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

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

4/29/2021
Welcome to fourth day of celebrating AAPI Heritage Week with the Asian Student Organization. ASO membersĀ  cultivated their top 25 must visit restaurants in Chicago and have included their favorite dishes, drinks, and sweet treats. Scroll through, and enjoy! Follow us on Instagram @aso_ccpa & @ccpaartslead to join the ASO students as they journey through...

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4/28/2021
By Kamneev Rai (MM Violin Performance ’21) Welcome to Cha Chats with Kamneev! I am thrilled you are joining me for whatever conversation you drop in on. I realized that all of us have so many interesting experiences and can relate to one another in both obvious and also very odd ways. What better way...

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4/26/2021
The Asian Student Organization is proud to share recipes from our very own students at CCPA to all of you. Follow us on social media to see how they make it step-by-step, and enjoy! Tteokbokki By Amy Kim “Tteokbokki is an iconic South Korean street food. It is made of chewy, cylindrical rice cakes called...

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