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Lamont School of Music

 Organization

Sources

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 50 Collections and/or Records:

The Denver Clarion, vol. 74, issue 67, 1970 April 27

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Identifier: clarion_v074i67_19700427
Overview May Days begin today; paint-in, Olympiad on tap. Board appoints new trustees. Radio boards meet to discuss problems. Lamont plans clarinet recital. Five pass Spring Fling preliminaries.
Dates: 1970 April 27

The Denver Clarion, vol. 76, issue 33, 1971 November 24

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Identifier: clarion_v076i33_19711124
Overview Classical Athens’ class still open. Evaluation scheduled to begin next week. Woodwind quintet performing tonight.
Dates: 1971 November 24

The Denver Clarion, vol. 78, issue 72, 1974 April 1

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Identifier: clarion_v078i72_19740401
Overview Chancellor Mitchell resigns to seek US Senate position. Lamont Music School to close by May, 1976. New financial planning announced by Phipps. Denver Boone.
Dates: 1974 April 1

The Denver Clarion, vol. 90, issue 31, 1985 February 14

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Identifier: clarion_v090i31_19850214
Overview Announcement Made Feb. 13…Music School to Move. DU Releases Controlled Substance Additions to Code. Residence Hall Evacuated by Security after Scare.
Dates: 1985 February 14

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

The Denver Clarion, vol. 90, issue 6, 1984 September 27

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Identifier: clarion_v090i06_19840927
Overview Claremont School of Music Move Scheduled 1984. Senate-Funded Budgets Now Finalized, Rosenberg Says.
Dates: 1984 September 27

The Denver Clarion, vol. 99, 1992 April 9

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Identifier: clarion_v099_19920409
Overview Gymnasts bring national title home to DU. University tuition increases 5.6 percent. Aids quilt arrives Wed. String Quartet plays Lamont.
Dates: 1992 April 9

University of Denver Dunklee Hall, 1985

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Identifier: U201.01.0018.0010.00004
Overview Exterior view of Dunklee Hall residence hall on the Park Hill Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: 1985

University of Denver Houston Fine Arts Building, between 1982-1986

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Identifier: U201.01.0019.0008.00001
Overview Black and white contact sheets with various interior and exterior views of the Houston Fine Arts Center on the Park Hill Campus of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: between 1982-1986

University of Denver Houston Fine Arts Center, between 1975-1985

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Identifier: U201.01.0030.0010.00001
Overview Exterior view of Houston Fine Arts Center of the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado.
Dates: between 1975-1985