Laurence D. Kaptain

Dean--College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado Denver
Denver, Colorado

Laurence Kaptain, Dean of the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado Denver, is heard on a Grammy-winning recording (2001) with Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, as well as numerous recordings with the Chicago Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and LaScala Opera. Dean Kaptain is on the Boards of Directors of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA), Opera Colorado, Denver School of the Arts, and the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project. He was Dean of the College of Music and Dramatic Arts at LSU from 2009-13. He was Dean of Shenandoah Conservatory, Director of the Schwob School of Music, 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.