Knowing your passions and talents is one thing, but knowing how to craft a career path can be quite another! Luckily, CoPA students have access to plenty of support from their faculty as well as the CoPA Career Advisor. It can also be helpful to see examples of career paths from other students and alumni.
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]
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
Dance Masters at Chapman returns for a four-day extravaganza filled with lectures, guest artist master classes, and performance. This year the program will focus not only on dance but music and architecture, and how they work together on stage. “[Dance Masers] is an energy of collaboration,” says Julianne O’Brien, department chair for dance. “The purpose
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.
Chapman University is pleased to introduce the inaugural Dance Masters at Chapman weekend, February 16 – 18, 2018. The weekend begins with an intimate public performance on Friday, February 16, 2018 with legendary dancers Dwight Rhoden, Ido Tadmor, and Clifford Williams at 7 p.m. in the Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall. The performance includes highlights of Dwight Rhoden’s repertory in a lecture-demonstration format,
Chapman University’s 2017-18 academic year marks the thrilling tenth anniversary of the formation of the College of Performing Arts! To mark this great milestone, several special CoPA 10th Anniversary events are planned throughout the performance season beginning in October 2017. Did you know? CoPA produces over 100 shows and concerts every year as part of Chapman’s pre-professional curriculum in
The College of Performing Arts has added Wilson Mendieta to the Department of Dance faculty beginning with the 2017-18 academic year. Mendieta joins Chapman University as assistant professor of dance. He worked previously at the University of Washington as director of the musical theatre program. “I am excited to bring Wilson to Chapman,” said Julianne
Surrounded by small piles of dark sweaters and jackets, 21 Chapman University student dancers swirl around the floor at the Partridge Dance Center. Despite their closeness, the dancers avoid each other’s touch and stick to their contained spheres of motion. Several times they lift cupped hands to their eyes, creating singular tunnel visions. This collection