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Second Semester Programming begins Monday, January 7!

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.

Won’t you help us help kids? You can make a difference! 

Help support our Holiday Fund Raiser – 100% of your donation goes directly to support free voice, guitar and keyboard lessons for our awesome students, who come from all 5 Des Moines high schools! Your support will help us keep the music going through Summer 2019! 

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.

You can help the next generation of musicians – it’s safe, and it’s EASY! Thanks for being a hero!

You can donate here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/329174401231835/

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! 

Jason Koromo (Hoover, ’18)

Taryn Cook (7, Brody) .

 

 

THE 2018-19 CITY VOICES FALL SESSION is off to a great start with a full roster of singers and instrumentalists! Lessons will continue until November 30, 2018! 2nd semester begins Monday, January 7, 2019!

Need help preparing for the English part of your ACT Exam? We offer ACT English Exam Prep every Tuesday from 5:30-6:45 p.m. at City Voices! Led by an English graduate from Iowa State University! Preparation materials and practice exams available for free! Contact Mrs. Sims if you are interested in attending!

City Voices is collaborating with local songwriter and performer Courtney Krause to offer a Songwriting/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! 

 

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 145 students from 16 different metro schools – 16 have gone on to college music programs with over $125,000 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: 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.

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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 Prairie Meadows for supporting City Voices programming with a Community Betterment Grant!

 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 Gannett Foundation for their support of our Summer 2018 Summer Music Academy with a Community Action Grant!

 

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 2019 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 2018 Summer Music Academy Part 2 with a Project Grant!

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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