The Music Center

The Music Center is one of the largest and most highly regarded performing arts centers in the country, creating a cultural hub that is central to Los Angeles’ status as “the creative capital” of the world. Over two million people enjoy live performances and events at The Music Center each year. The Music Center is also a nationally recognized leader in arts education. Its Artsource curriculum units provide detailed lesson plans about important artists from a variety of cultures and styles and an enduring work of their art in dance, music and theatre. Video and audio resources help bring these performances alive for students. The lessons are appropriate for general classroom teachers and arts teachers alike. In addition, The Music Center presents special programs and festivals for children and families throughout the year. For more information, visit https://www.musiccenter.org/ and follow The Music Center on Facebook and Twitter (@MusicCenterLA).

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The Pilobolus Dance Theatre is an original, contemporary company that uses the body as sculptural material. Daring lifts, counterbalances, swinging...
Master musician Paul Winter creates melodies on his saxophone that relate to wild, natural sounds like the cries and howls of animals. "Ocean Dreams...
  • Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS
Tagonggo - Kulintang music is an ancient art form from the Southern Philippines. The musical piece, Tagonggo, represents a style which it is thought...
Eth-Noh-Tec presents "The Long Haired Girl," a legend from China. A synthesis of music, movement and words, this performance fuses Eastern and...
My Family Home and The Immigrant Song are songs based on Paul Tracey’s experiences in his homelands. My Family Home is about returning to the family...
Modern Dance pioneer Jose Limon’s classic piece “There is a Time” is based on the historic poem from the Bible, "Ecclesiastes" - "To Everything there...
  • Arts
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Playas del Alma (Beaches of the Soul) & Solea X Buleria - Nuevo Ballet Español is a 21st century expression of flamenco that appeals to young...
  • Arts
  • K-2, 3-5, MS, HS
Mariachi music is a traditional style of Mexican music and singing in which the musicians often stroll among patrons as they play. Nativadad Cano and...
  • Arts
  • 3-5, MS, HS
Merce Cunningham is recognized as one of the primary dance innovators of the 20th century. Four events led to important discoveries in his work: 1)...
Martha Graham is considered to be one of the most important dance innovators of the 20th century. Lamentation was inspired by sculpture and...