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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

After a successful past tours in Boston and Texas, the Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is going back to New England this spring. This intimate concert series 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 with a lingering for

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

CoPA Welcomes New Director of Vocal Studies Dr. Rebecca Sherburn

October 3, 2014 by | Music

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA) extends a warm welcome to Dr. Rebecca Sherburn, the new Director of Vocal Studies and Associate Professor of Voice in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music! This position was previously held by Professor Margaret Dehning who retired in May after her 20-year tenure at Chapman. Dr. Sherburn brings a

Chapman University Singers: Lone Star Tour 2015

September 22, 2014 by | Performances

Back by Popular Demand Following their successful tour last year, Chapman’s University Singers will be returning to the Lone Star State in January. They will be bringing their vocal harmonies to San Antonio, Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth January 9-18, 2015. Check back in the coming months for more information regarding exact locations and program details.

Orange Coast Magazine Interviews String Studies Director Becker

August 28, 2014 by | Music

Chapman University Associate Professor of Music and Director of String Studies, Robert L. Becker is spotlighted in the September 2014 issue of Orange Coast Magazine (“3 Questions,” page 48). The interview explores Becker’s history with Pacific Symphony, the changes he’s seen since his arrival there as principal violist in 1982, and his assessment of the Symphony’s