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Stephany Elliott Joins the Department of Theatre

July 17, 2020 by

Stephany Elliott has accepted the role of administrative assistant for the Department of Theatre at Chapman University, effective July 20, 2020. She will report directly to Department Chair and Professor John Benitz and will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the department, supporting faculty and students, and helping prospective students and their families

Tenure Awarded Posthumously for Assistant Professor Dominique Schafer

April 13, 2020 by

Dominique Schafer, assistant professor of music composition, has been awarded tenure posthumously. Professor Schafer passed away in mid-2019 after battling pancreatic cancer for a year. A renowned composer with an impressive international reputation, Dominique was a kind and engaging colleague who brightened the classrooms and hallways of the Conservatory of Music and the entire Chapman

Theatre Chair John Benitz Promoted to Full Professor

April 3, 2020 by

The College of Performing Arts proudly announces that John Benitz, chair of the Department of Theatre, has been promoted from Associate to Full Professor of Theatre. This promotion acknowledges John’s demonstrated excellence in teaching and prolonged and active participation in his professional field. John has consistently built a record of scholarly/creative accomplishments of high quality,

Ticket Discounts for Chapman Students, Faculty, and Staff

February 3, 2020 by

Did you know? Great discounts, and even free tickets, are available to all Chapman students, faculty, and staff for performances by the College of Performing Arts this spring! We’ve made it super easy, with no special codes to remember: Log in to tickets.chapman.edu. Select the category “College of Performing Arts” from the drop-down menu. Choose

CoPA Music Seniors Present Thesis Projects

December 3, 2019 by

Four CoPA Music seniors will present their capstone thesis projects at the Student Scholar Symposium on Wednesday, December 4, in Beckman Hall Room 404, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. These projects represent the culmination of a year of hard work by these students. The public is invited to see the poster displays, meet the

2018–19 Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Award Winners

June 6, 2019 by

The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is pleased to announce award recipients for the 2018–19 academic year: Junior Music Major Awards ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD In recognition of outstanding academic achievement. Maddie Barrett PRESSER UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLAR AWARD In recognition of outstanding achievement in performance, academics, and service to the Conservatory. Gemi Acupan Graduating Senior Music Minor Awards

Opera Chapman student shines at prestigious festival

December 17, 2018 by

Milan McCray, senior vocal performance major at Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music enjoyed a major success at the prestigious American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. The summer program ended with The Meistersinger Opera Competition performed at Helmut-List-Halle on Thursday, August 9, 2018. Milan was one of eight finalists chosen from a

Ramona Kemp-Blair: 1930–2018

September 26, 2018 by

Dear Friends, It is my sad duty to inform the CoPA community that Ramona Kemp-Blair died peacefully on September 3, 2018. She was the wife of Henry Kemp-Blair, who was instrumental in developing the theatre program at Chapman University over a 25-year tenure, and in whose honor we have named the Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival

Faculty Recital: Mary Palchack, flute and Phillip Matsuura, piano

September 12, 2018 by

The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music presents a faculty recital with Mary Palchak—flute and her son Phillip Matsuura—piano, with fellow faculty members William Fitzpatrick—violin, Robert Becker—viola, and Lazlo Mezo—cello on Saturday, September 15, at 5 p.m. in Salmon Recital Hall. Program includes works by Mozart, Geiseking, Lieberman, Sancan, and Schickele. Tickets just $10 general admission, $5

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