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.


Welcome to the 2015 - ’16 School Year.   We have an exciting year ahead of us as music educators and parents of young musicians.

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.

                        SAVE THE DATE!!!                                          LACESMA ANNOUNCES OUR 75TH DIAMOND JUBILEE ANNIVERSARY                                                to be held on  MAY 15, 2016 

We will alert you with more details as the year progresses!

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 2015 - /16 workshops will be held at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 100 N. Hill Avenue, Pasadena, 91106. For membership, please visit the website at www.laorff.org

Saturday, October 17 from 9am - 3pm:  James Harding presents “Elemental Drama” Get ready to explore the use of skits, storytelling, dramatic movement exercises, and improvisation games in the music class!

Saturday, January 16th from 9am - 3pm: Cindy Hall presents “Playing with Purpose” You will work through the process of imitation, exploration, and improvisation using poetry, folk song, drama, instrumental pieces and movement - bring your recorder!

Spring workshops will be announced in the 2nd semester.

You don’t want to miss the fantastic opportunity to attend the AOSA Professional Development Conference November 11 - 14, 2015 in San Diego, CA.   Visit  http://aosa.org/professionl-development/professiona-development-conference for further information.

Kodaly Association for Southern California Music Education Workshops

2015 - ’16

  1. 1)Saturday, September 26th, from 9:30 - 3pm: Gemma Arguelles presents “ Kodaly in Action, Music in K-8 Setting at Fairmont School

  2. 2)Saturday, November 7th, from 9:30am - 1pm, Juanda Marshal presents “Demystifying and Kodaly-fying the Common Core Standards at St. Paul’s Lutheran School

  3. 3)Saturday, January 23rd from 9:30am - 1:30pm, Nike St. Clair presents “Choral Conducting, Diction and Technique at Polytechnic School

CMEA SOUTHWESTERN SECTION PRESENTS FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE “Creativity, the Fibre of Music Education: Teaching & Learning through Composition and Improvisation”

SEPTEMBER 26 from 9:00am - 3:00pmATAzusa Pacific University, Warren Music Center, 901 East Alosta Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702   For details visit http://www.cmeasws.org/