Admission & Aid
Choosing a music program that will prepare you for your professional career is one of the most important decisions you will make. At the Lamont School of Music, you will progress through a conservatory-level education within the outstanding liberal arts environment of the University of Denver. With the guidance of our distinguished faculty of artist-teachers, you'll gain the skills and know-how necessary to thrive as a musician.
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Meet with a Current Student
Our dedicated team of Lamont Student Ambassadors are here to assist you! Each is a current music major at Lamont, and can speak in depth about what it's like to be a student here. They represent a range of musical areas and programs, and will provide that insider's look that only a student can share. If you'd like to set up a meeting with one of them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll connect you.
Also, don't miss out on scheduling a tour of our facilities with an Ambassador.
"Join us as we show you around the practice, rehearsal, classroom and performance spaces that make up the Newman Center for the Performing Arts."Lamont Admission
Audition & Application Information
Applicants may choose to either audition in person in Denver OR submit a recorded video audition and complete a Zoom interview. The 2022 audition and Zoom interview dates are January 29, February 5, and February 12.
Please find your audition, interview, and/or portfolio requirements on the Lamont Studios page, and view the admission steps below.
Questions? Contact the Lamont Admission office at 303-871-6973 or email email@example.com.
Undergraduate Admission Steps
Applicants must successfully complete an audition or have portfolio materials reviewed before being offered admission to the Lamont School of Music. First-year music applicants are only considered for admission during Regular Decision, and new students normally may not enroll mid-year.
- Apply to the University of Denver via the Common Application, selecting one of the "Music" majors.
- Within 1-2 business days, you will receive an email from DU inviting you to log into your application status page, using the provided PIN to establish your account.
- Fill out the Lamont School of Music application, found under the Application Checklist. Here you will provide more information about yourself from a musical perspective, upload your music résumé and rep list, and indicate your preferred date for a live audition or Zoom interview.
- Upload the remainder of your music requirements (composition portfolio, recording & production portfolio, recorded video audition if you're not auditioning live) in the Portfolio section of your application status page by clicking "Edit Portfolio."
- Within 2-3 business days, Lamont Admission will send you an email confirmation of your Zoom interview and check off your portfolio materials.
Check out this YouTube playlist of application how-to's.
Graduate Admission Steps
Applicants must successfully complete an audition or have portfolio materials reviewed before being offered admission to the Lamont School of Music. Most programs require that students begin their studies in the fall quarter.
- Start an application to the University of Denver.
- In the tab "Lamont School of Music," provide additional information about yourself from a musical perspective and upload an optional repertoire list. If your program requires a live audition or Zoom interview, you will indicate your preferred date.
- If you're not auditioning live, upload your recorded video audition in the "Digital Portfolio" tab. This is also where conductors should upload their pre-screen videos.
- Upload your personal statement and résumé on the "Supporting Materials" tab. This is also where composers should upload PDFs of scores.
- Supporting application materials (personal statement, audition videos, composition portfolio, transcripts, test scores, etc.) can be uploaded after you submit your application.
- After your application is submitted, you will be prompted to pay your application fee.
- Within 2-3 business days, Lamont Admission will send you an email confirmation of your live audition or Zoom interview (if required) and check off your portfolio materials.
Explore the many options for connecting with us, which include department days, college fairs, webinars, high school visits, and more.
For a full list of our events please visit click here.
This November, we're holding a series of department days in which we welcome you to experience life as a music major. Sit in on performance class, watch or perform in a masterclass with faculty, interact with current Lamont students, and more! These events are completely free of of charge, with both in-person and virtual options to participate. Click the links below to register and see the full schedules.
We're offering webinars on a range of topics from financial aid to networking, as well as regular drop-in Q&As with Admission professionals and current students.
All times listed are in the Mountain time zone. Webinars last approximately one hour; click each link to register.
Navigating the Music Admission Process - Thursday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m.
