Studios/Departments

Our studios are designed to equip you with the focus and skills necessary to succeed as a professional, offering a performance-based, conservatory-level education. You'll receive specialized, one-on-one training tailored to your goals from an expert in your instrument or voice type.

In addition to lessons, all the members of a studio meet once a week for performance class, providing opportunities for students to perform for and receive feedback from their teacher and peers.

To see the audition or portfolio requirements for your area of study, select the appropriate studio card below. You can also search studios by department by clicking the department links below.

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What's a Studio?
In addition to receiving weekly one-on-one lessons, all the students in a particular area of study (i.e. violin, voice, oboe, etc.) meet for an hour of studio class every week. This is an opportunity for students to listen to and perform for their peers, while also receiving feedback from their applied music teacher.
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Carillon Studio

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About this Program

Our carillon program is led by University Carillonneur Carol Jickling Lens, who started studying the instrument in 1966. Since then, her career has taken her all over the world to places like the Netherlands, England, Ghana, and Libya. Jickling-Lens has been a member of the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America (GCNA) since 1971 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 1996, serving one four-year term.

The Williams Carillon was cast by the Royal Eijsbouts Bell Foundry at Asten, The Netherlands and was dedicated on the University of Denver campus on October 24, 1999. When the university is in session the carillon can usually be heard Monday through Friday from 11:45am to 12:15pm. The Summer Carillon Recital Series invites renowned carillonneurs from across the nation to perform on The Williams Carillon. A highlight of the holiday season on campus is the annual Holiday Carillon Recital presented the afternoon of the second Sunday in December.

The carillon studio is part of the keyboard department.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Organ Studio

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About this Program

Organists study with Joseph Galema, who has been with Lamont since 2008. He also serves as principal organist at First United Methodist Church in Colorado Springs, one of the largest and most active congregations in the city. At Lamont, he teaches private lessons to organ majors in addition to classes on organ repertoire, organ improvisation, and organ accompanying.

Lamont is home to a freestanding 56-rank, 3,000-pipe Schuke Orgelbau Berlin organ. This instrument was built in Germany and now sits as the centerpiece of Hamilton Recital Hall, the space for which it was specifically constructed.

The organ studio is part of the keyboard department.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Piano Studio

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About this Program

Piano students study with Stephanie Cheng or Steven Mayer, award-winning artist-teachers who enjoy international reputations as performers and pedagogues. Students enrolled in piano pedagogy will study with Chee-Hwa Tan, a distinguished pianist, educator, clinician and composer.

We foster a vibrant collaborative music setting, including participation in duets, small chamber groups, and large ensembles. Students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities in the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, and Lamont holds the distinction of an All-Steinway School with 85 acoustic pianos from the Steinway Piano Company.

The piano studio is part of the keyboard department.

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