University Mourns Death of Professor Lapple

Posted: August 17, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: August 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Judith Lapple

Judith Lapple

Judith Lapple, professor of flute in the School of Music, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 10. She was 56 years old.

During her 16 years at the university, Lapple founded and directed the Summer Woodwind Camp and Flutopia Wind Ensemble. She also privately taught a large number of woodwind students.

Before coming to Mason, Lapple was the principal flutist for the United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C.

Lapple was honored in 2003 by the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras for her work in preparing the young musicians of America.

She is survived by her husband, William Kaschak; four daughters, Jenny, Megan, Alex and Jacquie Lapple; two stepdaughters, Amanda and Caroline Kaschak; and a stepson, Derek Kaschak.

Contributions in memory of Judith Lapple may be made to the George Mason University Foundation.

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