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
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
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
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
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
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
MusicSchoolCentral.com, a website dedicated to helping prospective music students find the post-secondary music institution that best matches their needs, has named Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music among their top 10 music schools in the U.S. for 2017. Read more about the list and Chapman’s music conservatory highlights here.
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
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,
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.