Music alumnus Brett Sprague (’10) has been accepted into the competitive apprentice program at Chautauqua Opera for the 2013 summer season. He will perform Rector Adams in Peter Grimes. The Chautauqua Opera Young Artist program was formally established in 1966, followed by the creation of a Studio Artist program in 1981. In 2012, almost 700 Continue Reading »
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Arsen Jamkotchian (’14) won first place at the 2013 California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) State Honors Auditions. Arsen won the district competition in the fall and went on to compete in the finals this last weekend at the CAPMT State Conference. In addition, Primo Cervantes (’16) won first prize this past weekend at the 2013 Orange County Symphony’s Young Continue Reading »
Evan Roth (’13), piano performance major, won first place at the Contemporary Music Festival State Final Competition in the 4-year college category. The competition was held on April 27th at the State Conference 2013 for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), which is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association.
Congratulations to music major Joy Liu (’15) for her first place wins at the California Percussive Arts Society’s Competition Festival this April. Joy placed first in both the collegiate solo multiple-percussion and the collegiate solo marimba divisions. Also congratulations to music major Christina Cheon (’14), who placed second in the collegiate solo marimba division. This is the Continue Reading »
Congratulations to the following Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music students on their international music fraternity Sigma Alpha Iota (Orange County) competition success! Emily Dyer (’14), soprano, was the winner of the vocal category. Emily Uematsu (’14), violin, was the winner of the instrumental category. In addition, Bella Staav (’13) took first place in the College Woodwind Division of Continue Reading »
Music alumna Erin Gonzalez (’08) has been chosen for a mezzo studio artist position in the Florentine Opera Studio in Milwaukee for the 2013 – 2014 season. She will also be an Advanced Artist in the OperaWorks training program in Los Angeles this summer.
Jeff Cogan, director of guitar studies in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, was featured in the new issue of Chapman Magazine for his work with the conservatory guitar students. There is also video featuring Professor Cogan and adjunct professor Daniel De Arakal!
Opera Chapman Students Present The Merry Widow Beginning Friday, April 19, a multitude of diplomats, elegant ladies, hopeful suitors, fortune hunters, can-can dancers and no small amount of flowing champagne and fabulous costumes will fill the stage of Memorial Hall for Chapman University’s staging of the operetta The Merry Widow. Unseen will be the troop Continue Reading »
The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Artist-In-Residence, mezzo-soprano Milena Kitic, has signed a contract with LA Opera for the 2013-2014 season. She will perform the title role in Carmen on Sept 28, and will also appear in the run of Thais with Plácido Domingo as Athanael.
Congratulations to our winners in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Collegiate Auditions held at Biola University on March 23. There were 110 students who participated from ten different universities, from UC Santa Barbara to Riverside City College. Vocal performance majors Andrew Schmidt (’16) took second place in the Freshman Men category, Duke Kim (’15) won first place in Continue Reading »