Emma Trammell

Posts by Emma Trammell

Fall 2020 CoPA Conscious Speaker Series Industry Lessons from Fatima Robinson, Darnell Abraham, and Karole Foreman

December 14, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

This semester, College of Performing Arts (CoPA) students enjoyed the opportunity to work with three esteemed industry professionals as part of our newly launched CoPA Conscious Speaker Series, which aims to celebrate the talent of BIPOC artists allow allow the Chapman community to hear and learn from diverse perspectives. The series was spearheaded by Dr.

Career Resiliency in the Performing Arts How to take care of your mental health during challenging times

October 15, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

Feeling stressed these days? You’re not alone. Pursuing a career in the performing arts can come with its fair share of stressors. Honing your craft requires not only passion but an intense work ethic, and career paths in arts and entertainment can be unpredictable and competitive. On top of all that, these days we are

Career Q&A with Kalena Bovell ’09 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner on Conducting, Poetry, and Representation

October 7, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for the College of Performing Arts is Kalena Bovell, who graduated from Chapman University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music (Pre-Certification, Music Education). Since graduating from Chapman, Kalena has completed her graduate studies at The Hartt School and has made a name for herself as an accomplished conductor

Career Support at Every Step How to make the most of your time in college (and beyond!)

September 16, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

At Chapman, you have access to career support at every step of the way. At the College of Performing Arts (CoPA), you are already launching your career by pursuing training and education that will help you develop your craft and make strong connections with a supportive community. Your career is not something that suddenly starts

CoPA Career Spotlight: Azuki Umeda

May 28, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

Azuki Umeda (BFA Dance Performance, BA Integrated Educational Studies ’20) shares highlights of her time at Chapman, as well as some advice for dance students: “I was able to showcase my [choreography] pieces to several festivals this year. I was extremely honored to show my pieces at Capezio ACE Awards and McCallum Choreography Festival, two festivals [where]

CoPA Career Spotlight: Kitkat Fisher

April 17, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

During summer 2019, I performed as a tour team intern for pop artist Tiffany Houghton. I gained the position after applying through Handshake and performing two sets of interviews. Each day presented new projects. From contacting artists and their management teams—such as fellow pop artist Tiffany Alvord who has since participated in collaborations with Tiffany

How to Sustain Your Performing Arts Career During Times of Uncertainty Tips and Resources for CoPA Students and Alumni

April 15, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

The last several weeks have seen unprecedented change in the world as we all do our part to protect ourselves and our communities from the spread of the coronavirus. While social distancing is impacting the economy at large, certain sectors have been hit especially hard by the necessary changes we are undertaking. We know that

CoPA Career Spotlight: Rachel Kelly

February 14, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

Rachel Kelly is a Theatre Performance major with a minor in Musical Theatre and a Media, Culture & Society cluster. Last summer she immersed herself in the entertainment industry with multiple internships at Hollywire, ICM Partners, and Stewart Talent LA. Read on to learn more about her experience. “Last summer I interned at Hollywire where

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