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Passing of Artist-in-Residence Carol Neblett

November 28, 2017 by | CoPA News

Chapman University’s Office of the Provost shares our sad news: It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of our colleague and dear friend Carol Neblett, Artist-in-Residence at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. She passed away at her home in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 23, after a short illness. We were very fortunate at

Department of Dance gains new faculty member Wilson Mendieta

May 9, 2017 by | CoPA News

The College of Performing Arts has added Wilson Mendieta to the Department of Dance faculty beginning with the 2017-18 academic year. Mendieta joins Chapman University as assistant professor of dance. He worked previously at the University of Washington as director of the musical theatre program. “I am excited to bring Wilson to Chapman,” said Julianne

CoPA welcomes Nick Gabriel to Department of Theatre

May 8, 2017 by | CoPA News

The College of Performing Arts announces the addition of Nick Gabriel as a full-time tenure-track faculty to the Department of Theatre. As a resident artist at the American Conservatory Theater and Director of Studio A.C.T., Professor Gabriel also serves on the associate faculty of A.C.T.’s Master of Fine Arts program. “I am extremely excited about

John Benitz appointed Chair for Department of Theatre

June 28, 2016 by | CoPA News

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts announced Professor John B. Benitz has been appointed the new chairperson for the Department of Theatre, effective immediately. Benitz shared the department chair responsibility in the 2015-16 academic year with Professor Don Guy as the department transitioned from the leadership of Dr. Nina LeNoir who held the position from

Remembering Chapman’s former director of choral music, Sheldon Disrud

January 4, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Sheldon Disrud, an early director of choral music who helped many Chapman University alumni land singing jobs at Disneyland and launch music education careers, has died. Disrud passed away Dec. 13 in Fullerton, Calif. He was 91. Disrud was among the first faculty who joined Chapman when it moved to the City of Orange in

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.

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

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