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Lamont Chorale and Lamont Symphony Orchestra
The Newman Center
John Kinzie, Lamont percussion instructor

Life at DU never lacks for a soundtrack.

Students and faculty from the Lamont School of Music, which offers traditional and commercial music programs, display their talents at free recitals throughout the year. Drum solos, jazz combos, art songs—you name it, it's on the program.

In the Lamont Symphony Orchestra, directed by Lawrence Golan, students learn a professional-level repertoire from all musical styles and periods. They perform an opera and six symphonic concerts every year.

Make a melody

If making music makes your heart croon, you can take classes at Lamont to learn to sing or create digital music. And if you're longing to spend a little time with a Steinway, book some time in a Lamont practice room. You can also participate in choruses and ensembles, even if you're not a music major.

You don't have to read music

If you're more interested in spinning than playing, take to the air as a DJ for KVDU, DU's student radio station. And if you want to get involved in preserving music history, check out the Spirituals Project, the brainchild of a DU professor determined to preserve the tradition of African American spirituals.

Catch a show

Musicians from all over the world perform at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. In any given year, you might catch Brazilian singer Luciana Souza, the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Big Band and Tiempo Libre. DU students can see Newman Center shows at a discount.

Meanwhile, at Magness Arena, you can get your fix of big-name artists like Gwen Stefani, the Killers and Fall Out Boy.