Special Programs

We're a Community Music Resource

The Lamont School of Music is proud to host a plethora of events, festivals, projects and programs. We provide opportunities for Lamont students, students throughout the University and the wider Denver community. Our special programs allow you to connect with like-minded people and start working toward your unique musical aspirations.

Lamont Summer Academy

Lamont Summer Academy

Join us for a 14-day immersive music experience! Our outstanding faculty and state-of-the-art facilities are here to help pre-college students take their skills to the next level. This program offers private lessons, ensemble experience, a concerto competition, recreational activities and more.

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Suzuki String Lessons

The Suzuki Pedagogy Program at Lamont is pleased to offer Suzuki instruction in violin, viola and cello. Lessons are offered by Lamont students enrolled in the two-year Suzuki Masters and Certificate programs. Individual lessons form the core of this program, but it is supplemented with group activities as well.

Piano Preparatory Program

The Lamont Piano Preparatory program offers students a time-tested and unique program of group and private lessons. Our curriculum is designed to develop every phase of complete musicianship, including music reading, rhythm, theory, creativity, and ear training—all ideally suited to group instruction.

The spirituals projects choir performs.

Spirituals Project

A Longstanding Tradition of Musical Healing & Activism

The DU Spirituals Project Choir brings together singers of all ages and backgrounds with varying degrees of musical experience. The group was founded to preserve and revitalize spirituals, an oral tradition of work songs that were created and first sung by African Americans in slavery. 

The Spirituals Project provides singers the opportunity to not only perform these sacred songs but also to learn the history and cultural context of the enslaved Africans in America in the 18th and 19th centuries. We welcome all to join the effort to carry on the tradition of these uniquely American songs.

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Special Events

Guitar Festival

The Denver Guitar Festival & Competition is a three-day celebration of the classical guitar that includes guest recitals, lectures, master classes and a competition with monetary prizes. September 9 –11, 2022.

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Carmine Caruso Trumpet Competition

This October the Lamont School of Music will host this international jazz trumpet competition sponsored by the International Trumpet Guild in cooperation with the Herb Alpert Foundation.

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Colorado Clarinet Day

Colorado Clarinet Day celebrates clarinet music with internationally renowned guest artists, master classes, performances, the Clarinet Choir, and vendors sporting the latest clarinet gear.

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