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Henry Fogel

Roosevelt University to host weekly radio show on WFMT

Posted: 09/25/2012

WFMT (98.7 FM), Chicago’s classical and fine arts radio station, will present music performed by Roosevelt University students, faculty and alumni on a new weekly program called “Music from Roosevelt University.”  Hosted by Henry Fogel, dean of Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, the hour-long program will be broadcast on 26 Sundays from 4 to 5 p.m. beginning Oct. 7, except on Nov. 4, 11 and 25 when it will air from 6 to 7 p.m.

“I know that WFMT listeners will be impressed with the quality and variety of performances we will present from Roosevelt’s concerts and theatrical productions,” Fogel said.  “In addition to the performances, we will have interviews, information about Roosevelt and commentary about the performers and productions. I’m confident people will find it to be a lively and enjoyable hour.”

The Music Institute of Chicago, a highly regarded community music school, is collaborating with Roosevelt on “Music from Roosevelt” and some of the students from the acclaimed Academy program will also be featured on the program. The Music Institute’s faculty and arts therapists provide arts education to more than 5,000 students of all ability levels at campuses in Evanston, Highland Park, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, Winnetka and Downers Grove.

Fogel said the program will feature recorded solos, chamber ensembles and choral, orchestral and operatic performances from student and faculty performances and recitals over the past two years in Roosevelt’s Ganz Hall. Orchestral music will feature recordings from performances in Orchestra Hall, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, Nichols Concert Hall and the Harris Theater. No stranger to WFMT, Fogel has participated in a number of the station’s fundraising campaigns and is host of the “Collectors' Corner,” a weekly two-hour series, heard Sundays at 8 p.m. Before joining Roosevelt, he was president of the League of American Orchestras from 2003 to 2008 and president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association from 1985 to 2003.

The Advisory Board of the Chicago College of Performing Arts is supporting the radio series and so far has raised more than $20,000 to help produce it.  The series is also supported by a major gift from the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation.

About the Chicago College of Performing Arts

The Chicago College of Performing Arts provides conservatory-level music and theatre training at Roosevelt University.  CCPA educates students who believe passionately in the transformative power of music and theatre and who seek to create lives as performers, teachers and scholars. It has 500 students and 127 music and 37 theatre faculty members.  For more information, visit:

About 98.7WFMT

98.7WFMT provides the best and broadest selection of classical music and fine arts programming in the country.  A broadcasting force which recently celebrated its 60th year on the air, the station's appeal continues to widen, and is currently serving the largest audience in the station's history.  Via WFMT's enhanced streaming service at, the station's programming is now available to a global audience.  More information is available at:

About the Music Institute of Chicago

The Music Institute of Chicago is one of the three largest and most respected community music schools in the nation. Founded in 1931 and one of the oldest community music schools in Illinois, the Music Institute is a member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.  For more information, visit: .

For more information, contact Carolyn Bernstein, director of performance activities at Roosevelt, 312-341-2238.