QT: chapter about & blog


The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter holds the distinction of being the organization's oldest and largest Chapter. In fact, The Recording Academy was founded at Hollywood's legendary Brown Derby restaurant in 1957. Today, the Chapter, located within The Academy's national headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., has grown to more than 5,400 members and remains in the heart of the world's entertainment capital.

The Chapter counts among its members many of the world's most prominent and important musicians and record industry executives, whose contributions to the rich diversity of musical expression are immeasurable. Through its extensive program of initiatives and member benefits, the Chapter continues to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to not only serving the music industry, but also connecting with the community at-large. Focused on music and arts education, and their importance to the development of the next generation of artists and community leaders, the Chapter strives to foster an ongoing dialogue between community centers, learning institutions and music organizations.

The Chapter has embarked on an ambitious, diverse slate of activities and programs to accomplish these goals. Throughout the year, the Chapter presents educational and professional development programs aimed at educating industry professionals and the local community as a whole.

Each of these events feature guest speakers and participants of the highest order including prominent managers, entertainment attorneys, label executives, producers and musicians. In addition, the Chapter produces social and networking events and maintains a presence at industry conferences such as the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), Emerging Artists & Technology in Music (EAT'M), Urban Network, and the Audio Engineering Society (AES).

The Chapter is also committed to fostering the education and growth of tomorrow's industry leaders through its internship program. The Chapter internship program offers a rich educational experience for college students preparing for careers in the music business.

This diverse schedule of activities is all part of the Chapter's pledge to connect, cultivate and lead the local music community into the 21st century.

To view the Los Angeles Chapter video, click here.



Officers                                     Trustees
Mindi Abair
Cheryl Pawelski
Jeff Greenberg
Peter Asher
John Burk
Sheila E.
Mike Knobloch
Sebastian Krys
MC Lyte
Harvey Mason, Jr.

Mindi Abair
Adam Anders
Chris Anokute
Peter Asher
John Beasley
Evan Bogart
Mike Clink
Larissa Collins
Qiana Conley
Ivory Daniel
Nick Egan
Siedah Garrett
Richard Glasser
Marcus Grant
Lalah Hathaway
David Jordan
Julianne Jordan
Amy Keys
Sebastian Krys
James Leach

Chris Lennertz
Gavin Lurssen
Brian Malouf
Susan Markheim
Julia Michels
Marcus Miller
Loretta Munoz
Ray Parker, Jr.
Diana Rodriguez
Akiko Rogers
Daniel Rojas
Andrew Sandoval
Rafa Sardina
Jason Schweitzer
Rachel Stilwell
Booker T.
Christopher Tin
Chris Walden
Verdine White
Tremaine Williams

Stephanie LaFera
Ximena Munoz

For more information on programs and services, please contact the Los Angeles Chapter office at 310.392.3777.

3030 Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Ph: 310.392.3777
Fx: 310.392.2306