University of Denver

Division of Arts and Humanities



2199 S University Blvd

Denver, CO 80208

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.M. (Composition, Composition Jazz Emphasis, Conducting, Pedagogy Piano or Suzuki, Performance, Performance Jazz Emphasis), M.A. (Music Theory, Musicology)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver is widely recognized as a premier university music school. We are committed to academic excellence, innovative musical training and the skills and experience necessary to produce outstanding performing artists, composers, conductors, scholars and recording professionals. Curious, talented and ambitious students from across the nation and around the world experience a multi-genre curriculum, vibrant performances, creativity, scholarship and entrepreneurial skills preparing them to join professional arts companies around the world.

The Lamont School of Music offers master’s programs in composition, conducting, music theory, musicology, performance, piano pedagogy and Suzuki pedagogy, certificate programs in conducting, jazz studies, orchestral studies, performance, and Suzuki teaching, and artist diploma programs in conducting and performance. The faculty is composed of professors and instructors who actively perform, compose, publish and lecture worldwide.

Our students, faculty members and guest artists perform on the concert and recital hall stages of the state-of-the-art Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts. With more than 300 performances each year – including opera, musical theatre and concerts by 25 large and small ensembles – students build a diverse portfolio while at the university. At any given time, Lamont is home to fewer than 300 students, allowing all graduate and undergraduate students the opportunity to perform throughout their academic careers.


In Denver and the Rocky Mountain West, our students and faculty members experience one of the nation's world-class arts areas, performing at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, area jazz clubs and with the Colorado Symphony, Denver Brass, Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, Aspen Music Festival, Bravo! Vail, Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra and others.


After graduation, our alumni continue to perform and learn at professional companies including the Metropolitan Opera, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and prestigious music schools including the Eastman School of Music, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music and The Juilliard School.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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