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CCM Music School-About Us


Our History

Founded in 1998, CCM originally operated under the name "Pasadena International Music Academy." In 2007, PIMA became CCM under the supervision of Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Reggie Dozier and legendary trombonist Wayne Henderson, founder of the Jazz Crusaders.

CCM is known for its nurturing environment. Courses are taught by a distinguished faculty of highly-acclaimed music industry professionals who will help you develop discipline, technical skills, theoretical knowledge, versatility, and a confident attitude.

Mission Statement and Objectives

To prepare aspiring musicians for today's contemporary music market by utilizing practical education and personal attention through re-evaluation of methods. Provide opportunities for students to succeed through the development of discipline, technique, versatility, theoretical knowledge, and confidence to be the highest caliber industry professional.

Our Objectives:

1. To educate and prepare students for music industry careers
2. To maintain high rates of student retention and program completion
3. To provide students excellent support through student services

Get Connected

CCM is in the heart of the music industry, with many concert studios and live Hollywood performance venues in close proximity. Because musicians come onto campus daily, you will have the opportunity to make valuable connections and take a foothold in the music world. Feel free to spread your wings and fly onto the music scene in Los Angeles and around the world.


California College of Music is located in Pasadena, California, USA.

It is 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 can choose from a variety of comfortable accommodations. Also, it is just minutes away from the music industry's center in Hollywood, California. You will discover a unique blend of an urban feel and residential charm. Because Pasadena's a safe, fun city, it's perfect for music students like you.