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 2017 Marjorie Spevak Music Scholarships. For 2017, CMA will award two $500 scholarships in her 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.

Download the Application Instructions, the Application Form, and the Teacher Recommendation Form.

Applications are due Friday, March 31, 2017. All scholarship applicants will be notified of the Scholarship Selection Committee’s decision by Friday, April 28, 2017.

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

Turtle Island Quartet with Valley High School students in September 2015.

Turtle Island Quartet with Valley High School students in September 2015.

Joey DeFrancesco works with Waukee High School jazz combo in November 2015.

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!

Calmus worked with Roosevelt High School’s a cappella jazz choir who then opened their concert at Sheslow in December 2015!

Dali Quartet at Boys and Girls Club

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dali Quartet with children from the Boys and Girls Club in January 2016!


2014/2015 Partners in Music Education Highlights

Russian pianist Vladimir Feltsman works with Des Moines Symphony Academy student Shana Liu.

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Delfeayo and Ellis Marsalis with masterclass students from Drake University and East High School

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Jazz singer Nnenna Freelon leads a workshop for students from City Voices.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra workshop with Hoover High School Jazz Band.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra workshop with Hoover High School Jazz Band.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra workshop with Hoover High School Jazz Band.

Spanish Harlem Orchestra workshop with Hoover High School Jazz Band.

Brooklyn Rider Master Class at Drake University

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Q&A with Béla Fleck with Des Moines Community at Turner Jazz Center.

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Fifth House Ensemble worked with 4 Des Moines Schools while in Des Moines October 18-21, 2014.