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College of Performing Arts

Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

» Welcome to the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music

Chapman University's Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music provides outstanding musical curriculum in a liberal arts environment. This educational experience prepares our students for vibrant and diverse careers in the music industry.

We offer state-of-the-art facilities and personalized education, and includes working closely with world-class faculty. Your teachers will be full-time faculty or adjunct instructors who have excelled in academics and performance.

Our faculty and alumni are also leaders in Los Angeles and Orange Counties music industries. They are an invaluable resource for performance and career opportunities for our students.

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

Find Your Program

Chapman offers a graduate and several undergraduate music degrees and minors. All programs provide the opportunity for creative and scholarly excellence and prepare graduates for the next step in their careers. Learn more!

Prepare Your Application

Your first step to apply to Chapman's music program is to complete the Common App and the Creative Supplement. Select applicants to performance majors will also be asked to audition.

Schedule a Tour

We'd love to show you around our great conservatory so you can get a feel for music student life. You can also arrange to shadow one of our classes if time permits.

Attend a Performance

There is always something happening in the College of Performing Arts! Check out our calendar of upcoming events.

Career Connections for Life

Chapman music students have career support from our dedicated performing arts career advisor from day one and beyond graduation. Check out some of our notable music alumni below!

man next to a piano, smiling Reuel Hon ('23)

Worldwide multi-prize-winning pianist; currently pursing master's degree at Longy School of Music, Bard College

smiling woman Stephanie Caress ('17)

Director, A&R Research and Analytics, Sony Music Publishing

smiling woman Chloé Tardif ('16)

Principal 2nd Violin, Long Beach Symphony

smiling young man Connor Bogenreif ('15)

Named among Musical America's 2023 Top 30 Professionals of the Year; board member, Association of California Symphony Orchestras

a smiling man Daniel Emmet ('15)

Top-10 Finalist, America's Got Talent; Las Vegas Headliner; Marie Osmond tour

a smiling man Duke Kim ('15)

2nd Place Winner, Operalia ('22); 2nd Place Winner, inaugural Juan Pons Int'l Singing Competition ('22); Grand Finals Winner, The Metropolitan Opera Eric and Dominique Laffont Competition ('21)

smiling woman Bella Sunshine ('13)

Sr. Director of Operations, Pacific Symphony

smiling man Jarrett Threadgill ('12)

L.A. Philharmonic Resident Viola Fellow

smiling man Efraín Solís ('11)

San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Utah Opera, Opera San Jose, West Edge Opera and more

smiling man Phillip Triggs ('09)

Pacific Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, New West Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and more

smiling man Jacob Vogel ('09)

Director, University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band

smiling man Teren Shaffer ('08)

President, CEO, Orange County School of the Arts

smiling man Ashley Faatoalia ('08)

L.A. Opera, Seattle Opera and more

smiling woman Kathleen Mangusing ('07)

Redlands Symphony

woman smiling Katrina Herrera ('04)

Development Manager, Long Beach Opera

woman smiling Courtney Taylor ('03)

Vocal Ensemble, 2023 Disney feature film Wish

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Best Opera Production 2022–23

Awarded Best Opera Production, Division II, 2nd-Place Tie for Cinderella by Jules Massenet, directed by Marc Callahan, National Opera Association 2022–23 Competition.