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5/23/2013 1:01:00 PM
Obituary: Hans Lampl 19?? - 2013
Hans Lampl
Hans Lampl

Hans Lampl, DMA, passed away May 11, 2013, in Fayetteville, GA, after a short, sudden illness. Hans was preceded in death by Lili Lampl (1994), his first wife, and Patricia Lane Lampl (2009).

Hans completed a book on musical interpretation: Turning Notes into Music.

Hans has the distinguished honor of Director Emeritus and past president of Chamber Music Sedona.

Memorial donations can be made to Chamber Music Sedona, 1487 W State Route 89A, Ste 9, Sedona AZ 86336 or www.chambermusicsedona.org.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Article comment by: dennise rosen

Additional Obituary Information:
Hans is survived by son Steven Lampl, wife Cheryll, their daughter Jennifer daughter Dodi Lampl Palmer son David Lampl, wife Tricia, their sons Patrick and Sean and daughter, Rebecca Lampl Fisk, husband Dave, their son Benjamin.
Hans was born and raised in Vienna, Austria, where he received his early music training, including piano, violin, viola, and theory. In 1938 he came to the United States and settled in Los Angeles, where he continued his studies. He spent most of WW II in the Southwest Pacific as a sousaphone player and band leader with a U.S. infantry band. After his discharge he attended the University of Southern California, where he received a Master's Degree in piano and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in conducting.
During a long university career, spent successively at USC, Michigan State University, and California State University at Long Beach, he taught a variety of courses spanning the better part of the music curriculum. Most of his time and energies, however, were devoted to opera, musical theater and orchestra.
Besides being active as accompanist and voice coach, lecturer, adjudicator, and guest conductor, he was Music Director and Conductor of two Southern California community orchestras, the Compton Civic Symphony (1964-74) and the Rio Hondo Symphony (1976-88), both of which, under his tenure, came to be known for their adventurous programming and the excellence of their performances.
Dr. Lampl was a resident of the Verde Valley � Sedona and Cottonwood � since 1984 and was involved in various arts activities and organizations.

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2013
Article comment by: Sandi Merchant

Has and Pat were wonderful people who brought sunshine everywere they went, we have all lost their rays of love and laughter.

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