Cityscape from the lake at sunset

Center for Arts Leadership

The Center for Arts Leadership creates opportunities for students to apply their curricular knowledge beyond the classroom and grow as young professionals. Through the Center, students can receive grants for professional development, funding for social justice start-up projects, perform community engagement, and have the opportunity to connect with guest artists through workshops and special events.

Performing Social Justice

Student horn players at Center on Halsted

Through the Center for Arts Leadership, students receive opportunities throughout their education to connect with community in meaningful ways and create impact through their art.

Get Involved

CCPA student participating in Sharing Notes program with child playing drum

Through the Center, students can receive grants for professional development, funding for social justice start-up projects, perform community engagement, and have the opportunity to connect with guest artists through workshops and special events.

Center for Arts Leadership Events

Mon, Jul 20, 2020
Delivered Virtually

Tue, Jul 21, 2020
Delivered Virtually

Wed, Jul 22, 2020
Delivered Virtually

Emerging Artist Award

Logan Fox Aeolian Classics album cover

The annual Aeolian Classics Emerging Artist Award promotes the concert careers of outstanding young artists enrolled at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, presenting each year’s winner in a debut CD album and a concert tour throughout Chicago.

Sharing Notes

Sharing Notes students singing to a baby in a hospital room

Sharing Notes improves quality of life for Chicago hospital patients through intimate, engaging and uplifting live music performances.


CAL Blog

6/24/2020
by Haley Henning (BMA ’21) When you have a platform, use it. Four of my brass-playing colleagues—David Nakazono (PD ‘21), Kerry Thomas (BMA ‘22), Cooper Johnson (MM ‘21), Bradley Geneser (BM ‘20)—and I have a large platform this Friday: Roosevelt University’s virtual commencement ceremony. When asked to record a few standard ceremonial pieces for brass...

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6/19/2020
As we commemorate Juneteenth, my heart reflects upon this spiritual (My Lord, What a Morning) and Watchnight services of New Year’s Eve, which began as many slaves were said to have gathered in churches on New Year’s Eve, in 1862, to await news and confirmation of the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln, on...

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6/9/2020
As artists, we have a responsibility to use our craft to inspire people and inspire change. At first, I had created a concert called “United in Isolation” to benefit GlobalGiving and the COVID-19 pandemic, but it has become of greater importance that we stand firmly in support of our black communities, so we have decided...

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