Passion and Rigor

Lamont's instructors offer the training and experience needed to help you succeed in a range of music-based occupations. Aspiring performers, composers, conductors, scholars, educators and recording engineers from around the world come to Lamont to experience a multi-genre curriculum in a collaborative environment. 

We invite you to explore the undergraduate and graduate programs, studios, ensembles and opportunities for non-majors available at the Lamont School of Music.

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Additional Options for Undergraduates

Students who do not choose music as their primary major still have opportunities to be a part of music at Lamont. Ensembles are open (by audition) to all DU students, as are select academic music classes. Individual lessons are also available for many instruments.

For those who would like additional involvement, a secondary major or minor may be a good fit. 

Music as a Secondary Major

For students who want a greater depth of musical study than is provided by the minor or non-major options and whose primary interest is in a non-music field, the University of Denver offers the ability to add a secondary major in music. This secondary major will follow the music curriculum of the Bachelor of Arts in Music.

Students will need to work with their academic advisor as well as the Lamont Office of Admissions to discuss adding the major and will need to audition.

For more information see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Minor in Music

The Lamont School of Music offers a comprehensive minor in music, open to all DU students by audition only. The minor includes music theory, aural skills, musicology, applied lessons and ensemble credits. The minor consists of 23 credits and can be completed in 2 years. An ideal music minor for the Lamont School of Music has previous experience on their primary instrument.

Students who would like to be considered for a music minor should contact the Lamont Office of Admissions to schedule an audition.

For more information see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Minor in Ethnomusicology

The minor in ethnomusicology provides students with opportunities to study music in and as culture. Students engage in a variety of musical practices, including popular, traditional, and art musics from around the world, utilizing a range of methods for studying music and demonstrating the relevance of music in multiple areas of life. This minor consists of 24 credits and can be completed in two years. It includes coursework in ethnomusicology, musicology, and/or anthropology, as well as participation in Lamont’s world music ensembles.

This program does not require experience on a musical instrument, and there is no audition needed for admission. 

For more information, see the Undergraduate Bulletin. Interested students should contact Professor Sarah Morelli, Chair of Musicology and Ethnomusicology.