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College of Performing Arts

» Welcome to the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

The William D. Hall and Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Conservatory of Music provides aspiring musicians with a rigorous and progressive education of distinction for the professional and intellectual development of artists and scholars in a supportive, liberal arts environment.  Our outstanding curriculum offers a musical and academic foundation that prepares our students for vibrant and diverse professional careers.

Chapman University first offered the Bachelor of Music degree in 1930 and continues to offer a diversity of performance opportunities and a thorough music curriculum blended with liberal arts studies.  The Conservatory’s excellent facilities compare with institutions far larger in size while our students have direct contact with faculty, without substitutions or teaching assistants, providing a personalized education not seen at larger institutions.  Our supportive community of faculty and alumni are leading the music industries of Los Angeles and Orange Counties, creating a fantastic resource for professional growth and career opportunities for our students, allowing them to go from Chapman to careers throughout the world.

The Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


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Musco Center for the Arts

Musco Center for the Arts Opened in Spring 2016, Musco Center for the Arts covers 88,000 square feet, providing students with a state-of-the-art venue to help foster their learning in the arts. Designed by acclaimed architects Pfeiffer Partners, with acoustics by world-renowned Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, Musco Center boasts an intimate seating chamber with 1,044 seats on three levels.