Our own music publishing company
CTRL-ENT.  will be a modern publishing company run by the students in the Music Industry and Media class with close association with students in the Business Interactive Technology (BIT), Communication Arts (CAA), and the Academy of Music.Their goal is to become a fully student-based record label and publisher, providing fellow students and other members of our community with recording, copyrighting, PRO memberships, licensing, promotion, sales and more.
This is a great time to get involved from the ground up in what promises to be a very innovative and exciting curriculum filled with potential career opportunities.
In the recording class and business class, two separate classes that meet the same period, students can select which aspect of music they would like to focus on such as Marketing, Recording Engineering, Crew, Artist and Repertoire, Law and Legal, etc.
Big plans are in the making for next year with auditioning and signing artists, music festivals, and more.
If you are interested contact Mr. Bruning at rbruning@lausd.net. or at the company address


Great News for the Jazz Department

The following students were accepted into Los Angeles All City Jazz Band sponsored by the Monk Institute:
Keelan Walters: Guitar
Anthony Barrios: Drums
Ellis Thompson: Sax
Franklin Newby: Bass
Kameron Carey: Trumpet
Moe Feinberg: Trumpet
We had more students accepted than any other school in the District! Bravo Jazz!

SDM/Parent Advisory Meeting

Tuesday, October 6 at 7:pm. in the Library.
All current Academy parents invited to discuss ideas and issues for the Academy of Music and Performing Arts.

Help Us!

Donate to the Academy of Music and your funds go directly to the students for instruments, books and supplies. We also love donations of supplies, copy paper. costumes, tools or weird things from your garage that could end up on stage. You can donate directly online or send us a check to Friends of the Academy. All contributions are tax deductible.


We changed our name from the Academy of Music to The Academy of Music and Performing Arts. This name change reflects what we have been doing for 29 years. We have drama, dance, musical theater, tech theater and dance and always have. Now the name change reflects it.

Our performing arts teachers have been busy!

They all have been working very hard on their summer vacations and here's how: The Dance Team performed at the Special Olympics, Jazz Ensemble performed for State Representative Judy Chu, from the 27th district, The choral students will be performing for the Mr. Cortines' Principals meeting, Band camp is going on every day through August 13. We never stop! Click here for photos.

Dance Team to perform at the Special Olympics!

Our very own Dance Team under the direction of Ms. Latrece Douglas, has been invited to perform at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, Saturday, July 25. The team was selected out of 150 submissions. The performance, also featuring Stevie Wonder, is directed by Debbie Allen and can be viewed at 6:pm on ESPN and channel 7 at 9:PM. Go Dance team, you make us proud!

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Inherit the Wind
Date: 10/15/2015, 7 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Inherit the Wind
Date: 10/16/2015, 8 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Inherit the Wind
Date: 10/17/2015, 8 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Inherit the Wind
Date: 10/23/2015, 8 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Inherit the Wind
Date: 10/24/2015, 2 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Inherit the Wind
Date: 10/24/2015, 8 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
Halloween Concert
Date: 10/29/2015, 7 PM
Location: NJP Concert Hall
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Date: 11/5/2015, 7 PM
Location: Black Box Theatre - B10

Norm Pattiz Concert Hall

The 600-seat Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall at Hamilton High School was renovated and subsequently dedicated in February 1989. Mr. Pattiz is the Founder of Westwood One and is currently CEO of Courtside Entertainment Group. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1960. Every year over 60 concerts including drama, dance & musical theater productions are performed in the Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall.

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