CAM faculty, students and Chancellor Horrell on The Takeway

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We are going to have some unique media coverage on the creative economy and non-traditional arts in higher education the next two days. Veteran journalist John Hockenberry has a daily news show called The Takeaway ( and he will be taping/broadcasting from Denver –interviewing some of our CU Denver College of Arts & Media faculty, students and special guests on the Monday 1/25 and Tuesday 1/26 programs. He will also be interviewing our new Chancellor (former head of a foundation that supports the arts–in a big way).

On Monday, 1/25 he will also be moderating our College of Arts & Media Convocation (attachment) and taping some of that material for future broadcast.

We provided Mr. Hockenberry’s producer with plenty of data from SNAAP, a2ru and recent articles by Steven J. Tepper and Elizabeth Long Lingo. It will be interesting to hear what spikes his interest.

If you don’t get The Takeaway on your local NPR station, then it should be accessible on the link provided above.

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Laurence Kaptain

About Laurence Kaptain

The College of Arts & Media at CU Denver We envision a world made smaller, and more fully human, by the artist’s interpretation of the human experience. Our students come to us with passion for artistic expression. Our goal is to send them out into the world confident of purpose, ready to succeed. Mission Our mission is to effect change by preparing students to successfully pursue their passions. Our students acquire the skills they need to excel in an academically rigorous, experiential learning environment energized by creative exchange, real-world experience and diversity of voice. Laurence Kaptain, Dean of the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado Denver, brings 16 years of higher education leadership experience at leading public and private universities to his new assignment. As a recording artist he can be heard on a Grammy-winning recording (2001) with New York's Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, as well as numerous recordings with the Chicago Symphony (Solti, Boulez, Jarvi), St. Louis Symphony (Slatkin), St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (Wolf) and LaScala Opera (Reynolds). He is currently a Fellow in the Royal Society of the Arts, a member of the National Advisory Board of the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP), a member of the Board of Directors of the Denver School for the Arts Foundation, Dr. Kaptain served as the Director of Creative Initiatives in the Department of Research and Economic Development and Paula Manship Professor of Music, and prior to that, Dean of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts and Penniman Family Professor of Music at Louisiana State University from 2009-14. Prior to assuming this post at LSU, he was Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory near Washington, DC, Director of the heralded Schwob School of Music in Georgia, and Vice-Provost for Faculty Programs and Academic Quality at UMKC. He received the first doctorate in percussion instruments at the University of Michigan, where he was a Fulbright Scholar to Mexico and received the prestigious Rackham Graduate School Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.