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BLACK LIVES MATTER A message from Dean Giulio Ongaro

June 10, 2020 by | CoPA News

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

CoPA Career Spotlight: Azuki Umeda

May 28, 2020 by | Dance

Azuki Umeda (BFA Dance Performance, BA Integrated Educational Studies ’20) shares highlights of her time at Chapman, as well as some advice for dance students: “I was able to showcase my [choreography] pieces to several festivals this year. I was extremely honored to show my pieces at Capezio ACE Awards and McCallum Choreography Festival, two festivals [where]

College of Performing Arts Scholar Awards Announced

May 11, 2020 by | CoPA News

Chapman University College of Performing Arts announced its scholar awards for the 2019/2020 academic year via virtual awards galas in each department. Please join us in congratulating the awards recipients. Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music The recipient of the Conservatory of Music Award, given in recognition of outstanding achievements in the areas of performance, academics, and

Just in Time for Finals: Study Hour with the Dean on Spotify

May 7, 2020 by | CoPA News

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

CoPA Career Spotlight: Kitkat Fisher

April 17, 2020 by | Music

During summer 2019, I performed as a tour team intern for pop artist Tiffany Houghton. I gained the position after applying through Handshake and performing two sets of interviews. Each day presented new projects. From contacting artists and their management teams—such as fellow pop artist Tiffany Alvord who has since participated in collaborations with Tiffany

New Play Festival Offers Internships to Students in Summer 2020

March 3, 2020 by | Theatre

This year OC-Centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival is celebrating its 10th year of showcasing the work of playwrights who call Orange County Home. The festival has found a home on the Chapman University campus, where it will stage its one-acts and full-length productions in the O. L. Halsell Foundation Studio Theatre this summer, thanks

CoPA Career Spotlight: Rachel Kelly

February 14, 2020 by | Theatre

Rachel Kelly is a Theatre Performance major with a minor in Musical Theatre and a Media, Culture & Society cluster. Last summer she immersed herself in the entertainment industry with multiple internships at Hollywire, ICM Partners, and Stewart Talent LA. Read on to learn more about her experience. “Last summer I interned at Hollywire where

Performing Arts Student Profiles: Feras Halabi

February 13, 2020 by | CoPA News

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

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