Education Through Music-Los Angeles received the honor of being named a winner of the 2022 LA2050 Grants Challenge out of 480 applicants. The movement of LA2050 was started by the Goldhirsh Foundation and in collaboration with tens of thousands of Angelenos with the goal "to make Los Angeles the best place to connect, create, learn, live, and play" by the year 2050 ( Each of the top ten Grant Challenge winners will receive a grant of $75,000.

This year was the ninth LA2050 Grants Challenge - and the first year the Goldhirsch Foundation held a showcase to honor the winners and runner-ups at Second Home Hollywood. The showcase featured many guest speakers, including City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Tara Roth from the Goldhirsh Foundation, Spectrum News 1 Journalist Zarina Khairzada, and a panel of previous LA2050 winners.
“Our vision for the future of LA is that all students, our future leaders - can thrive - and that all schools have robust music and arts programs as part of a well-rounded STEAM education.​ We are grateful to LA2050 and all the partners for this award to help us move towards this vision,” says Executive Director Victoria Lanier. “Music in school motivates students to learn, and can be a catalyst for achievement, self-confidence, social-emotional wellness, empathy, and building bridges as a community.”
We extend our deepest gratitude to each of our team members and school partners for their ongoing dedication. And we congratulate all of the LA2050 grant recipients (total of 37 grantees) and non-profit organizations and community partners working together to further equity and access across Los Angeles County.
Mayor Eric Garcetti (center) with ETM-LA Executive Director Victoria Lanier & Development & PR Mgr. Katie Moskovciak
(L to R).
LA2050 Grants Challenge announced 37 total grant recipients on September 21, 2022 in Los Angeles, CA.
Previous LA2050 winners from Las Fotos Project, Crop Swap LA, On The Go LA, CicLAvia, & Spectrum News 1 Journalist Zarina Khairzada (L to R).
Students from ETM-LA Partner McKinley K-8 School of Integrated Arts enjoy music class (featured on the TODAY Show).