Student Information

GET YOUR REGISTRATION IN – LESSONS BEGIN TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, AND WE ARE FILLING UP! WE HAVE 2 VOICE OPENINGS AND 3 GUITAR OPENINGS! DON’T DELAY!

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED AND HAVEN’T HEARD FROM YOUR TEACHING ARTIST TO SCHEDULE A LESSON, MAKE SURE YOU CONTACT MRS. SIMS!

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)!!

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 2019-20:

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. Mondays, 5-5:45 p.m.

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! October 14-18. 4-6 p.m. (Recording scheduled individually during the week of October 21-25.)

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:

FALL SEMESTER BEGINS! TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3!

SONGWRITING CLASS – OCTOBER 14-18 (MON-FRI) 4-6 P.M. EACH AFTERNOON.

 

 

 

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