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Conservatory of Music's MicroFest in the LA Times!

May 21, 2012 by | Faculty News

MicroFest, “the world’s leading concert series devoted to the glorious universe of non-standard tunings”, was brought to Chapman University’s Conservatory of Music by assistant professor of music Nick Terry, who has worked with the founder John Schneider since 2003.  Since 1997, MicroFest has grown to a festival of eight separate events this year at Southern

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Chapman Tenors in LA Opera Performance Wow Cathedral Audiences

March 27, 2012 by | Alumni

A recent LA Opera performance at  the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles that included Chapman University Conservatory of Music alumni in key solo roles earned stellar reviews. A reviewer for LA Opus praised all the soloists for “their considerable individual talents” and “exceptionally beautiful voices.” Alumni who performed in The

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Spring Dance Concert to Feature Student Choreography

March 14, 2012 by | Performances

The Department of Dance will present their annual Spring Dance Concert, directed by Jennifer Backhaus, May 9-12 in the Waltmar Theatre.  The concert will feature 11 fully-produced works of choreography by dance majors. The choreographers have been exploring a variety of themes during a semester-long rehearsal process.  Dances investigating competition, isolation, conspiracy, conformity and self-image

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BFA Showcase and Student Produced One Acts

March 14, 2012 by | Performances

Every spring, students in the BFA Theatre Performance program prepare and perform in a showcase for Hollywood professionals. This performance opportunity allows them to network, meet top casting directors, and secure an agent before they graduate from Chapman. This year the BFA Showcase is directed by instructor of theatre Jonathan Pope Evans.  Jonathan is a

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Opera Chapman Collaborates With Pacific Symphony

March 14, 2012 by | Performances

The College of Performing Arts is pleased to announce an exciting new collaboration between the Pacific Symphony and Opera Chapman.  Prior to the Pacific Symphony concerts on February 23, 24 & 25 and March 1, 2 & 3, Opera Chapman soloists performed musical selections in the lobby of the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.  The

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Fundraising Goal for the Center for the Arts Has Been Met

March 14, 2012 by | CoPA News

Chapman University has raised enough money to cover the cost of the $64 million Center for the Arts.  President Jim Doti announced in his 2012 State of the University address that the center’s cost had increased from $50 million after Chapman realized it would need to place the center partially underground because of the City

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Music and Theatre Alumni Touring Together in Les Miserables!

March 14, 2012 by | Alumni

The College of Performing Arts reported last year Theatre alum Rachel Rincione (’02) landed a role in the ensemble in the new 25th anniversary U.S. touring company of Les Miserables.  Now she is joined by Music alum Weston Olson (’04) in the role of Courfeyrac!  The tour will stop

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