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Career Q&A with Kalena Bovell ’09 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Winner on Conducting, Poetry, and Representation

October 7, 2020 by | Alumni

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

CoPA Student and Alumni Share Career Path Stories

August 25, 2020 by | Alumni

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.

The Chapman Orchestra welcomes guest artist Daniel Emmet ’15 "AGT" finalist & Chapman music alumnus performs March 6 in Musco Center

February 28, 2020 by | Music

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

Alumni choir and soloists to perform at March 19 Musco Center opening

March 10, 2016 by | CoPA News

A truly happy homecoming awaits for nearly 80 Chapman University alumni who have been invited to perform in the Grand Opening concert in Musco Center of the Arts on March 19, 2016. The group spans seven decades of Chapman history and includes Musco grandson Alex David ’09 as emcee, a 70-voice chorus, and eight exciting and accomplished soloists:

Alumna wins conducting fellowship at Chicago Sinfonietta Music program strives to attract young audience members

September 17, 2015 by Brittany Hanson | Music

Kalena Bovell ’09, music education, has been selected for a yearlong conducting fellowship with the Chicago Sinfonietta. The Sinfonietta is one of a growing number of orchestras dedicated to promoting diversity within classical music. The program Bovell will be conducting under, Project Inclusion, is specifically engineered to break down the barriers of ethnicity, race and socio-economic

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,

Alumni Make Connections in New Orleans

February 10, 2014 by | CoPA News

Erin Shaw ’08 recently relocated to New Orleans and joined another Chapman alumna who runs a children’s music school!  Carla Waterfield née Ogden ’92 teaches the Musik Garten curriculum, and Erin found her by chance while searching on Google.  They have since teamed up and Erin is now an apprentice teacher this semester, teaching the 1-4 year olds starting

Don’t Miss Tenor Bruce Sledge on February 8

January 29, 2014 by | CoPA News

Bruce Sledge ’94, one of today’s most in-demand tenori di grazia, will be performing works by Bellini, Duparc, Rachmaninov, Strauss and Puccini in Salmon Recital Hall at 7:30pm on February 8, accompanied by Cheryl Fielding on piano. Anne Midgette of the New York Times says “This tenor is hot. The basic sound was first

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