Cedar Valley College and its Commercial Music program have a proven track record of success in the music industry, ranging from musicians who make a good living performing to those who use their recording technology knowledge for a successful career.
Part of the secret sauce at CVC is the high quality of its music faculty, many of whom are active as both performers and within the music business itself. The rest of the secret sauce consists of the program’s alumni who elevate CVC’s reputation through their accomplishments. Both represented Cedar Valley College at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
Caleb Sean McCampbell, a graduate of CVC’s acclaimed music program and former instructor of commercial piano, added “Grammy winner” to his list of impressive credits for his work with Tori Kelly and Kirk Franklin on Kelly’s album Hiding Place that won Best Gospel Album and “Never Alone” that won Best Gospel Performance/Song.
McCampbell’s resume includes performing, producing and writing credits with a wide range of artists, including Michael Buble, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Erykah Badu. He is also a graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas.
This year’s Grammys also saw Dr. Mike Bogle in attendance. Bogle, who teaches an array of courses at CVC, makes it a point to attend every year as a member of the Recording Academy.
A versatile and dynamic musician, Bogle was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1992 for his arrangement of Chick Corea’s composition Got a Match? recorded by the University of North Texas (UNT) One O’Clock Lab Band. In 2016, he was recognized by the Recording Academy as a quarterfinalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award.
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