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CCPA Administration & Staff

Office of the Dean

Henry Fogel, Dean of CCPA
Rudy Marcozzi, Associate Dean of CCPA
Bonnie Wedington, Assistant to the Dean

CCPA Office of Enrollment & Student Services

Patrick Zylka, Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Student Services
Sarah Gibson, Assistant Director of Admission
Amanda Horvath, Admission Counselor
Robert Quintanilla, Admission Counselor

Music Conservatory Office

Linda Berna, Associate Dean & Director of the Music Conservatory
Mariama Torruella, Assistant to the Director of the Music Conservatory
Sean Archer, Administrative Clerk
Ora Ross, Administrative Clerk

Theatre Conservatory Office

Sean Kelley, Associate Dean & Director of the Theatre Conservatory
Ray Frewen, Assistant Director of the Theatre Conservatory
Kendall Kelley, Managing Director of the Theatre Conservatory

Performance Activities Office

Elizabeth Sustar, Director of Performance Activities
Melissa Morrison, Scheduling and Facilities Coordinator
Michael Sparhuber, Ensemble Operations Manager


Henry Fogel, Dean of CCPA

Henry Fogel was appointed Dean of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University beginning in July, 2009, a school at which he has taught a course in orchestral studies since 2002. In addition, he continues to provide a limited amount of consulting for musical organizations, working as a part of the Catherine French Group. He has been an artistic consultant to the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra in Brazil since 2008, and in the summer of 2012 he was engaged for a consultancy at the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Mr. Fogel has had a long and varied career in music administration. From 2003-2008 he was President and CEO of the League of American Orchestras. He retired from that position in 2008, but remained as a senior advisor through 2009. During his seven years with the League, he visited over 190 orchestras in America. Under his leadership the League attained fiscal stability, fully paying off a $1.2 million accumulated deficit and operating in the black for each year of his Presidency. In addition, the League undertook a major strategic planning process, resulting in a more effective and responsive service organization for the field.

From 1985-2003, Mr. Fogel was President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Under his leadership the Orchestra’s endowment increased from $19 million to over $160 million, and he oversaw the $125 million renovation of Orchestra Hall. In addition to maintaining its artistic supremacy, the Chicago Symphony during Mr. Fogel’s term dramatically strengthened its community engagement and educational programs. Fifteen of the eighteen years in which he served saw balanced budgets or surpluses, and during his time there attendance to classical subscription concerts increased by more than 20%.

From 1981-1985, Mr. Fogel was Executive Director of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C., and from 1978-1981 he was Orchestra Manager of the New York Philharmonic. From 1963-1978, he was Program Director and Vice-President of WONO, a full-time classical music commercial radio station in Syracuse, New York.

He has received honorary doctorate degrees from Roosevelt University, Northwestern University, the Curtis Institute, and Columbia College in Chicago. In 1999 Mr. Fogel received a Cultural Leadership Citation from Yale University for service to the cultural life of the nation. In 2003 he was named an Illinois Arts Legend by the Illinois Arts Alliance. In June, 2009, he received the highest honor in the symphony orchestra field, the League of American Orchestras’ Gold Baton Award. In 1997 he received the Top Chicagoan Award from Chicago Magazine, and in 1990 was named by Business Week magazine as one of the five best managers of cultural organizations in the United States. He has also received the Dushkin Award for his service to music by the Music Institute in Chicago. In 2007 he was cited for “outstanding contributions to and accomplishments in the field of Music Education” by the National Association for Music Education. In 1986, the Chicago Chapter of the Brandeis University National Women’s Committee established a Collector’s File in his name in the Brandeis University Library.

Mr. Fogel has served on non-profit boards virtually without interruption since 1967, when he was elected to the Board of Directors of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. Boards on which he currently serves include, the Executive Committee of the Avery Fisher Artist Program, the Institute for the Study of Black Music at Columbia College, the Chicago Opera Theater, and the WFMT Committee of the WTTW Board in Chicago, and the Chinese Fine Arts Society. He urrently chairs the Board of the Chicago Classical Music Recording Foundation.

