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Chapman piano students win top prizes at December 2017 competitions

December 19, 2017 by | Music

Piano students from Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music have been busy proving their talents this month. First, under the direction of Dr. Grace Fong, sophomore Crystal Mo won the piano category in the annual American Fine Arts Festival Competition. As a result, she was invited to performed at Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York on December 11,

College of Performing Arts announces 10th Anniversary Performance Season

May 22, 2017 by | CoPA News

Chapman University’s 2017-18 academic year marks the thrilling tenth anniversary of the formation of the College of Performing Arts! To mark this great milestone, several special CoPA 10th Anniversary events are planned throughout the performance season beginning in October 2017. Did you know? CoPA produces over 100 shows and concerts every year as part of Chapman’s pre-professional curriculum in

The Legend of the Pinball Wizard A Dramaturgical Look into 'The Who's Tommy'

February 24, 2017 by Katherine Dumas '17 and Sam Schlernitzauer '17 | CoPA News

The Who’s Tommy reaches deep and leaves no element of heartbreak unexplored in its tale of self-discovery and familial reconciliation. It is a challenging musical for many reasons; actors must infuse every moment with energy worthy not only of immortal rock stars, but also of vulnerable humans. The Pinball Wizard of The Who’s Tommy experiences the glories of rock and roll and

CoPA music student’s study-abroad research to focus on South African melodies

June 15, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | CoPA News

Clarinetist Taylor Kunkel ’18 doesn’t know what she might see – or hear – during five months studying at the University of Cape Town in South Africa beginning in July. What she does know is she’ll be bringing recordings of the melodies of another continent home to Chapman University as she seeks to expand the

CoPA Commencement 2016

May 16, 2016 by | CoPA News

The College of Performing Arts will hold its seventh commencement ceremony this Saturday, May 21 in the new Musco Center for the Arts, honoring more than 100 new graduates from the Departments of Dance and Theatre, and the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music! We salute our newest alumni and congratulate them on their great achievements! Department of Dance

‘Merchant of Venice’ at Musco Center With themes of greed, race and revenge, Prof. Bradac says Shakespeare's troublesome play resonates more than ever

April 7, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | CoPA News

Chapman University theatre professor and Shakespeare scholar Thomas Bradac is talking about The Merchant of Venice, how the Bard’s troublesome tale is about many things, even though we mostly remember Shylock, the Jewish moneylender seeking payback from a loan-defaulting Christian. Bradac explains how the alternately comic and tragic play has caused plenty of pain in

51st Annual Holiday Wassail Banquet Raises Funds for Excellence

December 19, 2014 by | CoPA News

It was the winter of 1963, while America was in mourning over the assassination of President John F. Kennedy when Chapman University organized its first Holiday Wassail Concert. The goal of the event was to give the local community a chance to come together and to feel hopeful again for the future. Fifty-one years later,