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With a world-class faculty and concert venues, the Lamont School of Music is widely recognized as a premier music performance school. Students from around the world audition to study at Lamont, where they gain the skills and experience necessary to succeed in today’s dynamic arts world. Our commitment to excellence includes a multi-genre curriculum and award-winning performers engaging with audiences from across the Rocky Mountain West.

Our students experience and participate in Denver’s unrivaled metropolitan arts environment, where professional performing arts companies offer inspiration and performance opportunities. Our graduates pursue professional careers as outstanding performing artists, composers, conductors, entrepreneurs, recording professionals and scholars.

Whether you are a prospective student, an audience member or an arts supporter, we welcome you to Lamont and invite you to explore our website.

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. 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. 

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