Jeffrey Lastrapes

Instructor of Cello, Interlochen Arts Camp

Associate Professor of Cello/Chair of Strings, Texas Tech University

MM, The Juilliard School; BM, The Curtis Institute of Music

Jeffrey Noel Lastrapes is an active soloist, chamber musician and teacher having performed and taught in Europe, South America and in every region of the US. He holds degrees from the Curtis Institute Music and the Juilliard School where he studied with Orlando Cole and Harvey Shapiro respectively. He has recorded for New World Records and Centaur Records.

Mr. Lastrapes has participated in major summer festivals around the world including the Evian, Hot Springs, Peninsula (WI), Bay View, Bellingham, and is a frequent performer and pedagogue in every region of the US and South and Central America.

He is currently Associate Professor of Cello at Texas Tech University, is the cofounder of Caerus Ensemble, is on the faculty of the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts, and has been on the faculty of the Interlochen Center for the Arts since 1996.