At California College of Music, we take great pride in the accomplishments of our alumni. Below are some of our alumni success stories. If you wish to hire musicians for your event through CCM, please contact us directly at [email protected].

Listen to our curated Spotify playlist featuring our very own alumni. Many of these songs were written, composed, and recorded during their program at CCM.

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Kelan Huang

Certificate in Songwriting & Music Production
Solo Artist

Kelan began her music-making journey in 2014 in Cardiff. She released her 2016 debut single, "Flower," through an independent record label and has since released a folk album (Lovers in Winter, 2018), a concept EP (Till the Sun Goes Down, 2020), and a Christmas EP with lyricist Chris Meredith (This Christmas, 2020). Most recently she wrote and produced much of the music for one of the most popular reality shows in China, MGTV's A Journey For Love.

Kelan strives "to make music and tell the truth" and "to document the way I see the world and make the best art I possibly can." She finds songwriting to be "a remedy" and "a place for me to stay close and true to myself, to know who I was, finding out who I am."

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Beatrice Dummer

Certificate in Music Performance
Voice

Bea Dummer is a neo-soul and R&B singer and songwriter from Brazil. She has over half a million streams on Spotify and has appeared on TV programs and in festivals around the world.

Besides her artist career, she developed her own method of teaching voice called "Intuitive Singing". Her method uses singing as a tool of self-knowledge and expression, helping singers as well as non-musicians to communicate their truth. She is currently working with many artists and entrepreneurs back in her home country

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Kostas Siozos

Certificate in Performance
Bass

Kostas toured nationally throughout Greece many times with his former band Heritage, where they played both as headliners, and supported names like Gus G (Ozzy, Firewind), Mats Leven, Holocaust, Septic Flesh.

Kostas is endorsed by Spector Basses, Providence LTD, Hipshot Products, Jam Pedals, Richter Straps, Earthquaker Devices & Nordstrand Audio. Currently, Kostas is the bass player of Electric Revival & working on his solo project Black Kaiser.

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Bruno Cunha

Certificate in Music Performance
Guitar

A talented multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer, Bruno shines brightest on the electric guitar, his primary instrument. Bruno has worked with many artists in the U.S. and Brazil like Gabriel Chadan, Ana Terra Blanco, Fulanos e Ciclanos, MV Bill, Mahmundi, MMAK, and Bea Dummer. Bruno has also done solo work, recorded for other artists, performed live, and produced music for a Netflix show. Currently he is working to release his own album.

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Jason Lee

Certificate in Songwriting & Music Production
Solo Artist

Jason Lee AKA westside_elliot completed the Certificate in Songwriting & Music Production program in 2019. He recently released his rap EP "What's the Next Channel".

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Luis Garcia

Associate in Music Performance
Voice / Solo Artist

Luis’s first national TV appearance took place in 2013 when he was a contestant on the “El Factor X” (The X Factor) and was followed by an appearance on “La Voz Kids (The Voice) the following year in 2014. He just released his first single called, “Si tu fueras mi novia” on all digital platforms.

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Nana Kikuya

Certificate in Songwriting & Music Production
Solo Artist

Nana is a prolific singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Japan who strives to touch people's hearts with her music. She began writing songs at 8 years old and has since created both acoustic and electronic music, continually pushing her aesthetic boundaries. She is currently performing live in Japan and working on new material

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Bwejua Fachano

Certificate in Performance
Voice

Bwejua Fachano, a.k.a. “Bwej,” is a singer-songwriter from Nigeria with a rich, powerful baritone voice and a distinctive vibrato. He experiments with blending genres to create his own sound and does not conform to musical structure. He cites Frank Ocean as one of his influences and has vocally been likened to Nat King Cole, John Legend, and Barry White. After his year at CCM, he released his first EP titled F1, a collaborative effort with André Carvalho, another CCM alumni. He is currently working on his second EP.

