31 posts categorized in

Student News


Brett Gray ’15 Tackles Two Passions on Stage and the Gridiron

February 4, 2014 by Ian Lipton | CoPA News

For a Division III football player, commitment to the game is essential. Pursuing much outside of the sport is challenging to say the least. Junior Music Education major Brett Gray ‘15 sized up that challenge and tackled it head on. Pursuing a degree in Music Education while playing on an NCAA Football team didn’t

Passion is Priority for University Singer Annie Kubitschek ‘14

January 28, 2014 by Ian Lipton | CoPA News

Music has always been present in Orinda, California native Annie Kubitschek’s life. Whether it was with her family or in groups at school, she couldn’t help but sing. It wasn’t until she joined a children’s choir in middle school that her passion became a priority and she fell madly in love with the choral world.

Chapman University Singers: The Lone Star Tour 2014

December 17, 2013 by | CoPA News

Following their  successful performance of Benjamin Britten’s monumental War Requiem  at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Chapman’s University Singers took their talents to the Lone Star State in January. The highly recognized choir gave 10 performances in and around Houston, Fort Worth, and Dallas, beginning January 19 and concluding January 26. All performances were free and open

Piano Students Win MTAC Awards

December 16, 2013 by | CoPA News

Congratulations to the piano students who participated in the Music Teacher’s Association of California Theme Festival 2013, Orange County Branch, the Romantic and Impressionist Period. In the college division, Kristi McKinley ’15 was the winner, with Alayne Hsieh ’15 receiving a gold medal and Brittany Buendia ’17 receiving a silver medal. Kristi, Alayne, and Brittany are students

Student Cellist Wins Pasadena Showcase House Competition

November 22, 2013 by | CoPA News

Cellist Christopher DeFazio ’16 was recently awarded first prize in the strings category for the Pasadena Showcase House Competition.  He was awarded $4,000.  The finals took place at Thayer Hall at The Colburn School in Los Angeles on November 16.  Christopher was the youngest competitor.  Other finalists included students from the Colburn School and USC.  The judges included members of the

Music Students Win PASIC Scholarships

September 13, 2013 by | CoPA News

  Current music students Joy Liu ’15 and Christina Cheon ’14 have been awarded scholarships to attend the Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention (PASIC) this November in Indianapolis, Indiana.   Joy was awarded the James Sewrey scholarship, and Christina the George Contreas scholarship. These scholarships pay for the students’ registration

More Piano Student Awards

May 2, 2013 by | CoPA News

Arsen Jamkotchian (’14) won first place at the 2013 California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) State Honors Auditions. Arsen won the district competition in the fall and went on to compete in the finals this last weekend at the CAPMT State Conference. In addition, Primo Cervantes (’16) won first prize this past weekend at the 2013 Orange County Symphony’s Young

Piano Performance Major Wins Contemporary Music Festival Competition

May 1, 2013 by | CoPA News

Evan Roth (’13), piano performance major, won first place at the Contemporary Music Festival State Final Competition in the 4-year college category. The competition was held on April 27th at the State Conference 2013 for the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), which is affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association.

Music Students Win Awards at Percussive Arts Society Competition

April 30, 2013 by | CoPA News

Congratulations to music major Joy Liu (’15) for her first place wins at the California Percussive Arts Society’s Competition Festival this April.  Joy placed first in both the collegiate solo multiple-percussion and the collegiate solo marimba divisions. Also congratulations to music major Christina Cheon (’14), who placed second in the collegiate solo marimba division. 

Log In
Open Main Menu