WHO WE ARE

We believe in a world beyond the classroom and the neighborhood. We believe that the arts are the catalyst for a life of fulfillment and creativity. We believe that arts education should be available to everyone. We are LOUD and we believe in an artistic future.

The LOUD program is a non-profit program that provides high quality instruments and world-class music/film education to low-income  Students in the United States.   Free after-school music and film classes and an extensive online library of video lessons help students go from first notes to first performance.


This Is Why We Teach The Arts:

Not because we expect you to major in music or film.

Not because we expect you to play or direct all your life...

But So You Will Be Human

So you will recognize beauty

So you can be closer to an infinite beyond this world. So you will have something to cling to.

So you will have more Love, more Compassion, more Gentleness, more Good, -

In short, more LIFE.

THE LOUD PROGRAM LOGIC MODEL 

OUR TEAM

MASON ORFALEA // FOUNDER     

JASON BANNON // SPECIAL PROJECTS MANAGER

         JOSEPHINE FORSMAN // INSTRUCTOR

                           ZACK RAPP //  INSTRUCTOR

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               NATASHA CHITAYAT // INSTRUCTOR

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                  ERIK KRAMER // INSTRUCTOR

CATHERINE BROZOWSKI // ADMINISTRATOR

                   CARTER LEE // MUSIC DIRECTOR

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     ROBERTO HERMOSILLO // INSTRUCTOR

                       DRE DiMURA // INSTRUCTOR

              BEN RICHARDSON // INSTRUCTOR

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       JAKE LONGSTRETH // INSTRUCTOR

DAVID BASON // VICE PRESIDENT

ALEXANDER SACK // INSTRUCTOR

                   DEEN ANBAR // INSTRUCTOR

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               FRANK OJEDA // INSTRUCTOR

                       ROB MORENO // INSTRUCTOR

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JOE LEFITZ // INSTRUCTOR

                                         SITES

Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

Sandra Cisneros Learning Academy 1018 Mohawk, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Jane B. Eisner Middle School 2755 W 15th St, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Miramar High School 1215 Miramar St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Burlington 653 S. Burlington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90057

PUC Schools

Excel Charter Academy 1855 Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90031

Sotomayor Learning Academies 2050 N San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA

Equitas Academy

Equitas Academy Middle School #2 2723 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Equitas Academy Middle School #4 631 S Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005

Bright Star Schools

Valor Academy High School 9356 Lemona Ave, North Hills, CA 91343

Rise Kohyang Middle School 3020 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Today’s Fresh Start Charter 3405 W Imperial Hwy, Inglewood, CA 90303

Aspire Centennial College Preparatory Academy 2079 Saturn Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255

VISTA Charter Middle School 653 S. Burlington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90057

La Cumbre Junior High School 2255 Modoc Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Notre Dame School 33 E Micheltorena St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Franklin Elementary 1111 E Mason St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Cold Spring School 2243 Sycamore Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Freedom Prep Elementary School 1000 Atlantic Ave, Camden, NJ 08104

           

 

                   THE LOUD ADVISORY BOARD

 

Zoe Verkuylen Blilie - Artist Manager // Career Artist Management

Matt Marshall - SVP/A&R // Concord Music Group

Wade Metzler - Artist & Industry Relations // SoundExchange

Kalli Clark-Sternberg - Artist Manager // Ten Music Group

Amanda Berman-Hill - SVP/Head of West Coast Writer Relations // Sony ATV

Jennifer Knoepfle - SVP/Head of West Coast A&R // Sony ATV

Ron Anderson - Vocal Coach

Pace Rommel - Director, Film & TV // Sony Music Entertainment

Michael Howe - VP of A&R // Warner Bros. Music

James Iha - Artist, Composer, Producer

Maria Egan - President // Pulse Music Publishing

Marisa Tobert - Director, Film Music Production // NBC Universal

David Wolter - Universal Music Group

Michelle Ceazan-Fleischli - Artist Manager // Constant Artist Management

Christian Stavros - Artist Manager // Little Operations

Matt Clery - Owner // 1974 Touring

Seth Cummings - Artist Manager // Bailey Blues

Cybele Pettus - Sr. Music Supervisor // Electronic Arts

Sue Drew - GM Creative & Acquisitions // Kobalt Music Publishing

                                               Moh Azima - Writer, Director, Editor

                                                 Brit Buckely // 5B Management

                                                 James Snell - Agent // Pinnacle

                                                          Jim Merlis - Big Hassle

                   Mahea Lee - V.P. of Learning and Curriculum Development // Soundfly

Jason Klein - Artist Relations // Fender

Uli Salazar - Artist Relations // Ludwig Drum Co.