May 8, 1996 |
When conductor John Koshak arrived in Orange County in 1971, Chapman University in Orange boasted two instrumental-music students, and the fledgling Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra was tackling high school-level arrangements. Today, the youth group is one of three orchestras based at the university, plays only legitimate symphonic repertory, and has done so in Europe and Asia and at Carnegie Hall.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1999 |
Southern California musicians are invited to audition for the Chapman University Symphony Orchestra today. Under the direction of professor John Koshak, the orchestra will perform three concerts this academic year, including Leonard Bernstein's overture to "Candide," John Williams' "Star Wars; Suite for Orchestra" and Aaron Copland's "Appalachian Spring." Auditions will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in Bertea Hall, Room 128, Chapman University, 1 University Drive. Information: (714) 997-6914.
November 20, 1985
Chapman College music educator and conductor John Koshak has been named chairman of Chapman's music department, one of three appointments recently announced. Koshak will continue as director of orchestral activities and conductor of the Chapman Symphony Orchestra. In addition, composer William Kraft has joined the faculty as composer-in-residence and professor of composition. Barry Silverman has been appointed assistant professor of music and director of Chapman's wind and jazz ensembles.