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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.

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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From acting to woodwinds, CCPA has the program you're seeking, and the expert faculty to guide you along the way.

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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. 

Upcoming Performances

Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave. 7th Floor Chicago, IL 60605
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Wed, Jan 25, 2017
Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave. 7th Floor Chicago, IL 60605
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thu, Jan 26, 2017
Ganz Hall, 430 S Michigan Ave. 7th Floor Chicago, IL 60605
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

“Seth [Boustead, BM '00, MM '02] went out and created his own career, and that’s a powerful example for anyone coming out of music school today.”

Linda Berna
Associate Dean, Music Conservatory, Roosevelt University
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