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Lamont School of Music

 Organization

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University of Denver, Lamont School of Music was founded in 1924 by voice teacher Florence Lamont Hinman, the Lamont School of Music began as a private proprietary school in downtown Denver. Under Ms. Hinman's direction, the Lamont School of Music flourished, becoming an important cultural fixture in Denver's arts scene throughout the 1920s and 30s. In 1941, the school merged with the University of Denver and remained under Ms. Hinman's direction until her retirement in 1952. Roger Dexter Fee, one of Ms. Hinman's vocal proteges, was named the school's second director.

Despite its separation from DU's main campus for many years, the Lamont School of Music persevered, and was poised for expansion and development. Both followed with the appointment of the school's fifth director, F. Joseph Docksey. In 1988, the Lamont School of Music's enrollment totaled 116 music majors at both the graduate and undergraduate levels; by 2001, enrollment jumped to 256; and by 2007, the school had reached its strategic enrollment cap of 300 music majors. Students and faculty moved into the state-of-the-art Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts in 2002. In February 2005, the Lamont School of Music was recognized by the city of Denver with the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. 2011 marked the appointment of Lamont's sixth director, Nancy Cochran.
Integration of Lamont School of Music with DU Department of Music in 1941.
Sources Card Catalog-Academic Units; Board of Trustees Minutes – Volume N: page 322-323.
Mary Reed purchases Brown-Blayley Mansion at 909 Grant for $20,240, as well as $7,760 in improvements, for use by the Lamont School of Music in 1941.
Sources Breck, From the Rockies to the World, 1997, 133.
University of Denver purchases the Lamont School of Music in August 1941.
Sources Breck, From the Rockies to the World, 1997, 133.
School of Music becomes known as Lamont School of Music in 1942.
Sources Card Catalog- Academic Units.
Presenting two advanced music students in a recital at the Student Union (November 27, 1957).

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Chancellor Ritchie Conducting Lamont Symphony Orchestra, 1995

 Item
Identifier: U201.02.0141.0001.00001
Overview Photographic image of Chancellor Daniel Ritchie conducting the Lamont Symphony Orchestra at the University of Denver, circa 1995. Chancellor Ritchie is facing the orchestra and in the forground of the image most of the musicians can be seen.
Dates: 1995

Lamont School of Music Records

 Collection
Identifier: U070
Overview Collection contains newspaper clippings, phone lists, posters, brochures, invitations and event advertisements, a file of Music History at DU, meeting minutes, correspondence, publications, accreditation reports, student rosters, memos, handbooks, administrative records, posters, concert programs, tape recordings, photographs, scrapbooks, and the charter for the combining of the Lamont School of Music with the University of Denver from 1941 through 2011.
Dates: Other: 1926-2016

Lamont Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: U332
Overview Lamont Society records.
Dates: 1976-2014

Robert Davine Classical Accordion Music and Long Play Album Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M362
Overview Robert Davine (deceased) was a Professor of Accordion and Theory at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music until his death in 2001. Robert Davine founded the school's accordion department in the late 1950s, and was the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award for 1998 - 1999. The collection consists of sheet music and scores for various classical accordion compositions, as well as apporximately 50 LP vinyl albums.
Dates: 1760 - 1992

The Denver Clarion, vol. 72, issue 23, 1968 January 9

 Item
Identifier: clarion_v072i23_19680109
Overview Recent power talk concerns roles, responsibility of students. “Tuition hike most probable” as Willson discusses increases in University budget. Shankar to perform at Denver Auditorium. Economics expert Boulding talks to Bizad students in series program. Baroque concert presentation will feature Lamont faculty.
Dates: 1968 January 9

The Denver Clarion, vol. 90, issue 41, 1985 April 8

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Identifier: clarion_v090i41_19850408
Overview Smith Announces Faculty/Staff Reductions April 4. Lamont will Travel to New York City to Raise Money for Charity. Pioneer Award Recipients Announced by Yearbook Staff, DU.
Dates: 1985 April 8