy Lilienfein
Director of Admissions Marcos Villa
Accredited by National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Student : Faculty Ratio 6 : 1

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 55.3% accepted of 38 applications

Deadlines

August

1

Regular Decision

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $29,267 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $29,208
$30K-$48K $31,642
$110K+ $34,758

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $22,275, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $22,275 Same as On-Campus
Fees $300 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,216
Books $900 $900
Total (before financial aid) $23,475 $31,691

Students Receiving Aid

42% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 35% $7,563
Federal Scholarships/Grants 26% $5,416
Institutional Grants 16% $5,902
Other Federal Grants 23% $497
Pell Grants 26% $4,981
Student Loans 35% $7,563

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.lacm.edu/admissions/financial-aid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.lacm.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/npcalc2.htm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

65% of students graduated on time.

73% of students graduated in six years.

71% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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