Summer News July 14, 2015

Save the Date!

  • Tuesday, August 18, 5-9p: DSAO Picnic!
  •  Wednesday, Sept. 16: High School Western State Auditions Due (Click Here)

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, July 23, noon: Colton Trigg Performance, Children’s Hospital Aurora

Congratulations on Summer Awards

Colton Trigg wins Colorado Chamber Players Haydn Prize

From Colorado Chamber Players (Click Here)

“Congratulations to Colton Trigg, winner of the Haydn prize with the Colorado Chamber Players, through the TASHCO competition. Colton will perform Haydn op. 76 #2 with the CCP on July 23rd at Children’s Hospital Aurora, 12 noon. Colton is a senior at Denver School of the Arts. Join us!”

Lily Primus wins 4th Prize, Jr. Division
American Harp Society National Competition

The American Harp Society, with over 3,000 members, is “the largest harp-related organization in the world!”  They hold a national competition every two years.  Congratulations to Lily on this award and the hours of hard work that made this accomplishment possible.

Back-to-School Picnic

The Back-to-school picnic will be at 5:00 pm-9:00 pm on Tuesday August 18th at Stapleton Central Park picnic area (the same area as last year).

We will send out a potluck sign up next week!

For those of you who want to get started with next fall’s seating auditions.

High School: Western States audition music

Middle School:

  1. A classical solo of your choice (must demonstrate technical and lyrical playing)
  2. Two or three octave A major and c minor scale.
  3. Sight- reading

I hope everyone is having a great summer!


Dr. Lasansky

Websites for Next Year’s
National Competitions

Please visit these websites and become more acquainted with the competitions that our students have successfully qualified for next year.  Congratulations again to our young musicians for your hard work!

  • High School: Midwest Clinic – Chicago, Illinois • Dec. 15-19, 2015 (Click Here)
  • Middle School: ASTA National Orchestra Festival – Tampa Bay, Florida • March 3-5, 2016 (Click Here)

YoungArts Foundation Application

The National YoungArts Foundation (formerly the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, or NFAA) would like to offer our most talented art students the opportunity of a lifetime. From April 21, 2015 through October 16, 2015, YoungArts will be accepting applications for its 2016 Program.

For more information and application instructions, please Click here

Openings for 2015-2016 OFA Volunteers!

Thanks so much to all who volunteered in whatever capacity last year with OFA.  As you know so well, parent support and fundraising are critical to our program. Please visit BringIt to sign up for open positions for 2015-2016, or reply to this email indicating your particular skills and interests.

No contribution is too small.  Every minute of volunteer time is valuable and appreciated.