Chapman University has named Dr. Giulio Ongaro as the new dean of the College of Performing Arts, effective August 1, 2015. He replaces Dean Dale A. Merrill who was recently named Dean of Strategic Planning, Outreach and Programming for the new Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts, which opens Spring 2016. Dr.
On April 15, 2015, Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music and Dr. Vera Ivanova welcome back the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) who will perform the exciting recital program: Tributes to 20th-century Masters. Completing the ensemble are Ivan Bushuev, flute; Oleg Tantsov, clarinet; Mikhail Dubov, piano; Vladislav Pesin, violin; Evgeny Tonkha, violoncello; and Viktoria Korshunova, manager.
Whitney Kaufman, BFA Theatre Performance ’06 recently sat down with Sara Richards ’18 to reveal her valuable Chapman undergrad experiences and the adventures and career as a professional performer that they enabled. What was your experience at Chapman like and how has the Department of Theatre helped prepare you for the future as a creator and performer?
If you’ve ever seen a performance of a play by William Shakespeare, you know what a complexity of human themes and emotions it explores and why audiences find the Bard’s work as compelling now as they first did over 400 years ago. So universal is the appeal of Shakespeare’s work that it inspired the creation
Last week’s trip to Utah proved very rewarding for a group of more than two dozen Chapman Theatre majors competing in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) – Region VIII. Students representing schools from Arizona, Central and Southern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada, and Utah came together for the five-day event at Dixie State
The annual Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival and Tournament is hosted every February by Chapman University’s Department of Theatre. Now in its 40th year, the Festival’s goal is to provide high school students with an opportunity to experience and learn more about performing Shakespeare. The Festival focuses on education, offering presentations and workshops over two days
Two Chapman dance faculty members will travel with a select student ensemble to perform at an iconic dance venue this weekend in New York City. Dean Dale A. Merrill was invited to bring a student ensemble to perform in the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation’s (NYCDAF) annual dance concert benefit “Destiny Rising,” held at the
Once in a while, college theatre students have an opportunity to perform in a heavyweight Shakespearean classic. But rarely do they have the chance to be directed by a regional icon of the genre and in a performance of what’s arguably regarded as a touchstone for English literature. For the past four weeks, Chapman University’s
This week, 26 Chapman University theatre majors will attend the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival’s (KCACTF) regional competition in St. George, Utah. The festival, which runs February 10-14 at Dixie State University, features competitions in playwriting, devised theatre and acting, along with scholarship and awards programs. In addition, festival participants have the opportunity to
Run an internet search for “Paul Creston” and you’ll find thousands of entries for the self-taught American composer whose body of work was one of the most performed and most influential in the mid-twentieth century, a time when classical music enjoyed widespread popularity in the United States. Paul Creston was a New York City native whose