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An Evening at LAMA With Taboo of Black Eyed Peas



We are very excited to announce “An Evening with Taboo” at LAMA Wednesday, December 4 at 8pm in the performance hall. All LAMA students, alumni and staff are invited to attend the event featuring the Black Eyed Peas member. The evening starts at 8pm sharp. A very limited number of seats are open to the public. To RSVP, email ASAP as this is first come first served. An email will be sent to confirm your registration.

-LAMA Staff

Art Alexakis Visits LAMA for an Evening with Students, Alumni


We’d like to invite all of the LAMA students and alumni to “An Evening with Art Alexakis,” taking place tomorrow night, October 30th at 8pm in the LAMA performance hall. Alexakis, who has a strong belief in the power and importance of music education, will discuss his approach to songwriting and offer his perspective on today’s music industry.

Alexakis is  best known as the lead singer, guitarist, producer and principal songwriter for the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Alternative rock band Everclear. The band has sold over 6 million albums in the U.S. and Canada alone, with 8 Top-40 hit singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock, Top 40, & Adult Top 40 charts, including: “Santa Monica,” “I Will Buy You A New Life,” “Wonderful,” and “Father of Mine.”

He has also been a member of several notable bands, in addition to his own work as a songwriter for other major artists. Alexakis founded several record labels throughout his career, and has worked as an A&R representative for major record labels as well.

RSVP is required. Email info@lama (.edu) for more information.

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Open House October 12


We’d like to invite you to LAMA’s next open house, taking place October 12, 2013.

Here’s a breakdown of a typical agenda:

1:30 – 2:00 Registration
2:00 – 2:50 Performance Hall Group Orientation/ Live Performance(s)
2:55 – 3:00 Guided tour by our staff
3:00 – 3:30 Department Orientation
3:30 – 4:30 Auditions** (Excluding Music Producers)

Many of our guests love the opportunity to audition — those slots must be booked prior to the event and duration may vary by department. We will also cover admissions and financial aid counseling. You can also do an online digital audition. Visit for more information, or RSVP by phone: (626) 568-8850. You can also e-mail admissions.

Not sure if you want to attend? Read our post, “10 Reasons You Should Attend Music College Open Houses.

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Musicians Entertain VIP Crowd


LAMA’s Michael Alvidrez (bass) and Lorenzo Grassi (guitar) were the featured musicians invited to play Pasadena Museum of History‘s VIP reception (Aug. 17th) for museum donors and sponsors. The feedback from guests was overwhelmingly positive — great job guys!

We’re always working with our friends and businesses in the local communities. If you are interested in featuring LAMA musicians for your event in Pasadena or Los Angeles, please call Iris Alba, LAMA’s Director of Alumni Relations, at 626-568-8850.

-LAMA Staff

#LetsTalkMusic – LAMA Welcomes Ziggy Marley and Native Wayne Jobson

Ziggy Marley at LAMA, #LetsTalkMusic


Students, alumni and associates are very much looking forward to the August 21st event at LAMA featuring five-time Grammy winner (and newly-awarded Emmy winner) Ziggy Marley and Grammy-winning producer Native Wayne Jobson. LAMA’s ‪#‎LetsTalkMusic‬ series is invite-only and hosted every quarter at LAMA. Jobson will interview Marley, a musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, about his history in the music industry, journey as an artist, and aspirations to affect change with his music.

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LAMA has also announced a new scholarship in Ziggy’s name, the Ziggy Marley Artist Scholarship. For more information, visit

-LAMA Staff

LAMA Float at the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade!



We’ve got a float at the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade today! Feat. Raw Sky (recent LAMA grads). Magic Carpet Ride is the theme of our float…

-LAMA Staff

One Colorado Hosts LAMA Bands Every Saturday


It’s official, every Saturday night during April, One Colorado will host music in the courtyard featuring talent in collaboration with LAMA College for Music Professionals. It’s open seating and music begins at 8pm! This month’s music includes:

Saturday, April 6 – Karmic
Saturday, April 13 – Nikhil Korula Acoustic Duo
Saturday, April 20 – Empire Assembly
Saturday, April 27 – Felicia Andolong

Here’s the event page on Facebook:

See you soon!


-LAMA Staff

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