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Chicago College of Performing Arts

Comprising the Music Conservatory and the Theatre Conservatory, CCPA trains world-class musicians and theatre professionals in the heart of one of the country's most creatively accomplished cities.

Music Conservatory

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The Music Conservatory faculty includes more than 25 members of the Chicago Symphony and Lyric Opera Orchestras, Metropolitan and Lyric Opera stars, Grammy award-winning jazz artists, and other internationally-recognized professionals. Our teacher-artists provide their students with one-on-one instruction, technical expertise, and an inspiring love of music.

I'm Prepared


Four Chicago College of Performing Arts students share their experiences on how we prepare them for a future in the performing arts.

Theatre Conservatory

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The Theatre Conservatory of the Chicago College of Performing Arts consists of nearly 200 students, divided between our Acting and Musical Theatre programs. Students are guaranteed onstage performance credit every semester that they are at CCPA - more time onstage means more training for your future career in the theatre.

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Whether you're an undergrad or graduate student, interested in classical or  jazz, musical theater or music education, start your journey here. 

Featured CCPA Events

Sun, Mar 12, 2017
Auditorium Building
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Mon, Jul 17, 2017
430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Mon, Jul 24, 2017
The Studios at 218


Upcoming Performances

Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave. 7th Floor Chicago, IL 60605
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Sun, Feb 26, 2017
Auditorium Theatre
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sun, Feb 26, 2017
O'Malley Theatre, 430 S Michigan, 7th floor Chicago, IL 60605
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

“Pablo is gifted on piano. He has something to communicate and nothing gets in the way of that. He channels what he wants to come through in the sound and he gets the piano to do what he wants it to do.” 

Winston Choi
head of piano, on Pablo Suaste Cherizola (BM '18), inaugural winner of Roosevelt’s new Aeolian Classics Emerging Artist Award
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