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CoPA alumna Stacey Westbrook shines in design spot with Johnny Mathis

January 5, 2017 by

CoPA Theatre Production alumna Stacey Westbrook (B.A. Communications ’92) LOVES her job. For the past four years Westbrook has served as lighting designer, technical director, and stage manager for legendary singer Johnny Mathis. She took over the position when Mathis’ lighting director of over 40 years, Richard Holsten, passed away in January 2013. You can read all

Chapman piano students medal at MTAC Festival for Romantic and Impressionistic Music

December 21, 2016 by

Four piano students from Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music competed in the recent Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC) Orange County Theme Festival for Romantic and Impressionistic Music held on Saturday, December 10 at California State University, Fullerton. The students, who study under Dr. Janice Park, came away with impressive results: Mia Barinaga (Piano Performance Major,

Hall-Musco Conservatory’s Crystal Mo ’20 places in L.A. Lizt Competition

December 2, 2016 by

The College of Performing Arts congratulates freshman double piano performance and business major Crystal Mo on her recent success at the Los Angeles International Lizt Competition! Crystal placed 5th in the highly competitive event, held at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California on November 18, 19, and 20. Crystal is a student of Dr. Joseph Matthews.

Theatre senior Furman to blog for BroadwayWorld.com during final Chapman year

August 15, 2016 by

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a college senior studying theatre performance? Now’s your chance to tune-in and find out what that world is like. Chapman University Theatre Performance major Monica Furman (’17) will be writing as a guest blogger for BroadwayWorld.com as she enters her senior year. Her posts will be featured on the

Vocal Performance majors plan summer of song

May 24, 2016 by

Many students in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music’s Vocal Performance Program will be busy this summer in a variety of programs and performances, both stateside and abroad! Here are just a few that we’ve learned about: Taos Opera Institute Summer Program Taos, NM Madilyn Crossland Mark Peng Tanja Radic Alexandra Rupp SongFest Los Angeles, CA

Department of Theatre students tapped for elite technical theatre program

April 12, 2016 by

Director of Production, Entertainment Technology and Department of Theatre Co-Chair Don Guy announced that technical theatre students Garron Rodgers, ’17 and Margot New, ’18 have been selected to attend the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Elite Training program in Las Vegas, NV May 19 – 21, 2016. Rodgers will attend the Rigging training program and New will attend the Stage Management

Theatre alumnus Guerrero’s play wins at Kennedy Center Festival

April 1, 2016 by

The musical Mad World, co-written by Chapman University alumnus Cristian Guererro (BFA Theatre Performance ’15), Chandler Patton and Steven Schmidt  was recently named Outstanding New Work in the Country by the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Produced by Ball State University, the show picked up additional awards for production, performance, direction (Eva Patton), lighting design (Stuart Wilson and

CU alumnus Ben Bliss ’08 wins prestigious Lincoln Center award

February 4, 2016 by

Chapman alumnus Ben Bliss (BFA Film Production, Vocal Performance Minor ’08), a tenor with New York’s famed Metropolitan Opera, has been named a recipient of the prestigious Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award for 2016. The presentation ceremony will take place on March 2, 2016 at Lincoln Center. According to his website, Bliss is a recent graduate of

Theatre alumnus Lauff stars in L.A. Righteous Brothers musical

December 11, 2015 by

Recent graduate Morgan Lauff (BFA Theatre Peformance ’15) is starring as rock and roll legend Bill Medley in the musical That Lovin’ Feelin‘ at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in Burbank, CA. Billed as a great jukebox musical about the career and relationship of the musical duo The Righteous Brothers (a.k.a. Bobby Hatfield and Bill Medley), the show runs