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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.

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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.

Schedule a CCPA Tour

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Join us for a tour of Roosevelt's campus, dormitories, and performing arts facilities, followed by a Q&A session with a Performing Arts Admission Counselor.

Featured CCPA Events

Mon, Oct 9, 2017
Roosevelt University, 430 S. Michigan Ave.
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Sat, Oct 14, 2017
Wabash Building

Sat, Nov 11, 2017
Roosevelt University
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sat, Dec 9, 2017
Roosevelt University
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Upcoming Performances

Tue, Sep 26, 2017
Wabash Building, WB 418
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tue, Sep 26, 2017
Mikowsky Hall (room 907), 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Wed, Sep 27, 2017
Mikowsky Hall (room 907), 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
7:30 PM - 8:30 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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