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Student Spotlight: Alex on Finding His Voice at Roosevelt

Alex Fruin
BMA Vocal Performance ('19)
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"Roosevelt University goes beyond Chicago. It affects society and we have a choice as students here … to make that our goal as we continue forward. That’s something I take with me every single day."

Five years ago, Alex Fruin (BMA Vocal Performance, ’19) had no idea he’d end up singing opera. At Roosevelt, Alex not only discovered a passion for the art, but a commitment to improving society. Listen to his story — you never know what you might learn here.

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Performing Arts, An Inclusive Community, Alumni

Charles Joseph Smith sat at the piano in Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University and began to play. It was the first time he’d played there in many years, but he did so with such comfort and ease that it would be reasonable to think otherwise.

Performing Arts, Academic & Artistic Excellence, Alumni

Modic stepped onstage at the Marriott Theater outside of Chicago in October 2016 to perform in the musical Singin’ in the Rain, and she was ready.

Performing Arts, Academic & Artistic Excellence, Current Students

When Pablo Suaste Cherizola left Mexico to study piano at Roosevelt University in 2014, he never envisioned becoming one of the university’s leading instrumentalists, or recording his first CD by age 23.