An Extraordinary School, University & Arts City

Lamont Jazz performs at the Next Generation Jazz Festival.

With a world-class faculty and concert venues, the Lamont School of Music is widely recognized as a premier music performance school. Students from around the world audition to study at Lamont, where they gain the skills and experience necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic arts world. Our commitment to excellence includes a multi-genre curriculum and award-winning performers engaging with audiences from across the Rocky Mountain West.

Our students experience and participate in Denver’s unrivaled metropolitan arts environment, where professional performing arts companies offer inspiration and performance opportunities. Our graduates pursue professional careers as outstanding performing artists, composers, conductors, entrepreneurs, recording professionals and scholars.

Whether you are a prospective student, an audience member or an arts supporter, we welcome you to Lamont and invite you to explore our website.

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7:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

300+ Performances Per Year

43/16 States/Nations Represented

Our graduates are Lamont's encore around the world. They are performing on stages from The Metropolitan Opera to London's West End, editing scores for major motion pictures and conducting in concert halls from Europe to South America.

Lamont Alumni attend a concert at Boettcher Concert Hall.

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Lamont Opera Theatre’s production of Puccini’s “Il trittico”  on the set students had a hand in creating.
Lamont Opera Theatre Provides New Opportunities

Matthew Plenk wants his students to understand all aspects of a production, which is why for Lamont Opera Theatre's production of Puccini’s “Il trittico,” he added a twist.

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Lamont Jazz Orchestra performs at the 61st Monterey Jazz Festival
Lamont Jazz Orchestra Performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival

With two performances at the prestigious Monterey Jazz Festival, the Lamont Jazz Orchestra (LJO) gave notice to the jazz world last week that DU is home to some of the finest college jazz musicians on the planet.

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