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.
INTERESTED IN SUMMER CLASSES? LET US KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE 2018 SUMMER MUSIC ACADEMY! ENTER YOUR RESPONSES HERE: https://cityvoicesdesmoines.org/student-information/
NEW THIS SEMESTER: KEYBOARD THEORY GROUP CLASSES. Ever wanted to just sit down and play what you want on the piano or keyboard? Take this class and you’ll be well on your way! No experience necessary, and you will be grouped with learners similar to you! (Times to be arranged considering students’ schedules.) Sign up here:
City Voices voice lessons begin Monday, January 8! We have a very few openings, but if you know of an interested student: download application below!
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 – 13 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/
NOW OFFERING MATH TUTORING EVERY WEDNESDAY FROM 5:30-6:30! (EMAIL OR TEXT MRS. SIMS IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND!) A huge thank you to Kyle Johnson, of the Principal Financial Group, for providing our students this awesome opportunity!
Registration for the 2017-18 year is NOW AVAILABLE HERE: https://cityvoicesdesmoines.org/student-information/
NOTE: YOU MUST ALSO FILL OUT A HARD COPY OF THE FORM, INCLUDING A PARENT SIGNATURE, BEFORE YOU BEGIN LESSONS.
Or, fill out the following form, and return to City Voices, 4001 Ingersoll, or mail to:
Mary Anne Sims, 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.
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 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 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 Wells Fargo Foundation for your support of the 2017 Summer Music Academy!
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!
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2017! We have several students going on to college next year, many 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!
Mercedes Castillo graduated from North High School. Is attending Simpson University on a partial voice scholarship to pursue a major in vocal performance and a minor in Environmental Sciences.
Meressa Moriarty graduated from Hoover High School. Is attending the University of Northern Iowa where she will study Art Therapy, and hopes to join a choir.
Sameeah Muhammad graduated from North High School. Is attending the University of Iowa, where she hopes to pursue a pre-medical track. She may sing in the Gospel choir!
Tiffany Koger graduated from Roosevelt High School. Is attending DMACC in pursuit of her AA in Animal Science.
Jasmine Moreno graduated from Roosevelt High School. Attending Central College (Pella, IA) where she will study nursing, with the eventual plan to become a surgeon, and has received a scholarship to sing in the choir and participate in music activities.
Jordan Harris graduated from Roosevelt High School. Attending the University of Iowa, studying Elementary Education.
Rose Rocha-Crandell graduated from Scavo High School. She will be enlisting in the Navy this fall.
Demarius Fisher graduated from Roosevelt High School. Attending AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy) College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in New York City on scholarship.
Joe Noble graduated from North High School. He is attending Iowa State University for a major in Computer Engineering. He will also be participating in the performing arts.
Terry Nguyen graduated from Hoover High School. Is attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, where he will study computer science and is singing in the choir as well as an a cappella group!
Samantha Watson graduated from Roosevelt High School. Is attending Iowa State University to study Psychology and Pre-Med. She hopes to eventually become a psychiatrist.
Quayvon Gowdy graduated from Hoover High School. Is attending Iowa State University to study Kinesiology and Health, double-majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Science. He hopes to continue studying voice.
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.