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University of Colorado Denver

College of Arts & Media

General Camp Information

Housing, Meals, Schedule, Staff & Guest Artists


There is a residential camp component option for Sessions Two (Music Industry Camp) and Three (Film or Animation/ Motion Graphics Camp). Residential students at camp usually stay at CU Denver's Campus Village Residence Hall. For the 2019 camps, Campus Village is unavailable due to repair work. Therefore, camp students will be staying at the SpringHill Suites Downton Denver, also on campus. In order to maintain our tuition rate for our residential students, we will be placing 3 campers to a room this year. Each room consists of two queen beds and a pull out couch bed so each student will still have their own bed.

Our Graduate Student Coordinator and 6 LYNX Leaders will stay at the hotels and supervise the students during the residential portion of the camp. Each room has a mini-fridge and a microwave. Bedding and towels are provided. Laundry facilities are available. ​




​Residential students have breakfast and dinner provided during the camp. Commuter Plus students will eat dinners with the residential students. Commuter students will eat breakfast and dinner at home. All sutdent will eat lunch at the food court in the Tivoli Student Union. The list of food options available at the Tivoli Union is listed here​. Students will be responsible for buying their own lunches.

We have worked with our food providers to make sure that there are many food options at every meal. There will be options for students who are gluten free, vegans, and vegetarians. If your student has severe food allergies or restrictions, please let us know once the student has been admitted so that we can make proper arrangements. Students with peanut allergies are required to carry an EpiPen with them at all times. ​



 Sample Schedule

Below is a sample of the weekday schedule for the Session Two and Three programs at the LYNX Camp. Session One will consist of the 9am- 4:30pm portion. While each academic program at the LYNX Camp will have unique classes and schedule, students can expect a daily schedule similar to the outline below:

Sample Schedule

8:50am     Commuter students arrive

9:00am     Morning Classes with periodic breaks

12:00am   Lunch

1:00pm     Afternoon Classes with period breaks

4:30pm     Commuter students depart

4:50pm     Dinner

6:30pm     Evening Program (guest artists, concerts, workshops, etc). These are optional for commuter students. 

8:00pm     Free-time

10:00pm   Residential student in-room time

10:30pm   Residential Lights out


 Camp Administrators and Academic Directors

Dave Walter, LYNX Camp Director
_DX_0131 copy.jpgDave is the Director of the LYNX Arts Camps. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Wyoming (UW) and a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas (KU). He has extensive summer program experience having worked with the UW Upward Bound Program, the CLIMB Wyoming Program, the Duke University TIP Program, and the KU Upward Bound Math & Science Center Program. He has also worked in student services at San Jose State University and Stanford University. 
Kelli Rapplean, LYNX Camp Coordinator

image001-4.pngKelli is the Coordinator of the LYNX Arts Camps. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Missouri (MU) and a Master's Degree in Educational Foundations, Policy and Practice from CU Boulder. She has summer programs experience from her days as a Summer Welcome Leader at MU and from organizing Welcome Fest at CU Boulder. Prior to working for the College of Arts & Media, she worked at the CU Denver Experiential Learning Center helping students explore career paths through internships. In her free time, she likes running, skiing, and snuggling with her dog Cisco.

Dr. Peter Stoltzman - Co-Academic Director of the Music Industry Program

StoltzmanPeter.jpgDr. Peter Stoltzman is the Piano Area Head at CU Denver, and the Faculty Director of the Stanford University Jazz Workshop’s two week high school Jazz Camp. He earned degrees from Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory, and a doctorate in Music and Human Learning from UT Austin in 2014. A stylistically diverse pianist, he has recorded with Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Warner Bros, The Bomb Squad, Javier Colon (winner of “The Voice”), and his father, Grammy-winning clarinetist Richard Stoltzman. Peter has played at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.

Owen Kortz - Co-Academic Director of the Music Industry Program

KortzOwen.jpgOwen Kortz is the Area Head for the Singer/Songwriter Program at CU Denver, which he helped to found. He received undergraduate and masters degrees in Guitar Performance from the University of Southern California. He has performed at concerts with legendary guitarist Pat Metheny and YouTube phenom Kina Grannis, and has recorded with the Bissonette brothers (Ringo Starr, Joe Satriani). He recently played with Ryan Tedder  of One Republic at the Ogden Theatre in Denver.


