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that inspires

"The drum major program at LACM focuses on the essentials, which are learning your instrument and learning to play with others"

Ralph Humphrey

Drum Department Head

  • Focuses your studies on learning your instrument and on learning to play with others
  • Improves motor skills, technique and sound, presents contemporary rhythm concepts
  • Develops a wide range of repertoire across all style and modern studio recording skills
  • LACM prepares you for the music industry and what goes beyond school.
  • Music Business subject allows one to learn the fundamentals of business models and more
Drum Program Catalog

Drum Faculty

The network to your future.

Drum Application Requirements

  1. General Admissions Requirements
  2. A video demonstrating one (1) example of ensemble playing either with a live band or a minus-one play-along track (2 – 5 minutes)
  3. A video example demonstrating the following rudiments:
    • Paradiddle
    • Hand to hand flams
    • Open double stroke roll
    • Closed or buzz roll
  4. A video example demonstrating your sight reading ability: Please record yourself reading one (1) of the following examples below. Please mind the tempo markings for examples 1 and 2. The tempo for example 3 is based on your ability.