LACESMA is an organization of elementary music educators,  classroom teachers, school administrators, parents and community members who promote and support music education in the Los Angeles Unified Schools.

We provide music scholarships for LAUSD elementary instrumental music students and support music festivals and other performance opportunities for LAUSD elementary students. 

We also provide professional development for LAUSD music teachers, opportunities for educators to perform, and  advocacy resources for arts education.


We usher in the new year, 2016 with excitement and hope for enhancing opportunities for all students to receive  quality music education in Los Angeles.

Music allows us to celebrate and preserve our cultural heritages, and also to explore the realms of expression, imagination, and creation resulting in new knowledge. Therefore, every student should be guaranteed the opportunity to learn how to read music, create music, express themselves through  music  and to share in the glorious experience of performing music at the highest standard that we music educators can give.

LACESMA 2016 Scholarship Update

The window for LACESMA Scholarship application is now closed.  Students who have finished their application will soon be receiving  detailed information regarding the audition date of Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at  LA Valley College.   Through LACESMA dues plus funds received from The Norris Foundation and The Bouchard Foundation, LACESMA will be able to award 40 scholarships to students in 2016!

At this time, plans for awarding the scholarships to winning students will be April 16th at Wilshire Crest Elementary.   This date and space need to be confirmed.

                        SAVE THE DATE!!!                                          LACESMA ANNOUNCES OUR 75TH DIAMOND JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY                                                 to be held on

MAY 15, 2016 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Please join us to celebrate all that LACESMA does for our children. Here’s a glimpse:

LACESMA 75th Anniversary PROMO with Henry.mov

Visit our Tab (Above):  LACESMA 75th Jubilee Anniversary.  You can make your reservation for this exciting event on the 75th Jubilee Anniversary page.  You can choose to help sponsor the event and/or place an ad in our program.  Another option for purchasing tickets is to  use our  Membership Pay Pal button on the Membership page.  After purchasing, you will be sent your tickets through e-mail.

There are many opportunitIes for fabulous professional development with Master Teachers for vocal general music teachers this year:

Los Angeles Chapter American Orff Schulwerk Association presents the last workshop for this school year

Meg Tietz  - Playful Process on Saturday, March 19th from 9an - 3pm at The Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 100 N. Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

The OAKE National Conference for professional development and honor choirs will be held March 10 -13 in Long Beach, CA!   For more information and how to register, go to www.oake.org/conference/rates-and-registration/

Go to this website to help us advocate for Music and the Arts

in our Schools! https://www.votervoice.net/ARTSUSA/Petitions/684/Respond

Our Elementary Students in Action!