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 16 musical leads city-wide, 3 leads at the Des Moines Playhouse, 5 spots in the prestigious Iowa All-State Choir (25% of the city total during that time), and over $140,000 in arts scholarships to 14 different universities to study music.
Spring session will run from Monday, January 7 through Friday, April 26! (No classes or lessons March 18-22, Spring Break)
SPRING RECITAL: TUESDAY, APRIL 30 6:30 P.M.
LUTHER MEMORIAL CHURCH
1201 GRANDVIEW AVE., DES MOINES
SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY 2019 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! CLASSES AND LESSONS BEGIN JUNE 3, 2019!
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR A PLACE ON OUR WAITING LIST FOR SECOND SEMESTER – WAITING LIST STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO ENROLL IF CURRENTLY REGISTERED STUDENTS DO NOT MAINTAIN EXPECTATIONS OR HAVE POOR ATTENDANCE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, YOU MAY REGISTER HERE ONLINE AT CITY VOICES REGISTRATION.
THANK YOU – we reached our goal in our 2018 year-end fundraiser, which means that our awesome students will continue to grow musically, and our awesome Teaching Artists will continue to help shape the next generation of musicians! We couldn’t have done it without you!!
City Voices was invited to provide music for the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines’s “Better Together” celebration. We were honored to collaborate with this important community organization!
We also offer Math tutoring of all kinds every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.!
Contact Mrs. Sims if you are interested in attending!
City Voices is collaborating with local songwriter and performer Courtney Krause to offer a Mixing/Recording class! Named one of the Des Moines Register’s 2018 “5 Artists to Watch,” Courtney was a fabulous Songwriting instructor in our Summer Music Academy, and now is adding Recording techniques to her curriculum! If you are interested, you can register here: https://goo.gl/forms/0NWgN8IXKexjhI532
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
Want to join us? Fill out the following form: City Voices Music Academy Registration Form 2018-19
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 SEPTEMBER 2017, 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.
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 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!
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 2019 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.