Chicago College of Performing Arts

CCPA Artist Faculty Daron Hagen prepares for a performance.

Critically Acclaimed Composer, Conductor and CCPA Artist Faculty Member Publishes Memoir


In Duet with the Past: A Composer’s Memoir, Daron Hagen chronicles his life from a haunted childhood to the upper echelons of the music world. Hagen has written five symphonies, a dozen concertos, 13 operas, reams of chamber music and more than 350 art songs.
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Award-Winning Student Flutist Strives for Solo Career, New Instrument


Anastasiya Ganzenko (Flute Performance Diploma, ’19) has been playing the same flute since the third grade. The wind instrument helped her to win 17 Ukrainian and international competitions, as well as CCPA’s 2019 Aeolian Classics Emerging Artist award.
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Flutist and CCPA graduate Anastasiya Ganzenko

Award-Winning Student Flutist Strives for Solo Career, New Instrument


Anastasiya Ganzenko (Flute Performance Diploma, ’19) has been playing the same flute since the third grade. The wind instrument helped her to win 17 Ukrainian and international competitions, as well as CCPA’s 2019 Aeolian Classics Emerging Artist award.
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CCPA student performers hold candles during a performance of Considering Matthew Shepard.

Music, Dialogue Unite Roosevelt Community


Drawing sold-out crowds, a production of the new oratorio Considering Matthew Shepard remembered the gay college student and his 1998 murder. The project also featured panel discussions on the power of stories and musical memorialization.
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Roosevelt Music Professor Recognized as Prestigious National Fellow


Thomas J. Kernan, assistant professor of music history, received the Newberry Library’s Rudolph Ganz Long-Term Fellowship. He will spend the 2019–20 academic year studying writings by Ganz.
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Roosevelt's award-winning Thomas Kernan, professor of music history

Roosevelt Music Professor Recognized as Prestigious National Fellow


Thomas J. Kernan, assistant professor of music history, received the Newberry Library’s Rudolph Ganz Long-Term Fellowship. Kernan will spend the 2019–20 academic year studying writings by Ganz.
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