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Carson Lipham

Associate in Music Performance
Drums

Carson graduated from California College of Music in 2019. During his final quarter, a chance encounter outside CCM with two area musicians led to an audition and Carson securing the spot behind the drum kit for LA-based rock band Temple Monarc. In 2019 they released their first EP, Against the Night, and played regularly across the LA area. In the Fall of 2020 they began writing and recording the follow-up to their EP at Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, AL. They are currently putting the finishing touches on this upcoming release and filming their first video, out Summer 2021.

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Andre Eliazar

Certificate in Music Performance
Bass

Andre is a Brazilian musician and music producer based in Los Angeles, CA. As a bass player, Andre played hundreds of live shows in Brazil and the US, performing in venues such as House of Blues, The Hotel Cafe, The Viper Room, The Mint, and the global event Sofar Sounds.
As a composer and music producer, Andre is currently working with various music libraries. His latest placements include the British TV show Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, and the American soap opera The Oval.

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Andy The Crocodile

Certificate in Songwriting & Music Production
Solo Artist

Andy completed his Certificate in Songwriting & Music Production in 2018. Andy is a cold-blooded composer, producer, and performer, ready to bring his unique blend of indie, rock, jazz, and folk music to the world.

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Konstantin Silich

Associate in Music Performance
Guitar

Konstantin graduated with his Associate Degree in Guitar Performance from California College of Music in 2014. Shortly thereafter, Konstantin served as an instructor at CCM in music technology and audio engineering. He currently performs across Los Angeles area with his group, Gravizappa, whose full-length debut album “Phantom Tones” is currently available on iTunes.

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Jayme Claire

Associate in Music Performance
Voice / Solo Artist

Jayme Claire has gained a strong reputation for belting gritty blues, crooning jazz, and writing soulful original pop songs. She has been a featured artist on Davi Davenport’s LIVE TV and headlined Tacoma, Washington’s historic Jazz Bones venue on many occasions, including a stunning 2-1/2 hour concert for their Memorial Weekend festivities.

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Ma Nala

Associate in Music Performance
Voice / Solo Artist

Exposed to many different types of music, Ma Nala gravitated towards R&B and soul, which she studied extensively during her time at CCM, graduating with her Associate Degree in Voice Performance in 2014. Since returning to South Africa she release her single “Tryna Find Love” on Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon, receiving strong reviews.

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Martha Ayvazyan

Associate in Music Performance
Voice / Solo Artist

Originally hailing from Yerevan, Armenia, Martha received her Associate Degree in Voice Performance from California College of Music in 2015. Martha's youtube cover of of Rihanna’s “Man Down” has racked up more than 60,000 views! 

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Soichiro Tanabe

Certificate in Music Performance
Drums

Soichiro Tanabe was lauded by drum department chair Craig Pilo as one of the best drum students ever to walk the halls of California College of Music. After completing his Certificate Program in Drum Performance in 2015, Soichiro pursued his optional practical training, which enabled him to gain work experience throughout the Los Angeles area.

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Gabriel Felix

Certificate in Music Performance
Guitar

Creator of the music school ''Meio Musical'' Located in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Meio Musical offers several online courses and training, which has helped more than 28,178 people to learn music.

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Marco Bohler

Associate in Music Performance
Bass

“After graduation, I immediately got a pro gig playing bass for a funk rock band called Atomic Walrus,” says CCM associate degree holder, Marco Bohler. “The enthusiastic CCM alumnus believes he would not have been able to achieve his dreams if it were not for CCM, based in the world’s entertainment capital, just minutes from the Hollywood music scene. 

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Riki Putra

Certificate in Songwriting & Music Production
Solo Artist

After completing his Certificate Program in Voice Performance at CCM, Riki returned to his home country of Indonesia, where he quickly found success combining American pop-rock with traditional Indonesian gamelan music. In April 2017, Riki performed with the Yogyakarta Symphony Orchestra in the “Gamelan Rules: Rock Gamelan Orchestra” concert of his own design, conducted by respected Indonesian maestro Guntur Nur Puspito.