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

January 22, 2016 by | Music

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

CU Singers Perform Post-Tour Concert February 5

January 22, 2016 by | Music

Fresh from their Northern California tour which wraps up at the end of January, the Chapman University Singers will give a post-tour concert on February 5, 2016 in Fish Interfaith Center’s Wallace All Faiths Chapel at 7:30pm. The 33-voice choir will present selections from their tour repertoire including Renaissance works of Anerio and Monteverdi, Romantic compositions by

SoCal Pianist Ning An to Perform February 2

January 22, 2016 by | Music

Southern California pianist Ning An (安寧) will perform on Tuesday, February 2 in Salmon Recital Hall. The program includes Chopin’s four Ballades, Schumann’s Arabesque, and Listz’s B Minor Sonata. This is an opportunity to hear a musician hailed as one who “combines a flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power that is

Musco Center Needs YOU! Volunteer performance usher opportunities

January 11, 2016 by | Musco Center for the Arts

On March 19, 2016, Musco Center for the Arts will open its doors and become the gem of Chapman University. It stands as a testament to Chapman’s uncompromising standards, relentless pursuit of excellence, and passionate commitment to attracting world-class talent. The surrounding community will experience spectacular performances and productions from some of the world’s finest

Remembering Chapman’s former director of choral music, Sheldon Disrud

January 4, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Sheldon Disrud, an early director of choral music who helped many Chapman University alumni land singing jobs at Disneyland and launch music education careers, has died. Disrud passed away Dec. 13 in Fullerton, Calif. He was 91. Disrud was among the first faculty who joined Chapman when it moved to the City of Orange in

‘If All the Sky Were Paper’ staged for Veterans Day 2015 Show opens tonight at iconic Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA

November 11, 2015 by | CoPA News

Just in time for Veterans Day 2015:  If All the Sky Were Paper, the war letters-based play by Chapman University’s Chancellor Fellow Andrew Carroll and directed by Department of Theatre professor and co-chair John Benitz, shows tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Santa Barbara’s iconic Lobero Theatre. This compelling drama was created from Carroll’s New York Times bestselling books

Join the Conversation: Memory, Loss, and Love in Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Eurydice’ Free pre-show talk on November 12, 2015

November 9, 2015 by | CoPA News

The public is invited to a complimentary pre-show talk for the Thursday, November 12, 2015 opening of Eurydice in Chapman University’s Waltmar Theatre.  Eurydice is Sarah Ruhl’s modern, feminist reimagining of the classic Greek myth of Orpheus. The story is told through the perspective of Eurydice, the wife of Orpheus, who dies tragically on her wedding day. Beginning

CoPA students coalesce creative talents for American Celebration Chapman entertainment showcase raises university-wide scholarship funds

November 9, 2015 by | CoPA News

For the 34th consecutive year, Chapman University students from the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) came together for two weeks to master vocal scores and choreography, lighting and sound designs, costuming and makeup to create two exciting evenings of professional-caliber entertainment to raise scholarship funds for the entire university. The November 6 and 7, 2015