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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Horn Studio

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About this Program

Horn players at Lamont study with some of the most prominent performers, conductors, educators and scholars, including a brass faculty with over six decades of combined experience.

The horn studio studies with David Byrd-Marrow, the solo horn of the International Contemporary Ensemble, ensemble-in-residence at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival. Horn students also take full advantage of the multi-genre ensembles housed in the state-of-the-art Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Whether it’s a brass quintet, orchestra, wind ensemble, opera orchestra or a student-led group, our horn players never complain of not performing enough.

The horn studio is part of the brass and percussion department.

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Percussion Studio

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About this Program

The percussion studio at Lamont is full of dedicated musicians who work hard and love what they do, all the while preparing for professional careers in music. Percussion students study with John Kinzie, the principal percussionist of the Colorado Symphony. Professor Kinzie started his orchestral career when he won the principal percussionist position with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at 19 years old. In Fall 2024, Michael Van Wirt will take over as Adjunct Professor of Percussion; John Kinzie will retire after 28 years in the position. 

The percussion studio is part of the brass and percussion department.

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Trombone & Euphonium Studio

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About this Program

The trombone and euphonium studio at Lamont is known for meeting high expectations of musical excellence within an encouraging and collegial environment. Trombone and euphonium students study with Richard Harris, whose eclectic musical career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral performer, educator and advocate has taken him across North & South America, Europe and Asia as a soloist and clinician.

The trombone and euphonium studio is part of the brass and percussion department.

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Trumpet Studio

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About this Program

Our trumpet studio takes full advantage of Lamont's multi-genre curriculum and performance opportunities. From orchestra to opera to jazz bands, our trumpet players never lack performance opportunities.

Trumpet players study with award-winning faculty with over four decades of combined teaching experience, including lessons with David Artley.

The trumpet studio is part of the brass and percussion department.

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Tuba Studio

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About this Program

The tuba studio at Lamont is highly selective, providing students with an abundance of individual attention, rigorous training and performance opportunities.

Tubists at Lamont study with celebrated performer and pedagogue Stephen Dombrowski, the principal tuba of the Colorado Symphony.

The tuba studio is part of the brass and percussion department.

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