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 HAPPENING NOW: SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY! MONDAY, JUNE 4-FRIDAY, JULY 27! 

JUNE 18-28, 9:30 AM-NOON (No Friday class either week): HIPHOP WORKSHOP Taught by local rapper DatDude Biggz. Contact info@cityvoicesdesmoines.org to enroll!

HELP US REPLACE OUR BROKEN LAPTOP FOR UPCOMING HIPHOP AND MUSIC PRODUCTION CAMPS! https://www.gofundme.com/technology-for-hiphop-camp

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://

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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.

You can help us continue to serve our community, by donating through PayPal here! Donate Button with Credit Cards

ALERT: WHEN DMPS CANCELS CLASSES, THERE WILL BE NO LESSONS AT CITY VOICES EXCEPT BY MUTUAL CONSENT OF TEACHER AND STUDENT. STAY SAFE!

Since 2013, we have served over 125 students from 13 different metro schools – 14 have gone on to college music programs with over $100,000 in scholarships. You can help us continue to support the next generation of music-makers! 100% of your donation goes to directly support student lessons, and is fully tax-deductible!  Thank you for your support!

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   

 

 

 

Want to join us? Fill out the following form: Updated Summer Music Academy Registration 2018

and mail to: City Voices, 924 45th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312. Call 515-681-6234 with any questions!

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHELSEA DUBCZAK, CITY VOICES TEACHING ARTIST, AND MISS IOWA  2017! CHELSEA REPRESENTED IOWA (AND CITY VOICES!) IN THE MISS AMERICA CONTEST LAST SEPTEMBER, AND WON THE NON-FINALIST TALENT AWARD! WE COULDN’T BE PROUDER!! 



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.

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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.

City Voices students Heaven Booker & Kendall Bruce, and teachers Chris Powell & Larry Moore sang back-up for “Hamilton” star Leslie Odom, Jr. at the 2016 World Food Prize Ceremony.

Support City Voices by doing your shopping through AmazonSmile! For every purchase you make, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price directly to City Voices! Get your gift list fulfilled and support your local high school singers at the same time! http://smile.amazon.com/ch/90-0988104

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 American Enterprise for their support of the 2018 Summer Music Academy!

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to the Wells Fargo Foundation for their support of the 2018 Summer Music Academy!

to the Principal Financial Group Foundation for their support through the employee volunteer program!

to the Rotary Club of Des Moines for their support of the Keyboard Theory class for the second semester of our 2017-18 programming! We are so honored to have been chosen to receive their Community Grant!

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to Kum & Go Foundation for their support of the 2017-18 City Voices program! We are proud to be members of a community in which businesses support the arts!

 

to Bravo Greater Des Moines for their ongoing support of our programming – City Voices has been awarded a FY 2018 Cultural Enrichment grant to continue to reach underserved students with talent and motivation. We appreciate the faith you have shown in our organization!

 

 to the Iowa Arts Council for their support of the 2017 Summer Music Academy Part 2 with a Project Grant!

 

 

to Quik Trip, for supporting our Summer Music Academy with a $50 gift card for snacks and breakfast!

 

 

to Blaze Pizza, for sponsoring a fund-raiser supporting City Voices!

 

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!

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

CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2018! We have several students going on to college next year, some studying music. Regardless of their major, however, and wherever they end up, they will use skills learned in the private study of music to persist, persevere, and work hard to attain their goals! They are the best – and we are very proud of them!

Melissa Hoffman graduated from Roosevelt High School. Is attending University of Northern Iowa to pursue a major in Music Education.

Heaven Booker graduated from Roosevelt High School. Is attending Baylor University on Scholarship where she will study Music Theater.

Lorena Eclatt graduated from Lincoln High School. Is attending DMACC, where she will study Entrepreneurship and continue to write music and perform!

Tatum Clayburn graduated from Roosevelt High School. Is attending Simpson on a full ride scholarship where she will double major in Theater and Criminal Justice! 

LB Rivera graduated from Roosevelt High School. Plans undecided.

Esperance Umukundwa graduated from Roosevelt High School. She will attend Iowa State University on a full ride scholarship through Upward Bound.

Laila Williams graduated from Roosevelt High School. She will attend Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA. 

Hasija Terzic graduated from Roosevelt High School. She will enter the Iowa National Guard as a 68w Medical Care Specialist, and return to Wartburg College!

Jason Koromo graduated from Hoover High School. Is attending DMACC to study Liberal Arts, and will then transfer to either Iowa or Iowa State to major in business. He will continue to write and make his own music! 

Peter Pui graduated from Hoover High School. Plans TBD.

 

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.

 

 

 

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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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