Call to Performing Artists – The Music Center

The Music Center on Tour Seeks Dynamic Performing Artists and Groups for Educational Performances.


For NoHo’s 20+ theatres, dance schools, music studios and creative companies….

From our friends at The Music Center and Department of Cultural Affairs:

Music Center on Tour performances serve as models of artistic excellence, inspire creative thinking and introduce young audiences to the world’s diverse cultural traditions. Our artists represent and celebrate the finest artistic contribution of the world’s cultures – from the colorful regional dances of Mexico to the exquisite music of the Middle East, from the pulsating rhythms of Brazil to the golden harmonies of 20th Century America. We are seeking artists on an ongoing basis to join our performing artist roster. If you are currently working in your discipline, have an interest in sharing your talents with students, and have the flexibility to perform during regular school hours, we encourage you to apply.

Before applying, please review our current artist directory to consider how your proposed program differs from programs already available through the Music Center. It is important to read the descriptions of artists currently on the roster as we do not duplicate programs. In accordance with the Music Center’s standard of excellence, artists should display merit expressed in their art and an effective communication style.

Artists must:

-Possess a love and respect for children of all cultures and from all backgrounds.
-Have excellent public speaking skills and feel comfortable simplifying complicated topics for children of all ages.
-Possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of the history of the art form and background in the culture.
-Be able to articulate the creative process in, or through, their discipline.
-Be open and receptive to evaluation and the artistic development process.
-Have a working draft for a forty-five minute school-ready presentation prepared.
-Have an online presence and links to video samples demonstrating the performance.
-Have reliable transportation and be able to judge traffic patterns and possible delays to be on time for set-up and performance.
-Have experience working with school age groups.
-Be able to pass a criminal background check and a TB test.
-Be able to supply a social security number, Tax ID, or proof of authorization to work in the United States.

For further information and to apply, visit: 

No phone calls please.


As L.A.’s performing arts destination, The Music Center is L.A.’s home to the world’s greatest artistic programs and events. With four iconic theaters and four renowned resident companies – Center Theatre Group, the LA Master Chorale, the LA Opera and the LA Philharmonic – and recognized for its illustrious dance programming, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, The Music Center is a destination where audiences find inspiration in the very best of live performance, as well as nationally recognized arts education and free and low-cost arts engagement experiences. With The Music Center On Location, the non-profit performing arts organization brings events and activities to locations outside of its Downtown Los Angeles campus. The Music Center also programs and manages Grand Park, a 12-acre adjacent greenspace, with year-round free programming. For more information, visit Follow The Music Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@MusicCenterLA).

Formed in 1925, DCA promotes arts and culture as a way to ignite a powerful dialogue, engage LA’s residents and visitors, and ensure LA’s varied cultures are recognized, acknowledged, and experienced. DCA’s mission is to strengthen the quality of life in Los Angeles by stimulating and supporting arts and cultural activities, ensuring public access to the arts for residents and visitors alike. DCA advances the social and economic impact of arts and culture through grantmaking, public art, community arts, and strategic marketing and development. DCA creates and supports arts programming, maximizing relationships with other city agencies, artists, and arts and cultural nonprofit organizations to provide excellent service to all residents and visitors in neighborhoods throughout LA.

DCA relaunched its Performing Arts Division in 2016 and is committed to providing resources to enhance the capacity of performing arts to thrive in the public realm and support music, dance, theater, and performance of all genres, as well as to support organizations, arts programs, individual grants, cultural exchange programs, venues/facilities, presentations, and special projects based on partnership, collaboration, and community investment. DCA manages and stewards four city-owned theaters: the Warner Grand Theatre, the Vision Theatre, the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre, and the Madrid Theatre in addition to overseeing two city-owned, operator-managed theaters: the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center and the Los Angeles Theatre Center / The NEW LATC. The Performing Arts Division also supports Los Angeles artists through advocacy on a national and international level to enhance our relationships with national touring circuits, for-profit promoters, national service organizations, other government agencies, foreign consulates, and important festivals and cultural centers across the globe.

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