Updated Information from DSA Principal on DSA Homepage

DSAO Online Learning 2020-2021

Welcome Orchestra Majors

DSAO students shine!
Congratulations to all the DSAO students who qualified for the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, with special recognition for Michael Smith, Josh Felser, and Thea Dardanis, who made 1st chair! Way to Go!


DSAO Wins the 2020 American Prize in Orchestral Performance!
The American Prize in Orchestral PerformanceThe Denver School of the Art Orchestra (DSAO) has been selected as 2020 winner of The American Prize in Orchestral Performance in the High School Division. The American Prize National Nonprofit Competitions in the Performing Arts is the nation’s most comprehensive series of contests in the classical arts. The American Prize is nonprofit, unique in scope and structure, and is designed to evaluate, recognize and reward the best performers, ensembles and composers in the United States.

Mentors Available to Middle School
In order to help our young students, our high school class is offering mentorship opportunities for our middle school students. The mentorships would take place virtually once or twice a week for 30 min. at a mutually agreed upon time outside of the online class schedule. These sessions would provide middle school students the chance to ask their more experienced peers questions about string playing, orchestra class and other issues associated with school.
Please email me at Enrique_Lasansky@dpsk12.org, if you are interested in providing your child with extra help and a friend as well. We have more than fifteen mature high schoolers who are eager to provide their services. I recommend that you take advantage of this opportunity. I’m certain that it will benefit everyone involved. Dr. L.

We Want to Hear from You!
We have two survey out to the community to get your input for this year. If you have not completed them please click appropriate link below:

Parent Survey:
Student Survey:

Classes and Office Hours:

Office Hours:
Office Hrs. 2:10 – 3:40 M-F in Meets
Please contact me at Enrique_Lasansky@dpsk12.org to set up an appointment

A couple things to remember for the online classes:

  • Please make sure you can access Schoology to see all the orchestra assignments.
  • Please make sure you read the syllabus for your classes
  • The Orchestra classes fall term are:
    • DSA Sinfonia Intermediate MS: 07639-1
    • Orchestra/String Honors S1: 05848-6 
    • DSA Advanced Symphony S1: 07596-78



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