Due to its location in the heart of the San Fernando Valley and its proximity to many studios, CSUN has had many notable musical alumni including:

Paula Abdul

John Densmore  – The Doors

Andy Summers –  The Police

Mark BalderasHuman Drama

Daryl Dragon – “The Captain” of Captain and Tennille

Mike Elizondo – Record producer for Eminem, Alanis Morissette and Pink

Jim Pons – bass guitarist and singer for The Turtles, and The Mothers of Invention

Leland Sklar – one of the greatest session bass players ever.


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