Performances & Events

Engaging the Rocky Mountain West

Our students, faculty members and guest artists perform on the concert and recital hall stages of the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, one of the nation’s most extraordinary campus arts centers. Audiences select from 300 concerts and events each season featuring the repertoires of orchestras, choirs, jazz ensembles, world musics and operas.

Our students experience and participate in Denver’s unrivaled metropolitan arts environment where professional performing arts companies offer inspiration and performance opportunities.

DU Lamont is thrilled to welcome audiences to the Newman Center for live concerts again.

Please visit our calendar
for our Fall Season schedule and important COVID19 campus access information and health restrictions that must be followed to attend our concerts.

Lamont Concerts & Events

Concert at Gates Auditorium.

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Lamont on Tour

Tours & Event Performances

The Lamont Jazz Orchestra performs at the Monterey Jazz Festival

Lamont ensembles and faculty members tour and perform at national and regional events. Recent tours and performances include Lamont Jazz Orchestra performances as award winners at the 61st Monterey Jazz Festival, the Lamont Chorale tour of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico and bassoon faculty member Martin Kuuskmann's recent tour of China.

Guest Artists & Master Classes

Jens Lindemann works with a student during a trumpet master class.

Lamont offers guest artist performances and master classes throughout the year, performed and taught by internationally-recognized musicians, composers, music industry leaders and scholars. See our calendar to find opportunities to attend guest artist performances or observe master classes.

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Productions, Series, Programs & Special Events

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2021 Carmine Caruso International Jazz Solo Trumpet Competition

October 1 & 2, 2021

The world’s most prestigious competition for jazz trumpeters, honoring one of the world’s greatest brass educators, comes to Colorado's front range and the University of Denver. Two days of intense competition, guest artist performances and master classes, and the chance to meet competitors from around the world.

Sponsored by the International Trumpet Guild® in cooperation with the Herb Alpert Foundation
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Piano and hands

Lamont Piano Preparatory Program

We offer 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.

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Lamont Opera singers perform in Il Tabbaro

Lamont Opera Theatre

Lamont Opera Theatre starts with the musical score or script and adds the singers, orchestra, sets, costumes, sound and lighting to create a fully-staged opera or musical.

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The Spiritual Project Choir performs.

The Spirituals Project

Director M. Roger Holland II and the Spirituals Project have a mission: “To preserve and revitalize the music and teachings of the sacred songs called spirituals.

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Summer Academy Trio

Lamont Summer Academy

Join us for an inspiring, innovative and fun 14-day intensive pre-college music experience in state-of-the-art facilities with outstanding artist faculty and musical peers from throughout the United States and abroad! 

The application for the 2021 Academy will be available later this Fall.

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String Master Class

CATS - The Celebrated Artist-Teacher String Series

The Celebrated Artist-Teacher String Series (CATS) brings together a unique, world-class series of celebrated artists-teachers from university music schools across the nation. Collaboration with Lamont faculty and outstanding students provides exceptional opportunities for exciting, professional and inspired chamber music performances.

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Photo by Terry Shapiro

2022 Denver Guitar Festival & Competition

September 9 - 11, 2022
$6,000+ IN PRIZES
Josefina P. Tuason
International Guitar Competition

Youth Competition - Concerts
Master Classes - Lectures

Laura Husbands, Artistic Director, laura.husbands@du.edu
Jonathan Leathwood, Chair of Guitar

Photo by Terry Shapiro (c)