Columbia College Chicago

Fine and Performing Arts

Artists in Residence


The Music Department brings nationally and internationally recognized professional musicians to Columbia for week-long residencies every semester. The artists lead workshops, master classes and rehearsals with student ensembles in preparation for recording sessions and public performances. Students have incomparable opportunities to collaborate with renowned artists representing a range of genres and styles.

Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins joined Columbia students to perform a set of classic pop and soul tunes.

Jazz musician Stefon Harris performed with students for a live audience at Chicago’s famed Jazz Showcase.

Read more about Columbia’s 2016-17 Artists in Residence.

2016-17 Artists in Residence
Shawn Mullins (October 24-29, 2016)
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter
Elizabeth Wtorkowska (October 24-31, 2016)
Renowned conductor and professor
Stefon Harris (November 1-6, 2016)
Award-winning jazz musician and composer
Donny McCaslin (March 13-19, 2017)
Grammy-winning saxophonist and jazz musician
Cory Henry (April 3-7, 2017)
Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist and producer
Previous Artists in Residence
Terrence Blanchard
Peter Erskine
Christian McBride
Joan Osborne
Mike Stern
Kevin Eubanks
Wycliffe Gordon
Todd Rundgren
Gerald Clayton
Lisa Fischer
Bob Mintzer
Benny Green
Paula Cole
Darmon Meader
Charlie Sexton
Ivan Neville

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