Join us for the City Voices Summer Recital on Sunday, August 7, at 6:30 p.m. at Luther Memorial Church, 1201 Grandview Avenue, Des Moines! You will see selections from the Songwriting and Music Theater workshops, in addition to solo repertoire from the Classical, Music Theater and Contemporary libraries! Free of charge – but donations will be gratefully accepted! Brief reception to follow! Don’t miss your chance to see our 2016 graduates for the last time before they head to college arts programs!
THE FALL PROGRAM STARTS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6! IF YOU NEED AN APPLICATION, DOWNLOAD IT HERE: City Voices 2016-17 Registration Form. Your teacher should be contacting you to set up a lesson time!
SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE! Go to “Summer Music Academy” for information about the program, running from June 6-July 29, download an application, and sign up for enrichment classes! https://cityvoicesdesmoines.org/summer-music-academy/
Completed applications can be sent to City Voices, 924 45th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312.
LESSONS ARE HELD in the JA Building (6100 Grand Ave), and at Luther Memorial Church (1201 Grandview Ave.) – make sure you know the proper location for your lesson by checking with your teacher!
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THANK YOU to the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the Iowa Arts Council for their support of our 2016 Summer Program through a Project Grant! Their support means that we can continue to provide enrichment activities for our students throughout the metro!
THANK YOU 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 are excited to work with these wonderful people!
Want to be a part of our great group of singers? Print out the application below and send to: Mary Anne Sims, 924 45th Street, Des Moines, IA, 50312.
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!
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 CLASS OF 2016! We have several students going on to college next year, many studying music:
Kendall Bruce is graduating from Roosevelt High School. Will attend Southwestern Community College School of Music Vocations to study Vocal Performance, after which she hopes to transfer to Columbia College (Chicago).
Courtnei Caldwell is graduating from Hoover High School. Will attend Drake University to pursue Acting and Journalism with a minor in Musical Theater.
Julian Frias is graduating from East High School. College undecided – may attend DMACC.
Mayte Gomez-Cruz is Graduating from North High School. Will attend the University of Iowa, studying Music Therapy.
Allegra Hernandez is graduating from Urbandale High School. Attending McNally-Smith College (Minneapolis) to study guitar performance and sound production.
Kameron James is graduating from North High School. Hopes to attend Southwestern Community College to study Vocal Performance.
Ruquiyah Muhammed is graduating from Roosevelt High School. Will attend Southwestern Community College School of Music Vocations to study Music.
Daniela Ortiz is graduating from North High School. Will attend the University of Kansas, studying Music Therapy.
Trent Schwab is graduating from Roosevelt High School. Will attend either Southwestern Community College or Iowa Central Community College to study music, and possibly play rugby.
Maddy Sheets is graduating from Hoover High School. Will be attending Columbia College (Chicago) to study Music Theater.
Sylvia Visser is graduating from Roosevelt High School. Will attend the University of Iowa, after a gap semester, studying Art History and Business, with a certificate in Museum Studies. She also plans to start a band!
Duncan Vivanh is graduating from North High School. Will attend the University of Iowa, where he is an undecided major: he eventually may study Music Education and/or Music Therapy.
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.