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
Darcy Kuronen, Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
Benjamin Lynerd, Asst. Prof. of Political Science, Christopher Newport U.
Emily Rafferty, President Emerita, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Board of Director, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
The 2018–2019 guests include …
Rebecca Schorsch, Soprano, Voice Teacher, and Musical Theatre Faculty, CCPA
Frederick Turner, Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities, U. of Texas at Dallas
Halle McGuire-Hobbins, Development Manager, South Bend Symphony Orchestra
Catherine Beeson, Violist, Colorado Symphony; Artistic Director, Loon Lake Live
Christian McWhirter, Research Historian, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Rudy Marcozzi, Dean, CCPA
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.
CCPA American Music Institute - June 23-28, 2019
The CCPA American Music Institute is a one week intensive for high school and college aged students co-led by Dr. Tom Kernan (head of Musical Arts program), Scott Mason (head of Jazz & Contemporary Music), and Rebecca Schorsch (Lecturer, Theatre Conservatory). This institute is for students (instrumental and vocal) interested in exploring jazz, blues, folk, musical theater, American songbook, cabaret, contemporary, roots music, and more. What kind of musician do YOU want to be?
Application, 1 letter of recommendation, and a 3-4 minute performance video required for consideration. Space is limited. Cost is $500. Housing is first-come, first-served at an additional cost; reservation deadline is April 1. Apply now! Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org