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College of Performing Arts Alumnus Featured in LA Times

February 6, 2013 by | CoPA News

College of Performing Arts alumnus Michael Hudson (’00) was featured in the Los Angeles Times  about his work as the co-founder of the Boyle Heights Youth Orchestra.  The orchestra serves over 60 students and is moving toward non-profit status.  Michael told the Times, “It’s not just a music program, it’s a social change program…you create

Conservatory of Music Named for Dean Hall, Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco

January 22, 2013 by | CoPA News

The Chapman University Conservatory of Music has been named in honor of William Hall, DMA, our longtime choral director and dean who is celebrating his 50th year at Chapman, and Newport Beach couple Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco, whose transformational support of the performing arts at Chapman has included their leadership of the fundraising drive for the

Chapman University Singers and Instrumental Students Hit the Road

January 10, 2013 by | CoPA News

If January seems a little quiet around Oliphant Hall, that’s because the Chapman University Singers have hit the road for their annual interterm tour to Northern California and Nevada high schools and music academies. But the good news is that that they’ll all be back for their traditional Post Tour Concert on Friday,

Chapman Singers Perform with Pacific Symphony

January 10, 2013 by | Music

On January 12, Pacific Symphony will present an abridged version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute  for their Family Series in which all of the roles will be performed by Chapman students and alumni, directed by Chapman’s director of operatic studies, Peter Atherton.  This 45-minute performance is ripe with original narration and dialogue designed to introduce children to the

Music Alumni Excel in Graduate Programs

October 25, 2012 by | CoPA News

Elizabeth Vysin (’11) was admitted as a Masters Theory Candidate at Hartt College of Music in addition to her M.M in performance study. Her work on Berio Sequenza 16 and her undergraduate theory preparation at Chapman were significant enough to not only peak her interest in this area, but to gain her admission in

Music Alumnus Becomes Dapper Dan

September 18, 2012 by | CoPA News

Cody Morgan (’12) has been cast as a Dapper Dan, a turn-of-the-century barbershop quartet that entertains at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.  Cody told Backstage.com that he was “on the lookout for something new” when he booked the job, which began with a rehearsal schedule “was 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day for

SNAAP Survey Coming to Arts Alumni

September 12, 2012 by | CoPA News

The Chapman University College of Performing Arts is working in collaboration with the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) to administer a one-of-a-kind survey that explores the lives of arts alumni nationwide. This fall, all performing arts graduates of Chapman University will receive an email invitation to participate in the SNAAP online survey. By verifying

Chapman Percussion Ensemble at the Ojai Music Festival

August 23, 2012 by | CoPA News

 As part of the 66th Ojai Music Festival, six members of the Chapman Percussion Ensemble and adjunct professor of music Dr. Justin DeHart joined 40 additional percussionists from Southern California in a performance of John Luther Adams’ outdoor musical installation  Inuksuit .  The music featured a wide variety of exotic percussive music, including

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