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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

Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music announces 2016-17 awards

May 19, 2017 by

2016-17 Music Awards   ENSEMBLE AWARDS EARLY MUSIC ENSEMBLE AWARD In recognition of outstanding performance in and dedication to the Early Music Ensemble. Johann Josen   GUITAR ENSEMBLE AWARD In recognition of outstanding performance in and dedication to the Guitar Ensemble. John Ligon, Jared Jamias, Dylan Kanner, Steven Guidino   NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE AWARD In

Department of Dance announces 2016-17 award recipients

May 19, 2017 by

2016-17 Dance Awards   OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR In recognition of exceptional participation and contribution in dance by a freshman. Jonah Almanzar   “BEHIND THE CURTAIN” In recognition of outstanding contribution to the department without wearing tights. Spencer Biggs, Parker Blakely, Carolyn Oliver, Elijah Richardson   QUIET EXCELLENCE In recognition of quiet excellence in

Piano faculty composition wins in New York

May 16, 2017 by

Chapman piano faculty member Ron Anderson recently tied for First Prize in the 2017 Cerddorion Emerging Composers Competition in New York for his choral composition Wilt Thou Forgive? The competition, now in its fifth year, is sponsored by the Cerddorion Vocal Ensemble, “one of New York’s most highly regarded volunteer choral ensembles.” Cerddorion is the Welsh