This semester, College of Performing Arts (CoPA) students enjoyed the opportunity to work with three esteemed industry professionals as part of our newly launched CoPA Conscious Speaker Series, which aims to celebrate the talent of BIPOC artists allow allow the Chapman community to hear and learn from diverse perspectives. The series was spearheaded by Dr.
The 2020–21 academic year marks the inauguration of the Temianka Quartet at Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in the College of Performing Arts (CoPA). The ensemble is comprised of string students who are selected based on criteria that include talent, academic scholarship, and demonstrated leadership. The new ensemble is supported by the conservatory’s Henri
This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient for the College of Performing Arts is Kalena Bovell, who graduated from Chapman University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music (Pre-Certification, Music Education). Since graduating from Chapman, Kalena has completed her graduate studies at The Hartt School and has made a name for herself as an accomplished conductor
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.
It’s not every day a GRAMMY® Award-winning composer and conductor sits down to chat with you and your classmates. So it’s no surprise that nearly 90 Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music students and faculty recently jumped at the chance to join in a live Zoom chat with Eric Whitacre, one of today’s most popular orchestral and
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
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
He’s been described as the “…the gateway drug to classical music“—and it’s no wonder, after Daniel Emmet (’15) wowed judges and audiences alike with his powerhouse performances on America’s Got Talent, putting an operatic spin on songs like Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing. This young classical crossover sensation and Chapman vocal performance alumnus returns
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
The Hall Musco-Conservatory of Music announced its first-ever recipient of the new Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award for the 2018/19 academic year. The Presser Foundation was established in 1939 under the deeds of trust and will of Theodore Presser, a respected music teacher and publisher. The Foundation supports music performance and education through undergraduate and graduate