USC Games and LA Philharmonic Present: Hack Music LA

Collin Kelly

USC Games and the LA Philharmonic invite students and young creatives to be one of only 75 participants in the inaugural Hack Music LA at the Walt Disney Concert Hall! A event co-sponsored by USC Games, several other USC schools and other organizations from around the LA area, Hack Music LA is a hackathon where teams of 3-4 to produce imaginative and innovative tools and experiences that “expand physical or emotional access to music, and in doing so, expand emotional access to others.”

Exceptional teams will have the chance to win $2500 and the opportunity to continue development in collaboration with the LA Philharmonic through 2018/2019 or $1000 and mentorship from Kickstarter to help kickstart the project for future development.

This will be an free overnight event for participants that will take place on the weekend of October 7th-8th. It includes a ticket to a performance in the Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 6th, room and board at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and access to special panels, and guests.

Applicants can apply as single individuals or partial teams of 2-3 members that will be fully assembled during the first hours of the hackathon. Applications are live and will be formally closed on September 10th, but will be also accepted on a rolling basis. Selected individuals will be informed September 16th. You can apply at

We encourage students from across campus to apply, and explore what the future of music sounds like.