College of Performing Arts

Training Artists, Transforming Lives.

At 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.

  • Woman dancing, leaping through the air.
  • Students conducting music outside.
  • Students learning to direct stage plays behind the scenes.
  • Two dancers on stage, one holding the other above.
  • Actors singing in a stage play.
  • Students performing in a stage play.
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Alumni Spotlight

Keith Hancock

CoPA alumnus Keith Hancock ('02, MA '04) has been named 2017 GRAMMY® Music Educator of the Year!  Chosen from more than 3,300 nominees, Keith leads the choral program at Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, and returns to Chapman this summer as Camp Director for the 2017 Choral Music Camp in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music.

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