2012-2017: Recognized by NAMM as a Best Community for Music Education in the country
2015:Marquez received Wisconsin’s Martin Luther King Heritage Award and LULAC Ladies League’s Inovadora Award
2014: LASP won a visit from the John Lennon Bus and was featured in the NAMM Music Education National Conference
2013: Cello instructor Trischa Loebl named Youth Music Instructor of the Year; Marquez named one of Milwaukee’s 20 Most Creative People
2012: Marquez received National Afterschool Innovators Award; Wilson Center for the Performing Arts’ Eddie Award; Marquez named Teacher of the Year by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Civic Music Association
2010: Marquez invited back to the White House with several of her students as part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to promote the arts
2009: Marquez named Milwaukee Artist of the Year by the Milwaukee Arts Council
2008: LASP awarded National Coming up Taller Award, given by a Presidential Committee and the National Endowment for the Arts and the Humanities, hosted at the White House in Washington, D.C.
LASP Students Have Also...
Won individual local and state awards
Gone on to form part of and take leadership positions at:
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Wisconsin School Music Associations’ State Honor’s Youth Orchestras
Outperformed their peers in state and national standardized testing in reading, mathematics, and science
Won academic awards and scholarships to the best private high schools and colleges in the area
Went on to college: 95% of graduated LASP participants have attended post-secondary school