Los Angeles College of Music  

Pasadena,  CA 
United States
  • Booth: 1847

Welcome to LACM! A Billboard Top Music Business School

Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) prepares students to be leaders in music and offers Bachelor’s, Associate’s, and Master's degrees in Music Performance, Music Production, Songwriting, Composing for Visual Media and Music Business. 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.
We believe in creating an environment for limitless creativity, developing a foundation of innovative music education and building industry relationships. Your future in music starts here.
LACM Website: https://www.lacm.edu/
Application Page: https://www.lacm.edu/apply/
Contact us at: Admissions@lacm.edu

 Show Specials

  • 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.
    • Must apply by the end of the year: December 31, 2022
    • In "how did you hear about us", please write "Midwest"
    • If accepted, we will insert your name in a raffle and one of the Midwest attendees could win a free week of tuition ($1,695) to Summer at LACM.
    Any questions? Email summer@lacm.edu

 Press Releases

  • LACM Student David Spitzfaden Featured on Hip Hop/Pop Sensation Lizzo’s Remake of Stevie Wonder Holiday Classic “Someday at Christmas” 



    Los Angeles, CA -- December 8, 2022 -- Have you heard #LIZZO 's new Amazon Music Original “Someday at Christmas”? This cover of Stevie Wonder’s holiday classic not only features synths and instrumentation by Los Angeles College of Music’s Songwriting and Music Business faculty member Jameel "Jproof" Roberts, but also features guitar by LACM student David Spitzfaden. 

    Roberts started teaching at LACM two years ago because, as he says, “Education is an element of music I’ve always been passionate about.” A multi-talented platinum-selling producer, songwriter, composer/arranger, educator and instrumentalist, he co-produced and wrote “Good Kisser” for R&B singing sensation Usher, which climbed to #1 on the US R&B/Hip Hop charts. The track garnered his first nomination for Best R&B Song at the 2015 Grammy Awards. Roberts’ songwriting and arranging were also featured on the 2020 Grammy nominated Album of The Year, Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande. More information on Roberts here https://lacm.edu/facultystaff/jameelroberts/. 


    "I was working with Lizzo on recording “Someday at Christmas” last summer and decided to call David in because we needed guitar,Roberts says. “Dave's one of my students at LACM, and he's an excellent guitar player, vocalist and songwriter. And so, he was the first person I thought of to bring in. 


    David knew he wanted to perform and be a professional musician from a young age, and got involved with the Summer at Los Angeles College of Music (LACM) program, a music program for students ages 12+, when he was 17. The Summer at LACM program motivated him to enroll full time after high school graduation, and he is now a current student in the Songwriting Program at LACM learning from some of the top songwriters, musicians and producers in the industry.  

    When Roberts asked David to play guitar on a holiday record he was working on with Lizzo, his immediate response was “Uh, yeah! I’ll be there!” Here is a link to a video with Roberts and David talking about their experience recording with Lizzo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CNCESxsIkA 

    The LACM Faculty roster includes Grammy, BMI & People’s Choice award-winning musicians, recording artists, producers, and entrepreneurs who love to share their experiences and expertise with the next generation of music leaders,” said Erin Workman, Executive Vice President, LACM and Department Head, Songwriting & Music Business. Collectively, they have worked with Jason Mraz, Michael Buble, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Randy Newman, Ariana Grande, Usher, Lizzo, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and many, many more, and their connections and industry relationships help our students learn, thrive and get industry experience in real time in the heart of Los Angeles.”  

    More information on LACM https://lacm.edu/ and David here https://davidspitzfaden.com/ You can stream #SomedayAtChristmas now on Amazon Music and follow David on Instagram @david_spitzfaden for updates on performances and original music. 


    Los Angeles College of Music, LACM, prepares students to be leaders in music and offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 12 majors across Music Performance, Production, Composition and Industry studies. Since opening its doors in 1996, LACM has become home to music students from around the world who desire the professional edge that can only be attained by living and studying in the heart of the music industry. Small class sizes and private study with current, leading, musical professionals foster an intimate and supportive environment to learn to create, record, perform and market in today’s competitive music industry. LACM has expanded it's programming to ages 12+ through it's Summer at LACM program, and recently introduced the Bridge to Success English as a second language program that allows students to attend college 1 term early, and develop academic English skills through music coursework and cultural immersion.  lacm.edu 



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    Laura Charlton (formerly Johson) 

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  • LACM's Inaugural Master's Program Tuition Discount
    Join LACM this Spring (April 2023) for our inaugural class of Master's students and receive 45% off tuition for the entire program!...

  • The Los Angeles College of Music master’s program provides a rich environment where students develop a competitive career path through artistic endeavor, rigorous training, scholarship and unparalleled exposure to the music industry to become influential creative artists, educators, and entrepreneurs.
    For our Inaugural class of 2023 (Spring Start Only), we will award any student applying an automatic 45% tuition reduction for your entire Master's program! Take advantage of saving money while studying with industry music professionals in Los Angeles. 
    MM - Performance: Bass, Drum, Guitar, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Vocal
    MM - Composition: Composing for Visual Media, Songwriting
    MM - Producing & Recording
    MA - Music Business
    Need more information? Email admissions@lacm.edu