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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

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,

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

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 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.

Orange Coast Magazine Interviews String Studies Director Becker

August 28, 2014 by | Music

Chapman University Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies, Robert L. Becker is spotlighted in the September 2014 issue of Orange Coast Magazine (“3 Questions,” page 48). The interview explores Becker’s history with Pacific Symphony, the changes he’s seen since his arrival there as principal violist in 1982, and his assessment of the Symphony’s

A Fitting Finale: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

May 30, 2014 by | CoPA News

On May 15, 2014, I had the pleasure to direct the combined forces of The Chapman Orchestra and Chapman University Choirs, choirs from the University of California, Irvine, the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO) and Grammy-award soloists in the largest concert in Chapman University’s history to a sold-out audience at the Renèe & Henry Segerstrom Concert

Bringing Beautiful Music to Boston

May 12, 2014 by | CoPA News

Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is taking their show on the road again. After a successful tour in Texas this January, some of our vocal majors and faculty are heading to Boston for three exclusive ensemble performances, June 6-8. Performances will include a variety of operatic standards and musical theater selections. The group’s third performance,