Retiring Musco Center Dean William Hall Awarded Emeritus Title

August 31, 2021 by | CoPA News

William Hall, DMA, outgoing founding dean of Musco Center for the Arts and former dean of the College of Performing Arts, has been awarded the rank of Professor Emeritus on the occasion of his retirement from Chapman University this year. Catalyst for Growth Dr. Hall has been associated with the faculty at Chapman since 1963


New Music and Theatre Faculty for Fall 2021

August 27, 2021 by | CoPA News

The College of Performing Arts welcomes three new music and theatre faculty for fall semester 2021. Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music Octavio Cárdenas Instructor Director, Opera Chapman Octavio Cárdenas is a critically acclaimed opera stage director, having led a wide range of productions in opera venues throughout the United States, including Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera


Department of Theatre Announces Show Lineup for 2021-22

May 26, 2021 by | CoPA News

The Department of Theatre announced its production lineup for the 2021 – 2022 season under the theme “Changing Seasons,” inspired by the Torah, or Old Testament, Book of Ecclesiastes 3:1. Department Chair John Benitz said, “This particular biblical verse describes a time and place for all things: a time of birth and death, laughter and


Fall 2020 CoPA Conscious Speaker Series

December 14, 2020 by | Music

This semester, College of Performing Arts (CoPA) students enjoyed the opportunity to work with three esteemed industry professionals as part of our newly launched CoPA Conscious Speaker Series, which aims to celebrate the talent of BIPOC artists allow allow the Chapman community to hear and learn from diverse perspectives. The series was spearheaded by Dr.


Introducing the Temianka Quartet at Chapman University

November 12, 2020 by | CoPA News

The 2020–21 academic year marks the inauguration of the Temianka Quartet at Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music in the College of Performing Arts (CoPA). The ensemble is comprised of string students who are selected based on criteria that include talent, academic scholarship, and demonstrated leadership. The new ensemble is supported by the conservatory’s Henri


Career Resiliency in the Performing Arts

October 15, 2020 by | CoPA Career News

Feeling stressed these days? You’re not alone. Pursuing a career in the performing arts can come with its fair share of stressors. Honing your craft requires not only passion but an intense work ethic, and career paths in arts and entertainment can be unpredictable and competitive. On top of all that, these days we are


Career Q&A with Kalena Bovell '09

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


Career Support at Every Step

September 16, 2020 by | CoPA Career News

At Chapman, you have access to career support at every step of the way. At the College of Performing Arts (CoPA), you are already launching your career by pursuing training and education that will help you develop your craft and make strong connections with a supportive community. Your career is not something that suddenly starts


The Show Must Go On!

August 31, 2020 by | CoPA News

The COVID-19 pandemic completely upended the performing arts world. It affected artists, audiences, and infrastructure in ways never imagined. Undaunted, the College of Performing Arts (CoPA) has stepped up to that challenge, refusing to be defeated or allow these new restrictions to affect the quality of our students’ education and training. Throughout the summer, CoPA

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