PLEASE JOIN US Friday, June 26 at 4 p.m. for a video debut livestreamed from City Voices, featuring our amazing Music Theatre Workshop students! Don’t miss this collection of talented young people, led by the incomparable Napoleon M. Douglas! Live on the City Voices Facebook page!
WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE BEEN NAMED A RECIPIENT OF A BRAVO GREATER DES MOINES CAPITAL PROJECT GRANT AWARD! THIS FUNDING WILL BE USED TO HELP BUILD A RECORDING STUDIO AT CITY VOICES!
Our programs help students dream, nurture their interest in music, and access the resources they need to succeed. We are thankful that Bravo Greater Des Moines agrees!
YOU CAN HELP OUR MISSION TO HELP LIFT UP THE YOUNG MUSICIANS IN OUR CITY!
CITY VOICES is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
All contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
You may donate by PayPal here, or send your contribution to:
City Voices, 924 45th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
THE 2020 CITY VOICES SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY IS NOW IN SESSION! JUNE 8-JULY 31, 2020
JOIN US FRIDAYS FOR LIVE: FROM CITY VOICES!
Friday, April 24 (5 p.m.) – Dang Felton, feat. Abigail Phelps
Friday, May 1 (3 p.m.) – Courtney Krause
Friday, May 8 (5 p.m.) – Napoleon M. Douglas, feat. Davon Williams
Friday, May 15 (5 p.m.) – Sarah Jorgenson and family
Friday, May 22 (5 p.m.) – City Voices Senior Recital 1: Veronica Eclatt, Owen Yoder
Friday, May 29 (5 p.m.) – City Voices Senior Recital 2: Kalen Truong, Caitlyn Porter, Shaddai Johnson
Friday, June 5 (5 p.m.) – City Voices Senior Recital 3: Esther Ubadigbo, Damaris Nelson, Annika Baker
Friday, June 26 (4 p.m.) – City Voices Music Theatre Workshop Video Debut
Friday, TBA (5 p.m.) – City Voices alumni Mayte Gomez-Cruz & Daniela Ortiz
[Check back for more additions!]
WE ARE MONITORING THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AND ARE ADJUSTING OUR OPERATIONS ACCORDINGLY.
ENRICHMENT CLASSES AS WELL AS SOME LESSONS HAVE TRANSITIONED TO INCLUDE REMOTE LEARNING, WITH INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARRANGING THE BEST PLATFORM FOR BOTH. WE ALSO HAVE INITIATED SOME IN-PERSON LESSONS, WITH PLASTIC SHIELDING, MASKING AND SUFFICIENT DISTANCING, AS WELL AS LIMITED ACCESS AND ENROLLMENT.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH DEVELOPMENTS, AND WILL KEEP STUDENTS AND TEACHERS UPDATED.
Check out our new video series “QuaranTunes!” Featuring the amazing Teaching Artists of City Voices and friends! Enjoy episodes 1, 2, 3 & 4 – PLUS SOME BONUS VIDEOS – and stay tuned for more!
THANK YOU BRAVO GREATER DES MOINES
for awarding City Voices the 2020 Spotlight Award! Read about it here: Bravo Spotlight Award 2020
We are full to capacity! If you would like to sign up for the WaitList, you can do so here: https://forms.gle/wWFECSS9gqQLLoCC7
Theory students visit the https://cityvoicesdesmoines.org/college-prep-music-theory/ page for assignments and information.
WELCOME! City Voices is a progressive, community-centered, after-school tuition-free music program providing vocal and related music instruction to urban students with financial need. Since 2013, City Voices students have learned skills that have helped them earn 20 musical leads city-wide, 3 leads at the Des Moines Playhouse, 7 spots in the prestigious Iowa All-State Choir (25% of the city total during that time), and over $140,000 in arts scholarships to 16 different universities to study music.
Annika Baker (Hoover, 11) sings “Running” from “Hot Mess in Manhattan” at the Summer 2019 City Voices recital.
Shaddai Johnson (Roosevelt, 11) sings “Chain of Love” at the Summer 2019 City Voices recital.
Owen Yoder (Lincoln, 11) sings “One Percent” from “String” at the Summer 2019 City Voices recital.
Amanda Eclatt (Brody, 8) sings “Love Me, Love Me Not” at the Spring 2019 City Voices recital.
Damaris Nelson (East, 10) sings “What I Did For Love” from “A Chorus Line” at the Spring 2018 City Voices recital.
Wondering what’s going on at City Voices? Check out this link to our calendar! https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=asrj6eth58dng3qmppftj2916c%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America%2FChicago“>http://
ALERT: WHEN DMPS CANCELS CLASSES, THERE WILL BE NO LESSONS AT CITY VOICES EXCEPT BY MUTUAL CONSENT OF TEACHER AND STUDENT. STAY SAFE!
Donate by PayPal here: https://cityvoicesdesmoines.org/how-you-can-help/
We are members of the Berklee City Music Network. https://www.berklee.edu/city-music-network/meet-network
OUR MISSION: City Voices is a nonprofit organization that provides high quality, individualized voice instruction to underprivileged students in the Des Moines area. Helping students build these skills allows them to more effectively participate in vocal music opportunities around them, including their school and community programs. We also believe that, in doing so, we are mitigating inequalities, facilitating student access to experiences that are frequently out of reach due to a lack of financial resources.
Look around our site – we have lots going on!
Roosevelt Junior Demarius Fisher sings “Disappear” from “The Burnt Part Boys” at the City Voices Spring 2016 Recital.
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City Voices also offers individual guitar lessons! If you want to sign up for guitar, go to Student Information, enter your information and check “Individual Guitar.” Your instructor will contact you! NOTE: we encourage you to also sign up for voice lessons – to do that, you must complete and return the form above.
Check out our YouTube channel at youtube.com/cityvoicesdsm. See some of our great singers sing greatly!
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING CITY VOICES:
to the Wells Fargo Foundation for their support of the 2019 Summer Music Academy!
to the Principal Financial Group Foundation for their support through the employee volunteer program!
to Bravo Greater Des Moines for their ongoing support of our programming – City Voices has been awarded a FY 2020 Cultural Enrichment grant to continue to reach underserved students with talent and motivation. We appreciate the faith you have shown in our organization!
AND……. to Luther Memorial Church for their support! They have included City Voices in a successful College, Congregation, and Community grant! This will enable more students to receive lessons, provide space for classes and recitals, as well as provide extra support in areas such as college prep and applications. We continue to love working with these wonderful people!
Check it out – it’s the Performance Project!
North senior Kameron James sings “Se vuol ballare” from “The Marriage of Figaro” at the City Voices Spring 2016 Recital.
Junior Mayte Gomez-Cruz (Junior, North High School) sings “Stars and the Moon” at the City Voices Winter Recital.