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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

College of Performing Arts announces 2017–18 Student Awards

May 14, 2018 by

Students in the College of Performing Arts are recognized for their academic and artistic acheivements at the end of each academic year. Click on the links below to see all the wonderful accomplishments CoPA students have made for 2017–18: Department of Dance Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Department of Theatre

Chapman Dance Faculty Awards

May 11, 2018 by

Chapman University’s Department of Dance, led by Julianne O’Brien Pedersen, annouced several recent awards presented to faculty for the 2017–18 academic year: Associate Professor Liz Maxwell has been granted a sabbatical for the 2019 spring semester. Associate Professor Alicia Guy has been promoted to full professor. Associate Professor Robin Kish was awarded the Faculty Excellence

Senior Vocalist Hannah Kidwell Wins Marilyn Horne Song Competition

March 23, 2018 by

Chapman soprano Hannah Rose Kidwell ’18 is a winner of the annual Marilyn Horne Song Competition, the nation’s premiere competition for song recitals. Kidwell competed for The Regina Roney Prize (a $5,000 cash award), and the opportunity to perform on a national tour in Santa Barbara, Houston, Chicago, and New York City. She will tour

CoPA’s Dean Ongaro publishes new works on 16th-century Venetian music

March 23, 2018 by

Faculty in the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) continually work on outside projects within their areas of expertise. In December 2017, CoPA’s Dean Giulio Ongaro submitted two new scholarly contributions in the area of 16th-century Venitian music. The first work, on musical life in 16th-century Venice, appeared in a volume published by the Fondazione Levi

Announcing 2016-17 Department of Theatre awards

May 19, 2017 by

2016-17 Theatre Awards   KENNETH WESTON TURNER AWARD For the outstanding theatrical contribution of the year. Margot New   THE HENRYS For outstanding performance in a theatrical production. McKenna Ryan as C.B.’s Sister in Dog Sees God Chelsea Davis as Esther in Intimate Apparel Sarah Pierce as Mrs. Walker in The Who’s Tommy Hannah Zickel

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