What comes to mind when you hear “art”? Starry Night by Van Gogh? Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa? Handel’s Messiah or the Beatles, Let it Be? Or does the term “art” have a broader definition for you? How about the music jingle from the radio ad you can’t get out of your head, the fashion of the day, or the copy on the cereal box at breakfast? The arts touch everything in our culture today. Music, dance, media arts, visual arts, and theatre are employed to exert a powerful influence over society. CPA Arts encourages students to excel for an audience of One ---- to seek to glorify God and serve the audience, not self. And in the long term it seeks to prepare students to understand the powerful messages the arts sends out into the world, so that in future years as consumers, supporters, or creators they will be salt and light in the culture --- preserving it, giving it flavor, illuminating the way.
Accomplishments of CPA Alumni beyond university and conservatory successes, include national and international theatre and music performances and tours, recording session work, movies, television appearances, Broadway shows, Emmy and Dove Awards, and work in the educational and ministry realms.