Columbia College Chicago Music Department Archive

The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department remembers composer, author, and teacher William Russo on the anniversary of his birth. Russo, who founded what is now the Columbia College Chicago Music Department in 1965, was born in Chicago on June...
Abduction, an original science-fiction musical comedy created by Columbia College Chicago alumni T.J. Pieffer ’18 and Brad Kemp ’12, is being presented in a staged reading as a benefit for UNICEF humanitarian support in response to the war in...
Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Columbia College Chicago Music Department are on the production team of Hand to God, running May 25 through July 10 at the Paramount Theatre‘s Copley Theatre, located at 8...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department mourns the passing of longtime faculty member Estelle Goodman Spector, who passed away quietly at her home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood on May 7, 2022. She was 91. Estelle‘s funeral service, though...
Notes & Letters, a new musical by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Annabelle Lee Revak ’19, who graduated with a double BA in Musical Theatre from the Theatre Department and Music Composition from the Columbia College Chicago Music...
Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Columbia College Chicago Music Department are on the production team of Craig Wright’s drama The Pavilion, presented by The Artistic Home May 5 through June 5. The show runs...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are in the cast and production team of the 2022 Black Playwrights Festival, running April 26 through 30 at the Black Ensemble Theatre, located at 4450 N. Clark in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The...
Former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department student MJ Rawls is featured in the world premiere of It’s Just Like Coming to Church (Welcome to the Church of YOU), the new musical written and directed by Jackie Taylor at the...
Longtime Columbia College Chicago faculty member William Russo, founder of the Columbia College Chicago Music Department, is profiled by Chicago’s NPR outlet WBEZ in a podcast and print article posted on March 10, 2022. The “Curious City” story by...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty members are on the creative team of Sweat, the first production in the Paramount Theatre‘s new Bold Series. Paramount, located in downtown Aurora, Illinois, is launching the Bold Series as a four-show subscription...