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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Collaboration, Growth and Opportunity

In the College of Performing Arts, we are training artists and transforming lives, every single day. Our students have exceptional opportunities to learn from master artists and to experience performance in venues ranging from small studios to a state-of-the-art facility like the Musco Center for the Arts. The end-result is a strong record of alumni who have enjoyed rich and diverse careers in the performing arts around the world.

The 2017 Fall Faculty Dance Concert features premieres in different genres by renowned Chapman faculty.

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Fall Dance Concert

Co-Directed by Liz Maxwell and Alicia Guy, dance majors’ remarkable skill and artistry will be showcased in exciting and touching faculty work in the Fall Dance Concert.  Internationally acclaimed dancer and Chapman Presidential Fellow, Ido Tadmor stages a moving world premiere based on the work of the artist Magritte. Joining this stellar piece are premieres in different genres by renowned Chapman faculty Sean Greene, Alicia Guy, Julianne O’Brien, Liz Maxwell, and Will Johnston. On December 1, Tadmor will also give a free post-show talk to discuss his new work and the process behind its creation.

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