Due to our small class sizes, conservatory-style training, and the personalized education for which Chapman University, CoPA students develop a strong sense of community that continues to serve them well after graduation. Recently, Monica Furman (BFA Theatre Performance ’17) interviewed Leah McKendrick (BFA Theatre Performance ’08) and McKendrick’s producing partner Mariah Owen about their newest
Dear CoPA Community, The College of Performing Arts supports Black Lives Matter. We pledge to support the initiative announced by President Struppa to bring more faculty of color to Chapman. We are listening to the students and alumni sharing their stories and will continue to address the issue of racism with concrete steps. We will start by
The Chapman University Department of Theatre announced “HOME” as the theme for its 2020–21 production season. “When this theme was chosen, we had no inkling just how much time everyone would be spending at home in 2020,” said Department Chair John Benitz. “We look forward to welcoming “home” students, faculty, staff, and audiences returning to
As finals week quickly approaches here at Chapman, Dean Giulio Ongaro of the College of Performing Arts has compiled a playlist of instrumental music for students to use as a soundtrack when studying for exams. Studies have shown that the benefits of music-listening range from physical and mental relaxation to improved concentration and recall, especially
Meet Feras Halabi! Feras is a first-year student working towards a B.A. Theatre. His study emphasis is in directing and performance with an interest in classical acting and improv for live entertainment. Feras is a fearless actor within the Department of Theatre, performing in student-directing scenes while independently working with upperclassmen on future projects. He
College of Performing Arts (CoPA) senior Rin Mizumoto is a Theatre Technology major with a minor in Entrepreneurship. She is currently the Technical Theater Intern at the Musco Center for the Arts, but before that she sharpened her technical skills by interning with Upstaging, Inc. over the summer. Read about Rin’s summer internship experience below!
Ava Narayan is a senior majoring in Vocal Performance with clusters in Communication and Leadership. Ava gained invaluable experience working with the San Francisco Boys Chorus at the San Francisco Opera over the summer. This past summer, I landed a job as supervisor for the SF Boys Chorus backstage of the production of Carmen
Brandon Maxwell is a CoPA junior pursuing BFA Dance Performance and B.A. PR & Advertising degrees. Read more about his invaluable summer 2019 intern experience with Impact24 PR: This past summer, I interned with a company called Impact24 Public Relations and it was one of the best summers of my life! Impact24 PR is
Chapman dance alumnus Ben Bigler (’16) has joined Cher’s “Here We Go Again” world tour as a dancer.
The College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce its speaker for the 2019 Commencement Ceremony, senior Jackie Palacios, a double major in screen acting and peace studies. Besides meeting the demands of her two majors, Jackie has also balanced two jobs throughout her time at Chapman. She works as the diversity affairs chair for