Denver School of the Arts Orchestra

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 

Bizet: Farandole 

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
Concert Joyeux 

Lars-Erik Larsson: Kleine Serenade
Adagio Cantabile
Allegro Vivace

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:

Middle School: In DsA (performance notes)
Listen to the recording

High School:: In DsA (performance notes)
Listen to the recording

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, 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  if you have any questions about the program.