Daron Hagen joins Chicago College of Performing Arts & related news

Daron HagenDaron Hagen has joined the artist faculty at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA). As part of Hagen’s new relationship with CCPA, he will bring his latest project, “Orson Rehearsed,” a multi-faceted collaborative work examining in non-linear narrative the Orson Welles story, to Roosevelt, where he plans to engage students, faculty, and guest artists in its development and staging at CCPA in September 2018. Hagen is slated to connect CCPA to many guest artists like the Fifth House Ensemble and members of the New Mercury Collective.

Hagen says, “I am grateful to Roosevelt and CCPA for the opportunity to share the practical lessons I’ve picked up in the course of balancing my life as an artist and a father, with my responsibilities as a citizen and director….I’m committed to guest lecturing on the intersection between public policy and musical theatre, giving composition lessons, acting master classes, coaching productions, performing music and of course, directing Orson.”

Roosevelt University, a private institution founded in 1945 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, has more than 4,500 students in five colleges. With campuses in the Chicago Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg, Roosevelt offers 70 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs across five colleges and online, including arts and sciences, business, performing arts, education and pharmacy. Roosevelt has been ranked the fourth most racially diverse private university in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report – Best Colleges Rankings.

Click here to read the entire press release: Celebrated composer and director joins Chicago College of Performing Arts


Related News: Broken Pieces, October 27 – 28

As part of the Chicago College of Performing Art’s Operafest X, Professor Scott Gilmore directs opera program singers in a new production of “Broken Pieces,” the first of the three “New York Stories” composed by Daron Hagen (with a libretto by Barbara Grecki and Hagen) throwing a “picaresque and wholly compelling” (Opera Now) spotlight on three couples in Manhattan during the 1990s.

Pamela, a thirty-something divorcee, lives alone in a one bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side. She’s been waiting for months for the tile man to come and fix the broken tiles in her bathroom. Antonio, a middle-aged Italian immigrant, arrives to do the work.

More information here.

Event description by Daron Hagen.

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