Young man with shoulder-length blonde hair wearing a light blue dress shirt is seated on a park bench playing a cello.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 of the college. “He is a proud alumnus of the Hall-Musco Conservatory and he has done wonderful work since his graduation, resulting in him being given the Emerging Professional Award by the Association of California Symphony Orchestras. I know Connor is passionate about Chapman and he will be a great asset for CoPA.”

Connor has great plans for helping CoPA students and alumni with their careers. “I am excited to work with Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts students and alumni to help them find success in their career paths,” he said. “Rather than focusing only on how to succeed in the performing arts, my goal is to help students and alumni use their training in the performing arts to help them find success in their career, no matter the field, and no matter what stage they happen to be at in their career.”

A cellist by trade, Connor held a position at Long Beach Symphony and has received comprehensive training in performance, studying under Joon Sung Jun, Laszlo Mezo, Jacob Braun, Roger Lebow, Ian McKinnell, and Charles Baker. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University and went on to complete his Master of Music degree in Cello Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. Connor has performed extensively as an orchestral and chamber musician, as well as a soloist having performed in venues around the U.S. and Europe.

In conjunction with being an active performing artist, Connor also is on faculty at Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, teaches cello students privately, and coaches and adjudicates ensembles at schools and festivals throughout the area.

Contact Information:

Connor Bogenreif
Career Advisor
College of Performing Arts
SC 130-A
(714) 516-5222