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


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've changed our name!

The Academy of Music is now formally known as the Academy of Music and Performing Arts. This more accurately reflects all that we do at the Academy which in addition to the many wonderful music programs includes drama, dance, musical theater and technical theater.

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!

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!

The Academy sweeps the National Youth Theater Awards (again)

Barvo to the following students who won the West Coast division of the National Theater Awards:
Preston Parker Lead Actor in a Musical for Beauty and the Beast
August Robinson: Supporting Actor in a Play for Almost Maine
Ethan Robarts, Featured Actor in a play for You Can't Take it With You
Emily Hampton Featured Actress in a play for You Can't Take it With You.
Maya Schwiebert: Featured Actress in a play: Almost Maine
Ryan Simpkins Featured Actress in a play: Almost Maine
Best Ensemble: Almost Maine
Plus 15 more nominations.

Jazz does it again.

After a spectacular year Jazz finishes out the competition season with 1st place win
at Super Jazz at the Ranch.
Keelan Walters won outstanding soloist and a full scholarship to Standford Summer Jazz Camp.

Bravo to Isaiah Tulanda!

Isaiah was accepted to the Junior Statesmen JSA Summer School program at Georgetown University where he will take Speech and Political Communication with a diverse group of student from around the nation.

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Piano Recital
Date: 10/1/2015, 7 PM
Location: A-2
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

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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