THE MUSIC CENTER LEADERSHIP COUNCIL (MCLC) is an established social, networking, and philanthropic group for Southern California’s professional, business, and community leaders. Since its founding 50 years ago, a primary focus of Leadership Council’s activities is fundraising in support of The Music Center’s arts education programs. The Leadership Council advocates for arts education both in Southern California schools and on The Music Center campus – helping to create transformative arts experiences that spark creativity and empower young people of all ages.
The Leadership Council is the Presenting Sponsor of Spotlight, a year-long education and scholarship program for high school performing artists that reaches over 5,000 students, parents, and teachers annually. Each spring, Spotlight culminates in a Grand Finale Performance showcasing talented young artists and celebrating their achievements at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Additionally, the Leadership Council supports a variety of arts education platforms. From performing artists in school auditoriums through Music Center on Tour, to teaching artists in classrooms through Artists in Residence, to field trips to The Music Center for student matinees of world-class performances and the Very Special Arts Festival, the Leadership Council is dedicated to enable The Music Center to provide a variety of models of artistic and educational excellence to inspire and engage children.
The annual commitment for Leadership Council members is $2,500. The newer Young Leaders membership (reserved for individuals under 45) is $1,250, and was created to foster the next generation of arts and community-minded philanthropists.
All members are invited to a variety of exclusive events throughout Los Angeles and given behind-the-scenes access to The Music Center’s programs, including:
- Speaker Series Luncheons: Conversations with Professional Artists, Field Experts, and Music Center Leadership
- Unique Spotlight Engagements
- Performances and Cultural Events*
- Annual Dinner*
- Select Dress Rehearsals
- Concierge Ticket Services for Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and Select Resident Company Performances
*Individual event fee may apply