Mr. Fogel has also served as a consultant to many orchestras, on labor, governance, and artistic issues, as well as on strategic planning. He has been a reviewer of recordings for Fanfare magazine since 1986. He has contributed several entries to the book Contemporary Composers, and to The Harvard Dictionary of Music. He has been a judge for conducting competitions in New York, Tokyo, Helsinki, and Sofia, Bulgaria, and has served on arts council review panels in New York, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Ottawa, as well as for the National Endowment of the Arts. In November, 2009, he was the President of the Jury for the Music Competition of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Fogel has also served as a narrator with a number of orchestras, performing Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and many other works. He has recorded a speaking part in Paul Salerni and Dana Gioia’s opera Tony Caruso’s Last Broadcast released on the Naxos label. He has also produced internationally syndicated radio programs for Chicago’s Fine Arts Station WFMT, including currently Collectors’ Corner, which is derived from his extensive personal collection of over 20,000 classical recordings. He has also been a regular panelist on the Metropolitan Opera Broadcast Quiz.

Mr. Fogel lives in River Forest, Illinois with his wife Frances. They have two children, Karl and Holly, and five grandchildren. In addition to music, he also has a passion for cooking Chinese food, and he studied over three years with Virginia Lee, who wrote the New York Times Chinese Cookbook.


Rudy MarcozziRudy Marcozzi, Associate Dean of CCPA

Rudy Marcozzi teaches music theory, aural skills and music history at The Music Conservatory.

He holds a B.M. in Music Education from the University of Dayton, a M.M. in Piano Performance from Kansas State University, and a doctoral degree in music theory from the Indiana University School of Music. While at Indiana, Dr. Marcozzi received two teaching fellowships and Indiana's prestigious Lieber Award in recognition of distinguished teaching. His principal research activity includes musicianship pedagogy and structural tonal relationships in late Verdi operas.

He is past editor of the Indiana Theory Review and is a reviewer for Pastoral Music. His publications include a textbook, Strategies and Patterns for Aural Training.

Bonnie Wedington, Assistant to Dean Fogel 


Patrick ZylkaPatrick Zylka, Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Student Services

Patrick Zylka was appointed to the position of Assistant Dean for Enrollment and Student Services in 2012. Since this time he has twice presented on special admission topics at National Arts Round Table conferences and also the Classical Singer Convention. Prior to his appointment at CCPA, Patrick served as Coordinator of Music Admission & Financial Aid at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. He earned his BMus in Bassoon Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MMus in Bassoon Performance at the University of Michigan. Former teachers include Cynthia Cameron-Fix, Marc Vallon, Richard Beene, and Jeffrey Lyman. While at the University of Michigan, he served as a Graduate Student Instructor and was recipient of the Emil & Jeannette Holz Scholarship and School of Music Regents Fellowship

An active freelance bassoonist, Patrick has been heard performing with the Chicago Composers Orchestra, Elgin Opera Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, and Rockford Symphony Orchestra, among others. As an educator, he is former Associate Faculty at the Festival de Música de Santa Catarina (Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil) and maintains a private studio of middle school and high school bassoonists from around the Chicago metropolitan area. In his spare time, you'll find him running (3 time marathon finisher), cooking, or exploring the fabulous city of Chicago.


Sarah Gibson, Assistant Director of Admission

Before coming to CCPA, Sarah was a Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. She graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2007 where she received her BA (double-majoring in Speech & Theatre and English) as well as the Joan M. Fuzak Drama Award. After working in admissions for Endicott College in Beverly, MA and then for a voice-over training and demo production company, Sarah moved to London, England where she received her MA in Acting from East 15 Acting School in 2010.  

Sarah is an active actress, director, and choreographer. Some of her most memorable acting roles include Claire in The Long Christmas Ride Home, Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard, Ophelia in Hamlet, Jacqueline in Don't Dress for Dinner, Kate Mullins in Titanic: The Musical, Sarah Palin in Let 'Em Have It, and Shooter in Action. The last show she directed/choreographed was Maltby and Shire's, Closer Than Ever, and her directing credits include ExtremitiesA Woman of No Importance, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.   


HorvathAmanda Horvath, Admission Counselor

Amanda started at CCPA in 2011 as Interim Ensemble Operations Manager. She is from the Chicagoland area, and holds a BM in Voice Performance from CCPA, where she was seen as Yum-Yum in The Mikado.

Amanda’s Chicago credits include Young Heidi u/s in Follies (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), Marie in Voice Check: A Woyzeck Cabaret (Chicago Opera Vanguard), Cloclo Moustache in Cloclo (Chicago Folks Operetta), and Lucy Lockit in The Beggar’s Opera (DuPage Opera Theatre). She spent the last two summers on Cape Cod with the College Light Opera Company, where she was seen as Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Lill Vanessi in Kiss Me, Kate, Eva Peron in Evita, Huguette in The Vagabond King, and Lalume in Kismet.


