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!

Daniela Ortiz (North, ’16) was just elected president of the Kansas University Gospel Choir, Inspirational Gospel Voices. Daniela is a sophomore studying Music Therapy.

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

Allegra Hernandez (Urbandale, ’16) will be returning to Des Moines on January 5, 2018, with her band Niiice to play a show at Lefty’s Live Music, 2307 University. Allegra is a sophomore at McNally-Smith College studying guitar performance, music business, and music production.

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.