LACESMA 75th Anniversary

Los Angeles Unified School District

The District's Arts Education Branch is partnering with the Los Angeles City Elementary Schools Music Association on May 15 for a celebration of the nonprofit organization's 75th anniversary.

The event will be held 4-8 p.m. Sunday, May 15 in the Grand Ballroom of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center. (

It will feature performances by some of the LACESMA student scholarship winners and by the 100-voice LACESMA Honor Children’s Chorus. Grammy-nominated Artist Deborah Ash also is scheduled to perform.

Gail Eichenthal, executive producer of KUSC, will emcee the banquet. Mitchell Newman, a violinist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic violinist and a former LACESMA Student Scholarship recipient, will be the keynote speaker.

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Promotional video for the May 15th, 2016 LACESMA 75th Anniversary Gala. 2014 LACESMA scholarship winner, Henry, talks about what winning the scholarship meant to him.