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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

Fall Performance Season on Sale September 20, 2021

August 25, 2021 by

Tickets to the College of Performing Arts’ fall season performances go on sale Monday, September 20, 2021. Spring season tickets go on sale in January 2022. Chapman students, faculty, and staff are eligible for ticket discounts to CoPA events, as long as their online order is placed using their Chapman email address. Students in the

CoPA Alumni News: Summer 2021

June 25, 2021 by

Jake Vincent ‘94 (aka Dennis Forcari; BFA Communications, media performance emphasis; AEA) appears as Cyrus, the sociopathic leader of a violent gang of jewel thieves in the new award-winning action thriller, Pride Jewel, by Armen Dilanchian and directed by Doug Thomson. The film debuts summer 2021. Jake is a Bay Area method actor with over

Department of Theatre Announces Awards for 2020-21

May 26, 2021 by

The following people are recipients of the 2020-21 Department of Theatre Awards: HENRY KEMP-BLAIR AWARD Awarded to a Graduating Senior for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre ELIZA FITCH KENNETH TURNER WESTIN AWARD For Outstanding Theatrical Contribution of the Year NATHAN REYNOSO DON GUY AWARD For Outstanding Achievement in Technical Theatre Camille Roberts RON THRONSON AWARD For

Conservatory of Music Announces Awards for 2020-21

May 24, 2021 by

The following people are recipients of the 2020-21 Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Awards: ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD Awarded to a music major at the end of their junior year in recognition of outstanding academic achievement. DANIELLE LIU PRESSER UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLAR AWARD Awarded to an outstanding music major at the end their junior year in recognition of

Department of Dance Announces Awards for 2020-21

May 24, 2021 by

Outstanding Performance In recognition of outstanding performance and professionalism in dance. Brandon Maxwell Anna Schluckebier Taryn Zimmerer Outstanding Choreographer in Works In Progress Concert In recognition of excellence in the art and craft of choreography Mackenzie Baumert Caroline Carton Georgia Collins Taylor Funk Ally Hwu Macy Meinhardt Adrienne Paulu Spencer Seebach Outstanding Choreographer in Concert

Louise Thomas Receives 2021 Faculty Opportunity Fund Award

May 12, 2021 by

Congratulations go out to Professor and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Louise Thomas who has just been named among 15 other recipients of the 2021 Faculty Opportunity Funds. The Faculty Opportunity Fund program was created in 2018 as a way to support Chapman University faculty in the development of new and innovative research, scholarship and

Vocal Performance Alumnus Duke Kim Selected as Met Opera Finalist

May 10, 2021 by

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, Chapman University vocal performance alumnus Yeon J. “Duke” Kim (’15) was selected as a finalist for the 2021 Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions out of a field of 23 opera singers from across the U.S. Located in New York City, NY, The Metropolitan Opera is an internationally renowned institution touted as

In Memoriam: Don Guy, Department of Theatre

April 29, 2021 by

We announce with great sadness that Don Guy, associate professor of Entertainment Technology in the Department of Theatre, passed away on April 24, 2021. CoPA Dean Giulio Ongaro said, “He was at home in the arms of his wife, Professor of Dance Alicia Guy. This was unexpected news and I am sure that all of

In Memoriam: Professor Emerita Nancy Dickson-Lewis

March 24, 2021 by

With a very heavy heart we announce today that Chapman University Professor Emerita Nancy Dickson-Lewis, former chair of the Department of Dance, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, after a lengthy battle with cancer. The entire College of Performing Arts and Chapman community offer our most heartfelt condolences to her husband David Lewis, and her

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