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 Scholarship Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 7th from 8:30am to 2:30pm at LA Valley College, (5800 Fulton Ave, Valley Glen, CA 91401 ) Over 120 children will be auditioning for scholarships for private lessons.  LAUSD Music Teachers will be auditioning these children and our organization, LACESMA funds the scholarships. 

The Scholarships 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.


Kodaly Music Education Workshops - all workshops will be held at 5244 Tujunga Ave.,   North Hollywood, CA 91601  from 9:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday, March 28:  Kurt Cereske will present “Singing Games and Dances”

American Orff Schulwerk Association Workshops - all workshops will be held at  Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 100 N. Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday, March 14: Patrick Ware will present “Jazz: Hip Cats and Cool Kids”

OAKE 2015 Conference - Minneapolis, MN March 19 – 22, 2015

Each year OAKE hosts a National Conference for professional development and honor choirs.  From coast to coast, we’ve hosted hundreds of sessions with thousands of teachers, students and guests.  Immerse yourself in Kodály education by attending next year’s conference!  Registration information will be found here starting in October 2014.