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Thanks to Civic Music Association, City Voices students attended the House of Song workshop with 6-time Grammy-nominated jazz singer Nnenna Freelon on February 14, 2015.

Thanks to Civic Music Association, City Voices students attended the House of Song workshop with 6-time Grammy-nominated jazz singer Nnenna Freelon on February 14, 2015.

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City Voices student Michael Xayavong met singer Audra McDonald after her February 21 concert in Des Moines.

JOIN US Monday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. for our all-school Spring Recital at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Ave., Des Moines. Hear our incredibly talented students present a variety of music – from the Classical, Contemporary and Music Theater repertoire. Plus: a student-teacher duet! Make plans now to attend, and support our kids!

ANNOUNCING OUR SPRING RECITALS! Please join us on Monday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church for our all-student recital, and then come back on Sunday, May 17 at 4:00 p.m. at Luther Memorial Church for our senior recital, featuring our talented 12-graders presenting the songs that have helped them earn over $75,000 in college scholarships for next year! You won’t want to miss either one!

WELCOME!  City Voices is a progressive, community-centered, after-school tuition-free music program providing vocal instruction to urban students with financial need in the neighborhood in which they live.

Check out our YouTube channel at youtube.com/cityvoicesdsm. See some of our great singers sing greatly at the Winter Recital!

Sign up for Guitar Lessons NOW on the Student Information page!! You don’t need any experience, or even a guitar! Contact Mrs. Sims for details.

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CONGRATULATIONS DANIEL LUCKETT (12, Roosevelt) – he has been accepted into Southwestern Community College where he will study Vocal Performance and Music Production, as well as play basketball! Well done, Daniel!

CONGRATULATIONS REBEKAH OSTERMANN (12, Roosevelt) – she has been accepted into the Vocal Music Program at the University of Minnesota! She will study voice in the Twin Cities this fall! Way to go, Rebekah!

CONGRATULATIONS MATTHEW HAWKINS (12, Roosevelt) – he has been accepted into the Voice Program at the University of Iowa! He will be a vocal performance major starting this fall! We are so proud of you!

CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL XAYAVONG (12, North) – he has been accepted at Columbia College in Chicago, IL. He hopes to study Musical Theater or Directing! We are proud of you!

CONGRATULATIONS MATTHEW HAWKINS (12, Roosevelt) – received a PERFECT BALLOT and 2nd Place in the Solo Musical Theater Division of the Iowa High School Thespian Festival at the University of Northern Iowa! He has advanced to International Competition in June! Over 1000 young Iowans are attending this festival!

CONGRATULATIONS ALEXIS COLE (12, Roosevelt) – placed 2nd in her center of the Solo Musical Theater Division of the Iowa High School Thespian Festival at the University of Northern Iowa! She will advance to International Competition in June! Alexis has also been accepted to Manhattan Marymount College in New York City! Way to go!

CONGRATULATIONS REBEKAH OSTERMANN (12, North) – chosen as a member of the 2014 Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Choir!

 

 

 

City Voices is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a 2015 Cultural Enrichment Grant! These funds will help us continue some of our newly-instituted and popular programs such as Music Theory and A Cappella, in addition to supporting our teaching artists. Bravo Greater Des Moines acts as an advocate for regional arts organizations by building partnerships with local governments to facilitate collaborative funding. A portion of the hotel-motel tax is used to make this grant possible. Learn more at bravogreaterdesmoines.org.

City Voices is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a 2015 Cultural Enrichment Grant! These funds will help us continue some of our newly-instituted and popular programs such as Music Theory and A Cappella, in addition to supporting our teaching artists. Bravo Greater Des Moines acts as an advocate for regional arts organizations by building partnerships with local governments to facilitate collaborative funding. A portion of the hotel-motel tax is used to make this grant possible. Learn more at bravogreaterdesmoines.org.

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City Voices is pleased to announce that it has received a Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Grant funds will support our summer program!


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The Principal Financial Group has awarded City Voices a Community Grant, in support of our general operations. Thank you!

 

 

 

 

Junior Mayte Gomez-Cruz (Junior, North High School) sings “Stars and the Moon” at the City Voices Winter Recital.

Junior Kameron James (Junior, North High School) sings “Man of LaMancha” at the City Voices Winter Recital.

Roosevelt senior Matt Hawkins sings “Seeing You There” in the Roosevelt January Jive Show.

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  1. Hi Mary Anne, I was so excited to see the wonderful article about you and City Voices in the Sunday paper. I am just thrilled for you in this new endeavor. Mother Dorothy would be so very proud of you and all that you are doing! Very sorry to miss the recital this evening. Please put me on your contact list. Many thanks!

    Blessings,
    Virginia

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