Interview with Nicholas C. Avila — Alumnus and Director of “Anna in the Tropics”

October 30, 2014 by Sarah Richards | Theatre

Chapman University alumnus and adjunct professor Nicholas C. Avila,’01 has returned to campus to direct the upcoming production of Anna in the Tropics, the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Nilo Cruz (Waltmar Theatre, November 6-8 and 13-15, 2014). Above: Juan Julian (Donathan Walters ’14, right) brings the troubled marriage of  Conchita (Zoe Donnell ’14, center) and Palomo (Cristian Guerrero ’14,

51st Annual Holiday Wassail Banquet Raises Funds for Excellence

December 19, 2014 by | CoPA News

It was the winter of 1963, while America was in mourning over the assassination of President John F. Kennedy when Chapman University organized its first Holiday Wassail Concert. The goal of the event was to give the local community a chance to come together and to feel hopeful again for the future. Fifty-one years later,

Challenging our senses: Where “New Music” begins.

December 1, 2014 by | Music

We used to apply the terms “modern” and “contemporary” to music that was experimental or pushing the limits of tradition and current tastes. Those definitions are now used interchangeably in reference to popular music. Instead, “New Music” is now considered to be that which goes beyond the current or familiar; incorporating the alien, the disparate

Chinary Ung appointed Senior Composer in Residence at Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

November 12, 2014 by | Uncategorized

Chapman University has appointed Chinary Ung, DMA, as Senior Composer in Residence in its Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music.  Ung has had many associations with Chapman over the years, including a long collaboration with Sean Heim, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music Composition. Ung was Heim’s mentor in graduate school and through the years they have remained

Announced: 2014-15 Temianka Violin Scholars; Henri Temianka-Albert Saparoff Violin Recipient

October 20, 2014 by | CoPA News

Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music has named Kimberly Levin ’16, Chloé Tardif ’16, and Arturo Balmaceda ’18 recipients of the prestigious 2014-15 Temianka Violin Scholarship. These talented string musicians were chosen on the basis of their exceptional artistic merit and each will participate in The Chapman Orchestra and small ensembles throughout the academic year. Established

A Landmark Vision: Message from the Dean

October 8, 2014 by | CoPA News

As I drive into the Lastinger parking structure on campus and pass the work site for the new Musco Center for the Arts, I am reminded how close the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) is to realizing the dream of having a home in a state-of-the art theatre to showcase our performances. The Musco Center for the Arts is

CoPA Welcomes New Director of Vocal Studies Dr. Rebecca Sherburn

October 3, 2014 by | Music

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA) extends a warm welcome to Dr. Rebecca Sherburn, the new Director of Vocal Studies and Associate Professor of Voice in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music! This position was previously held by Professor Margaret Dehning who retired in May after her 20-year tenure at Chapman. Dr. Sherburn brings a

Chapman Students and Faculty Guests at “The Long Road Today/El Largo Camino de Hoy”

September 25, 2014 by | Theatre

During the 2014 spring term, award-winning playwright José Cruz González and South Coast Repertory’s Project Engagement Director Sara Guerrero visited Dr. Theresa Dudeck’s Theatre for Social Change class to talk with students and invited faculty about their ambitious Dialogue/Diálogos project underway with the Santa Ana Community. This community-based, two-year theatre project gathered the stories and

Chapman University Singers: Lone Star Tour 2015

September 22, 2014 by | Performances

Back by Popular Demand Following their successful tour last year, Chapman’s University Singers will be returning to the Lone Star State in January. They will be bringing their vocal harmonies to San Antonio, Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth January 9-18, 2015. Check back in the coming months for more information regarding exact locations and program details.