Sam Cooper is the newest Dorian De Long Arts and Music Scholar. A 2019 graduate of Lakewood High School (Jefferson County), Sam intends to begin his violin and music education studies at Metropolitan State University in the Fall (Sam will be the second DDAM Scholar at Metro State). Sam’s long-term aspirations include founding a non-profit organization that provides low-income students the opportunity to learn a string instrument.
“It’s very important to me that any kid can have access to the powerful influence that music can have.”
Maria Fernanda Jimenez
Maria Fernanda Jimenez is a rising sophomore studying fine arts at Metropolitan State University. Originally a ceramic artist who graduate from Standley Lake High School (Jefferson County), at Metro Maria is exploring other media, including paper. Her art was selected for inclusion in the Women’s Caucus for Art show at the Core New Art Space. Her studies have made her increasingly interested in the political, environmental, and cultural contexts of art. Maria has also been excited to learn American Sign Language and deaf culture. Upon graduating Maria plans to become an art teacher.
Glass Rock by Maria Fernanda Jimenez.
The inaugural Dorian De Long Arts and Music Scholar is Timothy Costello. Tim is a 2017 graduate of Bear Creek High School (Jefferson Country) currently pursuing a degree in music education with a concentration in vocal performance at Colorado State University. Tim is an instrumentalist and vocalist. His primary instrument is trombone and he is a member of multiple CSU vocal ensembles. He has a growing interest in music production.