DSA High School Orchestra, Fall 2015
Dr. Enrique Lasansky, Director of Orchestras

 

Congratulations!
DSAO celebrates 3 upcoming honors:

  • Selected as Honor Performing Group at Colorado Music Educators Association
  • One of fifteen to compete in the National Orchestra Cup at Lincoln Center in NYC
  • Selected to compete at National Orchestra Festival/ASTA in Atlanta

Listen to DSAO Perform

DSAO is an intensive program for string musicians seeking to develop their talent, understanding, and passion for music. As the Rocky Mountain Region’s only public 6-12 school for the arts, and a member of the Denver Public Schools, DSA welcomes promising young students who seek a challenging and inspiring environment in which to pursue their musical passion. 

The DSAO serves talented and dedicated string musicians who play the violin, viola, cello or double bass. Our program explores a diverse spectrum of musical styles and genres with an emphasis on classical technique and repertoire. Admittance into the program is by successful audition. Auditions are open to any student living in the United States. Although most of our students come from Colorado, students from as far away as Texas, Wisconsin and Florida have recently joined our orchestras.

Please contact Dr. Enrique Lasansky, Director of Orchestras, at Enrique_Lasansky@dpsk12.org  if you have any questions about the program.


DSAO 2017-18: New and Returning Students
UPDATE: Preliminary placement auditions will be held on Sept. 5 – 7.
Every Fall at the start of the school year we give a “preliminary placement” audition.

Middle School:
Prepare a solo piece of your choice along with one major scale and one melodic minor scale (two octaves with 0-3 sharps or flats) plus a two-octave g chromatic scale. Three octave scales are optional. You will also be asked to sight read.

High School:
The audition consists of the same materials used for Western States Honor Orchestra and Colorado All-State Orchestra. You can find those materials here: http://www.coloradoallstateorchestra.org/audition-eligibility-and-materials. (Make sure you listen to recordings of the pieces so you have a good sense of how your part fits into the piece!) In addition, please prepare a movement (at least the exposition) of a major solo piece. Sight reading will also be required.  

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