The California College of Music (“CCM”) is a forward-thinking modern popular music college that accepts students from all over the world. Originally founded in 1999, CCM first blossomed under the supervision of legendary trombonist Wayne Henderson and Grammy-winning producer Reggie Dozier, who outfitted our campus with a world-class recording studio. CCM is known for its encouraging environment and distinguished faculty of experienced music industry professionals who teach students in ideal classroom sizes and performing ensembles.
The mission of the California College of Music is to empower aspiring musicians with the skills and confidence to thrive in the modern popular music industry.
To achieve this mission, our talented and qualified faculty members utilize proven educational methods, give students thoughtful personal attention, and engage in continual self-evaluation. Upon graduation from CCM’s programs, our students possess a well-rounded professional skill set that includes technical proficiency, fluency in music theory, a broad working knowledge of music history and popular styles, a disciplined work ethic, and a confident, optimistic attitude.
GET CONNECTED IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Here in Los Angeles County, we live in the heart of the global music industry, with many recording studios and live performance venues in close proximity. The CCM campus is filled with musicians everyday, giving students the opportunity to make valuable industry connections and find their foothold in the music scene. Downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood are also just minutes away, so international artists are constantly performing nearby.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
California College of Music is located in Pasadena, California. We are conveniently situated near the Gold Line Metro Rail and the 210, 134, and 110 freeways, providing you with access to all major destinations in Los Angeles. Pasadena’s first-class characteristics make it an ideal location for you. You will discover a unique blend of an urban feel and residential charm. Pasadena is a safe, fun city — perfect for aspiring young music students.