2022 LYNX Camp Guest Artists

We bring in wonderful guest artists for our two week camp programs. Guest artists inspire the students and help them understand different career paths in the arts. The guest artist presentations usually take place during the evenings of the camp. The 2022 LYNX Camp Guest Artists will likely start being announced in April. Please check back prior to the start of the camps and be sure to follow us on Facebook for announcements.


2021 LYNX Camp Guest Artists

Once again, we were fortunate to host fantastic guest artists at the 2021 Music Industry Program camp. Thank you to these guest artists for visiting the camp and their wonderful performances/presentations. 


2020 LYNX Camp Guest Artists

We were so happy to still be able to virtually host a handful of guest artists for the 2020 Virtual Music Industry Camp! Thank you again to the guest artists for make this summer's camp extra special!

2019 LYNX Camp Guest Artists

Music Industry Program

Brent Cowles - Brent is a Colorado based singer/songwriter. After achieving national success with his band You Me & Apollo, he launched a solo career in 2014. He is signed to Dine Alone Records and his debut album "How to be Okay Alone" was released in 2018. NPR Music named Brent one of their favorite up-and-coming artists of 2018. Learn more on his website here

Bridget Law and Tierro Lee - Bridget is a strings (violin/fiddle) musician who is one of the founding members of the sensational folk/bluegrass band Elephant Revival. Recently she's been performing on her own and with her partner Tierro Lee's band. Bridget also helps to produce music festivals. She is a CU Denver alum. Tierro Lee is the founder/producer of the ARISE Music Festival. Tierro performs with his group the Tierro Lee Band.

Luke Mossman - Guitarist for Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. This Denver band that has become a world-touring favorite with hit songs like S.O.B.Hey MamaYou Worry Me, and I Need Never Get Old. Luke is a CU Denver alum.

Such - Such is a Denver based soul/R&B vocalist. Her song Sugar Maple reached #1 on the U.K. Soul Chart. In 2016, she became the first and only Black American woman to win an All African Music Award (AFRIMA), continental Africa’s equivalent of a Grammy. She also placed in the top 60 of American Idol, Season 11. Such is also an actress. Check out Such's website here

Chloe Tang - Los Angeles based R&B and Pop singer. Her music has recently been featured on some of the top Spotify playlists and she opened for Dua Lipa in a sold out concert last December. Chloe is an alum of the CU Denver Singer/Songwriter Program. Check out Chloe's website here.

Wildermiss - One of Denver's hottest new bands! They won KTCL's 2017 Hometown for the Holidays competition and in 2018 were named the best up-and-coming band in Denver by 303 Magazine​. Three of the band members are CU Denver alumni. They will put on a concert and answer student questions. Visit Wildermiss's website to learn more.


Filmmaking and Digital Animation/Motion Graphics

Joshua Blair​ - Motion graphics artist at TEGNA Media. Josh recently won a Heartland Emmy Award for his Motion Graphics work. Josh is a CU Denver alum. Check out Joshua's website here.​

Laurel and Tom Dibble - Independent filmmakers based in Denver. Both are MFA graduates of USC's School of Cinematic Arts. Tom's 2015 Movie Highly Functional stars Bruce Campbell and he has also published a novel. Laurel has worked at Sony and for the TV show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 

Jeff Gipson - Animator for Disney (Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, Ralph Breaks the Internet). Jeff recently directed Disney's first VR short film, Cycles. He attended CU Denver's Digital Animation Program. Learn more about Jeff on his website here. Jeff's guest artist presentation will kickoff Session 3 on July 14th. 

Kent Harvey - Denver based cinematographer and camera operator (Ant-Man, Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Our Souls at Night, Jungle Cruise, Captain America, Everest, Guardians of the Galaxy, Surviver). Learn more about Kent's film work on his IMDB page here

Eric Jewett - LA/Denver based filmmaker (Dexter, Weeds, Code Black, CSI, True Detective, 300: Rise of an Empire, Team America, Big Love, Party of Five, Christmas Vacation). Eric is a CU Denver faculty member. Check out Eric's IMDB page to learn more about his film work. 

Ed Kramer - Animator/CGI Effects Artist who is now based in Denver. Ed was a pioneer in the CGI industry and was one of the early employees of Industrial Light & Magic. He has worked on numerous Hollywood films such as Clear and Present Danger, The Mummy, Jumanji, Twister, Galaxy Quest, Star Wars Episode I, II, and III, and Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest.

Sarah Moshman - Los Angeles based filmmaker. Sarah started in the film industry working on reality shows like Dancing with the Stars and Top Chef. More recently Sarah has been making her own films such as Losing Sight of Shore, The Empowerment Project, Growing Up Strong: Girls on the Run. Her newest film NEVERTHELESS will be released soon. Check out Sarah's website here.

