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2023 Summer Academy


ETM-LA welcomes music and arts educators at all career-levels to join us in expanding your skills and techniques to help you become a fresh and dynamic music teacher in the new school year.

Over three days we’ll explore culturally relevant and diverse strategies for teaching music in under-resourced communities with best practices in classroom management and procedures, assessment, immersive and inspiring learning environments, student engagement, and curriculum design. 

Our sessions will feature special presenters alongside ETM-LA’s own program team who have experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.



$20 (T/TH) Day Pass
$30 (Wed) Day Pass
$60 3-Day Pass bundle
$15 Trauma Responsive Instruction in Music with Max Deger

*Free for ETM-LA educators and district partners


Tuesday | August 22nd
10:00-11:00a Students with Exceptionalities
11:15-12:15p Orff Schulwerk-it!

Wednesday | August 23rd
10:00-11:00a General Music & Choral Winter Repertoire
10:00-11:00a Instrumental Winter Repertoire & Conducting
11:15-2:15p Trauma Responsive Instruction in Music with Max Deger
2:15-3:00p Using Centers in General Music
2:15-3:00p Planning for Rehearsals

Thursday | August 24th
10:00-11:00a Administration & Organization
3:15-4:00p How Assessment Drives Instruction


Learn more about how to register and attend our 2023 Summer Academy. Scholarships available to LACDAC grantees and college students currently enrolled in music and/or music education courses.

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This program is supported, in part, by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Department of Arts & Culture, the California Arts Council, a state agency, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.