18 Aug 2017

Junior Lance Gaupp Attends Interlochen Art Camp

CHS junior Lance Gaupp was selected to participate in the Interlochen Arts Camp, the worldÕs premier summer music program for aspiring high school musicians. Gaupp, the son of Laura and John Gaupp, studied double bass, music theory and orchestra while at Interlochen. 

Lance was the only student selected from submitted auditions from the state of Louisiana in grades 3-12. There were 18 double bass students at the high school level playing in both the Interlochen Philharmonic and the World Youth Symphony Orchestra. He was honored to study with Larry Hurst, former chair of the Department of strings, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, former principal bass, Dallas Symphony and Jack Budrow, Professor of double bass at Michigan State University, formerly principal bass Houston Symphony. In Baton Rouge, Lance is the student of Professor Yung Chiao Wei, LSU, and previously studied with Robert Kling (CHS 2009).

Interlochen Arts Camp attracts students, faculty and staff from all 50 U.S. states and more than 40 countries. These 2,500 artists fill InterlochenÕs northwoods campus with an explosion of creativity. Student-artists learn from world-class instructors and produce hundreds of presentations each summer in dance, theatre, creative writing, visual arts, music and film. 

Among the distinguished Camp alumni are Norah Jones, singer Josh Groban, members of the band OK Go, Rufus Wainwright, opera and concert soprano Jessye Norman, conductor Loren Maazel, jazz pianist Eldar, actor Anthony Rapp, cartoonist Cathy Guisewite and many more. Approximately ten percent of the nationÕs professional orchestra musicians have roots at Interlochen and the alumni community has been awarded nearly 100 Grammy Awards. 

In addition to hundreds of performances, presentations and readings by young artists, Interlochen brings leading artists and performers to the northern Michigan campus. In recent years, guest artists have included Joshua Bell, Josh Groban, the Decemberists, the Avett Brothers, Olga Kern, Harry Connick Jr., Trace Adkins, Branford Marsalis and many more.   

Gaupp plans to major in Double Bass on the collegiate level.