Student Information

STUDENTS – DON’T FORGET TO SATISFY YOUR FAIR SHARE REQUIREMENT! YOU CAN DO THAT LIKE THIS:

  • Sing or play at 1 City Voices community performance (scheduled as we are asked)
  • Bring 1 dozen cookies for the reception after a recital
  • Volunteer to hand out programs at recital or other event sponsored by City VoicesO
  • Donate one of these wish-list items:
    • water
    • more water
    • kleenex
    • snacks (granola, bagels, yogurt, etc.)
    • reams of paper
    • music stands
  • Make or collect a $25 donation to City Voices
  • Have perfect attendance all semester

TURN IN YOUR PARENT ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM (FOUND IN THE BACK OF THE HANDBOOK) BY OCTOBER 1!!

ACT and general Math tutoring will be happening on Wednesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at City Voices studios, 4001 Ingersoll. Thanks to Kyle Johnson, of Principal Financial Group, for being so awesome and volunteering his time to help our students! Takes a village!

CITY VOICES OFFERINGS 2018-19:

INDIVIDUAL VOICE LESSONS – Instructor: arranged. Students receive a weekly, free, 30-minute private voice lesson with a highly qualified instructor. Times mutually arranged between student and teaching artist.

INDIVIDUAL GUITAR LESSONS – Instructor: Dang Felton. Students receive a weekly, free individual guitar lesson with a highly qualified instructor. Times mutually arranged between student and teaching artist.

KEYBOARD THEORY – TBA

COLLEGE PREP MUSIC THEORY – Instructor: Mary Anne Sims. This class will study topics covered in a typical first-year college music theory class. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for students considering taking the AP Music Theory test, or those who plan to study music in college. High School. Time: 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays.

SONGWRITING/RECORDING – Instructor: Courtney Krause. This workshop intensive will help you organize your musical ideas into a song, and give you the opportunity to learn how to mix and record it. Class will culminate in recording a City Voices CD, and a CD release party will be held in early December. No experience necessary, all kinds of compositions welcomed! Time: 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 2-November 29, individual recording sessions scheduled by mutual consent.

Thinking about majoring in music? Check out this article with lots of helpful hints!
http://mydigimag.rrd.com/display_article.php?id=2057967&id_issue=265527

About Us. City Voices is a community-centered non-profit music education program that provides free voice lessons to eligible students who cannot otherwise afford them.

Voice Lessons. The core of City Voices centers around a thirty minute private lesson with professionally trained instructors. We are here to meet you where you are in your development.  We will contact you to arrange a lesson time around your schedule.

NOTE: When Des Moines Public Schools are canceled, there will be no lessons.  Make-up lessons may be scheduled later in the semester, with the agreement of both student and teacher.  Please call or text Mary Anne Sims with any questions.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

City Voices students at Community Foundation event (Art Center): Thursday, September 20.

SONGWRITING BEGINS – Tuesday, October 2.

 

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