CMA Invites Students to 2-Day Residency Featuring Eighth Blackbird
CMA is pleased to announce a special music education and outreach program featuring Eighth Blackbird.
Winners of four Grammys and recent recipients of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, Eighth Blackbird has earned a reputation for excellence in music education.
Click the image below for more information about this special residency, which is offered at no charge to central Iowa students and the general public.
The Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarship
Thanks to the generosity of the Spevak family, Civic Music Association is pleased to announce the opening of the grant application period for the 2018 Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarships.
CMA will award two $500 scholarships in Marjorie’s honor to two students – one attending middle school and one attending high school – wishing to further pursue the study of music. The scholarship may be used toward expenses necessary for the student to advance his or her music study, including but not limited to: music lessons, instrument rental or purchase, or a summer music camp or program.
Applications are due Friday, April 27, 2018. All scholarship applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Selection Committee’s decision by Friday, May 25, 2018.
Partners in Music Education
Enriching the community through music education is important to Civic Music Association and an essential ingredient in our plans for expanded service to the community. Every season, we contract our guest artists to deliver free educational events in the community. Students from local schools, colleges and universities as well as the general public are invited to learn from some of the greatest musicians of our time. All Partners in Music Education Programs are FREE and open to the public.
2015/2016 Partners in Music Education Events
Joey DeFrancesco works with Waukee High School jazz combo in November 2015.
Calmus worked with Roosevelt High School’s a cappella jazz choir who then opened their concert at Sheslow in December 2015!
The Dali Quartet with children from the Boys and Girls Club in January 2016!
2014/2015 Partners in Music Education Highlights