City Voices Alumni

City Voices has served over 125 students from 11 different metro-area schools since its inception in Summer 2013! Here is what some of them have been up to!

Destiny Foster (North, ’14) will graduate from the University of Iowa Spring 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications!

Michael Xayavong (North, ’15) music directed the Spring 2018 Columbia College (Chicago) production of “The Wild Party.” Michael is a junior BFA student in Musical Theater.

Allegra Hernandez (Urbandale, ’16) has been accepted at Berklee College of Music, and Columbia College (Chicago) to study Guitar. She will be transferring from McNally-Smith College, which closed last semester. She is also a founding member of the band Niiice.

Daniela Ortiz (North, ’16) was just elected president of the Kansas University Gospel Choir, Inspirational Gospel Voices. Daniela is a sophomore studying Music Therapy. Daniela will also teach Music Theory in the 2018 Summer Music Academy, as well as assist with the Hip Hop Camp.

Mercedes Castillo (North, ’17) was a member of the chorus in Simpson College’s Fall 2017 production of the opera “Acis and Galatea,” by G.F. Handel. Mercedes is a freshman studying vocal performance.

Mayte Gomez-Cruz (North, ’16) was a member of the University of Iowa’s production of the operetta “H.M.S. Pinafore,” by Gilbert and Sullivan, during the Spring 2017 semester. Mayte is a sophomore studying Music Therapy.

Jeni Martin (Hoover, ’14) was a guest intern Teaching Artist during the 2017 City Voices Summer Music Academy. Jeni is a senior studying music education, vocal performance, and music theater at Waldorf College.