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'It is life-changing:' LA City College receives $10 million for music students




'Lifetime Achievement Award' honoree and A&M Records founder Herb Alpert poses backstage during the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
'Lifetime Achievement Award' honoree and A&M Records founder Herb Alpert poses backstage during the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
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This week, LA City College received an unprecedented gift of $10.1 million.

The donor is Herb Alpert, a music executive, composer, singer, trumpeter, and all-around musician.

And that's who his gift will benefit: future musicians. It will help expand LACC's music department and all of its students will pay no tuition.

A Martinez spoke with Christine Park, chair of the LACC music department, and Moses Audrey, a student studying bass in the program.

For more on this story, click here to read an article by KPCC's arts education reporter Priska Neely.

Click the blue audio player to hear the full interview.