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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).

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

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.

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Brett Gray ’15 Tackles Two Passions on Stage and the Gridiron

February 4, 2014 by Ian Lipton | CoPA News

For a Division III football player, commitment to the game is essential. Pursuing much outside of the sport is challenging to say the least. Junior Music Education major Brett Gray ‘15 sized up that challenge and tackled it head on. Pursuing a degree in Music Education while playing on an NCAA Football team didn’t seem

Don’t Miss Tenor Bruce Sledge on February 8

January 29, 2014 by | CoPA News

Bruce Sledge ’94, one of today’s most in-demand tenori di grazia, will be performing works by Bellini, Duparc, Rachmaninov, Strauss and Puccini in Salmon Recital Hall at 7:30pm on February 8, accompanied by Cheryl Fielding on piano. Anne Midgette of the New York Times says “This tenor is hot. The basic sound was first rate:

Passion is Priority for University Singer Annie Kubitschek ‘14

January 28, 2014 by Ian Lipton | CoPA News

Music has always been present in Orinda, California native Annie Kubitschek’s life. Whether it was with her family or in groups at school, she couldn’t help but sing. It wasn’t until she joined a children’s choir in middle school that her passion became a priority and she fell madly in love with the choral world.

Alumnus Update: Daniel Curran

January 2, 2014 by | CoPA News

Daniel Curran ’08 is currently rehearsing for Gotham Chamber Opera’s La Descente d’Orphée Aux Enfers in New York, singing the role of Orphée. He is also under contract with Pittsburgh Opera as their tenor resident artist and recently performed in both Aida and The Magic Flute.  He made his debut with four other companies as well this year, including Carousel with the New

Music Alumnus Wins Palm Springs Opera Guild Award

December 18, 2013 by | CoPA News

Alumnus Efrain Solis ’11 won 2nd Place in the 30th Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition.  Previous competition winners are currently singing with major opera companies in such venues as Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, the New York Metropolitan, LA Opera, San Diego Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The competition is one of many events produced by the