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Gil Kaupp

Division of Music Technology, Jazz Trumpet Instructor
Department(s): Music
Office: BMC 143
Phone: 702-895-2555
Email: gil.kaupp@unlv.edu

Biography

Gil Kaupp studied Trumpet at the University of Texas El Paso and North Texas State University. Gil relocated to Munich, Germany and became the city’s top call studio session player, performing on countless albums, jingles and film scores including “The Silence of the Lambs”, “The Never Ending Story”, and “Das Boot”. While working in the famous recording studios used by the Munich Philharmonic and many platinum recording artists including Donna Summer, Silver Convention, Marvin Gaye and ELO, Gil became an exceptional recording engineer, receiving an honorary Tonmeister, or sound master degree.

Having embraced technology in its infancy, Gil began teaching masters courses for Boston University at their satellite campus in Germany. Gil has been teaching Pro Audio production using technology for more than 30 years, and has published hundreds of articles in both German (in which he is fluent) and English recording industry magazines.

Upon returning to Las Vegas, Kaupp developed, along with Chuck Foley, the curriculum for a Minor in Music Tech degree program, and is widely recognized as the premier studio mastering engineer in Las Vegas. Gil has been teaching at UNLV since 2003, and is also the School of Music’s jazz trumpet instructor.

Kaupp recently played lead trumpet in Steve Wynn’s 30-piece Showstoppers orchestra, and performed for 11 years with the iconic Donny & Marie show at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino.