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Brett Gray ’15 Tackles Two Passions on Stage and the Gridiron

February 4, 2014 by Ian Lipton | CoPA News

For a Division III football player, commitment to the game is essential. Pursuing much outside of the sport is challenging to say the least. Junior Music Education major Brett Gray ‘15 sized up that challenge and tackled it head on. Pursuing a degree in Music Education while playing on an NCAA Football team didn’t

Don’t Miss Tenor Bruce Sledge on February 8

January 29, 2014 by | CoPA News

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

Passion is Priority for University Singer Annie Kubitschek ‘14

January 28, 2014 by Ian Lipton | CoPA News

Music has always been present in Orinda, California native Annie Kubitschek’s life. Whether it was with her family or in groups at school, she couldn’t help but sing. It wasn’t until she joined a children’s choir in middle school that her passion became a priority and she fell madly in love with the choral world.

Alumnus Update: Daniel Curran

January 2, 2014 by | CoPA News

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

Music Alumnus Wins Palm Springs Opera Guild Award

December 18, 2013 by | CoPA News

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

Chapman University Singers: The Lone Star Tour 2014

December 17, 2013 by | CoPA News

Following their  successful performance of Benjamin Britten’s monumental War Requiem  at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Chapman’s University Singers took their talents to the Lone Star State in January. The highly recognized choir gave 10 performances in and around Houston, Fort Worth, and Dallas, beginning January 19 and concluding January 26. All performances were free and open

Piano Students Win MTAC Awards

December 16, 2013 by | CoPA News

Congratulations to the piano students who participated in the Music Teacher’s Association of California Theme Festival 2013, Orange County Branch, the Romantic and Impressionist Period. In the college division, Kristi McKinley ’15 was the winner, with Alayne Hsieh ’15 receiving a gold medal and Brittany Buendia ’17 receiving a silver medal. Kristi, Alayne, and Brittany are students

Music Professor Earns Grammy Nomination

December 10, 2013 by | CoPA News

Congratulations to adjunct professor of music Aron Kallay, who was nominated, with Vicki Ray, William Winant, and Tom Peters, for a Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance, for a recording titled Cage: The 10,000 Things!

Student Cellist Wins Pasadena Showcase House Competition

November 22, 2013 by | CoPA News

Cellist Christopher DeFazio ’16 was recently awarded first prize in the strings category for the Pasadena Showcase House Competition.  He was awarded $4,000.  The finals took place at Thayer Hall at The Colburn School in Los Angeles on November 16.  Christopher was the youngest competitor.  Other finalists included students from the Colburn School and USC.  The judges included members of the

New Wind Symphony Conductor to Make His Debut

November 4, 2013 by | Music

On November 9, Chapman University Wind Symphony will present “Dreams, Dances, and Visions”, the first concert conducted by assistant professor Christopher Nicholas.  “Dreams, Dances, and Visions” will feature the music of composers Paul Hindemith, Percy Grainger, Joseph Turrin, Steven Bryant, Yasuhide Ito, and others. Assistant professor Christopher Nicholas is Conservatory’s new Director of

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