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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Kathleen Grace to Co-Chair LA Music Academy Vocal Department

LA Music Academy’s Kathleen Grace to Co-Chair Vocal Department Joins Grammy Nominated Tierney Sutton as Co-Chair of Internationally Recognized Vocal Program

Pasadena, CA – July 12, 2011 – Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music ( today announced Kathleen Grace’s promotion to co-chair the college’s vocal department, effective immediately. Since 2008, Grace has taught at LA Music Academy, where she is heavily involved in the Vocal Artist Development Program as well as its day-to-day operations. Originally from Tucson and hailed as one of the most exciting up-and-coming jazz singers, Grace has a particular gift for music education, singing and storytelling through powerful lyrics.

“Kathleen is a passionate and experienced educator who is also a magnificent performer and clinician. She has years of performance experience with her band and has taught many workshops around the world,” says Tom Aylesbury, president of LA Music Academy. “We are happy to have her on board as we continue to expand our degree programs for singers.”

“I am so excited to co-chair the vocal department at a college with as much international recognition as LA Music Academy,” says Grace. “I am committed to helping the college bring in top talent while providing our students with the tools they need to find their ideal path to successful careers in music.”

Kathleen received her Masters from USC’s Thorton School of Music, where she studied with Tierney Sutton, co-chair of the LA Music Academy vocal department. A finalist at the 2004 Montreux International Jazz Vocal Competition, Grace was awarded a spot in the Betty Carter Jazz Ahead Residency for composers at the JFK Center for the Performing Arts. Her CDs have received critical acclaim and established her as a respected composer and lyricist.

For more information about Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music, including the guitar department, please visit, call 626-568-8850 or e-mail LA Music Academy is located at 370 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105. Facebook: Follow the school on Twitter: @LAmusicacademy. LA Music Academy is on YouTube:

About Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music
LA Music Academy College of Music in Pasadena, a suburb of Los Angeles, CA, is regarded as one of the premiere music schools in the world, for students who desire an intimate and friendly, yet serious and rigorous contemporary music education. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the school offers A.A. degrees and diplomas in music production and music performance (drums, bass, guitar or vocals). Founded in 1996, the Academy has provided a solid musical foundation for more than 1,500 international and domestic students. The Academy offers a significant number of real world playing situations with professional musicians, not just peers, setting the school apart from other prestigious music institutions. LA Music Academy gives its students the skills necessary to apply their learning in a wide variety of professional situations in the music industry.

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