Inaugural Music Education Colloquim Features Pioneering Autism Expert

May 10, 2024 by | CoPA News

On Thursday, May 2, 2024, Dr. Tammy Yi of Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music hosted the inaugural music education colloquium featuring Guggenheim Award recipient Dr. Anthony Graziano. A pioneering figure in the study and treatment of children with autism, the 93-years young Graziano introduced groundbreaking behavior modification programs for children with autism. Moreover, he was the


Opera Chapman Presents Celestial Visitors

April 1, 2024 by | Music

For spring 2024, Opera Chapman has brought together two one-act operas, blending the classical and the contemporary, all centered around the enigmatic allure of the moon. Titled “Celestial Visitors,” the production features Mozart’s Il sogno di Scipione and the west-coast premiere of Robert Moran’s From the Towers of the Moon. A Futuristic Classic, a Traditional


Cole Neville and His Choreographic Process

May 12, 2023 by | CoPA News

The Chapman University Department of Dance ended its academic year last weekend on May 5 and 6 with the Spring Dance Concert. This concert, directed by Liz Curtis and Jennifer Backhaus, debuted the choreography of 11 senior BFA dance majors. We connected with choreographer Cole Neville to talk about his Chapman experience and the story


Kennedy Kemmerer directs "The Yellow Boat"

April 5, 2023 by | Theatre

This semester’s student director is senior Kennedy Kemmerer. Kennedy is a double major in Theatre Studies, with a Directing/Performance emphasis, and Business Administration. For this year’s one-act she chose The Yellow Boat written by David Saar. We interviewed Kennedy to get a better understanding of her experience at Chapman and her directorial process.  The Director


In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Thomas G. Hall

March 14, 2023 by Dr. Giulio Ongaro | CoPA News

It is my sad duty to report that Professor Emeritus Thomas G. Hall passed away the morning of Thursday, March 9, 2023, at his home. Prof. Hall had been in declining health for several weeks and he was with his wife Willy when he passed. Prof. Hall was an important part of Chapman’s history and


A Choreographic Process: Bella Murrieta

January 24, 2023 by | Dance

Chapman University Department of Dance  kicks off the spring 2023 semester with Works in Progress (WIP), a studio performance showcasing the choreography of B.A. sophomore students. Each piece explores different movements through space, styles, stories and energy. We reached out to sophomore student Bella Murrieta who is double majoring in Dance and Public Relations, Advertising


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,


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


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


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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