Chapman, UCI to collaborate with Philharmonic Society & OCYSO to present Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

April 18, 2014 by | CoPA News

The Chapman Orchestra partners with The Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra, Grammy-award winning soloists and combined choirs from Chapman University and UCI to present “Beethoven: The Finale.” Program to include the U.S. West Coast premiere of Frieze (Turnage), Piano Concerto No. 1, First Movement (Beethoven) and Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (Beethoven).

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Machinal: True Story of 1920’s Spouse Killer

April 15, 2014 by | CoPA News

Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of spouse killer Ruth Snyder, Machinal is the powerful tale of one woman’s isolation in a life that’s been entirely decided for her. Snyder is trapped first in a dead-end job, then forced to marry her boss and have a baby with him. But when she begins to discover her

Daniel Wachs meets with legendary composer John Williams.

We’re off to see the Wizard: A meeting with composer John Williams

March 25, 2014 by | CoPA News

While in New York City this January, I received a Facebook message from my old Juilliard and Tanglewood Music Festival classmate David Buck. David is currently the Principal Flute of the Detroit Symphony and was formerly Principal Flute of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. What he asked made me fall out of my chair. David inquired

Impro for People Skills This Interterm

February 11, 2014 by | CoPA News

During Interterm, a group of 14 students from various disciplines took “Impro for People Skills” with Dr. Theresa R. Dudeck, instructor of acting.  In this course, students applied improvisational theatre theories and techniques to improve their soft skills (e.g., authentically engaging with others, collaborating, taking risks, motivating others, spontaneously and effectively delivering a story or

Alumni Make Connections in New Orleans

February 10, 2014 by | CoPA News

Erin Shaw ’08 recently relocated to New Orleans and joined another Chapman alumna who runs a children’s music school!  Carla Waterfield née Ogden ’92 teaches the Musik Garten curriculum, and Erin found her by chance while searching on Google.  They have since teamed up and Erin is now an apprentice teacher this semester, teaching the 1-4 year olds starting this summer.

Dance Tour Ensemble Attend Criss Angel Dress Rehearsal

February 7, 2014 by | CoPA News

Alicia Guy, associate professor of dance, Don Guy, assistant professor of entertainment technology, Chancellor Daniele Struppa and Dr. Lisa Sparks, director of the health and strategic communication program, along with their daughters, and our dance touring ensemble were invited by Criss Angel to attend a closed dress rehearsal of his new show Magic Jam soon to