Columbia College Chicago Music Department Archive

Veteran Chicago actor-singer and Columbia College Chicago Music Department faculty member Sharon Carlson, who teaches singing classes and private voice lessons for students in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Musical Theatre BA and Musical Theatre Performance BFA programs,...
  Columbia College Chicago alumni are featured in the musical Dreamgirls, presented by Porchlight Music Theatre starting April 8 at Stage 773. Porchlight’s Dreamgirls co-stars Candace Edwards (BA ’08), a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Journalism Department‘s Broadcast...
J. Bernard Bowse
Jazz pianist, vocalist, and songwriter J. Bernard Bowse, a Columbia College Chicago Music Department student, is in the process of recording his debut EP and has launched a Kickstarter fundraising project to support the recording and an EP release...
Actor-director Brian Shaw (BA ’86), a Columbia College Chicago graduate and a professor in Columbia’s Theatre Department, has directed a short film, Four Monologues, now available as a free iTunes app. The film was developed from an artist’s book...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Jessica Curtis (BA ’03) is the co-creator of a new web series, Superfreaks, which debuted November 14 on Youtube. Curtis, who wrote and directed the show’s pilot episode, is a graduate of the...
Otherworld Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, celebrates Halloween with Gone Dark, a new gothic thriller. Directed by Tiffany Keane (BA ’12), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s theatre directing program, this...
Aaron Nelson as Simba in "The Lion King"
Columbia College Chicago alumnus Aaron Nelson (BA ’12) returns to his hometown in December to play Simba in the North American touring company of Disney’s The Lion King–a leading role Nelson has been playing in the show’s Broadway production...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty, alumni, and students are involved in The Hypocrites‘ keenly anticipated production of American Idiot–the Chicago premiere of the influential rock musical by Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Michael Mayer. The ensemble includes...
Prone
Alumni and students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, Music Department, and Dance Department are involved in the Underscore Theatre Company‘s second annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, running June 30-July 19 at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee,...
Paul Holmquist
  Paul Holmquist, a faculty member in the Columbia College Chicago Department of Creative Arts Therapies as well as the department’s  academic manager/coordinator,  will lead a workshop on “Deepened Dynamics” as part of a day of workshops about the...