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CU Department of Theatre announces 2015-16 Season shows

May 6, 2015 by Isabelle Grimm '15 | CoPA News

Every year, students in the Department of Theatre eagerly await the announcement of the plays scheduled for the upcoming season, excited to hear about the opportunities coming their way. Continuing a tradition that began last year, the Season Announcement took place following the final dress rehearsal of our fourth show in the 2014-15 Theatre Season, Rosencrantz &

Opera Chapman cures opera angst with “The Elixir of Love”

April 21, 2015 by | Music

Have you ever been to an opera performance? Unless you’re a vocal studies student or a professional classical singer or a fan and regular patron of the opera, your eyes might glaze over at the invitation to go to:   Invented by the Italians, opera has been around since Shakespeare’s time, and was quickly embraced

Moscow Contemporary Ensemble Performance to Honor 20th–century Masters

April 6, 2015 by | CoPA News

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.

Music Ensemble Heads Back to New England

March 30, 2015 by | Performances

Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is headed back to the East Coast this spring, featuring an intimate concert series which presents rising young stars from Chapman University’s vocal and instrumental programs. Performances will include an eclectic mix of masterworks and popular music, leaving audiences wanting more. Come enjoy a stellar musical performance as all

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,

Challenging our senses: Where “New Music” begins.

December 1, 2014 by | Music

We used to apply the terms “modern” and “contemporary” to music that was experimental or pushing the limits of tradition and current tastes. Those definitions are now used interchangeably in reference to popular music. Instead, “New Music” is now considered to be that which goes beyond the current or familiar; incorporating the alien, the disparate

Interview with Nicholas C. Avila — Alumnus and Director of “Anna in the Tropics”

October 30, 2014 by Sarah Richards | Theatre

Chapman University alumnus and adjunct professor Nicholas C. Avila,’01 has returned to campus to direct the upcoming production of Anna in the Tropics, the 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Nilo Cruz (Waltmar Theatre, November 6-8 and 13-15, 2014). Above: Juan Julian (Donathan Walters ’14, right) brings the troubled marriage of  Conchita (Zoe Donnell ’14, center) and Palomo (Cristian Guerrero ’14,

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