Chaz Celaya, M.M.

Assistant Professor of Music
Director of Commercial Music

Chaz Celaya came to PLNU in 2018 to direct the new Commercial Music program and teach courses in music production, music industry, and pop music history. Since signing his first production agreement at age sixteen, Chaz has worked in a variety of roles in music production, industry, and education. His recording studio, radio, live audio, touring, and worship team experience have allowed him numerous opportunities to both perform and teach music around the world. When not in a studio or classroom, Chaz enjoys exploring the beaches, trails, and concert venues of San Diego with his wife and three children.



M.M., Music Business and Entertainment Industries, Frost School of Music, University of Miami

B.B.S., Biblical Studies, Calvary Chapel Bible College

B.S., Business Administration and Music, University of Redlands


Professional Involvement

Broadcast Music, Inc. 

Music Business Association

Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association