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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

Fri, Oct 4, 2019
Auditorium Building
12:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Fri, Oct 25, 2019
Auditorium Building
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Tue, Feb 25, 2020
Auditorium Building
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

4/23/2019
Every year, the Center for Arts Leadership facilitates and supports students applying to the Social Justice Seed Grant Program. The Program offers funding to new projects by young artists trying to make an impact on social issues through their art. Past projects have included feminist commentary on gender roles in opera, after school programs by...

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4/23/2019
Hello! My name is Quinn Simmons and I’m the Marketing Assistant at the Center for Arts Leadership (CAL) at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. As a Freshman Musical Theatre major, I’m excited to bring the CAL closer to the Theatre Conservatory here at Roosevelt. Since my arrival here, the Center has provided a home...

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4/23/2019
Before Spring Break, the Vocal Performance majors of the Music Conservatory brought Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson to the beautiful Ganz Hall. This oratorio memorializes the late Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was brutally murdered in an act of hatred twenty-one years ago. The heart-wrenching piece explores the way a hate...

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