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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!

Completed applications can be sent to City Voices, 924 45th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312. OR – contact Mrs. Sims at 515-681-6234, or maryanne@cityvoicesdesmoines.org to coordinate turning it in!

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City Voices also offers individual guitar lessons! If you want to sign up for guitar, use the form below. 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.

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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! iowa arts council logo

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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!

THANK YOU TO THE PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP FOR THEIR SUPPORT!Principal logo official Their grant will make it possible for us to re-start our keyboard theory classes and expand our guitar lessons. We are very grateful!

 

THANK YOU to the Wells Fargo Foundation for your support! Wells Fargo logo

 

 

 

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.

City Voices Application Registration form

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 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.

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. Wells Fargo logo

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                                             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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