Taylor Schulze and James Dator-Frigon - Two of the top recent graduates of CU Denver's Digital Animation Program. Both are currently working in Denver creating legal/medical animation for High Impact. Taylor was a Pixar intern during the summer of 2018. 

Ivar Zeile - Denver based animator. Ivar is the Founder and Director of the SuperNova Digital Motion Art Festival. He also directs the Denver Digerati and the Plus Gallery Contemporary Art.





Music Industry Program

Kim Dawson​ - Singer for the bands Pimps of Joytime and Sisters of Soul. Kim has performed with Grammy award winners, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and was featured on NBC's The Sing-Off in 2011. Visit Kim Dawson's website.

Adam Hawley - Chart topping jazz guitarist with three Billboard #1 singles. Adam has a doctorate in music from the USC Thornton School of Music. Visit Adam Hawley's website.

Break Science - EDM Group featuring Adam Deitch and Borahm Lee. Adam has played and toured with artists such as Lettuce, Pretty Lights, and DJ Quik. He's produced music for 50 Cent, Redman, Talib Kweli, and Xhibit. Borahm has played and toured with artists such as Pretty Lights, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West, and Matisyahu. They will perform and answer student questions. Visit Break Science's website.

Olivia Rudeen - Nashville based singer/songwriter signed to Deluge Music. CU Denver alum. Recent song "As the Crow Flies" was performed on the CMT show Nashville. Visit Olivia Rudeen's website.

Isaac Slade​ - Lead singer of The Fray. The Fray has been one of the top rock bands in America since 2005 when they released chart topping songs such as "How to Save a Life" and "Over My Head (Cable Car)". Isaac is an alumni of CU Denver's Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department. He'll visit the camp on June 20th. Visit Isaac Slade's website.

Wildermiss - One of Denver's hottest new bands! Wildermass won KTCL's 2017 Hometown for the Holidays competition and was just named the best up-and-coming band in Denver by 303 Magazine​. The band members are CU Denver alumni. They will put on a concert and answer student questions. Visit Wildermiss's website.


Filmmaking and Digital Animation/Motion Graphics

Joshua Blair​ - Motion graphics artist at TEGNA Media. Won Heartland Emmy Award for Motion Graphics. CU Denver alum.  Visit Joshua Blair's website.​

Aaron Kopp - Award winning cinematographer and filmmaker. He was the cinematographer for the the Oscar award winning documentary Saving Face and also worked on The Hunting Ground. He recently made his own film LIYANA which is receiving international acclaim. He is going to screen this film at the camp!  Visit Aaron Kopp's website.

Rebecca Forth - Visual effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic (Star Wars Rogue OneJurassic World, etc.). CU Denver alum. See Rebecca Forth's article.

Eric Jewett - LA/Denver based Filmmaker (Code Black, True Detective, Dexter, CSI, Weeds, 300: Rise of an Empire, Team America, Big LoveParty of Five, Christmas Vacation, etc.). See Eric Jewett's imbd page!

Michael Launder - Lighting Composting Lead for Nickoldeon Animation Studios. Previously worked at Luma Pictures and Zoic Studios. Has worked on films such as Avengers 2, Deadpool, Ant Man, Divergent Series: Insurgent, The Man in The High Castle, and Age of Adaline. Visit Michael Launder's Vimeo!

Sarah Moshman - Los Angeles based filmmaker (NEVERTHELESS, Losing Sight of ShoreThe Empowerment Project, Dancing with the StarsGrowing Up Strong: Girls on the Run). See Sarah Moshm's interview!

Bernadette Slowey​ - Denver based filmmaker. CU Denver alum. (Berni's Journey. See Bernadette Slowey's website.​



Music Industry

Ben Wysocki - drummer for The Fray
Jill Sobule - singer/songwriter
Kim Dawson - singer for Pimps of Joytime and Sisters of Soul
Tom Hagerman - plays violin and accordian for DeVotchKa
One Flew West - The breakout Denver band played a show for students and answered questions
James Adam Shelley - guitarist for American Authors


Filmmaking and Digital Animation/Motion Graphics

Rebecca Forth - special effects artist at Industrial Light & Magic (Star Wars Rogue One, Jurassic World, etc.)
Aldo Velasco - filmmaker (Chittagong, Hinge, Mosshunter)
Jeff Gibson - animator at Disney (Moana, Zootopia, Big Hero 6, Frozen)
Norm Shearer - Chief Creative Officer at Cactus Denver, a branding, design, and website company. 
Greg Guler - animator at Disney
Chris Shultz - Senior Film Editor at High Noon Entertainment