News and Updates

Devin Daniels at UCLA Herbie Hancock Institute 

Devin Daniels, a graduate of FPCAC, joined the Institute of Jazz Performance Class of 2023 at Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz Performance at UCLA. 

The whole Pullum Center team congratulates Devin!

Click here for the full announcement

'Sound of Us' Screening

Fernando Pullum and Micah Heard attended a screening of Sound of Us in Costa Mesa, CA. Sound of Us is a film about the magic of music. The film includes on-camera comments from our very own Fernando, Micah, and Ian. 

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Covid 19 Testing at FPCAC 
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Graduating seniors awarded scholarships 
Sep 11, 2021 

On September 11, 2021, the Jazz Band and the Junior Jazz Band performed for a national audience of musicians, community leaders, and music suppliers at the National Black Musicians Coalition Community Summit Series Musicians for Change at Lynwood, California. Shari Belanfonte was the MC. Each of our three graduating seniors received a $1,000 scholarship for their first year of college and a pledge of $1,000 per year thereafter. They will also receive internships at Sweetwater Music and National Black Musicians Coalition. 

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Chris Powe featured in the Los Angeles Times
Sep 11, 2020 

Chris Powe, a Pullum Center graduate and a current student at Berklee College of Music in Boston, was featured in the Los Angeles Times article titled Black Lives Matter brings new vitality to Leimert Park. Owners are hoping it will last. 

Pullum Center featured on CBSLosAngeles
Sep 11, 2020 

Watch this short feature on CBS Los Angeles aired on September 10, 2020. 

Cavaliers Perform with Pullum Center
June 25, 2020

Watch the short video produced by the Cavaliers featuring the Pullum Center. 

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KCBS features Fernando's work at FPCAC
May 27, 2020 

Watch this exclusive feature on Fernando Pullum's work at the Pullum Center. 

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2020 Spring Newsletter
May 27, 2020 

Check out our latest news and announcements in the 2020 Spring Newsletter. 

FPCAC to provide online classes starting April 6, 2020 
April 6, 2020 

Here's a quick guide to enroll:

1. Plug-in! Have access to a phone, tablet or computer, and download and install "Zoom" ( 

2. Jon Class! Click on the link that will be sent to you to join your favorite class or classes. 

3. Have Fun! Enjoy your lesson from the comfort and safety of your own home!

For more information, contact Tracy Williams at (323) 496-0645 or

See the class schedule here. 

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FPCAC's response to the coronavirus outbreak
Mar 12, 2020 

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center (FPCAC) will be closed from March 12 - 26, 2020. No classes or performances will be held during this time. 


Please also note that our musical production Mulan is also being postponed. 


FPCAC will continue to monitor the situation and determine if further cancellation is needed.

Pullum Center featured in The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus July 2019 Newsletter
July 30, 2019

See the feature on the Pullum Center in The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus July 2019 newsletter

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Pullum Center plays at the Vail Jazz Festival
July 18, 2019

Check out the video from the Vail Jazz Festival

Pullum Center featured in the Drums Corps World article
July 18, 2019

Check out the article 'Cavaliers Perform in South Central LA' in Drum Corps World

FPCAC Students Perform at Ringo Starr's Birthday Party
July 7, 2019

On July 7th, the Pullum Center students performed an original song at Ringo Starr’s birthday party.

See the 'Ringo Starr Celebrates 79th Birthday With ‘Peace and Love’ Event – Rolling Stone' article in Rolling Stone

Check out the video:

2019 Spring Newsletter
March 31, 2019

Check out our latest news and announcements in the 2019 Spring Newsletter. 

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Fernando Pullum recognized as a Community Leader by California Senate
January 19, 2019

Fernando Pullum was honored with the 2019 Community Leader Award by California Senate at the Inaugural Gala for Bridging the Gap for Youth non-profit organization. 

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ABC7 Los Angeles records Pullum Center students on The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus 
January 22, 2019

The Pullum Center students record an original song in honor of #MLKDay on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus!

'Cool Kid' Micah and Fernando Pullum go to The Ellen Show!
October 24, 2018

Micah Heard appeared on The Ellen Show, while our Executive Director Fernando Pullum was in Ellen's Backstage Scares. (Fernando claims he wasn't scared!) 

Fernando Pullum named 'Educator of the Year' 
October 24, 2018

Fernando Pullum was honored as Educator of the Year by Scholarship Audition Performance Preparatory Academy (SAPPA). The event was hosted by actor/producer Dave Fennoy and featured Garrett Morris, Barbara Morrison and Glynn Turman. SAPPA, founded by jazz legend Billy Mitchell, provides music workshops for L.A. communities lacking music education opportunities, and it acts as a resource center for music scholarships, competitions and programs. 

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2018 Summer Newsletter
August 21, 2018

Read about our first annual gala and our Spring musical Sister Act 2