Adjunct Music Instructor Joe Cerqua Honored With Award

Cerqua was honored with an Adult Artist Mixtape Award by actress and playwright Regina Taylor.

Columbia College Chicago is pleased to announce that Adjunct Instructor of Music Joe Cerqua, who is also a Creative Director and Producer, has been honored by renowned actress, activist, and playwright Regina Taylor. 

The Golden Globe-winning actor, playwright and activist selected Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre for an Adult Artist Mixtape Award for "Culture Loop," a segment of Cirqua Rivera's 2020 suite titled "Mood Swing."

The team for "Mood Swing" and "Culture Loop" are as follows:

Mood Swing
Curator and Director: Wilfredo Rivera
Composition: Joe Cerqua
Costume Design: Jordan Ross
Lighting Design: Margaret Nelson
Projection Design: Simean Carpenter

Culture Loop
Choreography: Monique Haley
Soloist: Simone Stevens
Vocalist: Margaret Murphy-Webb
Voice Over: Marti Gobel
Text: Shea Glover

The awards ceremony in its entirety can be seen here, with the Adult Artist Mixtape Award at 1:15:39. Further questions can be directed to Joe Cerqua at


Rhiannon Koehler
Communications Manager