With more than 15,000 graduates, the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts has a vast alumni base. Many of our alumni have gone on to extraordinary achievements within their chosen fields. Some of our recognizable alums and former students are actors Jeffrey Tambor (The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development), S. Epatha Merkerson (Law & Order), Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Tony award for Seven Guitars, TV's Castle) and Lily Tomlin (The West WingMurphy Brown). Other alumni include radio host Casey Kasem, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Mark Fritz, Emmy Award-winning composer Joseph LoDuca, opera singer George Shirley, jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell, choreographer Garth Fagan (Tony Award for The Lion King), master ceramist John Glick, illustrator and cartoonist David Small and sculptors David Barr and Sergio DeGiusti.

Join us as we explore The Business of Art:

To delve into the intersection of business and entrepreneurship in the arts and communication, CFPCA created The Business of Art, an Alumni lecture series geared toward mentoring current students and interested alumni. Visit the Business of Art's home page often for information about upcoming events and resources available to alums.

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Dr. RAS Mikey Courtney visits Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

"On January 17, 2019, I began a two-day guest artists residency at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem, PA.  I was fortunate enough to give three presentations, two movement workshops and two lectures to their Upper, Middle, and Lowers schools.  This residency coincided with the celebration of MLK day and I was able to exemplify the ‘dream' that Dr. King had, of not being judged by the color of one's skin but by the content of their character.  I was able to illustrate the role that cultural knowledge plays in my life and in my creative works.  The students and staff of Moravian Academy were well attentive to the information I shared about the journey of my “Cultural Career”, and all seemed to appreciate the diversity of my worldly experiences.  I hope that I will return to Moravian to continue to build on the work I have done." - Dr. RAS Mikey Courtney


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