Lamont Society

Lamont Society Donors Supporting #DULamontCommunity

During this extraordinary year we enjoyed outstanding performances and exciting live participation in classes and rehearsals. When the campus closed, we experienced performances from homes on social media and rose to the challenge of pivoting to online classes.

Our students, faculty and staff, supported by our alumni, parents and donors, are the #DULamontCommunity. We’ll be back on our stages and in our classrooms someday soon, stronger and more connected than ever!

Since 1983, the Lamont Society has provided financial support and promoted the mission, vision and activities within the community for the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music.

Your gifts support and sustain the excellence of our programs and the talent of our students, faculty and staff. Your donations and endowed funds account for more than 50 percent of our operating resources. This supports our ensembles, helps us purchase instruments, underwrites master classes and performances by guest artists, maintains scholarships, sends our ensembles on tour, and provides travel funds to students for summer festivals, competitions and auditions.

To celebrate your generosity, you are invited to attend five or six exclusive events during the academic year. These events range from faculty recitals to a day of classes and rehearsals, and Showcase Lamont.

We enter this coming year after one that none of us ever imagined. While we were restricted from performing concerts, teaching classes in person, and enjoying our shared presence in the Newman Center, our community thrived through outreach, creativity, and dedication to our students and our art. We remained committed to that spark that makes Lamont such a special community.

Keith Ward Director, Lamont School of Music
Keith Ward

Invitation-Only Donor Events

Students perform for donors at the Lamont Showcase.

Give to Lamont

Your gifts support and sustain the excellence of our programs and the talent of our students, faculty and staff. We appreciate your generous gift. 


Levels of Giving & Gift Designations

Donors at the following levels will be invited to exclusive donor appreciation events (recitals and Day at Lamont):

  • Prelude One (individual) $80+
  • Prelude Two (couple) $160+

Donors at these special levels will be invited to the "donor thank-you" events listed above, plus the Showcase Lamont Gala:

  • Overture One (individual) $125+
  • Overture Two (couple) $250+
  • Chorus $500+
  • Big Band $1,000+
  • Kathak $2,500+
  • Symphony $5,000+
  • Opera $10,000+
  • Encore $25,000+
  • Ovation $50,000+

You may also make a recurring donation either monthly, yearly or quarterly.

Give by Phone: Call Chris Wiger at 303.871.6499
Text to Give: Text LAMONT to 41444

The Lamont School of Music Fund allows your donation to be used where it is most needed.

The Joe Docksey Student Career Development Fund, named for Lamont’s long-time director, supports our students’ career development.

The Lamont Student Ensemble Travel Fund helps finance ensemble performances at schools, music conventions or special events.

The Lamont Undergraduate Scholarship Fund supports freshman, sophomore, junior and senior music majors to attend DU and fulfill their musical dreams.

The Nancy Cochran Graduate Scholarship Fund, named for our most recent former director, supports students pursuing Master’s Degrees, Artist Diplomas and Performance Certificates.

The Spirituals Project Fund supports the award-winning choir and their work preserving spirituals, an oral tradition of work songs that were created and first sung by African peoples enslaved in America.

You may designate in the comments box where you would like other donations to be allocated.

During my first year as President of the Lamont Society, our students triumphed on stage in concert after concert. When everything changed during the pandemic, students, faculty and staff made online classes work and even had time to make sure that Lamont Society appreciation events thrived with the online Lunch@Lamont series.

Now it's our turn to support them with our donations!

Mark E. Barczuk (MBA '88) President, Lamont Society
Mark Barczuk, President of the Lamont Society




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