All-School Showcase 2016 with host Justin Tranter - May 19, 2016


CHICAGO - Chicago Academy for the Arts alum and hit songwriter Justin Tranter will host The Academy All-School Showcase at The Harris Theater on May 24th. The event will feature students from the Dance, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts departments presenting top work from the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Tranter will also perform some of his biggest hits with current Academy students.

Justin Tranter graduated from The Academy in 1998 and now is one of the most sought-after songwriters in pop-music. After gaining popularity recording and touring with his band Semi-Precious Weapons, including opening for Lady Gaga on her Monster Ball Tour, Justin has gone on to write hits like Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Gwen Stefani’s “Used to Love You,” and Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries.”

The VIP ticket package includes a pre-show photo and backstage meet-and-greet with Justin Tranter and Academy students, signed album, show poster, and priority seating.

About the Chicago Academy for the Arts

Established in 1981, the Chicago Academy for the Arts is a nationally recognized, internationally influential independent high school acclaimed for its successful academic model and pre-professional arts training. Designated a National School of Distinction by the John F. Kennedy Center, The Academy offers a rich, interwoven, and stimulating curriculum comprised of rigorous courses, workshops, and practicums that encourage complex creation and problem solving through both collaboration and self-motivated learning. Students undertake a rigorous academic high school schedule as well as first-class artistic training in one of six courses of study: Dance, Media Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Theatre, and Visual Arts. The Chicago Academy for the Arts transforms emerging artists through a curriculum and culture which connect intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity to impart skills to lead and collaborate across diverse communities. For more information about The Academy, visit