Mary Platt
Director of Communications and Media Relations
Chapman University

ORANGE, Calif. – An elite group of five top Chapman University vocal music students will travel to Boston, Mass. June 6-8 to offer three showcase performances in the area.  Chapman University, a mid-sized, comprehensive private university located in Orange in the heart of Southern California, has been renowned for more than 70 years for its outstanding vocal music programs, with highly trained vocal musicians graduating to perform in many of the world’s top opera companies, professional choral ensembles and on the Broadway stage.

The vocalists’ program at the first two venues – Friend Recital Hall at Berklee College of Music and The Community House in South Hamilton — will include operatic standards and musical theater selections.  The group’s third performance, during the Sunday worship service at Eliot Church in Newton, Mass., will include religious and oratorio selections as well as some secular music.  The group, under the direction of Peter Atherton, D.M.A., associate professor of music and director of Opera Chapman, will perform as soloists and in varied ensemble selections.

The student singers, all vocal performance majors at Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts, are Kylena Parks ’15, Andrei Bratkovski ’15, Alexandra Rupp ’17, Kevin Gino ’14 and Daniel Shipley ’15.  They will be accompanied by pianist Cheryl Lin Fielding, D.M.A., of Chapman University’s keyboard faculty.

All three performances are free and open to the public.

Schedule of performances:

FRIDAY, JUNE 6 at 7 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall, Berklee College of Music
921 Boylston Street, Boston

SATURDAY, JUNE 7 at 8 p.m.
The Community House
284 Bay Road, South Hamilton

SUNDAY, JUNE 8 – Worship Service at 10 a.m.
Eliot Church in Newton, UCC (United Church of Christ)
474 Centre Street, Newton

About Chapman University’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
The William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music provides aspiring musicians with a rigorous, professional musical training program, coupled with a supportive liberal arts environment, which enriches the human mind and spirit. This outstanding music curriculum prepares our students to enter a variety of professional fields after graduation or continue their studies in top graduate programs throughout the country. The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts in music and pre-professional programs leading to the Bachelor of Music in composition, music education, and performance (conducting, instrumental, and vocal). Chapman University first offered the Bachelor of Music degree in 1930-31 and has strived to present a thorough music curriculum blended with liberal learning ever since.  The university’s music facilities compare with institutions far larger in size and offer a fine setting for both instruction and musical presentations.  The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

About Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts
In the College of Performing Arts (CoPA), we cultivate a vibrant atmosphere that combines abundant possibilities for scholarship, creativity, free expression and intellectual curiosity with real world experience. Nowhere is this more evident than through programs such as the new screen acting degree in partnership with Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, the first of its kind in the country; and a new exciting partnership with Cirque du Soleil for technical theatre.  College of Performing Arts faculty members represent a group of consummate professionals, connected to numerous professional organizations. Our faculty members are dedicated to helping students reach their dreams and aspirations, whether they are pianists, dancers, stage or screen actors, composers, opera singers or students of any one of the numerous programs the college offers.

About Chapman University
Consistently ranked among the top universities in the West, Chapman University provides a uniquely personalized and interdisciplinary educational experience to highly qualified students. Our programs encourage innovation, creativity and collaboration, and focus on developing global citizen-leaders who are distinctively prepared to improve their community and their world. Visit us at

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