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 CalArts, Berklee, Juilliard, Musicians Institute, UT Austin, UNT, CSUN, CSULA, UCSB, and UCLA. Legendary artists our faculty members have worked with include Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Whitney Houston, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, Christina Aguilera, Weezer, Frankie Valli, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, Steelheart, Cirque du Soleil, and many more.

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David Bawiec

David Bawiec, B.M.
Music Technology Department Chair
Writer-Producer Co-Chair

Alessandro Bertoni

Alessandro Bertoni

Daniel Brummel

Daniel Brummel, M.M.
Dean & Chief Academic Officer
Singer-Songwriter Co-Chair

Carlos Campos - 01

Carlos Campos, M.M.
Keyboard Program Chair

Sherri Canon

Dr. Sherri Canon, Ph.D.
Music History

Weba Garretson - 01

Weba Garretson, M.M.
Voice Program Chair

Katya Gruzglina - 01

Katya Gruzglina, M.M.

Bobby Halvorson

Bobby Halvorson, D.M.A.

Robert Holliday

Robert Holliday, M.F.A.


Nick Kellie

Nick Kellie

Chris Kapica

Chris Kapica, M.M.
Director of Education
Singer-Songwriter Co-Chair

Karen Kitterman

Karen Kitterman, M.A.
Voice Chair Emeritus

Bryan Ladd - 01

Bryan Ladd, B.M.

Albert Law - 01

Albert Law, M.A.

Charlotte Marton - 01

Charlotte Martin, B.M.

Craig Pilo

Craig Pilo, B.M.
Drum Program Chair

Benjamin Shepherd 01Benjamin Shepherd, B.F.A.
Bass Program Chair

Chris Spilsbury - 01

Chris Spilsbury, B.M.
Guitar Program Chair

George 01

George Wiederkehr, M.A.
Writer-Producer Co-Chair
Studio Recording