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
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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