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Lamont School of Music

Lamont School of Music

Lamont Society

Lamont Society donations support Lamont School of Music students, faculty and staff. To celebrate your donation, you are invited to attend five or six exclusive events during the academic year. These events range from faculty recitals and backstage lectures to a day of classes and rehearsals, and a black-tie concert and reception.

2017 Lamont Society Brochure

2017-2018 Lamont Society Brochure will be mailed in mid-July

An Invitation from the Director

2017 Nancy Cochran Letter

I continue to marvel at all the experiences our students enjoy that are made possible by the generosity of our Lamont Society donors.

Our students' time at Lamont is enriched by such things as guest artists, scholarships, instrument and equipment purchases, support to travel to festivals and competitions, funding for the opera, and support for student recordings. As a donor, you will be invited to appreciation events such as Day at Lamont and Showcase Lamont, but more importantly, you will support Lamont, a dynamic place with extraordinary people doing exciting things.

On a personal note, I can think of no more gratifying position to hold than that of Director of the Lamont School of Music. I hope you will choose to make a gift and consider increasing your contribution. Thank you for being an important and essential part of the Lamont family!

Nancy Cochran
Director, Lamont School of Music

An invitation from the President

2017 Jan Friedland letter

As the new president of the Lamont Society Council, it is my pleasure and honor to represent each donor to the Lamont School of Music. I look forward to getting to know those of you I have not met and renewing friendships with donors I know.

Although we have a wonderful time at all of the exclusive events and concerts we attend, the Lamont Society is designed to support and enhance the DU experience of our music students with donations and encouragement. Your donation makes a real difference in the careers of our students.

You will receive invitations to very special events and recitals to show our appreciation for your donation. I look forward to enjoying the upcoming season with you.

Thank you,

Jan Friedland
President, Lamont Society

Some changes this season

A simple donation to students at the DU Lamont School of Music is so much more than it may seem. As a Lamont Society donor, you are invited to attend exclusive "thank-you" recitals and backstage events this season, and you might someday applaud a graduate's future performance in a concert hall, jazz club or recording studio anywhere in the world.

Your generous donation might help produce an opera, purchase a bass flute, help a deserving cellist with a scholarship or send a jazz student to a summer festival. Donors make students' dreams come true every day.

Your donation is so essential that our council has revised the Lamont Society levels of giving this season to encourage you to become more invested in our students' futures.

With an individual donation of $80 you become a Lamont Society donor. Donations for couples (or for an individual with a guest) start at $160.

A special donation of $250+* rolls out the red carpet with an invitation to attend the sparkling black-tie Showcase Lamont concert and gala reception in the spring.
*(a couple or an individual and a guest) ($125+ an individual only)


Donors at the following levels will be invited to five exclusive "donor thank-you" events (recitals, backstage events and Day at Lamont):

    Prelude (individual) $80+
    Romanza (couple or an individual & a guest) $160+

Donors at these special levels will be invited to the "donor thank-you" events listed above, plus the Showcase Lamont Gala:

    Overture (a couple or an individual & a guest) $250+
      (an individual only) $125+
    Suite $500+
    Sonata $1,000+
    Concerto $2,000+
    Symphony $5,000+
    Oratorio $10,000+
    Cantata $25,000+
    Opera $50,000+

Donate Now  (put "Lamont Society" in the comment box)

To donate by phone or mail, or receive a Lamont Society brochure, please contact:

Chris Wiger
Director of Public Relations

Lamont Society  2017 - 2018 Academic Year


Judi Newman, Honorary Chair
Nancy Cochran*, Director, Lamont School of Music
Jan Friedland*, President
Mark Barczuk*, President-Elect
Steve Johnson*, Past President
Richard Replin, Secretary
Phyllis Ward*, Membership Co-Chair
Phyllis Goodman*, Membership Co-Chair
Paul Docktor, MD
Jane Gibson
Jessie Harris
Jennifer Heglin
Keith Pockross
Sandra Walling
Maradith Wilkins
Linda Young
Chris Wiger*, Ex-Officio, Director of Public Relations, Lamont School of Music
Jennifer Garner*, Ex-Officio, Executive Director of Development, AHSS

            *Executive Committee


Paul Brooks
Andrea Howland Cobb
Barbara Goldburg
Hilary Johnson
Don Leach
Bill Stolfus
Ann Richardson Stolfus
Henry Sanger
Joyce Berman Sanger
Kathy Eggleston


Dr. Charles and Kathleen Brantigan
Lucia B. Cowperthwaite
F. Joseph Docksey and Nancy C. Docksey
Philippe and Cynthia Dunoyer
Edward and Charlotte Estlow
Margot Gilbert Frank
Jan and Gary Friedland
Barbara Goldburg
Dr. María Guajardo
C. Stephen Guyer
Dave and Peggy Hector
Jennifer A. Heglin
Andrea Howland Cobb
Hilary and Ken Johnson
Louisa Craft Jornayvaz
Ann C. Levy
John and Merry Low
Michael McGoldrick
Trygve and Victoria Myhren
John and Kathleen Ness
Robert and Judi Newman
Jane M. Quinette
Maxwell L. Saul
Harvey and Joanne Sender
Marlis Smith
William and Jodi Sorensen
John and Marilyn Stoddard
Bill Stolfus and Ann Richardson Stolfus
Jim and Jenene Stookesberry
Hao Jiang Tian and Martha Liao
Jeff and Martha Welborn
Dr. Robert A. Yekovich