Faculty Spotlight

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Sarah Morelli (R)

Ethnomusicology faculty member Sarah Morelli taught and performed at the First International Conference of Ethnochoreology in Puebla, Mexico.

47343719_2092532007479084_2248546083900751872_n  Jack Sheinbaum

Lamont faculty member Jack Sheinbaum‘s new book Good Music has been published and is available online and in bookstores.

University of Chicago Press

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M. Roger Holland

Spirituals Project director M. Roger Holland directed a concert and workshop in Cincinnati with a 60-voice workshop choir. The event was a Gospel Choral Festival presented by the NPM Cincinnati Chapter.

Susan Cahill (left) and John Kinzie (third from left)

Faculty members John Kinzie and Susan Cahill were in Jackson Hole, WY this summer with other Colorado Symphony member at the Grand Tetons Music Festival.

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Basil Vendryes (upper left)

Lamont viola faculty member Basil Vendryes had a very busy summer traveling and performing literally worldwide.

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Al Hood (gold shirt), Andrea Tofanelli (second from left).

Lamont trumpet faculty member Al Hood was in Barga, Italy with the trumpet section of the Barga Jazz Big Band and trumpeter extraordinaire and friend Andrea Tofanelli.

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Martin Kuuskmann                        (L to R) Kuuskmann & Maestro Dennis Russell Davies

Lamont faculty member Martin Kuuskmann taught a masterclass in London on December 9, a day before he recorded the Bassoon Concerto by Miguel Kertsman with the London Philharmonic.


Lamont Chorale conductor Catherine Sailer (center) and some Lamont grads caught up with the King Singers’ baritone Christopher Bruerton (second from left) following a clinic. The Grammy and Emmy Award-winning King Singers were on the DU campus performing in Gates Concert Hall for the Newman Center Presents season.


Vinyl Hampdin, featuring three Lamont faculty members – Steve Wiest, Eric Gunnison and Art Bouton, spent the week recording in New York with Andy LaViolette at Ground Up Studios. They also made the pilgrimage to the legendary Village Vanguard.

20157574_1475219692543655_3398831998944601963_o.jpg Pictured: Patrick Carfizzi (Don Alfonso), David Adam Moore (Guglielmo) and Matthew Plenk (Ferrando) with Tamara Gura (Dorabella) and Hailey Clark (Fiordiligi) far right. Photography by Amanda Tipton

Lamont faculty member Matthew Plenk starred in Central City Opera’s hilarious 2017 production of Così fan tutte .

20264950_1480863098645981_3799258660483646008_n.jpg M. Roger Holland (center)

Faculty member and Spirituals Project director M. Roger Holland attended the Gospel Music Workshop of America Convention/Quartet Division with Omar Dickenson and Malcolm Speed at Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

20246035_1476894232376201_4377520700034683649_n Jack Sheinbaum

Lamont musicology faculty member Jack Sheinbaum gave a pre-concert talk on Mozart at Bravo Vail.

antonia-banducci2 Antonia Banducci

Lamont faculty member Antonia Banducci recently had her article “Acteurs and Actrices as Muses: The Case for Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Repertory Troupe” (1673-86) published in the Journal of Seventeenth-Century Music, 21, no. 1 No. 1

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