Join the Conversation: Twenty Years of “Rent” Free symposia offered for October 8th and 9th shows

September 28, 2015 by | Theatre

Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Rent opens on Chapman University’s Waltmar Theatre stage this week on Thursday, October 1. In honor of the show’s twenty-year anniversary, the Department of Theatre has planned two special, free symposia on October 8th and 9th for audiences interested in enhancing their experience and understanding of the production. On

Seasons of Love: After 20 years, Larson’s “Rent” still relevant

September 22, 2015 by Caroline Hale, BA Theatre Studies ’17 | Theatre

Imagine – just for a moment – it’s Christmas Eve, 1989. You are a free-spirited aspiring artist living under the snowy skyline of Manhattan’s East Village. You might have a day job to support yourself, as you pursue your creative passion. You’ve got a great roommate and great friends. Things are pretty good for the

Alumna wins conducting fellowship at Chicago Sinfonietta Music program strives to attract young audience members

September 17, 2015 by Brittany Hanson | Music

Kalena Bovell ’09, music education, has been selected for a yearlong conducting fellowship with the Chicago Sinfonietta. The Sinfonietta is one of a growing number of orchestras dedicated to promoting diversity within classical music. The program Bovell will be conducting under, Project Inclusion, is specifically engineered to break down the barriers of ethnicity, race and socio-economic

New Music Forum attempts to unite fans of all genres

June 29, 2015 by | Music

Have you ever desired to discuss music freely and intellectually without necessarily having to take a class or lessons to do so? You now have the chance! Music Soirée ( has been conceived as part of a summer research experiment at Chapman University by Emma Plotnik, BA Music ’16 and Dr. Jessica Sternfeld of the

CU Department of Theatre announces 2015-16 Season shows

May 6, 2015 by Isabelle Grimm '15 | CoPA News

Every year, students in the Department of Theatre eagerly await the announcement of the plays scheduled for the upcoming season, excited to hear about the opportunities coming their way. Continuing a tradition that began last year, the Season Announcement took place following the final dress rehearsal of our fourth show in the 2014-15 Theatre Season, Rosencrantz &

Opera Chapman cures opera angst with “The Elixir of Love”

April 21, 2015 by | Music

Have you ever been to an opera performance? Unless you’re a vocal studies student or a professional classical singer or a fan and regular patron of the opera, your eyes might glaze over at the invitation to go to:   Invented by the Italians, opera has been around since Shakespeare’s time, and was quickly embraced

Moscow Contemporary Ensemble Performance to Honor 20th–century Masters

April 6, 2015 by | CoPA News

On April 15, 2015, Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music and Dr. Vera Ivanova welcome back the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) who will perform the exciting recital program: Tributes to 20th-century Masters. Completing the ensemble are Ivan Bushuev, flute; Oleg Tantsov, clarinet; Mikhail Dubov, piano; Vladislav Pesin, violin; Evgeny Tonkha, violoncello; and Viktoria Korshunova, manager.

Music Ensemble Heads Back to New England

March 30, 2015 by | Performances

Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is headed back to the East Coast this spring, featuring an intimate concert series which presents rising young stars from Chapman University’s vocal and instrumental programs. Performances will include an eclectic mix of masterworks and popular music, leaving audiences wanting more. Come enjoy a stellar musical performance as all