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Established in 1999 as the Pasadena International Music Academy, our institution has undergone a remarkable transformation to become one of the best music schools in Pasadena, CA, now known as the California College of Music. Spearheaded by renowned trombonist Wayne Henderson of The Crusaders and Grammy-winning producer Reggie Dozier in 2008, our evolution into CCM included the establishment of a state-of-the-art recording studio, ensemble rooms, practice facilities and a Social Media room,  marking the inception of a new era for aspiring musicians.

 

 Our faculty, comprised of distinguished professionals from the music industry, is dedicated to nurturing talent through our intensive music program, providing students with unparalleled opportunities for growth and development.

At CCM, we proudly welcome students from all over the world, enriching our community with diverse perspectives and experiences. As the preeminent music school in Los Angeles, CA, we extend an invitation to those who dare to dream, to those who strive for greatness, to join us on a transformative journey where passion, expertise, and creativity converge to define the essence of the California College of Music. Embrace your musical destiny with us today.

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Our mission is to educate musicians effectively, empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to express themselves dynamically through modern popular music. Our vision is to create an inspiring, diverse, and inclusive higher education space in which students, faculty, and members of the community may gather together to study, create, perform, record, and share music.

Our vision is to create an inspiring, diverse, and inclusive higher education space in which students, faculty, and members of the community may gather together to study, create, perform, record, and share music.

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Discover a distinctive approach to music education at the California College of Music (CCM). Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to enhance students' technical prowess in performing and composing contemporary popular music. Our faculty comprises seasoned educators and accomplished musicians, each bringing a diverse range of expertise to the table.

Whether you dream of gracing the stage as a performer or envision yourself crafting compelling compositions, CCM offers a variety of programs and courses tailored to nurture your talents and propel you towards success in the industry. Join us at California College Of Music, where you can embark on a transformative journey to harmonize your future and cultivate the skills essential for a thriving career in music. Enrich your musical journey—become a CCM student and start composing your path to success today!

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