Jazz Vocalist Cooking as a Pro

After graduation from CSULB with a BM in performance, jazz vocalist Amy Aguilera Chicavich auditioned for the military and won a spot performing with the prestigious Heritage of America Band (stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia). She performed for troops stationed around the world, including performances at active bases in Afghanistan and Iraq.

When her tour of duty was complete, she and her husband moved to New York to continue their educations. Amy is now studying at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in the¬†Bachelor of Professional Studies program, training in Culinary Arts Management. She is featured on the CIA’s website in a wonderful article about her experience in the military and how that has translated to her life as a student at CIA.

Food and music have always gone together well. The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music has some excellent cooks on faculty and several of our alumni are working as caterers and personal chefs. We are proud of Amy’s choice to study at the CIA and wish her all the best.

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