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Do What You Love

September 9, 2022 by Heather Ulwick | Music

When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up? Perhaps it was an astronaut, a ballerina, a professional baseball player, or any number of improbable professions. By age thirteen, my answer to this question was music. When asked what exactly in music I wanted to be doing, I would shrug,

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2022–23 Temianka Scholars Named

September 5, 2022 by | CoPA News

Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music announced this year’s Temianka Scholars as well as the newest recipient of the prized Temianka-Saparoff violin and bow. In addition to financial support, a Temianka Scholar may be granted the opportunity to use the prized Albert Saparoff bow, a gift from the Temianka family, during their time at Chapman. This special

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College of Performing Arts Welcomes New Faculty

August 22, 2022 by | CoPA News

Dean Giulio Ongaro of the College of Performing Arts has announced the addition of several new faculty this semester. “We are very excited to introduce an exceptional group of new faculty of distinction,” he said. “Headed by the internationally renowned choreographer Dwight Rhoden, who joins us just as we are opening the new spectacular Sandi

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Fond Retirement Farewells in the College of Performing Arts

May 26, 2022 by | CoPA News

The College of Performing Arts bids farewell to several key faculty and staff members this month. In his commencement address, Dean Giulio Ongaro shared some thoughts about the following Chapman faculty and staff who have made an impact on the college over the years: “This is an unprecedented year … for the number of goodbyes

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Dwight Rhoden to Join Chapman Dance Faculty in Fall '22

December 6, 2021 by | CoPA News

An audible gasp rose from the audience and dancers on stage Saturday night when Dean Giulio Ongaro made a special announcement at the conclusion of the Fall Dance Concert on December 4, 2021, in Musco Center for the Arts. The surprise news, that renowned choreographer and dancer Dwight Rhoden would join the Department of Dance

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Connor Bogenreif Welcomed as New CoPA Career Advisor

October 29, 2021 by | CoPA News

Connor Bogenreif, M.M., joins the Chapman University College of Performing Arts team as the new career advisor for alumni and undergraduate students of the Department of Dance, Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, and Department of Theatre, effective November 1, 2021. “We are all excited to welcome Connor to CoPA as a colleague,” said Giulio Ongaro, dean

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: gender roles and pandemic woes

October 29, 2021 by Nikki Trippler | CoPA News

Once upon a time, there was a young man born in a small town called Stratford-upon-Avon. He grew up and wrote a play called A Midsummer Night’s Dream which became one of the most-produced and beloved plays of the European/American theatrical canon. William Shakespeare’s work has captivated the heart, body, and soul of audiences, drawing

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On the Passing of S. Paul Musco

September 21, 2021 by | CoPA News

I want to present my personal condolences, and those of everyone at the College of Performing Arts, to Marybelle Musco and her family on the death of Paul. I also want to add something to the deserved accolades that he is receiving. Paul was an exceptional businessman and a philanthropist of the first magnitude, as

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Conservatory of Music Announces New Temianka Scholars

September 9, 2021 by | Music

Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music announced this year’s Temianka Scholars as well as the newest recipient of the prized Temianka-Saparoff violin and bow. In addition to financial support, a Temianka Scholar may be granted the opportunity to use the prized Albert Saparoff bow, a gift from the Temianka family, during their time at Chapman. This

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Retiring Musco Center Dean William Hall Awarded Emeritus Title

August 31, 2021 by | CoPA News

William Hall, DMA, outgoing founding dean of Musco Center for the Arts and former dean of the College of Performing Arts, has been awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus on the occasion of his retirement from Chapman University this year. Catalyst for Growth Dr. Hall has been associated with the faculty at Chapman since 1963

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