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

9/14/2020
by Emily Henley (MM Harp Performance ’21 and CAL Career Development Assistant) Hello, and welcome back to “Virtual University,” CCPA colleagues! What a new and interesting time to be able to log-on to our classes from the comfort of our couches?! While I love a good couch, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m bummed not to...

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9/11/2020
by Jade Garcia (MM Clarinet Performance ’21 and CAL Collaboration and Community Engagement Assistant) These past months have been a time full of reflection for all of us. For students around the country, school is at the forefront of their minds as we all address the history and presence of racial disparity in this country....

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9/4/2020
by Jade Garcia (MM Clarinet Performance ’21) So last school year I spent a lot of time thinking about transitions. It was one of those things that you notice once and then start seeing everywhere. My reality was that I was in the middle of a very big transition in my life, moving far away from...

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