Music Admission Q&A - Wednesday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Staying Organized as a Music Applicant - Wednesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Q&A with Current Lamont Students - Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Recording and Production Info Session - Friday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m.
Financial Aid for Music Students - Tuesday, November 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Music Admission Q&A - Saturday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Networking in Music - Friday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m.
Q&A with Lamont Leadership - Monday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Preparing for your Audition/Interview - Thursday, January 13 at 5:00 p.m.
Q&A with Current Lamont Students - Saturday, January 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Financial Aid for Undergrads: Understanding Your Award Letter - Monday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Financial Aid for Grads: Understanding Your Award Letter - Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Music Admission Q&A - Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Music Admission Q&A - Monday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m.
Q&A with Current Lamont Students - Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m.
For recordings of past webinars, check out this YouTube playlist.
We would love to welcome you in-person to the Lamont School of Music!
Tours of the Newman Center for the Performing Arts are led by our Lamont Student Ambassadors, a dedicated team of current music majors. They are available by appointment only while class is in session, Monday through Friday at noon and 1:00 p.m. To request a date and time, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. A Lamont tour and info session lasts approximately one hour.
We highly encourage you to sign up for a DU campus tour in tandem with your Lamont visit, in order to see everything that DU has to offer (and to get your parking covered). These tours and info sessions last about 2.5 hours and are available Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Lamont Admission Staff
Lamont Student Ambassadors
Caitlyn is currently earning a Performance Certificate at Lamont after recently completing her BM in Horn Performance where she studied under Professor David Byrd-Marrow. Caitlyn has been performing in different ensembles and venues around Colorado and California for the past eight years. Over the summer, she studied and performed in Europe with the Berlin Opera Academy. When she is not at Lamont, she teaches beginning band at local elementary schools.
Tommy is in his fourth year here at Lamont, studying classical percussion performance. He was awarded the Presser Scholarship at the end of his third year for his work in music. He is from Aurora, Colorado. Having worked as an Admission Ambassador for the past three years, Tommy is eager to help out any prospective student!
Hana is in her second year at the University of Denver, studying flute performance at Lamont. She's involved with Sigma Alpha Iota, the DU Music Business Club, and the Pioneer Leadership Program. Hana is currently a member of Denver Young Artists Orchestra and was the Wind Concerto winner in the 2020-2021 season, performing Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C Major. She's skilled in video editing, and has produced many of the Lamont faculty feature videos. She lived in Okinawa, Japan for 13 years before moving to Colorado Springs, and is fluent in both English and Japanese.
Julia is a third-year undergraduate student at the Lamont School of Music. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in clarinet performance. In addition to playing clarinet, Julia also specializes in bass clarinet.
Paige Newman is a second-year undergraduate composition major here at Lamont from Arvada, Colorado. In addition to being a Lamont Ambassador, Paige also plays the flute and the steel pan in our Steel Drum Ensemble. While music and composition are her main passions, she also has a love of the outdoors, hockey, and birds. Among her other duties as a Lamont Ambassador, she runs point on the Lamont Instagram account.
Lane is a euphonium performance major at the Lamont School of Music. He transferred to the University of Denver from Northwest College in Powell, Wyoming from where he graduated in May of 2021. Lane holds an A.A.S Degree in Music Technology and an A.A. Degree in Music, both from Northwest College. Outside of class, Lane likes to spend his time meeting new people, playing tabletop games, and of course, practicing!
Ana is a senior studying flute performance at Lamont. She started playing the flute at age 10, studying at the Escuela Vocacional de Artes in her native Cuba. At DU she has performed with the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and the Lamont Woodwind Quintet. In 2020 Ana was a semifinalist in the International Latin American Flute Competition and in 2021 she was awarded an Honorable Mention in Lamont's Solo Honors Competition. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Both merit- and need-based financial support options are available to Lamont students. This aid comes in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and graduate teaching assistantships. Learn more about the opportunities and how to apply: