Symphony Academy student wins honors and more!
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Youth Orchestra auditions

FALL SEMESTER BEGINS 

Fall semester has begun! More than 420 students attend classes, private lessons and participate in our three youth orchestras. Visit dmsymphony.org/academy to view up-to-date recital and concert information.

It's not too late to sign up for private lessons! Register online here or contact Joshua at joshua@dmsymphony.org or 515.280.3332.

Thursday: BK Davis concert

Congratulations, Adam!

Symphony Academy student Adam Dostalik placed third in the Senior Division of the 2013 Bill Riley Talent Search, winning a prize of $2,000. Adam is a student of Sophia S. Ahmad.
Meet the faculty: Charles Miranda

Sleeping Beauty Ticket Offer

Our friends at DMPA have a special ticket offer for friends of the Des Moines Symphony Academy to enjoy the North American premiere of Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty this weekend at the Civic Center!
*If starting from home page, click on ‘BUY TICKETS’, scroll to ‘GROUP TICKETS’, click on ‘E-TICKETS’.
ENTER CODE: Symphony
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FIND PERFORMANCE; CLICK ON ‘FIND TICKETS’!
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LOGIN OR CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT TO COMPLETE ORDER.
Limited quantities available. Discounts available for Price Code A and B only. Offers available online only, no phone orders and not available at ticket office. All sales final. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. No refunds or exchanges. Prices subject to change without notice. E-mail groups@DesMoinesPerformingArts.org or call 515-246-2340 if you need technical assistance when ordering.
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Children's ability to follow a beat may impact reading, language skills

Read this article on how music education may help kids' reading and language skills.

Private lessons

Welcome, new faculty!

The Des Moines Symphony Academy welcomes Francine Griffith (pictured), who teaches Group Lessons for Young Beginners, and Joyce Payer, who teaches violin at our Johnston schools, Bergman Academy and Waukee schools locations. View all of our gifted faculty here.
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