European jazz guitar website ranks CU Denver #9 in the United States

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby featherhttp://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/top-25-jazz-guitar-schools/ UCD Guitar 112015 1. Berklee College of Music 2. University of Southern California 3. University of Miami 4. New York University 5. New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music 6. Purchase College (SUNY) 7. University of North Texas 8. Northern Illinois University 9. University of Colorado Denver 10. California Jazz Conservatory 11. New England Conservatory 12. Eastman School of Music 13. UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music 14. The Juilliard School 15. Manhattan School of Music 16. The University of Texas at Austin 17. DePaul University 18. Oberlin Conservatory of Music 19. California Institute of the Arts 20. The University of Louisville 21. Bowling Green State University 22. Peabody Conservatory 23. Utah State University 24. Indiana University 25. Rutgers University
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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.