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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 the Common Application, are due by January 15. First-year music applicants are only considered for admission during Regular Decision. 

Applicants may choose to either audition in person in Denver OR submit a recorded video audition and complete a Zoom interview.

Please find your requirements on the Lamont Studios page.

The 2022 Audition/Zoom Interview Days are: 

  • January 29
  • February 5
  • February 12

If you're unable to audition or interview on those days, please contact our office at 303-871-6973 or email
This November, we're holding a series of department days in which we welcome you to experience life as a music major. Sit in on performance class, watch or perform in a masterclass with faculty, interact with current Lamont students, and more! These events are completely free of of charge, with both in-person and virtual options to participate. Click the links below to register and see the full schedules. 

Voice Day at LamontIn-Person or Virtual - Friday, November 5

Percussion Day at LamontIn-Person or Virtual - Saturday, November 6

Piano Day at Lamont, In-Person or Virtual - Thursday, November 11

Woodwind Day at LamontIn-Person or Virtual - Friday, November 19
Join us for an upcoming webinar! For a full list of events click here.

Navigating the Music Admission Process - Thursday, September 23 at 5:00 p.m.
Music Admission Q&A - Wednesday, September 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Staying Organized as a Music Applicant - Wednesday, October 13 at 6:00 p.m.
Q&A with Current Lamont Students - Wednesday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m.
Recording and Production Info Session - Friday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m.
Financial Aid for Music Students - Tuesday, November 9 at 5:00 p.m.
Music Admission Q&A - Saturday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m.
Networking in Music - Friday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m.
Q&A with Lamont Leadership - Monday, December 13 at 4:00 p.m.
Preparing for your Audition/Interview - Saturday, January 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Q&A with Current Lamont Students - Saturday, January 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Financial Aid for Undergrads: Understanding Your Award Letter - Monday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Financial Aid for Grads: Understanding Your Award Letter - Thursday, March 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Music Admission Q&A - Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Music Admission Q&A - Monday, April 11 at 5:00 p.m.
Q&A with Current Lamont Students - Thursday, April 21 at 5:00 p.m.