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Student production of "Hair"

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.

Theatre Conservatory

Theater students production

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

Thu, Jul 19, 2018
Roosevelt University

Sat, Sep 15, 2018
Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60605
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Sun, Sep 16, 2018
Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60605
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Upcoming Performances

Thu, Jul 19, 2018
Roosevelt University

Fri, Jul 27, 2018
Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave. 7th Floor Chicago, IL 60605
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sat, Sep 15, 2018
Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60605
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM