2017-2018 Travel

Important Travel Forms and Information

DSAO Scholarship letter
Orchestra Cup/NYC Itinerary
ASTANOF Timetable-MS
ASTANOF Timetable-HS
MS Payment Schedule (REVISED)
HS Payment Schedule
Minor Photo Release

DSAO’s Amazing Travel Opportunities in 2018 – Mandatory Parent Meetings


Middle School parents
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Time: 6:00-6:45 PM 

High School parents
Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Time: 7:00-7:45 PM
Required: Please bring a $50 deposit 

As promised at the end of last year and in our intro letter a couple of weeks ago, the Travel Committee will present further details regarding the trips to New York (High School) and Atlanta (Middle and High School). We will provide information on the developing itinerary, flights, payment plans, and chaperone requirements and application process. We will also review the scholarship application process and deadlines for those seeking assistance with travel payments due to hardship. These are wonderful opportunities for our students and we want everyone to be able to attend! We look forward to seeing you at DSA – location will either be the Concert Hall or our Orchestra Room. Also, please note even if you have a child in each program-Middle and High School – we will have separate meetings to discuss each itinerary so your attendance will be required at both to gather all the necessary information. Thank you!-Deirdre Oss, Sharon Felser, and Suzi Ericksen-Travel Committee

January 25 – 27, 2018

DSAO to Perform at Colorado Music Educators Association 2018!

Full Orchestra Selected
Colorado Music Educators Association
Honor Performing Group

From the CMEA President Raleigh “Butch” Eversole:
Congratulations to you and the DSA Advanced Full Orchestra from Denver School of the Arts for your selection as an “Honor Performing Group” for the 2018 CMEA Clinic/Conference!

We had 130 audition submissions this year, so it is truly an elite honor to be chosen for this exciting event.  The competition was quite strong and the quality very deep among the submissions received.  Over the next several months there will be apprehension, excitement and anticipation in preparing for your performance.  Whether it’s your first or tenth time to have a group chosen, I congratulate you and your students for a job well done.  Your work and quest for excellence is respected and honored by all music educators in Colorado!

March 1 – 8, 2018

DSAO Advanced (high school) Orchestra one of Fifteen Contestants in the National Orchestra Championships

In the heart of New York City at the elegant Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, The Orchestra Cup – National Orchestra Championships is held annually to crown the top school orchestra in the nation.

Each performance is adjudicated by renowned orchestral professionals and educators from around the nation.  Every orchestra will receive recognition for their dedication and commitment to their art.  The Grand Champion is the recipient of the prestigious Orchestra Cup!

March 8 – 11, 2018

DSAO HIgh School and Middle School Selected for ASTA Competition

The National Orchestra Festival© is an annual festival held in conjunction with the ASTA National Conference. The NOF brings together orchestras from around the country to a single location in order to provide an unparalleled opportunity to receive placement, ratings, comments and education from leading clinicians and adjudicators in the industry.

Competitive groups perform for placement within their own division: Middle School, High School, or Youth Orchestra. The NOF has the opportunity for two Grand Champions, both of whom will play in the NOF Concert on Saturday, March 10, 2018.  There will be a Grand Champion for the Public School Division and one from the Private School/Youth Orchestra Division.