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College of Performing Arts Dean Teaches Summer Workshop in Montana

July 11, 2012 by | Dance

Dale A. Merrill, Dean of the College of Performing Arts, was invited to serve as a guest instructor at a summer dance workshop for young dancers in Great Falls, Montana.  This program attracted students from all over the state and featured other guest artists Cheryl Johnson of SUNY Brockport and Jay Goodlett, formerly of the

Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra Wins American Prize

July 5, 2012 by | CoPA News

The Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO), led by Daniel Alfred Wachs, assistant professor of music and music director and conductor of the Chapman University Chamber Orchestra, has been named a winner of the American Prize.  The American Prize, founded in 2009, is an annual competition providing regional, national and international recognition for the

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

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

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

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

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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