LACESMA is an organization of 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 performance opportunities for LAUSD elementary students.

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

Fall 2016:

We Los Angeles Music Teachers enter the new school year with great enthusiasm. Our job is to  bring the magical gift of music to our children.  Our task is to nourish and cultivate music in our schools so that the Los Angeles children have the opportunity to grow in their  general music, choral and instrumental music education and perhaps carry it through the rest of their lives.  There is now scientific evidence that music students make better math and science students and have better spacial intelligence and problem solving minds than those students who are not educated in music.

ATTENTION: Elementary Music Teachers, Classroom Teachers and Parents  - Attached is the Application for  2016-2017 LOS ANGELES CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION MUSIC SCHOLARSHIPS (instrumental only)

  1. 1.The Los Angeles City Elementary Schools Music Association (LACESMA) is offering a limited number of scholarships to students who have shown exceptional promise and achievement in the field of music. Scholarships are awarded to pupils who have been enrolled in school music classes or who have taken private lessons. Students may audition on a standard orchestral instrument or on piano. All applications must have a recommendation from their school music teacher or administrator. NOTE: Anyone who recommends a student for a LACESMA scholarship is required to be a LACESMA member in good standing. Membership dues must be paid by the Scholarship Application deadline of January 27, 2017. (Please see Membership application form Attachment D). Each $300 scholarship will be paid directly to the student’s private music teacher. Recipients will be selected on the basis of audition and evaluation by a panel of judges.

  2. 2.Here is the application: LACESMA Application2016-17.pdf

Professional Development Opportunities

The Los Angeles Chapter American Orff Schulwerk Association holds workshops at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 100 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106

Workshops this school year - to register visit www.laorff.org

featuring music from different traditions in Central and South America, adapted in the Orff-Schulwerk style.

Let the Children by their own Composers, Movement as a basis for musical composition presented by Joshua Block, Saturday January 14, 9am - 3pm

With today’s talk of 21st Century Skills, there is no better way to get children thinking critically, collaborating, communicating, and creating!

Engaging the Older Student by Chris Judah-Lauder, Saturday, March 11th, 9am - 3pm

Explore songs and activities that are geared for collaborative effort for 4th grade and up. Bring your recorder!

Visit www.laorff.org

KASC WORKSHOP AND COURSES To be assured a spot at the following workshops, pre-register at least a week in advance  - KASCmail@gmail.com  For more information visit kasc.oake.org

Folk Song from Around the World by various clinicians, Saturday, November 5, 9:30am - 3:00pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, North Hollywood

Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Music Classrooms by Alice Hammel on Saturday, January 21, 9:30am - 1:30pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in North Hollywood

2017 NAMM Show

Plan now to join us again for Music Education Days at The 2017 NAMM Show, January 19-22, 2017, presented by The NAMM Foundation. Music educators, school administrators and school board members are invited to join music industry professionals to share music products and innovations from around the world and to celebrate music education and music learning for people of all ages.

Act now! Early bird registration is $25. 

Enjoy pictures of our May 17th, 2016 75th Diamond Jubilee

We celebrate the power of music education with our LAUSD School Board President Steve Zimmer and LACESMA president Jeanne Mitchel plus our LACESMA officers for 2016/17