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FALL SESSION BEGINS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH! INDIVIDUAL VOICE LESSONS, BERKLEE KEYBOARD THEORY AND INDIVIDUAL GUITAR LESSONS WILL BE AVAILABLE!

Print out the application below and send to: Mary Anne Sims, 924 45th Street, Des Moines, IA, 50312.

City Voices Application Registration form

If you want to sign up for guitar, use the form below. We are limited in space – your instructor will contact you if you are selected. NOTE: you must also sign up for vocal lessons in order to take guitar – you must complete and return the form above.

Check it out – it’s the Performance Project!

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.

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!

CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS – 5 of our graduating seniors are attending college on scholarships to study the arts. Access to the required literature increases access – and makes a difference! We are very proud of these young people!

DANIEL LUCKETT (Roosevelt) will attend Southwestern Community College’s School for Music Vocations where he will study Vocal Performance and Music Production, as well as play basketball.

REBEKAH OSTERMANN (North) will attend the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she will study Vocal Performance.

MATTHEW HAWKINS (Roosevelt) will attend the University of Iowa and study Vocal Performance and Music Education.

ALEXIS COLE (Roosevelt) will attend the University of Iowa and study Directing and Theater Arts, with a minor in Vocal Performance.

MICHAEL XAYAVONG (North) will attend Columbia College (Chicago, IL) where he will study Musical Theater and Directing.

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!

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The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit founded and run entirely by Phish fans, has announced twelve new grants totaling $42,900 in support of music education for children, including instruments, accessories, and staffing at City Voices (Des Moines, IA) for a guitar class of six secondary students.The grants come from the Mockingbird’s 18th round of competitive grant-making, and bring the Foundation’s total disbursements to nearly $850,000.

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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