Admission & Aid

Admissions Information

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. 

"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

Undergraduate Admission

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  • All application materials, including DU's Pioneer Application or the Common Application, are due by January 15. First-year music applicants are only considered for admission during Regular Decision. 

Graduate Admission

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Audition Information

Applicants must successfully complete an audition or have portfolio materials reviewed before being offered admission to the Lamont School of Music. Admitted students must begin their studies in the fall quarter. New students normally may not enroll mid-year.

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are requiring recorded video auditions from all applicants as well as a live Zoom interview. This live component will vary by studio, and range from a brief Q&A to some level of live virtual audition. 

Please find your requirements on the Lamont Studios page.

The 2021 Zoom Interview Days are: 

  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 13

If you're unable to interview on those days, please contact our office at 303-871-6973 or email

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Admission Events and College Fairs

Come meet us! The Lamont Office of Admission participates in college fairs and events throughout the country. 

This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be replacing our in-person events with a host of virtual offerings. This page will be updated in early Fall with the complete schedule. 

If you're traveling to Denver, we'd love to meet you and show you around. To set up your visit, call 303-871-6973 or email

Our Admissions Team

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Financial Aid

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: