Chicago College of Performing Arts

Head of Opera Selected as Fulbright Specialist


Andrew Eggert, assistant professor and head of opera at CCPA, was selected for the U.S. Department of State’s competitive Fulbright Specialist Program, studying at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary.
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Head of Opera Selected as Fulbright Specialist


Andrew Eggert, assistant professor and head of opera at CCPA was selected for the U.S. Department of State’s competitive Fulbright Specialist Program, studying at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary.
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Music by Roosevelt Alum Appears in 2018 Super Bowl Commercial Campaign


Filip Mitrovic (BFA, ’04) contributed music for one of six new TV advertisements promoting website builder SquareSpace during Super Bowl LII in February.
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Alumnus Receives Excellence in Education Award


Mark Eberhard, a 2004 graduate of Roosevelt’s theatre directing program, recently received an Excellence of Education award from the Michigan Lottery. Eberhard is a 30-year advanced placement biology teacher at St. Clair High School in Michigan and serves as a theatre production mentor for the school’s staged shows.
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Alumnus Receives Excellence in Education Award


Mark Eberhard, a 2004 graduate of Roosevelt’s theatre directing program, recently received an Excellence of Education award from the Michigan Lottery. Eberhard is a 30-year advanced placement biology teacher at St. Clair High School in Michigan and serves as a theatre production mentor for the school’s staged shows.
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CCPA Dean Henry Fogel Honored by Chicago Opera Theater


In recognition of his outstanding career accomplishments, the Chicago Opera Theater (COT) honored CCPA Dean Henry Fogel at its 2018 Gala. Fogel currently sits on the COT board and is the organization’s past president, helping to shape it into one of America’s most dynamic opera companies.
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New ‘Social Justice Through Sound’ Course Revives ’60s Music


Social Justice Through Sound, a new course taught by Grammy Award-winning jazz and contemporary music professor Paul Wertico, covers music inspired by injustices done to Native Americans, immigrants, African Americans, women and other marginalized groups. The course culminated in two performances by CCPA students in the class, with music drawn from the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements.
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New ‘Social Justice Through Sound’ Course Revives ’60s Music


Social Justice Through Sound, a new course taught by Grammy Award-winning jazz and contemporary music professor Paul Wertico, covers music inspired by injustices done to Native Americans, immigrants, African Americans, women and other marginalized groups. The course culminated in two performances by CCPA students in the class, with music drawn from the civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements.
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CCPA Student Receives Matthew Freeman Social Justice Award


Sean Ellis Hussey, a graduate student in the music composition program, received the Matthew Freeman Social Justice Award for continuously showcasing important societal issues through music. Hussey previously won top honors for his new opera about the misrepresentation of women in opera.
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VIVID 2018 Celebrates Conservatory Anniversaries


2018 marked the 150th anniversary and 20th anniversary of CCPA’s Music and Theatre conservatories, respectively. CCPA’s annual VIVID performance celebrated these milestones with show-stopping performances by current students.
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VIVID 2018 Celebrates Conservatory Anniversaries


2018 marked the 150th anniversary and 20th anniversary of CCPA’s Music and Theatre conservatories, respectively. CCPA’s annual VIVID performance celebrated these milestones with show-stopping performances by current students.
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Student Composition Winner Showcases Work in VIVID


Mitch Weakley, winner of Roosevelt’s Student Composition Competition, showcased an expansion of his orchestral work, Trilogy, during VIVID 2018. This marked the first time a CCPA student composition has been performed as part of VIVID.
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Merle Dandridge Receives First Distinguished Artist Award


Merle Dandridge, graduate of Roosevelt’s theatre program, has performed on Broadway and appeared in a number of TV roles, currently starring in the Oprah Winfrey Network’s series Greenleaf. For her outstanding contributions to the arts, CCPA honored Dandridge at VIVID 2018 with its inaugural Distinguished Artist Award. Dandridge led a discussion and master class at Roosevelt with current CCPA students about her career.
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Merle Dandridge Receives First Distinguished Artist Award


Merle Dandridge, graduate of Roosevelt’s theatre program, has performed on Broadway and appeared in a number of TV roles, currently starring in the Oprah Winfrey Network’s series Greenleaf. For her outstanding contributions to the arts, CCPA honored Dandridge at VIVID 2018 with its inaugural Distinguished Artist Award. Dandridge led a discussion and master class at Roosevelt with current CCPA students about her career.
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CCPA Presents Black History Month Musical Retrospective


The Conservatory Choruses from CCPA presented music to celebrate Black History Month in February at Ganz Hall. The program included some rarely heard classical works of African American composers and poets, as well as spirituals, gospels, blues and theatrical works honoring American black culture.
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New Chair of CCPA Advisory Board Aims to Give Voice to Students


Gwen Cohen, first vice president and wealth advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, was named the new chair of the CCPA Advisory Board this academic year. The board’s goals include ensuring that scholarships and guidance are available to all CCPA students.
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New Chair of CCPA Advisory Board Aims to Give Voice to Students


Gwen Cohen, first vice president and wealth advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, was named the new chair of the CCPA Advisory Board this academic year. The board’s goals include ensuring that scholarships and guidance are available to all CCPA students.
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Making Miracles Happen

Making Miracles Happen

Eighteen undergraduates in Roosevelt University’s new McNair Scholars Program already have received bachelor’s degrees, with all but one accepted so far into graduate and PhD programs. Twenty-eight scholars who are currently in the program also are now doing summer research, including 10 who are engaged in projects away from home, mainly at Big 10 schools across the nation.

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