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Vocal Music Students Score Competition Wins

February 7, 2024 by

Three Chapman vocal music students won recognition at local and regional vocal competitions in January 2024. FIrst, soprano Julia Sapeta performed at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Cal-Western competition. The NATS Cal-Western serves Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah. What’s more, Julia placed as a semifinalist and was selected among the top

World Premiere of Prof. Luke Yankee’s Play “Marilyn, Mom & Me”

January 4, 2024 by

The new play Marilyn, Mom, & Me, written and directed by Professor Luke Yankee of Chapman University’s Department of Theatre, makes its world premiere on February 16, 2024, at International City Theatre in Long Beach, CA. This personal, comic drama tells the story of Yankee’s award-winning actress/mother Eileen Heckart’s friendship with Marilyn Monroe which began

Congratulations to Spring 2023 CoPA Dean’s List Students

July 20, 2023 by

College of Performing Arts Dean’s List The following students are recognized for their academic achievement for the spring semester of 2023 Nathan Acupan, Conservatory of Music Coco Backshall, Dance Kira Bartholomew, Dance Julian Berger, Conservatory of Music Savanna Blau, Theatre Lauren Bramlett, Dance David Burn, Dance Jime Casasola Berrocal, Dance Sarah Chandler, Dance Jackson Cheetham,

Greek Consulate Representatives Attend CoPA Theatre Production

March 14, 2023 by

The College of Performing Arts was recently honored with a visit from Consul General Iaonnis Stamatekos of the Greek Consulate in Los Angeles who attended the February 24, 2023, performance of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” in Waltmar Theatre. The production was the third mainstage show of the Department of Theatre’s

Composition Faculty Vera Ivanova Premieres First New-Music Opera June 4

May 25, 2022 by

Music composition faculty member Vera Ivanova premieres her first new-music opera, The Double (libretto by Sarah LaBrie), on June 4 & 5 at Boston Court Pasadena as part of Synchromy‘s first new-music opera festival. Based on the Dostoevsky novel, the new comic opera is about a troubled hero who believes that he has a double

Department of Theatre Announces Awards for 2021-22

May 16, 2022 by

The following people are recipients of the 2021-22 Department of Theatre Awards: HENRY KEMP-BLAIR AWARD Awarded to a Graduating Senior for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre KALLIE PONG KENNETH TURNER WESTIN AWARD For Outstanding Theatrical Contribution of the Year NANCI KELHAM DON GUY AWARD For Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theatre ELLA NELSON RON THRONSON AWARD For

Dance Senior Produces Short Film on 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

October 29, 2021 by

Dance senior Mackenzie Baumert created her first short film, 9:02 in OKC, intended to honor all those affected by and increase awareness of the 1995 Oklahoma City Federal Building bombing. “As an Oklahoman, born and raised, this event was something that shaped my culture and my upbringing,” Mackenzie said. “After moving to California for college,

Music Faculty Michael Lee’s Composition to Premiere + Livestream November 1

October 29, 2021 by

Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music music theory lecturer Michael Lee’s composition Fanfare for the Unspoken Heroes of Our Times will premiere on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) by the Eastman Wind Ensemble led by Mark Scatterday. Lee composed the musical work last year during the height of the pandemic and says

Music Faculty Daniel Wachs Conducts Musica Vitae European Tour

October 29, 2021 by

The Chapman Orchestra music director and conductor, Maestro Daniel Alfred Wachs, has been invited to conduct the Swedish chamber orchestra Musica Vitae and world-renowned violin soloist Benjamin Schmid on a tour of Europe including Sweden, Austria and Spain this coming November 2021. For more information, visit: https://www.musicavitae.com/

Theatre Faculty Karole Foreman Performs at LB Beverly O’Neill

October 26, 2021 by

Chapman Department of Theatre faculty member Karole Foreman is performing through November 7, 2021, in BLUES IN THE NIGHT directed by Wren T. Brown at the Long Beach Beverly O’Neill Theater. Produced in association with L.A. Ebony Repertory Theatre, the Tony- and Olivier-award nominated, Sheldon Epps-conceived musical shares the universal language of the blues with

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