Breakout Theatre Alumnus Damon Gillespie to Star in NBC Drama Series ‘Rise’

Damon Gillespie

Like many students in Roosevelt University’s Theatre Conservatory, Damon Gillespie dreamed of one day becoming a star. The lightning speed of his success in achieving that goal has yet to sink in for Gillespie, a 2012-14 musical theatre major who will star in the upcoming NBC drama series Rise.

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The Composing Process: First Note to Final Score

I am a composer and a teacher. As a composer, I write music for chamber ensembles, choirs and orchestras. My recent works include Mythology Symphony, which had its world premiere by Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts Orchestra in January 2015 (and will be commercially released by Cedille Records in November 2015) and Terra Nostra, a large-scale oratorio for two choirs, four soloists and a chamber orchestra, which will receive its world premiere in November 2015 in San Francisco.

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