149 posts categorized in

CoPA News

Henry Kemp-Blair Shakespeare Festival celebrates 40 years

February 18, 2015 by | CoPA News

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

Dance ensemble invited to perform at iconic Joyce Theater

February 11, 2015 by | CoPA News

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

Shakespeare expert directs CU theatre students in “Hamlet”

February 11, 2015 by | CoPA News

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

CU theatre majors selected for Kennedy Center Festival

February 10, 2015 by | CoPA News

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

New Life for a Classic

February 1, 2015 by | CoPA News

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

51st Annual Holiday Wassail Banquet Raises Funds for Excellence

December 19, 2014 by | CoPA News

It was the winter of 1963, while America was in mourning over the assassination of President John F. Kennedy when Chapman University organized its first Holiday Wassail Concert. The goal of the event was to give the local community a chance to come together and to feel hopeful again for the future. Fifty-one years later,

Announced: 2014-15 Temianka Violin Scholars; Henri Temianka-Albert Saparoff Violin Recipient

October 20, 2014 by | CoPA News

Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music has named Kimberly Levin ’16, Chloé Tardif ’16, and Arturo Balmaceda ’18 recipients of the prestigious 2014-15 Temianka Violin Scholarship. These talented string musicians were chosen on the basis of their exceptional artistic merit and each will participate in The Chapman Orchestra and small ensembles throughout the academic year. Established

A Landmark Vision: Message from the Dean

October 8, 2014 by | CoPA News

As I drive into the Lastinger parking structure on campus and pass the work site for the new Musco Center for the Arts, I am reminded how close the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) is to realizing the dream of having a home in a state-of-the art theatre to showcase our performances. The Musco Center for the Arts is