Welcome Orchestra Majors
DSAO 2021-22 Handbook Available
Here is the latest Handbook
DSAO student recordings!
Here are some wonderful recordings by DSAO in-person students that close a tumultuous year!
DSA Sinfonia (listen to the recordings)
Bach/Isaac: Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G Major
Movement 1: (No name)
Movement 2: Allegro
Holst: A Moorside Suite
Movement 1: Allegro
Movement 2: Nocturne
Movement 3: March
Soloists: Samantha Coffman, Ginevra Strasser violins, Maurakhee Vandivier, viola, Saverio Strasser, cello and Charlotte Cochran, bass
DSA Advanced Orchestra (listen to the recordings)
William Grant Still (to support the DPS Black Excellence Initiative) Danzas de Panama
Mejorana y Socavón
Cumbia y Congo
Lazlo Lajtha : Les Soli – Soloist: Brianna Kay, harp
Lars-Erik Larsson: Kleine Serenade
Soloists: Oliver Costello, Grayson Sarsen, violins, Henry Pink, viola,
Tia Egan, Ben Herlinger cello, Jack Reed, bass
Thanks to our distinguished mentors!
We able to provide first-rate instruction during the pandemic. With many thanks to::
Ben Tomkins, Robyn Julyan, David Short. Matt Diekman, Enion Pelta-Tiller, Dylan Tyree and Greg Abrel.
David Short’s work with online students
Here are links to works from online students:
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.
Please contact Dr. Enrique Lasansky, Director of Orchestras, at Enrique_Lasansky@dpsk12.org if you have any questions about the program.