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
Due to our small class sizes, conservatory-style training, and the personalized education for which Chapman University, CoPA students develop a strong sense of community that continues to serve them well after graduation. Recently, Monica Furman (BFA Theatre Performance ’17) interviewed Leah McKendrick (BFA Theatre Performance ’08) and McKendrick’s producing partner Mariah Owen about their newest
The film Still , directed and choreographed by William Lu ’03, will be screened at the Asians On Film Festival in North Hollywood February 14-16. It has been nominated for Best Editing and Best Short Film.
Erin Shaw ’08 recently relocated to New Orleans and joined another Chapman alumna who runs a children’s music school! Carla Waterfield née Ogden ’92 teaches the Musik Garten curriculum, and Erin found her by chance while searching on Google. They have since teamed up and Erin is now an apprentice teacher this semester, teaching the 1-4 year olds starting
Bruce Sledge ’94, one of today’s most in-demand tenori di grazia, will be performing works by Bellini, Duparc, Rachmaninov, Strauss and Puccini in Salmon Recital Hall at 7:30pm on February 8, accompanied by Cheryl Fielding on piano. Anne Midgette of the New York Times says “This tenor is hot. The basic sound was first
Daniel Curran ’08 is currently rehearsing for Gotham Chamber Opera’s La Descente d’Orphée Aux Enfers in New York, singing the role of Orphée. He is also under contract with Pittsburgh Opera as their tenor resident artist and recently performed in both Aida and The Magic Flute . He made his debut with four other companies as well this year, including Carousel with the
Alumnus Efrain Solis ’11 won 2nd Place in the 30th Palm Springs Opera Guild Vocal Competition . Previous competition winners are currently singing with major opera companies in such venues as Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, the New York Metropolitan, LA Opera, San Diego Opera and Santa Fe Opera. The competition is one of many events produced by
San Francsico Opera website has announced their 2014 Adler Fellows – among them is Efrain Solis ’11! The Adler Fellowship Program is a performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, professional seminars and a wide range of performance opportunities throughout their fellowship. The Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who
Theatre alumna Jenny Putney ’09 is in the cast of Our Town, playing at the La Jolla Playhouse Oct. 3-6 as part of the With Out Walls Festival. In this new version of Our Town, a group of twenty-somethings invites the audience over for a party under the stars!
Broadway star and Conservatory of Music alumnus Dennis Kelly ’67 has taken silly sitcom roles because work is work and another line on the resume is always good. He exercises and eats right because stage life is demanding. He walks into every audition room “with eagerness – unless I’ve been told not to.” And to