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.


LACESMA Board Members invite you to the


Honoring new Lifetime Members and retirees with

performances by Student Scholarship winners.

Tuesday, May 12th , 4:30 - 6:30, Taix Restaurant

1911 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

Invite supportive administrators and teachers

Choose beef, chicken, fish or vegetarian entree from the reservation form (attached). Three ways to Pay - $38.00 per person, payment deadline: May 1st

1) Use reservation form and pay by check or cash at the April PD meeting

(preferred method)

2) Go to the membership page of this website and pay through ‘donate’ button. Note a 3% charge is added with Paypal making the cost $39.14

3) Make a check written to LACESMA with the reservation form: to

Jeanne Mitchell @ P.O. Box 361, Topanga, CA 90290


The LACESMA Scholarship winners  will be awarded at the LACESMA Open Meeting on April 15th at 4:00pm at Wilshire Park Elementary (4063 Ingraham St, Los Angeles, CA 90005). Select scholarship winners will be performing  at this meeting.  The  awards ceremony will have  a reception afterwards.

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