Robert Quintanilla, Admission Counselor

Robert joined CCPA as an Admission Counselor in 2011. A native of San Antonio, Texas, he is a graduate of the Northeast School of the Arts and received the BM in Voice from CCPA in 2011. At CCPA, he appeared as Pooh-bah in The Mikado.

Past seasons have seen him as Erster Priester/Zweiter Geharnischterman in Die Zabuerflote and Le Roi in Cendrillon with the Elardo Young Artists Program in Brugge, Belgium, and as Dulcamara in L'elisir d'Amore with the Italian Operatic Experience. He was most recently seen performing as Arlequin in the Savoyaires' Eyes and No Eyes and as Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with the Candid Concert Opera.


Linda BernaLinda Berna, Associate Dean & Director of the Music Conservatory

Linda Berna is the Associate Dean and Director of the Music Conservatory at Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University, a position she has held since 2001, She is also a member of the Core Music Studies faculty and has taught a wide range of subjects from Freshman First Year Experience through advanced seminars for master's students. She earned degrees in Piano Performance from Roosevelt University, and the Ph.D. in Music Theory from Northwestern University; she specializes in text-music relationships in her research. Most recently, she presented a paper on disturbance and contradiction in Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” at the Third International Conference on the Image in Poznan, Poland. Dr. Berna serves as an accreditation visiting team member, as well as a presenter and panelist, for the National Association of Schools of Music.


Mariama TorruellaMariama Torruella, Assistant to the Director of the Music Conservatory

 Mariama Torruella joined CCPA in 2003 as Assistant to the Director, The Music Conservatory. She earned a Master of Music and Bachelor of Music in Music Composition from Roosevelt University, as well as a Master of Training and Development with a concentration in Instructional Design. Madi is also a singer and arranger, and plays violin in South Loop Community Orchestra.


Sean ArcherSean Archer, Administrative Clerk

Sean Archer is a singer-songwriter, author, and cartoonist. He graduated from the CCPA in 2000, with a BM in Vocal Jazz Performance. He continues to sing in Chicago, while pursuing his writing and bringing smiles to as many faces as he can. His first book, Milo Decides To Be, will be released in 2013.


Ora RossOra Ross, Administrative Clerk






KelleySean Kelley, Associate Dean & Director of the Theatre Conservatory

Sean Kelley was a member of the faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder for 16 years before joining the faculty at Chicago College of Performing Arts.

In addition he has acted and directed in numerous productions with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, including having played Horatio to Val Kilmer’s Hamlet. Professor Kelley was also the artistic director and a founding member of the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre in Fairbanks, Alaska and has done shows across the country from New York to California.

M.F.A., Purdue University; B.S., University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse.



Ray FrewenRay Frewen, Assistant Director of the Theatre Conservatory

An award-winning director and accomplished actor, Ray Frewen appeared as Javert in the national tour of Les Miserables, and has performed at The Court Theatre, Asolo State Theatre (FL), Apple Tree Theatre, Marriott’s Lincolnshire, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and the Ravinia Festival.

He was Artistic Director of Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace from 1998 to 2005, and presently serves as an associate producer for Apple Tree Theatre.

M.F.A. Asolo Conservatory/Florida State University; B.A. Illinois State University.


Kendall Kelley, Managing Director of the Theatre Conservatory

Before joining Chicago College of Performing Arts, Kendall Kelley was with Asolo Theatre Festival (Sarasota) where he worked in public relations and marketing. In addition to college administration, he has taught Theatre Management and First Year Seminar at Roosevelt. Over a decade of experience in the arts and education, Kendall has worked in operations, finance, box office management, arts marketing and institutional advancement. M.F.A., in Theatre Management, Florida State University; B.F.A. in Theatre, Wayne State University.


SustarElizabeth Sustar, Director of Performance Activities

Elizabeth Sustar started at CCPA as the Ensemble Operations Manager and now serves as the Director of Performance Activities for the Music Conservatory. She earned her BA in Double Bass Performance and German from Providence College and her MBA in Arts Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her career in arts administration began with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras; and since earning her MBA, she completed the League of American Orchestras’ Orchestra Management Fellowship Program and worked as Production Manager at the Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University. Through the Orchestra Management Fellowship, Elizabeth worked with the Aspen Music Festival as well as the North Carolina, Spokane, and Detroit Symphonies. As part of her MBA program, she worked with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, University Theatre, and Aspen Music Festival. 

Elizabeth has continued to play bass over the years in numerous bands and orchestras and currently performs with the South Loop Symphony.


Melissa Morrison, Scheduling and Facilities Coordinator


Michael Sparhuber, Ensemble Operations Manager