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.


                        SAVE THE DATE!!!

                                            LACESMA ANNOUNCES OUR

                        75TH DIAMOND JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY 

                                               to be held on  MAY 15, 2016  at the

              Stern Grand Ballroom in the Dorothy Chandler Music Center

                                           from   4:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.

         The celebration will include performances from current and former   

        scholarship winners in the LACESMA Scholarship Honor Orchestra.

    (If you are a scholarship winner, please contact us to learn how you can be a part of the orchestra)


   There will also be a LACESMA Honor Chorus and a Celebrity Performance 

                             Watch for more information to come in Fall 2015

        We hope to see all our members and supporters at our big celebrations!

Photos of our 2015 Open Meeting are on the Galleries page, photos of 2015 banquet are on LACESMA Banquet page

from Scholarship Audition Day in March 2015

The halls were filled with the sound of  students warming up and practicing their instruments for the LACESMA Scholarship Auditions held on Saturday, March 7th  at LA Valley College. Over 120 children  auditioned for scholarships for private lessons.  There were many talented young students playing violin, cello, clarinet, flute, oboe, trumpet, trombone, harp and piano.  Thanks to the many LAUSD Music teachers who dedicated their Saturday to audition the students, sign the students in and monitor the auditions.    In particular a big thank you to the organizers, Jeanne Mitchell and Sarah Urias