Imagine arriving at your university, training program, or internship with over 2,500 hours of pre-professional arts training and college-preparatory academics—this is the ChiArts graduate experience

On May 28, 2024, ChiArts' 12th class of graduates proudly walked across the Harris Theater of Music and Dance stage, now set to join renowned universities, conservatories, and programs nationwide. The ChiArts Class of 2024 has already achieved amazing milestones: 96% graduated on time, 92% will attend college this fall, and 38% are the first in their families to do so. Celebrate these achievements by making a gift to honor the ChiArts Class of 2024 and support future generations of scholar-artists!


Our 138 exceptional graduates will span 21 states and attend institutions such as the California Institute of the Arts, Oberlin College and Conservatory, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Howard University, Carnegie Mellon University, San Diego State University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Southern California, Columbia College Chicago, Tufts University, and many more.

They are diving into exciting fields such as Classical Voice, Sculpture, Film, Business, Engineering, Jazz Studies, TV Writing, Music Education, Acting, and Animation!


  1. Check out our spotlight sheet!
  2. Missed commencement? Read the program here.
  3. Admire photos of graduates and faculty on Facebook!

As the philanthropic partner of The Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts), we believe novice talent should have access to the opportunity and training to thrive, no matter their previous exposure to arts education or income. Through the generosity of donors, we fund all five arts conservatories, allowing ChiArts to champion an accessible arts education model for Chicago’s youth.

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