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Awards & Accolades

Endorsements

"A superb ensemble, not afraid of musical challenge, who express astounding professionalism and courage in performing repertoire from Renaissance to avant-garde.”

 

— F. Joseph Docksey, Director of the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music

 

“Deborah J. Teske is one of the finest conductors of chamber choruses I have encountered in years. Her work with the Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble is contributing to a revival of serious interest in the art of choral singing in Colorado. Her ensemble should be heard by audiences around the world.”
— Michael D. Grace, Professorand Chair, Colorado College Music Department

 

“Flawless sound!”
— The Pueblo Chieftain

 

“These 25 voices sound as if they are one.”
— ArtsPeak for Southern Colorado

 

For The Mysterious Musical Machine

“One of the best indicators of a presentation’s success at the elementary level is the quiet attention of the audience during the performance. As I looked out on the nearly 300 children ranging in grade levels from kindergarten through fifth grade, I observed not just quiet attentiveness but a rapt and enthusiastic enjoyment.”
— Lyn Boudreau, Steele Elementary teacher

 

“Thank you so very much for putting on a show for us. I really like how you sang a song from every time in the world. I learned a lot of stuff about songs.
—student from Crested Butte Community School

Awards

  • 2002 Chorus America Conference: Featured Performer

 

  • 2003 Winner, Chorus America’s Education Outreach Award: Outstanding Outreach for Voice, Verse and Vision

 

  • 2003 Pikes Peak Arts Council’s Arts/Business/Education Award

  • 2005 Pikes Peak Arts Council’s Performances and Artists’ Awards, Outstanding Classical Music Performance by a Small Ensemble for Wintersong

 

  • 2008-09 Ensemble in Residence, Colorado College

 

  • 2010 Pikes Peak Arts Council’s Performances and Artists’ Awards, Outstanding Classical Music Performance by a Small Ensemble for Color of Grace

 

  • 2011 Pikes Peak Arts Council’s Performances and Artists’ Awards, Outstanding Classical Music Performance by a Small Ensemble for Voice of Light

 

  • Founding Participants in the Pikes Peak Classical Music Partnership

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