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.  The 2015 Scholarship Application can be found on our Website Scholarship page.  Application deadline is January 30th. 
We also provide professional development for LAUSD music teachers, opportunities for educators to perform, and  advocacy resources for arts education. 
      Happy New Year :   It’s 2015!  Let’s begin our 2nd semester with enthusiasm and commitment to giving the highest quality music education to the children of Los Angeles.  We remain united in providing education in music literacy and lifelong music making. It is our mission as music teachers to preserve the musical heritage of the people of the United States and around the world.
Kodaly Music Education Workshops - all workshops will be held at 5244 Tujunga Ave.,   North Hollywood, CA 91601  from 9:00am to 1:00pm 
Saturday January 24: Diane Geller will present “Kodaly for the Older Beginner”
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, January 17: Paul Cribari will present “From Models to Masterpieces, using the Schulwerk as Models for Composition”
Saturday, March 14: Patrick Ware will present “Jazz: Hip Cats and Cool Kids” 

American Choral Directors Association
February 25-28

Attendee $299,  Retired $269, Student $199.  After Jan. 21 all prices increase $50.00.  On site registration increases $50.00
No reading packet options after January 2

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.
California Band Directer’s Association
Planning on attending the 2015 CASMEC Conference in Fresno?  
Here is some important information. Conference Dates:February 19-22, 2015
Conference Location: Fresno Convention Center, 848 M Street
Fresno, CA 93721