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.


      IT’S SUMMER:   Here’s wishing a wonderful summer to all music educators across the Los Angeles area.   You deserve a rest after a busy  year of teaching our students to read music, sing with beautiful tones and play instruments with great skill.  You have broadened each student’s horizons by teaching them the heritage of songs and culture from North America to South America from Asia to Western Europe to Africa. 

OPEN MEETING, Wednesday, April 9, 4:00, Wilshire Park Elementary:   Here is a picture taken at the Open Meeting where Los Angeles music students were awarded $300 scholarships after auditioning for LAUSD Music Teachers in March.   LACEMA is the proud sponsor of this wonderful program giving students more opportunities to continue learning from professional teachers on their prospective instruments.   More pictures can be reviewed on our Scholarship Page.


LACESMA BANQUET:   Our LACESMA Banquet was held on Saturday, May 3rd from 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Taix Restaurant, 1911W. Sunset Blvd.,   Select Student Scholarship winners graced us with their wonderful talent. We honored wonderful music teachers who are this year retiring from Music Education. In addition, we honored  outstanding citizens in LAUSD for their vision and support in promoting music education and announced our new officers for 2014

The 27TH Annual Kodaly Honor Chorus Concert was held on Sunday, May 18, 3:00 PM

Hall of Liberty, Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills

Co-sponsored by KASC and LACESMA,   this event was a wonderful  culmination of a weekend festival combining

over 150 singers from 12 elementary schools. 

Below are present LACESMA officers for 2014 - 2015:  Past president, Eloise Porter,  UTLA Rep. Pammela Gibbermanm

Corresponding Secretary, Katherine Williamson, New president, Jeanne Mitchell, 1st Vice President, Vykee Gordon

Scholarship Chair, Sarah Urias