Jessica McGaugh - Academic Director of the Filmmaking Program

Jessica_McGaugh.jpegJessica  has been a faculty member in the Film & Television Program at CU Denver since 2008. She has a BA in Media Arts from Arizona University and a MFA in Film/Cinema/Video Studies from Syracuse University. Her film credits can be viewed on IMDB here. She has won many awards for films including a 2015 Spotlight Documentary Film Award and Best Documentary at the Indian Film Festival of Houston for The Golden Hour.  

Michelle Carpenter - Co-Academic Director of the Digital Animation & Motion Graphics Program

mcarpenter_large.jpgMichelle is an Assistant Professor of Digital Design at CU Denver. She has produced, directed and edited award winning experimental and documentary pieces. Her videos have screened in numerous international and national film festivals and art galleries. Her film, Above the Ashes was awarded two prestigious Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards in the categories of best topical documentary and best program editing. Michelle’s creative research consists of two distinct styles of art making: traditional narrative video and experimental video documentary.


Chris Lemon - Co-Academic Director of the Digital Animation & Motion Graphics Program

EW6B9095 (1).jpgChris has been the Lab Manager of CU Denver Digital Animation Center (DAC) for many years. He is also an alum of the CU Denver Digital Animation Program. 

Conor King - Academic Director of the Photography Program

conor-king-portrait-1-square.jpgConor is a CU Denver Protography Program faculty member. He received his BFA in 2003 from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his MFA in 2007 from Pratt Institute. His solo exhibition venues include Galeria de Arte Fotografico, Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, Jenkins Johnson Gallery (NY) and the Biennial of The Americas (Denver). King participated in a three year subsidized studio artist residency program at RedLine Denver until 2012, where he served on the Education Committee and on the Board of Directors as an Artist Representative. He is a founding member of Tank Studios and is on the Board of Directors at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) where he also assists with exhibition development.

Academic Director of the 2D Animation/Illustration Program
Michelle Carpenter (see above)

Lorne Bregitzer - Academic Director of the Audio Production/Ableton Live Program


Lorne is an Assistant Professor for Recording Arts. As an engineer at Colorado Sound Studios, Lorne Bregitzer has worked with a number of popular artists, including: D'Angelo, TV On the Radio, Blues Traveler, Styx, Joe Satriani & Steve Vai, Yonder Mountain String Band, Henry Rollins, Esthero, NSYNC, eminem, Keller Williams, TV On the Radio, Redman, and Method Man. He has received a platinum record for doing additional engineering work on D'Angelo's "Voodoo", which won a Grammy® in 2001 for Best R&B Album.  The album was listed by Time Magazine as the #1 album of 2000 and is listed by Rolling Stone Magazine as one best 500 albums of all time.​

Quintin Gonzalez - Academic Direcot of the Comic Book Character Design Program
Quintin Gonzalez.jpgQuintin Gonzalez is an American visual artist who is also an Associate Professor in Visual Arts at the College of Arts & Media at the University of Colorado, Denver. Gonzalez is known for simultaneously working between abstract painting and digital media, producing works exploiting the materiality of paint and surface, as well as virtual identity-based photo-realistic prints influenced by popular culture and multicultural American identity.

Vivian George - Academic Director of the City Murals Program
Vivian George.jpgVivian George is a Senior Instructor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Colorado Denver in the College of Arts & Media, Department of Visual Art. She received her Master’s degree from Yale University, School of Art. Her paintings are in the collections of Yale University, American Reinsurance, Rutgers University, Denver University, Artists Union Moscow among others.



 Music Industry Program Instructors

Leslie Soich - Voice Performance Elective Instructor
Todd Reid - Mobile Device/Electronica Ensemble Instructor
Dr. Peter Ellingson - Latin Jazz Ensemble Instructor
Benom Plumb - Music Business Elective Instructor

Storm Gloor - Music Business Emphasis Instructor
Lorne Bregitzer - Recording Arts Elective Instructor
Paul Musso - Guitar Performance Instructor
Pete Buchwald - Recording Arts Ensemble Instructor
Megan Burtt - Singer/Songwriter Ensemble Instructor
Lukas Vesely - Pop/Rock Ensemble Instructor
Owen Trujillo - Hip-Hop Ensemble Instructor
Evan Shelton - Studio Chamber Ensemble Instructor
Aaron Daniels - R&B Ensemble Instructor
Curtis Madigan - Pop/Rock Ensemble Instructor
Scott Burgess - CU Denver Recording Studio Manager
Seger Marion - Pop/Rock Ensemble Instructor



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