Summer Events 2014: School is Cool — and FREE

Someone once said “There are really only two requirements when it comes to exercise. One is that you do it. The other is that you continue to do it”. As with bodily exercise, the same can be said of “brain exercise,” which is the essence of The Academy for Lifelong Learning, the Athletic Club for your Mind. Give your mind the opportunity to exercise this summer with a variety of FREE events:

Click here for a printable copy of Summer 2014 Events at the Academy.




Wednesday, June 25: RECEPTION 2:30, CONCERT 3-4:00 (Auditorium,
2nd floor, park at door 11). Come in from the heat and enjoy an afternoon of chamber music. The Lamont School of Music’s Summer Academy will showcase its top chamber ensembles — string quartets, piano quintets, musical theatre and wind quintets — performing the classics.

Tuesday, July 1: FALL ’14 REGISTRATION OPENS Watch your mail for the Fall schedule featuring an array of new courses as well as some encores. Get your registration form in quickly to confirm your first class choices—many popular courses fill up quickly. Remind your friends to do the same.

Tuesday, July 22 – 1-3:00 – MOVIE DAY AND DISCUSSION (Auditorium, 2nd floor, park at door 11). To introduce you to our newest literature and music course offering this fall, Alice’s Piano: Survival through Music, we will show a viewing of the Academy Award-winning International film, The Lady in Number 6. This documentary follows a woman in the 1940s Czech Republic who uses music to survive and overcome the worst of the war.

Wednesday, August 27: 1-3:00 – MOVIE DAY AND DISCUSSION (Auditorium, 2nd floor, park at door 11). The Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting an exhibit by glass sculptor Dale Chihuly at its downtown Denver location through November. Enhance your experience at The Academy: view footage of Chihuly’s artistic development in a DVD and then hear Gardens’ expert Lisa Eldred (Director of Exhibitions, Art and Interpretation) as she showcases his exhilarating and colorful work nestled perfectly in Denver’s favorite green space.

Tuesday, Sept. 9: 2-4:00 Dr. Larry Hergott (Auditorium, 2nd floor, park at door 11). Plan to stay for a cocktail reception at the Café De France for more fun and discussion.
4:00-6:00 Drinks at the Cafe de France are $3 each and a happy hour menu will be provided.

September 16-17-18: FALL SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN…FINALLY! It’s back-to-school. Sharpen your pencil, bring your notebook (if you choose), and come prepared to learn and grow. Classes run through November 18-19-20.

All classes meet at 8081 E. Orchard Rd. in Greenwood Village, home of The Academy.

No reservations or RSVP’s required: your friends and your curiosity are welcome!

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FREE Concert: Lamont Summer Academy



Members and their guests are invited to an
Honors Concert
by the Lamont School of Music Summer Academy

Wednesday, June 28, 7:30 pm in the  Fredric C. Hamilton  Hall of the Newman Center

Reception at 7 pm in the Joy Burns Plaza

FREE parking available at the Newman Center

2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80208
No tickets will be issued

The concert will feature the top chamber ensembles from the Summer Academy, presenting a wide variety of the great classics, including selections from string quartets, piano quintets, musical theater, and wind quintets.


About the Lamont School of Music Summer Academy: A highly regarded pre-college music program serving national and international students talented in instrumental, vocal, piano and composition. The program features private lessons and master classes with University and guest-artist faculty.  The curriculum features choir, orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber ensembles, music theatre, theory, performance, recitals, music technology, modern and world music, conducting and more.

Lamont Academy invites you to join them for their other concerts, free and open to the public. Concert schedule: and click on Concert and Master Class Schedule near the bottom of the page.  *Tax deductible contributions to the Summer Academy are welcomed and gratefully acknowledged in all Lamont Academy concert programs. Donations may be made payable to: University of Denver, with notation: Gift for the Lamont Summer Music Academy, and mailed to:  Nancy Cochran, Director, Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, 2344 E. Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80208.

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