Jean Taber

Jean Taber

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The Curtain Closes on a Fulfilling Career Bonita “Bonnie” Walker retires after 32 years of service at Chapman University

July 16, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

The College of Performing Arts recently bid farewell to a beloved and long-serving staff member as Bonita “Bonnie” Walker retired after 32 years of service at Chapman University. “Bonnie has been a fixture of the theatre department and CoPA for a long time, and I have really appreciated her unflagging dedication to our students, who

A (Virtual) Afternoon with Eric Whitacre World-renowned composer takes time out for Chapman music students during remote learning session

May 12, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

It’s not every day a GRAMMY® Award-winning composer and conductor sits down to chat with you and your classmates. So it’s no surprise that nearly 90 Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music students and faculty recently jumped at the chance to join in a live Zoom chat with Eric Whitacre, one of today’s most popular orchestral and

“Play(s) at Home” Virtual play festival by Chapman Theatre alumni tackles isolation issues during pandemic

April 2, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

Stages around the world may be dark right now, but College of Performing Arts (CoPA) alumni continue to create and engage while keeping isolated for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chase Hauser (BFA Theatre Performance ’17) and Lena Romano (B.A. Theatre Studies ’17) are founding members of Connective Theatre Company (Chicago, IL) which recently staged

The Chapman Orchestra welcomes guest artist Daniel Emmet ’15 "AGT" finalist & Chapman music alumnus performs March 6 in Musco Center

February 28, 2020 by | College of Performing Arts

He’s been described as the “…the gateway drug to classical music“—and it’s no wonder, after Daniel Emmet (’15) wowed judges and audiences alike with his powerhouse performances on America’s Got Talent, putting an operatic spin on songs like Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing. This young classical crossover sensation and Chapman vocal performance alumnus returns

CoPA Career Spotlight: Rin Mizumoto

December 6, 2019 by | College of Performing Arts

College of Performing Arts (CoPA) senior Rin Mizumoto is a Theatre Technology major with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is currently the Technical Theater Intern at the Musco Center for the Arts, but before that she sharpened her technical skills by interning with Upstaging, Inc. over the summer. Read about Rin’s summer internship experience below!

CoPA Career Spotlight: Ava Narayan

October 4, 2019 by | College of Performing Arts

Ava Narayan is a senior majoring in Vocal Performance with clusters in Communication and Leadership. Ava gained invaluable experience working with the San Francisco Boys Chorus at the San Francisco Opera over the summer.   This past summer, I landed a job as supervisor for the SF Boys Chorus backstage of the production of Carmen

CoPA Career Spotlight: Brandon Maxwell

September 15, 2019 by | College of Performing Arts

Brandon Maxwell is a CoPA junior pursuing BFA Dance Performance and B.A. PR & Advertising degrees. Read more about his invaluable summer 2019 intern experience with Impact24 PR:   This past summer, I interned with a company called Impact24 Public Relations and it was one of the best summers of my life! Impact24 PR is

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