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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,

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

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

Music Professor Earns Grammy Nomination

December 10, 2013 by | CoPA News

Congratulations to adjunct professor of music Aron Kallay, who was nominated, with Vicki Ray, William Winant, and Tom Peters, for a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, for a recording titled Cage: The 10,000 Things!

New Wind Symphony Conductor to Make His Debut

November 4, 2013 by | Music

On November 9, Chapman University Wind Symphony will present “Dreams, Dances, and Visions”, the first concert conducted by assistant professor Christopher Nicholas.  “Dreams, Dances, and Visions” will feature the music of composers Paul Hindemith, Percy Grainger, Joseph Turrin, Steven Bryant, Yasuhide Ito, and others. Assistant professor Christopher Nicholas is Conservatory’s new Director of

Music Professor Wins Composition Competition

September 25, 2013 by | CoPA News

Vera Ivanova, assistant professor of music, has won the 2013 Earplay Donald Aird Composers Competition with her composition for piano “Three Studies in Uneven Meters.” The prize comes with a monetary award and a performance of the winning composition at the closing concert of the Earplay ensemble’s 2013-2014 season on May 19th, 2014

More Faculty News

September 3, 2013 by | CoPA News

Robin Kish, assistant professor of dance, was invited as a guest faculty member for the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science course titled Healthy Dance Practice and Performance, and guest speaker at the preconference education workshop at the annual conference of the Performing Arts Medicine Association in Snowmass, CO, where she also presented original

College of Performing Arts Faculty Work in Europe This Summer

August 27, 2013 by | CoPA News

Many of our faculty members traveled across the Atlantic this summer to teach and perform.  Highlights include: Robert Becker, assistant professor of music, was invited to Cremona, Italy as a guest concerto soloist, chamber music artist, and string adjudicator for the International Music Competition and Festival. Assistant professor of theatre Donald Guy and associate professor of

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