We Los Angeles Music Teachers enter Fall of 2017 with great enthusiasm. Our job is to bring the magical gift of music to our children. Our task is to nourish and cultivate music in our schools so that the Los Angeles children have the opportunity to grow in their general music, choral and instrumental music education and perhaps carry it through the rest of their lives. There is now scientific evidence that music students make better math and science students and have better spacial intelligence and problem solving minds than those students who are not educated in music.
On July 22nd, 2017 members of LACESMA were informed that our dear colleague, Patrick Ridolfi had passed away. He will be sorely missed. He was a dynamic, giving, talented elementary music teacher who had a transforming way of teaching music to children. He was also an extremely gifted singer. He will be sorely missed. We offer his wife and sons and the entire Ridolfi family our condolences.
2017 LACESMA Banquet Photographs
We honored our retirees this year; the fabulous Julie Pritikin and Jackie Yudkin
We listened to some of our talented LACESMA Scholarship winners perform.
We honored past and present LACESMA officers and educators
LOS ANGELES CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS MUSIC ASSOCIATION held auditions
for scholarships on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at Los Angeles Valley College.
Announcement of winners are on our LACESMA Scholarship page.
The Scholarships were presented to 52 students at our LACESMA Open Meeting,
April 20th at 4:00PM at Wilshire Crest Elementary.
President Jeanne Mitchell presided over the event. Here is a picture of our
LACESMA officers of whom all helped in giving awards, serving cake and
refreshments and taking photographs of the event.
Enjoy pictures below of our Scholarship Winners
2017 LACESMA Officers