In honor of Black History Month, CBS News met a group on a mission to preserve and revive a rich musical treasure. The University of Denver/Lamont School of Music choir is unique: the historic songs they sing are called "spirituals" created by enslaved African Americans to express virtue in the face of suffering.
The Lamont School of Music heats up the Colorado winter with a sizzling collection of faculty and guest artists presenting solo recitals and performing with the symphony orchestra, jazz and wind ensembles. Performances are in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus.
Be active. Have fun. Give back! That’s the motto for the Brewery Running Series, an initiative co-founded by DU alumna Morgan Jappe (BM '08). From its humble beginnings eight years ago, the Brewery Running Series now boasts events across the nation where participants complete a 5K, followed by beers at a local brewery. A portion of the proceeds goes back to local nonprofits.
It’s the dream of every aspiring opera singer: to appear on stage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. For Sarah Cambidge (BM ’11, MM ’13), a graduate of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, the dream came true in September, when she made her Met debut in the company’s production of Verdi’s “Macbeth.” Cambidge sings the role of the Lady in Waiting, appearing with such opera luminaries as soprano Anna Netrebko, baritone Željko Lučić and tenor Matthew Polenzani.
The Lamont School of Music’s fall season opens with Colorado Symphony Music Director Brett Mitchell conducting the Lamont Symphony Orchestra. Guest and faculty artists perform throughout the season and the Lamont Opera Theatre Gala, conducted by new faculty member Sahar Nouri will be presented twice. Performances are in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Denver campus.
When Steve Johnson (BSME '67) chose the University of Denver for his undergraduate education, two factors mattered most: He wanted a good program in mechanical engineering and, as a first-generation college student from a low-income family in Portland, Oregon, he needed significant financial aid. He also had an interest in music.