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
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
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,
The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music will host a Special Alumnae Recital on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the Salmon Recital Hall that will feature 12 singers from the Studio of Prof. Margaret Dehning. Prof. Dehning is retiring this month (May 2014) after her twenty year tenure at Chapman University as Director of
Breaking with tradition, this year’s annual Sholund Scholarship Concert, presented by the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, will showcase the individual talents of our music students in a variety of solo, duo, and small ensemble performances. Program to feature students from the Brass, Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion, Strings, Vocal, and Woodwind areas of the Conservatory performing works
Our first two years of the summer Choral Music Camp have been a great success and we would like to invite you to participate in the third annual Choral Music Camp being held June 23 through June 27, 2014 at Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. You won’t want to miss it! The weeklong camp
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).
Opera Chapman and The Chapman Orchestra team up to present Mozart’s comic masterpiece, Le Nozze di Figaro on April 25, 26 and 27, 2014. Widely considered Mozart’s best and funniest work, Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) is a grand comic opera full of mistaken identities and surprises. In the aftermath of his marriage to
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
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.