The College of Performing Arts bids farewell to several key faculty and staff members this month. In his commencement address, Dean Giulio Ongaro shared some thoughts about the following Chapman faculty and staff who have made an impact on the college over the years: “This is an unprecedented year … for the number of goodbyes
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
William Fitzpatrick, adjunct professor of music, gave a master class in violin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on February 23. The class featured performances of pieces by Bach, Barber and Tchaikovsky. Professor Fitzpatrick also enjoyed visiting with former students from MusiShare and Chapman that are currently attending the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.