At California College of Music, our faculty strikes a harmonious balance between academic scholarship and professional experience in the popular music industry. Our esteemed faculty members hold bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees from such prestigious music institutions as the Juilliard School, California Institute of the Arts, Berklee College of Music, Musicians Institute, University of Texas at Austin, University of North Texas, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Northridge and Cal State LA. Legendary artists our faculty members have worked with professionally include Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Christina Aguilera, Weezer, Frankie Valli, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Cirque du Soleil, and many more.

David Bawiec, B.M. – Writer-Producer Co-Chair
Alessandro Bertoni – Keyboard
Carlos Campos, M.M. – Keyboard Program Chair
Dr. Sherri Canon, Ph.D. – Music History
Weba Garretson, M.M. – Voice Program Chair
Katya Gruzglina, M.M. – Voice
Robert Holliday, M.F.A. – Keyboard
Christopher Kapica, M.M. – Interim Dean / Chief Academic Officer / Singer-Songwriter Chair
Nick Kellie – Guitar
Bryan Ladd, B.M. – Bass
Albert Law, M.A. – Drums
Charlotte Martin, B.M. – Voice
Craig Pilo, B.M. – Drum Program Chair
Benjamin Shepherd, B.F.A. – Bass Program Chair
Christopher Spilsbury, B.M. – Guitar Program Chair
George Wiederkehr, M.A. – Writer-Producer Co-Chair

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David Bawiec - 01

David Bawiec

Writer-Producer Co-Chair
David Bawiec - 01

Alessandro Bertoni

Adjunct Faculty (Keyboard)
David Bawiec - 01

Carlos Campos, M.M.

Keyboard Program Chair
David Bawiec - 01

Dr. Sherri Canon, Ph.D.

Music History
David Bawiec - 01

Weba Garretson, M.M.

Voice Program Chair
David Bawiec - 01

Katya Gruzglina, M.M.

Voice
David Bawiec - 01

Robert Holliday, M.F.A.

Keyboard
David Bawiec - 01

Christopher Kapica, M.M.

Director of Education / Singer-Songwriter Co-Chair
David Bawiec - 01

Nick Kellie

Guitar
David Bawiec - 01

Bryan Ladd, B.M.

Bass
David Bawiec - 01

Albert Law, M.A.

Drums
David Bawiec - 01

Charlotte Martin, B.M.

Voice
David Bawiec - 01

Craig Pilo, B.M.

Drum Program Chair
David Bawiec - 01

Benjamin Shepherd, B.F.A.

Bass Program Chair
David Bawiec - 01

Chris Spilsbury, B.M.

Guitar Program Chair
David Bawiec - 01

George Wiederkehr, M.A.

Writer-Producer Co-Chair