The BMA colloquium:
BMA students participate in a weekly colloquium throughout their four years. This gathering provides students an opportunity to discuss current issues in the arts community as well as visit (in person and via video) with guests who work in or with the arts, but are not in the traditional areas of performance or composition. Recent Colloquium guests have included …
Janet Revell Barrett, Marilyn Pflederer Zimmerman Endowed Scholar in Music Education, U. of Illinois
Gail Burnaford, Director of Research and Evaluation, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Henry Fogel, Dean, CCPA; Past President, League of American Orchestras; Past President, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Erik Gellman, Assoc. Prof. of History, Roosevelt U.
Mike Jeffers, President, Chicago Jazz Magazine and chicagojazz.com
Jacki Kelly-McHale, Director of Music Education, DePaul U.
Darcy Kuronen, Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Benjamin Lynerd, Asst. Prof. of Political Science, Christopher Newport U.
Laura Mills, Deborah Morris, & Richard Schwegel, Archivist & Music Librarians, Roosevelt U.
Allegra Montanari, Director, CCPA Center for Arts Leadership; Founder, Sharing Notes
Emily Rafferty, President Emerita, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Board of Director, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Watch this video of CCPA Dean Henry Fogel discussing his time as President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, including his experience being on tour with the orchestra on September 11, 2001.
Sounds of Summer: Multi-Disciplinary Institute (June 9-13, 2018)
Open to high school or college age (prior to completion of undergraduate degree) students, this one week institute explores the connections between music festivals, history, and tourism. Students will discover the origins of summer festivals and who plans them, and will use the music of these festivals to examine aspects of identity and ideology. We will ask questions of arts, tourism, and politics. Faculty and students will attend Chicago festivals including the Grant Park Music Fest, Blues Fest, the Old Town Art Fair, and more. The institute will be team-taught by Prof. Carol Brown (hospitality management), Prof. Sandra Frink (history), and Prof. Tom Kernan (music). More information is available on the Sounds of Summer event page.