Posts by Jean Taber

John Benitz appointed Chair for Department of Theatre

June 28, 2016 by | College of Performing Arts

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts announced Professor John B. Benitz has been appointed the new chairperson for the Department of Theatre, effective immediately. Benitz shared the department chair responsibility in the 2015-16 academic year with Professor Don Guy as the department transitioned from the leadership of Dr. Nina LeNoir who held the position from

Busy post-grad plans for Chapman CoPA Class of 2016

May 19, 2016 by | College of Performing Arts

The Class of 2016 from Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts will hit the ground running after graduation, with many of our newest alumni keeping busy over the summer before heading to top-level institutions across the country to begin work on advanced degrees, and others clocking-in immediately to their chosen professions. Here are some of the exciting

CoPA Commencement 2016

May 16, 2016 by | College of Performing Arts

The College of Performing Arts will hold its seventh commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 21 in the new Musco Center for the Arts, honoring more than 100 new graduates from the Departments of Dance and Theatre, and the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music! We salute our newest alumni and congratulate them on their great achievements! Department of Dance

College of Performing Arts appoints new Department of Dance chair Julianne O'Brien Pedersen starts new role fall semester 2016

April 26, 2016 by | College of Performing Arts

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts announced the appointment of Julianne O’Brien Pedersen as the new chairperson for the Department of Dance, effective with the 2016-17 academic year. She replaces Professor Nancy Dickson-Lewis who recently announced her retirement from the University. O’Brien Pedersen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance from Connecticut College, a

Department of Dance chair Nancy Dickson-Lewis announces retirement

April 11, 2016 by | College of Performing Arts

Beloved Chapman University Department of Dance Chair and Professor, Nancy Dickson-Lewis has announced she will retire at the end of the spring 2016 semester, bringing to a close a rich career spanning more than three decades of dance, choreography, and teaching and influencing the lives and craft of thousands of dancers. Professor Dickson-Lewis began teaching at Chapman

Chapman dance team are national champions

April 4, 2016 by | College of Performing Arts

For the eighth consecutive year, the Chapman University dance team are champions, winning their division in the 22nd Annual United Spirit Association Collegiate Cheerleading and Dance Championships held in the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, March 19 and 20, 2016. Competing in the Open Dance 4-Year College — Division II/III, Chapman’s 18-member team of dance majors placed

Promotions announced for Dance and Music faculty

March 31, 2016 by | College of Performing Arts

The College of Performing Arts is proud to announce promotions for the following faculty members, effective with the 2016-2017 academic year: Department of Dance Robin Kish – Awarded Tenure and Promoted to Associate Professor of Dance Professor Kish has taught at California State University Fullerton, University of California Irvine, Riverside Community College, and Citrus Community College. Courses taught

New Horizons Concert Series Begins February 11 Leading contemporary soloists and ensembles coming to Chapman February - April 2016

January 22, 2016 by | College of Performing Arts

Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce the 2016 New Horizons Concert Series, which features performances by six leading contemporary music soloists and ensembles. All six concert events take place in Salmon Recital Hall and begin at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission; $5 senior citizens and non-Chapman students; and free for the

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