A note from the Des Moines Symphony Academy:

Summer Programs
The Four Seasons Project

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Symphony Academy Summer Programs

Join us for a great summer of learning and music-making -- enroll your child or grandchild in our summer programs today! Programs include:
  • Introduction to Flute Choir Workshop
  • Flute Choir
  • Brass Ensemble Camp
  • String Orchestra Camp
  • World Music Camp
  • Rhythm Boom!
  • Percussion Ensemble Camp

The Four Seasons Project concerts: May 27 & 28

Four Symphony Academy student soloists and the Symphony Academy Youth Symphony perform Vivaldi's The Four Seasons with live dance set to original choreography in two free concerts on May 27 & 28 at The Temple for Performing Arts, home of the Symphony Academy. In partnership with the Des Moines Art Center, Science Center of Iowa and DanzArts, these performances are the culmination of a season-long, cross-discipline exploration of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. Learn more about The Four Seasons Project here. Please note that reservations for these concerts are currently full, however please check back here in the coming days for wait list information.  

Students perform in Feltsman master class

Symphony Academy students Luke Most (from the studio of John Helmich) and Shana Liu (from the studio of Sophia S. Ahmad) played on Friday in a master class with concert pianist Vladimir Feltsman, who performed a recital that evening as part of Civic Music Association's 90th anniversary season.

Congrats, Elizabeth Kirsner!

Piano student Elizabeth Kirsner, from the studio of Irina Kaplan, won the IMTA State Auditions on March 14, 2015 at Wartburg College. Elizabeth played with a Level D piece.  

Beginning Strings Program at Boys & Girls Club

Through the generosity of Pam and Harry Bookey, the Des Moines Symphony Academy has started a new Beginning Strings Program at the Boys & Girls Club. The students present their first recital at 5:30pm Thursday at Carver Elementary School. Learn more about the recital here.

Upcoming recitals

Youth Sinfonia & Youth Philharmonic Spring Concert: May 13
Group Lessons For Young Beginners Spring Recital: May 14
Cynthia Giunta Piano Studio Recital: May 17
Sophia S. Ahmad Piano Studio Recital: June 2
Irina Kaplan Piano Studio Recital: June 7
View details about more upcoming concerts and recitals here!
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