Vivid 2018

VIVID 2018

Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Music Conservatory and 20th anniversary of the Theatre Conservatory, VIVID 2018 features the CCPA Chamber Orchestra led by Andrew Grams and performing American music with renowned pianist and faculty member Winston Choi; and a Theatre Conservatory retrospective featuring song and dance, accompanied by a CCPA jazz combo.

Merle Dandridge, star of Broadway and television, including Oprah Winfrey’s hit series Greenleaf, will receive the first annual CCPA Distinguished Artist Award.

Join us Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in the historic Auditorium Theatre.

VIVID 2018 Performance Tickets

Join us  Wednesday, March 14, for an evening showcasing some of the nation's most talented young artists. VIVID 2018 is a free event; donations are encouraged to support CCPA student scholarships. Tickets are required and can be reserved through

Purchase Pre-Show Gala Reception and VIP Tickets

Merle Dandridge

VIP ticket holders and event sponsors will meet Merle Dandridge at a private reception in the Auditorium Theatre and enjoy VIP seating for the performance. 

The ticketed pre-show Gala Reception begins at 5:30 p.m.

For more information regarding the Gala and sponsorship opportunities, call (312) 341-3783.

Your Gift to CCPA Makes an Important Difference

Jazz student performing

Unable to attend the VIVID Gala? Please consider donating to help CCPA students achieve their academic and professional goals. 100% of VIVID proceeds will be used for student scholarship support.