Music Department

Honors String Orchestra Festival

October 17, 2016

Danielle Johnson, Guest Conductor

Concert at 5:30 pm - Free Admission (Community Concert Hall)

Danielle JohnsonNew this year - we will have 2 high school orchestras; one by audition and one by director recommendation; and 1 middle school orchestra.

The top group this year will require a recorded audition submitted via e-mail or snail mail.  Selection to the other high school and middle school group will be by director recommendation.  If a student submits a recording for inclusion in the top high school group and is not selected for that ensemble, they will automatically be considered and given preferential treatment for other orchestras. 

Audition materials/requirements will be posted at a later date.


Danielle Johnson is sought after as a guest clinician and adjudicator along the Front Range. An active freelance performer, Johnson is a violist in the Steamboat Symphony.  For 12 years, she spent the summer months as Dean of Women and Interdisciplinary Faculty Instructor for the string chamber music program, Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory. She is now on staff with Voyageurs, Int.  In 2013, Johnson was named Colorado's "Music Director Who Makes a Difference" by the publication School Band & Orchestra.  Johnson received her bachelor of music education from Wheaton College Conservatory in Wheaton, Illinois, and her masters in violin performance/pedagogy at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She currently teaches orchestra at Mountain Range High School in the Adams 12 District. Previously, she taught for Wheaton's pre-college program, the International School of Bangkok in Thailand, Boulder Suzuki Strings, and the public schools in Omaha, Nebraska and Northglenn, Colorado.


Quick Links

Informational Letter - click HERE

Registration is just $15/student and includes all clinics, concert, and lunch.

Full day's Schedule will be posted at a later date.

Repertoire for the top group, conducted by Danielle Johnson:

Grieg’s Holberg Suite
Florido’s Mi NegraC
Copland’s Hoe Down

Dr. Brent Williams will conduct the 2nd HS group - repertoire list coming soon.

Dr. Katherine Jetter will conduct the MS group - repertoire list coming soon.