Miss Denisse Vallecillos

Denisse Vallecillos is the Director of Orchestras Juan Diego Catholic High School, Saint John the Baptist Middle School, and Saint John the Baptist Elementary School. This is her 4th year at Juan Diego having previously taught 1 year with El Sistema Utah, 4 years at The Waterford School, and 3 years at Saint Andrew Catholic School.

A native of Arizona, Denisse has always had a love for music starting on the violin at age 9. Her desire to continue her music studies beyond high school lead her to become a music teacher. Denisse holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Arizona State University and a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from Brigham Young University.

Denisse was previously the Music Director of the West Jordan Symphony (3.5 years) and former Associate Conductor of the Utah Philarmonic Orchestra (2 years). She is currently a violin coach and on the board with Mountain Springs Music, a chamber music organization that runs a summer festival here in Utah. Denisse keeps busy playing violin whenever possible including with the West Jordan Symphony, small chamber groups, quartets, and recording studios.

Check out her YouTube channel for conducting and performance videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfAFBwWSX3YQogNGR0jrB2w

The Orchestras

There are 5 orchestras at SJB and JD combined. We are a strong and dedicated group of musicians who have a love for music. Our five orchestras are:

Elementary Orchestra

Orchestra I

Orchestra II

JD Strings

Chamber Orchestra/Rock Orchestra (a project in the works)