Every July, singers, dancers and musicians from all around the world flock to the small Welsh town of Llangollen for the annual International Musical Eisteddfod, a six-day festival that celebrates musical competition, performance and international peace and friendship. The festival attracts around 4,000 performers competing in more than 20 competitions each summer. The festivities culminate
2017 is a year of milestones for the Funk household. For Jennifer Funk, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences, it means that she has been teaching at Chapman University for a decade. Joining Chapman faculty in 2007, her 10-year anniversary ended on a high note as she was recently awarded the Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship, the highest
Chapman University graduate Tom Teller, BFA Film Production ’16 (MBA ’18), received the KCET Jack Larson Southern California Student Filmmaker Award for his short animated film HUM.
A Chapman University alumnus who transformed a high school’s chorus from a single class into an award-winning program with more than 200 singers has been named the 2017 Grammy Music Educator of the Year. Keith Hancock ’02 (M.A. ’04) was chosen from among 10 semifinalists and more than 3,300 nominees from all 50 states. The award
Like generations of middle school kids before them, sixth graders in the classroom of Eric Sirvinskas ’16 are reading the Edgar Allan Poe classic The Tell Tale Heart . His eighth graders will soon dig into that hallmark of adolescent literature, S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. But as tried and true as the curriculum
It was lunchtime on the Tesoro High School campus in South Orange County, but students still stood around the piano, waiting to sing some more. Seated at the keyboard was Tesoro choral music director Keith Hancock ’02 (MA ’04), who will direct the Chapman Choral Music Camp for high school singers in June after
The click of the candidate’s heels on pavement. The clatter of pots and the chatter of cooks in the kitchen of a Mexican restaurant. The voices of voters meeting the congresswoman as she campaigns for the U.S. Senate. Those are the sounds of a report by Mary Plummer ’07, a former editor-in-chief of the
This might seem goofy, says Alyssa Soto (MBA ’03). But if you want to build a savings, you’re going to have to plan it into your life, and this technique works, she tells a group of Chapman University students gathered on a Thursday evening in a meeting room for a seminar on financial literacy.
He answers midnight emails from music students practicing a tricky bit of Beethoven. He found a way to purchase new pianos. He cracks jokes. And when he walks into the music rooms at the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA), students snap to attention, ready to give their all. Yes, Chapman
Because of Chapman University, Zak Griffler ’13 missed out on one of the initiation rites of starting a job: He didn’t get first day jitters. He wasn’t lost or trying to figure out what to do. The class to career transition experience, as he recalls it, was a pretty seamless. “Nothing