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, Feb 10, 2020
Auditorium Building

Tue, Feb 11, 2020
Auditorium Building

Wed, Feb 12, 2020
Auditorium Building

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

11/25/2019
By Angela Yu, MM Voice Performance December is approaching and I can already hear the sleigh bells, carols, and not-so-silent screams of performers bracing themselves for audition season. As a grad student, I cannot offer much in the ways of quelling fears. To be perfectly honest, I am still trying to figure that out myself....

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10/23/2019
Whether you want to further your career development, strengthen bonds with your peers, or engage with the greater Chicago community, there are many student organizations you can get involved with at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. These organizations include the women’s fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota, the Student Council for Arts Leadership, the Music Teachers...

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9/26/2019
HAPPY NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH! Each year, we observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. At the Center for Arts Leadership, we encourage students to embrace their heritage and...

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