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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

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

Dr. Jocelyn Buckner Named President of ATDS

October 22, 2021 by

Associate Professor of Theatre Dr. Jocelyn L. Buckner is the new president of the American Theatre and Drama Society (2021–2023). ATDS is a scholarly organization dedicated to the study of theatre and drama in and of the Americas, its varied histories, traditions, literatures, and performances within its cultural contexts. ATDS also encourages the evolving debate

Assist. Prof. Tammy Yi Named GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year Semi-Finalist

October 22, 2021 by

Chapman University Assistant Professor Tammy Yi was named as one of the 25 semi-finalists today by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY® Museum for its 2022 Music Educator Award: The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum have announced semifinalists for the 2022 Music Educator Award, which recognizes current educators who have made a significant and lasting contribution to

Alumni News: Casey Adler, Theatre Performance ’11

September 29, 2021 by

Chapman Theatre alumnus Casey Adler (BFA Theatre Performance ’11) recently appeared in an episode of the new Netflix show The Upshaws with famed comedian Wanda Sykes. The multi-cam sitcom has just been picked up for its second season. Watch Adler’s hilarious performance below: Adler also just performed as the lead character in a narrative podcast

CoPA Theatre Grad Kyla Stone to Lead National Tour of “Anastasia”

September 20, 2021 by

CoPA theatre grad Kyla Stone (BFA Theatre Performance ’20) hits the road next month to lead the national tour of Anastasia The Musical ! What’s even more exciting is that “Stone will be the first Black actress to play the role of Anya in any production worldwide.” The 40-city tour kicks off on October 19,

CoPA Conscious Speaker Series: Lula Washington

September 7, 2021 by

The College of Performing Arts kicks off its fall 2021 Conscious Speaker Series with guest artist Lula Washington, founder and artistic director of Lula Washington Dance Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Washington and her husband, Erwin, started the dance company in 1980 to provide a creative outlet for minority dance artists in the inner

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