Annual Alumni Jazz Jam – Nov. 1

I’m thrilled to announce that our Annual Alumni Jazz Jam will take place as part of the University of Denver’s Homecoming & Family Weekend!

This is a no-pressure, fun jam session; you’re welcome to bring your axe or sit in the audience!

We will be performing during the PioneerFest outdoor carnival on Saturday, Nov. 1 from 3-5 p.m. Admission into PioneerFest is completely free! Visit for more information and to register. Hope to see you there!

Celebrating the University of Denver

On Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m., the premier of  Colorado Experience: University of Denver will air statewide on Rocky Mountain PBS. The first of its kind documentary will be re-broadcast on Friday, Feb. 28 at 2:30 p.m. and will be available on and also  the following week.

On Friday at 7:30 p.m., on Colorado Quarterly , Rocky Mountain PBS CEO Doug Price sits down with retiring University of Denver Chancellor Robert Coombe as the chancellor reflects on his years spent guiding Colorado’s oldest university. 

Congratulations to Carlo Fierens!

Carlo Fierens, 2011 Artist Diploma in Classical Guitar, recently won two prestigious prizes in his native Italy – a first prize at the “Art Music and Talent” International Competition– being the first guitarist to win the first prize, and the first prize at the “Italian National Prize for the Arts”, an important competition organized by the Ministry of Education. This prize is given to the best music student among all Italian conservatories and schools of music. As a result, next year Carlo will be performing in several cities in Italy and will play a gala concert for the Minister of Education in Rome.

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Half-price tickets to Denver Philharmonic Orchestra for Lamont Alumni

Lawrence Golan, Music Director of the Symphony Orchestra & Opera Theatre at Lamont, is the new Music Director of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra is offering Lamont School of Music alumni discounted tickets to the 2013-2014 Season! 

The Denver Philharmonic is this region’s premiere community orchestra.  Now in its 66th Season, the Denver Philharmonic is a largely volunteer orchestra distinguished by excellent musicianship, affordable ticket prices, a friendly and approachable atmosphere, and exciting, innovative programming.  Besides playing in the orchestra, our musicians are lawyers, accountants, teachers, and many other professions.  In addition, our musicians are your neighbors — and come from Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and many places in between.  We take pride in being a local orchestra with local talent that has a passion for performing quality music.  

This season the Denver Philharmonic will present 6 concerts under the theme “New Beginnings”. Our season opener is October 4 and features Brubeck’s concerto for bass trombone with jazzy influences. I’ve attached an electronic brochure that will walk you through our very exciting season, our soloists, and will give you a flavor of what we are about, and information about our extremely talented soloists – including the Lamont’s own Linda Wang, who will perform Chen and He’s The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto on February 14, 2014.

Lamont Alumni can receive 50 percent off of tickets by entering the promotional code LAMdpo on the ticketing page of the website: Purchasers must use the “1 adult” ticket category to obtain the discount. A drop-down menu will allow you to purchase as many tickets as you would like.

Chancellor’s First Year Dinners

Dear Alumni,

As you may know, every autumn Chancellor Robert Coombe invites the first year students to one of a series of dinners, held to welcome them to the University and introduce them to its colorful history and traditions. We would love to personally invite each of you to join us at one of these dinners as we welcome this year’s first year students to the DU family!

It is our tradition to invite a special group of DU alumni to attend a dinner to greet our students, share stories and help them understand what it means to be a Pioneer. The dinners are held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Ritchie Center’s Gottesfeld Room. This year, due to the large number of incoming students, there will be 21 separate events. We hope to have 10 alumni represent the DU community each evening.

If you are interested in attending, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 303-871-2701 or This is a wonderful opportunity for alumni to attend one of the University’s hallmark events and for DU’s past students to connect with DU’s future alumni.

1. Tuesday, September 3 (TRANSFER)
2. Tuesday, September 10 
3. Wednesday, September 11
4. Monday, September 16 
5. Tuesday, September 17 
6. Monday, September 30 
7. Tuesday, October 1 
8. Monday, October 7 
9. Tuesday, October 8 
10. Wednesday, October 9 
11. Thursday, October 10
12. Monday, October 14
13. Tuesday, October 15
14. Monday, October 21
15. Wednesday, October 23
16. Monday, October 28
17. Tuesday, October 29
18. Wednesday, October 30
19. Monday, November 4
20. Monday, November 11
21. Tuesday, November 12

Meeting minutes – July 15

Lamont Alumni Association Meeting

July 15, 5:30 p.m.

In attendance: Katie Watt, Paul Brooks, Cindy Goodburn, Kerry Walsh, Kathy Eggleston, Ben Gerig

Jazz Jam: Oct. 27, 1:30 p.m. in Hamilton

  • It’s time to start getting the word out! We discussed alumni who we should invite to play. Board members personally will reach out to colleagues.
  • We want to make sure in all our communication about the Jazz Jam we mention the reception afterwards; free food!
  • Lamont will get information in the Lamont calendar, Lamont facebook page and DU alumni office.

Other events

  • Alumni pep band game – Find a game that would be appropriate for alumni to come play with the pep band.
  • Periodic happy hours – Start once a month, after Flo’s on Fridays.


  • Everyone in attendance was on board to send a quarterly e-newsletter to Lamont alumni.


  • Don’t forget to join the Lamont LinkedIn group if you’re a LinkedIn user.

Next meeting is Aug. 19, 5:30 p.m. Email for details.

This just in: DU’s alumni Rocky Mountain Chapter Carillon Concert

Join us for a summer Carillon concert featuring Jeff Davis, carillonneur at the University of California – Berkeley. The first 30 to register will get a tour of the Williams Carillon Bell Tower

RSVP today!



Pre-concert reception with fellow Rocky Mountain alumni followed by the Carillon concert.



Sunday, August 11, 2013



Reception followed by the Carillon concert on DU’s lacrosse field outside the Ritchie Center.



Reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Concert starts at 7 p.m.




If you need special accommodations or prefer to register over the phone, please call the Alumni Relations event line at 303-871-2777.