Honors/Awards


Lily Primus, rising sophomore, has been accepted into the final round of the American Harp Society Competition at St. Olaf’s College, Minnesota.  Lily is one of 6 finalists, chosen from over 50 contestants from around the globe. She will compete on June 25th, and will also attend the AHS Institute at St. Olaf’s College.
In July, Lily will attend the Young Artists Harp Seminar in Rabun Gap, Georgia as a scholarship student.

Colorado All-State Orchestra     February 9-11, 2017

Congratulations to all DSAO All State Orchestra participants!


Pictured: Ana Rase, Dong Lee, Sean Bowser, Dr. Lasansky, Tatia Slouka, Abby Davidson, Alison Orthel, Rachel England, Jenna Pizer & Nell Rudoff


Lily Primus Outstanding Junior Division Performer
Young Musicians Foundation of Colorado

Congratulations to 14-year old harpist Lily Primus! Lily was one of 12 winners of the 2016 Young Musicians Foundation of Colorado competition on December 29th, 2016.  Along with an award in the Junior Division, Lily was also awarded the prize for Outstanding Junior Division Performer, for ages 9-14. Lily plans to use her awards to attend the American Harp Society Competition and Summer Institute in St. Olaf, Minnesota in June 2017; and to attend the 2017 Georgia Young Artists Harp Seminar.  Lily has been a student of Mary Kay Waddington since she was 5 years old, and was a prizewinner in the 2015 American Harp Society Junior Division Competition.  Lily is a member of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra, and has attended DSA since middle school.  Brava Lily!


Congratulations to Josh Felser!
Josh Felser, a 7th grade orchestra major at Denver School of the Arts, was the 1st prize winner in the Intermediate Viola division, in the EOP competition at Metropolitan University on November 5th. Josh performed the Hummel Sonatina in the King Center Concert Hall for the winners concert on November 6th, and played for a master class.  Josh is a student of Barbara Hamilton.

Congratulations, Josh!


Congratulations from Dr. L and the Orchestra Family Association
Western States Honor Orchestra Festival students

These awardees will perform at the Western States Honor Orchestra Festival in Greeley November 3-5, 2016. We hope you all have a wonderful time representing DSA in Greeley!

Landon Fennell
Samuel Floyd
Mary Fox
Corley Friesen-Johnson
Anthony Golden
Simone Hammett Lynch
Alex Han
Claire Harris
Mia Herlinger
Kendra Jackson
Artur Korotin
Dong Lee
Lauren Martin
Frances Martin
Anna Neznamova
Kai Padilla-Smith
Lily Primus
Gabe Rupe
Anna-Claire Schultz
Leslie Wilburn