Department of Music

Applied Music Program Auditions

Friday, May 27, 2022 - 9:00AM (in-person)
(Application Due by Wednesday, May 25th - 5:00PM)

FALL 2022
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 9:00AM (in-person)
(Application Due by Wednesday, August 31st - 5:00PM)

Applied Music Program - Info

The LAVC Applied Music Program is designed for students seeking to transfer to four-year institutions to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degree. Applied Music students receive private lessons to prepare them for auditions and performances. Admission into the program requires a completed application that includes a live audition. Students accepted into the program must be a full-time music major for two years, enroll in required music courses, and fulfill all the expectations required of an LAVC Applied Music student. For information about the application/auditions please contact the LAVC Music Department Instructional Assistant, James Grude (

For General Information or Assistance, Please contact:

James Grude, Instructional Assistant
(818) 947-2346 or
Mondays to Thursdays: 7:00AM - 5:30PM

The LAVC Music Department provides a dynamic environment for the exploration of the complete musician / entrepreneur – performer, composer, educator, promoter, producer. We offer a complete set of courses in performance, history, theory, performance ensembles, commercial music, recording arts, and general education. We offer a two-year Music A.A. degree, a two-year Commercial Music A.A., a two-year Music AAT (music transfer degree), and five Commercial Music Certificates. Our dedicated faculty and staff specialize in hands-on attention and bring a wealth of real-world experience into the classroom.

The LAVC Music Department maintains partnerships with various community organizations: The American Guitar Society, The American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers, House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, and Education Through Music - Los Angeles. These partnerships provide free seminars and networking for LAVC Music students. Please visit their websites for further information and watch the bulletin boards in the Music Department for upcoming events.

Thinking of a Career in the Music Industry?

Check out the Website for our New Community Partner
House of Blues / Music Forward Foundation
Free Seminars for LAVC Students!

Check out this Info from the LAVC Career/Transfer Center