1500 Sound Academy

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Certificate Programs

The Academy offers a 1500 Sound Academy certification through On-Campus, Live Online or Online Programs designed to develop skills to a professional level in a short amount of time.




1500 Sound Academy is a trailblazing music education institution that strives to produce passionate sound creators through mentorship, positive mindset, and professional development.

Our state-of-the-art music school in Los Angeles offers comprehensive courses in music production, mixing, songwriting, musicianship, business management, entrepreneurship, and TV/film to aspiring professionals.




Grammy-winners James Fauntleroy and Larrance “Rance” Dopson are changing the culture of education and empowering the next generation of creatives with the 1500 Sound Academy music production school in Los Angeles. Here, students learn from the industry’s best and are in the room with relevant professionals who are creating a unique and inspiring music education experience.

Get involved. The team is giving back with scholarships, student sponsorships, and other philanthropic, community-focused opportunities.

Our Alumni

Our Alumni

Our Alumni
in the Industry

1500 Sound Academy Alumni, in conjunction with Volume Ventures Publishing, provides the perfect atmosphere for artists to develop and create music’s next top hits.

Our talented alumni have gone on to do some pretty cool things. Whether engineering their own albums or working on projects with artists like Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, and Roddy Ricch. Our alumni are making their mark in entertainment.

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1500 Sound Academy has been able to showcase its talented instructors and students across a variety of media, including appearances on the Netflix series Rhythm + Flow, Dancing With The Stars, and KTLA 5 in Los Angeles. The increased brand awareness from these appearances has helped our curriculum and student body grow.


Covid-19, which causes mild to severe respiratory illness in people, has spread globally and spreads very easily from person to person. 1500 Sound Academy is following guidance from local, county, state, and federal authorities and has implemented strict measures to ensure the health and safety of its employees, students, and any other individuals who enter the campus. Until further notice, the campus is closed, and all instruction will continue via the academy’s Live, Online program. Once we receive approval from the state and local authorities to open the facility, we will begin to offer face to face instruction on campus. Please check back for updates regularly and stay safe.